Ruth <I>Alden</I> Bass

Ruth Alden Bass

Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Oct 1674 (aged 36)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 13499872 View Source

Mayflower Descendant - Ruth was the sixth or seventh born child of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins 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 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...

Authorship of this bio: *Barbara from Mich*

Gravesite Details

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

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