While exploring the letters of Charles S. Marden I learned that Charles believed his great great grandfather, Edward Marden, had served as a Minute Man in April of 1775. Could it be true and if so could it lead to Edward’s family?
March 11, 2011
March 10, 2011
Charles S. Marden, a lawyer, wrote twice to the Pension Commissioner to inquire about his great great grandfather’s records and to learn what information they contained. I first ran into Charles in the Annis Genealogy. Perhaps now would be a good time to find out more about Charles and to analysis what he knew or didn’t know about Edward Marden Sr.
March 9, 2011
I found the State of New Hampshire has a lot of records from the Revolutionary War period. I had no problem proving Edward Marden served for the state. Military rolls and other similar documents seldom give us much information, but they are worth looking at.
March 8, 2011
I have gone through the pension file and provided my readers with the important key information. If you are a descendant, I encourage you to get the entire pension file for your own records, because I am not covering everything of interest to you in this blog.
There are two other documents of interest in the file I have note yet explored. These documents are letters from a descendant, Charles S. Marden, to the Commissioner of Pensions. This same Charles Marden also has a letter published in the Annis Genealogy so I intend to cover this man and his letters together in a later post.