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AUGUSTUS ALDERMAN, tobacco merchant and coal operator, was born, in Brookfield Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio, September 19, 1831. He is a son of Aruna and Eunice (Munson) Alderman, natives of Hartford, Conn., and who removed to Brookfield Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio, with their respective parents in 1805. Both spent the remainder of their lives in that part of Ohio. Augustus grew to manhood in his native township, and in 1852 went to California via Cape Horn, where he worked in the mines nearly three years. Returning to his home he lived in Brookfield Township till 1859. He subsequently spent one year each in Missouri and Michigan. About 1870 be located in Hickory Township, this county, and since 1877 he has resided in Sharon and carried on his business. He was married June 10, 1857, to Miss Elizabeth Hassan, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Lysle) Hassan, of Hubbard, Ohio, and natives of Pennsylvania. She bore him one son, Fred H., who has charge of the store. Mrs. Alderman died in 1888, after a lingering illness. Mr. Alderman is a Democrat, and in 1886 was elected a member of the borough council, which position he is now filling.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 703 - 704)

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