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HISTORY
OF
NORTH BRIDGEWATER,

FAMILY REGISTER.

The Alden Family.
pages 443-446.

  1. Hon. JOHN ALDEN is the ancestor of all who bear the name of Alden in this country. He came to Plymouth, in the "Mayflower," in 1620, and is said to have been the first person that landed on Plymouth Rock. He lived at Plymouth a few years, and then removed to Duxbury, on a farm that is now in the possession of his descendants. He was the youngest of those who signed the immortal compact of civil government in the cabin of the "Mayflower" at Provincetown, Nov. 15, 1620. He was a man of great integrity and worth, and was held in the highest esteem by the men of that time, and filled many offices of honor and responsibility with great credit. When he landed on our shores, he was a single man, but soon after married Priscilla, daughter of William Mullins, by whom he had eight children:--
  2. John, married 1st, Elizabeth ----; 2d, Widow Elizabeth Everill. He was captain of several armed vessels in the colony, and lived on Alden Street, Boston; died March 14, 1702.
  3. Joseph [10], married Mary Simmons, of Bridgewater.
  4. David, was Selectman and Representative of Duxbury several years.
  5. Jonathan, married Abigail Hallett, Dec. 10, 1672; was a captain; died Feb. 1697.
  6. Elizabeth, m. William Paybody, of Duxbury, May 31, 1717.
  7. Sarah, married Alexander Standish, son of Captain Miles Standish.
  8. Ruth, married John Bass, of Braintree.
  9. Mary, married Thomas Delano, and lived in Duxbury.
       The father died Sept. 12, 1687, aged 90.
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  10. JOSEPH (son of Hon. John 1) was one of the early settlers of Bridgewater, in 1654. His posterity are very numerous throughout the Bridgewaters. He married Mary, daughter of Moses Simmons.
       Children:--
  11. Isaac, married Mehitable Allen, of Bridgewater, Dec. 2, 1685.
  12. Joseph, b. 1668 [16], married Hannah Dunham, of Plymouth.
  13. John, married Hannah White, of Weymouth.
  14. Elizabeth, married Benjamin Snow, 1691.
  15. Mary, married Samuel Allen, 1700.
       The father died Feb. 8, 1697, aged 73.
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  16. Deacon JOSEPH (son of Joseph 10) married Hannah, daughter of Daniel Dunham, of Plymouth, 1690.
       Children:--
  17. Daniel, b. Jan. 29, 1690; married Abigail Shaw, Dec. 25, 1717.
  18. Joseph, b. Aug. 24, 1693; died young.
  19. Eleazer, b. Sept. 27, 1694; married Martha Shaw, May 11, 1720.
  20. Hannah, b. Feb. 1, 1696; m. Mark Lathrop, of Easton, March 29, 1722.
  21. Mary, b. April 10, 1699; m. Timothy Edson, of Stafford, Conn., Feb. 10, 1719.
  22. Joseph, b. Sept. 5, 1700; died young.
  23. Jonathan, b. Dec. 3, 1703; died young.
  24. Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1705 [27]; m. 1st. Abiah Edson, 1728; 2d, Rebecca Washburn, 1752.
  25. Mehitable, b. Oct. 18, 1707; married Barnabas Eaton.
  26. Seth, b. July 6, 1710; m. Mehitable Carver. He was a captain, and inherited his father's farm.
       The father died Dec. 22, 1747, aged 80. The mother died the same year.
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  27. SAMUEL (son of Deacon Joseph 16) married Abiah, daughter of Capt. Josiah Edson, 1728, and resided at Titicut, Mass.
       Children:--
  28. Abiah, b. 1729; married Seth Harris, 1751.
  29. Mehitable, b. 1732; married Joshua Packard.
  30. Sarah, b. 1734.
  31. Samuel, b. 1736 [35]; married (???) Williams.
  32. Josiah, b. 1738; married Bathsheba Jones, of Raynham.
  33. Simeon, b. 1740; married Mary Packard, May 23, 1763.
  34. Silas, died at the age of 21.
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  35. SAMUEL (son of Samuel 27) married (???) Williams; lived in the northwest corner of Abington, near the line of North Bridgewater, afterward included in the North Parish.
       Children:--
  36. Daniel [44], married Sarah Cary, Dec. 18, 1786.
  37. Silas, lived in Jay, Me.
  38. Joseph, lived in Jay, Me.
  39. Samuel [49], married Sally Ford.
  40. Williams [54], married Thankful Linfield, 1803.
  41. Seth [58], married Harmony Southworth, Jan. 11, 1802.
  42. Hosea [59], married Milly Edson, 1817.
  43. Hannah, married James Cary, May 27, 1798.
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  44. DANIEL (son of Samuel 35) married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Cary, Dec. 18, 1786.
       Children:--
  45. Otis [61], married Harriet Adams, of Jay, Me.
  46. Daniel [62], married Eunice Southworth, Dec. 11, 1815.
  47. Alpheus, b. April 16, 1798 [63]; m. 1st, Charlotte Tucker; 2d, Priscilla Crosby.
  48. Sally, married Jonathan Burr, of Worthington, Mass.
       The husband died Sept. 10, 1799. The widow then married Lazarus A. Beal, of Weymouth, 1809. The wife died March 5, 1846, age 83.
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  49. SAMUEL (son of Samuel 35) married Sally, daughter of Mark Ford, 1799.
       Children:--
  50. Sanford [67], married 1st, Eliza Keith, 2d, Mary Ann Pitts.
  51. Mehitable.
  52. Hannah.
  53. Sally.
       The wife died Aug. 10, 1847. The father died May 20, 1857.
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  54. WILLIAMS (son of Samuel 35) married Thankful Linfield, of Randolph, Mass., 1803.
       Children:--
  55. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1805; married Francis Cary, Dec. 27, 1828.
  56. Lavina, b. Dec. 20, 1807; married Albert Kingman, Nov. 27, 1827.
  57. Clarissa, b. Sept. 16, 1809; m. Abel W. Kingman, May 29, 1831.
       When Mr. Alden was 80 years of age, he mowed an acre of stout grass under a heat so oppressive that but a few could endure any exertion. The wife died Aug. 20, 1847. The father died Feb. 17, 1856, aged 83.
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  58. Deacon SETH (son of Samuel 35), married Harmony, daughter of Perez Southworth, Jan. 11, 1802, and removed to Stoughton.
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  59. HOSEA (son of Samuel 35) married Milly, daughter of William Edson, 1817.
       Children:--
  60. Luther E. [81]
       The father died March 5, 1837. The wife died June 3, 1851.
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  61. OTIS (son of Daniel 44) married Harriet, daughter of (???) Adams, of Jay, Me.
       The father died Sept. 9, 1825 The wife died Dec. 7, 1825.
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  62. DANIEL (son of Daniel 44) married Eunice, daughter of Perez South-worth, Dec. 11, 1815.
       The wife died July 8, 1818.
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  63. ALPHEUS (son of Daniel 44) married Charlotte, daughter of Jeremiah Tucker, of Canton, Mass., July 10, 1826.
    Children:--
  64. Sarah Ann, b. March 6, 1828, married H. M. Bearse.
  65. Addison Parker, b. Oct. 10, 1833, married Jane Tirrell.
  66. Charlotte.
       The wife died May 10, 1843. He then married Priscilla, daughter of David Crosby, of Brewster, Mass., Sept. 16, 1844. The wife died July 24, 1860. He then married Alice, daughter of ---- Bass, of New Sharon, Me., March 29, 1844.
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  67. SANFORD (son of Samuel 49) married Eliza, daughter of (???) Keith, of Easton.
       Children:--
  68. Samuel Ford [73], m. Laura P. Foss, April 29, 1858.
  69. Sanford Otis [75], m. D. Augusta Foss, April 19, 1849.
  70. Sarah, married Howard P. Keith, Sept. 15, 1858.
  71. Hannah, married Charles H. Cary, Oct. 5, 1858.
  72. Williams, died single, Aug. 4, 1857.
       The wife died Feb. 9, 1844. He then married Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas Ring, of Nantucket, and widow of Charles B. Pitts, of New Bedford, April 6, 1859.
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  73. SAMUEL FORD (son of Sanford 67) married Laura Paine, daughter of Phineas Foss, of Livermore, Me., April 29, 1858.
       Children:--
  74. Abby Lucinda, b. Oct. 8, 1861.
       The wife died 1865.
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  75. SANFORD OTIS (son of Sanford 67) married Dorothy Augusta, daughter Phineas Foss, of Livermore, Me., April 19, 1849.
       Children:--
  76. Agnes, b. July 11, 1850.
  77. Carrie Eliza, b. Oct. 10, 1854.
  78. Charles Henry, b. July 30, 1855.
  79. Abbie Frances, b. July 17, 1857.
  80. Lizzie Augusta, b. Aug. 4, 1859.
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  81. LUTHER E. (son of Hosea 59) married Amanda, daughter of Marcus Copeland.
       Children:--
  82. Frank W.
  83. Daniel H.
  84. Frederic S.
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