Joseph Alden was born 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England to John Alden (c1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680) and died 8 February 1697 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England of unspecified causes. He married Mary Simmons (1638-1697) 1657 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
Joseph married Mary Simmons (1638-1697) about 1660 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Mary was born say abt 1641 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, US. She died after 10 Mar 1696/1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA, US.
He was born after 22 May 1627, - not mentioned in the division of cattle on that date - but in the Julian calendar year 1627 which ended 10 months & 2 days later, on March 24, as he is on an Aug 1643 list of men able to bear arms, i.e., aged 16 to 60. See NEHGS Register, Vol. 52, pp. 362 & 363.
1629 Alden House in Duxbury
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.
- Alden Family Genealogy
- Joseph Alden - FindAGrave #36023594
- Joseph Alden - disambiguation
- See Also : Alden in Massachusetts