Saturday, March 26, 2011

Surname Saturday : ALDERMAN

The ALDERMAN surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are not yet known.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 55: Jane Ann Alderman (1843-1919). Jane was born in 1843 in Indiana or Illinois, the 1850 and 1860 census disagree.  She married circa 1868, probably Madison County, Indiana to John Penisten (c1839-1908).  John was born circa 1839 in Indiana.  They had at least 2 children and lived in Fall Creek and Richland Townships, Madison County, Indiana.  John died March 10, 1908 in Madison County, Indiana.  Jane died April 8, 1919 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 110: Richard Alderman (1810-aft1870).  Richard was born in 1810 in Kentucky.  He married circa 1840 in Indiana to Eliza ________ (c1825-     ).  Eliza was born circa 1825 in Virginia, last living in 1850 census in Madison County, Indiana.  They raised 7 children in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana where Richard was a dairyman and farmer.  Richard last appears in the 1870 census of Madison County, Indiana, living in Richland Township.

Ahnentafel # 220: James Alderman (bef1775-bet1850/4).  James was born before 1775 in Virginia.  He married June 8, 1795 in Augusta County, Virginia to Catherine Warner (1777-1859).  Catherine was born January 1777 in Virginia.  They had 3 children.  They divorced, and Catherine remarried to John Luark/Lewark.  Catherine died September 17, 1859 in Madison County, Indiana.  James married secondly after 1800 to Martha Cantell (bef1775-    ).  Martha is my line.  Martha and James had 8 children.  James died between 1850 and 1854 in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois.

Ahnentafel # 440: Richard Alderman.  Nothing further known at this time.

Related blog posts:

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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