Searching for my elusive Padden/Paden ancestors. My connection to the Padden/Paden name begins in 1835 when, according to marriage notice in an Erie Co, PA newspaper, "Hugh L. Padden of Buffalo, NY married Sarah Ann Dunn formerly of Erie [PA] at Lundy's Lane, Nov. 17, 1835. Hugh Padden/Paden and Sarah had at least two children: John L or S Paden born c1837 (no further info on him) and Sarah Paden born c1841 who married George Hendrick Lyon and had one child, Paul P. in 1874 before she died in 1877.
Hugh Padden, the father "Died in Columbia, PA on April 21, 1845 of erysipelas on the brain at the age of 35." per newspaper account. (Not sure WHERE this Columbia is -- the article was in the Erie, PA newspaper.
His widow, Sarah married as her second husband, Rev. Levant Rathbun in 1846, and lived the rest of her life in Chautauqua Co, NY.
If anyone knows of a connection to these Padens, would appreciate some help!