Alderson Cousins

Welcome to Alderson Cousins! This is the homepage of Alderson genealogy, providing access to the lineage-linked descendant genealogies of the Rev. John Alderson Sr. (1699-1780), Richard Alderson (d. ca. 1698), and other Alderson lines. The site also includes related Alderson vital records, census records, and family researcher links. Contributions are highly welcomed!

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Alderson Genealogies

If you find any errors, or have additional information on your line, please drop me an email.

This is 10 generations of descendants of John Alderson (1699-1780) who immigrated from England to New Jersey around 1719. His family were pioneer Baptists in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and later, in what became West Virginia. The town of Alderson, West Virginia is named after the Rev. John Alderson, Jr. who established the Greenbrier Baptist Church here in 1781.

The "Northern Neck" Aldersons (i.e. the descendants of Richard Alderson, of Lancaster and Richmond Cos., VA) are being recorded in a separate database. A partial version is now available here, and more lines of descent will be added periodically. A number of family groups are incomplete, and I welcome all additions and corrections.

According to family lore, Jesse Alderson was an adopted son, né Beaulieu. There currently is no documentation substantiating this story. This is a partial genealogy of his descendants, focusing on one unverified son, Samuel Mark Alderson of Madison Co, AR. Please contact me if you have any additional information on Jesse's family.

The ancestry of William Alderson of Pittsylvania Co, VA (ca 1802-1877) was unknown until a document surfaced from descendant Tim Alderson identifying his parents as John Alderson and Mary Gould of England.

Simon Alderson (ca 1650?-ca 1713) is the earliest known ancestor of a third early Alderson line. His descendants can be traced for a number of generations, but no modern descendants are known. This link will take you to the web site of Jim Cross; use the browser's Back button to return to this page.

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Alderson Information

A repository for Alderson data, this area includes vital statistics and census records from around the U.S. on Alderson families. All contributions are very welcome!

Most of the information is presented in tables optimized for viewing on 800 pixel-width screens and medium browser font size. 

Most of the census information comes from transcriptions from the microfilmed originals, and sometimes the writing is easily misinterpreted. If you find any errors or would like to make a comment on any of the entries, please let me know.

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Alderson Roots & Branches

Alderson Roots & Branches was the quarterly newsletter of Alderson Cousins, the family association devoted to research and discussion on the history and genealogy of all North American Alderson lines, particularly those of John Alderson, Sr., born 1699, Yorkshire, England, died 1780, Botetourt Co., VA, and Richard Alderson, of Lancaster Co, VA, who died ca 1698.

The newsletter began publication in 1989 and was published for 9 years by David Fridley. James Cross continued publication for several years.

Viewing and printing the newsletter files requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If you don't have the software already, you can download it from Adobe directly. Adobe website

A few volumes remain unscanned and will be added when available. Many thanks go to Diane Evans, who graciously donated her time to scan the paper version of the newsletter into PDF format.

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Alderson Publications

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This site is developed and maintained by David Fridley. My line of descent is John (1699) - Thomas (1744) - Jane (1771) md. Robert Withrow.
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