Alderman, Timothy, Jr.

Pioneer, Farmer

Birth: 1754, Northington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: December 28, 1814, Brookfield Township, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Timothy Alderman, Jr., settled in Vienna Township around 1804. With him were his wife Ruth Hart, whom he had married on October 7, 1784, and their many children. (The couple would have a total of nine children.)

They settled on land in the Warner Road area.

Alderman's name first appears on the Ohio tax lists in 1807. In 1809 he is listed as owning land in Vienna. In 1810 he is listed as owning land in Brookfield Township when that Township was organized as a separate government.

Published Biography

From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, pp. 596-597:

Mr. and Mrs. Alderman came to Vienna in 1804. They walked most of the way. Mrs. Alderman carried a young child, three years old. They slept in the wagon which carried their goods, and cooked on the ground. Mrs. Alderman and children often started before the teams were ready in the morning, and would be overtaken by noon. Mr. Alderman died when they had been in the town a few years, and she bought seventy acres of land, and she and her daughters paid for it. In 1812 they wove one hundred yards of tow and linen cloth, selling it to the soldiers in Ashtabula county for fifty cents a yard.

Updated 8/13/2020
This entry is adapted from Fred L. Martin and James Bradley, "A Genealogical History of Vienna," in Vienna, Ohio, "Where We Live and Let Live": Town 4, Range 2 of the Connecticut Western Reserve (Apollo, PA: Closson Press, 1999), p. 27. Further material added by Shirley T. Wajda, June 2012.