Capt Jonathan Alden was born 22 May 1632 in 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England to John Alden (c1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680) and died 14 February 1697 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England of unspecified causes. He married Abigail Hallett (1644-1725) 10 December 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.


Gravestone of Capt Jonathan Alden as Miles Standish Burial Grounds in Duxbury MA.

Gravestone Inscription: "Here lyes y body of Jonatian Alden, Died February Y 14, 1697 in 65 year of his age." (Implies birth year of 1632.)

Research Notes

Jonathan was born about 1632 and died in Duxbury on February 14, 1697. He married Abigail Hallett on December 10, 1672, and had six children. Jonathan was buried in the Old Cemetery in South Duxbury

1629 Alden House in Duxbury

John Alden House in Duxbury MA. Built in 1653, replacing the first house he built in 1629.

By 1629, John Alden, Sr. and his family had moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts where they built their first family home, only 38 feet x 10 feet big, in which he would raise a family of 10 children. He would build a much larger home in 1653, which much of the business of Plymouth Colony was transacted as he served as court clerk. Today, this house, which stands on Alden Street, is operated as a Alden family history museum by Alden Kindred Society.


Offspring of Capt Jonathan Alden and Abigail Hallett (1644-1725)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Alden (1673-1757) September 1673 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 7 December 1757 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Edmund Chandler (1670-1717)
Anna Alden (1678-1705) 1678 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 8 June 1705 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Josiah Snell (1674-1753)
Sarah Alden (1681-1738) September 1681 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 26 June 1738 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Thomas Southworth (1676-1743)
John Alden (1682-1739) 14 March 1682 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 24 July 1739 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Hannah Briggs (1684-1739)
Andrew Alden (1684-1754) 1684 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 1754 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Lydia Stanford (1690-1734)
Jonathan Alden (1686-1770) March 1686 Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 10 July 1770 Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine Elizabeth Arnold (1684-1731)


Vital Records

Duxbury Gravestone

Gravestone of John Alden at Myles Standish Burying Ground in Duxbury MA

Location: Myles Standish Burial Ground in Duxbury MA Inscription: "Here Lyes Ye Body of Jonathan Alden Died February Ye 14, 1697 (1698) in Ye 65 Year of His Age"

His is the oldest extant gravestone for his historic cemetery. Others were buried here earlier, but their stones are either lost or the wooden markers have worn away.



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