Tim, My Ref; John Aden Genealogy, 1867 by Ebenezer Alden, MD
Robert Wormsted Alden was the younger brother of Timothy Fox Aldenb 1802 #479, and RWA 'b Portsmouth N.S. Jan 1804 grad. Allenhany Coll. 1821, was a midshipman in the US Navy for several years, then went into the whaling service, was unmarried and it is supposed was lost a sea.'His older brother TFA, lawyer had children -1. Timothy Cornelius Wormsted Farreely married and d sp, 2. Josephine m Franklin Eaton - 8 ch, 2. Cornelius Van Hord 1828-1834 and 4. Harriet S Alden m Robert Arthur of Pittsburg, Pa 2 ch. Robert and Mary b 1854
On the Rev. Timothy #263 in your time frame 1806 ..'He was ordined 20 Nov, 1799 colleague with the venerable Samuel Haven, DD in Portsmouth NH.In 1800 he opened a school for young ladies in Portsmouth which he continued during during the summer months until he resigned his pastorate, (in Portsmouth) 31 July 1805 and then devoted his whole time to it until 1808' and moved to Boston that year ....where he was highly appreciated and received the patronage of many respectable families,About this time he was appointed Libriarian of the Mass. Historical Societypreparing a catalogue of his books and pamphlets which was printed in 1811.He left Boston in 1810 moving to Newark NY... Maybe the Mass. Historical Society may have info for you on Nathaniel Goddard, Esq.Hope this helps Dee Cary
TAL's reply: Many thanks for responding! You have added an important new piece to my puzzle.If Robert Wormsted Alden died at sea, then he must have left the cup behind with his initials on it.The cup must have passed on to an Alden cousin(?) of his somewhere down the line.My job now is to search for who "TEFA" might be.None of his immediate nephews/nieces seem to have those initials.