Charles Gladden

4 July 1819–8 February 1890 (Age 70)
New York, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Gladden was born on 4 July 1819, in New York, United States, his father, Joshua Gladden, was 39 and his mother, Prudence Clark, was 35. He married Sarah Sophia Coles on 21 December 1842, in Putnam Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Unadilla, Livingston, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 8 February 1890, in Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Maple River Cemetery, Shiawassee Township, Shiawassee, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Charles Gladden
Sarah Sophia Coles
Marriage: 21 December 1842
Theron Gladden
Alanson Gladden
Nancy Octava Gladden
William Gladden
Clarinda Amelia Gladden
Mary Estella Gladden
Arthur John Gladden
Frances Minnie Gladden
Isaac Glanden

Spouse and Children

21 December 1842
Putnam Township, Livingston, Michigan, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Joshua Gladden


    George Gladden


    Amelia Gladden


    Octivia Gladden


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Glad 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Chas Gladden, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chas Gladden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Gladen in entry for Alanson Gladen, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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