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Ruth Alden Bass
Birth: 1634
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1674
Braintree
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

My Ancestor, Mayflower Descendant - Ruth was the sixth or quite possibly the seventh born child of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden who came to America on the Mayflower in the year 1620.

Her parents married in Plymouth, Mass. in 1622 or 1623 and it was the first European-American wedding to take place. They are buried in the small town of South Duxbury that is north of Plymouth, at an old pioneer cemetery called Miles Standish Burial Ground. It is located south of where they settled in the town of Duxbury, on their 169 acre farm.

They were two of my 2,248 ancestral grandparents going back eleven generations from just one parent. Now, try and imagine how many aunts, uncles and cousins we all have had over the same time frame, and how related we all are. For every generation you go back, the number doubles again and the population continues to decrease as you go back further and further in time. It doesn't take much of a leap from there to imagine how we're all part of the same human family, going all the way back to east Africa. Grandma Ruth was the younger sister of Elizabeth; Sarah, John, Joseph, and Jonathan and the older sister of Priscilla, David, Mary, and Rebecca.

Ruth married John Bass [1632-1716] on February 3,1657, when she was 22 or 23 years of age and they had eight children together. The United States 2nd. President John Adams (1797-1801) and 6th. President John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) are two of their descendants.

Children: John Bass Jr, Samuel Bass, Ruth Bass Webb, Joseph Bass, Hannah Bass Adams, Mary Bass Webb Copeland Spear, Sarah Bass Thayer, and Philip Bass.

I am a descendant of them and their son Samuel Bass [1660-1751]; a 3rd generation descendant, who was born in Braintree, Mass. Ruth died when she was about 40 years of age...

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Alden (1598 - 1687)
  Priscilla Mullins Alden (1602 - 1685)
 
 Spouse:
  John Bass (1630 - 1716)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Bass (1660 - 1751)*
  Hannah Bass Adams (1662 - 1705)*
  Mary Bass Spear (1669 - 1725)*
  Sarah Bass Thayer (1672 - 1751)*
 
 Siblings:
  Priscilla Alden*
  Elisabeth Alden Pabodie (1624 - 1717)*
  John Alden (1626 - 1702)*
  Joseph Alden (1627 - 1697)*
  Sarah Alden Standish (1627 - 1688)*
  Jonathan Alden (1632 - 1697)*
  Ruth Alden Bass (1634 - 1674)
  David Alden (1645 - 1719)*
  Mary Alden (1645 - 1688)*
  Rebecca Alden Delano (1649 - 1688)*
  John Alden (1663 - 1730)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: References: The Notes of Lillian (Myers) Pear; "Descendants of Deacon & Samuel & Ann Bass," By C. T. Bass & E. L. Walton, Pg. 9, Mayflower Index, No. 622
 
Burial:
Hancock Cemetery
Quincy
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: *Barbara From Mich*
Record added: Mar 02, 2006
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