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Marriage: Children:
  1. Elizabeth Alden: Birth: BET 1623 AND 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 31 MAY 1717 in Little Compton, Newport Co., RI

  2. John Alden: Birth: 22 MAY 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 14 MAR 1701/02 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

  3. Joseph Alden: Birth: 22 MAY 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 8 FEB 1696/97 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA

  4. Priscilla Alden: Birth: ABT 1628 in England. Death: 15 FEB 1692 in Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA

  5. Sarah Alden: Birth: BET 1629 AND 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: BEF 13 JUN 1688 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA

  6. Jonathan Alden: Birth: ABT 1632 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 14 FEB 1696/97 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA

  7. Ruth Alden: Birth: BET 1634 AND 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 12 OCT 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA

  8. Mary Alden: Birth: 1638. Death: AFT 1688

  9. Rebecca Alden: Birth: BET 1640 AND 1644 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 12 SEP 1688 in Plymouth Co., MA

  10. David Alden: Birth: BET 1642 AND 1646 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA. Death: 1 APR 1719 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA


Notes
a. Note:   NI40064
Note:   According to Bradford, he was hired on as a Cooper aboard the Mayflower at Southampton, England. John Alden died leaving no will, and the thirty-first of October the inventory of his estate was taken by his son Jonathan, who was appointed administrator on the eighth of November. John Alden had deeded certain parcels of land to his children during his lifetime, and since the inventory mentions no real estate it must all have been distributed before his death. This accounts for the smallness of the estate, only �49 17s. 6d. In June of 1660, Plymouth Records show that "In regard that Mr. Alden is low in his estate, and occasioned to spend much time and the courts on the country's occasions, and so hath done this many years, the Court have allowed him a small gratuity, the sum of ten pounds, to be paid by the Treasurer." John Alden was an assistant for the Plymouth colony for many years, and was deputy governor for two years. His marriage to Priscilla Mullins was the subject of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, "The Courtship of Myles Standish", which although a classic has little factual basis. John and Priscilla were among the founders of the town of Duxbury.


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