Samuel Louden was born in Huntingdon County (in the vicinity of the present city of Altoona) in 1810. His father died early, and though still retaining his name, he became the adopted son of John MONTGOMERY. In 1818, the latter removed to Franklin Township, Butler County, and LOUDON continued with his benefactor until about twenty-five years of age. He then married Miss Eliza Ann BREWSTER, and for three years thereafter rented a farm in near the White Oak Springs. Meanwhile Mr. MONTGOMERY had become the owner of the unimproved premises now known as the LOUDEN farm, in Clay Township, and about 1838 presented it to Mr. LOUDEN, who at once occupied it. The children of Samuel LOUDEN were Mary Jane, Rachel, Rebecca, John M., Catharine, Matilda and Almira, of whom the two first mentioned are dead. Mr. LOUDEN died May 18, 1880, his wife, October 8, 1862. During the late war, he served as Captain of Company C, Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves. In consequence of ill-health, he was honorably discharged for disability. He has also been prominent in various militia organizations, serving as Captain and Major of the “Martin Battalion.”
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