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Alden, Charles, Vergennes, was born in Addison, Vt., in 1853. He has been a contract builder for several years, and in 1885 he formed the firm of Alden & Cotey, and now is engaged in the manufacture of sash, blinds, doors, and is doing a general carpenter trade and job building. He was married in 1872 to Angeline Bricot, who was born in Canada. They have had a family of three children born to them — Jennie, Louis E., and Lena Belle. Charles Alden was a son of John and Thursey (Murray) Alden. Thursey was born in Canada in 1823 and John was born in 1822. They were married in Canada, and have had a family of six children born to them, three sons and three daughters. John Alden was a son of Peter Alden, who was a native of Vergennes, and whose father was a native of France and settled in Vergennes, Vt., at an early day.