I am descended from Noah's sister, Sophia Whidden. She was my ggg-grandmother. I have not seen any documentation showing their father, James Seward Whidden's middle name. I would appreciate knowing where this info comes from.
Also, I believe James & Eliza are sometimes credited with more children than they really had, probably based on the 1870 census. Some of the children listed in the household were their grandchildren: Laura Ann and Marion (my gg-grandfather) were Sophia's children, and James Perry was the son of Hannah Elizabeth "Betsy" and George W. Whidden (I have their marriage & divorce records).
Does anyone else know of Indian blood on this line? I believe Sophia Whidden was half-Indian.