Hon. John Alden1,2

M, #4594, b. circa 1598, d. 12 September 1687
Relationship10th great-grandfather of Robert Michael Damon
ReferenceALDEN0001

Names and TItles

Titled: Pilgrim in 1620.
     Hon. John Alden was born circa 1598; In a deposition made on 6 July 1682, John said he was aged 83 years or thereabout, yielding birth date between 6 July 1598 to 5 July 1589. At his death, on 12 sept 1597, a broadside was printed stating that he was 89 years of age, yielding a birth date between 12 Sept 1597 and 11 Sept 1598. Combined they give us a range of 6 July 1598 to 11 Sept 1598, or thereabouts.2 He married Pilgrim Priscilla Mullins, daughter of Pilgrim William Mullins and Pilgrim Alice (?), before 1623 in Plymouth, (now Plymouth County), New Plymouth Colony; Before the 1623 division of land as Priscilla is not mentioned, presumably included in John's share.2 Hon. John Alden died on 12 September 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, Old Style.2
     He was a Cooper.2 He emmigrated on 6 August 1620 on the Ship 'Mayflower'.3 Hon. John Alden immigrated in November 1620 to in Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, on the Ship 'Mayflower'.2 Hon. John Alden signed The Mayflower Compact on 11 November 1620 at Cape Cod. Hon. John Alden became the father of Elizabeth Alden in 1624/25; Based on age at death.2 Hon. John Alden became the father of John Alden circa 1626.4 Hon. John Alden became the father of Joseph Alden after 22 May 1627.5 Hon. John Alden became the father of Sarah Alden circa 1629.4 Hon. John Alden became the father of Priscilla Alden circa 1630.6 Hon. John Alden became the father of Captain Jonathan Alden circa 1633.7 Hon. John Alden became the father of Ruth Alden between 1634 and 1635.8 Hon. John Alden became the father of Rebecca Alden circa 1640.6 Hon. John Alden became the father of Mary Alden circa 1643.8 John's daughter was married at wedding of Elizabeth Alden and William Pabodie on 26 December 1644 in Duxbury, (now Plymouth County), New Plymouth Colony.2 Hon. John Alden became the father of David Alden in 1646.9 Hon. John Alden became the father of Lydia Alden on 3 April 1652.10 John's son was married at wedding of Joseph Alden and Mary Simmons in 1657 in Plymouth, (now Plymouth County), New Plymouth Colony.5 John's daughter was married at wedding of Ruth Alden and John Bass on 3 February 1657/58 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.11,8,1,2 John's son was married at wedding of John Alden and Elizabeth Philips on 1 April 1660 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.12 John's daughter was married at wedding of Lydia Alden and John Spooner on 12 November 1668.10 John's son was married at wedding of Captain Jonathan Alden and Abigail Hallett on 10 December 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.8 John's daughter Ruth Alden died on 12 October 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.13,8,2 Hon. John Alden became a widower with the death of his wife, Pilgrim Priscilla Mullins on 12 September 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.14

Census

DatePlace
1627in Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth ColonyHon. John Alden was enumerated with Pilgrim John Howland on the census of 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, New Plymouth Colony, as John Alden.15

References

     Hon. John Alden has ID Tree 71, Individual 4 in Winslow Johnson Damon Family Tree.1
Hon. John Alden has ID Tree 104, Individual 2 in Winslow Johnson Damon Family Tree.1 Hon. John Alden is described in The Great Migration Begins.16 Hon. John Alden is described in Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691.17
Hon. John Alden has ID 242 in Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree.18 Hon. John Alden is mentioned in The Great Migration Begins under Pilgrim William Mullins.16 Hon. John Alden is mentioned in The Great Migration Begins under Captain Myles Standish.16

Family

Pilgrim Priscilla Mullins b. between 1600 and 1605, d. 12 September 1687
Children
ChartsPedigree of Robert Damon (Big)
Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited)
Pedigree of Robert Damon (paged)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Big) (#1)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Big) (#2)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited) (#1)
Indented Pedigree of Robert Damon (Limited) (#2)
Descendant Chart for John Alden
Indented Descendant Chart for John Alden
Last Edited8 May 2002

Citations

  1. [S51] Edward Kennan Damon, Winslow Johnson Damon Family Tree. A tree mostly built from previous works handed down in the family. Repository: Richard Smith Damon Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in.
  2. [S75] General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 16, Part 1, John Alden, Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes(Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999). Hereinafter cited as MFT5G 16 John Alden.
  3. [S130] Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages, online http://members.aol.com/calebj/, contingents.html. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Web Pages.
  4. [S141] Algernon A. Aspinwall, "Grandchildren of the Passengers on the Mayflower," NGS Quarterly, Vol 4, No 3 (Oct 1915): Vol 4, pg 37. Hereinafter cited as "Mayflower Grandchildren."
  5. [S14] Family Archive #171, Genealogies of Mayflower Families, CD-ROM (n.p.: Brøderbund Software, Inc), A-F, pg 28. Hereinafter cited as Genealogies of Mayflower Families 1500s-1800s.
  6. [S22] Mayflower Families Web site, online http://MayflowerFamilies.com. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Families.
  7. [S14] Family Archive #171, Genealogies of Mayflower Families 1500s-1800s, A-F, pg 50.
  8. [S141] "Mayflower Grandchildren", Vol 4, pg 38.
  9. [S14] Family Archive #171, Genealogies of Mayflower Families 1500s-1800s, A-F, pg 38.
  10. [S46] John A Hansen, WFT Vol. 1, Tree 4114.
  11. [S17] Margaret Orr Nutter Alexander, Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree, 14 Dec 2000, (Repository: Richard Smith Damon), (Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in), NEHGS XII:347.
  12. [S14] Family Archive #171, Genealogies of Mayflower Families 1500s-1800s, A-F, pg 22.
  13. [S17] Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree, 14 Dec 2000 (Repository: Richard Smith Damon), VR:640 Death Cert.
  14. [S35] The Complete Mayflower Decendant, CD-ROM (Family Archive #203: Brøderbund Software, Inc.), Vol 44, Pg 43. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Decendant.
  15. [S143] The Division of Cattle, 1627.
  16. [S142] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol I-III, CD-ROM (n.p.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000). Hereinafter cited as The Great Migration Begins.
  17. [S173] Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History & People (via WFT 1, Tree 4114) (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Publishing, 1986) . Hereinafter cited as Plymouth Colony.
  18. [S17] Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree Margaret Orr Keen Family Tree, 14 Dec 2000 (Repository: Richard Smith Damon).