Margaret Alderson

Femaleabout 1829–

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Alderson was born about 1829, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Osborne Alderson, was 30 and her mother, Abagail Dickinson McClung, was 25. She married Thomas George Alderson on 21 April 1858, in Fayette, West Virginia, United States. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Wolf Creek District, Monroe, West Virginia, United States in 1880.

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Thomas George Alderson
Margaret Alderson
Marriage: 21 April 1858

Sources (4)

  • Margrett S Alderson in household of Thomas G Alderson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret V. Alderson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • M Alderson in household of Robert Mccutchen, "United States Census, 1850"

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  • Marriage
    21 April 1858Fayette, West Virginia, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 1

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 15

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 34

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Aldus (see Aldous ) + -son.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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