"Capt" Alden Cushman Bessey was the youngest child born to Joseph and Lydia Besse. He married Laodicia Benson in 1828 and they had 7 or 8 children. He was promoted to Captain in the Maine Militia in July 1832. That same year he was discharged. He was living with his wife on the farm run by his son Alvin S, at the time of his death.