Alden, Seth a Congregational minister, was born at Bridgewater, Mass., May 21, 1793. He graduated at Brown University in 1814; conducted the Wakefield Academy the following year; entered upon his divinity studies at Cambridge in 1816; and became the pastor of Marlborough Church in November, 1819, where he remained fifteen years. In May, 1835, he was called to Brookfield, Mass., where he labored ten years; thence to Southborough; and, two years and a half later, to Lincoln, where he died four years afterwards. Mr. Alden, a direct descendant on both sides of the house from the Pilgrims, was a man of sincere piety, of untiring devotion to duty, and of a catholicity of spirit which constituted him a friend to all with whom he came in contact. See The Christian Examiner (Boston), 1854, p. 319.