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1665 — 1875. 



By AETHUB M. ALGER. 



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rilOMAS ALGER OF TAUKTOJS^ AND HKIDGK. 
WATER, IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

1665 — 1875. 



By ABTHUR M. ALGER. 



Happy is the man who can trace his lineage, ancestor by ancestor, and cover lioary time with 

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PREFACE. 



Very many of our New England families can trace the line of their 
lineage across two hundred years or more to the first settlements 
made by their ancestors on these shores. Very few can span the in- 
tervening waters and resume the line in the old world. Distance, 
which severs, also discourages the renewal of family ties, and time 
gradually obliterates them. This is the case with us, and our his- 
tory must perforce begin with the ancestor who founded the family 
in the new world. Not only are we unable to trace the lineage of 
this ancestor, but we cannot with absolute certainty say from what 
part of the old world he came. We have strong evidence, however, » 

that he was a native of England. There the name of Alger is to be / 

found from a very early period, and thence came several men bearing '^ 

the name who were contemporary with him in this country. It is to 
be hoped that future researches will throw light upon this point. 

The writer does not claim that the following pages are free from 
errors and omissions. It would be idle to expect absolute accuracy 
and completeness in the first edition of a work of this kind. If any 
mistakes are* noticed they should be corrected in the blank pages fur- 
nished for the purpose at the end of the work. 

The system of arrangement adopted is essentially like that used in 
the " New England Historical and Genealogical Register." It diflfers 
in this respect : Figures are used over the italicized names in paren- 
theses, not, as in the Register, to denote the generation, but as index 
figures — figures by which the individuals of the name are designated 
and by means of which they may be found in the body of the work, 



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without consulting the index. Take, for example : 13. James Alger 
i^Israel^ Israel^ Thomas^), This shows at a glance the pedigree of 
James Alger No. 13. He is the son of Israel Alger No. 4, the grand- 
son of Israel Alger No. 2, and the great-grandson of Thomas Alger 
No. I. As all the individuals in the book are numbered consecu- 
tively, one may be found as easily, if his number is known, as if the 
page on which he appears is known. 

Another example may be taken to explain the system more fully. 
Suppose we wish to find the record of the Rev. Israel Alger. The 
first thing to be done is to look in the index under that name. We 
there find that the Rev. Israel Alger appears on page 19. Turning 
to that page we see his name and his record, his pedigree being put 
down thus: 126. Rev. Israel Alger {Israel^^'^ Danlel^^ Israel^^ 
Israel^ Thomas^). Now if we desire to find the record of his father, 
we turn back to Israel Alger No. 32 ; if of his grandfather, to Daniel 
Alger No. 12 ; and so on seriatim. 

The following abbreviations, in addition to the usual ones of the 
names of States and of the months, have been used : b. born ; m. 
married ; d. died ; unm. unmarried ; dau. daughter ; bapt. baptized. 

Where a town is named without the addition of a State, Massachu- 
setts is to be understood, unless some other State is designated or 
implied. 

To those who have expressed an interest in this work, and to those 
who have rendered aid in its preparation, the writer tenders his grate- 
ful acknowledgment. 



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THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 



Thomas Alobr, the first cis- Atlantic ancestor of the family whose his- 
tory is herein presented^, wda one of eight men bearing the name of Alger, 
who settled in New England during the seventeenth cientury. The exact 
time of his arrival is unknown. As nearly as can now be determined, it 
was in the vicinity of 1665. In that year he appears at Taunton ; proof of 
his presence being afforded by the following entry on the old proprietary 
records of the town : 

** January 9th, 1664-5. Granted that Thomas Auger* shall have a parcel of 
land that lieth at ye head of Thomas Linkon's land and ye land of Robert 
Grossman, as much as that place will afford. ' ' 

This place was situated near the Three-mile River, a stream flowing ^__ 

through the smtbm^ part of 'i'aunton. There it seems he took up his abode ; YyCSu^^b 
and in the autumn of the year he brought to it a wife. We read on the Old / 

Colony records that Thomas Alger, of Taunton, and Elizabeth Packard, of 
Bridge water, were married November the 14th, 1665. She was the daughter 
of Samuel Packard, of WyniOndham, England, who with his wife and child 
came in 1638, in the ship Diligent, to this country, and settled first in Hing- 
ham, and then in Bridgewater, dying in the latter place about 1 684. 

In after years, Thomas Alger removed within the limits of Bridgewater, 
and there, it is supposed, died, perhaps soon after, as his name does not 
appear on the records of the town. Facts concerning his life imght doubt- 
less have been found on the Taunton records, but unfortunately they have 
been destroyed. He had at least two children. They were named from a 
brother and sister of their mother, and were : — 

2, i. Israel, m. Patience Hayward. 

3. ii. Deuverancb. 

2. Israel Alger (Thomas^), a husbandman, m. Patience Hayward, 
daughter of Nathaniel Hayward, and granddaughter of Thomas Hayward, 

* Until recently the name of Alger was almost invariably pronounced Auger, and this it 
appears was in accordance with the rule as in other words. Butler, who wrote his English 
Grammar in 1633, states that in his time a before I was sounded like au. So it was in Chau- 
cer's time. In the " Gierke's Tale," occurs Augrim for Algorithm. Members of the family 
have never varied the orthography of the name from Alger, yet by others it has been fre- 
quently written, as pronounced. Auger. This has caused some confusion to genealogista 
from the fact of there being distinct fomilies of each name. 



6 THOMAS ALOEB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

one of the origiDal proprietors and first settlers of Bridgewater. Her uncle, 
Hon. Thomas Hay ward, Jr., was a judge of the Court of Common Fleas, 
and one of the Governor's Assistants. She died before 1730. He lived on 
the north side of the Town River in Bridgewater. In 1702, he was ap- 
pointed surveyor of highways. He died about 1726, leaving a large estate 
for the time and place. The following inventory of the realty is on file in 
the Plymouth Probate Office : 

** An Inventory of the Estate of Mr. Israel Alger, late of Bridgewater, in the 
County of Plymouth, deceased, taken Aug. 28th, 1 730. 

Imprimis. His Homestead Lands lying joyning or near together, by 
computation about an hundred and eleven acres with his old Build- 
ings on _•_•_• 1 • • • ^700 

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Item, a fifth part of two lots in Cutting Cove Cedar Swamp 

Item, two thirds of a Lot in ye Old Cedar Swamp . 

Item, a third part of two fifths of a Purchase Right in Undivided Lands 

Item, a sixth part of a twenty Lot lying near Abington 

Item. Five acres of undivided land of a former grant 

Item. About six acres of Land in the First Share 

Item. Three Lots of Meadow in the Great Meadow . 

Item, a sixth part of a twenty acre lot by Milstbne Plain . 

Children : — 

4. i. IssAEL, b. Sept. 9, 1689 ; m. 1st, Alice Hayward ; 2d, Susanna 

Snow ; 3d, Rachel Wade. 

5. ii. Joseph, b. October 6, 1694 ; m. Mary Ames. 

6. iii. Thomas, b. October 13, 1697 ; m. Sarah Dunbar. 

7. iv. Nathaniel, b. September 29, 1700 ; m. Jane Pratt. 

8. V. John, b. Dec. 18, 1704; d. unm. in 1730. His estate, inventoried at 

^350, was divided among his brothers. 

4. Israel Algeb {Israel^ Thomas^), a husbandman, married thrice ; 
1st, his second cousin, Alice, daughter of Dea. Joseph Hayward, who d. Jan. 
30, 1716; 2d, Dec. 25, 1717, Susanna, daughter of William Snow, grand- 
daughter of William Snow, Sen., one of the proprietors and first settlers of 
Bridgewater: she d. about 1*729; 3d, June 24, 1731, Rachel, daughter of 
Thomas Wade : by her he had no issye. When he was twenty-one years 
of age, his father conveyed to him " a certain piece or parcel of land lying 
in the township of Bridgewater, butting on the north side of the Town 
River, containing thirty acres." Here, on a spot about a quarter of a mile 
southwest from where James Alger now lives, he buDt his house, the cellar 
of which is still to be seen, and here he died Nov. 13, 1762, aged 73. 

Children by first wife : — 

9. i. Patience, b. Sept. 20, 1713 ; bapt. 1727 ; called Alice, on her mother's 

death, to bear up her name ; m. Shephard Fiske,* Feb. 24, 1732 ; 
d. without issue, in 1796, aged 83. Shephard Fiske was a son of 
the Rev. Moses Fiske, of Braintree, and a half-brother of the Hon. 
John Quincy, great-grandfather of President John Quincy Adams. 
He graduated at Harvard University in 1721, practis^ a short time 

• " Judge Mitchell informed me in 1846, that upon going into the House of Representatives 
at Washington, a few days before, and taking the seat assigned for former members. Presi- 
dent John Quincy Adams came up to him in his seat, and there spoke of this Shephard 
Fiske, his relative, whom he said he well knew in his youth."— £tfM AmeSf in Proc, Mats. 
^Ut. Soc, 1873-35, p. 37^. 



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THOMAS ALOER AND HIS BESOENBANTS. T 

as a physician in Eillingly, Conn., and In 1727 came to North Bridge- 
water, where he engaged in business as an iron founder, and sustained 
some public offices. From the North, he removed to the West Par- 
ish, occupying the house now owned by Otis Drury. There he d. 
June 24, 1779, aged 77. 

10. ii. A MALB CHILD, b. 1716 ; d. Feb. 16, 1716. 

Children by second wife : — 

U. iii. Israel, bapt 1727 ; m. Abial Lathrop. 

12. iv. Danibl, b. 1727 ; bapt. 1727 ; m. Susanna Fobes. 

13. y. Jakes, b. 1729 ; m. Martha Kingman. 

5. Joseph Algbr {Israel* 7%oma«'),a husbandman, m. in 1719, Mary 
daughter of William Ames. The following order for laying out a highway 
in 1721, shows in what part of Bridgewater he lived : 

** A way from the old road over Flaggy Meadow Brook to the top of the hill 
— ^then turning and goin^ near by the house of Israel Alger, Jr. , so down over 
the swamp by the side ot a pona hole, and into the way to the bridge over the 
cove — ^80 westerly near Joseph Alger's house, and by the mile line to Cutting 
Cove Fence. And from the bridge a way was laid over the slouch by the west 
side of Israel Alger's meadow fence, and so by the east side of Thomas Alger's 
fence to John Field's land." 

Children :— 

14. i. Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1720 ; m. Abner Hayward. 

15. ii. Joseph, b. April 26, 1723 ; m. Naomi Hayward. 

16. iii. Patience, b. Oct. 9, 1726 ; m. Isaac Lathrop. 

17. iv. Bethiah, b. June 11, 1729; m. Isaac Lazell. 

18. V. John, b. Jan. 14, 1732; m. Abial Johnson. 

19. vi. Susanna, b. July 13, 1734 ; m. Bphraim Burr. 

20. vii. Nathan, b. April 2, 1737 ; d. May 28, 1763. 

21. viii. Edmund, b. Sept. 16, 1739 ; m. 1st, Ruth Willis : 2d, Molly 

Thompson. 

6. Thomas Alger (Lrael^ TTiomas^)^ a husbandman, m. Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Peter Dunbar, Jan. 15, 1T24. He lived within the limits of Easton. 
On the records of the Easton Church, of which he and his wife were mem- 
bers, may be seen this entry — a specimen of church discipline in the olden 
times : 

"June 16, 1749. — Bro. Thomas Aker appeared before ye Church, and de- 
clared he was sorry he went out of ye Church Meeting as he did without order, 
inasmuch as it was a Violation of ye Rule and Order of ye Church, for which in 
the time of it he was not sensible* of, and promised as he should be enabled to 
observe the Rules and Order of ye Church. Which ye Church Vot* Satisfied with." 

Children : — 

22. i. Thomas ; m. Mehitabel Briggs. 

23. ii. fc)ARAH ; m. Jeremiah Bassett, Jr. 

24. iii. Abigail ; m. Capt. Joseph Packard. 

25. iv. John, b. July 8, 1730 ; probably d. young. 

7. Nathaniel Algek (Hsrael,^ Thomas^), a husbandman ; m. Jane 
Pratt, of Easton, Oct 19, 1726. They lived in Easton, and were members 
of the church there. Children : — 

•■ 26. i. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 5, 1727 ; m. Ruth Lambart. 

27. ii. Sbth, b. Sept. 3, 1729. His name appears in Easton as late as 1755. 

28. iii. Abraham, b. iMarch 8, 1731 ; m. Dority Puffer, of Stoughton, Feb. 2, 

1748. He went from Easton about 1750. 



8 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DBSOENDAKTS. 

11. Israel Alger {Israel,* Israel,^ Tyiomas^), a husbandman, of West 
Bridge water, m. Abial, daughter of Samuel Lathrop, 1747, and d. May 3, 
1755, leaving all his property to his "beloved wife Abial." She m. Jona- 
than Bosworth in 1756. One child, viz. : — 

29. i. Sarah, b. 1754 ; d. young. 

12. Daniel Alger (Israel,* Israel,^ Thomas^), a husbandman of West 
Bridgewater, m. by the Rev. Solomon Prentiee, at Easton, Dec. 1, 1749, to 
Susanna, daughter of Benjamin Fobes. He d. March 29, 1786. She d. 
Oct. 18, 1793. Children:— 

30. i. Daniel, b. June IQ, 1751 : m. Sarah Howard. 

31. ii. Susanna, b. June 21, 1753; m. Jonathan Packard. 

32. iii. Israel, b. June 26, 1755 ; m. Rachel Howard. 

33. iv. Eeziah, b. Oct. 19, 1757 ; m. John Dickerman. 

34. V. Benjamin, b. Jan. 15, 1760 ; m. Qannah Snow. 

35. vi. Chloe, b. Noy. 13, 1761 ; m. Tisdale Howard. 

36. vii. Sylvia, b. Nov. 13, 1761 ; m. Caleb Howard. 

37. viii. Nathan, b. Oct. 10, 1763 ; m. Ruth Alger. 

38. ix. Martha, b. Jan. 27, 1766 ; m. Mark Howard, in 1788. 

39. z. David, b. June 25, 1768 ; m. Sarah Lathrop. 

40. zi. Ariel, b. June 22, 1772 ; m. Rhoda Drake. 

41. zii. A daughter, died in infancy. 

42. ziii. A daughter, died in infancy. 

13. James Alger {Israel,* Israel,^ Thomas^), m. in 1750, Martha, 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Keith) Kingman. He owned a large farm 
in West Bridgewater, his house standing 100 rods south-west of the " Abie- 
zer Alger House." Previous to the war of the Revolution, he held a 
lieutenant's commission in the local militia of Bridgewater. For some years 
he filled the oflBice of selectman, and was frequently chosen moderator of the 
annual town meetings. He was a large, well-proportioned man, over six 
feet in height. He possessed a social disposition, and was fond of argument. 
His death occurred May 20, 1810, in his 81st year. His wife died Aug. 23, 
1813, aged 81. They were buried on the hill near his house. 

Children : — 

43. i. Anna, b. Dec. 10, 1752; m. 1st, Jesse Sturtevant ; 2d, Amos Keith. 

44. ii. Alice, b. May 27, 1755 ; m. Peter Dunbar. 

45. iii. Abiezee, b. July 25, 1757 ; m. Hepsibah Keith. 

46. iv. Martha, b. Oct. 23, 1760 ; m. Calvin Keith. 

47. V. Phebe, b. April 2, 1763 ; m. Thaxter Dunbar. 

48. vi. James, b. 1765 ; died in infancy. 
4t). vii. A child, died in infancy. 

50. viii. James, b. Oct. 22, 1770 ; m. Hannah Bassett. 

51. ix. A child, died in infancy. 

52. X. A child, died in infancy. 

14. Mary Algi^r {Joseph,^ Israel,^ TTiomas^), m, Abner Hay ward, of 
West Bridgewater, in 1739. He survived her; m. Grace Turner in 1784, 
and d. in 1796. Children : — 

63. i. Susanna, b. 1742 ; died young. 

54. ii. Nathan, b. 1744; died young. 

55. iii. Abner, b. 1746 ; m. Abigail Howard, 1772. He performed service 

during the Revolutionary War, aa ensign and Heutenant, in the 
Continental Army, and in after years held a captain s commission 
in the militia. 

56. iv. Susanna, b. 1754 ; m. Capt. Edward Haywayd, 



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15. Joseph Alger (JosepkJ^ Israel,^ Thomas^), a husbandman, of West 
Bridgewater, m. Naomi, daughter of Elisha Hay ward, 1747. She d. Dec 
3, 1807, aged 82. He d. in 1791. His estate was inventoried at £1 149.1 1.6. 
Children : — 

57. i. Edward, b. Aa^. 9, 1750 ; d. yoang. 

58. ii. Bbthiah, b. Sept. 4, 1752 ; m. Juseph Johnson. 

59. iii. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1754 ; m. Nathaniel Perkins. 

60. iy. Hannah, b. March 13, 1757 ; m. Jacob Hewins. 

61. y. Silence, b. May 23, 1759 ; m. Barnabas Dunbar, 1780, andd. 1784. 

He m. a second wife, Molly Howard. 

62. yi. Joseph, b. June 5, 1762 ; m. Oliye Ames. 

63. yii. Susanna, b. May 25, 1767. 

64. viii. Ebenezer, b. 1769 ; m. Polly Capen. 

16. Patience Alger (JosephJ^ Israel* Thomas^y, m. Isaac Lathrop, of 
West Bridgewater, 1742. She was his second wife; Bethiah, daughter of 
Col. Edward Howard, being his first. Children, by second wife : — 

65. i. Bethiah, b. 1744 ; m. Samuel Wllirs, 1767. 

66. ii. Edmund, b. 1746 ; m. Betty Howard, 1774 ; removed to Easton, 

Mass., and was the father of Hon. Howard Lothrop, member of 
the Council of Gov. Levi Lincoln. 

67. iii. Isaac, b. 1748 ; m. Sarah Bailey, 1775. 

68. iy. Zefhaniah, b. 1750; m. Sarah Packard, 1779. 
60. v. Abihail, b. 1752 ; m. Lemuel Keith, 1768. 

70. vi. Nathan, b. 1755. 

71. yii. John, b. 1757 ; m. Sarah Cook, 1780 ; removed to Cornish, N. H., 

with his son-in-law, Goward. A Revolutionary peadoner. 

72. viii. Sarah, b. 1763 ; m. John Cook, 1790. 

73. iz. Eeziah, b. 1767 ; m. Simeon Laithrop, 1785. 

17. Bethiah Alger {Joseph,^ Israel* Thoma^), m. Isaac Lazell, of 
East Bridgewater, 1748. In their old age they removed to Cummington, 
Mass., where she died. He then m. Abigail, widow of Capt. Jacob Allen, 
and died aged over 80. Children : — 

74. i. Edmund, b. 1750 ; m. Maiy Ford. He was captain of a troop of horse 

in the Bridgewater militia and in the Plymouth County Brigade. 
He remoyeato Cummington, and was a member of the Conyen- 
tion for adopting the CT. :s. Constitution, 1788. 

75. ii. Sylvanus, b. 1752; m. Abigail Robinson, 1775. He was one of the 

minute men who marched from Bridgewater to Lexington, on 
the 19th of April, 1775. In 181 1>, he was commissioned Brigadier 
General of the Plymouth County Bri^de, and acted in that 
capacity until 1817. One of his daughters married the Hon. 
Nahum Mitchell, Member of Congress, Judj^ and Author. 

76. iii. Mary, b. 1756 ; m. Seth Reed, and lived and died at Cummington. 

77. iy. Isaac, b. 1756; m. Jenny Byram, 1779. He held the commission of 

Major of a squadron of cavalry in the Plymouth County Brigade, 
from 1794 to 1603; 

78. y. Nathan, b. May 18, 1759 ; m. Deborah Conant, 1783 ; d. June 20, 

1832. 

79. yi. Ebenezer, b. 1761 ; m. a Richardson. He graduated at Brown 

University, 1788, and was ordained as minister of the East Par- 
ish in Attleborough, Nov. 22. 1792 ; resigned Jan. 3, 1797, and 
removed to Black River, N. Y., where he died in 1828; 

80. vii. Joseph, b. 1767 ; m. Abi^il Ames, 1787 ; and went to Charleston, 

S. C, where he and his wife died of yellow fever, Aug. 1799. 



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18. John Alger (Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^), a husbandman, of West 
Bridgewater, m. in 1754, Abial, daughter of Major John Johnson and wife 
Peggy, who was daughter of Col. John Holman (H. U. 1700). He d. 
Feb. 12, 1756, aged 25. The widow and her father settled the estate, and 
in 1758 she m. Ebenezer Pratt. One child, viz. : — 

81. i. John, b. 1755 ; died in infancy. 

19. Susanna Alger (JosephJ^ Israel* Thomas^), m. Capt. Ephraim 
Burr, of Easton, 1755. He performed service as a private soldier in the 
Revolutionary War; in 1780, three months with troops raised to reinforce 
the Continental Army ; in 1781, four months in Rhode Island. He d. in 
1786. Children :— 

82. i. Molly, b. Feb. 25, 1756. 

83. ii. Pbeb£, b. Nov. 2, 1758 ; m. John Foster, 1780. She is said to have 

m. a Copeland for her second husband. 

84. iii. Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1761. 

85. iv. Susanna, b. July 13, 1764. 

86. V. Joshua, b. Jiine 14, 1767. 

87. vi. Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1770. 

88. vii. Samuel, b. March 17, 1775. 

21. Edmund Alger (Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^)^ a husbandman, of 
West Bridgewater, m. 1st, Ruth, daughter of Dea. Isaac Willis, 1761 ; she 
d. April 22, 1794, aged 57 : 2d, Molly Thompson, 1796 ; she d. Feb. 23, 
1798, aged 52, without issue. He d. Nov. 21, 1817, aged 78. During the 
latter part of his life he was afflicted with blindness. Children : — 

89. i. Edmund, b. Aug. 9, 1762 ; m. Haldah Lathrop. 

90. ii. Isaac, b. Au^. 10, 1764 ; m. Susanna Johnson. 

91. iii. Nathan, b. July 11, 1768 ; m. Rachel Smith. 

92. iv. Ruth, b. July 11, 1770 ; m. Dea. Nathan Alger. 

93. V. Willis, b. March 13, 1773 ; m. Susanna Capen. 

22. Thomas Alger (ThomaSy^ Israel* Thomas^), a husbandman, of 
W^st Bridgewater, m. Mehitabel Briggs, of Norton, who d. in 1795, aged 
67. During the Revolutionary War he served one month as a private in 
Capt. Nathan Packard's company. Col. Jacobs's Regiment, in Rhode Island. 
He died in 1 793. Children :— 

94. i. James, b. 1755 ; bapt. 1766; m. Oiiye Snell. 

95. ii. Daniel, bapt. 1766; d. single, about 1791. 

23. Sarah Alger (Thomas,* Israel* Thomas^), m. Jeremiah Bassett, 
Jr., of Taunton, Nov. 24, 1748. June 19, 1783, in consideration of £200 
in silver money, he conveyed in equal parts, to his two sons, all his estate, 
real and personal. These sons were : — 

96. i. Jeremiah. He was in service several times during the Revolu- 

tionary War ; the longest period being in Capt. Thayer's com- 
pany, from July 1, 1776, to Jan. 1, 1777. 

97. ii. Elijah. He was a soldier in Capt. Rufus Barney's company, 

which served a short time in Rhode Island in 1780. 

24. Abigail Alger ( Thomas,^ Israel* Thomas' ), m. Joseph Packard, 
Nov. 24, 1748. He was a soldier under Gen. Winslow in 1755, and d. at 
Easton. Children : — 



THOMAS AL6BB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 11 

96. i. Daniel, b. 1749. 

99. ii. ANNA,b. 1751. 

100. iii. Eluah, b. 1753. 

101. iy. Abigail, b. 1756. 

102. V. Bethiah, b. 1758. 

103. yi. Mabtha, b. 1760. 

104. yii. Job, b. 1761. 

26. Nathaniel Alger (Nathaniel,'' Israel* TTiomas^), sl husbandman, 

m. Ist, Ruth Lambart, Nov. 13, 1749 ; 2d, Margaret . In 1750, he 

removed from Easton, to Killingly, Conn. By his first wife he had one 
child, viz : — 

105. i. Ruth, b. Aug. 11, 1751, at Eillingly. 

Children by second wife : — 

106. ii. Aaron, b. March 5, 1755, at Eillingly. 

107. iii. Asa, b. April 4, 1758, at Eillingly. He went to Richmond, Vt., 

about 1794, and from there, it is believed, to Swanton, Vt. In 
the resolves of the General Assembly for 1818, is one directing 
the State Attorney to give up to Asa Alger, Asa Alger, Jr. and 
Nathan Alger, of Swanton, in the county oi Franklin, two notes 
dated July 4, 1818. 

108. iv. Margaret, b. April 3, 1760, at Eillingly. 

109. v. Abraham, b. 1763; m. Ist, Susie Bennett; 2d, Static Preston. 

110. vi. Nathaniel ; m. Mary Owen, of Milton, Vt. 

30. Daniel Algeb (Daniel,^* Israel,^ Israsl* Thoma^), of West 
Bridgewater, m. Sarah, daughter of Theophilus Howard, Jan. 1, 1782. She 
d. Nov. 17, 1839, aged 78. He served three months during the Revolu- 
tionary War as a sergeant in Capt. Packard's company, Col. Jacobs's Regi- 
ment, in Rhode Island. He d. Jan. 9, 1826, aged 74. Children : — 

HI. i. SuKET, b. Aug. 20, 1782 ; m. Lemuel Clark. 

112. ii. Parnel, b. Nov. 24, 1783 ; m. Samuel Clark. 

113. iii. Daniel, b. May 15, 1786; m. Lydia Wilkes. 

114. iv. Sallt, b. March 23, 1788 ; m. Martin Dunbar. 

115. y. Minerva, b. Nov. 17, 1790; m. Libeus Packard. 

116. vi. Howard, b. July 22, 1793 ; m. Eunice Alden. 

117. vii. Sylvla, b. June 13, 1796; d. unm. July 20, 1847. 

118. viii. Ruth, b. Dec. 18, 1802 ; m. Samuel Littlefield. 

31. Susanna Algeb {Daniel,^* Israel^* Israel,^ Hiomas^), m. Lieut. 
Jonathan Packard,* of North Bridgewater, 1778. He performed service 
as a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. Children : — 

119. i. Israel, b. 1779 ; m. Susanna £dson. Doc. 27, 1801. 

120. ii. Reuel, b. 1780 ; settled in Randolph. 

121. iii. Othniel, b. 1786 ; went to New Hampshire. 

122. iv. Asa, b. 1791 ; m. Susanna Leach, 1811. 

123. V. Albe, b. 1793 ; settled in Randolph. 

124. vi. Isaac, b. 1796 ; settled in Middleoorough. 

125. vii. Betsey, b. 1799 ; m. a Watson. 

32. Israel Alger [Daniel,* Isra^l,^ Israel* Thomas^), m. in 1785, 
Rachel, daughter of George Howard. She d. Oct. 21, 1851, aged 88. In 
1775, he enlisted for eight months as a private soldier in Capt. Daniel La- 

* Mitchell states that she married Mark Packard. The evidence, however, tends to show 
that it was not Mark, but Jonathan ; and I have accordingly placed her as the wife of the 
latter. 



12 THOHAS AL6SB AND HIB DESCENDANTS* 

tfarop's company; and during the war was several times in service for 
shorter periods. He lived in Easton, where his grandson, Cyrus Alger, 
now lives, and d. there Oct. 7, 1825, aged 70. Children : — 

126. i. Israel, b. Jane 3, 1787 ; d. Sept. 23» 1825. 

127. ii. Bernard, b. Feb. 16, 1789 ; m. Ist, Elizabeth Lathrop ; 2d, Vesta 

Howard. 

128. iii. George, b. Deo. 18, 1791 ; m. Sally Lathrop. 

129. iv. HuLDAHf b. Deo. 19, 1793; m. John Gilmore. 

130. V. Polly, b. Deo. 30. 1796 ; m. William Amesv 

131. vi. Rachel, b. Jan. 28, 1802 ; m. Alson Gilmore. 

132. vii. Elvira, b. Sept. 23, 1804 ; m. Stillman Alger. 

133. viii. Roland, b. Aug. 28, 1807 ; d. Oct. 30, 1825. 

33. Kbziah Alger (Ihmel,^* Israel,* Israel^ Thoma^), m. in 1786, 
John Dickerman, a tanner, of Stoughton. He d. in 1802. Children : 

134. i. John. 

136. ii. Pbter. 
136» iii. Nehehiah. 

137. iv. Lemuel. 

138. V. Caleb. 
139.. vi. Lydia. 

140. vii. Susan, b. Aug. 17, 1794 ; d. single, Jan. 14, 1860. 

141. viii. Keziah. 

142. iz. Nathan. 

143. X. Benjamin. 

144. xi. Israel. 

34. Benjamin. ALaBR {Daniel,^* Israel,* Israel,^ Thomas^), m. Hannah, 
daughter of Daniel Snow, Esq., and lived in Easton, where he d. in 1831. 
He served in 1776, as a private soldier in Capt. Sopor's company, Col. 
Marshall's Regiment; also in Capt. Ames's company, which marched to 
Bristol, R. I., on the alarm July 30, 1780. Children :— 

145. i. Hannah, b. May 21, 1786 ; d. single. 

146. ii. Asa, b. Jan. 28, 1789 ; d. June 7, 1790. 

147. iii. Stltia, b. April 10, 1791 ; d. single. 

148. iv. Shhphabd, b. July 1, 1794 ; d. Feb. 16, 1800. 

149. Y. Benjamin, b. Oct. 1, 1798 ; d. March 5, 1799. 

150. vi. Ybsta, b. March 3» 1801 ; m; Salmon Smith. 

151. vii. Eliza Ann, b« Oct. 4, 1808 ; d. single. 

35. Chloe Alger (Darnel,^* Israel* Israel,^ Thoma^), m. Tisdale 
Howard, 1791. They removed to Winchendon, Mass., where she d. sud- 
denly in 1837. He lived to a good old age. Children :— 

152. i. Chloe ; m. a Lovejoy. 

153. ii. SvLviA ; d. single, April' 1, 1871. 

154. iii. Apollos. 

155. iv. TiSDALB. 

156. V. Ansel. 

36. Sylvia Alger {Daniel,^* Israel* Israd^ 7%o»ia«'), m. Col. Caleb 
Howard, of North Bridgewater, Dec. 7, 1780, and d. Sept. 17, 1819. He 
m. AbigaU Snell, May 17, 1820. She d. April 11, 1848. He d. 1831. At 
divers times he held the positions of selectman, town treasurer, moderator 
of town meetings, Representative to the General Court, Colonel in the 
militia and Justice of the Peace. During the war of 1812, he commanded 
a regiment of the coast guard stationed at Plymouth. His children were 
by his first wife, Sylvia. They were : — 



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THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 13 

157. i. IIaxnah, b. May 9, 1782 ; m. Zibeon Crafts, Oct. 29, 1799. 

158. ii. Apollos, b. Aug. 23, 1784 ; m. Olive Gary, April 8, 1802. 

159. iii. Abigail, b. March 23, 1786 ; m. Daniel Howard, March 14, 1806. 

160. iv." Sylvia, b. June 9, 1788 ; m. Cyrus Howard, April, 1809. 

161. V. Vesta, b. May 19, 178k) ; m. David Torrey, of IScituate. 

162. vi. Chlob, b. Jan. 19, 1793 ; died unmarried. 

163. vii. Nancy, b. Jan. 10, 1795; m. Azor Packard, Feb. 14, 1815. 

164. viii. Wblcomb, b. April 17, 1797 ; m. Susan Tilden, April 21, 1825. 

165. ix. Olive, b. July 24, 1799 ; m. John Wales, Jan. 13, 1820. 

166. X. Caleb, b. June 8, 1802 ; m. Polly Tilden, Dec. 25, 1823. 

167. xi. Thomas J., b. July 20, 1804 ; m. Lavinia Tilden, Jan. 2, 1831. 

37. Nathan Alger {Daniel^^ hrasl* Israel* Thomas^), a farmer, and 
a deacon of the Baptist Church in West Bridgewater ; m. in 1792, Ruth, 
daughter of Edmund Alger (No. 21). She d. May 6, 1826. He d. Jan. 
4, 1832. During the Revolution he performed three months' service in 
Capt. Nathan Packard's Company, Col. Jacobs's Regiment, in Rhode Island. 
Children : — 

168. i. Martin, b. Sept. 19, 1793; a school-teacher, farmer, trader; d. 

unmarried, Aus. 26, 1872. 

169. ii. Abigail, b. December 23, 1795 ; m. Albe Howard. 

170. iii. Nathan, b. May 22, 1798 ; m. 1st, Susan Bartlett ; 2d, Abigail 

Bnell. 

171. iv. Ltman, b. December 23, 1800 ; m. a Howard. 

172. v. BsNJAMm, h. October 2, 1803 ; d. unmarried, July 6, 1826. 

173. vi. Edmund, b. February 26, 1806; died young. 

174. vii. Emilt, b. March 2, 1809 ; died young. 

39. David Alger {Daniel^* Israd^^ Jsrad* TTiomas^), a farmer, m. 
Sarah, daughter of Jonathan Lathrop, 1790. They removed to Winchen- 
don, Mass., in 1794, where he d. March 20, 1843, and she Feb. 1, 1858, 
aged 87 years, 1 1 months. Children : — 

175. i. Chlob, b. Jan. 7, 1793 ; m. Beiyamin Adams. 

176. ii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 20, 1795 ; m. Huldah Marcy. 

177. iii. David, b. Oct. 3, 1798 ; d. Oct. 22, 1810. 

178. iv. Joseph, b. Jan. 13, 1804 ; m. Eunice Wyman. 

179. V. Benjamin, b. Jan. 13, 1804 ; m. Rebecca Leath. 

180. vi. Susanna, b. Dec. 30, 1806 ; m. Raymond Lathrop. 

181. vii. Sarah, b. Sept. 12, 1814; m. Samuel Beal. 

40. Abiel Algeb (Darnel,^* Israel,* Israel* Thomas^), m. in 1789, 
Rhoda, daughter of Richard Drake, and in 1794 removed to Winchen- 
don. He went thence to Marlborough, N. H., but returned to Winchendon, 
and d. there Dec 7, 1858, aged 86 years 11 months. His wife d. Jan. 21, 
1860, aged 89 years 11 months. He held the commissions of ensign and 
lieutenant in the militia. Children : — 

182. i. Olive, b. Oct. 9, 1789 ; m. Jonathan Wyman. 

183. ii. Alvina, b. April 1, 1791 ; m. 1st, Alpheus Flagg, Deo. 1825 ; 2d, 

Solomon Tenney, June 25, 1845 ; d. Oct. 29, 1866. 

184. iii. Abiel, b. March 9, 1793 ; a soldier in the war of 1812 ; d. unmar- 

ried in Vermont, Dec. 1814. 

185. iv. Ghloe, b. Nov. 11, 1794 ; m. Luke Rice. 

186. V. Sylvia, b. July 30, 1796 ; d. unmarried, Nov. 26, 1873. 

187. vi. AsNAH ; m. 1st, Sally Norcroes ; 2d, Mary F. Moore. 

188. vii Adah, b. July 29, 1800 ; m. Ezra Porter. 

189. viii. Nathan, b. Jan. 27, 1802 ; m. Louisa Hale. 

190. iz. Malona, b. Oct. 29, 1804 ; m. Silas S. Norcross. 

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14 THOMAS AL6EB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

191. X. Christophkr-OolumbuSj b. June 17, 1807 ; m. Sabrina Balcom. 

192. zi. Rhoda ; m. 1st, Joel Sibley ; 2(i, William Sibley. 

193. xii. Horace B., b. Nov. 17, 1817 ; m. lour times ; his second wife was 

Elizabeth Smith, whom he m. in 1842 ; he was a soldier in the 
late war, and died at the U. S. Hospital, Covington, Ky., April 
6, 1864. 

43. Anna Alger {James^^ Israd^ Israel^ Thomas^), m. Jesse F. 
Sturtevant. He d. in 1771, and in 1774 she m. Amos Keith. They re- 
moyed to Oakham, Mass. Their children were : — 

194. i. Mary ; m. Abraham Leach, 1796. 

195. ii. Amos ; m. Sally Reed, 1801. 

196. iii. Sarah ; m. George Strobridge, 1801. 

197. iv. Charles. 

198. V. Anna. 

44. Alice Alger (James, ^^ Israel,* Israel^ Thomas^), m. Peter Dun- 
bar, of South Bridgewater, 1773. He d. Sept 1, 1836, aged 80. She d. 
Feb. 25, 1825. Children :— 

199. i. Polly, b. April 15, 1775 ; m. Marlboro' Conant, 1796. 

200. ii. Patty, b. April 19, 1777 ; m. Calvin Edson, 1797. 

201. iii. Shephard, b. July 7, 1779 ; m. Abigail Bassett, 1806. 

202. iv. Lemuel, b. May 3, 1781 ; m. Cordana Fobes, 1806. 

203. V. Bethiah, b. Aug. 31, 1783 ; m. Levi H. Perkins, 1804. 

204. vi. Peter, b. July 18, 1785 ; d. June 27, 1821. He was married. 

205. vii. Silas, b. April 9, 1788 ; d. unmarried, Sept. 27, 1806. 

206. viii. Martin, b. Feb. 25, 1791 ; m. Sally Alger, 1812. 

207. ix. Phebe, b. May 17, 1794 ; m. Shephard Fobes, 1814. 

208. X. William, b. Oct. 1, 1796 ; m. Eunice Mitchell, June 23, 1827. He 

was for many years one of the selectmen of Bridgewater. 

45. Abiezer Alger {James^^ Israel,* Israel^ Thomas^), m. in 1778, 
Hepsibah, daughter of Ebenezer Keith. She d. Feb. 25, 1841. He d. 
July 31, 1830. 

He lived in West Bridgewater, in the house now owned by Otis Drury, 
Esq., and for a number of years was engaged in the iron foundry business, 
with Mr. Beza Leach. He had a furnace in West Bridgewater, one in 
Easton, and one in Titicut. He was a man of sagacity and energy, pos- 
sessed a good estate, and was prominent in town aSairs. He was one of 
the selectmen, frequently presided as moderator of the town meetings, held 
the office of justice of the peace, and in 1813, 1814 and 1815, represented the 
town in the General Court. When he was a young man, he was in service 
six days in Capt. Eliakim Howard's Company, which marched from Bridge- 
water to Brain tree, March 4, 1776. In after years he held the commission 
of captain in the militia. Children : — 

209. i. Jesse, b. Sept. 14, 1780 ; died young. 

210. ii. Cyrus, b. Not. 11, 1782; m. 1st, Lucy Willis; 2d, Mary 0. 

Pittsbury. 

211. iii. Olive, b. May 26, 1785 ; m. Hon. John Reed. 

212. iv. Abiezer, b. May 21, 1788 ; m. Anna Gushing Thomas. 

213. V. Hepsibah, b. Oct. 24, 1792; d. unmarried, June 15, 1863. 

214. vi. Cornells, b. Aug. 20, 1799 ; died young. 

46. Martha Alger (James^^ Israel* Israel,^ Thoma^), m. Calvin 
Keith, of Titicut Parish, West Bridgewater, 1779. They both d. early. 
Children : — 



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THOMAS AL6EB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 15 

215. i. Sarah ; m. Levi Blossom, 1801. 

216. ii. Parnel; m. Byram Harvey, 1800. 

217. iii. James ; died of epilepsy, March 13, 1801. 

47. Phebe Alger ( James, ^^ Israsly^ Israel^ Thomas^) ^ m. in 1779, 
Thaxter Dunbar, of West Bridgewater, who d. soon after. They had one 
child, viz : — 

218. i. Phebe ; m. David Harvey. 

50. James Alger {Jdmes^ Israel,* Israel* ThomcLs^), m. April 19, 
1791, Hannah, daughter of Lieut. Joseph and Phebe (Cushman) Bassett, a 
direct descendant, on her father's side, from William Bassett, on her moth- 
er's from the Rev. Robert Cushman, both of whom were among the Ply- 
mouth pilgrims. She d. Jan. 16, 1845, aged 73. 

James Alger owned and lived on a farm in that part of Bridgewater called 
Scotland, and for a number of years carried on, in partnership with Col. 
Salmon Fobes, an iron furnace and a store in Freetown, He was a deacon 
of the First Congregational Church in Bridgewater, in the ministry of Dr. 
Sanger, and, during his active life, influential in church and town affairs. 
In his latter years he was afflicted with a singular organic affection of the 
back, which rendered him inp^pable of active employment. Much of his 
time he then devoted to reading and reflection, making the Bible and reli- 
gious books the objects of his special attention. He was a decided Unitari- 
an, and would '^ speculate with considerable ability on. subjects which have 
found able and opposite advocates in the Christian Church." He was an 
occasional contributor to the columns of the Christian Register. He died 
Nov. 2, 1844, aged 74. Children:— 

219. i. Adin, b. October, 1791 ; m. Clarissa Fobes. 

220. ii. Nahum, b. Feb. 27, 1794 ; m. Catharine Rounseville. 

221. iii. Phebe-Cushman, b. Sept. 17, 1798 ; m. Cyrus Copeland. 

222. iv. Zenas, b. July 8, 1802 ; m. 1st, ; 2d, . 

223. V. Horatio, b. Nov. 6, 1806 ; m. Olive A. Fenno. 

58. Bethiah Alger {Joseph^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^), m. in 1771, 
Joseph Johnson. He d. about 1792, and the family afterward removed to 
Maine. Children : — 

224. i. Susanna, b. 1772; m, Isaac Alger, 1788. 

225. ii. Vesta, b. 1776. 

226. iii. Aj^red, b. 1776 ; m. Naomi Perkins, 1801. 

227. iv. Joseph, b. 1781. 

228. V. Bethiah, b. 1781 ; m. Samuel Lathrop, 1799. 

229. vi. Calvin, b. 1783. 

230. vii. Daniel, b. 1786. 

231. viii. Pegksy, b. 1791. 

232. ix. Martin, b. 1791. 

59. Mart Alger (Joseph,^^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^), m. Nathaniel 
Perkins, of Easton, 1775. Children : — 

233. i. Nathaniel, b. April 15, 1776. 

234. ii. Polly, b. April 5, 1778. 

235. iii. Naomi, b. Aug. 13, 1780; m. Alfred Johnson, 1801. 

60. Hannah Alger {Joseph,^^ Joseph,^ Israel,* Thoma^), m, Jacob 
He wins, of Sharon, 1776. Children: — 



16 THOMAS ALQBR AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

236. i. Jacob, b. Oct. 1, 1777. 

237. ii. JosBPH, b. Nov. 27, 1784. 

238. iii. ^TILLMAN, b. May 19, 1788. 

239. iy. Nathan, b. Sept. 24, 1790. 

240. V. Lucy, b. Nov. 4, 1792 ; d. in infancy. 

241. vi. Hannah, b. March 15, 1795. 

242. vii. Abigail, b. Oct. 29, 1797. 

62. Joseph Algeb {Joseph^^^ Joseph,^ Israel^ Thomoui^)^ a fanner, of 
West Bridge water, m. in 1785, Olive, daughter of Joseph Ames. She d. 
June 24, 1846, aged 77. He d. Feb. 21, 1852, aged 89. He lived in the 
house now occupied by his son Joseph. Children : — 

243. i. TiLEV, b. June 4, 1786 ; d. single, June 10, 1857. 

244. ii. Ansel, b. April 28, 17^ ; m. Mary Howard. 

245. iii. LuciNDA, b. June 30, 1790 ; d. single, Sept. 1, 1844. 

246. iv» Joseph, b. March 25, 1792 ; unm. ; living in 1876, on the homestead. 

247. V. OuvB, b. Feb. 28, 1795 ; d. single, Dec. 25, 1832. 

248. vi. Bktsky, b. March 23, 1798 ; d. single, Feb. 17, 1864. 

249. vii. Henrietta, b. Jan. 27, 1801 ; m. Orville Handy. 

250. viii. Mary, b. July 15, 1803 ; m. Jabez Field. 

251. ix. Caroline, b. May 14, 1607 ;' m. John Hersey. 

252. z. Jane, b. Nov. 29, 1810; m. Davis Alger. 

253. zi. Eluah, b. June 9, 1813 ; died young. 

64. Ebenezer Aloer (Joseph,^* JosephJ^ Israel* Thoma^), a farmer, 
t)f West Bridgewater, m. Mary, daughter of Ezekiel Capen, of Sharon, 1792. 
He d. Sept 24, 1843. She d. Dec. 3, 1848, aged 80. Children :— 

254. i. Otis, b. July 21, 1793 ; m. Susan Perkins 

255. ii. Polly, b. May 3, 1795 ; m. Waldo Hay ward, Jr., 1816 ; and died 

Oct. 25, 1817. 

256. iii. Lucy, b. April 29, 1797 ; d. single, Dec. 8. 1817. 

257. iv. £benezsr, d. Feb. 9, 1799; in. 1st, Asenatn Murdock ; 2d, Rebecca 

Edson. 

258. V. Nancy, b. May 26, 1801 ; m. Waldo Hayward, Jr., 1818, and d. 

Oct. 14, 1835. Waldo Hayward m. for his third wife, Mrs. 
Laura Hayward. 

259. vi. Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1803 ; d. single, Sept. 2, 1830. 

260. vii. Sanford, b. Nov. 14, 1805 : m. Sarah S. Murdock. 

261. viii. William, b. July 22, 1808 ; m. Bathsheba Howard. 

89. Dea. Edmund Alger {Edmund^^ Joseph^ Israel^ Thomas^)^ m. 
Huldah, daughter of Josiah Lathrop, Dec. 28, 1786; and in the month of 
March, 1801, removed to Eaton, Canada. He was afflicted like his father 
with blindness. His wife d. Dea 16, 1836, aged 72. He d. Dec. 21, 1836. 
Children ; — 

262. i. WiLLUM, b. Nov. 5, 1787 ; m. Joanna Kee. 

263. ii. Huldah, b. Oct. 6, 1790 ; m. Elisha Baldwin. 

264. iii. Enos, b. Aug. 30, 1793 ; m. Charlotte Baldwin. 

265. iv. Asa, b. Fob. 7, 1796; m. Abigail Sawyer. 

266. V. Edwin^ b. May 11, 1798 ; m. Hannah Percival. 

267. vi. Ruth, b. Jan. 24, 1802 ; m. Rufus Sawyer. 

268. vii. JosiAH, b. June 12, 1804 ; m. Nancy Malloy. 

90. Isaac Alger {Edmund^^^ Joseph^ Israel^ Tkoma^), m. in 1788, 
Susanna Johnson (No. 224). He removed to Attleborough, Mass., and d. 
there iu 1842. Children: — 



THOMAS ALGEB AND HIS DISSCENDANTS. 17 

269. i. Hannah, b. May 8, 1791 ; m. Daniel Dunham. 

270. ji. Susanna, b. Aug. 28, 1793; m. Dexter Parmenter. 

271. iii. WiLLARD-J. ; m. Lois Brown. 

272. iv. Louisa ; d. in the 15th year of her age. 

91. Nathan Alger {Edmund^^ Joseph f Israel^ Thomas^), a farmer, 
of West Bridge water, m. Rachel Smith, 1809. She d. May 29, 1829, aged 
44. He d. June 29, 1832, aged 64. Children :— 

273. i. Rhoda, b. I81I ; m. George Watson Lathrop. 

274. ii. Edmund, b. Sept. 4, 1813 ; m. Mary D. Howard. 

275. iii. Bathsheba, b. 1815; m. Charles Packard. 

276. iv. SiMBON, b. April 27, 1817 ; m. Mariette Howard. 

277. V. Isaac, b. Sept. 17, 1819 ; m. Lucy P. Peirce. 

278. yi. Polly, b. Sept. 8, 1821 ; m. Martin Billings. 

279. Tii. Ruth, b. April 22, 1824 ; m. Linus Hayward. 

280. yiii. Abigail, b. ; m. Samuel Bassett. 

93. Willis Alger (Edmund,^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ Thomas^), a farmer, of 
West Bridge water, m. Susanna Capen, of Sharon, 1795. She d. Dec. 26, 
1843, aged 71. He d. Sept. 12, 1857, aged 84 yrs. 6 mos. Children :— 

281. i. Anna-Capbn, b. Feb. 10, 1797 ; m. Nathan Hewins. 

282. ii. Leonard, b. March 24. 1799 ; m. Hannah Lathrop. 

283. iii. Stillman, b. May 3, 1801 ; m. Elvira Alger. 

284. iv. Isaac, b. Nov 13, 1802; d. Nov. 9, 1817. 

285. V. Ward, b. Jan. 25, 1805 ; m. Elizabeth Howard. 

286. vi. Davis, b. Sept. 2, 1807; m. Jane Alger. 

287. vii. Susan, b. Dec. 12, 1809; d. single, Oct. 13, 1863. 

288. viii. Semantha, b. Sept. 14, 1814 ; m. Barnabas Dunbar. 

94. James Alger {Thomas^* Thomas^^ Israel^ Thomas^), of West 
Bridgewater, m.in 1781, Olive, daughter of Joseph Snell, Esq. [H.U. 1735]. 
She d. March 1, 1832, aged 75. He served as a soldier throughout the 
Revolutionary War, and received a pension from the Government. He d. 
Jan. 29, 1822. ChUdren :— 

289. i. Olive, b. April 22, 1782 ; m. Daniel Tyler. 

290. ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 7, 1784; m. Salome Keith. 

291. iii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 31, 1788; died single. 

293. iv. Mary, b. Jan 18, 1790 ; d. single, Jan. 12, 1858. 

293. V. Ann- Williams, b. Sept. 1, 1793 ; m. Moses Tyler. 

294. vi. James, b. June 22, 1795 ; d. unmarried. May 11, 1875. 

295. vii. William, b. July, 1797; died single. 

109. Abraham Alger (Nathaniel,^ Nathaniel,'^ Israely^ T1iomas^\ a 
farmer, m. 1st, Susie Bennett; 2d, Statie Preston. He settled in Rich- 
mond, Vt., about 1794, and there died suddenly, while at work in the field, 
in 1836. Children :— 

296. i. NoAH, m. Sallv Wood. 

297. ii. Abraham, m. Nancy Davis. 

298. iii. Squire, m. Dorcas Putney. 

110. Nathaniel Alger {NaJthaniel^ Nathaniel!! Israxil^ Thoma^)^ a 
farmer, m. Mary Owen, and settled in Milton, Vt. He died at an advanced 
age, it is said, in Richmond, Vt. Children : — 

299. i. David, b. Aug. 24, 1788 ; m. Sarah W. Morse. 

300. ii. Joseph ; m. Amanda Wheeler, Jan. 7, 1827, at Milton. 

301. iii. Nathaniel, went to Dunkirk, Wisconsin. 



18 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

303. iv. James, settled in Sheldon, Vermont. 

303. V. Trukman. 

304. vi. Abel. 

307. ix. Leonard. 

111. Sdkey Alger (Daniel,^ Daniel^^ Israel,^ Israel,^ Thomas^), m. 
Lemuel Clark, of Randolph, and d. Dec. 1863. Children : — 

308. i. Daniel. 

309. ii. Elmira. 

310. iii. Nathan. 

311. iv. Lemuel, b. Feb. 13, 1813 ; m. 1st, Sarah A. Linfield; 2d, Mary P. 

Greenleaf. 

312. V. Samuel ; m. Mary Snow, April 26, 1835. 

112. Parnel Alger {Daniel^^ Dmiiel^^ Israel,* Israel^ Thomas^), m. 
Samuel Clark, brother of the above mentioned Lemuel. She d. about 1857. 
Children : — 

313. i. Sally. 

314. ii. Cqloe. 

315. iii. Parnel. 

113. Daniel Alger {Daniel,^ Daniel^* Israel^* Israel^ ThomcLS^), m. 
Lydia Wilkes in 1807. She d. Aug. 11, 1837, aged 50. He was a soldier 
in the war of 1812. He removed from West Bridgewater to Abington, and 
there d. Nov. 16, 1863. Children :— 

^16. i. A Son, b. Oct. 13, 1809; d. Oct. 13, 1809. 

317. ii. Minerva, b. Sept. 29, 1811. 

318. iii. Daniel, b. June 18, 1814 ; d. July 18, 1839. 

319. iv. Caroline-W., b. Feb. 26, 1817; m. Nathan P. Gumey, Oct. 6, 

1839, and died Dec. 30, 1865. 

320. V. Lydia, b. Feb. 4, 1820 ; m. Samuel Dyer. 

321. vi. JoHN-W., b. Aug. 17, 1822 ; d. Dec. 9, 1839. 

322. vii. Sarah-W., b. July 23, 1825; d. May 3, 1840. 

323. vlii. Franklin, b. July 1, 1829 ; m. Rebecca A. Tillson. 

114. Sally Alger (Damel,^^ Daniel^^ Israel^ Israel^ Thoma^), m. 
Martin Dunbar, of North Bridgewater, 1812. He d. May 29, 1856. She 
d. Jan. 30, 1860. Children :— 

324. i. Emily, b. Jan. 5, 1813 ; m. Nathan Packard. 

325. ii. Martin, b. Jan. 8, 1815 ; m. 1st, Vesta Hayward ; 2d, Rebecca 

Hay ward. 

326. iii. Hiram, b. Nov. 3, 1818 ; m. Lydia W. Dickerman. 

327. iv. Francis, b. April 16, 1822. 

328. V. £lvira, b. May 5, 1825 ; m. Edmund Stranger. 

329. vi. Heman, b. Aug. 31, 1827; m. Mary F. Howard. 

115. Minerva Alger (Daniel,^ Daniel^^ Israel^ Israel^ Thomas^), 
m. in 1812, Libeus Packard, of North Bridgewater, who d. June 17, 1855. 
Children : — 

330. i. Eliza-S. ; m. Stillman Dunbar, Sept. 22, 1833. 

331. ii. Dennison ; m. Myra Snell, Dec. 6, 1832. 

332. iii. Maria P. 

116. Howard Alger (Daniel,^^ Daniel^^ Israel* Israel^ Thomas^), 
m. Eunice, daughter of Dea. Seth Alden, 1824, and lived in East S tough- 



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ton. He served for a short time, during the war of 1812, as a soldier in 
the coast guard stationed at Plymouth, and d. March, 1852. Children : — 

333. i. A SON, h. Jan. 13, 1827 ; died in infancy. 

334. ii. Harmont, b. July 7, 1828 ; m. Fessenden Besse, of East Stougbton ; 

d. Aug. 13, 1852, leaving one son. 

335. iii. Henry-Howard, b. July 27, 1830 ; m. 1st, Rosa K. Atkinson ; 2d, 

iSarah A. Clark. 

336. iv. Eunice, b. Jan. 27, 1835 ; m. Wincbester G. Turner. 

337. V. Sarah- Jane, b. May 7, 1838 ; m. Robert Freeman Fuller. 

338. vi. RoxANNA,b. Sept. 5, 1842; m. Volney Howard. 

. 339. vii. Dantbl-Everktt, b. March 5, 1846 ; d. Oct. 15, 1863, from the 

effects of service as a soldier in the Union Army. 

118. Ruth Alger (Daniel,^ Dantel,^^ Israel,* Israel,^ Thomas^), m. 
Samuel Littlefield, of Randolph. She d. at Stougbton, Jan. 25, 1866. 
Children : — 

340. i. Eliza- Ann ; m. Samuel Hackett, of Stougbton. 

341. ii. Daniel : m. Betsey Dunbar, of Morth Bridgewater. 

342. iii. Samdel-B., b. July 28, 1829 ; killed by the cars, Sept. 17, 1860 ; m. 

343. iv. Sarah-M., b. Sept. 21, 1834 ; m. Fessenden Besse ; d. March 26, 

1873. 

344. V. Caroline-A., b. May 25, 1842 ; m. Bradford J. Hunt ; d. Aug. 5, 

1861. 

345. vi. Howard ; m. Francelia Drake. 

346. vii. Horace. 

126. Rev. Israel Alger (Israel,^^ Daniel,^* Israel,* Israel,^ T7ioma^)y 
never married, and died at Easton, of a fever, Sept. 23, 1825, Having 
experienced religion, he Jaecame, at the early age of nineteen, a minister of 
the Baptist Church in West Bridgewater. He then resolved to obtain a 
liberal education, and fitted himself for Brown University, which he entered 
the following year. He was graduated, with honor, in 1811 ; his part at 
the commencement exercises being an oration on " Curiosity guided by 
Reason and Common Sense the Source of Mental Improvement." He after- 
wards took the degree of Master of Arts in course. On leaving college he 
returned to his native village to preach, but was prevented by ill health 
from a regular discharge of ministerial duties, and soon removed to Boston, 
where he established a private school at the West End, and was also for a 
few years a master in the old Mayhew School. 

He was the author of a number of educational works, which were adopted 
in many of the best schools and academies, and some of which still remain 
in use. His first work was entitled the " New Practical Book-keeper." It 
was an attempt to abridge the labor and simplify the method of instruction 
in book-keeping, the whole system being comprised in two volumes, ac- 
companied by a blank ledger for practical operation. This was followed in 
1821 by the " Elements of Orthography, in four parts, adapted to the capa- 
cities of youth, by questions and answers ; illustrating, by easy examples, the 
powers of the English alphabet, and the rules for syllabication, spelling, 
accentuation, &c." In 1823 and 1824, he published, under the following 
titles, a number of Lindley Murray's works, which he had revised and 
made numerous additions to : " The Pronouncing Introductor ;" " The 
Pronouncing English Reader ;" " The English Teacher, or Private Learner's 
Guide;" "Murray's English Exercises;" "Alger's Murray." In 1825, he 



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20 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

issued two works, — the last he wrote, — ^namely : " Alger's Perry ; the 
Orthoepical Guide to the English Tongue, being Perry's Spelling Book 
revised and corrected, with Walker's Pronunciation precisely applied on a 
new scheme ; containing also moral lessons, fables, and much useful matter 
for the instruction of youth." " The Pronouncing Bible," containing the 
Old and New Testaments, with the proper names and numerous other words 
accurately accented in the text, and divided into syllables as they ought to 
be pronounced. 

127. Bernard Alger (Israel,^^ Daniel,^^ Israel* Israd^ Thomas^)^ of 
Easton, m. 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of Barnabas Lathrop, in 1810: she d. 
June 11, 1833, aged 44; 2nd, Vesta Howard, Aug. 10, 1834. He filled for 
some time the office of selectman ; and d. Nov. 13, 1872, aged 83. Children 
by first wife : — 

347. i. Ctrus, b. May 4, 1811 ; m. Asenith Howard, Dec. 1832. No chil- 

dren. He lives in Easton. 

348. ii. Bernard-Howard, b. Jnn. 5, 1813 : m. Martha F. Howard. 

349. iii. Oatharine-Lathrop, b. Jan. 8. 1816; m. Thomas J. Johnson. 

350. iv. Rachel-Howard ; d. Nov. 0, 1838, unmarried. 

By second wife he had one daughter, viz. : — 

351. V. Caroline. 

128. Capt. George Algeb (Israel,^^ Daniel," Israel,^ Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. Sally, daughter of Zephaniah Lathrop, in 1814, and in 1822 
removed to Winchendon, Mass. He was a man of much energy of char- 
acter, and it is said did more than any other man to build up the village of 
Waterville, in Winchendon. He was a captain in* the militia, assessor in 
1834, '35 and '36, and a member of the school committee. He d. April 14, 
1870. His wife d. Oct. 16, 1870, aged 78 : 8. Children :— 

352. i. Sally-Lothrop, b. Oct. 3, 1814 ; m. Moses Hancock. 

353. ii. George- Warren, b. Oct. 22, 1815 ; m. Susan E. Saunders. 

354. iii. Franklin, b. June 13, 1817 ; d. single, Feb. 9, 1873. 

355. iv. Shephard, b. May 6, 1819 ; m. Nancy Morse. 

356. V. Sidney, b. March 14, 1821 ; d. Sept. 4, 1823. 

357. vi. Leonidas, b. Jan. 14, 1824; m. Lavina Drury. 

358. vii. Angeline, b. Dec. 15, 1825 ; m. John L. Reed. 

359. viii. Israel-Francis-Irving, b. Jan. 8, 1828 ; m. Martha S. Wood. He 

has no children. Is a photographer. 

360. ix. Roland, b. April 15, 1830; d. Oct. 15, 1836. 

361. X. Cyrus, b. June 6, 1332 ; m. Katharine M. Hale. He served as a 

corporal in Co. D, 36th Res., from Aug. 1862 to Jan. 1863, and 
was wounded. Resides in Winchendon. 

362. xi. Olivia, b. July 11, 1834; m. 1st, Joseph E. Reed; 2d, Norman 

L. Jells. 

129. HuLDAH Alger (Israel,^ Daniel,^^ Israel,* Israel' Thomas^), m. 
in 1813, John Gilmore, of Easton. He was commissioned Lt.-Colonel in 
the Fifth Division of the Mass. Militia in 1824. In the vicinitv of 1832 he 
removed to Leeds, Me., where his wife d. July 16, 1840. June 1, 1841, he 
m. Mrs. Eliza Howard, the mother of Major General Oliver O. Howard, 
U.S.A. He d. Sept. 13, 1864. Children:— 

363. i. Huldah-Alger, b. Sept. 30, 1814; m. George D. Lothrop, of 

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THOMAS ALGBR AflTD HIS DESCEND AMTS. 21 

3B4. ii. John-Francis, b. Au^ist 17, 1816 ; m. Betsey Oashman. 

365. iii. Louisa-Jane, b. ApriiSQ, 1820; m. Warren iiiifower, of Dexter, Me. 

366. iv. Arza, b. May 5, 1822 ; m. Lavina Bishop. 

• 367. V. RoLAND-A., b. October 26, 1824 ; m. Cynthia Lotfarop. 

130. Polly Alger (Israel,^ Daniel,** Israel,* Israel* Thomaf), m. 
William Ames, of Easton, Dec. 1, 1822, and d. Sept. 15, 1825, leaving one 
child, viz. : — 

368. i. Mart- Ann ; m. Thompson B. Oolwell, of West Bridgewater. 

131, Rachel Alger [^ael,** Daniel^** Israel* Israel^* Thomas* )y 
m. Alson Gilmore, of £a8ton, in 1821. She d. March, 1S23, and he m. 
Henrietta W. Hall. By his first wife he had one son, viz. :— * 

369. i. Alson-Augustus ; m. Ist, Hannah M. Linooln; 2d, Clara M. 

Welch. He is of the firm of A. A. Gilmore & Co., 127 Summer 
St., BoetOD. Resides a^ North fiasfen. 

150- Vesta Alger {Benjamin** Daniel,** Israel,* Israel* Thomas*)^ 
m. Salmon Smith, of Mansfield. They had three childiren : — 

370. i. Elizabeth. 

371. ii. Benjamin- Alger. 

372. iu. . 

169. Abigail Alger {Nathan,^ Daniel** Israel,* Israel^* Thomas*)^ 
m. Albe Howard, of West Bridge water, 18 14^ Childrea: — 

373. i. Jahes-Lthan, b. 1816 ; d. 1842. 
.374. ii. A Son, b. 18910; d. in in&ncy. 

170. Nathan Alger (Niathan,^'^ Daniel,** Israel,* Israel,* Thomas*}, 
a farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. 1st, Susan, daughter of David Bartlett : 
she d. Oct. 14, 1838, aged 32; 2d, Abigail, daughter of Jonathan Snell, 
March 28, 1850. Children :— 

375. i. A]»ib-B., b. Nov. 29, 1850 ; m. James S. Jones, of West Bridge- 

water, Nov. 99, 1870. 

376. ii. Susan, b. Jan. 19, 1^3. 

377. iii. Nathan- JuDSON, b. Sept. 12, 1856. 

171. Lyman Alger {Naihan,*^ Daniel,** Israel,* JBrad,* IfuMncu*), 
of West Bridgewater, in. a daughter of I>ean Howard, and d. July 11, 1857, 
leaving one child, viz.: — 

37B. i. Marcia-Janv ; m. Heniy Dawes. They have one ofaild, vtx., Agnes. 

175. Chloe Alger (David,'^ Darnel,** Israel,* Israel,* Thomeu*), m. 
Benjamin Adams, of Winchendon, and had one child, viz. : — 

379. i. EuNiCB ; m. 8alHvan Balcom. 

176. Jonathan Alger (David,^ Daniel,** Israel,* Israel,* TTiomas*), 
of Winchendon, m. Huldah Marcy, Sept. 15, 1821, and d. in Eastern, Mass., 
Maj 27, 1823. Children:— 

380. i. James-B., b. March 12, 1822, at Royalston ; d. March 19, 1822. 

381. ii. JoNATHAN-L., b. March 30, 1823, at Eastern ; m. Abigail S. Whit- 

oomb, of Templeton, Nov. 8, 1848 ; lives in Gardner, Mass. 



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22 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

178. Joseph Aloer (David,** Daniel,^* Israel,'^ Israel,* Thomas^), of 
Winchendon, m. Eunice Wyman. Children : — 

383. i. JosBPH-W. ; m. Elizabeth Coleman, Sept. 4, 1862. • 

179. Benjamin Alger {David,^ Danid,^^ Israel,^ Israel^ Thomas^), 
of Winchendon, m. Rebecca Leath. He d. of typhoid fever, July 26, 1867. 
She d* a few weeks afterwards. They had one child, viz. : — 

383. i. WiLLiAH-B., b. June 3, 1867. 

180. Susanna Alger {Damd*^ Daniel,^* Israel,^ Israel* Thomas^), 
m. Raymond Lathrop, of Winchendon, March 7, 1824. They reside in that 
part of Winchendon known as New Boston. Children : — 

. i. Marcellus-A., b. Feb. 24, 1825; m. Oct. 19, 1870, J. Augusta 
Keith, 
li. Chastina, b. Feb. 25, 1827 ; d. March 24, 1828. 
iii. Chastina, b. July 19, 1831 ; d. Feb. 6, 1832. 
i?. Merrill-G., b. July 9, 1836 ; m. Oct. 9, 1866, Jano E. Raymond. 
T. Mblimda-S., b. Sept. 11, 1847 ; d. Sept. 19, 1863. 

181. Sarah Alger (David^ Danid^^ Israd^ Israel* Thomas^), m. 
Samuel Beal, of Winchendon, Nov. 26, 1840. Children : — 

384. i. Madison, b. Sept. 13, 1845 ; m. Martha D. Rich. 

385. ii. Georotana, b. Dec. 7, 1847. 

386. iii. Elbridge, b. March 27, 1852 ; m. Maggie A. Hamilton. 

182. Olive Alger (Abiel,^ Daniel,^^ Israel,* Israel,* Thomas^), m, 
Jonathan Wyman, of Winchendon, April 18, 1812. They celebrated their 
golden wedding in 1862. Children : 

387. i. Nelson, b. Dec. 1, 1812 ; d. Sept. 26, 1826. 

388. ii. Almeda, b. Jan. 10, 1818 ; m. Orin Norcross. 

389. iii. Olite, b. June 24, 1820 ; d. unmarried. 

390. iv. Nathan-A., b. Sept. 27, 1823 ; d. Jan. 3, 1827. 

391. y. Vesta, b. Aug. 13, 1826 ; m. Martin Brings. 

392. vi. Adah-P., b. Dec. 13, 1828; m. Michael fioyt. 

185. Chloe Alger {Ahiel,*^ Daniel,^* Israel,* Israel,* Thomas^), m, 
Luke Rice, of Winchendon, March 9, 1826, and d. Dec. 4, 1873. The 
author of the History of Winchendon says, in acknowledging his indebted- 
ness to Mr. Rice, '' The extraordinary memory of Mr. Rice has been of great 
assistance. His mind is a repository of local and personal history." Chil- 
dren: — 

393. i. Eliza-Jane. b. Oct. 11, 1826 ; d. unmarried, May 8, 1854. 

394. ii. John, b. July 14, 1828 ; m. Anna Wait. 

395. iii. Mart, b. June 22, 1830 ; m. Horace Sibley. 

396. iv. Louisa S., b. April 12, 1832 : d. unmarried. Sept. 24, 1852. 

397. y. Otis G., b. Jan. 23, 1834. He served as a soldier in the Union 

Army in the war of the Rebellion. 

398. yi. Nei^son W., b. April 17, 1837; m. Jenny Brooks. He served, dur- 

ing the war of the Rebellion, as a soldier in the Union Army. 

399. vii. E. WmriELD, b. May 24, 1840. 

187. AsNAH Alger {Abiel,^ Daniel,** Israel,* Israel,* TTiomas^), m, 
Ist, Sally Norcross, Feb. 1828 ; 2d, Mary F. Moore, Aug. 7, 1860. He 
resides at Orange, Mass. Children : — 



THOUAS ALOER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 23 

400. i. Edwin, m. HaHie , and d. in the aatnmn of 1874. 

401. ii. Stillman F., m. Anna Gockburn, Oct. 31, 1858. 

402. iii. Abbib. 

403. iv. Sarah. 

188. Adah Alger {AUd*'' DanieU^^ hrad,^ Israel^* Thomas^), m 
Ezra Porter, of Winohendon, October, 1821. Children: — 

404. i. Alonzo ; m. filisa B. George, July 5, 1844. 

405. ii. Rhoda ; m. Jonathan Carter. 

406. iii. Mblissa ; died unmarried. 

407. iv. Emily ; died unmarried. 
406. y. Elizabeth ; m. Milton Park. 

409. yi. Sallt ; m. Moree Menzer. 

410. yii. Elsanor; m. William Gray. 

189. Nathan Alger {Ahiel,^ Daniel}^ Israel,^ Isratil^ Thomas?), of 
Winohendon, m. Louisa Hale, Nov. 1831. Children : — 

411. i. Mart A., b. Sept. 21, 1833 ; m. George F. Howe, of Athol, July 

16, 1866. 

412. ii. Newell N., b. Oct. 27, 1835 ; m. Ist, Emeline Ripley, May, 1869 : 

she d. Dec. 28, 1863 ; 2d, Melissa A. Brown, July 4, 1865. He 
resides at Waterville, in Winohendon. 

413. iii. LucT L., b. Nov. 10, 1837 ; m. Francis Leathe, of Royalston, May 

26, 1859. 

414. iv. Ltman D., b. May 22, 1840 ; m. Addle Maynard, March, 1867. He 

resides in Winohendon. 
!^ 415. V. Abiel, b. Auff. 13, 1842 ; m. Julia £. Hale, Deo. 25, 1872. He re- 

-> sides at VYateryille, in Winohendon. 

190. Malona Alger (Ahiel,^ Daniel^ hrad^ Israel^ Hwma^), m. 
Silas S. Norcross, of Spring Village, Winohendon, May, 1829. Children: — 

416. i. Daniel ; m. Sarah Weston. He was a corporal in Go. C, Follett's 

Battery ; was wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, and d. 
from the effects of his wounds, May, 1864, in Virginia. 

417. ii. Maria ; m. Charles Hicks. 

418. iii. George L. Served in a company of sharpshooters during the Re- 

bellion, and died at home from the effects of service. 

419. iv. Abbt ; m. John Famum. 

420. y. Alson. Enlisted in Go. D, 30th BIj^^,, April, 1862; reenlisted on 

the expiration of his term ; d. from the effects of service. 

191. Christopher-Columbus Alger (Ahiel,^ Daniel^^ Israel,'^ Arael* 
Thomas^), of Winohendon, m. Sabrina Balcom, March 29, 1836. He is 
one of the trustees of Winohendon Savings Bank ; has been one of the 
town assessors, and often on town committees. Children : — 

421. i. Ghristopher-Columbus, b. July 14, 1837 ; m. Ella L. May, Sept. 

22, 1874. 

422. ii. Amelia-Victoria, b. May 17, 1839 ; m. Calvin Miller, of Athol. 

Feb. 15, 1870. Child, Morton M., b. Feb. 10, 1873. 

423. iii. Isabblla-Jeanbtte, b. June 27, 1852. 

192. Rhoda Alger (AMel*^ Daniel^* Israel,* Israel* Thomas^)^ m. 
Ist, Joel Sibley, July, 1834; 2d, William Sibley, July, 1864; both of Win- 
ohendon. By her second husband she had no children. By her first she 
had: — 

424. i. William ; m. Belle Shaler. 

425. ii. Joel ; m. Nancy Aldrich. 

426. iii. La VINA ; m. Joel Peabody, of Worcester. 



24 THOMAS AL6EB AND* HIS IMBSCENDANTS. 

427. !▼. Nanct ; m. Charles Bfevrker. 

428. y. Johk; m. andd. in 1871. 

429. Ti. £uzA ; d. uDiaarried. 

430. vii. Charles. 

210. Ctbus Alger {AhUzer*^ James,^ Israel* Lrael,^ Thomas^), m. 
1st, Lucy, daughter of Nathan Willis, 1804 r she d. Dec* 23, 1830, aged 
48 ; 2d, Mary Otis Pittebury, A«g. 183a He d. Feb- 4, 1856, aged 76, 

After partially fitting for college, he entered the iroe foundry business 
with his father, at Easton. He waff a noted horseman and gunner, and in 
athletic exercises excelled all the young men in that section of the country. 
In 1809, he went to South Boston, where he engaged in the foundry busi- 
ness with General Winslow, and a few ye«» «fter with Mr. T. H. Perkins. 
During the war of 1812, he had large contracts with the Government for 
the manufiicture of cannon-balls. In 1816, he purchased of the South Bos- 
ton Association the whole territory now west of Dorchester Avenue, between 
Federal-street Bridge and a line nearly as for south as Swan street, with 
the exception of a narrow parcel feoBidng on the Turnpike between Fourth 
and Swaa streets. In this* purchase he was eareful that his deed should 
take in all the flats in? front of the sea wall to the channel, or low water 
mark ; ^ and thus he obtamed many thousand feet which he clearly foresaw 
would in time prove not the least valuable portion of ^ his property.. Jona- 
than Mason, the President of the Assoeiation^ did not> regard these flats as 
of much vakia, and indfoded them in die sale without any misgiving, believ- 
ing that so liberal a price had been given for the upland the Association 
could well afford to throw m die flats. 

^ The speculation was a bold one, aoid he was laughed at for his presump-^ 
tion in buying such a parcel of land for the purpose, as he avowed, of mak- 
ing, building lots.. He repaired the sea wall, and began gradually to fill in 
the flats.. Thot South Boston Iron Coflopany, of whieh he was the origina- 
tor and principal proprietor,, was incorporated in 1827. He then b^an to 
improve the property, and, taking the sea wall as the easteriy boundary, 
built out a wharf near where Alger's foundry now stands, and erected a 
Ibuodry bttildixig. Gradually these worka were extended, and at the same 
time be fitted in and Iwd oq<6 ai» elegant garden io the rear of his residence, 
and built up Fourth and Foundry streets to their present width. Lots for the 
Mechanics Bank Building and Backer's Building were sold, and aifairs began 
to assume a new appearance. In the meantime, improvements had been pro- 
gressing in Foundry street. The Sea-street bridge was built and presented 
to the city, Mr. Alger being one of the most prominent movers in the mat- 
ter. Through his influence, other shops were started, until finaliy the 
wbolie of the flMs, inside of the Comn^issioners' line and west of Foundry 
street, were filled in and covered with machine shops and foundries. Al- 
ger's foundry was also gradualty extended-, until' it became one of the most 
perfect iron establishments iu^ the United States. 

In 1829, in connection with several capitalists of Halifax, he built the 
first smelting furnace in the British Provinces ; the machinery being made 
at his works, and mechanics in his employment sent to put it up. He was 
one of the best practical iron metallurgists in the country. By a method 
peculiar to himself, he succeeded in purifying cast iron, so as to give it 
more than twice the strength of ordinary cast iroa; the process consisting 



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THOMAS ALGER AlfD HIS DESCENDANTS. 25 

in remoTing imparities from the metal while in a liquid state, and causing 
it to be much more dense. The method gave him great advantage over 
other iron founders. It also gave him superior skill in the manufacture of 
cannon, and for many years he was largely employed in making guns for 
the U. S. Government. The mortar gun Columbiad, at that tinie the larg- 
est gun of east iron ever cast in Aoiertca, was made under his personal 
supervinon. In the composition of liises for bomb-shells, he also made 
great improvements, wfrich were adopted by the Government. 

He first introduced and patented the method of making cast iron chilled 
rolls, by which the part subject to wear should be hard, while the necks re- 
mained unchanged as to hardness and strength — these being cast in sand 
while the body is cast in a chill or iron cylinder. Until his time, all the 
reverberatory furnaces for melting iron were made with hearths inclining 
Irom. tb« fire, the metal thus running from the heat towards the* throat of 
the chimney. He changed the form so as to allow the iron to flow towards 
the flame, where the heat would be most intense. Cylinder stoves were 
first designed by him in 1822. He obtained patents for improvement in 
cast-iron stoves and ploughs. With the methods of working the ores of 
iron, and with the operations of the crucible, he was familiar. Nor did he 
confine his attention to iron. He mtanufactured the first perfect bronze 
cannon for the U. S. Ordnance Department, and for the State of Massa- 
chusetts. For these he obtained the gold medal awarded by the Massachu- 
setts Mechanic Association. 

He was ever active in making improvements^ spending large sums of 
money in beautifying and otherwise benefiting South Boston. He pur- 
chased eleven acres of marsh between South Boston and Washington Vil- 
lage, and was instrumental in attracting thither the two extensive manufac- 
tories that are now situated in that section of the ward. He also laid out a 
large sum of money in beautifying Dorchester Avenue, building side-walks, 
and, at his own expense, setting out shade trees the entire distance from the 
railroad to the junction of Dorchester Street and Dorchester Avenue. As a 
citizen, he was universally beloved. He was a member of the Common 
Council the first year of the organization of the city government ; and in 
1824 and 1827, an alderman. His kindness to the men in his employ was 
proverbial, and he often kept men on half time, when their services were 
not needed, to prevent the pecuniary distress which would be caused by a 
discharge. He was the 'first man in South Boston to introduce the ten 
hour system. His payments to his workmen were always in cash, and for 
years amounted to nearly $2000 per week. 

At his funeral, notwithstanding a severe storm, a large number of per- 
sons preceded the hearse on foot. A^ a mark of respect, all the stores, 
without a single exception, along the route of the procession, were closed 
while the body was being borne to the grave ; and the various church bells, 
by order of the Mayor, tolled a solemn requiem. Nearly all the large 
manufcictories suspended work for the afternoon ; from the armory floated 
the American flag at half mast ; and arrangements had been made to have 
the pupils of the public schools join in the procession, had not the weather 
been so very inclement. 

The following tribute is from the pen of a distinguished oflScer of the 
U. S. Navy, Admiral J. A. Dahlgren: 



26 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

*^ That we should lose the services of one so able as Mr. Alger, is much to be 
deplored ; but it is to be remembered that his term extended to three-fourths of 
a century, and that his sterling integrity, rare abilities and unceasing industry, 
have built him up a durable fame, which is at once a rich legacy toliis family, 
and an example worthy of imitation. He possessed that rare quality — sagacity, 
which constitutes in truth the highest attribute of the intellectual man, and 
enabled him to arrive at results which others sought by disciplined study, la- 
boriously, and often in vain. Minds of this cast are seldom met with, and they 
are invaluable to their time and generation. I shall ever retain the most pro- 
found regard for the many excellent virtues and great abilities of Cyrus Alger."* 

Children of Cyrus and Lucy Alger : — 

431. i. Olivia, b. March 9, 1805 ; m. Thomas Richardson. 

432. ii. Francis, b. March 8, 1807 ; m. 1st, Mary L. Jones ; 2d, Lydia M. 

Smith. 

433. iii. Lncr-WiLLis, b. 1809 ; m. Thomas M. French, Nov. 18, 1827, and 

d. without issue, April 29, 1853, aeed 44. 

434. iv. Marianne, b. June 17, 1812; m. the Kev. Mellish I. Motte. 

435. V. Eliza, b. April 1, 1815; m. 1st, Thomas W. Sears; 2d, James 

F. Hinkley. 

436. vi. Marvh A- Willis, b. July 2, 1817 : m. John Tyler, Jr. 

437. vii. Cyrus, b. July IT, 1822 ; m. Mary D. Hinkley. 

211. Olive Alger (Ahiezer,*^ James j^^ Israel,* Israel* Thomas*), m. 
the Hon. John Reed, LL.D. She d. Oct. 25, 1849, and he m. Martha 
(Keith) Bond. He was b. at West Bridgewater, Sept. 2, 1781, the son of 
the Rev. Dr. John Reed. At the age of eighteen he entered Brown Uni- 
versity, and was graduated with distinction in 1803. After graduating he 
was engaged for two or three years in teaching, first as preceptor of Ply- 
mouth Academy, Bridgewater, and next as tutor in Brown University. He 
then studied law with the Hon. William Baylies, and upon being admitted 
to the Bar established himself in practice at Yarmouth on Cape Cod. He 
soon attained eminence in his profession, and was elected a member of 
Congress. He was reelected again and again, until he had served for the 
unexampled period of twenty-four years. By some of the Southern mem- 
bers he was famUiarly denominated " the life member." In 1844 he was 
chosen Lieutenant Grovernor of Massachusetts, and continued to serve in 
that capacity for seven consecutive years. At the end of that time he re- 
tired to private life. The degree of LL.D. was conferred on him by Brown 
University in 1845. He d. at Bridgewater, Nov. 25, 1860, aged 79. His 
children were by his first wife : — 

438. i. Sarah, b. 1810 ; m. Caleb H. Hunt. 

439. ii. John, b. 1812 ; m. Amelia Crane. He is Vice-Treasurer of the 

Boston Provident Institution for Savings. 

440. iii. Martha, b. 1816; lu. the Hon. James F. Joy, of Detroit, President 

of the Michigan Central R. Road. 

441. Iv. Edward, b. 1817 ; m. Catharine Howard. He is President of the 

South Boston Iron Co. 

212. Abiezer Alger (Abiezer,*^ James^^ Israel* Israel^ Thomas*), m. 
Anna Gushing Thomas, daughter of Isaac Thomas, of Hanson, June 18, 

* What is here presented concerning Cyras Alger, is condensed from a sketch in 
Simondb's History of South Boston. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 27 

1812. She d. Sept 24, 1857. He d. Nov. 1, 1863, He lived in West 
Bridgewater, where his son James now lives, and was engaged in the iron 
foundry business. Children : — 

442. i. Julia-Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1814 ; m. Otis Drury, Oct. 6, 1836. They 

have no childron. Mr. Drury has been for many years a com- 
mission merchant in Boston. He occupies as a summer resi- 
dence the house at West Bridgewater in which Abiezer Alger 
(No. 45) and Shephard Fiske the husband of Patience Alger 
(No. 9) once lived. 

443. ii. James, b. Aug. 21, 1816 ; m. Caroline Dean. 

444. iii. Lydia-Thohas, b. Sept. 15, 1818 ; m. Wiliiams Latham, June 6, 

1844. The^ have no children. Mr. Latham graduated at Brown 
University in 1828, studied law with Mr. £ddy, of Middle- 
borough, and practised in Bridgewater. He is a member of the 
Massachusetts Historical {Society, and well known as a zealous 
antiquary. 

445. iv. Abiezer, b. Nov. 10, 1820 ; died young. 

446. V. Cornelia, b. Jan. 31, 1825. 

219. Adin Alger {James,^ James^* Israely^ Israel^ Thoma^\ m. 
Clarissa, daughter of Jason Fobes, niece of the Rev. Perez Fobes, LL.D. 
$he d. Jan. 1, 1872, in her 88th year. He was a farmer, and lived in that 
part of Bridgewater called Scotland, where he d. July, 1874, in his 83d 
year. Children : — 

447. i. George-T., b. Dec. 8, 1814; m. Ann J. Tracy. 

448. ii. Fanny- W., b. March 13, 1817; m. Nathaniel W. Richmond, Oct. 

7, 1857. They have no children. 

449. iii. Eliza-Jane, b. Dec. 14. 1820 ; d. May 11, 1836. 

450. iv. John- Wilkes, b. Dec. 22, 1823. 

220. Nahum Alger (James^ James,^ Israel,^ Israd^ Thomas^), m. 
Catharine-Sampson, daughter of the Rev. William Roun Seville, of Free- 
town, Aug. 15, 1815. She was born April 5, 1799, and died at Hooksett, 
N. H., Dec 26, 1840. Her father was a Baptist clergyman, a justice of 
the peace, and for ten consecutive years a representative to the General 
Court Her grandfather Capt Levi Rounseville commanded a company of 
minute men that marched from Freetown to Lexington on the 19th of 
April, 1775, and subsequently was a captain in the 9th regiment of the 
Continental army.* 

Nahum Alger was the agent of Alger & Fobes's Iron Foundry at Free- 
town, and acted in that capacity until the failure of the firm. He taught 
school for awhile, and then went to Boston, where at the time of his death 
he was occupied as a lawyer's derk. He died at Hooksett, N. H., while 
on a visit to his daughter. May 8, 1846. He was a man of good abilities, 
but was unfortunate in his affairs. He occasionally wrote verses which 
show that he possessed some poetic feeling. Children : — 

451. i. Anoeline, b. October 25, 1816; m. Thomas W. Nickleson. 

452. ii. James- Learned, b. Oct. 27, 1818 ; d. Oct. 12, 1819. 

453. iii. James-Learned, b. July 28, 1820; m. Thirza J. Hildreth. 

454. iv. William-Kounseville, b. Dec. 30, 1822 ; m. Anoe L Lodge. 

455. V. Benjamin-Frankun, b. May 8, 1825 ; d. Oct. 20, 1826. 

* A sketch of tbe Rounseville Family may be fonnd in a work by Gen. E. W. Feirce, 
entitled <* Contributions Biographical, Genealogical and Historical." 



28 THOMAS ALOfiB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

456. vi. B£Njamin>Franklin, b. Feb. 19, 1828. Went to sea. He wag last 

heard of at Hamburg, Germany, whence he wrote that he had 
married, and, after a voyage to the West Indies, should return 
home. Since then, nothing has been heard of him. It is sup- 
posed that the vessel be sailed in was lost. 

457. vii. Nahum, b. August 17, 1836; d. January 10, 1842. 

221. Phebe-Ccshman Algeb {James,^ James,^^ Israel,* Israel* 
Thomas^), m. Cyrus Copeland, of Bridgewater, 1816, and d. April 15, 1855. 
He m. a second wife, but had no children by her. Children : — 

458. L Julia ; d March 24, 1832, aged 15. 

459. li. Abigail-D ; d. Jan. 31, 1835, aged 13. 

222. \ Zenas Alger {James,^ Jarms^ Israd^* Isrqd^ Thoma^s^), a 
shoe manufacturer, m. twice. He went to Ganesborough, Canada West, 
and there d. March 25, 1853. By first wife he had one child, viz. : — 

460. i. Willi AM- Henrt. He settled somewhere in the western part of 

the U. States. 

Children by second wife :-t- . 

461. ii. Phebe. 

462. iii. Betst. 

463. iv. A Sojr. 

« 

223. Ret. Horatio Alger {James^ James^* Israel* Israel^* Thoma^^\y 
m. Olive Augusta, daughter of Dea. John Fenno, of Boston, March 31, 
1831. He graduated at Harvard University in 1825, and entered the 
Cambridge llieological School, from which he graduated in 1829. In Sep- 
tember of the same year he was ordained, as successor of the Rev. Dr. 
Tuckerman, over the Unitarian Society in Chelsea. In 1844, after a pas- 
torate of nearly fifteen years, his connection with this society was dissolved. 
January 22, 1845, he was installed over the Second Congregational Society 
in Marlborough, where he remained until 1859. In June, 1860, he accepted 
a call to the First Unitarian Parish in South Natick, and continued its 
pastor until 1874, when he determined to retire from the pulpit, and ac- 
cordingly resigned. 

He is President of the South Natick Historical and Natural History 
Society, and a corresponding member of the N. E. Historic, Genealogical 
Society. He has contributed articles to the " Unitarian Advocate " and to 
the " Monthly Religious Magazine." The chapter in -Hudson's " History 
of Marlborough," entitled " Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary 
of the Incorporation of Marlborough," pp. 54, was written by him. He 
has also published several pamphlets — " The Church Record ; being a Con- 
cise Sketch of the Origin and History of the West Church in Marlborough ;" 
'* Address at the Consecration of Glenwood Cemetery, South Natick, Sep- 
tember 15, 1863." 

Children : — 

464. i. Horatio, b. Jan. 13, 1832. Resides in New York City. 

465. ii. Olive- Augusta, b. Nov. 19, 1833; m. Amos Cheney. In 1875 she 

published, in connection with her brother Horatio, a volume 
entitled ** Seeking his Fortune, and other Dialogues." She 
also published a work entitled '* The Sunday School Speaker," 
and has contributed to the columns of a number of periodicals. 

466. iii. James, b. March 11, 1839. Resides in California. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 29 

467. iv. Ann-Montague Cart, b. Oct. 24, 1840 ; d. single, April 7, 1870. 

468. T. Francis, b. Aug. 21, 1842. Resides in Boston. 

244. Ansel Alger {Joseph^* Joseph^ Joseph^ hrad,^ Thomcu^\ a 
farmer, of Easton, m. Mary Howard, Nov. 30, 1815. She d. July 23, 1825, 
aged 43. During the war of 1812, he served a short time as a sergeant in 
Capt Nehemiah Lincoln's company. He d. of heart disease, Feb. 11, 
1854, aged 65. Children: — 

469. i. Ansel ; m. Mary B. Landers. 

470. ii. Mart-H. ; m. Alpheus G. Jackson. 

471. ill. Sarah-J. ; m. James Howard. 

472. iv. Olive-A. ; m. C^rus P. Brown. 

473. V. Cyrus ; m. Sarah Hayward. 

249. Henrietta Alger (Joseph** Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Israel^ Thomas^)y 
m. Orville Handy, and d. Aug. 25, 1868. Children : — 

474. i. Joseph. 

475. ii. Maria. 

250. Mart Alger {Joseph^* Joseph^ Joseph^^ Israel^ Thonuu^)^ m. 
Jabez Field, of North Bridge water. She d. April, 1841. Children: — 

476. i. William, b. Oct. 29, 1824; m. Mary F. Whitney. 

477. ii. Mart-Ann, b. Dec. 22, 1826 ; d. Jan. 5, 1827. 

478. iii. Edwin, b. Feb. 17, 1829 ; m. Sarah M. Whitney. 

479. iv. Mart-Jane, b. Sept. 23, 1832 ; d. June 24, 1854. 

480. V. Richard, b. Nov. 22, 1834. 

251. Caroline Alger (Joseph,^^ Joseph^^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thmnaf^)^ 
m. John Hersey, of West Bridge water, and d. Nov. 20, 1867. Children: — 

481. i. JoHN-T. 

482. ii. Abbie-F., b. Aag. 30, 1838 ; m. M. Y. Danbar. 

483. iii. Caroline-F., b. Nov. 26, 1841 ; d. May 6, 1873. 

254. Otis Alger (JShenezer,** Joseph^^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^)^ a 
farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Susan, daughter of Nathaniel Perkins, 
Dec. 29, 1816. She d. Sept. 23, 1863, aged 66. He d. July 26, 1869, 
aged 76. Children : — 

484. i. Eatharine-H., b. Aug. 6, 1818; m. Lewis Lincoln. 

485. ii. Columbus, b. May 4, 1820; m. Elizabeth Lathrop. 

486. iii. Luct-Jane, b. Sept. 15, 1822 ; m. Charles E. Pool. 

487. iv. William-Otis, b. Sept. 6, 1829 ; m. 1st, Hannah R. Willis ; 9d, 

Sarah Dodge. 

257. Ebenezer Alger {Uhenezer,*^ Joseph^^ Joseph^ Israd* Thoma^ ), 
a farmer, of East Bridgewater, m. 1st, Asenath, daughter of Luther Mur- 
dock, of Middleborough, May 8, 1825: she d. April 11, 1840, aged 39; 
2d, Rebecca S., daughter of David Edson, of North Bridgewater, Nov. 10, 
1840. Children by first wife : — 

488. i. Cordelia-Francis, b. May 1, 1826 ; m. Lysander Richmond. 

489. ii. Orlando-M., b. April 30, 1831 ; m. Eliza- Ann Gumey. 

Children by second wife : — 

490. iii. Asenath-Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1841 ; d. Oct. 16, 1845. 

491. iv. Laura- Ann, b. Sept. 23, 1846. 

5 



so THOMAS ALGER AKD HIS DESCENDANTS. 

260. Sanpord Alger (Ehenezer,^ Joseph^ Joseph,^ Israel^ Thomas^), 
a farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Sarah S. Murdock, Dec. 3, 1835. 
CliHdren : — 

492. j. ExBLiNE-0., b. Aag. 9, 1838; m. Irving Packard. 
49a. ii. Charlbs-S., b. Aug. 16, 1840 ; m. Ellen F. Dunbar. 
494. iii. Herbert-A., b. Oct. 1, 1850; m. Lizzie Glapp. 

. 261. William Alger {Ehenezer,^ Joseph^^ Joseph^ Israel,^ Thomas^), 
a farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Bathsheba Howard. Children : — 

496. i. Bathsheba-Jane, m. Eleazer Cole, July 12, 1853, and has Lucy A. 

496. ii. Luct-Elizabeth, ni. John H. Cole, of Campello. 

262. William Alger (Edmund,^ Edmund,^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^), 
of Eaton, Canada, m. Joanna Kee, Jan. 11, 1810, and in September, 1836, 
removed to Colebrook, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where his wife d. May 13, 
1863, aged 66, and be, April 11, 1864, aged 76. Children:— 

497. i. NfARY-P., b. Sept. 14, 1811 ; m. let, Dr. Ira Kee ; 2d, Eli F. Rice. 

498. ii. Phidelia, b. Feb. 20, 1813 ; d. March 11, 1813. 

499. iii. WiLUAM-C, b. March 26, 1814 ; m. Almena Smith. 

500. iv. Martha-E., b. June 18, 1816 ; d. June 28, 1816. 

501. V. Jambs-B., b. May 31, 1817 ; m. Amanda M. Stockwell. 

502. vi. Ira-E., b. July 28, 1819; m. Lucinda Hall. 

503. vii. Ehelfne-A., b. Oct. 17, 1821 ; m. Charles Marlow. 
604. viii. EpwiN-S., b. Deo. 19, 1823 ; m. Emily A. Spencer. 

505. ix. J4NETTE-S., b. March 25, 1826 ; m. Chancy Merritt. 

506. X. LuciNDA-W., b. Nov. 15, 1828; m. Bei\jamin F. Denslow. 

507. xi. Samuel-N., b. May 28, 1831 ; m. Elizabeth L. Roberts. 

263. HuLDAH Alger {Edmund,^ Edmund,^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ Thomas^)^ 
m. Elisha Baldwin, of North Stratford, N. H., March 10, 1818. He d. 
Aug. 26, 1875. She d. Dec. 14, 1875, aged 85. "She was," writes her 
daughter Mrs. Thompson, '< a woman of uncommon energy and strength of 
character, combined with great benevolence, so that her life was most useiul. 
Her ministrations to the poor and sick were untiring. Her ardent piety 
shone bright during the last years of her life." Children : 

508. i. Elisha-Alger, b. Dec. 30, 1818 ; m. Eliza Beach Loomis. 

509. ii. William- LoTHROP, b. May 18, 1820; m. Mary Jane Holmes. 

510. iii. John-Brace, b. November 12, 1822 ; d. September 17, 1842. 

511. iv. Edmund-Willis, b. March 24, 1825 ; d. June 12, 1849. He was a 

young man of saperior talents and great promise. He entered 
Brown University, but was obliged from ill health to leave during 
his sophomore year. He went SSouth , taught school, studied law, 
and was admitted to the bar in Raymond, Miss. 

512. V. Jedediah-Miller, b. March 9, 1827; m. 1st, Sarah C. Bennett; 

8d, Mrs. Sarah L. Wotton. 

513. vi. Lucinda-Annette, b. Nov. 14, 1829; m. Jabez Baldwin Alger, her 

first cousin. 

514. vii. Lucia- Annie, b. Feb. 27, 1833; m. Robert Richardson Thompson. 

264. Ends Alger {Edrnund,^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,^ IsraeU^ Thomas^), 
of Eaton, Canada, m. Charlotte Baldwin, of North Stratford, N. H., Feb. 
22, 1825, and d. Sept. 13, 1872. He held the office of justice of the 
peace. Children : — 

515. i. Edmund, b. Dec. 2, 1825 ; drowned April 20, 1866. 

516. ii. Jabez-B,, b. Oct. 12, 1827 ; m. Lucinda Baldwin. 



THOMAS ALOBB AND HIS DBSCE5DANTS. 3^1 

617. ill. WiLtiAM-K, b. Jan. 12, 18S9; m. Mary A. Fobs. 

518. iy. LuciA-L., b. March 9, 1831 ; m. Nathan W. SherriU. 

519. v. Nathan-W., b. Jan. 20^ 1834; m. let, £Uen M. French; 3cU 

Mary K. French. 

265. Asa.Algeb {Edmund^^^ Edmwnd^^ Joseph^^ hrael^ 7%oma«*), 
of Eaton, Canada, m. Abigail Sawyer, March 12, 1818. In 1868 they 
celebrated their golden wedding. Children :— ;- 

520. i. Maria, b. Nov. 23, 1818 ; d. in 1820. 

521. ii. Ehilt, b. March 3a, 1820; m. WiUiam Lindsay, of Eaton,, June, 
• 1842. They have three sons and two daughters. 

522. ui. Horace, b. Feo. 13, 1822 ; m. Jane Ross. 

523. iy. Henry, b. Oct. 16, 1823 ; m. 1st, Miranda Williams; 2d, Su>ept» 

A. Hard. 

524. y. Ruth, b. Sept. 22, 1826. 

525. vi. Lyman, b. Jan. 30, 1831 ; m. M«rion W., dan^ter of Lewis Loomis, 

of Colebrook, N. B., Jan. 3, 1856. H& fives in Sfeewartstown, 
N. H. 

526. vii. Pbrsis, b. Oct. 6, 1837; m. Bben Gooding, of Providence, R. I., 

Jan. 24, 1866. They have one daughter and one son. 

26^. Ed WIN Alger {Edmund,^ Edmund*^ Joseph,^ Israd^ Thomas^), 
of Eaton, Canada, m. Hannah Percival, of Campton, N. H., January, 1826. 
She d. March 16, 1873. He d. Aug. 3, 1837. Children:— 

527. i. HuLDAH, b. Oct. 9, 1826 ; d. in 1832. 

528. ii. Maria, b. Oct. 20, 1827 ; m. H. A. Rodgers, of Eaton, Sept. 30, 1845. 

529. iii. Julia, b. May, 1831 ; d. in 1832. 

530. iv. A Son, d. in infancy. 

531. v* A Daughter, d. in infancy. 

532. vi. ** »* " <« " 

267. Ruth Alger {Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joieph^ Israd^ Thoima^\ 
m. Rufus Sawyer, of Eaton, Canada, August, 1823. Li 1841, they removed 
to Austinburg, Ohio, where they now reside (1875.) Children: — 

533. i. Rufus-Fblton, b. July 28, 1824 ; d. in his senior year at Western 

Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio,.March, 1848. ** He was," said 
the President in his funeral address, *' a matchless scholar and 
a model man." 

534. ii. Martin-Alger, b. 1826 ; d. in infancy. 

535. iii. Robert-Hurd, b. Keb. 8, 1828. Received a leral education,, and 

engaged in business in Stratford, N. H. and Brownstown, Indi- 
ana. He was a magistrate and legislator ; a ruling elder in the 
Presbyterian Church, and a high officer among the Freemasons. 
He d. Jan. 4, 1876. 

536. iv. RoLLiN- Augustus, b. July 13, 1830. Graduated at Western Reserve 

College, Hudson, Ohio, and at Union Theological Seminary, New 
York City . He has been a Presbyterian ministsr since 1858, and 
has held many offices of honor in the Church. He is now the 
nastor of the Presbyterian Church at Irvington, on the Hudson, 
N. Y. In 1872, he received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Western Reserve College. 

637. v. Ruth, b. Nov. 24, 1837 ; m. E. C. Miller, of Cmcihnati, Ohio, 

June 14, 1866. She was liberally educated, and for two years 
was principal of a seminary. 

638. vi. Mary-Ella, b. Aug. 24, lvS43 ; m. Edward C. Wade, of Jefferson, 

Ohio, June 22, 1864 ; d. March, 1867. 



32 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

268. JosiAH Alger (Edmund,^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,'' Israel,^ Thomas^ ), 
of Eaton, Canada, m. Nancy Malloy, March 10, 1825. He d. June 19, 
1836. She d. in Ohio, March 8, 1841. Children :— 

539. i. LucRETiA, h. April 23, 1828 ; d. October, 1840. 

540. ii. LnciNDA-N., b. Jan. 23, 1830 ; m. John C. Treat. 

541. iii. Adaline, b. Nov. 27, 1832 ; m. John Phillips. 

542. iv. HuLDAH, b. Feb. 15, 1834 ; m. A. P. Miner. 

543. v. A iSoN, who d. in infancy. 

544. vi. ** *' ** ** '* ** 

545. vii. A Daughter, who d. in infancy. 

• 

270. Susanna Alger (Isaac,^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,^ Israel^ ITiomas^), 
m. Dexter Parmenter, of Attleborough, Oct 25, 1819. He d. May 28, 
1874. She d. June 2, 1872. Children :— 

546. i. £uzABSTH-B., b. Jaly 16, 1820; m. John L. Bent. 

547. ii. Nancy-M., b. July 14, 1822 ; m. William G. Bullock. 

548. iii. SusAN-E., b. April 15, 1824 ; m. Augustus Codding. 

549. iv. Henrt, b. Sept. 4, 1826 ; m. Hope B. Allen. 

550. y. HoRATio-D., b. May 9, 1828 ; m. Adeline F. Kent. 

271. WiLLABD-J. Alger {Isaac^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,* Thomw^)^ 
of Attleborough, m. Lois Brown, of Foxborough, April 12, 1828. He d. 
Sept. 26, 1855. Children :— 

551. i. Isaac, b. June 5, 1830: m. Susan Matthewson. 

552. ii. Ella-Eliza, b. Sept. 26, 1832 ; m. Joseph Gleason. 

553. iii. Nathan- Stillman, b. May 14, 1835 ; m. Olive J. Tripp. 

554. iv. Mary-Victoria, b. July 11, 1839 ; d. single, Feb. 13, 1858. 

273. Rhoda Alger {Nathan,^^ Edmund*^ Joaeph,^ Israel,* Thomas^), 
m. George Watson Lathrop, of West Bridge water, in 1811. They had 
one child, viz. : — 

555. i. Hannah. 

274. Edmund Alger {Nathan*^ Edmund*^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ Thomas^), 
of West Bridgewater, m. Mary D. Howard. Children : — 

556. i. Mary-Howard, b. July 1, 1836; d. Dec. 1, 1836. 

557. ii. Elmira, b. Aug. 18, 1838 ; m. Frankhn £. Paul. 

558. iii. Howard, b. March 1, 1840; m. Mary E. Button. 

559. iv. Leander, b. June 17, 1844 ; m. Ada H. Harlow. 

560. V. Mary-Francis, b. Nov. 13, 1847 ; m. L. C. Thomas. 

561. yi. £yelyn-L., b. March 4, 1854 ; m. William Legg. 

275. Bathsheba Alger {Naihan,^^ Edmund,^ Joseph,^ Israel* 
Thomas^), m. Charles Packard, of West Bridgewater, and d. Sept. 1, 1836. 
Children : — 

562. 1. Georoiana, died young. 

563. ii. Rachel, died young. 

276. Rev. Simeon Alger {Nathan?^, Edmund*^ Joseph,^ Israel,* 
Thomtzs^), of West Bridgewater, m. Mariette Howard, March 1, 1838. 
He became a Baptist minister, and in 1853 removed to Dexter, Dallas Co., 
Iowa, where he now (1875) resides. Children : — 

564. i. Mariette-A., b. Nov. 17, 1839; m. Leonidas Renshaw, Dec. 25, 

1861 ; d. March 28, 1866. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 33 

565. ii. Angeline-H., b. Nov. 25, 1846 ; m. Leonidas Benshaw, March 4, 

1867. 

566. iii. Emily, b. Feb. 27, 1850 ; d. Feb. 26, 1852. 

567. iv. Lublla-Ina, b. April 13, 1858. 

568. v. Liliai^-May, b. Jan. 1, 1863. 

277. Rev. Isaac Alger (Naihan^^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^ ), m. Lucy P., dau. of Freeman Peirce, of Middleboro', Jan. 28, 
1841. He studied at Peirce Academy, Middleboro', and at the Andover 
English and Latin School. He had determined to fit himself for the minis- 
try, but meeting with a reverse of fortune learned the boot-maker's trade. 
His aspirations were not quenched, however, and, having access to books, 
he studied Theology ou the work-bench; and in tJie year 18 67. was licensed 
to preach as a Baptist minister. In 1868 he was ordained, his JGirst pasto- 
rate being at South Plymouth. There he remained about three years. He 
was next settled at Pocassett, Sandwich, Mass. ; and from there he went 
to Gay Head, Mass., where he is settled at the present time. During the 
Bebellion he was mustered for nine months service into the 4th Reg. Mass. 
Vols., but was taken prisoner at Brashear City, and did not receive his dis- 
charge for more than a year. Children : — 

569. i. ASyron-E., b. Oct. 31, 1843. He enlisted from West Bridgewater 

as a soldier in the Union Army, May 21, 1861, and died a pri- 
soner in Louisiana, July 10, 1863. 

570. ii. Emaretha-L., b. March 21, 1847 ; d. Sept 19, 1849. 

571. iii. LucY-L, b. July 31, 1851 ; d. Oct. 11, 1851. 

278. Polly Alger {Nathan,^^ Edmund*^ Joseph^^ Israel^ Thomas^ ), 
m. Martin Billings, of West Bridgewater, Sept. 8, 1840. Children: — 

572. i. Linda ; m. George Shaw. 

573. ii. £mma ; m. the Rev. George Butler. 

574. iii. Lucy. 

575. iv. May. 

576. V. Ltjella. 

279. Ruth Alger (Nathan,*^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel^ Thomas^), 
m. Linus Hay ward, of West Bridgewater, May 20, 1846. Children : — 

577. i. George-Everett, b. March 21, 1848. 

578. ii. Martin-Alger, b. May 5, 1853. 

579. iii. Susan, b. October 10, 1855. 

280. Abigail Alger (Nathan,^^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ Thomas^)y 
m. Samuel Bassett, of West Bridgewater, June 6, 1844. He d. at New 
Orleans, during the war of the Rebellion, while a soldier in the Union army. 
She then married again, and went to the west. Children by first hus- 
band : — 

580. i. Georgiana. 

581. ii. Juliette. 

582. iii. Warner. 

583. iv. RoxANNA ; d. young. 

584. V. JuDSON. 

585. vi. Ruth-Ella. 

281. Anna-Capen Alger {WiUis,^^ Edmund,*^ Joseph^ I^rad^ 
Thomas^vcL, Nathan Hewins, of West Bridgewater, Aug. 9, 1818. Chil- 
dren : — 



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$4 THOMAS ALGEB iJ^D EIS DSSCENPANTSw 

586. i. Ej>win. 

587. ii. Isaac. 

588. iii. Eliza. 

282. Leonard Alger ( Willis}^ JEdmimd^^ Joseph,^ Israel* Thomas^), 
of West Bridgewater, m. thrice: let, ELannah Lathrop, April 26, 1821 j 2d, 
Rhoda Lathrop, Feb. 27, 1823 ; 3d, Oryuthia, daughter of Alfred Howard, 
March, 1836. He d. in 1838, leaving one child, who was by his first wife, 
viz. : — 

589. i. Leonard- Warren ; m. Ruth Chase. 

283. Stillman Alger ( Willis,** Edmund*^ Joseph,^ Israd^ Thomaf^)^ 
^ farmer, of West Bridgewater^ m. ia 1824, Elvira, daughter of Israel Alger 
(32). She d. June, 1868. He d. Sept. 28, 1840. Children :— 

590. i. IsRABL-S., b. Nov. 5, 1825; m. Rebecca L. Stow. 

591. ii. Mart-E., b. Januaiy 8, 1831 ; d. Feb. 18, 1832. 

592. iii. RoLAND-F., b. May 11, 1833 ; m. Katharine L. Dunbar. 

285. Ward Alger ( Willis^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israd^ Thoma^), a 
farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Thad. Howard, 
Nov. 15, 1832. Children :— 

593. i. Mary-E., b. July 16, 1834; d. March 1, 1940. 

594. ii. Luthbr-W., b. March 9, 1837 ; m. Nettie M. Hall. 

595. iii. Alber^-L., b. March 27, 1839 ; m. Flora Williams. 

286. Davis Alger ( Willis^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,* Thomas^), a 
farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Jane Alger, daughter of Joseph Alger 
(62), Dec. 1832. She d. Feb. 3, 1870. He d. of heart disease, Nov. 11^ 
1871. Children:— 

596. i. Olive, b. March 20, 1834 ; m. John M. Lathrop. 

597. ii. Ann, b. No?. 25, 1841 ; m. Horace W. Uowar(L 

288. Semantha Alger ( WUlis^ Edmund*^ Joseph,^ Israel* Tkoma^), 
m. Barnabas Dunbar, of West Bridgewater, Nov. 15, 1832. Children : — 

598. i. Barnaba8-F. ; m. a Dunbar. Resides in South Boston. 

599. ii. Katuarine-L. ; m. Roland F. Alger, her first cousin. 

600. iii. Delia- W. ; m. William Woodward, of St. Albans, Vt. 

289. Olive Alger (James,*^ TTiomas,^ Thomas^ Israel^ Thomas^), m. 
Daniel Tyler, of Pittsfield, N. Y. ChUdren :— 

601. i. Williams. 

602. ii. Olivb. 

603. iii. Daniel. 

604. iv. Perses-W. 

605. V. Aaron. 

606. vi. JULLA. 

290. Daniel Alger {James,^* Thomas** Thomas,^ Israel* Thoma^), 
a fanner, lived on the line between West Bridgewater and Bridgewater ; m. 
Salome, daughter of Joseph Keith. She d. March 4, 1853. He d. Aug. 
23, ld50. Children:— 

607. i. Emily- WiLLLAMS, b. Oct. 1, 1808 ; m. Reuel Richmond. 

608. ii. Daniel-Francis, b. March 29, 1810 ; m. Martha P. Robinson. 

609. iii. James-Newton, b. Oct. 26, 1812 ; m. Rozanna M. Dean. 



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THOICAS ALGBB AND HIS DKSCENDAKTS. 35 

610. iy. Jossiv-Allbn, b. Jan. 3, 1815; m. Lucinda Tolman. 

611. v. Eliza-Sherman, b. Nov. 11, 1817 ; m. John Eaton. 
613. vi. Salome-Keith, b. March 30, 1820; m. Mason Simmons. 

613. vii. Morton, b. Oct. 7, 1822; m. Harriet Robinson. 

614. viii. George- W., b. Dee. 19, 1825; went to California, and d. there 

unmarried, in 1860. 

615. ix. Stillman, b. June 29, 1828 ; m. Margaret Wasbbum. 

293. Ann-Williams Alger {James^^ Thomcis^^ Thomas,^ Israel^ 
Thmnas^\ m. Moses Tyler, of Pittsfield, N. Y., brother of the before men- 
tioned Daniel. Children : — 

616. i. Eliza-Ann. 

617. ii. Sarah. 

618. iii. Mart. 

619. iy. Carolins*A. 

620. y. JuLLA. 

296. Noah Alger {AhraJiam^^^ NoUJianid^* Nathaniel^ Israely^ 
Thomas'), of Richmond, Vt, m. Sally Wood. He d. in 1850. ChU- 
dren: — 

621. i. Alonzo-W., m. Melissa Blair. Resides in Richmond, Vt. 

622. ii. RozANNA. 

623. iii. Orren-W. ; m. 1st, Spedy Lewis; 2d, Matilda S. Green. 

624. IV. Sally- Ann. 

297. Abraham Alger (Ahrahamj^^ Nathamel,^^ Nathaniel,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas')^ of Richmond, Vt, m. Nancy Davis. He d. in Stowe, Vt., in 
1«65. Children :— 

625. i. Reuben ; m. Susanna Weeks, March 17, 1840. 

626. ii. Jairus. He served as a soldiet in the Union Army during the 

Rebellion. ^ 

627. iii. Fidelia ; m. a May, and d. July 4, 1873. 

628. iv. Caroline. 

629. v. Constant. 

630. vi. Riley. 

631. vii. Sophia. 

632. viii. Nelson. 

298. Squire Alger {Ahraham^^^ Nathaniel^^ Nathaniel^ Israel,^ 
Tkomcu^), b. April, 1791 ; m. Dorcas Putney, of Salem, Mass., 1815. She 
d. March, 1844, aged 51. He removed to Michigan, 1833, and d. in 
Quincy, Branch Co., April, 1863. Children : — 

633. i. William, b. 1816 ; m. and has four sons. One of his sons, James, 

d. while a soldier in the Union Army, 1862. 

634. ii. Abraham, b. 1818; d. in 1865, while a soldier in the Union Army. 

635. iii. IsAAC-P. (M.D.), b. 1820 ; m. Kate Kelley (?), and has two chil- 

dren, Harry P. and Eittie. Dr. Alger has been for many years 
a practising physician in Coldwater, Mich. He has token an 
active part in political affairs, and in 1870 was a Republican 
candidate for state senator. 

636. iv. Jacob, b. 1827; d. unmarried, July 4, 1858. 

637. V. Joshua, b. 1831 ; d. Nov. 7, 1865, leaving one son, Hugh. 

299. David Alger {Nathaniel^'^'^ NaJthardd,^ Nathaniel,^ Israel,* 
Thomas^), m. Sarah W. Morse, of Methuen, Mass., June 1, 1809. She d. 
Feb. 2, 1861, aged 67. He received a common school education, and at an 
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36 THOMAS AL6EB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

knowledge of woolen manufactures as then carried on in the State. Devot- 
ing himself also to the study of chemistry and of works upon the arc of 
dyeing and coloring textile fabrics, he became especially skilled in that 
branch of the manufacture. About 1815, he established himself in the 
business of manufacturing in Lebanon and Cornish in New Hampshire, 
remaining there until 1825, when he sold out and returned to Massachusetts. 
There he was occupied during the remainder of his life, as a dyer or colorer, 
and in other branches of the woolen manufacture, in Andover, Amesbury, 
Dedham, Watertown, Canton and Lowell. He was a man of good judg- 
ment and possessed a highly practical mind. In his religious faith he was 
a Universalist, and throughout his active life sustained the Universalist and 
Unitarian cause. In politics he was a conservative and a democrat He 
died at Methuen, May 2, 1856, aged 67. Children : — 

638. i. David, b. March 25, 1810, at Methuen ; m. Hannah Malcom. 

639. ii. Mary-Owen, b. Jan. 17, 1812, at Methuen. 

640. iii. Daniel-M., b. April 15, 1814, at Hanover, N. H. ; m. Sarah A. 

Within^ton. 

641. iv. Sarah-A., D. Sept. 13, 1816, at Lebanon, N. H. ; d. unm. July 

15, 1856. 

642. V. Elvira-N., b. Nov. 26, 1818, at Lebanon; m. Mr. Kimball, of 

Lowell, Mass. He went to California and died, leaving one son, 
viz., George. 

643. vi. Edwin-A., b. Jane 22, 1820, at Cornish, N. H. ; m. Amanda M. 

Bus well. 

644. vii. Abigail-L., b. Feb. 14, 1822, at Cornish. 

645. viii. Oliver-J., b. June 2, 1824, at Lebanon ; m. Mr. Austin, at Me- 

thuen, and had two sons. 

646. ix. Hiram- A., b. Feb. 22, 1826, at Andover, Mass. ; m. Catharine S. 

Kimball. 

647. X. WiLLiAM-H., b. Nbv. 1, 1827, at Amesbury, Mass.; d. Sept. 12, 

1828 

648. xi. Almira-E., b. July 11, 1829. 

649. xii. WiLLiAM-H., b. June 16, 1831, at Watertown, Mass. ; d. June 22, 

1832. 

650. xiii. James-F., b. Oct. 31, 1832, at Canton, Mass. ; d. Oct. 9, 1834. 

651. xiv. Amanda-M., b. Sept. 9, 1834, at Canton ; m. Geo. H. Ladd, of 

Deerfield, N. B., Dec. 4, 1858. He was a member of the 22d 
Mass. Re^:. Vols, in the late war, and was shot through the 
heart at Gaines's Mills, in the seven days fight near Richmond, 
Va. One child, viz*, George. 

652. XV. Emily-F., b. September 16, 1836, at Canton. 

320. Ltdia Alger {Daniel^^^ Daniel,^ Daniel^* Israel^* Israel^ 
Thomas^)y m. Samuel Dyer, of Abington, Sept. 16, 1841, and d. April 4, 
1851. He m. Sarah Dyer, Dec. 25, 1855. Children : 

653. i. Bela, b. July 4, 1843; d. June 1, 1868. He vras in Amherst 

College. 

655: iii. Edwin,""' \ *^^°«' ^- ^P"^ ^' ^^^ ' ^' ^P*' ^^' ^^^1' 

323. Franklin Alger (Daniel,^^^ Daniel,^^ Daniel^* Israel* Israel,^ 
ITioma^), depot master at South Abington, m. Rebecca A., daughter of 
Martin L. Tillson, Oct. 9, 1859. He has one child, viz. : — 

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THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 37 

335. Henry-H. Alger (Howard^^^ Daniel^^ Daniel^^ Israel,* Israel* 
Thomas^), m. 1st, Rosa K. Atkinson, of Madison, Me., March 6, 1855 : 
she d. Oct. 11, 1868; 2d, Sarah A. Clark, of Milford, Mass., July 27, 
1870. lie resides at Ashland, Mass., having moved thither from East 
Stoughton. Children : — 

657. i. IsABEL-K., b. Dec. 25, 1855; m. William Holway, of Madison, 

Me., July 6, 1874. 

658. ii. MiLTON-H., b. Sept. 13, 1860. 

659. iii. Charles-H., bf Aug. 21, 1865. 

336. Eunice Alger {Howard^^^ Daniel,'^ Daniel^^ Israel,* Israel* 
Thomas^), m. Winchester G. Turner, of Boston. One child, viz.: — 

660. i. Annie-Florence. 

337. Sarah-J. Alger (Iloward,^^^ Daniel,^ Daniel^* Israel^* Israel* 
Thomas^), m. Robert Freeman Fuller, of East Stoughton, July 7, 1858. 
He served as a soldier in the Union army during the late war. Children : — 

661. i. Everett-Howard. 

662. ii. Bertha. 

338. RoxANNA Alger {Howard}^^ Damel,^^ Daniel,^* Israel* Israel* 
Thomas^) ^ m. Volney Howard, of South Randolph, Dec. 21, 1863. He 
enlisted in 1861 as a sergeant in Co. F, 12th Mass. Reg., and was promoted 
to brigade commissary sergeant, July 12, 1863. They removed to Gilroy, 
Santa Clara Co., California. One child, viz. : — 

663. i. Charles-Volney. 

348. Bernard-Howard Alger {Bernard^*^ Israel,^* Daniel^* Israel* 
Israel^ Thomas^)^ a farmer, of Easton, m. Martha F. Howard, June 21, 
1836. Children:— 

664. i. Edward-L., b. May 2, 1837; m. Amelia 0., daughter of Stephen 

F. Howard, July 15, 1860. 

665. ii. Cyrus, b. July 9, 1839; m. and has one child, viz., Frank W., b. 

May 16, 1869. 

666. iii. IloRACE-H., b. Aug. 2, 1846. 

349. Catherine-Lathrop Alger {Bernard^'^ Israel?* Daniel^ 
Israel* Israel? Thomas^), m. Thomas J. Johnson, a merchant, of Boston, 
Sept. 24, 1834. She d. May 7, 1857, and he m. Mercy, daughter of the 
Rev. Jeremiah Kelley. Children : — 

667. i. Catharine-Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1836. 

668. ii. Maria- Josephine, b. Dec. 3, 1837. 

669. iii. Ella-Louisa, b. July 31, 1845. 

352. Sally-Lothrop Alger {George?^ Israel?* Daniel?* Israel? 
Israel? Thomas^)^ m. Moses Hancock, of Winchendon, Feb. 28, 1832. He 
was assessor and selectman, a justice of the peace, and in 1849 a repre- 
sentative to the General Court. He removed with his family to Waukon, 
Allamakee Co., Iowa, and d. there June 7, 1872. Children: — 

670. i. Edward-Moses, b. Jan. 31, 1833 ; d. Jan. 21, 1838. 

671. ii. Sidney-Volney, b. Oct. 5, 1834 ; d. Jan. 18, 1835. 

672. iii. John-Francis, b. March 1, 1836 ; d. Sept. 9, 1836. 

673. iv. William-Henry, b. July 11, 1837; married Oct. 26, 1859. 

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38 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

674. V. Francis-Edward, b. Aug. 4, 1839 ; d. a soldier in the Union army, 

Oct. 26, 1862. 

675. vi. John, b. Oct. 7, 1841 ; d. June 1, 1848, 

676. vii. Georgiana, b. July 2, 1843 ; d. Sept. 28, 1843. 

677. viii. Ella-Janette, b. July 13, 1844. 

678. ix. Ellery-M., b. July 11, 1850. 

679. X. George-Alger, b. May 14, 1854. 

353. George- Warren Alger {George^^^ Israel,^^ Damel,^^ Israel* 
Israel,^ Thomas^), a mechanic, of Winchendon, m. Susan E. Saunders. He 
d. Aug. 23, 1849. Mrs. Alger, during the war, engaged from motives of 
sympathy in the self-denying labor of a hospital nurse. She was employed 
in McDougall General Hospital, Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and after eight 
months of continual toil, left with high commendations from the medical 
officers in charge. Children : — 

680. 1. Milton, b. Dec. 13, 1838 ; d. Sept. 9, 1850. 

681. ii. Warren- A., b. 1840. He enlisted in the Union army April 19, 

1861, and in the course of the war became a corporal. He was 
in the battle of Ball's Bluff, and though in the midst of danger 
was not wounded, yet a bullet went between his shoe and stock- 
ing at the hollow of his foot. He was taken to Richmond, where 
he was kept about four months. Being exchanged he was in 
active service up to the battle of Gettysburg. There he was 
again taken prisoner, and sent to Richmond, where for six weeks 
he suffered terrible privations. He was exchanged, rtenlisted 
in Feb. 1864, fought through the Wilderness, was wounded at 
Coal Harbor, and on June 22, 1864, while before Petersburg, 
was captured a third time. He died, under the horrors of Ander- 
Bonville Prison, Aug. 14, 1864. 

355. Shephaud Alger {George^^^ Israel,^^ Daniel^^ Israel* Israel^ 
Thomas^), of Winchendon, m. Nancy Morse. After his death she m. Levi 
Brooks, of Claremont, N. H. Children : — 

682. i. EvERARD, b. 1842 ; m. Emma Maria Patch, Aug. 7, 1865. He served 

as a soldier in the Union army from Sept. 23, lfc61, to July 18, 
1865. 

683. ii. Edward, b. 1844 ; enlisted in the Union army Oct. 18, 1862, and d. 

at New Orleans, July 19, 1863. 

357. Leonidas Alger (George,^^^ Israel?^ Daniel}* Israel* Israel^ 
Thomas^)^ of Fitchburg, m. Lavina Drury, Dec. 19, 1844, and d. Sept. 
23, 1864. Children :— 

684. i. Frank-L., d. young. 

685. ii. Ella-J., m. George Stickney. 

686. iii. LoRA-E. 

358. Angeline Alger (George,^^ Israel,^^ Daniel,^^ Israel* Israel,^ 
Thomas^), m. Dea. John Lincoln Reed, of Winchendon. Children: — 

687. i. Sidney-L. ; m. Clara A. Turner. He enlisted, Sept. 1862, in Co. 

H, 53d Reg., and on the expiration of his term reenlisted. Dur- 
ing the war he lost an arm. 

688. ii. Clara-Jane, b. July 22, 1847; m. E. S. Nichols. 

362. Olivia Alger {George,^'^^ Israel?'^ Daniel,^^ Israel* Israel,^ Thorn- 
a*'), m. 1st, Joseph K. Reed, May 25, 1853; 2d, Norman L. Jefts; both 
of Winchendon. By first husband she had : — 

689. i. Arthur-J. 



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Children by second hnsband : — 

690. ii. MiLTON-L. ; d. young. 

691. iii. Sidney- Edward. 
69*2. iv. Berbert-Uluer. 

431. Olivia Alger (Ct/rus,^'^ Ahiezer,^ James^^ Israel,"^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), m. Thomas Richardson, Oct. 1828. She was killed by falling 
from an elevator, Dec. 19, 1871. Mr. Richardson was born at Billerica, 
Mass., Aug. 31, 1796. In 1817, he went to Mobile, Alabama, where he 
entered the commission business; and in 1821 and 1822 filled the office of 
alderman. In 1828, he came to South Boston, and established an iron 
foundry. Withdrawing from this soon after, he engaged in various enter- 
prises, particularly the Mediterranean trade. In 1835 and 1836, he was a 
representative from South Boston to the General Court, and in 1837 and 
1838 an alderman of the city. He d. Dec. 16, 1872. Children : — 

693. i. Thomas-Francis, b. March 13, 1830; m. Ellen Phelps, Oct. 9, 1861. 
He graduated at Brown University in 1852, and at the Cam- 
bridge Law School in 1854. Resides in Boston. 

432. Francis Alger (G/rtts,^^ Ahiezer*^ James^^ hrod^^ hrael^ 
Thomas^) ^ m. Mary Louisa Jones, May 9, 1835. He was divorced from 
her, and m. Lydia M. Smith, Oct. 13, 1858. 

As a boy he exhibited little inclination for study, and received only a 
common school education. When he was about seventeen years old, how- 
ever, he became interested in the science of mineralogy, and from the love 
which he acquired for it was led to the study of kindred sciences. A taste 
for reading and reflection was thus awakened, and he became a student in 
other paths of literature. To mineralogy he gave especial attention, and 
at the time of his death possessed one of the finest collections of minerals 
in the country. For years he was in correspondence with Heuland, the 
great mineral dealer of London, who sent him boxes of specimens to select 
what he wished and to sell or return the rest. He knew all the fine speci- 
mens in most of the private cabinets in the United States, and was ready 
to buy them when they were offered for sale. He purchased several mines 
in the State of New Hampshire, more for the sake of the minerals they 
yielded than from any hope of pecuniary gain. He was also interested in 
the iron and zinc mines of Sussex Co., New Jersey, and made that locality 
famous for its rare and unique minerals. 

In 1826, he made a trip to Nova Scotia with his father, who went thither 
for the purpose of erecting a smelting furnace at Clements, on the Annapolis 
Basin. On his return he published in the scientific journals a description of 
the minerals found in that region. The following year, in company with 
Dr. Charles T. Jackson, he explored the mineral region of the Peninsula 
of Nova Scotia, and the results of their researches were published in a joint 
essay. In 1849, he made another exploration with Dr. Jackson, a schooner 
being chartered for the voyage which served as a home along the wild coasts 
of the Bay of Fundy. Many new discoveries were made, and a revised and 
enlarged memoir was prepared for the American Academy of Arts and 
Sciences. Shortly after its publication, he was elected a member of that 
learned body. He was one of the original members of the Boston Society 
of Natural History, and for several years its Curator of Mineralogy. In 



40 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

1849, the degree of Master of Arts, causa honoris, was conferred on him by 
Harvard University. In 1856, he succeeded his father in the management 
of the South Boston Iron Company. During the Rebellion he had large con- 
tracts with the Government for cannon and projectiles of every description. 
He invented and patented two fuses adapted to shells for rifled guns, and a 
pouch to contain the bursting charge used in shrapnel. 

In his religious belief he was a zealous Unitarian. At the age of nine- 
teen he drew up a paper, and, in conjunction with a friend, obtained the list 
of subscriptions, amountiug to about $2,000, which formed the initial 
organic basis of the American Unitarian Association. This paper, in his 
handwriting, is still preserved in the archives of the Association. He was, 
during its whole existence, the soul and life of the Young Men's Book and 
Pamphlet Society, an association for gratuitously distributing the best 
Liberal Christian Literature. He was anxious that at the centenary of the 
burning of Servetus a monument should be raised to that Unitarian martyr 
on the spot of his sacrifice, and anonymously made the public offer of $500 
for that purpose, on condition that $1500 more were subscribed. 

While in Washington, on business with the Government, he was attacked 
by a fever, and after an illness of a week, expired on Friday, Nov. 2Y, 1863, 
in his 56th year. 

One of two gentlemen conversing at his funeral said, "I have been 
intimately acquainted with Francis Alger for twenty years. I have seen 
him constantly, under all sorts of circumstances, in the most confidential 
relations ; and I sincerely declare that I never knew him, in a single instance, 
to do one act, say one word, or reveal one sign of character, inconsistent 
with the most exalted standard of Christian duty and Christian purity." 
The other replied, " I have known him intimately for twenty years longer 
still, and can say the same thing that you have said, with unhesitating 
emphasis." 

The followhig is a list of his writings : 

1. Notes on the Minerals of Nova Scotia, 12 Amer. Journ. Science and 
Arts, 227, published in 1827. Also, a List of the Minerals brought from 
Annapolis Basin, published in Bost. Journ. Phil, and Arts, and reprinted in 
12 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 176. 

2. Joint Report on the Mineralogy of Nova Scotia, by Jackson and 
Alger, 14 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 305, vol. 25, pp. 132, 201, from 
1827 to 1829. 

3. Alger's Phillips's Mineralogy, 12mo. p. 062. Boston: Ticknor & 
Fields, 1844. This work Mr. Alger nearly doubled by the addition of new 
matter. It was his intention to publish a second edition, and several manu- 
script volumes of arranged facts remain among his papers. 

4. Zinc Mines of Franklin, N. J., 48 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 252. 

5. Formula of Masonite, 48 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 218. 

6. Notice of Minerals, 1 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, N. S. 121, 122. 

7. Quartz containing Rutile, Proc. Amer. Assoc, for Adv. Science, and 
10 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 2d Series, 12. 

8. Description and Figures of Crystals of California Gold, 10 Amer. 
Journ. Science and Arts, 2d Series, 101. 

9. Beaumontite and Lincolnite identical with Ileulandite, Proc. Bost. 



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THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 41 

Soc. Nat. Hist, Oct. 4, 1844; 4 Bost. Joufd. Nat Hist, 422; 14 Amer. 
Journ. Science and Arts, 233, with figures. 

10. Description of Minerals from New Holland, 3 Bost. Journ. Nat. 
Hist, 305 ; 39 Amer. Journ. Science and Arts, 157, with figures. 

11. Notice of New Localities of Minerals, 5 Bost Journ. Nat. Hist., 
297 ; 2 Proc. Bost Soc. Nat Hist., 87. 

12. Algerite, and a New Mineral from Cherokee Co., Georgia, 6 Bost. 
Journ. Nat Hist, 118, 123. 

13. Description of Transparent Crystals of Red Oxide of Zinc from 
Franklin Mines, N. J., 8 Proc. Bost Soc. Nat Hist, 145. 

14. Claim of the late Cyrus Alger, for remuneration for the use by the 
United States, of his inventions relative to fuses and shells. 8®. p. 69. 
Washington, 1862. 

Children of Francis Alger by first wife : — 

694. i. Herbert, b. March 18, 1836 ; d. Nov. 14, 1836. 

695. ii. Francis, b. Jan. 10, 1838; m. Izette Matthews. 

696. iii. Marianne-Motte, b. Feb. 26, 1840 ; m. John P. Knight. 

697. iv. Alfred-Andrews, b. Jan. 13, 1841 ; d. May 12, 1841. 

Children by second wife : — 

698. V. Lucy, b. Aug. 17, 1859. 

699. vi. George- Willis, b. June 1, 1861. 

434. Marianne Alger (Cyrus,^^^ Ahiezer,'^ James^^ Israd^^ Israel^ 
Tkamas^), m. the Rev. Mellish Irving Motte, May 3, 1829. Mr. Motte grad. 
at Harvard University in 1821, and entered the Episcopal ministry at 
Charleston, S. C. Having embraced the Unitarian faith, he was ordained 
on the 21st of May, 1828, over the South Congregational Church in Boston. 
In July, 1842, after a pastorship of fourteen years, he tendered his resigna- 
tion, and retired from the pulpit. He is the author of several tracts in the 
series of the American Unitarian Association, and for a number of years 
was the editor of the " Christian Register." Children : — 

700. i. Lucy-French, b. March 27, 1834 ; m. Stephen H. S. Frothingham. 

701. ii. Ellis-Loring, b. June 30, 1836. Graduated at Harvard University 

in 1859, and at the Cambridge Law School in 1862. Counsellor- 
at-Law in Boston. 

702. iii. €jOUisa-Alger, b. August 29, 1839 ; m. Henry H. Freeman. 

703. iv. May, b. August 25, 1841 ; m. Willard Thomas Sears. 

435. Eliza Alger {Oyrus,^^^ Abiezer*^ James,^^ Israel,^ Israel,* 
Thomas^), m. 1st, Thomas W. Sears, of Boston, July 14, 1835: he d. Aug. 
1, 1843 ; 2d, James ff. Hinkley, of Boston : he d. March 24, 1859. Chil- 
dren by first husband : — 

704. i. Alexander-Pomeroy, b. Feb. 12, 1836 ; m. Elizabeth P. Jones. 

705. ii. Olivia-Richardson, b. July 21, 1838; m. Preston C. F. West. 

706. iii. Cyrus-Alger, b. June 20, 1841 ; m. Elizabeth J. Neilson. 

One child by second husband, viz. : — 

707. iv. Holmes, b. April 18, 1853. He is now a member of the senior class 

of Harvard University. 

436. Martha-Willis Alger (C^nts"^ AUezer,^^ James^^ Israel,^ 
Israel,* Thomas^ ), m. John Tyler, Jr., of Boston, Aug. 18, 1836. Mr. Tyler 
has been for many years a commission merchant and auctioneer in Boston. 
Children : — 



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42 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

708. i. Adeline-Blanchard, b. May 13, 1838; m. Charles H.Hawes, Nov. 

2-2, 1854. 

709. ii. Mary-Otis- Alger, b. Jan. 19, 1840; m. Edward Foote, of New 

York, Jan. 10, 1865. 

710. iii. Philo-Shelton, b. Oct. 23, 1841. 
71 J. iv. John, b. December 24, 1844. 

712. V. William -Perkins, b. May 16, 1847. 

713. vi. Edward-Royall, b. Sept. 26, 1854. 

437. Cyrus Alger {Qyrus^^^ Abiezer^^ James^^ Israel^ Israely^ 
Thomas^ )^ m. Mary D., daughter of Holmes Hinkley. He was senior 
member of the firm of Alger & Reed, iron founders, of South Boston. They 
were engaged in an extensive business, manufacturing the largest of anchors 
and other forgings, and having in their works one of the heaviest hammers 
then in use. He d. Nov. 17, 1855, aged 33. His widow m. Dr. MUller, 
of Montreal, Canada. Children : — 

714. i. Mary; m. Edward Ermiiiterger, of Montreal. 

715. ii. Martha; m. Hector Mackenzie, ot Montreal. 

716. iii. Lucy. 

443. James Alger (Abiezer,^^^ Abiezer*^ James^^ Israel,* Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. Caroline Dean, March 2, 1845. She d. April 2, 1869. He 
resides on the homestead in West Bridgewater, and is engaged in the iron 
foundrv business. Children ; — 

717. i. . Caroline-R., b. July 16, 1846. 

718. ii. Martha-K., b. May 16, 1848. 

719. iii. James-Otis, b. Sept. 11, 1851. 

720. iv. Henry- WiLLiAM,b. April 18 1854. 

721. V. Annie-Dean, b. Feb. 28, 1857 ; d. young. 

722. vi. Annie-Cushing, b. Ausr. 26, 1862. 

723. vii. Helen-Dean, b. Sept. 26, 1865. 

447. George-T. Alger {Adin,^^^ James^^ James^^ Israel^'^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), m. Ann J. Tracy, of Raynham, Nov. 18, 1838, and went to Han- 
nibal, Marion Co., Missouri, where he d. Aug. 3, 1873. Children : — 

724. i. Martha-Ann-Tracy, b. Aug. 23, 1842. 

725. ii. Eliza-Jane, b. May 10, 1840. 

726. iii. George-Tracy, b. July 17, 1845. 

727. iv. Jason-Fobes, b. April 28, 1848. 

451. Angeline Alger {Nahum^^^ James^^ James^^ Israel,* Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. Thomas W. Nickleson, Jan. 1-, 1837. Mr. Nickleson was for 
a number of vears overseer of the Hooksett Cotton Mills at Hooksett, N. 
H. Near the close of the war he went with his brother to Gallatin, Ten- 
nessee, and there began the manufacture of woolens. In 1873, he returned 
east, and in 1875 purchased a farm at Dartmouth, Mass., where he now 
resides. One child, viz. : — 

728. i. N ahum-Francis, b. Sept. 27, 1848; m. Clara Belle Doe, Sept. 7, 

1871. He sorved one year and a half hs a drummer boy in the 
Union Army during the Rebellion, and was in the battle of the 
W ilderneps and the battle of Petersburg. 

453. James-Learned Alger (Nahiim^^^^ James^^ James^^ Israel* Isra- 
el,^ Thomas^), m. Thirza Jane Hildreth, of Springfield, Vt., May 30, 1844. 
He went to Lynn, Mass., where he edited a weekly paper entitled the 




William R. Alger. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 43 

• 

Lynn Forum^ and afterward engaged in the clothing business with Mr. John 
Alley. He served as a member of the City Council, and d. June 16, 1854. 
The following is extracted from an obituary notice which appeared in the 
" Lynn News": 

'* Mr. Alger was a capable man in an eminent degree, and always did 
well what he undertook to do, exerting a salutary influence upon all with 
whom he was connected in life. He was an inoffensive man, carefully 
avoiding the doing to others what he should dislike to have dolie to himself. 
Whoever saw, conversed and became acquainted with him, never forgot 
him. He had a distinctive individuality which could not easily be con- 
founded with that of any other man. He had no deceptive appearance, all 
was transparency and clearness. You at once seemed to see bis heart, his 
integrity, his unaffected goodness, his moral incapability of vice; and the 
first impression never deceived you. He took great interest in the support 
of public worship, and was zealous, to a remarkable degree, in the support 
of that blessed doctrine which was so beautifully illustrated in his life. 
Long will the religious society, of which he was such a prominent and active 
member, feel his loss, for it is in no small degree owing to his zeal and 
efficient aid, that it occupies its present prosperous condition. He was ever 
ready to espouse a movement having for its object the amelioration and ad- 
vancement of humanity, and his worth was felt, and his great influence for 
good acknowledged by many humane organizations, and as a member of our 
city council." 
Children : — 

729. i. James- Edward, b. April 11, 1845. He served as a soldier in the 

Union Army, from Dec. I, 1S64, to May 31, 1865, and was 
wounded in battle. 

730. ii. William-Francis, b. July 6, 1847. 

731. iii. Nahum-Samuel, b. June 14, 1850. 

732. iv. Frederic-Alonzo, b. Jan. 19, 1855; d. in 1860. 

454. Rev. William-Rounseville Alger {Nahum,^^^ JameB^^ 
James^^ Israel* hrdel^ Thomas^ )^ m. Anne Langdon Lodge, daughter of 
Giles Lodge, of Boston, Sept 21, 1847. Thrown at an early age upon his 
own resources, he obtained work in the cotton mills at Hooksett, N. H. 
His desire for knowledge was such that he devoted the greater part of his 
leisure time to study. Fastening pages of his grammar on a post in the 
mill, he committed them to memory as he tended his machines. In the odd 
moments of rest which the care of the machinery frequently permitted, he 
worked out problems in arithmetic and algebra, with a bit of chalk on a 
strip of wood, or read a page in some history or romance. At the end of 
five years, having fitted himself, and saved sufficient money to pay for tui- 
tion, he entered the academy at Pembroke, N. H., where he remained one 
year. He then went to the academy at Lebanon, and from there, after a 
half year's instruction, to the Cambridge Theological School, from which 
he was graduated in 1847. 

On the 8th of September, 1847, he was ordained over the Mount Pleasant 
Congregational Society in Roxbury. In 1852, Harvard University con- 
ferred on him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. In 1855, he resigned 
the pastorship of the Roxbury church, to accept a call from the Bui finch 



44 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

St. Society of Boston, over which he was installed on the first Sunday in 
January of that year. In 1857, he accepted an invitation to deliver the 
Fourth of July Oration before the city authorities of Boston, and improved 
the occasion, although the pro-slavery feeling was then at its height, by an 
uncompromising protest against the slave power at the South and its up- 
holders at the North. The Board of Aldermen refused to pass the cus- 
tomary vote of thanks. Seven years after, in 1864, the vote was passed. 
In 1868, he vi'as chosen chaplain of the Massachusetts House of Represen- 
tatives. In the autumn of 1868, the members of his church and others of 
the liberal faith organized a society for the holding of free services in the 
Boston Music Hall. There he preached every Sunday to audiences of from 
two to three thousand persons. In 1871, he sailed for Europe to enjoy a 
short season of rest and recreation. " While in Paris his health broke under 
the tension of overwork, and for months his recovery was doubtful. A year 
of entire rest, however, with the best care, made him stronger than before, 
and in May, 1872, he resumed his preaching in the Music Hall, continuing 
it until September, 1873, when he resigned. In December, 1874, he ac- 
cepted a call from the Church of the Messiah in New York. 

He has served on the Boston School Committee, and has filled the office 
of Grand Chaplain of the Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons. Many 
lectures have been delivered by him before lyceums in various parts of the 
country. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard College, and 
of the American Oriental Society. His first work in book form was published 
in 1851. It was entitled "A History of the Cross of Christ." In 1856, he 
became widely known to the literary world through his " Poetry of the 
Orient," a series of original metrical versions of the thought, sentiment and 
fancy of the East, prefaced by an historical dissertation. A fourth edition, 
enlarged by a number of original poems, was printed in 1874. In 1860, he 
issued his chief work, — the result of twelve years of patient study and 
labor, — " A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future .Life." The 
seventh edition was published in 1874. His next work appeared in 1866, 
— " The Solitudes of Nature and of Man ; or, the Loneliness of Human 
Life." Up to the present time it has passed through eight editions. The 
following year he published ** The Friendships of Women," which has also 
reached its seventh edition. In 1868, appeared " Prayers offered in the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives during the Session of 1868." 
He has edited, with an introduction, " Studies of Christianity ; or, Timely 
Thoughts for Religious Thinkers," by James Martineau. He has con- 
tributed largely to the North American Review, Atlantic Monthly, Christian 
Examiner, and other magazines, and has published from time to time the 
following discourses, orations, &c. : — 

Valedictory Address, delivered at the Annual Exhibition of the People's 
Literary Institute and Gymnasium, Pembroke, July 18, 1843. Inferences 
from the Pestilence and the Fast : a Discourse preached at Roxbury, Aug. 
3, 1849. Facts of Intemperance, and their Claims on the Public Action of 
the People, 1852. An American Voice on the Late War in the East, 1856. 
Charities of Boston, or. Twenty Years at the Warren-St. Chapel : an Ad- 
dress delivered at the Chapel, Jan. 27, 1856. The Christian Theory of 
Life : a Tract printed for the American Unitarian Association. The Nature, 



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THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 45 

Grounds and Uses of Faith : a Tract for the American Unitarian Associa- 
tion. Genius and Posture of America : An Oration delivered before the 
Citizens of Boston, July 4, 1857. Historic Purchase of Freedom : an Ora- 
tion before the Fraternity, Boston, Dec. 22, 1859. Lessons of Mankind 
from the Life and Death of Humboldt : a Discourse, June 5, 1859. Ad- 
dress at the Funeral of Rev. Stephen Lovell, Oct. 3, 1858. A Historic 
Sketch of the Bulfiuch-Street Society: a Discourse, April 21, 1861. A 
Tribute to the Memory and Services of Theodore Parker : a Discourse pro- 
nounced, June 3, 1860. Public Morals ; or, The True Glory of a State: a 
Discourse before the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Govern- 
ment of Mass., at the Annual Election, Jan. I, 1862. Our Civil War as 
seen from the Pulpit : a Sermon, April 28, 1861. Tribute to Moses Grant, 
from a Discoiirse delivered Jan. 26, 1862. A Tribute to Dr. Kane.* Th^ 
True Lessons of Grief: a Sermon preached Sept. 18, 1864. A Tribute to 
the Memory of John R. Bradford, 1865. Prayers for Use in the Lodge of 
Eleusis, 1867. The American Poets: a Review 6f the Works of Thomas 
Williams Parsons: reprinted from the Christian Examiner, 1869. Les- 
sons of the Jubilee: a Discourse, June 27, 1869. The Abuses and Uses of 
Church-Going: a Discourse, Oct. 18, 1868. The Sword, the Pen, and the 
Pulpit; with a Tribute to the Christian Genius and Memory of Charles 
Dickens: a Discourse, June 19, 1870. The End of the World, and the 
Day of Judgment: Two Discourses, 1870. 
Children : — 

733. i. Hknry-Lodob, b. June 16, 1848, at Roxbury ; d. Sept. 12, 1864. 

At the time of his death he had nearly fitted for college. 

734. ii. Abbik-Langdon, b. Aug. 3, 1850, at Roxbury. In 1870, she trans- 

lated from the Revue des Deux Mondes, an article entitled 
'* Poetry and Poets of the Present Generation," for ** Littell's 
Living Age." In 1871, she published the ** Life of Robert 
Schumann," translated from tne German of Von Wasielwski. 
In 1872, was issued '* Outlines to Burner's Ballads By Moritz 
Ketzsch. With Biirger's text explanations^and biographical no- 
tices." Of this work she translated the letter press with the 
single exception of the Ballad of Lenore. In 1874, she pub- 
lished a work translated from the French, entitled ** From the 
Clouds to the Mountains. By Jules Verne. With a chapter by 
Paul Verne." She has translated a story from the Norwegian, 
which is soon to be published ; also a novel from the French, en- 
titled '* Fishing for a Husband," which remains unpublished. 
A few minor articles have been contributed by her to the ** Hearth 
and Home," and the *' Boston Transcript." 

735. iii. Caroline-Rounsbville, b. Oct. 5, 1852, at Roxbury. 

736. iv. Arthur-Martineau, b. Sept. 23, 1854, at Roxbury. The compiler 

of this Family History. Student at law in Boston University, 
and in the office of the Hon. K. B. Bryant. 

737. V. William- Ellerton, b. Sept. 1, 1856, at Boston. 

738. vi. Philip-Rounseville, b. Sept. 29, 1858, at Boston. Graduated at 

the Boston Latin School, 1876. 

739. vii. Annib-Langdon, b. July 12, 1861,atSwampscott ; d. Sept. 4, 1864. 

464. H0RA.T10 Alger {Horatio^*^ James,^ James^ Israel^ Israel^ 
Thomas^ )^ was born in that part of Chelsea, which is now Revere, Jan. 13, 
1832. He fitted for college at Gates Academy, Marlborough, and entered 
Harvard University at the age of sixteen. He graduated in 1852, and from 

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46 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

that time until 1857 was engaged in teaching, and in writing for the Boston 
and New- York press, being editorially connected with two Boston papers. 
In 1860. he completed a three years course"of instruction at the Cambridge 
Theological School, defraying his expenses in the mean time by contributing 
to a number of periodicals. In 1860, he made a trip to Europe, and re- 
turning in 1861 established himself at Cambridge as a private instructor. 
There he remained until 1864, when he received a call to the Unitarian 
Church at Brewster, Mass., and on the 8th of December in that year was 
ordained as its pastor. His connection with the society was dissolved in 
March, 1866. He then went to New York city for the purpose of devot- 
ing himself to literary work, and there is domiciled at the present time. 

He is best known as a writer of juvenile fiction, and as such has achieved 
a reputation second to that of no other in the country. The majority 
of his stories are illustrative of the different phases of street life in the cities. 
He has not, however, confined himself to prose. Before he entered college 
he wrote verses, and while in college was appointed to deliver one or two 
anniversary poems. In 1857 he published a satirical poem entitled " Nothing 
to Do, a Tilt at our Best Society." He contributed a considerable number 
of verses from time to time to " Harper's Weekly " and other periodicals, 
and in 1875 he published a volume entitled " Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanks- 
giving, with other Ballads and Poems." His publications in book form are 
as follows : — 

Bertha's Christmas Vision, an Autumn Sheaf. 

Nothing to Do, a Tilt at our Best Society : a Poem. 

The Campaign Series, 3 vols., viz. ; — i. Frank's Campaign, ii. Paul 
Prescott's Charge, iii. Charlie Codman's Cruise. 

The Ragged Dick Series, 6 vols., viz. : — i. Ragged Dick ; or. Street Life 
in New York. ii. Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard 
Hunter, iii. Mark, the Match Boy. iv. Rough and Ready; or. Life 
among the Newsboys, v. Ben the Luggage Boy ; or. Among the Wharves, 
vi. Rufus and Rose ; or, the Fortunes of Rough and Ready. 

The Tattered Tom Series, 6 vols., viz. : — i. Tattered Tom ; or, the Story 
of a Street Arab. ii. Paul the Peddler ; or, the Adventures of a Young 
Street Merchant, iii. Phil the Fiddler ; or, the Young Street Musician, 
iv. Slow and Sure ; or. From the Sidewalk to the Shop. v. Julius ; or, the 
Street Boy out West. vi. The Young Outlaw ; or, Adrift in the World, 
vii. Sam's Chance, and how he Improved it. 

The Luck and Pluck Series, 8 vols., viz. : — i. Luck and Pluck ; or, John 
Oakley's Inheritance, ii. Sink or Swim; or, Harry Raymond's Resolve, 
iii. Strong and Steady ; or, Paddle your own Canoe, iv. Strive and Suc- 
ceed ; or, the Progress of Walter Conrad, v. Try and Trust, vi. Bound 
to Rise. vii. Up the Ladder, viii. Herbert Carter's Legacy ; or, the In- 
ventor's Son. 

The Bold and Brave Series : — i. Bold and Brave ; or, the Fortunes of a 
Factory Boy. ii. Jack's Ward ; or, the Boy Guardian, iii. Shifting for 
Himself. 

Seeking his Fortune and other Dialogues. By Horatio Alger, Jr., and O. 
Augusta Cheney. 

Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving, with other Ballads and Poems. 

Helen Ford ; a Novel. 

Timothy Crump's Ward. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 47 

469. Ansel Alger (Ansel,^** Joseph,*^ JosepK^ Joseph^ Israel^ 
Thomas^ )^ a farmer, of West Bridgewater, m./Mary B., daughter of Ed- 
mund Landers. Children : — 

740. i. Hbnry-L., b. Jan. 10, 1840 ; d. in infancy. 

741. ii. Hebeckah-J., b. Dec. 10, 1841. 

742. iii. Edmund-L., b. Nov. 21, 1^44 ; m. Sarah, daughter of Rowland 

Swift, of Sandwich, July 3, 1870, and has Anael-Everett, b. Oct. 
1, 1871 ; Chloe-Etta, b. Nov. 30, 1874. 

743. iv. Mart-H., b. Dec. 5, 1847 ; m. Charles E^, Dunbar, Jan. 5, 1870. 

744. v. Cyrus-W., b. June 7, 1850. 

745. vi. Sarah, b. Jan. 14, 1857. 

746. vii. EuGENE-F., b. Dec. 15, 1859. 

470. Mary-Howard Alger {Ansel^*^ Joseph^* Joseph^^ Joseph^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), m Alpheus G. Jackson, of North Bridgewater, Oct. 29, 
1840. He d. March 23, 1848. One child :— 

747. i. Olive-G. ; d. March 23, 1848. 

471. Sarah-J. Alger (Ansel,^** Joseph f^ Joseph^^ Joseph,^ Isra^l^ 
Thomas^), m. James Howard, of West Bridgewater, i^ept. 6, 1844. She d. 
June 18, 1856. Children:— 

748. i. Albert, b. Sept. 5, 1845. 

749. ii. Mary-L., b. Feb. 4, 1848 ; m. George W. Allen, Nov. 1867. 

750. iii. Alice-G., b. March 4, 1850 ; d. Jan. 6, 1871. 

472. Olive- A. Alger {Ansel^** Joseph^^ Joseph,^^ Joseph^ Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. Cyrus P. Brown, of West Bridgewater, May 10, 1847. 
Children : — 

751. i. ADELLA-L.,b. Sept. 6, 1850. 

752. ii. Walter-G., b. Sept. 4, 1855. 

473. Cyrus Alger (Ansel,^** Joseph,^^ Joseph^^ Joseph^- Israel^ 
Thomas^), of West Bridgewater, m. Sarah Hay ward, May 27, 18147. Chil- 
dren : — 

753. i. Adelaide, b. April 5, 1848 ; m. Frank S. Nickerson, Nov. 28, 1872. 

754. ii. Loraine, b. Dec. 9, 1850; in. Loren A. Flaa:g, Dec. 30, 1870. 

755. iii. Cora-H., b. Get. 30, 1854. Graduated at the Bridgewater Normal 

School. 

756. iv. Sarah- J., b. Oct. 12, 1857. 

757. V. Arthur-H.. b. Aug. 7, 1860. 

758. fi. Laura-M., b. May 13, 1862. 

759. vii. FRED-A.,b. June28, 1864. 

760. viii. Belle-B., b. June 6, 1866. 

761. ix. Cyrus-E., b. Aug. 13, 1868. 

762. X. Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1870. 

484. Katharine-H. Alger {Otis^^ Ebenezer,^^ Joseph^^ Joseph,^ 
Israel^ Thomas^), m. Lewis Lincoln, of Norton, Oct. 10, 1840. She d. 
Dec. 12, 1849. He d. March 10, 1853. One child, viz. :— 

763. i. Lewis- E.,b. March 13, 1843; m. Clorinda M. Gassett, May 21, 

1867. 

485. Columbus Alger (Otis,^^* Ebenezer^* Joseph^^ Joseph^ Israel,^ 
Thomds^), superintendent of the Alms House at Hingham ; m. Elizabeth 
Lathrop, March 5, 1 843. Children : — 



^9 THOMAS AL6EB AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

764. i. Charlis-F., b. Dec. 29, 1843 ; m. Kate Higgins. He served as a 

soldier in the Cnion Army from Sept. 6, 1861, to Oct. 17, 1864. 
Resides in Hingham. 

765. ii. Frank, b. July 19, 1846 ; m. Helen Haffina, March 3, 1867. He 

enlisted in the Union Army Aqg. 31,. 1862, and served three 
years. Resides in Weymouth. 

766. iii. Mart-E., b. March 14, 1854 ; m. George Frotler. 

486. Lucy-Jane Alger { 0^*V** Ebenezer*^ Joseph,^^ Joseph,^ Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. Charles E. Pool, of South Boston, Sept. 4, 1842. Chil- 
dren : — 

767. i. Charlks-Prescott, b. Aug. 4, 1845. 

768. ii. Clara-J., b. Oct. 13, 1854. 

487. William-Otis Alger ( Otts,^^* Ebenezer,*^ Joseph^^ Joseph^^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), shoe manufacturer, of West Bridge water, m. Ist, Hannah 
K., daughter of Cyrus Willis, Sept. 30, 1849: she d. May 14, 1856; 2d, 
Sarah Dodge, Sept. 26, 1857. He served three years as a soldier during 
the Rebellion^ enlisting Aug. 3, 1862, in Co. I, 40th IXeg. Children by 
fiX&X wife : — 

769. i. WiLLiAM-K., b. July 17, 1850 ; d. Oct. 4, 1871. 

770. ii. Kate-F., b. Dec. 8, 1853 ; d. May 1, 1861. 

771. iii. Hknry-0., b. April 23, 1856 ; d. July 24, 1856. 

772. iv. Hannah-K., b. April 23, 1856 ; d. May 14, 1856. 

Children by second wife : — 

773. V. JoHN-A -W., b. Jan. 5. 1862. 

774. VI. Frbd.-C, b. Aug. 2, 1865. 

775. vii. Arthur-C, b. Oct. 20, 1866. 

776. viii. Laura-E., b. July 8, 1868. 

488. CoBDELiA-F. Alger {Ehenezer,^^"^ Ebenezer^* Josephy^ Joseph,^ 
Israel^ TTiomas^), m. Lysander Richmond, of Middleborough, June 3, 1846. 
Children :— 

777. i. Lurana-F. ; d. in infancy. 

778. ii. Elisha-W. 

779. iii. Lu£LLA-A. ; d. young. 

780. iv. LucY-E. 

781. V. Ebkn-A. 

782. vi. Ida-F. 

783. vii. Theodore- A. 

784. viii. Lysander-A. 

489. Orlando-M. Alger (JSbenezer,^'' Ebenezer,** Joseph^^ Joseph^ 
Israel^ Tliomas^), of Brockton, m. Eliza Ann, daughter of Edmund Gurney, 
of South Abington. Children : — 

785. i. Annib:-S., b. Aug. 5, 1858 ; d. Aug. 13, 1958. 

786. ii. Charles- Herbert, b. Feb. 15, 18W. 

787. iii. Ann- Augusta, b. July 14, 1862. 

788. iv. Corda-Frances, b. May 8, 1866. 

492. Emeline-0. Alger (Sanford,^^^ Ebenezer*^ Joseph,*^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,* Tkomas^), m. Irving Packard, of West Bridgewater, May 2, 1858, 
and d. May 15, 1862. Children :— 

789. i. Allen-C, b. July 26, 1859. 

790. ii. Emelink-0., b. May 13, 1862. 



mOMAS ALGSR AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 49 

493. Charles-S. Alger {Sanford?^^ Ebenezer,^ Joseph^^ Joseph^^ 
Israel^ Thomas^)^ boot manufacturer, of West Bridgewater, m. Ellen F. 
Dunbar, Dec. 1, 1862. Children: — 

791. i. Frank-S., h. March 3, 1863 ; d. Nov. 31, 1863. 

793. ii. LouiSA-E., h. June 3, 1866. 

793. iii. Everett MuRDocK, b Nov. 18, 1869. 

794. iv. Harry-Edwin, b. April 2, lft72. 

795. V. Clydu-May, b. May 25, 1874. 

494. Herbert-A. Alger {Sanford,^^ Ehenezer** Joseph^^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^)^ of West Bridgewater, m. Lizzie, daughter of Silas Clapp, 
Jan. 5, 1873. One child, viz. : — 

796 i. Bertha-Lee, b. Dec. 9, 1873. 

497. Mary-P. Alger ( William,^^^ Edmund,^* Edmund,^^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), m. 1st, Dr. Ira Kee, of Eaton, Canada, Oct. 24, 1838: 
he d. Oct. 2, 1839; 2d, Eli Forbes Rice, of Greene, Trumbull Co., Ohio, 
Feb. 4, 1841. Children:— 

797. i. WiLLiAM-A , b. June 18, 1843; m. Lavina Kinsj, Nov. 11, 1863. 

798. ii. Edwin-S., b. May 24, 1844; m. Fanny J. Copeland, Oct. 3, 1871. 

799. iii. Mary-A., b June 17, 1849. 

800. Iv. Eli-F., b. March 14, 1852. 

499. WiLLiAM-C. Alger {WiUiam^^^ Edmund,^* Edmund,^ Joseph* 
Israel,* Thomas^), m. Almena Smith, Oct. 14, 1838. lie removed from 
Ohio to Minnesota. Children : — 

801. i. Norman-E., b. Feb. 26, 1841. He was a soldier in the Union Army, 

and d. in camp, Feb. 2, 1862. 

802. ii. Rocelia-A., b. Jane 27, 1842; m. Lieut. AlvaMcRee, Jan. 2, 1858. 

803. iii. HuLDAH-A., b. March 10, 1845; m. Hollis Hall, Dec. 30, 1861. 

804. iv. LouiSA-L., b. Oct. II, 1849; m. Bradford Hall, Oct. 21, 1867. 

805. V. Enos, b. March 18, 1852 ; m. Celia Kee, Auvr. 26, 1874. 

806. vi. Mary-E., b. Nov. 15, 1854; m. George Elliott, Nov. 12, 1872. 

501. James-B. Alger (William,*^* Edmund,^* Edmund,^ Joseph^* 
'Israel^ Thomas^), m. Amanda M. Stockwell, Aug. 5, 1838, and d. May 13, 
1851. Children:— 

807. i. Mary-Ann, b. July 10, 1839; m. Eli LAnning. 

808. ii. Ia)uisa-C., b. April 1, 1844; m. Mr. Pierson. 

809. iii. Ellen-A., b. Jan. 23, 1848; m. Mr. Thompson. 

810. iv. LucY-V., b. Jan. 20, 1850 ; m. Jasper Malory. 

502. Ira-Kee .Alger (William,*** Edmund,^* Edmund** Joseph,* 
Israel,* TTiomas^), of Colebrook, Ohio, m. Lucinda Hall, Nov. 15, 1842. 
He d. March 16, 1856. She d. May 4, 1861. Children:— 

811. i. Warren-Gates, b. Dec. 14, 1843; m. Eva Cooper, Oct. 2, 1871. 

He served during the Rebellion in the 1st (Jo. 29th Reg. Ohio 
Volunteers. 

812. ii. Jeanette-S., b. March 25, 1846; m. Barton Batdorf. 

813. iii. Alma, b. Nov. 28, 1848 ; m. Joseph Lindsly, of Cherry Valley, 1868. 

814. iv. Chester-J., b. Sept. 6, 1850. 

815. V. Chalmer-I., b. Sept. 18, 1852. 

816. vi. Charlotte-E., b. Feb. 3, 1855. 

503. Emeline-A. Alger ( William,*^* Edmund,^^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,* Thoma^^), m. Charles Marlow, of Colebrook, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1852. 



50 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

He d. Oct. 6, 1868. She resides at Greeneburgh, Trumbull Co., Ohio. 
Children : — 

817. i. LuciNDA-W., b. April 26, 1855. 

818. ii. James-H., b. March 18, 1857. 

819. iii. Barrittk-L., b. April 13, 1866. 

504. Edwin-S. Alger ( William^^^ Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joseph^ 
Israel^ Thomas^),' oi Colebrook, Ohio, m. Emily A. Spencer, Sept. 10, 
1850. He d. Feb. 25, 1867. Children :— 

820. i. Edwin-U., b. Sept. 10, 1852; d. Oct. 10, 1853. 

821. ii. Maria-L., b. Oct. 8, 1854. Resides at Clinton, Conn. 

822. iii. Edmund-S., b. Sept. 20, 1859 ; d. Jan. 28, 1861. 

823. iv. Lucia-L., b. Oct. 10, 1861 ; d. in 1866. 

824. V. Lyman, b. Oct. 10, 1863. 

505. Janette-S. Alger ( William^^ Edmund^^ Edmiind^^ Joseph^ 
Israel^ Tliomas^), m. Chancy Merritt, of Greene, Trumbull Co., Ohio, Feb. 
12, 1849, and d. July 26, 1852, leaving one daughter, viz. : — 

825. i. Ellen-M., b. Dec. 31, 1849 ; m. James C. Queale, of Greeneburg, 

Dec. 19, 1871. 

506. LuciNDA-W. Alger ( WiUiam,**^ Edmimd,^^ Edmund,*^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), m. Benjamin F. Denslow, of Colebrook, Ohio, May 20, 
1855, and d. April 1 1, 1863. Children :— 

826. i. Charles-S., b. March 26, 1856. 

827. ii. Ella-J., b. May 31, 1860. 

507. vSamuel-N. Alger ( WiUiam^^^ Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), of Colebrook, Ohio, m. Elizabeth L. Roberts, Nov. 4, 
1857. They have one son, viz. : — 

828. i. WiLLiAM-H., b. March 2, 1859. 

516. Jabez-B. Alger {Enos,^^* Edmund,^^ Edmund,^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), of North Stratford, N. H., m. Lucinda Baldwin, his first cousin, 
Aug. 31, 1864. Children:— 

829. i. Alice, b. Dec. 3, 1865 ; d. Aug. 30, 1867. 

830. ii. Willis, b. Jan. 14, 1868. 

831. iii. Maria, b. Aug. 24, 1869. 

832. iv. Lucia, b. Jan. 9, 1872. 

517. William-E. Alger {Enos^^* Edrmmd^^ Edmund^^ Joseph^ 
Israel^ Thomds^), of Eaton, Canada, m. Mary A. Foss, June 30, 1857. 
One child, viz : — 

833. i. Ellen, b. March 22, 1862. 

518. LuciA-L. Alger (Enos,^^* Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^)^ m. Nathaniel Woodward Sherrill, of Lisbon, Kendall Co., 111., 
Jan. 23, 1860. Children:— 

834. i. Charlotte-Maria, b. April 2, 1861. 

835. ii. Edmund-Alger, b. Dec. 2, 1862. 

836. iii. Carletgn-Morey, b. June 27, 1865. 

837. iv. Frank-Eaton, b. Sept. 19, 1867. 

838. V. Alvan Woodward, b. Feb. 5, 1872. 

839. vi. Nathaniel-Emerson, b. Sept. 1, 1874. 



THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 51 

519. Rev. Nathan- W. Alger (Enos,^** Edmund,^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ 
Is^ael^ Thomas^), m. 1st, Ellen M. French, March 29, 1859 : she d. April 
14, 1860; 2d, Mary K. French, Nov. 9, 1860. In May, 1875, he resigned 
his charge of the Baptist church in Lunenhurg, Vt., and accepted a call to 
Passumpsic, Vt. By first wife he had one child, viz. : — 

840. i. Lucia, b. Jan. 24, 1860 ; d. March, 1861. 

Children by second wife : — 

841. ii. Julia, b. Feb. 1662; d. Feb. 1862. 

842. iii. Minnie, b. Jan. 14, 1863, at Eaton, Canada. 

843. iv. JoHN-L., b. Nov. 24, 1865, 

844. V. Susan, b. June 8, 1867, at North Stratford. N. H. 

845. vi. Edmund, b. July 12, 1871, at Lunenburg, Vt. 

846. vii. DiAH-B., b. April, 1873, 

522. Horace Alger ( Jsa,'^" Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^ )y of Eaton, Canada, m. Jane Ross, June 30, 1850. Children : 

847. i. Edwin-D., b. May 10, 1851. 

848. ii. Ella-J., b. Nov. 1854. 

849. iii. Emerson-R., b. March 9, 1857. 

850. iv. Mary-H., b. Sept. 1859. 

851. V. Katie, b. June 30, 1864. 

523. Henry Alger (^sa,"* Edmund^^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), of Eaton, Canada, m. 1st, Miranda WilHams, Feb. 1849 : she d. 
April 19, 1853 ; 2d, Sarepta A. Hurd, of Newport, June, 1854. The writer 
is indebted to him for many facts respecting the family in Eaton. By his 
first wife he had one child, viz. : — 

852. i. Hattie, b. April 5, 1853. 
Children by second wife : — 

853. ii. Alvan-Bertrand, b. May 16, 1858. 

854. iii. Nellie, b. Aug. 15, 1863. 

855. iv. Edna, b. April 22, 1868. 

540. LuciNDA-N. Alger (Josiah,^^^ Edmund^^^ Edmund^^ Joseph^ 
Israel^ Thomas^ ), m. John C. Treat, of Geneva, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, Jan. 
8, 1850. Children:— 

856. i. JAY-P.,b. Oct. 10, 1851; m. Ellen B. Stockhain, April 3* 1873, 

Superintendent of Public Schools, Kingsville, Ohio. 

857. ii. Elenore-J., b. Nov. 5, 1854. 

858. iii. Clayton-A., b. May 17, 1857 ; d. May 27, 1872. 

859. iv. Ella-B., b. Feb. 3, 1863. 

860. V. ErNEST-C., >.,„.„ . . :« :«r„««„ 

861. vi. Eva-B., 5 *'^'°' ' ^- '"^ '''^^''''^• 

541. Ad ALINE Alger {JosiaJi*^^ Edmund^^ Edmiuid^^ Joseph^ Is- 
raelf^ Thomas^), m. John Phillips, of Colebrook, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1854. 
Children : — 

862. i. Leon-H., b. Dec. 26, 1856. 

863. ii. Malon, b. June 8, 1865. 

542. HuLDAH Alger (Josiah,^*^ Edmund,^ Edmund^^ Joseph,^ Israel^ 
Thomas^), m. A. P. Miner, of Gustavus, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1852. Children: — 



52 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS HESCENDANTS. 

804. i. John, b. Sept. 1855. 

865. ji. Ella-J., b. June, 1857; d. June, 1861. 

866. iii. Belle, b. March, I860. 

867. iv. Jerome, b. Aug. 1863 ; d. July, 1874. 

551. Isaac Alger ( WUlard-J^,^^ Iscutc^ Edmund,^ Joseph,^ Israel? 
TTiomas^), of Attleborongh, Mass., m. Susan Matthewson, Jan. 7, 1857. 
Children : — 

868. i. Susan, b. Oct. 19, 1857 ; m. Eugene F. Pearce, June 17, 1875. 

869. ii. Isaac, b. Jan. 8, 1868. 

870* iii. John- Willis, b. Aug. 17, 1870. 

552. Ellen-Eliza Alger ( Willard-J,,^^ Isaac,^ JtJdmund,^^ Joseph? 
Israel? Thomas^), m. Joseph Gleason, of Dorchester, July 14, 1850, and 
died April 18, 1868, leaving one child, viz.: — 

871. i. Joseph-Walter, b Dec. 20, 1852. 

553. Nathan-Stillman Alger {WiUard-J.?"^ Isaac?^ JEdmund?^ Jo- 
seph? Israel? IVio/nas^), of Attleborough, m. Olive Jane Tripp, Oct. 23, 
1856. He died April 7, 1874. Children :— 

872. i. Hattie-Olive, b. Oct 14, 1857. 

873. ii. Nathan-Howard, b Sept. 15, I860. 

874. iii. WiLLARD-IsAAC. b. Nov. 1863. 

875. iv. Walter- Ed WARD, b. in 1868* 

557. Elvira Algkr (Edmund?^* Nathan?^ Edmund?^ Joseph? Israel? 
Thomas'), m. Franklin E. Paul, Sept. 12, 1858. Children :— 

876. i. Edith-E., b. May 9, 1861. 

877. ii. Hattie-F., b. March 20, 1870. 

558. Howard Alger (Edmund?''* Nathan?' Edmund?' Joseph? Israel? 
Thomas'), of Mansfield, Mass., m. Mary E. Button, April 13, 1861. He 
served during the Rebellion as a soldier in the Union army, from Sept. 23, 
1862, to Sept. 1, 1863. Children:— 

878. i. WiLLrAM-H., b. Ausj. 14, 1862. 

879. ii. Frank-E., b. June 16, 1867. 

559. Leander Alger (Edmund?''* Nathan?' Edmund?' Joseph? Is- 
rael? Thomas'), m. Ada H. Harlow, Nov. 28, 1866. Children:— 

880. i. Clara Deane, b. Dec. 12, 1867. 

560. Mart-F. Alger (Edmund?''* Nathan?' Edmund?' Joseph? Israel? 
Thomas^), m. L. C. Thomas, July 3, 1865. Children :— 

881. i. Luella-F., b. Jan. 26, 1866. 

882. ii. LizziE-H., b. Oct. 13, 1870. 

561. Evelyn- L. Alger (Edmund?''* Nathan?' Edmund?' Joseph? Is- 
rael? TTiomas^), m. William Legg, Nov. 2, 1871. One child, viz.: — 

883. i. Nettie, b. Sept. 17, 1872. 

589. Leonard-Warren Alger (Leonard?^* Willis?* Edmund?' 
Joseph? Israel? Thomas'), of Winchendon, m. Ruth Chase, June 23, 1850. 
Children : — 



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884. i. RrTH, b. Oct. 17, 1853, at West Bridjzewater. 

885. ii. Waldron-L., b. Nov. 3, 1854, at W est Bridgewater ; d. Sept. 5, 

1858. 
686. iii. Franklin-H., b. Feb. 17, 1857, at West Bridgewater ; d. Sept. 5, 
1858. 

590. IsRAEL-S. Alger (Stittman*** Willis,^* JSdmund" JosepfiJ^ Israel* 
TTiomas^), m. Rebecca L. Stow, of Boston. During the war for the sup- 
pression of the Sebellion he served as a corporal in Co* D, 20th Beg. 
Mass. Vols. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Ball's Bluff and after- 
wards exchanged. He d. June 8, 1862. Children;^-* 

887. 1. Maet Km b. Deo. 1651. 
. 868. ii. A Son ; d. in infancy. 

691. RoLAND-F. Alger {StiUman*^ Willis,** JSdmund,*^ Josephf 
Israel* Tltomas^), m. Katharine L. Dunbar, his first cousin, May 30, 1861. 
She d. Sept. 22, 1875. He received his education at Peirce Academy, 
Middleboro', and at Brown University. From 1858 to 1860 he was princi- 
pal of the High School at $outh Abiugton ; 1860-62, principal of Titicut 
Academy, North Middleboro'; 1863, principal of the High School at South 
Canton ; 1863-67, principal of the Everett High and Grammar School, 
South Dedham; 1867-75, Master of the Dorchester Everett Grammar 
School, Dorchester. Children: — 

889. i. Marion-K., b. Deo. 30, 1863 ; d. Nov. 22, 1875, 
690. ii. Gertrude-G., b. June 24, 1866 ; d. Oct. 12, 1875. 

891. iii. Florbnce-U., b. Jan. 9, 1870. 

594. LuTHER-W. Alger, M.D. ( Ward**^ WtUts** Edmund*^ Joseph,^ 
Israel,^ Thomas^), m. Nettie M. Hall, Jan. 8, 1862. He studied medicine, 
and went to La Crosse, Wis., where he now resides engaged io the practice 
of his profession. Children : — 

892. i. Ernest- Ward, b. Dec. 20, 1663 ; d. Aug, 26, 1864. 

893. ii. Fannie-E., b. March 18, 1867. 

894. iii. Alice M., b. Aug. 24, 1872. 

595. Albert-L. Alger ( Wardy*^* WtUts** Edmund*^ Joseph,'^ Israel* 
Thomas^)^ a farmer, of West Bridgewater, m. Flora Williams, Nov. 21, 
1858. ChUdren:— 

895. i. Harriet-F,, b. June 4, 1860. 

896. ii. Lucia, b. Jan. 11, 1863. 

897. iii. Georqi^W., b. April 9, 1867. 

596. Olive Alger (Davis*^* WiUis** Edmund*^ Josephf Israel* 
Thomas^) y m. John M. Latnrop, of West Bridgewater, Dec. 26, 1852. She 
d. Dec 19, 1872. Children :— 

898. i. Fannib-E.. b. Oct. 31, 1853 ; d. Jan. 7, 1871. 

899. ii. Alicb-L., b. Aug. 16, 1856. 

900. iii. LizziE-A., b. March 15, 1859. 

901. iv. M.-Carlton, b. Oct. 28, 1869. 

902. y. Spencer, b. Jan. 6, 1865. 

597. Ann Alger (Davis,*** WiUis,** Edmundy*"^ Joseph,^ Israel* 
Thomas^), m. Horace W. Howard, of West Bridgewater, Nov. 11, 1866, 
One child, viz. : — 

903. i. HoBACB-F,, b. April 23, 1867. 

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54 THOMAS ALGER AND HIS DESCENDANTS. 

607. Emily- W. Alger {Daniel,''*'' James,** Thomm*^ Thomas,^ Israel,^ 
Thoma^) m. Reuel Richmond, of North Bridgewater, July 17, 1833. He 
has filled the office of selectman, and was Engineer of the Fire Department 
for a number of years. Children : — 

904. i. Emily- Prances, b. Dec. 3, 1836. 

905. ii. Eliza-Ann-Tyler, b. Aug. 16, 1813 ; d. young. 

608. Daniel-F. Alger {Daniel**^ James** TTiamas** TTiomas,^ Is- 
rael,^ Thomas^), of Taunton, m. Martha P. Robinson, Feb. 8, 1842, and d. 
Dec. 31, 187-, leaving one child, viz.: — 

906. i. Charlottb1-W., b. July 5. 1845 ; m. Charles Knowlton, of Somer- 

Tille. 

609. James-N. Alger (Darnel**^ James** Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), of Taunton, m. Roxanna M. Dean, March 10, 1839. Chil- 
dren : — 

907. 1. William-Uenry, b. July 23, 1839 ; m. Louisa Sherman. 

908. ii. Helen-Maria, b. March 7, 1841. 

909. iii. James-Morton, b. Nov. 14, 1842; m. Augusta Hack. 

910. iy. George-Francis, b. March 10, 1846 ; d. aged about 19. 

911. V. Herbert-Newton, b. Jan. 28, 1848 ; ii > g 8 d nbuuiJ M *. 

912. vi. Daniel 0., b. Aug. 30, 1849 ; d. young. 

913. vii. Eliza-Eaton, b. Oct. 3, 1850. 

914. viii. Emily-P., b. Oct. 3, 1852; m. Albert Pise. 

915. ix. Frank-Allen, b. May 8, 1854 ; d. in infancy. 

916. X. Frank-Allen, b. Nov. 13, 1855. 

917. xi. Frederic, b. June 5, 1857; d. young. 

918. xii. Julia-Louisa, b. Feb. 20, 1859 ; d. March 24, 1876. 

919. xiii. Edward-Brown, b. July 26, 1862 ; d, young. 

610. Joseph- A. Alger (Daniel,^*^ James^ Thomm^^ Thomas,^ Israel,^ 
Thomas^), of Bridgewater, m. Lucinda Tolman. Children : — 

920. i. Joseph- Wallace ; m. Adrianna Sturtevant. 

921. ii. Lucinda-Francis ; m. John Eeene, Dec. 31, 1865. 

922. iii. Georgiana, b. Nov. 16, 1854. 

611. Eliza-S. Alger {Daniel**^ James** Thoma^s^"^ Thomas,^ Israd^ 
Thomas^), m. John H. C. Eaton, of North Bridgewater, April 9, 1837. She 
d. Oct 7, 1847, and he m. Mrs. Seba S. Dunbar. Children : — 

923. i. William, b. May 17, 1839; d. young. 

924^ ii. John-Edward, b. Nov. 30, 1841 ; m. Isabella F. Harding. 

925. iii. James-Uerbert, b. June 18, 1847 ; d. young. 

612. Salome-K. Alger (Daniel**^ James** Thomas,^^ Thomas* Is- 
rael^ Thomas^), m. Mason Simmons, of Duxbury, June, 1, 1845. Chil- 
dren : — 

926. i. George-M., b. Oct. 4, 1847 ; m. Nellie Swift, 1876. 

927. ii. Eliza- Ann, b. Oct. 14, 1851 ; m. Charles Bonney. 

928. iii. Mary-Emma, b. March 1, 1853. 

929. iv. Harriet-A., b. Aug. 20, 1860. 

930. V. MoRTON-A., b. May 22, 1863. 

613. Morton Alger (Daniel,^*^ James** Thomas^^ Thomas^ Israel^ 
Thoma^), m. Harriet Robinson, Sept. 2, 1856. He resides in Cambridge. 

Children: — 

931. i. Arthur-Morton, b. Aug. 6, 1857. 

932. ii. Stanley-Dustin, b. March 26^ 1863. 

933. iii. Harriet, b. March 9, 1868. ' 




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THOMAS ALGEEl AND HIS DESCENDANTS* 55 

615. Stillman Alger (Daniel,**^ James *^ Thomas,** Thomas* Israel* 
Thoma^^), m. Margaret Washburn, April 21, 1850. She d. July 4, 1856- 
He is of the firm of Alger & Header, dealers in hides, &c., in Boston ; and 
resides in Bridgewater. Children : — 

934. i. Stillman, b. Dec. 29, 1850; d. Jan. 28, 1869. 

935. ii. Austin- Washburn, b. June 19, 1853 ; drowned July 29, 1872. 

936. iii. William-Eastwood, b. May 20, 1854 ; d. March 5, 1855. 

937. iv. Harribt-Carfkr, b. Feb. 29, 1856 ; d. Dec. 6, 1856. 

638. David Alger (David^*^* Nathaniel^^^ Nathaniel^ Nathaniel^ 
Israel^ TViomas^), overseer in the woolen mills at Millbury, Mass., m. 
Hannah Malcom, Aug. 8, 1846. Children : — 

938. i. Elizabeth. 

939. li. Mart. 

640. Daniel-M. Alger (David,^ Nathaniel,^^^ Nathaniel** Nathaniel,'' 
Israel,* Thomas^), overseer in the Middlesex Mills, Lowell, m. Sarah A. 
Withington, of Canton, Oct 11, 1835. He d. June 21, 1861. She d. Jan. 
27, 1859. Children:— 

940. i. Mart-Crane, b. Sept. 29, 1836, at Canton ; d. at Canton. 

941. ii. Sarah-Josephine, b. Nov. 9,. 1838, at Canton ; d. May 22, 1856. 

942. iii. Albert, b. July 29, 1841, at Lowell ; d. July 29, 1842.* 

943. iv. Georgb-N., b. April 8, 1843, at Lowell ; d. Jan. 8, 1844, 

944. V. Abby-Louisa, b. April 19, 1845, at Lowell ; m. liinson filake, of 

Manchester, N. H., 18i53, and d. without issue, Jan. 21, 1871. 

945. vi. Nathan-Crane, b. May 14, 1847, at Lowell. He is now a student 

in fioston University, and will crraduate in the class of 1877. 

946. vii. Esther-Elizabeth, b. July 19, 1849, at Lowell ; d. May 19, 1851. 

643. Edwin-A. Aloer {David,^ Nathaniel,^^^ Nathaniel^* Nathaniel^ 
IsTod* Thomw^), m, Amanda M. Buswell, of Hartland, Vt., Sept. 15, 1843. 
After receiving a common school and academic education, he was employed 
as a teacher in Canton, Mass. At that time there flourished in the village 
a lyceum which had been instituted for the purposes of debating, declama- 
tion, theatricals, &c. Here he displayed and developed a talent for speak- 
ing and debating that attracted attention, and awakened in him aspirations 
for a career in one of the professions. He did not remain in Canton long, 
but turned his steps towards the city of Boston. There he was employed, 
first as a clerk in a large shipping establishment, and afterwards in Burn- 
ham's bookstore where he had access to a large collection of books, and was 
enabled to gratify a taste for reading and study. In 1841 he went to Lowell, 
where he attended the Dracut Academy. In 1842 he entered the ofRce of 
the Hon. Alpheus R. Brown as a law student In 1845 he was admitted 
to the bar, and immediately formed a partnership connection with Mr. 
Brown, which still continues. In 1864 they left Lowell and came to Boston, 
where they are actively engaged in practice at the present time. Aside 
from his professional duties Mr. Alger has been active in politics as a 
Democrat, speaking during the various campaigns in the principal cities of 
the State, and serving as a delegate in many of the Democratic State Con- 
ventions. He was a delegate to the National Union Convention held at 
Philadelphia, Aug. 14, 1866. In 1858, 1862 and 1863 he was a member 
of the Board of Aldermen of the city of Lowell, and in the latter year was 
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56 THOMAS ALOER AND HIS DESCENDANTS* 

war for tlie suppression of the Rebellioti his sympathies were with the cause 
of the Union, and his efforts were put forth in its hehalf . One of the com- 
panies which performed actiye senrice in the field, namely, Company F, 33d 
Massachusetts Regiment, was named in his honor. In 1872 he was nomi* 
nated by the Democrats of his district as a candidate for Stale Senator. In 
his religious views he is a Uniyersalist ; and while in Lowell he was Super- 
intendent of the Sabbath School of the First Uniyersalist Church. He 
resides in Cambridge. Children i-— 

M. i. Mart-Jilimstti, b. Nov. 19, 1944« at Hartiand, Vt. 

948. ii. EnwiN-AuousTUS, b. Oct. 19, 1846; m. Ella F. Odlin, Jane 28, 

1871. He fitted for coUeee at Exeter, N. H.; passed through 

the Law Department of Harvard University, and was admitted 

to the bar in Suffolk County in 1868. 
949^ ill. Frances-Choba, b< Oct. 11, 1848, at Lowell. 
950^ IT. Walter-Eugene, b. May 6, 1850, at Lowell; m. Gulielma King, 

April 8, 1875. 
951^ T. FREtfERic- Wallace, b. Dec. 6, 1851, at Lowell. 

953. vi. Alpheus-Brown, b. Oct. 8, 1854, at Lowell. He ^;raduated at Har- 

vard University in 1875, and is now a student m the Cambridge 
Law School. 
953* viL HoracE-Chapin, b. April 15, 1857, at Lowell. He is now a member 
of the Freshman Ckss of Harvard University. 

954. till. Hemrt-Beecher, b. April 15, 1857 ; d. at Lowell, July 8, 1859. 
955^ ix. Amakda-Maru, b. June 15, 1859, at Lowell. 

646. HiRAM-A. Alo£r {David*^^ Nathaniel^^^ Nathaniel^ Nathaniely 
Israd* Thom(U^)j m. Catharine 8. Kimball. He studied law with the Hon. 
John Tenney*) of Methuen, and upon being admitted to the bar formed a 
partnership connection with the Hon* John A. Knowles in Lowell, where 
he practised until his decease. Children : — 

956. i. Katib-Clcera, b. Dec. 20, 1851 ; m. George Kimball, of Methaen. 

957. ii. Framblin-Piercs, b. Aug. 90, 1853 ; m. and resides at Bradiurd, 

Mass* 

958. iii. Caroline- AifEtiA, b. Jan. 10, 1855. 

959. iv. CBARLES-SAVoar, b. Jan. 35, 1857 ; d. in infancy. 

960. V. Arthur-Nelson, b. Sept. 13, 1859. 

961. vi. WiLLUM-UoRACE, b. July 26, 1863 ; d. in infancy. 

695. Francis Alger {Prancts,^ Cyrus,^ Abiezer,^ James,^^ Israel,* 
Israd,^ Thomas^), m. Izette Matthews, June 4, 1867. He received his 
education from private tutors and at the Lawrence Scientific School of Har- 
vard University. He is a director of the South Boston Iron Company. 
Kesides in Boston. Children :-^ 

963. i. Gertrude, b. May 19, 1868. 

963. ii. Francis, b. Dec. S6. 1870. 

964. iii. Catherine K., b. Noir. 19, 1873. 

696. Marianne Mottb AlOer (FranciBj^ OyruB^^^ AUexer^^ James,^ 
Israel,* Israel,^ Thomas^), m. John Prince Knight, of Boston, April 27, 
1865. They have three children^ viz : — 

965. i. ETBEii- Alger, b. April 10, 1866. 
966* ii. Florence, b. Oct. 37, 1869. 
9(57. iii. Alfred, b« April 10, 1873. 



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INDEX 



TO IKDITIDUALS BEARIKa THE NAUtC OF ALGER. 



Aaron, 11 

Abbie B., 21 . 

Abbie L., 4d, 55 

Abel, 18 

Abiel, 8, 13, 23 

Abiczer, 8, 14, 26, 27 

Abigail, 7, 10, 13j 17) 21, 38 

Abigail L., 36 

Abraham, 7, 11, 17, 35 

Adah, 13, 23 

Adaline, 32, 51 

Adelaide, 47 

Adin, 15, 27 

Albert, 65 

Albert L., 34, 53 

Alfred A., 41 

Alice, 8, 14, 50 

Alice M., 53 

Allen, 18 

Alma, 49 

Almira E., 86 

Alonzo \V , 35 

Alpheas B., 56 

Alvan B., 51 

Alvina, 13 

Amanda M., 36, 56 

Amelia v., 23 

Angeline,20,27,37,42 

Angeline H., 33 

Ann, 34, 53 

Ann A., 48 

Ann M. C, 29 

Ann W., 17, 85 

Anna, 8, 14 

Anna C, 17, 33 

Annie C, 42 

Annie B., 42 

Annie L., 45 

Annies., 48 

Ansel, 16, 29, 47 

Arthur C, 48 

Arthur H, 47 

Arthur M., 45, 54 

Arthur N., 66 

Asa, 11, 12, 16,31 

Asenath A., 29 

Asnah, 13,22 

Austin W., 55 

Bathsheba, l7, 32 
Bathsheba J., 30 
Belle B., 47 
Benjamin, 8, 12, 13, 22 
Benjamin F., 27, 28 



Bernard, 12, 20 
Bernard H., 20, 87 
Bertha L., 49 
Bethiah, 7, 9, 15 
Betsey, 16, 28 

Caroline, 16, 20, 29, 35 
Caroline A., 56 
Caroline R., 42, 45 
Caroline W., 18 
Catharine L., 20, 37 
Catherine K., 56 
Chalmer I., 49 
Charles F., 48 
Charles H., 37, 48 
Charles S., 30, 49, 56 
Charlotte E., 49 
Charlotte W., 54 
Chester J., 49 
Chloe, 8, 12, 13,21, 22 
Christopher C, 14, 23 
Clara D., 52 
ClydiaM.,49 
Columbus, 29, 47 
Constant, 35 
Cordelia F., 29, 48 
Cornelia, 14, 27 
Cora H., 47 
Cyrus, 14, 20, 24-26, 29, 37, 

42,47 
Cyrus E., 47 
Cyrus W., 47 

Daniel, 7, 8, 10, 17, 18, 84 
Daniel E., 19 
Daniel F., 34, 54 
Daniel M., 36, 55 
Daniel O., 54 
David, 8, 13, 17, 35, 36, 55 
Davis, 6, 17, 34 
Deliverance, 5 
Diah B., 51 

Ebenezer, 9, 16, 29 
Edmund, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 

30, 32, 51 
Edmund L., 47 
Edmund S., 50 
Edna, 51 
Edward, 9, 37 
Edward B., 54 
Edward L., 37 
Edwin, 16, 23, 31 
Edwin A., 36, 55, 56 



Edwin D., 51 
Edwin H , 50 
Edwin S., 30, 50 
ElUah, 16 
Eliza, 26, 41 
Eliza A., 12 
Eliza E., 54 
Eliza J., 27, 42 
Eliza S., 35, 64 
Elizabeth, 6, 17, 55 
Ella E., 32 
Ella J., 37, 51 
Ellen, 50 
Ellen A., 49 
Ellen E., 52 
Elmira, 32, 52 
ElvirH, 12, 34 
Elvira N., 36 
Emaretha L., 33 
Emerson R., 51 
Emeline A., 30, 49 
Emeline O., 30, 48 
Emily, 13, 31, 33 
Emily F., 3 i 
Emily P., 54 
Emily W., 34, 54 
Enos, 16, 30, 49 
Ernest W., 53 
Esther E., 55 
Eugene F., 47 
Eunice, 19, 37 
Evelyn L., 32, 52 
Everard, 37 
Everett M., 49 

Fannie E., 53 
Fanny W., 27 
Fidelia, 35 
Florence H., 53 
Frances A., 86 
Frances C, 56 
Francis, 39-41, 56 
Frank, 48 
Frank A., 6i 
Frank E., 52 
Frank L , 37 
Frank 8., 49 
Franklin, 18,20,26,36 
Franklin H., 53 
Franklin P., 56 
Fred A., 47 
Fred C, 48 
Frederic, 54 
Frederic A., 43 



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INDEX. 



Frederic W., 56 

George, 12, 20 

George F., 54 

George N., 65 

GeorgeT., 27, 42 

George W., 20, 35, 37, 41, 

53 
Georgiana, 54 
Gertrude, 56 
Gertrude G., 63 

Hannah, 9, 12, 15, 17 

Hannah K., 48 

Harmony, 19 

Harriet, 54 

Harriet C, 65 

Harriet F., 53 

HaiTy E., 49 

Hattie, 51 

Hattie O., 52 

Helen D., 42 

Helen M., 51 

Henrietta, 16, 29 

Henry, 31, 61 

Henry B., 56 

Henry H., 19,37 

Henry L., 45, 47 

Henry 0., 48 

Henrv W., 42 

Hepsibah, 14 

Herbert, 41 

Herbert A., 3^ 49 

Herljert N., 54 

Hiram A., 36, 66 

Horace, 81, 51 

Horace B., 14 

Horace C, 56 

Horace H., 37 

Horatio, 16. 28, 45-46 

Howard, 11, IH, 32, 62 

Huldah, 12, 16, 20, 30, 31, 

32,51 
Huldah A., 49 

Ira E., 30, 49 

Isaac, 10, 16,17,32,33,62 

Isaac P., 35 

Isabel K , 37 

Isabella J., 23 

Israel, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 19- 

20 
Israel F. I., 20 
Israel S., 34, 53 

Jabez B, 39, 50 

Jacob, 35 

Jairus, 35 

James, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 18, 

27, 28, 42 
James B., 3^, 49 
James £., 43 
James F.,36 
James L., 27, 42-43 
James M , 54 
James N., 34, 64 
James 0., 42 
Jane, 16 



Janette S., 30, 49, 60 

Jrison F., 42 

Jease, 14 

John, 6, 7, 10 

John A. W.. 48 

John L., 51 

John W.. 18, 27, 52 

Jonathan, 13, 21 

Jonathan L , 21 

Joseph, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, 22, 

47 
Joseph A., 35, 54 
Joseph W., 22, 64 
Joshua, 35 
Josiah, 16, 32 
Julia, 31, 51 
Julia A., 27 
Julia L., 51 

Kate F., 48 
Katie. 51 
Katie C, 56 
Katharine H., 29, 47 
Keziah, 8, 12 

Laura A., 29 
Lanra E., 48 
Laura M., 47 
Leander, 32, 62 
Leonard, 17, 18, 34 
Leonard W., 34, 52 
Leonidas, 20, 37 
Lilian M., 33 
Lora E., 37 
Loraine, 47 
Louisa, 17 
Louisa C, 49 
Louisa £., 49 
Louisa L., 49 
Lucia, 50, 51, 53 
Lucia L.,3l,60 
Lucinda, 16 
Lucinda F., 64 
Lucinda N., 32, 51 
Lucinda W., 30, 60 
Lucretia, 32 
Lucy, 16, 41, 42 
Lucy E., 30 
Lucy I., 33 
Lucy J , 29, 48 
Lucy L., 23" 
Lucy v., 49 
Lucy W., 26 
Luella I., 33 
Luther W., 34, 53 
Lydia, 7, 18, 27, 36 
Lyman, 13,21,31,50 
Lyman D., 23 

Malona, 13, 23 
Marcia J., 21 
Margaret, 11 
Maria, 31,50 
Maria L., 50 
Marianne, 26, 41 
Marianne M , 41, 53 
Mariette A., 32 
Marion K , 63 



Martha, 8, 14, 42 
Martha A. T., 42 
Martha E., 30 
Martha K., 42 
MarihaW., 26,41. 
Martin, 13 ^ 

Mary, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 29. 

42, 55 
Mary A., 23, 49 
Mary C, 55 
Mary E.. 34, 48, 49, 63 
Mary F., 32, 62 
Mary H., 29, 32, 47 
Mary J., 66 
Mary O., 36 
Mary P., 30^ 49 
Mary R., 51 
Mary V., 32 
Milton, 37 
Milton H., 37 
Minerva, 11, 18 
Minnie, 51 
Morton, 35, 64 
Myron E., 33 

Nahum, 16, 27, 28 

Nahum F., 43 

Nancy, 16 

Nathan, 7, 8, 10, 13, 17, 21, 

23 
Nathan C, 55 
Nathan H., 52 
Nathan J., 21 
Nathan S., 32, 52 
Nathan W., 31, 51 

Nathaniel,6,7, 11,17 
Nellie, 51 
Nelson, 55 
Newell N., 23 
Noah, 17,35 
Norman E , 49 

Olive, 13, 14, 16, 17, 22, 26, 

34,53 
Olive A., 28. 29, 47 
Olive J., 36 
Olivia, 20.26.37, 38 
Orlando M., 29, 48 
Orren W., 35 
OUs, 16, -29 

Parnel. 11, 18 
Patience, 6, 7, 9 
Persis, 31 
Phebe, 8, 15, 28 
Phebe C, 15, 28 
Phidelia, 30 
Philip R., 46 
Polly, 12, 16, 17, 21, 33 

Rachel, 12, 21 
Rachel H., 20 
Relieokah J., 47 
Reuben, 35 
Rhoda, 14, 17, 23, 32 
Riley, 35 
Rocelia A., 49 
Roland, 12, 20 



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Roland F., 34, 53 
Roxanna, 19, 35, 37 
Ruth, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 19, 
31, 33, 53 

Sally, 11,14,18 

Sally A., 35 

Sally L., 20, 37 

Salome K., 35, 54 

Samuel N., 30, 50 

Sanford, 16, 30 

Sarah, 7, 10, 13,22,23,47 

Sarah A., 36 

Sarah J., 19, 29, 37, 47, 55 

Sarah W., 18 

Semantha, 17, 34 

Seth, 7 

Shephard, 12, 20, 37 

Sidney, 20 

Silence, 9 



Simeon, 17, 32 

Sophia, 35 

Squire, 17, 35 

Stanley D., 54 

Stillman, 12, 17, 34, 35, 55 

Stillman F., 23 

Sukey, 11, 18 

Susan, 17,21,51,52 

Susanna, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 

17, 22, 32 
Sylvia, 8, 11, 12 

Thomas, 5, 6, 7, 10 
Tiley, 16 
Trueman, 18 

Vesta, 12, 21 

Waldron L., 53 



Walter E., 62, 55 
Ward, 17, 34 
Warren A., 37 
Warren G., 49 
Willard I., 52 
WillardJ., 17.32 
William, 16, 17, 33, 35 
William B , 22 
William C, 30, 49 
William£,31, 45, 50, 55 
William F., 43 
William H., 28, 36, 50, 52, 

54 56 
William K., 48 
William O., 29.48 
William R, 27,43-46 
Willis, 10, 17, 50 

Zenas, 15, 28 



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TO SURNAMES OTHER THAN ALGER. 



Adams. 6, 13, 21 
Aldrich,23 
Alden, 11, 18 
Allen, 9, 32, 47 
Alley, 43 

Ames, 6, 7, 9, 12, 16, 21 
Atkinson, 19, 37 
Austin, 36 

Bailey, 9 

Balcom, 14, 21, 23 

Baldwin, 16, 30, 50 

Barker, 24 

Barney, 10 

Bartlett, 13, 21 

Bassett, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 

33 
Batdorf, 49 
Baylies, 26 
Beal, 13, 22 
Bennett, 10, 17, 30 
Bent, 32 
Besse, 19 
Billings, 17, 33 
Bishop, 21 
Blair, 35 
Blake, 55 
Blossom, 15 
Bond, 26 
Bonney, 64 
Briggs, 7, 10, 22 
Brooks, 22 

Brown, 17, 23, 29, 32, 47, 55 
Bryant, 45 
Bullock, 32 
Burr, 7, 10 
Buswell, 36, 55 
BuUer, 33 



Button, 32, 51 
Byram, 9 

Capen, 9, 10, 16, 17 
Carter, 23 
Gary, 13 
Chase, 34, 51 
Cheney, 28 
Clapp, 30, 49 
Clark, 11, 18, 19, 37 
Codding, 32 
Cockbum, 23 
Cole, 30 
Coleman, 22 
Colwell, 21 
Conant, 9, 14 
Cook, 9 
Cooper, 49 

Copeland, 10, 15, 28, 49 
Crafts, 13 
Crane, 26 
Crossman, 5 
Cushman, 15, 21 

Dahlgren, 22 

Davis, 17, 35 

Dawes, 21 

Dean, 27, 34, 42, 54 

Denslow, 30, 50 

Dickerman, 8, 12, 18 

Dodge, 29, 48 

Doe, 42 

Drake, 8, 13, 19 

Drury. 7, 14,20,27,38 

Dunbar, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 

17, 18, 19, 29, 30, 34, 47, 

49, 53, 54 
Dunham, 17 



Dyer, 18, 36 

Eaton, 35, 54 
Eddy, 27 

Edson, 11, 14, 16,29 
Elliott, 49 
Erminierger, 42 

Famnm, 23 
Fenno, 15, 28 
Field, 7, 16, 29 
Fiske, 6,27 
Flagg, 13, 47 
Fobes, 7, 8, 14, 15, 27 
Foote, 42 
Ford, 9 
Foss, 31, 60 
Foster, 10 
Freeman, 41 
French, 26, 31, 51 
Frotler, 48 
Frothingham, 41 
Fuller, 18, 37 

Gassett, 47 
George, 23 
Gilmore, 12, 20, %l 
Gleason, 32, 51 
Gooding, 31 
Go ward, 9 
Gray, 23 
Greenleaf, 18 
Gumey, 18, 29, 48 

Hack, 64 
Hackett, 19 
Hafflna, 48 
Hale, 13, 20, 23 



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Hall, 21, 30. 34, 49, 53 

Hamilton, 22 

Hancock, 20, 37 

Handy, 16, 29 

Harding, 54 

Harlow, 32, 52 

Harvey, 15 

Haweij, 42 

Hayward, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 
17, 18, 29, 33, 47 

Hersey, 16, 29 

Hewine, 9, 15, 17, 33 

Hicks, 33 

Higgins, 48 

Hildreth, 27, 42 

Hinkley, 26, 41, 42 

Hoi man, 10 

Holmes, 30 

Holway, 37 

Howard, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, 
29, 30. 32, 34, 37, 47, 53 

Howe, 23 

Hoyt, 22 

Hunt, 19, 26 

Hard, 31, 51 

Jackson, 29, 34, 47 

Jacobs, 10, 11 

Jefts, 20, 38 

Johnson, 7, 9, 10, 15, 16, 20. 

37 
Jones, 21, 26, 39, 41 
Joy, 26 

Kee, 16, 30, 49 
Keene, 54 

Keith,8,9, 14, 17, 22,34 
Kelley, 35, 37 
Kent. 32 
Kimball, 36, 56 
King, 49, 56 
Kingman, 7, 8 
Knight, 41, 56 
Knowles, 56 
Knowlton, 54 

Ladd, 36 

Lambart, 7, 10 

Landers, 29, 47 

Lanning, 49 

Latham, 27 

Lathrop, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16, 17, 

20, 22, 29, 32, 34, 47, 63 
Lazell, 7, 9 
Leach, 11, 14 
liCath, 13, 22, 23 
Legg, 32, 51 
Lewis, 35 

Lincoln, 9, 21, 29, 47 
Lindsay, 31 
Lindi<lcy, 49 
Linfield, 18 
Linkon,5 
Littletield, 11, 19 
Lodge, 27, 43 
Loomis,30, 31 
Lothrop, 9, 20, 21 



Lovejoy, 12 

Mackenzie, 42 
Matcom, 36, 55 
Malloy, 16, 32 
Malory, 49 
Marcy, 13, 21 
Marlow, 30, 40 
Marshall, 12 
Mason, 24 
Matthewp, 41, 56 
Matthewson, 32, 51 
May, 23 
Mavnard, 23 
McKee, 49 
Menzer, 23 
Merritt, 30, 60 
Miller, 23, 31 
Miner, 32. 51 
Mitchell, 14 
Moore, 13, 22 
Morse, 17, 20, 35, 38 
Motte, 26, 41 
Mower, 21 
Mailer, 42 
Murdock, 16, 29, 3p 

Neilson, 41 
Nichols, 38 
Nickerson, 47 
Nickleson, 27, 42 
Norcross, 13, 22, 23 

Odiin, 56 
Owen, 10, 17 

Packard, 5, 7, 8. 9, 10, 11, 13, 

17, 18, 30, 32, 48 
Park, 23 

Parmenter, 17, 32 
Patch, 38 
Paul, 32, 51 
Peabody. 23 
Pearce, 51 
Peirce, 17, 27, 33 
Percival, 16, 31 
Perkins, 9, 14, 15, 16, 24, 29 
Phelps, 39 
Phillips, 32, 51 
Pierson, 49 
Pise, 54 

Pittsbary, 14, 24 
Pool, 29, 48 
Porter, 13 
Pratt, 6, 7, 10 
Prentice, 8 
Preston, 10, 17 
PufTer, 7 
Putney, 17, 35 

Qneale, 50 
Quincy, 6 

Raymond, 22 
Reed, 9, 14, 20. 26, 38 
Renshaw, 32, 33 
Rice, 13, 22, 30, 49 
Rich, 22 



Richardson, 9, 26, 39 
Richmond, 29, 34, 48, 54 
Ripley, 23 
Roberts, 30, 60 
Robinson, 9, 34, 35, 54 
Rodgers, 31 
Ross. 31,51 
Ronnseville, 15, 27 

Saunders. 20, 39 

Sawyer, 16, 31 

Sears, 26, 41 

Shaler, 23 

Shaw, 33 

Sherman, 54 

Shcrrill, 31, 50 

Sibley, 14, 22, 23 

Simmons, 35, 54 

Smith, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 26, 

30, 39, 49 
Snell, 10, 12. 13, 17, 18,21 
Snow, 6,8, 12, 18 
Soper, 12 
Spencer, 30, 50 
Stickney, 38 
Stockham, 51 
Stockwell, 30, 49 
Stow, 34, 53 
Stranger, 18 
Sti-obridge, 13 
Stnrtevant, 8, 14, 54 
Swift, 47, 54 

Tenney, 13, 56 
Thayer, 10 

Thomas, 14, 26, 32, 51 
Thompson, 7, 10, 30, 49 
Tilden, 13 
Tillson, 18, 36 
Tolman, 35, 54 
Torrey, 13 
Tracy, 42 
Treat, 32, 54 
Tripp, 32, 51 
Turner, 8, 19, 37, 38 
Tyler, 17, 26, 34, 41 

Wade, 6, 31 

Wait, 13 

Wales, 22 

Washburn, 35, 55 

Watson, 11 

Weeks, 35 

Welch, 21 

West, 41 

Weston, 23 

Wheeler, 17 

Whitcomb, 21 

Whitney, 29 

Wilkes, 11, 18 

Williams, 31, 34, 51, 53 

Willis, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 29, 

48 
Withington, 36, 55 
Winslow, 10, 24 
Wood, 17. 20, 35 
Woodward, 34 
Wyman, 13, 22 



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Page 5. In twelfth line, read westerly instead of easterly. 

7. In ninth line from bottom, dele Capt, 

11. To the children of Lieut. Jonathan and Susanna Packard, add Alpheus, 
b. May 18, 1783. 

23. In twelfth line, for Morse Menzer, read Moses Menzer. 

45. After Bryant^ in ninth line from bottom, add. He graduated LL.B. in 
1876, and in the same year was admitted to the Suffolk Bar. 



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