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Alexander Standish was born 22 May 1627 in Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts to Myles Standish (c1584-1656) and Barbara Unknown Standish (1588-1659) and died 6 July 1702 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Alden (1627-1674) 1647 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He married Desire Doty (c1645-1731) 1686 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Biography

Alexander Standish was born about 1626 and died July 6, 1702. He was buried in Myles Standish Burying Ground in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Alexander married first: Sarah Alden by about 1660 and had eight children. She died before June 13, 1688. Her father was Mayflower passenger John Alden. Second, he married Desire (Doty) (Sherman) Holmes by 1689 and had three children. She died in Marshfield on January 22, 1731. Her father was Mayflower passenger Edward Doty.


Marriage & Family

1st Marriage: Sarah Alden

He married first Sarah Alden (1627-1674), daughter of mayflower pilgrims.

2nd Marriage: Desire Doty

He married second Desire Doty (c1645-1731) who was married twice previously. Second, he married Desire (Doty) (Sherman) Holmes by 1689 and had three children. She died in Marshfield on January 22, 1731. Her father was Mayflower passenger Edward Doty.




Children


Offspring of Alexander Standish and Sarah Alden (1627-1674)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lorah Standish (1660-1725) 1660 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 2 August 1725 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Abraham Sampson (1658-1725)

Lydia Standish (1662-1749) 1662 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1734 Plymouth County, Massachusetts Isaac Sampson (1660-1726)

David Standish (1664-1689) 13 June 1664 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 14 February 1689 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Standish (1665-1739) 7 February 1665 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 4 March 1739 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Samuel Delano (1659-1728)

Mercy Standish (1660-1778) 1665 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1728 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Caleb Sampson (1654-1744)

Sarah Standish (1666-1740) 1666 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 4 March 1740 Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Benjamin Soule (1665-1729)

Myles Standish (1668-1739) 1668 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1739 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Experience Sherman (1678-1744)

Ebenezer Standish (1672-1755) 1672 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 19 March 1755 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Hannah Sturtevant (1681-1759)

Offspring of Alexander Standish and Desire Doty (c1645-1731)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Desire Standish (1689-1766) 5 May 1689 Marshfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony 20 June 1766 Plympton, Massachusetts Bay Colony Nathan Weston (1689-1754)

Thomas Standish (c1690-aft1773) 29 January 1690 Marshfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1773 Mary Carver (1695-aft1741)

Ichabod Standish (1693-1772) 10 June 1693 Marshfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony 29 February 1772 Halifax, Massachusetts Phebe Ring (1691-1756)

Siblings


Offspring of Captain Myles Standish and Barbara Unknown Standish (1588-1659)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Standish (1624-bef1635) 1624 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1635 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Alexander Standish (1627-1702) 22 May 1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 6 July 1702 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Sarah Alden (1627-1674)
Desire Doty (c1645-1731)

John Standish (1627-) 1627 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1635 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Lora Standish (1631-1655) 1631 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 7 March 1656 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Josiah Standish (1633-1690) 1633 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 19 March 1690 Preston, New London County, Connecticut Mary Dingley (1633-1655)
Sarah Allen (1639-1690)

Charles Standish (1635-aft1656) 1635 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1656 Massachusetts
Myles Standish (1629-1661) 1629 Plymouth Colony, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 20 March 1661 Lost at Sea, Atlantic Ocean Sarah Winslow (1639-1726)

Vital Records

Last Will

The will of Alexander Standish, signed 21 Feb. 1701/2, codicil added 5 July 1702, mentions wife(not named): eldest son Miles Standish: three children Thomas, Ichabod, and Desire Standish: son Ebenezer Standish: daughter Lorah wife of Abraham Samson: Daughter Lidia wife of Isaac Samson: Mercy Samson, wife of Caleb Samson: daughter Elizabeth Delano, wife of Samuel Dalano, and Daughter Sarah Soul, wife of Benjamin Soul. His inventory was taken 23 July 1702.

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