m. 12 May 1622
Facts and Events
He became the Naval commander of the colony of Massachusetts Bay, and one of the founders of the old South Church. His slate headstone is imbedded in the wall of the porch of the New Old South. He was accused of witchcraft. He and his wife lived on Alden Street, Boston.
John, b. about 1626, m. Boston, 1 April 1660, Elizabeth (Phillips, dau. of William) Everill, widow, relict of Abiell Everill, deceased. Note that there is some discussion that this marriage date should be 1659, and additionally a suppostion that John was married prior to an Elizabeth. John died 14 March 1701/2.
The marriage is also detailed in Savage, volume 2.
He was captain of several armed vessels in the colony, and lived on Alden Street, Boston. For many years he was engaged in trading voyages up the Bay of Fundy.
133. Capt. John Alden. Born ca 1626 in Plymouth, Massachusetts.3 John died on 14 Mar 1702 in Boston, Massachusetts.5
Capt. John "removed to Boston about Dec 1659, and lived in the west part of the town at Alden's lane, now  so called. He had command at different times of several of the Massachusetts armed vessels, and often visited the coast at the eastward, where the few English settlers were much exposed to the attacks of the French and Indians. He accompanied Major Church in his first expedition in 1689 in the Mary sloop. In this as well as in all the other expeditions, he was of essential service to the forces, as he was well acquainted with the coast, and pssessed of considerable skill in naval tactics. His brave and resolute spirit and his open heart gained for him the esteem of all. He again joined the second expedition to the eastward, and also in the fourth, in1696, commanded the Brigantine Endeavor. He continued until late in life in command of the public vessels. In 1696 he went with a reinforcement to Col. Church in the Massachusetts transport, accompanied by Col. Hawthorn of Salem, and in the account of this expedition, given by Church he is called "old Mr. Alden," being at this time over seventy years of age. He did not probably afterwatds engage actively in the campaigns."4
ca 1658 John first married Elizabeth [Alden].5
He was the commodore of the Massachusetts colony navy. He left a small family, and three generations later "none in the name." (most American Aldens descended from his brother Joseph).
Captain John Alden, Jr. (ca. 1626 or 1627 – – March 25, 1702 [O.S. March 14, 1701] Note: His gravestone, which used the Julian calendar and the Annunciation Style of enumerating years with dual dating, recorded his death as having occurred on March 14, 1701/2: "Here lyeth ye body of John Alden Senior aged 75 years deceased March ye 14 1701∕2". See also Old Style and New Style dates.) was a 17th-century American soldier and sailor. He was a well-known public figure in his time but is now chiefly remembered as a survivor of the Salem witch trials, of which he wrote a much quoted account.