The Alden Family in the Alden House
Few families stemming from colonial America can boast of as many consecutive years in one house as the Aldens. Beginning with Pilgrim John Alden and his wife Priscilla, sixteen Aldens owned the house over a period of more than 240 years. The house, built in 1653, stands on a knoll on the original Alden land in Duxbury, MA. Dorothy Wentworth, in this friendly history, has caught the spirit of the house and its people. An extraordinary family, virile and talented, producing leaders in the colony, commonwealth and country. This revised edition contains an index as well as an afterword by Katherine Pillsbury, the Duxbury Town Historian, Emerita. The hardcover book is 144 pages, with more than 30 illustrations and photographs of the house and its residents.