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Lieut Joshua Alden

Lieut Joshua Alden

Birth
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Mar 1809 (aged 79)
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section A, grave 13
Memorial ID 21765681 · View Source
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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).


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Inscription

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.


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  • Created by: Nan
  • Added: 25 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21765681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Joshua Alden (19 Apr 1729–21 Mar 1809), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21765681, citing First Cemetery, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Nan (contributor 46795555) .