B9AA86 Alvord Connections To A Branch of Connecticut Northrops 1619 to Present
 
 

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Before the founder England
 Joseph Northrup            
1619(1639)-1669 Milford
 Joseph Northrup             narrrow
1649 Milford ~ ???1700
 James Northrop              
1693 Milford ~ 1747
 James Northrop
             
1719 Ridgefield ~ 1784
 Amos Northrop              
1778? Milford 1855 Warren
 Alvin Northrop                
1803 Ridgefield, Kent, Milford, Salem ~1875 or 86
 George Elmore  Northrop
1844 Cornwall~1906 Southport
 George Ives  Northrop     
1871 Southport ~ 1923 Southport
 Alvin Jennings  Northrop  
1905 Southport/Norwalk ~ 1980 Fairfield

Hannigan

Ives

Jennings

Keeler

Webster (offsite)

This is a work in process and there are still other possible fathers for Amos.

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John Alvord.(John Alvord #3304 (5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Oct 19 1685, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,47 occupation constable & assessor, m. Dec 29 1708, in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,48 Dorcas Lyman)
"His house was west of the road, north of Brewster's  Brewster is said to have lived on the bank of the Conn. River below the ferry, some distance, a recent settler  . He did not remember his son John. Job and Gad were clever men. Gideon lived by the ferry, Elijah lived in second house north of Rod Smith's. He was a trader, went to Greenfield, failed." (Greenfield Mass or Greenfield, CT?)
From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908
Thomas Alvord #3742 (26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. May 18 1710, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,79 m. Submit Bishop #3743, b. Apr 25 1713, Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, (daughter of Daniel Bishop #3745 and Mary Hall #3746) d. Apr 22 1793, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. Thomas buried: Mar 16 1786, Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908
Thomas Alvord went with his father to Middletown, Coll., about 1725. As his wife was of Guilford, Conn., and his first child was baptized at Durham, Conn., it would appear that he lived near the Durham-Guilford border. In Litchfield, Conn., deeds he is called ot Guilford in 1734, and of Litchfield in 1737. He returned to Meddletown where he renewed his covenant with the First Church, Mar. 4, 1739. His wife brought her letter from the Litchfield church to the Middletown church Jan. 6, 1740. In Nov. 1743 Thomas Alvord is named as one of the original members of the parish of Middlefield. His death, or burial, is recorded on the Middletown church records as follows:"Buried, Mar. 16, 1786. Thomas Alvordd, aged 76, paralytical, asthmatical, dropsical, cacexy."
From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908

Siblings
- Children of Abigail Jennings and David Alvord are:

Brother Wakeman Alvord b. SEP 1802 Kent, CT, and d. 20 MAY 1853 Wethersfield, CT. He m. Polly Jones 27 DEC 1820 Kent, CT. She d. UNKNOWN.

Brother Almon Alvord
b. 17 JAN 1804 Kent, CT, and d. 30 NOV 1889 Westport, CT. He m. Ellen Thorp 20 SEP 1827 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT. She b. 8 JAN 1797 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT, and d. 4 JUL 1876 Westport, CT.

Brother Nelson Alvord b. 25 OCT 1805 Kent, CT, and d. DEC 1884 Torrington, CT. He m1 Caroline Chamberlain 21 JAN 1829 Kent, CT. She d. UNKNOWN. He m2 Adelia Millard 4 JUL 1858 Torrington, CT. She d. UNKNOWN.

SELF Sarah Wakeman Alvord b. 23 MAY 1809 Kent, CT, and d. 2 JUN 1886 in Westport, CT.

Brother Elisha Alvord b. 1 MAR 1814 in Kent, CT, and d. 12 FEB 1903 Sandusky, OH. He m. Louisa Jennings 13 DEC 1835 Warren, CT. She b. 2 DEC 1816 in Warren, CT, and d. 11 AUG

Brother David (Dr.) Alvord d. UNKNOWN Bloomfield, OH.1892 Sandusky, OH.

Sister Abigail Jane Alvord b.23 MAR 1820 Kent, CT, and d. 23 APR 1899 Westport, CT. She m. William Henry Hemson 8 OCT 1838 in New York, NY. He was b. 23 MAR 1815 New York, NY, and d. 17 NOV 1897 Westport, CT.


 

 

New Lebanon NY
location of an Elisha not SWA brother or uncle

 

Sandusky Alvord


Early Voters Of Sandusky Here are the names of the men who voted in Portland Township at the state election held at the mayor's office, Sandusky, October 10, 1837: Peter June, Augustus Cook, Walter Wilbour, Rhoderick Willestine, Zacariah Brown, E. B. Sadler, John N. Beatey, Earl Bill, Daniel Dibble, George S. Dorrell, Daniel VanFleet, H. B. Radcliff, James B. Griffith, Winslow Corbett, John G. Camp, William H. Caswell, R. J. Jennings, J. W. Beatty, Isaac Wits, George Lawton, W. A. Simpson, James M. Davidson, Robert Whitney, Ezra Wells, Hiram Cowel, Oran Follett, Edward Foreman, William N. Grain, J. P. Stephens, Carlton B. Graw, Orlando Ransom, David Caswell, Austin Allen, Abel Holbrook, John N. Sloane, James Foreman, James McDonald, George R. Morton, Roswell W. Mockabee, Daniel Phillips, Charles White, Isaac A. Mills, S. E. Hubbard, Jonathan Richmond, S. R. Danforth, Charles F. Drake, Luther McGee, J. W. Upp, Amos Earl, Solomon C. Moore, Daniel Newton, William White, David Campbell, Foster M. Folk-tt, William W. Curtis, Samuel L. Pierce, Erastus Cook, Asa Pierce, Appelton H. Corbett, William Townsend, John H. Williams, William B. Smith, Hudson A. Gaskil, Henry Raymond, Samuel M. Lockwood, F. W. Pomeroy, Leonard Beatty, James White, John Dunks, Abner Root, James Anderson, A. H. Barbour, Michael Gill, Charles Coles, William Silverthorn, Henry Daskum, Benjamin Withington, David Conner, Lora Wittiny, Samuel Hammond, Moors Farwell, George Bradley, Granville B. Beppeto, Jacob Riley, John M. Boalt, John Kinney, Connell Tinney, George H. Wells, Hezekiah Bickford, Francis Hull, William Benscoter, James B. Radcliff, David White, Austin Parks, Edward Foreman, Charles A. Barnes. Josiah W. Hollister, Thomas Neill, Samuel B. Caldwell, E. D. Bradley, Parley H. Pierce, A. P. Towar, John Weeden, William Neill, Jeremy Hopkins. Daniel Mallory, J. W. Ransom, Asborn Calkins, John Martin, 0. F. Wood, I. S. Cochran, Robert Hathaway, L. G. Harkness, DavidEverett, Elisha Alvord, James Goosbach, John Wheeler, Derius Madison, Erasmus Beuknapp, William Marshall, Erastus L. Gregg, George Hand, John Von Saick, Ray Briggs, Andrew Turnbull, Jacob Winterstein, I. W. Graves, Thomas Eldridge, James W. Done, Stephen VanFleet, H. J. Snyder, William Langwell, Z. W. Barker, William H. Orton, Joshua Fairchild, Abram Simms, Coval McGee, James Sweet, Thomas Bickford, John S. Gustin, Gilbert Traverse, Joshua Harlow, Frederick Smith, George Littleton, Timothus Evans, Thomas Comstock, Jeremiah Dewey, Henry F. Merry, David Campbell, Ellery Taylor, Thomas T. White, Ezra Barnes, David Ingraham, Martin Eldis, William H. Cone, Henry Converse, John Cline, John Hull, William Durbin, Jr., Solomon Sanciny, A standard history of Erie County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of ..., Volume 1 By Hewson Lindsley Peeke

Nelson Alvord Jr. Mrs. Adelaide Emily (Barbour Barber connected to Chauggum?) Al- voRD, wife of Nelson Alvord, Jr. ; letter from First Congregational Church, Bridgeport, Conn., June 29, 1888; letter to First Congregational Church, Bridgeport, Conn., April 11, 1915.

1820 Census

Name of the head of family

# of free white males under age 10

# of free white males age 10-16

# of free white males age 16-18

# of free white males age 16-26

# of free white males age 26-45

# of free white males age 45 and up

# of free white females under age 10

# of free white females age 10-16

# of free white females age 16-26

# of free white females age 26-45

# of free white females age 45 and up

# of foreigners not naturalized

# of persons engaged in agriculture

# of persons engaged in commerce

# of persons engaged in manufacture

# of male slaves under 14

# of male slaves age 14-26

# of male slaves age 26-45

# of male slaves age 45 and up

# of female slaves under 14

# of female slaves age 14-26

# of female slaves age 26-45

# of female slaves age 45 and up

# of free male colored persons under 14

# of free male colored persons age 14-26

# of free male colored persons age 26-45

# of free male colored persons age 45 and up

# of free female colored persons under 14

# of free female colored persons age 14-26

# of free female colored persons age 26-45

# of free female colored persons age 45 and up

# of all other persons except Indians not taxed

Several of these columns were for special counts, and not to be included in the aggregate total. Doing so would have resulted in counting some individuals twice. Census takers were asked to use double lines, red ink or some other method of distinguishing these columns so that double counting would not occur. For example, the count of free white males between 16 and 18 was a special count, because these individuals were also supposed to be tabulated in the column for free white males of age 16 and under 26. The other special counts were foreigners not naturalized, persons engaged in agriculture, persons engaged in commerce, and persons engaged in manufacture.

Census takers were also instructed to count each individual in only one of the occupational columns. For example, if an individual was engaged in agriculture, commerce, and manufacture, the census taker had to judge which one the individual was primarily engaged i

John Alvord of Greenfield recieved 100 acres

Bounty lands were a feature, however, in Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Administratively, these nine states selected reserves in their western domains for the location of bounty lands. Such a choice was seemingly quite logical. By placing veterans on the frontier, the states would be able to rely upon a military force which in turn would be able to protect the settlements from Indian incursions. These state governments also realized that they had to encourage the ex-soldiers to occupy their newly awarded bounty lands, so they granted exemptions from taxation ranging from a few years to life to those veterans who would locate on their respective bounty lands. Such a policy also had the effect of retarding the exodus of a state's population. ...
While most of the states awarded bounty lands for military service, there were two exceptions. Connecticut compensated its citizenry with lands in Ohio if their homes, outbuildings, and businesses were destroyed by the British. The Nutmeg State seemingly awarded no bounty land for military service per se. Genealogy.com

 

 

The Alvord influence and connection appears to be quite strong for several generations.

The Alvords had many connections to other Fairfield area families.

correction 5-6-11

Sarah Wakeman Alvord ~ Wife of Alvin Northrop


Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1809Direct Line Connections

David Alvord

 

Father

Abigail Jennings

Death:  Nov. 20, 1887
Note: w. of David; broken and buried stone
 
Burial:Colonial Cemetery
Westport

 

Mother

The Jennings Family
Before Joshua Jennings settled in Fairfield, he resided in Hartford, Connecticut. He was frequently in trouble with the court, but after he moved to Fairfield with his wife Mary in 1656, he didn’t get into trouble anymore! Throughout history, members of the Jennings family have contributed a lot to the town of Fairfield, including founding the Fairfield Library.

from Colonial Fairfield Connecticut: Famous Fairfield Folks

 


John1 Jennings + Rose Lisle
Joshua2 Jennings + Mary Williams
Joshua3 Jennings + Hannah Lyon
Joshua4 Jennings + Sarah Bulkeley Rebecca Clapham
Joshua5 Jennings + Esther Burr
David6 Jennings + Eunice Burr Abigail Beers
Abigail Jennings

Alexander Alvord + Mary Vore
Thomas Alvord + Joanna Taylor
Thomas Alvord + Mary Strong, Esther Parsons
Elisha (Capt.) Alvord
+ Hannah Goodsell
John Alvord + Sarah Wakeman
David Alvord

Abigail Jennings + David Alvord

Sarah Wakeman Alvord

Among the Uncles, Aunts and cousins below, SWA is the only one very far afield a few others in Easton, Rye, New Haven. However, we don't know where (Mary Banks Alvord1807 & Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1812) went to boarding school.
There are a number 10 years +/- of SWA birth year .

Sarah's relatives
Jennings Alvord

Grandparents
Grandfather David Jennings died 12 FEB 1831  [Burial: Colonial Cemetery
Westport Inscription: 75y
] &: Grandmother Eunice Burr (b. 1755 d 1795 GM Eunice Burr Jennings d b4 SWA was born GF David Jennings d when SWA was ~22 )

Eunice Burr's Siblings:(Grace Bulkeley) Daniel Burr 1737/38 -1812, John Burr 1739 -1749 , Elizabeth Burr1743-1805, Talcott Burr 1746 -1802., John Burr 1750/51 -UNKNOWN, Grace Burr 1753 -1840., Eunice Burr 1755-1795 Stratton Burr is further than 2nd cousin

See Siblings below

Grandparents ALVORD
Grandfather John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 Fairfield, CT d. Jul. 3, 1845 Burial: Greenfield Hill Cemetery nxt to wf2 Abigail Banks? d Mar. 2, 1831 (see below)
Grandmother Sarah Wakeman b: 26 JAN 1747/48 or 1754 Greenfield /Fairfield., CT

1790 ffld 44300
1800 ffld 12101/ 00101
1810 ffld 10201000010
1820 ffld 000011/ 10101 0101
1830 ffld 1m 80-90/ 1 f 70-80 next to Morris Alvord
1840 Ffld pension rec & census with Nehemiah B. Alvord male 90-100

Revolutionary Land Warrant 100 acres somewhere.

Aunts Uncles
Perhaps Sarah attended Weddings, Christenings, funerals or shared vacations & visits with them
JENNINGS-BURR AUNTS UNCLES (children of David Jennings & Eunice Burr)

1. Has Children Uncle Jesse Jennings 1776 d Mar. 13, 1845 [ Burial:Greens Farms Church Upper Cemetery Westport Inscription:
in 70th year ]

SWA ~ 36 Fairfield Aunt Sarah Morehouse Jennings (d/o daughter of Solomon Morehouse & Miriam Couch) d 1849 SWA ~ 40

2. Has Children Mother Abigail Jennings Alvord b: 1780 Fairfield d Nov. 20, 1857 w. of David age 78; broken and buried stone Burial: Colonial Cemetery Westport

3. Has ChildrenUncle John Burr Jennings b: APR 1784 in Fairfield, CT Aunt Esther Meeker m 1804 (Greens Farms) [
David Jennings had 9 children by his 1st wife, Eunice Burr; one of his 2nd wife's daughters by her first marriage married one of his sons by his first marriage- ]


(d/oSeth Meeker & Abigail Beers Seth Meeker 1759-94 served as Corporal in the 4th Regiment, Connecticut Militia, Capt. Thomas Nash's company. He was born in Fairfield, CT and died in the West Indies Dec 25, 1793 at sea). There is also a m Redding Cong Ch Mch. 14, 1775. Seth Meeker. to Millicent Davis. Same Seth?? No 1749 s/o Benjamin

died 22 OCT 1815
(son John Morehouse Jennings m. Anna Burr>John Henry Jennings m. Mary Catherine Burr>Annie Burr Jennings b. Westport m. William Emerson Smith )
SWA was ~6 (Greens Farms),
CT.

m2 Aunt Ruth Penfield (d/o James Penfield & Mary Tucker)
Aunt Esther's sister, Eleanor Meeker b: ~ 14 JAN 1787 m. Zalmon Bulkeley b: ~ 1781
Aunt Esther's brother, Wakeman Burr Meeker b: ABT 24 MAY 1789
Aunt Esther's brother, Seth Meeker b: ABT 30 OCT 1791 d.7 Oct 1802 drowned at Pine Creek DIED YOUNG age 10

1.Has No ChildrenUncle Talcott Jennings b: MAR 1786 Fairfield, CT d. 13 JUL 1863 Westport or Nov 3, 1861 findagrave Colonial Cemetery Wspt m. Aunt Abby Gray of Wspt April 13, 1840 (Barbour) this one? is she wid of David Lockkwood?

2.Has Children Uncle Joshua Jennings b: 1788 Fairfield, CT m. Aunt Salome Wakeman 3 NOV 1811 SWA was 2. Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT, (d/o Joseph Wakeman & Rachel Hide/Hyde). b 1787 (Greens Farms), CT, and died 1844. SWA was ~ 35

3.Has Children Aunt Eunice Jennings b: ABT 1790 Fairfield, CT married Uncle Nathaniel Dewey (s/o Joseph Dewey  & Deborah Elliot) 3 SEP 1809 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT. He b. ABT 1771 Stonington, CT, d.UNKNOWN BEF 1863 NYC, NY.

4.Has No Children Uncle David Jennings b: 1792 Fairfield, CT died YOUNG ~ age 2. 26 FEB 1794 Westport

5.Has No Children Uncle David Jennings b: 1794 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT d. 4 OCT 1850 Westport, CT. He m. Charlotte Bulkeley 1832, (d/o Abraham Bulkeley & Jane Burr). She b. 24 OCT 1791 Fairfield, CT, d. 22 MAY 1874 Westport

6.Has Children Aunt Grace Jennings b: ABT 1778 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT m. Joseph Whitehead 20 DEC 1795 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT,( s/o Jehiel Whitehead Ffld& Sarah Unknown). He b. ABT JUL 1770 Fairfield, CT, and d. 6 MAR 1855 Westport.

BEERS-MEEKER AUNTS UNCLES (Through Abigail Beers previous marriage to Seth Meeker b: 1759 Westport ) b: 20 DEC 1754 ., CT, Step-Grandmother m2 Abigail Beers (d/o Nathan Beers~1725Weston  & Ann Burr1726) m. 25 DEC 1796

Aunt Eleanor Meeker STEP
b. 1787 Westport, CT, d. 24 APR 1872 Westport, married Uncle Zalmon Bulkeley 24 NOV 1801 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT, (s/o Hezekiah Bulkeley & Abigail Blackman). He b. ABT 1781 Fairfield, CT, and d. 3 MAR 1842 Westport, CT.

Uncle Wakeman Burr Meeker STEP b. 1789 Westport, CT, d. 23 Dec 1862 in CT m. Aunt Marietta JENNINGS b.1792 d. 22 NOV 1864 in CT Burial: 1864 Oak Lawn Cemetery, Norwalk, CT


Uncle Seth Meeker STEP b. 1791, d. YOUNG ~ age 11 7 OCT 1802, Fairfield.

Aunt Esther Meeker STEP b. JUL 1783 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, d. 22 OCT 1815 Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT. m John Burr Jennings b. APR 1784 Fairfield, d.13 JUL 1863 Westport [ David Jennings had 9 children by his 1st wife, Eunice Burr; one of his 2nd wife's daughters by her first marriage married one of his sons by his first marriage- ]

JENNINGS-BEERS AUNTS UNCLES Child of Abigail Beers and David Jennings is:

1. Has No Children Cousin Anna Burr Jennings b: 1799 died YOUNG ~age 3 28 SEP 1802

2. ???Cousin Walter Jennings, born February 24, 1807 Fairfield (Greens Farms); died 1885; m. Deborah Sherwood (b.1813 d/oDavid SHERWOOD  Mother: Abigail MEEKER  > Elizabeth Roosevelt Jennings~1854 CT); died Unknown.

3. Has No Children ???Cousin William J. Jennings b: Fairfield (Greens Farms), CT perhaps a farmer esp corn?

4. ???Cousin Anna Burr Jennings, born 1804; died 1890; married John Morehouse Jennings.

5. ???Cousin Eliza Jennings, died Unknown More About Eliza Jennings:
Fact 1: m. a Roosevelt of the Presidential family



Aunts Uncles
Perhaps Sarah attended Weddings, Christenings, funerals or shared vacations & visits with them
ALVORD AUNTS UNCLES
(through Sarah Wakeman)

1. Has Children Father David Alvord b: 15 FEB 1776 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT lives & dies Kent. m ~ age 24.

It sems likely David was with his family at least until he was 12 or so. With a family that appears to value education, I'd guess he was educated futher than the local schoolhouse. What we don't know is whether they removed the mother and kids for some portion of the Revolution to a location that might be a bit safer.
"1784 and 1834 were a time of growth and prosperity for the community. During these years Litchfield was an active, growing urban center, and by 1800 the town had become the fourth largest in the state. Local merchants Benjamin Tallmadge, Oliver Wolcott, Jr, Frederick Wolcott, and Julius Deming made fortunes in the China trade, importing and selling consumer goods from the Orient. Other small industries developed, and by 1810 the central village contained 125 houses, shops and public buildings. The town’s active artisan community included goldsmiths, carpenters, hatters, carriage makers, joiners, cabinet makers, saddle makers, blacksmiths, potters and other craftsmen; all located in the town’s center. Visitors to the community often remarked on its charms"
LHS

"during these years Litchfield grew to be an important intellectual hub of Federalist New England. The community hired well-known Congregational minister Lyman Beecher to lead its religious life, and it became known for its educational institutions, including the country’s first law school... 1784, Tapping Reeve offered daily law lectures to students enrolled in his Litchfield Law School. young women also had unusual education opportunities in Litchfield. In 1792 Sarah Pierce founded the Litchfield Female Academy"
If David moved to Litchfield as young man, perhaps 1894 (age 18) to 1800 (age 24 when he married), It could have been for the culture, the education or the mercantile opportunities (perhaps selling the shoes of his brother?) And then why Kent?

2. Has Children Uncle John Alvord b: 10 MAR 1774 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT m.1 Aunt Elizabeth Bulkeley b: ABT 1777 Fairfield, CT m 5 FEB 1797

1800 Weston bet Ephraim Osborn & David Bradley 1001(26-45) 0 / 10100
he is 26
1802 Alonzo b. Ffld
1810 not in
1811 Eliza b Rye, NY
ALVORD AUNTS UNCLES
(through Abigail Banks)

Has No Children Uncle Joseph Alvord b: ABT 1780 Fairfield, CT
NOT in Alvord Gen Can't find death or marriage

Has No Children Aunt Sarah W. Alvord b: 2 MAR 1782 Fairfield, CT LINK m Uncle Ebenezer Huggins

1st COUSIN Rebecca m. Daniel Northrop s/o Gideon & Esther

 



"Sarah Maria Huggins(My mother)’s father and mother died of when she was a child, but she carried through life a sweet memory of her mother (Sarah Wakeman Alvord1782 my SWA's aunt) , who was not only a beautiful woman but a most lovely character; she was fond of horseback riding and sat her horse finely. She was the daughter of John Alvord."

 

Has Children Uncle Elisha (Dr.) Alvord b: 1 JUL 1784 Fairfield (Easton), CT m. Aunt Betsey Bradley

After Elisha's untimely death, she returned to her father, Daniel Bradley's home (Westport, CT) and started a Millinery providing enough money to send her daughters (
Mary Banks Alvord1807 (m.Aaron Sherwood Ffld ) & Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1812 m. John Gorham Ffld) to boarding school. Another indication of a determination to provide education for women. This may well be the home where Sarah and Alvin Northrop lived on Sturges Highway. (Aunt Elizabeth Bulkeley, John's wife was known for her unusual thirst reading and education.)

1. Has Children Uncle Nehemiah Banks Alvord b: 12 APR 1787 Fairfield, CT m. Aunt Rama Sherwood

2. Has No Children Uncle Jesup Alvord b: 19 AUG 1789 Fairfield, CT m. Susan Curtis

3. Has No Children Uncle Talcott Alvord b: 22 FEB 1792 Fairfield, CT d young

4. Has Children Uncle Morris Alvord b: 12 AUG 1794 Fairfield, CT m. Elizabeth Burr

daughter Louisa b. 5 Oct 1832 may be the Louisa who marries George Washington Garrett (1828) and moves to Georgia

Aunt Elizabeth Burr Alvord was the very first member of the Southport Congregational Church on March 7, 1843 and remained a member until her death May 28, 1867 at age 70. Interesting since SWAN was amonf the handful of first members of the competing Southport Methodist Episcopal Church.

Cousins


1. Has No Children Cousin George Bulkeley Alvord (John kids) b: 8 SEP 1797 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT m Amelia Bulkley

2.Has No Children Cousin Delia Alvord (John kids) b: FEB 1800 m. Martin Mead

3.Has No Children Cousin Alonzo Alwyn Alvord (John kids)b: 4 JUL 1802 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT m. Susan Grenzebach

4.Has No Children Cousin Edward Alvord (John kids) b: OCT 1809 d 1844 at sea no m. listed

5.Has No Children Cousin Eliza Alvord (John kids) b: 8 OCT 1811 Rye, NY M. John Ware

6.Has No Children Cousin Mary Alvord (John kids)b: 12 FEB 1814 n Rye, NY d.20 JAN 1879 in NY, NY no m listed

7.Has No Children Cousin Charles Frederick Alvord (John kids) b: 2 JUL 1819 Rye, NY m. Mary Huggins

8.Has No Children Cousin kids of Joseph Alvord1780

9.Has No Children Cousin (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781)

10.Has No Children Cousin Edward Eaton Huggins(kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) b 29 OCT 1809 d. 2 JUL 1895 in Cleveland, OH spouse unknown

11.Has No Children Cousin Ebenezer John Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) no m listed b. 8 JUL 1811 d.1876 in New York

12.Has No Children Cousin Howard Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) no marriage listed b. 20 APR 1819 d.1898 California

13.Has No Children Cousin Mary Alvord Huggins b: 1815 (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) b.1815 New Haven, CT d.30 DEC 1875 in New Haven, OR NY, NY m. Charles Frederick Alvord (s/o Uncle John Alvord1774 & Aunt Elizabeth Bulkeley1777)

14.Has No Children Cousin Louisa Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) Louisa, Mrs. Yeaman [(1817-a.1902 ? no marriage or death listed

15.Has No Children Cousin Stephen Dickerman Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781) b.1824 d. 25 JUN 1837 died YOUNG~ age 13

16.Has No Children Cousin Frederick Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781)

17.Has No Children Cousin Unknown Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781)

18.Has Children Cousin Sarah Maria Huggins (kids of Sarah W. Alvord1782 & Ebenezer Huggins , Jr.1781)b: 1 AUG 1826 in 106 State Street, New Haven, CT., youngest child of nine link

19.Has No Children Cousin Mary Banks Alvord (Dr Elisha & Betsey Bradley Easton) b: 4 NOV 1807 m. Aaron Sherwood Went to Boarding School

Baptised Southport Cong Church
Mary Howard Sherwood, daughter of
Aaron Sherwood and Mary Banks (Alvord) Sherwood; born Aug. 28, 1841; baptized July 6, 1845

20.Has Children Cousin Sarah Wakeman Alvord (Dr Elisha & Betsey Bradley Easton) b: 9 NOV 1812 m. John Gorham went to boarding school

Baptism Southport Cong Church
Sarah Louisa Gorham, daughter of John
Henry Gorham and Sarah Wakeman (Alvord)
Gorham; born Feb. 6, 1850; baptized Nov. i,
1850.


21.Has No Children Cousin Martha Alvord (Nehemiah Banks & Rana Sherwood Ffld) b: 25 FEB 1821 Easton m. Henry Baldwin

Baptism Southport Cong Church
Mary Frances Hopkins Baldwin, daugh-
ter of Henry Baldwin and Martha (Alvord)
Baldwin; born Jan. 21, 1849; baptized Oct. 30,
1851.


22.Has No Children Cousin John Abel Alvord (Nehemiah Banks & Rana Sherwood Ffld) b: 24 SEP 1826 Easton m. Mary Wilcox

Baptism Southport Cong Church
John Abel Alvord, son of John Abel Alvord and Mary Elvira (Wilcox) Alvord; born Feb. 23, 1864; baptized Feb. 17, 1869Mary Banks Alvord, daughter of John
Abel Alvord and Mary Elvira (Wilcox) Alvord; born Feb. 24, 1865; baptized Feb. 17, 1869.
104. Sarah Wakeman Alvord, daughter of
John Abel Alvord and Mary Elvira (Wilcox) Al vord; born July 30, 1866; baptized Feb. 17, 1869.
Edith Alvord, daughter of John Abel Alvord and Mary Elvira (Wilcox) Alvord; born Aug. 25, 1868; baptized Feb. 17, 1869.

23.Has No Children Cousin kids of Jesup Alvord1789 Fairfield m. Sarah Bulkley

24.Has No Children Cousin kids of Talcott Alvord1792 Fairfield Died Young - no kids

25.Has No Children Cousin Elizabeth Burr Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 15 NOV 1818 m. Gilbert Knudson

Baptism Southport Cong Church
Harriet Sophia Knudson, daughter of
Gilbert Adolphus Knudson and Elizabeth Burr (Alvord) Knudson; born July 16, 1850; baptized Nov. I, 1850.

Howard Augustus Knudson, son of Gil-
bert Adolphus Knudson and Elizabeth Burr
(Alvord) Knudson; born Feb. 3, 1855; baptized July I, 1855
Mary Elizabeth Knudson, daughter of
Gilbert Adolphus Knudson and Elizabeth Burr (Alvord) Knudson; born Aug. 5, 1861; baptized May 18, 1862
Adolphus Alvord Knudson, son of Gilbert
Adolphus Knudson and Elizabeth Burr (Alvord) Knudson; born Dec. ii, 1845; baptized May 16, 1847.
Morris Fitch Knudson, son of Gilbert
Adolphus Knudson and Elizabeth Burr (Alvord) Knudson; born July 6, 1848; baptized Sept. 3, 1848.

26. Has No Children Cousin Martha Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 23 NOV 1820 m Henry Hine

27. Has No Children Cousin Mary A. Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 29 DEC 1825 m. John Knapp

28. Has No Children Cousin Harriet Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 27 MAY 1826

29. Has No Children Cousin Urania S. Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 12 JAN 1829 m. Edward Bulkley

30. Has No Children Cousin Louisa Alvord (kids of Morris Alvord& Elizabeth Burr Ffld) b: 5 OCT 1832 m. Burr Osborn

Baptised Southport Cong Church Jeremiah Burr Osborn, son of Burr Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born July 9, 1856; baptized Nov. 2, 1856.

Henry Morton Osborn, son of Burr Os
born and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born Nov. 7, 1858; baptized May i, 1859.

Frederick Alvord Osborn, son of Burr Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born July 8, 1861; baptized May 18, 1862
Mary Louisa Osborn, daughter of Burr
Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born March II, 1864; baptized Oct. 9, 1864
Daniel Godwin Osborn, son of Burr Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born Nov. 7,
1866; baptized July 7, 1867
Clinton Alvord Osborn, son of Burr
Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born July 31, 1869; baptized June 5, 1870.
109. Clara Alvord Osborn, daughter of Burr
Osborn and Louisa (Alvord) Osborn; born July 31, 1869; baptized June 5, 1870.

 

 

Detailed Line

Thomas ALVORD Jr. (Thomas ALVORD6, Alexander ALVORD5, Thomas ALVORD OR ALFORD4, William Or John ALVORD OR ALFORD3, Alexander ALVORD OR ALFORD2, John ALFORD OR ALVORD1)(s/o Thomas ALVORD b: 27 OCT 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT & Joanna TAYLOR b: 27 SEP 1665 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA) b. 28 Aug 1683 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, and died 29 Dec 1768 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts OR CT. He was buried 3 Jan 1769 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. He married Esther PARSONS (d/o John PARSONS b: 14 AUG 1650 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA & Sarah CLARK b: 19 MAR 1659 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA) 3 Jan 1705/1706 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA. She was born ABT 1685 in of Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, (drowned) He m. Mary STRONG ABT 1709 in of Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA, (d/o Thomas STRONG Jr. & Mary STEBBINS). She was born 29 Dec 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, died BEF 1768. Note: While living in Northampton, thomas was a Garrison soldier in the Meadow Fight at Deerfield in February 1703-04 being one of eight men to go from Northampton to aid the inhabitants of Deerfield against the indians. In 1723 he signed a petition at Northampton to sustain the commissioners in the matter of changing the course of Mill River.Ancestral File Number: 4JFX-2R
Thomas Jr.'s land was granted for his father's service under Capt. William Turner in the Falls Fight May 19, 1676. Thomas Jr. was a garrison "soulder" in the Meadow Fight at Deerfield in February of 1703-4 against the Indians. A traditional family story is told that when the garrison at Deerfield was famished for water, Thomas went to a well, where he was very exposed to enemy fire. He continued to draw water until the well-pole was shot off above his hands.

A Genealogy of the Decendents of Alexander Alvord Author: compiled by Samuel Morgan Alvord Publication:Webster, NY,
A.D. Andrews, 1908


He married twice. He married Esther PARSONS Northampton, Hampshire, MA, 3 Jan 1706. (Esther PARSONS is #5211.) Esther died 8 Oct 1707 Northampton, Hampshire, MA. Her body was interred 1707 Bridge St.Cemetery, Northampton, MA. According to the NH VR's, Esther drowned along withJohn Parsons. Neither was further identified, but Esther's name appears on theParsons Memorial in Bridge St. Cemetery, Northampton.

He married Mary STRONG Northampton, Hampshire, MA, aft 1707. (Mary STRONG is #3577.) Mary was born Northampton, Hampshire, MA 29 Dec 1690. Mary was the daughter of Thomas STRONG Jr. and Mary STEBBINS. I could not locate a record of Mary's death. Did she leave Northampton? Thomas Alvord is mentioned in Trumbull's "History of Northampton" as one of the 8 Northampton soldiers to go to the rescue of Deerfield following the French & Indian raid there in 1704. He was one of those menioned as taking part in the "Meadows Fight", after the town had been sacked and partially burned.
Under a separate listing, he is again mentioned as fighting in Queen Anne's War - 1704 to 1713. Since the Deerfield Massacre is generally viewed as theopening shots of this new war, his service at Deerfield may account for this listing.
Children

Has No Children Mehitable Alvord She married John Carr.

Has No Children Obed Alvord (Obediah) maybe son of Asahel??

Has No Children Hannah ALVORD b: in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
She m. David NICHOLS.

Has No Children Thomas ALVORD (Thomas Alvord4, Thomas Alvord3, Alexander Alvord2,
Thomas Alvord1)
b: 18 MAY 1710 Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA He m. Submit Bishop. (d/o Daniel Bishop  &: Mary Hall )She b. 25 APR 1713 Guilford, CT, and d. 22 APR 1793 Middletown, CT or Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts

Children of Thomas Alvord , Jr and Submit Bishop are (more children - only familiar names below)
Lois ALVORD (Thomas ALVORD5, Thomas ALVORD4, Thomas ALVORD3, Alexander ALVORD2, Thomas ALVORD1) born 1 APR 1736 Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT OR Litchfield, CT. She m. Samuel HALL (s/o Samuel HALL 1696 & Abigail STARR ) 7 MAY 1755 Middletown, Connecticut. His 2nd m. Elizabeth WILCOX1736 of Portland, CT

Has No Children Jonathan ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1) b: 16 NOV 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts died 28 JUN 1784 in Winchester, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Sanford (d/o Samuel Sanford  & Hannah Baldwin) b: 13 Dec 1716 in Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Married: 16 Oct 1739 D Milford or Chatham CT Children

  1. Has No Children Eliphaz Alvord b: 13 Jan 1741/1742 in Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
  2. Has No Children David Alvord b: 14 Jun 1753 in Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts


m 2 Mary Smith (Mary (wid. Brainard wid. Alvord) SMITH ??) (d/o Ralph Smith  & Mary Mayo) b: ABT 1720 in East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT m. 21 Nov 1765 in Easthampton, Hampshire Co., MA (?? Her m1 Timothy BRAINARD??s/o Joshua BRAINERD 1672 Mehitable DUDLEY Middletown) a third Marriage 3 Richard RISLEY b: 24 JUL 1709 Hartford, CT Married: 15 AUG 1787 Eastbury (pt. of Glastonbury), CT
Marriage 3?? Elizabeth Goslin (d/o Henry GOSLIN 1670 Glastonbury &Mary FOX )b: 6 Nov 1711 Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT Married ~ Married: ABT 1749 , Connecticut

Has Children Aaron ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1) b: 16 JUL 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts died 1767 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mehitable STRONG 6 NOV 1739 Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, (d/o ELIAKIM STRONG & MEHITABLE KING). She b. 5 SEP 1715.

  1. Catherine Alvord (Aaron Alvord3, Thomas Alvord2, Alexander Alvord1) b. 11 NOV 1750 Durham, CT. She m. Chauncey Beach 24 DEC 1772 Goshen, CT, (s/o Amos Beach & Sarah Royce). He was b. 31 OCT 1748, d. 12 MAY 1825.

Has Children Seth ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1) b: 13 NOV 1714 Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA died 16 MAR 1802 Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT. He m. Elizabeth SPENCER, (d/o Timothy SPENCER & Abigail w\o Timothy SPENCER). She was b. 1717 Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT, and d. 30 MAY 1800 Chatham (E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., CT

  1. Ruel Alvord (Seth Alvord3, Thomas Alvord2, Alexander Alvord1) b. 1750 East Hampton, CT, and d. 27 MAR 1810 Chatham, CT. He m. Hannah Hall 15 NOV 1774, (d/o Hamlin Hall and Elizabeth). She was b. 1756 East Hampton, CT, and d. 3 AUG 1830


Has Children Great Grandfather to SWA ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1) b: 19 JUN 1717 Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA d. 28 JAN 1776 Greenfield, Fairfield Co., CT. He bur Greenfield Hills Cemetery. Greenfield, Fairfield, CT. He married HANNAH GOODSELL 9 MAY 1745 Fairfield, CT, (d/o REV JOHN GOODSELL and MARY LEWIS). She was b. 9 AUG 1726 in Fairfield, Connecticut, and d. 20 MAY 1757 Greenfield, Connecticut. She was bur. Greenfield Hills Cemetery. He m. Abigail FINCH, (d/o Nathaniel FINCH). She was b. ABT 1718 Durham, CT , and d. 15 NOV 1743 Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He m. Mary HANFORD (d/o Eleazer Hanford &Hannah Frisbie) 1758 Fairfield, CT, daughter of Eleazer HANFORD. She was b. ABT 1718 in/of Greenfield Hill, CT, and d. AFT 1 MAR 1773. Her m 2 Thomas Sherwood b: 11 MAR 1718/19 Stratfield, CT m 23 NOV 1778 in Greenfield, CT
Hannah Alvord (Elisha Alvord3, Thomas Alvord2, Alexander Alvord1).
She m1 David Nichols (s/o Ephriam Nichols  & Rebecca Gold)   28 JUN 1768
Greenfield Hill, CT. He b. 24 MAR 1745/46 Stratford, CT.
m2 Eunice Gilbert 21 FEB 1795 Trinity Episcopal Church,
Fairfield,( d/o John GILBERT and Lydia MERWIN). b. 11 AUG 1761 Fairfield,
ch Greenfield . Children of David NICHOLS and Hannah ALVORD
are: more kids(total 14)- ones with connections
Jesse NICHOLS 1772 Greenfield Hills d. 1823 Greenfield m. Abigail HILL b. 1772 (d/oWard William HILL & Grace HULL) Greenfield
David NICHOLS 1774 Greenfield m.. Mary NICHOLS,1778 b.Easton (d/o John NICHOLS & Mary HILL).
Mabel NICHOLS 1776 Greenfield . m. STAPLES. b. ABT 1770. s/o ??
Hannah NICHOLS1780 Greenfield m. John BRADLEY.(s/o John Bradley1731Fairfield & Abigail Merwin 1730) b. ABT 1775.
Aaron NICHOLS ~ 1782 Greenfield d. 1837 Danbury m. Abigail STARR, (d/o Eliakim STARR & Abigail BENEDICT). b 1778 Bethel d.1812 Danbury
Polly NICHOLS 1784 Greenfield m. Oliver STAPLES, (s/o Thaddeus STAPLES & Sarah SHERWOOD).Ch 1777 Fairfield
Elihu NICHOLS 1780 Greenfield d. 1841 Westport m. 1801 Wspt Amelia BRADLEY. 1781 Westport d. 1841 Westport Prob. Jefferson cty NY bur N. Watertown Cem Watertown, Jefferson County, NY
Lewis NICHOLS ch 1785 Fairfield. m. Aline SILLIMAN. b. ~ 1790
Philip NICHOLS ch 1790 Fairfield, d 1820 in Danbury m. Elizabeth STARR b: 1787 Danbury (d/o Nathan STARR 1752 &Mary BARNUM)
Walter NICHOLS 1789 Greenfield d. 1849 Greenfield m. Charity BANKS 1790Fairfield, (d/o Isaac BANKS & Eleanor Sturges).
Daniel NICHOLS ch 1793 Fairfield s/o ??

Child of David NICHOLS and Eunice GILBERT is

  14   i. Lydia Merwin NICHOLS ch 1797 ,Fairfield. m. Sheldon PEET (maybe Samuel Sheldon s/o Joseph Peet  & Rhoda Morehouse). b. ~ 1795.

 

Has Children Asahel ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5,
Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2,
John Alford1)
b: 16 DEC 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA died
27 FEB 1761 Colchester, New London Co., CT. He m.
Rachel GOULD (
d/o Thomas Gould  & Mary Crittenden/Cruttenden)
4 JUN 1741
Prob. No. Guilford, CT, . She was born 18 SEP 1720 No. Guilford, CT

Has No Children Hannah Alvord b: ABT. 1721 (or d/o Thomas & Mary Strong)

Has No Children Catherine Alvord b: ABT. 1723 (or d/o Thomas & Mary Strong)

Has Children Mary ALVORD (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1) b: 3 SEP 1724 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA d. Prob. Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., CT. She married Jabez WOODS 1 JUN 1748 in Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., CT, (s/o Jonathan WOODS & Experience w\o Jonathan WOODS).

Has No Children Hannah Alvord (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5,
Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2,
John Alford1)
b: 1726 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Marriage 1
David Nichols b: 1724 in , Massachusetts

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ID: I055219
Name: Great Grandfather to SWA Elisha (Capt.) Alvord 1(s/o Thomas Alvord & Mary Strong) (Thomas Alvord7, Thomas Alvord6, Alexander Alvord5, Thomas Alvord4, William (Alvord) (or John) Alford3, Alexander Alford Reverend2, John Alford1)
Birth: 19 JUN 1717 in Northampton, MA
Death: 28 JAN 1776 in Greenfield, CT

Marriage 1 Abigail Finch b: 1718
Marriage 2 Hannah Goodsell b: 9 AUG 1726 Greenfield, CT m. 11 MAY 1745 Greenfield, CT Children

Has Children Great Aunt Abigail Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1)
b: 26 JUN 1746 Fairfield, CT died 1766. She m. Peter Perry. He d.
UNKNOWN (could this be the same one who marries Bradley??
Birth:
4 Feb 1739 Fairfield, CT Death: 16 Sep 1804 in Fairfield,
CT s/o Joseph Perry and Sarah ? m. Sarah Bradley 6 Nov 1763 Fairfield, CT kids from 1770-

Has Children Great Aunt Hannah Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1)
b: 9 MAR 1747/48 Fairfield, CT d. 13 JUL 1793 Fairfield, CT. She
m. David Nichols 11 AUG 1768 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT,
( s/o Ephraim Nichols and Rebecca Gold Ffld)
. He was born 29 MAR 1746 in
Fairfield, CT, and d. 29 JAN 1813 in Fairfield, CT.


Has Children Grandfather to SWA John Alvord



Grandfather to SWA John Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1) b: 11 JUL 1750 Fairfield, CT d. 3 JUL 1845 Greenfield Hill, CT. He was b. UNKNOWN Greenfield Hill Cemetery. He m. Sarah Wakeman 11 NOV 1772, (d/o Stephen Wakeman and Rebecca Morehouse). She was b. 26 JAN 1747/48 Fairfield, CT, and d. 26 APR 1776. He m. Sarah Wakeman 11 NOV 1772 Greenfield, Fairfield, CT, ( d/o William (Ens.) Wakeman and Sarah Hill). She was b. 24 JAN 1754 Greenfield Hill, CT Colony, and d. 26 APR 1779 Greenfield Hill, CT. She was bur UNKNOWN Greenfield Hill Cemetery. He m. Abigail Banks 14 NOV 1779, (d/o Nehemiah Banks and Abigail Bradley). She was b. 9 APR 1752 Greenfield, CT, and d. 2 MAR 1831 Greenfield, CT. She was bur UNKNOWN in Greenfield Hill Cemetery.

"An obituary notice says, "Passing through a long life of usefulness, he had a mild and happy disposition, which endeared him to all who knew him. It is but a few years since he was pensioned by the Government, having been engaged in the great cause of American liberty." He was wounded in the war." rootsweblinkk

b 1750, SWA's Grandfather

1833 Rev. Thomas F. Davis in town for five years - is he related to Davis who sponsored ME church?

Connecticut (Fairfield County), Fairfield — Men of Greenfield Hill Historical Marker

In Memory Of The Men Of Greenfield Hill Who Fought In The American Revolution John Alvord (1750 mySWA's Grandfather) • Benjamin Banks 4th • Daniel Banks • David Banks • Ebenezer Banks Esq. • Ebenezer Banks • Elijah Banks • Eliphalet Banks • Gershom Banks • Gershom Banks Jr. • Hyatt Banks • Isaac Banks • Jesse Banks • John Banks • Jonathan Banks • Joseph Banks • Nathan Banks • Nehemiah Banks • Nehemiah Banks Jr. • Moses Betts • Elisha Bradley • Hezekiah Bradley • Hezekiah Bradley Jr. • John Bradley • Joseph Bradley . . . — Map (db m27420

THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE

 

Children of Grandfather John Alvord and Grandmother Sarah Wakeman are:
+ i.   Uncle John Alvord b. 10 MAR 1774 (Greenfield), CT, d. ABT 1830 New Rochelle, NY.
+ ii.  Father David Alvord b. 15 FEB 1776 (Greenfield), CT, d. 7 JUL 1831 Kent, CT.
Children of John Alvord and Sarah Wakeman are:
+ i.   Father David Alvord b. 15 FEB 1776 (Greenfield), CT, d. 7 JUL 1831 Kent, CT.
+ ii.  Uncle John Alvord b. 10 MAR 1774 (Greenfield), CT, d. ABT 1830 New Rochelle, NY.
Children of Grandfather John Alvord and Grandmother (step) Abigail Banks are:
    i.   Uncle Joseph Alvord b. ABT 1780 Fairfield, CT, d. UNKNOWN.
  ii.    Aunt Sarah W. Alvord b. 2 MAR 1782 Fairfield, CT, d. MAY 1836. She m. Unknown Higgins. He died UNKNOWN.
+iii.   Uncle Elisha (Dr.) Alvord b. 1 JUL 1784 Fairfield (Easton), CT, d. 10 APR 1812 Ridgefield, CT.
+iv.   Uncle Nehemiah Banks Alvord b. 12 APR 1787 Fairfield, CT, d. 25 APR 1875 Southport, CT.
  v.    Uncle Jesup Alvord b. 19 AUG 1789 Fairfield, CT, d. UNKNOWN.
  vi.   Uncle Talcott Alvord b. 22 FEB 1792 Fairfield, CT, d. 19 SEP 1792.
+vii.  Uncle Morris Alvord b. 12 AUG 1794 Fairfield, CT, d. 6 APR 1852 Southport, CT.

Has Children Great Uncle Elihu Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1)b: 23 JUL 1753 Fairfield, CT d. ABT 1778. He m. Mary Beers 20 JAN 1773, (d/o David Beers and Mary Livesay). She was born 9 JUL 1754 Fairfield, CT, and d. 2 JAN 1845. Mary Beers Alvord then m.2 Joseph Perry (s/o Samuel Perry  & Sarah Whitlock His 1st m. to Love Reynolds) m.15 JUN 1785

Name: Mary Beers
Birth: 9 JUL 1754 Fairfield, CT
Death: 2 JAN 1845

Father: David Beers b: 27 APR 1717 Fairfield, CT
Mother: Mary Livesay b: in Stratford, CT

Marriage 1 Elihu Alvord b: 23 JUL 1753 Fairfield, CT m. 20 JAN 1773Children

  1. Has No Children Eleazer Alvord


Marriage 2 Joseph Perry b: 24 SEP 1754 in Greenfield, CT m. 16 JUN 1785Children

  1. Has No Children Samuel Perry b: Fairfield,

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218. Elihu Alvord #4548 (92.Elisha4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) baptized: Jul 23 1753,
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, m. Jan 20 1773, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, Mary Beers
#4552, baptized: Jul 17 1748, (daughter of Samuel Beers #7211 and Thankful Osborne #7212).
"Alvord, Elihu, Private. Capt. Dimon's Col., Col. Beebe's Reg. of Fairfield, May, 1775. Minute
men and volunteers." - Conn. Men in the Rev.
Mary: [Daughter of parents shown was listed as "probable" in the 1908 Alvord book.]
Children:
+ 554. i Elihu Alvord #4553 b. Aug 18 1775.

 

554. Elihu Alvord #4553 (218.Elihu5, 92.Elisha4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Aug 18
1775, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, m. Dec 3 1797, Alice Morley Townsend #4554, b. Apr 22
1780, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, d. May 24 1855, Long Grove, Scott County, Iowa.
Elihu died Jul 13 1863, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. From Alvord Genealogy 1645-1908
An old record dated Apr. 10, 1818, mentions "Elihu Alvord formerly of Fairfield, Conn., now of
Black Rock, N.Y." Mr. Fish, grandson of Elihu Alvord writes that hsi grandfather lived for a few
yeard after leaving Conn. at Albay, N.Y., and was employed in the shipyards there. He removed
from Ellicottville, N.Y., to Scot Co., Ia., in 1837 settling on a claim 18 miles north of Davenport. He
was the oldest member of the Scott Co. Pioneer Ass. and was probably the oldest settler in the
county. In 1857 when Mr. Alvord was eighty-one years old he visited his old home in Conn. By
occupation he was a cabinet maker and had considerable mechanical genius, so that he was wont to spend hours at a time endeavoring the perfect perpetual motion. He was fond of horticulture, a great reader and highly esteemed by all who knew him. His home, during the last yeard of his life was
with his daughter Mary Ann Fish, at Walnut Grove, Ia. When eighty-eight years old he walked from
Walnut Grove, Ia., to Davenport, a distance of 18 iles, to visit his son C.C. Alvord. It was in July
and the sun was very hot. The next day he was taken with an attack of cholera morbus from which he died on the second morning after leaving home. At the organization of St. John's Episcopal Church at Ellicottville, N.Y., Elihu Alvord was chosen vestryman, Sept., 1829. Property was deeded to Elihu Alvord of Milton, Saratoga Co., N.Y., in 1806; to Elihu Alvord of Marcellus, N.y., in 1810; from Elihu Alvord and wife of Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1812, of Ellicottville, N.Y., in 1833.
Mrs. Alvord was a member of the Episcopal Church and in her youth highly regarded in society.
Children:
1253. i Abner Morley Alvord #4555 b. Oct 11 1799, d. Feb 8 1801.
+ 1254. ii Abner Whiting Alvord #4556 b. May 20 1802. m Mercy EWERS 15 May 1825 Fairfield
+ 1255. iii Mary Ann Alvord #4557 b. Oct 1 1806.
+ 1256. iv Martha Charlotte Alvord #4558 b. Jan 16 1808.
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+ 1257. v Christopher Columbus Alvord #4559 b. Aug 19 1810.
+ 1258. vi George Washington Alvord #4560 b. Sep 11 1812.
1259. vii Alica Alvord #4561 b. Jun 25 1814, d. Jul 12 1814.
+ 1260. viii Samuel Alvord #4562 b. Aug 25 1818.
+ 1261. ix Alice Morley Townsend Alvord #4563 b. Jan 18 1820.
1262. x Harriet Alvord #4564 b. Sep 2 1823, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co. NY, d. Oct 10
1823, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co. NY.

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elihu chair maker & household invention

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Children of DAVID BEERS and MARY LIVESAY are: i. EUNICE5 BEERS, b. 14 Aug 1744; d. 29 Nov 1843, Greenfield; m. HEZEKIAH PRICE, 24 Dec 1767. Notes for HEZEKIAH PRICE: --of Greenfield 23. ii. DAVID BEERS, b. 17 Mar 1746; d. 03 May 1826. iii. ABEL BEERS, b. 18 May 1748. iv. AARON BEERS, b. 14 Aug 1750; d. 11 Jun 1813. v. MARY BEERS, b. 09 Jul 1754; d. 02 Jan 1845, Fairfield; m. (1) ELIHU ALVORD, 20 Jan 1773; m. (2) JOSEPH PERRY, 15 Jun 1785. vi. JONATHAN BEERS, b. Abt. 1759; d. 07 Jun 1813.

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Thomas Alvord #3303 (5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Aug 28 1683, Northampton, Hampshire Co.,
MA,45 m. (1) Jan 3 1706, in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, Esther Parsons #3736, (daughter
of John Parsons #3737 and Sarah Clark #3738) d. Oct 3 1707, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,
m. (2) Mary Strong #3739, b. Dec 29 1690, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, (daughter of
Thomas Strong #3740 and Mary Stebbins #3741). Thomas died Dec 29 1768, Chatham,
Connecticut.46 From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908
Thomas Alvord of Northampton, Mass., Feb. 26, l722-3 conveyed "Unto John Pomeroy, land in ye
township of Northampton in ye Division of Commons this side of Munham River, bounded
Westerly upon ye country road: Northerly upon ye land that was Richard Burk's. Easterly upon ye
Highway; Southerly upon land that was Richard Webb's."
"March 6, 1724-5 Thomas Alvord of Northampton to Thomas Crecce of Boston 300 acres of land
lying between Hadley & Brookfield in a tract of land known by Equivalent land: part of it called
Cold Spring. bounded: Beginning at a tree on Pond Hill, etc."
"Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Alvard, of Middletown in the County of Hartford
and Colony of Connecticut in New England in America for the Consideration of the Sum of five
pounds Lawful money to me in hand paid by Thomas Alvard Jun-r of sd Middletown The Receipt
whereof I do hereby acknowledge Do Give, Grant, bargain Sell and Confirm to him the sd Thomas
Alvard Junior his heirs & Assigns forever All that Tract of Land* in the township of Fall Town in
the County of Hampshire & Province of Massachusetts Bay which was granted to me the sd Thomas
Alvard by the General Assembly of sd Province as Eldest Male Heir of my Father Thomas Alvard of
Northampton in the County of Hampshire aforesd then at the time of sd Grant Deceasd; To Have
and To Hold to him the sd Thomas Alvard Junior his heirs & assigns forever, etc.
June 25, 1763 Thomas Alvord & seal,
In Presence of John Alvard Titus Hosmer Middletown June 28, 1763." Acknowledged. Recorded
Hampshire Co., Vol. V. 167, Sept. 28, 1763. Conveyance by heirs of Thomas Alvord.
[* In 1734 the General Court of Mass. granted land to those who had served under Capt. Turner in
1676 at Deerfield and to the representatives of those deceased. Thomas Alvord of Middletown,
claimant, eldest son of Thomas, was given preference in the grant. He agreed to settle in the
17
township in 1738. In the drawing Thomas Alvord received homelot No. 58. In his absence the clerk
was instructed to draw for him.]
"Thomas Alvord of Middletown, Seth Alvord, Jabez Woods & Mary his wife of Chatam in the
County of Hartford & Jonathan Alvord of Winchester in the county of Litchfield all in the State of
Connecticut, & Asahel Alvord of Cornwall in Litchfield County & State aforesaid and Mary Alvord,
David Nichols and Hannah his wife of the aforesaid state all in the State of Connecticut being Heirs
of Thomas Alvord late of said Middletown now Chatham deceased. For divers good causes etc.
especially for the sum of five pounds Lawful money quit claim unto Ebenezer Warner of
Belchertown in the County of Hampshire Inn holder all our right and title unto twenty-five acres of
land in Belchertown etc. "In witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands & seals the 2d day of
October, 1780
Thomas Alvord & seal; Mary Wood and seal, her + mark; Seth Alvord & seal; Jabez Wood & seal;
Jonathan Alvord & seal; Asahel Alvord & seal; David Nichols & Seal; Hannah Nichols & Seal, her
+ mark; Mary Alvord & seal her + mark.
Signed and Sealed and delivered in Presence of John Clark, Thomas Alvord, Ephriam Cade, John
Clark, Thomas Alvord, Joseph Dart, Elizabeth Alvord, Eliphaz Alvord, Judah Kellogg, Benjamin
Jennings, Eunice Wakeman her + mark, Peter Hull, George Burr, Chatham, Co. of Hartford, Oct. 2,
1780. Vol. XVII, 268, Oct. p, 1780 2, 1780
"Chauncy Beach, Catharine Beach, John Carr and Mehitable Carr, his, wife, and Lucy Alvord; all of
Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn. & Mary Knapp, of Redding, Fairfield Co., Conn., John Alvord of said
State, Obed Alvord of Colchester, Hartford Co., Conn., heirs of Thomas Alford, formerly of
Middletown, Conn., deceased; in consideration of five pounds, forever quit claim unto Ebenezer
Warner of Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Mass., all our right, title, etc., we have in twenty-five acres
of land in Belchertown bounded, etc. "We have set our hands and seals this sixth day of Oct. A. D.,
1780. "John Carr and seal, Chauncy Beach & seal, Obed Alvord and seal Lucy Alvord her + mark,
Mehitable Carr and seal, John Alvord & seal, Mary Knapp and seal--Mary Knapp, one of the
signers, is daughter of Elisha Alvord, dec." (Hamp. Co. Reg. Deeds, Vol. XVII, 244, Oct. 17, 1780.)
The first deed of property to Thomas Alvord recorded at Middletown, Conn., is dated Apr. 28, 1726,
Robert Coe for 25 pounds deeds twelve acres of land in the southermost tear or range of lots to
Thomas Alvord, "now a resident of Middletown," bounded, E and N. by highway, S. by land of
Robert Coe, W by land of Moses Parsons, The grantee was given two years in which to pay the price
of the land or forfeit the same. Later grants were also on west side of the river. With his wife, Mary,
he joined the first church in Middletown by letter from Northampton Mass. Mar. 16, 1729. Thomas
Strong, Mrs, Alvord's father, had moved to Durham, Conn., previous to this time, which
undoubtedly led Thomas Alvord to the neighboring locality.
While living in Northampton, Thomas Alvord was a garison "soulder" in the Meadow Fight at
Deerfield in Feb., 1703-4, being one of the eight men to go from Northampton to aid the inhabitants
of Deerfield against the Indians. In 1723 he signed a petition at Northampton to sustain the
commissioners in the matter of changing the course of Mill River. He owned the house, barn and
hatter's shop which about 1730 went into possession of Dr. Ebr. Hunt. In 1724 he received 4 pounds
for ringing the bell at Northampton.
47 Northampton, MA Town Records as published in Burke and Alford Memorial, 1864
48 Northampton, MA Town Records as published in Burke and Alford Memorial, 1864
49 Alvord, Samuel Morgan, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord. Webster NY, A.D.
Andrews, 1908 p 45
18
Mar, 31, 1767 Thomas Alvord of Middletown conveyed to his son Thomas all his property, "having been supported by him for several years and bound to be for the residue of life." His death was due
to "the infirmities of old age."
Thomas Alvord's first wife was drowned in company with her brother. The boat upset, They clung
to it for a time, but no help reached them and they were both drowned.
Children by Mary Strong:
+ 88. i Thomas Alvord #3742 b. May 18 1710.
+ 89. ii Jonathan Alvord #3950 b. Nov 16 1711.
+ 90. iii Aaron Alvord #3951 b. Jul 16 1713.
+ 91. iv Seth Alvord #3952 b. Nov 13 1714.
+ 92. v Elisha Alvord #3953 b. Jun 19 1717.
+ 93. vi Asahel Alvord #3954 b. Dec 16 1720.
+ 94. vii Mary Alvord #3955 b. Sep 3 1724.

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196. David Alvord #6692 (89.Jonathan4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Jun 14 1753, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT, m. Sep 8 1774, in Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, Elizabeth
Wetmore #6956, baptized: Oct 15 1758, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT. David died Oneida Co.,
NY
.129 David Alvord is credited with nine half days training in Torrington in 1774.

He bought land in Winchester, Conn., in 1776 and is call of torrington. One the lot he bought in Winchester was afterwards erected the parsonage of Rev, Booge. After 1785 he lived on the Leonard Hurlburt place.

old house dreams There are more images of the house on the site.

About the year 1800 he moved to Neversink, Sullivan Co., N. Y., and later to vernon, Oneida Co., where he settled on Baschard's location. It is said that David Alvord was a carpenter, a man of strong memtal powers, but an indifferent fanancier. He therefore died a poor man.
Children:
506. i Persis Alvord #7180 b. Dec 18 1774, Winchester, Litchfield Co., CT, m. Daniel Daniels #8156. From Alvord Genealogy 1645-1908 Mrs. Persis Daniels was received to the church in Stockbridge, Mass., Oct. 20, 1800, from the church in Winchester, Conn. She was dismissed with her sister Ursula to the church in Westmoreland, N.Y., Jan. 9, 1803.
MOOR SIBLINGS ON PAGE 92
507. ii Ursula Alvord #7977 b. Feb. 13, 1778, Winchester, CT.

alfordassn

 

Has Children Cousin (2nd?) Elihu Alvord b: 18 AUG 1775 Fairfield, CT m 1 Alice Morley b: 22 APR 1780 in Ballson Spa, NY m.3 DEC 1797 1 D 1863, Davenport, Iowa

 
Chairmaker
About the same age as SWA's father David.
Elihu worked in Saratoga making furniture for Nicholas Low's new Sans Souci Hotel at Ballston Spa. For the next four ecades 4 couties in NY were home to Elihu. He later (1837) moved to Iowa where he died at Davenport in 1863.

Has No Children Great Aunt Mary Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1) b: 26 APR 1757 Fairfield, CT d. UNKNOWN. She m. Jonathan Knapp 7 SEP 1772 Greenfield, CT, (s/o David Knapp and Anna Unknown.) He was b. 6 MAR 1749/50 Fairfield, CT, and d. 1840 Canada.

  1. Marriage 3 Mary Hanford b: 1718 Married: 1758
    Sources:

Title: "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield" by Donald Line Jacobus, M.A.

Alvord Lanesboro Connection 88 Alvord Genealogy

John Alvord received a grant of land from his father in Middletown, Conn., in 1762. In 1764, as a resident of New Framingham (now Lanesboro), Mass., he sold land in Middletown and again in 1768. He was a resident of Lanesboro as late as 1786 and is called a cordwainer. About this date he moved to New Haven, \'X., and was a resident there in 1790. He was of Monkton, Vt., in 1800.
Samuel Haight in 1800 conveyed land in Malone, N. Y., to John
Alvord of New Haven, Vt. The last years of his life were spent at
Chateaugay Woods, N. Y., with his son Woolcott. He received 180 acres of land, located by the Government in the state of Ohio. About the year 1826 his son John went to view the property, and found an individual in possession of the estate, who had purchased it of a
third person and who would not give it up without litigation. Although it was very valuable and it was believed that the occupant's title was not good, yet nothing was obtained from it.

Rev. War Service: "Alverd, Jonathan (also given John), Lanesborough, Private, 6th Co., Col. Baley's Reg. Continental Arm}'. Pay accounts for service from May 18, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. Also Capt. Isaac Warren's Co., Col. Baley's Reg. Return of men dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 24, 1778.

"Alvord, John, Lanesborough, descriptive list of enlisted men dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781, stature 5-8, complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, cordwainer ; residence, Lanesborough; rank, private; enHsted May. 15, 1777, by Capt. Warren. Joined Capt. Henry Sewall's Co. 2nd Reg. Enlistment during war. Also return of men enHsted into Continental Army from Capt. David Wheeler's Co. joined Capt. Warren's Co., Col. Bailey's Reg. Enlist- ment during war."

"Alvard, John, Lanesborough, Return of men enlisted into Continental Army dated Jan. 1781, Capt. Sewall's Co. 2nd Reg. Enlisted May 15, 1777 by Capt. Warren. Enlistment for the war."

"Alloord, John (also given Jonathan), Lanesborough, Private, Major's Co., Col. Bailey's Reg., Continental Army. Pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780 to Dec. 31, 1780." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.)


Not my David

David Alvord born 3/13/1792 ran Half Way House in Watervliet, NY
Posted by: kevin franklin (ID *****9067) Date: June 24, 2009 at 19:47:01
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Seeking information on the family of David Alvord, born 3/13/1792 at Granby, Mass. and married Hannah Payne on 6/13/1818 (at Albany, N.Y.?) Alvord ran the "Half Way House" or roadhouse on the road from Albany to Troy in the early 20th century. Any information on the Alvord family of Albany + Watervliet NY area would be appreciated. Thanks.


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History of Syracuse

A. E. Alvord. — The water-lime and plaster-mills on the corner of Lock
and Catawba streets were built by their present owner, A. Iv Alvord, in 1 884,
who succeeded his father in this business in 1875. Water-Iinic is ground
from stone quarried and burned in Manlius and brought by rail to the mills.
Quick-lime is also burned at Manlius in nine large kilns, which have a ca-
pacity of 600 barrels daily. Stone for land plaster is quarried on Mr.
Alvord's farm in Onondaga Valley, from which about 2,000 tons of plaster
are ground and sold yearly. Two years ago Mr. Alvord expended several
thousand dollars in a plant at his mills for the manufacture of calcine plaster,
or plaster of Paris. This was the introduction of a new industry in Syra-
cuse, and has proven very successful. It is made from the same stone as
the land plaster, and the works have a daily capacity of from 200 to 300
barrels. The quality of this new product is most satisfactory, and orders
already exceed the production. One hundred people are required to oper-
ate the quarries and mills. Mr. Alvord's father, E. B. Alvord, was the pio-
neer in this business in Syracuse. In 1848 he built a lime and plaster-mill
on the corner of Lock and Canal streets, which he operated till 1872 or 1873,
when he converted the building into a packing-house and moved the ma-
chinery for grinding water-lime and i)laster to a new mill in Pearl street,
which was removed to make room for the West Shore Railroad.

...

The Vande7-hilt House was built in 1867 by John L. Cook & Son, who
opened it in 1868, and kept it for ten or twelve years, when Oliver \\. Allen
became the proprietor. He was succeeded two or three years later by P. B.
Brayton, who sold to G. W. Day, and he to George W. Taylor. In the
spring of 1891 Mr. Taylor disposed of his interest to J. H Fife, of New \'ork
city, the present proprietor. In compliment to its name Commodore Van-
derbilt presented this house with an excellent oil painting of himself, which
has been admired by thousands of guests. During their bridal trip the
Commodore and his second wife spent a night here. The hotel justly en-
joys the reputation of being first-class in all respects. In 1879 Daniel Can-
dee, Horace Candee, and the estate of Earll B. Alvord bought and still own
this valuable property.



Alvord Onondaga County Plaster, Salt Lime

Onondaga became noted at an early time for her mineral resources — her Salt, Gypsum, and Water - Lime. The Salt Springs of this locality were known throughout the French and English colonies and in Europe more than two hundred years ago. After the Revolution, their fame attracted hither visitors and settlers, and their partial development formed the nucleus of flourishing villages which have grown into a center of more than sixty thousand population.

The first discovery of water lime in America was made in Onondaga at a period most opportune, when it was needed for the permanent locks and culverts in the construction of the Erie Canal; and, in consequence, from 1819 that great work went forward to its completion, and has since had the materials at hand to keep it in a permanent state of repair. Here, too, the first discovery of gypsum in the United States was made in 1792, which has since become as noted and valuable as the famous plaster of Paris.

The history contained in the following pages covers all the ground over which we have thus cursorily glanced, giving each step of the' progress of the county in detail from the earliest discoveries. The plan of our work, of course, is very different from that of Mr. Clark's two volumes. While we have condensed the history of the Indians into three or four chapters, adding considerable original matter, we have extended the history of the Military Tract, the Salt Interest, the Civil Record, and other matters, deemed of most importance, far beyond anything that has yet been published.

Our History of the City of Syracuse is almost entirely original matter, embracing the inception and progress of industries and institutions which either did not exist or were in their infancy when Mr. Clark published his Onondaga, such as the Public Schools, Churches, Institutions of Learning, Libraries, Manufactories, Banking, Railroads, and the various Industrial and Commercial interests of the modern city. Also in the various Towns of the County, the histories have been brought down from the point where they had been left by the former historian. The Military Record of Onondaga in the War of the Rebellion — a history not hitherto attempted — has been added, forming one of the most valuable and interesting features of the work.

The sources of information to which we have had access in compiling this volume are the Jesuit Relations; Colonial and Documentary Histories of New York: Clark's Onondaga; Bancroft's History of the United States; Smith's New York; Parkman's Jesuits in America; Champlain's Journal; Charlevoix's History of New France; Parkman's Old Regime in Canada: Davidson & Stuve's History of Illinois; Turner's History of the Holland Purchase; Geological Reports of the State of New York; Transactions of the State Agricultural Society; New York Civil List; State Census for 1875; Local, County and Town Records, Maps, Pamphlets, Files of Newspapers, and various other documents of a local character. For local matters we have consulted the Pompey Re-union and Van Schaack's History of the Village of Manlius.

The razor in this thread: I guess I'M restoring now is a Beardsley and Alvord, a pretty rare maker (Google only returned hits on THREE razors...of which this is one.) The seller who sold it to me (Hi Tim!) listed it as a Sheffield razor, which is a reasonable assumption. It is stamped "Empire Razor", which certainly sounds English. And the name sounds English, as well.

BUT. In my research about this razor, I encountered a reference to a company called "Beardsley and Alvord" in the book "Annals of Winchester (and Winsted) CT." I could only find the index, however, not the text, so I knew nothing. THEN, on SMF, a very kind member posted a page from History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut on Google books, where we find the text
"It is necessary to turn back the pages of Winsted's history to the year 1852 in order to find the record of the first work accomplished by the concern which is now known as the Empire knife company. It will be found that two Englishmen, Messrs. Thompson and Gascoigne, came to Winsted in that year and opened a modest little shop for the purpose of making pocket cutlery...The founders did a fair trade, but lacked capital to devlop the industry, and in 1856 the business passed into the hands of Beardsley & Alvord."

So there was a cutlery business in the 1850's in Connecticut by the name of Beardsley and Alvord, which in later years changed its name to The Empire Knife company (in business until 1932)! So this razor was a product of the Beardsley & Alvord cutlery business in Winsted, CT...
Further digging turned up THIS information:

"James Richard Alvord was engaged in the dry goods business in his early years. In 1853 he took up the manufacture of pocket cutlery. This business was continued under the firm name, of Beardsley and Alvord, who bought the small pocket cutlery concern of Thompson and Gascoygn. In 1856 they built their factory at the Lake outlet, enlarged the business and placed it on a permanent basis, changing the name to the Empire Knife Co." (From A GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER ALVORD AN EARLY SETTLER OF WINDSOR, CONN. AND NORTHAMPTON, MASS. V COMPILED BY
'SAMUEL MORGAN ALVORD 1908 A.D. ANDREW B, Pb int sb. Wbb st bb.N Y., p.288--found on the Library of Congress)
So Beardsley & Alvord changed their company name to The Empire Knife Co. in 1856, placing the date of my razor somewhere between 1853 and 1856...

Now THAT is some interesting stuff.

Now, further research shows that Connecticut had a lively iron and steel industry in the 19th century, so it is very possible that this razor, as English as it sounds, is a pure old American razor...which makes me inordinately happy!

 

 

 

 

 

Look for Nehemiah Banks X

Nehemiah B Northrop (Beach Beardsley)

Nehemiah Banks Alvord (b. 1787 In 1846 moves from Fairfield Cong Church to Southport Cong church age 88)


Town of Fairfield

THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE

A Nehemiah Banks was an original grantee in the Firelands

History of the Fire lands, comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers (1879)

Fire-Lands, Ohio

"Original Grantees

John Morehouse
Sam'l Sturges
Sam'l Taylor
Nehemiah Banks
Samuel Penfield
Mary Penfield

The Firelands or Sufferers' Lands tract was located at the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve in what is now the U.S. state of Ohio. The land was set aside for residents of the Connecticut towns of Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich, Groton, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, and Ridgefield who lost their homes in 1779 and 1781 due to fires set by British forces during the American Revolutionary War. Originally referred to as the "Fire Lands" (two words), it is now spelled as one word, "Firelands". Wikipedia

Very few of the original "Sufferers" ever settled in the Firelands, as the land was not given for settlement until many years after the war. Even then, the land was not readily hospitable due to Indian hostilities prior to and during the War of 1812 and the necessity of clearing dense forests from most of the land so that it could be used for farming purposes.

On April 15, 1803, the Sufferers, or their heirs, legal agents, and purchasers of their deeds, formed a corporation to manage the lands to which they were entitled in the newly formed state of Ohio.[1] The land was divided into 30 five mile (8 km) square survey townships, which were further subdivided into 120 quarters, each containing 4,000 acres (16 km²). (Note: Although the standard for U.S. survey townships in the Northwest Territory was six miles (approx. 10 km) square at that time, the older standard for survey townships in the Western Reserve was employed.) A drawing was held to determine the land received by each individual. Many of the local communities and townships in the Firelands are named for locations in Connecticut.

645 HULLS FARM ROAD

THIS HOUSE WAS BUILT PRIOR TO 1781 BY NEHEMIAH BANKS (SR., 1722 TO 1807). THE EARLIEST RECORD OF THE HOUSE APPEARS IN (V21 P342), OF FAIRFIELD LAND RECORDS WHEN NEHEMIAH BANKS MADE A GIFT OF THE HOME AND 6 ACRES OF LAND TO HIS SON NEHEMIAH JR (1754-1835), UPON THE LATTER'S RETURN FROM SERVICE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A MODERN WING ADDED IN THIS CENTURY, THE HOUSE SURVIVES AS AN EXAMPLE OF COLONIAL STYLE ARCHITECTURE IN FAIRFIELD. MOST NOTABLE ARE THE INTACT PROPORTIONS, PROJECTING ROOF MOLDINGS AND HALF-ROUND WINDOWS IN THE GABLE ENDS.

 

ID: I51105

Name: Nehemiah Banks
Birth: 28 FEB 1721/22 Greenfield, CT
Death: 16 NOV 1807 Greenfield, Connecticut

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Birth date from History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, vol II, by Donald L. Jacobus, 1932, p 39, citing Greenfield records. Baptized 27 May 1722.
*
In 1762, Nehemiah Banks listed as a deacon (source of info not recorded)
*
1790 census Fairfield Co., CT. Fairfield. Nehemiah Banks head of household
White males: (1) 16 yrs & older
White females: (2)
All other free persons: (1)
*
On 17 Apr 1790, David Banks wrote his will; proved 12 Oct 1791. Mentions two brothers Joseph and NEHEMIAH Banks. (History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, vol II, by Donald L. Jacobus, 1932, p 43)
*
He is one of two Nehemiah Bankses who may be the one who was awarded land in Greenfield, NW Terr. [later Highland Co., OH] due to losses of 4£, 15 sh. in British attack on Fairfield, CT in 1792.
*
On 30 May 1799, Nehemiah Banks wrote his will. There was a codacil dtd 30 Oct 1806. Will proved 29 Feb 1808. It mentions sons Nehemiah and Talcott, wife Mindwell; children of deceased daughter Esther: Aaron, Daniel, Bradley and David Lee, Polly Edmonds, Esther Edmonds, Mary and Betsey Lee; daughters Amelia Burritt, Mindwell Burr, Abigail Alvord and Clarina Wakeman. (History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, vol II, by Donald L. Jacobus, 1932, p 44)
*
1800 census Fairfield Co., CT. (p 832) Fairfield. Nehemiah Banks head of household
White males: (1) 45 yrs & older
White females: (1) 45 yrs & older
*
Death info from History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, vol II, by Donald L. Jacobus, 1932, p 43, citing gravestone. He says church records have 18 Nov.
*
These notes compiled by Ray H. Banks of Las Vegas, NV in Feb 2003, rayhbanks@cox.net


Father: Joseph Banks b: 30 DEC 1690
Mother: Mary Sherwood b: 8 JAN 1693/94 [resident of Fairfield Co., CT]

m. 1 Mindwell Sherwood b: 31 JAN 1727/28 in of Fairfield Co., CT
m. 2 Abigail Bradley b: 25 APR 1725 Fairfield, CT m. 1743

Children

  1. Has No Children Hester Banks b: 30 NOV 1744 [resident of Fairfield Co., CT] She m. Daniel Lee 16 NOV 1768 Greenfield, CT, (s/o William Lee and Sarah Unknown). He b. 1744 Redding, CT, and d. 14 OCT 1833 Ridgefield, CT.
  2. Has No Children Amelia Banks b: JUL 1747 [resident of Fairfield Co., Connecticut] She m. Wakeman Burritt, (s/o Elihu Burritt & Eunice Wakeman). He was b. 1760, d. 15 JUN 1846. She m. Jesup Wakeman 29 DEC 1768 Greenfield Hill, CT, (s/o Stephen Wakeman & Sarah Jessup).
    Stephen Wakeman (1716-1760)

    "Stephen Wakeman, b. 1716; bap. March 10, 1717; d. March 23, 1760. Graduated at Yale, 1738, B.A. He m. [1st] Jan. 11, 1734, Mary Adams, dau. of Stephen Adams, b. 1717-8; d. Aug. 16, 1741. Mr. Wakeman, next m.[2nd] Sarah Jesup, Jan. 11, 1744. She was b. 1727; d. 1805. She was dau. of Edward Jesup and Sarah Blackleach..."
    Taken from the standard history, Robert P. Wakeman, *Wakeman Genealogy, 1630-1899* (Meriden, Conn.: Journal Pub. Co, 1900), pp. 166, 176-77. findagrave, john bingham post 2009
    He was b. 1748 Greensfarms, Fairfield, CT, and d. 2 JAN 1780.
    1. Sarah WAKEMAN b. 4 Feb 1773. She m. Peter Burr JENNINGS. b. 9 Sep 1764
  3. Has No Children Mindwell Banks b: 1750 [resident of Fairfield Co., CT] She married Talcott Burr 15 NOV 1770 Fairfield, CT, (s/o John Burr & Grace Bulkeley). He was b. 20 OCT 1746 Fairfield, CT, and d. 17 OCT 1802 Fairfield, CT.
  4. Has No Children Abigail Banks b: 1752 Greenfield, CT She m. John Alvord 14 NOV 1779 Fairfield, CT.
    Children of Abigail Banks and John Alvord are
    1. Joseph Alvord was b. ABT 1780 Fairfield, CT, and d. UNKNOWN.
    2. Sarah W. Alvord b. 2 MAR 1782 in Fairfield, CT, and d. MAY 1836. She m. Unknown Higgins. He died UNKNOWN.
    3. Elisha (Dr.) Alvord b. 1 JUL 1784 Fairfield (Easton), CT, and d. 10 APR 1812 Ridgefield, CT.
    4. Nehemiah Banks Alvord b. 12 APR 1787 Fairfield, CT, and d. 25 APR 1875 Southport, CT.
    5. Jesup Alvord b. 19 AUG 1789 Fairfield, CT, and d. UNKNOWN.
    6. Talcott Alvord b. 22 FEB 1792 Fairfield, CT, and d. 19 SEP 1792. Died Young
    7. Morris Alvord b. 12 AUG 1794 Fairfield, CT, and died 6 APR 1852 Southport, CT.
  5. Has Children Nehemiah Banks b: 27 APR 1754 Greenfield, Connecticut He m. Sarah Sherwood 21 JAN 1779 Fairfield, CT, (d/o Albert (Lt.) Sherwood & Ann Buckingham). She b. ABT 1757 Fairfield, CT, and d. 4 NOV 1823 Fairfield, CT.
  6. Has No Children Mary Banks b: JUN 1757 [resident Fairfield Co., Connecticut] d. 24 SEP 1776
  7. Has Children Talcott Banks b: ABT. 1759 [resident Fairfield Co., Connecticut] He m. Eunice Chapman 4 JAN 1781, (d/o Dennie Chapman & Desire Lovel). She b. 1760 Fairfield, CT, and d. 23 MAR 1831.
  8. Has No Children Clara (Clarissa Clarinda) Banks b: 10 MAR 1761 [resident of Fairfield Co., Connecticut] She m. Jabez Wakeman 21 JUN 1781 Greenfield Hill, CT, (s/o William (Ens.) Wakeman & Sarah Hill). He was born 10 MAY 1761 in Greensfarms, CT, and died ABT 1836
  9. Has No Children Bradley Banks b: 22 JUN 1766 [resident of Fairfield Co., Connecticut] Died Youngd. 9 DEC 1776.
 

Nehemiah Banks Alvord

Birth:  Jun. 3, 1822
Death:  Aug. 20, 1824 Died Young Age 2
Inscription:
NEHEMIAH BANKS (ALVORD) (Jr.)
s/o Nehemiah Banks & Rana Sherwood Alvord
died Aug. 20, 1824 aged 2 ye. 2 mo. & 17 days.
Even so, it is not the will of your Father Which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
"Ye OLD BURYING GROUND OF FAIRFIELD, CONN." by Mrs. Kate Perry
 

Burial:
Old Burying Ground
Fairfield, Connecticut Created by: Nareen
Record added: Mar 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial # 4975863

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ALVARD E MA HAMPSHIRE GREENFIELD 1810
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ALVARD ELISHA MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1810
ALVARD JEHIEL MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1810
ALVARD JOHN MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1810
ALVARD JONATHAN MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1810
ALVARD PEREZ MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1810
ALVARD SETH VT WINDHAM WILMINGTON 1810
ALVARD TIMOTHY MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1810

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ALVERD DAVID CT LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD 1790
ALVERD ELIHU CT LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD 1790

ALVERD STEPHEN VT WINDSOR WOODSTOCK 1790
ALVERD STEPHEN W VT WINDSOR WOODSTOCK 1790
ALVERD ELEZER NY RENSSELAER STEPHEN 1800
ALVERD JOSEPH NY CHENANGO HAMILTON 1800
ALVERD PHENIUS NY CHENANGO HAMILTON 1800
ALVERD ALEXANDER NY GENESEE LEICESTER 1820
ALVERD ASHBEL CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1820
ALVERD DANIEL NY MADISON GEORGETOWN 1820
ALVERD DAVID NY GENESEE LEICESTER 1820
ALVERD DIOCLESIAN NY ONONDAGA SALINA 1820
ALVERD ELI NY ALLEGANY NUNDA 1820
ALVERD ELISHA NY COLUMBIA NEW LEBANON 1820
ALVERD HANNAH CT HARTFORD BRISTOL 1820
ALVERD ISAAC NY GENESEE MURRAY 1820
ALVERD JULUS VT WINDHAM WILMINGTON 1820
ALVERD OBED NY GENESEE LEICESTER 1820
ALVERD OTIS VT WINDHAM WILMINGTON 1820
ALVERD PEREZ MA HAMPSHIRE WORTHINGTON 1820
ALVERD STEPHEN NY GENESEE MOUNT MORRIS 1820
ALVERD STEPHEN JR NY GENESEE MOUNT MORRIS 1820
ALVERD TIMOTHY MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820 ALVERD WM NY ALLEGANY NUNDA 1820

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ALVORD DANIEL CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1790
ALVORD JOHN CT FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 1790
ALVORD ORIN CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1790
ALVORD RACHEL CT NEW LONDON NO TWP LISTED 1790 ALVORD REND CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1790
ALVORD SETH CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1790
ALVORD SETH JR CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1790
ALVORD THOMAS G CT HARTFORD FARMINGTON 1790
ALVORD THOMAS G JR CT HARTFORD FARMINGTON 1790
ALVORD AZARH MA HAMPSHIRE S HADLEY 1790
ALVORD BENJA MA HAMPSHIRE MONTAGUE 1790
ALVORD BEZALEEL MA HAMPSHIRE S HADLEY 1790
ALVORD CALEB MA HAMPSHIRE GREENFIELD 1790
ALVORD DANIEL MA BERKSHIRE LANESBOROUGH 1790
ALVORD ELEAZER MA BERKSHIRE LANESBOROUGH 179
0 ALVORD ELIAB MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1790
ALVORD ELISHA MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1790
ALVORD GAD MA HAMPSHIRE GRANBY 1790
ALVORD GIDEON MA HAMPSHIRE S HADLEY 1790
ALVORD JEHIEL MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1790
ALVORD JOHN MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1790
ALVORD JONATHAN MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1790 ALVORD JOSEPH MA BERKSHIRE LANESBOROUGH 1790
ALVORD JOSEPH MA HAMPSHIRE CONWAY 1790
ALVORD JOSIAH MA BERKSHIRE WINDSOR 1790
ALVORD JUSTIN MA HAMPSHIRE S HADLEY 1790
ALVORD PHINEAS MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1790 ALVORD SAML MA HAMPSHIRE S HADLEY 1790
ALVORD ZEBADIAH MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1790
ALVORD ZERA MA HAMPSHIRE SHELBURNE 1790

ALVORD ASAHEL G CT LITCHFIELD CORNWALL 1800
ALVORD ASHBEL CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1800
ALVORD DANIEL CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1800
ALVORD ELIPHAS CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1800
ALVORD JOHN CT FAIRFIELD WESTON 1800
ALVORD JOHN CT FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 1800

ALVORD JOHN CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1800
ALVORD OREN CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1800
ALVORD REWEL CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1800
ALVORD SETH CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1800
ALVORD AHIEL MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1800
ALVORD CALEB MA HAMPSHIRE MONTAGUE 1800
ALVORD DANIEL MA HAMPSHIRE WORTHINGTON 1800
ALVORD ELIAB MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1800
ALVORD ELIJAH MA HAMPSHIRE GREENFIELD 1800
ALVORD ELISHA MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1800
ALVORD ELISHA MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD ELIZABETH MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD JOHN MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1800
ALVORD JONATHAN MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD PHINEAS MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD SAMUEL MA HAMPSHIRE W SPRINGFIELD 1800 ALVORD TIMOTHY MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD ZEBEDIAH MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1800 ALVORD ZERAH MA HAMPSHIRE SHELBURNE 1800

ALVORD ??? JR CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1810
ALVORD ASHBEL CT NEW HAVEN WALLINGFORD 1810
ALVORD ELIPHAZ CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1810
ALVORD JAMES CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1810
ALVORD JOHN CT FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 1810
ALVORD JOHN CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1810

ALVORD JOSEPH CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1810
ALVORD ORIN CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1810
ALVORD SAUL CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1810
ALVORD SETH CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1810
ALVORD BEZABEEL MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1810
ALVORD CALEB MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1810
ALVORD CALEB MA HAMPSHIRE ERVING 1810
ALVORD CALVIN MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1810
ALVORD CHESTER MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1810
ALVORD GAD MA HAMPSHIRE GRANBY 1810
ALVORD JUSTIN MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1810
ALVORD LERA MA HAMPSHIRE SHELBURNE 1810
ALVORD PLINY MA HAMPSHIRE DEERFIELD 1810
ALVORD SAMUEL MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1810
ALVORD T MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHFIELD 1810

ALVORD ELIJAH CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1820
ALVORD JABEZ CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1820
ALVORD JAMES H CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1820
ALVORD JOHN CT FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 1820
ALVORD JOHN CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1820

ALVORD MARTIN CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1820
ALVORD NEHEMIAH B CT FAIRFIELD FAIRFIELD 1820
ALVORD OTIS CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1820
ALVORD SAUL CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1820
ALVORD SAUL JR CT TOLLAND BOLTON 1820
ALVORD SETH CT MIDDLESEX CHATHAM 1820
ALVORD JAMES IN WASHINGTON NO TWP LISTED 1820
ALVORD ADOLPHUS MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD ANN MA FRANKLIN GREENFIELD 1820
ALVORD BESALEI L MA BERKSHIRE LENOX 1820
ALVORD CALEB MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1820
ALVORD CALVIN MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTHAMPTON 1820 ALVORD CYRUS MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD EBENEZER MA HAMPDEN WEST SPRINGFIELD 1820 ALVORD ELEAZER MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820 ALVORD ELIAB MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD ELIJAH MA FRANKLIN GREENFIELD 1820
ALVORD ELISHA MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTH HADLEY 1820
ALVORD GAIUS MA HAMPSHIRE GRANBY 1820
ALVORD HOLLIS MA FRANKLIN MONTAGUE 1820
ALVORD ISAAC MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD JEHIEL MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD JOHN MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD JONA MA HAMPSHIRE WESTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD JUSTIN MA HAMPSHIRE EASTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD PHINEHAS MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820 ALVORD PLYNA MA FRANKLIN MONTAGUE 1820
ALVORD SAMUEL MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820 ALVORD SAMUEL MA HAMPSHIRE SOUTHAMPTON 1820 ALVORD SEWAL MA HAMPDEN WEST SPRINGFIELD 1820 ALVORD SEWALL MA HAMPSHIRE GRANBY 1820
ALVORD SYLVESTER MA HAMPSHIRE NORTHAMPTON 1820
ALVORD TILTON E MA HAMPDEN WESTFIELD 1820
ALVORD ZERA MA FRANKLIN SHELBURNE 1820

=================

OLVORD OLIVER VT RUTLAND RUTLAND 1790
OLVORD SAML MA HAMPSHIRE W SPRINGFIELD 1790
OLVORD AMASA VT RUTLAND CASTLETON 1800
OLVORD BENJAMAN NY CHENANGO CAZENOVIA 1800
OLVORD ELISHA NY COLUMBIA CANAAN 1800
OLVORD WILLIAM VT RUTLAND RUTLAND 1800
OLVORD ACLY CT HARTFORD FARMINGTON 1820

=================
OLVARD ISAAC VT RUTLAND FAIR HAVEN 1810

=================

OLVERD JOHN VT ORANGE BROOKFIELD 1790
OLVERD NATHAN VT ORANGE BROOKFIELD 1790
OLVERD SELAH VT ORANGE BROOKFIELD 1790
OLVERD SIMEON VT WINDSOR HARTLAND 1790
OLVERD JOHN VT ADDISON MONKTON 1800
OLVERD D NY MADISON DE RUYTER 1810
OLVERD S NY MADISON DE RUYTER 1810
OLVERD T NY MADISON NELSON 1810
OLVERD T NY MADISON HAMILTON 1810
OLVERD W NY MADISON HAMILTON 1810
OLVERD WID NY MADISON CAZENOVIA 1810
OLVERD JOEL NY SCHOHARIE BROOME 1820
OLVERD JOHN NY WESTCHESTER RYE 1820

 

 

a number of Beach and Hall, Bradley Goodsell Morehouse marriages among the
Alvords

1

Father John Alvord 1790 census
1

Almost certainly John1750. son John wd be ~ 15 or 16
Philips, Alvord, Osborn, Bradley, Jennings. He is a few doors
away from
Giddeon Wakeman (s/o Joseph Wakeman 1704
&Abigail
Allen 1705)
Weston 1800
1
by 1800 there is no Wakeman really close by
one John is in the 1840 census of pensioners
John Alvord 90 living with Nehemiah B.
Alvord Fairfield Fairfield

John Alvord

ID: I093815
Name: John Alvord
Birth: 11 JUL 1750 OR 1751 Fairfield, CT
Death: 3 JUL 1845 Greenfield Hill, CT
Burial: UNKNOWN Greenfield Hill Cemetery

Father: Elisha (Capt.) Alvord b: 19 JUN 1717 Northampton, MA
Mother: Hannah Goodsell b: 9 AUG 1726
Greenfield, CT

m1Sarah Wakeman b: 26 JAN 1747/48 or
b: 24 JAN 1754 Greenfield Hill (Fairfield), Connecticut Colony m. 11 NOV 1772 Greenfield, CT
Children

  1. Has ChildrenDavid Alvord b: 15 FEB 1776 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT
  1. Has ChildrenJohn Alvord b: 10 MAR 1774 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT


m 3 Abigail Banks b: 9 APR 1752 Greenfield, CT m. 14 NOV 1779
(d/o Nehemiah Banks #7209 & Abigail Bradley #7210)
d. Mar 2 1831, Greenfield Hill,
Children

  1. Has No ChildrenJoseph Alvord b: ABT 1780 Fairfield, CT
  2. Has No ChildrenSarah W. Alvord b: 2 MAR 1782 Fairfield, CT
  3. Has ChildrenElisha (Dr.) Alvord b: 1 JUL 1784 Fairfield (Easton), CT
    Marriage
    1 Betsey Bradley b: 8 JUL 1786
    Fairfield
    (Easton), CT
    Married: 3 FEB 1807 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT


 

 

Wife of John Alvord1750, Abigail Banks 1

 

1
Abigail Banks Alvord
Birth: 1752 Death: Mar. 2, 1831 Note: Wife of John Alvord Burial: Greenfield Hill Cemetery Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

1
1


2736 Bronson Road
Fairfield

images courtesy Find-A-Grave

Cousin Morris Alvord
Morris Alvord
Birth: unknown Death: Apr. 6, 1852 Inscription: age 57 Burial: Old West Cemetery Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: ann Record added: Mar 19, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18523038
1
Fairfield West Cemetery Post Road Ffld, CT
Also
Harriet Alvord
Birth: unknown Death: Jan. 27, 1864 Inscription: age 37, daughter of Morris Alvord Burial: Old West Cemetery Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Created by: ann Record added: Mar 19, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 18523034
   

 


Birth: 

unknown

Death: 

Aug. 27, 1864

Inscription:
78y

Note: wid. Elisha

 

Burial:
Greens Farms Church Upper Cemetery Westport, CT, Plot: 770
1

Greens Farms Upper Cemetery, Westport Church Street South,
Hillandale Road is to the right.
Created by: DParrish Record added: Apr 04, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 35529251


Children

 

Has ChildrenNehemiah Banks Alvord b: 12 APR 1787 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT

Has No ChildrenJesup Alvord b: 19 AUG 1789 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT

Has No ChildrenTalcott Alvord b: 22 FEB 1792 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT Died Young

Has ChildrenMorris Alvord b: 12 AUG 1794 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT


1
Almon Alvord Birth: unknown Death: Nov. 30, 1889 Burial: Colonial Cemetery Westport age 86 yrs and 10 months
Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Plot: 364
Created by: DParrish Record added: Mar 18, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34941773

Birth: unknown Death: Jul. 4, 1876 Note: w. of Almon Burial: Colonial Cemetery
Westport Fairfield County Connecticut, USA Plot: 364a Created by:
DParrish Record added: Mar 18, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34941796
Abigail Jennings (Alvord) Find a Grave

Birth: 

unknown

Death: 

Nov. 20, 1887

Note: w. of David; broken and buried stone

 

Burial:Colonial Cemetery Westport, CT

 
Created by: DParrish Record added: Mar 18, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial
# 34941756

GambillGirl60

Talcott B Wakeman

 


I believe the "B" in Talcott's middle name is for "Banks"... Talcott Banks Wakeman, son of Banks Wakeman also buried in this cemetery.
Added by GambillGirl60 on Nov 15, 2009 9:04 AM

 

 
Almon Alvord
1

Father David Alvord Birth: 15 FEB 1776 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT Death: 7 JUL 1831 in Kent, CT Find-a-grave Death: Jul. 7, 1831 Burial: Good Hill Cemetery Kent
Litchfield County Connecticut, USA

Created by: Mike Cooper Record added: Feb 10, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 33699473


1
 

Very little about David Alvord. Among the Aunts, Uncles and Cousins on Jennings and Alvord sides, he is the ONLY ONE not in the Greens Farms, Westport, Southport, Easton CT area. After his death, wife Abigail and later SWA and Alvin move back to Greens Farms, Westport, Southport, Easton CT area.

WHY WAS HE in Litchfield/Kent area?

We Don't know his profession.

Profession Guesses connected with why he was in Litchfield area AND stayed there.
Probably NOT a traditional Clergyman
Maybe non-traditional Clergy??
Probably NOT only a farmer, it seems likely he would have moved to be closer to all the rest of his family
Probably NOT a lawyer, it is likely there would be some record of him
As the eldest son, he may have had more education, so it's possible he was in Litchfield for school
(sister-in-law and others seemed to value education for both boys and girls)
Maybe a carpenter, but can't be the one who built inWinchester -- he was building houses in 1776 when David was born.

Maybe invlved with mills

 

Perhaps there is a connection with

ALVORD David, to Elizabeth WETMORE, Sept. 8, 1774 who married in Torrington.

Elizabeth Sanford {144} (Samuel4, Ephraim3, THOMAS Of Milford2, Ezechiell1) was born on 13 Dec 1716 in Milford, New Haven Co., CT and died on 7 Apr 1764 in Chatham, Barnstable Co., CT (Now MA) at age 47.

Elizabeth married Jonathan Alvord {x144} [MRIN: 6645] on 16 Oct 1739. Jonathan was born on 6 Nov 1711 in Northampton MA and died on 28 Jun 1784 in Winchester CT at age 72.

Marriage Notes: Elizabeth Sanford (4-144) had two children by her husband, Jonathan Alvord. He was commissioned a Lieutenant of the 17th Company, 6th Regiment of Connecticut in October, 1748; and was appointed Captain in the same regiment in June, 1753. (Thomas Sanford Genealogy, c., 1911, pp. 110, 137)

Children from this marriage were:

+ 581 M    i. Eliphas Alvord {429} was born on 13 Jan 1741/42 in Middletown CT and died on 15 Apr 1825 in Winchester CT at age 83.

+ 582 M    ii. David Alvord {430} was born on 14 Jun 1753 in Middletown CT and died in NY State, Prob. Oneida Co..

805. Jonathan ALVORD (Mary STRONG , Mary STEBBINS , John , Rowland , Thomas Francis , William , William ) was born on 16 Nov 1711 in Northampton, MA. He died on 28 Jun 1784.

Jonathan married (1) Elizabeth SANFORD on 16 Oct 1739. Elizabeth was born on 13 Dec 1716 in Milford, CT. She died on 7 Apr 1764 in East Hampton, CT.

Jonathan married (2) Mary SMITH daughter of Living and Living on 21 Nov 1765 in East Hampton, CT.

They had the following children:

  2059 M i Eliphaz ALVORD was born on 13 Jan 1741/1742.
  2060 M ii David ALVORD was born on 14 Jun 1753 in East Hampton, CT.

In 1790 David "Alverd:
ALVERD DAVID CT LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD 1790

he is next to Hawley, Stephens, Orvis, Grant, Hungerford, Chamberlain, David Alverd, Bacon, Holibert, Noth, ?, Knap Can't be MyDavidAlvord he would be 14 and would not have had children at the time.

ALVERD ELIHU CT LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD 1790

Can't be great uncle Elihu, he dies ~ 1778
Alvord, Elihu 23 JUL 1753 Fairfield, CT d. ABT 1778 s/o ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD &: HANNAH GOODSELL m.: Mary Beers


 
   
   
   
   

Father: John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
Mother: Sarah Wakeman b: 26 JAN 1747/48 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT

Marriage 1 Abigail Jennings (d/o David Jennings  &: Eunice Burr) b: 1780 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT Married: 2 DEC 1800 in Fairfield (Westport), CT

 

 
Has No ChildrenWakeman Alvord b: SEP 1802 in Kent, CT Brother Wakeman Alvord
Brother Wakeman Alvord 1802 Kent his wife Polly Jones
 
1  
Has No ChildrenAlmon Alvord b: 17 JAN 1804 in Kent, CT Brother Almon Alvord Is the name a version of Zalman or Salmon? Brother Almon Alvord 1804 Kent his wife Ellen Thorp 1797 daughter of Capt. Eliphet and Esther (Jennings) Thorpe.(Father: Joshua Jennings b: ABT 1728 in Fairfield Mother: Esther Burr b: BEF 29 NOV 1734 in Redding  
1

Brother Almon Alvord 1804 Kent his wife Ellen Thorp 1797 daughter of Capt. Eliphet and Esther (Jennings) Thorpe.(Father: Joshua Jennings b: ABT 1728 in Fairfield Mother: Esther Burr b: BEF 29 NOV 1734 in Redding
 
Has No ChildrenNelson Alvord b: 25 OCT 1805 in Kent, CT
Thorpe Family Greens Farms Brother Nelson Alvord

(Brother of Sarah Wakeman Alvord Northrop) Nelson Alvord 1805 Kent his wife1 Caroline Chamberlain Winegar 1829 Kent (perhaps d/o Samuel Snyder WINEGAR (Garret Winegar1739 was uncle) Capt & Susannah CHAMBERLAIN of Amenia, NY or Sharon, CT) his wife2 Adelia Millard Skiff 1858 Torrington

(It appears Adelia b: 26 FEB 1810 was the daughter of Russell b 15 APR 1785 in Cornwall, CT d. 7 OCT 1858. Russell was the son of John Millard b: 21 DEC 1736 East Haddam, CT & Christiana Rust b: 31 JUL 1743 Coventry, CT and the nephew of Roswell Millard b: 22 MAR 1766 in Cornwall, CT. I believe Roswell was the father of Elizabeth Betsey Millard who married Alvin Northrop's brother, Garry/Garrett Northrop.)

Russell's first cousin, Lura/Laura Millard d/o Matthew Millard married Elijah Northrop 9 MAR 1803 in Pittsfield, MA.)







Marriage 1 Nathan Skiff b: 16 APR 1801 in Kent, Litchfield Co., CT
Children (Nelson Alvord's step-children)

  1. Has No ChildrenAnna Skiff b: ABT. 1840 in Fairfield Co., CT
  2. Has ChildrenRoyal Grant Skiff b: ABT. 1841 in New York
  3. Has ChildrenHannah Sophia Skiff b: ABT. 1844 in Fairfield Co., CT
  4. Has No ChildrenFlora Skiff b: UNKNOWN in Fairfield Co., CT
    1880 With her second husband, Nelson M. Alvord, living with her son, Royal, in Westport, CT
 

1

Nelson Alvord 1830 admitted Freeman, Torrington

Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT - Freemen, 1777 to 1850

Extracted from
HISTORY OF TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT
From It's First Settlement in 1737
Rev. Samuel ORCUTT
1878
Pages 270 - 279

"A list of the names of persons admitted to be freeman of the state of Connecticut, in the town of Torrington, with the time when they were respectively sworn, after the Declaration of Independence of the United states." (town record)

Nelson's Home in Greens Farms across from Alvord's Beach and Frost Point
1
Connection to Millard, Skiff, Children named Elmore
All born Torrington
Nelson1830 m. Mary JENNINGS 1832 (d/o John Morehouse JENNINGS 1798 & Ann BURR1804 Westport
disappeared ~1886 to 1888 and returned 1891

June 23, 1888
A Missing Merchant
1
and March 1, 1891
Father Against Son : Singular Sequel to a Mysterious Disappearance
1

1843 Trinity Church Torrington, Nelson Alvord one of the first nine incorporators of the Protestant Episcopal Church
Has ChildrenSarah Wakeman Alvord b: 23 MAY 1809 in Kent, CT  

ID: I083134

Name: Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1

Birth: 23 MAY 1809 in Kent, CT
Death: 2 JUN 1886 in Westport, CT

Father: David Alvord b: 15 FEB 1776 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT
Mother: Abigail Jennings b: 1780 Fairfield, CT

Marriage 1 Alvin Northrop b: 15 APR 1803 in Chatham, NY (?) Married: 2 JUL 1826 in Kent, CT

Children

 

1810 Salisbury, CT

 

1820 "Kent town"

 
David is listed in findagrave, but there is no photo of his stone.
Death:  Jul. 7, 1831
Burial:Good Hill Cemetery Kent, CT
 

Has No ChildrenElisha Alvord b: 1 MAR 1814 in Kent, CT
SWA Brother Elisha

1

1820 New Lebanon census Elisha NOT SWA brother, Not Uncle, Dr - he died 1812.. age 26-44 1776 -1794

There is also a Lymon Northrop in New Lebanon in 1820. There is mention of a mill in/near new Lebanon. Check is it anywhere near Erie Canal? Too early for Chenango Canal.

Looks like another line from Middletown - Were they in touch with Ffld County Alvords?

ID: I08968

Name: Elisha ALVORD Jr. 1
Birth: 04 DEC 1778 in Clarkson, Monroe county, New York 1Father: Elisha ALVORD b: 16 MAY 1748 in Middletown, Middlesex county, Connecticut colony

Marriage 1 Molly COWLES b: 16 MAY 1782 in Canaan, Columbia county, New York Married: 06 FEB 1798 1

Children

 

Brother Elisha Alvord1814 his wife Louisa Jennings 1816 Warren, CT d/o Thaddeus perhaps v. THADDEUS JENNINGS, b. ABT June 21, 1767; m. ABIGAIL HUBBELL (prob b 1770 Weston d/o Stephen Hubbell b: 10 OCT 1744 & Rhoda Middlebrook b: 16 APR 1743 Greenfield, Fairfield, CT ).(s/oTHADDEUS5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) b. August 31, 1732, and d. 1811 Weston. & LAVINIA BURRITT, d/o CHARLES BURRITT.)

ID: I10200
Name: Thaddeus Jennings
Birth: 31 AUG 1732
Death: 1812
Note:
From: A Genealogical History of the Jennings Families in England and America Fourth to eighth generation."Thaddeus Jennings was educated at college in New Haven; he became engaged to Lavinia Burrit, of New Haven, while a student, and afterwards
married her. His father took him from college before he finished his course on account of the engagement without his consent. He continued his studies at Greenfield Hill, was a good Greek and Latin scholar, and a great lover of books; after his marriage he accumulated a large library. He lived in the town of Weston, three miles from Greenfield Hill; the last two years of his life he lived with his son Phileman Jennings, one mile from his old homestead. His love for books could never be satisfied. My mother, Mariett Jennings, his granddaughter, was his constant attendant and read to him most of the time the last two years of his life. He died of cancer in 1812, aged eighty years."(*) (*)Jennings Genealogy, manuscript by Francis A. White
Father: John Jennings b: 24 MAR 1705/06
Mother: Sarah Winton

Marriage 1 Lavina Burrit b: in of New Haven, CT
Children

  1. Has No ChildrenPolly Jennings
  2. Has No ChildrenLavinia Jennings
  3. Has No ChildrenSusannah Jennings
  4. Has ChildrenBurritt Jennings b: 14 JAN 1759
  5. Has No ChildrenAppollina Jennings b: 8 MAR 1761
  6. Has ChildrenPhileman Jennings b: 27 MAR 1763 in Weston, Fairfield, CT
  7. Has ChildrenSylvinus Jennings b: 5 MAY 1765
  8. Has ChildrenThaddeus Jennings b: 21 JUN 1767

1.

Thaddeus Jennings (John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 31 AUG 1732, and died 1812. He married Lavina Burrit. She was born in of New Haven, CT.

 

 

Children of Thaddeus Jennings and Lavina Burrit are:

 

2

  i.

Polly Jennings.

 

3

  ii.

Lavinia Jennings. She married Ukn Wakely.

 

4

  iii.

Susannah Jennings. She married Sellick Summers.

+

5

  iv.

Burritt Jennings was born 14 JAN 1759.

 

6

  v.

Appollina Jennings was born 8 MAR 1761. She married Ukn Bennett.

+

7

  vi.

Phileman Jennings was born 27 MAR 1763 in Weston, Fairfield, CT.

+

8

  vii.

Sylvinus Jennings was born 5 MAY 1765.

+

9

  viii.

Thaddeus Jennings was born 21 JUN 1767.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

5.

Burritt Jennings (Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 14 JAN 1759. He married Ukn (Jennings).

 

 

Child of Burritt Jennings and Ukn (Jennings) is:

 

10

  i.

John Jennings.

7.

Phileman Jennings (Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 27 MAR 1763 in Weston, Fairfield, CT. He married Abigail Beach in Weston, Fairfield, CT, daughter of Timothy Beech. He married Molly Beach.

 

 

Children of Phileman Jennings and Abigail Beach are:


+

11

  i.

Ann Jennings was born in Weston, Fairfield, CT.

+

12

  ii.

Beach Jennings was born 12 JUN 1795 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 27 AUG 1869.

+

13

  iii.

Mariett Jennings was born 10 JAN 1799 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 2 JUL 1880.

+

14

  iv.

Charles Collingwood Jennings was born 2 DEC 1806 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 16 MAR 1875.

Children of Phileman Jennings and Molly Beach are:


+

15

  i.

Sally Jennings.

+

16

  ii.

Almeira Jennings was born 1 OCT 1789, and died 12 JUN 1853.

8.

Sylvinus Jennings (Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 5 MAY 1765. He married Ukn (Jennings).

 

 

Child of Sylvinus Jennings and Ukn (Jennings) is:

 

17

  i.

Polly Jennings. She married Levi Rowland.

9.

Thaddeus Jennings (Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 21 JUN 1767. He married Ukn (Jennings).

 

 

Child of Thaddeus Jennings and Ukn (Jennings) is:

 

18

  i.

John W. Jennings.

Probably Louisa who m WSA brother Elisha Alvord and moves to Sandusy, Ohio


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

11.

Ann Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born in Weston, Fairfield, CT. She married Ukn Page. She married Ukn Ticknor.

 

 

Children of Ann Jennings and Ukn Page are:

 

19

  i.

Simeon Page.

 

20

  ii.

Charles Page.

 

21

  iii.

Amy Page.

12.

Beach Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 12 JUN 1795 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 27 AUG 1869. He married Matilda Abel 31 DEC 1826 in Franklin, Deleware, NY. She was born ABT 1802, and died 28 FEB 1879.

 

 

Children of Beach Jennings and Matilda Abel are:

 

22

  i.

Elizabeth Jennings was born 11 SEP 1828, and died 8 FEB 1848. She married Thomas A. White.

+

23

  ii.

Mary Matilda Jennings was born 5 OCT 1833, and died 8 APR 1873 in Yellow Springs, Greene, OH.

 

24

  iii.

Ann Amelia Jennings was born 16 APR 1835.

13.

Mariett Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 10 JAN 1799 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 2 JUL 1880. She married Elijah Jr. White 10 SEP 1819.

 

 

Children of Mariett Jennings and Elijah Jr. White are:

 

25

  i.

Mariah H. White was born 12 AUG 1820. She married Erastus Nelson Foote 13 OCT 1841.

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26

  ii.

Francis A. White was born 19 JUL 1823 in Franklin, Delaware, NY.

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27

  iii.

Ann Eliza White was born 2 NOV 1825.

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28

  iv.

Charles Jennings White was born 10 MAR 1828.

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29

  v.

George Frederick White was born 23 MAY 1839 in Franklin, Delaware, NY.

14.

Charles Collingwood Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 2 DEC 1806 in Weston, Fairfield, CT, and died 16 MAR 1875. He married Caroline (Jennings). He married Rachel Long 3 MAR 1846 in Durham, Bucks, PA. She was born 8 MAR 1821 in Durham, Bucks, PA.

 

 

Children of Charles Collingwood Jennings and Rachel Long are:

 

30

  i.

Caroline Long Jennings was born 20 MAR 1847, and died 5 DEC 1847.

 

31

  ii.

Mariett Jennings was born 2 OCT 1848, and died 3 SEP 1849.

 

32

  iii.

Emily Jennings was born 24 SEP 1850, and died 31 OCT 1852.

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33

  iv.

Eleanor Boileau Jennings was born 2 APR 1853 in Easton, Clarion, PA.

 

34

  v.

James Long Jennings was born 18 NOV 1855, and died 20 MAY 1858.

 

35

  vi.

Charles Collingwood Jennings was born 9 JUN 1858 in Easton, Clarion, PA. He married Eveline E. Tower 27 MAY 1884 in NY.

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36

  vii.

Edward Orton Jennings was born 21 MAR 1863 in Easton, Clarion, PA.

15.

Sally Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1). She married James Blackman.

 

 

Children of Sally Jennings and James Blackman are:

 

37

  i.

Mary Blackman.

 

38

  ii.

Eliza Blackman.

 

39

  iii.

Son Blackman.

16.

Almeira Jennings (Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 1 OCT 1789, and died 12 JUN 1853. She married Damon Davis 22 SEP 1811.

 

 

Children of Almeira Jennings and Damon Davis are:

 

40

  i.

Samuel Davis was born 31 AUG 1813, and died 4 JAN 1852.

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41

  ii.

Catharine Davis was born 20 NOV 1815.

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42

  iii.

Huldy Davis was born 14 MAY 1829, and died 3 NOV 1859.


Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

23.

Mary Matilda Jennings (Beach Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 5 OCT 1833, and died 8 APR 1873 in Yellow Springs, Greene, OH. She married Edward F. B. Orton 30 AUG 1855 in Colchester or Franklin, Delaware, NY. He was born 9 MAR 1829 in NY.

 

 

Children of Mary Matilda Jennings and Edward F. B. Orton are:

 

43

  i.

Charles Jennings 2692 Orton was born 22 OCT 1856. He married Florence Bell.

 

44

  ii.

Clara Gregory 2693 Orton was born 31 DEC 1859.

 

45

  iii.

Edward Jr. 2694 Orton was born 8 OCT 1863. He married Mary Princess Anderson, daughter of James House Anderson and Princess Miller. She was born 26 AUG 1857.

 

46

  iv.

Mary Jennings 2695 Orton was born 12 JUN 1868.

26.

Francis A. White (Mariett Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 19 JUL 1823 in Franklin, Delaware, NY. He married Frances Conkley Follett. He married Eunice A. Green 18 DEC 1845.

 

 

Child of Francis A. White and Eunice A. Green is:


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47

  i.

Creda E. White was born 11 NOV 1851 in Unadilla, Otsego, NY.

27.

Ann Eliza White (Mariett Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 2 NOV 1825. She married George Bliss Cannon 20 MAY 1846.

 

 

Children of Ann Eliza White and George Bliss Cannon are:


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48

  i.

Henry White Cannon was born 27 SEP 1850 in Delhi, Delaware, NY.

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49

  ii.

James Graham Cannon was born 26 JUL 1858 in Delhi, Delaware, NY.

28.

Charles Jennings White (Mariett Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 10 MAR 1828. He married Mary A. Griswold 25 SEP 1850.

 

 

Children of Charles Jennings White and Mary A. Griswold are:

 

50

  i.

Sheldon Griswold White was born 12 JUN 1856.

 

51

  ii.

Anna Lizzie White was born 28 FEB 1865.

29.

George Frederick White (Mariett Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 23 MAY 1839 in Franklin, Delaware, NY. He married Catharine A. Kingsley 18 JUN 1861 in Unadilla, Otsego, NY. He married Sarah A. Atchinson 3 OCT 1865 in Nebraska City, Otoe, NE.

 

 

Children of George Frederick White and Sarah A. Atchinson are:

 

52

  i.

Francis W. White was born 22 SEP 1866.

 

53

  ii.

Florence Estelle White was born 18 MAR 1878.

33.

Eleanor Boileau Jennings (Charles Collingwood Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 2 APR 1853 in Easton, Clarion, PA. She married John Robert Henderson.

 

 

Children of Eleanor Boileau Jennings and John Robert Henderson are:

 

54

  i.

Rachel Jennings Henderson was born 29 AUG 1879 in Bedford, Bedford, PA.

 

55

  ii.

Rose Neal Henderson was born 21 DEC 1880 in Bedford, Bedford, PA.

 

56

  iii.

Caroline Long Henderson was born 16 JAN 1883 in Lyon's Farms, NJ.

 

57

  iv.

John Robert Henderson was born 13 MAR 1885 in Lyon's Farms, NJ.

36.

Edward Orton Jennings (Charles Collingwood Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 21 MAR 1863 in Easton, Clarion, PA. He married Lillie E. Spinner 23 NOV 1884 in New York, NY.

 

 

Children of Edward Orton Jennings and Lillie E. Spinner are:

 

58

  i.

Edith Jennings was born 18 JAN 1886.

 

59

  ii.

Daughter Jennings was born 27 APR 1889.

41.

Catharine Davis (Almeira Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 20 NOV 1815. She married George Catlin 30 AUG 1832.

 

 

Children of Catharine Davis and George Catlin are:


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60

  i.

Hollister Catlin.

 

61

  ii.

Jennett Catlin.

 

62

  iii.

Phileman J. Catlin.

 

63

  iv.

Susan Catlin.

42.

Huldy Davis (Almeira Jennings7, Phileman Jennings6, Thaddeus Jennings5, John Jennings4, Isaac Jennings3, Joshua Jennings2, Humphrey Jennings1) was born 14 MAY 1829, and died 3 NOV 1859. She married Ukn Gray 16 NOV 1858.

 

 

Child of Huldy Davis and Ukn Gray is:

 

64

  i.

Almeira Gray was born 18 SEP 1850.

56. THADDEUS5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 31 Aug 1732, and died 1811 in Weston. He married LAVINIA BURRITT, daughter of CHARLES BURRITT. She was born ABT 09 Mar 1734/35 in Stratfield CT.

Children of THADDEUS JENNINGS and LAVINIA BURRITT are:
i. BURRITT6 JENNINGS, b. Dec 1758; m. RUTH CROFUT, 26 Nov 1790, Danbury.

Notes for BURRITT JENNINGS:
Living Cornwall, Litchfield County, 1818
ii. APPOLLINA (PAULINA) JENNINGS, b. 21 Mar 1760; d. 1819; m. SAMUEL BENNETT.
iii. PHILEMON JENNINGS, b. 26 Mar 1763; m. MOLLY BEACH, 23 Apr 1789.
iv. SYLVIUS JENNINGS, b. ABT 05 May 1765; d. 03 Mar 1819, Easton; m. SARAH THORP; b. 06 Jul 1768; d. 05 Apr 1838.

Notes for SYLVIUS JENNINGS:
"Sylvanus", died at Easton 3/3/1819 age 54

v. THADDEUS JENNINGS, b. ABT 21 Jun 1767; m. ABIGAIL HUBBELL; b. 06 Dec 1770.
vi. SUSANNAH JENNINGS, m. SELLECK SUMMERS.
vii. LAVINIA JENNINGS, m. (FNU) WAKELEE.

fm http://www.octhouse.com/jenningsreport.html

 

 


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Widow Betsey Brandley returned to her father Daniel's home. It was there she started a millinery.

That property may be the land on the corner of Sturges Highway.

 

 

   
Has No ChildrenDavid (Dr.) Alvord  

Has No ChildrenSWA Sister Abigail Jane Alvord b: 23 MAR 1820 in Kent, CT. Sister Abigail Jane Alvord 1820 her husband William Henry Hemson1815 son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Badgeley) Hemson. He was born New York, N. V., Mar. 23. 1S15; died Green's Farms, Conn., Nov. 17, 1897.
Westport Hemson House 0348 361 Greens Farms Road (this may be the house jenings lived in later) William Hemson House 5453-236 1855/ 1964 Bracketed Italianate?/Neo-Colonial CHC (1988); WHS 5:3

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Edwin Alvord July 1861 enlisted (from Torrington) as member of the band of the fourth regiment (afterward the first artillery) Connecticut Volunteers in the Civil War. Edwin died at Richardson, VA March 25, 1862 (history of Torrington)

Edwin Banks1835
Robert Elmer(Elmore?)1840 d 1844
Elmore David1850
John Alvord

Alvord Connections
Sarah Wakeman Alvord -

Grandmother- Sarah Wakeman1747

Grandfather -John Alvord1750

Step-Grandmother Abigail Banks b: 9 APR 1752 in Greenfield, fairfield, CT

mGgrandmother - Rebecca Morehouse b: 1712 )There is a problem with this line - may be Sarah Hill b: 21 AUG 1733

mGGrandfather Stephen Wakeman 1702

pGGrandfather Elisha (Capt.) Alvord b: 19 JUN 1717 in Northampton, MA

Hannah Goodsell b: 9 AUG 1726 in Greenfield, CT

Fenn connection may be through Alvord side as well.
The most obvious connection for Northrop Alvord is Sarah Wakeman Alvord, wife of Alvin Northrop. Her branch of theAlvords lived in the Fairfield area pretty early moved to northwestern CT and then returned to Westport, CT.
The Alvord clan was involed in a number of interesting endeavors. It appears Nelson Alvord, Sarah's brother, made quite a fortune with his carriages.

Alvords married to Northrops in Alvord Genealogy
Abby Jane p 308? maybe d/o


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Nehemiah Beardsley Northrop (David Northrop5, Thomas Northrup4, Thomas Northrup3, William Northrup2, Joseph Northrup1) was born ABT. 1794 in Sherman, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died UNKNOWN. He married Laura Abbie Giddings 8 JAN 1819, daughter of Giddings. She was born 5 SEP 1799, and died 4 FEB 1852.

Adaline Amanda p 584
maybe d/o Father: Isaac Northrop b: 16 SEP 1803 Chatham Four Corners, Columbia Co., NY
Mother: Ruth Wheeler b: ABT. 1804
OR
d/o Father: Job NORTHROP b: Wft Est. 1744-1786
Mother: Susan CADY b: Wft Est. 1744-1792

Adaline Smith p 405
Alfred Augustus p 405
Alvin p 308
Amanda Sophia p 404
Amos p 308
Amos Wilks p620
Captain p 584
Clair Husted 584
Clara B p 163
Cynthis p 405
Dever Warner 455
Devilla p 404
Earl p 584
Edna p 584
Elizabeth p 479
Flora Belle p 405
Frances/is Josephine p 308
George Clark p 589
elmore p 308
harry pratt p 405
henry p 404
henry eugene p 620
honor preston p 480
j baker p 405
james leonard p 479
julia p 602
julia burr p 308
louisa anzanetta p 308
lucina warner p 479
margaret e hannigan p 308
maria amelia p 620
olive p 404
phebe p 602
rachel ives p 608
sarah wakeman 308 790
stuart alvord p 620
susan p 584
william p 584 602
william alvin p 584
william clark p 584
william fenn p 308
william spear p 479

Chairs Alvord/Alford
Carriages Alvord


59. DAVID6 JENNINGS (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born October 9, 1755, and died February 12, 1831 in Westport CT. He married (1) ABIGAIL BEERS, daughter of NATHAN BEERS. He married (2) EUNICE BURR April 6, 1775.
Child of DAVID JENNINGS and ABIGAIL BEERS is:
i. ANNA BURR7 JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1799; d. September 28, 1802. (not annie burr jennings)
Children of DAVID JENNINGS and EUNICE BURR are:
ii. JESSE7 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. March 13, 1845, Westport CT;
m. SARAH MOREHOUSE, January 27, 1799, Westport CT.
iii. GRACE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1778; d. July 27, 1863, Westport CT;
m. JOHN WHITEHEAD, December 20, 1795, Westport CT.
iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1780; d. November 20, 1857, Westport CT;
m. DAVID ALVORD, December 2, 1800, Westport CT
.
v. JOHN BURR JENNINGS, b. ABT April 1784; d. July 13, 1863, Westport CT;
m. (1) ESTER MEEKER; m. (2) RUTH PENFIELD.
vi. TILCOTT JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1786; d. November 3, 1861, Westport CT.
vii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1788;
m. SALOME WAKEMAN, November 3, 1811, Westport CT.
viii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1790; d. July 31, 1863, Westport CT;
m. NATHANIEL DEWEY, September 3, 1809, Westport CT.
ix. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT 1792; d. February 26, 1794, Westport CT.
x. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT April 15, 1794; d. October 4, 1850, Westport CT;
m. CHARLOTTE (MNU) JENNINGS.
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kenzie/GenJENNINGS.htm

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Elisha Alford/Alvord Harwinton, CT 1810
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1850 Westport -- Census Alvin Northrop and Sarah Wakeman Alvord are apparently living next to Abby Alvord Hemson, sister of Sarah, William Hemson (Carpenter) Brother-in-law to Sarah and Alvin and Abigail Jennings Alvord, Sarah's mother. Charles Bulkley, Carpenter age 18 was also living with the Hemsons. It is not know whether he was serving as an apprentice to William Hemson.

 
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Sarah Wakeman (Sarah W. Alvord mother) brothers and sisters spouses)inlaws
Lyman Bradley, Easton, Andrew Bradley, Redding, New Fairfield,
Hannah Bradley Married: ABT 1781 in Trumansburg, Tompkins, New York,
Clarissa (Clarinda) Banks, Sarah Osborn, Clarissa Morehouse, Matilda Bradley
Married:
ABT 1792 in Thompson, Unk, New York, Aaron Burr Sturges Broome, NY,
James Squire , Rhoda Sly

 

Revolutionary War Records of Fairfield, Connecticut

 By Donald Lines Jacobus, Kate S. Curry

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Lt. Daniel Bradley
Enlisted 1777 in Col Philip B Bradley’s Regt
Also Ens Capt Samuel Hoyt’s Co
Application 1822
Age 66
Wife Elizabeth age 64 (m1 Elizabeth Stratton b: DEC 1759 Fairfield,  CT Married: ABT 1785 her 2nd marriage 1st to Peter Winton)

Sister-in-law Dorothy Stratton 66
Dau Betsey Alvord (36(Betsey Bradley b: 8 JUL 1786 Fairfield, CT d: 8 AUG 1864 in Southport m Elisha (Dr.) Alvord [s/o John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 Fairfield, CT & Abigail Banks b: 9 APR 1752 in Greenfield] b 1 JUL 1784 in Fairfield (Easton), CT  d 10 APR 1812 in Ridgefield, CT)
Dau Rheuamah 34 (Ruhamah Bradley b: 29 APR 1788 Fairfield, CT)
Gdau Mary B. Alvord (Mary Banks Alvord b: 4 NOV 1807 m 1 Aaron Sherwood b: 13 JUN 1802 Fairfield, CT Married: 28 NOV 1833 Westport)
Gdau Sarah W Alvord 10 (Sarah Wakeman Alvord b: 9 NOV 1812 m 1 John Henry Gorham b: 19 SEP 1820 Married: 7 MAR 1842)
Also s not living with him Burr (Dr.) Bradley b: 17 FEB 1790 Fairfield, CT m. Esther Williams Plumer Married: 4 JUN 1818 in Marietta, OH He d 1 JUL 1849 in Warsaw, IL

Also s not living with him Daniel Banks Bradley b: 1 DEC 1795 Fairfield, CT d 21 FEB 1872 in Westport Cynthia Sherwood b: 21 AUG 1791 in Fairfield, CT

[s/o John Alvord b: 11 JUL 1750 Fairfield, CT & Abigail Banks b: 9 APR 1752 in Greenfield]


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John Alvord (Elisha (Capt.) Alvord2, Thomas Alvord1) b. 11 JUL 1750 Fairfield, CT, and died 3 JUL 1845 Greenfield Hill, CT. He was buried UNKNOWN Greenfield Hill Cemetery. He m. Sarah Wakeman (grandmother of SWA)11 NOV 1772, (d/o Stephen Wakeman and Rebecca Morehouse). She was born 26 JAN 1747/48 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and died 26 APR 1776. He married Sarah Wakeman (grandmother of SWA) 11 NOV 1772 Greenfield, Fairfield, CT,(d/o William (Ens.) Wakeman and Sarah Hill). She was born 24 JAN 1754 Greenfield Hill, Connecticut Colony, and died 26 APR 1779 Greenfield Hill, CT. She was buried UNKNOWN Greenfield Hill Cemetery. He married Abigail Banks 14 NOV 1779, (d/o Nehemiah Banks and Abigail Bradley). She was born 9 APR 1752 Greenfield, CT, and died 2 MAR 1831 Greenfield, CT. She was buried UNKNOWN in Greenfield Hill Cemetery.

 

 

 

Children of John Alvord and Sarah Wakeman are:


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2

  i.

John Alvord was born 10 MAR 1774 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and died ABT 1830 New Rochelle, NY.

 

3

  ii.

David Alvord was born 15 FEB 1776 in Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and died 7 JUL 1831 in Kent, CT.

Children of John Alvord and Sarah Wakeman are:


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3

  i.

David Alvord was born 15 FEB 1776 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and d. 7 JUL 1831 Kent, CT.

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2

  ii.

John Alvord was born 10 MAR 1774 Fairfield (Greenfield), CT, and d. ABT 1830 New Rochelle, NY.

Children of John Alvord and Abigail Banks are:

4

  i.

Joseph Alvord was b. ABT 1780 Fairfield, CT, and died UNKNOWN.

5

  ii.

Sarah W. Alvord was born 2 MAR 1782 Fairfield, CT, and died MAY 1836. She married Unknown Higgins. He died UNKNOWN.

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6

  iii.

Elisha (Dr.) Alvord b. 1 JUL 1784 Fairfield (Easton), CT, and died 10 APR 1812 Ridgefield, CT.

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7

  iv.

Nehemiah Banks Alvord was born 12 APR 1787 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT, and d. 25 APR 1875 Southport, CT.

8

  v.

Jesup Alvord was b. 19 AUG 1789 Fairfield, CT, and d. UNKNOWN.

9

  vi.

Talcott Alvord was b. 22 FEB 1792 Fairfield, CT, and d. young 19 SEP 1792.

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10

  vii.

Morris Alvord was b. 12 AUG 1794 Fairfield, CT, and d. 6 APR 1852 Southport, CT.

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Walter Perry mortgageholder  prob s/o Peter  Perry 1770 & Sarah Bradley ( or Nathan Perry b 1775)

Creditors
Samuel B. Sherwood
John Hyde
Walter Perry
Hannah Osborn
Grace Darrow
Ann Gilbert
Daniel Sherwood as guardian if the children of Silas Burr dec’d, Jesse Burr, Betsey Alvord, Cynthia Bradley, Sarah Davis and Sarah Wynkoop, all of Fairfield

Quitclaim Daniel Bradley to Nehemiah B. Alvord


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1840 some connection to abolition

Full text of "Annals and family records of Winchester, Conn., with ... Samuel Wetmore, David Alvord, Thomas Spencer and Abel Wetmore, are persons of ......
John B. Hall, of New Fairfield, became joint owner with Eliud Taylor, ...
www.archive.org/stream/annalsfamilyreco00boydj/ annalsfamilyreco00boydj_djvu.txt - Similar pages - 1810 census
David Alvord 30010-10010-00 208 Kent
http://www.alfordassociation.org/CENSUS/1810/ cen1810.html#Connecticut
does not appear in 1820
1830David Olvord   000000010000-001000010000-00 00 00
     462  11 Kentobits
MIDDLESEX GAZETTE
11 March 1819 Died: At Chatham ... Mrs. Sarah Alvord, wife of Mr. Seth Alvord.

Thomas ALVORD Male(I1086) brother of Seth
Birth 18 May 1710 126 119 -- Northampton, Hampshire, MA
Death 16 March 1786 (Age 75) -- Middletown, Middlesex, CT

Submit Bishop (I1087)
Birth 25 April 1713 49 40 -- Guilford, New Haven, CT
Death 22 April 1793 (Age 79) -- Middletown, Middlesex, CT
Mother
 


Thomas ALVORD
  Rachel ALVORD
  Submit ALVORD
  Lois ALVORD
b. Litchfield
  PHINEAS ALVORD
b litchfield
  John ALVORD
  Phebe ALVORD
  Daniel ALVORD
  Mary ALVORD
  Sarah ALVORD
  Lucy Or Lucia ALVORD
  Sarah ALVORD
  Thomas ALVORD

Alvord~ Chatham CT

Elisha Rowley1
M, b. 14 March 1779, d. 1875

Father

Ebenezer Rowley1 b. 20 Oct 1727, d. 7 Feb 1811

Mother

Susannah Annibal1 b. 28 Apr 1733, d. 17 Jan 1821

 

Elisha Rowley|b. 14 Mar 1779\nd. 1875|p35.htm#i2510|Ebenezer Rowley|b. 20 Oct 1727\nd. 7 Feb 1811|p35.htm#i89|Susannah Annibal|b. 28 Apr 1733\nd. 17 Jan 1821|p5.htm#i90|Ebenezer Rowley|b. c 1695\nd. 21 Aug 1757|p35.htm#i91|Mary Church|b. c 1698\nd. 6 Dec 1786|p11.htm#i92|Cornelius Annibal||p5.htm#i2547|Experience (?)||p1.htm#i2548|

Residence*

Winchester, New York

Birth*

14 Mar 1779

Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA, Date alternately listed as 14 March 1778 and as 14 March 1780.
1,2,3 

Marriage*

12 Mar 1802

Principal=Mary Alvord1,2

Death*

1875

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Family

Mary Alvord b. 14 Mar 1779, d. 23 Oct 1857

Citations

  1. [S385] Unknown, East Hadam Genealogies: Rowley - from microfilmed handwritten records transcribed for the "Rowley Register" website at www.wmn.net/rowleytw, downloaded 15 December 2002, Unknown.
  2. [S386] Homer W. Brainard, "Henry Rowley and Some of His Descendants," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Vol 37 (1906): in 4 parts: p57-66;97-103;203-208;251-256, p. 206.
  3. [S448] As transcribed by Coralynn Brown, see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin Barbour., Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT Vital Records.

Children of MARY STEBBINS and THOMAS STRONG are:

 

i.

DEACON HEWITT8 STRONG, b. May 1696, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; m. SARAH HOOKER, 26 April 1739; b. 07 September 1702, Farmington, Hartford, CT.

 

ii.

MARY STRONG, b. 29 December 1690, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; m. THOMAS ALVORD, 1708, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; b. 28 November 1683, Northampton, Hampshire, MA; d. 29 December 1768, Chatham, CT.

Litchfield Asahel Alvord m. Rachel son Thomas Gould Alvord born 3/1/1741/42
Shares a great or great grat grandfather with ALVORD ASAHEL G    CT LITCHFIELD CORNWALL b. 1800 1
This is the relative mom correspomded with
NameLifespanWhere Born Marjorie NORTHROP1904-1966MI
Additional NotesMigration Steps
Renzo Rutili married Marjorie Northrop live in
Thomasville,N C Davidson co to Davidson County, NC in bef 1966
Researcher:   Rose
AAFA NOTES: Sarah Sears Alvord was the second wife of Seth Alvord. She was
born 1761 in Chatham, CT and died 2 Feb 1819. She and Seth married 5 Sep 1793.
She was the daughter of Ebenezer Sears and Elizabeth Cooke. Seth was born 18
July 1754, and died 14 July 1836. He was the son of Seth Alvord and Elizabeth
Spencer. He was a cabinet maker and carpenter.
(U8-2) ABIGAIL B. DISBROW, dau. of John A. & Elenor H. (Wilson)
b. c1832 or poss. 6 Sep. 1834 CT; poss. d. 10 Feb. 1894 (if she is the
Abbie B. Disbrow bur. in Bridgeport, CT, per Charles Hale Coll.)
m. 3 Nov. 1851 NY, WILLIAM FRANK SWORDS
Child:
(U8-2-1) Mary Belle SWORDS b. 17 Apr. 1856 Bridgeport, CT; m. 15 Sep.
1875, Elmore David Alvord

more to check

http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalcatalo00clar/historicalcatalo00clar_djvu.txt

edwards (burr) connections timothy dwight connection

 

 

 

Elisha ALVORD and wife were in Chatham, CT for At least 1804-1806
where daughters Julia and Polly were born.
b. 18 SEP 1773 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT
Death: 10 JUL 1846 in Lonsingburg, Rensselaer Co., NY

Father: Thomas Gould ALVORD
Mother: Keziah ORVIS

Marriage 1 Polly BUSH b: 23 JAN 1787 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., CT

1800 Census Asahel G. Alvord Litchfield County Cornwall

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ALVORD ASAHEL G         CT LITCHFIELD CORNWALL 1800
ALVORD ELIPHAS         CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1800
ALVORD JOHN         CT LITCHFIELD WINCHESTER 1800
ALVORD  ASHBEL         CT MIDDLESEX MIDDLETOWN 1800

ALVORD 

DANIEL

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

MIDDLETOWN 

1800

ALVORD 

OREN

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

CHATHAM 

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ALVORD 

REWEL

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

CHATHAM 

1800

ALVORD 

SETH

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

CHATHAM 

1800

ALVORD 

JOHN

 

 

 

 

CT

FAIRFIELD 

WESTON 

1800

ALVORD 

JOHN

 

 

 

 

CT

FAIRFIELD 

FAIRFIELD 

1800

Looks like Seth goes back to Thomas Thomas Alvord b: 28 AUG 1683 in Northampton, Massachusetts wno is also anchestor of Sarah
1810

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ALVORD 

ASHBEL

 

 

 

 

CT

NEW HAVEN 

WALLINGFORD 

1810

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ALVORD 

ELIPHAZ

 

 

 

 

CT

LITCHFIELD 

WINCHESTER 

1810

1

   

ALVORD 

JAMES

 

 

 

 

CT

LITCHFIELD 

WINCHESTER 

1810

1

   

ALVORD 

JOHN

 

 

 

 

CT

FAIRFIELD 

FAIRFIELD 

1810

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ALVORD 

JOHN

 

 

 

 

CT

LITCHFIELD 

WINCHESTER 

1810

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ALVORD 

JOSEPH

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

MIDDLETOWN 

1810

1

   

ALVORD 

ORIN

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

CHATHAM 

1810

1

   

ALVORD 

SAUL

 

 

 

 

CT

TOLLAND 

BOLTON 

1810

1

   

ALVORD 

SETH

 

 

 

 

CT

MIDDLESEX 

CHATHAM 

1810

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Uncle Elisha?Elisha and Diocletian were from Farmington, CT The first settlers of Salina (Onadoga, NY) came In 1790, and principally located upon the summit of the bluff above the salt springs. Most of them came with the intention of entering Into the manufacture of salt. At first kettles suspended from poles were used exclusively ; but in a short time it was found more convenient to rest the kettles upon a pile of stones. The "works" were afterward covered to protect the manufacturer from the weather. Die first caldron kettle, set in an arch, was used by Jamos Vnn Vleck, in 1793; and in a short time caldrons were exclusively used. Two kettles were afterward used, and additions have bee u made from time to time, until 20 to 104 kettles are now put In a single block. The first salt made nuder a permanent building wai manufactured by Elisha Alvord, as agent of the Federal Company, organized in 1798, and consisting of Asa Danforth, Jedediah Sanger, Daniel Keoler, Thomas Hart, Eheiiezer Butler, and Hesekiah Alcott fm
Gazetteer of the state of New York: embracing a comprehensive view of the ... By John Homer French

commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Salina, recognizing the importance of this historic milestone and the effect it has on so many throughout our community; and WHEREAS, The earliest settlers of what is now known as the Town of Salina began forming a community in the 1780s and 1790s because of the burgeoning salt industry; and WHEREAS, The first frame house in the Town of Salina was built in by Colonel Jeremiah Gould, who was very prominent in the salt industry along with many other well-known names such as Loomis, Olcott, Danforth, Gaston, Van Vleck, Alvord, Gale, Orman, Bellows, Riley, Gord, O'Blennis, Forger and Gleason; many of these names are still recognized on streets and buildings throughout the area today; and WHEREAS, In 1798, the Village of Salina was formed; it was incorpo rated in 1824, and eventually, became the 1st Ward of the City of Syra cuse; and WHEREAS, In 1808, Elisha Alvord formed the first salt block and laid out the Salt Road which ran from Salina through Cicero to Sackett's Harbor; and WHEREAS, On March 27, 1809, the Town of Salina was incorporated and the first official town meeting was held the following day, March 28th; at this meeting, residents elected Elisha Alvord as the first Town Supervisor, Fisher Curtis as the Town Clerk, and four elected assessors and three commissioners of highways; and WHEREAS, The Erie Canal was completed in 1825, and the Oswego Canal in 1828, both became great assets to the thriving salt industry as they allowed for easier transportation of goods; boat building became an important industry for a short time due to the many wooded areas in the Town of Salina; the completion of these new canals served as gateways to the rest of the state; and WHEREAS, The first paved road in the Town was completed in 1829, and was called Canal Street and is now known as Salina Street;
NY Senate Open Legislation

J1220: Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Salina
n 1794, Elisha Alvord, then a young man, in company with several others came to Salina to reside. Mr. Alvord was elected the Supervisor of the town of Salina at its first town election. He was the father of Thomas and Cornelius Alvord, now residents of Salina.
In 1794, Judge Richard Sanger, Mr. Andrews of New Hartford, Thomas Hart of Clinton, Oneida county, Mr. Butler of Pompey, Mr. Keeler of Onondaga, Asa Danforth of Onondaga Hollow and Elisha Alvord of Salina, formed a company called the " Federal Company," for the purpose of manufacturing salt. They put up some of the first six kettle blocks. The company failed in 1801 by inexperience in the business. They had wood merely by cutting it, and sold salt readily at high prices.
Dioclesian Alvord came here in 1796, and hired 192

part of the " Federal Works " with four kettles. He added two more, and with his six kettles he could manufacture eighteen to twenty bushels of salt per day, which he readily sold for fifty cents per bushel. The pump house was then out in the water, and Mr. Alvord had to take a skiff to reach it. The water was pumped by hand and conveyed in troughs to the reservoir made of hollow logs.

Early landmarks of Syracuse By Gurney S. Strong
 Elisha Alvord, Ebenezer Butler, Asa Danforth, Thomas Hart, Daniel K2 T4#ÝOlcott and J0Q0iah Sanger organize the Federal Company to manufacture salt on the shores of Lake Onondaga. *

Alvord shaker connection?

32. Paul Guilford67, born 11 Mar 1739/40 in Scituate (Hanover), Plymouth, MA67; died 20 Jun 1811 in Fair Haven, Rutland, VT67. He was the son of 64. William Guilford, Jr. and 65. Jane Keen. He married 33. Mary Burt 17 Jun 1761 in Southampton, Hampshire, MA67.
33. Mary Burt68,69,70,71, born May 1742; died 1 Jul 1816 in a Shaker Community in Tyringham, Berkshire, MA. She was the
daughter of 66. Thomas Burt and 67. Mercy Phelps.
Notes for Paul Guilford:
The following is an extract from The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford, Vol. 1 Seventeenth-Century New England Colonials, by Joan S.
Guilford, Ph. D. - Call number CS71.g957 Copyright 1990 by Joan S. Guilford, Published 1990 by Sheridan Psychological Services, Inc., P.O. Box 6101, Orange, CA 92613-6101),
pp. 331-32:
"Paul Guilford, b. 11 March 1740 at Hanover, MA; d. 20 June 1811 at Fair Haven, VT; m. 17 June 1761 at Southampton, MA, Mary
Burt, dau. of Thomas4 (Henry3, David2, Henry1) and Mercy/Mary (Phelps) Burt; m. 2nd, 3 April 1788 at Lanesboro, MA, Deborah Lee; poss. m. 3rd, aft. 1798, at Fair Haven, VT, Deborah Bundy says the genealogy, but these may be the same person, she being a wid. Lee, and her son Moses being he who md. Paul5's dau. [Electa]. He was listed among the soldiers in Elisha Pomeroy's Co. for 45 days in 1758 along with his bro. Micah5, both being of Amherst, MA (Hist. of Amherst, 1896, p. 63). He enlisted
at Amherst on the Expedition to Crown Point in 1759 as part of his service in the French and Indian War (1754-63) and also served in
the Revolution:
'Priv. Lt. James Hubbard's co., Lt. Col. David Rossiter's
detachment; enlisted July 18, 1777; discharged July 27, 1777; service 9
days, at the Northward; also, Lt. Joel Steven's [sic] detachment, Col.
David Roseter's regt; enlisted Oct. 15, 1780; discharged Oct. 18, 1780;
service 3 days, on an alarm at Fort Edward; roll dated Pittsfield; also,
same detachment and regt.; enlisted Oct. 18, 1780; discharged Oct. 21,
1780; service 3 days, on an alarm; roll dated Pittsfield (Mass. Soldiers
and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 6:944).'
8
He resided in Hampshire co. until 1767 and removed to Berkshire co. where Mary was adm. to the Pittsfield chh. 10 July 1769.
Although Mary has been said to be the mo. of all his ch., at some point in time he parted company with her and, presumably, obtained a
divorce so he could remarry. Mary joined a Shaker community at Tyringham, Mass., where she d. 1 July 1816, age 74, of 'dropsical
consumption' acc. to Shaker records (pers. communic. from Robert F. W. Meader, Librarian, Shaker Community,
Inc., Pittsfield, MA). He was in Lanesboro in the 1790 census and rem. to Fair Haven, VT, in 1798. He dropped dead in a corn field at
Fair Haven in 1811. His wid. deeded everything to sons Paul and Simeon in Dec. of 1811. Ch.: Paul; Simeon; Electa (m. Moses Lee);
Lucy; Rufus; Silas; Mary; Samantha (m. a Dillon)."
More About Paul Guilford:
Date born 2: 11 Mar 1739/40, Leicester, MA72
Military service: Bet. 1777 - 1780, Private in the War of the Revolution73
Note: Listed in the DAR Patriot Index
Notes for Mary Burt:
E-mail dated 22 June 2001 to Richard R. Wilson from Dr. Joan S. Guilford,
author of "The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford" (1990):
I got [Burt ancestral line] from Reel #18 of the Corbin Collection (all on microfilm and all available for rent from either NEHGS or
Heritage Quest) for Southampton. Mary Burt's father and mother were Thomas-4 who was born in 1697 and died 29 Nov 1773 at
Northampton, married to Mercy Phelps. His father was Henry-3 born 20 Aug 1660, died 26 Sep 1736, m. first in 1684 Elizabeth
Alvord, daughter of Alexander and second, Hannah Denslow, and third, Mary Thayer (these other 2 wives not in Corbin) and Mary was
the mother of Thomas. Henry's father was David-2, bpt. 18 Oct 1629 at Harberton, England, d. 9 Sep 1690 at Northampton, m. 18 Nov
1655 at Northampton, Mary Holton and they're in my book. I am not perfectly certain about Henry's other wives so you should do some
checking. The Corbins didn't know who Mary was.
Another great source is the Judd manuscripts, especially the unpublished ones which are on microfilm and available at Family History
Centers (or in Salt LakeCity) as he also specialized in western Mass.
More About Mary Burt:
Cause of Death: dropsical consumption
Note: Listed in the DAR Patriot Index
Children of Paul Guilford and Mary Burt are:
i. Eleanor Guilford74,75,76, born Bef. 8 Nov 1761 in Northfield, Franklin, MA77,78,79,80,81,82,83; died 13 Oct 1821 in Grand Prairie
Twp., Marion, OH84,85; married James Swinnerton 2 Mar 1780 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA86,87,88,89,90; born 13 Aug 1757 in Salem
Village (Danvers), Essex, MA91,92,93,94,95,96; died 6 Dec 1824 in Grand Prairie Twp., Marion, OH97,98,99,100,101.
Notes for Eleanor Guilford:
"Extracted from Wilson/Stevens Ancestors by Richard Wilson at www.Ancestry.com World Tree - Database 1820303:
"Alias: Lenora /Gilford/
REFN: 2099
E-Mail to Richard R. Wilson 21 June 2001 from Joan S. Guilford, author of
"The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford, Vol. 1," (1990):
"As soon as I got your letter (and thanks so much for the laudatory remarks) I contacted Margaret Guilford-Kardell, author of "The
Guilford Families," a two-volume opus which includes all the Guilfords she could find in England and the U.S. and all the
descendants. Your Paul Guilford appears on page 240 of Vol. I, but unfortunately, your Eleanor appears as a "miscellaneous"
Guilford in Vol. II on p. 896 with her husband James Swinnerton.
"Now, just because she hasn't connected Eleanor, don't despair. I found a record which said "Ellenor Guilford, daughter of Paul
and Mary, baptized 8 November 1761" at Northfield. I wish I knew where I got it. Perhaps it was in the Corbin records which I
have read all of, some several times. But in any event, I had some question about this because the marriage record for Paul dates
their nuptials on 17 June 1761 which, of course, would mean that Eleanor was conceived before marriage. Maybe this is what
made Mary [Burt, Eleanor's mother] feel so guilty that she had to go off and join the Shakers!
"The bottom line here is that I think you've got it right [re Eleanor's parents as Paul Guilford and Mary Burt]." "
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More About Eleanor Guilford:
Baptism: 8 Nov 1761, Northfield, Franklin, MA102,103
Burial: Oct 1821, Grand Prairie Cem., Marion Co., OH104,105
Notes for James Swinnerton:
Extracted from Wilson/Stevens Ancestors by Richard Wilson at www.Ancestry.com World Tree - Database 1820303:
Revolutionary War Soldiers Living in the State of Ohio in 1818-1819,
Extracted by Billy Joe Baker, Internet:
http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/ohiorev.html (downloaded 11/11/00):
THE PENSION LIST OF 1818
Washington, D.C. 1820
Commencing with the 5th of September, 1818,
and ending with the 4th of September, 1819, inclusive.
Names of the Revolutionary Pensioners which have been placed on the Roll
of Ohio, under the Law of the 18th of March, 1818, from the passage
thereof, to this day, inclusive; with the Rank they held, and the Lines
in which they served, viz:---
SWINNERTON, James private Massachusetts
____________________
Revolutionary War Soldiers Living in the State of Ohio in 1818-1819
Where they resided in Ohio -- N thru Z
Internet: http://php.ucs.indiana.edu/~jetorres/resided2.html (downloaded
11/11/00):
SWINNERTON, James: (Surname also known as Swinerton or Swinington)
Resided Marion County, OH. b. 8-13/16-1757 d. 12-6-1824; Pension
"application executed May 20, 1818 while living in Delaware, Delaware
Co., OH." From the Marion Daily Star, Marion, Ohio, Saturday, April 9,
1898, p.12: "James Swinnerton, an ancestor of "Genial Jim," who is yet
well remembered here, was born at Salem, Suffolk county, Mass., August
13, 1757. He enlisted from his native state at the age of eighteen, but
the date of his discharge is not known. Mr. Swinnerton died in this
county December 6, 1824, and was buried in Grand Prairie township."
--From: Bill Swinarton, Scarborough, Ontario [William Robin Swinarton, 38
Howell Square, Scarborough, ON M1B 1C4, Canada]
____________________
From Donald F. Miller, Biography of Mercy Caroline (Loveland) Holderman,
granddau. of James Swinnerton, http://66.20.139.107/Don/mclh.htm:
On May 1, 1775, twelve days after the battles of Lexington and Concord, a
seventeen year old boy named James Swinnerton enlisted in the Continental
Army in the town of Oakham, Massachusetts. During the war, James
Swinnerton reenlisted several times, and on October 18, 1776, was wounded
in the neck and shoulder by a British musket ball fired at him in the
battle of Pell's Neck on Long Island, New York. Following his injury, he
was transported to Bedford, Massachusetts, where he recovered in a
hospital. After his release from the hospital, he again enlisted in the
army.
When the war was finally winding down, James Swinnerton married Eleanor
Guilford in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1780. By 1800 James
and Eleanor Swinnerton had moved to Leicester, Vermont, and had seven
children living (six other children all died shortly after birth). Their
fourth oldest living daughter, Mercy Swinnerton, was born March 30, 1792,
probably in Leicaster. During the years following 1800, the family
evidently spent some time living near Paradox Lake in New York, but by
July 31, 1806, were clearly living in what was then Franklin County,
Ohio, near the town of Delaware. On this date, James Swinnerton's oldest
living son, James Guilford Swinnerton, Jr., was married to Lucy Carpenter
in Franklin County.
On March 12, 1810, the Swinnerton family witnessed the marriages of two
of its daughters in (I believe) Hartford, Ohio. Lucinda Guilford
Swinnerton married Ira Carpenter, brother of the Lucy Carpenter who
James, Jr., had married four years earlier, and Mercy Swinnerton married
a young man who had also grown up in Vermont, Merriness Willet Loveland.
Merriness and Mercy Loveland established a residence near Delaware, Ohio,
where Mercy became pregnant with their first child in January of 1811.
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This child was born on October 8, 1811, in Delaware, Ohio, and was named
Mercy Caroline Loveland after her mother. Tragically, the nineteen year
old mother lived only thirteen days after the birth of her daughter after
evidently experiencing complications during childbirth. She is buried in
the Oak Grove Cemetery
More About James Swinnerton:
Burial: Dec 1824, Grand Prairie Cem., Marion Co., OH106,107,108
Military service: Bet. 1775 - 1779, Served in Revolutionary War -- Private, Mass.109,110,111,112,113
Residence 1: 1782, Richmond, Berkshire, MA114,115
Residence 2: 1790, Leicester, Addison, VT116,117,118
Residence 3: 1810, Hartford, Hartford, CT119,120
Residence 4: Aft. 1810, Whitehall, Washington, NY121,122
Residence 5: 1818, Delaware, Delaware, OH123,124
ii. Paul Guilford, Jr.125, born Bef. 22 Oct 1763 in Conway, Franklin, MA; died 20 Jan 1813 in Fair Haven, Rutland, VT; married
Mary Warren 28 Aug 1786 in Conway, Franklin, MA; born 5 Nov 1764; died Nov 1837 in Palmer, Marquette, MI.
More About Paul Guilford, Jr.:
Baptism: 22 Oct 1763
iii. Simeon Guilford126, born 1765 in Conway, Franklin, MA; died Aft. 1831; married Mary Carpenter in Ira, Rutland, VT; died Aft.
1831 in Moriah, Essex, NY.
iv. Electa Guilford127, born 29 May 1767; died Unknown; married Moses Lee 14 Jun 1783; born 15 May 1762 in Nine Partners,
Dutchess, NY; died 14 Dec 1804 in Whitehall, Washington, NY.
v. Lucy Guilford128,129, born Bef. 14 Sep 1769 in Pittsfield, Berkshire, MA130,131,132,133; died 6 Aug 1826 in Leicester, Addison,
VT134,135,136; married Joseph Swinnerton 10 May 1790137,138; born 5 Oct 1761 in Salem Village (Danvers), Essex, MA139,140; died
1847 in Leicester, Addision, VT141,142,143.
from Ancestors of Arnold Victor Guilford pdf

MANY NY ALVORDS (INCLUDING THOMAS GOLD ALVORD - American lawyer, merchant and politician. Throughout his political career he was known as "Old Salt" FROM SALINA, ny, BUT IN LUMBER AND POLITICS - Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1865 to 1866.) IN NEW YORK ARE FROM THE NORTHHAMPTON, MA TO FARMINGTON CT BRANCH

July 13
NYT Charles Alvord age 74
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Hi George:
I think it's likely your ES Alvord and CA Alvord are
Elmer Scott Alvord b: JAN 1848 in Northampton, MA
Anna Caroline Eddy b: MAR 1851 in CT

I'm not sure the connection to me, but my Northrop family has Alvord connections.  Do you have an Alvord or Northrop connection?

Beth Northrop
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E. S. Alvord

Birth: 

1848

Death: 

1923

Burial:Wooster Cemetery Danbury, CT

 Created by: KimPS (genealogy addict)
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32439166

C. A. Alvord

Birth: 

1851

Death: 

1927

Burial:Wooster Cemetery Danbury, CT

Created by: KimPS (genealogy addict)
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32439158

ID: I43331
Name: Lydia Eleanor Alvord
Birth: 8 FEB 1873 in Bethel, CT
Birth: WFT Est 1863-1887 in Bethel, CT
Death: FEB 1937 in Danbury, CT

Father: Elmer Scott Alvord b: JAN 1848 Northampton, MA
Mother: Anna Caroline Eddy b: MAR 1851 CT

Marriage 1 Henry Eugene Northrop (s/o Amos Wilkes Northrop [s/o John Wilkes Northrop {s/o David Northrop &Rachel Grant } b: 9 FEB 1774 & Anna McKachan b: ABT. 1784]) b: 13 JAN 1827 New Milford, CT & Marie Smith (d/o Nathan Smith b: ABT. 1809 & Marietta Buel b: ABT. 1811) b: 9 SEP 1834 New Milford, CT)

b: 27 NOV 1859 in Brookfield, CT m. 1 MAY 1900

Children

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ID: I1462

Name: Charles Henry Northrop 1 2 3 4 5

Birth: 25 NOV 1859 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 6 2 7 4 5
Death: 26 MAY 1908 3
Change Date: 23 APR 2010

Father: William Nelson Northrop b: 15 JUL 1829 Newtown, CT
Mother: Julia Burr Lamberton b: ABT 1825 Newtown, CT

Marriage 1 Mary Grace Hammond b: ABT 1855 Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY m.28 DEC 1887 2 4

Children


Sources:

    • Type: CD ROM
      Repository: CD Volumes
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      File: International Genealogical Index (IGI)
      Title: FamilySearch
      Repository: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church)
      Location: Utah
      URL: www.familysearch.org
      Date: 12-13-2002
      Text: Messages: Record submitted by a member of the LDS Church. The
      Text: record often shows the name of the individual and his or her
      Text: relationship to a descendant, shown as the heir, family
      Text: representative, or relative. The original records are not
      Text: indexed, and you may have to look at the film frame-by-frame to
      Text: find the information you want. A family group record for this
      Text: couple may be in the Family Group Record Collection; Archive
      Text: Section. (See the Family History Library Catalog for the film
      Text: number.) These records are alphabetical by name of the father or
      Text: husband.
    • Type: Family Tree
      Title: 35716
      URL: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:a35716
      Date: 5-11-2004
      Text: Entries: 1491
      Text: Updated: Aug 25, 2001
    • Type: Web Site Detail: research complete File: International Genealogical Index (IGI) Title: FamilySearch Repository: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) Location: Utah URL: www.familysearch.org
      Date: 04-29-2003
    • Type: Book Author: Ansel Judd Northrup Periodical: The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy: A Record of the Known Descendants of Joseph Northrup, Who Came from England in 1637, and Was One of the Original Settlers of Milford, Conn. In 1639. With Lists of Northrups and Northrops in the Revolution.
      Date: 1908 Publication: Grafton Press (NY) Repository: C. Hackett
      URL:
      Text: Paperback, 473pp. Pub. Date: January 1989. Publisher: Higginson
      Text: Book Company. Text: PDF file on CD.
    • Type: CD ROM
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      Date: 5-11-2004 Text: Entries: 1491 Text: Updated: Aug 25, 2001 Text: 21 Nov 1859

ID: I1456

Name: William Nelson Northrop 1 2 3 4 5 6

Birth: 15 JUL 1829 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 7 2 3 5 6

Occupation: farmer; Justice of the Peace; State Senator in 1881; Director and vice-president of Newtown Savings Bank. 6

Note: 4 Parents: Walter Northrop & Emily L Hoyt. [prob. incorrect mother]

Note: 6 Farming is his principal occupation. A public man most of his life, having held all the public offices in the gift of his townspeople, among them that of Justice of the Peace for 20 years. Was elected State Senator in 1881, serving 2 years. Director and vice-president of Newtown Savings Bank.

Change Date: 23 APR 2010

Father: Walter Northrup b: 8 MAR 1793 Newtown, CT
Mother: Sally Platt b: 6 SEP 1781 Newtown, CT

Marriage 1 Julia Burr Lamberton b: ABT 1825 Newtown, CT m. 15 MAY 1855 2 3 4 5 6

Children

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  • ID: I2035
  • Name: Walter Northrup 1 2
  • Birth: 8 MAR 1793 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT 4 1 5
  • Death: 8 AUG 1874 6
  • Note: 6 A man of sound judgement; accumulated an independent fortune.
  • Change Date: 7 AUG 2005

    Father: Peter Northrup b: 3 JUL 1754 Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT
    Mother: Lucy Sherman

    Marriage 1 Rebecca Northrup b: ABT 1798 Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT m. BEF 1817

Children


Marriage 2 Sally Platt b: 6 SEP 1781 Newtown, CT m.11 FEB 1822 in Newtown, CT 4 5

Children


Marriage 3 Volucia Botsford m.10 MAY 1851 6


Marriage 4 Emily L Hoyt m. 13 MAY 1863 6

 

Alvords in Westhampton MAss- Jehiel almost certainly knew David Alvord. Jeheil was married to another Sarah Alvord d/o one of the Elishas
David's son Nelson was born Oct 25,1805 and Nelson son of Jehiel was born Nelson ALVORD was born 10 Nov 1812 in Westhampton, Hampshire, MA.
rootslink
Then again Nelson was more popular at the time It was originally given in honour of the British admiral Lord Horatio Nelson (1758- Oct 21,1805). But his death may not have been known until a week or more later. We don't know if Nelson was named at his birth or later. His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he repulsed the fleet of Napoleon, but was himself killed.

But I believe there may be a family name connection with Nelson as the surname.

Strongs are intermarried with the root family
connection to strong family and clarks

Northrop Hawley connections

  • ID: I7134
  • Name: Hannah NORTHROP
  • Birth: 1733 in Brookfield,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
  • Death: 17 JUL 1783 in Brookfield,Connecticut
  • Burial: Lands End Cemetery,Newtown 1
  • Change Date: 21 SEP 2006 at 00:01:02


Father: Jeremiah NORTHROP b: 1689 Milford,CT c: 27 JAN 1694/1695 Milford, CT
Mother: Hannah BENEDICT b: 1697 Milford,,CT

Marriage 1 Isaac HAWLEY b: 1731 in Brookfield,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut Married: 16 JAN 1755 in Newtown,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut 2 Note: MARRIAGE: Listed as "Isaack Hanley or Hawley"

Children

Has ChildrenIsaac HAWLEY b: 1756 in Newtown,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut

Sources: Repository: Name: Brookfield Public Library Brookfield, CT 06804 Title: Brookfield Cemetery Records Author: Brookfield Historical Society Abbrev: Brookfield Cemetery Records

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ID: I13482

Name: Isaac Hawley

Prefix: Col. 1
Birth: 1756 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
Death: 17 APR 1839 in Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
Burial: Old South Cemetery, Brookfield, Fairfield Co., CT
Note: Built 1st bridge at Southville.
Change Date: 3 SEP 2005

Father: Isaac Hawley b: 1731 Brookfield, CT
Mother: Hannah Northrup b: 1733 Brookfield, CT (d/o Jeremiah Northrop & Hannah Benedict)

Marriage 1 Tamar Palmer ( d/o Ichabod Betts PALMER 1730 &Hannah NOBLE1738 New Milford,CT) b: 12 MAY 1767 in Brookfield, CT m. 9 JUN 1785 New Milford, CT

Children


Marriage 2 Sarah Hubbell b: 1768 Married: AFT 1805 Her m 1 Asa Northrup (Joshua Northrup5, Jeremiah Northrup Jr 4, Jeremiah Northrup3, Joseph Northrup2, Joseph Northrup1)(s/o Joshua Northrup 1722 Brookfield, CT & & Mary Bennett1726 Newtown, CT [d/o Abraham BENNETT 1701 Stratfield & Mother: Christian BOTSFORD1701 Milford] ) b: 1763 in Newtown, Fairfield Co., CT Married: 15 JUN 1786 in Newtown, CT 1

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  1. Type: Book Author: Ansel Judd Northrup
    Periodical: The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy: A Record of the Known Descendants of Joseph Northrup, Who Came from England in 1637, and Was One of the Original Settlers of Milford, Conn. In 1639. With Lists of Northrups and Northrops in the Revolution.
    Date: 1908 Publication: Grafton Press (NY) Repository: C. Hackett
    URL: Text: Paperback, 473pp. Pub. Date: January 1989. Publisher: Higginson Text: Book Company. Text: PDF file on CD.
 

Of Interest
The NorthropName
The Northrop Name - Across the Atlantic
Some Maps
Religious
Professions
General Connecticut Timeline
Town Histories and Information
About early Land Patents
Abolition / Underground Railway and Women's Rights
Witches in Connecticut

Escape to New Jersey
Northrop Distribution

Other Northrops of Note The good, the bad, the ugly
Northrop Aircraft
Cherokee Connection
Northup Autos

Arbor Day Northrop

Clockmakers?

Famous Northrops
check Sarah older sister of Jay Gould married George W. Northrop
The Life and Legend of Jay Gould   By Maury Klein
Elijah square Rule

Isaac the Planner ~~ Turnpikes, Canals, Athens & Esperanza

The Landholders

Northrops Expanding Through New York

Jonathan Alvord sellted in that part of Middletown know as East Hampton and possibly lived also in what is now Middlefield. In Oct., 1748, he was commissioned Lieut. of the 17th Co., 6th Reg. of Conn., and was Captain in the same regiment and comany June, 1753. In 1770 he removed to Winchester, Conn, and lived in a house long since take down, near where the dugway road turns west to Winchester Center. There he lived uuntil he sold to Joshua Knapp in 1773. His farm of thirty acres in East Hampton, Conn., he sold Jan. 18, 1770, before his removal to Winchester to Nehemiah Gates for 120 pounds lawful money.

Aaron Alvord #3951 (26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Jul 16 1713, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,81 occupation Farmer, m. Nov 6 1739, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, Mehitable Strong #5327, b. Sep 5 1715, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, (daughter of Eliakim Strong #5328 and Mehitable King #5329). Aaron died ___ __ 1767, Torrington, Litchfield Co.,
Connecticut. From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908 Aaron Alvord was farmer in Durham, Conn., until 1745 when he sold his farm and moved to Torrington, Conn,. where he and his wife were members of the church in 1760. Administration on th estate of Aaron Alvord was granted Mar. 3, 1767. (Litchfield Prob. Rec.)
The history of Goshen, Conn., states that William Alvord was the first miller in town. The mill was locate ten rods nort of the road leading from East St. to Middle St. over Pie Hill. It also states that William Alvord's daughter married Chauncey Beach. It is therefore probably that the above reference is to Aaorn Alvord.
Elisha Alvord #3953 (26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Jun 19 1717, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA,84 m. (1) Abigail _____ #4543, b. ___ __ 1718, d. Nov 15 1743, Durham Twp, Middlesex, Connecticut, m. (2) May 9 1745, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, Hannah Goodsell #4544, b. Aug 9 1726, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, (daughter of John Goodsell #4550 and Mary Lewis #4551) d. May 20 1757, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. Elisha died Jan 28 1776, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908 Apr. 8, 1740 Benoni Hills deeded land in Durham, Conn., to Elisha Alvord on Middletown. Oct. 15, 1747 Elisha Alvord of Durham, Conn., purchased land in Fairfield, Conn., of Lockwood
Gorham of Fairfield. He we admitted to Greenfield Church Aug. 13, 1749, by certificate from Rev. Chauncey of Durham. He was appointed Ensigh in 4th Reg. May, 1761, Lieut. Oct., 1765, Capt., Oct., 1767, in same regirment. His will dated Mar. 1, 1775 was Disaproved. Rev. John Goodsel, father of Mrs. Havvah Alvord, was the first minister who settled at Greenfield Hill. Ordained May 18, 1726.
Mrs. Mary, wife of Elisha Alvord, was recommended to the church at Greenfield Hill from Rev. Mr. Dickinson's churce in Norwalk, Conn., Apr. 16, 1758. In the Durham Cemetery there is a gravestone at the grave of "Abigail, wife of Elisha Alvord"
who died in 1743. It is believed that this is the oldest Alvord tombstone in America.
is this my Elisha? "Apr. 12 1761, Saul Alvord of Northampton, in consideration of one hundred and sixty-three pounds, lawful money, paid by Elisha Alvord," conveyed "a certain small piece of land in Northampton situated near the Meeting House in said town, being in quantity about seventy-three rods, with the Dwelling House, Shop, and all the other buildings of every sort, standing thereon; the said piece of land lies circumscribed by the line as is herein after mentioned. That is to say; the first
line begins at a young button wood tree standing in the corner of sd. Tract, and runs East forty-three degrees North four rods and one link from ye end of that line; the next line runs North ten degrees, thirty minutes East, nine rods and twenty-two links; and from the end of that line, etc., etc." (This is the land that Elisha Alvord sold to sundry persons, upon which the court house now stands.)"Apr. 12 1761, Saul Alvord of Northampton, in consideration of one hundred and sixty-three pounds, lawful money, paid by Elisha Alvord," conveyed "a certain small piece of land in Northampton situated near the Meeting House in said town, being in quantity about seventy-three rods, with the Dwelling House, Shop, and all the other buildings of every sort, standing thereon; the said piece of land lies circumscribed by the line as is herein after mentioned. That is to say; the first line begins at a young button wood tree standing in the corner of sd. Tract, and runs East forty-three degrees North four rods and one link from ye end of that line; the next line runs North ten degrees, thirty minutes East, nine rods and twenty-two links; and from the end of that line, etc., etc."
(This is the land that Elisha Alvord sold to sundry persons, upon which the court house now stands.)

is this the same Jedediah who married Northrop??? 184. Submit Alvord #6682 (88.Thomas4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. May 21 1734,
Guilford, New Haven Co,, CT, m. Sep 3 1772, in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, Jedediah Hubbel #7114, b. Lanesboro, Berkshire County, MA. Jedediah: September 18, 1782 Jedediah entered a complaint against Relief Alvord for slandering him. She was discharged. He was a resident of Monkton, VT in 1790 Children: 439. i Jedediah Alvord #7115 baptized: Dec 5 1773, Lanesboro, Berkshire County, MA.

From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908
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226. Elisha Alvord #11446 (93.Asahel4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. May 16 1748, prob. Colchester, CT. SOURCE: Alford Genealogy 1648-1908, S.M. Alvord This is a family about which the compilers of the 1908 book were uncertain. On page 60 in the fourth generation they listed Elisha but with no children or further information. On page 103 he is listed with birth data and the following note."No effort was spared to secure data regarding Elisha Alvord. While no positive evidence can be brought forward to fully establish it, it seems reasonable to believe that he was the father of Elisha Alvord b. Dec. 4, 1778, (see appendix [supplement below]) who married Mary Cowles. Reasons for so believing are as follows: 1st, the transmission of the name Elisha for two generations; 2nd, Russell Alvord, son of Elisha and Molly, used to say that his father was a cousin of the Alvords of the Salt Works, Syracuse; 3rd, Elisha and Molly Alvord lived at Canaan (New Lebanon), N.Y., a brother, William Alvord, lived in Livingston Co., N.Y. and nephews of Elisha, Sr., lived at one time in Hancock, Mass., (formerly a part of Canaan, N.Y., and also in Livingston Co., N.Y., which would indicate a possible connection." In the Supplementary Data on page 681 they listed him and his children with the notation below. We are placing him here in what might be his normal position in the genealogy to make it easier to follow and relate his descendants. Be cautioned that he may not belong here. The "brothers" William and John mentioned below are not in the genealogy."No effort was spared to discover the parentage of the above Elisha Alvord. From the facts gathered,--chiefly from his grandson, Elmus F. Alvord--it seems reasonable to believe that he was the son of Elisha Alvord (No. 148, born probably at Colchester, Conn., May 16, 1748), whom see. Elisha Alvord, the head of the above family, had brothers, William and John, of whom the latter was probably brought up by some one outside the family, since his parents died when he was very young. It is possible that he is the John Alvord who died at Brookfield, N.Y., about 1815. (Surrogate Rec.). Russell Alvord when about fifteen years old went with his uncle William Alvord, from Livingston County, N.Y., to Geauga County, O., to drive his stock. William settled in Geauga Co., O., and had family, but nothing further regarding him could be learned. Russell Alvord always claimed that the Alvords of the Syracuse Salt Works were his cousins. U.S. Census of 1800 gives the following: Elisha Olverd, head of family at Canaan, N.Y. In the family were, 1 male 10-16
years old, 1 male 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26. The will of Asa Cowles of New Lebanon, N.Y., Oct. 1837, mentions daughters; Molly Alvord, deceased, Lucy Hand and Tirzah Carpenter. The Hand family was prominent at New Lebanon,
N.Y."
Children:
+ 580. i Elisha Alvord #4615 b. Dec. 4, 1778.

From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908


554. Elihu Alvord (cousin?) #4553 (218.Elihu5, 92.Elisha4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) b. Aug 18 1775, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, m. Dec 3 1797, Alice Morley Townsend #4554, b. Apr 22 1780, Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, d. May 24 1855, Long Grove, Scott County, Iowa. Elihu died Jul 13 1863, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. From Alvord Genealogy 1645-1908 An old record dated Apr. 10, 1818, mentions "Elihu Alvord formerly of Fairfield, Conn., now of Black Rock, N.Y." Mr. Fish, grandson of Elihu Alvord writes that hsi grandfather lived for a few yeard after leaving Conn. at Albay, N.Y., and was employed in the shipyards there. He removed from Ellicottville, N.Y., to Scot Co., Ia., in 1837 settling on a claim 18 miles north of Davenport. He was the oldest member of the Scott Co. Pioneer Ass. and was probably the oldest settler in the county. In 1857 when Mr. Alvord was eighty-one years old he visited his old hoe in Conn. By occupation he was a cabinet maker and had considerable mechanical genius, so that he was wont to spend hours at a time endeavoring the perfect perpetual motion. He was fond of horticulture, a great reader and highly esteemed by all who knew him. His home, during the last yeard of his life was with his daughter Mary Ann Fish, at Walnut Grove, Ia. When eighty-eight years old he walked from Walnut Grove, Ia., to Davenport, a distance of 18 iles, to visit his son C.C. Alvord. It was in July and the sun was very hot. The next day he was taken with an attack of cholera morbus from which he died on the second morning after leaving home. At the organization of St. John's Episcopal Church at Ellicottville, N.Y., Elihu Alvord was chosen vestryman, Sept., 1829. Property was deeded to Elihu Alvord of Milton, Saratoga Co., N.Y., in 1806; to Elihu Alvord of Marcellus, N.y., in 1810; from Elihu Alvord and wife of Cayuga Co., N.Y., in 1812, of Ellicottville, N.Y., in 1833.
Mrs. Alvord was a member of the Episcopal Church and in her youth highly regarded in society.
Children:
1253. i Abner Morley Alvord #4555 b. Oct 11 1799, d. Feb 8 1801.
+ 1254. ii Abner Whiting Alvord #4556 b. May 20 1802.
+ 1255. iii Mary Ann Alvord #4557 b. Oct 1 1806.
+ 1256. iv Martha Charlotte Alvord #4558 b. Jan 16 1808.
+ 1257. v Christopher Columbus Alvord #4559 b. Aug 19 1810.
+ 1258. vi George Washington Alvord #4560 b. Sep 11 1812.
1259. vii Alica Alvord #4561 b. Jun 25 1814, d. Jul 12 1814.
+ 1260. viii Samuel Alvord #4562 b. Aug 25 1818.
+ 1261. ix Alice Morley Townsend Alvord #4563 b. Jan 18 1820.
1262. x Harriet Alvord #4564 b. Sep 2 1823, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co. NY, d. Oct 10
1823, Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co. NY.
several children of (222.Asahel5, 93.Asahel4, 26.Thomas3, 5.Thomas2, 1.Alexander1) are born in cornwall
from Alvord Association Genealogy

From Alvord Genealogy 1645 - 1908

Lanesboro Lanesborough was first Richfield and then New Framingham
ALVORD
Betsey Looisa, d. Wakeman & Polly, b. Mar. 23, 1822
Norman Wakeman, s. Wakeman & Polly, b. Aug. 21, 1826
Sarah Minda,a d. Wakeman & Polly, b. Jan. 20, 1824
Wakeman, m. Polly JONES, Dec. 27, 1820, by Rev. Asa Blair

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Did you know -
There are 3,967 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrop.

Statistically the 8512th most popular last name.


There are 4,272 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrup.

Statistically the 8013th most popular last name.
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There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrop. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrup. The estimate for this name is not absolute.


deed from the Ramapoo Tribe of Indians and their associates to the proprietors, viz. : John Belden, Samuel Keeler, Sen., Matthias Saint John, Benjamin Hickcock, John Beebee, Samuel Saint John, Mathew Seamor, James Brown, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph Birch- ard, John Whitne, Sen., John Bouton, Joseph Keeler, Samuel Smith, Junior, Jonathan Stevens, Daniel Olmstead, Richard Olmstead, John Sturtevant, Samuel Keeler, Junior, Joseph Bouton, Jonathan Rockwell, Edward Waring, Joseph Whitne, Daniel Olmstead, Thomas Hyatt, James Benedick, Joseph Crampton, Ebenezer Sension, Matthias Saint John, all of the Town of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield in her Majesties Colony of Connecticut, in New England, and Thomas Smith, Thomas Canfield and Samuel Smith of ye Town of Milford in ye County of New Haven a 30th day of September in ye seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady, Anne, Queen of England, and in the Year of our Lord God 1708.

14. Norwalk, settled 1649; incorporated Sept., 1651, "Norwaukee shall bee a townee," Algonkin noyank, point of land, or more probably from the Indian name, "Naramauke."

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This home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

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More about New Lebanon

New Lebanon was formed from the Town of Canaan (named for Canaan, CT) in 1818. Prior to that it was King's District Canaan, Columbia County, New York.


The Albany-Boston stagecoach route went through Canaan, NY. 1785 the year a stagecoach connection was established between New York City and Albany. many olmsteds were original settlers of Cannan with large amountsof land " Betsy Olmsted, a descendant of one of the original settlers of Canaan who also owned vast tracts of land to the south and west of the current house.". .New Lebanon was the main spiritual home of the Shakers.
Not far from Chatham, NY. Although some listings have Alvord kids born in Kent, census listings have Sarah born in NY
One of New Lebanon’s first settlers was “Lucky” James Hitchcock. He took a dip in the town’s warm springs in 1756. The warm springs were famous for many years. People came to New Lebanon to “take the waters” and cure their illnesses.

The warm spring is at the top of Spring Hill Road in Lebanon Springs. Indians discovered the warm springs and brought the first white man, Lt. James Hitchcock, to the springs to bathe in the healing waters in 1756.

“Lucky” James Hitchcock was one of New Lebanon’s first settlers.

The Indian’s Blessing Fountain, located on Route 22 in Lebanon Springs, was erected by the Lebanon Valley Garden Club in 1940, to bring the curative waters from the Warm Spring for the benefit of mankind. There were two major thoroughfares. One was the Boston to Albany stage route, which basically followed the path of the Wyomanock Creek. The other was the Harlem Extension Railroad, which paralleled the wagon road to Lebanon Springs, then turned north into Rensselaer County. There were railway stations in West Lebanon, New Lebanon, and Lebanon Springs, with good shipping facilities at each. The presence of flying cinders caused the Clark Bakery in Lebanon Springs to be the first in the country to ship wrapped bread, with each loaf being wrapped separately in brown paper.
Columbia Hall (Guest Home or Hotel) in Lebanon Springs opened in 1794, thirty-eight years after Hitchcock’s first visit. It stood 300 feet above the valley. At full capacity it could service 400 guests. The historic register from 1820-1830 was signed by visitors including the Marquis de Lafayette, Henry Longfellow, Daniel Webster, and John Quincy Adams. It closed in 1900, its demise the result of social changes after the Civil War.
There were several manufacturing companies which grew with the town. Sawmills and gristmills were found in most areas of town in the mid to late 1700s. They were initially water-powered. Cornmeal from the Elm Tree Mill in New Lebanon Center was particularly favored by Teddy Roosevelt.
The most important manufacturing company in town was the Tilden Pharmaceutical Company, founded in 1824 by E. Gilbert (who learned the extracting trade from the Shakers) and Elam Tilden (a successful businessman). It was located on the Boston-Albany Turnpike (now Route 20). The plant began as an extract pharmacy
IV – 2 and progressed to producing standard medicinal products. Tilden’s sons succeeded him until 1884. In 1961 it was sold to Textron Corporation, but the plant closed shortly thereafter.
The John Kendall & Co. Thermometer Factory was established in 1820 and produced both thermometers and barometers. It was the first company in this country to produce the tools that enabled them to provide consistent measurement of the current temperature.
Other industries included a woolen mill, about 1806, and a cloth manufacturer. From 1873 –1876 the New Lebanon Glass Works produced 5000 to 6000 green and blue bottles each day. Jesse Torrey began the first lending library in the United States in New Lebanon in 1803 on what is now West Street.
Samuel J. Tilden, son of Elam Tilden, was born in 1814 in New Lebanon. He became governor of New York in 1874. He won the popular vote for the Presidency in 1877, by over 200,000 votes, but lost to Rutherford Hayes in the House of Representatives, where the decision was made by one vote after the Electoral College could not produce a winner. Samuel J. Tilden is buried in the Cemetery of the Evergreens.
The Shaker movement formed a prominent part of Town history. It began in France in the late 1600s and then became established in England. There they were called the Shaking Quakers because during worship services they would jump, whirl and shout for joy. Ann Lee joined them in 1758. After persecution in England, the sect emigrated to Watervliet, NY in 1774. They came to New Lebanon in 1780 at the request of several townspeople following a religious revival in the town. Mother Ann was expelled from the King’s District (as New Lebanon was still known at that time) in 1783, and she returned to Watervliet, where she died in 1784. Her followers remained, however, and prospered. At its height, New Lebanon was the principal Shaker site in America, the center for eight “families” – one in Massachusetts, five in New Lebanon, and two in Canaan. Each “family” was a separate, self-supporting community of 50 to 80 people, with men and women treated equally. It was a celibate community, with men and women living separately, but in the same house. All who were able worked at one of the community industries, such as seed production, agriculture, furniture making, etc., or supported the community’s daily life by washing or cooking. Children whose parents joined were educated and raised by the “family.” In 1930 the remaining Shakers decided to sell their land and buildings to a boarding school. The last Shaker left New Lebanon in 1947, moving to the Shaker community in Hancock, MA.
For 160 years, from 1787 to 1947, the Shakers at Mount Lebanon led the largest and most successful utopian communal society in America. From this central community developed the Shakers’ ideals of equality of labor, gender, and race, as well as communal property, freedom and pacifism. From Mount Lebanon also grew the now famous Shaker aesthetic of simplicity, expressed in their objects, furniture, buildings and village planning.
With over 6,000 acres and 100 buildings, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village was a driving force in the agricultural, industrial, commercial, and institutional activities of its day. The Village was divided into smaller :"Family" groupings (Center, Church, Second, South, East, North, and so on.), each with its own leadership, members, and commercial activities.  As the Shaker community declined in population in the early 20th century, the site was gradually sold to various private owners, including the Darrow School, which still inhabits Mount Lebanon’s Church and Center Families.
Mount Lebanon also set precedents for commercial and industrial activity. Seed production, patent medicines and chair manufacturing were among the many lucrative industries that supported the community. During Mount Lebanon's most active period, several hundred institutional buildings served the Shakers' domestic, industrial and agricultural needs. However, by the early 1930s, Shaker influence in the area had all but vanished
The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or Shakers, remain the longest-lived communal society in the United States.The tiniest and most unique of the lesser Shaker communities was Tyringham, Massachusetts.1 At its numerical peak in 1830, it barely and briefly had one hundred members, one third of whom were indentured children.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3837/is_200301/ai_n9185738/
Tyringham Shaker village was begun in 1792.Established in the 1780s, Enfield was the only Shaker community established in Connecticut. The Mount Lebanon Shaker Society in New Lebanon, New York, was the largest and most industrious Shaker community from 1785 until 1947, and the spiritual center of Shaker society in the United States.
Mount Lebanon also set precedents for commercial and industrial activity. Seed production, patent medicines and chair manufacturing were among the many lucrative industries that supported the community. During Mount Lebanon's most active period, several hundred institutional buildings served the Shakers' domestic, industrial and agricultural needs.

was there any connection betweenhomeopathic medecine and the herbalist knowlege of the shakers? Dr. D.M. Bennett started as Shaker move to freethinker and theosophical interests.
In 1793, a historic Shaker village, one of nineteen scattered from Maine to Kentucky, was established in the town. The Utopian religious sect practiced celibate, communal living, and is today renowned for its simple architecture and furniture. Membership eventually dwindled, however, and the village disbanded. The property has since been redeveloped by the Enfield Correctional Institution, still located on "Shaker Road."

The populist principle in theology--the claim that the unlearned, even more than the learned, could discern theological truth--often countered traditional theologies. It could sometimes blend with the quite different idea that God continued to provide new truth through immediate revelation to faithful believers or to chosen prophets. From an assertion of private revelation it was easy to argue that the canon of scripture was not closed and that new truths required new canons. In America, this logic of private revelation produced more than one new claim to theological truth.

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pcZxhQYX
The Hicksite Quakers were followers of Elias Hicks (1478-1830), a farmer from Rhode Island who, after a religious experience in 1774

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pca8KuLv
The Hicksite Quakers were followers of Elias Hicks (1478-1830), a farmer from Rhode Island who, after a religious experience in 1774 Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pca8KuLv
The Shakers, formally the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, followed the teachings of Ann Lee (1736-84). Starting in 1781, Lee preached in New York and throughout New England. "Like the early Quakers, they grounded their faith in the immediate experience of the Spirit. Even more than the Quakers, they derived a theology not only from scripture but also from immediate revelation." Shakers embraced the populist approach, criticizing refined theological argument and learned ministers alike.  Some Shakers also stressed "the dual character of God as Father and Mother," related to an earlier Shaker belief that "the Christ had been manifested in both a male and a female."

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pcaTmWUO
The Shakers, formally the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, followed the teachings of Ann Lee (1736-84). Starting in 1781, Lee preached in New York and throughout New England. "Like the early Quakers, they grounded their faith in the immediate experience of the Spirit. Even more than the Quakers, they derived a theology not only from scripture but also from immediate revelation." Shakers embraced the populist approach, criticizing refined theological argument and learned ministers alike. Some Shakers also stressed "the dual character of God as Father and Mother," related to an earlier Shaker belief that "the Christ had been manifested in both a male and a female." Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pcaTmWUO
Coming finally to the Mormons, it is clear that the logic of new revelation was sort of in the air. The Mormon revelation as it was delivered through Joseph Smith reflected a populist perspective, as did the preaching of the Quakers and Shakers. Joseph Smith differed from others who announced new revelation in that he produced a sizeable volume of new scripture, the Book of Mormon, rather than simply announcing or preaching new doctrines, practices, or insights following an inner light or the Spirit. But the Mormon experience reflected more than just the populist perspective; it also reflected the religious folk culture of the period.
The early movement drew many of its adherents from a culture in which the miraculous and the magical were part of the texture of daily life. ... The earliest Mormon converts--people who lived on the margins of evangelical Protestant culture--were already accustomed to the use of seer stones, divining rods, amulets, astrology, healing objects, revelatory dreams and visions, and occult numerology. Despite the scorn of the learned, many of them lived in an enchanted world of esoteric rituals, magical symbols, and occult parchments. This was a folk culture they shared with other populist religious groups ....
As a short commentary, note that claims of new revelation understandably bring a sharp response from other believers. In the days of early Mormonism, it was Protestant clergy who affirmed a closed canon that attacked Mormonism as too miraculous or magical for comfort. Now it is secular critics that portray Christianity as a whole and the beliefs of any denomination as too supernatural for comfort. They reject any revelation, old or new, and are beginning to ridicule any Christian claim with the same relish that Christian commentators have displayed in criticizing Mormon claims for over a century. Welcome to the 21st century.

Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/mormoninquiry/2009/01/quakers-shakers-and-mormons.html#ixzz0pcaqNmsi
 

Aunt Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1782 from Rootsweb listing

Passage from

  • Sarah Maria Huggins (d/o Ebenezer Huggins , Jr. b: 11 MAY 1781
    & Sarah Wakeman Alvord b: 2 MAR 1782 in Fairfield, Conn.)

  • Birth: 1 AUG 1826 in 106 State Street, New Haven, Conn., youngest child of nine
  • Death: 13 FEB 1902 in 2098 Fifth Avenue, Apt #? (on 7th floor), New York, N. Y.
My mother’s father and mother died of when she was a child, but she carried through life a sweet memory of her mother (Sarah Wakeman Alvord1782 my SWA's aunt) , who was not only a beautiful woman but a most lovely character; she was fond of horseback riding and sat her horse finely. She was the daughter of John Alvord [(?-?)], a highly respected citizen of Southport, Connecticut. He died at the age of ninety-five. An obituary notice says, "Passing through a long life of usefulness, he had a mild and happy disposition, which endeared him to all who knew him. It is but a few years since he was pensioned by the Government, having been engaged in the great cause of American liberty." He was wounded in the war so that both of my mother’s grandfathers suffered in the great cause of freedom. Among my mother’s papers I find part of a letter which she has marked, "written by my dear mother". It is from New Haven, Dec. 31st, 1835 to her son and is evidently intended to convey good wishes for the New Year. She says "How sweet at midnight’s silent hour the memory of the memory of a friend." It is at this late hour, my dear son, that I write you. All are now quiet and sweetly reposing, calculating to arise at an early hour to welcome the New Year." Just a fragment, but all that my mother had in her mother’s handwriting. She was said to be much like her. In a letter written by her brother Howard in 1854 he says- "You must not deny me the privilege of speaking of your goodness, for are you not the embodiment and very personification of our kind, dear departed mother in image and goodness." My mother was left a very sad little girl when her mother passed away. Her brother Edward [Eaton Huggins, (c.1807-1895)] was married and had a home in New Haven, and my mother for several years made one of his family, attending school at the Young Ladies’ Institute on State Street. Many of her relatives went to Yale, and uncle, Mr. Timothy Bishop [(?-?)] of New Haven, and seven of her cousins being graduates of that college. When a young girl she joined her sister Mary [Mrs. Frederick Alvord, (born c. 1815)] in New York and they spent some time together in a boarding house. One day when out walking in a pretty "pink frock," so the story goes, she passed a gentleman who fell in love with her on the spot. After making inquiries as to who the very pretty girl was, he declared, that if possible, he would make her his wife. They afterwards met at a ball, and the courtship was not long, for when only nineteen she married my father, Thomas B. Leggett, who, of course, was the young gentleman in question. Some years after, Samuel [Mott] Leggett, [(1820-1883)] my father’s brother, in an account of the family written in verse and called "Memories" refers to my mother as he remembered her at the ball.

"And Sarah, when I saw thee first, with Mary by thy side,
I little fancied that thou wouldst be a brother’s lovely bride.
I loved so deeply then myself, I had no time to see
The movement going on between our Tom and thee.
One scene I recollect full well- a tip-top fancy ball-
A pretty girl in white attire, a flower basket small.
A young huzzar with tarnished lace, a carriage at the door
A coming home at four o’clock,- Tom’s dancing days were o’er."

The wedding took place at St. Bartholomew’s Church, February 17, 1845. She was most attractive in appearance and manner. One of the family, writing from abroad says- "My congratulations to Thomas on his newly acquired jewel. Tell him I little thought when I saw him with that pretty little lady last winter at Madam Farrara’s ball that she would so soon be my cousin. We have the most exalted accounts of her from every direction, and have no doubt but that she merits it all." And so my father, then only twenty-two himself took his sweet young bride to his father and mother, living in the family homestead, "Rose Bank," situated on the East River, Leggett’s Point, Westchester. Here she received a warm welcome and became indeed a daughter of the house. For five years my parents lived in this hospitable home, my mother being a great favorite, particularly with her father-in-law. They were very congenial and took much pleasure together. The following is an extract from an amusing account he wrote in Old Testament language of an intended visit of my mother to New Haven.
"General Epistle to the elect citizens of New Haven. Now Sarah was fair to look upon and she was dainty in her attire and loved soft raiment exceedingly," and then came an account of her preparations to go, closing with-

"Praise her for she is good,
Praise her for she is prudent,
Praise her for she is wise (in her own conceit)
Praise her for she is the mother of a man child,
Praise her for she is a good mother,
Praise her for she is a good daughter."

My father built his first home, [The Hummock, in 1850] a comfortable house of good dimensions on Leggett’s Point, not far from "Rose Bank" and also overlooking the beautiful East River. Here my mother passed many busy, happy years, making, as she always did a charming home and entering into the sociability of the neighborhood as much as her family of little children would permit. My father was devoted to her. A letter from him in 1848 says "you are ever uppermost in my mind." She might have said the same, for she was his devoted companion, and when years of sickness came his tender and untiring nurse, always thinking of his welfare and happiness. After a time [1854] financial difficulties caused my father to give up this large place and move to West Morrisania. It must have been hard for my mother to leave the house she had helped to plan and had watched the building of, but she no doubt did so with the same cheerfulness with which she made every sacrifice. Afterwards the new home became very dear to her. The house was large and roomy and surrounded by well kept grounds. Her boys were growing fast and she was their happy companion, often on winter evenings going off to some neighboring pond to skate, and so was able with her perfect health and bouyant spirits to enter into their sports.
This beautiful letter was written to my brother Howard [Edward Howard Leggett, (1845-1927)] about this time and through life he has carried it with him.


Now about 155th St. N.Y. CityMorrisania,
Westchester Co., N.Y.

"Our happy home."
Cosy Nook.

My dear Howard.
I must write a few lines to you, as I am very concerned about your present and future welfare.
You have now entered upon your business career. May you be prosperous, and whatever you acquire by ability and industry, be sure it is gained by honesty and strictly straight forward transactions, and if fortunate, never forget those that have not been as much favored. So not love money, but appreciate it for the good you can do and the pleasure you can give.
Let your daily prayer be
"Lead us not into temptation."
In city or country, wherever your home may be, you will find that you are not sufficient for yourself. You must ask guidance from a Higher power, and remember we are only placed here, perhaps for a short time. Let us so live that when the time comes to leave this world we may be prepared for a better one, where I hope to meet all my children.
Let me impress upon your mind the importance of observing the truth strictly and never to resort to deceit.
"Do as you would be done by."
I have great confidence in you; may it never be shaken. You, with all your love for me can never know the deep anxiety a mother feels for her children, not only as regards your well doing in this world, but a more important change.
Let your daily life be what I have asked, and your future will be a bright one.
Now my dear son, be cheerful, be happy, enjoy every rational pleasure, with moderation. I would not deprive you of them. Youth is the season for enjoyment, cares will come and we are better for some, anything but idleness. Remember and use your good influence over your brothers.
Now what I have written read carefully and do not destroy it. It may remind you of your duties if you should become negligent.
Accept it with the pure love of your
Mother.
West Morrisania,
August 21st, 1862.


In addition to the large family she was seldom without one or more visitors, who remained sometimes many months. My father was very hospitable and his home was always open to any who might wish to come. Two nieces and a young lady friend, were with my mother for a number of months. They were called "The three young girls of Morrisania." I can imagine how my mother, with her love of fun entered into all of their amusements. But my mother was also very sorrowful here for death entered the home twice. In 1854 [8 July] a sweet little girl, Ella, [Ellen Bowman Leggett, [(1850-1854)] nearly five years old died. This was a very great sorrow. My grandfather, who was at the time visiting a son [Samuel Mott Leggett, (1820-1883)] in Pontiac, Michigan, wrote a comforting letter saying- "The affliction you have recently endured has brought you close to my heart." In another letter about this time he closes with these words- "My dear, look not to men, nor books, nor creeds, nor traditions, but to the light of God in your own heart, ‘God is light’". My grandmother also wrote from Michigan a sweet letter of sympathy in which she recalled the time [1845-1850] when my father made their home at "Rose Bank." "I am pleased to think you are at our house; a change will be beneficial in every respect, and did it not re-call old times? The many happy hours we have spent together in our cosy corner in the parlor, the round table, scrap book, the everlasting sewing, that never would keep done, and yet gave pleasure in the doing, and then, at night fall, watching for the dear one, who had been battling in the world, and repaying him with the welcome home and the kiss of love. I look back to those days often and always with pleasure. You have ever been a good and dear daughter." A few years after Ella’s death dear little Norton [Norton Wright Leggett, 1855-1859] passed away [11 December 1859]. Mrs. Hughes [(?-?)] of New Haven, my mother’s cousin, writes in 1859 that she had heard of the "Perfectly lovely boy" and of my mother’s love, care and devotedness." "It was such a pleasure for me to think of your happiness amid that group of loved ones. Your young life had been sorely tried, severe afflictions were yours- your father and mother dead- that sweet mother that won all hearts to her, so like yourself, gone, and your childhood home no more, I hoped you would be spared further sorrow and that no evil might come nigh you more, that the sunshine might always last in that beautiful home."
At the time when the great Civil War was convulsing the country, 1863, William H. Leggett, my grandfather died suddenly in his town house No. 9 East 16th Street. His death was not only a great loss to my grandmother, [Margaret Peck Wright Leggett, (1794-1878)] but to all the family. She gave up the large house [Was this Rose Bank, which was not mentioned in William H.’s will, or No. 9 East 16th Street, which was left to her therein?] and some years later, [1867] when my father moved to [450 North Broad Street] Elizabeth, New Jersey, she decided to make her home with us. The summers of 1865 and ’66 were spent very happily at Deal Beach. My grandmother writes in her diary on March 1st, 1866, "I am better and have much cause for thankfulness, particularly in such loving, devoted children, who have been more than careful of the old mother. The time is now drawing nigh for me to leave the home of my dear Catherine Maria [Catherine Maria Leggett Allen, (1817-1890)] (her only daughter) to again spend the summer, God permitting, with my dear Thomas and his lovely wife in the cottage at Deal, New Jersey." In 1876 in a letter written to my father and mother my grandmother writes, "What shall I say for the long years of love and kindness from you but thanks, and wish that in after years you may receive the same loving care from those you love." Again "Let me with a grateful heart for many years of kindness and love shown me, wish you a Happy Christmas, and may the New Year find you in health and strength, surrounded, as now, by loving, good children. May they, in the days to come, when youth and strength fail, be your stay and staff. God bless you and yours is the sincere prayer of the Mother." I remember her as a beautiful old lady erect, stately and dignified. She passed away, after a short illness, in 1878. My mother for ten years had given her the devoted attention of a daughter. I can remember when she died how my mother grieved. It was the first time I had ever seen her in tears and it made a great impression. Of course, wherever my grandmother lived was headquarters for the family and we had a great deal of company.
I first remember my dear father and mother in our pleasant Elizabeth home, with its lovely garden, where I trotted about after my father. My mother was always busy and active, and she seemed to me a person apart and different from any other human being, and in my great love for her so has it ever seemed. Soon after coming to Elizabeth little baby Maude [born 25 April 1867] died [20 August 1867]. During the changing sunshine and shadow of the years spent in Elizabeth my mother was always the same, courageous and patient in times of trouble and thinking of everyone but herself. In 18[80s] my father’s only sister, Mrs. William M. [Catherine Maria Leggett] Allen took a house in [East] 126th Street [No. 51], New York and we were asked to join her there. She was a very dear aunt and my recollections of her are most precious. My uncle, Francis W. Leggett [(1833-1907)] and my aunt [Laura Lacey Acker Leggett,(1843-1897)] and cousin [their daughter,] Laura Lacey Leggett, (died 1938)] came into the family a few months later, and we passed a number of pleasant years together. In 1887, while we were living here my mother’s brother, Howard Huggins and his wife, moved to California. He was a fine man and in many ways resembled my mother in character. He died in Pacific Grove in 1897. His wife remained in California. Before starting on their journey she wrote, "How many kind friends we are leaving behind us! everyone so sweet and loving and you at the head of the list, ever so thoughtful, so good and true." For fifteen years letters were exchanged every week. "How very kind it was in you to write such good, long, kind letters, which were characteristic of every act of your life- the radiant sunlight in life’s memory." So wrote her brother. Many years before my mother’s sister Mary, Mrs. Frederick Alvord [(1815-?)], of New York City, passed away loved and respected by all. In 1895, Edward Huggins [born c.1807], her oldest brother, much loved by her, died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. At this time (1902) one sister, Mrs. [Louisa Huggins] Yeaman of California, [born 1817] remains of a family of nine.
As my father suffered greatly with Asthma his doctor advised our removal to an apartment where he could avoid the constant use of stairs. This we did, [c. 1890] moving to No. 293 Lenox Avenue, and for the first time in my mother’s life she had a small family of three. My father seemed always delicate and had many long and serious illnesses, lasting sometimes months. My mother, with the same untiring devotion was ever his nurse and a more cheerful one it would be impossible to find. As a little child she said she was "always trying to catch the sunbeams" and this seemed to be characteristic of her through life, ever looking for the good in others, enjoying fully the little pleasures of everyday experience, and trying to make sunshine for all. One of her mottoes was not to speak unkindly of anyone. If it seemed impossible to say much in a person’s favor she refrained speaking at all, and avoided harsh judgment. She tried not to allow the conduct of others in regard to herself to influence her in the least. I have heard her say hundreds of times "It is not what they do but what I do that concerns me."
In February, 1895, my father and mother celebrated their Golden Wedding and soon after, on the 1st day of April my dear father died, just as my mother had nursed him through a long illness and we thought him almost well. His death was a great blow to my mother. She and I were then left alone. In the years that followed, my mother and I were inseparable. She was to me the most congenial companion I could have, for although her hair had gradually changed from the rich brown of youth to silvery white, still she never grew old in heart, did not dwell in the past, but in the present, never talked of her troubles, and had always the same interest in people and the affairs of the world. When the great trial came of being obliged to give up one activity after another and by slow stages at last to be confined to a wheel chair, she seemed to grow, if possible, more lovely. The wonderful cheer and vitality of her nature never failed, her eyes never lost their brightness, and, as my brother Howard wrote of her, "The light of love was ever on her face," brightening the way for others, so that people said "I never see her but I go away feeling better and happier" and as one said "To know her is to love her." Two years before her death, we, my mother and I, moved [March 1900] to a new and very pleasant apartment on the corner of 5th Avenue and 129th Street [2098 5th Avenue]. My brothers were married and long ago settled in homes of their own. Howard in [450 North Broad Street] Elizabeth, New Jersey, Clinton on [No. 73 East] 92nd Street, New York and Will in [314 Homewood Avenue] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My mother was the proud grandmother of four children, Howard Clapp [(1876-1969)] and Mary Hills [(1878-1901)] by brother Howard’s son and daughter, were greatly loved by my mother, Howard giving her much pleasure during the last years by his weekly calls. Dear Mary, after a long and particularly trying illness [cancer] died in the twenty-third year of her age, July 27th, 1901, eight months before my mother passed away. She was in the bloom of her youth, sweet, unselfish and brave. This was indeed a trial for us all and my dear mother felt it deeply, but her one thought was to try and be a comfort to others. In Pittsburgh there was also a boy and girl, but much younger, Milton, born in 1894 [Milton William Leggett, died 1970] and Helen some years later [1899, died 1982]. My mother was always greatly interested in these two little grandchildren, and regretted that they lived so far away, for the baby, Helen, she never saw. And so my mother and I moved to our new home in March, 1900. She was then having great difficulty in walking. There was an elevator in the building and we chose, in preference the seventh and top floor, from which we had a beautiful and extended view from almost every window. My mother never tired of this charming outlook over city and wooded hills, and then the great stretch of sky and ever-changing sunsets meant so much to one who ever loved the beautiful as much as she. Here, in spite of increasing disability she was very happy. Here my brothers loved to come, being always sure of her sweet and cheerful welcome. When she passed on there were sad hearts and a vacancy none can fill. Her death occurred on February 13, 1902. She was the most beautiful character I have ever known and truly showed in her daily life, "The fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."
Florence Huggins Leggett.
[handwritten note:] While living at 129th and Fifth Ave. N.Y.

MOTHER

The light of love was ever on her face,
With kindly smile she greeted all.
Her words were warm with love,
Her thought for others, not for self.
Her love was deep and wide and true.
She was a mother firm, yet so gentle and mild,
By love she won and led each child.
She never grew old except in years.
The Word of God was in her heart;
From His command would not depart.
His Word sustained and ruled her life.
"Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation."
Her ways were ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths were peace."
She has left a legacy of love and good;
Having lived a life as the child of God,
She has won the joy of higher life.
Her love, and light of life, the Lord.

[Edward] Howard Leggett,
Feb. 15, 1902.


MY MOTHER.

A life supremely beautiful and good-
Oh! For the master’s pen or brush, that could
Portray her charm, her loving grace
Or picture forth the sweetness of her face.

Mother, friend, devoted, loving, true,
Who delighted in kind deeds to do.
And made the home a place of peace and joy.
No words e’er passed her lips that could annoy.

Sunshine and flowers did not always lie
In her pathway, but they came when she passed by.
How sweet her happy laugh and kindly thought!
Her sympathy never failed, though often sought..

When clouds gathered, and the way seemed drear,
It was her courage that dispelled the fear.
Bravely overcoming, ever at her post,
Ready with comfort when it was needed most.

Did any want to rest or step aside,
The doors of heart and home flew open wide.
Her love went out to all, the young and old,
The story is the same by whoever told.

And when sickness seemed to hold her bound,
Her brightness still cleared the way, and we found
Her brave patience never faltered. Her dear
Unselfish thought planned for loved ones far and near.

She has passed through the shadow into glorious light,
Faith whispers she is happy, free and bright.
No sickness, death or sorrow for her the future holds,
The Father’s love forever our dear one enfolds.
Florence H. Leggett,
Feb. 19, 1902.


The following is an extract from a letter written by my grandfather, Wm. H. Leggett, in 1858 to my mother. It did not come to my notice until after the foregoing pages were finished, so insert it here, as it shows his appreciation of her beautiful nature, and she did indeed fulfill his desire by becoming a blessing. "Now my dear, you are to me very estimable, you are in my eyes a jewel capable of great brilliancy; may you improve your gifts and prove how great a gift is a truly wise and virtuous woman to the world in which she lives. You are capable of great things - - - - - In this world we shall have trouble, for whoso doeth well cometh in contact with evil and of necessity must war with it and "overcome evil with good". May this be your experience and then all men will call you blessed."
F.H.L.