Ruth Alden Bass was born 1643 in 1629 Alden House, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States to John Alden (c1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680) and died 1674 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. She married John Bass (1630-1716) 1657 .

Ruth Alden (1643-1674) Early New England Settler, Daughter of famous Mayflower Pilgrim.

Vital Statistics


Ruth was born in 1643 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA. She died on 12 Oct 1674 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA.

1629 Alden House in Duxbury

John Alden House in Duxbury MA. Built in 1653, replacing the first house he built in 1629.

By 1629, John Alden, Sr. and his family had moved to Duxbury, Massachusetts where they built their first family home, only 38 feet x 10 feet big, in which he would raise a family of 10 children. He would build a much larger home in 1653, which much of the business of Plymouth Colony was transacted as he served as court clerk. Today, this house, which stands on Alden Street, is operated as a Alden family history museum by Alden Kindred Society.

Marriage and Family

Ruth married John Bass in 1657. John was christened on 18 Sep 1630 in Saffron Waldon, , Essex, England. He died on 12 Sep 1716 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA, United States.

  1. John Bass
  2. Samuel Bass
  3. Ruth Bass
  4. Joseph Bass
  5. Hannah Bass (1667-1705) - m. Joseph Adams (grandparents to Pres. John Adams)
  6. Mary Bass
  7. Sarah Bass


Offspring of John Bass and Ruth Alden (1643-1674)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bass (1658-1724) 26 November 1658 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 30 September 1724 Norfolk County, Massachusetts Abigail Adams (1658-1696) Abigail Adams (1658-1696) Rebecca Savil (1672-aft1724)
Samuel Bass (1660-1751) 25 March 1660 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 20 February 1751 Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Ann Kirtland (1658-1689) Mercy Marsh (1669-1697) Mary Adams (1667-1706) Ann Kirtland (1658-1689) Mercy Marsh (1669-1697) Mary Adams (1667-1706) Bethiah Nightingale (1662-1749)
Ruth Bass (1663-1699) 28 November 1663 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 5 June 1699 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States Peter Webb (1657-1718)
Joseph Bass (1665-1733) 5 December 1665 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States 22 November 1733 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Belcher (1668-1707) Mary Belcher (1668-1707) Lois Ivory (1660-1734)
Hannah Bass (1667-1705) 22 June 1667 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England 24 October 1705 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Kingdom of England Joseph Adams (1654-1726)
Mary Bass (1669-1725) 11 February 1669 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 10 April 1725 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Christopher Webb (1663-1690) William Copeland (1656-1716) Christopher Webb (1663-1690) William Copeland (1656-1716) Ebenezer Spear (1654-1719)
Sarah Bass (1672-1751) 29 March 1672 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 19 August 1751 Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Ephraim Thayer (1670-1757)


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