There was a Noah Alden born 1768 died 1848 of Howard, Ny, md Irene Heath. They had a son Israel Alden 1808 of Bath, NY ;but he died in 1862 in Michigan. Have you checked the land records? I found out where Darius was from, from the first land record transaction, as he had just came into the area. You give no dates or spouse name. Do you have that? Are we looking at civil war time? Darius had three sons in the service. One was turned down, to short, under 34 inches tall. Was he married in Illinois? Children? Where was his wife from?