Completed as of January 28, 2022:
- Recruiting matrilineal (all female-line) descendants of Abigail (Hallett) Alden for full mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
Abigail Hallett was born about 1645, daughter of Andrew Hallett "Jr." and his first (Unknown) wife. Abigail died Duxbury 17 Aug 1725 "in ye 81st of her age" (gravestone). She married Duxbury 10 Dec 1672 Jonathan Alden and they had six children (Duxbury): Elizabeth (c1673), Anna (c1675), Sarah (c1679), John (1681/2), Andrew (c1684) and Jonathan (1686).
Elizabeth Alden was born Duxbury abt 1673 and died bef 3 May 1757. She married twice, firs Duxbury bef 1698 Edmund Chandler and second Duxbury 12 Jul 1722 Peletiah West (no children). By her first husband Elizabeth had two children: John (c1694) and Mercy (1704).
Anna Alden was born Duxbury abt 1675 and died Bridgewater 8 Jun 1705. She married Duxbury 21 Dec 1699 Josiah Snell and they had three children (Bridgewater): Josiah (1700/1), Abigail (1702) and Zachariah (1704).
Sarah Alden was born Duxbury abt 1679 and died there 26 Jun 1738. She married Duxbury abt 1701 Thomas Southworth and they had three children (Duxbury): Jedediah (1702), Mary (1703) and Nathaniel (1712).
Mercy/Mary Chandler was born Duxbury in May 1704 and died Lebanon, CT 18 Jan 1781. She married Marshfield 3 Jan 1722 Josiah Bartlett and they had seven children: Ichabod (1723), Elizabeth (1724/5), Nathaniel (1727), John (1730), Cyrus (1739), Mercy (1740) and Mary (1742).
Abigail Snell was born Bridgewater 9 Sep 1702 and died Duxbury 22 Jul 1775. She married Israel Sylvester and they had six children: Joseph (1735), Israel (son, 1737), Seth (1740-1756), Josiah (1742-1768), Zachariah (1745) and Abigail (1747)
Mary Southworth was born Duxbury 17 Sep 1703 and died there 12 Nov 1739. She married Duxbury 3 Feb 1724 Thomas Loring and they had six children (Duxbury): Thomas (1725), Simeon (c1727), Perez (1729), Levi (c1733), Joshua (1735) and Deborah (1738).
Elizabeth "Betty" Bartlett was born Edgartown 28 Jan 1724/5 and died Wolfville, Nova Scotia 2 Jun 1790. She married Lebanon, CT 2 Oct 1746 Brotherton Martin and they had six children (Lebanon): Cyrus (1747), Lemuel (c1749), Peter (1751), Elizabeth (1754 m Jehiel DeWolf [II]), Perez (1756) and Chandler (1759)
Mercy Bartlett was born Lebanon, CT 4 May 1740 and died Sangerville, NY 28 May 1827. She married Lebanon 16 Dec 1756 Patrick Butler and they had eight children: Chandler (1757), John (1759), Margaret (1761 m Daniel Tillotson), Chandler (1763), James (1770), Lois (1773), Henrietta (1774 m Otis Bigelow [II]) and Patrick (1776).
Mary "Mollie" Bartlett was born Lebanon, CT 16 Jan 1742/3 and died there 29 Jul 1819. She married New London 18 Nov 1760 Peleg Thomas and they had three children: Mary (1774 m Daniel Isham), Peleg (1779) and Daniel.
Abigail Sylvester was born Duxbury 17 Apr 1747 and died there 11 Sep 1806. She married 21 Jul 1774 Samuel Alden (II) and they had four children (Duxbury): Samuel (1778), Abigail C. (1780 m Ebenezer Waterman), Nancy (1784 unm.) and Lucy (1785 m Micah Soule)
Deborah Loring was born Duxbury 31 Mar 1738 and died Bristol, RI 9 Nov 1791. She married (int. Dartmouth 5 Sep 1754) Jeremiah Finney (III) and they had nine children: Thomas (1758), Loring (1760), Elizabeth (c1763), Deborah (c1766), Rebecca (c1768), Mary (c1770), John (bp1773), Jeremiah (c1774) and Hannah (c1776 m Elisha Carpenter).
mtDNA results TBD
To date, no known matrilineal (all female line) descendants of Abigail (Hallett) Alden has publicly revealed their mtDNA results. Persons who are mtDNA descendants of Abigail are urged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
References & External Links
- Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 1 (first four generations of descendants) 1999
- Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 3 (Fifth Generation for John, Joseph & Jonathan) 2004