Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan




Alanson Gladden was born in 1848 in Michigan. His parents were Charles A. and Sarah Coles Gladden. Alanson married Eliza Ardell March/Marsh on 16 March 1877 in Fremont Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.


Alanson and Eliza had the following child:

  1. Grace I. Gladden was born 12 July 1882.


According to the 1880 Michigan Agriculture Census: Alanson owned 3 acres of tilled land and 37 acres of wood land and forest in Lakefield Township.


On March 29, 1881, Alanson Gladden owned the following description of land in Lakefield Township: The North ½ of Northeast ¼ of Section 10 Town 11 North Range 1 East 80 acres or less. The land was on the Northeast corner of Merrill and Swan Creek Roads in Section 10. Alanson purchased the land from Lewis Penoyer and Emiline, his wife, of Saginaw and Nathan B. Bradley of Bay City, Michigan.


Alanson was elected to the following Lakefield Offices:

  1. Elected as School Inspector on 5 April 1880.

  2. Elected as School Inspector on 4 April 1881.


Alanson died on 20 December 1887 of Consumption. He is buried in the Fremont Township Cemetery, Saginaw County, Michigan.




SOURCES: 1880 Federal Census; 1880 Michigan Agriculture Census; Lakefield Township Records;Abstract of Title, Liber 97 Page 148 – copy of abstract owned by Jackie Rohde;  Alanson and Eliza Gladden's marriage record; Alanson Gladden's death record; Find-A-Grave Website.


Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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