Jonathan Alder

Jonathan Alder (HMQW2)

Location: West Jefferson, OH 43162 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.661', W 83° 15.81'

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First White Settler in Madison County (1773-1849)

Seven-year-old Jonathan Alder was captured by a Native American war party in Virginia in 1782 and taken to a Mingo village north of the Mad River in Ohio where he was adopted by an Indian family. He remained with the Indians until after the 1795 Treaty of Greenville ended the Indian Wars in the Ohio Country. As white settlers entered the region, Alder frequently served as an interpreter. In 1805, he journeyed to Virginia and was reunited with his original family. He returned to Ohio with his new wife, Mary Blont, and built a cabin on Big Darby Creek. His cabin is now at the Madison County Historical Society Museum in London. Alder is buried in Foster Chapel Cemetery.
HM NumberHMQW2
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number1-49
Year Placed2002
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Madison County Historical Society Museum, Jefferson Township Trustees, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker Condition
5 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 306763 N 4429584
Decimal Degrees39.99435000, -83.26350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.661', W 83° 15.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 39.66" N, 83° 15' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2969-3651 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rd, West Jefferson OH 43162, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker is at Foster Cemetery. I have a photo of the marker, however it was taken at night. I will get a new photo to upload

Jun 17, 2016 at 4:50pm PDT by birdyj9

I Saw The Marker

Sits at Foster Cemetery

Jun 17, 2016 at 4:45pm PDT by birdyj9

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