James William Marden
Co I 6th NH Vols
Enlisted at Epsom for three years on Oct. 17, 1861. Transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corp, discharged on Nov. 27, 1864 at Concord, NH. Member GAR Post 66. He was born in Epsom on October 13, 1840, son of James Marden and Dorcas Savory Pattee. He married in Epsom December 6, 1861, Emily Chapman. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the IOOF Hall on Dec, 7, 1911. He was one of the original members of the Evergreen Lodge, May 10, 1872. A past master of the McClary Grange, and held all the offices in the George H. Hoyt Post, GAR. He was town moderator for 15 years and a member of the house of representatives in 1895. He was a shoemaker prior to the War and returned to that occupation after returning from service. After 17 years he became the miller at the old Short Falls Grist Mill where he remained for 30 years, retiring the fall of 1911. He died in Epsom December 24, 1919 and is buried in the New Rye Cemetery.
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