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John A Alden
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1839
Chenango County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1905
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Son of Alanson & Clarissa D (Buckley) Alden.

1850 NY Census Genesee Co Bethany
Alanson Alden 46
Clarisa D Alden 37
John A Alden 11
Abbey A Alden 8
Saml A Alden 6
Buckley A Alden 2

1860 MI Census Hillsdale Co Hillsdale
Listed as John A Allen student in college

1870 MI Census Jackson Co Jackson
John A Alden 31
Louise M Alden 21

1900 MI Census Jackson Co Jackson
John A Alden 60
Louise M Alden 51
John M Alden 22
Daisy B Alden 25

History of Jackson Co., Michigan. Inter-State Pub. Chicago 1881. Page 579-80.
John A. ALDEN, Assistant Clerk in Michigan State Prison, is a son of Alanson and Clarissa D. (BUCKLEY) ALDEN and was born in Chenango county, N.Y. June 12, 1839. His father was of Puritan ancestry, born in Pennsylvania; mother, a native of New York State, and the daughter of a Methodist clergyman. Mr. ALDEN passed his childhood and youth in Genesee and Erie counties until 19, then came to Hillsdale county, Mich., and attended the college three years , teaching at intervals. He enlisted in Co. H, 4th Mich. Inf., in May, 1861, serving as a private and non-commissioned officer until he was sent home on recruiting duty in 1864; participated in the battles of first Bull Run, New Bridge, the seven days' battles on the peninsula with McClellan, Chancelorsville, Mineing service, remaining till mustered out September, 1865. After retiring from the army, Mr. ALDEN was employed as salesman and bookkeeper for different firms a number of years, and three years freight clerk in the Jackson office of the M.C.R.R. Co.; has been in his present position some years. He married Miss Louise METS Dec. 25, 1865. They have 1 daughter and 1 son. Mr. ALDEN is a member of the Masonic order, lodge and chapter.

Vet Co H 4 Michigan Inf
Alden, John A. (Veteran), Scio. Enlisted in Company H, Fourth Infantry, as Fifth Sergeant, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 21. Height 5'6". Complexion light. Eyes blue. Hair dark. Student at time of enlistment. Mustered June 20, 1861. Reduced in rank on February 1, 1862 at his own request. Re-enlisted December 29, 1863. Mustered January 1, 1864. Detailed as clerk in military office, Detroit, Michigan, from July 1862 to April 1864. On detached service with Company H, First Infantry, by order, July 12, 1864, Petersburg, Virginia. Transferred to Company C, Fourth Infantry, July 1, 1865. Discharged at Detroit, Michigan, September 11, 1865. Brother of Samuel & Buckley. Resided in Kalamazoo, Michigan after service. Buried in Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Michigan. Born in New York. (

Brother's served with him in the 4th Michigan Inf:
Samuel A. Alden FAG 3070981
Buckley A. Alden FAG 3684540
Family links: 
  Louise M Metz Alden (1849 - 1912)*
  Flora Alden (1869 - 1869)*
  Lillian Alden (1870 - 1870)*
  Daisy Marie Alden Cogswell (1874 - 1962)*
  John M Alden (1877 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Evergreen Cemetery
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec C Lot 12 (owner John A Alden)
Created by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
Record added: Aug 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28924422
John A Alden
Added by: Deb Hayes-Wolfe
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