I have written to some who have posted to this HUSON forum to let you know I have some information regarding this man and his listing of family up to to the time he wrote the letter to my great great grandfather, Caleb. H. Smith,son of Mary HUGHSON-SMITH and William SMITH of Ancaster and Windham areas in Ontario, Canada.
The letter is five pages, handwritten. There is also two pages of typed family info Alden found in his father's things after he died.
He speaks of family members and locations, married names of some of the girls, his own years of exploration in California and getting married, kids, grandkids, etc. It's a great letter.
Since some of these posts are old, many of the screen names are also outdated. I hope to get a copy of this information to the person doing the Newsletters and such to share with all of you that have interest. I will check back to see if this has been responded to, thanks!