1792–1859

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 13, 1792, Virg­in­ia.

Died: March 21, 1859, Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see.

Buried: Rest Ha­ven Ce­me­te­ry, Frank­lin, Ten­nes­see.

Biography

Carden was the son of Tho­mas Car­den, and hus­band of Ma­rie W. Hyde (mar­ried 1823).

He is best known as the com­pil­er of The Mis­sou­ri Har­mo­ny, first pub­lished in 1820.

He ap­par­ent­ly lived St. Lou­is while com­pil­ing it, but by 1822 he was back in his na­tive state of Ten­nes­see, sell­ing tune books and con­duct­ing sing­ing schools in Nash­ville.

During his last 25 years, Car­den ac­quired sub­stan­tial land hold­ings in cen­tral and west­ern Ten­nes­see.

Publications

Sources

Music

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