Louden Family Genealogy Forum
SHERI: for what its worth, i have always wondered about this hirem louden. my john louden was either born at sea or in s.c. when they landed. i have no data on his parents. i find john in bethlehem, clark co., ind. in 1830 where he married margaret smith. they had four children, with the fourth, my gr. grandfather being born in ky. where i have always ASSUMED margaret went to her parents to have him. they left ind. in about 1850 and on to missouri where i pick them up on the census. they then came over the oregon trail to oregon in 1852/3. they lived in linn co., oregon and then there was a rift in the family and the parents and two of the sons moved to the jackson/josephine co., ore. area. one son, john, just literally disappeared, never to be found again. my thomas, the youngest son, moved to the corbett, oregon area where he changed the spelling to loudon. he is buried there. i do have a pic. of my thomas henderson loudon and his mother, margaret smith. sure wish i could tie this louden/loudon family to someone.
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