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Biographical Sketch of Kimbal C. Worden

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Peter Worden was among the early pilgrims of our country. He was from Clayton, Lancashire, Eng., and. lived for a short time in Lynn, Mass., it is certain, though the year of his arrival in America is not known for certain, Eighteen years after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, however, or on the 19th of February, 1638, he made his last will and testament, which ancient document is now in the possession of his descendants, in Hinsdale. The fact that he died soon after is established, as the will was proved on the 9th of March of the same year. Kimbal C. Worden, a descendant of Peter, was born in Chesterfield, January 6, 1807, and died at Hinsdale in June, 1883. He married, first, Belinda T. Thomas, March 6, 1834, who was born January 22, 1815, bore him . four children and died May. 17, 1864; second, Mrs. David Blanchard, November 5, 1874, who survives him. Of their four children, Lucian K., born July 4, 1835, married Lizzie A. Bilby, of Claremont, N. H., January 26, 1861, and has two children. Elisha A., born February 27, 1840, married Mary C. Stevenson, of Winchester, N. H., September 28, 1864, who bore him one son, Charley C., who died in infancy. She died, and for his second wife he married Helen A. Hunt, of Winchester, February 6, 1884. Diantha B., born February 16, 1842, married Virgil F. Converse, of Springfield, Mass., January 11, 1866, and has four children. Nathan M., born December 4, 1844, married Helen M. Pratt, in Winchester, March 7, 1866, and has one child.