When Mehitabel Alden was born on 27 April 1732, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Alden, was 26 and her mother, Abiah Edson, was 26. She married Joshua Packard on 1 January 1755, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died before November 1796, in Winthrop, Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Kents Hill Cemetery, Readfield, Kennebec, Maine, United States.
English: from a Middle English personal name. This is either Aldwin, Aldin (representing Old English Ealdwine with loss of -w-) or Middle English Alwin with an intrusive -d- (see Alwin ), or Aldan, a variant of the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Healfdene (see Haldane ).
Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named because of its situation below a high mountain Alden, from an unattested word ‘high, standing out’.
History: John Alden (c. 1599–1687) was one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. He moved from Plymouth to Duxbury, MA, c. 1627. Many of his descendants were merchant seamen, among them James Alden (1810–77), who twice circumnavigated the globe.
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