Belinda Marden

Brief Life History of Belinda

When Belinda Marden was born on 24 December 1820, in Chichester, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Marden, was 48 and her mother, Rachel Shaw, was 45. She married Benjamin Abbott Hilton on 27 May 1840, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 February 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Parley Parker Pratt
Belinda Marden
Marriage: 20 November 1844
Nephi Pratt
Belinda Marden Pratt
Abinadi Pratt
Lehi Pratt
Isabella Eleanor Marden Pratt

Sources (23)

  • M Pratt in household of Belinda Muser, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Records of marriages, births, and deaths, 1802-1922; indexes to marriages, deaths, and births, ca. 1800-1915; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99XF-C5W
  • Belinda C. Marden, "New Hampshire, Marriages, 1720-1920"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 


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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Kent, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Sussex, or from Meriden (Warwickshire) or Merriden Farm (Surrey). Marden (Kent) derives from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary, border’ + denn ‘woodland pasture’. Marden Ash (Essex) and The Mardens in Caterham (Surrey) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre + Old English denu ‘valley’, denoting a valley that formed a border such as a parish boundary. Marden Hill in Tewin (Hertfordshire), Marden Park in Godstone (Surrey), Meriden (Warwickshire), and Merriden Farm in Dorking (Surrey) all denote ‘pleasant valley’, from Old English myrig + Old English denu. East Marden, North Marden, and Up Marden (Sussex) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + dūn ‘hill’.

English: habitational name from Marden in Herefordshire. The place takes its name from the district name Maund (see Maund ) + Old English worthign ‘enclosure’.

English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Marden in Wiltshire. The placename probably means ‘fertile valley’, from Old English mearg ‘marrow, fat’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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Daughter of John Marden & Rachel Shaw 6th wife of Parley P. Pratt Whom we come through I, Belinda Marden Pratt was born in Chichester, Merrimack Co., state of New Hampshire on Dec. 24, 1820. I …

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