Hiram Walden


Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Walden was born in 1830, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, John Walden, was 44 and his mother, Dorcas Barnes, was 30. He married Gertrude Westcott on 24 February 1861, in Caton, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Hiram Walden
Gertrude Westcott
Marriage: 24 February 1861
Edwin Roundville

Sources (6)

  • Hiram Walden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Walden, "New York State Census, 1865"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1861Caton, Steuben, New York, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 0

    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.

    1830 · The Oregon Trail

    Age 0

    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


    Age 33

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

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Kings Walden and Saint Pauls Walden (Hertfordshire), Saffron Waldon (Essex), Waldon in Milton Damerel (Devon), and Walden (North Yorkshire). The placenames derives from Old English walh ‘foreigner, Briton, serf’ (genitive plural wala) + denu ‘valley’.

    German: patronymic from Wald 3.

    Americanized form of Norwegian Wolden or Volden .

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

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