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Zephaniah Alden
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Birth: Jun., 1812
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1850
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA

38y 3m 17d

From "Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County"...From article about his son-in-law Lot Abraham:
Zephaniah Alden was born in Massachusetts, in 1812, and there learned the trade of stone-cutter. In 1837 he wedded Damaris Thompson, in Guernsey Country, Ohio, to which place he had previously removed, and four years later the young couple removed to Henry Country, Iowa, where Mr. Alden died in 1850, at the age of thirty-eight, being the youngest member of the family to ever pass away. Oncoming to this county, for a time he combined farming with this trade of stone-cutter, but in consequence of ill-health could not follow the plow, and therefore gave his attention solely to his trade. He dressed the first marble in Henry County and put the first lettering on tombstones. He was a man of excellent character, and was respected by all who knew him. His widow is till living, and makes her home with her daughter. Of their six children, but two are now living: Mrs. Abraham and John B. Alden, the well-known book publisher of New York City. The latter, though yet comparatively a young man, has made his name a household word, his catalogue of publications comprising the best standard works, and all sold at a price bringing them within the reach of the very poorest.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Alden (1785 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Damaris Thompson Rhodes (1817 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Alden (1838 - 1839)*
  Sarah Cornelia Alden Abraham (1841 - 1888)*
  Lydia T. Alden (1845 - 1875)*
  John Berry Alden (1847 - 1924)*
  William Francis Alden (1849 - 1860)*
 
 Siblings:
  Paschal Allen Alden (1810 - 1873)*
  Zephaniah Alden (1812 - 1850)
  Mahetable Alden True (1816 - 1897)*
  Barnabas Gilbert Alden (1821 - 1904)*
  Jonathan Alden (1823 - 1895)*
  Philetus Alden (1830 - 1906)*
  Philander Alden (1830 - 1914)*
  Rufus C. Alden (1834 - 1897)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Old City Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 23
 
Maintained by: Pat Ryan White
Originally Created by: Mo and Dave Gates
Record added: Nov 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61786934
Zephaniah Alden
Added by: Mo and Dave Gates
 
Zephaniah Alden
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Added by: Mo and Dave Gates
 
 
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 2, 2015
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- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013

- Warrengirl
 Added: Oct. 20, 2011
 
 
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