|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1729|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1809|
Son of Eleazar (1694-1773) and Martha, nee Shaw, Alden (1700-1760).
Married April 16, 1781 to Mary Carver Alden, widow of Seth Alden (1741-1775) and daughter of Eleazar Carver.
They had no children together; but Mary did have four children with Seth. She died in 1811 at the age of 63.
His Alden lineage ~
~ John Alden and Priscilla Mullens
~ Joseph Alden/Mary Simmons
~ Joseph Alden/Hannah Dunham
~ Eleazar Alden/Martha Shaw
5th gen - Joshua Alden
Sources: History of Bridgewater by Nahum Mitchell, pg 86 (pub. 1840, 1897, 1970, 1975) and Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater Massachusetts by Williams Latham (pub. 1882).
Eleazar Alden (1694 - 1773)
Martha Shaw Alden (1700 - 1760)
Mary Carver Alden (1748 - 1811)
Eleazer Alden (1723 - 1803)*
David Alden (1725 - 1809)*
Joshua Alden (1729 - 1809)
Ezra Alden (1734 - 1820)*
In 1970 when I transcribed this stone for a project I was working on, the following was visible:
Beneath are deposited the remains of Lieu. Joshua Alden, who died Mar 21, 1809, in the 80th year of his age. He lead a sober and regular life, was a friend of peace and good order, a steady attendant on public worship, and a valuable member of society. In his last will and testament after some deductions, he bequeathed a tenth part of his property to the South Congregational Society in Bridgewater of which one hundred dollars were for the use of the church of which he was a member, two hundred dollars for the encouragement of church Psalmody; and the remainder for the fund of
the society. To perpetuate his memory, and to express the gratitude due to an example so worthy of imitation, it has been thought fit to erect this monument.
Plot: Section A, grave 13
Created by: Nan
Record added: Sep 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21765681