Kaye, I have an Alex Walden age 73 born South Carolina occupation blacksmith,living in the household of my William A Wilson in Coosa County Alabama in 1860, just below Talladega County. I wonder if he is the same as your Alexander Walden age 61 on the 1850 Talladega County Alabama census. Don't know why he is lving with the Wilson family in 1860. William A. Wilson is 58 and his wife Ann ( Harkins Wilson) is 50. (She was daughter of Andrew Harkins, originally from South Carolina.) What is interesting is that in 1880, a George Walden age 20 (born Alabama both parents born Alabama) is living with William A Wilson's nephew Clinton S. Wilson in Coryell County, Texas. We are trying to discover if and how the Waldens are kin to our lines.
What we don't know is
a. maiden name of William A. Wilson's mother, Elizabeth, born 1779, married about 1799 to Jesse Wilson, probably in area of Knox or Anderson County, Tennesee.
b. maiden name of Ann Harkins Wilson's mother, the wife of Andrew Harkins, Elizabeth, born 1782, probably South Carolina. (There is also a Harkins/ Nesbitt relationship in the late 1700s, as the Nesbitt name comes down in the Wilson/ Harkins family.)
One slight known connection: Jesse Wilson's 1820 executor of his estate in Shelby/Dallas County, Alabama was William Blevins, whose parents were Dillon Blevins and Ann Armstrong. Dillon Blevins 's parents were William Blevins and Agnes WALDEN. That connection seems quite remote.
Hoping you might know if this Alex Walden is the same guy as the 1850 Talladega one, and if you have names of his children and their marriages so we might discover why he is living with William A. Wilson.
Marshel in Shelby County, Alabama
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