John Adams Alden

11 July 1763–13 April 1843 (Age 79)
Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Adams

When John Adams Alden was born on 11 July 1763, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Alden, was 31 and his mother, Mary C Adams, was 28. He married Hannah Daniels on 26 January 1786, in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1780. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 13 April 1843, in Solon, Cortland, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Valley Cemetery, Union Valley, Taylor, Cortland, New York, United States.

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John Adams Alden
Hannah Daniels
Marriage: 26 January 1786
Hannah Alden 1
Reuben Alden
Phinehas Alden
Sally Alden
Luther Alden
Hannah Alden 2
Ira Alden
Mary Alden
John Alden
Lyman Alden

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26 January 1786
Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 13

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldan, a variant of Healfdane ( see Haldane ), or Aldine, Old English Ealdwine, literally ‘old friend’, but probably to be interpreted as ‘friend of the past’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named because of its situation below a high mountain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John in entry for Lyman Alden, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
  • John in entry for Lyman Alden, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
  • John in entry for Luther Alden, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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