|WORDEN, James Madison
(Abt 1822-Bef 1880)
James married Olive A. UNKNOWN about 1846 in Eaton County, Michigan. (Olive A. UNKNOWN was born about 1825 in New York.)
1 1850 US Census (Washington, Macomb County, Michigan). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists James M. Worden (age 27, b. NY), wife Olave A. (age 24, b. NY) and children Hellen E. (age 4, b. MI), Allace G. (age 2, b. MI) and Edward H. (age 5 mos, b. MI), living in Washington, Michigan. Also in the household are Alfred Gram (age 12, b. MI), "farmer;" Lucy A. Andrews (age 27, b. NY) [perhaps a relative of Olave's?]; Joseph Van Kamp (age 45, b. Canada), "farmer;" and Aaron Coygin (age 26, b. England), "farmer." James is listed as a "farmer."
2 1860 US Census (Plainfield, Kent County, Michigan). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists James Worden [spelled Wordene] (age 32, b. NY), wife Olive A. (age 30, b. NY) and children Helen (age 13, b. MI), Alice (age 11, b. MI), Edward (age 10, b. MI) and Francis A. (age 1, b. MI), living in Plainfield, Michigan. James is listed as a "farmer."
American Civil War Soldiers. Surety: 4. Name: James M Worden
Residence: Kent County, Michigan
Enlistment Date: 10 September 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Michigan
Unit Numbers: 1080 1080
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 September 1861 at the age of 38
Enlisted in Company C, 1st Engineers Regiment Michigan on 29 October 1861.
Discharged Company C, 1st Engineers Regiment Michigan on 30 October 1862 in Nashville, TN
4 U.S. Civil War Pension Index. Surety: 4. James M. Worden, Co. C, 1st Mich Eng. Reg; widow: Olive A. Worden. Application for widow pension dated 1 Jun 1881 [year estimated, hard to read].