Capt John Alden, Jr
Cenotaph

Capt John Alden, Jr

Birth
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Mar 1702 (aged 75)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Cenotaph Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 35732843 · View Source
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BIOGRAPHY: Alden_Gen, Violet Main Turner and E. Huling Wordworth, (The Alden Kindred of New York City and Vicinity, New York NY, 1935), Page 40 (Reliability: 3)

During the height of the witchcraft delusion, he was one of the accused. He was taken to jail in Salem, and managed to escape just before the execution of 9 of the victims
He was hidden out by relatives in Duxbury until the madness subsided, after which he turned himself in and was bound over to the Superior Court. When no one appeared to prosecute, he, along with some 150 others, was discharged by proclamation, and all judicial proceedings brought to a close..

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John's wife was the Widow Everill, having been married previously to Abiel Everill. Her maiden name was Phillips.
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This graves and two others were placed in the 19th century upon the outter wall of the Old South Church on the Boylston Street side. This is the resting spot of the gravestone, not the remains of the individuals.

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Records state that tombs and pews were purchased at Old South.

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These headstones were removed from a cemetery (unknown which one), and placed on the wall of the church to preserve them.

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my 7th Great Grand Uncle (brownell/Alden) eb


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  • Maintained by: Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
  • Originally Created by: John Gwinn
  • Added: 10 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35732843
  • John Sweeney
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Alden, Jr (22 May 1626–14 Mar 1702), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35732843, citing Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter (contributor 46034604) .