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Col George Marcus Alden
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1828
Newberry County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1905
Lancaster
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Colonel George Marcus Alden was born in Newberry, South Carolina, the eldest child of Royal & Melinda (Frazier)Alden's nine children. He and his two younger brothers, Andrew Jackson Alden & Warren Franklin Alden founded and published the newspaper, The Hamilton Sucker, in McLeansboro, Illinois prior to the Civil War. That newspaper is still being published today as the McLeansboro Times. During the Civil War he organized and served as the Captain of Company G in the 13th Illinois Cavalry, was later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and mustered out as a full Colonel. After the war, he became a successful commission merchant in McLeansboro and Cairo Illinois for many years. He later moved with his wife and family to Lancaster, Texas. He married Anna (Nannie) Thomas Graves on December 9, 1865 in Cairo, Illinois. They had two sons: Leon Leslie Alden & Wilber Lorraine Alden. Col. George M. Alden was a lineal descendant of Mayflower pilgrims, John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. George Marcus Alden is on the right in the Civil War photograph standing next to his younger brother, Andrew Jackson Alden. 
 
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 Parents:
  Royal Alden (1802 - 1870)
  Melinda Almira Frasier Alden (1806 - 1843)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Thomas Graves Alden (1829 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Leon Leslie Alden (1866 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Marcus Alden (1828 - 1905)
  Samuel Alvin Alden (1830 - 1851)*
  William Levi Alden (1831 - 1903)*
  Andrew Jackson Alden (1837 - 1906)*
  Warren Franklin Alden (1839 - 1901)*
  Sarah Priscilla Alden Adams (1841 - 1863)*
  Charles Timothy Alden (1843 - 1843)*
  Martha Edna Alden Banks (1855 - 1927)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Skull and cross bones at top of stone
Mother/Father

Verse: My friend these emblems represent what you are sure to be, and will soon become; seriously meditate and see that your heart fosters no evil. _______
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord they may rest from their labours and their works do follow them.


 
Burial:
Edgewood Cemetery
Lancaster
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Rebecca Wright
Record added: Jan 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63810586
Col George Marcus Alden
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Col George Marcus Alden
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Col George Marcus Alden
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