John Worden (1802 – 1885)

“John, son of Asa Worden, was born in Connecticut, March 1802 and died in Marlboro, in 1885.  He was four years old when he came with his parents to Vermont.  He attended the public schools of Marlboro and followed farming there all his active life.

In politics he was a Democrat and he held various offices of trust and honor; he was selectman, overseer of the poor, constable and justice of the peace.

In religion he was a Universalist.

He married Nancy Ware, who was born at Wilmington, Vermont in October 1, 1801 and died at Marlboro in 1880.  She was a member of the Baptist church.  Children born at Marlboro:  1. Luverne Angenette, born 1830; married William Johnson a farmer; both died at Wardsboro.  2. Horatio Leonard, born 1833; married Lucinda Johnson; sister of William; he was a farmer at Marlboro, where they both died.  3. Julia Marilla, born 1838; married Alvan Johnson, brother of William; she resides in Marlboro, a widow.  4. George Clifton, born 1842; married Elizabeth Bradley of Dover; they live at Guilford where he has a farm.  5. Cordelia V married Henry A. Carpenter. ”

Source:  New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Vol. 3, by William Richard Cutter, A.M., Lewis Historical Publishing Co., NY, 1914, page 1311


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