It appears that there are two Israel Aldens who at one time migrated to Leaf River, Ogle county, Ill., from New York, one(Israel Alden_1), is b. 1808, and apparently died in Michigan. The second (Israel Alden2) was born 1825, and married to Hannah (b. 1825/26, b. NY,). I think they were both married in NY, and I have found a deed of the sale of land in Ogle county, Ill., to one Israel Alden, and reference to an Israel Alden having joined the 58th regiment of Illinois (Sgt)in the Civil War. I am interested in Israel Alden2. In particular, I'm interested in trying to find his lineage, namely, who were his parents. Is there any relation to the (known) Israel Alden_1 of Mayflower descent? Is he a descent of one of the children of an earlier Israel Alden?