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date: 20 November 2019

Alden, Timothylocked

(28 August 1771–05 July 1839)
  • Charles D. Cashdollar

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Alden, Timothy (28 August 1771–05 July 1839), clergyman and educator, was born in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, the son of Timothy Alden, a Congregational minister, and Sarah Weld. He was educated at Harvard College where he mastered Hebrew, Samaritan, Arabic, and Syriac. Following graduation in 1794, he taught in an academy at Marblehead, Massachusetts, while continuing to study theology at Harvard. In 1794 he married Elizabeth Shepherd Wormsted, the daughter of a prosperous Marblehead merchant family....

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