Mehitabel Alden

Female27 April 1732–before November 1796

Brief Life History of Mehitabel

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.

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Joshua Packard
Mehitabel Alden
Marriage: 1 January 1755
Caleb Packard Sr.
Joshua Packard Jr.
Ralph Packard
Lebbeus Packard
Mehitabel Packard

Sources (6)

  • Mehetabel in entry for Caleb Packard, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Mehetable Alden, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Mehitable Alden Packard, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1 January 1755Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 18

    oldest grave seen in memorials list


    Age 28

    Historical Boundaries: 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States


    Age 44

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

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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