- Born: 1646, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts 446
- Marriage: Mary Southworth about 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Died: 1719, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts at age 73 446,115
Noted events in his life and other information:
• Background Information: 446
No will of David's has been found, and only deeds of gifts to four of his children - to Alice, wife of Judah Paddoc, to Pricilla Cheeseborough, wife of Samuel, and to his two sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He gives to Benjamin Alden land in Duxbuough and Pembroke. (from Plymouth Registry of Deeds, vol. 12, page, 147.) To Samuel Alden, seaman, from David Alden, husband, for natural love and affection, land in Middleborough, Rotty Brook, "land given me by my honored father, John Alden, late of Duxbury, under a deed, dated 8 July, 1674." This deed to Samuel is dated 13 March 1717-1718, recorded 25 March, 1717-1718. Then again, David alden to Benjamin Alden, for natural love and affection, land in Pembroke, only he was not to have the disposal until after David deceased, or the decease of David's wife. Dated 28 March, 1718, Book 14, page 55, Plymouth Registry of Deeds.
Justin Winsor, in his History of Duxbury, page 214, says: "David Alden was much employed in the public business of the town, one of its selectmen, its deputy and likewise and assistant in the Government. He was a prominent member of the church, said to be one of its deacons, and a man of the highest respectability." he also add that in 1676, David was a constable and in 1701, treasure of duxbury.
David married Mary Southworth, daughter of Constant Southworth Ensign and Elizabeth Collier, about 1670 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Mary Southworth was born about 1650 in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts 446 and died between Mar 1718 and Feb 1719 in Massachusetts 446.)