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A GENEALOGY 



OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 



ALEXANDER ALVORD 



AN EARLY SETTLER OF WINDSOR. CONN. 
AND NORTHAMPTON, MASS. 



COMPILED BY 

SAMUEL MORGAN ALVORD 



1908 
A. D. ANDREWS, Printer. 
Webster, N. Y. 



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PREFACE. 



Interest in a genealogy of the Alvord family antedates that of most 
New England families. In the early "sixties" William Alvord Burke 
of Lowell, Mass., became interested in the genealogy of the families 
of his father and mother and published the "Burke and Alvord Me- 
morial." (Published by Henry Button and Son. Boston.) Mr. 
Burke engaged John A. Boutelle of Woburn, ^lass., to gather and 
arrange the data. No attempt was made either on the part of the 
Burke or the Alvord family to make it a complete record. Only 
those families of Alvords were taken up that resided in Northamp- 
ton, ]\Iass.. and vicinit}', excepting Mr. Burke's own line. The notes 
on the origin of the name and the antecedents in England were of 
practically no value. 

Shortly after the publication of the "Burke and Alvord Memorial" 
Coridon A. Alvord, a prominent printer of New York City, became 
interested in the matter and desired that a complete genealogy of the 
Alvord family should be published. He at once engaged ^Nlr. Bou- 
telle, who proceeded to further carry on his genealogical work on 
the Alvord family. From 1866 until 1868 Mr. Boutelle was appar- 
ently devoting a good share of his time to this work. Mr. Alvord 
alone met the full expense of this undertaking, which was consid- 
erably over one thousand dollars. When it seemed that the work was 
nearing completion and would soon be in press, Mr. Alvord met with 
sad affliction which afifected his business relations, so that he did not 
see his way clear to carry out his plans for publication. ^Ir. Boutelle's 
health also began to fail about this time. Both these men died a few 
years later and the manuscript was packed away with Mr. Alvord's 
papers. And so it happened that for twenty-five years what had been 
gathered at great labor and expense was laid away and almost for- 
gotten. We can scarcely overestimate the value of Mr. Alvord's 
unselfish effort and everyone interested in the history of this family 
owes him a debt of gratitude. While the facts and records thus gath- 
ered were far from complete, — surprisingly so along some lines — , 
the present work could scarcely have been made so thorough and 



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satisfactory except for tlie aid that has heen afforded by it, espec- 
ially since it preserved for us the testimony of men of a previous 
generation. It might be added that the present work is about triple 
the size of the Alvord-Boutelle collection. 

About the year 1897 my uncle, Rev. Frederick Alvord, being much 
interested in the family history and knowing of Coridon Alvord's 
work, desired to learn if the manuscript was still in existence. After 
some search he found that George M. Alvord, son of Coridon, was 
living in Hartford, and he learned from him that he had the manu- 
script and was willing to give it to anyone who would complete the 
work and publish it. Thus the manuscript came into possession of 
Rev. Frederick Alvord, who at once began to plan for its publication. 
Disappointment in securing financial support and advancing years 
led him reluctantly to give up the plan and in the fall of 1901 he 
came to my house and requested that I take the manuscript with the 
understanding that I should complete and publish it at some fav- 
orable time. 

It was not my intention to proceed at once with the work, but let- 
ters from various members of the family led me to believe that the 
time was ripe for its publication. I therefore began to revise what 
had already been done and to add new matter. Mr. Boutelle had 
been unable to trace many families that had migrated to New York 
State soon after the Revolutionary War. Through the aid afforded 
by the Pension Bureau, Adj. General's Office, U. S. Census Dept., 
County Clerks and Surrogates, and the recollections of private indi- 
viduals of advanced years, these families have been traced almost 
without exception. I confidently believe that there exists in the 
country no branch of the Alvord family whose annals do not appear 
in this -volume — I except some isolated instances of individuals 
bearing the name, which will be noted in the appendix. The work, 
covering a period of seven years, has been accomplished in the midst 
of the confining duties of a teacher's life, but it has been my aim to 
neglect nothing that would add to the interest and completeness of 
the work. 

Our relations to the family in England had been in a large measure 
worked out through the personal efforts of John W. Alvord of Chi- 
cago, who most generously contributed what he had gathered at his 
personal expense. This contribution was of great value and served 
as a basis for the later and more complete researches, making it pos- 



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sible to at once strike at the very heart of things. The services of 
C. A. Hoppin. Jr., an experienced speciaHst in searching Enghsh 
records, were engaged and he has added materially to the value of 
the data gathered by Mr. Alvord. I am convinced that this part of 
the work has been thoroughly done, and that all records have been 
searched with care in the vicinity of the home of our ancestors in 
England. The sum of one hundred and fifty dollars for engaging 
the services of Mr. Hoppin was contributed by the following per- 
sons: John W. Alvord of Chicago, 111, John F. Alvord of Tor- 
rington. Conn., Dean Alvord of Brooklyn, X. Y.. Clinton Alvord 
of \\'orcester, Mass., E. C. Alvord of Washburn, Wis., Geo. B. 
Alvord of Torrington, Conn., Andrew P. Alvord of Xew York City, 
Chas. H. Alvord of Torrington, Conn., Samuel M. rVlvord of Hart- 
ford, Conn., Mrs. E. J. Brown of New York City, H. B. Alexander 
of Geneva, 111. . . i 

I desire also to express my appreciation to all those who have so> 
readily given their support and cooperation in this task. Letters^ 
have in general been promptly, and always courteously, answered, 
even though demands were repeatedly made upon time and patience. 
In the Alvord homes that I have visited, whether in \'ermont or Cal- 
ifornia, the greatest hospitalit}' and courtesy have been shown me, 
so I have been made to feel that the tie of kinship is indeed very 
strong in the family. 

I cannot close without acknowledging my special obligation to 
the late Hon. W'illiam Alvord of San Francisco, who bv his gen- 
erous financial support and kindly words of encouragement mate- 
rially lightened the burden of the work. It was my privilege to meet 
Mr. Alvord in San F>ancisco in Sept., 1904, and the pleasure he 
• ' ' in driving through the city and explaining the points of interest 

^s only surpassed by my own pleasure in his delightful companion- 
.•<hip. Three months later his earthlv career was closed and the sisfht 
of the city that was the pride of his heart, almost in total ruins, never 
came before his mortal vision. 

Rev. J. G. Alford (now Canon Alford) of Bristol, Eng-., is about 
to publish pedigrees of the early Alford families in England and he 
has willingly contributed from his notes. 

Errors are inevitable in a work of this kind, though every effort 
has been made to avoid them. Readers are requested to send cor- 
rections to the author where errors are observed. Such corrections 



Pkeface 

will be made in a copy of the book in the library of the Conn. Hist. 

Soc, Hartford. Conn. 

Samuel Morgan Alvord, 
Hartford, Conn., July, 1908. 

HOW SHALL WE PRONOUNCE OUR NAME? 

There is clearly a lack of unformity on this point and many 
inquiries have come to me from those who are uncertain whether 
they ought to give the first syllable of the name the sound that it has 
in .:i/-fred, or in a/-ways. I am convinced after careful inquiry and 
investigation that the latter was the original sound of the first syllable 
of our name and is based on the best authority. The transition to 
the former is a late development, but in some localities, especially in 
the West, it has become quite general. 

The first s^dlable of the name, being derived from the German 
al-dc (awl-der), must obviously have had the same sound. The 
same German word appears in the first two syllables of Alderman 
and the Germanic sound is retained. Again, if we note the pro- 
nunciation of the name in localities where the family has continued 
to live from the time of the early settlement, as in Northampton, 
Easthampton and South Hadley, Mass., it will be observed that the 
name is invariably pronounced Awl-vud. 

EXPLANATION AND ABBREVL\TI0NS. 

By the s}'stem of numbering on the margin one may easily trace 
his line back to the progenitor of the family. Every child, born 
Alvord. is given a number. H he married, his name will appear in 
the succeeding generation as the head of a family with the same 
number prefixed. 

The usual common abbreviations are used for states, months, etc. 
also b. for born, bapt. for baptised, d. for died, mar. for married, 
unm. for unmarried, res. for residence, prob. for probably, int. for 
intention, i. e., marriage intention. 



ENGLISH ALFORDS 



ORIGIN AND EARLY MENTION OF THE NAME ALFORD 

IN ENGLISH RECORDS. THE RELATION OF 

THE AMERICAN ALVORD FAMILY TO 

THE ENGLISH ALFORDS 

In any consideration of the earliest data regarding the Alvord 
family, it must be remembered that the name is identical with 
Alford* and that all the Alvord family ancestors in England were 
Alfords and not Alvords. There are a very few instances of the 
latter spelling in Co. Somerset, Eng. The transition to Alvord from 
Alvord was a natural one since f and v are kindred letters. (The 
descendants of Alexander x\lford. the progenitor of the American 
Alvord family have consistently spelled their name A-1-v-o-r-d. The 
descendants of the other Alford immigrants have used the original 
spelling). It therefore follows that in observing the early occur- 
ences of the name in English archives and records, it is more import- 
ant to note similarity to Alford than to Alvord. Hence, there is 
little reason to believe that there is a reference to the Alford name 
in the Domesday Book of William the Conqueror ( 1060) , although 
one Alwand and one Allured appear, each possessed of a hyde of 
land (about 100 acres). 

It has been suggested that the name was originally Alfred, from 
King Alfred the Great, but evidence is lacking to support such 
a theory. Nor should it for a moment be thought that the name 
is derived from a place where "all forded" the river. The name is 
distinctly Saxon in origin rather than Norman and the true source or 
derivation of the name is furnished by Canon J. G. Alford of Bris- 
tol, England. 



*The following variations of spelling the name occur on the earl\- New 
England records : Alford, Allford, Alfred, Alvard, Alvart, Alverd, Alvert, 
Alved, Allord, Alloord, Allnard, Alluerd, Alhurd, Olford, Olverd, Olvord. 



10 AlVORD GENEALf)GY 

''Aide was an ancient form of old as in alderman. Aldeford was 
the old ford across a river, and Robertus Dominus de Aldford was 
master, lord or _Q;overnor of a military station (Aldford Castle) com- 
manding the old ford across the Dee above Chester. The changes 
then followed : 

Richard Dom. de Aldford 

Radulf de Aldford 

Henry de Aldford 

Robert de Alford (a decendant of "Bigot"' who came over with 
A\'illiam the Conqueror. He was iiiilcs [Knight | in 1160). 

Thomas Alford 
Alexander Alvord. 

(The above is not to be taken as a direct line of ancestry.) 
"This comes from tlie oldest pedigree of the name, and the con- 
nection of the Somerset family with the Aldford Castle in Cheshire 
is early but distinct. The northern Al fords gradually died out or 
sank in position, wliile the Somerset Alfords became land-owners 
(though not extensive ones) about 1560, and have luaintained their 
position as professional gentlefolk." 

Tlie following are very early occurrences of the name : 

•■-Middleton or Milton (CHvedon), Fol. 48, No. 114. Grant by William de 

Clyveden for the good of his soul and those of his parents and friends to the 

canons of Bruton of the church of Middleton. 

Testibus : 

Roberto. Arcliidiacons Ilberto et Servasio decanis, Rogero de Al- 
derforda, etc. 

"Folio 14, 15. No. 35, A. D. 1256. Agreement made in the Lady Chapel of 
Bruton between Sir William, Prior of Bruton, and William de Careville 
before Sir H. Lovell. Sir Ralph sine Averio (Sansaver) Hugh his sou 
Knights, Master Thomas de Aide the ford (^A'.ford) John Rufus of Lan;/, 
etc. Richard Landres, William Pincema Mathew de Betevile, etc. The said 
William de Careville released to the prior all right which he had in the pathes 
and foot stiles above the Barn of the said Prior in the held which is called 
Hyde toward Begwode. 

Testibus : 

Wittelmo de Plescey, 
Wittelmo Hurcarl, 
Robert de Crudenhulle, 
W. de La Lade, 
Henrico de Campoflorido, 
Wittelmo de la Coume, 
Thomas de Dike. 



English Axcestry 11 

"Xo. 202. Deed by which Isabella who was the wife of William Fitz Adam 
of Cherleton, etc. (quit-claim), (this is a very long charter.) 

His testibiis : 

Domino Andria Wake, 

Domino W. de Doneheved, 

Domino Humfrido le Kael, 

Domino W. de Loueny Majisto, 

Thomas de Aldetheford, 

W. Fane role, 

R. Bissop, 

W. de Combe, 

Radulfo Huscarl." (Somerset Rec. Soc, Vol. 8.) 

Ill 1292, 20 Edward I, certain lands at Barrington and Chillington. 
Co. Somerset, were held "by the service of finding a man on foot 
to serve at the Ca?tle of Aldford, Cheshire, in the time of war." 
(Canon J. G. Alford.) 

In 1327-8, Edward I, the names of Thomas Alford and John 
Alford appear under the parish of Henstridge, Co. Somerset. (Sub- 
sidy Rolls.) 

In 1335-6, 9 Edward III. John Alford of Williton. Co. Somerset, 
clerk, made a grant of a tenement at W^illiton. (Hist. 3,1. S. Com., 
\'ol. XVI. p. 74.) 

In 14S4 there died an Allford, \'icar of Cannington, near Bridge- 
water. "There was an inscription in Brass inider the Altar steps" 
to his memory, in which he was called "a Benefactor." (Collin- 
son's Somerset.) 

In 1520, Thomas Alford, patron of Pilton : in 1523. Henri Alford 
and George Alford. both of the Hundred of Whitely ; in 1524-5. 
John Alforde of He Abbotts and Jolm Alford of Bickenhall, all in 
th^' County of Somerset, are mentioned. 

The foregoing is sufficient to show the antiquity of the family 
and that it was early established in Co. Somerset, which will be 
shown to be the locality from which the progenitors of the Alvord and 
Alford families in America came, i. e., the descendants of Alexander 
and Benedict Alford. Xo evidence exists which shows whether any 
of these early names are in direct line of the American families. 

"The Alfords of Somerset were landowners in the county, as is still the 
case, and two members of the family were county magistrates — the family 
being one of evidently good position in the county for the last three hun- 
dred years. — but they became known chiefly as a clerical family. A veritable 



12 Alvord Genealogy 

family of tlic priesthood, six successive generations, in two diverging but 
unbroken lines, having taken Hoh- Orders." (Canon J. G. Alford.) 

Henry Alford. D. D., late Dean of Canterbnry was a descendant 
of the Somerset Al fords. 

Benedict, Alexander and Joanna Alford were early settlers in 
Windsor, Conn. From Alexander Alford the whole Alvord family 
of the United States is descended, from Benedict it may be estimated 
that nearly three-fourths of the Alfords are descended (Their 
descendants at present in America are about equal). The date of 
their coming to America, and the ship on which they came must 
remain in obscurity. It is not unlikely that they were minors and 
came from England in company with and under the charge of 
friends or relatives. This seems very probable in the case of Alex- 
ander and Joanna. Windsor, Conn, was settled in 1635 by a party 
from Dorchester. Mass.. many of whom had come to America in 
1630 in the ship "]\iary and John." It is very visionary to believe 
that the Alfords were among these, for the Alford name does not 
appear on the early Dorchester records nor in the list of passeiogers 
on the "Mary and John", who have been quite full}' identified. The 
earliest date that any of the Windsor Alford family is mentioned 
in America is May, 1637, when "Sarg." Benedict Alford was a 
soldier from W^indsor in the Pequot Indian War. In 1640 the town 
\ of Windsor granted liim his home-lot. Xo mention is made of 
Alexander Alford in America until 1645, when the town of Windsor 
granted him a home-lot. He received, however, a grant of land 
from the town which bears no date, but the circumstances attending 
the grant seem to indicate that it was about 1644. No mention is 
made of Joanna Alford until her marriage to Ambrose Fowler in 
1646. 

The kinship of these three Alford settlers is a most important 
factor in determining the parentage in England, and it is a most 
fortunate circumstance that this is reasonably well established. The 
early local historians and genealogists agree that Benedict and Alex- 
ander Alford were brothers and that Joanna Alford was their sister. 
As a further evidence of this it may be noted that the three are 
found together in the same settlement in the "New World", that the 
dates of their marriages (1640, 1646. 1646) and their deaths (1683. 
1687, 1684) indicate that they were of about the same age. and that 
Jonathan Alford, son of Benedict, accompanied Ambrose Fowler, 
Joanna's husband, in his removal to Westfield, Mass., their names 



English Ancestry 13 

appearing" togetlier as witnesses to deeds. All of which shows a 
close intimacy between the two families, more than would be looked 
for between mere friends. It is also a curious, interesting and most 
important fact that each of the three, independent of the others, 
shows evidence of connection with the parish of Whitestaunton or 
vicinity, Co. Somerset, Eng"., for Benedict in 1639 witnessed a deed 
in Broadway parish (four and a half miles from Whitestaunton). 
Alexander bore a Christian name which appears in several genera- 
tions of Alfords at Whitestaunton, and Joanna's baptism is recorded 
as occurring at Whitestaunton. 

The intimate relationship of the family with Co. Somerset, White- 
staunton vicinity, is shown from the following deed : 

" Sept. 3, 1640, Record of the deed shewed in Court betwixt Richard 
Standerwick and Nicholas Nurton. 

Know all men by these presents that I, Richard Standerwick of Broadway 
County of Somerset, Old England Clothyer, for and in consideration of the 
sum of twelve pounds lawful money of England, paid unto me by Nicholas 
Nurton of Waymouth, in New England, have granted, bargained, and sola, 
and by these presents do freely grant, bargain, and sell, unto the said Nicholas 
Nurton, all the cattle whether cows, steers or calves, v/hatsoever I have with 
Mr. Hall in New England. 

"In witness whereof I the said Richard Standerwick have hereunto set my 
hand and seal the 20th day of Feb. in the year 1639. 

Richard 
vStanderwick. 

His Seal. 
Sealed in tl'.e presence of 
John Hawkins, 
Peter Pinny, 
John Dwelly X sign, 
Benedict Alford X sign, 
John Purchase." 

"Benedict .A.lford and John Purchase two of these v.-itnesses have taken 
the oath before me Thomas Dudley, Governor of ]Mass. that they saw Richard 
Standerwick above named seal and deliver this bill to the use of the above 
i»imed Nicholas Nurton and subscribed their names or marks as witnesses 
thereof. 

"Their oaths were taken the 25th day of August, 1640. 

Before me, THOMAS DUDLEY, Governor." 

Of these names, Richard Standerwick is found upon a tomb in 
the Parish Churchyard of Broadway, Co. of Somerset, England, 
with the date of his death. The family was for many generations 
of this parish and there are many other Standerwick tombs in this 
church. The present head of the family John William Standerwick 



14 Alvord Genealogy 

of Broadway has sent many interesting^ items of the family and 
evinced much interest in this old deed. Peter Pinny belonged to 
an old and established family in 1 '.roadway Parish and the name 
occurs upon the parish record many times. Some American 
descendants of Humphrey Pinney erected a brass to that elrect in 
1891. 

It seems impossible to determine whether the above deed was 
executed in England or America. If in America, Richard Stander- 
wick must have visited this country and returned to England. If 
executed in England, Benedict Alford. after his service in the 
Pequot War in 1637, must have returned to England since the date 
of the deed was 1639. It is a significant fact that the following year 
he married in Windsor, Conn. Jane Nurton (Newton) and that 
Nicholas Nurton was the grantee in the conveyance. Whatever 
theory one may have regarding Benedict Alford's return visit to 
England, the essential fact remains that he had intimate relations 
with the parish of Broadway, Co. Somerset, Eng.. four and a half 
miles from Whitestaunton. That Whitestaunton, ratlier than Broad- 
way, was the original home of the Alfords who settled in Windsor, 
Conn., is evidenced by the fact that it h.ad been inhabited by Alford 
families certainly for a hundred years previous to the settlement at 
AVindsor, Conn., while no Alfor.ls are known to have lived in Broad- 
way. The strongest proof that Wdiitestaunton was the original 
home rests in the fact that there is a record of the baptism of 
Joanna Alford there: "8 Dec. 1622, Joanna Alford daughter of 
Thomas Alford of Whitestaunton parish, was baptised." The 
Whitestaunton parish register previous to 1692 is lost and the 
record of this baptism is found in the bishop's transcript at Wells. 
The baptisms of Benedict and Alexander Alford do not appear in 
the transcript, which is incomplete and fragmentary. It has, how- 
ever, the record of the baptism of "Johannes, son of Thomas Alfor^i. 
9t;h of Oct. 1608." That the above Joanna Alford is the same tha: 
is later found in Windsor, Conn, is not worthy of doubt, for she 
married in Windsor, Ambrose Fowler, May 6, 1646, wdiich would 
make her age twenty-four, a most probable marriage age. 

Since the father of Joanna Alford was Thomas, it follows that he 
was the father of Benedict and Alexander also. No birth or bap- 
tismal record of Benedict exists in the parishes of Whitestaunton 
vicinity, but at Bridport, about fifteen miles from Whitestaunton, 
the parish register contains the following: "1627 Oct. L^/A. Alcx- 



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aiidcr soil of Thomas Alford was baptised." There are the best 
reasons for believing- that this is Alexander Alford, the brother of 
Benedict and Joanna, and the progenitor of the Alvord family of the 
United States. It is not hard to imagine Thomas Alford a temporary 
resident of Bridport. a flourishing town near the coast. His name 
does not appear in the subsidy rolls of Somerset and Dorset at that 
period, which indicates that he was not a holder or lessee of any 
land or goods subject to taxation, but an employee, preferably with 
respect to merchandise, in which capacity he may well be thought 
as residing temporarily at Bridport. While it is true that there was 
an Alford family resident at Bridport, distinct from the Whitestaun- 
ton family, yet the pedigree of that family has been so carefully 
wrought out that it is evident that Thomas Alford and his son Alex- 
ander are not of that family. There is nothing so far as discovered 
in the age of Alexander Alford to preclude his being the one bap- 
tised at Bridport in 1627. His marriage occurred in 1646 which 
would make him nineteen at that time, somewhat younger than the 
average marriage age, but it may be observed that two of his own 
children married at the age of nineteen. The birth of a child to 
him in 1671 would also indicate that he and his wife vvcre born at 
least not much earlier than 1627. In his will, drawn in 1686, he 
speaks of himself as "v/ell-stricken in years." If born and baptised 
in 1627 he would have been in his sixtieth year, when a man may 
well refer to himself as "well stricken in years," and furthermore 
it is not infrequent that such expressions are used in wills as mere 
matters of form. TJiis zcork then will accept the baptism of Alex- 
ander Alford of Bridport in 1627 as that of tJie progenitor of the 
Alvords of the United States. 

At Ashill, eight miles from W'hitestaunton, there is on record the 
marriage of Thomas Alford and Joan Hawkins, May 11, 1618, and 
it is believed that these are the parents of Benedict, Alexander 
and Joanna Alford, since the parishes are almost adjacent, the date 
of the marriage conforms, and a mother would naturally give her 
own name to her daughter. It will also be remembered that one 
John Hawkins vv-as a co-witness with Benedict Alford in the Stander- 
wick deed. 

The following burial is recorded at Whitestaunton : "1636, 27 
]May Joane Alford, widow, was buried." A thoughful considera- 
tion of this entry will suggest a theory regarding the departure of 
the brothers and sister from Enerland and their settlement in Amer- 



16 Alvord Genealogy 

ica, since it may be presumed that the above refers to the mother of 
th'e settlers. If this be true, the father, Thomas Alvord, had died 
previous to 1636, and the children, Benedict, Alexander and Joanna, 
were left orphans at an early age ; Alexander at the age of nine, 
Joanna fourteen and Benedict a few years older. As their home 
was now broken up, the children must seek employment and oppor- 
tunities of self-support, hence they were drawn into the tide of 
immigration which was pouring into the "New World," perhaps in 
company with friends or relatives, or it is not improbable that Bene- 
dict, being the eldest, migrated alone in 1636, soon after his mother's 
death. The following year he was in Windsor, Conn., and served 
in the Pequot War. He returned to England in 1639 when he wit- 
nessed the deed in Broadway parish, and late the same year or the 
following year brought his younger brother and sister back to 
America with him. This theory is of course altogether imaginative, 
but it is certainly plausible. 

It is more difficult to make connection with the generations pre- 
vious to Thomas Alford. No record of the baptism of Thomas 
Alford is found on the parish registers of the Whitestaunton vicin- 
ity, nor is the name mentioned in any Alford wills of his time and 
locality. A most exhaustive search has been made without definite 
results. 

The following references to the Whitestaunton Alford family 
prior to 1650 have been gathered from parish registers, wills and 
subsidy rolls : 

1530. John .'Alford a witness to a Whitestaunton, CouRt}- Somerset will of 
John Batley (or Bayley), 4th of July, 1530. 

1538. Wm. Alford a witness to a will of Thomas Sylvestre of Hinton. 
St. George, Co. Somerset. 

1550. Alexander Alford mentioned as living at Whitestaunton. 

1558. Rev. Alexander Alford mentioned as living at Whitestaunton. 

1576. Will of Alexander Alford of Whitestaunton "Gierke" 22nd of De- 
cember. 

1577. Will of widow Agnes Alford of Whitestaunton, children: Mary, 
Alice, Elinor, Salaman, William. Joha Barthobmevv and Bridget. 

1578. Agnes Alvord, wife of Alexander Alford, of Whitestaunton, buried 
at West jMoncton, Go. Somerset. 

1586. George Alford born Whitestaunton. 

1606. John Alford and Phylis Gibbs were married at Whitestaunton 
June 10. 

1608. Johannes Alford son of Thomas Alford of Whitestaunton baptised 
9th Oct. 



English Ancestry 17 

1612. John Alford mentioned as curate pro tempore at Bickenhall (a 
parish which adjoins Broadway Parish on the North). 

1615. John Alford "clerk"' buried at Bickenhall 12th of Nov. (Bishop's 
transcript). 

1622. Joanna Alford daughter of Thomas Alford of Whitestaunton bap- 
tised December 8th. 

1628, 1629, 1636. Richard. Alford in the subsidy rolls of Whitestaunton. 

1636. 27 May, Joane Alford, widow, was buried. 

1650. Richard Alford and Alexander Alford appear in the Royalist Com- 
position Rolls as being residents at Whitestaunton, Co. Somerset and being 
described as yeomen. 

1657. Will of Richard Alford of Whitestaunton "yeoman" mentions wife 
Mary, house at Whitestaunton. my son Alexander Alford, to Christian, wife 
of mj' son Alexander, my house at Chard, Co. Somerset. 

It is probable that among the above names are the ancestors of 
Thomas Alvord and his children, and it is very probable that the 
line runs to Rev. Alexander x\lford, who died in 1576. If this is true, 
there is surely one generation intervening between him and Thomas 
Alford. The names of the four sons of Rev. Alexander Alford are 
mentioned in the will of his wife Agnes, viz., Salaman, \Mlliam, 
John and Bartholomew, but since no records of their marriages or 
children have been discovered it cannot be determined which, if any, 
was the father of Thomas. 

It is most unfortunate that the manor court rolls of Whitestaun- 
ton are missing. All other records of the period of the exodus to 
America, relating to Whitestaunton and neighboring parishes, have 
been thoroughly searched. These include the parish registers. 
Bishop's transcript, wills at Somerset House, London, the Taunton 
Probate Registry, the Blandford Probate Registry and the Preroga- 
tive Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Subsidy Rolls and 
Deposition, and Proceedings in Chancery. 

The Xurton (X'ewton) family, into which Benedict Alford mar- 
ried, was an established family of Broadway, Co. Somerset. The 
Hawkins family, from which came the wife of Thomas x\lford, was 
numerous, and is found both at Ashill and Broadway. The Brett 
family have been lords of the manor in Whitestaunton for many 
generations and in the 16th and 17th centuries the name Alexander 
was a favorite name in that family (letter from Rector at White- 
staunton). The custom of naming children for the lord of the 
manor is an ancient one and may account for the use of the name 
in the Alford familv at that time and in that locality. 



18 Alvord Genealogy 

The conclusion then, briefly stated, is that Benedict, Alexander 
and Joanna Alford were brothers and sister and that they came to 
America probably as minors and perhaps as orphans about the years 
1636-40. They were the children of Thomas Alford of Whitestaun- 
ton parish, Co. Somerset, Eng., where Joanna was baptised Dec. 8, 
1622. No record of Benedict's birth or baptism has been discovered. 
Alexander was baptised probably at Bridport, Eng., Oct. 15, 1627. 
The mother of these children is presumed to be Joanna Hawkins, 
who married Thomas Alvord at Ashill, Co. Somerset, May 11, 1618. 
Thomas Alford's parentage is unknown, but he is possibly a grand- 
son of Rev. Alexander Alford of Whitestaunton and a son of Sala- 
man, William, John or Bartholomew Alford, who were the sons of 
the Rev. Alexander Alford. 

C. A. Hoppin, Jr., expert in English genealogical research, pre- 
sents the following table, showing the probable ancestry of Benedict, 
Alexander and Joanna Alford : 

I. JOHN ALFORD. of V/hitestaunton, b. about 1475-85 



II. REV. ALEXANDER ALFORD-AGNES 

b. about 1500-20 i 



III. William Alford John Alford Bartholomew Alford Salamon Alford b. 1530-45 




John Hawkins, of Ashill 



IV. Richard Alford Q/i^^"'^^'^'^-''^) Thomas lAlford-Joan Hawkins John Alford 

 mar. May 11, 1618 



Alexander Alford 

of Royalist Comp. papers d j- » a i ' j - i ' a u ..J 

^ *^ * Benedict Alexander Joanna Aliord 

WILLS OF REV. ALEXANDER ALFORD AXD HIS WIDOW, AGXES. 

"Westmounckton Test : 

"Alexandri Alford. In the name of God Amen The XXth day of Decembre 
in the yeare of or Lorde God 1576, I, Allexander Alforde of the pishe of 
Whitestanton in the countie of Somst clerke beinge whole and pfecte of 



English Ancestry 19 

remembrance thankes be unto almightie god Do ordaine and make my testa- 
mente and last will in manner and forme foUowinge that is to say ffirste I 
bequethe my soule to almightie God and my bodie to therthe to be buried 
in the church\-ard of Whitestanton aforesaid Itm I geve and bequethe to the 
saide pishe churche Xiid Itm I geve and bequethe to ni}" sonne Salamon my 
tablebords Itm I geve and bequethe to euerie of my children iiiid a pece All 
the reste of my gooddes cattells and Debtes not geven nor bequethed in this 
my psente laste Will and testamente I do geve and bequethe unto Agnes my 
Wief vvhome I make my whole and sale Executrix to use and Dispose the 
same as it semethe beste to her discression Yereunto bearethe Wittne Tristram 
Easton and Richard Brownsey 

■'Probatum fuit limoi testament virtute 

"Comissis Curato ibm Directo 

"Sum Invent iii li xviii s" 

Proved in the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton, Book V, Folio 318. 

"Agnetis Alford. 

"In the name of God Amen. I Agnes Alforde, Widoe in the pishe of White- 
stanton in Somst, beinge in pfecte niynde and mem.ory and sicke of body do 
make this my laste will and testamente as followethe ffirste I bequethe my 
soule to almightie god my savior in whome is my truste to be saved by his 
blood sheddinge for me and all other Itm I bequethe my bodie to be buried 
in xpian* buriall Itm to my mother churche of Bathe and Wells iiijd Item I 
geve to Jone Symes my best gowne Itm I geve to mj' daughter Mary a plat- 
ter a salteselller Itm to my daughter Alice one smocke and one aprone Itm 
to Jone Paine one stocke of bees Itm to my daughter Elinor my blacke 
frocke a podinger a sawc [er] Itm vnto my sonne Willyam, a horde that 
dothe stande vppon the benche Itm to John a stocke of bees. Itm to Salamon 
a frize gowne Itm to Bartholomew a douste bed ij feather pilloes a bolster 
and a paire of blanketts a coulett. Itm to Elinor also a quarte of hunney 
This my laste will and testamente made the IXth of november 1577 the resi- 
due of my goodes moveable and vnmoveable I geve and bequethe to Brigett 
my daughter m}^ full Executrix whome I made by the W^ittnes of willyain 
Weyford my ou'seer And wittnes Bartholomew Alford John Lythe p me 
William Lewis, Clicum 

Probatr 30 December 1577'' 

[Volume V page 316 Collated Wills in the Taunton District Registry of the 
Court of Probate formerly belonging to the Court of the Archdeacon of 
Taunton]. 

In addition to the Whitestaiinton family there were Alfords alsa 
in Co. Somerset in the parishes of \\'insham, Swell and Weston 
Zoyland ; in Co. Dorset at Bridport and Lyme Regis ; also in the 
counties of Devon, Essex, Wilts and other. There is a parish of 
Alford in Co. Somerset, 136 inhabitants, a parish of Alford in Co. 
Lincoln, 15C6 inhabitants. 



*cathedral. 



20 Alvord Genealogy 

Burkes Peerage describes the coat-of-arms of the Alford family 
as being a shield surmounted with the crest of a boar's head and in 
his mouth a broken spear. 

ARMS QUARTERLY OF EIGHT. 

(1). Gules, six pears, three, two and one, a chief of the last, 
Alford. 

(2), Sable, a chevron or between three ram's heads argent armed 
or, Ramsey. 

(3). Vaire azure and argent, Beuchamp. 

(4). Sable, a lion rampant, argent, with a border argent and 
sable, Nernut. 

(5). Argent, a saltire gules between four eagles displayed vert, 
Hampden. 

(6). Argent, three hop poles sable, Bawldin. 

(7). Ermine, a fess cheque or and sable, Arden. 

(8). Barry of eight, argent and vert, a wyvern rampant. Down- 
ing. 

Crest on a wreath of the coulers, a boar's head couped or, in the 
mouth a broken spear argent. 

Alford of Berkshire, Eng., has one coat-of-arms. 

Alford of Holt, Eng., Denbugh has one coat-of-arms. 

Alford of Ipswich Co., Suffolk, has one coat-of-arms. 

Alford of Devon has coat-of-arms. 

Alford of Northamptonshire has one coat-of-arms. 

Alford of Suffolk has one coat-of-arms. 

Aylford has two coats-of-arms, and one other, which is : Gu. a 
cross moline, Ar. 

From all of which it will be seen that there is a very considerable 
number of worth}- families in England at the present da}- who bear 
our name honorably ; and in addition to these the Earl of Brownlow, 
Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire, Ene., bears as one of his titles. "Vis- 
count of Alford." which was conferred upon his ancestors in 1688 
for services in the Revolutionary War of 1648, some fifty years after 
for services in the Revolutionary War of 1648, some fifteen years 
after the American Alfords left the English shore. It does not neces- 
sarily follow that he was himself an Alford. 

EARLY ALFORD WILLS IN SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON 

1492. Johanne Alford of St. Georges, Poding Lane. London, (29 
Dogatt.) 



English Ancestry 21 

1509. Ellen Alford of Meer, Co. Wilts, (19 Bennet). 

1517. Roger Alford of Chelmsford, Co. Essex, (5 Ayloffe). 

1535. John Alford of St. Swithens. London, (29 Hogan). 

1546. Robert Alford of St. Swithens, London. 

1551. Thomas Alford Meer, Co. Wilts, (26 Bucke). 

1561. John Alford of Winsham, Co. Somerset, (4 Streat). 

1562. John Alford of Bridporte. Co. Dorset, (26 Streat). 
1570. William Alford of Honyton, Co. Devon and Lyne Regis, 

Co. Dorset, (14 Lyon). 

1586. Roger Alford. Esquire Hitchan Bucks, (38 Arundal). 

1587. Philip Alvord of Chardstock, Co. Dorset, Administration. 

1588. William Alford of London, (20 Rutland). 

1597. William Alford of Bridport, Dorset, (93 Cobham). 

1610. John Alford of Bridport, Dorset, Gent.. Wingfield. 

1613. Philip Alford. of Whitechapel, Middlesex, (88 Capell). 

1614. John Alford of Lawtherhill, Hereford. (91 Lawe). 
1616. Thomas Alford of Coventry, (89 Cope). 

1621. William Alford of Wells, Co. Somerset. (3 Dale). 

1646. Edmond x-Vlford of London, Administration. 

1647. William Alford of Stogunber, Co. Somerset. 

1647. William Alford of Lyme Regis, Co. Dorset. 

1648. Andrew Alford of London, (108 Essex). 

1648. Ellum Alford, Co. Middlesex, Administration. 

1649. John Alford, Co. Sussex, (70 Fairfax). 

1650. William Alford of Winshaw, Co. Somerset. 

1655. Robert Alford, ^L. A., \'icar of Downe Ampuey, Co. Glou- 
chester, (319 Aylett). 

1655. Zachary Alford, Administration, Lincoln. 

1654. Robert Alford, Co. Lincoln, (131 Alchin). 

1655. George Alford, Gondhersh, Kent., (321 Aylett). 
(Other Co. Somerset wills may be found at the Probate Registry, 

Taunton ) . 

DESCRIPTION OF COUNTY OF SOMERSET, ENGLAND. 
(Furnished by John W. Alvord, Chicago.) 

In the south-western part of England, well out on that ever-narrowing 
peninsula which terminates at Lands End, He three of the fairest counties of 
England, Somerset, Dorset and Devon. Here as everywhere in that land of 
alternating sunlight and showers are those vivid and tender shades of green 
which we know of only in the early spring; here are the hedgerows, white 
and smooth roads and flocks of sheep; the square church tower peeping up 



S'^^ Alvord Genealogy 

among the stately old trees; a great park, all finished a hundred years ago 
and glistening in the never-ending showers that sweep in from the broad 
Atlantic. 

There are bleak uplands, it is true, which only add by contrast to the fertile 
valleys below. There are moorlands, long since drained and cultivated until 
the name belies them. There are little villages everywhere nestled among the 
shrubbery as though they grew there, and here and there are the stately 
houses of the country gentleman and lords of the manor with their deer-parks, 
avenues ana drives. 

The vale of Somerset stretches thirty miles eastward from the Bristol 
Channel to the inland cliffs of Dorset and Wiltshire. Isolated in the center 
of its lovely fertile plain stands a curious cone shaped hill crowned with an 
ancient tower. This is the famous Tor of Glastonbury, the conspicuous 
center of the most stirring legends of the religion and history of the English 
race. Upon its summit the pagan kindled his sacred fires. In the green hills 
bordering the lovely valley the relics of the cavemen are unearthed. At the 
foot of the cone the clustered abodes of a colony of lake dwellers are still 
extant. At its foot King Arthur lived and died, and here before the Romans 
fought their way into the west of Britain and five centuries before Augustine 
established at Canterbury the seat of the English Christian Church, pilgrims 
came from Jerusalem and built a little chapel of withe and wattle and dedi- 
cated it to the service of our Lord. Legend says that here came Joseph of 
Arimathea in the year 63 with eleven disciples, sent to Britain by Phillip. Be 
this as it may, a church was built here within one hundred years after the 
death of Christ, which was long venerated as the first Christian church in 
Britain and a most splendid monastry grew up about it, and there gathered 
with the march of years a wealth of lore and legend greater in interest and 
mystery than England ever knew. To this place King Arthur, "deeply 
smiten through the helm" passed from Chancelot in the dusky barge whose 
decks "were dense with stately forms, black stoled, black hooded like a dream" 
to heal him of his grievous wound. From the peaks of the capricious Tor 
you gaze upon 

"The island valley of Avelon" 
"Where falls not hail or rain or any snow" 
"Nor ever wind blows loudly ; Init it is" 
"Deep-meadowed, happy, fair with orchard law-ns" 
"And bowery hollows crowned with summer sea" 

(Tennyson). 

Here is King Aruthur's country and the heart of it, and here upon this hill 
was found his tomb in the time of Henry II. 

Stand upon the top of the Tor and you are more than five hundred feet 
above the plain which was the fighting ground of the continental legions, 
which one after another, century after century, infested Britain, Roman, 
Saxon, Dane and Norman, and in the fullness of time left here the English- 
man ; from the Mendip Hills on the North to the Poldew and Quantock hills 
on the south, from the Bristol Channel and the Cheddar Cliffts westw-ard to 
the escarpments of Wiltshire on the East. Many of the most momentous 
battles were fought here by the men who made England. All is quiet now 



English Ancestry 23 

and peaceful. The land is one of orchard lawns and green fields, of pictur- 
esque farm dwellings and manor houses. Xo great city is anywhere near. 
You can see the small delightful cathedral town of Wells as you stand on 
the top of the Tor by St. Michael's tower. The brown moss of the most 
perfectly preserved of England's churches shows through the soft blue here 
against the distant Mendips. Below you lies Glastonbury, shaped like a cross 
and hidden among the trees. The little river Brue. lazily slipping down 
from the forest of Selwood, strikes the foot of the Tor and glides away past 
the town, crossing the long plain until it drops mto Bristol Channel, having 
made part of its journey through dykes, — for all the world like a Dutch canal 
with its bed above the adjacent fields. 

Looking eastward across the plain to the high lands of Welkshire, you 
will see King Alfred's tower, a modern memorial, commanding the site where 
Alfred routed the Danes; and within sight of that tower at the junction of 
the rivers Parret and Tona, King Alfred rallied his nobles, and built the 
fastness which proved to be the turning point in his fortunes. It was near 
here that A.lfred sought shelter in a herdsman's cottage and scandalized the 
goodu-ife by letting her cakes burn upon the hearth. 

Here lies old Isle Chester, chief city of the ancient Belgae, who migrated 
hither out of Gaul about 300 B. C. These Celtic people — and mayhap from 
them w^e have some Celtic blood — drove out the aborigines and established 
colonies. To them is credited the great wall or dyke to protect them from, 
the foe. Portions of this dj'ke called the Wansdyke are to be seen at the 
present time along Marlborough Downs terminating in Porteshead. ^ 

The savage and furious contentions of these Belgae with those whose 
soil they had usurped, lasted until the arrival of the Romans, when they in 
turn became the oppressed. ]\Iany of the neighboring hills are crowned v.ith 
the remains of Roman camps and Roman roads are still in use. The main 
road of this country is the old Roman Fossway, running through Illminster 
and another Roman road in use runs through Taunton. 

In the 5th century, on the decline of the Roman power, the country became 
subject to the Saxons and formed a part of the kingdom of Wessex. Here 
King Ina began his reign over the West Saxons, 68S A. D. and built the col- 
lege at Wells, dedicated to God and St. Andrew. It was King Ina who fought 
with the Welsh king, Gerest, and made Taunton a border fortress (710) 
(722). Later than this the incursions of the Danes kept the country in con- 
tinual alarm, and in the reign of King Alfred the\- carried their ravages to 
Somerset and reduced that king to his most dire extremity until from Athel- 
ney Isle he sallied forth and won his great victory at Edington. 

Then came the Xorman Conquest and the capture of Exeter (1058). 
Perkin Warbeck, who seized and abandoned Taunton in 1497, had his short 
sway, while in the revolution of 1643-45 the people of this district proved 
again that they were not noted for their attachment to roj^alty. The great 
mass of people, especially those in the towns, took the Parliament side in the 
great conflict, and Taunton made its heroiv_ defence under Blake until relieved 
by Fairfax. The continttance of strong Puritan feeling in the district was 
evidenced by the support given to the Duke of Monmouth fort}' years later 
in the rebellion of 1685, and the last battle fought on English soil saw the 
Duke defeated at Sedgmore within full sight of old Tor hill. 



24 Alvord Genealogy 

Somersetshire was the scene of the cruel Jeffries bloody assizes, and after 
the battle of Sedgmore "Kirks Lambs" desolated this whole section. It was 
from a people that had passed through such experiences as these and amid 
such scenes as these that the great migration to the New World commenced 
in 1630 and continued for twenty years, and from this soil which reared stern 
souls our forefathers sprang. 

REV. GROSVENOR BARTLETT'S VISIT TO BROADWAY, 

MAY 21, 1896. (This gentleman searched the parish 
registers of this vicinity.) 

"I left Corfe Castle last Thursday 21st of May, and with combined train 
and bicycle locomotion reached Broadway at noon, having searched Donyatt 
Registers, parish books and tombstones on my road. The Rector of Broad- 
way gave me lunch and then lent me the keys of the Registers and allowed 
me to find what I could, but alas, the former Rector had lost all the Registers 
previous to 1678. I copied all the ancient tombs in church and churchyard. 
There are three large square Standerwick tombs in the churchyard. I enclose 
all the writing on them. I found one Nurton entry on the Register, viz James 
Xurton of this parish was interred 1681 "according to the Act" (that is 
buried in woolen clothes according to the act of Parliament). 

"Broadway church is possessed of a handsome tower and the country there 
is very lovely. On the outskirts of the Ancient Forest of Castle Neroche 
there is a nice old house where the Standerwicks formerly resided." 

"After lunch and work at Broadway church I went on to Buckland, St. 
Mary near Whitestaunton, thinking I might find some Alford entries on 
account of its nearness to both Broadway and Whitestaunton. There the 
Rector was most kind. He had made a complete copy as well as an index 
of his registers dating back to 1538, and in a few minutes he was able to tell 
me that the name of Alford did not occur at all. 

"I went on the next day to the neighborhood of Swell, for I felt that it 
might happen that Benedict and Alexander hailed from thence. The Regis- 
ters at Swell are perfect and in splendid order, well wrapped up by a careful! 
Rector. They commence in 1559 and though I found several Alford entries, 
and the name spelled as you spell it too, viz Alvord, yet I failed to find the 
names of Alexander and Benedict. Then I searched Fivehead Registers, but 
found they were all lost previous to 1650." 

FAMILY RECORDS OF BENEDICT AND JOANNA ALFORD 

BENEDICT ALFORD, born probably at Whitestaunton, Eng., 
about 1615-18, married Windsor, Ct., Nov. 26, 1640, Jane Newton 
of the Nurton family of Broadway Parish, Eng. Benedict died at 
Windsor, Ct., Apr. 23, 1683. Children : 

a. Jonathan, b. Windsor, Conn., June 1, 1645. 

b. Benjamin, b. Windsor, Conn., July 11, 1647. 

c. Josiah, b. Windsor, Conn., July 6, 1649. 

d. Elizabeth, b. Windsor, Conn., Sept. 21, 1651. 

e. Jeremiah, b. Windsor, Conn., Dec. 24, 1655. 





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I, 






c 




Old Gateway, White«taunton Manor. 

General View of Whitestaunton Parish, Co. Somerset, Eng. 
Whitestaunton Msnor House, left part built in 1577. Ash tree 

very large and old. 



English Ancestry 25 

JOANXA ALFORD, bapt. Whitest'n Dec. S, 1622 ; mar. Wind- 
sor, Ct., May 6. 1646, Ambrose Fowler, who removed to Westfield, 
Mass., about 1671. She died there May 22, 1684. He died Oct. 18, 
1704, "very old." Children: 

a. Abigail, b. Windsor, Conn., 1646. 

b. John, b. Windsor, Conn., 1648. 

c. Mary, b. Windsor, Conn., 1650. 

d. Samuel, b. Windsor, Conn., 1652. 

e. Hannah, b. Windsor, Conn., 1654. 

f. Elizabeth, b. Windsor, Conn., 1656. 

g. Ambrose, b. Windsor, Conn., 1658. 



26 Alvord Genealogy 



Other Settlers of the Alford Name 

in America 



(Reprinted from the Burke and Alvord Memorial.) 

William Alvord came from London, Eng., about the year 1634 
and settled in Salem, Mass. He was a member of Skinner's com- 
pany. His wife, Mary, joined the church in 1636, and had Nathan- 
iel baptized in 1637; Samuel, Feb. 17, 1639; Bethia, June 26, 1642. 
"He had also Elisha, Mary and Elizabeth." Savage says: "He 
had favored the party of Wheelwright and, under the name of Mr. 
Alfoot on the record in 1637, was disarmed by the General Court, 
and thereupon removed for a season to New Haven, and there had 
probably two or more of his children born before 1654." He was of 
Boston, ]\Iarch 4, 1650-1. According to the following deposition he 
was born about the year 1603 : 

"The deposition Mr. William Allford, aged 50 years, or thereabouts saith 
that that he the said William Allford, with Joseph Allsop of New Haven, 
being att the Monhatoes about 16 dale sence ; and descoursing with the pr'sent 
Gou'r of the Monhatoes that some had a hand in the plott conserning the 
Indians cutting of the English; hee said hee had noe hand in any such plott; 
but confessed that in case any English should come against him, then hee 
would strengthen himselfe with the hidians as much as hee could; further 
the said Gou'r said that if the English would quarrell with him they needed 
not to do it on the Indian account, but upon the quarrell between the states of 
England and holland ; 

"This Testimony next above written was given in upon oath by Mr. William 
Alford att Stamford, the 9th of May 1653. 

before mee Francis Newman" 

(Plymouth Col. Rec.) 

He returned to Mass., settled in Boston, was a merchant, and by 
another wife, Ann, had John, born Nov. 29, 1658, who died aged two 
months. He died Jan., 1677. 



En'glisii Ancestry 27 

We find upon the early records of the County of Essex, IMass., that 
there was an Abraham Alved. 

"Gent men & honest friends pray be pleased to paye unto my frend Edward 
Joanes the severall sums of Suger which you owe me which each Gentleman's 
sume is heare under neath mentioned & directed to you & every of you 
severally for ye each p ticular sum or sums, taking the said Joanes his receipt 
for any sume you for my acct. & in for soe doeing you will oblige him 

Yo-rs to serve you to his power 

Abraham Alved. 
To Coll Timothy Cornhill y 45 "4 

To ditto for one tunn of cask 3 60 

To Thomas Hart for 1 55 

To Elizabeth Smale 1 74 for accot of Thomas Webb 

To Mr. John Bawden 15 74 bill 

To Mr. John Gates (or Gates) 2 25 bill 

To John Seddon for 10 00 bill paid by accot 

To William Bragg for 2 Barrells of tar 6 00 bill 



84 Zl 



A coppy of this Acco-t or order I have received of Mr. Abram Alveds and 
am to be accountable to him or order; for what I shall receive of it. 
Witness my hand this 25 January 1666-7. 

Edward Joanes." 

V\'e also find a Benjamin Alvord upon the records of the County of 
Essex at Salem : 

"Benjamin Alford, Whereas there was an obligation und-r ye hands of 
John Ruck, Bartholomew Gedn\% John Price, John Higginson & Hilliard 
Veren bearing date Xo. 26, 1674 for three hundred forty eight pounds starl. 
payably to John fifoott or assigns, the saith ffoott sending over povv-er to me 
whoose name is under vvritten for receiving of ye same I doe by these pres- 
ents acknowledge to have received of ye above named p sons ye full sum of 
three hundred forty eight pounds in merchantable fish in tyme as was 
expressed in said bond & do acquit & discharge ye said persons above named 
from al or any pt of said sum haveing received full satisfaction, as witness 
my hand dated Aug. 9, 1675. 

Benjamin Alford" 
(Reg. Deeds, Vol. 4:98.) 

"John ffoot of Bristol merchant now in London late resident in Boston 
X. E. constitutes Benjamin Alford of Boston aforesaid Merchant his true and 
lawfull Attorney. May 10. 1675. ( (Vol. 4:120.) 

There are two documents upon Court files where Benjamin Alford, 
Oct. 31, 1676, as an attorney of John Sweeting of London, gave his 
deposition with regard to the payment of a bill to John Shepherd, 
master of the "Thomas and Mary." 

Benjamin Alford was a merchant of Boston, and was a member of 



28 Alvord Genealogy 

the artillery compaii}' in 1671. Savag^e says that he married Mary, 
daughter of James Richards, Esq., of Hartford, and had Mary, born 
Sept. 15, bapt. Oct. 14, 1683; John, bapt. (at third or O. S. church), 
July 5, 1685; Benjamin, born Oct. 5, bapt. Oct. 10, 1686; Judith, 
bapt. Sept. 16, 1688 ; James, born July 19, bapt. July 26, 1691 ; Sarah, 
born March 17, bapt. March 18, 1694; Thomas, whose date is not 
found. 

He had been a prisoner in Barbary and after his return was a man 
of importance in Boston. His will of Feb. 19, 1697, (probated thir- 
teen years after) provides for his children and widow. His widow 
with his brother-in-law, Benj. Davis, he makes executors. 

His eldest son. Hon. Col. John Alford of Charleston, was a 
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1714; 
v.-as one of the King's Counselors and was distinguished as founder 
of the Alford Prof, of Nat. Theology at Harvard. 

Col. John Alford, in his will, left a large sum for promoting the 
Gospel among the Indians in North America. (Patent for Ply- 
mouth, Vol. 2.) 

"Hon. John Alford married Margaret, daughter of Col. Thomas 
Savage, merchant of Boston, Nov. 12. 1713, and died in Charles- 
town, Sept., 1761, aged 76, highly respected for his moral worth and 
left no children." 

There was a Henry Alvord, or Alford, very early in New Eng- 
land, according to Plymouth Colony Records. 

April 20, 1679, John Alford of Salem, seaman, conveyed his new 
dw^elling house in Salem to Edmond Batter of Salem, merchant. He 
was in Salem in 1668. Col. Remain Alford of New London died 
Aug. 12, 1709, aged 63. 

There was a John Alford, justice in Dorchester Co., Md., in 1681. 
John Alvord was a soldier in the Esopus, N. Y., in 1687, (N. Y. Col. 
Rec). A few later immigrants, especially in the South, have 
added to the Alford population. 



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THE ALVORD FAMILY IN AMERICA 



FIRST GENERATION 

1. ALEXANDER ALVORD. bapt. prob. Eridport, Co. Dorset, 
Eng., Oct. IS, 1627; died Northampton, Mass., Oct. 3. 1687: mar- 
ried Windsor, Conn., Oct. 29, 1646, Mary Vore, daughter of Richard 
and Ann Vore. She died Northampton, ^Mass., prior to 1686. Res. 
Windsor, Conn., and Northampton, ]\Iass. Children: 

2. Abigail, b. V/indsor, Conn., Oct. 6, 1647. 

3. John, b. Windsor, Conn., Aug. 12, 1649. 

4. ]\Iar\-, b. Windsor, Conn., July 6, 1651. 

5. Thomas, b. Windsor, Conn., Oct. 27, 1653. 

6. Elizabeth, b. W'indsor, Conn., Nov. 12, 1655. 

7. Benjamin, b. Windsor, Conn., Feb. 11, 1658. 

8. Sarah, b. Windsor, Conn., June 24, 1660. 

9. Jeremiah, b. Northampton, Mass., May 9, 1663. 

10. Ebenezer, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 23. 1665. 

11. Jonathan, b. Northampton, Ivlass., v\pr. 6, 1669. 

12. Still-born child, b. Northampton, Mass., 1671. 

(Earlier data regarding Alexander Alvord is given in the preceding pages. 
The name henceforth will be spelled A-I-v-o-r-d, which spelling seems to have 
been adopted after his removal to Northampton, Mass.) 

The following deeds are from the Windsor. Conn., town records : 

"Alexander Alford (Alvord) hath granted by virtue of purchase his home 
Lott six acres more or less, ye bredth is eighteen rods, bound west and nor- 
west by John Warham & there is in length fifty Two rod, bounds East South 
East by Thomas Barber, and is there in length Sixty six rod, and North, 
North East bounded by John Belier." (This lot had been previously, 1645, 
purchased by Alexander Alvord of Thomas Barber, and the above was a 
confirmation by the town.) 

"Also six acres of Swamp on the Alill Brook in length by ye bank (thre- 
score) ; (blotted) rods, in bredth at the South — twelve rods in ye midst 
twenty rod, bounds south by John Drake."' 

"Also by Gift from his Father Richard Voar, in the woods forty Two acres, 
in length six scoore rod, in bredth fifty seven rod — Bounded South by 
Jonathan Gillet North by Thomas Eascomb.'' (About 1646.) 



30 Alvord Genealogy 

"Alexander Alford of Windsor unto Humphrey Hyde." 
"Know all men by these presents that I Alexander Alford of Windsor in 
Conn, have sold and upon good Considerations to me secured, do Allicnate 
etc. unto Humphrey Hide of Windsor aforesaid, one parcell of land, Contain- 
ing four acres more or Less being in bredth sixteen rod more or Less as it 
lyes Bounded East by the Land of Nathan Gillett, North by a highway. South 
by the mill brook, etc. Signed May 27, 1645. Witnesses, Bray Rosseter, 
Daniel Clark." 

Jan. 2, 1653, Alexander Alford, John Strong, et al., grant a petition 
for a highway to Poquonock tlirough their wood-lots. Jan. 18, 1660 
he had a pew in the Windsor church among tlie short seats, paid 7s. 

The residence of Alexander Alvord in Windsor was on a high- 
■\vay, running southwest froni the rivulet, which formerly inter- 
sected the Poquonock road at right angles above the old mill. Alex- 
ander Alvord sold his place in 1654 to Josiah Ellsworth, who four 
years later sold it to Cornelius Gillett. Recently it has been known 
as the Oliver S. Gillett place. In 1661 he moved to Northampton, 
Mass. 

From the Tovv'n Records of Northampton, Mass. : 

"At a Legal Town meeting, Feb-r 20, 1661. Voted & agreed the day and 
3-ear above written that Alexander Alvord was granted that portion of land 
that lieth in the Little Rainbow Vv'hich was sometime George Alexander's & 
was upon a public-k consideration given to Mr. Mather, did surrender it up 
to the Town, & the Town granted it to Alexander Alvord," etc. 

His land in the First Division was No. 57. — Second Division, 
No. 16. 

"The Record of Alexander Alvord's Land which he hath purchased and 
which was granted to him by the Town of Northampton which was given to 
him and to his heirs and assigns to have And to hould forever, fifeb 1 : 1661 
Proprietor's Record viz." 

"Imp-r A p'cell of Land with a house upon it which the sd Alexander 
Alverd Bought of Zachariah ffeild. Lying within the Comon fence which is 
thus bounded, the ends butting on the fence, westerly and on the west swamp, 
easterly, the sides Lying against the Lands of Samuel Wright Jun. Northerly, 
and A bushy swamp southly containing five Acres ]More or Lesse." 

"More Another p'cell Bought of Lieut wilton Lying at the upper end of 
Little Rainbow which is thus bounded Lying Against the great River North- 
erly And Butting on the highway westerly and Agnst ye Lands of sd Alexan- 
der Alluerd southerly and running to A point easterly cor,taining one Acre 
more or Lesse." 

- "More Another prccll of upland which the sd Alluerd Bought Of Zachariah 
field sen-r which is thus Bounded, the ends butting Against William Jones' 
land Westerly and against his owne easterly & Against Samll. WTight's land 
Northerly, the side Lying Against the Land of Zachariah field and Thomas 
Bascom Southerly containing two Acres." 



First Generation 31 

'"More another prcell Lying at upper end of Little Rainbow wch I ye sd 
Aluerd had given him by the Towne as is Abve expressed which is thus 
bounded the ends Butting Against the high way westerly and the Great river 
Easterly the sides lying against the Lands of David Wilton Northerly and 
Nathaniel Dickerson Southerly containing three Acres & one rood & seven 
rods more or Lesse." 

■'More i\nother prcell of upland at the easterly end of Thomas Bascom 
Sen his Lot which is thus bounded, the ends Butting on ye Lot of sd Thomas 
Bascom westerly And Allexander Aluerd and easterly Lying Against the 
Land of Samuel Wright Jun-r northerly and Robert Lyman and sd Allverds 
Land Southerly containing three roodes be it more or less." 

■■]\Iore a Little piece of Land wch sd Alverd had of James Bridgeman at 
the easterly end of his Lot three rods deep containing thirty-six rods more 
or less for which the towns allowed sd Bridgeman that parcell of land by 
his house on the westerly side of the highway by the brooke." 

"More Another Little parcell of Land that the sd Aluerd had of Robert 
Liman lying at the easterly end of sd Limon's lot thre rods deepe containing 
thirty-six rods more or less in Lieue of wch the towne gave Robert Limon 
that piece of land by his house lying on the westerly side of the highway and 
to the brooke."' 

"]\Iore Another small piece of Land which was granted to the said Allex 
Ander Aluerd By the towne of Northampton in the time of the Indian warr 
which began in the j^ear 1675 granted as is Above expressed, and laid out by 
a comittee appointed there unto which land Lies on the westerly side of the 
street opposite to the horn Lots which was some times John Brottons and 
Joseph fiches their Land and is bounded viz, fronting on the street or high 
way westerly And the breadth there six rods & 44 ; southerly bordering on 
the land of Nehemiah Allyn : the west-rly on the land of John Weller." 

"More another pr-cell of Land with a house on it which the sd Allexander 
Aluerd Bought of Increase Turner As Apears by a deede baring date Agust 
10, 1684 which is thus bounded Butting on the high way or street westerly 
And on the Land of said Alex Ander Alluard Easterly Bordering on the Land 
of Thomas bascom southerly An the Land of John brotton northerly contain- 
ing one Acre more or Lesse with the house which is on it and every appur- 
tenance thereunto belonging." 

April 13, 1680, an agreement was made between Thomas Lyman, 
John Bridgman and Alexander Alvord for the maintaining the Com- 
mon fence at the rear of their home lots. 

In 1682 Alexander Alvord had the largest number of rods of 
fence to be built except John Stebbins : "A list of each man's propor- 
tion of fence which they now possess and own according as it was 
measured in 1679." 

In King Phillip's War, 1676, the buildings of xA.lexander Alvord 
were burned — probably in the vicinity of what is now known as 
Pomeroy Terrace — outside the palisades. He received a war grant 



32 Alvord Genealogy 

of land on Hawley St. in 1676 near the site of Chicago Beef Co.'s 
warehouse. 

Alexander Alvord in Northampton, Mass., lived near the meadow 
where the Phillip's place now is. Later he probabh^ resided on Haw- 
ley St., near John Broughton. 

The following references to Alexander Alvord have been gathered 
from various records : 

"Alexander Alluard" signed a petition against imposts Xov. 4, 
1668; signed a petition to Mass. legislature to form a society at 
Northfield, May 31, 1671 ; was admitted to the Northampton church 
after 1672 ; subscribed to Harvard College 4 lb. flax,— o4s, 1672-3 ; 
took the oath of allegiance at Northampton, i\Iass, Feb. 8, 1678 ; was 
admitted as freeman in 1684. A local historian speaks of him as an 
"early settler and possessed of large means for the times." 

Mrs. Mary (Vore) Alvord was one of the original members of the 
First Church of Northampton, Mass. She signed the church coven- 
ant ,1661, 4th, 18. Her father. Richard Vore settled in Dorchester, 
Mass., probably in 1630 with Rev. John \¥arham. He was a mem- 
ber of Mr. Warham's church in Dorchester and was one of the com- 
pany that migrated to Windsor in 1635. Rev. John Warham re- 
quested the privilege of building a small house upon his land for 
Mary Jones : 

"Whereas Richard Vore upon Mr. John Warham's request, formerlj- gave 
him hberty to build a Httle house upon his land joining the north end of his 
(Vore's) then and now dwelling house for the use of his kinswoman ]\Iary 
Jones to dwell in during her life, and at her death to give it to the said 
Richard; and the said Mar\^ Jones being now deceased; this is to testify that 
I John Warham do hereby alienate assign and set over the said house I 
builded as aforesaid to Richard Vore of Windsor in the County of Hartford, 
Conn. etc. Dated Dec. 15, 1666." 

Item from Richard \'ore's will. July 1, 1683 : "I give Thomas Al- 
vard, son of my daughter Mary Alvard, dec'd, 5 shillings."' 

WILL OF ALEX.VXDER AL\-ORD. 

Northampton decemb" 6. 1689 at y" Co''e of Common pleas y"' aforesaid 
Will was p'scnted the witnesses thereto mr Joseph Hawley & Jno. Lyman 
Examined concerning there being prsent at y*" tyme of Allexander Alvord 
signeing & sealeing it wch they acknowledged and set their hands thereto 
and further made Oath that y"" sd Allexand'' was then of sound disposeing 
mynde. Johk Pynchon. 

Hampshire Co., Vol. 1, 265. J.\mes Cornish. 



First Generation 3S 

Will. 

May 23, 1687. W'hereas I Alexand"" Alvord of Northampton in y" Countie 
of Hampshire in y* Massachusetts Bay in Xew England being weak and 
deceased in strength and well stricken in j^ears, dayly Lookeing w" I shall 
go hence vnto y*" place appointed for all liveing doe therefore make, ordaine 
constitute & appoint this my Last Will and Testament, I being of perfect 
memory and sound Understanding I comitt my soul to God y' gave it and 
Jesus that redeemed it. 

Hopeing through his merrits to receive pardon of all my sins and to be 
accepted in y" sight of God. 

I leave my Body to be buried in comely manner at y" discretion of my 
Executor heafter mentioned & as for that portion of outward estate y' God 
hath given me I dispose, alienate and bequeath it as followeth viz : 

Whereas my son John Alvord; my daughter Abigaile wife to Thomas 
Roote; Mary Weller deceased; and Elizabeth Birth deceased; having received 
y' full of their portiones already, I only give as follows viz. 

To John Alvord twenty shillings; to Sam" Root son to Thomas Root 
twenty shillings ; to two of my sons Weller's children, Experience, and 
Abigail, to each of ym 20', to Henry Burt's child 20''. 

Item to Thomas Alvord twentie shillings and to his two sons Thomas and 
John twentie shillings to each of them. 

To my son Benjamin Alverd I give that part of my old house joyneing 
to that w"^^" my son Weller lived in, together with that piece of Land it 
standeth upon which was given me by the town. 

Item to my son Jeremiah Alvord I give thirtie pounds. To my daughter 
Sarah Alvord I give thirtie pounds. 

Item, to my son Jon'" Alvord I give twentie pounds ; 

The rest of my Estate my just and due debts being pay'' I give to my son 
Ebenezer Alvord viz : my house barne, orchard, pasture, meadow land, stock, 
debts, household stuff and all my estate whatsoever, both moveables and 
immoveables. 

Alsoe my will is that y*" Legacies be paid out of y" stock, debts &: in move- 
able Estate, and to be payd to each of them, the one half at my decease, the 
other half within two years after; & m\" will is y* m}^ son Ebenezer shall 
not alianate any part of y" lands given him but shall make such disposall of 
y*' same to the heirs of his body as shall see cause. 

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Ebenezer Alverd to be y^ 
sole Executor of this my last will and testament. 

In witness hereunto I have subscribed and sealed this 23'^ ]\Iay 1687, and 
I desire my trustie flfriende Mr. Hawley to see this my will to be accomplished 
and to take speciall care of my unmarried children ; to advise them in match- 
ing & to have y" oversight of y'" while they remayne in a single condition. 

Allexander Alvord 

Signed sealed in y*" p'"sence of us his A. A. marke. 

Joseph Hawley 
John Lyman. 

(Northampton Reg. of Probate, Hampshire Co., Vol. 1, p. 265.) 



34 Alvord Genealogy 



SECOND GENERATION 



2. ABIGAIL ALVORD (Alc.raudcr). born Windsor. Conn., 
Oct. 6, 1647; died Northampton, Mass June 17, 1699; married 
Xorthampton, Mass., July 3, 1666, Thomas Root, son of Thomas. He 
was born Hartford, Conn., about 1644. Res. Xorthampton, Mass., 
Boston and Lynn, Mass. Children: (All born at Xorthampton, 
Mass.) 

a. Thomas, b. Apr. 11, 1667; d. Coventry, Conn., Jan 19, 1758; mar. Mar. 

4, 1691 Thankful Strong. 

b. Abigail, b. Jan 20, 1668; d. Nov. 25, 1691. 

c. Samuel, b. Xov. 16, 1673 ; was living in 1687. 

d. Hezekiah, b. Apr. 1676; d. young, probably Sept. 29, 1690. 

e. Infant, died Feb. 14. 1691. 

Thomas Root married 2nd Dec. 4. 1701, Mrs. Mary (Kirtland) 
Cox. His father was a weaver and was of Salem, Mass., 1637 ; of 
Hartford, Conn., 1639; of X^orthampton, Mass., 1659. He was one 
of the "seven pillars for the foundation of the church in 1661.' 

3. JOHX AL\'ORD {Alexander), born Windsor, Conn., Aug. 
12, 1649; died Northampton, Mass., March 17. 1727; married North- 
ampton, Mass., Abigail Phelps, daughter of X'^athaniel and Elizabeth 
(Coply) Phelps. She was born Windsor, Conn.. Apr. 5. 1655; died 
Xorthampton. Alass., Aug. 16, 1756. Res. X'orthampton, Mass. No 
children. 

John "Aluard" signed "Petition against Imposts" X'ov. 4, 1668. 
Oath of Allegiance was given to Jno. Alvord at 2\orthampton, Mass., 
Feb. 8, 1678. 

At a legal Town meeting in Xorthampton. Mass., July 23, 1675, "The Town 
granted John .\lvord a lot of six acres for a home lot in some convenient 
place, we say, where it may not prejudice the Town, provided he dwell in 
the Town four years and build on that or some other and possess it four 
years." 

In his will, dated April 18, 1721, probated Dec. 8. 1727, he be- 
queathed all his property to his widow, Abigail Alvord. 



Second Generation 35 

Mrs. Alvord was considered a lady of dignity. 

"Abigail Alvord, wife to John Alvord of Northampton, being presented by 
the Grand Jury, to this Court, for wearing silk contrary to law & it being 
found the viitnesses were sometimes mistaken, she was dismissed."' 
Court Rec. ^^larch 27, 1676.) 

There were twenty-two others brought into court at the same time. 
They were charged with "wearing silk in a flaunting manner, wear- 
insf loner hair and other extravagances contrary to honest and sober 
order and demeanor not becoming a wilderness state, at least the 
profession of Christianity and religion." 

She conveyed her property to her nephew Joseph Alvord. 

Abstract of an original deed, now in the possession of a descend- 
ant of Joseph Alvord : 

"Abigail Alvord relict of John /\lvord dec. of own free v/ill, as also upon 
the account of ye love and affection I have unto my kingsman Joseph Alvord, 
son unto Ebenezer Alvord as alsoe for and upon ye Consideration of my sd 
kingsman Joseph Alvord taking care of mee and my estate during ni}' natural 
Life; therefore I ye sd Abigail Alvord having by my sd husband John 
Alvord's last zcill all his estate of all sorts both Real & Personal; now 
upon ye Considerations aforesaid of ye sd Abigail Alvord; doe for myself 
&c. give unto my sd kingsman all ye whole of my sd both Real & Personal, 
descending or given to me by said Iiusbands zi'iH, or belonging to mee, or 
descending to me, by any other ways or means. 

"Provided this conveyance is to be understood with this limitation, that it is 
not to take effect till after my decease ; only my sd kingsman is to use and 
improve my estate out of which I am to have a Comfortable and honorable 
maintenance according to my degree, Vvhich if my said kingsman should fail 
in, then I doe reserve to myself a Liberty, to Lease out any of my Real 
Estate or sell any of my personal estate for my support and maintenance. 
Signed Jan. 8, 1727-8." 

Mrs. Alvord died at the house of Joseph Alvord. The town rec- 
ords say : "1756. Aug. 26. Died, the aged Wido Abigail Alvord, said 
to be about one hundred and two years, said to have been born in the 
same year this town was first planted." 

Savage says: "She was the oldest person that ever died in Xorth- 
ampton ; but exact truth, after the correction of old style, makes her 
age 101 years, 4 nionths and 11 days." She attended church in three 
meeting houses, throttgh the ministry of Mr. Stoddard, Mr. Edwards 
and part of that of ]\Ir. Hooker. 

4. MARY ALVORD (Alexander), born \\'indsor, Conn., July 
6, 1651 ; married Northampton, Mass., March 24, 1669-70, John 
Weller, of Northampton, Mass., son of Richard and Ann (Wilson) 
Weller. He was born V\'indsor, Conn., Apr. 9. 1645 ; died Deerfield, 



86 Alvord Genealogy 

Mass., about 1686. Res. Northampton, Mass., and Dcerficld, Mass. 
Children : (All born at Northampton, Mass.) 

a. John, b. Feb. 14, 1671; d. New Milford, Conn., Apr. 3, 1734; mar. Mar. 

22, 1693/4 Rebecca Cooley; settled in New Milford, Conn., 1710. 

b. Mary, b. Sept. 11, 1672; mar. Jan. 7, 1679 Jonatlian Bagg. 

c. Hannah, b. May 14, 1674; captured by Indians and killed on 5th day of 

march toward Canada 1704; mar. July 1, 1701, Samuel Carter. 

d. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1676; mar. Feb. 5, 1697 William Warriner. 

e. Sarah, b. April 15, 1678; mar. Nov. 17, 1698 Samuel Hitchcock. 

f. Thomas, b. Aug. 1680; settled in New Milford, Conn. 

g. Experience, b. Dec. 4, 1682. 

"John Weller of Northampton, Mass., took the oath of allegiance 
Feb. 8, 1679; moved to Deerfield, Mass., about the year 1683, where 
he died about the year 1686. His sons settled in New Milford, 
Conn." (Savage). Sylvester Judd says that John Weller lived in 
Alexander Alvord's old house. 

- 5. THOMAS ALVORD (Alexander),, born Windsor, Conn., 
Oct. 27, 1653; died Northampton. Mass., July 22, 1688; married 
Northampton, Mass., March 22, 1681, Joanna Taylor, daughter of 
John and Thankful (Woodward) Taylor. She was born in North- 
ampton, Mass., Sept. 27, 1655 ; died Northampton, Mass., Feb. 28, 
1737-8. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

13. John, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1682; d. Aug. 25, 1682. 

. — • 14. Thomas, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 28, 1683. 

15. John, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 19, 1685. 

16. Josiah, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 7, 1688; d. Dec. 13, 1691. 

Oath of allegiance was given to Thomas Alvord at Northampton, 
Mass., Feb. 8, 1678. Among the early grants of land upon the town 
records of Northampton, Mass., the town grants to Thomas Alvord: 

'Tn prim-s a home Lot which is thus bounded; on the south on Air. Haw- 
leys land being in length 26 rods, bounded on the commons, on the north 
butting on the Round Hill on the (sequestered land), westerly in breadth at 
this end 16 rods and 5y2 feet, being four acres more or less." 

Thomas Alvord was a tailor. His homestead No. 26 was first as- 
signed to William Smead in 1676 and was in the family of Thomas 
Alvord until 1725. It was the Dr. Hunt place. His widow married 
1690 Samuel King (son of John), whom she outlived, and Nov. 26, 
1702, married Deliverance Bridgeman. In 1724-5, when her son 
Thomas Alvord sold the homestead, she, with her husband, Deliv- 
erance Bridgeman, relinquished their riglit. Her father, John Tay- 
lor, was killed in the present limits of Easthampton, while going to 
the rescue of those captured in the "Pascommuck Massacre." 



Second Generation 37 

Thomas Alvord (son of the above) of Northampton, in considera- 
tion of thirty pounds conveyed to Samuel Fairfield of Northampton: 

'•A certain homestead in Northampton with the buildings thereon; contain- 
ing b}' estimation half an acre be it more or less, butted and bounded, North- 
erly on the street; Westerly on the lane running to the Mill River; Easterly 
on the homestead of Moses Lymons, running from front to rear about fifteen 
rods, and lying in a triangular form etc. 

'■Jan 26, 1724-5. Thomas Alvord and seal. 

"I, Deliverance Bridgeman, and Joanna my wife, do relinquish our right 
and title to Sam-1 fairtield of the within mentioned homestead as witness o-r 
hands ye twenty ninth January 1724/5 

Deliverance Bridgman 
Joanna Bridgman" 

\ Thomas Alvord fought under Capt. \Vm. Turner in the Falls 

Fight, May 19, 1676. For this service his son Thomas, as his eldest 
male heir, received from the General Court of Mass. in 1734 a grant 
of land in Fallstown (now Bernardston), Mass. — See Thomas Al- 
vord No. 14. 

The following incident was a tradition in the family of John Al- 
vord, father of Coridon A. Alvord, and is taken from a letter, writ- 
ten by David S .Alvord to his brother and he gives the story as his 
mother remembered it : 

"In the attack upon Deerheld he (Thomas Alvord) was a Capt. and acted 
very heroically in defending against the Indians. After the garrison was 
nearly famished for water, he went out to a well where he was much exposed 
and continued to draw water for the garrison until the well-pole w-as shot 
off above his hands." (The foregoing may refer to Thomas, Jr.) 

An inventory of the estate of Thomas Alvord was presented by 
Lt. John Taylor, Aug. 10, 1688. It shows a house and land valued at 
50£, pasture land over the river 18i, 2 cows, horse, swine, shears, 
pressing-iron, lamp, smoothing iron, saddle and bridle, curtains and 
bedding, slice tongs, hand irons, gun, cutlass, hoes, axes, pewter 
and brass, 4 chairs and cushion, table, chest, boxes, warming-pan, 
grid-iron, candlesticks, etc. 

Samuel King, who had married the widow, prayed the court that 
he might have use of the whole estate, that he might bring up the 
children. Estate was valued at 155£. He was granted the use of the 
real estate and — £ in moveables for bringing up the three children. 

6. ELIZABETH ALVORD (Alexander), born Windsor, Conn., 
Nov. 12, 1655 ; died Northampton, Mass., May 6. 1687 ; married 
Northampton, ]Mass., Dec. 12, 1684, Henry Burt, son of David and 
Mary (Holton) Burt. He was born Northampton, Mass., Aug. 20, 



38 Alvord Genealogy 

1660; (lied Northampton, Mass., Sept. 26, 1735. Res. Northampton, 
Mass. Children: (All born at Northampton, Mass.) 

a. Joseph, b. Dec. 1, 1685: no children. 

b. lihzabetli, b. May 2, 1687; d. May 5, 1687. 

Henry Burt, i^j'rand father of Henr}- I'.urt above, was early of Rox- 
biiry, Mass. ,and "had his house burnt for which loss the General 
Court made a grant to the town of 8, in Nov. 1639 ; removed to 
Springfield next year." 

Henry I^urt of Northampton married twice after the death of his 
wife Elizabeth. 

7. BENJAMIN ALVX)RD {Alc.vandcr), born Windsor, Conn.. 
Feb. 11, 1658; died Northampton, Mass., 1715; married Northamp- 
ton, Mass., 1690, Deborah Stebbins, daughter of John and Abigail 
(Bartlett) Stebbins. She was born Northampton, Mass., Mar. 5. 
1672; died Springfield, Mass. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

17. Abigail, b. Northampton. Mass., 1691. 

18. Elizabeth, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 1693. 

19. Benjamin, h. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 1695. 

20. Deborah, b. Northampton, Mass., May, 1698. 

21. Experience, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 5, 1700. 

22. Josiah, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 13. 1704. 

23. Sarah, b. Northampton, ■Mass.. May 28, 1707; was living in 1735: (no 

further record. ) 

Benjamin Alvord took the oath of allegiance at Northampton. 
Mass., Feb. 8, 1678 and probably lived on a place given him by his 
father, (rear of Hawley St.) The inventory of his estate was pre- 
sented March 9, 1715-6 b}- Deborah Alvord, William Southwell and 
Benjamin xAlvord. Mrs. Alvord outlived her husband and Apr. 4, 
1716, married Henry Burt of Springfield, Mass., as his second wife. 

John Stebbins, father of Mrs. Alvord, died under suspicion of 
witchcraft in 1679. An inquest was held. 

"Several hundred spots were found, small ones, as if they had been shot 
with small shot, which we scraped and under them were holes in his body." 
Though the matter was laid before the court in Boston, no prosecution fol- 
lowed. 

8. SARAH ALVORD (Alexander), born Windsor, Conn.. 
June 24, 1660; died Springfield, Mass., May 16, 1704; married July 
10, 1689, as his second wife, James Warriner, son of William and 
Joanna (Scant) Warriner. Fie was born Springfield, Mass., Nov. 
21, 1640; died Springfield, Mass., May 14, 1727. Res. Springfield. 
Mass. Children: (All born at Springfield, Mass.) 



Second GExiiUAXioN 39 

a. Sarah, b. Oct. 13, 1690; mar. Apr. 23, 1712 Ebenezer Thomas. 

b. Jonathan, b. Xov. 11. 1692; d. in French & Indian war, in 1745; mar. 

Oct. 26, 1728. Mary Burnham of Hartford, Conn. 

c. John, b. Nov. 29. 1694; d. Springheld, Mass., May 20, 1696. 

d. John, b. Jan., 1696; d. young. 

e Benjamin, b. Apr. 15, 1693; d. Wilbraham, ^lass., Jan. 22, 1764; mar. 

Oct. 20, 1726 (Int.). Mercy Bartlett. 
f. David, b. Oct. 8, 1701; mar. Feb. 9, 1738 (Int.), Mary Sikes; res. in 

Wilbraham, Mass. 

James Warriner took the oath of allegiance Dec. 3, 1678. His 
name appears as a soldier in King^ Phillip's War. tie was a deacon 
in the 1st Cong'. Church, Springfield, ^lass. 

9. JEREMIAH ALVORD (Alc.vaiidcr), born Northampton, 
Mass.. May 9, 1663 ; died Hatfield, }^Iass.. married 1st. Deerfield, 
Mass.. 1691, Mehitable (Frary) Root, widow of Hezekiah Root of 
Northampton, Mass., daughter of Samipson and ]\Iary (Daniels) 
Frary. She was born Medfield. Mass., Jan. 16. 1664; died Deerfield, 
Mass., Xov. 7. 1698. He married 2nd, Hatfield, Mass.. Mercy Gull, 
daughter of William and Mrs. Elizabeth ( Smith-Foote) Gull. She 
was born Hadley, Mass.. June 27, 1668. Res. Northampton, Deer- 
field and Hatfield. Mass . Children: --rsiS'^ \ 

24. Jeremiah, b. Deerfield, Mass.. Feb. 17. 1692; d. Mar. 4. 1692. '- J 

25. Jeremiah, b. Deerfield, Mass., Mar. 31. 1694; drowned Deerfield. Mass., 

July 10, 1718. 

26. Xancy, b. Deerfield, Mass., Aug. 15, 1696 (no furtlier recard). 

27. Mary ( ?). (Savage and Boltwood give Mary. Boltwood says she 

lived to old age unm.) 

28. Elizabeth, b. Hatfield, Mass., .Apr. 1. 1703; d. in infancy. 

29. Elizabeth, b. Hatfield, Mass.. June 14. 1705; d. Hatfield. Mass., 1783, 

unm. She willed her property to Elial) and Thomas .-Mvord and their 
sisters. 

30. Hannah, b. Hatfield, Mass., 1707; probably unm. 

31. Ebenezer. b. Hatfield, Mass., Nov. 11. 1710; d. Nov. 27. 1772, unm. 

]\lrs. IMehitable Alvord had children by her first husband, Heze- 
kiah Root, the youngest of whom was slain by the Indians at Deer- 
field at th.e same time her own father. Sampson Frarv, was killed. 
He (Mr. Frary) formerly resided at Hadley, on the west side of the 
river, which afterwards became Hatfield, but had removed to Deer- 
field, Mass.. at which place he was killed Feb. 29, 1704. by the French 
and Indians, who took his wife, Mary, captive and killed her before 
they reached Canada. 

Elizabeth Gull, mother of Mercy, was daughter of Lieut. Samuel 



40 Alvord Genealogy 

Smith of Wethersfield, Conn. Her first husband was Nathaniel 
Foote. 

10. EBENEZER ALVORD (Alexander), born Northampton, 
Mass., Dec. 23, 1665; died Northampton, Mass., November 29, 1738; 
married 1st, Northampton, Mass., 1691, Ruth Baker, daughter of 
Joseph and Ruth (Holton) Baker. She was born Northampton, 
Mass., May 6, 1668; died Northampton, Mass., March 4, 1706. He 
married 2nd, about 1708, Ehzabeth Bird, daughter of James and 
Lvdia (Steele) Bird. She was born Farmington, Conn.. Nov. 23, 
1684; died Northampton, Mass., about 1770. Res. Northampton, 
]\Iass.. Cliildren : 

32. Ebenezer, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 24, 1693 ; d. in infancy. 

33. Joseph, b. Xortliampton, Mass., March, 1697. 

34. Mary, b. Northampton, Mass., June 24, 1699; d. Northampton, Mass., 

Mar. 14, 1773, unm. 

35. Noah, b. Northampton, Mass., June 27, 1701. 

36. Rutli, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 24, 1710. 

37. James, b. Northampton, Mass., July 22, 1712; d. July 28, 1712. 
3S. Elizabeth, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 7, 1713. 

39. Rebecca, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 25, 1716; d. Nov. 29. 1716. 

40. Rebecca, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 10, 1718. 

41. Ebenezer, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1720. 

42. Sarah, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 11, 1724; d. Northampton, Mar. 

2, 1758. "Sarah Alvord sent a pair of stockings to Boston, which 
were sold for 30d. In return she got a paper of sewing needles 
and the rest in indigo." She became a town charge and her brother 
Ebenezer was allowed pay for keeping her. She was unmarried. 

43. Thomas, b. Northampton, Mass., 1725; d. Dec. 27, 1756 at Crown 
^ Point in the French and Indian War, Capt. Elisha Hawley's Co. 

Ebenezer Allord was a freeman at Northampton. Mass., May 30, 
1690. 

A home lot was granted to Ebenezer Alvord by the town of North- 
ampton, March 23, 1702-3, 

"Well land lye on this side timber swamp toward Hatfield. And is bounded: 
Butting on the highway easterly, and to the Rocky Hill westerly, and to the 
highway northerly, and to Benjamin Carpenter's land." 

The following are abstracts from original deeds from Ebenezer 
Alvord, husbandman, to his son Joseph Alvord, weaver; said deeds 
now in possession of a descendant of Joseph Alvord : 

Ebenezer Alvord of Northampton, for the sum of forty pounds 
paid "by my son Joseph Alvord," conveyed several tracts of land in 
Northampton bounded as follows, viz. : 



Second Gexeratiox 41 

"One piece contained one acre and a quarter, bounded northerly by the 
Grantor's land, easterly by ye Meadow Hill, southwardly by Thomas Bridg- 
Tnan's & Benj. Stebben's Home Lots, out of which a highway is reserved by 
the Grantor sufficient for him to pass and repass to his land beyond." 

"Also another tract of land, lying under sd Meadow Hill being one half 
of sd Grantor's land there viz. the lower or southerly half; containing about 
six acres bounded northerly by the Grantor's land, eastwardly by Ventur- 
er's Field, so called, southerly by the whole side, or the Bushy Swamp, (so 
called) and westerly by the Meadow Hill." 

"Also a piece of land in Young Railbow. bounded north by the river; 
eastwardly by the land of Samuel Lankton, and southerly by the highway on 
Young Rainbow Hill, lying in a triangle containing one and a half acres." 

"Also a lot, in the Long Division outlands, being thirteen rods wide; 
bounded northerly by Samuel Wright's land; and southwardly by the lot 
which formerly belonged to Joseph Hawley Esq. deceased." 

"Also all my right or proportion of land, as I am proprietor with others 
in that tract of land, known by the name of the Inward Commons lying at 
the eastwardly end of Long Division lots — and also in all other parts of the 
town except that on the south side of Manhan river and west of Westfield 
road. 

Signed March 1st, 1732. 

His 
Ebenezer -[- Alvord. 
Mark. 

Joseph Baker, father of Mrs. Ruth Alvord. was killed by the In- 
dians Oct. 29, 1675. At the same time her brother Joseph Baker 
suffered the same fate. Mrs. Ruth Alvord's uncle. Thomas Holton, 
was killed by the Indians, March 14, 1676. 

Mrs. lilizabeth Alvord, relict of Ebenezer Alvord, Dec. of North- 
ampton, and Joseph Alvord the eldest son administered the estate, 
Feb. 13, 1738-9. She w^as guardian to her sons Ebenezer, above 14, 
and Thomas Alvord under 14 years of age, minors. Airs. Wright, 
who was born in 1756 remembered Mrs. Ebenezer Alvord. She 
then lived with her daughter, Alary. Mary or Ruth kept a school 
for girls in the house. 

11. JONATHAX ALVORD (Alexander), born Northampton, 
Mass.. Apr. 6. 1669; died Northampton, Mass., Aug. 13. 1729; mar- 
ried Northampton, Mass., Jan. 12, 1693, Thankful Miller, daughter 
•of William and Patience Miller. She was born Northampton, Mass., 
April 25, 1669; died Northampton, Mass., Mar. 30, 1738. Res. 
Northampton, Alass. Children: (All born at Northampton, Alass.) 

44. Jonathan, b. Apr. 9, 1694; d. Northampton, Mar. 4, 1701. 

45. John, b. June 28, 1696. 

•46. Jonathan, b. — ; d. Northampton, Apr. 11, 1706. 



42 Alvord Gkxealogy 

47. Patience, 1). June 22, 1701 ; d. Xorthampton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1766, unm. 

48. Zcbadiali, b. Oct. 30, 1705; d. Northampton, young. 

49. Mary, I). July 21, 1707; (no further record). 

50. Thankful, b. Aug. 10, 1709; d. Xorthampton, Aug. 7, 1747 ,unm. Her 

will, dated Mar. 7, 1745, makes her brother Jonathan and friend 
Jonathan Rust, sole executors. 

51. Jonathan, b. 1712. 

Jonathan Alvord, Sr.. was a tailor by occnpation ; had grants of 
land in 1695, 1704, 1709 and 1714. He lived on the "lot opposite 
Talbot's house." 

The power of administration was granted to his widow, Thankful 
Alvord, Mar. 11. 1728-9. Her children Jonathan and Thankful Al- 
vord, minors, upwards of 14 years of age, chose her for their guar- 
dian. Her v/ill is upon record at the probate, office Hampshire Co. 
dated Mar. 25, 1737-8 in which she names sons John and Jonathan 
and daughters Patience and Thankful Alvord. 



Third Gexerationt 43 



THIRD GENERATION 



14. THOMAS AL\'ORD (Thomas, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., Aug. 28, 1683 ; died Chatham, Conn., Dec. 29, 1768 
(date of funeral) ; married 1st Northampton, Mass., Jan 3, 1705-6, 
Esther Parsons, daughter of Capt. John and Sarah (Clark) Parsons. 
She was drowned Northampton, Mass., (3ct. 3, 1707. He married 
2nd ^lary Strong, daughter of Thomas and ^Nlary (Stebbins) 
Strong. She was born Northampton. !\Iass.. Dec. 29, 1690. Res. 
Northampton, IMass. and Middletown, Conn. Children: 
- 52. Thomas, b. Xorthampton, Mass., May 18, 1710. 

53. Jonathan, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Xov. 16, 1711. 

54. .-Varon, b. Xorthampton. !\Iass., July 16, 1713. 

55. Seth, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Xov. 13, 1714. 

56. Ehsha, b. Xorthampton, Mass., June 19, 1717. 

57. Asahel, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Dec. 16, 1720. 

58. Mary, b. X'orthampton, Mass., Sept. 3, 1724. 

Thomas Alvord of Northampton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1722-3 conveyed 

"Unto John Pomeroy, land in ye tovvnsliip of Xortlvimpton in ye Division 
of Commons this side Munham River, bounded Westerly upon ye country 
road; Xortherly upon ye land that was Richard Burk's. Easterly upon ye 
Highway; Southerly upon land that was Richard Webb's." 

"Aiarch 6, 1724-5 Thomas Alvord of Xorthampton to Thomas Greece of 
Boston 300 acres of land lying between Hadley & Brooklield in a tract of land 
known by Equivalent land ; part of it called Cold Spring, bounded : Beginning 
at a tree on Pond Hill, etc." 

"Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Alvard, of Middletown in 
the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in Xew England in Amer- 
ica for the Consideration of the Sum of five pounds Lawful money to me in 
hand paid by Thomas Alvard Jun-r of sd Middletown The Receipt whereof 
I do hereby acknowledge Do Give, Grant, bargain Sell and Confirm to him 
the sd Thomas .Alvard Junior his heirs & .Assigns forever All that Tract of 
Land* in the Township of Fall Town in the County of Hampshire & Province 



* In 1734 the General Court of Mass. granted land to those who had served 
under Capt. Turner in 1676 at Deerficld and to the representatives of those 
deceased. Thomas A..lvord of Middletown, claimant, eldest son of Thomas, 
was given preference in the grant. He agreed to settle in the township in 
1738. In the drawing Thomas Alvord received homelot No. 58. In his ab- 
sence the clerk was instructed to draw for him. 



44 Alvord Genealogy 

of Massachusetts Bay which was granted to me the sd Thomas Alvard by 
the General Assembly of sd Province as Eldest Male Heir of my Father 
Thomas Alvard of Northampton in the County of Hampshire aforesd then 
at the time of sd Grant Deceasd ; To Have and To Hold to him the sd 
Thomas Alvard Junior his heirs & assigns forever, etc. 

June 25, 1763 Thomas Alvord & seal. 
In Presence of John Alvard Titus Hosmer Middletown June 28, 1763." 
Acknowledged. Recorded Hampshire Co., Vol. V. 167, Sept. 28, 1763. 

Conveyance by heirs of Thomas Alvord. 

"Thomas Alvord of Middletown, Seth Alvord, Jabez Woods & Mary his 
wife of Chatam in the County of Hartford & Jonathan Alvord of Winchester 
in the County of Litchfield all in the State of Conecticut, & Asahel Alvord of 
Cornwall in Litchfield County & State aforesaid and Mary Alvord, David 
Nichols and Hannah his wife of the aforesaid state All in the State of Con- 
necticutt being Heirs of Thomas Alvord late of said Middletown now Chat- 
ham deceased. For divers good causes etc. especially for the sum of five 
pounds Lawful money quit claim unto Ebenezer Warner of Belchertown in 
the Cotmty of Hampshire Inn holder all our right and title unto twenty-five 
acres of land in Belchertown etc. 

"In witness Avhereof we have hereimto set our Hands & seals the 2d day 
of October, 1780. 

Thomas Alvord & seal 



Mary Wood and seal, her 
-|- mark, Seth Alvord & 
seal, Jabez Wood & seal, 
Jonathan Alvord & seal. 



"Signed and Sealed and delivered in Pres- 
ence of John Clark, Thomas Alvord, Ephriam 
Cade, John Clark, Thomas Alvord, Joseph 
Dart, Elizabeth Alvord, Eliphaz Alvord, Judah 

Kellogg, Benjamin Jennings, Eunice Wake- h Asahel"Alvord &"se.-U. Dav 

man her -f- mark, Peter Hull, George Burr, -^ ^-j^j^^,^ ^ g^^^, ^^^^^^^^^ 

Chatham, Co. of Hartford, Oct. 2, 1/80. Vol. ^-^^^^^ ^ ^^^^ j^^,. ^^^ 

XVII, 268, Oct. p, 1780. „^^^^,^ ^^^^^. _^,^.^^^ ^ seal 

"Chauncy Beach, Catharine Beach, John Carr and ]\Iehitable Carr, his wife, 
and Lucy Alvord ; all of Goshen, Litchfield Co., Conn. & Mary Knapp, of Red- 
ding, Fairfield Co., Conn., John Alvord of said State, Obed Alvord of Col- 
chester, Hartford Co., Conn., heirs of Thomas Alford, formerly of Middle- 
town, Conn., deceased ; in consideration of five pounds, forever quit claim unto 
Ebenezer Warner of Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Mass., all our right, title, 
etc., we have in twenty-five acres of land in Belchertown bounded, etc. 

"We have set our hands and seals this sixth day of Oct. A. D., 1780. 

"John Carr and seal, Chauncy Beach & seal, Obed Alvord and seal, Lucy 
Alvord her -j- mark, Mehitable Carr and seal, John Alvord & seal, Mary 
Knapp and seal — Mary Knapp, one of the signers, is daughter of Elisha Al- 
vord, dec." (Hamp. Co. Reg. Deeds, Vol. XVII, 244, Oct. 17, 1780.) 

The first deed of property to Thomas Alvord recorded at Middle- 
town, Conn., is dated Apr. 28, 1726, Robert Coe for 25 £ deeds 
twelve acres of land in the sonthermost tear or range of lots to 
Thomas Alvord, "now a resident of Middletown," bounded, E and 




Oliest AlVori 5rd,V6-stoi\6 4t KortKb.n\ptof\. 

KortKi.TiptoaMis5cgrriKt6ry(Sett^533' 







C=5& 




Third Generation 45 

X. by highway. S. by land of Robert Coe, \\\ by land of Moses 
Parsons. The grantee was given two years in which to pay the 
price of the land or forfeit the same. Later grants were also on 
west side of the river. With his wife, ]\Iary, he joined the first 
church in iNIiddletown by letter from Xorthampton, IS'lass., Mar. 16. 
1729. Thomas Strong. Mrs. Alvord's father, ha'l moved to Dur- 
ham, Conn., previous to this time, vvhich undoubtedly led Thomas 
Alvord to the neighboring locality. 

While living in Xorthampton, Thomas Alvord was a garison 
"soulder" in the Meadow Fight at Deerfield in Feb., 1703-4. being 
one of the eight men to go from Xorthampton to aid the inhabitants 
of Deerfield against the Indians. In 1723 he signed a petition at 
Xorthampton to sustain the commissioners in the matter of chang- 
ing the course of Mill River. He owned the house, barn and hat- 
ter's shop which about 1730 went into possession of Dr. Ebr. Hunt. 
In 1724 he received 4 £ for ringing the bell at Xorthampton. 

]\Iar. 31. 1767 Thomas Alvord of IMiddletown conveyed to his 
son Thomas all his propert}-, "having been supported by him for 
several years and bound to be for the residue of life."' His death 
was due to "the infirmities of old age." 

Thomas Alvord's first wife was drowned in company Vvith her 
brother. The boat upset. They clung to it for a time, but no help 
reached them and they were both drov^■ned. 

15. JOHX ALVORD {Thomas, Alexander), born Xorthamp- 
ton. Mass., Oct. 19. 1685; died South Hadley, Mass., Xov. 21. 1757; 
married Xorthampton. Mass.. Dec. 29. 1708, Dorcas Lyman, daugh- 
ter of John and ^lindwell (Sheldon-Pomeroy) Lyman. She was 
born Xorthampton, ISIass.. Aug. 11. 1690; died South Lladley, I\Iass., 
X'ov. 15. 1770. Res. X'orthampton and South Hadley, ]\Iass- 
Children : 

59. John, b. Xorthampton, INIass., Oct. 29, 17! 1. 

60. ^Mindwell, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Aug. 4, 1713. 

61. Esther, b. Xorthampton, Mass. 

62. Saul, b. Xorthampton, I\Iass., Apr. 23, 1717. 

63. EHjah, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Jan. 17, 1718-19. 

64. Dorcas, b. Xorthampton, ]\Iass., Mar. 28, 1720. 

65. Gad, b. Xorthampton. Mass.; d. Xorthampton, 1723. 

66. Gad, b. Xorthampton, Mass., 1726. 

67. Job, b. Xorthampton, Mass., 1729. 

68. Xathan, b. South Hadley, Mass. 

69. Gideon, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 12, 1734. 



46 Alnoi'.d Genealogy 

John Alvord, "saddler." v.^as elected constable at Northampton, 
Mass.. in 1729. and was one of the first assessors of South Precinct, 
Hadley, Mar. 12. 1733. serving with John Taylor and Samuel Smith. 
His name appears as head of a family at South Hadley. 1731-40. 

At a meeting of the Precinct (afterwards South Hadley) 10 August 1733, 
voted: "that the day for the ordination of Grindell Rawson shall be the third 
da\- of October next with the concurrence of Mr. Grindell Rawson." 

"Voted that Ebenezer Moody, Nathan-11 White. John Alverd, Dan-11 
Nash and John Smith be a comitte to send for ye assistance of such min- 
isters and messengers of Churches as they shall think best for ye ordina- 
tion." etc. 

In 1741 trouble arose between Rev. Rawson and his church. John 
Alvord was one of a committee of fifteen appointed to force him 
to cease to occupy the pulpit. Rawson persisted and was dragged 
from the ptilpit by the committee or young men employed by them 
for this purpose. 

In an interview with Sylvester Judd, Gardner Preston, b. 1748, 
said that he remembered John Alvord. 

"His house was west of the road, north of Brewster's — Brewster is said 
to have lived on the bank of the Conn. River below the ferry, some distance, 
a recent settler — . He did not remember his son John. Job and Gad were 
clever men. Gideon lived by the ferry. Elijah lived in second house north 
of Rod. Smith's. He was a trader, went to Greenfield, failed." 

Gideon Alvord, son of John, had the small pox in the army in 1757. He 
camie home with his stockings not cleaned. His mother washed them and 
took the disease, when the small pox first appeared, many of her children 
and grandchildren, and others who had been exposed, v%-ere inoculated and 
John Alvord's house becam.e a pest house. Drs. Croucli and Kellogg of 
Hadley took care of the patients from October 28 imtil December 28, 1757. 
John Alvord (prob. John, Jr.,) is said to have died of tliis disease, and prob- 
ably John Alvord himself." (Hist, of Hadley.) 

His grave stone is still (1908) standing at So. Hadley. 

17. ABIGAIL ALVORD (Benjamin. Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass.. 169*1 ; died Northampton, Mass., Dec. 23, 1759; mar- 
ried Northanipton, rvlass., Jan. 13, 1715, Samuel Judd. son of Samuel 
and Maria (Strong) Judd. He was born Northampton, Mass., Oct. 
15, 1685; died Northampton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1762. Res. Northamp- 
ton, Mass. Children : 

a. Eunice, b. Northampton, Mass., May 5, 1716; mar. Apr. 1741, David 

Loomis. 

b. Abigail, b. Northampton, Mass.. 1721 : d. Sept. 21. 1796. unm. 

c. Samuel, b. Northampton, Mass., about 1729; d. Sept. 7, 1802; mar. 

Eleanor Danks. 



Third Generation 47 

Samuel Judd removed from the old homestead on Pleasant St., 
Northampton, and resided in a house on the road leading to East- 
ampton. He was a farmer. Abigail (Alvord) Judd was named in 
her father's estate as having received her share previous to his 
death. She was deranged some years and it became necessary to 
confine her. 

18. ELIZABETH AL\'(3RD (Benjamin, Alexander), born 
Xorthampton. Mass., Sept., 1693 ; died Northampton, Mass., July 
18. 1768; married Northampton, Mass., Jan. 24, 1712, Preserved 
Bartlett, son of Samuel and Sarah (Baldwin) Bartlett. He vv-as 
born Northampton, Mass., Aug. 29, 1689 ; died Northampton, Mass., 
Feb. 21, 1762. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: (All born at 
Northampton, Mass.) 

a. Elizabeth, b. Xov. 15, 1712; ]Mar. 1731 Aaron Clark. 

b. Hannah, b. June 30, 1714; mar. 1737, Elisha Clark. 

c. Preserved, b. July 19, 1717; buried Aug. 4. 1772; mar. Experience 

Phelps ; settled in Southampton. 

d. Josiah, b. Feb. 19, 1721; d. Dec. 26, 1791; unm. 

e. Benjamin, bapt. Oct. 5, 1735. 

Elizabeth (Alvord) Bartlett is named in the settlement of her 
father's estate as having received her share previous to his death. 

"Preserved Bartlett's wife, sister of Benjamin Alvord, was crazy some 
3'ears, was confmed at times by chains, escaped from house one day and 
could not be found. An alarm was made, the drums beat and the bell rung. 
She was found dead in ]\lil! River, down below the pastures, July 18, 1768. 
Her husband took her with him to collect a ta.x of Bernard Bartlett. Ber- 
nard's wife, who v,-as reputed to be a vvitch, complained about the tax and 
told him he would be sorry for collecting it. He believed that his wife's 
insanity was caused by Bernard's wife's witchery and his son Benjamin 
believed the same." (Judd Manuscript.) 

Preserved Bartlett's grandfather, Robert Bartlett. was killed by 
the Indians at Northampton, Mass., Mar. 14, 1676. 

19. BENJAMIN AL\'ORD (Benjamin, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Sept.. 1695 ; died Northampton, Mass., Oct. 
22, 1772; married 1st abottt 1726, Eunice King, datighter of Joseph 
and Mindwell (Pomeroy) King. She was born Northampton, Mass., 
:\Iar. 12, 1703; died Northair.pton, Mass., Oct. 8, 1732. 

He married 2nd Northampton, !Mass., Jan. 17, 1733, Ruth Alex- 
ander, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah (Allen) Alexander. She 
was born Northampton, Mass., Feb. 22, 1691 ; died Northampton, 
}*Iass., June 6, 1770. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 



48 Alvord Geneal(jgv 

70. Eunice, b. Northampton, Mass., June 14, 1727. 

71. Margaret, b. Nortlianipton, ]Mass., 1729. 

72. Jerusha, b. Northampton, Mass., 1730. 

72). Benjamin, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct., 1732; d. Nov. 3, 1742. 

Benjamin Alvord, Sr.. \va.s named in tlie settlement of his father's 
estate as eldest son and was allotted a dotible share. He was a 
weaver and learned the trade at Hadley, IVIass. His weavinj^^ 
acconnts begin in 1713. He resided on Market street after 1743, 
His previous residence was at the end of the plain next the Conn. 
River near the river brido;e and he tended ferry. He was chosen 
constable in 1743, 1744, 1747, and 1749. He was a great reader and 
had many books on divinity. 

Benjamin Alvord served as drummer in Father Rale's Indian 
War, 1722-25, and was also in the "Seven Year's War," 1775. He 
was especially famous as an "express rider" and served as such in 
three wars. He was very active in the Indian troubles 1722-26, 
riding between Albany and Northampton, and Northampton and 
Boston. Joseph Hawley speaks of his coming from Albany as a 
"rapid transit" post rider and being ordered on to Boston. Hawley. 
in June, 1724, thought it "much boldness for one to travel alone" 
but Alvord was not afraid. He made the trip from Albany to North- 
ampton in one day. The pay for the trip from Conn. River to Bos- 
ton and back was 3 f , sometimes 3 £ 6s. His services were in great 
demand and he was employed as a messenger in town affairs in 1743. 

"Mr. Benjamin Alvord died in his chair suddenly and alone Oct. 
22, 1772." (Northampton Town Rec.) 

Medad Edwards told Sylvester Judd that Nathaniel and Noah 
Edwards were greedy of gain and buried their father-in-law alive to 
get his property. jNIr. Judd did not believe this to be true. 

Will of Benjamin Alvord Northampton: "being arrived at an 
advanced age. Item son Noah Edwards and my daughter Jerusha 
Edwards. Item grandchildren — children to Bela and my daughter 
Eunice Strong late deceased. Itm son Nathaniel Edwards and my 
daughter, Margaret Edwards. Item grandchildren Amasa Strong: 
Eunice Strong: Ruth Strong: Naomi Strong: Belah Strong: chil- 
dren and heirs of Belah Strong: said Belah Strong sometime since 
died. 

In the presence of Bexj.-^mix Alvokd 

Medad Alvord Probated Dec. 1, 1772 

Moses Al\-ord Dated Jan. 8, 1771 

Elisha Alvord" 



Third Gexeratiox 40 

20. DEBORAH ALA^ORD {Benjamin, Alexander), born 
Northampton, IMass.. May, 1698; died June 3. 1730; married 1727, 
Abel Gunn, son of Dea, Samuel and Elizabeth (Wyatt) Gunn of 
Sunderland, ]\Iass. He was born July 17, 1700. Res. probably Sun- 
derland, ]\Iass. Children : 

a. Experience, b Apr. 16, 1728; mar. June 8, 1749, Xathan Smith. 

b. . Abel, b. Jan. 15, 1730; d. 29, 1748. 

21. EXPERIENCE ALVORD {Benjamin, Alexander), born 
Northampton, ]Mass., Oct. 5, 1700; died 1771 ; married Jan. 9, 1736, 
Samuel Clary of Sunderland, Mass., son of Joseph and Hannah 
(Belden) Clary. He was born Sunderland, Mass., June 1, 1707; 
died Sunderland, Mass., about 1784. Res. Sunderland, ]\Iass. 
Children: (born prob. at Sunderland, Alass.) 

a. Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1736; res. at Ashfielcl, ^lass. ; mar. Jan. 19, 1768, 

Miriam Bartlett. 

b. Moses, b. July 23, 1739; d. young. 

c. Experience, b. July 23, 1739. 

d. Moses, b. — ; mar. Mar. 4, 1761, Martha Graves. 

e. Job. b. May 4, 1745; d. Mar. 21, 1748. 

22. JOSIAH AL\'ORD {Benjamin, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., Apr. 13, 1704; married 1st Lydia Billings, daughter 
of Capt. Ebenezer and Hannah (Church) Billings. She died Sun- 
derland, ]\Iass., Sept. 23, 1745. He married 2nd Amherst. JMass., 
Oct. 28, 1747, Martha Clary, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Bel- 
den) Clary. She was born Hatfield, ]\lass., ]\Iay 8. 1712. Res. 
Sunderland, Mass. Children : 

74. Lydia, b. Sunderland, Mass., Aug. 22. 1733. 

75. Josiah, b. Sunderland, Mass., Nov. 12, 1735. 

76. Benjamin, b. Sunderland, Mass., Apr. 8, 1739. 

77. Martha, b. Sunderland, Mass., June 24, 1754. (Xo furtlier record.) 

In 1730 a lot was laid out for Josiah Alvord by the town of Sun- 
derland, Mass. In 1731 he received a grant of ZS acres of land on 
condition that he remain a resident for five years. Oct. 8, 1745 
Ebenezer Billings conveyed land on Harvey Hill to Josiah Alvord 
of Sunderland, IMass. In 1732 Josiah Alvord and Lydia his wife 
were fined 30s. In his will Capt. Ebr. Billings left bequests to the 
children of Josiah Alvord. 

ZZ. JOSEPH ALVORD {Ebenezer, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., ]\Iarch, 1697; died Northampton, Mass., Jan 1 (or 
9) ,1786; married Northampton, Mass., July 30, 1730, Clemence 
Wright, daughter of Dea. Ebenezer and Hannah (Hunt) Wright. 



50 Alvord Genealogy 

She was born Northampton, ^^lass., Nov., 17C3; died Northampton, 
Mass., Mar. 25, 1776-7. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

78. Elisha, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 15, 1731. 

79. Joseph, b. Northampton, Mass., May 12, 1733. 

80. Stephen, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 18, 1735. 

81. Medad, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 6, 1738. 

82. Lucy, b. Nortliampton, Mass., Jan. 12. 1740. 

83. Simeon, b. Northampton, Mass., May 14. 1742. 

84. Infant, b. 1746; d. Sept. 19, 1748. 

Joseph Alvord resided in Northampton. }klass. on the estate he 
bought of Joseph Clesson. situated on the road to Hadley about one 
half mile from the bridge across the Conn. River. 

Abstract of a deed now in possession of a descendant : 

"Joseph Clesson lately of Northampton, now of Deerfield, husbandman, 
in consideration of the sum of two hundred and si.xty-five pounds paid by 
Joseph Alvord, March 26, 1730," convcjed, "a certain homelot in the town of 
Hampton wt a dwelling house and barn standing thereon which homelot is 
bound as follows, viz. : upon the highway northerly and upon Ebenezer 
Wright's Jun. lot, or the heirs of Judali Wright, deceased, lot ; southerly 
upon the highway eastwardly and on the land of Moses Lyman and Gideon 
Lyman, westwardly, which lot contains live acres and a half or there about 
be it more or less. 

Joseph Clesson.'' 

On the above place Joseph Alvord lived and died ; here all his 
children were born ; here resided his son, Medad Alvord, also his 
grand-daughter, Einiice Alvord, wdio married Luther Hunt, and their 
son J\ledad Hunt; being in the family for 131 years. Mr. Joseph 
Alvord here carried on the business of a weaver and employed a 
number of hands. His shop was east of his house, nearer to the 
road and almost on the corner of a street. The old house which he 
bought of Joseph Clesson, lie tore down, and erected a large sub- 
stantial mansion instead of it. His aimt Abigail, widow of John 
Alvord (see wife of John Alvord No. 3), resided with him in the 
old house and a room in the new house was furnished in a superior 
manner for her. 

Tradition says that Mr. Joseph Alvord was so faithful, kind, and 
attentive to the comforts of his aunt in her advanced age in life 
(over 101 years) that it would be an unrighteous act for any one 
to use him unkindly. 

Nathan Clarke of Northampton purchased this homestead about 
1865 and moved the house a few rods in the rear, on a cross street 
and erected a new building, partly on the same foundation. 



Third Generation 51 

As you travel from Hadley towards Northampton Court House, 
you cross the Conn River, after which, about a half mile distant on 
the right, on the farther corner of the second street on the sam.e road, 
you come to the beautiful site, once the place of residence of Joseph 
Alvord and some of his descendants, afterwards the residence of 
Nathan Clark, Esq. Joseph Alvord was a large land-holder and his 
n'^.me appears frequently on the land records. He was constable 
in 1745. 

Joseph Alvord and his wife were buried in the old cemetery at 
Northampton, and their tomb-stones are still standing (1908). 

"In memory of ]\Ir. Joseph Alvord who died 

Jany 1, 1786 in the 89 year of his age.'' 
"In memory of yirs. Clemens wife of Joseph 

Alvord who died March 25, 1776, in the 73 year of her age." 

Mrs. Clemence (Wright) Alvord's grandfather was Sam.uel 
Wright who married Elizabeth Burt and v/as a soldier on service 
at Northfield where he was slain by the Indians Sept. 2, 1675. 

35. NOAH ALVORD (Ebeneser, Alexander), born Northamp- 
ton, Mass., June 27, 1701; died Wilbraham, Mass., Sept. 1, 1763; 
married Springfield, Mass., Feb. 9, 1726, Hannah Burt daughter of 
Dea. Henry and Elizabeth (Warriner) Burt (v^liose first wife was 
Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Alvord). She vvas born Spring- 
field, Mass., May 14, 1701 ; died Wilbraham, Mass., Aug. 25, 1749. 
He married 2nd Springfield, Mass., Feb. 20, 1752, Rebecca Sever- 
ance, who died Oct. 17, 1793. Res. Springfield, Mass. Children: 

85. Hannah, b. Springfield, Mass., Mar. 5, 1727-28. 

86. Moses, b. Springfield, Mass., Mar. 20, 1730-31. 

87. Aaron, b. Springfield, Mass., July 29, 1734. 

88. Elizabeth, b. Springfield, Mass., July 22, 1738; d. unm. 

Noah Alvord settled in 1732 in that part of Springfield which is 
now Wilbraham, being the second settler, then a wilderness, near 
Nathaniel Hitchcock, the pioneer who came with his young wife the 
year before and made his home in a hut by the mountains. 

"Sweet counsel did these two neighbors take respecting the field 
to be cleared, to be planted or to be sown ; and often did Hitchcock 
that summer after his neighbor's arrival, take his ax and go over 
to his neighbor Alvord's to work by his side, softening the hardness 
of the labor by the pleasure of societ3^ And you might have seen 
Alvord of an early morning with his hoe in hand, going over to 
m.ake Hitchcock's long day's work shorter by his helpfulness. Nor 



52 Alvord Genealogy 

was there any rivalry between the wives, except to most lovingly 
and abundantly render all needed service to each other." 

Noah Alvord settled on the place where Lorenzo Kibbe resided 

in 1866. His four children had no children. Mrs. Rebecca Alvord 

married Oct., 1774, David Burt. 

"June 7, 1745, Noah Alvord of Springfield, in the county of Hampshire, 
blacksmith, for six pounds," conveyed, "to my brother, Joseph Alvord of 
Northampton, all the lands which I have in Northampton, whether divided 
or undivided ; as I am an heir to my Hon-rd father, Mr. Ebenezer Alvord, 
late of Northampton, deces-d ; as also I am an heir to the estate of my 
grandfather, Mr. Joseph Baker formerly of Northampton, deces-d, both by 
my Hon-d mother who was the daughter to sd Joseph Baker, and also by my 
brother Ebenezer Alvord dec-d an heir to the sd Ruth my Honoured mother 
and grandmother aforesaid. 

Noah Alvard." 

36. RUTH ALVORD {Ebenezer, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., Aug. 24, 1710; married Northampton, Mass., July 16, 
1760, Isaac Morgan of Springfield, Mass., prob. son of Isaac and 
Thankful (Day) Morgan. He was born Springfield, Mass., Apr. 24, 
1734. Res. Springfield, Mass. No children. Ruth Alvord was an 
old maid when she married. 

38. ELIZABETH ALVORD {Ebenezer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Sept. 7, 1713; died Northampton, Mass., July 
15, 1750; married Northampton, j\Iass., 1744, Ithamar Clark, son of 
John and Elizabeth (Cook) Clark. He was born Northampton. 
Mass., Aug., 1716; died Northampton, Mass., Jan. 7, 1802. Res. 
Northampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Ithamar, bapt. Northampton, Mass., 1745; d. Sept., 1745. 

b. Stephen, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 24, 1748; d. Mar. 1, 1749. 
Ithamar Clark was four times married, first wife, Martha Alex- 
ander ; third, Sarah Parsons ; fourth, Mary Brown. 

40. REBECCA ALVORD {Ebenezer, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., Feb. 10, 1718; married Northampton, Mass., Feb. 2, 
1743, Zebadiah Miller, son of Abraham and Hannah (Clapp) Mil- 
ler. He was born Northampton, Mass., Nov. 6, 1713 ; died South- 
ampton, Mass., Nov. 27, 1785. They resided at Southampton, Mass., 
near Westfield line. Children: 

a. Rebecca, b. Feb., 1745; mar. 1769 Noah Sheldon. 

b. Thankful, b. Feb., 1747; mar. 1st, Obadiah Frary, Jr., 2d, 1789, 

Ezra Ludden. 

c. Mary, b. about 1750. 

d. Roger, bapt. Dec. 22, 1751. 



Third Generation" 53 

e. Zebadiah, bapt. Sept. 30, 1753. 

f. Elizabeth, bapt. Sept. 14, 1755; d. 1830; unm. 
g-. Infant, bapt. Sept. 1759. 

h. Hannah, mar. 1789 EHsha Clapp. 

i. Wait, mar. Apr. 26, 1786, Joseph Southworth. 

j. Jemima, d. unm. 

k. John, b. about 1764; d. 1834. 

41. EBENEZER ALVORD (Ebenecer, Alexander), bora 

Northampton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1720; died Hatfield, ]\Iass., Aug. 7, 

1784; married Northampton, ^lass., Dec. 19, 1754, Catharine Strong, 

daughter of Nathaniel and Miriam (Sheldon) Strong. She was bom 

Northampton, Mass.. July 18, 1729; died Northampton, Mass., Sept. 

11. 1773. Res. Northampton, I\lass. Children: 

89. Eliab, b. Xorthampton, ]Mass., Sept. 4; bapt. Sept. 7. 1755. 

90. Elizabeth, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Feb. 15, bapt. Feb. 20, 1757. 

91. Thomas, b. Xorthampton, Mass., Mar. 25, 1759; d. Westhampton, 

Mass.. Feb. 6, 1846 ; unm. He was a weaver and lived with his broth- 
er Eliab to whose daughter, Dorcas, he left his property. 

92. Jerusha, b. Xorthampton, ^Nlass., Dec. 27, 1761. 

93. Dorcas, bapt. Xorthampton, ]\Iass., July 9, 1764. 

94. Catharine, bapt. Xorthampton, Mass., Apr. 24, 1768. 

95. Rhoda. bapt. Xorthampton, Mass., July 14, 1771. 

96. Infant, bapt. 1773: d. Xorthampton, Mass., Sept. 12, 1773. 

"Ebenezer Alvord resided on Hawley St. in 1749. He was taxed 
2 polls, 34 est." 

Rev. War Service : He served nine months in the Revolutionary War." 
(Hist, of Xorthampton.) 

Mrs. Catharine Alvord has a tombstone in the old Northampton 
cemetery. 

■■Ebene;;cr Alvord"s house stood with end to the road, had diamond win- 
dows, in 1762 two rooms, another was added to E. end when Ebenezer was 
married, had weaver's shop on west end next to street. Mrs. Wright (b. '56) 
remembers old lady ( Eliab's grandmother). She and Mary lived there. 
Ruth or Mary used to keep school for girls seventy years ago (or about 
1765), or more. 

'"From Mrs. Graves 1832. As above, only one and a half story house. 
Ruth married when an old maid, but before Mrs. G. remembers . Mary, no 
energy. Xo school kept there. Old woman and Mary moved slow. Eben- 
ezer Alvord poor, — did nothing but weave, — rather indolent, but could talk 
sensibly, was a very corpulent man, large belly, went to Hatfield, lived better 
there. Old maid at Hatfield could not be persuaded to make a written will, — 
said her word was enough. Doct. Lyman and Samuel Smith at length per- 
suaded her to make a will. Gave most to Ebenezer. Ebenezer's daughter, 
Elizabeth, a good scholar, intelligent woman." (Judd Manuscript.) 



54 Alnord Ge.\i-:alogy 

45. JOHX ALVORD {Jonathan, Alexander), bom Northamp- 
ton, Mass., June 28, 1696; died Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1780: 
married Northampton, Mass., Aug. 4, 1721, Prudence Baker, daugh- 
ter of Timothy and Sarah (HolHster) P.aker. She was born May 14. 
1687; died Northampton, Mass., Aug., 1752. Res. Northampton. 
Mass. Children : 

97. Zebadiah, b. Northampton, ]\Ia?s., Apr. 20, 1722: died in infancy. 

98. Zebadiah, b. Northampton, Mass., P\l). 14, 1724. 

99. Sarah, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 2, 1726. 

100. John, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1728. 

101. Rachel, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 26, 1730: d. Northampton, 

Aug. 22. 1748. 

102. :Mary, b. Northampton, :Mass., Feb. l.S. 1734: d. Mar. 3, 1803, unm. 

She lived twelve years at Joseph Warner's, died of tits. 

In 1738 John Alvord and his brother Jonathan lied in the same 
house on Prospect St. They divided the house between them. It 
was located nearly opposite Talbot's house near Mr. Stoddard's. He 
was in tax list, 2 polls, 33 est. John Alvord, son of Jonathan, is also 
mentioned as having his homestead in the Plain, called Ft. Plain. 
He bought the place of Josiah Searls. In 1730 Jolm Alvord drew a 
home-lot in Southampton, Mass. He was appointed packer of meat 
in 1746, 1755., 1766-68, He died at the home of his son John in East- 
hampton. 

The will of John Alvord is on file in the Probate Office at North- 
ampton, ]Mass., but was never recorded. He mentions sons Zebadiah 
and John Alvord. 

"Item, daughter, Sarah, wife of Ebenezer Mattoon of Amherst. Item, 
Sarah Mattoon and Eleazer Mattoon children of my daughter Sarah. Item, 
daughter Mary Alvord. 

Will dated July 20, 1765— addition Aug. 8, 1768. 

John Alvosd. 

"Witness Ebenezer Hunt, J^.Iary Alvord, Elislia Alvord. 

".■\pril 4, 1780, Zebadiah Alvord and John Alvord, Executors." 

51. JONATHAN ALVORD {Jonathan, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., 1712; died Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 6, 1796: 
married Mrs. Elizabeth (Goslin) Phelps, widow of Jonathan Phelps 
and daugliter of Henry and Mary (Fox) Goslin. She was born Glas- 
tonbury, Conn., Nov. 6, 1711; died Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 
1775. Res. Northampton. Mass., and Westhampton, Mass, Children: 

103. Thankful, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1749. 

104. Jonathan, b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 29, 1751. 

105. Beriah, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 3, bapt. Feb. 10, 1754. 



Third Generation 55 

106. Jehiel, b. Northampton, ^Faj^s., Jan. 7, 1756. 

107. Infant, b. Xorthampton, Mass.; d. Xov. 29, 1757. 

Jonathan Alvord was living on Prospect St. with his brother John 
(whom see) in 1749 and was in tax hsts for 1 poll, 18 est. He was 
living in Westhampton in 1777 about three miles west of the center. 
Joseph Hathaw-ay lived on the place later and the old house is still 
standing (1908). Jonathan Alvord was about the last person buried 
in the N. Cemetery by the bridges. 

"Jonathan Alvord of Northampton husbandman & Elizabeth his wife, who 
was formerly the wife of Jonathan Phelps Dec-d ; Sarah Phelps of sd 
Northampton; Elizabeth Powers Wid. of Hebron, Conn.; and Jerusha Phelps 
of Northampton ;"" conveyed, "to Samuel Janes of Northampton, land in 
Mountain lot in Northampton." (The right is the Dower of Elizabeth wid. 
of sd. Phelps.) Nov. 16, 1766. 



o<) Alvord Genealogy 



FOURTH GENERATION 



- 52. THOMAS ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), horn 
Northampton, Mass., May 18, 1710; died Middletown, Conn.; buried 
Mar. 16, 1786; married Submit Bishop, daughter of Daniel and Mary 
(Hall) Bishop. She was born Guilford, Conn., Apr. 25, 1713; died 
Middletown. Conn.. Apr. 22, 1793. Res. Middletown. Conn. Chil- 
dren : 

108. Rachel, b. Guilford, Conn., Apr. 17, 1733; bapt. Durham, Conn., 

Apr. 22, 1733. 

109. Submit, b. Guilford, Conn., May 21, 1734. 

110. Lois, b. Litchfield, Conn., Apr. 1, 1736. 

111. Phineas, b. Litchfield, Conn., July 27, 1737. 

-' 112. John, b. Middletown. Conn., Jan. 21, bapt. JNIar. 18, 1739. 

113. Phebe, b. ^.liddletown. Conn., Oct. 13. bapt. Oct. 18, 1741. 

114. Daniel, b. Middletown, Conn., Jan. 21, bapt. Jan. 30, 1742-43. 

115. Mary, b. Middletown, Conn., Oct. 17, bapt. Oct. 21. 1744; (no further 

record. ) 

116. Sarah, b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 28, bapt. Xov. 29, 1747; d. Jan. 

1752-53. 

117. Lucy, b. Middletown, Conn., May 27, bapt. May 27, 1750. 

118. Sarah, b. :\lidd]etown, Conn., ^lar. 12, bapt. Mar. 17, 1754. 

119. Tliomas, b. Middletown, Conn., May 7, bapt. May 14, 1758. 

Thomas Alvord went with his father to Middletown, Conn., about 
1725. As his wife was of Guilford, Conn., and his first child was bap- 
tized at Durham, Conn., it would appear that he lived near the Dur- 
ham-Guilford border. In Litchfield, Conn., deeds he is called of 
Guilford in 1734. and of Litchfield in 1737. He returned to ]Middle- 
town where he renewed his covenant with the First Church, Mar. 4, 
1739. His wife brought her letter from the Litchfield church to the 
Middletown church Jan. 6, 1740. In Xov. 1743 Thomas Alvord is 
named as one of the original members of the parish of Middlefield. 
His death, or burial, is recorded on the Middletown church records 
as follows: "Buried. Mar. 16, 1786. Thomas Alvord, aged 76, 
paralytical, asthmatical, dropsical, cachexy." 

In 1763, Thomas Alvord sold a grant of land in what is now 
Bernardston. Mass., which he received as eldest male heir of his 



Fourth Generatiox '")7 

father. Thomas Alvord, who received it from the General Court of 
Mass., for services rendered in the Indian War by Thomas Alvord, 
g-randfather of the present Thomas Alvord who now disposes of the 
land. 

"To all People to whom these presents shall Come. Greeting: Know ye 
that I, Thomas Alvord of Aliddletown, in the Co. of Hartford and Colony 
of Conn, in Xew England for the consideration of fifty pounds lawful money 
received to my full satisfaction of Seth Smith of Suffield of said county 
aforesaid do give, grant, baurgain, sell and confirm unto the said Smith 
his heirs and assigns forever a full grant of land lying in Fallstown or 
Bernardstov.-n— the Houselot Xo. 58. v>'ith all after drafts belonging to the 
whole grant; and also the after grant commonly called the Gore in the 
Co. of Hampshire and Province of Massachusetts Bay, Xew England afore- 
said which was granted by the General Assembly of sd Province to my 
Hon-d Father, Thos. Alvard of Middletown aforesaid as Eldest Male Heir 
of his Hon-d Father, Thos. Alvard, late of Xorthampton Dec-d. 

"Sept. 27, 1763." 

(Hamp. Co Mass. Reg. Deeds, Vol. v, p. 103.) 

53. JONATHAN AL\'ORD (Thomas. Thomas. Alexander), 
"born Northampton, Mass.. Nov. 16. 1711; died Winchester. Conn.. 
Jime 28, 1784; married 1st. Oct. 16, 1739, Elizabeth Sanford. daugh- 
ter of Samuel and Hannah (Baldwin) Sanford. She was born Mil- 
ford, Conn., Dec. 13, 1716; died East Hampton. Conn., Apr. 7, 1764. 
He married 2nd. East Hampton. Conn., Nov. 21. 1765, ]\Irs. Mary 
(Smith) Brainard. daughter of Ralph and Mary (Mayo) Smith, and 
widow of Timothy Brainard. Res. Chatham (East Hampton). Conn. 
Children ; 

120. Eliphaz, b. Jan. 13. 1742; bapt. Durham, Conn., Jan. 17. 1742. 

121. David, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 14, 1753. 

Jonathan Alvord settled in that part of Middletown known as East 
Hampton and possibly lived also in what is now Middlefield. 

In Oct.. 1748, he was commissioned Lieut, of the 17th Co., 6th 
Reg. of Conn., and was Captain in the same regiment and company 
June, 1753. 

In 1770 he removed to Winchester, Conn., and lived in a house 
long since taken down, near where the dugway road turns west to 
Winchester Center. There he lived until he sold to Joshua Knapp 
in 1773. 

His farm of thirty acres in East Hampton. Conn., he sold Jan. 
19, 1770, before his removal to W'inchester to Nehemiah Gates for 
120 pounds lawful money. 



58 Alvord Genealogy 

In Oct.. ]~46, Jonathan Alvord was appointed collector for estab- 
lishing a church at East Hampton, Conn. In 1748 Jonathan Alvord 
et al. were appointed to confer with Rev. Norton as to time of in- 
stallment. (East Hampton Parish.) 

May 15, 1760, Capt. Jonathan Alvord was chosen to "set the 
Psalni" at the East Hampton Church. 

54. AAROX AL\X3RD (Thomas. Thomas. Alexander), born 
Northampton. Mass.. July 16, 1713; died Torrington, Conn., 1767; 
married Durham, Conn., Nov. 6, 1739, Mehitable Strong, daughter 
of Eliakim and Mehitable (King) Strong. She was born Northamp- 
ton, Mass., Sept. 5, 1715. Res. Durham, Conn., and Torrington. 
Conn. Children: 

122. Bela, b. Durham, Conn., Aug. 31, 1741, bapt. Sept. 6, 1741. 

123. Selah, b. Durham, Conn., Mar. 26, 1743: bapt. ]Mar. 27, 1743: (na 

further record.) 

124. ?^lehitable, b. Durham, Conn., Oct. 1. 1745, bapt. Oct. 6, 1745. 

125. Catharine, b. Durham, Conn., }<lar. 28, 1747, bapt. (at home) Mar. 

28, 1747, d. in infancy. 

126. Aaron, bapt. Durham, Conn., July 23, 1749; ( ro further record. 

127. Catharine, bapt. Durham, Conn., Nov. 11, 1750. 

128. Lucy, bapt. Durham, Conn., Apr. 26, 1752: (no further record.) 

129. Amy, bapt. Durham. Conn., ]\lay 25, 1755; (no further record.) 

Aaron Alvord was farmer in Durham, Conn., until 1754 when he 
sold his farm and moved to Torrington, Conn., where he and his 
wife were members of the church in 1760. 

Administration on the estate of Aaron Alvord was granted Mar. 3. 
1767. (Litchfield Prob. Rec.) 

The History of Goshen, Conn., states that William Alvord was the 
first miller in the town. The mill was located ten rods north of the 
road leading from East St. to Middle St. over Pie Hill. It also 
states that William Alvord's daughter married Chauncey Beach. It 
is therefore probably that the above reference is to Aaron Alvord. 

There is a tradition that the three sons, Bela, Selah and Aaron, 
went to N. Y. State soon after the Revolution, one to New York 
City, another to Central N. Y., uncertain where the other settled. 
Bela alone could be traced. Mrs. Mehitable Alvord's father went to 
Durham about 1721. 

55. SETH AL\X)RD (Thomas. Thomas. Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Nov. 13, 1714; died Chatham, Conn., Mar. 16, 
1802 (Ch. Rec); Mar. 17, 1802 (Town Rec); married Elizabeth 



Fourth Generation 59 

Spencer, daughter* of Timothy and Abigail Spencer. She was born 
Haddam, Conn.. 1717; died Chatham, Conn., }^Iay 30, 1800. Res. 
Chatham (East Hampton), Conn. Chihh-en : 

130. Damaris, b. prob. Guilford, Conn.. 1739; d. Oct. 21, 1743; buried 

in Xorth Guilford Ccin. "dau. of Scth and Elizabeth Alvord ae 4." 

131. Seth, b. Guilford, Conn., May 6, 1743; prob. d. young. 

132. Damaris, b. Guilford, Conn., .*Vug. 15, 1745. 

133. Orren, b. Guilford, Conn., July 21, 1747. 

134. Ruel, b. East Hampton, Conn., 1750. 

135. Seth, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 18, 1754. 

136. Anna, b. East Hampton, Conn. 

137. Huet. b. East Hampton, Conn., 1757. 

138. John, b. East Hampton, Conn.; (no further record.) 

139. Elizabeth, b. East Hampton, Conn. 

Seth Alvord joined the church in ]\liddleto\vn, Jan. 20, 1734, and 
later settled in Xorth Guilford, Conn., where he lived until 1748, 
when he moved to East Hampton. The house built and occupied 
by Seth Alvord is still stan-ling; built about 1748. It is in a good 
good state of repair and stands a little east of the Cong. Church. His 
occupation is not definitely known but probabl}- he was a farmer. 
The text of his funeral sermon was: Gen. 35,29. "And Isaac crave 
up the ghost." 

Aliss Lucy Alvord of \\'insted, Conn., has in her possession a book 
upon which is written "Elizabeth Spencer, her book, July 15, A. D., 
1737." She u-as then twenty years of age- and not yet married. This 
book she gave to her son Reuel on his departure for his first voyage 
at sea. 

May 15, 1760, Seth Alvord was chosen quorister in the East 
Hampton Church. 

56. ELISHA AL\'ORD (Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., June 19. 1717: died Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 28, 
1776; married 1st, Abigail. She died Durham. Conn.. Nov. 15. 1743, 
in her 25th year. He married 2nd. Fairfield. Conn., May 9, 1745, 
Hannah Goodsell. daughter of Rev. John and Mary (Lewis) Good- 
sell. She was born Fairfield, Conn.. Aug. 9, 1726; died Fairfield, 
Conn., ]\Iay 20. 1757. He married 3rd, Fairfield. Conn., Mary. Res. 
Greenfield Hill Parish, Fairfield, Conn. Children : 



* Timothy Spencer in his will of 1732 mentions his daughter Elizabeth, 
aged 15. As this corresponds to the age of Elizabeth, wife of Seth .-Mvord, 
it is believed that the parents here given are correct. 



60 Alvord Genealogy 

140. Abignil, b. Durliam, Conn., June 26, bapt. June 29, 1746; Sa'rah 

Perry, a daughter of Abigail Alvord by Peter Perry was bapt at 
Greeniield Hall, Ct., Jan. 15, 1764. 

141. Hannah, bapt. Mar. 9, 1748. 

142. John, b. Fairfield, Conn., July 11, bapt. July 15, 1750. 

143. Elihu, bapt. Fairfield, Conn., July 23, 1753. 

144. ]\iary, b. Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 26, bapt. Apr. 28, 1754. 

Apr. 8, 1740 Benoni Hills deeded land in Durham, Conn., to Elisha 
Alvord of Middletown. 

Oct. 15, 1747 Elisha Alvord of Durham. Conn., purchased land 
in Fairfield, Conn., of Lockwood Gorham of Fairfield. He was ad- 
mitted to Greenfield Church Aug. 21, 1749, by certificate from Rev. 
Chauncey of Durham. He was appointed tithingman at Green- 
field Hill Nov. 25, 1761, was appointed Ensign in 4th Reg. Alay, 
1761, Lieut. Oct., 1765, Capt. Oct., 1767, in same regiment. His 
will dated Mar. 1, 1775, was disapproved. 

Rev. John Goodsell, father of I'.Irs. Hannah Alvord, was the first 
minister who settled at Greenfield Hill. Ordained May 18, 1726. 

Mrs. Mary, wife of Elisha Alvord, was recommended to the 
church at Greenfield Hill from Rev. Mr. Dickinson's church in Xor- 
Avalk, Conn., Apr. 16, 1758. 

In the Durham Cemetery there is a gravestone at the grave of 
''Abigail, wife of Elisha Alvord" who died in 1743. It is believed 
that this is the oldest Alvord tombstone in America. 

T>7. ASAHEL ALVORD {Thomas, Thoinos, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 16, 1720; died Colchester, Conn., Feb. 
27, 1761 ; married prob. No. Guilford, Conn.. June 4. 1741, Rachel 
Gould, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Crittenden) Gould. She 
was born North Guilford, Conn., Sept. 18, 1720. Res. Colchester, 
Conn. Children : 

145. Thomas Gould, b. Durham, Conn., Mar. 1, bapt. Mar. 7, 1741-42. 

146. Obed, b. prob Colchester, Conn., Aug. 1, 1744. 

147. Asahel, b. prob. Colchester, Conn., May 16, 1746, bapt. May 24, 1747. 

148. Elisha, b. prob. Colchester, Conn., May 16, 1748. 

149. Etmice, b. prob. Colchester, Conn., Sept. 14, 1752; d. Jun. 26, 1757. 

150. Alexander, b. prob. Colchester, Conn., 1755; d. Dec. 8, 1762, ae. 7. 

151. Eunice, bapt. Colchester, Sept. 8, 1758; (no further record.) 

Asahel Alvord owned the covenant Feb. 21. 1741, at Durham, 
Conn. He was living in Litchfield, Conn., in 1742. He probably 
nioved shortly after this time to Colchester, possibly living a few 
years at East Hampton, Conn. The settlement of his estate in the 
Colchester Probate Records shows that he had scarcely property 



Fourth Generation 61 

enough to meet the claims. According to U. S. Census, 1790, 
Rachel Alvord was living alone at Colchester. Jan. 5, 1795, 
"Widow Alford" was received from the Marlboro Church to the 
Kensington Church (Kensington, Conn., Ch. Rec.) This may refer 
to the widow of Asaliel Alvord. 

58. MARY ALVORD (Thoinas, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, ]\[ass., Sept. 3. 1724; married East Hampton. Conn., 
June 1, l.~48, Jabez Woods, son of Jonathan and Experience Woods. 
Res. Chatham (East Hampton), Conn. Children: 

a. Daughter, b. East Hampton, Conn., Xov. 9, 1764. 

b. Mary, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 24, 1767. 

Jabez ^^^oods had a brother, Jonathan, who was living in Hebron 
in" 1760. 

59. JOHN ATA'ORD (John, Thomas, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, :\.Iass.. Oct. 29. 1711: died South Hadley, Mass., July 8, 
1758; married Hadley, Mass., July 17, 1734, Abigail White, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Joseph and Abigail (Craft) V\'hite. She was born Had- 
ley. Mass., Aug. 20, 1713; died South Hadley, IMass., Nov. 19, 1757. 
Res. South Hadley, r\Iass. Children : 

152. Moses, b. prob. So. Hadley, Mass., Aug. 26, 1735. 

153. Azariah, b. prob. So. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 20, 1738. 

154. Abigail, b. prob. So. Hadley, Mass., Sept. 2Z, 1739; mentioned in her 

fathers vrill; (no further record.) 

155. Jerusha, b. prob. So. Hadle\', Mass., Sept. 27. 1741 ; mentioned in her 

father's will; (no further record.) 

156. Dorcas, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 4, 1743; mentioned in her 

father's will; (no further record.) 

157. Rachel, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 15, 1747; mentioned in her 

- father's will; (no further record.) 

158. Phineas, b. South Hadley. IXlass., June 26, 1750; mentioned in her 

father's will; (no further record.) 

159. Luther, b. South Hadley, :^Iass., Mar. 4, 1753. 

160. Rebecca, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 14, 1756; (no further record.) 

John Alvord v.^as the head of a family at South Hadley, ^Mass.. 
1731-40. In 1748 a John Alvord, Jr., was in service after the fall 
of Louisburg. Possibly refers to John No. 99. 

60. MINDWELL AL\^ORD '{John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Aug. 4, 1713; died South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 
25, 1764; married Thomas White, son of Dea. Joseph and Abigail 
(Craft) White. He was born Hadley, :\lass., July 20, 1715; died 
South Hadley, :-,Iass., July 18. 1795. Res. South Hadley, ^lass. 
Children : 



62 Alvord Genealogy 

a. Joel, b. South Iladlc}-, Mass.; d. 1771; mar. Anna. 

b. Mindwcll, b. South Hadley. Mass., 1739; d. Oct. 10, 1768; mar. 1st, 

Looman, 2nd Lieut. Thomas White of South Hadle.v, Mass. 

c. Abigail, b. South Hadley, Mass. ; mar. Caleb Ely, res. in South Had- 

ley and Norwich, Mass. 

d. Aaron", b. South Hadley. Mass.. Alay 29. 1744; d. South Hadley, Feb. 

8, 1810; mar. Mar. 6, 1770, Thankful White. 

e. Job, b. South Hadley, Mass., about 1752; d. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 

12, 1807; mar. 1st Charity Chapin; 2nd Oct. 6, 1785, Mindwell Clapp. 

f. Mary, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 1, 1754; d. Mar. 10, 1835; mar. Dec. 

3, 1780, Perez Smith of South Hadley. 

g. Simeon, b. South Hadley, Mass. 

61. ESTHER ALVORD (/(;/;;;. Thomas. Alexander), boi'n 
Northampton, Mass., married 1748, Jesse Bellows, "parentage un- 
known." ( I jellows Gen.) Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children: 

a. Jabez, b. So. Hadley. Mass.. July 28. 1749; d. Sept. 4, 1749. 

b. Samuel, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Aug. 25, 1750. 

c. Jesse, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Dec. 27, 1752. 

d. Elihu, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Dec. 19, 1754; d. Nov. 1, 1826. 
■e. Reuben, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Aug. 5, 1757; d. Nov., 1757. 

f. Rebecca, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 7. 1759. 

g. Jabez, b. So. Hadley, Mass., June 7, 1762. 

h. Reuben, b. So. Hadley, T^Iass., Nov. 6. 1764. 

Jesse Bellows served against the hVench in 1757. His sons, Sam- 
uel. Jesse and Jabez were in the Revolution. 

62. SAUL ALA'ORD {John. Thomas Alexander.) born North- 
ampton, Mass., Apr. 2^, \7\7 \ died Windsor, Conn.. Sept. 28, 1793; 
married Aiarthia Churchill, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Dickin- 
son) Clmrchill of Bolton, Conn. She was born Wcthersfield, Conn., 
172-1- ; died Jlolton, Conn., Sept. 16, 1794. Res. Northampton, Mass., 
and Bolton, Conn. Children : 

161. Martha, I). Northampton, Mass., June 29, 1747. 

162. Lydia, b. Northampton. Mass., Sept. 7, 1748; d. June 22. 1750. 

163. Saul. b. Northampton, Mass., IMay 20, 1751; d. July 5, 1753. 

164. Saul, b. Northampton, Mass., July 9, 1753. 

165. Ann, b. Northampton. ^lass., Oct. 7, bapt. Oct. 12, 1755. 

166. Eunice, b. Northampton, ^lass., Jan. 2, ]:>apt. Jan. 7, 1759. 

167. Infant, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 8, 1764; still born. 

Saul Alvord was by tradition a barber and hairdresser at North- 
ampton. At Bolton "He was a saddler by trade and kept tavern, 
and was very industrious. His wife was equally industrious. While 
he was engaged in his shop at his trade sh^e made wigs." 

His house and shop in Northampton stood on the site where the 



Fourth Gexeratiox C3 

present Court House stands. In 1749 his name appears in the Hst 
of polls at Northampton, residence on ]\Iain St. In 1755 he re- 
ceived for services as sexton 3£ 13s 4d. He also lield the office of 
constable in 1753. 

Dec. 20, 1743, John Alvord conveys to his son Saul Alvord a cer- 
tain parcel of land. 

Xov. 20, 1751, Saul Alvord received of his father, John Alvord a 
deed of land in Hadley Precinct. 

"Apr. 17, 1754, Saul Alvord of Northampton, saddler, for fifty pounds" 
conveyed "to Gideon Alvord land in South Hadley, called the Fall Wood 
Field; bounded northerly by sd Gideon Alvord's own land, westward by 
the Great River, etc. Another piece, bounded southward by John .Alvord, 
Jttn. ; westward by a highway, etc." 

"Mar. 17, 1759, Saul Alvord of Xorthampton, Yeoman," conveyed, "to 
Lieut. Elisha Strong one third part and three acres over and more than one 
third part of the whole of the original lot in that division of Comons called 
the first in Long Division which v,as originally hiid and recorded to Thomas 
Alvord. Said lot is the eleventh lot in said division and is recorded to be 
eleven rods wide and is bounded northv.ard by the tenth original lot laid 
out to Dea. Ebenezer Strong etc." 

"June 17, 1760, Thomas White of South Hadley and Said Alvord of 
Xorthampton, ]Mass. Executors of the will of John Alvord late of South 
Hadley, deceased, in consideration of 250 pounds" conveyed "unto Jonathan 
Baker of x\shford now South Hadley, the real estate of John Alvord contain- 
ing one hundred and twenty acres with a house and barn, it being the farm 
on which the said John .-^vlvord lately dwelt." 

(This land is in what is now called South Hadley, on the Conn. River near 
the ferry.) 

"Apr. 12, 1761, Saul Alvord of Xorthampton, in consideration of one hun- 
dred and sixty-three pounds, lawful money, paid b,v Elisha Alvord," con- 
ve\-ed "a certain small piece of land in X'orthampton situated near the Meet- 
ing House in said town, being in quantit,v about seventy-three rods, with 
the Dwelling House, Shop, and all the other buildings of every sort, standing 
thereon ; the said piece of land lies circumscribed by the line as is herein 
after mentioned. That is to say ; the first line begins at a young button wood 
tree standing in the corner of sd. Tract, and runs East forty-three degrees 
Xorth four rods and one link from ye end of that line ; the ne.xt line runs 
North ten degrees, thirty minutes East, nine rods and twenty-two links ; and 
from the end of that line, etc., etc." 

(This is the land that Elisha .-Xlvord sold to sundry persons, upon which 
the court house now stands.) 

In the year 1761, "Saul Alvord of Xortliampton" purchased land 
in Bolton, Conn. Plis first residence in Bolton was directly opposite 
the Bolton Center Cemetery. The following year he united with the 
church in Bolton, Conn., recommended from the church in Xorth- 



G4 Alvord Genealogy 

anipton, Mass. He was deacon of the church at Bolton, was 
often elected Selectman of the town and held various offices of trust. 
His death occurred at Picket's tavern, Windsor, Conn., while re- 
turning to Bolton from a visit to Northampton. 

63. ELIJAH ALVORD {John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Jan. 17, 1718-19; died (ireenfield, Mass.. about 
1788; married Hannah Judd, daughter of Thomas and Hannah 
(Bascom) Judd. She was born Northampton, Mass., 1720; died 
Greenfield, ^lass., Nov. 28, 1798. Res. South Hadley, Mass., Wil- 
mington, Vt., and ( Ireenfield, Mass. Children : 

168. Caleb, 1). South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 5. 1751. 

169. Hannali, b. South Hadley, Mass., 1754. 

"Mar. 20, 1752. John Alvord of Hadley, saddler, for one penny," conveyed 
"to Elijah Alvord, husbandman land in South Precinct, called the Fall Wood 
Field, running through from the high way to the river (Conn.) being 6 rods 
in breadth, bounded South by Grantee's own land ; North partly by land I 
have this day conveyed to Gad Alvord, and partly by land I have this day 
conveyed to Nathan Alvord." 

Elijah Alvord had a warehouse near tlie mouth of Stony Brook 
before 1765. He kept the first inn in 1755 and sold goods more than 
a mile below in Falls W'oods. In 1761 Elijah Alvord was licensed 
to sell tea, coli'ee and china ware at So. Hadley. In 1770 Noah Good- 
man succeeded him as inn-keeper. In 1755 it was voted that Elijah 
Alvord might agree v.dth several persons to cross their lands with 
lumber in the Falls Field and Taylor's Field, So. Hadley— to carry 
lumber around that had been floated down the river. ]\[r. Alvord 
was prominent in town and church affairs. He held the office of 
selectman in So. Hadley in 1761. With Nathaniel White, Jr., he 
was appointed a committee to prosecute certain persons, v/ho cut 
down and drew av^-ay a part of the meeting" house. 

He moved to Wilmington, \"t., about 1771. The first deed of land 
to him in AVilmington was dated Jan. 13, 1773, conveyed by Zepha- 
niah Sv/ift. In 1775 Elijah Alvord of Draper (Now Wilmington), 
was appointed one of a standing committee that the people might 
be kept informed of the doings of the "Friends of Liberty." The 
first town meeting of Wilmington was held at the house of Elijah 
Alvord, Jan. 19, 1778. He represented the town in the first Legis- 
lature in 1778. Shortly after this he moved to Greenfield, Mass. 
Caleb Alvord was appointed administrator of his estate May 15, 1788 
and it was declared insolvent. 



Fourth Generation 65 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Elijah, Private, Capt. Caleb Chapin's Co. 
Return of men for clothing." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

64. DORCAS ALVORD (John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Mar. 28, 1720; died South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 
24, 1744; married Jonathan White, son of Nathaniel and Esther 
(Strong) White. He was born South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 29, 1717; 
died South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 2, 1789. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 
Child : 

a. Enoch, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 8, 1744; d. Nov. 15, 1744. 

Jonathan White married for his second wife Feb. 6, 1745, Lydia 
Rugg, and had Enoch, born 1747; Phineas, born 1748; Thankful, 
Lydia and Phebe who married Gad Alvord of Granby. Mr. White 
was a farmer. He was a descendant of Elder John White. 

66. GAD ALVORD (John, Thomas, Alexander), born North- 
ampton, Mass., 1726; died Wilmington, Vt., May 11, 1810; married 
1st, South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 17, 1750, Lydia Smith, daughter of 
Samuel and Lydia (Smith) Smith. She was born South Hadley, 
Mass., Apr. 7, 1728. He married 2nd, Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 24, 
1778, Mrs. Thankful (Wells) Holland, daughter of Joshua and Eliz- 
abeth (Smead) Wells, and widow of Abisha Holland. She was born 
Greenfield, Mass., July 14, 1741 ; died Wilmington, Vt., May 20, 
1812. Res. South Hadley, Mass., and Wilmington, Vt. Children : 

170. Samuel, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 27, 1751. 

171. Rhoda, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 26, 1753; (no further record.) 

172. Lucina, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 15, 1755; d. Feb. 12, 1763. 

173. Sybil, b. South Hadley, Mass., IMar. 23, 1757. 

174. Gad, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 27, 1759. 

175. Asher, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 4, 1761. 

176. Seth, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 29, 1763. 

177. Zerah, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 10, 1765. 

178. Enos, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 15, 1768. 

Mar. 20, 1752, Gad Alvord received of his father a tract of land 
in the South Precinct of Hadley; and Sept. 2, 1752, his brother Na- 
than Alvord conveyed to him land in South Hadley, bounded by the 
Conn. River. 

March 16, 1764, Gad Alvord, tanner, for the sum of one htindred 
and twenty four pounds conveyed to Ebenezer Hunt of Northamp- 
ton, hatter, ten acres of land, with a house, barn and tan house stand- 
ing upon it. 

Gad Alvord moved from South Hadley, Mass., to Wilmington, 
Vt., when his son Asher was a small boy, about 1771. Fie cleared the 



66 Alvord Genealogy 

farm which has been in the family for five generations, now occupied 
by Frank Hamilton Alvord. His first residence was a log cabin in 
the meadow opposite Frank Alvord's place. Later he built a frame 
house on the same side of the road as Frank Alvord's present resi- 
dence, a short distance east. His grave is unmarked but lies next 
to the irrave of Asher Alvord in the cemetery one and a half miles 
southeast of the village of Wilmington. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Gad, Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co., Col. 
Elisha Porter's Reg. Enlisted Sept. 24, 1777; dis. Oct. 18,- 1777; service Imo. 
in Northern Department." (>>Iass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

67. JOD ALVORD {John, riwrnas, Alexander), born Xorth- 
ampton, Mass., 1729; died South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 30, 1789; mar- 
ried Jan. 3. 1762, Rebecca Smith, daughter of Samuel and Lydia 
(Smith) Smith.. She was born South Hadley. Mass., Mar. 25, 1740; 
died ]\Iass., Jan. 19, 1832. Res. South Hadley and Springfield, 
Mass. Children : 

179. Justin, b. Springfield, Mass., Nov. 30, 1763. 

180. Lucina, b. Springfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1771. 

Job Alvord and Thomas Goodman were appointed fence-viewers 
at So. Hadley in 1753. Job Alvord served in the war 1755-59, in 
1757 as ensign under Capt. John Burk, and was appointed lieutenant 
in 1759. He was present at the surrender of Ft. Wm. Flenry. 

Job Alvord of So. Hadley constructed a new boat landing about 
two miles up the river at the foot of Willimansett Rapids. In 1760- 
61 he built a house near the country road and a wharf on the river 
and was licensed to keep an inn in 1761. His solitary house at Wil- 
lamanset was standing in 1860 and it was two miles from inhabitants 
north and south. There was much business at this landing and Al- 
vord's house did not lack customers. 

"May 3, 1763, Job Alvord of Springfield, in consideration of ten pounds," 
conveyed "to Azariah Alvord of Springfield one moity or half part in com- 
mon & undivided land in one messuage, viz. : one mansion house, barn, & 
four acres of land lying at a place called Willamanseep in Springfield." 

When Job Alvord was serving his country in the Revolutionary 
War, his wife wrote to him to bring her some green tea, — of which 
old ladies were very fond. He replied that good green tea cost $16 
a pound. 

He died of small pox and was buried in the night. His son Justin 
was administrator of his estate. 



 Fourth Generation 67 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Job, Captain, Col. William Shcpard's Reg., 
Continental Army, pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to Mar. 1, 1779. 
Reported a supernumerary Mar. 1, (also given Apr. 1,) 1779. Also muster roll 
dated Camp at Valley Forge, May 1, 1778. Also muster rolls for Oct., Nov., 
and Dec. 1778 and Mar. and Apr., 1779, dated Providence. Also Col. Seth 
Murray's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 4, 1780, dis. Oct. 10, 1780; serv- 
ice, 3mo. 15 days; enlistment 3 montlis. Company raised to re-enforce Con- 
tinental Army." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

68. NATHAN ALVORD {John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Haciley, Mass. ; died probably at Brookfield, \'t. ; married 1st, 
South Hadley, Mass.. Jan. 15, 1756, Lydia White. He married 2nd, 
Hadley. Mass., Sept. 16, 1784 (int.), Mrs. Mary Marshall, wiflow 
of John [Marshall. Res. South Hadley, Mass., and Brookfield, \t. 
Children : 

181. Sclah, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 17, 1756. 

182. Lois, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 8, 1758. 

183. John, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 13, 1760. 

184. Lydia, b. South ILidley, Mass., Apr. 25, 1762. 

185. Xathan, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 21, 1764; d. Jan. 3, 1766. 

186. Xathan. b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 5, 1766; d. Oct. 2, 1766. 

187. Xathan, h. South Hadley, Mass.. Apr. 3. 1768. 

188. Elijah, b. prob. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 3, 1770. 

March 20, 1752, Nathan Alvord received from his father, John 
Alvord, a grant of land in South Hadley, Mass. 

Sept. 25, 1752, Xathan Alvord of Hadley, husbandman, conveyed to his 
brother. Gad Alvord of Hadley, tanner, land in South Precinct, and in bound- 
ing, says : "From the Southwest Corner of a lot of land, which my Hon-d 
Father (Mr. John Alvord) conveyed to sd. Gad Alvord on the twentieth day 
of March last past ; and said line from sd. Southwest Corner, runs to Connec- 
ticut River then extends Xorthwardly on the bank of sd. River," etc. 

Sept. 9, 1761, Nathan Alvord of Windsor, Conn., husbandman, 
conveyed land upon the Conn. River in South Hadley, Mass., to 
Ebenezer Hunt of Northampton, ]\Iass. 

Nathan Alvord was a member of a committee on Revolutionary 
matters at South Hadley 1774-78. He was appointed administrator 
on the estate of ]Moses White of South Hadley in 1783, from which 
it may be inferred that his v/ife Lydia White belonged to this family, 
though the records fail to disclose it. With his wife Mary he deeded 
land in South Hadley in 1789, and must have moved to Brookfield, 
\t., at this time, since U. S. census for 1790 makes him a resident 
of that town, during that year, as well as ten years later, when he and 
his wife Vvcre living in the same house with no family. His second 
wife brought her church letter from Ipswich, ]\Iass., in 1786 to 



68 Alvord Genealogy 

South Hadley. Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Alvord were members of the 
church at Brookfield at its organization about 1790. 

Rev. War. Service: "Alvord, Nathan, Private, Lieut. IMartin Waites' Co., 
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Reg. Pay abstract for travel allowance, etc. 
Marched to New Providence on an alarm at Bennington, Aug. 17,1777; 
service 4 days. Also muster roll sworn to in Hampshire Co. Jan. 6, 1778." 

"Alvord, Nathan, Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's 
Reg. Enlisted Sept. 24, 1777; dis. Oct. 11, 1777; service 23 days in Northern 
Department." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

69. GIDEON ALVORD (John. Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., June 12, 1734; died South Hadley, Mass., 
May, 1808 ; married Sarah Montague. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 
Children: 

189. Naomi, b. South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 20, 1761. 

190. Jemima, b. South Pladley, Mass., Dec. 3, 1762. 

191. Dorcas, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 23, 1765; she joined the So. 

Hadley Church about 1790; (no further record.) 

192. Sarah, b. South Hadley, Jvlass., Mar. 14, 1767. 

193. Tamsin, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 14, 1769; d. Jan. 27, 1770. 

194. Ebenezer, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 26, 1770; (no further record.) 
We infer by a deed or conveyance of Nov. 2, 1756, from Gideon 

Alvord, that John Alvord, had conveyed his homestead, to his son, 
Gideon Alvord. Gideon Alvord gave : 

"A lease and rents of sd. estate to sd. John Alvord and Dorcas his wife, 
as long as either of them live, and they on their part are to pa}^ two pepper 
corns on the 20th day of March annually, if demanded, to sd. Gideon Al- 
vord." 

Feb. 27, 1758, a petition was made to the Judge of Probate by 
Saul Alvord, saddler, of Northampton and Daniel Moody of South 
Hadley that Thomas White of South Hadley be appointed guardian 
of Gideon Alvord, being "non compos mentis." Inquiry was made 
regarding his condition in 1758 and brought out the following re- 
port: 

"Signs and tokens of insanity; vii. ; abusing and hurting himself by rising 
from bed at unseasonable times in the night and going about to the neigh- 
bors' houses without proper clothing, threatening to break into the house 
(at certain times). Also his offering violence to his best friends at some 
times when they show him kindness, abusing brutish creatures, childish and 
impertinent speeches and behavior, and sometimes very extravagant speeches, 
turning things in the room where he lodged upside down and throwing 
bedding and clothing out of the window. His discourse being in general 
impertinent, chopt and passing suddenly from one thing to another without 
connection and exceeding trifling. 

D.\NiEL Nash, 
Selectmen of South Hadley Thos. Goodman, 

John Gaylord." 



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For many years after this Gideon Alvord tended ferry, then known 
as Alvord's Ferry, now Smith's Ferry. He lived on the South Had- 
ley side. He was said to be inquisitive, always asking a stranger's 
name, whence he came and whither he was going. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Gideon, South Hadley, Private, Capt. Reuben 
Dickenson's Co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Reg. Pay abstracts for travel 
allowance to and from Ticonderoga in 1776. Also return of men enlisted 
into Continental Army from Capt. Montague's Co., Col. Porter's Reg., dated 
June 30, 1778. Residence South Hadley. Enlisted for town of Northampton. 
Joined Capt. Smith's Co., Capt. Marshall's Reg. Enlistment 3 years or during 
war. Also 2nd. Co. Col. Thomas Marshall's Reg. Continental Army. Pay 
accounts for service from Apr. 15, 1777 to July 1, 1778. Reported discharged 
July 1, 1778. Also Capt. Josiah Smith's (3d) Co., Col. ^Marshall's Reg. Re- 
turn of men in service on or before Aug. 15, 1777." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

70. EUNICE ALVORD (Benjamin, Benjamin, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., June 14, 1727 ; died Northampton, Mass., 
Feb. 18, 1763; married, 1748, Belah Strong, son of Jerijah and 
Thankful (Stebbins) Strong. He was born Northampton, Mass., 
Oct. 4, 1719; died Northampton, Mass., May 5, 1803. Res. North- 
ampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Amasa, b. Northampton, ]\Iass., July, 1749. 

b. Eunice, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 4, 1751; d. ]\Iay 6, 1817; mar. Oct. 

30, 1777, Job Clark. 

c. Ruth, b. Northampton, Mass., 1753; d. Jan. 14, 1777; mar. Nov. 1773 

Nathaniel Edwards. 

d. Thankful, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 1, 1754; mar. Timothy Ed- 

wards. 

e. Naomi, bapt. Northampton, ]Mass., July 25, 1756; mar. 1776, Noah Janes. 

f. Martha, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 27, 1757; d. Aug. 14, 1759. 

g. Belah, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 3, 1760; d. Dec. 14, 1814. 
h. Abner, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1761 ; d. Feb., 1762. 

The above children were all named in their grandfather's (Ben- 
jamin Alvord's) will. Belah Strong, a descendant of Elder John 
Strong, was a moderate, easy-going farmer. He probably resided 
at Sheldon, Vt., 1752-61, but returned to Northampton. 

71. :MARGARET alvord (Benjamin, Benjamin, Alexan- 
der), born Northamipton, Mass., 1729; died Northampton, Mass., 
Mar. 24, 1798; married Nathaniel Edwards, son of Samuel and 
Sarah (Pomeroy) Edwards. He was born Northampton, Mass., 
Apr. 1, 1729; died Northampton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1792. Res. North- 
ampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Sarah, bapt. Northampton, Mass., May 22, 1757; mar Joseph Cook. 



70 Alvord Genealogy 

b. Esther. br\pt. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1760; d. Skaneatales, N. Y., 

ac. 92; mar. Noah Parsons, Jr. 

c. Nathaniel, bapt. Northampton, Mass., July 25. 1765. 

d. Abncr, bapt. Northampton, Mass., July 25, 1765. 

Nathaniel Edwards was a teacher. It is said that at recess he 
would send the boys to take care of his fat cattle. His son, Nathan- 
iel, Jr., entered college, but did not complete his course. 

72. JERUSHA ALA'ORD {Benjamin, Benjamin, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., 1730; died Dec. 26, 1798; married North- 
ampton. Mass., June 28, 1749, Noah Edwards, son of Samuel and 
Sarah (Pomeroy) Edwards. He was born Northampton, Mass., 
June 6, 1722; died Sept. 3, 1805. Res. Northampton, :Mass. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Noah. b. Northampton, Mass., Apr., 1750. 

b. Justin, b. Northampton, Mass., 1752; d. Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 6, 

1816; mar. 1st 1778, Elizabeth Clark; mar. 2nd. Jan. 1, 1795, Mary 
Bartlett. 

c. Simeon, bapt. Nortliampton, ]\Iass., Nov. 17, 1754. 

d. Benjamin Alvord, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 23, 1757. 

e. Jerusha, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 18, 1759; mar. Joseph Warner. 

f. Eli, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 21, 1760. 

g. Vester, bapt. Northampton, Mass., May 15, 1763. 
h. Eunice, bapt. Northampton, Mass., May 22, 1768. 

Noah Edwards was grandfather of Rev. Justin Edwards, presi- 
dent of Andover Theological Seminary. Pie married for his second 
wife, Elizabeth Wright. 

74. LYDIA AL\'ORD (Josiah. Benjamin, Alexander), born 
Sunderland, Mass., Aug. 22, 1733; died Deerfield, Mass., Nov. 15, 
1802; married July 12. 1753, Thomas Arms, son of William and 
Rebecca (Nash) Arms. He was born So. Deerfield, Mass., Jan. 
22, 1729 ; died Deerfield, .Mass., Aug. 7, 1808. Res. Bloody Brook, 
Mass. Children. 

a. Eliphaz, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Feb. 22, 1754; d. July 8. 1826; mar. 

July 15, 1779, Miriam Wright. 

b. Seth. b. So. Deerfield, Mass., July 7, 1757; mar. :^Iar. 10, 1781. Joanna 

Wright. 

c. Thomas, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Aug. 3, 1759; mar. 1785, Polly Cool- 

edge. 

d. Lydia, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Oct. 24, 1762; Mar. Apr. 24, 1816, Josiah 

Hadlock. 

e. Josiah, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Aug. 2, 1764. 

f. Clarissa, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., May 13, 1766. 

g. Rufus, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Apr. 12, 1768; mar. Sarah Hallock. 



Fourth Generation 71 

h. Lemuel, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Nov. 22, 1769; mar. June 11, 1792, 
Sarah Anderson. 

i. Lucy, bapt. So. Deerfield, Mass., Oct. 17, 1773; d. in infancy. 

j. Lucy, b. So. Deerfield, Mass., Oct. 12, 1774; d. Dec. 2, 1856, unm. 

75. JOSIAH ALVORD (Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), bom 
Sunderland, Mass., Nov. 12, 1735 ; died probably at Butternuts, N. 
Y. ; married prob. Windsor, Mass., Mrs. Lucy (Perrin) Lyon, wid- 
ow of Jacob Lyon, daughter of Nathaniel and Phebe (Holmes) Per- 
rin. She was born Woodstock, Conn., Nov. 13, 1746. Res. Wind- 
sor, Mass., and Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y. Children : 

195. Josiah, b. Windsor, Mass., July 12, 1780. 

196. Almorine, b. prob. Windsor, Mass., Apr. 21, 1790. 

Josiah Alvord, Jr., a resident of ^Montague, Mass., in 1776, con- 
veyed land in Montague, bordering on land of Benjamin Alvord, to 
Ebenezer Nims. He must have moved to Windsor, Mass., about 
this date, for he married the widow of Jacob Lyon there before 1780. 
Jacob Lyon died in the Revolution in 1776. Land records show 
that Josiah Alvord was of Windsor, Mass., in 1800. Four years 
later Josiah Alvord and his wife Lucy of Butternuts, Otsego Co., 
N. Y., conveyed land in Windsor, Mass., to John Chamberlain of 
Windsor. A Josiah Alvord was living alone at Cazenovia. N. Y., 
in 1800. (U. S. census.) 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Josiah, Jr., >.Iontague, (also given Sunder- 
land), 2nd. Lieut. Capt. Moses Harvey's 5th Montague Co., 6th Hampshire 
Co., Reg. List of officers of Mass. Militia commissioned May 7, 1776. Also 
Lieut., Capt. Joseph Slarrow's Co., Col. Ezra Wood's Reg. Enlisted Aug. 9, 
1778; dis. Nov. 10, 1778; service 3 mos. 1 day, at Peekskill. Also order for 
wages dated New Milford, 2nd. Hill, Oct. 28, 1778." 

"Alverd, Josiah, Jr., Sunderland, 2nd. Lieut., Capt. Moses Harvey's (5th) 
Co.. Lieut. Col. Samuel Williams' (Hampshire Co.) Reg. Return of men in 
service, Dec. 30, 1778; enlisted May 10, 1776. Roll dated Warwick." 

'"Alvard. Josiah, Jr. Montague, Lieut. Capt. Thomas Grover's Co., Col. 
Williams' Reg., which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. Service 18 
days. Also Capt. Joseph Slarrow's Co., Col. David Leonard's Reg. En- 
listed Feb. 25, 1777, dis. Apr. 10, 1777, marched to Ticouderoga." 

'"Alvart, Josiah, Private, Capt.. William Clark's Co. Col. Benjamin Sim- 
mond's Reg. Enlisted Oct. 13, 1780; dis. Oct. 18, 17S0: service 6 days. 
Marched from Windsor to Shaftsbury by order of Gen. Fellows." (Mass. 
Soldiers in Rev.) 

76. BENJAMIN ALVORD (Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), 
born Sunderland, Mass., Apr. 8, 1739; died Nelson, Madison Co., 



72 Alvord Genealogy 

N. Y., June, 1809; married Abif^ail. Res. Montague, Mass., and 
Nelson, Madison Co., N. Y. Child : 

197. Ira, b. prob. Montague, Mass., 1770. 

Benjamin Alvord of Montague, Mass., with his wife Abigail, 
transferred land in Windsor, Mass., to Samuel Baldwin, May 30, 
1793. The same year John Lincklaen conveyed land in Chenango 
Co., N. Y., to Benjamin Alvord. He was buried in the Lyon Cem- 
etery, Nelson, N. Y., and has a tombstone. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvard, Benjamin, Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Slarrow's 
Co., Col. David Leonard's Reg. Enlisted Feb. 25, 1777; dis. Apr. 10, 1777, 
marched on an expedition to Ticonderoga." 

"Alvard, Benjamin, Private, Capt. Elijah Dvvight's Co., Col. Elisha Por- 
ter's Hamp. Co., Reg. Enlisted July 23, 1779; dis. Aug. 25, 1779, service Imo., 
7 days at New London, Conn. Roll dated Belchertown."' (Mass. Soldiers 
in Rev.) 

78. ELISHA ALVORD {Joseph, Ebcnc::cr, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Mar. 15, 1731 ; died Cazenovia, N. Y., Nov. 
23, 1807; married Northampton, Mass., Oct. 27, 1757, ^lary Ham- 
ilton, perhaps daughter of Armour and Alary Hamilton. She was 
born prob. Blandford. Mass., about 1734; died Northampton, Mass., 
Jan. 2, 1794. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

198. Daniel, b. Northampton, Mass., May 4, bapt. ]\Lay 28, 1758. 

199. Phebe, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 2, 1759. 

200. Eleazer, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 8, bapt. Sept. 13, 1761. 

201. Clemens, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 11, 1763. 

202. Elisha, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 16, bapt. Oct. 21, 1764; d. 

Sackett's Harbour, N. Y., 1815; unm. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Elisha, Jr., Private, Capt. Hezekieh 
Russel's Co., 2nd Volunteer Co., 2nd Hampshire Co. Reg. Pay roll 
for six days, service against the insurgents at Northampton, May 6, 
June 15, 16, 17, 1782; at Springfield, June 12, 1782, and at Hadley, 
June 13, 1782, by order of Elisha Porter, sheriff." (Alass. Soldiers 
in Rev.) 

He was in the War of 1812. Administration on his estate was 
granted to his brother, William at Rutland, Vt., Oct., 1815 ; called 
of "Rutland." 

203. William, b. Northampton. Mass., Mar. 31. bapt. Apr. 6, 1766. 

204. Hannah, b. Northampton, ]\Iass., July 5, 1768. 

Elisha Alvord held the office of "Clerk for the Proprieters" of 
Northampton, from Oct. 25, 1763, when he took the oath, until Nov. 
2, 1768, and perhaps later. He wrote an elegant hand. He was a 
merchant at Northampton, but did little business. 

His house stood where the present Court House stands in North- 



Fourth Generation 73 

ampton. Mass., and the well was under the hardware store of George 
D. Eames in 1867. The water was excellent and the well not deep, 
but at present it is not in use. Dea. Saul Alvord sold the homestead 
to him Apr. 12, 1761. This was probably a part of the first Thomas 
Alvord's original homestead which was granted to him by the town 
of Northampton, Mass. Oct. 6, 1767, Elisha Alvord deeded this lot 
of land to Eebenezer Hunt and others for the public use of erecting 
a Court House. 

In 1784 a school was kept in Elisha Alvord's shop at Main and 
South Streets. There is record of a charge of eight cents by Dr. 
Ebenezer Hunt against Elisha Alvord for pulling a tooth for his son. 

He moved to Cazenovia, N. Y., in 18C6, to live with his son Daniel, 
where he died and was buried in the adjoining town of De Ruyter, 
in the "country cemetery." 

79. JOSEPH ALVORD (Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., May 12, 1733 ; died prob. Hamilton, N. Y., 
about 1805 ; married 1st, Northampton, Mass., Dec. 29, 1759, Sarah 
Knight, prob. daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Kniglit. She died 
Northampton, Mass., Jan. 21, 1766. He married 2nd, Northampton, 
Mass., Feb. 2, 1773, Submit Chapin, daughter of Caleb and Cath- 
erine (Dickinson) Chapin, of Bernardston, Mass. She was born 
1747; died prob. Hamilton, N. Y., 1815. Res. Northampton, Mass., 
and Bernardston. Mass. Children : 

205. Phineas, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1760. 

206. Seth, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 21, 1762. 

207. Sarah, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 12, 1766. 

208. Joseph, b. 1776. 

209. Submit, b. — ; d. in Mich, of small pox 1836-7, unm. 

210. Susanna. 

211. Thaddeus, b. Northamptcn. Mass., Oct. 28, 1781. 

212. Theodotius, b. Oct. 30, 1792. 

213. Nancy. 

Joseph Alvord after his marriage to Sarah Knight resided at first 
with his father and later in a house opposite. 

April 16, 1787, Joseph Alvord of Bernardston, ]\Iass., conveyed 
to his brother, Medad Alvord of Northampton, INIass., a parcel of 
land situated in Northampton in the "upper end of Young Rainbow 
bounded on the Great River," etc. 

The U. S. census for 1790 makes Joseph Alvord a resident of 
Lanesboro in that year. "Wadsworth's Ledger" mentions Joseph 
Alvord, Sr., of Lenox, Mass., in 1795. He was living at Hamilton, 
N. Y., according to U. S. census of 1800. 



74 Alvord Genealogy 

Joseph Alvord was a lame man, having a club foot. About the 
year 1795 the family removed to New York State and settled first 
near Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y., afterwards near Rochester, 
where they were residing during the War of 1812. (There may be 
a confusion in the above with his son Joseph.) 

Caleb Chapin, father of Submit, was in the French and Indian 
War with his two sons, Joel and Hezekiah, and was killed by the In- 
dians Sept. 8, 1755, in the battle of Bloody Pond, near Lake George. 
He said to his sons: "Boys, they are too hard for us, you must run. 
I am wounded and cannot." They never saw him alive again. 

SO. STEPHEN ALVORD {Joseph, Ebenccer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Aug. 18, 1735; died Canada, Mar., 1812; mar- 
ried Abigail Davis, daughter of Simon and Mary (Powers) Davis. 
She was born prob. Chesterfield, Mass., about 1747; died Windsor, 
\t., June 3, 1820. Res. Charlestown, N. H., Windsor, Vt., and 
Woodstock, Vt. Children : 

214. Pathenia, b. Charlestown, N. H., July 4, 1767. 

215. Stephen Washington, bapt. Charlestown, N. H., July 26, 1778. 

216. Abigail, bapt. Charlestown, N. H., July 26, 1778. 

217. Lucy Wright, b. Charlestown, N. H., Nov. 6, 1774; bapt. July 26, 1778. 

218. Roxana, b. Charlestown, X. H., Dec. 6, 1775; bapt. July 26, 1778. 

219. Isaac, bapt. Charlestown, N. H., July 3, 1779. 

220. Clenience,, bapt. Charlestown, N. H., Apr. 1781; d. unm. 

Stephen Alvord was a hatter by occupation. Mrs. Gibbs (daugh- 
ter) said that her father became an Episcopalian and that he was in 
the Revolutionary War. (No record found.) He v/as in the French 
and Indian war, 1759-1760. At Charlestown, N. H., "Lord's day" 
June 1. 1777. Stephen Alvord and wife were admitted to our com- 
munion." (Charlestown, N. H., Cong. Church Rec.) 

"Simeon and Stephen Alvord were citizens here at an early day. It is said 
that they built the two cottages so similar in architectural structure, one of 
which was occupied for many years by the late Samuel Crosby, the other 
by Capt. Green. They left previous to 1792. Only Parthenia's birth is on 
the town records." (Hist, of Charlestown, N. H.) 

By the U. S. census of 1790 and 1800 Stephen Alvord was a resi- 
dent of Woodstock. \'t., those years. He moved to Canada v.'here 
lie died. Mrs. Alvord returned to Vermont and was received by 
letter from the churcli in Woodstock, Vt., to the church in Wind- 
sor, \t. 

81. MEDAD ALVORD {Joseph, Eheneaer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Jan. 6, 1738; died Northampton, Mass., May 



Fourth Gexeration 75 

15. 1798; married 1st. Sarah Baker, daug^hter of Samuel and Sarah 
(Lankton) Baker. She was born Northampton. Mass., Oct. 31, 
1742; died Northampton, Mass., Apr. 8, 1790. He married 2nd, 
Northampton, Mass., May 10. 1791, Betsey (Lane) Partridge, 
daughter of Ebenezer and Bethia (Shaw) Lane. She was born Aug. 
27, 1743 ; died Northampton. ^Nlass., 1813-20. Res. Northampton, 
Mass. Cliildren : 

221. Sarali. b. Xorthampton, Mass.: d. 1778, in infancy. 

222. Eunice, b. Xorthampton, IMass., Apr. 18, 1776. 

223. Infant, b. Xorthampton, Mass., June 5, 1782; d. June 5, 1782; weighed 

1 lb. 1 oz. 

iMedad Alvord lived in Northampton on Bridge St., on the left 
SToinsf tovv^ard bridge, on the homestead of his father, Joseph Alvord. 
His father sold to him, Mar. 21. 1781, for twenty pounds in silver, 
fifty acres of woodland, situated in that part of Northampton called 
"Inner Commons," lying over Boggy Meadow. 

Medad Alvord served in the French and Indian war, 1755-S7, also 
seven days in the Revolution on an expedition to Bennington. (Hist, 
of Northampton.) In 1788 he collected a state tax 855£, 8s. 9d. for 
which he received 17i. 2s. 2d. He was a constable in Northampton 
in 1766 and 1776. 

"Medad Alvord was a capable man, could do town business and speak well 
in town meeting, but he had a bad habit of drinking." (Isaac Sheldon to 
Sylvester Judd.) 

Both he and his v/ife Sarah have grave stones in the Northampton 
Cemetery. His second wife married June 18, 1805, Capt. Reuben 
Smith of Northfield, Mass. 

82. LUCY ALVORD ( Joseph. Ebcuccer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Jan. 12, 1740; married Northampton, Mass., 
Mar. 22, 1770, Elisha Parsons, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Bunce) 
Parsons. He was born Northampton, Mass., Nov. 16. 1731 ; died 
Northampton. Mass., May 22. 1805. Children: (All bapt. at 
Northampton, Mass.) 

a. Lucy, bapt. Jan. 6. 1771 ; mar. Calvin Clark. 

b. Elisha, bapt. Mar. 27. 1774: mar. Phebe Hurlburt. 

c. Clemence, bapt. Jan. 19, 1777; mar. 1805 Godolphin Patterson. 

d. Stephen, bapt. Feb. 28, 1780. 

c. Jerusha, bapt. Feb. 28, 1780; mar. 1S09 John Parsons, resided at West- 
hampton, Alass. 

83. SIMEON AL\'ORD {Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass.,. May 14, 1742; died Hartland, ^'t. ; married 



76 Alvord Genealogy 

1st, Apr. 14, 1768, Prudence Stevens. ITe married 2nd, Mrs. Susan- 
nah Page. She died Hartland, Vt., Sept. 12, 1783. He married 3rd, 
Speedy Bramble, widow of Abel Bramble of Hartland, Vt. Res. 
Windsor, \"t., Charlestown, N. H., and Hartland, Vt. No children. 

Simeon Alvord was a man of property. He owned real estate in 
Windsor, Plartland and Plartford, Vt. He owned in Windsor a 
house, shop, bark mill, mill stones, vats for tanning, etc. 

An aged Christian lady of Plartland, who was acquainted with 
him when she was a child, says : 

"Mr. Simeon Alvord was a good, candid Christian and was much esteemed 
for his counsel. He was naturally very cheerful, and was very good com- 
pany ; but he would often censure himself for being so lively. He often, with 
tears, would say how much he regretted the manner of spending his life in 
his younger days. He was uncommonly gifted in prayer. I not only loved 
to hear him talk but I loved to hear him pray." 

The U. S. census shows that he w'as living in Hartland, \"t., from 
1790-1810. His property fell to the children of his last wife by a 
former husband. 

Mrs. Susannah Alvord was a sincere Christian and Mrs. Speedy 
Alvord was a member of the Baptist Church. 

85. HANNAH ALVORD (Noah, Ebcnczcr, Alexander), born 
Springfield. Mass., Mar. 5, 1727-8; died May 8, 1816; married, 1790, 
Ebenezcr Bliss, son of Ebenezer and Joanna (Lamb) Bliss. He was 
born Dec. 7, 1725 ; died Mar. 2, 1808. Res. Springfield, Mass. No 
children. 

86. MOSES ALVORD {Noah, Ebenezer, Alexander), born 
Springfield, Mass., Mar. 20, 1730-31 ; married Springfield, Mass., 
Dec. 24, 1761, Ann Cadwell, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Wai-- 
riner) Cadwell. She was born Springfield, Mass., Mar. 19, 1735, 
Res. Wilbraham, Mass. No children. 

IMarch 23, 1759, Noah x-\lvord of Springfield, Yeoman, conveyed 
to Moses Alvord part of his home-lot on the east side of Conn. River 
in Springfield. 

May 30, 1776, Aaron Alvord of Wilbraham, Mass., conveyed to 
Moses Alvord of Wilbraham land in Wilbraham. 

87. AARON AL\X)RD {Noah, Ebeneaer, Alexander), born 
Springfield, Mass., July 29, 1734; married Springfield, Mass., Jan. 
I5j 1761, Orpha Day, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Stebbins) 
Day. She was born Springfield, Mass., May 21, 1734. Res. Wil- 
braham, Mass., and Amherst, Mass. No children. 



Fourth Generation 77 

Aaron Alvord was a soldier in the French War, in Capt. Hitch- 
cock's Company. "They were out eight months, from Apr. 3, 1735 
to Jan. 3, 1756. They were in the battle near the southern extrem- 
ity of Lake George, with Baron Dieskau." 

Mar. 23, 1759, Noah Alvord of Springfield, Yeoman, in consid- 
eration of 80£, conveyed to Aaron Alvord of Springfield, "part of my 
homelot on the east side of Conn. River in Springfield — Dwelling 
house, barn, orchard thereon standing ; bounded by land given by 
deed to my son Moses Alvord," etc. 

Aaron Alvord and his wife Orpha sold property in Wilbraham, 
Mass., in 1776 and probably moved to Amherst soon after, as he 
was living there in 1781. An Aaron Alvord and wife were living 
at Hanover, N. H., in 1790. (U. S. census.) 

Rev. War Service : "Alvard, Aaron, iWlbraham, Sergeant, Capt. James 
Warriner's Co. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 10 days." 
(Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 
in Rev. 

89. ELL\B ALVORD (Ebaic^cr, Ehenezer, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Sept. 4, 1755; died Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 
18, 1841 ; married 1st, May 10, 1794, Naomi Ingram of Hatfield, 
Mass., daughter of John and Thankful (Rose) Ingram. She died 
Westhampton, Mass., Aug. or Sept., 1802. He married 2nd, North- 
ampton, Mass., June 12, 1806, Mrs. Dorothy (Clark) Parsons, widow 
of Joseph Parsons, Jr., and daughter of Joel and Alartha (Kingsley) 
Clark. She was bapt. Northampton, Alass., June 14, 1761 ; died 
Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1832. Res. Westhampton, Mass. 
Children ; 

224. Naomi, b. Westhampton, ]\lass., Oct. 9, 1796. 

225. Dorcas, b. Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1796. 

226. Twin boys, who died in infancy. 

Eliab Alvord and Thomas Alvord, both of Flatfield, Mass., in 
consideration of two hundred pounds, conveyed the home-lot on 
which "we now dwell" to Frederic Chapin of Hatfield, sadler. Deed 
dated Apr. 18, 1786. He resided in Westhampton on the present 
Dea. .William Edward's place. 

Sylvester Judd's interview with Eliab Alvord, aged 80, Oct. 21, 
1835: 

'■.A.!vord says his father (mother dead) and family removed to Hatfield in 
1777. The old Alvord homelot in Hatfield was sixteen rods wide and si.x or 
seven acres. House was one story and two rooms only; sold it in 1786 for 
two hundred and eighteen pounds and removed to Westhampton in the Fall 



78 Alvord Gexealogy 

of 1786; bought tlie Tli;iycr place: I)uiit the present house on Thayer's cellar. 
Thayer's house was not half finishecl. The grist mill was above the bridge. 
Did not buy the mill. It ran in the winter of 1786-7, but not after. It 
rotted down and stones fell into the river." 

"Eliab says he lived with his grandfather, Nathaniel Strong, from 1762 
to 1764, or from about seven to nine years old. Strong was an e.Kcellent man, 
but petulant and fretful at times ; this was called Stebbins blood. His wife 
was always mild and calm. He had a pasture over Rocky Hill brook, — part 
of it this side of the brook. Eliab used to go to this pasture with cows, etc., 
was once thrown ofif the horse in crossing Mill River at west end, and drawn 
out by the horse by holding to the bridle. Col. Pomeroy and others were at 
work on the bridge. Strong, in the spring of '63 or '64 went out to make 
sugar on or near Joel Bartlett's farm. Alvord went with them to bring back 
the horses, three or four. No house then on the Norwich road, but a small 
one of Timo. Pomeroy's (where Ephraim Wright lived) and Ebenezer 
French's (where Chapman lives.) Samuel Kingsley had a barn up but no 
house. When they left Norwich road, had no road — went near where the 
present road is by Dea. Edward's. Men carried out provisions and lived in 
a shelter. Noah Strong and William Bartlett lived on the other road. Sugar 
place so near that they called to N. Strong who was at work on his land. 

"Norwich road had the appearance of consideral)lc travel, but was only a 
path in the woods. Buck, he says, settled in Chestertield in 1762. There was 
a severe winter in 1762-3, and a man who came through from Pittslield on 
snow shoes, brought word that Buck was suffering for provisions. Elijah 
Rust, Noah Strong, Joel Strong and Joseph Allen volunteered and carried 
out provisions to Buck on snow shoes. If Alvord is correct, Noah Strong 
did not remove to Westhampton until after the winter of 1762-3." (Judd 
Manuscript.) 

•Rev. War Service: "Eliab Alvord v.-as a Rev. Soldier and in 1776 during 
the invasion of Canada several men being taken sick with sm:ill po.x, he re- 
mained to take care of Solomon Clapp at Chamblee. Afterv>ards both re- 
turned." (Hist, of Northampton, Mass.) 

"Alvord, Eliab, Northampton, Private, Capt. Jonathan Allen's Co., Gen. 
Pomeroy's Reg., which marched Apr. 20, 1775 in response to the alarm of 
Apr. 19, 1775; service 8 days; reported, enlisted into the army Apr. 27, 1775. 
Also Capt. Allen's Co., Col. John Fellows' Reg. Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 
1775. Enlisted Apr. 27, 1775; service 3mos. 1 week, 4 days. Also company 
return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775. Also order for bounty coat or its 
equivalent in money, dated Camp at Dorchester, Nov. 7, 1775." (Mass. 
Soldiers in Rev.) 

Eliab Alvord applied foi" a pension May 18, 1818. His claim was 
allowed. In application it is stated that he served also from Feb.. 
1776 to Feb., 1777, in Capt. Israel Chapin's Co., Col. Elisha Por- 
ter's Reg. 

90. ELIZABETH ALVORD {Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., Feb. 15, 1757; died Deerfield, Mass., 
Mar. 6, 1825; married 1st, Goshen, Mass., Feb. 9, 1808 (int.) Caleb 



Fourth Generation 79 

Ciishman of Goshen, son of Allerton and Deborah (Lyon) Cush- 
man. He was born Woodstock, Conn., Oct. 21, 1749; died Goshen, 
Mass., Jan. 3, 1809. She married 2nd, Dec. 26, 1812, (int.) Jede- 
diah Clark of Deerfield. son of Jedediah and Sarah (Russell) Clark. 
He was born Deerfield, Mass., June 24, 1753; died Deerfield, Mass., 
Feb. 20. 1840. Res. Goshen, Mass., and Deerfield (Pine Xook), 
Mass. Xo children. 

Elizabeth Alvord at tlie time of her first marriage was called of 
Plainfield. ]*.Iass., at time of her second marriage she was called of 
Williamsburg, Mass. 

Caleb Cushman's first wife was Eathslieba Spalding by whom he 
had several children. He was an early settler and prominent man 
in Goshen affairs. 

Jedediah Clark's first wife was Lucy Parson, daughter of Isaac 
of Southampton, ]^\Iass. 

92. JERUSHA ALVORD {Ehcnczcr. Ebcnczcr, Alexander), 
born Xorthampton, Mass., Dec. 27, 1761 ; died Williamsburg, Alass., 
May 7, 1837; married John Rogers. He died Williamsburg, ]\Iass., 
Aug. 4, 1836. Res. Williamsburg, Mass. Children : 

a. Henry R. Hayden, b, Williamsljurg, Mass., Nov. 15, 17S9. (Adopted.) 

b. Benjamin, b. Williamsburg, Mass., Mar. 13, 1794; mar. Mar. 13, 1825, 

Margaret Jane Strong. 

c. Jernsha, b. Williamsburg, ]\Iass., Jan. 29, 1796. 

d. Elizabeth, b. Williamsburg, Mass., June 27, 1800. 

e. John Fay, b. Williamsburg, Mass., July 31, 1802. 

f. Horace, b. Williamsburg, Mass., June 8, 1804; d. Aug. 2, 1804. 

g. Infant, b. Williamsburg, Mass., Mar. 28, 1807; d. ^lar. 28, 1807. 
h. Infant, b. Williamsburg, Mass.. Alar. 12, 1812; d. Mar. 29, 1812. 

Williamsburg records state that there were "eight births of in- 
fants in the family prior to Mar. 13, 1794, seven without names." 

93. DORCAS ALVORD (Ebcncccr, Ebcnczcr. Alexander), 
bapt. Xorthampton, Mass., July 9, 1764; died Westhampton. Mass., 
Nov. 9, 1789; married Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 12, 1789, Reuben 
Wright, son of Timothy and Elizabeth (Burt) Wright. He was 
born X'orthampton, Mass.. X'ov. 13, 1757; died Westhampton, Mass., 
Dec. 7, 1822. Res. Westhampton, Mass. Child: 

a. Infant, d. Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 24, 1789. 

Reitben Wright married for his second wife Eunice Smith of 
Hadley, Mass. 

94. CATHARIXE ALVORD (Ebenecer, Ebeneser, Alexan- 
der), bapt. X^'orthampton, Mass.. Apr. 24, 1768; died Burton, O., 



so Alvokd Genealogy 

1821; married Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1794, Peter Bates 
Beals of Plainfield. He died Troy, Ohio, Apr. 26, 1850. Res. Plain- 
field, Mass., Troy, Ohio, and Burton, Ohio. Children : 

a. Alvord, who resided in Ohio, (there were four other children.) 

In June, 1811, Peter B. Beals and nephew, Ebenezer Ford, arrived 
at Troy, O., and selected lot No. 1. He built the second cabin in the 
township, then returned in the fall to Mass. In June, 1812, with 
wife and five children and with other settlers he returned to Troy. 
The migration was made in five wagons, three drawn by oxen, two 
by horses. In the fall of 1812 Mr. Beals built the first frame barn in 
the place, soon after this he was taken sick and was left a cripple for 
life. For this reason he bought a tavern in Burton, O. He was 
postmaster there for 25 years. In his later life he met with heavy 
financial loses. 

95. RHODA ALVORD (Ebenezer, Ebeneser, Alexander), hapt 
Northampton, Mass., July 14, 1771 ; married Mr. Warren. Res. in 
Ohio. (No further record.) 

98. ZEBADIAH ALVORD (John, Jonathan, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1724; died Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 
16, 1806; married Northampton, Mass., May, 1750, Rebecca Searl, 
daughter of Elisha and Rebecca (Danks) Searl. She was born 
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 19, 1728; died Easthampton, Mass., July 
18. 1804. Res. Northampton, Mass., and Easthampton, Mass. 
Children : 

227. Timothy, b. Northampton, Mass., July 13, 1751. 

228. Elisha, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 17, 1753. 

229. Caleb, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 11, 1754; d. in infancy. 

230. Seth, b. Northampton, Mass., June 13, 1756; d. prob. in 1805. 

Elisha and Phineas Alvord petition that Elisha Alvord be ap- 
pointed adm. of est. of Seth Alvord, Apr. 13, 1805. 

231. Perez, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 11, 1758; d. in Rev. War in 1776, 

unm. One year's service in Canada. 

232. Phineas, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1760. 

233. Esther, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 6, 1762. 

234. Noadiah, b. Northampton, Mass., July 5, 1764; was in St. Clair's 

defeat in 1/91, not heard from afterwards. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Noadiah, Sunderland, Descriptive 
list of enlisted men detached from 6th Hampshire Co., Reg. Capt. 
Seth Pierce's Co., Col. Seth Murray's Reg. age 16 years ; stature 5ft. 
6 ins. ; complexion dark ; residence Sunderland ; rank, private ; mus- 
tered July 17, 1780. Enlisted 3mos. from time of arrival at Claver- 
ack. List dated Warwick. Also private Capt. Seth Pierce's Co., 
Seth Murray's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 15, 1780; dis. 



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Oct. 10, 1780; service 3mos. 6d. Company raised to re-enforce Con- 
tinental Arm3^ Roll dated Leverett. Also descriptive list of enlisted 
men, aged 17 j-ears, stature 5ft. 7 ins.; complexion light; hair light; 
occupation farmer; residence, Sunderland. Enlisted Mar. 27, 1781, 
for 3 years." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

235. Infants, b. Northampton, Mass., two children ; d. Northampton, Apr. 

28, 1767. 

236. Rebecca, b. Northampton, Mass., July 24, 1768. 
2Z1. Caleb, b. Northampton, Mass., July 3, 1772. 

Zebadiah Alvord settled in Pascommuck (Easthampton) in 1751 
or 1752. He lived at Fort Plain many years and afterwards moved 
to the northern part of the town, residing on the main road to North- 
ampton, one half a mile east of the Northampton line. In 1759 Zeba- 
biah Alvord was appointed field-driver or hayward in Northampton. 
He is accorded two weeks service in the Revolutionary War in 1777. 
At the organization of the first church in Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 
17, 1785, Zebadiah Alvord was an original member. Previous to his 
settling in Easthampton he resided in Northampton on Prospect St. 
He was a farmer. His will is on record, dated May 11, 1802, in 
which he mentions his children ; Timothy, Elisha, Phineas, Esther, 
Rebecca, Noadiah "if living" and Caleb . 

Mr. and Mrs. Zebadiah Alvord were buried in the cemetery oppo- 
site Williston Seminary. She has a grave stone. Infants of Zeba- 
diah Alvord died at Northampton, Oct. 17, 1756 and Nov. 7, 1758. 

Mrs. Zebadiah Alvord's father, Elisha Searl, was captured by the 
Indians in Queen Anne's War. The following account of his expe- 
riences was given by his grandson as he remembered his grand- 
father relate the story. Recorded in Sylvester Judd's Mss. : 

"When Pascommuck was taken by the Indians in 1704 they took a little 
brother of his (Elisha Searl's) from the bed by the feet and dashed his 
brains out as if he had been a cat. They gathered the children they had 
taken together and knocked them in the head one after another. Elisha 
Searl ran and the Indians finding him pretty smart and active concluded to 

save him. Elisha Searl's mother was carried to a place called 's 

island in Broad brook, near or on Brewer's farm, where the Indians finding 
she was pregnant and thinking she would not be able to march to Canada, 
tomxahawked her. She recovered. Searl lived in Canada until he imbibed 
all the habits and notions of the French and Indians. He came down (to 
Northampton) to get the property that was left him from his father's estate 
and not to stay. An Indian came with him for a guide. Many persons took 
an interest in him and used their influence to get him to stay. They kept 
him away from the Indian, gave him presents, got a commission for him etc. 
They finally succeeded. The Indian, after remaining some months, returned. 
He (Elisha Searl) had engaged to marry a French girl in Canada. Her 



82 Alvord Genealogy 

name was Katreen, as he pronounced it. He retained some regard for her 
and named one of his daughters Catherine in remembrance of her." 

Elisha Searl was baptised in Canada by a priest and given the 
name Michael. He often mentioned accompanying the Indians on a 
long march to the Miss. River. 

99. SARAH ALVORD {John, Jonathan, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Mar. 2, 1726; died Feb. 27, 1803; married 
Northampton, Mass., July 19, 1759, Ebenezer Mattoon, son of Dea. 
Eleazer and Elizabeth (Boltwood) Mattoon. He was born North- 
field, Mass., Dec. 21_, 1720. Res. Amherst, Mass. Children: 

a. Sarah, b. about 1761; d. Apr. 11, 1803. 

b. Eleazer, bapt. Aug. 19, 1764; d. unm. 

c. Roxana, b. Aug. 31, 1766; d. Sept. 2, 1804; mar. Sept., 1785, Dea. John 

Kellogg of Amherst, Mass. 

d. Lovisa, b. about 1770; d. Jan. 31, 1845; mar. Eli Dickinson of Amherst, 

Mass. 

Ebenezer Mattoon was the grandson of Philip and Sarah 
(Hawkes) Mattoon. Philip Mattoon took part in the "Falls Fight 
in 1676." 

100. JOHN ALVORD {John, Jonathan, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1728; died Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 
14, 1802; married 1st, 1752, Jemima Danks, daughter of Samuel and 
Jemima (Wait) Danks. She was born prob. vSoutham.pton, Mass., 
Dec. 12, 1731 ; died Easthampton, Mass., Oct. 13, 1786. He mar- 
ried 2nd, Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1789, Sarah Searls. She 
died Easthampton. Mass., Jan. 11, 1798. Res. Easthampton, (Ft. 
Plain), Mass. Children: 

238. Prudence, b. Pascommuck (Easthampton), Mass. 

239. John, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 22, 1754. 

240. Samuel, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 8, 1756. 

241. Rachel, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1757. 

242. Elijah, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 10, 1758; d. Mar. 4, 1825. 

He resided in the eastern part of Easthampton, was drowned in 

the Conn, river while crossing from Northampton on the ice, was 

unmarried. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Elijah, Northampton, Private, Capt 
Joshua Benson's Co. Col. Rufus Putnam's Reg. Continental Army. 
Pay accounts for service from Apr. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779. Re- 
ported deserted Dec. 20, 1777. Joined Feb. 12, 1778; deserted Jan. 5, 

1779. Joined Mar. 2, 1779. Service 29 mos. 13 days, deserted Jan. 1, 

1780. Also muster return dated Albany, Feb., 1778. Mustered by 
Col. Woodbridge." 

"Alvord, Elijah, Capt. Henry Porter's Northampton Co. Return 
of men for clothing." 



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"Alvord, Elijah, Private, Capt. Benson's Co., Col. Putnam's Reg. 
Continental Army. Pay accounts for service from Apr. 24, 1780 to 
Oct. 24, 1780. Reported deserted Oct. 24, 1780." (Mass. Soldiers in 
Rev.) 

Elijah Alvord applied for a pension May 2, 1818. His claim was 
allowed. In application it is stated that he was at Buygoyne's sur- 
render. 

243. Jemima, b. Pascommuck (Easthampton), Mass., Jan. 11; bapt. Jan. 

16, 1761. 

244. Child, bapt. Northampton, Mass., July 8, 1764. 

245. Experience, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 27, 1767; probably d. 

young. 

246. Child, bapt. Northampton, Mass., July 18, 1772. 

John Alvord settled in Pascommuck (Easthampton) in 1751 or 
1752. His name is on the Easthampton, Mass., tax list for 1784. 
He was assessed 1 poll, 1 house, 19'^ acres of land. In 1748 John 
Alvord, Jr., was in service after the fall of Louisberg^. It may refer 
to John No. 59. In 1790 (U. S. census) John Alvord was living ia 
same house with Benjamin Strong in Easthompton. 

103. THANKFUL ALVORD {Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Jan. 16, 1749; died Northampton, 
Mass., May 1, 1816; married Jan. 26, 1775, Ebenezer Stearns, son 
of Ebenezer and Jane (Stockwell) Stearns. He was born prob. 
Sutton, Mass., 1743; died, 1801. Res. Northampton, Mass. Chil- 
dren. 

a. Olive, b. Oct. 4, 1777; mar. Israel Wright. 

b. Achsah, b. Dec. 2, 1779; d. Aug. 1, 1870; mar. Nov 19, 1801, Joel Clark 

of Northampton, Mass. 

c. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 20, 1781; d. Canada, 1847; mar. 1st Dolly Chilson, 

2d Wilbur; res. at W. Rutland, Vt, and N. Y. 

d. Nathaniel Stockwell, b. May 28, 1783; d. Leyden, Mass., June 12, 1861; 

mar. Oct. 31, 1805, Serviah Willcut ; res. Westhanipton, Mass. 

e. Erastus, b. Feb. 28, 1787; res. in N. Y. State. 

f. Benoni, b. Jan. 6. 1789. 

g. Jonathan Alvord, b. May 6, 1793, res. Brecksville, O. ; called "Alvord 

Stearns." 

104. JONATHAN ALVORD {Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexander), 
born Northainpton, Mass., Nov. 29, 1751 ; died Westhampton, Mass., 
June 6, 1827; married Ist, Elizabeth Barker, daughter of Joseph 
and Elizabeth Barker. She was born Feb., 1751 ; died Westhamp- 
ton, Mass., Dec. 26, 1823. He married 2nd, Freelove. She died 



84 Alvord Genealogy 

Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 1, 1856; aged 71. Res. Westhampton, 
Mass. Children: (All born at Westhampton.) 

247: Abiathar, b. Jan. 2, 1774; killed in St. Clair's defeat, 1791. 

248. Asenath, b. Apr. 25, 1775; d. Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 20, 1801, unm. 

She had a child still-born Mar. 5, 1801. 

249. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1776; d. Westhampton, May 27, 1787. 

250. Thankful, b. Aug. 23, 1778. 

251. Cynthia, b. May. 31, 1780. 

252. Anna, b. Mar. 2, 1782. 

253. Dorcas, b. Sept. 28, 1783. 

254. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1785; d. Westhampton, May 17, 1787. 

255. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 11, 1787; d. at the age of 6 weeks. 

256. Infant, b. Mar. 10, 1788; still-born. 

257. Infant, died May 29, 1789. 

258. Infant, died Feb. 2, 1791. 

U. S. census of 1790 states that Jonathan Alvord was head of a 
family in Westhampton, Mass. There were two males in the family 
and four females. He left a will dated Mar. 18, 1826. Mrs. Free- 
love Alvord was admitted to the Westhampton church Nov. 15, 
1827. She married 2nd, at Easthampton, Aug. 27, 1829, John Tay- 
lor. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Jonathan, Northampton, Private, Capt. Jona- 
than Allen's Co., Col. John Fellows' Reg. Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775. En- 
listed May 1, 1775; service 3 mos. 1 week, 1 day. Also Co. return dated Dor- 
chester, Oct. 7, 1775. Also order for bounty coat or its equivalent ni money, 
dated Camp at Dorchester, Nov. 15, 1775. Also Capt. Oliver Lyman's Co. En- 
listed Aug. 17, 1777; service 7 days. Marched on an alarm to East Hoosac." 

"Alverd, Jonathan, Private, Capt. Kirkland's Co., Col. Ruggles Wood- 
bridge's Reg. Enlisted Aug. 16, 1777; dis. Nov. 29, 1777; service 3 mos. 22 
days. Company raised to re-enforce the Northern Army." (Mass. Soldiers 
in Rev.) 

105. BERIAH ALVORD (Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., Feb. 3, 1754; married Hatfield, Mass.. 
Feb. 6, 1778, Abiathar French, Jr., son of Abiathar and Margaret 
French. Res. Westhampton, Mass. Children : 

a. John, b. Westhampton, Mass., Dec. 7, 1778. 

b. Jacob, b. Westhampton, Mass., May 23, 1781. 

c. Abiathar, b. Westhampton, Mass., Apr. 9, 1784; d. July 5, 1800. 

d. Timothy, b. Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 20, 1790. 

Abiathar French, Sr., came to Westhampton about 1770 with Noah 
Howard. Their wives were sisters. 

106. JEHIEL ALVORD (Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., Jan. 7, 1756; died Westhampton, Mass., 



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Oct. 21, 1829; married Northampton, IMass., June 11, 1778, Doro- 
thy French, daughter of Abiathar and Margaret French. She was 
born 1758; died Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 13, 1843. Res. West- 
hampton, Mass. Children : 

259. Isaac, b. Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 1, 1779. 

260. Jehiel. b. Westhampton, Mass., June 7, 1782. 

261. Dorothy, b. Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 14, 1785. 

262. Infant, b. Westhampton, Mass.; d. Feb. 8, 1796. 

Jehiel Alvord lived in Westhampton on Shack St. near where 
Joseph Hathaway lived in 1880, when the old house was still stand- 
ing. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Jehiel, Northampton, Private, Capt. Oliver 
Lyman's Co. Enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; service 7 days. Marched on an alarm 
to East Hoosac." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 



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FIFTH GENERATION 



108. RACHEL ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Guilford, Conn., Apr. 17, 1733; died Middletown, Conn., 
buried Jan. 7, 1768; married Middletown, Conn., Oct. 18, 1750, 
Stephen Blake, son of Jonathan and Mary (Johnson) Blake. He 
was born Middletown, Conn., Feb. 18, 1730; died Middletown, 
Conn.. Jan. 6, 1767. Res. Middletown, Conn. Children: 

a. Rachel, b. Middletown, Conn., Apr. 8, 1752; d. aged 85; mar. May 13, 

1771, Daniel Hall. 

b. Jonathan, b. Middletown, Conn., Jan. 31, 1754; d. Jan. 6, 1767. 

c. Elijah, b. Middletown, Conn., June 18, 1756; d. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 

2, 1833; mar. Sept. 27, 1779, Sarah Hamlin. He was a Rev. Soldier. 

d. George, b. Middletown, Conn., Dct. 30, 1758; d. Springfield, Mass., 1852. 

e. Mary, b. Middletown, Conn., May 7, 1761 ; d. Oct. 14, 1762. 

f. Infant, b. Middletown, Conn., Mar. 30, 1763; d. Mar. 30, 1763. 

g. Mary, b. Middletown, Conn., Apr. 7, 1765; d. aged 91. 

h. Stephen, b. Middletown, Conn., Apr. 27, 1767; d. Palermo, N. Y., Feb. 

25, 1854; mar. Litchfield, Conn., Feb., 1790, Charity Hill. 
Stephen Blake and his son Jonathan were drowned the evening 
"after Jan. 6," 1767 in Mill Brook. The Middletown church records 
state that Mrs. Rachel Blake died of a "lingering difficulty." 

109. SUBMIT ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Guilford, Conn., May 21, 1734; married Middletown, 
Conn., Sept. 3, 1772, Jedediah Hubbel of Lanesboro, Mass. Res. 
Lanesboro, Mass. Children : 

a. Jedediah Alvord, bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Dec. 5, 1773. 

Jedediah Httbbel, Sept. 18, 1782, at Lanesboro, Mass., entered a 
complaint against Relief Alvord for slandering him. She was dis- 
charged. He was a resident of Monkton, Vt., in 1790. 

110. LOIS ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Litchfield, Conn., Apr. 1, 1736; married Middletown, Conn., 
May 7, 1755, Samuel Flail, prob. son of Samuel and Abigail (Starr) 
Hall. He was born Middletown, Conn., Aug. 20, 1732. Res. Mid- 
dletown, Conn. Children : 



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a. Lois, b. Middletown, Conn., Oct. 28, 1755. 

b. Elizabeth, b. Middletown, Conn., Dec. 28, 1758. 

c. Phebe, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 14, 1761. 

d. Samuel b. Middletown, Conn., Oct. 21, 1762; d. Apr. 21, 1773. 

e. Molley, b. Middletown, Conn., Mar. 19, 1765. 

f. Jonathan, b. Middletown, Conn., Mar. 14, 1767. 

g. Rachel, b. Middletown, Conn., July 29, 1769. 
h. David, b. Middletown, Conn., July 23, 1771. 

i. Susanna, b. Middletown, Conn., Aug. 26, 1773; d. Dec. 31, 1775. 
j. Abigail, b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 28, 1775. 
k. Susanna, b. Middletown, Conn., Mar. 15, 1778. 

111. PHINEAS ALVORD {Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Litchfield, Conn., July 27, 1737; died Middletown, 
Conn., prob. about 1765 ; married Middletown, Conn., Feb. 25, 1761, 
Phebe Hedges, prob. daughter of Henry and Phebe Hedges of Mid- 
dletown, Conn. She died Middletown, Conn., Jan. 6, 1778. Res. 
jMiddletown, Conn. Children: 

263. Elisha, b. Middletown, Conn., Sept. 12, 1761; buried at Middletown, 

Conn., Oct. 9, 1783. 

264. Phineas, b. Middletown, Conn., Aug. 7, bapt. Oct. 23, 1763. 
Phineas Alvord and his wife, Phebe, owned the covenant in the 

First Church in Middletown. Conn., Oct. 16, 1763. Phebe Alvord 
mar. June, 1767, Stephen Blake. 

112. JOHN ALVORD {Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Middletown, Conn., Jan. 21. 1739; died Chateaugay Woods, 
N. Y., 1813 ; married Middletown, Conn., Aug. 11. 1763, Relief Cros- 
by, perhaps daughter of Samuel Crosby, who died at Middletown, 
Conn., in 1756 — David Crosby was appointed guardian in 1759 to 
Relief Crosby of Middletown. — Res. Lanesboro, Mass., and New 
Haven, Vt. Children: (All bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 16, 1780.) 

265. Lucy, b. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 29, 1765. 

266. John, b. Lanesboro, Mass., Feb. 28, 1767. 

267. Submit, bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 16, 1780. 

268. Rhoda, bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 16, 1780. 

269. Woolcott, b. Lanesboro, Mass., Aug. 3, 1773. 

270. Elijah, b. Lanesboro, Mass.; d. Cornwall, Vt., about 1795, aged 18 

or 20 years. 

John Alvord received a grant of land from his father in Middle- 
town, Conn., in 1762. In 1764, as a resident of New Framingham 
(now Lanesboro), Mass., he sold land in Middletown and again in 
1768. He was a resident of Lanesboro as late as 1786 and is called 
a cordwainer. About this date he moved to New Haven, \'X., and 



88 Alvord Genealogy 

was a resident there in 1790. He was of Monkton, Vt., in 1800. 
Samuel Haight in 1800 conveyed land in Malone, N. Y., to John 
Alvord of New Haven, Vt. The last years of his life were spent at 
Chateaugay Woods, N. Y., with his son Woolcott. He received 180 
acres of land, located by the Government in the state of Ohio. About 
the year 1826 his son John went to view the property, and found an 
individual in possession of the estate, who had purchased it of a 
third person and who would not give it up without litigation. Al- 
though it was very valuable and it was believed that the occupant's 
title was not good, yet nothing was obtained from it. 

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

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

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

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

113. PHEBE ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Middletown, Conn., Oct. 13, 1741; died Aliddletown, 
Conn., May, 1829; married Middletown, Conn., Nov. 11, 1770, Ben- 
net Eglestone, son of Bennet and Mary (Wickham) Eglestone. He 
was born Middletown, Conn., Nov., 1747; died Middletown, Conn., 
1814. Res. Middletown, Conn. Children : 

a. Phebe, b. Middletown, Conn., July 6, 1771. 

b. Jacob, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 10, 1773. 

c. William, b. Middletown, Conn., Dec. 29, 1774. 

d. Phebe, b. Middletown, Conn., Jan. 17, 1778. 

e. Polly, b. Middletown, Conn., Mar. 19, 1780. 

f. Stephen, b. Middletown, Conn., 1781; d. Oct. 4, 1783. 

114. DANIEL ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Middletown, Conn., Jan. 21, 1742-3; died Amsterdam, 
N. Y., Jan. 18, 1814; married Middletown, Conn., July 27, 1768, 
Phebe Hamlin, daughter of Edward and Phebe (Stow-But- 



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ler) Hamlin. She was born Midclletown, Conn., July 29, 1742; died 
Mayfield, N. Y., May 1, 1821. Res. Middletown, Conn., and Broad- 
albin, N. Y. Children : 

271. Daniel, b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 5, 1768; d. Oct. 28, 1770. 

212. Daniel, b. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 17, bapt. Nov. 24, 1771. 

273. Elijah, b. Middletown, Conn., Apr. 19, bapt. May 15, 1774. 

274 Phebe, b. Middletown, Conn., Jan. 31, bapt. Feb. 4, 1776. 

275. Lucy, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 22, bapt. Feb. 22, 1778. 

. 276. Butler, b. Middletown, Conn., Sept. 22, bapt. Sept. 24, 1780. 

277. Asenath, b. Middletown, Conn., Dec. 26, 1783, bapt. Feb. 8, 1784 

278. Calvin, b. Middletown, Conn., June 16, bapt. June 23, 1786. 

Sept. 29. 1771, Daniel Alvord and his wife Phebe renewed their 
covenant in the First Church in Middletown, Conn. Land records 
at Middletown show that the family resided on west side of river 
and that Daniel Alvord owned land in "Newfield" and "Westfield" 
which he transferred in 1781, 1788-9 and 1794. He and his wife 
removed, probably with his son. Butler Alvord, to Fondasbush, now 
Broadalbin, N. Y., in 1804 or 1805. He lived with this son and ac- 
companied him on his removal to Amsterdam, N. Y., where both 
father and son died within a few months of each other, Mrs. Alvord 
then went to live with her son Elijah at ]\Iayfield, N. Y., where she 
died. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Dr.nie!, Private, Capt. Butler's Co. of ■\Iaj. 
Sheldon's Reg. of Light Horse, Marched Oct. 25, 1776; dis. Nov. 13, 1776. 
This command in whole or in part accompanied Washington on his retreat 
through N. J. in Dec. 1776." (Conn. ]\Ien in the Rev.) 

117. LUCY ALVORD {Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Middletovni, Conn., May 27, 1750; died June 16, 1789; 
married Richmond, Mass., Sept. 10, 1773, David Seymour, son of 
John and Ruth (Eelden) Seymour. He was born Norwalk. Conn., 
Dec. 24, 1744. Res. Richmond, Mass. Children: 

a. Sally, b. Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 29, 1771 ; d. Whitney's Point, N. Y., 

July 26, 1840; mar. Dec. 15, 1798, Edward Johnson. 

b. David, b. Richmond, Mass., Sept. 7, 1774; d. Lisle, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1856; 

mar. 1st Lisle, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1812, Sally Hubbard; 2nd Lenox, 
Mass., Dec. 23, 1818, Mrs. Almy (Belden) Hubbard; 3rd Spencer- 
town, N. Y., Cynthia Holdridge. 

c. Ira, b. Richmond, Mass., Mar. 18, 1776; d. Whitney's Point, N. Y., Sept. 

29, 1866; mar. 1st Whitney's Point, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1797, Ruth 
Patterson; 2nd Binghamton, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1842, Mrs. Loretta 
(Schofield) Bovost. 

118. SARAH ALVORD (Thomar, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 



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der), born Middletown, Conn., Mar. 12, 1754; married Middletown, 
Conn., Oct. 21, 1779, Elisha Cotton, son of John and Bathsheba 
(Sage) Cotton. He was born Middletown, Conn., Sept. 1, 1753. 
Res. Middletown, Conn. Probably moved to Mayfield, N. Y. Child: 
a. Millisent, b. Middletown, Conn., July 19, 1780. 

119. THOMAS ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Middletown, Conn., May 7, 1758; died Bristol, Conn., 
Aug. 7, 1817; married Middletown, Conn., Sept. 6, 1781, Mrs. Anna 
(Bow) Lucas, widow of John Lucas and daughter of Edward and 

.Elizabeth (Robberts) Bow. She was born Middletown, Conn., Nov. 
30, 1753; died Bristol, Conn., about Feb., 1823. Res. Middletown, 
Conn., and Bristol, Conn. Children : 

279. Clarissa, b. Middletown, Conn., 1781. 

280. Anson, b. Farmington, Conn., Sept. 17, 1783. 

281. Sally, b. Farmington, Conn., 1785. 

282. Laura, b. Bristol, Conn., June 29, 1788. 

283. Katy, b. Bristol, Conn., 1791. 

284. Thomas John, b. Bristol, Conn., about 1798. 

285. Mary, b. Bristol, Conn. (No further record.) 

286. Anna,, b. Bristol, Conn. 

Thomas Alvord, soon after his marriage, settled in that part of 
Farmington which became incorporated as the town of Bristol. He 
is called of Farmington, in a deed of 1782. In 1790 and 1800 he 
vv^as of Bristol. (U. S. Census.) 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, T., Corporal, Enlisted May 4, deserted Dec. 
1, 1775, 6th Co. 2nd Reg. Gen. Spencer's Brigade." (Conn. Men in Rev.) 

"Alvord, Thomas (identity doubtful), Private, Capt. David Wheeler's Co. 
Service 6 days. Marched from Lanesborough to Meloomscuyck on an alarm 
Aug., 1777." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

120. ELIPHAZ ALVORD (Jonathan, Thomas. Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born prob. Durham, Conn., Jan. 13, 1742; died Winchester, 
Conn., Apr. 15, 1825; married East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 29, 1764, 
Esther Hart, daughter of Judah and Anna (Norton) Hart. She was 
born Farmington, Conn., Apr. 4, 1742; died Winchester, Conn., 
Nov. 18, 1818. Res. East Hampton, Conn., and Winchester, Conn. 
Children : 

287. Elizabeth, b. East Hampton, Corn., No. 22 bapt. Nov. 24, 1765; d. 

Winchester, Conn., June 25, 1818; unm. 

288. Esther, b. East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 18, bapt. Mar. 6, 1768. 

289. Sylvester, b. East Hampton, Conn., Feb. 21, 1770; d. Mar. 13, 1770. 

290. Lois, b. East Hampton, Mar. 4, bapt. Mar. 15, 1771. 

291. John, b. Winchester, Conn., May 27, 1773. 



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292. Anna, b. Winchester, Conn., Nov. 11, 1774. 

293. Achsa, b. Winchester, Conn., Aug. 14, 1778; d. July 2, 1779. 

294. Eliphaz, b. Winchester, Conn., Sept. 29, 1780; d. Oct. 27, 1780. 

295. Eliphaz, b. Winchester, Conn., July 16, 1781; d. July 16, 1781. 

296. Achsa, b. Winchester, Conn., May 21, 1782; d. May 21, 1782. 

297. Elias, b. Winchester, Conn., Mar. 4, 1784; d. Apr. 23, 1784. 

Eliphaz Alvord and wife were received into full communion to the 
church in East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 7, 1765. He settled in East 
Hampton on a part of the homestead of his father, which he and 
his wife Esther sold Sept. 11, 1770 to Nehemiah Gates. 

After his removal to Winchester, Conn., Eliphaz Alvord was one 
of the leading men in town afifairs, holding the office of town clerk 
and justice of peace for many years. He was also a deacon in the 
First Church. He represented his town in the Conn. Legislature 
eleven terms. 

"His first trip to Winchester was made alone, following the marked trees to 
the land he had purchased. He cleared and planted a garden and built a log 
house in three weeks and then returned and removed his family and effects 
to his new home carrying one child in his arms and another behind him on a 
horse, while his wife rode another horse with an infant in her arms, their 
effects being drav.^n on an ox-cart. 

"He afterwards built opposite his first log house on the west side of the 
dugway road, a red lean-to house a little north of the line of the road west- 
erly to the center, in which he resided during his remaining life. Both 
houses have long since disappeared and no new structures have taken their 
places. Eliphaz was chosen town clerk at the organization of the town in 
1771 and continued to hold the office v/ith the exception of two years until 
his voluntary resignation in 1819. His records are a model of accuracy and 
penmanship, and a vote of thanks for his faithful services was well merited. 

"In 1779 he was appointed the first justice of the peace in the town and 
held the office until disqualified by age, discharging the duties with ability 
and rectitude. If in doubt as to the law in any case, before trial he almost 
invariably went to Litchfield and consulted Judge Reve or some other able 
counsel before deciding the points. His cases were invariably recorded at 
large with great precision and in perfect legal form. His records give a 
better insight into the prevailing habits, customs and vices of the day than 
can be obtained from any other source." (Boyd's Annals of Winchester.) 

Rev. War Service : "Eliphaz Alvord was a sergeant in Peter Corbin's Co. 
in the 17th Conn. Reg., mustered Oct. 6, dismissed Oct. 27, 1777." (D. A. R. 
Nat. Soc.) 

121. DAVID ALVORD (Jonathan, Thomas. Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., June 14, 1753; died prob. in Onei- 
da Co., N. Y. ; married Torrington, Conn., Sept. 8, 1774, Elizabeth 
Wetmore, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Leming) Wetmore. She 



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was bapt. Torrington, Conn., Oct. 15, 1758. Res. Torrington, Conn., 
Winchester, Conn, and Vernon, N. Y. Children; 

298. Persis, b. Winchester, Conn., Dec. 18, 1774. 

299. Ursula, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 13, 1778; adm. to church in Stock- 

bridge, Mass., in 1800; dismissed to church in Westmoreland, N. Y., 
1803. (No further record.) 

David Alvord is credited with nine half days training in Torring- 
ton in 1774. He bought land in Winchester, Conn., in 1776 and is 
called of Torrington. On the lot he bought in Winchester was after- 
wards erected the parsonage of Rev. Booge. After 1785 he lived 
on the Leonard Hurlburt place. About the 3'ear 1800 he moved to 
Neversink, Sullivan Co., N. Y., and later to Vernon, Oneida Co., 
where he settled on Baschard's location. 

It is said that David Alvord was a carpenter, a man of strong men- 
tal powers, but an indifferent financier. He therefore died a poor 
man. 

122. BELA ALVORD (Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Durham, Conn., Aug. 31, 1741 ; died near Cairo, N. Y., 1793; 
married Farmington, Conn., Jan. 13, 1773. Sarah Welton, daughter 
of Ebenezer Welton. She was born Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 5, 1744. 
Res. near Cairo, N. Y. Children: 

300. Aaron, bapt. Greenfield Hill, Conn., Mar. 27, 1774; d. Schoharie, 

N. Y., al out 1845, unm. 

301. Abigail, bapt. Greenfield Hill Conn., Jan. 14, 1776 (no further record). 

302. Joe!, b. Greenfield Hill, Conn., Dec. 16, 1779. 

303. Amy. 

304. Jennie, d. unm. 

305. Martha. 

306. William, b. Cairo, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1789. 

Belah and Sarah Alvord joined tlie church in Fairfield, Conn., 
in 1774. He was a wheelwright by trade and went from Conn, to 
N. Y. State about 1775. Theodore Alvord has heard his father say 
that his grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier, and Theodore's 
mother has often heard her husband speak of his grand.mother relat- 
ing her husband's experience in that war. 

In 1790 (U. S. Census) Bela Alvord was a resident of Fredericks- 
town (now Pawlings), N. Y. After his death his widow lived either 
at Salisbury or Fairfield, Conn., for a time, later with her son Joel. 

Rev. War Service: "Bela Alvord was in Col. Thaddeus Crane's 4th Reg., 
Westchester Co., N. Y." (N. Y. in Rev.) 

124. MEHITABLE ALVORD (Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 



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ander), born Durham, Conn., Oct. 1, 1745 ; married John Carf. Res, 
Goshen, Conn. 

127. CATHARINE ALVORD (Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), bapt. Durham, Conn., Nov. 11, 1750; married Goshen, 
Conn., Dec. 24, 1772, Chauncey Beach, son of Amos and Sarah 
(Royce) Beach. He was born Oct. 31, 1848; died May 12, 1825. 
Res. Goshen, Conn. Cliildren : 

a. Infant, b. Goshen, Conn., June 3, 1774; d. June 3, 1774. 

b. Erastus, b. Goshen, Conn., June 3, 1775. 

c. Olive, b. Goshen, Conn., May 2, 1777; d. 1797. 

d. Lucy, b. Goshen, Conn., Oct. 6, 1778. 

e. Ambrose, b. Goshen, Conn., Aug. 14, 1780. 

f. Abraham, b. Goshen, Conn., May 12, 1782; d. Jan. 15, 1842. 

g. Elisha, b. Goshen, Conn., June 23, 1783; mar. Nov. 5, 1812, Lucretia 

Norton, 
h. Theron, b. Goshen, Conn., July 9, 1785; a merchant in Goshen; mar. 

March 30, 1815, Mrs. Hannah Norton, 
i. Catharine, b. Goshen, Conn., June 20, 1787; d. Aug. 4, 1814. 
j. Chauncey, b. Goshen, Conn., May 5, 1789; bapt. So. Canaan, Conn, 
k. Nathaniel, b. Goshen, Conn., Oct. 24, 1791 ; d. Sept. 30, 1819. 

132. DAMARIS ALVORD (Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Guilford, Conn., Aug. 15, 1745; married East Hampton, 
Conn., Jan. 24, 1771, Nathaniel Garnsey of Colchester, Conn. No 
ftirther record. 

133. OREN ALVORD (Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Guilford, Conn., July 21, 1747; died Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 17, 
1819; married Aug. 6, 1772, Hannah Parks, daughter of Joseph and 
Amittai (Cady) Parks. She was born prob. Preston, Conn., Jan. 
18, 1749; died Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 30, (Nov. 24, ch. rec.) 1829. 
Res. Chatham (East Llampton), Conn. Children: 

307 Infant, b. East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 17, 1773; d. Sept. 28. 1773. 

308. Infant, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 17, 1774; d. July 17, 1774. 

309. Joseph, b. East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 3, 1775. 

310. Lucy, b. East Hampton, Conn., Oct. 21, 1777. 

311. Elisiia, b. East Hampton, Conn., Feb. 19, 1779; d. Feb. 13, 1780. 

312. Annis, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 22, 1781. 

313. Betsey, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1783. 

314. Phylanda, b. East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 29, 1788. 

Oren Alvord and wife joined the church in East Hampton, Conn., 
in 1792 and were dismissed in 1811. He kept tavern at East Hamp- 
ton in a building which is still standing just east of the Cong. Chtirch 
Oren Alvord was appointed member of a committee by the town of 



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Chatham, Conn., to provide for supplies for the army during the 
current year 1778. He sold his place in 1811 to Dr. Richmond and 
moved to Geneseo, N. Y., where his name appears as a grantee Nov. 
1812. 

134. RUEL ALVORD (Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born East Hampton, Conn., 1750; died Chatham, Conn., Mar. 27, 
1810; married Nov. 15, 1774, Hannah Hall, prob. daughter* of 
Hamlin John and Elizabeth Hall. She was born East Hampton, 
Conn., 1756; died Aug. 3, 1830. Res. Chatham (East Hampton), 
Conn. Children : 

315. John, b. East Hampton, Conn., Oct. 14, 1775, bapt. July 2, 1780; died 

at sea of yellow fever, Nov. 5, 1800. 

316. Sybil, b. East Hampton, Conn., May 30, 1777, bapt. July 2, 1780. 

317. Mary, b. East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 14, 1779, bapt. July 2, 1780. 

318. James Hall, b. East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 8, 1781, bapt Aug. 12, 1781. 

319. Lucy, b. Durham, Conn., May 14, 1785. 

320. Esther, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 18, 1789, bapt. July 26, 1789; 

d. unm. Utica, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1835; joined E. H. Ch. 1818, dis- 
missed 1825. 

321. Jabez, b. East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 27, 1792, bapt. No. 4, 1792; d. 

Utica, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1828, unm. 

322. Hannah, b. East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 1, 1795, bapt. Apr. 26, 1795; 

d. Utica, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1832, unm.; joined E. H. Ch. 1818, dis- 
missed, 1825. 
*In a Chatham deed Hannah Alvord calls Giles Hall her grandfather. 
Giles had four sons. Investigation shows that either Hamlin John or Richard 
Hall were the parents of Hannah. 

Ruel Alvord was born in the house which his father probably built 
in East Hampton, Conn. When Ruel was thirteen years old the 
shipbuilding industry began in earnest and continued for forty years 
to be the leading industry of the town. Here Ruel gained a taste 
for the sea which later led him to the life of a sailor. We can make 
a good guess at the date of his first voyage. His mother when a 
young woman twenty years old, had a book given her, not com- 
mon possession in those days. In this book is inscribed: "Eliza- 
beth Spencer's Book, July 15, 1737." again, "Seth Alvord, his Wife's 
Book, Betsy Spencer, Anno Domini, 1733"; again, "Elizabeth All- 
bred, her Sermon Book"; again, "Reuel Alvord, his Book, 13th, 
1772, given by his Mother for a Remembrance of her." At this 
time Ruel was twenty-two years of age. We know he was a sailor 
though it may not have been his first voyage, but it was evidently one 
of the dates when he left home for the sea. 



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This book, now in possession of Miss Lucy Alvord of West Win- 
sted, Conn., was printed in 1718, and has the following title: "The 
Way to Attain It ; Glory by Inheritance, being some of Divers Dis- 
courses on Proverbs, III, 35, by Nathaniel Stone, Pastor of a Con- 
gregation in Harwich, Pioston ; printed by T. Crump." The book 
has many of Ruel's family records. 

There is an old powder horn now in possession of Jabez Alvord of 
West W^instedj Conn., upon which is inscribed : "Reuel Alvord, his 
horn, Fishkill, Nov. 17, 1777." Tradition says that he served on 
the privateer "Polly" 12 guns and 100 men, commanded by E. Rob- 
erts. From this we may infer that being a sailor he enlisted as a 
privateersman and was shut up in the Hudson when the British cap- 
tured New York City and had no opportunity for active service. 

He and his wife joined tiie church in Eastham.pton, July 2, 1780. 
She was dismissed in 1825. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Rue), Private, Enlisted May 8, 1775; dis. 
Dec. 18. 1775, 2nd Reg., Gen. Spencer's Brigade. This regiment was raised 
on the first call for troops by the legislature, Apr. and May, 1775. Recruited 
mainly in the present Middlesex Co. and the eastern part of the Colony. 
Marched by companies to the camps around Boston, took post at Roxbury 
and took part in the siege until the expiration of its term of service. Detach- 
ments of officers and men were engaged at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 
1775, and in Arnold's Quebec expedition, Sept. -Dec, 1775. Adopted as Con- 
tinental in July. The regiment was reorganized for service in 1776 under 
Col. Wylies, Col. Joseph Spencer of East Haddam, Capt. of the 2nd company. 
Samuel Wylies of Hartford (also Col. succeeding Spencer), Lieut. Samuel 
Cooper of Chatham killed in the assault upon Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775. Ensign, 
Marcus Cole of Chatham." (Conn. Men in Rev.) 

135. SETH ALVORD (Sefh, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born East Hampton, Conn., July 18, 1754; died Chatham, Conn., 
July 14, 1836; married 1st, Chatham, Conn., July 3, 1777, Ruth 
Norcott, daughter of William and Betsy (Sears) Norcott. She was 
born Middletown, Conn., June 21, 1756; died Chatham, Conn., Aug. 
25, 1792. He married 2nd, Chatham, Conn., Sept. 5, 1793, Sarah 
Sears, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Cooke) Sears. She 
was born Chatham, Conn., 1761 ; died Chatham, Conn., Feb. 2, 1819. 
He married 3rd, Chatham, Conn., July 20, 1823, Abigail Saunders 
of Chatham, Conn. Res. Chatham (East Hampton), Conn. Chil- 
dren: 

323. Lydia, b. East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 5, 1778. 

324. Ashbel, b. East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 1, bapt. Sept. 10, 1780. 

325. Ruth, b. East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 30, 1782, bapt. Feb. 2, 1783. 



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326. Sarah, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1785, bapt. Aug. 21, 1785. 

327. Seth, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 9, 1787, bapt. Aug. 26, 1787. 

328. Zenas, b. East Hampton, Conn., Dec. 28, 1789. 

.329. Otis, b. East Hampton, Conn., May 1794, bapt. Nov. 4, 1798. 
.330. Beulah, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1796, bapt. Nov. 4, 1798. 
.331. Elizabeth, b. East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 14, 1802, bapt. May 30, 1802. 
.332. Chauncey Hart, b. East Hampton, Conn., Dec. 16, 1803, bapt. Apr. 15, 
1804. 

Seth Alvord was a cabinet maker by trade which consisted of the 
making of furniture and coffins for the most part. He also built 
houses occasionally. His brother Oren kept tavern in a house built 
by Seth which is still standing east of the Cong. Church in East 
Hampton. 

When Seth Alvord was living with his first wife, his prospective 
second wife, Sarah Sears, was to be married to a man by the name of 
jMayhew, but before they were married he died of smallpox. While 
Sarah Sears was preparing for this marriage, she had Seth Alvord 
make her a "chest of drawers." After the death of his first wife 
Seth married Sarah Sears and the chest of drawers which he had 
previously made, was handed down in his family and is now in pos- 
session of Mrs. Anne (Alvord) ^^larkham, of Willimantic, Conn. 

Nelson Clark Alvord of Phoenix, X. Y., who is 88 years old and 
a grandson of Seth Alvord, has written the author the following rec- 
ollections of his grandfather: 

"My grandfather visited us (at Onondaga, N. Y.) in the year 1829. He 
started from his home at Chatham, Conn., visited his son in Madison Co., 
N. Y., for about two weeks ; then came to Onondaga Co., N. Y., and spent 
three weeks with us ; then went to Honesdale, Pa. After completing his visit 
there, he returned to his Conn. home. I heard from him but once, soon after 
his arrival home. At the advanced age of 75 he performed all this distance on 
foot with his canvass knapsack lashed to his back. He trudged along making 
his twenty and twenty-five miles daily, dependent upon the kindness and 
hospitality of the inhabitants along his way. This v/as before any railroads 
were built in this country. He was one of the veterans of Revolutionary 
times, that tried the stamina and souls of our forefathers, who enlisted in 
the struggle of their country's freedom and shook off the yoke of British 
tyranny and oppression to which they were unwilling subjects." 

"He (Seth Alvord) enlisted under the banner of Washington in the defense 
of his beloved country with a firm resolution to conquer or give his life upon 
the altar of liberty. He entered the service at the age of sixteen (must be 
an error, S. M. A.) and was one that composed Washington's Body Guard 
and passed through the trying scenes with him. He crossed the Delaware 
with him and was at the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. He 
battled for freedom and his cause to the end. When he was mustered out 



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of the service and received an honorable discharge, he received his back pay 
in Continental money, issued by the then existing government of the United 
States, which they were bound to redeem, but they repudiated their redemp- 
tion which caused them to be worthless and not worth the paper that bore 
the starnp of the government that promised to pay. This is an outrage upon 
the patriots that gained our independence and a blot of shame upon the gov- 
ernment. My grandfather was a man of large and muscular frame; one 
that feared no danger where duty called. When he was right he would 
defend his opinion to the last. He was well informed and an intelligent 
reasoner, mild as a lamb, but when aroused he was as fierce as a lion ; with 
an eye as keen as a hawk ; with a countenance that indicated courage, self 
will, inedpendence and perseverance ; possessing all the elements that would 
make a model soldier and a good citizen. He said that he matured early. 
At the time he enlisted he had assumed the proportions of a man. As I was 
the only one of the family that would listen to his campaign stories, I would 
sit until the short hours of the night and hear him fight again the battles 
of former days; describe victories, defeats, retreats, advances, hardships and 
sufferings in camp and on the march, and the skill and strategy of his noble 
commander. I will relate one incident although it may not be of interest to 
you : It was a time when the army was in camp and he was detailed to do 
picket duty, and his beat was near a vast forest with a spur running down 
near the picket line. Two pickets had been shot within a few days. His 
beat chanced to come at this fatal spot. As soon as it got to be dark he lay 
down fiat on the ground, keeping a sharp lookout for the assassin and for the 
corporal of the guards, for he knew that death was the penalty if caught off 
duty. About 10 o'clock he discovered a shadow in the spur, dodging from tree 
to tree. It soon came to an open space, where it stood for a moment, when 
grandfather drew a bead on it and fired. The shadow fell. The report of 
his gun caused an alarm at the outer door. The corporal soon appeared to 
ascertain the cause of the alarm, but found the sentry pacing his beat as 
though nothing had happened. An examination followed which revealed the 
fact that a dead assasin lay weltering in his own blood, dressed in a light blue 
suit with padded mocassins on his feet, a splendid rifle, and in his belt around 
his body under his coat a calvary pistol and a sheath knife. He was recog- 
nized as a noted Tory that lived in a clearing some three miles through the 
woods.' 

Mrs. Sarah Alvord united with the church in Easthampton, Oct. 
14, 1798. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Seth, Private, Capt. Churchill's Co., 3rd 
Bat. Wadsworth's Brigade, Col. Sage, Commander. Raised June 1776 to 
re-enforce Washington at X. Y. Served at New York City and on Long 
Island ; caught in the retreat from the city Sept. 15, and suffered some loss. 
Engaged at White Plains, Oct. 28. Time expired Dec. 25, 1776." (Conn, 
men in the Rev.) 

Seth Alvord appHed for a pension Nov. 19, 1832, claim allowed. 
His application gives the following record of his service : Apr., 
1776; Imo., Capt. Riley, Col. Mathew Talcott; June, 1776, 6mos., 



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Capt. Joseph Churchill, Col. Comfort Sage; Jan., 1777, 3 mos., 
Capt. Blackman, Col. Roger Eno.s ; Sept. or Oct., 1777, 2itios., Serg. 
James Bill; Sept., 1778, 2mos., Capt. Cone; spring of 1780, 2mos. ; 
fall of 1781, 2mos., Capt. Camp. 

136. ANNA ALVORD (Scth, Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), 
born East Hampton, Conn; married East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 31, 
1785, Samuel Caswell. 

Joseph Caswell, Jr., in 1820, took his father from East Hampton, 
Conn., to Burlington, N. Y., or Exeter, N. Y., to live with him. Pos- 
sibly Samuel Caswell moved there also. 

137. HUET ALVORD (Scth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born East Hampton, Conn., 1757; died East Hampton, Conn., May 
27, 1787; married East Hampton, Conn., June 16, 1785, Joanna 
Hills, daughter of John and Mindwell (Wright) Hills. She w^as 
born East Llamipton, Conn., Mar. 9, 1763; died East Hartford, 
(Burnside), Conn., Apr. 21, 1831. Res. Chatham (East Hampton), 
Conn. Child : 

333. John Iluet, bapt. East Hampton, Conn., July 15, 1787; probably d. 
young. 

Mrs. Joanna Alvord owned the covenant in East Hampton, Conn., 
July 15, 1787. She married 2nd, Oct. 17, 1792, Stephen Burnham 
of East Hartford, Conn. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Hewitt, Private, Capt. Warner's Co., 3rd 
Reg. of the Line. Enlisted Apr. 25, 1777; term 3 years; dis. Apr. 25, 1780. 
This regiment was raised for the new army or "Continental Line" and 
recruited in Hartford Co. and the eastern part of the state. Assisted in 
repelling the enemy at Danbury, Apr. 26-27, camp at Peekskill, May, 1777, 
under Putnam along the Hudson. At West Point began permanent construc- 
tion works, at White Plains, engaged in storming Stony Point, 1779." (Conn, 
men in the Rev.) 

139. ELIZABETH ALVORD (Scth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), horn East Hampton, Conn.; died Hebron, Conn.. Dec. 19, 
1795; married East Hampton, Conn., May 1, 1783, Samuel Fielding, 
son of Samuel and Mary (^lott) Fielding. He was born Hebron, 
Conn., Jan. 22, 1753; died Marlboro, Conn.. Mar. 25, 1818. Res. 
Hebron (now Marlboro), Conn. Children: 

a. Azariah Spencer, b. Hebron, Conn., Feb. 3, 1784; d. Hartford, Conn. 

b. Mary, b. Hebron, Conn., Dec. 4, 1785. 

c Elizabeth, b. Hebron, Conn., Oct. 29, 1787; d. Hartford, Conn., unm. 

d. Olive, b. Hebron, Conn., Dec. 10, 1789. 

e. Clarissa, b. Hebron, Conn., June 5, 1791 ; d. Hartford, Conn. 



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f. Sarah, b. Hebron, Conn., Jan. 25, 1793. 

g. Samuel, b. Hebron, Conn., June 19, 1794; d. Salem, Ga. 
h. Hannah, b. Hebron, Conn., Nov. 29, 1795. 

Samuel Fielding married for his second wife, Aug., 1796, Lydia 
Hyldreth, and had children : Katherine, Edmond, ]\Iaria, Lucy and 
\\'illiam. 

141. HANNAH ALVORD (ElisJia, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), bapt. Mar. 9, 1748; married Greenfield Hill, Conn., June 28, 
(Aug. 11, ch. rec.) 1768, David Nichols, perhaps son of Ephriam 
and Rebecca (Gold) Nichols and born at Stratford, Conn., Alar. 29, 
1746. Res. Greenfield Hill, Conn. Children: 

a. Levi, bapt. Greenfield, Conn., July 9, 1769. 

142. JOHN AL\'ORD (Elisha. Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Fairfield, Conn., July 11, 1750; died Greenfield Hill, Conn., 
July 3, 1845; married 1st, Greenfield Hill, Conn., Nov. 11, 1772,. 
Sarah Wakeman. daughter of Stepnen and Rebecca (Morehouse) 
Wakeman. She was born Nov. 21, 1753; died Greenfield Hill,, 
Conn., Apr. 26, 1779. He married 2nd, Greenfield Hill, Conn., Nov. 
14, 1779, Abigail Banks, daughter of Nehemiah and Abigail (Brad- 
ley) Banks. She was born Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 9, 1752; died 
Greenfield Hill. Conn., Alar. 2, 1831. Res. Fairfield (Greenfield 
Hill), Conn. Children: 

334. John, b. Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 10, 1774. 

335. David, b. Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 15, 1776. 

336. Sarah Wakeman, b. Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 2, 1782. 

337. Elisha, b. Fairfield, Conn., July 1, 1784. 

338. Xehemiah Banks, b. Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 12, 1787. 

339. Jesup, b. Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 19, 1789. 

340. Talcott, b. Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 22, 1792; d. young. 

341. Morris, b. Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 12, 1794. 

John Alvord lived and died in the northern part of the parish of 
Greenfield, Conn. He was engaged in the manufacture of boots and 
shoes, emplo\ing a number of workmen. His shop was 20x40 ft. 
and two stories high. He was admitted to full communion in the 
church, Sept. 24, 1780. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, John, Corporal. Capt. Dimon's Co., Col. 
Beebe's Reg. of Fairfield, May, 1775. Minute men and volunteers." (Conn. 
Men in the Rev.) 

John Alvord applied for a pension Nov. 18, 1833. His claim was 
allowed. The following record of service was given in his apnlica- 



100 Alvord Genealogy 

tion: 1 mo. in 1776 in Capt. Ebenezer Hill's Co.; 1 mo. in 1777 in 
Capt. Ebenezer Hill's Co.; 3mos. in 1778 in Capt. Ebenezer Hill's 
Co., Col. Dimon's Reg.; 1 week in 1779 in Capt. Ebenezer Hill's Co., 
Col. Dimon's Reg. ; 6 mos. in 1779 in Capt. Ebenezer Hill's Co., Col. 
Dimon's Reg.; 6 mos. in 1780 as sergeant in Capt. Ebenezer Hill's 
Co., Col. Dimon's Reg. It is also stated that he was present as a 
soldier at the burning of Danbury and Fairfield, Conn. His resi- 
dence at time of his enlistment was Greenfield, Conn., at time of ap- 
plication for pension, Fairfield, Conn. 

143. ELIHU ALVORD {Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), bapt. Fairfield, Conn., July 23, 1753; married Fairfield, Conn., 
Jan. 20, 1773, Mary Beers, prob. daughter of Samuel and Thankful 
(Osborne) Beers. She was bapt. Fairfield, Conn., July 17, 1748. 
Res. Fairfield, Conn. Child : 

342. Elihu, b. Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 18, 1775. 

343. David. (?) (There is doubt regarding this son. Descendants of 

Elihu Alvord, Jr., say that he had a brother who v/as lost at sea, 
unni. One descendant thought his name was David.) 

Inventory of the estate of Elihu Alvord of Fairfield, Conn., was 
taken Nov. 2, 1778. U. S. Census for 1790 states that Elihu Alvord 
was head of a family in Litchfield Co., Conn., that year. In the fam- 
ily were 2 males over 16 years, 1 male under 16 years and 5 females. 
(Author is unable to explain this). There is a tradition that the 
widow of Elihu Alvord married a Perry of Fairfield, Conn., and had 
children. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Elihu, Private. Capt. Dimon's Co., Col. 
Beebe's Reg. of Fairfield, May, 1775. Minute men and volunteers." (Conn. 
Men in the Rev.) 

144. MARY ALVORD (Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 26, 1754; died in her S9th year; married 
Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 7, 1772, Jonathan Knap, son of David and 
Anna (Mallory) Knap. Res. Redding, Conn. Children: 

a. Jonathan Alvord, d. aged 18. 

b. Mary, mar. Joseph Dolph and had five children. 

c. Anna, d. aged 14. 

d. Aquilla, b, Dec. 5, 1785; mar. Margaret (Sands) Davis. 

e. Priscilla, d. Apr. 20, 1864, unm. 

f. Moses, b. Jan. 8, 1790; d. Dec. 27, 1863; mar. Ruth Getty. 

g. Rachel, b. Sept. 6, 1792; d. Aug. 26, 1854; mar. Lewis Leach, 
h. Anna, b. Apr. 22, 1798; d. Feb. 20, 1866; mar. George Pell. 

Jonathan Knap's grandparents were Moses and Gandare (Adams) 
Knap, the latter is said to have lived to be over 106 years old. 



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145. THOAIAS GOULD ALVORD (Asahe!, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander) , born Durham, Conn., Mar. 1, 1742; died Homer, N. Y., 
May 18, 1810; married 1st, Farmington, Conn., Aug. 2, 1762, Ke- 
ziah Orvis, daughter of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Root) Orvis. She 
was born Farmington, Conn., Aug. 4, 1743; died Homer, N. Y., 
Sept. 21, 1795. He married 2nd, Hannah (Hart) Byington, widow 
of Jacob Byington, and daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Coe) 
Hart. She was born Farmington, Conn., Oct. 10, 1747; died Homer, 
N. Y., Sept. 20, 1833. Res. Farmington, Conn., and Homer, N. Y. 
Children : 

344. Thomas Gould, b. Farmington, Conn., ]Mar. 23, 1763. 

345. Arklymeny, b. Farmington, Conn., July 15, 1765; d. unm. 

346. Ebenezer, b. Farmington, Conn., Aug. 27, 1767. 

347. Charles, b. Farmington, Conn., Aug. 27, 1769. 

348. Keziah, b. Farmington, Conn., Oct. 27, 1771 ; d. Salina, N. Y., Aug. 

1837, unm. 

349. Elisha, b. Farmington, Conn., Sept. 18, 1773. 

350. Dioclesian, b. Farmington, Conn., Feb. 8, 1776. 

351. Eunice, b. Farmington, Conn., Sept. 13, 1778. She was twin ; boy 

died 7 wks. old. 

352. Arabella, b. Farmington, Conn., Jan. 11, 1781; d. Homer, N. Y., June, 

1866, unm. 

353. Asahel, b. Farmington, Conn., May 25, 1784. 

354. Harvey, b. Farmington, Conn., Aug. 24, 1786; d. aged 27, unm. 

Thomas Gould Alvord by tradition was adopted by his uncle, Eli- 
jah Cowles, whom he accompanied to Farmington, Conn., where he 
was brought up, and learned the trade of shoemaker. 

He served in the French and Indian War when he was under 19 
years of age ; was on the frontier from Oswego to Detroit, and in 
company with his eldest son, Thomas Gould xA-lvord, Jr., he was in 
Col. Lamb's Reg. in the Revolutionary War, both serving as can- 
nonniers and both being present at Cornwallis' surrender. He served 
during the entire war, for which he drew Lot No. 13, 600 acres in 
Homer, N. Y., to which place he moved in 1794. He was at the 
battle of White Plains, and was wounded by a musket ball, which 
entered his arm, and passing out near the elbow, was picked up by 
his companion, Luke Wardsworth, who placed the ball in his own 
gun and sent it back to the enemy. 

Some of his descendants also mention that at the battle of York- 
town he loaded and fired a cannon four times a minute for four 
hours, and that when the balls gave out, they used old bolts, pieces 
of log chain, etc. 



102 Alvord Genealogy 

The first death in Homer was said to be that of Mrs. Thomas 
Gould Alvord in 1795. His second wife, Hannah (Hart) Byington 
Alvord, while weaving, accidentally fell over the loom, breaking her 
hip and she lived only a few days after her fall. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Thomas Gould. Sargent, Enlisted Mar. 1, 
1777, Capt. Judd's Co. for the war. Exchanged for Gabriel Leverich Apr. 23, 
'1781, 3rd Reg. Conn. Lino, Col. Samuel Wylies." (Conn. Men in the Rev.) 

146. OBED ALVORD. {Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), 
born prob. Colchester, Conn., Aug. 1, 1744; married Colchester. 
Conn., Jan. 4, 1767, Catharine Johnson, daughter of Elijah and 
Sarah Johnson. She was bapt. Colchester, Conn., Sept. 14, 1746. 
Res. Colchester, Conn. Children : 

355. Alexander, b. Colchester, Conn., Aug. 6, 1767. 

356. Elijah Johnson, b. Colchester, Conn., June 12, 1770. 

357. Rachel, b. Colchester, Conn., Nov. 19, 1772. 

358. Sarah, b. Colchester, Conn., May 23, 1775. (No further record.) 

359. Eunice, b. Colchester, Conn., Mar. 15, 1778. 

360. Lucy, b. Colchester, Conn., May 15, 1780. (No further record.) 

361. Obed, b. Colchester, Conn., Sept. 21, 1782. 

362. Elisha, b. Colchester, Conn., Apr. 5, 1785. 

363. Lydia, b. Colchester, Conn., June 3, 1788. (No further record.) 

364. Semer (Seymour), b. Colchester, Conn., Apr. 7, 1793; d. Colchester, 

Conn., May 12, 1793. 

The name of Obed Alvord is found in the list of polls in Colches- 
ter, Conn., 1st Soc, in 1787. According to the U. S. Census of 1790 
he was still living in Colchester that year, but not found there in 
1800. He probably moved to N. Y. State, perhaps Livingston Co. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Obed. Private in Militia Horse, 1779; de- 
tached to serve in Continental Army to the 15th of Jan., 1780, from Capt. 
James Green's Co. of East Haddam; Elijah Hyde, Maj., Lebanon, Oct. 5, 
1779." (Conn. Men in Rev.) 

147. ASAHEL ALVORD (Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born prob. Colchester, Conn., May 16, 1746; died prob. Deca- 
tur, N. Y. ; married Cornwall, Conn., Sept. 19, 1765, Betty May. 
Res. Cornwall, Conn. Children: 

365. Asahel Gould, b. Cornwall, Conn., Sept. 29, 1769; bapt. Oct. 6, 1769. 

366. William, bapt. Cornwall, Conn., Oct. 12, 1776. 

367. Betsey. 

Asahel Alvord went to Cornwall, Conn., about 1767. His name 
appears on the land records of Cornwall several times between 1/67 
and 1790. According to U. S. Census of 1810, A. Alvord and wife 



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were living at Decatur, N. Y., both over 45 years old. No others in 
the family. 

148. ELISHA ALVORD (Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born prob. Colchester, Conn., May 16, 1748. 

No effort was spared to secure data regarding Elisha Alvord. 
While no positive evidence can be brought forward to fully estab- 
lish it, it seems reasonable to believe that he was the father of Elisha 
Alvord b. Dec. 4, 1778, (see appendix) who married Molly Cowles. 
Reasons for so believing are as follows: 1st, the transmission of 
the name Elisha for two generations ; 2nd, Russell Alvord, son of 
Elisha and Molly, used to say that his father was a cousin of the 
Alvords of the Salt Works, Syracuse ; 3rd, Elisha and Molly Alvord 
lived at Canaan (New Lebanon), N. Y., a brother, William Alvord, 
lived in Livingston Co., N. Y., and nephews of Elisha, Sr., lived at 
one time in Hancock, Mass., (formerly a part of Canaan, N. Y., 
and also in Livingston Co., N. Y., which would indicate a possible 
connection. 

152. MOSES ALVORD {John, John. Thomas, Alexander), 
born prob. South Hadley, IMass., Aug. 26, 1735 ; died Dummerston, 
Vt., 1816; married Perces. Res. South Hadley, Mass., and Dum- 
merston, \'t. Children : 

368. Benjamin, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 5, 1762. 

369. Rebecca, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar.24, 1764. 

370. Lucy, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 18, 1766. 

371. Caroline, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 18, 1768. (Xo further record.) 
"Moses Alvord was in the French and Indian War. When in tlie service 

at Franconia, N. H., both his feet were frozen and amputation near the instep 
was necessary. Afterwards his walk was peculiar and from the fact that 
his foot-steps seemed to imitate the sound of the voice in speaking the words, 
he was called 'Four-pound-ten.' He was of medium size and a great story- 
teller. A neighbor once told him that the minister, Mr. Beckley, had a negro 
working for him. 'Has he'? inquired the old man and he soon started off 
and was gone all day telling the news that some benevolent man from Conn, 
had sent Mr. Beckley a negro, that he had arrived and some one saw him at 
work. When he got home the folks told him that the story was an imposi- 
tion, and the next day he went over the same route and corrected it." (Vt. 
Hist. Gaz.) 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Moses, Private, Capt. Eli Parker's Co., Col. 
Leonard's Reg. Enlisted May 8, 1777; dis. July 16, 1777; service 2mos. 8 
days. Ordered out to re-enforce Continental Army at Ticonderoga." 

"Alvord, Moses, Granby, Descriptive list of enlisted men. Capt. Warner's 
Co., Col. Porter's Reg. age 42 years ; stature 5-6 ; residence Granby. Enlist- 
ment, 9 mos." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 



304 Alvord Genealogy 

153. AZARIAH ALVORD {John, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born prob. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 20, 1738; died South Hadley, 
Mass., Jan. 11. 1819; married 1st, Springfield, Mass., Jan. 5, 1762, 
Abigail Nash, daughter of Daniel and Abigail Nash. She was born 
South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 17, 1740; died South Hadley, Mass., 
Mar. 31, 1782. He married 2nd, Mar. 5, 1789, Lucy Nash,'daughter 
of Eleazer and Phebe (Kellogg) Nash. She was born Granby, 
Mass., Sept. 18, 1750; died Dec. 24, 1836. Res. Springfield, West 
Springfield, Mass., and South Hadley, Mass. Children: 

372. Bezaleel, b. Springfield, Mass., Nov. 19, 1762. 

272>. Tryphosa, b. Springfield, Mass.. Feb. 17, 1765; d. May 2, 1784. 

374. Ariel, b. Springfield, Mass., Jan. 27, 1767; d. May 25,' 1776. 

375. Tirzah, b. South Hadley, Mass. ,Feb. 24, 1769. 

Z76. Helez, b. South Hadley, Mass., May 15, 1772; d. Feb. 3, 1775. 

Z77. Phineas Porter, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 8, 1774; d. May 28, 1789. 

378. Ariel, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 16, 1776. 

379. Rachel, b. South Hadley, Mass., ]\Iar. 8, 1779. 

May 3, 1763, Azariah Alvord of Springfield, Mass., purchased of 
his uncle, Lieut. Job Alvord, one mansion house, barn, and four acres 
of land at a place called "Willamanseep" in Springfield, Mass. 

June 9, 1768, Azariah Alvord of Springfield, Mass., conveyed land 
in South Hadley, Mass., to his father, Daniel Nash, of South Had- 
ley. 

In later years Azariah Alvord bore the title of Capt. He was one 
of those from South Hadley v/ho accompanied the expedition to 
Canada in 1760 at the close of the French and Indian War. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Azariah, 1st Lieut., Capt. James (also given 
Moses) Montague, 2nd Co. Col. Porter's 4th Hampshire Co. Reg. List of 
oflicers of Mass. Militia commissioned May 28, 1778. Also Capt. Job Al- 
vord's Co. Col. S. Murray's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 4,1780; dis. 
Oct. 10, 1780; service 3 mos, 15 days. Company raised to re-enforce Conti- 
nental Army." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

159. LUTHER ALVORD (John, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 4, 1753; died South Lladley, Mass., 
1784; married Elizabeth Ingram, perhaps daughter of Nathaniel and 
Martha (Kellogg) Ingram. She was born 1752; died South Hadley, 
Mass., Dec, 1839. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children: 

380. Zerusha, b. South Hadley, Mass., 1780; d. young. 

381. Elizabeth, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 10, 1782. 

Luther Alvord died of a fever, aged 28. (ch. rec.) 



Fifth Generation 105 

Nov. 27, 1784, administration of the estate of Luther Alvord, late 
of South Hadley, deceased, was granted to Nathaniel Ingram. His 
estate was insolvent. Elizabeth Alvord was appointed guardian to 
Zerusha Alvord, aged 4 years, and Elizabeth Alvord, aged 2 years. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Alvord married 2nd, Josiah Church and had children: 
Josiah, Ruth, Sophia, Dosha, Luther. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvart, Luther, South Hadley, Capt. Noadiah Leon- 
ard's Co., Col. Woodbridge's Reg. Receipt for advanced pay dated Cam- 
bridge, June 24, 1775. Also Corporal. Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1777. En- 
listed May 9, 1775. Service 3 mos." 

"Alvord, Luther. South Hadley, Private, Capt. Moses Montague's Co., 
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Reg. which marched on the alarm Apr. 19, 1775; 
service 8 days. Reported enlisted Apr. 20, 1775. Also order for a bounty 
coat or its equivalent in money, dated Cambridge, Dec. 25, 1775. Also Lieut. 
Martin Waite's Co., Col. Woodbridge's Reg. Pay abstract for travel allow- 
ance etc. Marched to New Providence on an alarm at Bennington, Aug. 17, 
1777; service 4 days. Also muster roll sworn to in Hampshire Co., Jan. 6, 
1778. Also Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Reg. Enlisted 
Sept. 24, 1777; dis. Oct. 18, 1777; service 1 mo. in Northern Department.'' 
(Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

161. AL^RTHA ALVORD (Saul John, Thomas, Alc.vander) , 
born Northampton, Mass., June 29, 1747 ; died Bolton, Conn., Mar. 
25, 1817; married 1st, Bolton, Conn., Dec. 31, 1766, Judah Strong, 
son of David and Thankful (Loomis) Strong. He was born Bol- 
ton, Conn., Nov. 28, 1738; died Bolton, Conn., July 1, 1784. She 
married 2nd, Bolton, Conn., Dec. 11, 1788, Rev. George Colton, A. 
M., son of Rev. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Pitkin) Colton. He was 
born West Hartford, Conn., July 11. 1736; died Bolton, Conn., June 
27,1812. Res. Bolton, Conn. Children: 

a. i^dartha. b. Bolton. Conn., Oct. 4. 1767; d. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 28, 1835 

mar. Oct. 4, 1787, Elijah Hammond. 

b. Judah, b. Bolton, Conn., July 25, 1771 : d. Bolton, Conn., Apr. 29, 1829 

mar. Nov. 29, 1792, Jerusha Warner. 

c. Rachel, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 16, 1773 ; d. Bolton, Conn., jNIar. 1, 1841 

mar. May 1, 1800, Rev. Marshfield Steele, A. ]\I. 

d. Joseph Churchill, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 3, 1775; d. Knoxville, Tenn., 

Nov. 3, 1844; mar. 1st, Dec. 6, 1804, Catharine Neilson; 2nd, May 
23, 1811, Jane Kain. 

e. Tirzah, b. Bolton, Conn., Apr. 22, 1780; d. North Brookfield, Mass., 

Jun. 18, 1855; mar. Sept. 11, 1800, Rev. Thomas Snell, of Brookfield, 
Mass. 

f. David, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 1, 1782; niar. Hartford, Conn., Feb. 23, 

Elizabeth Kilbourn. 



106 Alvord Genealogy 

In Northampton, Mass., as a girl, Martha Alvord served as an 
apprentice at tailoring. 

Rev. George Colton was the so-called "high priest of Bolton." 
He published from the pulpit his marriage intention thus: "I, 
George Colton and Martha Strong, both of Bolton, intend mar- 
riage." Mr. Colton was pastor in Bolton from 1763 until his death 
in 1812, a period of forty-nine years. He was a typical old-time 
pastor. A fuller biography of Mr. Colton may be found in Prof. F. 
B. Dexter's Yale Biograpliies. 

164. SAUL ALVORD (Saul, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., July 9, 1753; died Bolton, Conn., Sept. 23, 
1832; married 1st, Newington, Conn., Apr. 14, 1778, (1779 in Town 
Rec), Eleanor Kellogg, daughter of Martin and Mary (Bordman) 
Kellogg. She was born Newington, Conn., Mar. 10, 1755 ; died Bol- 
ton, Conn., Feb. 21, 1812. He married 2nd, East Hartford, Conn., 
Feb., 1813, Mrs. Cynthia (Hooker) Olcott, widow of Rev. Allen 
Olcott, daughter of Roger and Anna (Kellogg) Hooker. She was 
born Farmington, Conn., 1760 ; died Bolton, Conn., June 27, 1827. 
Res. Bolton, Conn. Children : 

382. Infant, b. Bolton, Conn., June 8, 1780; d. June 8, 1780. 

383. Saul, b. Bolton, Conn., May 27, 1781. 

384. Eleanor, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 24, 1784; d. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 22, 

1859, unm. "Aunt Ellen" lived on the old Alvord place opposite 
the church. She was an intensely thrifty and practical woman. 
Fifty years after her death she is well remembered and frequently 
mentioned by Bolton people. She rejected a proposal of mar- 
riage from U. S. Senator Benj. Ruggles of Ohio. 

385. Aurelia, b. Bolton, Conn., July 20, 1786. 

386. Martin, b. Bolton, Conn., July 17, 1788. 

387. Elijah, b. Bolton, Conn., Jan. 22, 1790. 

388. Tirzah, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 10, 1791. 

389. Harriet, b. Bolton, Conn., June 29, 1793. 

Saul Alvord removed with liis fathers' family to Bolton, Conn., 

When about nine years of age Saul Alvord removed with his fath- 
er's family to Bolton, Conn., where he afterwards resided. He was 
an extensive land holder ; a saddler by trade and when his father be- 
came aged kept tavern directly west from the church. In 1780 he 
and his wife united with the church in Bolton, Conn. Early in life, 
he took a leading position in town affairs, was often a member of 
the legislature, selectman of the town, and served as first postmaster 
of Bolton. Mr. Alvord was always known as "Capt. Alvord" and 
never laid aside the custom of dress of the Rev. period. 



Fifth Generation 107 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Saul, (erroneously given as Samuel), Cor- 
poral, 6 days service from the town of Bolton, marched to the relief of Bos- 
ton in the Lexington alarm, Apr., 1775." 

"Alvord, Saul, Cornet, 3rd Troop of Horse, 4th Reg. of Light Horse under 
Major Ebenezer Backus of Norwich, 1776." (Conn. Men in Rev.) 

165. ANN ALVORD {Saul, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
Northampton, Mass., Oct. 7, 1755 ; died Somers, Conn., Aug. 5, 
1834; married 1st, Bolton, Conn., Feb. 15, 1781, Benoni Shepherd, 
son of Xoah and Margaret (Stone) Shepherd. He was born prob. 
Coventry, Conn., Dec. 10, 1739; died Tolland, Conn., Jan. 16, 1808. 
She married 2nd, Dec. 25, 1810, Benjamin Phelps, son of Benjamin 
and Ruth (Horton) Phelps. He was born Mansfield, Conn., Oct. 
11, 1750; died Somers, Conn., Oct. 4, 1836. Res. Tolland, Conn., 
and Somers, Conn. Children : 

a. Samuel, b. Tolland, Conn., Jan. 4, 1782; d. Aug. 26, 1799. 

b. Desire, b. Tolland, Conn., Jun. 29, 1783; d. Somers, Conn., Dec. 15, 1814; 

mar. 1881, Dr. Jeduthan Hatch. 

c. Anna, b. Tolland, Conn., Mar. 31, 1785; d. Stamford, Conn., Dec. 18, 

1851 ; mar. Stamford, Conn., J.in. 15, 1826, Royal L. Gay. 

d. Sophia, b. Tolland, Conn., Feb. 3, 1787; d. Bolton, Conn., Jun. 18, 1822; 

mar. Apr. 14, 1812, Martin Alvord. 

e. Sally, b. Tolland, Conn., Nov. 24, 1788; d. Stamford, Conn., Jan. 16, 

1822; mar. 1810, Royal L. Gay. 

f. Lydia, b. Tolland, Conn., Dec. 14, 1790; d. Somers, Conn., July 10, 

1815, unm. 

g. Eunice, b. Tolland, Conn., Mar. 5, 1794; d. Mar. 15, 1858, unm. 

h. Benoni Alvord, b. Tolland, Conn., Jun. 28, 1796; d. Oct. 15, 1854; mar. 

Feb., 1819, Abigail Taylor, 
i. Anson, b. Tolland, Conn., Sept. 29, 1799; mar. Somers, Conn., Apr. 26, 

1825, Eunice Collins. 

Mrs. Ann (Alvord) Shepherd-Phelps was buried at Somers, 
Conn. In the words of another, she had "a numerous circle of rela- 
tives and was extensively known, being none the less generally es- 
teemed and beloved. In addition to a sound mind and a mild pre- 
possessing natural disposition, she was a meek and faithful follower 
of Christ." 

Benoni Shepherd was the first postmaster of Tolland, Conn. He 
was an inn keeper, town clerk for many years and a deacon in the 
Cong. Church. Benjamin Phelps was a blacksmith and for many 
years a justice of peace. 

166. EUNICE ALVORD {Sanl, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
bom Northampton, Mass., Jan. 2, 1759; died Bolton, Conn., Sept. 
7, 1801 ; married Bolton, Conn., Apr. 14, 1789, Dea. Nathaniel Hub- 



108 Alvord Genealogy 

bard, son of David and Abi,e:ail (Olcott) Hubbard. He was born 
Eastbury, Conn., Apr. 14, 1759; died Bolton, Conn., Aug. 11, 1844. 
Res. Bolton, Conn. Children: 

a. Nathaniel, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 5, 1790; d. Talcottville, Conn., May 

11, 1874; mar. May 16, 1811, Betsey Taylor. 

b. Eunice, b. Bolton, Conn., May 26, 1791; d. Vernon, Conn., Nov. 5, 1872; 

mar. Apr. 6, 1815, Flavel Talcott. 

c. Anna, b. Bolton, Conn., July 6, 179,3; d. East Hartford, Conn., Feb. 

24, 1814; mar. Mar. 25, 1813, Elijah Talcott. 

d. Edu'in, b. Bolton, Conn., June 9, 1795; d. Va., May 1, 1881; mar. 1st, 

Nov. 10, 1819, Sophia Hale; 2nd, Lucy Phelp.s. 

e. Florilla, b. Bolton, Conn., June 6, 1797; d. Talcottville, Conn., Jan. 18, 

18S8; mar. Elijah Talcott. 

f. Laura, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 19, 1799: d. Manchester, Conn., Dec. 15, 

1879; mar. Edward Griswold. 

Dea. Nathaniel Hubbard resided in Bolton on Birch Mt. near the 
Glastonbury line. He was a useful and respected citizen, very 
faithful in his duties as a Christian and deacon. He was four times 
married. 1st wife. Flora; 2nd, Eunice Alvord; 3rd, Sarah Kings- 
bury ; 4th, Ruth Hale. 

168. CALEB ALVORD {Elijah, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 5, 1751 ; died Greenfield, Mass., 
Dec. 22, 1819; married Wilmington. Vt., Dec. 26, 1776, Mary Mur- 
dock, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Huntington) Murdock. She 
was born Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 15, 1751 ; died Greenfield, Mass., 
Mar. 26, 1836. Res. Wilmington, Vt., Greenfield, Mass., and Bern- 
ardston, Mass. Children : 

390. Elijah, b. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 18, 1777. 

391. Caleb, b. Wilmington, Vt, May 3, 1779. 

392. Pliny, b. Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 13, 1781. 

393. ^lelinda, b. Greenfield, Mass., June 12, 1783; d. July 4, 1784. 

394. Lucinda, b. Greenfield, Mass., June 12, 1783; d. Boston, Mass., Dec. 1, 

1865, unm. Buried at Mt. Auburn Cem.etery, beside her sister, 
Mrs. Buckingham. 

395. Melinda, b. Greenfield, Mass., May 13, 1785. 

396. Alpheus, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 17, 1787. 

397. Alfred, b. Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 15, 1789. 

398. Mary, b. Greenfield, Mass., Apr. 17, 1791. 

399. Fanny, b. Bernardston, Mass., Sept. 12, 1793. 

Caleb Alvord is called of Wilmington, Vt., in a deed dated 1773. 
In 1778 he was elected first town clerk of Wilmin.s^ton. In 1785 
Lemuel Bascom conveyed to Caleb Alvord the tavern at Greenfield, 
Mass., and he kept the same until 1792. He was selectman at Ber- 



Fifth Generation 109 

nardston, I\Iass., 1793-96; also a representative in the Legislature. 
He was selectman at Greenfield in 1797, to which place he had re- 
turned. 

The following is a copy of the call for the first town meeting at 
Wilmington, Vt., where Caleb Alvord was especially prominent in 
the early history : 

"Public Notis is hereby given to the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilming- 
ton to meet at the House of Elijah Alvord's on Munday the 19th of Jan. 
Instant att one of the clock in the afternoon to Proceed as Followeth Viz. 
1st — to Choose a moderator to govern said Meeting. 2ndly to See if the Town 
w-ill agree with Mr. Chapin to Preach with us and if they will then 3rdly to 
Choose a Committy to agree with him 4thly to Choose a Committy to Reg- 
ulate Past Votes as now they are on loos Pages. Sthly to Act upon any other 
Business the Town Shall see Cause to act upon. When met. by Order of the 
Committy, etc. 

"Wilmington, January 17th, 1778. 

Caleb Alvord, Town Clerk," 

169. HANNAH ALVORD (Elijah, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., 1754; died Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 22. 
1811; married Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 19, 1774, Abner Smead, son 
of Jonathan and Mehitable (Nims) Smead. He was born Green- 
field, Tvlass., Apr. 2, 1752 ; died Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 2, 1797. Re- 
Greenfield, Mass. His occupation, tanner. Children: 

a. Elijah, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 8, 1774; d. Sept. 1, 1777. 

b. Lucinda, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 24, 1776; mar. Daniel Clay. 

c. Hannah, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 14, 1778; mar. Ozias Newton. 

d. Elijah, b. Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 24, 1780; d. Milledgeville, Ga. 

e. Infant son, b Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 14, 1782; d. Dec. 14, 1782. 

f. Caroline, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 14, 1783; mar. Richard B. Cal- 

lender. 

g. Cyrus, b. Greenfield, ]\Iass., Dec. 23, 1785, unm. 

h. Roxana, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 26, 1788; d. Greenfield, Mass., Jub 

25, 1788. 
i. Abner, b. Greenfield, Mass., July 25, 1789. 
j. Roxana, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 18, 1791; d. Boston, Mass., May, 

1862; mar. Joel Thayer. 
k. Infant son, b. Greenfield, Mass., July 30, 1794; d. July 30, 1794. 

170. SAMUEL ALVORD (Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 27, 1751 ; died South Hadley, Mass., 
July 9, 1814; married Miriam White, daughter of Joseph and Editha 
(Moody) White. She was born South Hadley, Mass., Atig. 2, 1758; 
died South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 25, 1844. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 
Children : 



110 Alvord Gienealogy 

400. Calvin, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 3, 1779. 

401. Orange, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 25, 1781. 

402. Julius, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 6, 1783; d. Oct. 29, 1785. 

403. Miriam, b. South Hadley, Mass., May 25, 1785. 

404. Samuel, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 11, 1787. 

405. Cyrus, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 25, 1789. 

406. Luther, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 25, 1791; d. South Hadley, 

Mass., Oct. 30, 1881, unm. ; lived on the farm of his great grand- 
father, John Alvord, v^'as a thrifty farmer. 

407. Editha, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 3, 1794. 

408. Sophia, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 24. 1796; d. Oct. 12, 1803. 

409. Fidelia, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 10, 1799. 

Samuel Alvord and wife were members of the South Hadley 
Church in 1785. Airs. Alvord was a descendant of Elder John 
White and his son Nathaniel. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Samuel, South Hadley (also given North- 
ampton), Private, Capt. Moses Montague's Co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's 
Reg. which marched Apr. 20, 1775, in response to the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; 
service 15 2-3 days. Also Capt. Jonathan Allen's Co., Col. John Fellow's 
Reg. Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775. Enlisted May 1, 1775. Service 3mos. 
Iw. Id. Also order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money, dated Camp 
at Dorchester, Nov. 7, 1775. Also Lieut. Reuben Judd's Co., Col. Elisha 
Porter' Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 9, 1777; dis. Aug. 12, 1777; serv- 
ice 39 days with Northern Army." 

"Alvard, Samuel, Northampton, Private, Capt. Allen's Co., Col. Fellow's 
Reg. Return dated Dorchester, Oct. 7, 1775." (Alass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

173. SYBIL ALVORD {Gad, John. Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 23, 1757; died North Adams, Mass., 
Nov. 23, 1833 ; married Shubael Nash, son of Joseph and Abigail 
(Cooper) Nash. He was born South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 27, 
1758; died Williamstov/n, Mass., Dec. 24. 1824. Res. North Adams, 
Mass. Children : 

a. Azor, b. Nov. 24, 1780; mar. Jan. 25, 1804, Susannah Wright. 

b. Lydia, b. Apr. 4, 1782; d. July 14, 1846; mar. Mar. 17, 1813, Harris 

Arnold of North Adams, Mass. 

c. Abigail, b. Mar. 6, 1784; d. Williamstown, Mass., Sept. 10, 1809; mar. 

18Q5, Miles Beach of New Ashford, Mass. 

d. Lewis, b. May 23, 1786; d. Williamstown, Mass., Apr. 10, 1826; mar. 

Oct. 29, 1804, Jemima Bailey of Stephentown, N. Y. 

e. Lucina, b. Aug. 31, 1788; mar. 1st, Dec. 19, 1810, Fenner Brigg of North 

Adams, Mass. ; 2nd, 1836, Robert DeMaranville of Cheshire, Mass. 

f. Elihu, b. Feb. 12, 1792; mar. Dec. 8, 1831, Ermina D. Foster of Lima, 

N. Y. 

g. Maria, b. Apr., 1794; mar. Nov. 1812, Henry Beach of Otto, N. Y. 

h. Melinda, b. July 25, 1795; mar. June 28, 1817, Atwater Beach of Ash- 
ford, Mass. 



Fifth Generation 111 

i. Shubael Alvord, b. Sept. 3, 1796; mar. Mary Ann Ford. 

j. Chauncey, b. July 17, 1798; mar. 1st, 1824, Anna Youngs; 2nd, Dorothy 

Parsons; 3rd, Sarah M. Board; res. at Perry, N. Y. 
k. Sybil, b. May 13, 1802; d. Pittsfield, Mass., Aug. 12, 1852,iinm. 

174. GAD ALVORD {Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., June 27, 1759; died Granby, Mass., Aug. 29, 
1817; married South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 12, 1781, Phebe White, 
daughter of Jonathan and L}-dia (Rugg) White. She was born 
South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 27, 1762; died Granby. Mass., Mar. 20, 
1846. Res. Wihtiington, Vt.. and Granby, Mass. Children: 

410. Sewel, b. Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 17, 1782; d. Mar. 20, 1855, unm. 

411. Theodocia, b. Granby, Mass., Feb. 22, 1784. 

412. Rhoda, b. Granby, Mass., Jan. 10, 1786; d. June 12, 1787. 

413. Gaius, b. Granby, Mass., Mar. 27, 17&8. 

414. Polly, b. Granby, Mass., Apr. 28, 1790. 

415. Clarissa, b. Granby, Mass., June 21. 1792; d. Apr. 10. 1795. 

416. Alvin, b. Granby, Mass., July 18, 1794; d. Twiggs Co., Ga., Oct.22, 

1821 ; graduated at William's College in 1818, unm. 

417. Rhoda Clarissa, b. Granby, Mass., Oct. 6, 1796. 

418. Electa, b. Granby, Mass., July 23, 1798; d. Apr. 3, 1800. 

419. Electa, b. Granby. Alass., Feb. 1, 1801 ; d. Sept. 2, 1822, unm. 

420. Alanson, b. Granby, Mass., June 30, 1803. 

421. Amanda, b. Granby, Mass., Mar. 7, 1808. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Gad, Jr., Private, Lieut. Martin Waite's Co., 
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Reg. Pay abstract for travel allowance etc. 
Marched to New Providence on an alarm at Bennington, Aug. 17, 1777, 4 
days. Also muster roll sworn to in Hampshire Co., Jan. 6, 1778." (Mass. 
Soldiers in Rev.) 

Gad Alvord died of cancer in the windpipe. Phebe, wife of Gad 
Alvord, joined the South Hadley church about 1790. 

175. ASHER ALVORD {Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., June 4, 1761 ; died Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 12, 
1837; married South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 19, 1786, Martha Ayres, 
daughter of Samuel and Martha (Bell) Ayres. She was born Gran- 
by, Mass., Sept. 22, 1763 ; died Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 27, 1846. Res. 
Wilmington, Vt. Children : 

422. Lydia, b. Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 11, 1787. 

423. Clarissa, b. Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 14, 1793. 

424. Horace, b. Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 10, 1795. 

Asher Alvord, when a small boy, was taken by his father to Wil- 
mington, Yt. He afterwards lived on the farm that his father had 
cleared. 



112 Alvord Genealogy 

Rev. War Service : "Asher Alvord on pay roll of Capt. Joseph Tyler's Co., 
one month and eight days, beginning Oct. 23, 1780. Pay per month, 2£ ; also 
for mileage, 1£. 6s. 8d ; distance 80 miles." (Vt. in Rev.) 

176. SETH ALVORD (Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., June 29, 1763; died Wilmington, Vt., May 
17, 1835; married Ruth Taylor. She was born 1760; died Wil- 
mington, Vt., May 10, 1838. Res. South Hadley, Mass., Dummers- 
ton, \^t., and Wilmington, \^t. Children : 

425. Ruth, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 27, 1786. 

426. Julius, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 30, 1787. 

427. Otis, b. Dummerston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1789. 

428. Spencer, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 3, 1791. 

429. Rhoda, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 3, 1791 ; d. Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 1, 

1825, unm. 

430. Thankful, b. Wilmington, Vt., May 16, 1796; d. Sept. 26, 1796. 

431. Barbara Minerva, b. Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 27, 1797. 

432. Thankful, b. Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 19, 1801; d. Pownal, Vt., about 

1840, unm. 

433. Seth, b. Wilmington, Vt., June 10, 1804; d. Adams, Mass., 1849, 

unm. A stage driver. 

434. Infant, b. Wilmington, Vt. ; d. Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 10. 1807. 

435. Chester Packard, b. Wilmington, Mass., Oct. 1, 1811. 

According to the U. S. Census of 1790 a Seth Alvord was living 
at Guilford, \"t. The enumeration of the children agrees with the 
above. 

177. ZERAH ALVORD (Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 10, 1765 ; died Shelburne, Mass., June 
17, 1845; married 1st, Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 11. 1790, Hannah 
Nims, datighter of Daniel and Charity (Childs) Nims. She was 
born Shelburne, Mass., Dec. 9, 1769. He married 2nd, Sarah Fos- 
ter. Res. Shelburne, Mass. Children : 

436. Adolphus, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 27 ,1791. 

437. Harriet, b. Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 18, 1793; d. Greenfield, Mass., 

July 9, 1867, unm. 

438. Epephus, b. Shelburne, Mass., June 10 1796. 

439. Abigail, b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 5, 1799. 

440. Laura, b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 28, 1801; d. Gill, Mass., Jan. 23, 

1875, unm. 

441. Cephas, b. Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 30, 1803. 

Evidently Zerah Alvord was not altogether without a sense of 
humor, as the following story shows : He went to the door one day 
to call his three boys in to dinner and said : "Adolphus, Epephus, 
Cephas, all you little 'fusses,' come in to dinner." 



Fifth Generation 113 

178. ENOS ALVORD (Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born 
South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 15, 1768; died Westfield, Mass., 1819; 
married Anna Smith. She was born 1766; died New Rochelle, N. 
Y., 1855. Res. South Hadley, Mass., Wilmington, Vt., and West- 
field, Mass. Children. 

442. Lucinda, bapt. So. Hadley, Mass., May, 1793 ; d. Sept. 8, 1794. 

443. Tilton Eastman, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 24, 1796. 

444. Lucma, b. 1798; d. 1801. 

445. Enos, b. 1802. 

446. Nelson, b. Westfield, Mass., 1805. 

Administration on the estate of Enos Alvord of Westfield, Mass., 
was granted Jan. 1, 1822 to Tilton Eastman Alvord and Anna Al- 
vord, Joseph Smith of So. Hadley a surety. Mar. 11, 1796, Medad 
Smith conveyed land to Enos Alvord of Wilmington, Vt. Medad 
Smith was son of Phineas and Eleanor (Bell) Smith, who had re- 
moved to Wilmington. Probably these v/ere the parents of Enos 
Alvord's wife. 

179. JUSTIN ALVORD (Job, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Springfield, Mass., Nov. 30, 1763 ; died South Hadley, Mass., 
Oct. 21, 1852; married 1st, 1788, Jerusha Wait, daughter of Martin 
and Jerusha Wait. She was born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 6, 
1767; died South Hadley, Mass., July 30, 1803. He married 2nd, 
about 1804, Lois Chapin, daughter of Reuben and Mary (Merrick) 
Chapin. She was born 1777 ; died South Hadley, Mass., May 29, 
1860. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children : 

447. Lowell, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 2, 1795; d. Nov. 10, 1806. 

448. Clarissa, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 15, 1797. 

449. Jerusha, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 6, 1801. 

450. Justin, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 5, 1805. 

451. Lois, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 21, 1806. 

452. Abigail, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 14, 1808; d. Saco, Me., about 

1885, unm. 

453. Lowell, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 16, 1809; d. young at Lisbon, 

Wis., a mason by trade, no family. 

454. Lucina, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 6, 1811; d. Apr. 10, 1843. 

455. Cornelia, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 19, 1812. 

456. Job, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 11, 1814; d. Oct. 30, 1814. 

457. Edwin, b. South Hadley. Mass., Sept. 20, 1815. 

458. Mary, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 1, 1817. 

459. Hiram, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 6, 1819. 

460. Infant dau., b. South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 30, 1820; d. Nov. 30, 1820. 

Justin Alvord of South Hadley, Mass., for $100 sold to Porter 
Taylor and Justin Alvord, Jr., o£ Pittsfield, Mass., land in Ohio that 



114 Alvord Genealogy 

had been granted to his father, Job Alvord, by U. S. for services as 
Capt. in the Revohition. 

In 1848 Syh^ester Judd secured facts about tiie fish industry in 
early times along the Conn. River, from Justin Alvord then in his 
85th year. Alvord claimed that catches of thirty-three hundred shad 
were made in one day. Sometimes salmon were found in the nets. 
Alvord sold thousands of shad after the Revolution for three cop- 
pers each. ?^[rs. Lois Alvord was a remarkable woman . 

180. LUCINA ALVORD {Job, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Springfield, Mass., Oct. 20, 1771 ; married South Hadley, 
Mass., July 4, 1794, Solomon Lvman. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 
Child : 

a. Lucina, bnpt. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 1803; d. Mar. 1803. 

The wife of Solomon Lyman joined the South Hadley church, 
Apr., 1798. 

181. SELAH ALVORD (Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 17, 1756; died in Ind. ; married 
Brookfield, Vt., June 25, 1790, Hannah Lewis of Norwich, Vt. Res. 
in Ind. Children : 

461. Levi. (Xo furtlier record.) 

462. Elvira. (No further record.) 

According to U. S. Census of 1790 Selih Alvord and wife were 
living at Brookfield, \"t. In 1800 the census found them at Nor- 
wich, Vt., with a son, a daughter, both under ten years. The fam- 
ily is said to have removed to Indiana. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Selah, South Hadley, Private, Capt. James 
Hendrick's Co., Col. Lovell's Reg. Pay abstract for rations to and from Camp 
No. 3 Charlestown, Jan. 13, 1776. Also Capt. Benjamin Bonney's Co. Col. 
Samuel Brewer's Reg. Pay abstract for travel allowance dated Chesterfield, 
Mar. 13, 1777. Service with Northern Army at Ticonderoga. Also return 
of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. Montague's or Capt. 
Smith's Co., Col. Porter's 4th Hampshire Co. Reg. dated June 30, 1778. Joined 
Capt. Josiah Smith's 3rd. Co., Col. Thomas Marshall's Reg. Enlistment 3 
years or during the war. Also Quarter-master Sargeant 2nd Co., Col. Mar- 
shall's 10th Reg. Pay accounts for service from Jan. 20, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. 
Also Capt. Jacob Wales' Co., Col. Alarshall's 10th Reg. Pay abstract for cloth- 
for 1778. Also Capt. Samuel King's Co., Col. Marshall's Reg. Muster rolls 
for Jan. and Mar., 1779, dated West Point. Reg. transferred^:o the Col. Com- 
pany, Apr. 1, 1779. Also Col. Company, Col. Marshall's Reg. Muster roll for 
Apr., 1779, dated West Point." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

182. LOIS ALVORD (Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 8, 1758; married David Nash, son 



Fifth Generation' 115 

of Dea. David and Elizabeth (Smith) Nash. He was born South 
Hadley, Mass., Feb. 10, 1755; died Watervliet, N. Y., Oct. 6, 1832. 
Res. Granby, Mass., Bolton, N. Y., and Watervliet, N. Y. Children: 

a. Levi, b. Granby, Mass., Jan. 17, 1787; d. Warrensburg, X. Y., unm. 

b. David, b. Granby, Mass., May 2, 1790; d. Jan. 17, 1792. 

c. David, b. Granby, Mass., Mar. 13, 1792; mar. Sept. 3, 1818, Hannah 

Payne. Ke kept the "Half-Way House" at Waterville, N. Y. 

e. Lydia, b. Granby, Mass., Nov. 24, 1793; d. Warrensburg, N. Y. ; mar. 

Daniel Howard. 

f. Lois, b. Granby, Mass., Feb. 3. 1796; d. Bolton, N. Y., unm. 

g. Erastus, b. Granby, Mass., Aug. 24, 1797; d. Troy, X. Y., 1830; mar. 

Lucy Yeomans. 
h. Alvin, d. Albany, X. Y., aged 24, unm. 

David Nash outlived all his children. His direct line of ancestors 
of the first four generations in this country were either gunsmiths or 
blacksmiths. 

183. JOHN ALVORD {Nathan, John, Thomas, Ahwandcr), 
born Sorith Hadley, Mass., July 13, 1760; died Brookfield, \'t., Jan. 
29, 1832; married Ist, Greenfield, Mass., Dec. U. 1786, Abigail 
Smead, daughter of David and Mary (Hastings) Smead. She was 
born Greenfield, ^Jass., Feb. 14, 1768 ; died Apr. 26, 1787. He mar- 
ried 2nrl. Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 9, 1789,Rhoda ?\Iather, daughter 
of Benjamin and Abigail (Worthington) Mather. She was born 
Lyme or Colchester. Conn., Jan. 1, 1768; died Brookfield, \'t., July 
12, 1857. Res. Brookfield, Vt. Children: 

463. Abigail, b. Brookfield, Vt, Sept., 18, 1790; d. Oct. 6, 1790. 

464. William iAIather, b. Brookfield, Vt., Aug. 18. 1791. 

465. Cotton White, b. Brookfield, Vt., Apr. 12, 1797. 

John Alvord was one of the first settlers in Brookfield, A't., having 
moved there previous to 1790. The farmi on which he settled re- 
misined in the family for five generations, or until 1888 when Edgar 
Duane Alvord moved to Randolph, \t. 

Rev. War Service; "Alvord, John, South Hadle.v, descriptive list of en- 
listed men mustered by Lieut. Col. R. Woodbridge, 4th tlampshire Co. Reg. 
Capt. Montague's Co., Col. Porter's Reg. Age 19 years; stature 5 — 9; resi- 
dence South Hadley. Enlisted July, 1780, enlistment 3 mos. Also private 
Capt. Job Alvord's Co., Col. S. Murray's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 
11, 17C0; dis. Oct. 10, 1780; service 3 mos. 8 days. Enlistment 3 mos. Com- 
pany raised to re-enforce Continental A..rm.y." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

"Ahvcrd, J. (may not refer to above.) Captain, Col. Shepherd's Reg, re- 
turn of officers for clothing allowed by General Court, Mar. 13, 1778." (Mass. 
Soldiers in Rev.) 



116 Alvord Genealogy 

184. LYDIA ALVORD (Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Apr. 25, 1762; died about 1789; married South Hadley, Mass., 
Jan., 1785, Enos Kellogg", son of Jabez and Abigail (Catlin) Kel- 
logg. He was born South Hadley, Mass., July 28, 1761 ; died Enos- 
burg, Vt. Res. Hanover, N. H., Shelburne, Mass., and Lebanon, 
N. H. Children : 

a. Pliny, b. Hanover, N. H., Sept. 15, 1786; mar. Wealthy Smith. 

b. Lydia, b. Hanover, N. H., about 1788; mar. Abner Smead. 

c. Nancy, b. Hanover, N. H., Dec. 26, 1789; mar. Remembrance Nash. 

Enos Kellogg was a Revolutionary soldier and witnessed the exe- 
cution of Major Andre. He was a weaver by occupation and went 
to Hanover, N. H., about 1784. In 1791 he returned to Shelburne, 
Mass. ; afterwards went to Hanover, N. H., Montpelier, Vt., and 
Enosburg, Vt. He married for his second wife, Demis Wells, Oct. 
10, 1792, at Shelburne, Mass. By her he had several children. 

187. NATHAN ALVORD (Nathan. John, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Apr. 3, 1768; died Troy, Pa., Mar. 31, 1847; married 
Rebecca Deming of Williamstown, Vt. She died Troy, Pa., Aug., 
1834,aged 54. Res. Brookfield, Vt., and Troy, Pa. Children: 

466. "john ,b. Brookfield, Vt., Jan. 3, 1797. 

467. Nathan, b. Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 22, 1798. 

468. Justin Cheney, b. Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 30, 1800. 

469. Mary, b. Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 10, 1802. 

470. Adaiine, b. Brookfield, Vt. 

471. Royal Sargent, b. Vt., Oct. 16, 1806. 

472. Lois, b. Vt. 

Nathan Alvord was a resident of Brookfield, Vt., in 1800. He 
conveyed two acres of land in Brookfield to Nathan Parrish and 
Amasa Edson, Apr. 1, 1803. The church was erected later upon this 
land. His residence was just south of his brother John. He moved 
to Pa. in 1817. Descendants there say that Nathan Alvord lived 
at Castleton or Bennington, Vt. He was a tanner by trade. " Mrs. 
Rebecca Alvord was brought up in the family of Nathan Alvord, Sr. 

188. ELIJAH ALVORD (Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander). 
born prob. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 3, 1770; died Greenfield, 
Mass., Nov. 14, 1817; married 1st, Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 16, 1791, 
Anna Bascom, daughter of Ezekiel and Anna (Brown) Bascom of 
Greenfield, Mass. She was born Jan. 31, 1770; died Greenfield, 
Mass., Aug. 23, 1791. He married 2nd, about 1792, Lucretia Clarke 
of Colchester, Conn., daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Jones) 



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Clarke. She was bapt. Nov. 3, 1765; died Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 
1,1819. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Children: 

473. Anna, b. Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1793. 

474. Nathaniel, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 27, 1795; d. Mar. 11, 1795. 

475. Sarah, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 27, 1796. 

476. George, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 30, 1798; d. May 31, 1799. 

477. George, b. Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 7, 1800; d. very young. 

478. Emily, b. Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 4, 1802. 

479. Nathaniel Clarke, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 1, 1804. 

480. Elijah White, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1805; d. very young. 

481. Mary, b. Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 11, 1807. 

482. Henry Jones, b Montague City, Mass., June 8, 1811. 

Elijah Alvord for a few years kept the old tavern at Montague 
City. Mass. He was a carpenter by trade and built several houses. 
The last houce in which he lived stood where the Episcopal rectory 
now stands in Greenfield, Mass. 

189. NAOMI ALVORD (Gideon, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 20, 1761 ; married 1st, South Had- 
ley, Mass., June 16, 1789, Frederick Howard of Northampton, Mass. 
She married 2nd, Samuel Dickinson ,son of Samuel and Esther 
(White) Dickinson. He was born South Hadley, Mass., May 15, 
1747 ; died Granby, Mass., 1807. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 

No record of any children. Naomi, wife of Frederick Howard, 
joined the South Hadley church, Aug., 1795. 

190. JEMIMA ALVORD (Gideon, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 3, 1762 ; married South Hadley, 
Mass., Feb. 9, 1786, Gideon Russell, son of Gideon and Mary (Par- 
sons?) Russell. Res. South Hadley, Mass. and Middlefield, Mass. 
Children : 

a. Justin, b. Middlefield, Mass., Feb. 5, 1787; bapt. at So. Hadley; d. Mid- 

dlefield, Aug. 27, 1801. 

b. Sylvester, b. Middlefield, Mass., Feb. 10, 1789; mar. Elizabeth Barker 

Alvord at Huntsburg, O. 

c. Ebenezer, b. Middlefield, Mass., Apr. 18, 1791. 

d. William, b. Middlefield, Mass., Dec. 8, 1793. 

e. Gideon, b. Middlefield, Mass., Mar. 25, 1796; d. Aug. 6, 1810. 

f. Jemima, b. Middlefield, Mass., June 27, 1798. 
h. Alpheus, b. Middlefield, Mass., May 27, 1803. 

It is probable that Gideon Russell and family removed to Hunts- 
burg. O. 

192. SARAH ALVORD (Gideon. John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., I\Iar. 14, 1767; died Wilmington, Vt., 



118 Alvord Genealogy 

1817; married South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 21, 1801, Stephen Tyler, 
probably son of Elijah and Ruth Tyler. Res. Wilmington, Vt, 
Children : 

a. Stephen, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 9, 1803. 

b. Betsey; d. Wilmington, Vt., Dec, 1803. 

c. Ebenezer, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 11, 1804. 

d. Infants ; d. Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 20, 1802 and Oct. 9. 1803. 

It is presumed that the above Stephen Tyler was formerly of 
Westhampton, Mass., and moved to Wilmington, Vt., about 1803. 
If this is correct his first wife was Anna and he probably had a 
brother Moses. 

195. JOSIAH ALVORD {JosiaJi. Josiah, Benjamin, Alexan- 
der), born Windsor, Mass., July 12, 1780; died Ronald, Mich., Oct. 
21, 1861 ; married Nov. 11, 1800, Lydia White, daughter of Nathan- 
iel and Mehitable (Morey) White. She was born prob. Newton. 
Mass., May 3. 1778; died Ronald, Mich., Mar. 14, 1853. Res. Caze- 
novia, N. Y., Otsego Co., N. Y., and Wayne Co., N. Y. Children: 

483. Phanelya, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1801; d. May 11, 1804. 

484. Sally, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., June 8, 1805. 

485. Alvin C. b. Oct. 20, 1810; d. Apr. 2, 1819. 

486. Marshall White, b. Unadilla, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1813. 

487. Josiah, b. Alay 1, 1816; d. Oct. 9, 1820. 

488. Lydia White, b. ]\Iacedon, Wayne Co., N. Y., Aug. 6, 1819. 

The U. S. Census shows that Josiah Alvord was living at Caze- 
novia, N. Y., in 1800 and at Butternuts, N. Y., in 1810. The land 
records make him a resident of Schuyler, N. Y., in 1815 ; Palmvra, 
N. Y., in 1821-2; Macedon, N. Y., in 1827. His grandson says that 
his grandfather lived on the line of the Erie Canal and boarded some 
of the men engaged in its construction. His son Marshall, rode on 
the first boat that ran on the canal. He lived with his son Marshall 
in Mich, and is remembered as a fine old man. 

196. ALMORINE ALVORD {Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alex- 
ander), born prob. Windsor, Mass., Apr. 21, 1790; died Lapeer, 
Cortland Co.. N. Y., July 20. 1866; married Feb. 12. 1810, Submit 
B. Norton of Mass. She died Lapeer, N. Y., Apr. 14. 1868. Res. 
Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y., and Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

489. Harriet, b. Butternuts, N. Y.. June 3. 1811. 

490. Alfred Augustus, b. Butternuts, N. Y., Apr. 28, 1815. 

491. Anna Sophia, b. Butternuts, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1820. 

492. Edmond. b. Butternuts, N. Y., June 13, 1822. 

493. Amanda Everett, b. Butternuts, N. Y., Mar. 15, 1825; d. Sept. 7, 1858. 



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494. Mary Jnne, b. Butternuts. N. Y., July 3, 1828; d. May 31, 1847. 

495. Simon Reed, b. Butternuts, X. Y., Feb. 22, 1831 ; d. Apr. 29, 1846. 

A descendant of Almorine Alvord thinks that he first lived in 
Salem, X. Y., and moved to Otsego Co. soon after marriage. He 
moved from Butternuts, X. Y., to Lapeer, X'. Y., in 1837. 

197. IRA ALVORD {Benjamin, Josiali, Benjamin, Alexander) ^ 
born prob. Montague. Mass., 1770; died Sandy Creek, N. Y., Dec. 8, 
1851 ; married 1st, Miriam (or Marion) Mallery. She was born 
June, 1774; died Xelson, X. Y., Feb. 13, 1803. He married 2nd, 
Cynthia Clapp of Mass. She was born 1785 ; died Xelson, X. Y., 
Mar. 8, 1835. Res. Xelson, X. Y. Children: 

496. Florilla. 

497. Lucretia. 

498. Ira C, b Oct. 1797; d. Xelson, X. Y., Mar. 8, 1799. 

499. Benjamin, b. Xelson, X. Y., Jan. 9, 1801. 

500. Parson C, b. Xelson, X. Y., I^lar., 1807; d. June 5, 1811. 

It is the family tradition that Ira Alvord Vvcnt to X. Y. State at 
the age of sixteen and with John Lincklaen, the agent of the Hol- 
land Purchase Co., erected the first house at Cazenovia, X''. Y. He 
resided at X^elson near Cazenovia, X\ Y., until 1847 or 1848 when 
his barn was struck by lightning and burned with its contents. His 
son-in-law, Daniel Smith, w^as running the farm at the time. After 
this they had an auction, sold everything and moved to Sandy Creek, 
Oswego Co., X. Y., where Ira Alvord died. He was buried in Lyon 
Cemetery, Xelson, X^. Y., beside his father. 

Mr. Merritt D. Lyon of Nelson, who was born in 1834, remembers 
Mr. i\lvord as a kind and sociable neighbor and a good citizen ; a 
man above the average in height with a large mouth, thin lips, broad 
face and high forehead. He always wore his hair braided in a cue. 
His features resembled Washington's to a marked degree. The 
Council of Appointments, X\ Y. State, gives the following: 

"In 1795 Ira Alvord of Herkimer Co., was appointed ensign in John Linck- 
laen's Battalion ; in 1800 Ira Alvord of Chenango Co. appointed Lieut, in 
Col. Lincklaen's Regiment; in 1802 Lieut. Ira Alvord of Chenango Co., re- 
signed from Col. Lincklaen's Reg. ; resignation accepted 1803." 

198. DAXIEL ALWORD (Elisha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexan- 
der), born Xorthampton, Mass., May 4, 1758; died DeRuyter, X. Y., 
June 20, 1847; married 1st, Xorthampton, Mass., Mar. 20, 1783, 
Susanna Judd, daughter of William and Susanna (Gibson) Judd. 
She was born Xorthampton, Alass., July 27, 1762; died Worthing- 
ton, Mass., Apr. 15, 1795. He married 2nd, Jan. 17, 1797, Anna 



120 Alvord Genealogy 

Tower, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Collamore) Tower. She 
was born Sept. 10, 1763 ; died De Ruyter, N. Y., July 3, 1848. Res. 
Georgetown and DeRuyter, N. Y. Children : 

501. Samuel, b. Alar. 16, 1784. 

502. Susan, b. Apr. 4, 1788; d. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1805, unm. 

503. Mary, b. Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 1, 1788. 

504. Daniel, b. Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 19, 1790. 

505. Salome, b. prob. Lanesboro, Mass., Feb. 22, 1793. 

506. William, b. prob. Lanesboro, Mass., Mar. 22, 1795. 

507. Elisha, b. Georgetown, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1798. 

508. Job, b. Georgetown, N. Y., July 17, 1800. 

509. Lucy, b. Georgetown, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1802 ; d. May 4, 1804. 

510. Hannah, b. Georgetown, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1806. 

Sylvester Judd says that Daniel Alvord lived at Worthington, 
Mass. and Chenango Co., N. Y. U. S. Census of 1790 makes him a 
resident of Lanesboro, ]\Iass. for that year. Wadsworth's Ledger 
calls him of Lanesboro in 1796. In 1808 he was elected a justice in 
DeRu3'ter, N. Y., was called "Squire" Alvord and v/as recognized 
as a man of worth and integrity. At the first town meeting of 
Georgetown, N. Y., he was elected assessor. He died at the home of 
his son Job, with whom he and his wife lived in their old age, and was 
buried in the cotnitry cemetery of DeRuyter. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Daniel, Private, Capt. Jonathan Stern's Co., 
Col. Dickinson's Reg., commanded by Maj. Jonathan Clapp. Enlisted July 
9, 1777; dis. July 23, 1777; service 14 days on alarm at Ticonderoga." 

"Alvord, Daniel, Northampton, Private, Capt. Oliver Lyman's Co. En- 
listed Aug. 17, 1777; service 7 days. Marched to East Hoosac on an alarm. 
Also Capt. Lyman's Co., Col. Ezra May's Reg. Enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; dis. 
Oct. 14, 1777; service 30 days on an expedition to Stillwater and Saratoga. 
Also descriptive list of men enlisted from Hampshire Co. for the term of 
nine months from the time of their arrival at Fishkill, June 16, 1778, Capt. 
Cook's Co., Col. Chapin's Reg. Age 29 years; stature, 5 — 10; complexion 
black ; residence, Northampton. Also Capt. Ebenezer Strong's Co., 2nd 
Hampshire Co. Reg. Pay roll for 2 days' service at Northampton, June 16 
and 17, 1782 by order of Elisha Porter, sheriff." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

Daniel Alvord applied for a pension May 18, 1818, claim allowed. 
Application states that he took part in the battle of Long Island. 
Residence given as Georgetown, N. Y. 

199. PHEBE ALVORD (Elisha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), 
born Northampton, Mass., Dec. 2, 1759; died Northampton, Mass., 
Mar. 20, 1817; married Northampton, Mass., Oct. 11, 1781, Daniel 
Warner, son of Daniel and Jemima (Wright) Warner. He was 



Fifth Generation 121 

born Xorthanipton, Mass., Apr., 1754; died Northampton, Mass., 
Feb. 29, 1812. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

a. Phebe, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 8. 1783; mar. 1809, Julius 

Phelps. 

b. Jared, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 27, 1784; d. July 24, 1824; mar. 

Sarah Wright. 

c. Elihu, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1785; rem. to Ohio. 

d. Susanna, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 10, 1787; mar. 1810, John 

INletcalf. 

e. Lucy, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 16, 1789; mar. Smith. 

f. EUsha ; went west. 

g. Mary, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 9, 1793; d. unm. 
h. David, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 10, 1796; d. unm. 

i. Jonathan, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 10, 1796; d. unm. 

j. Daniel, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 19, 1797; went west, 

k. Theodore, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 29, 1800; went west. 

1. Abigail, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 21, 1803 ; d. unm. 

In his will Daniel Warner of Northampton mentions his daughters 
Phebe Phelps, Susanna Metcalf and Lucy Smith; his sons, Elihu, 
Elisha, Theodore, Daniel, David and Jonathan ; his daughters, Mary 
and Abigail. 

2C0. ELEAZER ALYORD (EUsha, Joseph, Eocne::er, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., Sept. 8, 1.761; died Northamp- 
ton, Mass., Apr. 10, 1837; married Northampton, Mass., Feb. 21, 
1782, Eunice Clark, daughter of Silas and Elizabeth (Strong) 
Clark. Slie was born Northampton, Mass., Oct. 18, 1761 ; died 
Northampton, Mass., Dec. 5, 1820. Res. Northampton, Mass. Chil- 
dren : 

511. Eleazer, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 3, 1782; d. young. 

512. Dorcas, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 6, 1785; prob. d. young. 

513. Sylvester, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 10, 1786. 

514 Eunice, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1789, (family Bible), bapt. 
Oct. 2, 1788. 

515. Elizabeth, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 21, bapt. June 29, 1792. 

516. Sarah, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 3, 1794. 

517. Lucy, b. Northam.pton, Mass. 

518. Mary, b. Northampton, Mass.; d. aged 18. 

519. Naomi, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 28, 1798. 

"Eleazer Alvord lived with Haines Kingsley until he was fifteen years old. 
Kingsley was imprisoned in jail, since he was a Tory, in 1775. He requested 
that Eleazer Alvord should remain with him and his associates as waiter 
during the night. Eleazer Alvord obtained liquor for them, and they had 
a merry time." (Hist, of Northampton, Mass.) 



122 Alvord Genealogy 

In 1790 Eleazer Alvord was living at Lanesboro, Mass., in 1804 
at Stephentown, N. Y. 

Statement by Eleazer Alvord to Sylvester Judd in 1835 : 

"When seventeen years old weighed the wife of Ithamar Strong, 210 lbs.; 
Jemima Lyman, aged eighteen, daughter of William, 220, Deborah Marshall, 
wife of Samuel, 215; Mary, wife of Elisha Alvord, 212. His grandmother 
Hamilton died at his father's. His g. f. b. died in Blandford. They came 
from Scotland, settled first in another place, east. Elisha Alvord removed 
from Saul Alvord place, he says in 1766 in the spring when he was forty- 
seven years old. Removed the old saddler's shop and traded in it. He lived 
in the house that had been Elisha Pomeroy's. It v/as a gambrel roof, one 
and one-half story, had one or more upright windows in the roof. Gurnsey 
owned the property. His silver-smith shop was in the upper story a little 
room with a window in the roof. Gurnsey died in 1767. Alvord says he 
went to school in old brick school house. It fronted down-hill or north- 
easterly. Two rooms, one on each side of chimney and front entry. Learned 
to read and write, had Dilworth Spelling Book, Psalter and Bible, nothing 
else. He went from the English to the grammar school, thinks about the 
same v.as taught in both schools, except that there were three or four Latin 
scholars in the gram.mar school. Has no recollection of anyone studying 
g-rammar or arithmetic. Says Elisha Pomeroy was the means of Eleazer 
Burt's failure. Pomeroy reported in Boston that Burt was running wild and 
extravagant. Creditors struck upon him. The timber was sold at auction 
and Pomeroy bought it and built with it the great house on his lot. He 
died soon after and was insolvent or pretty near it. Large debts came out 
from England — some thought to be unjust." 

Second statement by Eleazer Alvord to Sylvester Judd. Not 

dated : 

"Old home-lot on meeting-hill. Saul Alvord sold this to Elisha Alvord 
and removed to Bolton about 1762 or 3. The old house stood N. W. of the 
old well (now remaining) and had a small door-yard before it. The well 
was near the front fence and southerly of the house — not in front of the 
house. The front door of the house was directly opposite to the front or 
end door of the porch of the old meeting-house or opposite the middle of the 
steeple. The front or south fence ran from the corner a little east of the 
Avell, nearly straight to the west corner, about two rods from Samuel King's 
fence. This last corner was v/here the cellar of Whitney's store now is. 
The line of this fence struck King's fence a little north of King's well (now 
in W's cellar), and King's house was, the whole of it, north of this line. 
King's well was close to the fence, could draw water and stand in the street. 
The house two or three rods north of the well. The road between Samuel 
King's home-lot and Saul Alvord's was about two rods wide. The east end 
of Saul Alvord's lot went down near the elm trees — perhaps between them. 
The north end of the lot was somewhat circular. Saul Alvord's shop was 
on the east line and a few rods below the well. The lean was on the v/est 
line or near it, not at the corner but below it. There was a garden at the 
corner. The barn was sold to Abner Lyman — about forty feet long. The 



Fifth Generation 123 

house was two story, had two front rooms and a kitchen back. The roof 
went down to one story on back side. It was an old house when Ehsha Hved 
in it — was taken to pieces when sold." 

"Elisha Alvord, an infirm man, was a clerk in Elisha Pomeroy's store; after 
Pomeroy's death began to trade in Saul Alvord's shop. In 1767 or 8 he sold 
this homestead to those who wanted a court-house, or rather they purchased 
for him Elisha Pomeroy's place (now Ebenezer Hunt's) of Guernsey and 
exchanged with him. He traded there until he failed . His wife was a Ham- 
ilton from Blandford, was Scotch, a very pious family, except her brother 
Robert of Chesterfield. Elisha Alvord lived with his son Daniel the latter 
part of his life in the state of X. Y. and died there, aged 84, was crazy two 
or three years in Northampton and destroyed many valuable papers,etc. Elisha 
Pomeroy used to go to England to purchase goods. Dealt largely for those 
days had much trade from Deerfield and Northfield, etc. ; was a Pomeroy, 
went to Ebenezer Clark's to borrow money. 'I don't know about these mer- 
chants,' said Clark. 'Merchants,' says P. 'I am worth more money than all 
the Chirks on the hill' Got the money. It was said that there was crooked 
work in England that made him fail." 

Eleazer Alvord was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. Also 
his name appears in Capt. Allen's Roll in Ely's Insurrection, June, 

1782. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Eleazer, Northampton, Private, Capt. Joseph 
Cook's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Reg. Hampshire Co., inlisted July 20, 1779; 
dis. Aug. 20, 1779; service 1 mo. 12 days at New London, Conn. Also descrip- 
tive list of men raised to re-enforce Continental Army for the term of 6 mos. 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780. Age 19 years; stature 5 — 9; com- 
plexion, light; residence Northampton. Arrived at Springfield June 26, 1780, 
marched to Camp July 1, 1780, under command of Ensign Joseph Miller. 
Also pay roll for 6 mos. men raised by the town of Northampton for service 
in the Continental Army during 1780. Marched July 27, 1780; dis. Dec. 4, 
1780; service 5 mos. 14 days. 

"Alword, Eleazer, Hampton ; list of men raised for the 6 mos. service and 
returned by Brig.-Gen. Patterson as having passed muster in a return dated 
Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

Eleazer Alvord applied for a pension Aug. 8, 1832. His claim was 
allowed. Amount of pension was $34.21 a year. 

201. CLE^IENS ALVORD (Elisha, Joseph, Eheneser, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., Apr. 11, 1763; married Hatfield, 
Mass., Feb. 27, 1787, Robert Powell of Lanesborough, Mass., son 
of John. Res. Lanesboro, Mass. No record of children. 

Robert Powell of Lanesboro, Mass.. served in Col. Benjamin 
Woodbridge's Co. in the Revolutionary War. It is said that he had 
sons who were clergymen. 

203. WILLIAM ALVORD (Elisha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, :Mass., Mar. 31, 1766; died Rutland, Vt., 



124 Alvord Genealogy 

Feb. 27, 1853; married Rutland, Vt., Sept. 13, 1798, Lucy Claghorn, 
daughter of Col. James and Ann (Hutchinson) Claghorn. She was 
born Rutland, Vt., May 5, 1776; died Rutland, Vt., Aug. 21, 1862. 
Res. Rutland, Vt. Children : 

520. Mary Ann, b. Rutland, Vt., Apr. 28, 1799. 

521. William, b. Rutland, Vt., Feb. 25, 1801. 

522. Edmund, b. Rutland, Vt., Apr. 11, 1803. 

523. Laura, b. Rutland, Vt., Sept. 16, 1806; d. unm. Resided with her 

brother Gen. Benjamin Alvord. 

524. Cephas Claghorn, b. Rutland, Vt., Oct. 2, 1808. 

525. Benjamin, b. Rutland, Vt., Aug. 18, 1813. 

526. Charles Hamilton, b. Rutland, Vt., Aug. 26, 1815; d. N. Y. City Feb. 

18, 1867, unm. During the last eight years of his life he was pay- 
master's clerk U. S. A. 

527. Louisa Tempe, b. Rutland, Vt., Aug. 2, 1817. 

William Alvord migrated to Vt. about 1793 and settled in Rut- 
land. Col. James Claghorn, father of Mrs, William Alvord, was 
born July 30. 1739, at Salisbury, Conn., emigrated thence to 
Rutland, Vt. about 1773, and died there June 13, 1813. He was a 
volunteer under Stark in the Battle of Bennington and distinguished 
for his gallantry in that engagement. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, William, Private, Capt. Ebenezer Strong's 

Co., 2nd Hampshire Co. Reg. Pay roll for 3 d.ays' service from June 15, 

1782 to June 17, 1782 at Northampton by order of Elisha Porter, Sheriff.'' 
(Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

204. HANNAH ALVORD {Elisha Joseph, Ehcnczcr, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., July 5, 1768; died Easthampton, 
Mass., Jan. 18, 1840; married Nov. 6, 1794, Gals Burt, son of Elka- 
nah and Esther (Sheldon-Clapp) Burt. He was born Feb. 
13, 1765 ; died Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 3, 1840. Res. on a farm 
three iniles N. W. of Northampton, Mass. Children. 

a. Mary, b. May 16, 1795: d. Oct. 7, 1839, unm. 

b. Theodore, b. May 22, 1798; mar. Nov. 10, 1825, Dorcas Clapp. 

c. Wealthy, b. Mar. 11, 1800; mar. May 10, 1836 ,Jason Janes. 

d. William, b. Sept. 8, 1804; went to Brecksville, O., in 1836; mar. Jan. 

30, 1830, Thankful Strong. 

e. Frances, b. May 11, 1811; d. May 18, 1839; mar. May 28, 1831, Ahira 

Lyman, Jr. 

205. PHINEAS ALVORD (Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1760; died Hamilton, 
N. Y., about Sept. 1834; married Northampton, Mass., Feb. 27, 
1794, Saloiue Judd, daughter of William and Susanna (Gilson) 



Fifth Generation 125 

Judd. She was born at Northampton, Mass., Feb. 10, 1765; died 
Hamilton, X. Y., after 1846. Res. Hamilton, N. Y. Children. 

528. Phineas K., b. prob. Westhampton, Mass., 1795; d. Sackets Harbor, 

X. Y., Oct. 27, 1814, unm. He was in Capt. Rosvvell Tyler's Co. 
129th X. Y. Reg. War of 1812, d. in service. 

529. Salome, b. Hamilton, X. Y., 1797. 

530. Xancy, b. Hamilton. X. Y.. 1799. 

531. Susan, b. Hamilton, X. Y., Aug. 28, 1801; (on Bonny Hill). 

532. Eunice, b. Hamilton, X. Y., 1810. 

Phineas Alvord migrated from Westhampton, Mass., to Hamilton, 
N. Y. in 1797. His marriage is recorded on Westhampton town rec- 
ords as Jan. 7, 1794. He was an original member of the Cong, 
church at Hamilton, N. Y., at its organization in 1798. He sold the 
farm he had cleared and lived with his daughter, Nancy, in his old 

age. 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Phineas, Xorthampton, Private, Capt. Jo- 
siah Smith's Co., Col. Josiah Whitney's Reg. Enlisted May 25, 1776; dis. 
Dec. 1, 1776. Company raised for defence of Boston." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Simeon Clapp's Co., Col. David Wells' 
Reg. Enlisted May 10, 1777; dis. July 10, 1777; service 2 mos. 9 days on an 
expedition to Ticonderoga. Enlistment 3 mos. Roll sworn to in Hamp- 
shire Co." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Oliver Lyman's Co., Col. Ezra May's 
Reg. Enlisted Sept. 20, 1777; dis. Oct. 14, 1777; service 30 days on an ex- 
pedition to Stillwater and Saratoga." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Oliver Shattuck's Co., Lieut. Col. Barna- 
bas Sear's Ham.pshire Co. Reg. Enlisted Aug. 12, 1781; dis. Xov. 8, 1781; 
service 3 mos. 2 days. Enlistment 3 mos. Roll dated Deerfield." (Mass. 
^len in Rev.) 

Phineas Alvord applied for a pension Oct. 9, 1832. His claim was 
allowed, and he received $40 a year. 

206. SETH ALVORD (Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), 
bapt. Northampton, :Mass., Feb. 21, 1762; died Frankfort, N. Y., 
Sept. 18. 1831 ; married Deborah Crouch of Groton, Conn., daugh- 
ter of James. She was born Nov. 27, 1765 ; died Manchester, N. Y., 
Nov. 23, 1844. Res. Frankfort (Frankfort Hill), N. Y. Children: 

533. Seth, b. Sept. 15, 1785. 

534. Medad, b. ^lar. 12, 1787. 

535. James, b. Feb. 7, 1789; a local preacher in Meth. Church, lived in 

Ind. (No further record.) 

536. Susannah, b. Mar. 10, 1791 ; d. Mar. 12, 1795. 

537. Joseph, b. Milford. Vt., May 30, 1793. 

538. William, b. Sept. 17. 1795: d. prob. Green Bay, Wis., unm. A physi- 

cian and surgeon in 1814, for the Green Bay Fur Co. It was never 
known what became of him. 



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539. S.-irah, b. Feb. 4, 1798. 

540. Susannah, b. Apr. 19, 1800. 

541. Freclove, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1802. 

542. Simeon, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1805. 

543. Maria, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1808. 

Seth Alvord, Sr., was in the Revolutionary War at the age of 16 
under Gen. Gates' command and was present at the surrender of 
Burgoyne. He is described as being in weight 160 lbs. He died at 
the home of his son, Seth, Frankfort, N. Y., and was buried there. 
(Frankfort Hill.) Deborah, his wife, died at the home of her daugh- 
ter Sarah at Manchester, N. Y., and was buried beside her husband. 
Judd sa}'s that Seth Alvord lived in Leyden, Mass. 

Rev. War. Service : "Alvord, Seth, Private, Capt. Nathan Wales' Co., 
Col. Ezra May's Reg. Enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; dis. Oct. 15, 1777; service, 28 
days. Marched to Stillwater and Saratoga. Roll sworn to in Hampshire 
Co." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

207. SARAH ALVORD (Joseph. Joseph, Ebeiieaer, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Jan. 12, 1766; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Nov. 10, ISOl ; married Dec. 2^, 1790, Israel Cridgeman, son 
of Noah and Mercy (Clark) Bridgeman. He was born "Horse Mt. 
Mass., Jan. 28, 1764; died Westhampton. Mass., Nov. 16, 1835. Res. 
Westhampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Spencer, b. Westhampton, Mass., IMar. 25, 1792; d. Westhampton, 

Mass., Feb. 13, 1872; mar. Dotha Burt, 
h. Laurinda, b. Westhampton, Mass., Mar .11, 1794; d. 1874; mar. Porter. 

c. Mehitable, b. Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 19, 1796; d. May 18, 1814. 

d. Sarah, b. Westhampton, Mass., May 2, 1798; d. July 16, 1881; mar. Dav- 

enport. 

e. Submit, b. Westhampton, Mass., Nov. 1, 1801 ; d. Jan. 14, 1881. 

Sarah Alvord v.'as adopted by her uncle, Medad Alvord, from 
whom she received a marriage portion. 

208. JOSEPH ALVORD {Joseph, Joseph, Ehencaer, Alexan- 
der), born 1776; died Lewiston, N. Y., Dec. 19, 1813; married Sept. 
1, 1806, i\Lnry Ann Woodward. She was born perhaps Stonington, 
Conn., Oct. 11, 1788; died Mansfield, O., June, 1876. Res. Cam- 
bria (Lewiston), N. Y. Children: 

544. Lorena, b. Lewiston, N. Y., May 18, 1807. 

545. Lorenzo, b. Lewiston, N. Y. ; d. Palmyra, Mich., about 1850, unni. 

546. Aurelia, b. Lewiston, N. Y. 

547. Smyrna, b. Lewiston, N. Y. 

548. Mary Ann, b. Lewiston, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1813. 



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Joseph Alvortl went to the Niagara frontier at an early date. He 
was a physician and surgeon. His death and the experiences of his 
family form the most tragic event in the history of the Alvord fam- 
ily. The following letters give a vivid account of the affair : 

"Lewistcn, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1903. 
'"S. M. Alvord, Esq., 

"My dear Sir: 

'"Our postmaster, Viv. Whittaker, has put into my hands your letter of in- 
quiry. As the oldest person living, born in this town and grandson of the 
first v.-hite settler on the Niagara frontier, perhaps it properly falls to me to 
give the information you desire. 

"Dr. Alvord — I cannot give his first name — was a practicing physician here 
before the War of 1812. In the raid by the British and Indians on this fron- 
tier in the year 1813. in revenge for the barbarous burning of Newark, 
Upper Canada, by our Col. McClure, Dr. Alvord was cruelly massacred by 
the Indians. Being lame he attempted to escape on horseback. The Indians 
pursued him, shot him down from his horse and literally hewed him to death 
with their hatchets. His remains were afterwards found and sadly buried 
by escaped and returned settlers. Swift retribution followed the Indians. 
They followed en and overtook my grandfather, Lemuel Cooke, (from Wal- 
lingford, Ct. ), my father and two uncles making their flight with my oldest 
uncle on an ox-cled, helpless from a wound at Quecnstown Heights the pre- 
ceding year. 3ily father had a musket with one cartridge, the only arms of 
tiie party. The leading Indian, an Ottav.a chief, rode up and made a pass 
at my uncle on tlie sled, v.ith a sword. My father shot him and he fell dead 
from his horse. The other four Indians fired a random volley at him to 
break his aim, but missed him. On firing, a friendly band of Tuscarora 
Indians near by fired a random volley and gave the war-whoop to shov.- that 
friends .were near. At this the British Indians fled through the woods to 
Ft. Niagara. At the close of the war Mrs. Alvord, with her children, re- 
turned to the village and rebuilt their home. She was a dear and honored 
neighbor and friend of my mother ,and I remember her v\-ell after seventy 
years. I remember she was of spare fi-gure, dark gray hair, and had very 
bright dark e3''es. Her children, Lorenzo and Lorena were older scholars 
in the school when I was a little boy. The sister Aurelia, also, I remember 
well. Lorena married Mr. Volncy Spalding, of one of cur oldest and most 
honored families. I knew him well. He removed to Michigan and always 
made visiting trips back to his old home here. I shall be able to learn for you 
wdiether he and his wife are living from some of the Spalding descendants 
here. Aurelia's husband I do not remember. Lie was not a brother of Vol- 
ney. 

"I remember well Mrs. Alvord's fimeral, somewhere in the 30s. It was a 
great grief to our family and to our community. (Mr. Cooke must be in 
error in regard to date of death. S. M. A.) Her name is a cherished one 
with me, for her sweet, kindly regard for me. a little boy, and for the com- 
panionship of her children, though older than myself. Her home yet remains 
and is still known as the "Alvord House," though few — indeed none but ni}-- 
seif — are left that knew the dear tenants. Whenever I have met the name of 



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Alvord, it has always recalled the lamented victim of Indian atrocity and the 
Venerable partner left behind him. So strong is this feeling that, should I 
-ever go to Hartford, for the very name and memory's sake, I should take the 
libert}^ of finding you out, and hardly account you a stranger. 

"While living in New York City, recently, I was on the point more than 
once of visiting Hartford. Especially to see the Colt Arms factory, and get 
one of their neat little rifles as a keepsake. We boys of the frontier naturally 
took to rifles, and now at eighty-two, it is one of my recreations to target 
at a mark in the woods, where I shot squirrels and pigeons seventy years ago, 
where my uncle helped feed the family with bear and venison thirty years 
ibefore that, and where the Senecas and Tuscaroras roamed a hundred years 
before that. Patches of the old forest yet remain and are favorite haunts for 
me, the only one left to recall their earlier day. If there is any further in- 
formation I can secure for you, be free to send to me and I shall gladly 
.oblige you. The name 'Alvord' is a pleasant one for me to recall and even to 
write. 

Very truly yours, 
Joshua Cooke, (Retired Pres. minister.)" 

The following is an extract from a letter of Mrs. Clara P. Wal- 
ten, whose first husband was Edward G. Field, grandson of Dr. Jo- 
seph and Mary (Woodward) Alvord. The latter lived in her family 
for a number of years and she gives her recollections of the grand- 
mother and the story of the tragedy as it came from her lips : 

(The letter was written Feb. 18. 1905.) 

"During the War of 1812 they were living at Lewiston, N. Y. Her hus- 
band, Mr. Alvord, as you know, was a physician. His office was in connec- 
tion with his house. The children were all young Mary only three months 
old. They were seated at the breakfast table one morning when they heard 
the cry, 'The British are coming,' and looking off on the hill, they saw the 
soldiers, and springing to their feet they hastily prepared to leave their home. 
They were soon driven to the country or a place of safety — by they I mean 
grandma and her children. Mr. Alvord started on foot. Here grandma 
would give way to her emotions as she recalled it all, and would say, T never 
saw him afterwards, but was told that he had only gone a short distance 
from his home, when he was shot by a British officer.' Those were sad times 
for the widows and children. Their houses were burned. Her house was 
burned and she had nothing left except the land on which it stood, and the 
<:lothes they had on when they made their hasty flight from the peace and 
security of a happy home. Without husband or home, with only her little 
ones about her, our grandmother rose to the occasion, and with the assist- 
ance of neighbors and friends, made a home or dwelling place for those 
depending on her care. She has told me many times of how she burned the 
mid-night oil in sewing and washing for her children that they might have 
■clean clothes to put on in the morning. She dwelt happily on the helpful 
sympathy of friends in her new life and sad experiences, and how they all 
Iried to do for each other. 



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"Is'nt it singular that after all her daughters were married, our grand- 
mother finally consented to break up her home and go to live among her 
children, that she lived with one after another until their death, and as in 
the case at Mr. Field's, until the vacant chair was again filled. Think of all 
her varied experiences, and can we wonder that even now her children 
rise up and call her blessed. I recall it as among the happiest experiences 
of my life, the years she was a sharer in our home. My children were her 
children also, in interest and affectionate regard, and it is a comfort to me 
that in these later years I can look back upon the happy days we spent to- 
gether. Grandmother is buried in Toledo, I think beside Lorena. Her son, 
if I remember correctly, shot himself accidently, while loading a gun." 

Mr. Rushton Field's recollection is that his grandfather was killed 
in or just after the battle of Lewiston, his grandmother fleeing in 
the night with her four children, his mother being a babe in her 
arms. The cloak in which his mother was wrapped Mr. Field still 
retains. He says his grandmother died from the effects of a broken 
thigh from falling over a rocking chair during the night. 

Pool's "Landmarks of Niagara Co.," p. 54, gives the following: 
"Among the others slain (at Lewiston, Dec. 19, 1813) was Dr. Alvord, the 
pioneer physician. The latter had just mounted his horse at his door and 
started to ride away, but was shot before he had gone far." 

Also p. 285 : 

"Dr. Alvord was the first resident physician (at Lewiston) but it is not 
known when he came." 

From the Souvenir Hist, of Niagara Co., N. Y. : 

"The case of Dr. Alvord was pitiful. He was a cripple and attempting 
to escape on horseback was shot down and tomahawked. When he was found 
his poor fingers were slit down to the wrists with the hatchets, as he had 
vainly held them up to parry the blows or to ask for mercy." 

Mrs. Mary (Woodward) Alvord had a sister Elsie, who lived near 
Batavia, N. Y. 

210. SUSANNA ALVORD (Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alex- 
ander), married Charlestown, N. H., Jan. 10, 1793, Abel Fling. Res. 
Charlestown, N. H. 

Abel Fling had a brother Lester. Abel Fling, Jr., mar. at Spring- 
field, Vt., Nov. 28, 1816, Abigail Harlow. 

211. THADDEUS ALVORD {Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., Oct. 28, 1781; died North Og- 
den, Utah, Feb. 19, 1874; married 1st, near Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 
1801, Martha Bromley. She was born near Lockport, N. Y. ; died 
about 1810. He married 2nd, Sally Wellington. She died Water- 
ford, Mich., about 1824. He married 3rd, near Lockport, N. Y., 1828, 



130 Alvord Genealogy 

Sally Brig-gs, daughter of Allen and Elizabeth (Read) Briggs. She 
was born Taunton, Mass., May 7, 1803 ; died Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Feb. 5, 1851. He married 4th, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1854, Bessie 
Corset, second cousin to Pres. Woodrufif. She was born Conn. ; 
died North Ogden, Utah, Feb., 1881. Res. North Ogden, Utah. 
Children : 

549. Nancy, b. near Lockport, N. Y., an. 21, 1802. 

550. Sophronia, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Sept., 1803. 

551. Diademia, b. near Lockport, N. Y., 1805; d. young. 

552. Fanny, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1807. 

, 553. Adelia. b. near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1809. 

554. Albina. b. near Lockport, N. Y., 1812. 

555. Alsina, b. near Lockport, N. Y., 1812; d. yoimg; (scalded to death.) 

556. Charlotte, b. N. Y. ; (child by Sally Wellington.) 

557. Joseph Bonaparte, b. Waterford, Mich., Dec. 4. 1830. 

558. Martha Bromley, b. Waterford, Mich., Feb. 28, 1833. 

559. Benjamin Bromley, b. Waterford, Mich., Jan. 3, 1835. 

560. Simeon Riley, b. Clay Co., Mo., Jan. 3, 1837. 

561. Sylvia, b. Marion, Mo., June, 1839; d. near Quincy, 111., Sept., 1839. 

562. Gideon Williams, b. Lee Co., 111., Feb. 8, 1841. 

563. Reuben Adams, b. Lee Co., Ill, Mar., 1843; he left his home in Utah 

in 1858 and went to Mexico, and has not been heard from since. 

Thaddeus Alvord went with his parents about 1790 to Madison 
Co., N. Y. State, and settled near Lockport in 1811 on a farm near 
the county house. He enlisted in the army in the War of 1812 and 
was taken from the ranks to get out timber for boats which were 
used by Gen. Scott in crossing the river into Canada. He removed 
to Waterford, Mich., in 1823, but on a visit to his brother Theodo- 
tius at his old home in N. Y. State in the year 1828 he married his 
third wife. She joined the Latter Day Saint's Church in 1833, and 
he was baptized by Elder Samuel Bent in Silver Lake (Pontiac), 
Mich., 1834. On Sept. 7, 1835 they started for Mo. and settled in 
Clay Co. ; thence in 1837 to Farwest, Mo. ; thence in 1839 to Nauvoo, 
111., and crossed the river and located on a farm in Lee Co., la. ; 
thence Apr. 1, 1844, to Nauvoo, 111. ; thence in Apr., 1846, to Council 
Bluffs, la., and stopped the following winter at "Winter Quarters", 
(now Florence, Neb.) In the spring of 1847 they went to Anders 
Co., Mo. ; thence in 1849 to Utah, arriving at Salt Lake City, Oct. 
28, where they located in the 19th Ward; thence in 1866 to North 
Ogden, Utah, where he died. 

The following is the record of service of Thaddeus Alvord, as 
iurnished by the Adj. General, Washington, D. C. : 



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"Thaddeus Alvord served as a private in Capt. William Watson's Co., 
1st (Harris's) Reg. of N. Y. Militia, War of 1812. His name appears on the 
rolls of that company with entries as follows: Com. of service, Jan. 15, 1814; 
expiration of service, Apr. 20, 1814; substitute for Silas Kellogg." 

212. THEODOTIUS ALVORD (Joseph, Joseph, Ehenescr, 
Alexander), born Oct. 30, 1792; died Pontiac. Mich., 1836 or 1837; 
married near Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1823, Elizabeth Briggs, daugh- 
ter of Allen and Elizabeth (Read) Briggs. She was born Aug. 22, 
1807; died Detroit, Mich., Feb., 1877. Res. near Lockport, N. Y., 
and Pontiac, Mich. Children : 

564. Catharine E., b. near Lockport, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1824. 

565. Celestia Clarissa, b. near Lockport, N. Y., July 23, 1825. 

566. William Alanson, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1829. 

Theodotius Alvord moved from N. Y. to Mich, about the year 
1829 or 1830. He died of small pox. 

213. NANCY ALVORD {Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexan- 
der), married in N. Y. State, Dea. Marthers (or Matthews). (No 
further record.) 

214. PATHENIA ALVORD {Stephen, Joseph, Ebenezer, Al- 
exander), born Charlestown, N. H., July 4, 1767; died Enosburg, 
Vt., Sept. 24, 1852; married 1st, Robert Dennison Taylor. He was 
born Mansfield, Conn., 1764; died Woodstock, \^t., Jan. 26, 1798. 
She married 2nd, Joseph Waller. Res. Woodstock, Vt. Children: 

a. Abigail, b. Mar. 7, 1786; mar. June 21, 1807, Lake Robinson. 

b. Elisha, b. Feb. 14, 1789; d. New York, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1852; mar. Lu- 

cinda Waller. 

c. Josiah, b. Apr., 1792; mar. Deborah Waterman. 

d. Pathenia, b. July 22, 1794; mar. Dec. 2, 1813, William Davis. 

e. Mary Dennison, b. Woodstock, Vt., Aug. 15, 1796; mar. Lebanon, N. H., 

Aug. 18, 1822, John Simons. 

f. Dennison, mar. Eunice Lovey. 

g. Octave, b. Royalston, Vt., Jan. 2, 1804; d. Fairfax, Vt., July 4, 1860; 

mar. Enosburg, Vt., Harmon Wheeler. 
h. Louisa, b. Enosburg. Vt., Mar. 16, 1808; d. Fairfax, Vt., Sept. 30, 1858; 
mar. Enosburg, Vt., Apr. 3, 1832, David Rowley. 

Pathenia Alvord, according to the records, was baptized as Tri- 
phena. 

215. STEPHEN WASHINGTON ALVORD {Stephen, Jo- 
seph, Ehenezer, Alexander), baptized Charlestown, N. H., July 26, 
1778; died Mt. Morris, N. Y., 1823; married Polly Thomas. She 
was born Vt., 1769; died Mt. Morris, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1838. Res. 



132 Alvord Genealogy 

Woodstock, Vt., Canada, and East Bloomfield, N. Y. Children: 

567. Philancy, b. in Vermont. 

568. Stephen, d. Mt. Morris, N. Y., unm. 

569. Parthenia, b. in Vermont. 

570. Mary, b. in Vermont. 

571. Sally, b. near Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 8, 1795. 
572 .Isaac, b. near Montpelier, Vt. 

573. Phinea.s, b. near Montpelier, Vt., 1800. 

574. Mercy, b. near Montpelier, Vt., Aug. 8, 1802. 

575. Lucia. 

Recollections of George P. Alvord of Mt. Morris, N. Y., regard- 
ing his grandfather: 

"Grandfather (Stephen Washington Alvord) owned and occupied a farm 
in Vermont, about two miles from Montpelier. He indorsed notes for a 
friend and was obliged to sacrifice his farm to meet the payments. He then 
emigrated to Canada, but finding the winters too severe, he moved to East 
Bloomfield, N. Y., where he remained until 1823, when he went to Mt. Morris, 
N. Y., and contracted for a piece of timber land. He immediately began to 
erect a log house, which he expected to make his home, but was taken sick 
and died before its completion." 

Genius H. Engle of Hartford, Mich., son of Sally Alvord, recalls 
that his mother said that on one occasion during the War of 1812, 
a number of soldiers left baggage at her father's house on a march 
to Canada, saying that, if they never returned, he might have the 
things, that her father spent one winter lumbering in Canada and 
returned in the spring without one cent, the company having failed, 
also that she attended school with Joseph Smith when a child, and 
wondered that a boy of such ordinary ability could become the found- 
er of a powerful religious sect. 

U. S. Census for 1790 makes Stephen W. Alvord a resident of 
Woodstock, Vt., also at Woodstock in 1800. Descendants all agree 
that some of the children were born near Montpelier. 

216. ABIGAIL ALVORD (Stephen, Joseph, Ebeneser, Alex- 
ander), born Charlestown, N. H., July 26, 1778; married Zacheus 
Ellis. Res. Woodstock, Vt. (No record of children.) 

Zaccheus Ellis kept a store in Woodsotck, Vt. According to U. S. 
Census for 1800 he was head of a family at Woodstock with three 
male and two female children. He was of Providence, Vt., in 1804. 

217. LUCY WRIGHT ALVORD (Stephen, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Charlestown, N. H., Nov. 6, 1774; died Wood- 
stock, (Eng. Mills), Vt., 1867; married Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 17, 
1805, Josiah Gibbs. He was born Dec. 25, 1761 ; died North Bridge- 



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water, Vt., Dec. 29, 1839. Res. Woodstock, Vt., and North Bridge- 
water, Vt. Children : 

a. Lyman, b. Woodstock, Vt., Apr. 16, 1806; mar. Parthena Huggins. 

b. Abigal, b. Woodstock, Vt., Feb. 11, 1808; d. Middlesex, Vt.; mar. 

James Vaughn. 

c. Roxana, b. Woodstock, Vt., Mar. 14, 1810; d. unm. 

d. Clarinda, b. Mar. 10, 1812; mar. Anson Danes. 

e. Matilda, b. Woodstock, Vt., Apr. 20, 1814; mar. Charles Bell. 

f. Oliver Alvord, b. Woodstock, Vt., July 25, 1817; d. Dover, N. H., 1893; 

mar. 1st, Betsey Perkins. 

Josiah Gibbs was a Revolutionary soldier. He had children by his 
first wife, Lucy Alosham. The births of his children are recorded at 
Woodstock, Vt., but he seems to have lived chiefly at North Bridge- 
water. It is thought that he was born at "Old Middleboro." 

218. ROXANA ALVORD (Stephen, Joseph. Ebeneser, Alex- 
ander), born Charlestown, N. H., Dec. 6, 1775; died Nashua, N. H., 
Mar. 9,. 1859; married Woodstock, Vt., Oct. 10, 1798, Benjamin 
Burke, son of Solomon and Keziah (Benjamin) Burke. He was 
born Windsor, Vt.. Feb. 21, 1775; died Nashua, N. H., Sept. 28, 
1855. Res. Windsor, Vt. Children: 

a. Susan, b. Windsor, Vt., Aug. 19, 1799; d. Windsor, Vt., Aug. 11, 1800. 

b. Lucia, b. Windsor, Vt., Feb. 4, 1802; d. North Chelmsford, Mass., Oct 

12, 1828; mar. Feb. 8, 1826, John R. Holmes. 

c. Pascal Benjamin, b. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 19, 1803 ; d. Boston, Mass., 

Aug. 7, 1858; mar. Boston, Mass., Oct. 21, 1838, Esther Prentiss. 

d. William Alvord, b. Windsor, Vt, July 7, 1811; d. Lowell, Mass., 1887; 

mar. Bedford, N. H., June 6, 1837, Catharine French. (The "Burke 
and Alvord Memorial" was due to the efforts of William Alvord 
Burke.) 

Mrs. Roxana (Alvord) Burke united wnth the church at Windsor, 
Vt., Dec. 2, 1810: 

"Mrs. Rocksalana Burke, having previously given satisfactory evidence to 
the church of her gracious state, and been duly propounded, was received 
to the communion and fellowship of the church." (Windsor, Vt., Ch. Rec.) 

The immediate cause of her death appeared to be inflammation 
of the lungs or lung fever, although the infirmities of old age had 
afflicted her for some years. 

Mr. Burke was often appointed by the church as delegate to ordi- 
nations and church meetings. He removed to Nnshua, N. H.. in 
May, 1826. He lived to a feeble old age, but gave evidence of strong 
faith as a devoted Christi^'n. 

219. ISAAC ALVORD [Stephen, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexan- 
der), bapt. Charlestown, N. H., July 3, 1779; died prob. in Mich.; 



134 Alvord Genealogy 

married Abigail Bald. Res. Murray (Kendall), N. Y. Children: 

576. Caroline. 

577. Rebecca. 

578. Julia, a school teacher. 

U. S. Census of 1810 gives the residence of Isaac Alvord as Fair 
Haven, Vt., one boy and one girl under ten years, and one boy be- 
tween ten and sixteen. In 1820 he is found at Murray, N. Y., with 
no boys and four girls under ten years, and two between ten and 
sixteen. In 1830 he was still in Murray (Kendall) with two girls 
in the family. Rebecca Alvord of Kendall, N. Y., deeded land in 
1837. An old lady of Kendall remembers Isaac Alvord as a day 
laborer, and quite poor. She says he moved to Mich, about 1837. 

222. EUNICE ALVORD (Medad, Joseph, Ebencser, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Apr. 18, 1776; died Northampton, 
Mass., June 23, 1860; married Northampton, Mass., June 19, 1796, 
Luther Hunt, son of Joel and Mary (Wright) Hunt. He was born 
Northampton, Mass., May 13, 1771 ; died Northampton, Mass., May 
(or Aug.) 28, 1817. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

a. Frederic, b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 30, 1797; d. Oct. 9, 1831. 

b. Medad, b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 24, 1799; d. Sept. 16, 1802. 

c. Elijah, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 22, 1801 ; d. Oct. 23, 1801. 

d. Elisha, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 22, 1801 ; d. Oct. 23, 1801. 

e. Medad, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 18, 1802 ; d. unm. ; lived near the 

Alvord place and had in his possession manj' papers of Joseph 
Alvord, his great grandfather. 

f. Roxana, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1805 ; mar. Dec. 3, 1840, Rose- 

well Hubbard. 

g. Eunice, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 26, 1807; mar. Jul.v 31, 1844, James 

Madison Ames, 
h. Sarah Baker, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 3, 1809; mar. Oct. 30, 1835, 

Elijah L. Smith of Hadley, Mass. 
i. Joel, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 4, 1811; d. Apr. 28, 1853; mar. Nov. 

15, 1840, Chloe Bishop, 
j. Susannah, b. Northampton, Mass., May 7, 1813; d. Dec. 28, 1832. 
k. Luther, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 3, 1815 ; d. Dec. 4, 1826. 

Luther Hunt resided on Joseph Alvord's place on Bridge St. in 
Northampton, Mass. He learned his trade of David Saxon of Deer- 
field, Mass. He and his wife were buried in the old burial ground 
in Northampton. 

224. NAOMI ALVORD {Eliab, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, Alexan- 
der), born Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1796; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Mar. 1, 1839; married Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 5, 1823, 
Jesse Edwards, son of Justin and Elizabeth (Clark) Edwards. He 



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was born prob. Westhampton, Mass., 1784; died Westhairpton, 
Mass., Oct. 28, 1855. Res. Westhampton, Mass. No children. 

225. DORCAS ALVORD (Eliab, Ebenezer, Eheneser, Alex- 
ander), born Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1796; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Apr. 10, 1870; married Westhampton, Mass., May 7, 1842, 
Jesse Edwards, son of Justin and Elizabeth (Clark) Edwards. He 
was born prob. Westhampton, Mass., 1784; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Oct. 28, 1855. Res. Westhampton, Mass. No children. 

227. TIMOTHY ALVORD {uehadiah, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., July 13, 1751; died Northamp- 
ton, Mass., May 5, 1821 ; married June 13, 1781, Keziah French of 
Southampton, Mass., daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Edwards) 
French. She was born Mar. 27, 1748; died Hinckley, O., about 
1830. Res. Northampton, Mass., and Easthampton, Mass. Children: 

579. Perez, b. Sept. 15, 1782, bapt. Dec. 8, 1782. 

580. Timothy, b. Feb. 2, 1784; bapt. Feb. 22, 1784; d. Northampton, Mass., 

Oct. 7, 1804, unm. 

581. Clarissa, b. Northampton, Mass., June 11, 1785; bapt. July 31, 1785. 

582. Keziah, b. Northampton, Mass., May 7, 1787; bapt. Easthampton, 

Aug. 12, 1787. 

In 1787 Timothy Alvord of Easthampton, Mass., sold his house 
and land on the hill (near Noutawanuck) to Samuel Mather. Tim- 
othy Alvord kept a record of deaths at Northampton, 1802-3, 1807- 
8-9, 1812-13. The Bible is still in possession of the Kellogg family 
of Hinckley, O. 

Rev. War Service : "Alverd, Timothy, Hatfield, Private, Capt. Israel 
Chapin's Co., Col. John Fellows' Reg., which marched Apr. 20, 1775, in re- 
sponse to the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 7 days. Also drummer, Capt. 
Ebenezer Strong's Co., Col. Sears' (Hampshire Co.) Reg. Enlisted Aug. 10, 
1781 ; dis. Nov. 20, 1781 ; service 3 mos. 10 days at Saratoga. Marched to 
Albany Aug. 17, 1781." 

"Alvard, Timothy, Hatfield, Private, Capt. Israel Chapin's Co., Col. John 
Fellows' Reg. Muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775. Enlisted Apr. 27, 1775. Ser- 
vice 3 mos. 12 days. Also Co. return dated Oct. 8, 1775. Also order for 
bounty coat or its equilavent in money dated Dorchester, Dec. 18, 1775. Also 
drummer, Capt. Benson's Co., Col. Putnam's Reg. Continental Army. Pay- 
accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780 to Dec. 14, 1780." 

"Alvord, Timothy, Northampton, Drummer, Capt. Benjamin Bonney's Co., 
Col. Samuel Brewer's Reg. Pay abstract for travel allowance, dated Chest- 
erfield, Mar. 13, 1777. Service with the Northern Army at Ticonderoga. Also 
Capt. Joshua Benson's Co., Col. Putnam's Reg. Continental Army. Pay ac- 
counts for service from June 27, 1777 to Dec. 31, 1779. Reported deserted 
Jan. 1, 1780, but returned and completed 3 years' term. Also muster return 
dated Albany, Feb., 1778." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 



i 30 Alvord . Genealogy 

Timothy Alvord applied for a pension Mar. 30, 1818, claim al- 
lowed, amount $8 a month. 

228. ELISHA ALVORD (uebadiah, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Mar. 17, 1753; died Easthampton, 
Mass., Aug. 15, 1825; married July, 1776, Sarah Danks, daughter 
of Ephraim and Abigail Danks, of Easthampton, Mass. She died 
Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 17, 1822. Res. Easthampton, Mass. 
Children : 

583. Luther, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 17, 1777; bapt. July 13, 1777. 

584. Elisha, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 5, 1779. 

585. Seth, bapt. Northampton, Mass., May 12, 1782. 

586. Sohnon, bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 22, 1784; d. Boston, aged 20. 

Went west and returned to Boston. 

587. Sarah, bapt. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1786. 

588. Roxana, bapt. Easthampton, Mass., June 23, 1788. 

589. Noadiah, b, Easthampton, Mass.; Aug. 13, 1793; bapt. Sept. 29, 1793. 

590. Justus, b. Easthampton, Mass., Dec. 21, 1796; bapt. Feb. 5, 1797. 

Elisha Alvord was a member of the Easthampton, Mass., church, 
at its organization, Nov. 17. 1785. On the Easthampton tax list 
in 1784 he was assessed 1 poll, 1 house and 7% acres of land. The 
first recorded baptism at Easthampton is that of Sarah, daughter of 
Elisha Alvord. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Elisha, Private, Capt. Jonathan Wales' Co., 
Col. Dickenson's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; service 8 days. 
Marched on an alarm to East Hoosac, thence to Pittsfield, thence guarded 
Hessian pri.soners to Springfield by order of Brig.-Gen. Fellows." 

"Alvord, Elisha, Capt. Henry Porter's Co., Northampton Co. Return of 
men for clothes." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

232. PHINEAS ALVORD (Zebadiah, John Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1760; died Northampton, 
Mass., Jan. 29, 1840; married July 5, 1782, Rachel Judd, daughter 
of Samuel and Eleanor (Danks) Judd. She was bapt. Sept. 19, 
1762; died Northampton, Mass.. Oct. 3, 1837. Res. Northampton, 
Mass. Children : 

591. Rachel, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1783. 

592. Infant, b. Easthampton, Mass., d. Mar. 25, 1786. 

593. Naomi, b. Easthampton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1789. 

594. Samuel, b. Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 5, 1792. 

595. Infant, d. Easthampton, Aug. 21, 1796. 

596. Sylvester, b. Easthampton, Mass. 

597. Infant, d. Easthampton, Mass., Oct. 5, 1800. 

598. Daughter, d. Easthampton, Mass., Aug. 16, 1803. 

599. Timothy, b. Easthampton, Mass., Oct., 1804; prob. d. unm. 



Fifth Generation 137 

600. Lewis, b. Northampton, Alass., Apr. 11, 1807; resided at Sodus, N. Y^ 

unm. ; d. in the army about 1850. 

601. Esther, d. unm. 

602. Martha, b. Northampton, Mass. 

Phineas Alvord remembered his grandfather Alvord when he 
lived on Prospect St., Northampton, "an old white-haired man." 
He said that he died at the house of son John (Judd). 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Jonathan Wales' Co., 
Col. Dickenson's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted Aug. 17, 1777; service 8 days. 
Marched on an expedition to East Hoosac thence to Pittsfield, thence guarded 
Hessian prisoners to Springfield by order of Brig.-Gen. Fellows." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Jonathan Wales' Co., Col. Ezra May's Reg. 
Enlisted Sept. 22, 1777; dis. Oct. 15, 1777; service 28 days. Marched to Still- 
water and Saratoga. Roll sworn to in Hampshire Co." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Private, Capt. Joseph Cook's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's 
Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted July 20, 1779; dis. Aug. 27, 1779; service Imo. 
12 days at New London, Conn." 

"Alvord, Phineas, Capt. Henry Porter's Northampton Company. Return 
of men for clothing." (Mass. Soldiers in Rev.) 

Phineas Alvord applied for a pension Nov. 7, 1832. His claim 
was allowed. He received $20 a year. The application states that 
he served in Capt. Jonathan Wales' Co., Col. John Moseley's Reg. 
for 4 mos. beginning Aug. or Sept,, 1776, as substitute for elder 
brother Elisha Alvord, also under Capt. David Lyman, 1 mo. from 
Aug. 1777. 

233. ESTHER ALVORD (Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Sept. 6, 1762; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Jan. 1842; married Easthampton, Mass., Mar. 5, 1811, Sol- 
omon Bartlett, son of William and Mary (Parsons) Bartlett. He 
was born prob. Westhampton, Mass. ; died Westhampton, Mass., 
Aug. 14, 1825, aged 67. Res. Westhampton, Mass. No children. 

236. REBECCA ALVORD (Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., July 24, 1768; died Easthampton, 
Mass., May 7, 1820; married Easthampton, Mass.. Mar. 26, 1813, 
John Chandler of Easthampton, Mass. He died Westhampton, 
Mass., June 25, 1824. aged 75 or 76. Res. Easthampton, Mass. No 
children. 

237. CALEB ALVORD (Zebadiah. John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., July 3, 1772; died Easthampton, 
Mass., Apr. 21, 1825 ; married Dec. 1, 1803, Naomi Bodman, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Esther (Field) Bodman. She was born Williams- 
burgh, Mass., Mar. 3. 1777; died Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 6, 1855, 
Res. Easthampton, Mass. Children: 



138 Alvord Genealogy 

603. Susan Allen, b. Easthampton, Mass., Jufie 6, 1804; d. Feb. 2, 1805. 

604. Susan Allen, b. Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 29, 1806; d. Sept. 11, 1884, 

unm. 

605. Solomon, b. Easthampton, Mass., Apr. 25, 1808. 

606. Joseph Field, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 23, 1811. 

607. Caleb Mattoon, b. Easthampton, Mass., May 3, 1815. 

Mrs. Caleb Alvord is remembered as a woman of very optimistic 

and uncomplaining nature. She united with the Easthampton church 
from Williamsburgh, Oct. 7, 1804. 

238. PRUDENCE ALVORD (John, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Pascommuck (Easthampton), Mass.; married 1774, 
Josiah Farnum, Jr., son of Josiah and Eleanor Farnum. Res. Char- 
lotte, Vt. and Otter Creek, Vt. No record of children. 

Josiah Farnum, Sr., came from Conn., lived at West Springfield 
and Northampton, Mass. and removed to Otter Creek, Vt. 

239. JOHN ALVORD (John, John, Jonathan, Alexander), 
bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 22, 1754; died Northampton, Mass., 
June 22, 1833 ; married Northampton, Mass., about 1779, Maria 
Judd, daughter of Samuel and Mercy (Hanchet) Judd. She was 
bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 16, 1755 ; died Northampton, Mass., 
Oct. 6, 1810. Res. Northampton, Mass. (South Harbour near 
Smith's Ferry). Children: 

608. John, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1780. 

609. Mercy, b. Northampton, Mass., Mar. 15, 1783. 

610. Samuel, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 23, 1785. • 

611. Adolphus, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1787. 

612. Achsah, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 25, 1789; d. Nov. 8, 1790. 

613. Achsah, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 14, 1792; d. Dec. 27, 1792. 

1792. 

614. Infant, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 18, 1793; bapt. Feb. 18, 1793; d. 

"aged 1 hr." 

615. Sophia, bapt. Northampton, Mass., June 30, 1794; d. So. Hadley Falls, 

Mass., Mar. 12, 1847, unm. 

616. Pliny, b. Northampton, Mass., May 4, 1800; bapt. July 13, 1803; d. 

aged 17. 

617. Maria, bapt. July 13, 1803. 

Mrs. Maria (Judd) Alvord with her sister, Eunice (who married 
Lewis Smith), she came into possession of her father's estate at 
"South Farms", where they lived with their husbands. 

Rev. War Service : "Alvord, John, Corporal, Capt. Jonathan Wales' Co., 
Col. Dickenson's Hampshire Co. Reg. Enlisted Aug. 17. 1777; service 8 days. 
Marched on an alarm at East Hoosac, thence to Pittsfield, thence guarded 
Hessian prisoners to Springfield by order of Brig.-Gen. Fellows." 



Fifth Generation 139 

"Alvord, John, Private, Capt. Enoch Chapin's Co. detached from Hamp- 
shire Co. MiHtia, Col. Jacob Gerrish's Reg. Enlisted July 1, 1778; dis. Dec. 
31 1778; service 6 mos. 1 day, guarding stores at Springfield and Brookfield. 
Also muster roll dated Aug. 28, 1778. Reported on furlong." (Mass. Sol- 
diers in Rev.) 

240. SAMUEL ALVORD (John, John, Jonathan, Alexander), 
bapt. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 8, 1756; died West Springfield, 
Mass., 1805 ; married West Springfield, Mass., May 13, 1784, Han- 
nah Day, daughter of Ebenezer and Martha (Ingraham) Day. She 
was born West Springfield, Mass., May 25, 1761 ; died Westfield, 
Mass., Apr. 25, 1836. Res. Northampton and West Springfield, 
Mass. Children : 

618. Sewell, b. West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18, 1784. 

619. Eunice, b. Wast Springfield, Mass., May 8, 1787. 
610. Polly, b. West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18, 1790. 

621. Ebenezer Day, b. West Springfield, Mass., Mar. 29, 1794. 

Mrs. Hannah (Day) Alvord married 2nd Jonathan Taylor. 

241. RACHEL ALVORD {John John, Jonathan, Alexander), 
bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1757 ; died Easthampton, Mass., 
Apr. 25, 1831, aged 79; married Oct. 6, 1779, Solomon Pomeroy, 
son of Caleb and Thankful (Phelps) Pomeroy. He was bapt. Jan. 

26, 1752 ; died Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 20, 1829. Res. Easthamp- 
ton, Mass. Children: 

a. Solomon, b. 1781; d. Jan., 1859. 

b. Clarissa, bapt. 1783; d. Sept. 15, 1816. 

c. Theodocia, b. 1785; bapt. Easthampton, Mass., June 29, 1794. 

d. Sylvester, b. 1786. 

e. Rachel, mar. David Parsons. 

f. Orange, bapt. Easthampton, Mass., May 15, 1791 ; mar. June 21, 1810, 

Huldah Boyd. 

g. Infant, d. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 28, 1798. 

Rachel (Alvord) Pomeroy was a member of the Easthampton, 
Mass. church at its organization, Nov. 17, 1785. 

243. JEMIMA ALVORD (John, John, Jonathan, Alexander), 
born Pascommuck (Easthampton), Mass., Jan. 11, 1761; died East- 
hampton, Mass., Nov. 21, 1843; married Northampton. Mass. Nov. 

27, 1788, Benjamin Strong, son of Benajah and Mabel (Bartlett) 
Strong. He was born Atig. 3, 1751 ; died Easthampton, Mass., Mar. 
6, 1833. Res. Easthampton, Mass. Children: 



140 Alvord Genealogy 

a. Benjamin, d. Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 27, 1868; mar. Mar. 11, 1813, 

Dolly Wood. 

b. Jemima, d. unm. 

250. THANKFUL ALVORD (Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 23, 1778; died Ches- 
ter, O., Jan. 22, 1856; married Westhampton, Mass., Dec. 29, 1799, 
Joseph Chilson, son of Joseph and Mary Chilson. He was born 
Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 29, 1779; died Chester, O., Mar. 20, 1851. 
Res. Westhampton, Mass. and Chester, Geauga Co., O. Children: 
(All born at Westhampton, Mass.) 

a. Sybil ,b. May 26, 1800. 

b. Charlotte, b. Feb. 1, 1802. 
c. EHhu, b. Dec. 19, 1803. 

d. Jonathan Alvord, b. Nov. 7, 1805 ; mar. Phylinda. 

e. Climena, b. Aug. 9, 1807; d. Westhampton, Apr. 9, 1808. 

f. Seth, b. Apr. 26, 1809; res. Grand Rapids, Mich; mar, Amelia. 

g. Orren, b. Oct. 1, 1811; d. in Mo. in 1858; mar. Mary Nichols. 
h. Alfred, b. Mar. 7, 1814; mar. Mehitable Bates. 

i. Newman, b. Mar. 14, 1816. 

j. Harriet, b. Oct. 7, 1818; d. Chester, O., Oct. 6, 1858; mar. June 11, 1840, 

Asahel Webster of Peru, Mass. 
k. Valorous, b. Nov. 13, 1821 ; d. in Minn ; mar. Elizabeth. 

Joseph Chilson removed from Mass. to Chester, O., in 1832. He 
was a farmer. 

251. CYNTHIA ALVORD (Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonuthan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., May 31, 1780; died Hunts- 
burg, O., May 20, 1861 ; married Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 23, 
1811, Daniel Townsley, son of Moses and Abigail Townsley. He 
was born Sept. 23, 1783 ; died about 1879. Res. Westhampton, 
Mass. and Huntsburg, O. Children : 

a. Cordelia, b. Westhampton, Mass., July 28, 1812; d. Aug. 6. 1853; mar. 

Sept. 29, 1831, Willard F. Smith. 

b. Orren, b. Huntsburg, O., Apr. 19, 1818; d. Feb. 1, 1854; mar. Aug. 11, 

1841, Laura Chilson. 
Daniel Townsley was a farmer. The family migrated to Ohio 
in 1816. Cynthia (Alvord) Townsley was greatly devoted to her 
Bible. She had a passage of scripture or proverb for every occa- 
sion. Before her marriage to Mr. Townsley she had a daughter 
born at Westhampton, Mass., May 7, 1802, who bore the name: 
Elizabeth Barker Alvord. (Record of her family in next genera- 
tion.) 



Fifth Generation 141 

252. ANNA ALVORD {Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 2, 1782; died Brecksville, 
O., Oct. 10, 1846; married Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 21, 1801, 
Richard Clapp, son of Oliver and Martha (Edwards) Clapp. She 
was born Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 20, 1781 ; died Brecksville, O., 
Sept. 23, 1836. Res. Westhampton, Mass. and Brecksville, Cuya- 
hoga Co., O. Children : (All born at Westhampton, Mass.) 

a. Martha, b. Nov. 8, 1801 ; d. before 1870 ; mar. David Ring. 

b. Lucinda, b. Sept. 11, 1803; mar. 1st, George Chaflin; 2nd, Parsons. 

c. Maria, b. Sept. 14, 1805 ; mar. Dimock. 

d. Anna, b. Sept. 3, 1807 ; d. before 1870. 

e. Asenath, b. July 1, 1809; mar. Beorge Bell. 

f. Oliver b. Feb. 2, 1811; d. in III; mar. Melissa Wait. 

g. Christopher, b. Aug. 8, 1812; d. Dec. 1868; mar. 1st, Harriet Colson; 

2nd, Clara M. Bond, 
h. EHza, b. Oct. 9, 1814. 

i. Philena, b. Mar. 6, 1819; mar. Wm. Cook, moved to III. 
j. Climena, b. Mar. 6, 1819; mar. Gilson Judd. 
k. Caroline, b. May 4, 1821 ; mar. Luther Ranney. 

253. DORCAS ALVORD {Jonathan, Jonathan, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1783; died Brecksville, 
O., Nov. 29, 1810; married Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 17, 1805, 
Noah Jones of Chesterfield, Mass. He died Brecksville, O., Oct. 
13, 1854. Res. Westhampton, Mass. and Brecksville, O. Child: 

a. Dorcas, b. Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1805. 

It is stated that Noah Jones had three girls, one of whom married 
a Holmes, another a Shaw and another a Meakins. A grandson 
lived at Boston. O. 

259. ISAAC ALVORD {Jehiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 1, 1779; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Nov. 29, 1848; married Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 4, 1800, 
Sarah Barker, of Chester, Mass., daughter of Abijah Barker. She 
was bom Feb. 10, 1777; died Bridgeport, Conn., Apr. 29, 1863. 
Res. Westhampton, Mass. Children: (All born at Westhampton, 
Mass.) 

622. Amelia, b. Dec. 31, 1800. 

623. Salmon, b. Jan. 14, 1803. 

624. Isaac Dwight, b. Apr. 22, 1805. 

625. Beriah, b. July 13, 1807. 

626. Jehiel, b. June 6, 1810; d. Williamsburg, Mass., 1902, unm. 

627. Thankful L., b. Oct. 4, 1812 ; d. Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 27, 1878, unm. 

628. Sarah Barker, b. Oct 18, 1815. 



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629. Abijah, b. Aug. 2, 1818; d. Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 4, 1818. 

630. Esther Almcda, b. Aug. 20, 1820. 

631. Joseph Dana, b. Dec. 23, 1824. 

260. JEHIEL ALVORD {Jehiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Westhampton, Mass., June 7, 1782; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Jan. 7, 1858 ; married Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 6, 1812, 
Sarah Alvord, daughter of Elisha and Sarah (Danks) Alvord. She 
was bapt. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1786; died Westhampton, 
Mass., Dec. 19, 1831. Res. Westhampton, Mass. Children: (All 
born at Westhampton, Mass.) 

632. Nelson, b. Nov. 10, 1812. 

633. Seth Dickinson,b. Aug. 2, 1816; d. Westhampton, Dec. 1, 1876, unm. 

634. Abiathar French, b. Aug. 15, 1818; d. Northampton, Aug. 19, 1886, 

unm. 

635. Emeline, b. Mar. 31, 1821. 

636. Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1823. 

637. Still-born twins, b. Aug. 14, 1825. 
. 638. Eunice, b. Sept. 9, 1827. 

Jehiel Alvord was a farmer. His death was due to a fall, in 
which he broke his shoulder. 

261. DOROTHY ALVORD {Jehiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 14, 1785; died Westhamp- 
ton, Mass., Apr. 27, 1831 ; married Westhatnpton, Mass., Oct. 24, 
1805, Benjamin Hayden. He was born Feb., 1781 ; died West- 
hampton, Mass., Apr. 13, 1832. Res. Westhampton, Mass. Chil- 
dren: (All born Westhampton, Mass.) 

a. Freedom, b. July 30, 1806 ; d. Westhampton ; mar. Francis Shaw. 

b. John, b. Aug. 6, 1808; d. Chesterfield, Mass. 

c. Benjamin, b. Nov. 16, 1811. 

d. Infant, b. Mar. 2, 1814; d. same day. 

e. Edson, b. Mar. 17, 1815; d. Granby, Conn. 

f. Dorothy, b. July 27, 1817; d. Chesterfield, Mass., 1904; mar. Joel Ingram. 

g. Lucius, b. Sept. 9, 1820; d. Southampton, Mass. 

h. Lorinda, b. May 16. 1822; d. Whately, Mass., July 18, 1866; mar. 1st, 
May 4, 1841, Henry Frary; 2nd, July 23, 1851, Samuel Gillette 
Moton Waite. 

i. Dorus, b. Sept. 10, 1825; d. Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 9, 1827. 

j. Augustus, b. Aug., 1829; d. Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 9, 1832. 

Benjamin Hayden was found frozen to death in the woods be- 
tween Williamsburg and Chesterfield. 



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SIXTH GENERATION 



264. PHINEAS ALVORD {Phineas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Aug. 7, 1763; died 
Rochester, Vt., May 14, 1836 ; married 2nd prob. Rochester, Vt., 
about 1812, Mrs. Nancy Ann (Wood) Martin, daughter of a sea- 
captain, a native of Conn. She was born in Cuba, 1769 ; died Roch- 
ester, Vt., Oct. 8, 1852. Res. Rochester, Windsor Co., Vt. Chil- 
dren: 

639. Zelotes, b. in Vermont, Nov. 17, 1790. 

640. Philemon, b. perhaps Vergennes, Vt., about 1798. 

641. Phineas, b. prob. Vergennes, Vt., about 1800. 
(Probably there were other children.) 

"Daniel Alvord was elected guardian to Phineas Alvord (minor), 
son of Phineas, late of Middletown, deceased, Nov. 2, 1778." (Mid. 
Prob. Rec.) 

It is a tradition that at one time Phineas Alvord lived with his 
cousin John, son of John. In 1830 he sold property in Rochester, 
Vt. to Thos. B. Martin with whom he made his home. His children 
were by a former wife. He is remembered by his step-grandchild 
as a fine old gentleman. 

U. S. Census of 1790 states that Phineas "Alhurd" was a resident 
of New Haven, Vt. In the family were 2 males over 16, 2 males 
under 16 and 1 female. U. S. Census 1800, he was at Vergennes, 
Vt., 1 male under 10 yrs., 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 
26-45. In 1820 he was of Rochester, Vt. He was buried at Roch- 
ester, Vt. 

Rev. War Service: (Not given by "Conn. Men in the Rev.") From his 
application for pension, July 18, 1832. His claim was allowed. Enlisted as 
private, Apr., 1781 in a small squad of horse. Flying Camp, Gen. Waterbury's 
suite from Conn. Enlisted in Apr., 1782, private in Capt. Miel's Co., Col. 
Canfield's Reg. of Conn. Discharged about the end of war. He sustained a 
bayonet wound of breast in engagement with "cowboys" in which he was cap- 
tured and confined in "Old Sugar House," New York City, for four months. 
Pension, $80 a year. 

265. LUCY ALVORD {John, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 



144 Alvord Genealogy 

ander), bom Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 29, 1765; died West Rutland, 
Vt., Feb. 18, 1807; married Brookfield, Mass., Apr. 8, 1784, Rufus 
Deland, son of Philip and Lucy (Kilburn) Deland. He was born 
Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 13, 1764; died West Rutland, Vt., Dec. 12, 
1854. Res. West Rutland, Vt. Children: 

a. Lucy Alvord, b. West Rutland, Vt., Apr. 29, 1785; mar. West Rutland, 

Vt., Dec. 3, 1807, Dea. Zena Johnson. 

b. Rufus, b. West Rutland, Vt, Mar. 7, 1787; mar. Oct., 1807, Esther Pratt. 

c. Squire, b. West Rutland, Vt, Dec. 9, 1788; mar. 1802, Hannah BuUer. 

d. Alvord, b. West Rutland, Vt., Nov. 6, 1791 ; killed in War of 1812. 

e. Joseph Appleton, b. West Rutland, Vt, Aug. 12, 1795 ; mar. Patty Rey- 

nolds. 

f. Elijah, b. West Rutland, Vt., Mar. 13. 1799; mar. Sarah Kirtland. 

g. Salome, b. West Rutland, Vt., Aug. 12, 1802 ; mar. 1824, John Rand. 

Rufus Deland married again in Vermont after the death of his 
first wife, Lucy Alvord. 

- 266. JOHN ALVORD (John, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas^ Alex- 
ander), born Lanesboro, Mass., Feb. 28, 1767; died Kent, O., Nov. 
3, 1843; married Cornwall, Vt., June 11, 1792, Olive Cogswell, 
daughter of Joseph and Chloe (Flill) Cogsv\'ell. She was born 
Richmond, Mass., Dec. 18, 1773; died Kent, O., Mar. 11, 1844. 
Res. Cornwall, Vt., 1790-1826. Children: 

642. John Pomeroy, b. Cornwall, Vt., Mar. 24, 1793. 

643. Harriet, b. Cornwall, Vt., July 27, 1795. 

644. Maria, b. Cornwall, Vt., May 14, 1797. 

645. Clarissa, b. Cornwall, Vt., Aug. 10, 1799. 

646. Joseph Hooker, b. Cornwall, Vt., Oct 19, 1801. 

647. Sally, b. Cornwall, Vt., Oct. 24, 1803. 

648. Electa, b. Cornwall, Vt., Dec. 13, 1805 ; d. Aug. 2, 1808. 

649. William Woodbush, b. Cornwall, Vt., Dec. 15, 1808; d. Detroit, Mich., 

May 12, 1844, unm. - 

650. Eliza Chloe, b. Cornwall, Vt, Oct 7, 1811. 

651. Jane Ann, b. Cornwall, Vt., Feb. 19, 1816. 

John Alvord kept tavern at Cornwall, Vt., for a few years." 

267. SUBMIT ALVORD {John, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 16, 1780; married Joel 
Griffin of St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. Res. Bangor, Franklin Co., N. Y. 

No record of the children could be secured. It is said that there 
was a large family, and one child married Solon Nichols. Accord- 
ing to U. S. Census Joel Griffin was head of family in New Haven, 
Vt. in 1790. He settled in Bangor, N. Y. in 1807. 

268. RHODA ALVORD (John Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 



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Alexander), bapt. Lanesboro, Mass., Apr. 16, 1780; died aged 102; 

married New Haven, Vt., Haight. 

One Samuel Haight deeded land to John Alvord, also one Samuel 
Haight settled in Chateaugay, N. Y., in 1806. Possibly this was 
the husband of Rhoda Alvord. It is tradition that the family 
migrated to Toronto, Canada West. 

269. WOOLCOTT ALVORD (John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Lanesboro, Mass., Aug. 3, 1773; died 
Mooers (Chateaugay Woods), N. Y., Aug. 14, 1821; married Fer- 
risburg, Vt, Jan. 8, 1794, Sarah Dunham. She was born Wilbraham, 
Mass., June 9, 1770; died Chateaugay, N. Y., July, 1846. Res. 
New Haven, Vt., and Chateaugay, N. Y. Children: 

652. Almadea, b. New Haven, Vt., Oct. 12, 1794. 

653. Elijah, b. New Haven, Vt., June 2, 1796. 

654. Augustus Tripp, b. New Haven, Vt., Jan. 23, 1798. 

655. Polly, b. New Haven, Vt., Nov. 22, 1799. 

656. Royal Tyler, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1801. 

657. Amanda, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1803. 

658. Carlostin, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1805. 

659. John, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1808. 

660. James, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1809 ; d. Jan. 28, 1812. 

661. Sarah, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1811. 

662. James, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1815. 

663. Lenora B., b. Mooers, N. Y., July 18, 1818. 

Woolcott Alvord kept tavern at Chateaugay, N. Y. His father 
lived with him during the last part of his life. 

272. DANIEL ALVORD (Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Nov. 17, 1771; died Broadal- 
bin, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1806; married Middletown, Conn., Feb. 10, 
1794, Mindwell Cornwall, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Wil- 
liams) Cornwall. She was born Middletown, Conn., Apr. 22, 1768; 
died Medina, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1848. Res. Middletown, Conn., and 
Mayfield, N. Y. Children: 

664. Chauncey G., b. Middletown, conn., Jan. 20, 1795. 

665. Clarissa, b. Mayfield, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1796. 

666. Nancy, b. Mayfield, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1798. 

667. Fanny, b. Mayfield, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1800; d. Dec. 2, 1813. 

668. Joseph, b. Mayfield, N. Y., June 3, 1802; d. Jan. 18, 1804. 

669. Elijah, b. Mayfield, N. Y., June 4, 1804; d. Savannah, Ga., Aug. 9, 

1825, unm. 

670. Elisha, b. Mayfield, N. Y., June 4, 1804; d. Jan. 20, 1805. 

671. James, b. Mayfield, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1806; d. Aug. 6, 1806. 



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In 1793 Daniel Alvord, Jr., of Middletown, makes a grant of land 
in Newfield, also in 1795 when he moved to N. Y. State. Thomas 
Sill was appointed by the probate court at Middletown, Conn., 
administrator of the estate of Daniel Alvord, "late of Mayfield, N. 
Y." (1811). Possibly this family resided also at Johnstown, N. Y., 
from 1795-1806. 

273. ELIJAH ALVORD {Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas^ 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Apr. 19, 1774; died Vails 
Mills, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1853; married Middletown, Conn., Oct. 7, 
1804, Cynthia Brainard, daughter of Dudley and Mindwell (Ackley) 
Brainard. She was born Haddam, Conn., May 20, 1782; died Vails 
Mills, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1850. Res. Middletown, Conn., until May, 
1806, afterwards at Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y. Children: 

672. Phebe Ann, b. Middletown, Conn., Aug. 14, 1805. 

673. Caroline, b. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y., Dec. 28, 1806. 

674. Elisha, b. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y., Sept. 10, 1808. 

675. Sylvester Dudley, b. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y., Jan. 15, 1810. 

676. Butler, b. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y, June 7, 1816. 

677. Lucy, b. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y., Feb. 27, 1821. 

274. PHEBE ALVORD {Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Jan. 31, 1776; died Aug. 29, 
1802; married prob. Middletown, Conn., Aug., 1801, James Sumner, 
son of Jonathan and Submit (Culver) Sumner. He was born prob. 
Thetford, Vt., Oct. 16, 1774; died Providence, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1864. 
Child: 

a. Asenath, b. June, 1802; d. July. 1802. 

275. LUCY ALVORD {Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Feb. 22, 1778; died Broadal- 
bin, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1819; married Fondasbush, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1799, 
Tififany Brockway, son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Tififany) Brock- 
way. He was born Stephentown. N. Y., Mar. 6, 1774; died Broadal- 
bin, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1866. Res. Broadalbin, N. Y. (formerly Fondas- 
bush). Children: 

a. Elizabeth T., b. Broadalbin, N. Y., June, 1801; mar. June 24, 1821, 

Absolem Bartlett. 

b. Nathan B., b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1803; d. Nov. 7, 1832, unm. 

c. Phebe A., b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1805; d. Nov. 4, 1839; mar. 

Mar. 17, 1833, Stafford Godfrey. 

d. Amanda, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., June 1, 1807; mar. Apr. 2, 1835, Peter 

Ferguson. 



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e. Tiffany, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1813 ; mar. July 5, 1837, Cornelia 

A. Babcock. Res. at Broadalbin, N. Y. 

f. Lodicea, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1816; mar. Jan., 1836, Walter H. 

Babcock. 
Tiffany Brockway served as Major in War 1812 and was after- 
wards Col. of Militia for many years. 

276. BUTLER ALVORD (Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Sept. 22, 1780; died Amster- 
dam, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1814; married Middletown, Conn., May 2, 1802, 
Betsey Brewster, daughter of Elisha and Alargaret (Curtis) Brew- 
ster. She was born Middletown, Conn., Feb. 17, 1781 ; died Machias, 
N. Y., Jan. 29, 1866. Res. Amsterdam, N. Y. Children: 

678. William Brewster, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 6, 1803. 

679. Sarah, b. Fondasbush, N. Y., Xov. 19, 1805. 

680. Daniel B., b. Fondasbush, N. Y., May 6, 1807. 

681. Harriet, b. Amsterdam. N. Y., Feb. 15, 1809. 

682. Margarette, b. Amsterdam, X. Y., Nov. 17, 1810. 

683. Brewster Clarke, b. Amsterdam, N. Y., May 23, 1812. 

684. Elizabeth, b. Amsterdam, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1814. 

Butler Alvord and family moved from Middletown, Conn, to 
Fondasbush — now Broadalbin — N. Y., in 1804 or 1805. He was 
also probably accompanied by his parents, who lived with him until 
his death. About the year 1808 he moved to Amsterdain, N. Y. 
After his death, six years later, his widow sold the place in Amster- 
dam and returned to Fondasbush. She lived here until the mar- 
riage of her daughter to Jedediah Robinson, with whom she took 
up her residence at Machias, N. Y. She lived the life of a faithful 
and consistent Christian. 

277. ASENATH ALVORD (Daniel, Thomas Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Dec. 26, 1783; died Provi- 
dence, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1862; married Middletown, Conn., Oct. 7, 1804, 
James Sumner, son of Jonathan and Submit (Culver) Sumner. He 
was born prob. Thetford, Vt., Oct. 16, 1774; died Providence, N. Y., 
Feb. 26, 1864. Res. Broadalbin, N. Y. and Providence, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. James, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1805 ; d. Aug. 26, 1806. 

b. Phebe, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1806; d. May 23, 1857; mar. Oct. 

13, 1831, Richard D. Sherman. 

c. Mary, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1808; d. Feb. 11, 1880: mar. Mar. 

11, 1830, Hiram B. Sumner. 

d. Harriet, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., July 23, 1810; d. May 4, 1885; mar. June 

19, 1834, Stephen L. Hagerdorn. 



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e. James, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1812 ; d. Aug. 30, 1886 ; mar. Mar. 

3, 1836, Sophia Hagerdorn. 

f. Jonathan, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1815; d. Mar. 9, 1815. 

g. Anna, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., May 20, 1818; d. Oct. 8, 1853; mar. Aug. 

22, 1843, Timothy L. Gillette. 
h. William, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1820; d. Feb. 20, 1837. 
i. Lucina, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., July 10, 1822; d. Gloversville, N. Y. ; mar. 

June 12, 1850, Horatio L. Burr. 
j. Asenath, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1824; d. Apr. 21, 1858; mar. 

Feb. 7, 1849, Willard L. Wait. 

James Sumner was the grandson of Dr. William Sumner, He 
settled in Broadalbin, N. Y., and was a man of note in his day. He 
owned a woolen factory and held public office. His first wife was 
Phebe Alvord who died leaving no children. 

278. CALVIN ALVORD {Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., June 16, 1786; died Glovers- 
ville, N. Y., July 25, 1867; married Amsterdam, N. Y., Nov. 10, 
1810, Rebecca Giberson, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Hughes) 
Giberson. She was born N. J., May 18, 1788; died Gloversville, 
N. Y., Sept. 13, 1871. Res. Fondasbush, N. Y., Edinburg, N. Y., 
Borodino, N. Y., Marcellus, N. Y. and Gloversville, N. Y. Children: 

685. Minerva Hamlin, b. Amsterdam, N. Y., July 21, 1811. 

686. Louisa Hughs, b. Fondasbush, N. Y., Apr. 30, 1813. 

687. Mary Ann, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1815 ; d. Feb. 15, 1896, unm. 

688. Catharine Margaret, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1818. 

689. Elizabeth Lucy, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1821. 

690. Calvin Giberson, b. Edinburg, N. Y., June 14, 1823. 

691. Richard Warren, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1826. 

692. Asenath Lucina, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1829. 

693. Helen Maria, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1832. 

694. Charles Theodore, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Apr. 9, 1835. 

Calvin Alvord was a tanner, currier and shoemaker. He and Mrs. 
Alvord celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1860. At 
that time there had not been a death in the family of ten children 
and twenty grandchildren. 

279. CLARISSA ALVORD {Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., 1781; died before 
1823 ; married Allen Bunnell. Res. Plymouth, Conn. Children : 

a. Harriet, mar. M. Smith. 

b. Caroline, b. 1799; d. 1869; mar. Ebenezer Plumb. 

c. Laura. 

d. Eliza. She was a widow in 1867. 
c. Allen. 



Sixth Generation 149 

280. ANSON ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Sept. 17, 1783; died West- 
ford, Wis., Nov. 16, 1859; married Steuben, N. Y., Abigail Clark, 
daughter of Caleb and Hope (Jackson) Clark. She was born Castle- 
ton, Vt., 1785; died Syracuse, N. Y., 1866. Res. Steuben, N. Y. 
Children : 

695. Emeline, b. Steuben, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1806. 

696. Ann, b. Steuben, N. Y. ; d. Steuben, N. Y., aged about four years. 

697. Clark, b. Steuben, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1815. 

698. Henry Giles, b. Steuben, N. Y., 1817. 

699. Earl Bill, b. Steuben, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1822. 

Mrs. Abigail (Clark) Alvord was a niece of Isaac Clark, some- 
times called "Rifle Clark", who resided near Castleton, Vt. 

281. SALLY ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., 1785; died before 1823; mar- 
ried Daniel Hill. Children: 

a. Warren. 

b. Albert. 

c. Eli. 

d. Cornelia. 

282. LAURA ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Bristol, Conn., June 29, 1788; died Delta, N. Y., 
Mar, 9, 1883; married Steuben, N. Y., 1811, Isaac Clark, son of 
Caleb and Hope (Jackson) Clark. He was born prob. Castleton, 
Vt., May 4, 1784; died Westernville, N. Y., 1876. Res. Steuben, 
Oneida Co., N. Y. Children: 

a. Anna, b. Steuben, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1811; d. Steamburg, N. Y., about 

1890; mar. Steuben, N. Y., Merlin Meyres. 

b. Emily, b. Steuben, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1813; d. New London, N. Y., Nov. 

27, 1890; mar. Steuben, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1839, Alvah Dopp. 

c. Thomas, b. Steuben, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1815; d. Welaka, Fla.,ae. 67. 

d. Clarissa, b. Steuben, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1818; d. Westernville, N. Y., Sept. 

5, 1882; mar. Steuben, N. Y., Oct. 1836, Henry R. Hill. 

e. Sophronia, b. Steuben, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1821 ; d. Marion, la., June 1, 1903; 

mar. Steuben, N. Y., 1837, Seth J. Church. 

f. Laura, b. Steuben, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1824: d. Steuben, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1903; 

mar. Steuben, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1840, William Hill, living at Steu- 
ben, N. Y., 1905. 

g. Caroline, b. Steuben, N. Y., June 16, 1826; d. Steuben, N. Y., Apr. 13, 

1849; mar. Trenton, N. Y., June 16, 1848, Lafayette Hill. 
h. Mary Ann, b. Steuben, N. Y., June 10, 1830; living at Rupert, Vt, in 

1905; mar. Steuben, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1852, Russel Mason. 
Laura Alvord went from Conn, to Steuben, N. Y., in 1810. In 



150 Alvord Genealogy 

1762 Nathan Clark, an ancestor of Isaac, went from Conn, to Vt. 

283. KATY ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Bristol, Conn., 1791; married John Conley. Res. 
in Pa. (No further record.) 

284. THOMAS JOHN ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bristol, Conn., about 1798; died Tiffin, 
O., 1825 ; married Easton, Pa., about 1818, Mary Doane, daughter 
of James and Pamilla Doane. She was born Easton, Pa., May 11, 
1800; died Cincinnati, O., Sept. 10, 1884. Res. Easton, Pa. and 
Tiffin, O. Children : 

700. Laura Emily, b. Easton, Pa., Nov. 24, 1819. 

701. Hannah, b. Easton, Pa., Dec. 22, 1820. 

702. A son, b. Easton, Pa., 1822; d. young. 

703. Jemima, b. Tiffin, O., Jan. 31, 1825. 

Thomas John Alvord was a tanner by trade. His widow married 
second Calvin Bradley. 

286. ANNA ALVORD (Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Bristol, Conn.; married Daniels. (No further 
record.) 

288. ESTHER ALVORD (Eliphaz, Jonathan, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 18, 1768; died Win- 
chester, Conn., Mar. 28, 1840 ; married Winchester, Conn., Feb. 5, 
1792, Dea. Levi Piatt, prob. son of Daniel and Thankful Piatt. He 
was born Danbury, Conn., Dec. 29, 1765 ; died Winchester, Conn., 
Aug. 14, 1856. Res. Winchester, Conn. Children : 

a. Infant son, b. Winchester, Conn., Sept. 11, 1792; d. Sept. 17, 1792. 

b. Abi, b. Winchester, Conn., July 25, 1793; d. Winchester, Conn., June 11, 

1883 ; mar. Winchester, Conn., Jan. 7, 1850, Hiram Roys. 

c. Eliphaz Alvord, b. Winchester, Conn., May 3, 1796; d. May 7, 1807. 

d. Ezra Hart. b. Wincliester, Conn., Sept. 18 ,1798; d. Lyons, Mich. 

Dec. 22, 1845 ; mar. Lyons, Mich. Jan. 23, 1827, Martha D. Noyes. 

e. Sylvester, b. Winchester, Conn., May 17, 1800; d. Winchester, Conn., 

Sept. 18, 1870; mar. Norfolk, Conn., Sept. 4, 1833, Mary Phelps. 

f. Levi, b. Winchester, Conn., Apr. 11, 1802; mar. 1st, Nov. 11, 1823, 

Pamclia R. Munger of Bethlehem, Conn. ; mar. 2nd, Mar. 7, 1838, 
Caroline Covert. 

g. Lucy, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 31, 1804; d. Norfolk, Conn., Aug. 13, 

1848; mar. Mar. 10, 1847, Hiram Roys. 
h. Elizabeth, b. Winchester, Conn., Sept. 19, 1806; d. Mich., Oct. 28, 1858; 

mar. in Mich., Aug. 30, 1830, Rev. Charles Gridley Clarke. 
i. Eliphaz Alvord, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 6, 1809; d. East Palmyra, 

N. Y., Sept. 16, 1854; mar. Nevi^ Marlborough, Mass., Aug. 9, 1834, 

Mary Woodruff. 



Sixth Generation 151 

j. William, b. Winchester, Conn., Dec. 16, 1816; d. Winchester, Conn^ 
Feb. 26, 1840. 

"Dea. Levi Piatt went from Danbury to Winchester when a boy with Joseph 
Elmer of whom he learned the blacksmith's trade. He was a schoolmaster 
in his early manhood and in 1790 he bought of Martin Hurlburt land now 
composing part of the farm of Harvey Andrews on which he lived until about 
1794 when he bought and occupied during his remaining life the farm which 
was later owned by his son, Sylvester Piatt, Esq. Dea. Piatt was a Puritan 
of the Puritans, firm as the everlasting hills in his political and religious prin- 
ciples and withal a man of humble and sincere piety, faithful to every duty 
as a father, churcji member and citizen of the town. He succeeded his father 
in law, Eliphaz Alvord, as town clerk, registrar and deacon in the Cong. 
Church. He was a member of the Conn. Constitutional Convention of 1818." 
(Boyd's Annals of Winchester.) 

290. LOIS ALVORD (Eliphas, Jonathan, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 4, 1771; died Win- 
chester, Conn., Apr. 20, 1840 ; married Winchester, Conn., Jan. 6, 
1795, Levi Ackley, son of Thomas and Sarah (Luther) Ackley. He 
was bapt. East Hampton, Conn., July 24, 1768 ; died Tyringham, 
Mass., Nov. 10, 1817. Res. Winchester, Conn. No children. 

Levi Ackley was of Chatham, Conn., and went to Winchester, 
Conn., about 1793. He owned and lived on a farm on the East side 
of Long Lake now owned by John F. Rockwell. He removed to 
Tyringham, Mass., in 1807 where he died. 

291. JOHN ALVORD (Eliphas, Jonathan, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., May 27, 1773; died Winches- 
ter, Conn., Oct. 20, 1841 ; married Winchester, Conn., Jan. 16, 1800, 
Experience Webb, daughter of Josiah and Submit (Blakely) Webb. 
She was born Hillsdale, Mass., Jan. 13, 1778; died Ashtabula, O,, 
Dec. 26, 1873. Res. W' inchester, Cann. Children : 

704. Achsah, b. Winchester, Conn., Nov. 11, 1800. 

705. Isaac H}^las, b. Winchester, Conn., July 15, 1802. 

706. Huldah Elthy, b. Winchester, Conn., Nov. 4, 1803. 

707. Eliphaz S., b. Winchester, Conn., Mar. 13, 1807. 

708. David Sanford, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 18, 1809. 

709. Coridon Alexis, b. Winchester, Conn., May 12, 1813. 

710. John Calvin, b. Winchester, Conn., Nov. 26, 1818; d. June 6, 1857, 

unm. 

711. Lois Elizabeth, b. Winchester, Conn., May 5, 1820. 

John Alvord was a great reader and was especially well informed 
in history. He was an indifferent financier. 

292. ANNA ALVORD {Eliphaz, Jonathan, Thomas, Thomas, 



152 Alvord Genealogy 

Alexander) , born Winchester, Conn., Nov. 11, 1774; died Winches- 
ter, Conn., Dec, 1848; married Middletown, Conn., Oct., 1813, Abel 
Tibballs, son of Abner and Sarah (Crittenden) Tibballs. He was 
born Durham, Conn., Mar. 4, 1750; died Winchester, Conn., Apr. 
6, 1822. Res. Winchester, Conn. No children. 

Abel Tibballs removed with his first wife to Winchester, Conn., 
about 1801, and bought the farm in "Danbury Quarter" now owned 
and occupied by their grandson, George Tibballs. He had children 
by his first wife. 

298. PERSIS ALVORD (David, Jonathan, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Dec. 18, 1774; married Daniel 
Daniels. (No further record.) 

Mrs. Persis Daniels was received to the church in Stockbridge, 
Mass., Oct. 20, 1800, from the church in Winchester, Conn. She 
was dismissed with her sister Ursula to the church in Westmoreland, 
N. Y., Jan. 9, 1803. 

302. JOEL ALVORD (Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Dec. 16, 1779; died Tonica, 111., Mar. 29, 1856; married 
Groom, N. Y., Catherine Groom, prob. daughter of Edward Groom. 
She was born July 1, 1783; died Tonica, 111., Oct. 26, 1878. Res. 
Groom, N. Y., until 1833, and Tonica, 111. Children: 

712. Elizabeth, b. Groom, N. Y., July 9, 1804. 

713. Eli Bela, b. Groom, N. Y., July 14, 1806. 

714. Edward Groom, b. Groom, N. Y., July 16, 1810. 

715. Nelson, b. Groom, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1813. 

716. Adah Catherine, b. Groom, N, Y., May 18, 1820; d. May 3, 1825. 

717. Joel William, b. Cairo, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1827. 

About the year 1833 Joel Alvord emigrated with his family to Il- 
linois, going by horses and wagon. He passed through Erie Co., 
Ohio, crossing the Maumee at Perrysburg, above Toledo. They 
followed the shores of Lake Erie and to some extent Lake Michigan, 
passing through Chicago when there was only a government post 
there, consisting of a few log houses. They settled in LaSalle Co., 
111., near Peru and LaSalle, with Tonica as their postoffice, when 
it was organized. Mr. Alvord was a farmer and blacksmith, having 
his shop on his farm. He was a man of sound judgment. Mrs. Cath- 
erine (Groom) Alvord, his wife, was of Dutch parentage and died 
at the age of ninety-five. 

303. AMY ALVORD (Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 



Sixth Generation 153 

der), died Big Clove, N. Y. ; married Gershom Lake. Res. Big 
Clove, N. Y. Children : 

a. Eveline. 

b. Zilpha. 

305. MARTHA ALVORD (Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Al- 
exander), died about 1856; married 1st, William Henry Harrison 
Darby. She married 2nd, Dr. Joseph Blanchard. He was born Pal- 
enville, N. Y. ; died Acra, N. Y., in the summer of 1850. Child: 

a. William Henry Harrison, d. Cairo, N. Y., Sept. 25, 1881. 

306. WILLIAM ALVORD (Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Al- 
exander), born Cairo, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1789; died Athens, N. Y., Apr. 
5, 1886; married Worcester, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1818, Charity Russ, 
daughter of Abraham and Margaret Russ. She was born Otsego 
Co., N. Y., Oct. 21, 1788; died South Cairo, N. Y., May 9, 1866. 
Res. Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., and South Cairo, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: 

718. Harriet, b. Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., June 16, 1826. 

719. Addison Porter, b. Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., July 24, 1829. 

720. Margaret, b. Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., Apr. 5, 1833. 

William Alvord was a carpenter and farmer. In the year 1851 he 
went with his family to join his brother Joel in LaSalle Co., 111., but 
finding that the climate did not agree with him, he returned to Greene 
Co., N. Y., after a residence there of three years. 

He was a soldier in the War of 1812. The following is the record 
of his service as furni.shed by the Adj. Gen., Washington, D. C. : 

"Private in Capt. Jacob B. Weber's detached company, Benedict's Regi- 
ment of New York Militia, War of 1812; his service commenced Nov. 3, 
1812, and expired Jan. 12, 1813." 

He was granted an award of %77, and was also pensioned a few 
years before his death. 

William Alvord was originally named Bela, after his father, but 
as a boy he was called Bely, which was so generally corrupted to 
Billy, that of his owm accord he adopted the name William. 

309. JOSEPH ALVORD {Oren, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 3, 1775; died Geneseo, N. 
Y., Aug. 21, 1857; married Middletown, Conn., Nov. 18, 1802; Sarah 
Deshon Starr, daughter of William and Hannah (Tallman) Starr. 
She was born Middletown, Conn., Jan. 12, 1784; died Geneseo, N. 
Y., Feb. 4, 1875. Res. Middletown, Conn., and after 1811, Geneseo, 
N. Y. Children : 



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721. Abigail Elliott, b. Middletown, Conn., Jan. 30, 1804. 

722. Elizabeth Pierce, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 23, 1806. 

723. William Starr Oren, b. Middletown, Conn., Feb. 13, 1808. 

724. James Starr, b. Middletown, Conn., Oct. 26, 1810. 

725. Hannah Parke, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1813. 

726. Daniel Parke, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1815. 

121. David Eells, b. Geneseo, N. Y., May 29, 1817; d. Isthmus of Panama, 
of "Panama" fever, Sept. 8, 1850. He was on his return from 
California. 

728. Harriet Maria, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1820; d. Nov. 27, 1822. 

729. Samuel Tallman, b. Geneseo, N. Y., May 25, 1823. 

Joseph Alvord renewed the covenant with the First Church in 
]\Iiddletown, May 31, 1804. His wife professed faith and was bap- 
tized at the same time. He was a tanner and currier by trade and 
lived about two miles east of Geneseo. 

310. LUCY ALVORD {Oren, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., Oct. 21, 1777; died Geneseo, N. 
Y., June 6, 1856 ; married Samuel Finley, son of William and Sophia 
Delight (Phelps) Finley. He was born Marlborough, Conn., Dec. 
1, 1773; died Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 17, .1846. Res. Geneseo, N. Y. 
Children ; 

a. Harriet, b. Geneseo, N. Y. ; mar. Geneseo, N. Y., Chauncey R. Bond, 

General Agent for the Wadsworths. 

b. Caroline, b. Geneseo, N. Y. ; mar. Augustus Gibbs of Livonia, N. Y. 

c. Emeline, b. Geneseo, N. Y. ; was unmarried. 

d. Samuel, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1819; d. Geneseo, N. Y., Feb. 9, 

1875 ; mar. Geneseo, N. Y., Almira Reed. 

312. ANNIS ALVORD (Oren, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., June 22, 1781; died Geneseo, 
N. Y. ; married Russell Lord. He was born June 3, 1780. Res. 
Geneseo, N. Y. Child: 

a. Jarvis P., bapt. Jan. 5, 1804. 

She joined the First Church in Middletown, Conn., Mar. 19, 1809, 
was received by letter to the East Hampton Church, May 7, 1809, 
and dismissed 1811. She was a charter member of the church at 
Geneseo, N. Y.. in 1810. 

313. BETSEY ALVORD {Oren, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1783; died Geneseo, N. 
Y., Sept. 23, 1829; married East Hampton, Conn.. Sept. 4, 1805, 
William Finley, son of William and Sophia Delight (Phelps) Fin- 
ley. He was born Marlborough, Conn., Dec. 21, 1783 ; died Geneseo, 



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N. Y., Oct. 9, 1840. Res. Geneseo, N. Y. Children : 

a. Delight, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1809; d. Sept. 23, 1826. 

b. William, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1810; d. Ann Arbor, Mich., June 

12, 1858; mar. May 14, 1840, Elizabeth Jones. 

c. Sophia, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 26, 1812; d. Geneseo, N. Y., July 8, 1826. 

d. Annis, b. Geneseo, N. Y., June 14, 1815 ; d. Geneseo, N. Y., June 1, 1843. 

e. Elizabeth, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1817; d. Livonia N. Y., Aug., 1901; 

mar. Dec. 11, 1845, Backus Gibbs, son of Judge Gibbs. 

f. Flora Sarah, b. Geneseo, N. Y., July 11, 1819; d. June, 1820. 

g. Florus Samuel, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1821; d. Livonia, N. Y., May. 

Feb. 1, 1901; mar. Apr. 14, 1852, Jane M. Tooker; removed in 1860 

to Ypsilanti, Mich.; a student of public affairs, a man of abiding 

faith in the right and a devoted Christian. Two sons living, Capt. 

John Parks Finley, U. S. A., and M. F. Finley, of Washington, 

D. C. 
h. John Parks, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1821; d. Livonia, N. Y., May 

7, 1850. 
i. James, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1823 ; d. Ann Arbor, Mich., June 

26, 1856; mar. Saline, Mich., 1853. 
j. Sophia Delight, b. Geneseo, N. Y., June 29, 1826; d. Ann Arbor, Mar. 

22, 1854. 
k. Flora, b. Geneseo, N. Y.. Nov. 7, 1828; d. July 18, 1829. 

William Finley was descended from one of three brothers of 
Scotch-Irish blood and Protestant faith who came from the North of 
Ireland to New England about the year 1700. William Finley knew 
of the Holland Purchase and was led to select that beautiful valley 
for his home, migrating there with his father and brothers, Samuel 
and David. William Finley was a very active man. He erected a 
corpenter's shop on his farm and aided many of the settlers in build- 
ing their homes. He is said to have built the first house in the pres- 
ent city of Rochester. He was a finely proportioned man. six feet 
in height. For twelve years he was judge of the Livingston Co. 
Circuit Court. He married 2nd, Sarah Wattles and had : David 
Mason, Patrick Henry, Homer Phelps and Flora Sarah. Betsey 
(Alvord) Finley is remembered as a "wonderous mother." 

314. PHYLANDA ALVORD (Orcn. Scth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 29, 1788; died Orwell, 
O., 1867; married East Hampton, Conn., July 21, 1811, Daniel Rus- 
sell Wolcott, son of Josiah and Lydia (Russell) Wolcott. He was 
born Rocky Hill, Conn., Mar. 16, 1782; died Orwell, O., 1868. 
Res. Bristol, Conn., Farmington, O., and Orwell, O. Children : 

a. Ruth, b. Bristol, Conn., 1813; d. 1846; mar. J. Malby Knapp of Bloom- 

field, O. 

b. Orin, b. Bristol, Conn., 1816; d. Salisbury, S. C, 1864. 



156 Alvord Genealogy 

c. Josiah, b. Bristol, Conn., 1818; d. Orwell, O., Feb. 3, 1893. 

d. Horace, b. Orwell, O., 1822; d. Col, 1875. 

e. Susan, b. Orwell, O., 1824; d. July 1, 1843. 

f. Willis, b. Orwell, 1826; d. 1890. 

g. Philander, b. Orwell, O., 1830; d. 1883. 

h. Eliza Jane, b. Orwell, O., Feb. 14, 1833; living at Chagrin Falls, O., 
1906; mar. 1866, Calvin Bacon. 

Daniel R. Wolcott married for his first wife Elizabeth Root. In 
1819 he removed from Bristol, Conn., to Farmington, O., where he 
remained for two years, when he settled in Orwell, O. 

Phylanda Alvord united with the church at East Hampton, Conn,, 
on profession, Apr. 16, 1809. Dismissed 1811. Before her marriage 
she lived with her brother Joseph Alvord. 

316. SYBIL ALVORD {Riiel, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., May 30, 1777; died Holland, Vt., 
Sept. 11, 1828; married East Hampton, Conn., May, 1803, Parmenas 
Watson, prob. son of Parmenas Watson. He was born Warner, N. 
H. ; died near Vicksburg, Miss., Aug. 18, 1839. Res. Holland, Vt. 
Children : 

a. Ruel Alvord, b. Holland, Vt., Apr. 16, 1806; d. near Vicksburg, Miss., 

May 8, 1833. 

b. Sybil Alvord, b. Holland, Vt., Apr. 21, 1807; d. Feb. 3, 1840; mar. 1829, 

Gershom Fletcher. 

c. Hannah Hall, b. Holland, Vt., May 1, 1810; d. Holland, Vt. ; mar. Luth- 

er Hall. 

d. Alonzo, b. Holland, Vt., Nov. 1, 1814; d. Holland, Vt, Feb. 25, 1815. 

e. Melissa, b. Holland, Vt., Jan. 4, 1818; d. Winsted, Conn., Jan. 27, 1901; 

mar. June 5, 1844, Charles Alvord of Winsted, Conn. (Her cousin). 

f. Jonathan, b. Holland, Vt., Nov. 16, 1819 ; d. Titusville, Pa. ; mar. Joanna 

Chase of Titusville, Pa. He was one of the first to "strike oil" 
in that region and became wealthy. 

After the death of his first wife, Parmenas Watson went to Ohio 
and married again. Hearing of the death of his son Ruel A. Wat- 
son in Miss., he went South to look after the property said to have 
been left by his son, and died very suddenly, when he had scarcely 
reached his destination. Sybil (Alvord) Watson was remembered 
as a woman of great strength of character, who bore patiently all 
the trials that came into her life. 

317. MARY ALVORD {Ruel, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 14, 1779; died Winchester, 
Conn., Oct. 23, 1857 ; married Chatham, Conn., Mar. 14, 1802, Eli- 
sha Rowley, son of Ebenezer and Susannah (Annibel) Rowley. He 
was born Chatham, Conn., Mar. 14, 1780; died Winchester, Conn., 



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May 17, 1822. Res. Winchester, Conn. Children: 

a. Harriet, d. aged 5 years. 

b. Horace, b. Mar. 27, 1804 ; d. Apr., 1884 ; mar. 1827, Sally Button. 

c. Harriet, b. Winchester, Conn., July 10, 1810; mar. 1st Jan. 1, 1833, Ezra 

Baldwin Strong, who was a book-publisher in Hartford, Conn.; 2nd 
Dr. Miner. 

318. JAMES HALL ALVORD (Rtiel, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander) , born East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 8, 1781 ; died Winsted, 
Conn., July 29, 1868; married Chatham, Conn., Oct. 11, 1804, Lucy 
Cook, daughter of Richard and Mary (Rowley) Cook. She was 
born Chatham, Conn., Aug. 7, 1784; died Winchester, Conn., Sept. 
11, 1850. Res. Winsted, Conn. Children: 

730. Clarissa Penfield, b. East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 7, 1805 ; d. Winsted, 

Conn., Dec. 4, 1877, unm. 

731. John Watson, b. East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 18, 1807. 

732. Mary Cook, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 26, 1809 ; d. Feb. 12, 1830, unm. 
7ZZ. Susan Brown, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 12, 1811. 

734. Richard, b. Winchester, Conn., Mar. 8, 1813 ; d. Dec. 1, 1818. 

735. Catharine, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 12, 1815; d. Winsted, Conn., 

Oct. 12, 1895, unm. On the advice of her brother John Watson, 
she studied two years at Oberlin, O., after which she taught for 
many years in Winsted, Conn. 

736. James, b. Winchester, Conn., Aug. 16, 1819; d. Mar. 17, 1820. 
'7Z7. Charles, b. Winchester, Conn., Aug. 16, 1819. 

738. Amanda Malvina, b. Winchester, Conn., Aug. 30, 1821. 

739. James Richard, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 7, 1823. 

740. George, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 23, 1825. 

741. Jabez, b. Winchester, Conn., Feb. 3, 1828; res. Winsted, Conn., unm. 
Jabez learned the machinist's trade. He was engaged in Colt's factory at 

Hartford, Conn., and went to England for that firm on business. At the out- 
break of the Civil War he enlisted in the 28th Reg. of Conn. Volunteers as 2nd 
Lieut. This was the final contribution of Winchester men to the service and 
was a nine months' enlistment. It consisted of the Major of the regiment, 
a Captain, two Lieutenants and fifty-nine enlisted men. The regiment en- 
camped at New Haven, Conn., until Nov. 18, 1862, when it embarked for Pen- 
sacola, Fla., and there remained inactive until ordered to join Gen. Banks* 
army. After harrassing marches in La. they were actively engaged in the 
assault on Port Hudson, Jan. 14, 1863, sustaining a loss of fifty-nine killed, 
wounded and missing. During the siege of Port Hudson, Lieut. Alvord sus- 
tained a severe illness under great privations. The regiment was mustered 
out of the service at New Haven, Conn., Aug. 28, 1863. After the war Mr. 
Alvord served as postmaster at Winsted, Conn., for two years and later en- 
faged in manufacturing. He resides at Winsted, Conn. 

James Hall Alvord settled in the part of East Hampton, Conn., 
called "Muddy Gutter Brook," but in 1809 he removed with his fam- 
ily, wife and three children, Clarissa Penfield, John Watson and 



158 Alvord Genealogy 

Mary Cook, to Winsted, Conn., where he purchased a small house 
with an acre of ground near the "meeting house" on the green, built 
a shop and set up business as saddle and harness maker for the town. 
His means were quite limited after paying for his place, but by faith- 
fulness to his customers, with industry and economy, his business in- 
creased so that the large family were always above want and in a 
condition of moderate comfort. Mr. Alvord united with the Cong. 
Church during the "Great Revival" in 1816. His wife having joined 
the church two years previous and all the children then born were 
baptized. 

In 1836 he was chosen deacon of the church in which office he 
continued until its active duties were resigned on account of age and 
infirmity in 1865. He was for a number of years a leader of the 
choir, greatly enjoying the exercise of singing and until old age was 
called upon to "set the tune" in social meetings. His love for music 
also found scope in being for many years professional drummer in 
the militia company of the town. At one time or another he filled 
nearly all the minor offices of the town and society ; was always in- 
terested in the promotion of schools, often "school committeeman" 
and was school society's treasurer nearly all his active life. 

In politics Dea. Alvord was a Whig, in olden times he was called a 
Federalist. He early espoused the Anti-Slavery cause and party, 
and when the Abolitionists in this country were few, he was the 
well known and staunch friend of the enslaved. In town meeting he 
was one of the six who first voted for freedom. It was on the ques- 
tion of the "Right of Petition, etc." He invariably voted for the 
same principles, no matter who voted otherwise and at the age of 
eighty this was almost the only secular subject on which his mind re- 
mained clear. Without remarkable powers of conversation, he was 
ever a shrewd observer of men and things ; and his terse criticisms 
on the follies of the times, his sharp hits at laggards in duty, and his 
pithy sayings on all subjects, increasing as age advanced, have been 
noted. 

A strict disciplinarian in his family, rigid after the old school, in 
that little old house the children all "had to mind" and come in at 
sun-down on Saturday nights, when a longer chapter than usual was 
read at family devotions. On Sundays the assembled group had to 
say the Catechism, no child daring to venture anywhere else before 
sunset on that day, except into the burying ground. 

All Dea, Alvord's traits of character were distinct and influential. 



Sixth Generation 159 

He was respected by all who knew him as a sincere, honest man, a 
devoted Christian, decided and firm in the right and willing to do 
what he could in every good work. With a very limited education, 
without property or any high standing in society, his influence was 
for more than half a century widely felt, and his good name and real 
worth will long be remembered. 

To his large family for which he toiled incessantly, he was accus- 
tomed to say 'T shall try to bring you all up and give you a good 
schooling and that is all I can do for you." This he did and from 
that bringing up with its consequent good habits, and that "school- 
ing," the nine surviving children had a rare inheritance for which 
their united thanks are due their honored father. 

When Dea. Alvord passed away it was said in truth, "A good man 
has gone to nis grave and his reward." 

Mrs. Lucy (Cook) Alvord was the only child of her parents. Her 
father, Richard Cook, was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. 
It is related that his daughter, Lucy, encountered opposition in her 
choice of a husband, owing to his poverty. Time, however, recon- 
ciled the parents to their daughter's choice. Her early married life 
was spent in severe struggles with privation and poverty, amid which 
she reared a large family and imparted to them a training and char- 
acter which left its impress for generations. She possessed a most 
lovable character and remarkably even disposition. Through her 
motb*^^ she was descended from Edward Fuller. 

319. LUCY ALVORD (Ruel, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Durham, Conn., May 14, 1785; died Winchester, Conn., 
Sept. 1, 1831 ; married East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 21, 1806, Chaun- 
cey Brooks, son of Samuel and Rachel (Brainerd) Brooks. He w-as 
born Haddam, Conn., June 3, 1781 ; died Winchester, Conn., Oct. 7, 
1871. Res. Winchester, Conn. Children: 

a. Abigail, b. Haddam, Conn., Apr. 23, 1807; d. Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 26, 

1883 ; mar. Feb. 26, 1825, Benjamin Phelps of Winchester, Conn. 

b. Harry, b. Haddam, Conn., Dec. 1, 1808; d. May 3, 1887; mar. Chloe 

Winchel of Torrington, Conn. 

c. Marrietta, b. Haddam, Conn., Dec. 15, 1812; d. Winchester, Conn., Mar. 

29, 1871 ; mar. Joel Tuttle. 

d. Nelson, b. Haddam, Conn., May 12, 1815 ; d. June 16, 1891 ; mar. May 

30, 1843, Lucy Loomis of Winchester, Conn. 

e. Norman, b. Winchester, Conn., Oct. 1817; d. July 25, 1895; mar. Sept. 

24, 1866, Mrs. Eliza Couch of Norfolk, Conn. 

Chauncey Brooks removed from Chatham, Conn., to Winchester, 



160 Alvord Genealogy 

Conn., in May, 1816, where, with his brothers, Asaph B. and Samuel 
Brooks, he bought the Peleg Sweet farm in the Danbury Quarter on 
Brooks St., where he resided until his death. 

323. LYDIA ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 5, 1778; died Stockbridge, 
Mass.; married East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 21, 1797, Bulkley Davis, 
son of Charles and Anna (Pelton) Davis. He was born Chatham, 
Conn., Oct. 27, 1776. Res. Portland, Conn., and Stockbridge, Mass. 
Children : 

a. Sarah, b. Chatham, Conn., Apr. 1, 1798. 

b. Charles Hiram, b. Chatham, Conn., Apr. 1, 1800. 

c. Bulkley Tryon, b. Chatham, Conn., Mar. 14, 1802. 

324. ASHBEL ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 1, 1780; died East Hart- 
ford, Conn., 1838; married 1st, Portland, Conn., Feb. 3, 1800, Mary 
Jacobs, daughter of Joel and Sally (Stow) Jacobs. She was born 
Middletown, Conn., Nov. 15, 1782; died Hartford, Conn., Jan. 19, 
1873. He married 2nd, Middletown, Conn., Nov. 14, 1822, Sophia 
Pease, perhaps daughter of Peter and Anne (Bliss) Pease, who was 
born Glastonbury, Conn., Mar. 9, 1805. Res. Middletown, Conn., 
East Hampton, Conn., and East Hartford, Conn. Children : 

742. Infant, b. Middletown, Conn., and buried there in Sept. 1800. 

743. Ashbel W., b. Middletown, Conn., 1801. 

744. Joel. 

745. Mary Ann. 

746. Sarah. 

747. Jesse Herd, b. East Hampton, Conn., July 17, 1812. 

748. Jane. 

749. Julia Ann, b. East Hampton, Conn., May 2, 1817. 

750. Emily. 

751. William Henry, b. East Hampton, Conn., Aug. 16, 1827. 

752. Francis Lyman, b. East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 23, 1829. 

Ashbel Alvord was a tailor. His career was not a successful on« 
and he died very poor. His first wife received aid from the alms- 
house in Hartford, 1856-65. Her death occurred there. His sec- 
ond wife married for her second husband Asa Tryon. 

Record of service in War of 1812 : "Alvord, Ashbel, Private, Saybrook, 
under Isaac Webber, Sept. 13, 1813 to Nov. 1, 1813. Also under Oliver C 
Stanford from Aug. 18, 1814, to Oct. 25, 1814." (Conn. Men in War of 1812). 

325. RUTH ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 30, 1782; died Portland, 
Conn., Oct. 9, 1803 ; married East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 27, 1800, 



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Israel Cole, son of Ebenezer and Sarah (Boff) Cole. Resided East 
Hampton, Conn. Children : 

a. Weltha Ruth, b. East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 26, 1801 ; mar. East Hamp- 

ton, Conn., Dec. 14, 1820, Otis Haling. 

b. Child, d. East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 27, 1810, aged 4 years. 

The Cole family came to Chatham (East Hampton), Conn., from 
Eastham, Mass. 

326. SARAH ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1785; died Middlefield, 
Conn., Oct. 18, 1825; married Middletown, Conn., Sept. 15, 1805, 
Patrick Derby, son of Patrick Derby. He was bapt. Middletown, 
Conn., Apr. 2, 1784; died East Hampton, Conn., aged over 90 years. 
Res. Middletown, Conn., and East Hampton, Conn. No children. 

Patrick Derby was a farmer and resided on the old David Sears* 
place. He was a very enthusiastic member of the Methodist Church. 
For his second wife he married Lucy Sears by whom he had several 
children. 

327. SETH ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., July 9, 1787; died West Hill, 
Onon. Co., N. Y., Aug. 3, 1831 ; married Dalton, Mass., Jan. 14, 
1812, Lucy Bassett, daughter of Jonathan and Lucy (Spafard) Bas- 
sett. She was born Dalton, Mass., Jan. 12, 1791 ; died Phoenix, N, 
Y., Nov. 21, 1862. Res. Cooperstown, N. Y., and West Hill, Onon- 
daga Co., N. Y., 1817- 1831. Children: 

753. Philo Gates, b. Burlington, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1812; d. Phoenix, N. Y., 

Nov. 6, 1878, unm; a jeweler with a prosperous business at Buf- 
falo for forty years. 

754. Nelson Clark, b. Burlington, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1815. 

755. Juliette, b. Onondaga, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1817. 

756. Seth Williston, b. Onondaga, N. Y., July 31, 1819. 

757. Lucy Emeline, b. Onondaga, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1822. 

In 1814 Seth Alvord was appointed ensign in the 54th N. Y. Reg., 
Otsego Co. In 1815 appointed Capt., Otsego Co., 112th Reg. Light 
Inf. In 1816 mentioned as having moved from Otsego Co. (N. Y. 
Council of App.) 

328. ZEN AS ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., Dec. 28, 1789; died Dyberry, 
Wayne Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1847; married near Winsted, Conn., Debo- 
rah Hart, daughter of Selah and Rachel (Hempsted) Hart of Ca- 
naan, Conn. She was born Conn., in 1792; died Prompton, Pa., 
Oct. 23, 1847. Res. Dyberry, Wayne Co., Pa. Children: 



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758. George Seymour, b. Winsted, Conn., Sept. 16, 1815. 

759. Alary Ann, b. Canaan, Conn., Oct. 25, 1816. 

760. William, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 30, 1819; d. June 8, 1819. 

761. Emmar Nancy, b. Dyberry, Pa., May 18, 1820. 

762. Sarah Deborah, b. Dyberry, Pa., Aug. 14, 1821. 
IdZ. Henrietta, b. Dyberry, Pa., May 8, 1824. 

764. Irene Gleason, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 8, 1826; d. Dyberry, Pa., Sept. 

4, 1847. 

765. James Boyd, b. Dyberry, Pa., Nov. 6, 1827. 

766. Henry, b. Dyberry, Pa., Apr. 16, 1829. 

767. Minerva Vashti, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 22, 1831. 

768. Jane Susan, b. Dyberry, Pa., Aug. 15, 1833. 

769. Euphemia, b. Dyberry, Pa., Aug. 2, 1836; d. June, 1837. 

Zenas Alvord was a farmer. The history of Riverton, Conn., men- 
tions a Zenas Alvord, who worked in the chair factory there for many 
years, and removed to Pa. about 1840. (Perhaps it refers to an- 
other.) 

Record of Service in War of 1812: "Alvord, Zenas, Private, New London. 
Moses Hayden's Co. from Aug. 13, 1813, to Sept. 16, 1813." (Conn. Men in 
War of 1812.) 

329. OTIS ALVORD {Seth, Scth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born East Hampton, Conn., May 26, 1794; died Elmira, N. Y., 
Jan. 20, 1866; married Marlboro. Conn., Sept. 15, 1818, Lucy Car- 
rier, daughter of Joseph and Lois (Day) Carrier. She was born 
Marlboro, Conn., Feb. 24, 1795 ; died Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1882. 
Res. Marlboro, Conn., Middlefield, Conn., Schuyler, N. Y., Havana, 
N. Y., Elmira, N. Y. Children: 

770. Sarah, b. Middletown, Conn., Sept. 29, 1819. 

771. Betsey Lavinia, b. Waterville, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1827. 

772. Augustus Gates, b. Catlin (now Dix), N. Y., Dec. 21, 1839; d. Cat- 

lin, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1850. 
Otis Alvord was a clothier by trade and had a small factory at 
Marlborough, Conn., from there he went to Middlefield and carried 
on business. About the year 1822 he removed to Schuyler, N. Y., 
and afterwards to Havanna, N. Y. After the marriage of his daugh- 
ter Sarah, he went to Elmira, N. Y., and there lived until his death. 

330. BEULAH ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born East Hampton, Conn., June 7, 1796; died Granby, 
Conn., Jan. 15, 1881 ; married Granby, Conn., George Clark. He 
died Granby, Conn. Res. Granby, Conn. Child : 

a. Infant. 

George Clark had been previously married. Beulah (Alvord) 
Clark was received by letter to the Granby Church, Apr. 22, 1844. 

331. ELIZABETH ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 



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Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Mar. 14, 1802; died Gran- 
by, Conn., Aug. 6, 1881 ; married 1st, East Hampton, Conn., June 11, 

1826, Augustus Gates, son of Nehemiah and Ruth (Williams) Gates. 
He was born East Hampton, Conn., June 21, 1802; died Waterford, 
Conn., Feb. 9, 1845. She married 2nd, East Hampton, Conn., Jan. 
15, 1850, Orren Hart Lee, son of Orren and Charlotte (Hart) Lee. 
He was born Berlin, Conn., Mar. 6, 1796; died Granby, Conn., Dec. 
3, 1864. She married 3rd, Granby, Conn., Oct. 27, 1870, Hiram 
Franklin Chapin, son of Hiram Chapin. He was born Granby, 
Conn., Apr. 7, 1799; died East Granby, Conn., Mar. 23, 1886. Res. 
Granby, Conn. No children. 

Orren H. Lee was a drum major in the War of 1812 at the age of 
fifteen. He was stationed at New London, Conn. He' served eight 
terms in the Conn. Legislature. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Alvord) Gates joined the church at East Hamp- 
ton, Conn., by letter from New London, Nov. 7, 1819, and was dis- 
missed to Granby, Conn., in 1853. 

332. CHAUNCEY HART ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Dec. 16, 1803; 
died Morris. Conn., May 11, 1881; married Goshen. Conn., Aug. 1, 

1827, Harriet Elizabeth Lobdell, daughter of Dennis and Clara 
(Northrup) Lobdell. She was born Brookfield, Conn., Dec. 15, 
1809; died ^vlorris. Conn., Apr. 12, 1904. Res. Goshen, Cornwall 
and Morris, Conn. Children : 

772i. Anne. b. Goshen. Conn., May 23, 1828. 

774. Joseph Henry, b. Goshen, Conn., Dec. 1, 1830. 

775. Eliza Chloe, b. Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 26, 1834. 

776. Jerome Lobdell, b. Goshen, Conn., Dec. 12, 1835. 

777. Edwin B., b. Goshen, Conn., Mar. 12, 1840. 

778. Edgar, b. Goshen, Conn., Mar. 12, 1840. 

779. Clark Leander, b. Morris, Conn., Feb. 5. 1850. 

Chauncey Hart Alvord learned the clothier's trade of his brother, 
Otis, at Middlefield, Conn., when he was sixteen years old. After 
Otis removed to N. Y. State Chauncey went to Torrington, Conn., 
and worked for some time ; from there he went to Goshen, Conn., 
and worked until his health failed. Seeking out-of-door employment 
he took a dairy farm, and as his health improved he bought a farm in 
Litchfield Co.. South Farms, town of Morris, Conn., where he lived 
until his death. He represented his town in the Conn. State Legis- 
lature at Hartford in 1867, and frequently held town offices. 

334. JOHN ALVORD {John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 



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ander), born Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 10, 1774; died New Rochelle, 
N. Y., about 1830; married Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 5, 1797, Elizabeth 
Bulkley, daughter of Gershom and Elizabeth (Chapman) Bulkley. 
She died New York, N. Y., June 21, 1843, aged 65. Res. Rye, N. Y. 
Children : 

780. George Bulkley, b. Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 8, 1798. 

781. Delia, b. Fairfield, Conn., Feb., 1800. 

782. Alonzo Alwyn, b. Greens Farms, Conn., July 4, 1802. 

783. Edward, b. Oct., 1809 ; d. at sea in 1844, unm. 

784. Eliza, b. Rye, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1811. 

785. Mary, b. Rye, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1814; d. New York, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1879, 

unm. 

786. Charles Frederick, b. Rye, N. Y., July 2, 1819. 

John Alvord was a shoemaker by trade. His wife was a remark- 
able woman for those days. She was passionately fond of learning 
and embraced every opportunity to learn the news of the day. So 
eager was she, that frequently, after receiving the weekly newspaper, 
she would sit up almost the entire night to read. 

335. DAVID ALVORD {John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 15, 1776; died Kent, Conn., July 
7, 1831 ; married Greens Farms, Conn., Dec. 2, 1800, Abigail Jen- 
nings, daughter of David and Abigail (Meeker) Jennings. She was 
born prob. Greens Farms, Conn., 1779; died Greens Farms, Conn., 
Nov. 20, 1857. Res. Kent, Conn. Children : 

787. Wakeman, b. Kent, Conn., Sept., 1802. 

788. Almon, b. Kent, Conn., Jan. 17, 1804. 

789. Nelson, b. Kent, Conn., Oct. 25, 1805. 

790. Sarah Wakeman, b. Kent, Conn., May 23, 1809. 

791. Elisha, b. Kent, Conn., Mar. 1, 1814. 

792. David, b. Kent, Conn.; d. Bloomfield, O., unm. A physician, resided 

at Poplar, Crawford Co., Ohio. 

793. Infant, b. Kent, Conn., d. Kent, Conn., in 1818. (Ch. Rec.) 

794. Abigail Jane, b. Kent, Conn., Mar. 23, 1820. 

336. SARAH WAKEMAN ALVORD {John, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 2, 1782; died May, 
1836; married Greens Farms, Conn., May 27, 1805, Ebenezer Hug- 
gins, son of Ebenezer and Mary (Dickerman) Huggins. He was 
born New Haven, Conn., May 11, 1781; died Aug. 13, 1837, Res. 
New Haven, Conn. Children; 

a. Edward Eaton. 

b. Ebenezer John. 

c. Cornelius. 

d. Howard. 



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e. Mary Alvord, b. 1815 ; d. New York. N. Y., Dec. 30. 1875 : mar. about 

1847, Charles Frederick Alvord. 

f. Louisa. 

g. Sarah Maria mar. Thomas A. Leggett. 
h. Stephen. 

337. ELISHA ALVORD (John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Al- 
exander), born Fairfield, Conn., July 1, 1784; died Ridgefield, Conn., 
Apr. 10, 1812; married Greens Farms, Conn., Feb. 3, 1807, Betsey 
Bradley, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Stratton) Bradley. She 
was born Hull's Farms, Conn., July 8, 1786; died Southport, Conn., 
Aug. 8, 1864. Res. Fairfield, Conn. Children : 

795. Mary Banks, b. Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 4, 1807. 

796. Sarah Wakeman, b. Fairfield, Conn., Nov.9, 1812. 

Elisha Alvord was a physician and began to practice at Ridgefield, 
Conn. He built a new house but died soon after of pneumonia. His 
widow returned to her father's home and started a millinery, earning 
enough money to send both her daughters to boarding school. "Wid. 
Betsey Alvord was admitted to the Greens Farms, Conn., Church, 
Apr. 28, 1816." Her father Daniel Bradley, was on Gen. Lafayette's 
staff in the Revolution. He was presented with a sword by Gen. 
Lafayette. 

338. NEHEAHAH BANKS ALVORD {John, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 12, 1787; died 
Southport, Conn., Apr. 25, 1875 ; married Rama Sherwood, daughter 
of Abel and Mary Sherwood. She was born Mill Hill., Conn., Oct. 
12, 1791 ; died Southport, Conn., Nov. 28, 1856. Res. Southport, 
Conn. Children : 

797. Martha, b. Southport, Conn., Feb. 25. 1821. 

798. John Abel, b. Southport, Conn., Sept. 24, 1826. 

339. JESUP ALVORD (John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 19, 1789; died Fairfield, Conn., 
May 28, 1870; married Greenfield, Conn., Nov. 25, 1820, Susan Cur- 
tis, daughter of Anna Curtis. She was born Stratford, Conn., Dec. 
25, 1797; died Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 4, 1876. Res. Southport, 
Conn. Children : 

799. Julia Ann, b. Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 2, 1821 ; d. Bridgeport, Conn., 

Oct. 19, 1901, unm. 

800. Charles Jesup, b. Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 30, 1824; d. Feb. 6, 1829. 

801. Edward Jesup, b. Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 26, 1831. 

802. Susan Curtis, b. Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 19, 1838. 

341. MORRIS ALVORD (John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, At- 



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exander), born Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 12, 1794; died Southport, Apr. 
5, 1852; married Greens Farms, Conn., Sept. 7, 1817, Elizabeth Burr, 
daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Redfield) Burr. She was born 
Westport, Conn., Nov. 28, 1796; died Southport, Conn., May 28, 
1867. Res. Southport, Conn. Children: 

803. Elizabeth Burr, b. Southport, Conn., Nov. 15, 1818. 

804. Martha, b. Southport, Conn., Nov. 23, 1820. 

805. Mary Abigail, b. Southport, Conn., Dec. 22, 1823. 

806. Harriet, b. Southport, Conn., May 27, 1826; d. Southport, Conn., Jan. 

27, 1864, unm. 

807. Urania Sherwood, b. Southport, Conn., Jan. 12, 1829. 

808. Louisa, b. Southport, Conn., Oct. 5, 1832. 

Morris Alvord first resided at Greens Farms, Conn., near the 
beach where at the present time the hotel stands. His house was 
burned and he moved to Southport and located on Mill River, where 
an old mill is now situated. He kept a store in Southport even while 
living at Greens Farms. He died of consumption. 

Record of Service in War of 1812: "Alvord, Morris, Private, Fairfield. 
Abram D. Baldwin's Co. from Apr. 15, 1814, to Apr. 17, 1814." (Conn Men 
in War of 1812.) 

342. ELIHU ALVORD {EHlm, Elisha, Thomas. Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 18, 1775; died Davenport, la., 
July 13, 1863 ; married Dec. 3, 1797, Alice Morley Townsend, daugh- 
ter of — and — (Morley) Townsend. She was born Ballston Spa., 
N. Y., Apr. 22, 1780; died Long Grove, la., May 24, 1855. Res. 
Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., near Black Rock, Erie Co., 
N. Y., and Long Grove, la. Children : 

809. Abner Morley, b. Oct. 11, 1799; d. Feb. 8, 1801. 

810. Abner Whiting, b. May 20, 1802. 

811. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 1, 1806. 

812. Martha Charlotte, b. Jan. 16, 1808. 

813. Christopher Columbus, b. Aug. 19, 1810. 

814. George Washington, b. Sept. 11. 1812. 

815. Alica, b. June 25, 1814; d. July 12, 1814. 

816. Samuel, b. Black Rock, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1818. 

817. Alice Morley Townsend, b. Ellicottville, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1820. 

818. Harriet, b. Ellicottville, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1823 ; d. Oct. 10, 1823. 

An old record dated Apr. 10, 1818, mentions "Elihu Alvord for- 
merly of Fairfield, Conn., now of Black Rock, N. Y." Mr. Fish, 
grandson of Elihit Alvord writes that his grandfather lived for a few 
years after leaving Conn, at Albany, N. Y., and was employed in the 
shipyards there. He removed from Ellicottville, N. Y., to Scot 
Co., la., in 1837 settling on a claim 18 miles north of Davenport. He 



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was the oldest member of the Scott Co. Pioneer Ass. and was prob- 
ably the oldest settler in the county. In 1857 when Mr. Alvord was 
eighty-one years old he visited his old home in Conn. By occupa- 
tion he was a cabinet maker and had considerable mechanical genius, 
so that he was wont to spend hours at a time endeavoring to perfect 
perpetual motion. He was fond of horticulture, a great reader and 
highly esteemed by all who knew him. His home, during the last 
years of his life was with his daughter, Alary Ann Fish, at Walnut 
Grove, la. When eighty-eight years old he walked from Walnut 
Grove, la., to Davenport, a distance of 18 miles, to visit his son C. C. 
Alvord. It was in July and the sun was very hot. The next day he 
was taken with an attack of cholera morbus from which he died on 
the second morning after leaving home. At the organization of St. 
John's Episcopal Church at Ellicottville, N. Y., Elihu Alvord was 
chosen vestryman, Sept., 1829. 

Property was deeded to Elihu Alvord of Milton, Saratoga Co., N. 
Y., in 1806 ; to Elihu Alvord of Marcellus, N. Y., in 1810 ; from Elihu 
Alvord and wife of Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1812, of Ellicottville, N. 
Y., in 1833. 

Mrs. Alvord was a member of the Episcopal Church and in her 
youth highly regarded in society. 

344. THOMAS GOULD ALVORD {Thomas Gould, Asahel, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Mar. 2Z, 

1763; died Homer, N. Y., June 22>, 1835; married Hartford Co., 

Conn., June 17, 1783 Nancy Scoughton. She was born Fishkill, 

N. Y., Mar. 23, 1765; died Homer, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1849. Res. 

Homer, N. Y. (Scott, 4 miles from Homer, N. Y.) Children: 

819. Elizabeth, b. Farmington, Conn., Mar. 9, 1785. 
820. Edward, b. Farmington, Conn., Dec. 30, 1786. 

821. Eliphalet Wadsworth, b. Farmington, Conn., Mar. 29, 1789; d. Ont. 

Co., N. Y., Dec. 13, 1812 ; unm. 

822. Elias, b. Farmington, Conn., Feb. 18, 1791. 

823. Jacob Byington, b. Farmington, Conn., Mar. 21, 1793. 

824. James Wadsworth, b. Whitestown, N. Y., July 13, 1795. 

825. Nancy, b. Homer, X. Y., Jan. 25, 1798. 

826. Phoebe Ann, b. Homer, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1801. 

827. Keziah Orvis, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1804. 

Thomas Gould Alvord Jr. enlisted at the age of 16 in the Revo- 
lution, being in an Artillery Co. under Col. John Lamb. He served 
throughout the war and was at Cornwallis' Surrender. For his 
services he received 600 acres of land in Homer, Courtland Co., 
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He drew lot No. 56, but when he reached Manlius, N. Y., he was met by a 
couple of land sharks, who, upon learning the lot upon which the old hero was 
intending to settle, very coolly informed him that they had been to Homer, 
and they were well acquainted with the position of his land and could assure 
him that it was exceedingly poor and wet the greater part of the year, it being 
covered with water. In short, he was, by means of this deception, induced to 
part with 600 acres of most valuable land for the trifling sum of a few dollars, 
a horse and saddle. Consequently with his brothers Charles and Ebenezer 
he settled upon lot No. 13. He was an inn-keeper and the sign still remains 
on the old homestead. It reads: "Thomas Gould Alvord, Inn, 1808." (Cort- 
land Co. Hist.) 

Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Thomas Gould, Jr., Gunner, Capt. Joseph 
Thomas' Co., Col. John Lamb's 2nd Artillery Reg. Muster rolls for Feb., 
Mar. and Apr., 1781, dated West Point. Enlistment during the war." (Conn. 
Men in Rev.) 

He applied for a pension June 28, 1828. His claim was allowed. 
Mrs. Nancy Alvord was pensioned as his widow after his death, 
receiving $100 annually. 

346. EBENEZER ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Aug. 27, 1767; died 
Homer, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1844 ; married Rachel Crampton, daughter of 
Miles and Rhoda (Keyes) Crampton. She was born Farmington, 
Conn., Aug. 29, 1770; died Homer, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1843. Res. 
Farmington, Conn, and Homer, N. Y. Children : 

828. Luman, b. Farmington, Conn., Oct. 30, 1791. 

829. Polly, b. Clinton, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1794. 

830. Sylvester, b. Homer, N. Y., June 4, 1796. 

831. Electa, b. Homer, N. Y., June 1, 1799. 

832. Amy, b. Homer, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1801. 

833. Julia, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1803. 

834. Truman, b. Homer, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1806. In 1867 it was supposed 

that he was not living. His friends at Homer had no positive 
knowledge of his whereabouts later than Feb. 21, 1841. At that 
time he was four miles below Mills Point on the Mississippi in 
Ky. He was then thinking of settling somewhere during the next 
twelve months, and that was the last time they heard from him. 
His brother Sylvester made diligent inquiry wherever he thought 
there was any prospect of hearing from him, but all to no purpose. 

835. Lucy Kies, b. Homer, N. Y., July 15, 1808. 

836. Rhoda Crampton, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1812. 

837. Rachel Elvira, b. Homer, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1815. 

Ebenezer Alvord moved from Farmington, Conn, to Homer, N. 
Y. when it was almost an unbroken wilderness and settled upon lot 
No. 13. In his bark-covered cabin he began a life of hardships, of 
which his posterity can know nothing. His courage and endurance. 



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however, rendered him equal to his lot, for, though often unfortu- 
nate he never became in the least disheartened, and in no instance 
was he known to crowd a poor man for debt who was struggling 
with poverty, however needy he might be himself. 

In an engagement to clear Tioughnioga river of obstructions he 
became so much involved as to lose his farm, jvtst cleared and in 
condition to support his family ; but with stout heart he retired a 
second time into the forest and cleared another farm. Subsequently, 
however he repurchased his first farm, and upon it he spent the 
remaining years of his life. 

When Ebenezer Alvord's father married his second wife, she stip- 
ulated in the marriage contract that she should not be burdened with 
his children. This stipulation was not only strictly regarded by said 
children, but when she becomes a helpless widow, Ebenezer Alvord 
took her home, and with some pecuniary aid from his brothers, sup- 
ported and cared for her as tenderly as though she had been his own 
mother. Thus those she feared might be a burden to her, became 
the cheerful support of her declining years. 

347. CHARLES ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Aug. 27, 1769; died 
Homer, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1830; married about 1791 Eunice Leaming, 
daughter of Judah and Thankful (Tuttle) Leaming. She was born 
Bristol, Conn., Oct. 4, 1775 ; died Homer, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1835. Res. 
Farmington, Conn, and Homer, N. Y. Children: 

838. Charlotte, b. Farmington, Conn., June 1, 1792. 

839. Jeremiah, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1794; d. Sept. 15, 1810. 

840. Mary, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1796 

841. Martin, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1800. 

842. William, b. Homer, N. Y., June 25, 1804. 

843. Fenn Charles, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1808; graduated at Union 

College, and sailed for China in 1843 ; not heard from since. 

844. Jeremiah Gould, b. Homer, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1810. 

845. Naomi, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1814; d. Kingston, Mo. unm. 

Charles Alvord with his young wife and babe, left Farmington, 
Conn, in Feb. 1793, travelled on an ox-sled to Homer, N. Y. and 
settled in an unbroken wilderness upon a piece of land which his 
father drew from U. S. for serving in the Revolution, situated a 
few miles north of what is now the village of Homer. From Syra- 
cuse, thirty miles distant, his only guide was marked trees with 
streams to ford and logs to drive over. 

His first work was to make a shelter by driving crotches into the 



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ground laying poles across and spreading hemlock boughs thickly 
over the whole. This served for a temporary home until he could 
build a log house and make a clearing to let in the sun. His nearest 
neighbor was four miles distant. 

A branch of the Tioughnioga river flowed a few rods from his 
house, from which he caught plenty of speckled trout and trapped 
the mink, muskrat and beaver. Deer and wild pigeon were plenty 
and furnished him with meat. 

Bears, however, destroyed his corn and carried off his pigs when 
opportunity offered, concerning which he used to relate the follow- 
ing incident. While chopping wood about 100 rods from his cabin, 
he heard his hog squeal, and running to the pen, he was just in time 
to see a monstrous bear walking away on his hind legs, with his 
hog (weighing over 200 pounds), stepping over logs two feet high. 
He ran for his gun but to his consternation found that he had neither 
ball nor slug, but feeling in his pocket, he found a piece of a link of 
a log-chain which he had broken the day before. Though this did 
not exactly fit his gun, he drove it home with his ax and ramrod. 

The bear, though now nearly half a mile away, was soon overtaken. 
He looked like a huge negro as he walked, and the squeals of the 
pig were growing faint. When near enough he brought his gun to 
his shoulder and fired. The piece of chain went tearing through the 
bear's shoulder and into the pig. He finished them both with his 
sheath-knife. The hog and bear furnished them with meat and the 
bear-skin added to their stock of bedding. 

He once tracked a she bear to her den in the Beaver swamp, shot 
the bear, brought home and raised the two cubs, which lived several 
years, and though kept and led around with a log-chain, were quite 
tame. 

He continued to reside where he first settled until the march of 
improvement, and increase of population blotted out these scenes of 
frontier life. He died and was buried near where his first cabin was 
built. 

"There is a house sitviated on the Scott Road in the town of Homer, N. Y., 
built by Charles Alvord in 1795. It is at present time (1903) in a good state 
of preservation and is used as a Grange Hall. His first house was of logs 
near the same site, on land granted to the Revolutionary soldiers. 

"Mrs. Eunice Learning Alvord was descended from Jeremiah Learning, an 
officer in Cromwell's Army, who came to L. L in 1632. He had a son Jere- 
miah who settled in Middletown, Conn." (Letter from a descendant). 

349. ELISHA ALVORD {Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thomas, 



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Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Sept. 18, 1773; died 
Lansingburgh, N. Y., July 10, 1846; married 1st Manlius, N. Y., 
Dec. 3, 1803 Polly Bush. She was born Chatham (or Canaan), 
Conn., Jan. 23, 1787; died Manlius, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1807. He 
married 2nd Lansingburgh, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1810 Helen Lansing, 
daughter of Capt. Cornelius and Elizabeth (V'anderheydere) Lan- 
sing of Lansingburgh, N. Y. She was born Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
July 15, 1788; died Lansingburgh, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1826. He mar- 
ried 3rd near Auburn, N. Y., 1827-28 Eliza Van Doni. She died 
Lansingburgh, N. Y. Res. Manlius, and Salina, N. Y., where he 
moved in 1793, and Lansingburgh, N. Y., 1813. Children: 

846. Julia Velona, b. Manlius, N. Y., Sept. 13. 1804. 

847. Polly Bush, b. Manlius, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1807; d. Aug. 19, 1808. 

848. Thomas Gold, b. Onondaga Hollow, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1810. 

849. Hester Elizabeth, b. Onondaga Hollow, N. Y., July 10. 1812. 

850. Mary, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., May 26, 1817; d. May 30, 1819. 

851. Mary Catharine, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1819. 

852. Cornelius Lansing, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1821. 

853. Charles Bissel, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1826; d. on the Red 

River, May 20, 1860. He was graduated from West Point in 1848 
and was stationed in Texas as 2nd Lieut, in the 8th Infantry. He 
was killed by a fall from the upper deck of a steamer on the Red 
River, when returning north. He was buried in Xew^ Orleans. 

854. Helen, (child by 3rd wife), d. in childhood. 

Before 1790 Elisha Alvord had brought his father and family to a 
Revolutionary military claim in Homer, N. Y. In 1793 he went to 
Salina, N. Y. and was the first to manufacture salt in a permanent 
building, becoming superintendent of the Federal Salt Works. After 
two years, the company was dissolved and bought out by himself and 
brother Dioclesian. He also traded with the Indians, and kept the 
first store at Syracuse. 

In 1813 he went to reside in Lansingburgh, N. Y., where he 
engaged in the mercantile and produce business with his brother-in- 
law, Abraham C. Lansing. In this business he continued until 1825. 
He was a man of influence and property. 

At the first election in Syracuse, Mr. Alvord was chosen super- 
viser. He also received the following military appointments: 1801, 
appointed Adj. in the 2nd Reg. of N. Y. ; in 1808, Capt. in Lt. Col. 
Nehemiah Earls' Reg. ; in 1809, 1st major in Col. John Ellis' Reg. 

Capt. Cornelius Lansing, Mrs. Alvord's father, was captain in the 
militia, and successfully defended Ft. Edward at the battle of Sara- 
toga in the Revolution. 



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350. DIOCLESIAN ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Asahel, Tho- 
mas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Farmington, Conn., Feb. 8, 1776; 
died Salina, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1868; married Salina N. Y., Jan. 1, 
1812 Sarah Wheeler, daughter of Rice and Mary (Hunt) Wheeler. 
She was born Warren, Mass., Aug. 29, 1792; died Salina, N. Y., 
Sept. 7, 1863. Res. Salina, N. Y. Children : 

855. Luke, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1812. 

856. Hannah, b. Salina, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1814. 

857. Horace, b. Salina, N. Y., July 23, 1817. 

858. Henry, b. Salina, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1819; d. Colton, So. Calif., Nov. 

1886, unni. 

859. Mary, b. Salina, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1822. 

860. James Hervey, b. Salina, N. Y., July 25, 1824. 

861. Derrick Lansing, b. Salina, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1826. 

862. Dean, b. Salina, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1829; d. Salina, N. Y., Apr. 22>, 1855, 

unm. 

863. Ellen, b. Salina, N. Y., July 18, 1831; res. at Grand Rapids, Mich., 

unm. She has taken great interest in this work from its inception, 
m.ost generously assisting both Mr. Boutelle and the author. 

864. Sarah Jane, b. Salina, N. Y., July 28, 1833. 

865. Elisabeth Keziah, b. Salina, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1836. 

Dioclesian Alvord's early education was limited to that which the 
common schools of his native state afforded. He was apprenticed 
to the tailor's trade but did not prosecute it long. He went to Salina, 
N. Y. in the fall of 1798 and with his brother Elisha, who had pre- 
ceded him four years, became engaged in the manufacture of salt. 
Mr. Alvord was very active in his business and was a pioneer in 
carrying salt into the West. The partnership with his brother was 
dissolved in 1813 by the removal of Elisha to Lansingburgh. At 
that time they were the largest salt manufacturers on the reservation. 
Dioclesian continued to carrv on the business, uniting with it the 
occupation of merchant. In 1826 he gave up general business and 
took up his permanent residence on his farm, where he lived until 
his death. 

Mr. Alvord was not a man of marked talent; his chief ambition 
seemed to be to perform his daily round of duty. He held, however, 
at various times several town offices, which he administered with 
scrupulous fidelity and integrity he was always frank and courteous 
in manner, and straightforward in business, detesting all sham and 
pretense. He was possessed of indomitable courage and persever- 
ance, ever active and industrious and of the most exemplary habits. 
It was always a pleasure to converse with him, as he was full of 



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interesting reminiscences and anecdotes of his early life in the county, 
a vivid recollection of which he always retained. In politics he was 
a Whig and Republican. 

Mrs Dioclesian Alvord was a remarkable woman, distinguished 
alike for Christian faith and good works which illustrated it. 
She was a worthy helpmate to her honored husband. 

351. EUNICE ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Farmington, Conn., Sept. 13, 1778; died 
Ithica, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1839; married Clinton, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1798 
Enos Blakesly. He was born Northbury, Conn., July 13, 1776; died 
Salina, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1818. Res. Clinton, N. Y., Homer, N. Y. 
and Salina, N. Y. Children: 

a. Minerva, b. Clinton, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1799; d. Wilmington, 111., Aug. 

16, 1833; mar. July 7, 1825, Hamilton David Risley. 

b. Henry, b. Clinton, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1801; d. Utica, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1846; 

mar. New Haven, Conn., 1831, Ann Thompson. 

c. Enos Alvord, b. Northbury, Conn., Nov. 15, 1803; d. Harrisburg, Pa., 

Feb. 22, 1833, unm. 

d. Cornelia, b. Salina, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1806; d. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 11, 

1899, unm. 
c Polly Bush, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1808; d. Englewood, 111., May 
20, 1879; mar. Dec. 30, 1828, Henry Easton. 

f. Arclemena, b. Homer, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1811; d. Syracuse, N Y.., Sept 

1, 1889; mar. May 11, 1830, Albert Congdon. 

g. Emily Corbit, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1813; d. Fulton, N. Y., Sept S, 

1834; mar. Oct. 16, 1833, Seth H. Starr. 
h. Harvey Alvord, b. Salina, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1815; d. Juliet, 111., Dec. 3, 
1862. Previous to his death he had resided in Chicago, vifhere his 
death was mourned by many friends, who united in testifying to 
their great admiration for his nobility of character and fidelity to 
every trust 
353. ASAHEL ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., May 25, 1784; died 
Placerville, Cal., Nov. 26, 1849; married Salina, N. Y., 1809 Eva 
Regina Mang, daughter of John Jacob Mang. She was born Ulmen, 
Germany, June 23, 1784; died Whitesboro, N. Y., June 12, 1861. 
Res. Salina, N. Y., Homer, N. Y., Oswego Falls, N. Y. and Cald- 
well Co., Mo. Children: 

866. George Scriba, b. Salina, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1809. 

867. Sophia Christina, b. Homer, N. Y., Apr. 29, 1811; d. in infancy. 

868. Harriet Phoebe, b. Homer, N. Y., June 23, 1812. 

869. John Jacob Mang, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1813. 

870. Maria Frederika, b. Salina, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1815. 

871. Harvey, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept 12, 1816. 



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872. Henry Mang, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1818; d. in infancy. 

873. Dioclesian, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1819; d. in infancy. 

874. Louis Bourbon, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1821. 

875. Amon, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1822; d. in infancy. 

876. Sophia Christina, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Mar. 6 ,1823; d. in infancy. 

877. Infant, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1824; d in infancy. 

878. Joseph, b. Oswego Falls, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1826; d. in infancy. 

Asahel Alvord was the seventh son of his father and in accordance 
with an old custom to make the seventh son a physician, he always 
felt that this should have been his profession. However, this was 
not destined to be, for while yet a small boy he went with his 
brothers, Elisha and Dioclesian, to Salina (Syracuse), N. Y. After 
his marriage to Eva R. Mang, eldest daughter of Dr. John Jacob 
Mang, who had come with her father to America from Germany, 
he kept a hotel at Fulton, N. Y., and was in the army defending 
Oswego from the British attack in 1814. He bought land in Cald- 
well Co., Mo., for which place he set out in 1844-5 with his sons, 
John Jacob and Harvey, and their families. Asahel had promised to 
give each of the boys a farm, but arriving at St. Louis he was not 
ready to deed the property then, hence John Jacob declined to go 
farther. 

In May 1849, when the gold fever was at its height in Cal., Asahel 
and his son Harvey started for the gold field. They crossed the 
plains in wagons and reached Placerville, Cal., Oct. 10, 1849. Asahel 
died six weeks later, Nov. 26, 1849, and was buried there on a side- 
hill which had been chosen for a burial spot. In 1856 his son Harvey 
returned to Placerville to find his grave, but he found that the hill 
had been partially washed away by hydraulics used in mining the 
gold, therefore he lies in an unknown and unmarked grave. 

Dr. John Jacob Mang, a highly educated man and a great linguist, 
rendered great service in constructing the locks of the Erie Canal. At 
the time of death in 1842, at the age of 86, he was said to have the 
largest private libran.- in Syracuse. 

355. ALEXANDER ALVORD {Obcd, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., Atig. 6, 1767; died 
Tecumseh, Mich., about 1836; married East Haddam, Conn., Dec. 
12, 1788 Abigail Stocking, daughter of David and Abigail (Spencer) 
Stocking. She was born East Haddam. Conn., Mar. 25, 1760; died 
Cherry Valley, N. Y. Res. Geneseo, N. Y. Children: 

879. David, b. Colchester, Conn., Dec. 27, 1788. 

880. Bulis) (These children are given on the authority of Mrs. Abigail 

881. Sally \ Baylis, a niece. No further record.) 



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Alexander Alvord visited his brother Elijah in Ohio previous to 
1832. He removed to Mich, late in life. 

356. ELIJAH JOHNSON ALVORD {Obed, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., June 12, 1770; died 
Mentor, O., June 25, 1832; married May 25, 1819 Mrs Mary 
(Barker) Perkins, widow of Valentine Perkins. She was born 
Dutchess Co., N. Y., June 14, 1793 ; died Mantua, O., June 26, 1870. 
Res. Hampden, O., Kirtland, O., and Mentor, O. Children : 

882. Elbridge Deming, b. Hampden, O., Oct. 19, 1820. 

883. Samuel, b. Kirtland, O., Aug. 19, 1823. 

884. Obed Gool, b. Kirtland, O., Sept. 3, 1825. 

885. Joseph Delos, d. aged 3 years. 

After the death of Elijah Johnson Alvord, leaving very little prop- 
erty, his widow was left with three small children, besides children 
by her first marriage, one of whom was a great cripple. She died 
with her son Samuel at Mantua, O. with whom she went to live in 
1851. She became a great care before her death. 

357. RACHEL ALVORD {Obed, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., Nov. 19, 1772; died Newfield, 
N. Y., Jan. 22, 1853 ; married Dec. 10, 1798 Zadok Seely. He was 
born in England, July 20, 1773 ; died Newfield, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1846. 
Res, Mentz, Cayuga Co., N. Y. and Newfield, Tioga Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Emma A., b. June 25, 1802; d. June 12, 1809. 

b. Obed Alvord, b. July 20, 1804 ; d. Aug. 8, 1806. 

c. Lydia A., b. Aug. 6, 1807 ; d. Apr. 30, 1836. 

d. Seymour Alvord, b. Mentz, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1809; d. July 27, 1885: mar. 

Sept. 2, 1827, Polly Georgia. 

Zadok Seeley with two brothers, Samuel and Ira came from Eng- 
land. He located at Mentz, N. Y., shortly after his marriage, but 
soon moved to Newfield, Tioga Co., where he cleared up a farm. 
Rachel (Alvord) Seeley was said to have been a very beautiful 
young lady, of musical accomplishments. She died at the home of 
her son, Seymour A., and was buried at West Danby, N. Y. 

59. EUNICE ALVORD {Obed, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., Mar. 15, 1778; died Mentor, 
O. ; married Aug., 1804, Joel Rexford, son of Benjamin and Esther 
(Hall) Rexford. He was born Wallingford, Conn., Aug. 3, 1781; 
died Mentor, O., Dec. 6, 1863. Res. Mentor, Ohio. Children : 

a. William Torrey, b. Vt., Sept. 14, 1805 ; mar. Apr. 28, 1831, Chloe Ann 
Gregory. 



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b. Seymour Hall, b. Vt., July 16, 1807; d. Mentor, O., Sept. 29, 1871; mar. 

Nov., 1831, Louisa Sumner of Perry, O. 

c. Elijah Alvord, b. Vt., Aug. 3, 1809; mar. Dec. 3, 1835, Harriet Schaum; 

res. at North Kingsville, O. 

d. Joel, b. N. Y., Sept. 27, 1811 ; d. Mentor, O., Mar. 29, 1873; mar. Huron 

Co., Ohio, Jan. 18, 1837, Abigail Warren. 

e. Minerva. 

Joel Rexford soon after marriage moved to Vt. In 1810 he went 
to Seneca, Ontario Co., N. Y. He served as substitute in War of 
1812 for Obed Alvord, in Capt. Abner Woodworth's Co., 2nd (Dob- 
bin's) Reg., N. Y., Militia. 

361. OBED ALVORD {Obed, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Colchester, Conn., Sept. 21, 1782; died Willoughby, 
C, Aug. 22, 1856; married prob. Geneseo, N. Y., (perhaps Albany), 
Susanna Johnson, daughter of Daniel Johnson. She was born 
Geneseo, N. Y., 1789; died Iowa Falls, Iowa, Feb. 1, 1882. Res. 
Geneseo, N. Y., Mentor, O., and Willoughby, O. Children: 

886. Lucy, b. June 1, 1809; d. Mar. 27, 1815. 

887. Daniel McCarter, b. Hancock, Mass., Mar. 17, 1811. 

888. Lucretia E., b. Geneseo, N. Y., July 24, 1813. 

889. Lucy D., b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1815. 

890. David Johnson, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1817. 

891. Olive Catherine, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1819. 

892. Emily A., b. Mentor, O., Dec. 30, 1821. " 

893. Sally Ann, b. Mentor, O., Oct. 17, 1823. 

In 1821 Obed Alvord moved to Ohio. He had previously resided 
at Hancock, Mass., and Geneseo, N. Y. In Ohio he lived at Mentor 
and Willoughby. His brother-in-law, Joel Rexford, served as his 
substitute in the War of 1812. 

362. ELISHA ALVORD {Obed, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., Apr. 5, 1785; died Toledo, O., 
1865; married 1st, Louisa (or Cordelia). He married 2nd, Mrs. 
Esther (Sherwood) Scott, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth (Eg- 
gleston) Sherwood. Res. Leicester, N. Y., Geneseo, N. Y., and Wil- 
loughby, Ohio. Children: 

894. Vashti. 

895. Cordelia, d. Richmond, N. Y., 1849, unm.; was adopted by the Rich- 

mond family. 

896. Johnson Mahalah, b. Leicester, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1819. 

897. Mabel. (No. further record.) 

898. Hannah Maria, b. Geneseo, N. Y., July 22, 1834. 

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Sixth Generation 177 

of his life he lived at Toledo, O., with his son-in-law, J. W. Peck. 
The old family Bible has a record: "Louisa Alvord, 1826." It 
is probably the record of death of Elisha Alvord's first wife. Mabel 
Alvord, daughter of Elisha, died at Grove, N. Y., Mar. 15, (no year) 
aged 26. U. S. Census for 1830 makes Elisha Alvord a resident of 
Geneseo, N. Y. ; one son and two daughters, all between the ages of 
five and ten years. Elisha, Esther and Mary Alvord were received 
to membership in the Geneseo church Mar. 16, 1842. Later they 
were suspended. 

365. ASAHEL GOULD ALVORD {Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Conn., Sept. 2, 1769; died 
Moravia, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1861 ; married Sarah Morey, daughter of 
Asa and Elizabeth Morey. She was born Cornwall, Conn., Apr. 11, 
1771 ; died Cincinatus, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1838. Res. Cincinatus, N. Y., 
and Moravia, N. Y. Children : 

899. Anna, b. in Conn., Mar. 9, 1793. 

900. Annis, b. in Conn., Mar. 9, 1793. 

901. Lyman, b. in Conn. 

902. Edmund, b. in Conn., Sept. 25, 1796. 

903. Savilla, b. in Conn., Mar. 25, 1798. 

904. Elias, killed by the kick of a horse when a young man, unm. 

905. Polly. 

906. Lucretia. 

Asahel Gould Alvord removed from Cornwall, Conn., to N. Y. 
State in 1802. He resided at Cincinatus, N. Y., and later at Mora- 
via, N. Y. He was a farmer. When nearly eighty years old, ia 
1846, he visited his daughter in Mich. 

366. WILLIAM ALVORD {Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), bapt. Cornwall, Conn., Oct. 12, 1776; died East Wor- 
cester, N. Y., 1854 ; married N. Y., Amy Seeley of Spafford, Onon- 
daga Co., N. Y. She died East Worcester, N. Y., about 1856. Res, 
East Worcester (Decatur), Otsego Co., N. Y. Children: 

907. Anna, b. Decatur, N. Y., May, 1806. 

908. Betsy, b. Decatur, N. Y., June 14, 1809. 

909. Asahel, b : Decatur, N. Y., 1810. 

910. Polly, b. Decatur, N. Y. ; d. East Worcester, N. Y., age about 75, unm. 

911. Elisha, b. Decatur, N. Y. 

912. John, b. Decatur, N. Y., 1814. 

913. Eliza, b. Decatur, N. Y., 1815. 

914. Thomas Rixon, b. Decatur, N. Y., Mar. 26, 1816. 

915. Hannah, b. Decatur, N. Y. 

916. Mary Ann, b. Decatur, N. Y., May 6, 1827. 



178 Alvord Genealogy 

William Alvord coinniitted suicide by hanging. 

367. BETSEY ALVORD {Asahel Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born in Conn.; married Amos Green. Res. Corning, 

N. Y. Child : 

a. Charles, resided at Wellsville, N. Y. 

A. Green was a resident of Decatur, N. Y., in 1810. (U. S. Cen- 
sus.) 

368. BENJAMIN ALVORD {Moses, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 5, 1762; died Dum- 
merston, Vt., Apr. 9, 1830; married Dummerston, Vt., Nov., 1784, 
Katherine Davenport, daughter of Charles and Mary (Hart) Dav- 
enport. She was born Dummerston, Vt., July 10, 1766; died Boston, 
Mass., May 20, 1859. Res. Dummerston, Vt. Children : 

917. Caroline, b. Dummerston. Vt., Aug. 19, 1785. 

918. Sophia, b. Dummerston, Vt., Dec. 29, 1787. 

919. Luther, b. Dummerston, Vt., May 28, 1790. 

920. Hart, b. Dummerston, Vt., July 7, 1792. 

921. Samuel, b. Dummerston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1794. 

922. Catharine, b. Dummerston, Vt., Apr. 27, 1796. 

923. Cyrene, b. Dummerston, Vt., Apr. 28, 1799; d. Jan. 9, 1804. 

924. Persis, b. Dummerston, Vt., Aug. 19, 1801. 

925. Betsey, b. Dummerston, Vt., Feb. 19, 1804. 

In 1796 Benjamin Alvord built a pound for the town of Dummers- 
ton, Vt.. for which he received $36. The Alvord place was the east 
part of the Wilder farm. 

Rev. War. Service: "Benjamin Alvord, in Capt. Josiah Fish's Co., served 
from beginning of campaign, 1781 — June 30, 1781, pay 5i, 18s, 8d ; also from 
July 1, 1781 — Nov. 25, 1781, 145 days, pay 9i, 13s, 4d, discharged; also in 
Capt. Jason Duncan's Co., Col. Sargeant's Reg., for marching to Brattleboro 
at sundry times to quell disaflfections in Reg., Dec, 1782, 2 days, 7 miles, pay 
2—4." (Vt. in Rev.) 

369. REBECCA ALVORD {Moses, John, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley. Mass., Mar. 24, 1764; married Dum- 
merston, Vt., Oct. 3, 1787, Ebenezer Barber. (No further record.) 

370. LUCY ALVORD {Moses, John, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 18, 1766; married Dum- 
merston, Vt., May 26, 1791, Levi Caryl. Res. Dummerston, Va. 
Children: 

a. Betty, b. Dummerston, Vt., Dec. 9. 1791. 

b. Levi, b. Dummerston, Vt, 1794; d. in infancy. 



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c. Levi, b. Dummerston, Vt., Aug. 8, 1798; mar. Aug. 17, 1817, Betsey 

Bemis. 

d. Eli, b. Dummerston, Vt., June 17, 1800. 

e. Asa, b. Dummerston, Vt., 1802. 

f. Syrene, b. Dummerston, Vt., 1803. 

g. Rebecca, b. Dummerston, Vt., 1805. 

h. Lucy Jane, b. Dummerston, Vt. ; mar. Nov. 6, 1825, Benjamin Ripley. 
Levi Caryl's name appears on the tax list of Dummerston, V^t., 
for the year 1802. 

372. BEZALEEL ALVORD {Asarmh, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Springfield, Mass., Nov. 19, 1762; died Geneseo, 
N. Y., Sept. 2, 1827 ; married Mary Goodman, daughter of Noah 
and Abial (Smith) Goodman. She was born prob. South Hadley, 
Mass.; died Lima, Ind., 1837. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children,- 

926. Chester, b. South Hadley, Alass., Sept. 12, 1781. 

927. Laura, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 30, 1784. 

928. Tristram, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 26. 1787; d. Apr. 11, 1812, 

unm. ; he was a physician, perhaps at Northfield. 

929. Helaz, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 28, 1791. 

930. Melzar, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 1, 1793. 

931. Polly, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 10, 1796: d. Greenbush, N. Y., 

Feb. 17, 1814, unm. ; died while on a visit to Greenbush, N. Y. 
(Ch. Rec. So. Hadley.) 

932. Philoftus. b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 21, 1798. 

933. Milton, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 11, 1801. 

934. Philansy, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 27, 1803. 

935. Ariel, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 6, 1807. 

Bezaleel Alvord was a farmer. He removed from Pittsfield, 
Mass., to Geneseo, N. Y. shortly before his death. His estate was 
settled in the Probate Court at Pittsfield, Mass., Ansel Dewey, ad- 
ministrator. 

Bezaleel Alvord and wufe were received to Lenox Church from 
So. Hadley, June 3, 1821 and were dismissed from the church in 
Lenox, Mass., Apr., 1825, to "any church." Also Aug. 3, 1837, 
Widow Mary Alvord to "any church." On the same date Ansel 
Dewey was dismissed. 

Mrs. Mary (Goodman) Alvord went from Mass. with her daugh- 
ter Philancy and husband in 1837 to Lima, Ind., in a lumber wagon, 
stopping there to visit her sons before going to the home of her 
daughter in 111. She was taken sick and died in a few days. 

375 TIRZAH ALVORD, (Asariah, John, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Sotith Hadley, Mass., Feb. 24, 1769; died Aug. 5, 
1826 ; married Aug. 16, 1792, Nehemiah Day, son of Nehemiah and 



180 Alvord Genealogy 

Dimmis (Kilborn) Day. He was born Mar. 5, 1772. Res. prob. 
South Hadley, Mass. Children: 

a. Walter, b. Feb. 16, 1793. 

b. Porter, b. June 18, 1795; d. Catskill, N. Y., 1847. 

c. Abigail, b. Dec. 7, 1796. 

d. Major, b. Feb. 16, 1799. 

c. Minerva, b. Oct. 29, 1802; d. July 20, 1822; mar. Nov. 4, 1819, Ebenezer 

S. Goldthwait. 

d. Melanthon, b. Mar. 18, 1808. 

e. Franklin, b. Mar. 5, 1810. 

f. Alonzo, b. Dec. 17, 1813. 

378. ARIEL ALVORD {Asariah, John, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 16, 1776; died (buried So. 
Hadley), Sept. 28, 1807; married Mar. 25, 1805, Lucretia Tuttle, 
daughter of Solomon and Eunice (Tuttle) Tuttle. She was born 
prob. North Haven, Conn., Feb. 27, 1780; died North Haven, Conn., 
Sept. 12, 1840. Res. Northampton, Mass. Child: 

936. Zeruiah, b. Southwick, Mass., May 26, 1806. 

Feb. 21, 1811, Lucretia Alvord of Northampton was appointed 
guardian of Zeruiah Alvord, child of Ariel Alvord. 

379. RACHEL ALVORD. (Asarmh, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 8, 1779; died South 
Hadley. Mass., Jime 17, 1829; married Zenas Church, son of Ben- 
jamin and Miriam Church. He was born Granby, Mass., 1775 ; died 
South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 28, 1835. Res. South Hadley, Mass. 
Child: 

a. Infant, d. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 1808. 

381. ELIZABETH ALVORD (Luther, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 10, 1782; died Had- 
ley (Hockanum), Mass., Aug. 12, 1843; married South Hadley, 
Mass., May 5, 1806, Amaziah Lyman, son of Israel and Rachel 
(Beals) Lyman. He was born Hadley (Hockanum), Mass., Feb. 
13, 1782; died Hadley (Hockanum), Mass., Aug. 12, 1858. Res. 
Hadley (Hockanum), Mass. Occupation, farmer. Children: 

a. Rachel, b. Hadley, Mass., July 5, 1806; d. Hadley, Mass., Apr. 14, 1880; 

mar. Baxter Wilder of Chesterfield, Mass. 

b. Luther Alvord, b. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 1, 1808; Northampton, Mass., 

July 11, 1881; mar. Esther L. Ewings. 
c Edwin Waitstill, b. Hadley, Mass., May 22, 1809; d. Hadley, Mass., Jan, 
12, 1855 ; mar. Loisa Forbes. 

d. Elizabeth, b. Hadley, Mass., March 6, 1811; d. Nov. 12, 1812. 

e. Elizabeth Serussa, b. Hadley, Mass., Nov. 23, 1812; d. Oct. 31, 1813. 



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f. Harriet Sophia, b. Hadley, Mass, Jan. 22, 1814; d. Aug. 8, 1840. 

g. Amaziah Henry, b. Hadley, Mass., Sept. 24, 1816; d. South Hadley, 

Mass., Nov. 25, 1850; mar. Oct. 10, 1843, Amanda Malvina Alvord 
h. Joseph Willard, b. Hadley, Mass., Mar. 7, 1818; d. May 9, 1841. 
i. Cornelius, b, Hadley, Mass., Mar. 11, 1821; d. Dec. 20, 1840. 
j. Julius, b. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 20, 1823 ; d. Mar. 21, 1825. 
k. Elizabeth Serina, b. Hadley, Mass., Dec. 31, 1825 ; d. July 13, 1843. 

383. SAUL ALVORD (Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Bolton, Conn., May 27, 1781; died Bolton, Conn., Oct. 31, 
1842; married Nov. 11, 1806, Phebe Buell, daughter of Major John 
Hutchinson and Phebe (Hubbell) Buell. She was born Hebron, 
Conn., June 14, 1787; died Bolton, Conn., Feb. 24, 1857 . Res. Bol- 
ton, Conn. Children : 

937. Saul, b. Bolton, Conn., Jan. 27, 1808; d. Mar. 6, 1811. 

938. Louisa Metcalf, b. Bolton, Conn., Aug. 31, 1809. 

939. Hubbell Buell, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 14, 1811. 

940. Saul, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 28, 1815; d. Bolton, Conn., Sept. 25, 

1846; unm. He was educated at Bacon Academy, after which he 
spent several years teaching in Va. and at the Hartford Grammar 
School. Subsequently he engaged in mercantile business in Bolton, 
New Hartford, and Wolcottville, Conn. Eminently social and 
winning in his disposition, he was the life of every circle in which 
he moved. Like his ancestors, he was of an ardent, excitable 
temperament, ever ready and able to defend his rights and the 
right, yet kind and concilatory to all. He died of consumption. 

941. Henry, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 8, 1819. 

942. John Buell, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 6, 1821; d. Sept. 7, 1851; unm. In 

early life he united with the Center Church of Hartford, Conn. 
He followed the occupation of a book-binder in Hartford and New 
York until the death of his brother in 1846, when he took a place 
in his brother's store. In his business he was attentive, peaceable, 
quiet and unassuming. In his deportment he was as gentle as a 
child. He died of consumption. 

943. Charles, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 25, 1826. 

944. Mary Buell, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 25, 1826. 

Saul x\lvord graduated at Yale Colege in the class of 1800. In 
1803 he was admitted to the bar of Tolland Co., Conn.; and engaged 
in the practice of his profession in his native town. In Oct., 1811, 
with his wife he united with the Cong. Church in Bolton, Conn., 
which relationship continued until their death. 

He held many important offices in Bolton, and was for several 
years associate judge of the county court. He was twice a member 
of the Legislature, and a member of the Constitutional Convention 
of 1818. He often represented his church in ecclesiastical bodies; 
was a trustee of the Nathan Hale donation. 



182 Alvord Genealogy 

He was a lover of peace and did much to promote it in families, 
neig^hborhoods and churches ; but no one ever attacked him or his 
principles without finding him prepared to defend both. True to 
what he counted his duty, no opposition could deter him from it. 
With high regard for integrity and faithful to every trust, he com- 
mander! the respect and confidence of friends and foes. Oct. 31, 
1842, he was thrown from his wagon and died the same day. 

Mrs. Phebe (Buell) Alvord was a woman of positive faith and 
strong character. 

• 385. AURELIA ALVORD (Saul, Saul. John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., July 20, 1786; died Hudson, O., Nov. 
12, 1863; married Bolton, Conn., Dec. 25, 1804, Anson Brewster, 
son of Ichabod and Lucy (Clark) Brewster. He was born Lebanon, 
Conn., Dec. 26, 1779; died Ravenna, O., Nov. 2, 1844. Res. Bolton, 
Conn., Hartford, Conn., and Ravenna, O. Children : 

a. Infant, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 11, 1805; d. Dec. 11, 1805. 

b. Anson Alvord, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 28, 1807; d. Hudson, O., Jan. 

22, 1864; mar. Oct. 4, 1832, Sarah Porter White. 

c. Aurelia Kellogg, b. Hartford, Conn., May 24, 1811; d. Hudson, O., 

Mar. 19, 1892; mar. Ravenna, O., Oct. 16, 1834, Newton Peck, 
a teacher. 

Anson Brewster was a merchant in Hartford, Conn., for several 
years after his marriage. He moved with his family to Woodsfield, 
O., in 1818, where he remained until 1821, when he removed to 
Ravenna, O. During his residence in Ohio he was a farmer. Mr. 
and Mrs. Brewster were Episcopalians. 

386. MARTIN ALVORD (Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., June 17, 1788; died Bolton, Conn., Sept. 
7, 1850; married 1st, Apr. 14, 1812, Sophia Shepherd, daughter of 
Dea. Benoni and Ann (Alvord) Shepherd. She was born Tolland, 
Conn., Feb. 3, 1787; died Bolton, Conn., June 16, 1822. He married 
2nd, Martha Burleigh Clark, daughter of Joseph and Anna Hilton 
(Burleigh) Clark. She was born Rochester, N. H., Feb. 6, 1797; 
died Bolton, Conn., Sept. 27, 1870. Res. Bolton, Conn. Children: 

945. Martin, b. Bolton, Conn., Jan. 15, 1814; d. Bolton, Nov. 4, 1881, 

unm. 

946. James, b. Bolton, Conn., May 1, 1816; d. Bolton, Conn., 1824. 

947. Sophia Ann, b. Bolton, Conn., Sept. 24, 1818. 

948. Anson Shepherd, b. Bolton. Conn., July 18, 1821; d. May 11, 1822. 

949. Elijah Anson, b. Bolton, Conn., Apr. 10, 1825. 



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950. Martha Aurelia, b. Bolton, Conn., June 9, 1827; d. Talcottville, 

Conn. June 20, 1898, unm. 

951. Frederick, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 5, 1828. 

952. Edwin Dwight, b. Bolton, Conn., Mar. 18, 1831. 

953. Augustus, b. Bolton, Conn., Aug. 30, 1834. 

954. Lucy Ann, b. Bolton, Conn., Feb. 6, 1837. 

Martin Alvord was a farmer at Bolton, Conn., living about one 
mile south from the center of the town on the main road. Joseph 
Clark, the father of his second wife, graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege in 1785. He had previously served in the Revolutionary War. 
After the battle of Lexington he walked from Columbia, Conn., to 
Boston, fought in the battle of Bunker Hill and then went to Long 
Island, where he was taken prisoner and put on the Mill Prison 
Ship. The ship was so crowded wnth prisoners that they could 
neither lie down nor scarcely stand. In this condition they were kept 
for two days and when taken on deck, many of them took cold ^nd 
died. Joseph Clark was then carried to Halifax and thence to Eng- 
land, where he remained a prisoner for more than two years. On 
being exchanged he joined the army of Gen. Sullivan. After the 
Wyoming Masacre he marched up the Genesee Valley. When 
peace was declared he studied law with Gen. Sullivan of Kittery, 
Me., and began to practice in Rochester, N. H. At one time he was 
candidate for Governor of N. H. Several of his addresses were pub- 
lished. 

387. ELIJAH ALVORD (Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., Jan. 22, 1790; died Bolton, Conn., Nov. 
19, 1820; married Bolton, Conn., Oct. 31, 1811, Clarissa White, 
daughter of Jabez Loomis and Elizabeth (Wales) White. She was 
born Bolton, Conn., Nov. 5, 1790; died St. Clairsville, O., Oct. 22, 
1872. Res. Bolton, Conn. Child : 

955. Eleanor Kellogg, b. Bolton, Conn., Sept. 3, 1812. 
Elijah Alvord kept tavern at North Bolton, opposite the present 
site of the Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Clarissa (White) Alvord, after the death of her husband, 
married 2nd, Nov. 5, 1825, Hon. Benjamin Ruggles, w^ho was for 
many years U. S. Senator from Ohio. 

388. TIRZAH ALVORD {Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., Nov. 10, 1791 ; died St. Clairsville, O., 
May 8, 1817; married 1812, Benjamin Ruggles, son of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth (Durkee) Ruggles. He was born Pomfret, Conn., 



184 Alvord Genealogy 

Feb. 21, 1782; died St. Clairsville, O., Sept. 2, 1857. Res. St. Clairs- 
ville, O. Children : 

a. Saul Kellogg, b. St. Clairsville, O., July 4, 1813; died St. Clairsville, 

O., 1889. He was a soldier in the Mexican War; unm. 

b. Elizabeth Durkee, b. St. Clairsville, O., Feb. 8, 1815; d. in N. J., 

Mar. 14, 1898; mar. 1st, 1833, Augustus D. Carroll, 2nd Mar. 
7, 1836, James Baker, res. at Wheeling, W. Va., Phila., Pa., and 
New York ; ch. : James Roberts, b. Apr. 17, 1838, d. 1865, Amelia 
Roberts, b. Feb. 8, 1840, Sarah Pennock, b. 1842, Tirzah Clarissa, b. 
Apr. 6, 1846. 

c. Tirzah Alvord, b. St. Clairsville, O., Apr., 1817; d. Mt. Vernon, O., 

Sept. 26, 1855 ; mar. Dr. William H. Ramsey. 

Benjamin Ruggles' father died leaving him without means when 
he was eight years old. He had a Connecticut common school edu- 
cation, but this was sufficient to inspire him with an ambition to 
make a name for himself. He taught school a part of the year and 
used the money thus acquired in attending school himself the rest of 
the year. From the academy he went into the law office of Judge 
Peters of Hebron, Conn. Inquiring of Judge Peters what the pros- 
pects were in the legal profession, he received the reply : "The bar 
is very much crowded, but Connecticut exports a great many law- 
yers ; there is a demand for them in the West." Accordingly, when 
he had completed his studies with Judge Peters, he went West and 
located at Marietta, O., in 1807, where he opened an office for the 
practice of law. 

In the year 1810 he was elected President Judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas, the circuit extending from St. Clairsville to Cleve- 
land. He then removed to St. Clairsville since he was required to 
reside in the district, which did not include Marietta. In 1815 Judge 
Ruggles was elected to the U. S. Senate by the Whigs and was 
twice re-elected, serving in that capacity for eighteen years. He 
then retired from public life, though he was a candidate for minor 
offices but was unsuccessful owing to the general defeat of his party. 

Senator Ruggles was not an orator, though in his early manhood 
he wrote poetry and delivered orations. His speech was plain, and 
while his efforts lacked ornamentation it was noted that when he ad- 
dressed the Senate he was listened to with attention. His opinions 
were received as the conclusion of a sound mind, guided by an honest 
purpose. In a truthful and plain way he did his work and in times 
of party strife and collisions of opinion he was always firm and de- 
cided. He was the soul of integrity and lived above reproach. 



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Senator Rugg-les was tall and rather thin, never of rugged health 
and of rather delicate appearance. He never gave way to appetite 
or passion and in the community where he lived he appears to have 
been universally loved. He was fond of addressing the children 
and was well stored with maxims for the future generation. His 
residence in St. Clairsville was on Marietta St. He married as his 
second wife, Nov. 10, 1825, Clarissa (White) Alvord, widow of 
Elijah Alvord, by w^hom he had no children. 

The engagement between Benjamin Ruggles and Tirzah Alvord 
was of several years standing. It was understood that after he 
should become a full-fledged lawyer, he would go into the western 
country to practice, make a home and return for his bride-to-be. 
Tirzah Alvord was a very beautiful girl. Her memory was long 
and fondly cherished by her husband and children. 

389. HARRIET ALVORD (Saul, Sard, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., June 29, 1793; died Bolton, Conn., Mar. 
20, 1852; married Bolton, Conn., Sept. 11, 1817 .William Deming, 
son of Richard and Mellicent (Merrill) Deming. He was born 
Wethersfield, Conn., Oct. 24, 1795 ; died Washington, D. C, Sept. 
26, 1832. Res. Washington, D. C. No children. 

For about ten years previous to his death William Deming w^as 
a clerk in the P. O. Department at Washington, D. C. His resi- 
dence was at the corner of Ninth and G Streets. A short time pre- 
vious to his death he took a trip west for his health, and was feeling 
much benefitted, but was suddenly taken with a severe cold which 
settled on his lungs. He hastened to his home in Washington and 
died soon after his arrival. He was a man of amiable Christian 
character. After Mr. Deming's death his wadow returned to Bol- 
ton and made her home with her maiden sister, Eleanor xA.lvord. She 
died very suddenly. 

Mrs. Clark of Springfield, Mass., daughter of Rev. Lavius Hyde, 
remembers seeing Mr. Deming once, and her recollection is that he 
was a man of very fine appearance. She also says that Mrs. Dem- 
ing's visits in Bolton from Washington would "call out an excess 
of social gaities and an emulation to copy the fashions she brought." 

390. ELIJAH ALVORD {Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 18, 1777; died Greenfield, 
Mass., Sept. 8, 1840; married Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 12, 1805, 
Sabra Wells, daughter of Daniel and Rhoda (Newton) Wells. She 



186 Alvorb Genealogy 

was born Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 3, 1785 ; died Greenfield, Mass., 
Mar. 21, 1867. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Children: 

956. Sarah Wells, b. Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 23, 1806. 

957. James Church, b. Greenfield, Mass., Apr. 14, 1808. 

958. Mary Upham, b. Greenfield Mass., Aug. 10, 1810; d. Ash Grove, Va., 

June 27, 1884 ; although never married she brought up four mother- 
less nephews and nieces with all a mother's care and love. 

959. Martha, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 18, 1815; d. in infancy. 

960. Daniel Wells, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 21, 1816. 

Elijah Alvord removed from Wilmington, Vt., to Greenfield, 
Mass., with his parents, began the study of law, was admitted to the 
bar in 1802 and became quite eminent in his profession ; but he re- 
tired from practice early, and during the last twenty years of his 
life, he held the offices of Clerk of the Courts and Register of Pro- 
bate for the County of Franklin ; holding both offices at the time of 
his death. In early life he was in the Legislature frequently and was 
a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1820. Mr. Alvord 
was influential in securing the division of Hampshire Co. and in 
locating the county seat at Greenfield. 

Col. Daniel Wells, father of Mrs. Sabra (Wells) Alvord, enlisted 
in the Revolutionary War at the age of fourteen and was afterward 
prominent in the State Militia. His wife, Rhoda Newton, was a 
descendant of Rev. Roger Newton of Farmington, Conn., and Mil- 
ford, Conn., and his wife, Mary Hooker, daughter of Rev. Thomas 
Hooker of Hartford, Conn. 

391. CALEB ALVORD (Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Wilmington, Vt, May 3, 1779; died Chagrin Falls, 
O., Feb., 1849; married Kirdand, O., 1835, Mrs. Lucy (Ames) 
Metcalf, widow of Joseph Metcalf, daughter of Stephen and Dor- 
cas (Buel) Ames. She was born Groton, N. H., 1801 ; died Chagrin 
Falls, O., Aug. 1843. Res. Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., O. Chil- 
dren : 

961. Lucy Melinda, b. Chagrin Falls, O., Jan. 6, 1836; d. Chardon, O., 

Aug. 2, 1852. 

962. Mary Lucinda, b. Chagrin Falls, O., June 16, 1838. 

Caleb Alvord went to Ohio about the year 1818, and settled in 
Orange, Cuyahoga Co., where he held the office of Justice of Peace 
twenty-one terms. 

In the history of Deerfield, Mass., it is stated that in 1807 Caleb 
and Pliny Alvord were there with "wet goods" and groceries, and 
were running boats for freight. In 1808 the firm dissolved, Caleb 



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going- to Montague, Pliny remiining at the old stand. Jan. 1810 
Caleb Alvord, Jr., leaves his store at Greenfiel ] to go into Co. with 
Pliny Alvord at Cheapside. In 1813, also in 1818, Caleb Alvord, 
Jr., is called a "trader of Deerfield. Mass." He taught school for 
some years ago in Ohio, but later went into the dry goods business at 
Chagrin Falls, O. He is thought to have been married before going 
to Ohio, though his daughter thinks he was not. 

392. PLINY ALVORD (Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas Alex- 
ander), born Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 13, 1781; (Ued Troy, O., Dec. 
5, 1859; married Sept. 1. 1808, Launna Bardwell, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Editha (Gunn) Bardwell. She was born Montague, Mass., 
April. 25, 1786; died Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 21, 1865. Res. Mon- 
tague, Mass., and Troy, O. Children. 

963. Elijah Smead, b. Montague, Mass., July 11, 1809. 

964. Samuel Bardwell, b. Montague, Mass., Aug. 27, 1811; d. Nov. 4, 1811. 

965. Lucy Bardwell, b. Montague, Mass., June 16, 1813. 

966. Laura Bardwell, b. Montague, Mass., Oct. 29, 1815. 

Pliny Alvord was associated with his brother Caleb in business 
in Greenfield, Mass. He died at the home of his brother Alpheus, 
with whom he had lived for a year. 

395. MELINDA ALVORD {Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., May 13, 1785; died Cambridge, 
Mass., Dec. 15, 1846; married Greenfield, Mass., July 28, 1805, Jo- 
seph T. Buckingham, son of Nehemiah and Mary (Huntington) 
Tinker. (His name was changed by General Court of Mass. in May, 
1804, from Joseph Buckingham Tinker to Joseph T. Buckingham). 
He was born Windham, Conn., Dec. 21, 1779; died Cambridge, 
Mass., Apr. 11, 1861. Res. Boston and Cambridge, Mass. Children: 

a. Joseph Huntington, b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 20, 1806; d. Lancester, N. H., 

May 12, 1880; mar. Oct. 30, 1827, Eliza Willett. He engaged in 
newspaper work in early life, afterwards studied law and prac- 
ticed in Lancester, N. H. 

b. Melinda Alvord, b. Boston, Mass., June 13. 1808; d. Sept. 15, 1878; 

mar. June 10, 1834, Samuel Edwin Robbins. 

c. Edwin, b. Boston, Mass., June 26, 1810; d. May 18, 1832 of consump- 

tion on the brig "Mermaid" on his return voyage from Smyrna. 
He was educated at the English High School in Boston, became a 
printer and afterwards was associated with his father in the pub- 
lication of the New England Magazine and Boston Courier. 

d. Edgar, b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1812; d. Deerfield, Mass., Apr. 29, 

1894; mar. Troy,' N. Y., June 5, 1855, Sally Ann Merritt Hart. 
He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Harvard Col- 



183 Alvord Genealogy 

lege (1831). He studied Theology at the Cambridge Theological 
School (grad. 1835), and was ordained to the ministry at Dover, 
N. H. Afterwards settled at Trenton, N. Y., Troy, N. Y., and 
Deerfield, Mass. 

e. Caleb Alexander, b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 8, 1814; d. Chicago, 111., Jan. 

13, 1841. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Har- 
vard College (grad. 1834), after which he studied law with Henry 
H. Fuller of Boston and at the Dane Law School, Cambridge, Mass. 
He was among the first settlers of Geneva (La Fox), Kane Co., 111. 

f. John Albert, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 16, 1816; d. Newton, Mass., May 

3, 1897; mar. Oct. 31, 1850, Georgianna Nichols. He was a Uni- 
tarian clergyman. S. T. B. 1839, Harvard, preached at Chicopee, 
Mass., San Francisco, Cal., Stockbridge, Mass., and Chestnut Hill, 
Mass. 

g. Charles Alfred, b. Boston, Mass., June 14, 1819; d. Boston, Mass., 

Aug. 27, 1819. 

h. Charles Edward, b. Boston, Mass., June 7, 1821 ; d. Boston, Mass., Feb, 
19, 1877; mar. Sept. 23, 1847, Mary Elizabeth Marshall. A. B. 1840 
Harvard: M. D. 1844 Harvard. He held the position of Prof, of 
the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Obstetrics and Medical 
Jurisprudence at Harvard Medical School. 

i. Francis William, b. Boston, Mass., Nov. 26, 1823 ; d. Chicago, 111., Sept. 
25, 1882; mar. June 30, 1847, Abby Shelden Beecher. He was a 
lawyer and real estate dealer. 

j. Ellen Mary, b. Boston, Mass., Jan. 29, 1827; d. Dec. 12, 1881; mar. 
Oct. 2, 1877, Charles W. Stone. 

k. Lucy Ann, b. Boston, Mass., Dec. 17, 1828; living at Clinton, Mass., 
1905, unm. 

1. Lucius Henry, b. Boston, Mass., Dec. 9, 1829; d. Newton, Mass., May 
29, 1885; mar. Nov. 24, 1858, Angelina Bradley Hyde. He was a 
teacher in Boston, A. B., 1851, Harvard, Ph. D., 1876, Harvard. 

m. Frederic Alexander, b. Boston, Mass., June 18, 1831 ; living at Rock- 
ford, 111., 1905; mar. Nov. 28, 1867 Frances Helen Nash of Rock- 
ford, 111. He was a member of the 2nd, Reg. Minn. Vols., during 
the Civil War. He was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, was in 
prison at several places and lastly at Richmond, Va., where he re- 
mained until within a few days of his discharge. 

Mrs. Melinda (Alvord) Bticking-ham died after a long and pain- 
ful illness and was buried at Mt. Auburn. 

Mr. Buckingham in early life was apprenticed to the printer's 
trade, which was the great object of his young desire. He began 
at what was then a somewhat celebrated printing office in Walpole, 
N. H., where he commenced his noviciate in 1796. He afterwards 
pursued his vocation in Greenfield, Mass., and in 1799 he came to 
Boston, a youthful, unknown and friendless adventurer. After 
some experience as a journeyman printer he commenced the publi- 



Sixth Generation 189 

cation of the New England Galaxy, a weekly journal which under 
his auspices with almost the single aid of his talent and industry 
reached the highest rank and the largest circulation of any secular 
journal of that day, and wielded more influence than any similar 
journal has ever attained in this country. The paper had also the 
supplementary title of Masonic Magazine, as Mr. Buckingham was 
an early member of the Masonic fraternity. He was the originator 
of the Boston Courier, the first number of which he published Mar. 
2, 1827. He continued its publication with much favor and success, 
though not with great profit until 1848, when from political reasons 
he retired from newspaper publication, and finally left his long oc- 
cupied editorial chair, though he continued to write for various 
journals after that time. In 1831, in connection with his son Edwin, 
Mr. Buckingham commenced the publication of the New England 
Magazine, a monthly periodical of much literary ability ; but the en- 
terprise was discontinued two years afterwards, as he had no heart 
to continue it after the death of his much loved coadjutor. He was 
a member of the Mass. House of Reps, from Boston and from Cam- 
bridge. He was also Senator from Middlesex Co. for two years. 
He was Pres. of the Mass. Charitable Mechanic Ass. for many years, 
and during his presidency the Mass. Mechanic Ass. took up the 
business of finishing the Bunker Hill Monument, which at that time 
was only a heap of stones upon an open field. To no man more than 
to Joseph T. Buckingham belongs the credit of raising and finishing 
the Bunker Hill Monument. 

396. ALPHEUS ALVORD {Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 17, 1787; died Austinburg, 
O., Jan. 2, 1874; married Chatauqua, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1821, Clara 
Sackett, daughter of Philo and Deborah (Waterman) Sackett. She 
was born Ferrisburg, Vt., Aug. 28, 1799; died Watson, Allegan Co., 
Mich., June 15, 1883. Res. Madison, O. (1815-21), Bristol, O., and 
Geneva, O. Children : 

967. Fanny Eliza, b. Bristol, O., Apr. 11, 1823; d. Oct. 19, 1825. 

968. Mary Deborah, b. Bristol, O., Sept. 6, 1826. 

969. Eliza Fanny, b. Bristol, O., Aug. 14, 1828. 

970. Elijah Sacket, b. Bristol, O., June 26, 1830. 

971. Allen McLean, b. Bristol, O., Apr. 23, 1832; d. Dec. 19, 1832. 

972. Maria Anna, b. Bristol, O., Aug. 19, 1834. 

973. Harriet Newel, b. Bristol, O., Jan. 14, 1838. 

974. Allen McLean, b. Bristol, O., May 10, 1840; d. Chattanooga, Tenit, 

June 8, 1864. He enlisted in the Union Army Aug. 10, 1861, as a 
private in Co. D 36th Reg. of III. Vol. He lerved his country 



190 Alvord Genealogy 

faithfully, never missing duty for a day for nearly two years and 
then only for a short time. He was in the first battle at Pea Ridge, 
where the ground was literally covered with the dead. He was in 
a battle at Perryville, and also a severe one at Murfreesboro where 
a number of bullets passed through his clothes and hat, and he was 
only slightly wounded. He endured long marches and at times on 
short allowance. He marched with Sherman to Atlanta; was in 
a number of skirmishes at Calhoun and at last received a wound 
in his hip which caused his death. He was buried in the National 
Cem. During his term of service he sent home $400. 

975. Amelia Matilda, b. Bri.stol, O., Apr. 29, 1843. 

Alpheiis Alvord went to Ohio in 1815; made a profession of re- 
ligion in 1821. He was a farmer and dairyman. 

397. ALFRED ALVORD (Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 15, 1789; died Chicopee, Mass., 
Oct. 31, 1853; married Gill, Mass., July 12, 1824, Mary Allen, 
daughter of Stephen and Catherine (Weeks) Allen. She was born 
Wendell, Mass., Aug. 13, 1794; died Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 28, 
1887. Res. Gill, Mass., Northfield, Mass., Vernon, Vt., and Chico- 
pee, Mass. Children: 

976. Alfred Buckingham, b. Gill, Mass., July 2, 1825. 

977. James Brazer, b. Gill, Mass., Oct. 7, 1826. 

978. Helen Melinda, b. Gill, Mass., Oct. 13, 1829. 

979. Mary Catharine, b. Northfield, Mass., Jan. 16, 1834; d. in infancy. 

980. Sarah Isabella, b. Northfield, Mass., Feb. 6, 1836; res. in Phila., Pa., 

unm. 

981. Francis Albert, b. Vernon, Vt., Aug. 26, 1839. 

Alfred Alvord during his residence at Northfield, Mass., kept a 
hotel. He removed from Vernon, Vt., to Chicopee, Mass., in 1841, 
where he was a bookkeeper in a store for a time, but later was sta- 
tion agent for the Conn. River Ry., at the Chicopee station. After 
Mr. Alvord's death, his widow and daughter Sarah, went to Phila- 
delphia to live with his son James B. Alvord. 

398. MARY ALVORD (Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Greenfield, Mass., Apr. 17, 1791; died Northfield, 
Mass., May 2, 1836; married Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 11, 1812, Jona- 
than White, son of Asaph and Lucretia (Bingham) White. He was 
born Charlemont, Mass., Jan. 15, 1785; died Erving, Mass., Apr. 1, 
1829. Res. Erving, Mass. Children: 

a. Mary Alvord, b. Erving, Mass., Nov. 11. 1813; mar. Templeton, Mass., 
Mar. 10, 1858, Dea. Samuel W. Button, merchant at Northfield. 

h. Harriet, b. Erving, Mass., May 9, 1815; living at York, Pa., in 1906; 
mar. Lansingburg, N, Y., Sept. 1, 1842, Robert P. Bixby, a book- 



Sixth Generation 191 

seller. N. Y. City. 

c. Emily, b. Erving, Mass., Jan., 1817; d. Apr., 1817. 

d. Emily, b. Erving, Mass., July 2, 1818; d. Erving, Mass., Sept. 1, 1855; 

mar. Erving, Mass., Feb. 2, 1835, Wendall Cooledge. 

e. Lucretia, b. Erving, Mass., Feb., 1820; d. Oct., 1820. 

f. Hiram Bingham, b. Erving, Mass., Jan. 5, 1822; mar. June 21, 1848, 

Maria D. Pierce. 

g. Martha Smith, b. Erving, Mass., Dec. 10, 1823; mar. 1st, Aug., 1849, 

Dr. John Barton; 2nd, Nov. 15, 1855, Paul Raymond. 
h. Isabella, b. Erving, Mass., Nov., 1825 ; d. Aug., 1826. 
i. Jonathan Ames, b. Erving. Mass., Feb. 27, 1829; settled as a physician 
in Baldwinville, Mass. ; was surgeon and physician in the army 
during the Civil War. Afterwards he located in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Jonathan White's father was a pioneer in turnpike building. He, 
himself, was engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods in Ervr 
ing, Mass. 

399. FANNY ALVORD {Caleb, Elijah. John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bernardston, Mass., Sept. 12, 1793; died Nashua, N. 
H., 1878; married Greenfield, Mass., Apr. 3. 1817, Josiah White, 
son of Benjamin and Abigail (Wilder) White. He was born Heath, 
Mass., Mar. 2, 1791 ; died Oct. 3, 1852. Res. Bath, N. H., and Brat- 
tleboro, Vt. Children: 

a. Fanny, b. Bath, N. H., Feb. 5, 1818; res. Nashua, N. H. 

b. Josiah Carleton, b. Bath, N. H., Apr. 8, 1820; d. Brattleboro, Vt., July 

4, 1828. 

c. Edwin Buckingham, b. Bath, N. H., July 14. 1822; mar. 1st, June, 1845, 

Serena W. Bragg; 2nd, Aug. 22, 1855, Laurana A. Clement. 

d. Charles King, b. Brattleboro, Vt., Oct. 9, 1825; d. Cal., Nov. 7, 1850; 

mar. Oct. 11, 1848, Sarah Elizabeth Barnard. He was a carpenter. 

e. Josiah Clinton, b. Brattleboro, Vt., July 9, 1828 ; d. Dec. 28, 1899 ; mar. 

Swanzey, Mass., Jan. 1, 1856, Edna A. Underwood. He was in the 
Civil War. 

f. Jane Elizabeth, b. Brattleboro, Vt., July 31, 1831; d. Nashua, N. H., 

Jan. 31, 1878; mar. Jan. 1, 1855, Isaac H. Marshall, a merchant in 
Nashua, N. H. 

g. Caleb Benjamin, b. Brattleboro, Vt., Jan. 11, 1835; d. at Otter River, 

Mass.; mar. Nov. 3, 1859, Marietta Hodge. He was a carpenter 
and iron moulder. 

400. CALVIN ALVORD {Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), bora South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 3, 1779; died South Had- 
ley, Mass., Nov. 18, 1856; married South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 8, 
1801, Mary Brewster, daughter of Jesse and Susan Brewster. She 
was born Oct. 18, 1780; died South Hadley, Mass., June 30, 1837. 
Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children: 



192 Alvord Genealogy 

982. Broiighton, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 14, 1802; d. So. Hadley, 

Mass., July 16, 1886. He was educated at the common schools and 
began his business life as a boatman on Conn. River in 1826. Later 
he became captain of a boat and then agent and part owner in the 
Transportation Co. with headquarters at Hartford during the sea- 
son. In 1846 the Co. sold their business to the Conn. Valley R. R. 
and in 1853 Mr. Alvord became connected with the Parsons Paper 
Co. being one of the projectors. He was Pres. of the Valley Paper 
Co. from its organization in 1866. In politics he was a Democrat 
and held the office of Selectman many years. A man of sound 
judgment and held in high esteem. He was unmarried. 

983. Ruby, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 22, 1805. 

984. Calvin, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 14, 1810; d. So. Hadley, Mass., 

Feb. 11, 1835, unm. 

985. Mary Ann, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 4, 1814 ; d. So. Hadley, Mass., 

Oct. 2, 1890, unm. 

986. Jesse Brewster, b. South Hadley, Mass., Aug. IS, 1816; d. So. Hadley, 

Mass., Nov. 22, 1863, unm. He was greatly devoted to hunting, 
was a splendid marksman and rarely missed his aim whether it was 
a bird on the wing or a turkey at a Thanksgiving shoot. 

Calvin Alvord was a shoemaker by trade and had an extensive 
business in the neighborhood. He was diligent in his occupation 
and could always be found at his bench. 

401. ORANGE ALVORD (Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 25, 1781 ; died Wilmington, 
Vt., Mar. 15, 1862; married 1802, Sophia Taylor. She was born 
prob. Chester, Mass., Jan. 20, 1781 ; died Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 1, 
1866. Res. South Hadley, Mass., and Wilmington, Vt. Children: 

987. Clarissa, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 5, 1803 ; d. Oct. 14, 1803. 

988. Sophia, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 24, 1805; d. Wilmington, Vt., 

May 8, 1859, unm.- 

989. Clarissa, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 6, 1808; d. Wilmington, Vt., 

Jan. 16, 1837, unm. 

990. Stillman, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 10, 1811. 

991. Fidelia, b. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 16, 1817. 

Orange Alvord was a farmer. His farm adjoined that of his 
cousin Horace Alvord in Wilmington, Vt. 

Mrs. Sophia Alvord was received by letter from the South Had- 
ley, Mass., church to the church at Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 7, 1814. 

403. MIRIAM ALVORD (Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., May 25, 1785; died Easthamp- 
ton, Mass., May 30, 1873 ; married South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 13, 
1806, Levi White, son of Nathaniel and Huldah (Clark) White. 
He was born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 14, 1779; died Easthamp- 



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ton, ]\Iass., Aug. 26, 1852. Res. Easthampton, ]\Iass. Children: 

a. Julius, b. Easthampton, Mass., July 16, 1808; d. Southampton, Mass., 

Dec. 7, 1882; mar. 1st, Nov. 27, 1835, Elizabeth Sheldon; 2nd, Oct. 
18, 1849, Mrs. Elmira (Munson) Barrows. 

b. Cecil, b. Easthampton, Mass., June 8, 1810; d. Sept. 18, 1810. 

c. Edson, b. Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 27, 1811; d. Easthampton, Mass., 

Dec. 10, 1881; mar. Feb. 1, 1854, Ann Frances (Parsons) White. 

d. Lucena, b. Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 17, 1814; d. Easthampton, Mass., 

Dec. 2, 1858; mar. ]\Iay 18, 1843, Julius Pomeroy of Easthampton, 
]Mass. 

e. Lysander, b. Easthampton, Mass., Apr. 27, 1818; d. Easthampton, Mass., 

May 8, 1852; mar. Nov. 5, 1839, Ann Frances Parsons. 

f. Amanda, b. Easthampton, Mass., June 1, 1821 ; d. Southampton, Mass., 

July 28, 1893 ; mar. Dec. 26, 1849, Augustine Munson. 

Levi \\'hite was a painter by trade as were most of his sons. His 
father, Xathaniel, was a Revolutionary soldier, in the battle of 
Bunker Hill and present at the surrender of Burgoyne. 

404. SAMUEL ALVORD (Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 11, 1787; died So. Hadley, 
Mass., Nov. 17, 1823; married 1st, South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 23, 
1810. Sophia Day, daughter of Ezra and Hannah (Kendall) Day. 
She was born Apr. 9, 1791 ; died Dec. 7, 1815. He married 2nd, 
Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 2, 1817. Delcene Lawton, daughter of Israel 
and Dolly (Billings) Lawton. She was born Wilmington, A't., Feb. 
4, 1796; died Dover, Vt., Apr. 22, 1832. Res. South Hadley, Alass. 
Children : 

992. Infant, b. South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 11, 1811. 

993. Infant, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 15, 1815. 

994. Samuel Clinton, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 7, 1819. 

995. Sophia Delcene, b. South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 21, 1822. 

After the death of her husband Mrs. Delcene Alvord with her 
two children went to Wilmington, Vt., to live with her father, Israel 
Lawton, on his farm. Here she lived until she married Joseph 
Howe of Dover, Vt., Aug. 22, 1831. Her daughter Sophia was 
brought up in her grandfather Lawton's family, by a maiden aunt, 
Dency. 

405. CYRUS ALVORD (Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 25, 1789; died South Had- 
ley, Mass., Dec. 7, 1860; married South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 27, 
1816, Asenath Smith, daughter of Lewis and Eunice (Judd) Smith. 
She was born Northampton (South Farms), Mass., June 9, 1795; 



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died South Hadley, Mass, 1878. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Chil- 
dren : 

996. Francis, b. South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 3, 1818. 

997. Hervey, b. South Hadley, Mass., May. 24, 1820. 

998. Asenath, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 5, 1823; d. Erie, Pa., July 3, 

1895, unm. She gave much valuable information to Mr. Boutelle. 

999. Miriam, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 23, 1826; d. Mar. 26, 1836. 
1000. Fidelia Smith, b South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 18, 1834; d. Apr. 11, 1856. 

Asenath (Smith) Alvord was the granddaughter of David Smith. 
Her mother Eunice and her mother's sister Maria, wife of John Al- 
vord, inherited their father's (Samuel Judd) estate at South Farms 
in Northampton. It was on this place that Lev/is Smith resided until 
his death, Mar. 15, 1838. He had eleven children, all of v/hom lived 
to marry. Five of his sons settled side by side in South Farms, 
Northampton, on the west side of the Conn. River, now called 
Smiths' Ferry. The widow of Cyrus Alvord was residing in 1868 
on the old place of her husband's great grandfather, John Alvord, 
with her husband's brother, Luther Alvord, in South Hadley, on 
the east side of the Conn. River, south of Smith's Ferry landing. 

407. EDITHA ALVORD. (Samuel, God, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 3, 1794; died South Hadley, 
Mass., Dec. 27. 1819; married South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 5, 1816, 
Eldad Smith, son of Ephraim and Thankful (Goodman) Smith. He 
was born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 17, 1788; died South Hadley, 
Mass., 1846. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Child: 

a. Lavinia, b. South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 20, 1817; d. So. Hadley, Mass., 
Oct. 21, 1899; mar. Sept. 16, 1841, Martin W. Burnett. 

409. FIDELIA ALVORD {Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 10, 1799; died South Had- 
ley, Mass., Jan. 30, 1833; married South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 11, 
1821, Eldad Smith, son of Ephraim and Thankful (Goodman) 
Smith. He was born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 7, 1788 ; died South 
Hadley, Mass., 1846. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children: 

a. Theodore White, b. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 2, 1823 ; d. Chicopee, 

Mass., Nov. 14, 1855, unm. 

b. Editha Alvord, b. South Hadley, Mass., July 15, 1826; d. Galesburg, 

111., Sept. 15, 1885 ; mar. Apr. 25, 1849, Warren S. Bellons. 

411. THEODOCIA ALVORD {Gad, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Granby, Mass., Feb. 22, 1784; died Springfield, 
Mass., Aug. 25, 1868; married Hezekiah Eastman, son of Benjamin 
and Eunice (Day) Eastman. He was born Granby, Mass. Res. 



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Granby, Mass., and Chester, Mass. Children : 

a. Benjamin, b. Granby, Mass., Sept. 13, 1805; d. Philadelphia, Pa., May, 

1859; mar. Fanny Pease of Northampton, Mass. He was a cabinet 
maker. 

b. Samuel, b. Granby, Mass., Aug. 3, 1807; d. Granby, Mass., Nov. 17, 1831. 

Hezekiah Eastman was of Granby, Mass., in 1793, when he signed 
a receipt in the settlement of his father's estate. He indentured his 
sons to his brother Benjamin Oct. 18, 1810, and they were bottnd 
to serve until they were fourteen years of age. 

IVlrs. Theodocia (Alvord) Eastman lived with her son Benjamin 
until his death, when she went to live with her sisters, Mrs. Rhoda 
Hubbard and Mrs. Amanda Hooker in Springfield, Mass. 

413. GAIUS ALVORD {Gad, God, John, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Granby, Mass., Mar. 27, 1788; died Aug. 15, 1871 ; mar- 
ried Granby, Mass., Nov. 6, 1810, Eunice Robinson, dattghter of 
Elisha and Eunice (Rice) Robinson. She was born Simderland, 
Mass., Feb. 26, 1788; died Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 18, 1882. Res, 
Granby, Mass., and Orange, N. J. Children : 

1001. Harriet, b. Granby, Mass., May 22, 1810. 

1002. Christopher Columbus, b. Granby, Mass., May 7, 1812. 

1003. Edmund Strong, b. Granby, Mass., July 6, 1815. 

1004. Gad White, b. Granby, M'ass., May 27, 1817. : 

1005. Lucy Robinson, b. Granby, Mass., May 2, 1819. 

1C06. Frances Miller, b. Granby, Mass., May 18, 1821 ; d. unm. A music 
teacher. 

1007. Electa, b. Granby, Mass., July 3, 1823. 

1008. Mary Amarintha, b. Orange, N. J., Aug. 24, 1825; living at Phila- 

delphia, Pa., unm. A music teacher. 

1009. William Henry, b. Orange, N. J., Feb. 21, 1829. 

1010. George, b. Orange, N. J., Feb. 8, 1832. 

Gsius Alvord in his younger days was an unusually active and 
enterprising farmer of Granby, Mass. He was thrown from his 
carriage and injured his head which caused him at times to be de- 
ranged. Sometimes he would be very active and then occasionally 
despondent and idle. He sold his farm in Granby, Mass., and pur- 
chased a farm in Orange, N. J., where he removed in May, 1825. 
He was a noble looking man, an affectionate father, a kind and ten- 
der husband. 

414. POLLY ALVORD (Gad, God, John, Thomas, Alexan- 
der), born Granby, Mass., Apr. 28, 1790; died Harpersville, N. Y., 
Dec. 1, 1857; married Southbridge, Mass., about 1827, James Gar- 
side. Res. Southbridge, Mass., and Hampshire Co., Mass. Child: 



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1010-a. Alvin White (Alvord), b. Southbridge, Mass., Apr. 1, 1828. 
James Garside was an Englishman. When Alvin was two years 
old, Garside left his wife and was never heard from. Polly (Alvord) 
Garside had her name changed back to Alvord by the Legislature, 
and her descendants bear the Alvord name and will for this reason 
be continued in this work. 

417. RHODA CLARISSA ALVORD (Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Granby, Mass., Oct. 6, 1796; died 
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 18, 1885 ; married Springfield, Mass., Dec. 
8, 1818 (int), Asahel Hubbard of Springfield, Mass., son of Russel 
and Olive Hubbard. He was born Ludlow, Mass., 1790; died 
Springfield, Mass., 1868. Res. Springfield, Mass. Children : 

a. Olive Clarissa, b. Springfield, Mass., Dec. 24, 1819; d. Springfield, Mass., 

Nov. 2, 1889; mar. Spring of 1843, Erasmus D. Beach, a prominent 
lawyer in Springfield, Mass., and Democratic candidate for Gov- 
ernor. 

b. Alvin Alvord, b. Springfield, Mass., July, 1821 ; d. Springfield, Mass., 

Oct. 26, 1839; a good scholar, an amicable youth, beloved by all 
who knew him. 

Asahel Hubbard was an armourer by trade and was employed at 
the U. S. Arsenal at Springfield, Mass., as inspector of small arms. 
He was a thrifty New Englander and left a good estate. A business 
block opposite the arsenal in Springfield was built by Mr. Hubbard 
about 1834 and is still in possession of the Beach family. 

420. ALANSON ALVORD (Gad, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Granby, Mass., Jtme 30, 1803; died Warren, Pa., Dec. 
2, 1862; married 1st, Elizabethtown, N. J., Jan. 23, 1834, Maria 
Wilbur Forse. She was born 1805 ; died Chester, Mass., Feb. 18, 
1836. He married 2nd, Brimfield, Mass., Apr. 3, 1837, Adaline Bar- 
rows, daughter of Dr. Charles and Huldah (Frissell) Barrows. She 
was born Brimfield, Mass., Nov. 1, 1811 ; died Concord, 111., May 3, 
1849. He married 3rd, Wethersfield, 111., July 31, 1849, Sarah 
Frances Little, daughter of Abner Bayley and Nancy (Tenney) 
Little. She was born Hollis, N. H., July 31, 1829. Res. Chester, 
Mass., Westmoreland, N. H., Sullivan, N. H., Charlton, Mass., Con- 
cord, 111., Downey Grove, 111., Grass Lake, Mich., Unadilla, Mich., 
York, O., and Warren, Pa. Children : 

1011. Maria Wilberforce, b. Chester, Mass., Feb. 9, 1836. 

1012. Austin White, b. Chester, Mass., Feb. 3, 1838. 

1013. Adaline Amanda, b. Westmoreland, N. H., Oct. 8, 1840, unm. 



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1014. Edward Alanscn, b. -Sullivan, X. H, Jan. 13, 1842; d. Charlton, 

.Mass., Mar. 1, 1846. 

1015. Edward Alanson, b. Concord, 111., 3.1ar. 26, 1849; d. May 26, 1849. 

1016. Frances Little, b. Downey Grove, 111., Feb. 14, 1851 ; d. Oberlin, O., 

May 15, 1865. 

1017. Henry Alanson, b. Grass Lake, Mich., Jan. 31, 1859; d. Unadilla, 

Mich., Feb. 17, 1860. 

1018. Laura Ann, b. York, O., Apr. 20, 1861. 

Rev. Alanson Alvord entered Yale College in 1830, studied divin- 
ity with Dr. Cox of New York in 1833, settled in the ministry at 
Chester, Mass., 1835. 

In personal appearance Alanson Alvord was tall, very erect and 
of fine physique. As a young man he was athletic and displayed un- 
usual strength in lifting weights. He was fond of engaging in the 
sports of the young men of his time. He also had a fine voice for 
singing and while studying theology in New York City he received 
a good salary for training choirs six evenings in the week, a part of 
the time leading the music in a large church, besides having a num- 
ber of pupils in vocal culture. He took lessons of Lowell Mason, 
then considered the best of teachers. He gave to Bradbury his first 
lessons in vocal training. He was a masterful man and usually ac- 
complished whatever he undertook. He died of malignant erysipelas 
and was buried at Warren, Pa. 

Mrs. Maria (Wilbur Forse) Alvord was of French parentage. 
A sister married Dea. Miller of New York City, another sister mar- 
ried a Richards of Newark, N. J. 

Mrs. Adaline (Barrows) Alvord was a highly cultivated lady with 
a noble Christian character. 

Mrs. Sarah (Little) Alvord, after the death of Mr. Alvord, re- 
moved to Oberlin, O., and on July 27, 1876, was married to Hiram 
Stewart. They settled near Sandusky. O., but afterwards removed 
to Garden Grove, Iowa, where he died Apr. 16, 1885. She now 
(1905) resides at Duluth, Minn. 

421. AAIANDA ALVORD {Gad, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Granby, ]\Iass., Mar. 7, 1808; died Jersey City. N. J., 
Dec. 6, 1888; married Southbridge, Mass., Nov. 19, 1828, Oliver 
Hooker, son of Oliver and Clarinda (Freeman) Hooker. He was 
born Southbridge, Mass., Nov. 4, 1806; died New York, N. Y., 
Nov. 11, 1869. Res. Southbridge, Mass., and New York, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Henry Dwight, b. Southbridge, Mass., Dec. 19, 1829; d. X. Y. City, 



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June 8, 1891 ; mar. Apr. 1, 1865, Maria Louise Young. He was a 
police officer in N. Y. City. 

b. Harriet White, b. Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 12, 1831 ; d. Jan. 26, 1836. 

c. Celia Lucinda, b. Southbridge, Mass., July 26, 1836; d. Aug. 8, 1837. 

d. Mary Alvord, b. Southbridge, Mass., July 5, 1838; living in Brooklyn, 

1905 ; mar. Apr. 26, 1863, Thomas Chenoweth, a compositor. 

e. Lucy Comins, b. Southbridge, Mass., Dec. 5, 1840; d. N. Y. City, July 

22, 1858, unm. 

Oliver Hooker, St., was a house builder and settled in South- 
bridge, Mass. 

422. LYDIA ALVORD (Asher, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 11, 1787; died Troy, Pa., Mar. 
14, 1837; married Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 5, 1805, Ezra Long, son 
of Matthew and Abigail H. (Sherman) Long. He was born Sept. 
24, 1782; died Troy, Pa., July 20, 1848. Res. Brandon, Vt., and 
Troy, Pa. Children : 

a. Alonzo, b. Mar. 4, 1806; d. Troy, Pa., Mar. 27, 1866; mar. Apr. 28, 1833, 

Mary Tylor. 

b. Philander Alvord, b. Oct. 1, 1807 ; d. Sept. 28, 1830. 

c. Volney Morel, b. Brandon, Vt., June 4, 1809; d. Troy, Pa., May 3, 1879; 

mar. 1st, Oct. 29, 1833, Emily Brewster; 2nd, Emily B. Pomeroy. 

d. Horace Foster, b. Nov. 1, 1811 ; d. Apr. 3, 1887; mar. 1st, Elizabeth Burt; 

2nd, Mary R. Cleaver. 

e. Ezra, b. Dec. 4, 1813; d. Jan. 8, 1818. 

f. Lydia Minerva, b. Dec. 5, 1815; d. July 12, 1844; mar. July 17, 1834, 

Erastus Fitch. 

g. Clarissa Eliza, b. Jan. 9, 1818; d. July 17, 1857; mar. Apr. 20, 1837, 

Addison McKean. 
h. Martha Maria, b. Nov. 15, 1819. 
i. Ezra Osden, b. July 28, 1821 ; d. Sept. 8, 1846. 

Ezra Long was known as Major Long. He moved to Troy, Pa., 
in 1810, where he kept tavern. 

423. CLARISSA ALVORD (Asher, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 14, 1793; died Coxsackie, 
N. Y., Feb. 11, 1881; married Wilmington, Vt., May 11, 1813, Al- 
pheus Dwight of Rensselaerville, N. Y., son of Alpheus and Fanny 
(Prentice) Dwight. He was born Somers, Conn., June 10, 1787; 
died Lockport, N. Y., May 11, 1859. Res. Rensselaerville, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Sidney Alvord, b. Rensselaei-ville, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1816; mar. May 6, 

1846, Sarah Ann Clark. He was a banker at Coxsackie, N. Y. 

b. Harriet Maria, b. Rensselaerville, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1819; mar. Oct. 13, 

1841, David Bouck. A merchant at Lockport, N. Y. 



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Alpheus Dwight was a merchant at Rensselaerville, X. Y. He 
bore the reputation of being a most worthy citizen and kindhearted 
man. 

424. HORACE ALVORD (Asher, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Wihning-ton, Vt., Feb. 10, 1795; died Wilmington, Vt., 
Dec. 17, 1887; married Sept. 15, 1819, Harriet Waldo Hamilton, 
daughter of Jucle and Rhoda (Prouty) Hamilton. She was born 
prob. Amherst, Mass., June 26, 1797; died- Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 
20, 1869. Res. Wihiiington, Vt. Children. 

1019. Calvin Thales, b. Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 29, 1821. 

1020. Hervey Dwight, b. Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 30, 1822; d. Wilmington, 

Vt, Aug. 8, 1870, unm ; lived in Boston many years, in N. Y. City 
several years and in Wilmington, Vt., some years before his death. 
He was a stage-driver and teamster. 

1021. Nancy Maria, b. Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 16, 1827; d. Oct. 4, 1828. 

1022. Martha Maria, b. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 19, 1829; d. Sept. 20, 1847. 

1023. Edward Payson, b. Wilmington, Vt., May 24, 1834 ; d. Nov. 6, 1852. 

1024. George Washington, b. Wilmington, Vt., June 24, 1837; d. Mar. 2, 

1839. 

Horace Alvord was a farmer and an excellent carpenter. In his 
younger days he taught school. His ability and worth were recog- 
nized by his appointment as judge of the Vv^indham Co. Court, Vt. 

425. RUTH ALVORD (Seth, Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Aug. 27, 1786; married Wilmington, 
Vt., Oct. 22, 1807, Ethan Smith, Jr., son of Ethan and Tabitha 
(Hastings) Smith. Res. Wilmington, Vt. Children: 

a. Infant of Ethan Smith, Jr., d. Wilmington, Vt., June 19, 1808. 

b. Sereno Alvord, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., May 9, 1813. 

c. Aurelia, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 12, 1813. 

d. Samuel Hastings, bapt. Wilmington, Vt., July, 1815. 

426. JULIUS ALVORD (Selh, Gad, John, Thomas,^ Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Nov. 30, 1787; died near Girard, 
Erie Co., Pa., May, 1872; married in Vt. May 16, 1815, Sally 
Doty, daughter of Ellis and Huldah (Kilby) Doty. She was born 
Wihnington, Vt., 1792; died Kiantone, N. ¥., Oct., 1857. Res. 
Wilmington, Vt., and Kiantone, Chatatiqua Co., N. Y. Children: 

1025. Sarah Ann, b. Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 22, 1816. 

1026. Mary Lorraine, b. Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 27, 1818. 

1027. Julia Mondane, b. Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 11, 1820. 

1028. Alvin Wesley, b. Wilmington, Vt, Oct. 20, 1822. 

1029. John Quincy Adams, b. prob. in N. Y., June 9, 1828; d. Sept. 3, 1832. 
Julius Alvord was a splendid specimen of physical manhood, 



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nearly six feet in height, very erect and muscular, able at one time 
to lift a weight of 1000 pounds. He lived an active out-of-door life 
until a few weeks of his death and died of disease rather than old 
age. He was a soldier in War of 1812. The family moved to New 
York State in 1822. 

427. OTIS ALVORD {Seth, Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born Dummerston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1789; died Carroll, N. Y., Aug. 7, 
1854; married Wilmington, Vt., Jerusha Doty, daughter of Ellis and 
Huldah (Kilby) Doty. She was born Wilmington, Vt. ; died Oct. 
4, 1856. Res. Wilmington, Vt., and Kiantone, Chat. Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

1030. Franklin Doty, b. Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 12, 1817. 

1031. Francis Milton, b.. Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 12, 1819. 

1032. Frederick, b. May 22, 1822; d. May 5, 1823. 

1033. Lorinda, b. Oct. 22, 1824; d. Oct., 1825. 

1034. Frederick Kilby, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1826. 

1035. Christiana, b. July 25, 1830. 

1036. Henry, b. Dec. 22, 1834; d. Aug. 25, 1836. 

Otis Alvord moved from Vermont to Chatauqua Co., N. Y., about 
the year 1822. (Francis M. Alvord says 1826). He lived either 
with or next to his brother Julius. The journey v/as made by 
wagon. 

428. SPENCER ALVORD {Seth, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 3, 1791; died Wilmington, Vt., 
Sept. 23, 1855 ; married Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 13, 1814, Clarissa 
Childs, daughter of Jonathan and Anna (Thompson) Childs. She 
was born Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 5, 1792 ; died Pontiac, 111., July 17, 
1865. Res. Wilmington, Vt. Children: 

1037. Orpheus Sidney, b. Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 11, 1816. 

1038. Orsamus Adna, b. Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 1, 1819. 

1039. Clarissa Freeman, b. Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 24, 1822. 

1040. Rhoda Maria, b. Wilmington, Vt., May 22, 1825. 

1041. Barbara Ann, b. Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 12, 1839. 

Spencer Alvord was a carpenter by trade, also engaged in farm- 
ing. 

431. BARBARA MINERVA ALVORD {Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 27, 1797; died 
Sparta, Randolph Co., 111., Nov. 30, 1871 ; married Aaron Hastings, 
son of Moses and Elizabeth (Parker) Hastings. He was born prob. 
Amherst, Mass., Sept. 7, 1798; died Brunswick, N. Y., Feb. 15, 
1846. Res. Brunswick, N. Y. Children: 



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a. Elizabeth, b. 1821; d. Eden, lil., Oct., 1846; mar. William Rudolphus 

Brown, who was born at Pownal, Vt., in 1818. One child was born 
to them, Apr. 8, 1846, Elizabeth Hastings. She married Lieut. 
Wm. H. McDill, res. Dallas, Tex. 

b. Barbara ]\I.inerva, d. in 1846, unm. 

Airs. Barbara (Alvord) Hastings went to Eden, 111. to live. On 
her arrival she found that her daughter had been dead a week. She 
lived the rest of her life with hr son-in-law and granddaughter. 

435. CHESTER PACKARD ALVORD (Scth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 1, 1811; died 
Troy, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1856; married Mary File of New York State, 
(prob. a descendant of Christopher File of Brunswick, N. Y.) Res. 
Troy, N. Y. Child : 

1042. Albert, b. 1849; (no further record.) 

Chester Packard Alvord was a teamster in Troy, X. Y. He went 
to Eden, 111., for a short time, but returned to Troy. 

436. ADOLPHUS ALVORD (Zerah, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 27, 1791; died Shelburne, 
Mass., Sept. 27, 1852; married Shelburne, ]\Iass., Mar. 15, 1820, 
Naomi Barnard, daughter of Elisha and Prudeiice (Hunt) Barnard. 
She was born Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 13, 1798 ; died Shelburne^ 
Mass., Dec, 1870. Res. Shelburne, Mass. Occupation farmer. 
Children: 

1043. Sarah Sophia, b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 18, 1822. 

1044. Eliza Naomi, b. Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 29, 1824. 

1045. Elisha Barnard, b. Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 18, 1826. 

1046. Prudence Hunt, b. Shelburne, Mass., Aug. 3, 1831. 

438. EPEPHUS ALVORD (Zerah, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Shelburne, Mass., June 10, 1796; died Shelburne, 
j.Iass., Aug. 15, 1862; married prob. Shelburne, Mass., 1821, Han- 
nah Lufkin, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Livingston) Lufkin. 
She was born Acworth, N. H., July 12, 1798: died Shelburne, ]\Iass., 
Mar. 20, 1867. Res. Shelburne, Mass., and Wilmington, Vt. Chil- 
dren: 

1047. Lucius Gad, b. Shelburne, Mass., June 2, 1822. 

1048. Lydia Lucina, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 26, 1823. 

1049. Sarah Foster, b. Shelburne, Mass., May 6, 1825; d. Aug. 24, 184^ 

imm. 

1050. Infant son, b. Wilmington, Vt, Apr. 17, 1827; d. Apr. 17, 1827. 

1051. Hannah Lufkin, b. Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 28, 1828. 

1052. Laura Amelia, b. Wilmington, Vt., June 30, 1830. 

1053. Lucia Ann, b. Wilmington, Vt., May 2, 1832. ; 
1054 Alvan, b. Shelburne, Mass., Dec. 2, 1833. 



202 Alvord Genealogy 

1055. Mary Augusta, b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 13. 1837. 

Epephus Alvord \va.s a farmer. His wife had learned the trade of 
tailoress when young which she followed more or less during her 
whole life, besides bringing up a large family of children. She was 
very proficient in every form of needlework. Her father, Samuel 
Lufkin, was a Revolutionary soldier. 

439. ABIGAIL ALVORD (Zerah, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 5, 1799; died Shelburne, Mass., 
Aug., 1875 ; married Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 24, 1824, Wilder Dole, 
son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Wilder) Dole. He was born Shel- 
burne, Mass., July 30, 1799; died Gill, Mass., Aug., 1884." Res. 
Shelburne, Mass. Children : 

a. Hannah Nims, b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 3, 1826; living at Greenfield, 

Mass.; mar. 1st, Dec. 28, 1848, Levi Forristall; 2nd, Nov. 1, 1860, A. 
P. Cooley. 

b. Clarissa Abigail, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 27, 1828; living at West 

Chesterfield, Mass. ; mar. 1st, Apr. 23, 1846, David W. Nims ; 2nd, 
July 3, 1860, Rufus L. Thayer; 3rd, Jan. 26, 1876, John Forbes. 

c. Harriet Alvord, b. Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 4, 1831; d. Mar. 6, 1854; mar. 

Oct. 11, 1853, George W .Hildreth. 

d. Lawrence Wilder, b. Shelburne, Mass., June 30, 1833; living at Gill, 

Mass.; mar. 1st, Jan. 16, 1868, Elizabeth E. Green; 2nd, Mrs. Ida 
Lander Jones Johnson. 

e. Lydia Smith, b. Shelburne, Mass., Feb. 7, 1836; living at Cummington, 

Mass. ; mar. July 8, 1858, John W. Gurney. 

After marriage Vv^ilder Dole settled on a farm in Shelburne, 
Mass., where he continued to reside until his wife's death, when he 
w^ent to Gill, Mass., to make his home with his son. 

441. CEPHAS ALVORD (Zerah, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
wider), born Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 30, 1803; died Bellvue, O., 
June 26, 1872 ; married prob. South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 1, 1827, 
Rachel Parsons Childs, daughter of Asa and Sabra (Woodworth) 
Childs. She was born Bolton, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1808; died Beilvue, 
O., July 20, 1870. Res. Shelburne, Mass., and Bellvue, Ohio. Chil- 
dren : 

1056. Mercy Childs, b. Shelburne, Mass., May 9, 1828. 

1057. Zerah, b. Shelburne, ]\Iass., Mar. 26, 1830. 

1058. Sabra Woodworth, b. Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 30, 1832. 

1059. Henry Baxter, b. Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 10, 1837; d. Bellvue, O., 

Feb. 3, 1870, unm. 

1060. Sarah Foster, b. Shelburne, Mass., July 10, 1844; d. Bellvue, O.. 

Oct. 15, 1871, unm. 



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443. TILTOX EASTMAN ALVORD {Enos, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), bapt. Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 24, 1796; died 
Canton, Conn., Nov. 2, 1872 ; married Julia Chapman, daughter of 
Caleb Chapman. She was born jNIontgomery, Mass., 1825 ; died 
Norwich, Conn., Jan. 20, 1891. Res. Canton, Conn., New Hartford, 
Conn., and Hartford, Conn. Child : 

1061. Julia Ann, b. Canton, Conn., Oct. 16, 1852. 

Tilton Eastman Alvord resided in Canton, Conn., at two different 
periods, also in New Hartford, Conn., and Hartford, Conn. He be- 
came paralytic and received aid from the town about 1865. At one 
time he was in the employ of Rider and Alden, brokers. 

445. ENOS ALVORD {Enos, Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born 1802 ; died New York, N. Y. ; buried in Torrington, Conn. ; 
married Norah (or Honora) Hills. She died New Rochelle, N. Y., 
1855. Res. New Rochelle, N. Y., and New York City. (Office in 
1868 was Z7 Park Row, Room No. 52.) No children. 

After the death of his wife Enos Alvord went to New York City 
and was in an advertising agency. 

446. NELSON ALVORD {Enos, Gad, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Westfield, ]\Iass., 1805; died Torrington, Conn., Nov. 
2, 1879; married 1st, Lavinia Flower of Barkhamsted, Conn. He 
married 2nd, Millerton, N. Y., Apr., 1873, Harriett Electa (Taylor) 
Woodruff, widow of Henry M. Woodruft. daughter of John and 
Fanny (String) Taylor. She was born Torringford, Conn., Feb. 
14, 1829. Res. Wolcottville, Torrington, Conn. No children. 

Nelson Alvord was a harness maker by occupation. 

448. CLARISSA ALVORD {Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Alass., Nov. 15, 1797; died Rochester, 
N. Y., June 20, 1882; married South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 30, 1818, 
Porter Taylor, son of Oliver and Lucy (White) Taylor. He was 
born South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 16, 1794 ; died Rochester, N. Y., 
July 20, 1872. Res. Rochester, N. Y. Children: 

a. Lucy, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Aug. 29, 1819; d. Geneva, N. Y., Aug. 11, 

1905; mar. Jan. 20, 1852, Charles F. Warner. 

b. Clarissa, b. So. Hadley, Mass; d. Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1S67; mar. 

Addison W. Durfee. 

c. Porter W., b. So. Hadley, Mass., Oct. 31, 1824; d. July 10, 1887; mar. 

Dec. 24, 1847, Emeline Charlotte Stebbins. 

d. Edwin, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 1, 1827; d. Nashville, Tenn., Apr. 7, 

1892; mar. 1848, Harriet Newell Gaily. He was a contractor and 
built some of the finest churches and dwelling houses in Rochester, 
N. Y. 



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e. Eliza, b. So. Hadlcy, Mass., living in Rochester, N. Y., unm. 

f. Harriet Cb.arlotte, b. So. Hadley, Mass., living in Rochester, N. Y. ; 

mar. 1869, Addison W. Durfee. 

Porter Ta}lor was a builder and contractor. About 1837 he re- 
moved to Rochester, N. Y. 

449. JERUSHA ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 6, 1801 ; died Chicopee Falls, 
Alass., Mar. 6, 1869; married South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 26, 1830, 
Plin Day, son of Justin and Patty (Brackett) Day. He was born 
South Hadley, Mass., June 1, 1806; died Chicopee Falls, Mass., Apr. 
21. 1869. Res. Chicopee Falls, Mass. Occupation, farmer. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Ann Jerusha, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Nov. 14, 1831 ; d. Chicopee Falls, 

Mass., Feb. 2, 1905 ; mar. Apr., 1849, Henry Conklin. 

b. Jane Eliza, b. So. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 1, 1833 ; living Springfield, Mass., 

1905; mar. 1st, Mar. 20, 1849, Oliver Moses Taylor; 2nd, Elisha 
Button. 

c. Clarissa, b. So. Hadley, Alass., Nov. 10, 1835 ; d. Lowell, Mass., Sept. 9, 

1903 ; mar. Rod Sanger. 

d. Fidelia, b. Rochester, N. Y., June 10, 1837; d. Chicopee Falls, Mass., 

1896; mar. John Morse, 
c. Justin, b. Rochester, N. Y., July 10, 1838; d. May, 1839. 

450. JUSTIN ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., June 5, 1805 ; died Oconomowoc, 
Wis., Mar. 8, 1877; married Pittsfield, Mass., July 3, 1828, Sarah 
Brague, datighter of Benjamin and Abigail (Pease) Prague. She 
was born Lenox, Mass., 1812; died Oconomowoc, Wis., Jan., 1864. 
Res. Pittsfield, Mass., Attica, N. Y., (1837-49), and Hebren, Wis. 
Children : 

1062. Sarah Eliza, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Mai*. 17, 1829. 

1063. Justin Merrick, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Nov. 9, 1830. 

1064. Lowell Lewis, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 7, 1834. 

1065. Mary Lois, b. Attica, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1839. 

1066. Lucina Jane, b. Attica, N. Y., June 19, 1841. 

1067. William Edwin, b. Attica, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1845. 

Justin Alvord was a mason. He married second, Mrs. Tryphena 
Clark. 

451. LOIS ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alexander), 
born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 21, 1806; died Buffalo, N. Y., May 
10, 1838 ; married July 7, 1828, Dr. Almanzon Clark of Great Bar- 
rington, Mass., son of Dr. Jerry and Betsey (York) Clark. He was 
born Harpersfield, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1807; died New Haven, Conn., 



Sixth Generation 205 

Aug. 1, 1887. Res. Utica, X. Y., and New Haven, Conn. Children: 

a. Alzada Loisa, b. Utica, X. Y., May 12, 1831 ; d. Augusta, Ga., Nov. 25, 

1855 ; mar. Rochester, N. Y., May 1, 1850, Charles M. Wright. 

b. Edwin Massena, b. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 14, 1833; d. New Haven, 

Conn., Feb. 20, 1906 ; mar. New York, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1858, Edwina 
E. Armstrong. 

c. Betsey, b. Buffalo, N. Y., May 10, 1838 : d. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1838. 

455. CORNELIA AL\'ORD (Justin, Job. John, Thomas,, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass.. Nov. 19, 1812; died Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1880; married Stratham, N. H., Apr. 1, 
1836, Jacob Alonzo Dennett, son of John and Sally (Dennett) Den- 
nett. He was born Buxton, Ale., July 27, 1819 ;living at Lowell, 
Mass., 1905. Res. Stratham, N. H.. Palmvra, N. Y., and Granger, 
N. Y. Children : 

a. Sarah Josephine, b. Stratham, N. H., Apr., 24, 1837; living at Portland, 

Me., 1905 ; mar. May 14, 1860, L. B. Dennett. 

b. Lafayette Alonzo, b. Palmyra, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1840; living at N. Y. City, 

1905 ; mar. Dec. 25, 1862, Leah Zeilman. 

c. Mary Elizabeth, b. Granger, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1845 ; mar. Mar., 1866, Daniel 

Alton. 

d. Wilber Eugene, b. Buxton, Me., June 23, 1852 ; living at Pascoag, R. I. ; 

mar. 1st, Oct. 5, 1881, Roxie C. Tyler; 2nd, Feb. 21, 1893, Eva L. 
Delano. 

Jacob A. Dennett has been chiefly engaged in farming. His early 
married life v/as spent in New England and N. Y. State, after which 
he lived in Wis. and S. Dak. Since 1885 he has lived in Lowell, 
Mass. 

457. EDWIN ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 20, 1815; died Saco. Me., 
about 1870; married prob. East Longmeadow, Mass., 1850, Maria 
Pratt, daughter of Sylvanus and Malah (Frost) Pratt. She was 
born East Longmeadow, Mass., Sept. 13, 1817; died East Long- 
meadow, Mass., May 14, 1853. Res. Springfield, Mass. Child : 

1068. Maria Pratt, b. East Longmeadow, Mass., Apr. 27, 1853; d. Saco, 
Me., 1877, unm. 

Edwin Alvord was a painter by trade. Shortly before his wife's 
death he went to Illinois with his brothers-in-law, James and Ed- 
mond Pratt. Word was sent to him that his wife could not live, 
but when he reached East Longmeadow, she was dead and buried. 
It was a great blow to him, and he never recovered from it. His 
last years were spent in Saco. Me. 

458. MARY ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 



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aiider), born South HacUey, Mass., July 1, 1817; died Washington, 
D. C, Feb. 1895 ; married Springfield, Mass., 1884, Elisha Day 
Stocking, son of Alexander and Hannah (Day) Stocking. He was 
born Chatham, Conn., Sept. 5, 1799; died Springfield, Mass., Dec. 
9, 1888. Res. Springfield, Mass. No children. 

Elisha D. Stocking when six years old moved from Chatham, 
Conn., to Mass. with his parents. He was a merchant tailor and 
conducted a prosperous business in Springfield. His first wife 
was Amelia Stebbins. Mary (Alvord) Stocking spent her last 
years at the home of her niece in Washington, D. C. 

459. HIRAM ALVORD (Justin, Job, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born South Hadley, Mass., July 6, 1819; died Rockville, 
Ind., Sept. 23, 1894; married Rockville, Ind., July 16, 1848, Eliza 
Potts, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Smith) Potts. She was 
born Paola, Ind., Feb. 2, 1823; died Rockville, Ind., Feb. 8, 1878. 
Res. Rockville, Ind. Child: 

1069. Arthur Randolph, b. Rockville, Ind., Nov. 30, 1850. 

Hiram Alvord was a physician. He prepared himself for his 
profession by attending lectures at Philadelphia, Pa., and Cincin- 
nati. O. About the year 1847 he v/ent West and settled in Rock- 
ville, Ind., where he practised his profession. He was a man of 
remarkably good mind and sound judgment, rarely found to be 
mistaken in his opinion, whether it was a point in medicine, law, 
or history. 

m64. WILLIAM MATHER ALVORD {John, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., Aug. 18, 1791; died 
Brookfield, Vt., Jan. 23, 1881; married Brookfield, Vt., June 29, 
1815, Talitha Bigelow, daughter of Zelotas and Deborah (Foot) 
Eigelow. She was born Brookfield, Vt., Apr. 2, 1793 ; died Brook- 
field, Vt., May 21, 1877. Children: 

1070. William Mather, b. Brookfield, Vt., Aug. 13, 1818. 

1071. John Milton, b. Brookfield, Vt., Feb. 15, 1820. 

1072. Oramel, b. Brookfield, Vt., June 29, 1824; d. July 9, 1824. 

1073. Abigail Smead, b. Brookfield, Vt., Nov. 8, 1829; d. Mar. 17, 1832. 

1074. Abbie Annette, b. Brookfield, Vt., Apr. 4, 1833. 

William Mather Alvord and his wife celebrated their sixtieth 
wedding anniversary in 1875. He was a Justice of Peace for many 
years, a Republican in politics, a farmer by occupation. 

465. COTTON WHITE ALVORD {John, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., Apr. 12, 1797; died 
Plainfield, Vt., Nov. 11, 1879; married 1st prob. Brookfield, Vt., 



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April 13. 1819, Deborah Bigelow. daug:hter of Zelotas and Deborah 
(Foot) Bigelow. She was born prob. Brookfield, Jan. 15, 1795; 
died Plainfield, Vt., April 25, 1849. He married 2n 1 Plainfield, 
Vt. Feb. 4, 1851, Clara Fuller Page, daughter of Daniel and 
Rebecca (Fuller) Page. She was born IMarshfield, Vt., Nov. 25, 
1822; died Plainfield, Vt., Dec. 30, 1860. He married 3rd Marsh- 
field, \^t., June 1, 1864, Lucella W. Eddy, daughter of Samuel and 
Lucy (Gibbs) Eddy. She was born Charlton, Mass., July 11, 1816; 
died Plainfi.eld, A't., July 16, 1900. Res. Cabot, Vt., Brookfield, 
Vt., and Plainfield, Vt. Children : 

1075. Daniel Bigelow, b. May 25, 1820; d. Hardwick, N. Y., 1842. 

1076. Oramel Worthington, b. Brookfield, Vt., Mar. 4, 1826. 
Cotton White Alvord was a merchant. 

466. JOHN ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Brookfield, Vt., Jan. 3, 1797; died Troy, Pa., July 4, 
1854; married Goshen, Conn., Jan. 5, 1832, Phebe Stormton Brown, 
daughter of Dudley and Ora (Daniels) Brown She was born Goshen, 
Conn., Apr. 5, 1804 ; died Athens, Pa.. Feb. 2, 1892. Res. Goshen, 
Conn., Benton Center, N. Y., and Troy. Pa. Children: 

1077. Charles Henry, b. Goshen, Conn., July 6, 1833. 

1078. George Brown, b. Goshen, Conn., Apr. 3, 1835 ; d. Tro}^ Pa., Sept. 

26, 1870, unm. 

1079. Laura Jane, b. Goshen, Conn., Dec. 29, 1836. 

1080. Louise Adeline, b. Benton Center, N. Y., :\Lay 26, 1840. 

John Alvord was a laborer. He moved from Conn, to N. Y. 
State in 1837, to Pa. in 1853. 

467. NATHAN ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt.. Sept. 22, 1798; died Wells, Pa., 
Aug. 20, 1846; married Wells, Pa., Nov. 16, 1823, Hila Edsall, 
daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Seeley) Edsall. She was born 
Southport, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1801 ; died Southport, N. Y., Apr. 8, 
1877. Res. Wells, Pa. Children: 

1081. Samuel Edsall, b. Wells, Pa., Nov. 14, 1824. 

1082. Melvin, b. Wells, Pa., Apr. 3, 1826 ; d. Wells, Pa., Apr. 24, 1827. 

1083. Erasmus Darwin, b. Wells, Pa., Apr. 15, 1828; d. Elmira, N. Y., Feb. 

21, 1856, unm. 

1084. Sarah IMaria, b. Wells, Pa., July 13, 1830; d. Elmira, N. Y., Mar. 

27, 1864, unm. 

10S5. Edward Livingston, b. Wells, Pa, Dec. 17, 1832: d. New York, N. 
Y., June 20, 1867, unm. He went to New York about 1850 where 
he was engaged as a printer. In 1861 he enlisted for the war in the 
5th R. L Vols. He was discharged from the service on account of 



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sickness, but recovering his health he re-enhstecl in 1863 in the 9th 
N. J. Reg., and was with Sherman on the "March to the Sea." At 
one time he took possession of a Rebel press and type at Goldsboro, 
N. C, and printed a Union newspaper. He was for years a com- 
positor on the N. Y. Tribmie. 

1086. Martin Van Buren, b. Wells, Pa., Mar. 14, 1835 ; (uncertain whether 

living or dead.) 

1087. Mary Rockwell, b. Wells, Pa., Oct. 20, 1841. 

1088. Martha, b. Wells, Pa., Aug. 27, 1844; d. Pine City, N. Y., May 23, 

1899, unm. 

Nathan Alvord was a skillful and successful physician, surgeon 
and dentist. He practiced his profession for a number of years 
at Troy, Pa., but later moved to Wells, Pa., where the greater 
part of his life was spent. Pie was a man of attractive personality, 
and more than ordinary ability. 

468. JUSTIN CHENEY ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 30, 1800; died 
Pike's Peak, Col., May 14, 1861 ; married Julia A. King, daughter 
of Hezekiah and Mary King. She was born in Ohio, Jan. 2, 1814; 
died in Ind., Nov. 24, 1854. Res. Old Portage, O., and Northport, 
Ind. Children : 

1089. Leantha Matilda, b. Old Portage, O., July 7, 1830; d. Aug. 6, 1849, 

unm. 

1090. Rebecca Adaline, b. Old Portage, O., Sept. 1, 1831. 

1091. Edward, b. Old Portage, O., June 16, 1833; d. Aug. 1, 1833, unm. 

1092. Charles Bruce, b. Old Portage, O., June 12, 1834; d. 111., about 1897, 

unm. 

. 1093. Betsey A., b. Old Portage, O., Aug. 22, 1836 ; d. Aug. 28, 1836. 

1094. George Bliss, b. Old Portage, O., Sept. 7, 1837. 

1095. Benjamin R, b. Old Portage, O., Mar. 28, 1840; d. Aug. 2, 1842. 

1096. Mary M., b. Old Portage, O., June 10, 1843 ; d. June 24, 1843. 

1097. Nathan Hezekiah, b. Old Portage, O., Sept. 21, 1844. 

1098. Lucy Cordelia, b. Northport, Ind., Oct. 10, 1848. 

Justin Cheney Alvord was a stone mason by trade, and a mystery 
surrounded his death on Pike's Peak. 

469. MARY ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Brookfield, Vt., Sept. 10, 1802; died Troy, Pa., Aug. 
2, 1860; married Troy, Pa., Sept. 26, 1822, Rufus Mead Rockwell, 
son of Samuel and Hannah (Lasell) Rockwell. He was born 
Crown Point, N. Y., June 2, 1801; died Troy, Pa., Dec. 21, 1873. 
Res. Troy, Pa. Children: 

a. Samuel Alvord, b. Troy, Pa., Feb. 15, 1825 ; d. in infancy. 



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b. Elijah Alvord, b. Troy, Pa., Apr. 4, 1826; d. Sacramento, Cala., Nov. 

15, 1875; mar. in Cala., Sarah Evenzi. 

c. Rufus Clarence, b. Troy, Pa., Nov. 3, 1828; d. Troy, Pa., Aug. 7, 1869; 

mar. Troy, Pa., Dec. 22, 1857, Wrexertle E. Long. 

d. Mary Rebecca, b. Troy, Pa., Mar. 28, 1830; d. Troy, Pa., about 1905; 

mar. Tro}^ Pa., Oct. 29, 1850, Hiram Hardee Wilson, a son, 
Rufus Rockwell Wilson, author. 

e. John Elias, b. Troy, Pa., June, 1831 ; d. j-oung. 

f. Edward Cheney, b. Troy, Pa., Aug. 18, 1833 ; d. San Marcial, N. ]\I., 

Aug. 18, 1904; mar. Troy, Pa., :\Iar. 15, 1855, Mary A. Buckhart. 

g. Sheldon Norton, b. Troy, Pa., Jan. 4, 1835 ; res. Southern Pines, S. C. ; 

mar. Troy, Pa., Apr. 24, 1856, JSIary E. Wells, 
h. John Elias, b. Troy, Pa., Mar. 1, 1837; d. Troy, Pa., Aug. 5, 1876; mar. 

Ann Arbor, Mich., Mar. 26, 1874, IMarcia A. Bliss, 
i. Lydia Louisa, b. Troy, Pa., Oct. 2, 1838; d. Minneapolis, ]\Iinn., Apr. 24, 

1902; mar. Lansing, la., Dec. 22, 1859, Samuel H. Hazleton. 
j. Lois Calphurnia, b. Troy, Pa., June 27, 1840; res. Garthersburg, Ind. ; 

mar. Troy, Pa., j\lar. 1, 1859, Charles W. Thomas, 
k. Hila Lorena x\daline Rejoice, b. Troy, Pa., ]May 12, 1842; res. Troy, 

Pa. ; mar. Troy, Pa., Aug. 1, 1861, Simon H. Stanton. 
1. Glycon Allen, b. Troy, Pa., Mar. 12, 1844 ; res. Portland, Ore. ; mar. 

Lansing, la., Aug. 27, 1869, Emma Alberts, 
m. Emma Augusta, b. Troy, Pa., June 3, 1846; res. Waukon, la.; mar. 

Troy, Pa., Apr. 7, 1868, Edward Purdy. 

470. ADALINE ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Vt. ; died Canton, Pa., Dec. 1853; married Troy, 
Pa., Feb., 1831, Alexander Bothwell, son of James and Xancy 
(Smith) Bothwell. He was born Salem, N. Y., May 20, 1804; died 
Canton. Pa., 1884. Res. Canton, Pa. No children. 

471. ROYAL SARGENT ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Vt., Oct. 16, 1806; died East Smithfield, 
Pa., Sept. 10, 1868 ; married Troy, Pa., 1832, Jemima Hiigg, 
daughter of William and Lydia (Hunt) Hugg. She was born near 
Spencer, N. Y., June 4, 18i3 ; died Campbell, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1902. 
Res. Troy, Pa., and Smithfield, Pa. Children : 

1099. Nathan William, b. Troy, Pa., Jan. 25, 1834 ; d. Oct. 4, 1850. 

1100. Martha Lydia, b. Troy, Pa., July 27, 1835. 

1101. Stephen Wilbur, b. Troy, Pa., Apr. 10, 1837. 

1102. Rufus Rockwell, b. Troy, Pa., Aug. 28, 1838; d. on Miss, boat, sum- 

mer of 1863, unm. A soldier in Civil War, buried at Cairo, III. 

1103. Mary Rebecca, b. Troy, Pa., Dec. 4, 1839. 

1104. Adaline Bothwell, b. Troy, Pa., Apr. 24, 1841. 

1105. Charlotte Statira, b. Troy, Pa., Oct. 7, 1842. 

1106. Elihu Clarence, b. Troy, Pa., June 25, 1844, drowned Lake Mich, 

1859, unm. 



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1107. Milton Richard, b. Troy, Pa., Feb. 11, 1846; d. Troy, Pa., Spring 

1863, unni. 

1108. Helen Achric, b. Troy, Pa., Apr. 20, 1849. 

1109. Clarinda Augusta, b. Troy, Pa., Feb. 20, 1851; d. Dec. 7, 1852. 

1110. Nathan Walker, b. Troy, Pa., Apr. 27, 1852; d. Sante Fe, N. M., 

1883, unm. He was a compositor in the office of the "New Mex- 
ican," at Santa Fe, loved and respected by his associates. 

1111. Laura Susan, b. Troy, Pa., Aug. 25, 1856. 

Royal Sargent Alvord when a young man followed the occtipa- 
tion of his father, shoemaker and tanner. Later he was a miller. 

472. LOIS ALVORD (Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born \^t. ; died Troy, Pa.; married Troy, Pa., O'Brian Han- 
neway. Res. Troy, Pa. Children : 

a. Mary Jane, b. Troy, Pa., May 20, 1845; d. Pine City, N. Y., Apr. 25, 
1900; mar. May 21, 1865, J. L. Crandall of Pine City, N. Y. 

473. ANNA ALA^ORD {Elijah, Nathan, John, Thonias, Alex- 
ander), born Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 7, 1793; died Trenton, Mich., 
July 20, 1880; married Utica, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1823, Bennett Eph- 
raim Phelps. He was born BenningtoUj Vt., 1795; died Trenton, 
Mich., Feb. 6, 1870. Res. Utica, N. Y., Rochester, N. Y., and 
Trenton, Mich. Children : 

a. Emily Alvord, b. Utica, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1823 ; d. Trenton, Mich., July 6, 

1893; mar. Trenton, Mich., Mar. 2, 1850, James H. Pringle. 

b. Catharine Frances, b. Charleston, S. C, May 31, 1825 ; living Trenton, 

Mich., 1906; mar. Trenton, Mich., Oct. 14, 1852, Capt. Alexander 
G. Campbell, who was lost from his propeller on Lake Huron 
Nov. 23, 1860. 

c. Charles Henry, b. Utica, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1827; d. in infancy. 

d. Henry Raymond, b. Utica, N. Y., Oct. 6, 1828; d. July 20, 1830. 

e. Augustus Hurlburt, b. Utica, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1830; living Detroit, I\lich., 

1906; mar. Detroit, Mich., Dec. 31, 1865, Mary E. Buhel ; served as 
lieut. of Volunteers in Civil War. 

f. William Henry, b. Rochester, N. Y., Mar: 17, 1832; d. Aug. 26, 1839. 

g. Mary Raymond, b. Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1835 ; d. Aug. 26, 1839. 

Bennett E. Phelps was a hotel-keeper. He had a brother in the 
War of 1812, who was hanged as a spy by the British. 

475. SARAH ALVORD (Elijah, Nathan, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 27, 1796; died Montague, 
Mass., Feb. 7, 1892; married Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 11, 1818, Jesse 
Andrews, son of Moses and Elizabeth (Clark) Andrews. He was 
born Farmington, Conn., Oct. 28, 1792 ; died Montague, Mass., 
Feb. 23, 1866. Res. Montague, Mass. Children: 

a. Nancy Elizabeth, b. Montague, Mass., Jan. 27, 1819; d. Le Roy, N. Y., 



Sixth Generation i'-Jl 

Jan. 26, 1904; m:ir. Apr. 13, 1840, Elliot Stanley, of Le Roy, X. Y. 

b. Sophia Lucretia, b. Montague, Mass., Oct. 7, 1820; d. Rochester, X. Y., 

Dec. 27, 1870: mar. 1st, Xov. 10, 1840, Amasa Wells of Green- 
field, Mass ; 2nd, May 4, 1848, John P. Vincent, of Rochester, X. Y. 

c. Moses, b. Montague, Mass., Oct. 6, 1822; d. Auburn, Gala., Dec. 13, 

1883; mar. Sept. 20, 1855, Hannah I\Iaria Stevens. 

d. John, b. Montague, Mass., Apr. 3, 1825 ; d. Montague, Mass., Feb. 

10, 1826. 

e. John, b. Montague, :\Iass., Mar. 22, 1827; d. Aurora, 111., Apr. 22, 1879; 

mar. Apr. 1, 1850, Samantha Wright of IMontague, Mass. 

f. Sarah Ann, b. ^Montague, ^^lass., Aug. 28, 1829; d. Montague, Mass., 

Sept. 26, 1848. 

g. Glarabel, b. Alontague, Mass., June 20, 1832. She is a physician at 

Pacific Gr., Gala. ; mar. Aug. 7, 1857, Frederick G. Rowe. 
h. Emma Amelia, b. r\Iontague, Mass., June 20, 1835 ; living at Xashua, 

X. H. ; mar. Xov. 8, 1862, James H. Thurbur. 
i. Gatharine Elizabeth, b. Montague, Mass., Feb. 17 ,1838; d. Yankee 

Jim's, Gala., Apr. 23, 1876. 
j. Julia Maria, b. Montague, Mass., Apr. 28, 1840; living at Auburn, 

Gala., 1905 ; mar. Sacramento, Gala., Aug. 1, 1868, David Waldimer 

Lubeck. 
k. George Alvord, b. Montague, Mass., Jan. 24, 1843 ; mar. Dec. 28, 1866, 

Frances Kingsbury, resides in ^Montague, Mass. j 

Jesse Andrews went from Farmington, Conn., to Montague^ 
Mass., when six years of age. He was a farmer. From the time 
of her marriage until the death of her husband Sarah (Alvord) 
Andrews resided on the old Andrews homestead in Montague, one 
mile south of "the City." Her children were all baptised by "good 
old Dr. Strong." the Episcopal minister in Greenfield for half a 
century, in whose church Mrs. Andrews was a communicant for 
over fifty years. 

478. EMILY ALVORD {Elijah, Nathan, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 4, 1802; died Harlem, 
N. Y.. July 10, 1870; married Grosse Isle, Mich.. June 30. 1834, 
Job Fisher Howland, son of Job and Hannah (Jenkins) Howland. 
He was born Conway. Mass., Apr. 26. 1808 ; died Harlem. X. Y., 
:\Iay 21, 1882. Res. Flarlem, N. Y. Children: 

a. Mary Gatharine, b. Detroit, Mich., July 6, 1836; d. Dec. 27, 1836. 

b. Gatharine Elizabeth, b. Gonway ,Mass., Xov. 6, 1837; d. July 1, 1838. 

c. Elijah Alvord, b. Amherst, Mass., May 4, 1839; d. Xew York, X. Y., 

Dec. 30, 1895; mar. July 28, 1860, Susan Augusta Williams; grad. 
N. Y. Univ., 1859; instructor in chemistry, and principal of one 
of the large grammar schools of X. Y. Gity. 

d. Henry Raymond, b. Springfield, Mass., June 1, 1844; mar. Trenton, 



212 Alvord Genealogy 

N. J., Sept. 11, 1866, Rebecca Letchworth ; grad. N. Y. Univ., 1869; 

res. Buffalo, N. Y. ; secretary of John T. Noyes Mfg. Co. 
Job Fisher Rowland was a descendant in the 6th generation 
from John Rowland, the Pilgrim, who came to this comitry in 
the "Mayflower" in 1620. 

479. NATRANIEL CLARKE ALVORD (Elijah, Nathan, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 1, 1804; 
died Trenton, Mich., Sept. 22, 1887; married 1st, Le Roy, N. Y., 
Oct. 6, 1827, Ann Churchill, daughter of John and Rnhama (Orton) 
Churchill. She was born in New Berlin, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1809; 
died Grosse Isle, Mich., Jan. 16, 1845. He married 2nd, Grosse 
Isle, Mich., Oct. 7, 1845, Sarah Ann (Churchill) Coon, widow of 
James Coon, and daughter of John and Ruhama (Orton) Churchill. 
She w^as born New Berlin, N. Y., July 27, 1815 ; died Trenton, 
Mich., Aug. 21, 1850. Re married 3rd, Weston, Vt., Oct. 13, 1851, 
Lucy Morse (Walker) Dearborn, widow of Dr. Jesse Dearborn, 
and daughter of Rev. John and Arethusa (Humphrey) Walker. 
She was born Greenfield, Mass., Alay 11, 1817; died Trenton, Mich., 
Oct. 28, 1891. Res. Le Roy, N. Y., Grosse Isle, Mich., and Trenton, 

Mich. Children : 

1112. Emily, b. Le Roy, N. Y., Aug. 1828. 

1113. Henry Hobart, b. Le Roy, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1831. 

1114. Nathaniel Clark, b. Le Roy, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1832; d. Bay City, Mich., 

Nov. 22, 1854. 

1115. John Churchill, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Apr. 19, 1837. 

1116. George Raymond, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Feb. 6, 1840. 

1117. Anna Churchill, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Jan. 12, 1845. 

1118. William Dearborn, b. Trenton, Mich., Mar. 12, 1853; d. Feb. 25, 1855. 

Nathaniel Clarke Alvord moved from Le Roy, N. Y., to Grosse 
Isle, Mich., about 1836, where he lived several years, afterwards 
he crossed the river to Trenton (then Truago) where he owned 
considerable property. He was always prominent in religious and 
educational work and was for several years president of the Trenton 
School Board. He organized the first Sunday School in Trenton 
and was instrumental in having the Protestant Church established 
there. Up to the time of his death he was senior warden of that 
church, and was for many years lay reader and superintendent of 
the Sunday school. Re was a man of unimpeachable character 
and respected by all. By occupation he was a carpenter and farmer. 

481. MARY ALVORD {Elijah, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Greenfield, Mass., Dec. 11, 1807; died Detroit, Mich., 



Sixth Generation 213 

Sept. 28, 1895; married Utica, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1829, Col. Henry 
Raymond, son of George and Phebe (Cobb) Raymond. He was 
born Woodstock, Vt., Aug. 29, 1804; died Detroit, Mich., Apr., 
1889. Res. Grosse Isle, Mich., Detroit, Mich., and Bay City, Alich. 
Children : 

a. Helen Valentine, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., June 5, 1831 ; d. Detroit, Mich., 

July 7, 1888; mar. 1st, Bay City, :\Iich., Nov. 16, 1856, Hiram T. 
Ferris; 2nd, Benjamin Whipple, of Detroit. 

b. Amelia Mack, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Feb. 21, 1833; living Detroit, 

Mich., 1905 ; mar. Dec. 9, 1863, Henry C. Moore. 

c. Henry Anthon, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Mar. 10, 1835; d. Aug. 19 ,1836. 

d. Henry Stanley, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., Feb. 26, 1838; d. Detroit, Mich., 

May 18, 1904; mar. 1867, Jennie A. Coggeshall of East Saginaw, 
Mich. He entered the army in 1862 as a Capt. in the 23rd Mich. 
Iiifantry and was in service in Ky. and Tenn. at the siege of Knox- 
ville and in pursuit of the Guerilla, Morgan. In 1863 with his regi- 
ment he joined the 23rd Army Corps and assisted in the East Tenn. 
Campaign of the autumn of that year. Afterwards with his regi- 
ment of which he was then Lt. Col., he joined Sherman's army in 
the march from Chattanooga to Atlanta. Later he served with 
Gen. Schofield's army in N. C. and was at the battle of Goldboro, 
N. C. He remained in that state until the close of the war and 
was mustered out in June, 1865. 

c. Mary Phelps, b. Grosse Isle, Mich., June 11, 1840; living Detroit, Mich., 

1905; mar. }.Iay 18, 1869, Frank Crandell. 

d. Henrietta Frances, b. Trenton, Alich., Apr. 30, 1846; d. Le Roy, X. Y., 

Xov. 21, 1864; at the time of her death she was a student at Ing- 
ham Univ., Le Rov, N. Y. 

Col. Henry Raymond was engaged for many years in the lum- 
ber business on the Detroit and [Michigan rivers. He \xs.s always 
identified with the interests of the tovvns in which he resided. In 
politics, he was prominent and was elected a representative in the 
legislature. In later years his health failing, he resided for several 
years in Santa Barbara, Calif., but returned to Detroit and lived 
with his daughter, Mrs. Moore. 

482. HENRY JONES ALVORD (Elijah, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Alontague City, Mass., June 8, 1811; 
died Washington, D. C, July 7, 1877 ; married Le Roy, N. Y., 
Nov. 13, 1833, Henrietta Bradley Fitch, daughter of Frederick and 
Polly (Capron) Fitch. She w^as born Le Roy, N. Y, ; died Logans- 
port, Ind., Aug., 1890 (buried Aitg. 15, 1890). Res. Lapeer, Mich., 
and Washington. D. C. Children: 

1119. WilHam R., b. June 18, 1835; d. Aug. 16, 1835. 



214 Alvord Genealogy 

1120. Henry R, i). June 18, 1835; d. Taylorsville, Ky., ^.iar. 10, 1S57; was 
accidentally killed at Taylorsville, Ky., where he was principal of 
the academy. 

Henry Jones Alvord was a physician of note. He graduated 
from the Medical School in 1832, and practised in the state of 
Mich, for 20 years. During the Civil War he devoted a large 
share of his time as a volunteer surgeon in hospitals and on battle- 
fields. He was the medical officer of the Michigan Soldiers' Relief 
Association, the pioneer organization of the U. S. for the relief 
of sick and wounded soldiers, and it is believed that Dr. Alvord 
was the first to suggest that mode of relief for Union soldiers. 

He was a member of the Convention to form a state constitu- 
tion for Mich., and subsequently for several years a state senator ; 
besides these he filled many important township and county 
offices. He was a prominent Free-Mason, and contributed largely 
to Masonic literature. 

]\Irs. Henrietta (Fitch) Alvord w^as a sister of Dr. Graham N. 
Fitch of Logansportj Ind., eminent as a doctor and politician. He 
ran against Hon. Scuyler Colfax for Governor, of Indiana. Mrs. 
Alvord died at his home. 

484. SALLY ALVORD (Josiah, Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, 
Alexander), born Cazenovia, N. Y., June 8, 1805; died Hillsdale 
Co., Mich., Sept. 7, 1848 ; married Sherman, Chat. Co., N. Y., Jan., 
1824, David Alverson, son of William and Susan (Angell) Alver- 
son. He was born Monroe Co., N. Y., Sept. 4, 1802; died Madison, 
Mich., Apr. 9, 1871. P-CS. Lewanee Co., and Hillsdale Co., Mich. 
Occupation, farmer. Children : 

a. Alvin Alvord, b. Sherman, Chat. Co., N. Y., Sept. 4, 1825 ; d. Apr., 1903. 

b. George Washington, b. Sherman, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1827; living in Neb. 

c. Lydia Ann, b. Sherman, Chat. Co., N. Y., Jan. 12, 1833 ; living at Sher- 

idan, Mich., 1906; mar. 1st, May 28, 1859, Jones Wells; 2nd, Mar. 
21, 1901, John W. Knaggs. 

d. David William, b. Wheatland, Mich., July 19, 1841 ; living 1907. 

e. Josiah Daniel, b. Wheatland, Mich., May 1, 1844; living Adrian, Mich., 

1906. 

486. MARSHALL WHITE ALVORD (Josiah, Josiah, Josiah, 
Benjamin, Alexander), born Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y., Jan. 2, 
1813 ; died Ronald, Mich., Jan. 30, 1892 ; married Rollin, ^lich., Dec. 
27, 1841, Leah Beulah Beal, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Clag- 
horn) Deal. She was born Perington, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1817; died 



Sixth Generation 215 

Ronald, Mich.. June 29, 1894. Res. Fairfield. Lenawee Co., and 
Ronald, Ionia Co., Mich. Children : 

1121. Cornelia jane, b. Fairfield, Mich., Jan. 11, 1844. 

1122. Lucy Perrin, b. Fairfield, Mich., Oct. 7, 1845. 

1123. Martin Luther, b. Fairfield, xAIich., Mar. 19, 1847; d. Feb. 12, 1848. 

1124. Lydia White, b. Fairfield, Mich., May 8, 1849. 

1125. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Fairfield, ^lich., Nov. 4, 1850. 

1126. Edwin Alonzo, b. Fairfield, Mich., Aug. 2, 1853. 

1127. Ida Arabella, b. Ronald, Mich., Dec. 29, 1858. 

Marshall White Alvord was a farmer. In N. Y. State he lived 
near Chatauqua Lake. The Beal family came from Wayne Co., 
N. Y., and Berkshire Co., Mass. 

488. LYDIA WHITE ALVORD (Josiah, Josiah, losiah, Bcnj- 
ajiiiii, Alexander), born Macedon, Wayne Co., N. Y., Aug. 6, 
1819; died Madison, Mich., Apr. 30, 1885; married Fairfield, Mich., 
Sept. 23, 1843, Russel Brailey Packard, son of John Ford 
Packard. He was born Macedon, N. Y., Mar. 2. 1812; died Feb. 
7, 1880. Res. Madison, Lenawee Co., N. Y. Children: 

a. Lydia Delight, b. Madison, Mich., Dec. 20, 1844; living Adrian, Mich., 

1906; mar. May 10, 1888, Willard Allen Chrisman. 

b. Clarinda, b. Aug. 24, 1846; living Jasper, Mich., 1906; mar. Sept. 17, 

1877, George Washington Livesay. 

c. Fannie, b. Apr. 27, 1850; living Adrian, Mich., 1906; mar. Mar. 16, 

1875, William E. Hill. 

d. Dwight Alvord, b. Nov. 4, 1853; living Adrian, IMich., 1906; mar. Jan. 

2, 1882, Sarah Ann Myers. 

e. Ada Amity, d. in infancy, aged 3 mos. 
 f. Twin girls ; d. in infancy. 

Russel Brailey Packard was a farmer. He took up government 
land in Mich, in 1833. 

489. HARRIET ALVORD {Almorinc. Josiah, Josiah, Benj- 
amin, Alexander), born Butternuts, X. Y., June 3. 1811 ; died ]!\Iara- 
thon, X. Y., Feb. 12. 1901 ; married Butternuts, X. Y., May, 1832, 
Henry Carter, son of Ezra and Dimmis (Pelton) Carter. He was 
born Berkshire Co., Mass., May, 1811 ; died Marathon, X. Y., iMay 
6, 1882. Res. Marathon, Cortland, X. Y. Xo children. 

490. ALFRED AUGUSTUS ALVORD {Almorine, Josiah, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Butternuts, X. Y., Apr. 28, 
1815; died Lapeer, X. Y., Atig. 13, 1889; married Caroline. Tomp- 
kins Co., X. Y., Xov. 25, 1844, Adaline Smith Patch, daughter 
of Benjamin and Betsy (Braman) Patch. She was born Wor- 
cester, Mass., Feb. 5, 1822; died Lapeer, X. Y., Mar. 16, 1886. 



216 Alvord Genealogy 

Res. Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. Y., Occupation, farmer. Children: 

1128. Amanda Sophia, b. Lapeer, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1846. 

1129. Simon Reed, b. Cortland, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1847. 

1130. Orrin Lewis, b. Triangle, N. Y., May 11, 1849. 

491. ANNA SOPHIA ALVORD {Almormc, Josiali, Josiah, 
Benjamin, Alexander), born Butternuts, N. Y.. Jan. 11, 1820; 
died Lapeer, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1843 ; married 1842, Calvin Clark. Res. 
Lapeer, Cortland Co., N. Y. No children. 

492. EDMOND ALVORD (Aluiorinc, Josiah, Josiah, Benj- 
amin, Alexander), born Butternuts, N. Y., June 13, 1822; died 
Marathon, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1858 ; married Anna Glazier. She was 
born Virgil, N. Y. ; died Trumansburg, N. Y. Res. Marathon, 
Cortland Co.. N. Y. Child : 

1131. Clark Henry, b. Marathon, Cortland Co., N. Y., Mar. 4, 1853. 

496. FLORILLA ALVORD {Ira, Benjamin, Josiah, Benjamin, 
Alexander), married Daniel Smith. Res. Nelson, jVladison Co., 
N. Y. Children : 

a. Adelia (or Cordelia), mar. Lamphere, res. Sandy Creek, N. Y. 

b. Alvord I., at Cazenovia Sem. in 1848; a farmer at Davenport, la., 1877. 

c. Galusha. 

497. LUCRETIA ALVORD {Ira, Benjamin. Josiah, Benjamin, 
Alexander), married— West. Res. perhaps Truxton, N. Y. Child: 

a. Infant. 

Mr. West was a judge. 

499. BENJAMIN ALVORD (Ira, Benjamin, Josiah, Benjamin, 
Alexander), born Nelson, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1801, died Chicago, III, 
July 21, 1880; married Cazenovia," N. Y.. June 28, 1821. Rhoda 
Ellen Goodrich, daughter of Orrin and Rhoda (Mather) Goodrich. 
She was born Cazenovia, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1805; died Chicago, 111., 
May 13, 1885. Res. Cazenovia, N. Y., Freeport, III, and Chicago, 
111." Children: 

1132. Florilla, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., 1822. 

1133. Germaine Goodrich, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., 1824. 

1134. Louise, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., 1826; d. 1844, unm. 

1135. Lucretia Cynthia, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., June 6, 1828. 

1136. Ira B., b. Cazenovia, N. Y., June 21, 1830; d. Mar. 12, 1831. 

1137. Lucien Benjamin, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., 1832. 

1138. Austin Dwight, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., 1834. 

1139. Ellen Maria, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1838. 

1140. Ira Mallory, b. Seneca Falls, N. Y., 1840. 

1141. Frances Geraldine, b. Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1842. 

1142. Flora Anna, b. Seneca Falls, N. Y., July 5, 1845. .' 



Sixth Generation 217 

Benjamin Alvord was a live-stock dealer and lived at Cazenovia, 
and in several other places in X. Y. state before going West. 

501. SAMUEL ALVORD (Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born March 16. 1784; died Hamilton, 111., Aug. 13, 
1872; married 1st, Sept. 1809, Sally Bates. She was born Sept. 
1789; died near Lockport, N. Y., Mar. 8, 1813 (buried on the 
farm). He married 2nd, Nov. 20, 1813, Ursula (Smith) Crowl, 
widow of James Crowl, and daughter of Oliver Smith. She was 
born in Conn., Jan. 12, 1794; died Hamilton, 111., Aug. 6, 1864. 
Res. Hamilton, 111. Children : 

1143. Susannah, b. X. Y., ^lay 20, 1811. 

1144. James M., b. Feb. 15, 1813; d. Apr. 4, 1813. 

1145. Mar\, b. N. Y., Oct. 19, 1814 

1146. Sally, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1816. 

1147. Ursula, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1819. 

1148. Harriet Bowers, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1822. 

1149. Rudolphus Wilson, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1823. 

1150. Ruby Eliza, b. Clymer, X. Y., Jan. 27, 1826. 

1151. Rovilla Matilda, b. Clymer, X. Y., Mar. 5, 1830. 

1152. Permelia Adaline, b. near Lottsville, Pa. Aug. 3, 1832. 

1153. Daniel Smith, b. near Lottsville, Pa. Jan. 30, 1835. 

In early life Samuel Alvord lived near Lockport, N. Y., on a 
farm adjoining that of his brother, Daniel. He was a soldier in 
the war of 1812, Sept. 12 to Oct. 22, 1812, in Rufus Spalding's Co., 
Silas Hopkins" Reg. N. Y. Militia, and a pioneer Baptist preacher for 
over sixty 3'ears. He was the first minister at Clymer, X. Y., 1828. A 
pure life was his example. Sincerely devoted to his religion, he lived 
for others. "Heaven is his reward." 

Oliver Smith, father of Mrs. Ursula (Smith) Crowl AlvorJ, 
was a Revolutionary soldier. She herself was a thorough Christian, 
a faithful wife, a devoted and affectionate mother. Samuel and 
Ursula Alvord, while each was the second companion»to the other, 
had the rare experience of celebrating their "Golden Wedding," 
Xov. 20. 1863. 

503. MARY ALVORD {Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Eheneser, Alex- 
ander), born Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 1, 1788; died Greene, O., 
May 11, 1843; married Georgetown, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1809, Abishai 
Sabine L^nderwood, son of Daniel and Experience (Kingsley) 
Underwood. He was born Woodstock. Conn., Apr. 24, 1778; died 
Waushara, Wis., Mar. 15, 1852. Res. Cazenovia, X. Y. Children: 

a. Daniel Alvord, b. Cazenovia, X. Y. Sept. 21, 1810; d. Poland, O., 
Sept. 15, 1882; mar. Oct. 12, 1834 Susan Suiiivan. 



218 Alvoi-d Genealogy 

b. William Alvord, b. Cr.zer.ovia, N. Y. Oct. 11, 1812, d. Greene, O. Nov. 

4, 1843, unm. 

c. Rub}' Alvord, b. Cazerovia, N. Y. Mar. 11, 1815; d. Dec. 16, 1815. 

d. Alfred Bennett, b. Cazenovia, X. Y. Nov. 3, 1816; d. Kinsman, O., 

1905 ; mar. Apr. 27, 1847 Sally Morse Allen. He was a clergy- 
man. 

e. Elisha Alvord, b. Cazenovia, N. Y. Jan. 7, 1819; d. Sharon, Pa., 1870; 

mar. 1st Poland, O., Oct. 30, 1850, Eliza Whittenberger, 2nd Sept. 
3, 1857 Elizabeth Kennedy. 

f. Mary Sophia, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1821 ; mar. Colebrook, O., 

Alar. 2, 1848, Ami Leob'n Hickok. 

g. Ruby, b. Cazenovia, N. Y., Apr. 24, 1823 ; d. Alar. 10, 1824. 

h. Lyman Hall b. Cazenovia, N. Y., June 15, 1825 ; d. Wavne, O., Alar. 5, 

1845. 
i. Elias, b. Clymer, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1827; d. Ottawa, Kan., Feb. 6, 

1895 ; mar. Apr. 15, 1858 Lavina Elmer. A Baptist Clergyman. 
j. Samuel Alvord, b. Clymer, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1830. In 1855 he went to 

Cal., has not been heard from since 1863. 
k. Adoniram udson, b. Clymer, N. Y., May 26, 1832; res. Tamarack, 

Alinn., mar. Apr. 16, 1857 Nancy Ann Folsom. 

Abishai S. Underwood went from Woodstock. Conn., to Cazen- 
ovia, N. Y., in ISCO, removed to Clymer, in 1826, and to Greene, 
O.. in 1836. Later he removed to Waushara. Wis. 

504. DANIEL ALVORD {Daniel Elisha, Joseph, Ebenczer, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 19, 1790; died near 
Lockport, X. Y., Oct. 18, 1854; married Jan. 8. 1815. Pamelia 
Sackett. She was born perhaps Sackett's Harbor, X. Y.. July 5, 
1799; died Medina, X. Y., Oct. 10, 1875. Res. near Lockport, 
X. Y. Children: 

1154. Angeline, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1816. 

1155. Adaline, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1818. 

1156. Tompkins Charles, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1819. 

1157. Calista, b. near Lockport, N. Y., 1822; d. 1823. ae. 13 mos. 

1158. Welthia Gillett, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Alar. 2, 1826; d. Aug. 2, 

1852, unm. 

1159. Edvv-ard G, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1828; d. near Buffalo, 

Alay 6, 1864, unm. 

1160. Lyman, b. near Lockport, N. Y., ; d. near Lockport, 1830, ae. 3y. 

7 mos. 

1161. Francis Alarion, b. near Lockport, N. Y., July 9, 1834 

1162. Daniel Graham, b. near Lockport, N. Y., July 18, 1840. 

Daniel Alvord ovrned a farm three miles west of Lockport, X. Y., 
where he was an early settler. He was a soldier in the War of 
1812. The original farm is now known as the "Willov\^ Lawn 
Fruit Farm," and is owned bv his grandson. FvOmaine Alvord 



Sixth Gexeratio.x 219 

Barnes. Daniel Alvord and other members of the Ahvord family 
were buried in the family plot on the farm. 

]Mrs. Pamelia (Sackett) Alvord v.dien a girl of thirteen was 
taken captive by the Indians. The full account of the captivity 
was printed in the Lockport Journal, Nov., 1851, written by her 
daughter, Mrs. Adaiine (Alvord) Barnes. The following are es- 
sential features : 

"The young girl was living in the family of a Mr. St. John for the pur- 
pose of attending school, as her own parents resided some miles away in the 
almost unbroken wilderness. Mr. St. John's home was about one mile east 
of Lewiston and he was rated as a prosperous trader. On the morning of 
Dec. 19, 1813, out of revenge for the burning of Newark by the American 
Gen. McClure, the British and their Indian allies made a combined attack 
and captured Ft. Niagara and Lewiston. Mr. St. John hearing the firing 
left the house to ascertain the cause and, if necessary, procure safety for his 
family. He failed to return, but a neighbor's family that passed the house 
fleeing from the enemy, informed them that the indians were approaching. 
Pamelia went down the road a short distance on the chance that she might 
discover Mr. St. John, but she found the road lined with savages. The chief 
rushed toward her with uplifted tomahawk to make her prisoner. Pamelia 
started to run away. A stern command from ]\Irs. St. John, however, caused 
her to halt and give herself up. The Indian seemed on the point of killing 
her, when a young chief in half English dress, supposed to have been John 
Brant, rushed up, gave a word of command, then dashed away. After plun- 
dering the house, the Indians conveyed Pam.elia and the St. John children 
to Lewiston where the former v.-as delivered from her Indian captor through 
the firmness of the British Capt. Bandor. In the prison-house she found Mr. 
St. John, who had been previously captured. After three days all the prison- 
ers were taken over to the Canadian side, where they were detained for three 
weeks, and treated with the utmost kindness. The male prisoners were then 
taken to Montreal and the women and children allowed to return to their 
desolated homes. A Mrs. Pitcher led the little band, numbering thirty-three 
souls. On their return while passing the night in great fear in a deserted inn, 
they v/ere met by Mr. Pitcher, his brother and Mrs. Seeley. By them they 
were conducted to a fort where an American Regiment was stationed and 
safety v/as assured. Many years after when Captain Bandor was in com- 
mand of a British garrison in Canada he took special pains to inquire 
after the welfare of his former protege." 

505. SALOME ALVORD (Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeuccer, 
Alexander), born. prob. Lanesboro, Mass., Feb. 22, 1793; died in 
Mich. Nov. 13, 1861 ; married Sept. 10, 1808, Benjamin Clapp Sim- 
mons, son of Gideon and Patience (Ellis) Simmons. He Vv'as born 
Little Compton, R. I., Oct. 11, 1786; died in Alich. Dec. 29, 1860. 
Res. Cazenovia, N. Y. Children: 

a. Lucy A. b. Nov. 14, 1811; mar. Sept. 11. 1831. 

b. Benjamin C. b. Aug. 11, 1814; d. May 31, ISiS. 



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c. Qirolinc B. b. Aug. 8, 1816; res. Schoolcraft, Mich., mar. Oct. 13, 

1841 Richard J. Purely. 

d. Elisha Alvord, b. Dec. 6, 1818; res. Marshall, Mich., mar. Dec. 25, 

1842 Sarah Ann Barnard. 

e. Ellis D. b. Oct. 23, 1820; mar. 1st Sept. 16, 1846, Frances Newman; 

2nd Apr. 29, 1852, Louisa Adams. 

f. John P. b. Apr. 11, 1823; mar. Oct. 15, 1845 Ella Warren. 

g. Alzina E. b. Apr. 23, 1825; mar. Mar. 30, 1851, Vernon Hoard, 
h. Susan A. b. July 4, 1827; d. Sept. 15, 1859. 

i. Samuel Alvord, b. June 4, 1832; mar. 1st Mar. 26, 1857 Fannie Newman, 
2nd Oct. 29, 1863 Maria A. Tuttle. 

506. WILLIAM ALVORD {Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander), born prob. Lanesboro, Mass., Mar. 22, 1795; died 
Brockport, N. Y., July 5, 1848 ; married Orpha Maria Gould. Res. 
Clarkson, N. Y., and Brockport, N. Y. Children : 

1163. George, perhaps went to Cal, examined for admission to Brock- 

port church 1833 (no further record). 

1164. John, (no further record). 

1165. Charles Elbridge, b. near Brockport, N. Y., June 2.2, 1826. 

1166. William, (no further record). 

1167. Helen M., examined for admission to Brockport church 1833, (no 

further record). 

1168. Emily H. admitted by letter to Brockport Pres. church 1833. (no 

further record). 

William Alvord was a harness maker, a man of genial disposition. 
In deeds of property he is called of Clarkson, N. Y., in 1826 and 
1832 ; became a member of the Cong. Soc. Clarkson, N. Y., 1829, 
of the church in 1831, dismissed 1831 ; admitted to Brockport Pres. 
Church May 12, 1833. Deed to Orpha M. Alvord of Brockport, 
N. Y., 1842. 

507. ELISHA ALVORD {Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Georgetown, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1798; died near 
Lockport. N. Y., Apr. 25, 1852; buried on his farm; married Lock- 
port, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1835, Amanda Howd, daughter of Bani and 
Betsy Howd. She was born Guilford, Conn.. Jan. 23, 1809; died 
Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1898. Res. Lockport, N. Y. No children. 

Elisha Alvord's farm w-as situated about one mile from those 
of Daniel and Samuel. Amanda Howd lived on the farm adjoining. 
The Howd family left Guilford, Conn., May 20, 1833, and arrived 
at Lockport, June 3, 1833. 

508. JOB ALVORD {Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneaer, Alex- 
ander), born Georgetown, N. Y., July 17, 1800; died New Wood- 
stock, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1887; married prob. Georgetown, N. Y., Nov. 



Sixth Generation' 221 

18, 1824. Suky Warren, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Breckenridge) 
Warren. She was born prob. Georgetown, N. Y., Feb. 27, 1801 ; 
died New Woodstock, N. Y., July 29, 1864. He married 2nd, New 
Woodstock, N. Y., 1868, Mrs. Susan (Dean) Moseley, widow of 
Daniel Moseley, and daughter of Anson and Abigal (Tillotson) 
Dean. She was born Onon. Co., N. Y., 1831 ; died New Woodstock, 
N. Y., 1871. Res. De Ruyter, N. Y., and New Woodstock, N. Y. 
Children : 

1169. Warren Isaac, b. Deruyter, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1829. 

1170. Mary Ann, b. Deruyter, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1832; d. July 3, 1834. 

1171. Susan Adaline, b. Deruyter, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1835. 

Job Alvord was a farmer until he retired in old age and made 
his home in New Woodstock, N. Y. His farm was in De Ruyter, 
about five miles from the village. 

510. HANNAH ALVORD {Daniel Elisha, Joseph, Ebene::er, 
Alexander), born Georgetown, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1806; died Marcellus, 
Mich., Apr. 22, 1847; married Pendleton, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1830, 
Daniel German Rouse, son of Anthony and Eunice Rouse. He was 
born prob. Cortland, N. Y., July 10, 1810; died Clipper Gap, Cal., 
Feb. 24, 1897. Res. Shedd's Corners, N. Y., and Alarcellus, Alich. 
Children: 

a. Helen Josephine, b. Washtenaw Co. Mich., July 12, 1832; d. Bozeman, 

Mont., about 1878. 

b. Daniel Elliott, b. Washtenaw Co. Mich., Sept. 30, 1834; res. Bozeman, 

Mont., mar. Apr. 20, 1856 Melissa C. Ingraham. 

c. Ann Eliza, b. Washtenaw Co. Mich., Dec. 10, 1836; res. Boise, Ida., 

mar. 1856 William Phillips who was born in England. 

d. Lavinia Sophrona b. ]\Iarcel]us, Mich., Nov. 22, 1838; d. Little Prairie 

Round, Cass Co. Mich., 1880, mar. Caswell. 

e. Anthony Charles, b. Feb. 13, 1841 ; 

f . German Marcellus, b. Apr. 3, 1843 ; res. Ballard, Wash. 

g. Elisha Alvord, b. Feb. 1, 1845; res. Bozeman, Mont. 

h. Mary Hannah, b. Marcellus, Wash., Dec. 3, 1846; res. New Wood- 
stock, N. Y., mar. Nov. 21, 1865 Geo Lawton Slocom. 

Daniel G. Rouse was a carpenter by trade. He went to Cal. in 
1849; returned East for a visit in 1867. While in Mich, during this 
trip he married his 2nd wife and returned to Cal. 

513. SYLVESTER ALVORD {Eleaser, Elisha, Joseph, 
Ebeneser, Alexander), bapt. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 10, 1786; 
died Sweden, N. Y., July 10, 1852 ; married, but had no children ; one 
adopted daughter. 



222 Alxo'ad Gi-:>;i:alogy 

S.ylvester Alvord in deed of land in Xorthampton, Mass., was 
called of Murray, Genesee Co., X. Y.. in 1816 . Other deeds men- 
tion him as a resident of Sweden, N. Y., in 1825, 1836 and 1839. 
His will was probated Oct. 17, 1853. 

514. EUNICE ALVORD (Eleacer, Elisha, Joseph, Ebenczer, 
Alexander), born Northampton, Mass., Feb. 14, 1789 (Fam. Bible) ; 
bapt. Oct. 2, 1788; died Harmony, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1872; married 
Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 22, 1813,, John Phelps, son of John and 
Collata (Bartlett) Phelps. He was born Northampton, i\Iass., Jan. 
14, 1792; died Harmony, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1867. Res. Brockport, N. 
Y. and Harmony, N. Y. Children : 

a. Lncinda, b. Feb. 4, 1S15 ; d. Harmony, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1816. 

b. Rheuben, b. June 21, 1819 (Fam. Bible); d. Harmony, N. Y., Oct. 21. 

1854; mar. Sept. 1851 Harriet Willard. 

c. Sylvester, b. Mar. 11, 1819; d. Harmony, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1847; mar. 

Apr. 1845 Lucy Rice. 

d. Philo, b. Sept. 15, 1821 ; d. Harmony, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1867, unm. 

e. Edwin, b. Nov. 16, 1823 ; d. Harmony, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1824. 

f. Levi, b. June 21, 1826; d. Harmony, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1871. 

g. Spencer, b. Aug. 1, 1828; d. Sept. 29, 1829, unm. 

h. William, b. May 3, 1831 ; d. Harmony, N. Y., Apr. 7, 1838. 

John Phelps moved to N. Y. State, settling first at Brockport, and 
about 1829 at Harmony, Chat. Co. His brother, Isaac, also settled 
in Harmony, 

515. ELIZABETH ALVORD (Eleaaer, Elisha, Joseph, Eben- 
e:::er, Alexander), born Northampton, Mass., Mar. 21, 1792; died 
Dayton, Wis., May 28, 1868 ; mar. David Church. He died Claren- 
don, N. Y. Res. Clarendon, Orleans Co., N. Y. Children : 

a. William, b. Clarendon, N. Y., 1829; d. in Civil War, Nov. 1865; mar. 

Olive, who married for second husband Mr. Smith of Batavia, 
N. Y. 

b. Lucinda Elizabeth, b. Clarendon, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1832. d. Dayton, Wis., 

June 3, 1894; mar. Feb. 28, 1865, Henry Gardner Sliver. 

516. SARAH ALVORD {Eleazer, Elisha, Joseph, Eheneser, 
Alexander), born Northampton, Mass., Apr. 3, 1794; died Sherman, 
Chat. Co., N. Y., July 9, 1873; mar. Westhampton, Mass., May 14, 
1817, Aretas Graham, son of Benjamin and Mary (Smith) Graham. 
He was born Sunderland, Mass., Dec. 29, 1789 ; died Sherman, 
N. Y., Mar. 13, 1866. Res. Sherman, Chat. Co., N. Y. Children : 

a. Svlvester, b. Westhampton, Mass., July 22, 1818; d. Monroe Co., N. Y., 
Oct. 5, 1821. 



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b. Aretas Smith, b. Dec. 6, 1820; d. Sherman, X. Y., Mar. 9, 1883; mar. 
1847 Pheba Harriet Stebbins. 

b. Lyman Clark, b. Clarkson, X. Y., June 3, 1823, d. Panama, X. Y., 

Feb. 2, 1890; mar. Aug. 1848, Cordelia Moore. 

c. Zelotas Graves, b. Clarkson, X. Y., Dec. 5, 1825 ; living Sherman, X. Y., 

in 1907; mar. Dec. 5, 1850, Clarica Cornish. 

d. Mary Salina, b. Harmony, X. Y., July 10, 1830; d. Sherman, X. Y., 

Dec. 5, 1903 ; mar. Jan. 23, 1850 Xoah Denton Cornish. 

Aretas Graham was a tanner. He removed to New York State in 
1820. Afterwards he took up his land in Sherman, Chatanqiia Co., 
where he continued to reside until his death. 

517. LUCY A-L\'ORD (Elcaccr, Elisha, Joseph, Ebcnccer, 
Alexander), born Northampton, Mass.; married David Skinner. 
Res. Brockport, X. Y. Child: 

a. Rosette ; resides in Texas : mar. Lee. 

It is uncertain v/hether Lucy (Alvord) Skinner died in Brockport, 
N. Y., or went W^st. 

519. XAOMI ALVORD {Eleazev, Elisha, Joseph, Ehcnezcr, 
Alexander), born X'orthampton, 3.1dss., Jan. 28, 1798; died West- 
hampton, Mass., Feb. 18, 1883 ; married Northampton, ]\Iass., Mar. 
2, 1820, Jonathan ]^Iiller, son of Jonathan and Rhoda (Bartlett) 
Miller. He was born Northampton, ^Nlass., July 10, 1798 ; died 
Northampton, ]\lass., Apr. 29, 1837. Res. Northampton, Mass., and 
Westhampton, Alass. Children : 

a. Eunice, b. Feb. 14, 1821 ; d. Apr. 28, 1842. 

b. Hannah, b. Apr. 26, 1823 ; d. aged 8 mos. 

c. Hannah Eliza, b. Sept. 13, 1824; d. Xov. 15, 1873; mar. Sept. 22, 1843, 

William Reed. 

d. Jonathan Judson, b. Apr. 22, 1827; d. ]\lar. 31, 1860; mar. Emeline 

Roberts. 

e. Mary Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1829; d. Sept. 9, 1858. 

f. David Brainard, b. May 9, 1831; d. Apr. 7, 1865; mar. Sarah Adams. 

g. Julia Ann, b. June 16, 1833 ; living at Westhampton ; mar. Dec. 8, 

1852, Dea. William G. Edwards. 
h. Sarah Xaomi, b. Mar. 25, 1835; d. Oct. 10, 1901; mar. May 22, 1855, 

Emerson Pettis. 
i. Edward Bosworth, b. Sept. 15, 1836; d. Sept. 29, 1838. 

520. ^.lARY ANN ALVORD (William, Elisha, Joseph, Eben- 
eser, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Apr. 28, 1799; died Ogden- 
burg, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1835 ; married May 22, 1822.. Whitman B. 
Haskins, son of Daniel Haskins. Res. Ogdensburg, N. Y. No 
children. 

Whitm.an B. Haskins v.-as a clerk in the Baldwin House, Ogdens- 



224 Alvord Genealogy 

burg, N. Y., about 1860. He was later in a hotel at Sackett's Har- 
bor, N. Y. 

521. WILLI Ai\I ALVORD (William, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Feb. 25, 1801; died Savannah, Ga., 
Dec. 17, 1837; married Albany, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1826 Mary Elizabeth 
Whitney, daughter of Selleck and Betsey (Knapp) Whitney. She 
was born Stamford, Conn., Nov. 14, 1806; died San Francisco, Gal, 
Feb. 3, 1870. Res. Albany, N. Y. after 1825. Children: 

1172. Selleck Whitney, b. Albany, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1828; d. San Fran- 

cisco, Cal., Jan. 12, 1860, unm. He went to Cal. in 1849 and to 
Canton China, in 1853. 

1173. Charles Edmund, b. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1830; d. Albanv, N. 

Y., Nov. 17, 1851, unm. 

1174. William, b. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1833. 

1175. Emma Whitney, b. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1835; d. July 23, 1836. 

1176. Henry Benjamin, b. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1837; d. San Jose, Cal., 

about 1900; unm. He was a hardware merchant. 

William Alvord died at Savannah, Ga. while on a visit there for 
his health. His death was prematinx and cut short a career of high 
promise. But short as it was, it was signalized by the exhibition of 
many generous and attractive qualities of head and heart which 
endeared him to a large circle of admiring friends. He was an im- 
porter of foreign goods, and a manufacturer of furniture ; in part- 
nership with John Meads. 

After her husband's death the widow of William Alvord resided 
with her son William in San Francisco, Cal. 

522. EDMUND ALVORD {William, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Apr. 11, 1803; died Yonkers, N. Y., 
about 1880 ; married Albany, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1834 Mahala Manuel, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary Manuel. She was born Albany, N. 
Y., "Sept. 2, 1815; died Aug. 10, 1863. Res. Yonkers, N. Y. 
Children : 

1177. Joseph Manuel, b. Albany, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1836. 

1178. Edmund, b. Albany, N. Y., June 9, 1838; d. St. Louis, Mo., about 

1868 , unm. 

1179. Walter Bush, b. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1842. 

Edmund Alvord was a cabinet maker by trade, a very worthy and 
estimable man. 

524. CEPHAS CLAGHORN ALVORD {William, Elisha, 
Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Oct. 2, 1808; died 
Rutland, Vt., July 10, 1866; married Rutland, Vt., Jan. 8, 1834, 



Sixth Generation 225 

Lucy Columbia Green, daugriter of Dr. Joel and Lucy (Horton) 
Green. She was born Brandon, Vt., Jan. 9, 1816; died Rutland, 
Vt., Dec. 13, 1889. Res. Rudand, Vt. Children: 

1180. George Benjamin, b. Rutland, Vt., Feb. 12, 1836. ' 

1181. Ellen Louise, b. Rutland, Vt., Oct. 13, 1838. 

1182. William Mitchell, b. Rutland, Vt, 1850. 

Cephas Claghorn xA.lvord died at the homestead in Rutland where 
he resided nearly all his life. 

525. BENJAMIN ALVORD (William, Elisha, Joseph, Eben- 
escr, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Aug. 18, 1813; died Washing- 
ton,D. C. Oct. 16. 1884; married Rutland, \^t., Sept. 17, 1846, Emily 
Louise Mussey, daughter of Henry and Amanda (Lawrence) Mus- 
sey. She was born Rutland, Xt., ]\Iay. 26, 1826; died Washington, 
D. C, Nov. 5, 1885. Res. Fort Gratiot, ]\Iich., Fort Vancouver, 
Wash., Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., and Omaha, Neb. Chil- 
dren: 

1183. Anna Claghorn, b. Fort Gratiot, Mich., Oct. 16, 1849; d. Fort 

Vancouver, Wash., Jan. 10, 1860. 

1184. Clarence, b. Fort Gratiot, Mich., Oct. 16, 1849; d. Jan. 26, 1856. 

1185. Emily Louise, b. Fort Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 20, 1858. 

1186. Benjamin, b. Fort Vancouver, Wash., May 15, 1860. 

1187. Alden Henry, b. Fort Voncouver, Wash., Dec. 5, 1862; living at 

Montclair, N. J., unm. He is connected with the Union Trust 
Co., of New York City. 

1188. William Cullen, b. Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., Jan. 11, 1866. 

General Benjamin Alvord served for fifty-two years on the active 
list of the United States Army, passing through all the grades from 
Cadet to Brigadier General. Participated in the Florida and Mexi- 
can wars, the war of the Rebellion, as well as various Indian Cam- 
paigns, and was brevetted successively Captain, Major, Lieutenant, 
Colonel, and Brigadier General, for gallantry in action. 

He was appointed a cadet at the United States Military Academy 
in 1829, graduated July, 1833, and was commissioned on that date a 
Brevet 2d Lieutenant in the 4th U. S. Infantry. Joining his regi- 
ment in the field in Florida he served with it for two years against 
the Seminole Indians, being engaged in several Campaigns and was 
then sent back to West Point for a period of two years as assistant 
Professor of Mathematics and Principal Assistant Professor of 
Natural and Experimental Philosophy. 

From 1839 until the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846, Mr. 
Alvord was with his regiment on the frontier in Arkansas and the 
Indian Territory, again in Florida, where he participated in an ex- 



226 Alvokd Genealogy 

and in various skirmishes in Texas and in Louisiana. While he was 
pedition against "Billy Bowlegs" in the Big Cypress Swamp (1841) 
com.manding his company at Camp Salubrity, La., in 1844, Brevet 
2d Lieut. Ulysses S. Grant joined the company as 2d Lieutenant. 

At the outbreak of the Mexican War the 4th Infantry was sent 
from Louisiana to the Mexican border, where it was engaged at 
Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, May 8 and 9, 1846, for gallant 
and meritorious services, in which battles, Alvord was brevetted 
Captain. His services during the remainder of the war gained him 
the brevet of Major "for gallant and meritorious conduct in several 
aitairs with Guerrileros at Paso Ovejis, National Bridge, and Cerro 
Gordo, Mex.," and he remained with the army of General Scott on 
the Vera Cruz, Mexico line until the close of the war. 

From 1848 to 1852 he served with his regiment at East Pascagon- 
la, Miss., and Fort Gratiot, Mich., and in 1852 accompanied the regi- 
ment on a voyage from New York City to San Francisco by way 
of the Isthmus of Panama. During the next two years he was sta- 
tioned at various posts in California, Oregon and Washington Ter., 
and in 1854, while at Fort Vancouver, Washington Ter., was ap- 
pointed a IMajor and Paymaster, LT. S. Army. When the war of the 
Rebellion began Alvord, being still on the Pacific Coast, was appoint- 
ed a Brigadier General of Volunteers (April 15, 1862) and assigned 
to command of the Northwest district, embracing the states of Idaho 
and Oregon and the territory of Washington. There he remained 
until 1865, when, being ordered to report to General Grant at Peters- 
burg, he sailed via Panama to New York, arriving after the close of 
the war. 

While commanding in the Northwest he several times put down 
Indian uprisings. These campaigns, occurring during the great 
Civil War, attracted no attention and possessed no interest to any but 
the participants and the people of that distant region. General 
Alvord v.-as warmly thanked, however, by the Governors and people 
for these services and also received from the government his remain- 
ing brevets for "faithful and meritorious services during the Re- 
bellion." 

Resigning his Volunteer Commission, he served from 1865 to 1867 
as Chief Paymaster at New York City, and from 1867 to 1872 as 
Chief Paymaster, Department of the Missouri at Omaha, Nebraska, 
from which station in 1872 he was transferred to Washington as 




BENJAMIN ALVORD. >N0 525) 
Brigadier General, U. S. A. 
Paymaster General, U. S. A. 



Sixth Generation 227 

Paymaster General of the Army under appointment frcip. Prssi- 
dent Grant. 

Upon General Alvord's retirement from, active service June 8, 
1880, General Willidm T. Sherman used the following language in a 
general order to the army : 

"At his own request, Brigadier General Alvord, Paymaster Gen- 
eral, U. S. Armv, is, by direction of the President, placed on the 
retired list, under section 1243, Revised Statutes." 

"In the course of this long period General Alvord has filled nearly 
every grade in the army from Brevet 2d Lieutenant to Brigadier 
General with honor to him.self and credit to the service. In the field 
against hostile Indians, in the war with Mexico, in command on the 
North Pacific Coast during the last war, and as a subordinate and 
then Chief of the Pay Department, he has always been found a true, 
reliable and upright soldier and gentleman. In his retirement Gen- 
eral Alvord v/ill find leisure to enjoy the cultivated tastes which ever 
in the press of public business have proved to him a recreation and 
a resource." 

General Alvord took great interest in science and literature and 
w^as a w^orking niem.ber in several literary and scientific societies.- 
Pie was the author of a Geometrical Memoir in "The Tangencies of 
Circles and Spheres," published in the Smithsonian Contributions to 
Knowledge, Vol. A^III, 1855 ; a sequel to the same, "The Intersec= 
tions of Circles and of Spheres," in the American Journal of Mathe- 
matics, Vol. V, 1882 ; "The Interpretation of Imaginary Roots in 
Questions of 3.iaxima and Minima" in the Mathematical Monthly, 
1860; papers on the "Compass Plant" in Vol. II, Proceedings of 
American Association for the advancement of science, 1849, and the 
A.merican Naturalist for August, 1882 ; "On Winter Grazing in the 
PvOcky Mountains," Bulletin of the American Geographical Society, 
1883 ; and of numerous essays and reviev/s, 1833-82. The degree of 
A.. ?>I. was conferred upon him by the University of Vermont in 
1854. 

General Alvord was a man of exceptional ability and character. 
He had at all times the confidence and respect of his superiors in 
the army, of his literary and scientific associates and of a wide circle 
of friends throughout the United States. Trained as a soldier and 
distinguished in his profession, he was also a scholar and writer of 
repute and a niathcmatician of a high order. In personal character 
he was honest to a fault, as pure-minded as a child and a consistent 



228 Alvord Genealogy 

and devoted Christian. No better, and probably no abler, man has 
ever borne his name. 

527. LOUISA TEMPE ALVORD {William. Elisha, Joseph, 
Ebencccr, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Aug. 2, 1817; died Crown 
Point, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1855; married June 29, 1841, William Ham- 
mond Dike, son of Jonathan and Tamesin (Hammond) Dike. He 
was born Pittsford, Vt., May. 18, 1813; died Fairbault, Minn., May 
22, 1888. Res. Crown Point, N. Y. Child : 

a. Mary Hammond, b. July 9, 1842; d. Crown Point, N. Y., Sept. 22, 
1860. 

Mr. Dike was engaged in the mining and lumber business with his 

uncles, Chas. F. and John C. Hammond at Crown Point, N. Y., until 

1857j when he went to Faribault, Minn, where he was a banker and 

real estate dealer. He served as Captain and Major in the 1st Minn. 

Reg. Li 1865 he was appointed paymaster general of the Minn. 

militia. 

529. SALOME ALVORD (Phineas, Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander), born Hamilton, N. Y., 1797; died Hamilton, N. Y., 
1883; married 1st Adam Lawton, son of Peleg and Ann (Sisson) 
Lawton. She married 2nd Asa Crocker. Res Hamilton, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Eliza, b. Apr. 5, 1819; mar. Luther Bacon; d. 1905. 

b. Benjamin, mar. the widow of Morton Head. 

c. Nancy, mar. Thomas Church ; no children. 

d. Frank. 

e. Harriet, mar. Lorenzo Risley. 

f. Joseph, mar. Electa Brown. 

g. Fidelia, d. young. 

530. NANCY ALVORD {Phineas, Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander) , horn Hamilton, N. Y., 1799; died Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. 
3, 1879 ; married 1st Marshal Booney. He died Hamilton, N. Y., 
Aug. 31, 1828. She married 2nd Benjamin Bonney. Res. Hamilton, 
N. Y. Children : 

a. Nancy Minerva, b. Hamilton, N. Y., 1821; d. Hamilton, N. Y., 1886; 

mar. Alanson B. Moon. 

b. Christopher, he was a physician. 

531. SUSAN ALVORD {Phineas, Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander), born Hamilton, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1801 ; died Hamilton, N. 
Y., June, 1896; married Hamilton, N. Y., 1817, Shadrack Harris, son 
of Daniel and Susan (Bates) Harris. He was born 1800; died 
Hamilton, N. Y., Aug. 26 ; 1846. Res. Hamilton, N. Y. Children : 



Sixth Generation 229 

a. Sarah Melissa, b. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1819; d. Aug. 1884; mar. 

Feb. 2, 1845, Seth Thatcher Blair. 

b. John Wesley, b. Hamilton, N. Y., July 18, 1824; d. May 31, 1851 , unm. 

c. Eunice, b. Hamilton, N. Y. 

d. Harriet Matilda, b. Hamilton, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1833; d. May 1906; mar. 

1st, June 28, 1853 Wellington Hibbard; mar. 2nd, Sept. 17, 1883, 
Benjamin Hostler. 

e. Charles, b. Hamilton, N. Y., 1839; living at Hamilton, 1908, unm. 

532. EUNICE ALVORD {Phineas, Joseph, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Hamilton, N. Y., 1810; died DeRuyter, N. Y., 
Oct. 16, 1879; married 1st Elam Blair, son of Capt. Seth and Han- 
nah (McAllister) Blair. He was born Warren, Mass., Aug. 21, 
1789; died Madison, X. Y., May 13, 1851. She married 2nd Eben- 
ezer B. Merchant. Res. Hamilton, N. Y. and DeRuyter, N. Y. 
No children . 

Elam Blair's first wife was Ruth Lindsley, his second wife Clarissa 
Hall. 

533. SETH ALVORD {Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Ebeneser, Alex- 
ander), born Sept. 15, 1785; died Frankfort, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1862; 
married 1810, Sarah Monroe. She was born in Conn., Aug. 5, 
1785; died Frankfort, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1851. Res. Frankfort, X. Y. 
Children : 

1189. Emily, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1810; d. unm. 

1190. James, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1812. 

1191. Mary Elizabeth, b. Frankfort, X. Y., Dec. 13, 1815. 

1192. Josiah Monroe, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1827. 

1193. Deborah Patience, b. Frankfort, N. Y., May, 26, 1829. 

Seth Alvord resided on the old homestead on Frankfort Hill, N. 
Y. He was buried in the Furnace Hollow Cemetery, 

534. MEDAD ALVORD {Seth, Joseph Joseph, Ebeneaer. Alex- 
ander), born Mar. 12, 1787; died Camden, N. Y., Mar. 2. 1866; mar- 
ried 1st Frankfort, N. Y., Amy Whitcomb, daughter of Thomas and 
Sally (Almsbury) Whitcomb. She was born Frankfort, N. Y. ; 
died Frankfort, N. Y., July 24, 1826. Fie married 2nd Frankfort, 
N. Y., Mrs. Mahala (Lampman) Daniels. She died aged about 70. 
Res. Frankfort, N. Y. and Camden (/\nnsville), N. Y. Children: 

1194. Jasper, b! Frankfort, X. Y., Jan. 6, 1812. 

1195. Joseph Marshell, b. Frankfort, X. Y., May 20, 1815. 

1196. Thom-as, b. Frankfort, X. Y., d. aged 22. 

1197. Menzo, b. Frankfort, X. Y., d. aged about 12. • 

1198. Amos, b. Frankfort, X. Y., 1821. 

1199. Rhoda, b. Frankfort, X. Y. 

1200. Deborah Ann, b. Frankfort, X. Y. ? 



230 Alvord Genealogy 

1201. Sarah, b. Frankfort, N. Y, Apr. 18, 1819. 

1202. Marj' Susannah, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1823. 

1203. Esther, b. Frankfort, N. Y., July 15, 1826. 

1204. Henry, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., Jan. 1, 1832. 

1205. Permelia Jane, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., Sept. 20, 1834. 

1206. Rebecca, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., Mar. 4, 1836. 

1207. John, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., July 17, 1839. 

1208. Harriet, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., July 17, 1841. 

1209. Ida, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., Aug. 25, 1845. 

1210. Hiram, b. Camden, (Annsville) N. Y., Dec. 22, 1848; d. aged 15. 

jMedad Alvord was a man six feet in height, of rather eccentric 
nature, a good farmer who was interested in his work and practiced 
methods of his own in accomplishing his work. John Alvord says 
he moved from Deerfield, N. Y. and settled on a farm two miles from 
the village of Camden in 1841. 

537. JOSEPH ALVORD (Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Ebcnezcr, 
Alexander), born Milford, Yi., ]\Iay 30, 1793; died Eagle, Wis., 
Sept. 7, 1869 ; married Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 5, 1817, Nancy 
Campbell, daughter of John and Mary Campbell. She was born 
Catskill, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1798; died Eagle, Wis., Apr. 26, 1879. Res. 
Frankfort, N. Y., Paris, N. Y., Saquoit, N. Y. and Eagle, Wis. 
Children : 

1211. Roxanna Eliza, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1818; d. Aug. 21, 

1822. 

1212. Mary Ann, b. Frankfort, N. Y., May 7, 1820; d. Mar. 31, 1836. 

1213. Lucina Maria, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 7, 1822. 

1214. William John, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1825. 

1215. Roxanna, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 13, 1827. 

1216. Nelson J., b. Frankfort, N. Y., July 11, 1829. 

1217. Henry, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1832. 

1218. Manville Delos, b. Paris, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1834. 

1219. Samantha Jane, b. Paris, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1837. 

1220. George Wallace, b. Paris, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1839. 

1221. Mary Eliza, b. Saquoit, N. Y., une 30, 1843. 

Joseph Alvord and his family except William J. moved from 
Saquoit, N. Y. to Eagle, Wis. in 1845. He was a very devout man, 
possessed of good ability. 

John Campbell, father of Mrs. Nancy (Campbell) Alvord was a 
native of Scotland. He was pressed into the army and brought to 
Am.erica in 1777. He fought under Burgoyne and was taken prison- 
er at Stillwater, Oct. 17, 1777. 

539. SARAH ALVORD {Scth, Joseph, Joseph, Eheneser, Alex- 
ander), born Feb. 4, 1798; married Rufus Corey, son of Rufus 



Sixth Generation 231 

Corey. He died Litchfield, N. Y. about 1842. Res. Litchfield 
(Furnace Hollow), N. Y. Children: 

a. Elijah Bemis, b. Litchfield, N. Y., 1815 ; d- "Paris, N. Y.. 1902. 

b. George Washington, b. Litchfield, N. Y. 

c. Susannah, b. Litchfield, X. Y. 

e. Deborah, b. Litchfield, N. Y. 

f. Mary Priscilla, b. Litchfield, N. Y. 

g. Masander, b. Litchfield, X. Y. 
h. Lydia, b. Litchfield, X. Y. 

i. Cloe, b. Litchfield, X. Y. 

j. Robert Alarcus, b. Litchfield, X. Y., 1840; living at Rome, X. Y., 1906; 

mar. June 15, 1859, Susannah Empringham. 
Rufus Corey was a mason, at ane time worked on the locks of the 
Erie Canal at Utica, X. Y. 

540. SUSANNAH ALVORD {Scth,, Joseph, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born Apr. 19, 1800; married Louis Fox. Res. in Ohio. 
They had four or five children. 

541. FREELOVE ALVORD (Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Eheneser, 
Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1802; died Daven- 
port, la., Aug. 1854; marrier Frankfort, N. Y., Jonathan Bailey, 
He was born New Bedford, Mass., 1802 ; died in Kan. 1875. Res. 
Davenport, la. Occupation, iron-moulder. Children : 

a. Welles Pomeroy, living in Ka., 1905. 

b. Leander James, b. Frankfort, X. Y., May 9, 1831 ; d. Waukesha, 

Wis., Apr. 24, 1906; mar. Utica, X. Y., Dec. 3, 1854, Lovina Ford. 

c. Susan, 

d. Mary, 

e. Simeon, 

f. William, 

542. SIMEON ALVORD {Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Eheneser, 
Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1805; died Portage, 
Livingston Co., N. Y., Apr. 8, 1895 ; married 1st Elizabeth Palmer, 
daughter of Leonard and Mary (Myers) Palmer. She was born 
Herkimer Co., N. Y., 1808 ; died Nunda, N. Y., June 14, 1844. He 
married 2nd Nunda, N. Y., Julia Ann Meech, daughter of George 
and Mary (Root) Meech. She v/as born Livonia, N. Y. ; died Nun- 
da, N. Y., aged about 50. Res. Nunda, Livingston Co., N. Y. Chil- 
dren : 

1222. Amanda Elvira, b. Litchfield, Herkimer Co. X. Y, Jan. 16, 1830. 

1223. Mary Amelia, b. Litchfield, Herkimer Co. X. Y., Dec. 3, 1831. 

1224. David Myers, b. Litchfield, Herkimer Co., X. Y., Feb. 27, 1734. 

1225. ^Lartha Jane, b. prob. Utica, X. Y., Oct. 7. 



232 Alvord Genealogy 

1226. Adam Riley, b. Nunda, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1836; d. prob. in the War, unm. 

1227. Jacob Long, b. Nunda, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1837. 

1228. William Henry, b. Nunda, N. Y., 1839. 

1229. Eleanor Louise, b. Nunda, N. Y., May 25, 1841. 

1230. Fanny Arvilla, b. Nunda, N. Y., July 18. 1843. 

1231. Leonard, b. near Nunda, N. Y., about 1850; d. in Md. in the Civil 

War, unm. 

1232. James, b. near Nunda, N. Y., d. prob. unm. 

1233. George, b. near Nunda, N. Y., May 6, 1851. 

1234. Thomas Jerome, b. near Nunda, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1852. 

Simeon Alvord went from Herkimer Co., N. Y. and settled in 
Livingston Co., between Dalton and Nunda about the year 1835. 
He was a farmer. 

543. MARIA ALVORD (Scfh, Joseph, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alex- 
ander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Aug-. 10, 1808; died Oconomowoc, 
Wis., Dec. 16, 1878; married 1st Frankfort, N. Y., John Thomas 
Ford, son of Darius and Lovinia Ford. He was born Sackett's Har- 
bor, N. Y. ; died prob. at Washington, D. C. She married 2nd 
Litchfield, N. Y., 1833, Simeon Lee, son of Elisha and — (Searls) 
Lee. He was born Litchfield, N. Y., Awg. 1801 ; died Eagle, Wis., 
1861. Res. Waukesha Co., Wis. Children: 

a. Lovina. b. Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1828; living Waukesha, Wis., 

1905; mar. Utica, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1854, Leander James Bailey. 

b. William b. Frankfort, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1830; d. Frankfort, N. Y., in 

1849. 

c. Lyman Sylvester, b. Litchfield, N. Y., d. Wis., Oct. 21, 1861, unm. 

d. George Washington, b. Litchfield, N. Y., living Council Grove, Kan., 

1905 ; mar. Martha Russell. 

e. Mary Adaline, b. Litchfield, N. Y., living Portland, Ore., 1907; mar.. 

1st, Waukesha, Wis., W. W. Root; 2nd, 1867, H. F. McMillan. 

f. Martin Devvain, b. Litchfield, N. Y., living in Tacoma, Wash., mar. 

Pullman, Wash., May Whitlow. 

g. Martha Jane, b. Litchfield, N. Y., 1844; d. Eagle, Wis., May 8, 1906; 

mar. Agnes City, Kan., May 6, 1866, Albert Russell, 
h. Frances Dette, b. Litchfield, N. Y., July 24, 1847; d. Rock Creek, Kan., 

Apr., 3, 1873; mar. Americus, Kan., Aug. 16, 1868, John Moyer. 
i. Permelia E., b. Ottawa, Wis., Jan. 7, 1852; living at Dayton, Ore., 

1905 ; mar. Concordia, Kan., Sept. 21, 1873, Warner Spooner. 
John T. Ford was a mason. Simeon Lee was a farmer. 

544. LORENA ALVORD {Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Ebenecer^ 
Alexander), born Lewiston, N. Y., May 18, 1807; died Toledo, O., 
Aug. 26, 1852 ; married Dec. 26, 1826, Volney Spalding, son of 
Rufus and Abigail (Palmer) Spalding. He was born Rhinebeck, 
N. Y., Mar. 28, 1801. Res. Palmyra, Mich. Children: 



Sixth Generation 233 

a. Cornelia, b. Lockport, X. Y., Oct. 22, 1827; d. Toledo, O., 1852; mar. 

Jan. 24, 1850, James M. Comstock of Toledo, O. 

b. Infant, b. Lockport, X. Y., June 12, 1830 ; d. June 30, 1830. 

c. Edward, b. Lockport, X. Y., Oct. 30, 1830; d. Oct. 22, 1833. 

In 1849 Volney Spalding was running a store in Palmyra, Mich., 
in company with his nephew, William Spalding. Eight months later 
they moved the business to Toledo. O. Mrs. Lorena (Alvord) Spald- 
ing is remembered as a high-spirited, beautiful woman with ru^dy 
complexion, large brilliant black eyes and very black hair. She was 
a woman of high character, and lofty aims and ambitions. She 
was a victim of cholera, as was also her daughter, when it swept 
the city of Toledo. Mrs. Spalding resided later at Atlanta, Ga. 

546. ARELIA ALVORD (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Ebeneaer, 
Alexander), born Lewiston, N. Y. ; died 1829; married Dec. 12, 
1827, Erastus Holmes Spalding, son of Erastus and Jennet (Mack) 
Spalding. He was born Scipio, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1801 ; died Mar. 18, 
1869. Res. Dowagiac, Alich. No children. 

Erastus H. Spalding removed to Dowagiac, Mich., where he ran 
a flowerinsf mill. He had children bv a second wife, some of whom 
were residing at Dowagiac in 1869. 

548. MARY ANN ALVORD {Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Ehen- 
ezer, Alexander), born Lewiston. N. Y., Sept. 11, 1813; died Sara- 
toga Springs, N. Y., July 6, 1841 ; married Lewiston, N. Y., Nov. 
1833, Orrin Field, son of Peleg and Elizabeth (Battey) Field. He 
was born New Berlin, N. Y.. Apr. 28. 1808 ; died New Berlin. N. 
Y., Nov. 7, 1872. Res. New Berlin, N. Y. Children: 

a. Edward George, b. Xew Berlin, X. Y., Aug. 27, 1834; killed by cars 

1874; mar. Clara P. Snell, whose recollections of her grandmother 
Alvord have been of great interest. She married 2nd, E. P. 
Walton. 

b. Charles F., b. Xew Berlin, X. Y., July 6, 1836; d. Ft. Hamilton, X. Y., 

1864, unm. A soldier in Civil War from X. Y. State. 

c. Rushton Holmes, b. Xew Berlin, X. Y., ]\Iay 6, 1838; living Ocean 

Springs, Miss., 1905; mar. Tiffin, O., Apr. 2, 1868, Mary Florence 
Myers. 

d. Joseph Alvord, b. Xew Berlin, X. Y., Aug. 5, 1840; d. Mo. Sept. 16,. 

1862; mar. in Mo., Almira Wallace, whose father was a secession- 
ist. While Mr. Field was riding out of his father-in-law's yard 
he was shot dead by Union soldiers. 
Mary (Alvord) Field, was two months old at the time of the mas- 
sacre at Lewiston. The cloak in which she was wrapped by her 
mother in the flight is still in possession of her son Rushton H. Field. 



234 Al\oi-1) Genkalo(-,y 

549. NANX'Y AL\'ORD {Thaddcus, Joseph, JoscpJi, Ebcnezer, 
Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1802; died in Can- 
ada about 1869; married Henry White. (No further record.) 

550. SOPHRONIA ALVORD (Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, 
Ebenecer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 1803; died 
Clay Co., Mo.; married Joseph Hawks. Children: 

a. Samuel, d. Naiivoo, ill., aged 19. 

b. Lucy, d. in Utah; mar. Philo Allen. 

c. Levi, drowned in Miss. River, about 1845. 

d. Joshua, lived in Idaho ; mar in Utah. 

552. FANNY ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, Ebeneser, 
Alexander), born near Lockport. N. Y., Oct. 3, 1807; married Jef- 
fers. (No further record.) 

553. ADELL^ ALVORD (Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander) , born near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 20. 1S09 ; died Burton, 
Mich., Jan. 21, 1883; married Pontiac, Mich., Apr. 14, 1833, Pliny 
Atherton Skinner son of EHas and Abigail (Atherton) Skinner. He 
was born Henderson, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1808 ; died Burton, Mich., Jan. 
16, 1893. Res. Burton (near Flint), JMich. Children: 

a. -Martha Jane, b. Burton, Mich., May 24, 1836, living at Ft. Dodge, 

Iowa., 190S; mar. June 9, 1857, Jerome Putnam. 

b. Alfred Larue, b. Burton, Mich., Aug. 25, 1848; living near Flint, Mich., 

1905; mar. Dec. 21, 1870, Ettie Mariah Ketcham. 
Pliny A. Skinner, in Jul}', 1835, located four miles from Flint, 
Mich., in the tov\'nship of Burton, N. E. part of section 28. At that 
time it was a dense v/iklerness with no settlers nearer than Flint. 

554. ALBINA ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., 1812; died Spanish Fork, 
Utah, 1852-56; married Mich., about 1830, Orlando Murray. He 
died Clay Co., Mo. in Spring of 1849. She married 2nd Joseph 
Hawks. Res. Clay Co.. Jslo., and Spanish Forks, Utah. Children : 

a. A son, killed on the way from Mich, to Mo. 

b. Elizabeth, d. in Cal. ; mar. Alexander Kelly. 

c. A son, d. when about tv.^elve years old. 

556. CHARLOTTE ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, 
Ebener.er, Alexander), born N. Y. ; died Salt Lake City, Utah, about 
1878; married Lyman Curtis. (No further record.) 

557. JOSEPH BONAPARTE ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Waterford, Mich., Dec. 4, 1830; 
died West Weber,, Utah, Jan. 9, 1908 ; married 1st Ogden, Utah, Apr. 
19, 1858, Lenora Barrett, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Griffin) 



Sixth Gexkration 235 

Barrett. She was born Wiltshire, Eng., Sept. 10, 1841. He married 
2nd Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 15, 1880, Sarah Elizabeth Mower, 
daughter of Henry and Susan (Strong) Mower. She was born Salt 
Lake City, Utah, Oct. 10, 1851. Res. West Weber, Utah. Children: 

1235. Delia, b. North Ogden, Utah, Mar. 25, 1865. 

1236. Susan, b. North Ogden, Utah, Aug. 5, 1881. 

1237. Joseph Leroy, b. West Weber, Utah, Aug. 20, 1883. 

1238. Amy, b. West Weber, Utah, May 30, 1885. 

1239. Florence, b. West Weber, Utah, Aug. 17, 1887. 

1240. Infant, b. West Weber, Utah, Apr. 3, 1889; d Apr. 3, 1889. 

Joseph Bonaparte Alvord removed Vi/'ith his parents from place to 
place until their arrival in Utah at Salt Lake City, Oct. 28, 1849 ; 
thence in the autum of 1850 to Ogden, Utah. In 1852 he went to 
Cal.. but returned to Ogden in 1856. During the "Move South" they 
went to Springville, Utah ; thence in March 1869 to North Ogden, 
Utah ; tlience in 1878 to Promitory, Utah ; thence in 1881 to West 
Weber, Utah. He colected much data relating to the genealogy of 
his branch of the family. By occupgtion he was a farm.er, in politics 
a Democrat. 

558. AIARTHA BROMLEY ALVORD {Thaddeiis, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Waterford, Mich., Feb. 28, 
1833; died North Ogden, Utah, Sept. 29. 1882; married 1st Salt 
Lake City, Utah, Nov. 28, 1849, William Strong, son of Jacob and 
Sarah (Hill) Strong. He was bornStrongtown, Pa., Oct. 1827. 
She married 2nd North Ogden, Utah, 1861, A.biol Campbell, son of 
Jonathan and Charity (Fuller) Campbell. He vvas born Ridsburg, 
Pa., Jan. 15, 1835; died North Ogden, Utah, Dec. 25, 1872. She 
married 3rd 1873, Benjamin Harrington. Res. North Ogden, Utah. 
Children : 

a. Harriet Louisa, b. Harrisville, Utah, Apr. 23, 1853; mar. Salt Lake 

City, Utah, Aug. 2, 1869, John Poll. 

b. Sylvia Celestia, b. North Ogden, Utah, Apr. 25, 1862; mar. Hyrum, 

Utah, Nov. 12, 1885, David William Campbell. 

c. Martha Albina, b. North Ogden, Utah, Apr. 1, 1869; mar. Logan, 

Utah, Dec. 12, 1888, Bartholomew Emil Chatelain. 

d. Abiol Orrin, ,b. North Ogden, Utah, July 2, 1872; d. Mar. 5, 1873. 

e. Lorana, b. North Ogden, Utah, July 22, 1874 ; d. Feb. 18, 1879. 

559. BENJAMIN BROMLEY ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander) , born Waterford, Mich., Jan. 3, 1835; 
married Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 20, 1869, Mrs. Malinrla (Crock- 
ett) Hancock, daughter of David and Lydia (Young) Crockett. 



236 Alvord Genealogy 

She was born Fox Ishnd ; died Box Elder Co., Utah. Res. North 
Ogden, Utah. (IOCS). Children: 

1241. Benjamin Thaddeus, b. North Ogden, Utah, Jan. 16, 1871. 

1242. Reuben Emer, b. North Ogden, Utah, Sept. 29, 1872. 

1243. Jennie, b. North Ogden, Utah, Mar. 10, 1876. 

560. SIMEON RILEY ALVORD {Thaddeus, Joseph, Joseph, 
Eheneser, Alexander), born Clay Co., Mo., Jan. 3, 1837; died prob. 
near Corn Creek, Utah, Apr. 22, 1873 ; married Springville, Utah, 
Apr. 3, 1859, Jane Elizabeth Blanchard, daughter of Asa and Eunice 
(Thompson) Blanchard. She was born La Harp, 111., Jan. 22, 
1845. Res. Springville and Pleasant View, Utah. Children: 

1244. Irwin Thaddeus, b. Springville, Utah, Apr. 26, 1860. 

1245. Asaph Leroy, b. Springville, Utah, Mar. 8, 1862. 

1246. Junietta Jane, b. Springville, Utah, July 14, 1864. 

1247. Eunice Lenora, b. Pleasant View, Utah, Oct. 12, 1869. 

1248. Edwin Theodore, b. Pleasant View, Utah, Sept. 17, 1871. 

Simeon Riley Alvord's widow married as her second husband Ed- 
ward Ellis of Pleasant View, Utah. 

562. GIDEON WILLIAMS ALVORD (Thaddeus, Joseph. 
Joseph, Ebeue:~er, Alexander), born Lee Co., la., Feb. 8, 1841 ; mar- 
ried North Ogden, Utah, Sept. 16, 1860, Sarah Ann Shupe, daughter 
of John Wetstein and Martha Ann (Thomas) Shupe. She was born 
Brown Co., III., Apr. 2, 1845; died North Ogden, Utah, Nov. 7, 
1907. Res. North Ogden, Utah, 1908. Children: 

1249. Sarah Jane, b. North Ogden, Utah, June 15, 1861 ; d. Feb. 6, 1863. 

1250. Gideon Thaddeus, b. North Ogden, Utah, Aug. 12, 1863. 

1251. Martha Jane, b. North Ogden, Utah, July 25, 1865; d. June 27, 

1892. 

1252. Mary Catherine, b. North Ogden, Utah, Aug. 28, 1869. 

1253. Ida, b. North Ogden, Utah, May 15, 1873. 

1254. Ira John, b. North Ogden, Utah, Mar. 26, 1877; d. June 20, 1892. 

1255. Edmund Riley, b. North Ogden, Utah, Mar. 3, 1879. 

1256. Stella, b. North Ogden, Utah, Apr. 8, 1881. 

1257. William Mathias, b. North Ogden, Utah, Nov. 27, 1884. 

1258. Charlotte Albina, b. North Ogden, Utah, June 20, 1887; d. June 

21, 1892. 

1259. George Ivcn, b. North Ogden, Utah, Mar. 25, 1891. 

Mr. Alvord is one of the most thrifty farmers in Weber Co. 
Although he has had his share of adversity through the rascality of 
others, yet his beautiful home and farm are unencumbered. He is a 
Morman and politically a Democrat. 

564. CATHARINE E. ALVORD (Theodotius, Joseph, Joseph, 
Ehenezer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1824; 



Sixth Generation 237 

died Battle Creek, Mich., Apr. 12, 1847; married Rose, Calhoun Co., 
]\Iich., Dec. 28, 1841, Korman Sturges, son of John and Althea 
(Austin) Sturges. He was born Lockport, N. Y., June 7, 1821; 
died Hubbardston, ]\Iich., June 18, 1903. Res. Hubbardston, Ionia 
Co., Mich. Occupation, farmer. Children : 

a. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Fentonville, Mich., Nov. 10, 1842; living at 

Carson City, Mich., mar. 1st, Aug. 19, 1860, Nathaniel S. Burt; 
2nd, Oct. 28, 1866, William Brice. 

b. Charles W., b. Battle Creek, Mich., Mar. 11, 1844; d. July 1, 1845. 

c. Homer \yilber, b. Battle Creek, ]\Iich., Feb. 1, 1847; living Howard 

City, Mich., 1907; mar. 1st, Jan. 1867, Martha v. Smith; 2nd, Myra 
Leslie. 

565. CELESTIA CLARISSA ALA^ORD (Theodotius, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., July 22>, 
1825; died Ionia, Mich., Feb. 4, 1899; inarried 1st Apr. 9, 1845, 
James A. Bailey, of Detroit, ^Mich. He died Aug. 24, 1886. She 
married 2nd 1890, William Wallace. Res. Ionia, Mich. Children : 

a. Adeline C, mar. Joseph Sutton, of Saginaw, Mich. 

b. Ellen C, mar. WiUiam Smith, of Kalamazoo, Mich. 

c. Belle, mar. John Knapman, of Detroit, Mich. 

William Wallace is agent of the D. & M. Ry. at Ionia, Alich. 

566. WILLIAM ALANSON ALVORD {Theodotius, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Jan. 7, 
1829: died Sumner, Mich., Apr. 20, 19C0; married Battle Creek, 

Mich., Apr. 7, 1849, Caroline Louisa Moore, daughter of and 

Aravilla (Newton) Moore. She was born N. Y. State, Dec. 23, 
1830; died Detroit, Mich., Dec. 9, 1905. Res. Bedford, Mich, and 
Sumner, Gratiot Co., Mich. Children : 

1260. Charles Benjamin, b. Bedford, Mich., Jan. 20, 1850. 

1261. Alanson W., b. Bedford, Mich., Oct. 10, 1851; d. Saginaw, Mich., 

^.lar. 7, 1865. 

1262. Ella Celestia, b. Sumner, Mich., Sept. 5, 1853. 

1263. Clara Louisa, b. Sumner, Mich., Aug. 31, 1855. 

1264. Frank Merrill, b. Sumner, Mich., Jan. 16, 1857. 

1265. Edward Lionel, b. Sumner, Mich., Feb. 14, 1859. 

1266. Capitola Josephine, b. Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 22, 1861. 

1267. George A., b. Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 5, 1863; d. Nov. 11, 1865. 

1268. Ralph Ely, b. Sumner, Mich., Jan. 11, 1872. 

William Alanson Alvord served in the Mexican War either as 
private or Capt. in the regiment of Col. Ely of Alma, Mich. By 
occupation he was a lumberman and a farmer during his later years. 

567. PHILANCY ALVORD {Stephen Washington, Stephen, 
Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born in Vt. ; died Potter Co., Pa.; 



238 AL'\Oi<D GliKKALOGY 

married Benjamin Hoyt. He died Potter Co., Pa. Res. in N. Y. 
and Pa. No children. Adopted Lucy Gary. 

569. PARTI-IENIA ALVORD (Stephen Washington, Stephen, 
Joseph, Ebenezcr Alexander), born in Vt. ; died prob. in Potter Co., 
Pa. ; married Charles Morse. Res. N. Y. and Pa. No children. 

570. MARY ALVORD {Stephen Washington, Stephen, Joseph, 
Eheneser Alexander) , born in Vt. ; died Mt. ]\Iorris, N. Y. ; married 
Thaddeus Gary. Res. Mt. Morris, Livingston Co., X. Y. Children: 

a. Phineas. 

b. Margaret. 

c. Melissa. 

d. Parthena. 

e. Lucy. 

f. Charlotte. 

g. Sarah Jane. 

571. SALLY ALVORD (Stephen Washington, Stephen, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born near Montpelier, Vt., Oct. 8, 
1795; died Hartford, Mich., Dec. 29, 1866; married Mt. Morris, 
N. Y., Jan. 13, 1821, John Engle, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Lemon) Engle. He was born Germantown, Pa., Oct. 27, 1795; 
died Hartford, Mich., Sept. 30, 1880. Res. Angelica, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Susannah, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., May 4, 1822; d. Hartford, ]\.Iich. ;mar. 

1844, George W. Dey. 

b. Titus Manlius, b. Angelica, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1824; living at Angelica, 

N. Y., 1908; mar. West Almond, N. Y.,Mary J. McGibeny. 

c. Washington Alvord, b. Angelica, N. Y., July 4, 1826; d. Hartford, 

Mich., Nov. 20, 1907; mar. 1863, Mrs. Emily D. VanAuken. 
Mr. Engle attained a reputation as a physician. He was also the 
author of a book of poems. 

d. William Bostwick, b. Angelica, N. Y., July 14, 1828; d. Angelica, N. Y., 

Dec. 20, 1831. 

e. Philancy Alethea, b. Aneglica, N. Y., July 11, 1830; mar. John W. 

Travis. 

f. Genius E[enry, b. Aneglica, N. Y., May 16, 1832; living at Hartford, 

Mich., 1908; mar. 1st, July 1857, Helen J. McGibeny, 2nd, 1882, 
Mrs. Sarah White Webb, Mr. Engle went to Michigan in 1855 
and engaged in lumbering. He later became a lawyer and has 
served as Justice for many years. Perhaps no one has been more 
thoroughly identified with the interests of Hartford than Mr. 
Engle. He published the last work of Chief Pokagon of the 
Pottawattamies, called the "Queen of the Woods." 

g. Mary Adelia, b. Angelica, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1834; d. Dowagiac, 3.1ich., 

Jan. 2, 1899; mar., Leman C. Lindsley. 
h. Sarah Ann, b. Angelica, N. Y., July 27, 1836; living at Norvv-ich, X. 



Sixth Generation 239 

Y., 1908; mar. Angelica, X. Y., Sept. Ik^, 1S66, Horton Hinman 
Clute. 
i. Harriet Amelia, b. Angelica, N. Y., July 6, 1839; d. Cedar R.apids, la., 
Jmie 17, 1892; mar. 1st, Angelica, N. Y., Jmie 4, 1863, Dr. Philip 
Hamilton ; 2nd, Allen Engle. 

John Engle was a farmer. I\Irs. Sally (Alvord) Engle was a 
woman of remarkable qualities; social, of sound judgment and deeply 
religious. Her son at the age of eighty-three speaks very touchingly 
of the prayers of his mother for his Christian welfare. 

572. ISAAC ALVORD (^Stephen Washington, Stephen, Joseph, 
Ebene^cr, Alexander), died Marseilles, 0.; married Elizabeth John- 
son. Res. near Marseilles, O. Child : 

1269. Sarah, 

According to a deed dated June 2, 1839, Isaac Alvord was then 
living at Hume, Hardin Co., O. He conveyed land in Hume, Alle- 
gany Co., N. Y., to Hiram Frisbey. A niece says that he had three 
daughters. 

573. PHINEAS ALVORD {Stephen Washington, Stephen, 
Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born near 2\Iontpelier, \'t. 
1800 ; died :^It. Morris, N. Y., 1872 : married Dansville, X. Y., Rachel 

Lemen, daughter of Thomas and (Ewart) Lemen. She died 

Mt. Morris, 1880. Res. Mt. Morris, X. Y. Children: 

1270. Sarah, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., May 17, 1825. 

1271. Amanda, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., May 29, 1826. 

1272. Cordelia, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y., Jan. 8, 1828. 

1273. George Phineas, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y., 1830. 

1274. \Vealthy, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y. 

1275. Lucinda Jane, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y., Aug. 25, 1833. 

1276. Martin VanBuren, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y., Apr. 21, 1835. 

1277. Mary Harriet, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y., May 5, 1836. 

1278. William Thomas, b. Mt. IMorris, X. Y., Mar .15, 1838. 

1279. Rachel Diana, b. Mt. Morris, X. Y. 

Phineas Alvord, when a boy, worked for Henry Buell, a farmer 
residing in East Bloomfield, X''. Y. After being in the employ of 
]Mr. Buell for seven years, in 1823, he bought a pair of steers and a 
wagon which he loaded with apples and started for Mt. Morris, 
locating on the land for which his father had contracted and assum- 
ing the entire indebtedness. He soon built a log house, in the con- 
struction of which no sawed timber was used. By dint of good 
nianagement and industry he soon paid for his place, where he con- 
tinued to live as a successful farmer. 

574. . :\IERCY ATA/ORD (Stephen Washington, Stephen, 



240 Alvord Genealogy 

Joseph, Ebcneser, Alexander), born Montpelier, Vt., Aug. 8, 1802; 
died Sawuya ( ?), N. Y., Aug. 29, 1841 ; married Tuscarora, N. Y., 
Silas Eng-le, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Lemon) Engle. He was 
born Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 10, 1801 ; died Paw Paw, Mich., Nov. 
7, 1878. Res. Mt. Morris, N. Y. and West Almond, N. Y. Children : 

a. Eliza Steele, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., July 4, 1825. 

b. Polly, b. West Almond, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1826. 

c. Ann, b. West Almond, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1828; living at Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; 

mar. Mar. 14, 1847, Leonard Tisdale. 

d. Christopher Columbus, b. West Almond, N. Y., June 9, 1830. 

e. Benjamin Franklin, b. West Almond, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1833. 

f. Matthias, b. Hume, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1836. 

g. Allen, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1839. 

Silas Engle was a farmer. He married 2nd Mrs. Matilda Burgess, 
3rd Mrs. Lydia Clark. 

575. LUCIA ALVORD {Stephen Washington, Stephen, Joseph, 
Ebenezer, Alexander), died Mt. Morris, N. Y., soon after birth of 
child ; married Calvin Lazell. Res. Mt. Morris, Livingston Co., 
N. Y. Child: 

a. Lucy, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y. ; res. Mt. Morris, N. Y. ; mar. Peterson. 

576 : CAROLINE ALVORD {Isaac, Stephen, Joseph, Ebene:;er, 
Alexander), married John Hadstead. Res. Kendall, N. Y., Michi- 
gan and Carlton, N. Y. 

John Hadstead soon after marriage moved to Michigan, but re- 
turned to N. Y. State and went to farming at Carlton, N. Y., where 
he died. 

577. REBECCA ALVORD {Isaac, Stephen, Joseph, Ehenezer, 
Alexander) , married Philander Nelson Goodrich. Res. Kendall, N. 
Y., Michigan and Clarkson, N. Y. 

Philander N. Goodrich moved to Michigan, but returned to Ken- 
dall, N. Y., where he kept a hotel for a time, then removed to Clark- 
son (now Kanelin), N. Y. 

579. PEREZ ALVORD {Timothy, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Sept. 15, 1782; married Northampton, Mass., Apr. 
21, 1803, Ann Elizabeth Pelton, of Northampton, Mass. Res. Nor- 
wich, Mass., 1829. No children. 

581. CLARISSA ALVORD {Timothy, Zebadiah, John, Jona- 
tlian, Alexander), born Northampton, Mass., June 11, 1785; died 
Hinckley, O., June 7, 1874 ; married Northampton, Mass., Apr. 30, 
1807, Joshua Kellogg, son of Daniel and Rachel (Taylor) Kellogg. 



Sixth Generation 241 

He was born prob. ^Marlboro, Conn., Oct. 29, 1778; died Hinckley, 
O., June 30, 1847. Res. Xorthampton, Mass., Painesville, O., and 
Hinckley, O. Children : 

a. Hiram, b. Northampton, Mass., May 9, 1808; d. Dec. 12, 1822. 

b. Victoria Clarissa, b. Hadley, Mass., Sept. 3, 1809; d. Elsie, Mich., Mar. 

31, 1893 ; mar. Sept. 16, 1830, Aaron Lyon Conant. 

c. Timothy, b. Northampton, Mass., June 19, 1811; d. Hinckley, O., Jan. 

2, 1879; mar. Nov. 3, 1836, Anna Eliza Searls. 

d. John. b. Northampton, Mass., June 6, 1813 ; d. Hinckley, O., Feb. 20, 

1878; mar. Aug. 24, 1837, Caroline Pierce. 

e. Velina, b. Northampton, Mass., Feb. 24, 1815 ; res. Cleveland, O. ; mar. 

Oct. 17, 1833, Huron Searls. 

f. Perus Alvord, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 13, 1819; d. July 5, 1833. 

g. William, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 17, 1821 ; d. Hinckley, O., Mar. 

19, 1889; mar. Aug. 24, 1843, Rachel ^lary Keeley. 
h. Caroline Amanda, b. Hinckley, O., Nov. 23, 1826; d. Elsie, Mich., May 

23, 1900; mar. 1st, Rev. Horace Smith; 2nd, May 9, 1872, Marcus 

Newton, 
i. Emeline, b. Hinckley, O., Nov. 7, 1829; d. Sept. 22, 1831. 

The following is Mrs. Velina Searl's (b. 1815) recollection of the 
migration from Mass. to Ohio : 

"The trip from Northampton to Painesville, O., where we stopped for the 
winter, was made v.holl}' by horse and wagon and ox-team. It occupied six 
weeks. The road was quite good most of the way, but from Painesville to 
Hinckley it lay through the forest, marked only by chopped trees. At the 
taverns where we stopped for the night we had to furnish our own beds, 
making them up on the floor, and also do our own cooking in the common 
kitchen. No exciting incidents." 

Joshua Kellogg was a farmer and one of the earliest settlers in 
Hinckley, O. In the Kellogg family is the old family Bible of Tim- 
othy Alvord, with many Northampton records between the dates 
1800—1815. 

582. KEZIAH ALVORD (Timothy, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Northampton, ]\lass., May 7, 1787; died Hinckley, 
O., Sept. 17, 1849; married Northampton, Mass., June 16, 1812 
(int.), Joseph Gouch of Northampton, Mass., son of Moses and 
Eleanor (Judd) Gouch. He was born 1786; died Hinckley, O., 
Mar. 20, 1868. Res. Hinckley, Medina Co., O. Children : 

a. Sophronia, b. Northampton, Mass. ; d. Mich., 1876 ; mar. Williams. 

b. Joseph, b. Northampton, Mass., May 11, 1820; d. Hinckley, O., Feb. 17, 

1905. 

c. Clarissa, b. Northampton, Mass., 1823; d. Hinckley, O., May 18, 1880. 

d. Keziah, b. Hinckley, O., June 12, 1828; living Hinckley, O.,1905; mar. 

John Merchant. 



242 Alvord Genealogy 

The Gouch and Kellogg families lived side by side on Hinckley 
Ridge, where they located in 1825. Mrs. Keziah Merchant still 
lives on the old place. 

583. LUTHER ALVORD (Elisha, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Feb. 17, 1777; died prob. Northampton, Mass., 
May 2, 1805 ; married Nov. 24, 1800, Eunice Strong, daughter of 
Joel and Eunice (Hanchet) Strong. She was born Jan. 20, 1778; 
died prob. Easthampton, Mass., after 1823. Res. Northampton, 
Mass. and Easthampton, Mass. Children : 

1280. Luther, b. Apr. 11, 1802. 

1281. Joel Strong, b. June 23, 1804. 

1282. Eunice, b. Oct. 27, 1805 ; d. Easthampton, Mass, May 1, 1823. 
Luther Alvord and his wife were members of the Northampton 

Church in 1801. 

584. ELISHA ALVORD {Elisha, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), bapt. Northampton, ]\lass., Dec. 5, 1779; died East- 
hampton, Mass., Mar. 21, 1831 ; married Northampton, Mass., Oct. 
7, 1824, Naomi (Alvord) Rogers, daughter of Phineas and Rachel 
(Judd) Alvori] and widow of John Rogers. She was born East- 
hampton, I\Iass., Aug. 10, 1789; died Easthampton, Mass, May 11, 
1840. Res. Easthampton, Mass. Child: 

1283. Infant son, d. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 13, 1827, aged 2 weeks. 
An Elisha Alvord of Easthampton, Mass., was in the War of 

1812; marched when it was feared that Boston was in danger of 
attack. 

585. SETH ALVORD (Elisha, Zebadiah, John. Jonathan, 
Alexander), bapt. May 12, 1782; died Sept. 13, 1813, "in the West;" 
married Elizabeth. She died Dec. 24, 1813. 

Timothy Alvord's Bible record reads : "Seth Alvord died Sept. 
13, 1813; Elizabeth, his widov/, died Dec. 24, 1813." 

587. SARAH ALVORD (Elisha, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), bapt. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 12, 1786; married East- 
hampton, Mass., Feb. 6, 1812, Jehiel Alvord of Westhampton, Mass. 
(see Jehiel Alvord). 

588. ROXANA ALVORD (Elisha, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), bapt. Easthampton, Mass., June 23, 1788; died N. Y. ; 
m.arried Easthampton, Mass., May 1, 1817, Richard Morgan, son of 
Judah and Elizabeth (Shivoy) Morgan. He was born Mar. 4, 1779; 
died Easthampton, Mass., June 30, 1825. Res. Easthampton (Pas- 
commuck), Mass. Children: 



Sixth Generation 243 

a. George, b. Easthampton, Mass. ; d. Bellingham, Mass., aged 24. He 

went to live with an uncle in Bellingham. 

b. William, b. Easthampton, Mass., 1822; d. Easthampton, Aug. 24, 1825. 

Mrs. Roxana (Alvord) Morgan joined the church at Easthamp- 
ton, Mass., m 1834. She was dismissed to the church in West Bloom- 
field, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1838. Her death was caused by taking poison, 
mistaking it for medicine. 

589. NOADIAH ALVORD {EHsha, Zehadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Aug. 13, 1793; died Cedar 
Rapids, la., Sept. 17, 1856; married Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 19, 
1818, Asenath Brown of Easthampton, Mass., daughter of Silas and 
Jemima (Clark) Brown. She was born Easthampton, Mass., June 
6. 1795 ; died Cedar Rapids, la., Mar. 13, 1873. Res. Allen, N. Y., 
West Bloonifield, N. Y., Cook Co., 111. and Cedar Rapids, la. 
Children : 

1284. Dixalana Marilla, b. prob. Allen, N. Y., July 14, 1820. 

1285. Ethelinda S., b. Allen, Alleg. Co., N. Y., Nov. 28, 1827. 

1286. Jason C, b. Allen, Alleg. Co., N. Y., ^lay 6, 1830. 

Noadiah Alvord lived at Allen, Allegany Co., N. Y., probably 1820- 
1836. He was a grantee of West Bloomfield, N. Y., in 1838. He 
was of Ridgeway, N. Y., according to deeds dated 1842 and 1845. 
He moved to the vicinity of Elgin, 111., in 1846, to Cedar Rapids, 
la., in 1853. 

590. JUSTUS ALVORD {EUsha, Zehadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Dec. 21, 1796; died Mill 
Creek, Williams Co., O., Sept. 9, 1868 ; married Northampton, Mass., 
Sept. 27, 1821, Hannah Thorpe, daughter of Eli and Mary (Beers) 
Thorpe. She was born Northampton, Mass., Apr. 28, 1800 ; died 
Mill Creek, O., July 30, 1871. Res. Canadea, N. Y. Children: 

1287. Mary Thorp, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 8, 1822. 

1288. Hiram Bingham, b. Easthampton, Mass., Apr. 26, 1825. 

1289. David Harvey, b. Allen Center, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1827. 

1290. Justus Henry, b. Canadea, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1829; d. June 19, 1831. 

1291. Edward Ehsha, b. Canadea, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1831. 

1292. Nathan Alonzo, b. Canadea, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1834. 

1293. Eli Lorenzo, b. Canadea, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1836; d. Lexington, Ky., 

Jon. 22, 1863. A soldier in Civil War, served in Co. H, 18th r^Iich. 
Reg. G. A. R. Post named in his honor at Montgomery, Mich. 
"Since he was the first Mich, soldier that died." 

1294. Henry Dwight, b. Canadea, N. Y., July 31, 1838. 

Justus Alvord and family removed from Allegany Co., N. Y. to 
Ohio in 1S41, and located one mile north and tv/o miles east of Fay- 



244 Alvord Genealogy 

ette Village, Fulton Co. They resided here until the spring of 1843 
when they removed to Mill Creek, Williams Co., Ohio, where they 
passed the rest of their days on the beautiful farm which was after- 
wards purchased by their son, Henry D., who founded the village 
of Alvordton on this spot. 

Mrs. Hannah (Thorpe) Alvord was received by letter from the 
Westfield, Mass. church to the Easthampton church in 1821. 

591. RACHEL ALVORD (Pliineas, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, ]\Iass., Sept. 28. 1783; died North- 
ampton, Mass., Apr. 3, 1863 ; married Asahel Clapp, son of Asahel 
and Esther (Clapp) Clapp. He v^/as bapt. Northampton, Mass., 
May 11, 1783; died Northampton, Mass., June 4, 1865. Res. North- 
ampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Edwin Henry, b. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 4, 1813; d. Adams, Wis., 

aged 84. 

b. Alonzo, b. Northampton, Mass. 

c. Juha Ann, b. Northampton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1818; d. Springfield, Mass., 

May 10, 1884; mar. Joseph Marsh. 

d. Charles S., b. Northampton, Mass., 1820; d. Bennington, Vt., Feb. 6, 

1898. 
e Sylvester, d. Northampton. Was twice married. No children. 
Asahel Clapp married for his first wife, Sarah Clark. She died 
Feb. 14, 1808. 

593. NAOMI ALVORD (Phineas, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Aug. 10, 1789; died East- 
hampton, Mass., May 11, 1840; married 1st Northampton, Mass., 
Sept. 8, 1808, John L Rogers of Springfield, Mass. She married 
2nd Oct. 7, 1824, Elisha Alvord (see Elisha Alvord). Res. prob. 
Springfield, Mass. and Easthampton, Mass. Child : 

a. One child. 

594. SAMUEL ALVORD {Phineas, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 5, 1792; died Lapeer, 
Mich., 1860; married Trumansburg, N. Y., June 16, 1815, Mary 
Walling, daughter of William and Mary Elizabeth (Pool) Walling. 
She was born Englishtown, N. J., May 19, 1799; died Lapeer, Mich., 
July 27, 1877. Res. Lyons and Sodus, Wayne Co., N. Y. Children: 

1295. Almira, b. Trumansburg, N. Y., May 24, 1816. 

1296. Amy, b. Lyons, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1818. 

1297. Sarah, b. Bradford Co., Pa., Sept. 4, 1820. 

1298. Betsey, b. Lyons, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1823. 

1299. James, b. Lyons, N. Y., July 19, 1826. ^ 



Sixth Generation 245 

1300. Richard, b. Lyons, X. Y., Jan. 25, 1829 ; d. Lyons, X. Y., aged 19. 

1301. George, b. Lyons, ]\Lir. 30, 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

1302. William, b. Lyons, X. Y., Alar. 4, 1837. 

1303. Catharine, b. Lyons, N. Y., May 3, 1840. 

1304. Charles, b. Lyons, N. Y., May 3, 1840. ' 

1305. Martha Jane, b. Lyons, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1842. 

Samuel Alvord was a printer by trade. He moved from N. Y. 
State to Lapeer, Mich, in 1855. 

596. SYLVESTER ALVORD {Phineas, Zebadiah, John, Jona- 
than, Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass.; died Sodus, Wayne 
Co., X. Y., Xov. 9, 1821 ; married Betsey Pollock, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Xancy Pollock. She was born 1781 ; died Sodus, X'. Y., 
July 14, 1856. Res. Sodus, Wayne Co., X. Y. Children : 

1306. William Sylvester, b. Aug. 13, 1819. 

1307. Mary Ann, b. Sodus, X. Y., Xov. 9, 1821. 

Sylvester Alvord went to X. Y. State in 1821, and died a half 
hour after his daughter Vv^as born. His widow married 2nd Oct. 15, 
1837, Horatio Gates Randall. The locality where he settled was 
known for many years as "Alvord." 

602. AIARTHA AL\'ORD {Phineas, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander) , born prob. Xorthampton, ]\Iass. ; died Greenfield, Mass., 
1826 ; married Horace Graves of Williamsburg, son of Lucius and 
Irene (Dickinson) Graves. He was born Vv^illiamsburg, Txlass., 
Jan. 13. 1784; died Troy, X. Y., July 26, 1836. Res. Greenfield, 
Mass. Children : 

a. Edward Upham, b. 1812. 

b. Timothy Ashley, b. 1813. 

c. Martha Alvord, b. Feb. 9, 1815; d. Xov. 13, 1885; mar. Is:, Apr. 16, 1834, 

John D. Miles ; 2nd, Apr. 16, 1845, Daniel J. Heddenberg, of Troy, 
X. Y. 

d. Horace Dickinson, b. Apr. 7, 1817. 

e. Esther Maria, b. Dec. 10, 1821; d. Albany, X. Y., Jan. 13, 1892; mar. 

William Griffin. 

f. Sumner C, b. 1823; d. in war, unm. 

605. SOLOMOX AL\'ORD (Caleb, Zebadiah, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Apr. 25, 1808; died East- 
hampton, ?\Iass., Sept. 4, 18S2; married 1st Whateley, Mass., Jan. 
23, 1834, Harriet Whiting Frary, daughter of Phineas and Sally 
(Frary) Frary. She was born Whately, ^Nlass., about 1812; died 
Easthampton, ]\Iass.. Jan. 15, 1846. He married 2nd Easthampton, 
Mass., May 24, 1847, Jael Eliza Bodurtha, daughter of Walter and 
Lucretia (Henry) Bodurtha. She was born Chester, Mass., 1808; 



246 Alvord Genealogy 

died Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 2, 1882. Res. Easthampton, Mass, 
Children : 

1308. Jane Maria, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 24, 1835. 

1309. Caleb Edward, b. Easthampton, Mass., June, 1837; d. Oct. 5, 1837. 

1310. Whitney Frary, b. Easthampton, Mass., Mar. 29, 1841. 

1311. Edward Solomon, b. Easthampton, Mass., July 4, 1843. 

1312. Harriet Whiting, b. Easthampton, Mass., Aug. 21, 1845. 

Solomon Alvord was a farmer by occupation. He served as 
Selectman 1842-44, 1846-50, 1856, and at various times held other 
town offices. 

606. JOSEPH FIELD ALVORD (Caleb, Zehadiah, John, 
Jonathan, Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 23, 1811; 
died Bement, 111., Jan. 27, 1900 ; married Easthampton, Mass., Nov. 
6, 1833, Mariette Clapp, daughter of Solomon and Pauline (Avery) 
Clapp. She was born Easthampton, Mass., Apr. 20, 1814; died 
Bement, 111., Feb. 23, 1908. Res. Easthampton, Mass. and Bement, 
111. Children: 

1313. Joseph Clapp, b. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 16, 1837; d. Murfrees- 

boro, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1862. In 1859 he made a trip in a "prairie 
schooner'" to Pike's Peak, and on his return at the breaking out 
of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. A, 21st 111. Volunteers as a pri- 
vate, but rose to the rank of First Lieut. His first bittle was Pilot 
Knob, Mo. He also participated in six other battles among which 
were Corinth, Miss., and Perryville, Ky. He was killed at Stone 
River (Murfreesboro), Tenn. A comrade writes thus of him: 
'"We lost many brave officers and men. Among the former was 
Lieut. Joseph C. Alvord, who fell endeavoring to rally his men. 
He was an efficient officer and a noble man, a gentleman in every 
sense of the word. We all felt his loss deeply, and the service has 
lost not a better officer, the country a truer patriot, the soldier a 
better comrade, and the world a better man." 

1314. Harrison Mattoon, b. Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 4, 1840. 

1315. Oscar Levator, b. Easthampton, Mass., Dec. 19, 1842; d. Bement, 

111., June 3, 1862; enlisted in Co. F., 54th 111. Volunteers and was 
taken ill at Columbus, Ky., brought home by his father and died 
soon after. On the boat trip up from Columbus to Cairo, a pas- 
senger became demonstrative and abusive of Abraham Lincoln 
and his "soldier hirelings," thereupon a soldier shot him dead and 
when the onlookers exclaimed: "You have killed him," he replied: 
"My government pays me for killing all such men." 

1316. George Briggs, b. Easthampton, Mass., June 10, 1845. 

1317. Wilbur Clinton, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 5, 1849. 

1318. Albert Field, b. Easthampton, Mass., Oct. 9, 1851 ; living at Bement, 

111., unm. "He has tasted bread and meat in nearly every state in 
the Union. He is somewhat disgusted with fickle fortune and has 



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returned to the old homestead and is waiting for the moss to 
gather before he again essays to set foot on the moon." 

1319. Lewis Henry, b. Bement, 111., Apr. 10, 1858. 

Joseph Field Alvord was a farmer. Widi his wife and children 
he moved from Easthampton, Mass., to Mansfield, O., in the fall of 
1853, and to the prairie town of Bement, 111., in the fall of 1854. 

They were the first settlers of the town. Mrs. Mariette Alvord, in 
her busy life, was a great reader, and took keen interest in everything 
pertaining to the welfare of the country. She was of a cheerful dispo- 
sition and had a good word for everybody. 

607. CALEB MATTOON ALVORD (Caleb, Zebadiah, 
John, Jo)iathan, Alexander), born Easthampton, Mass., May 3, 1815 ; 
died East Greenwich, R. L, Jan. 6, 1873 ; married Brattleboro, Vt., 
]\lay 17, 1848, Ann Wheelock Davis, daughter of William and Sophia 
(Clapp) Davis. She was born Chesterfield, Mass., Apr. 11, 1823; 
died Mansfield, O., 1905. Res. Easthampton, Mass., Providence, 
R. L, and East Greenwich, R. I. Children: 

1320. T^Iunroe Wright, b. Northampton, j\Iass., Apr. 28, 1849; d. Dec. 

10, 1852. 

1321. Jennie ]Munroe, b. East Greenwich, R. I., Oct. 20, 1854; d. May 29, 

1857. 

1322. Annie Marion, b. Providence, R. I., Mar. 21, 1858; d. Sept. 17, 1858. 

Caleb Mattoon Alvord commenced teaching at an early age in a 
district school, where he taught for two years, after which he taught 
penmanship for three years in the Xew England States. In 1838 
he W'Cnt South and taught for two years and a half in Apalachicola, 
Fla., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. He w^as Deputy Clerk of the Courts in 
the Western District of Florida for one year and a half, studying 
law during his residence in Florida. 

He returned to New England in 1842 and taught penmanship and 
book-keeping in Williston Seminary, Mass., for four years. He then 
removed to R. I. and taught in the Providence Conference Seminary 
at East Greenwich for four years ; taught penmanship one year in 
Scholfield Commercial College at Providence ; for two and one-half 
years he was Associate Principal of the Providence Commercial Col- 
lege. He then entered the ministry and for seven years he was a 
stationed preacher in the Providence Conference ; for two years he 
was a member of the R. I. State Senate ; for two years Railroad 
Commissioner for the State of R. I., after which he was Principal 
of the Commercial Department of the Providence Conference Semi- 
nary at East Greenwich, R. I. 



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608. JOHN ALVORD (John, John, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Dec. \7 , 1780; died Northampton, 
Mass., Aug-. 1818; married Mrs. Cynthia (Bagg) Sackett. Res. 
Northampton, Mass. (Smith's, formerly Alvord's Ferry). Children: 

1323. Edwin, b. West Springfield, Mass., Feb. 1, 1805. 

John Alvord prob. resided on the west side of the Conn. River, 
near the Smith's Ferry Ry. Sta. Flis widow married again and had 
several children. She lived to the age of about ninety. 

609. MERCY ALVORD {John, John, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., Mar. 15, 1783; died South Hadley, 
Mass., 1846 ; married South Hadley, Mass., Justin Day of South 
Hadley. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Mercy Alvord married late in 
life. No children. 

610. SAMUEL ALVORD {John, John, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born Northampton, Mass., xA.pr. 23, 1785; died Smith's 
Ferry, Northampton, Mass., about 1830: married Apr. 13, 1818, 
Silence Day, daughter of Eli and Lydia (Judd) Day. She was born 
Northampton, Alass., Jan. 1, 1787; died Northampton, Mass., July 
20, 1828. Res. Northampton (South Harbor), Mass. Children: 

1324. Samuel Franklin, b. Northampton, I\Iass., Aug. 11, 1819. 

1325. Amanda Alalvina, b. Northampton, Mass., July 19, 1821. 

John Alvord declined administration on the estate of his son, 
Samuel, of Northampton, and requested that Hervey Judd of South 
Hadley, be appointed. Estate settled May 2, 1832. 

611. ADOLPHUS ALVORD (John, John, John, Jonathan, 
Alexander) , born Northampton, iNlass., Jan. 14, 1787; died North- 
ampton, Mass., about 1824 ; married Hannah Browning, daughter 
of Tristram and Rebecca (Smith) Browning. She v.'as born Peru, 
Alass., Nov. 29, 1792; died 1826. Res. Northampton, Mass. 
Children : 

1326. Justus Browning, b. Northampton, Mass., Apr. 6, 1816. 

1327. Henry, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct. 22, 1818; d. in the South, 1S48, 

unm., was clerk in a store in New York in 1842; died of con- 
sumption. 

1328. Harriet Sophia, b. Northampton, Mass., Dec. 17, 1823. 

617. ^L-\RIA ALVORD {John, John, John, Jonathan, Alexan- 
der), born Northampton, Mass., May 4, 1800; died South Hadley 
Falls, Mass., Feb. 27, 1861 ; married Northampton, Mass., 1823, 
Flervey Judd, son of Dea. Levi and Lucy (Snow) Judd. He v/as 
born South Hadley Falls, Mass., Apr. 7, 1799 ; died South Hadley 



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Falls, :\Iass., Aug. 8, 1853. Res. South Hadley Falls, Mass. 
Children : 

a. Harriet ]\Iaria, b. South Hadley Falls, Mass., Jan. 26, 1827; living at 

Hinsdale, Mass., 1905; mar. So. Hadley Falls, Mass., Feb. 17, 1858, 
Daniel Smith. 

b. Edwin Hervey, b. South Hadley Falls., ]\Iass., June 20, 1828; d. Feb. 

2, 1885; mar. Nov. 28, 1852, Sarah Elvira Thorp. 

c. Levi Harrison, b. South Hadley Falls, Mass., Oct. 29, 1829; d. Aug. 

19, 1900; mar. 1st, Jan 6, 1861, Julia Preston; 2nd, 1878, Ann Eliza 
Ford. 

d. e. Twins, b. South Hadley Falls, Mass., Aug. 27, 1833 ; d. Aug. 31, 1833. 

f. Samuel Emerson, b. South Hadley Falls, Mass., Oct. 5, 1835; d. May 

9, 1836. 

g. Louise Irene, b. South Hadiey Falls, Mass., Nov. 23, 1836; res. Hins- 

dale, N. H.; mar. Oct. 29, 1863, Newton Stearns, one child; Carrie 
Judd, b. Oct. 22, 1876; mar. Oct. 27, 1904, Nelson B. Ballard. 
h. John Dwight, b. South Hadley Falls, Mass., Nov. 4, 1840; d. young. 

Hervey Judd was killed in his cellar by lightning. He was a ster- 
ling citizen and farmer, much sought after for his sound judgment. 

618. SEWELL ALVORD (Samuel, John, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18, 1784; died Chicopee 
Falls, Mass. ; married May, 1812, Jemima Williams. She was born 
prob. Westfield, Mass ; died Chicopee Falls, Mass. Res. Chicopee 
Falls, Mass. Occupation, farmer. Child : 

1329. Samuel, b. West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 30, 1812. 

619. EUNICE ALVORD (Samuel, John, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born West Springfield, Mass., May 8, 1787; died Westfield, 
Mass., Aug. 22, 1847; married West Springfield, Mass., Mar. 17, 
1814, Henry 'Stiles, son of Simeon and Ruth (Austin) Stiles. He 
was born Westfield, Mass., Dec. 13, 1788; died Westfield, Mass., 
Nov. 11, 1861. Res. Westfield, Mass. Children: 

a. Almira, b. Westfield, Mass., Mar. 5, 1815; Hving at Vineland, N. J., 

1905; mar. Westfield, Mass., May 27, 1845 Jason Stock-bridge. 

b. Eunice Ann, b. Westfield, Mass., June 16, 1819; d. Almont, Mich., Feb. 

14, 1859; mar. Mar. 27, 1845 Bancroft Taylor of Westfield, Mass. 

c. Henry Dwight, b. Westfield, Mass., ^lay 29, 1823; d. Vineland, N. J., 

Jan. 7, 1889; mar. Southwick, Mass., Mar. 25, 1857, Mary Ann 
Granger. 

d. William, b. Westfield, Mass., Aug. 11, 1829; d. Austin, Te.x., 1885; mar. 

Baltimore, Md., June 19, 1856 Margaret Lyford. 

Henry Stiles was a farmer, school-teacher and trader. It was his 
custom to take loads of goods to Boston and AJbany, buying and 
selling "en route." 



250 Alvord Genealogy 

620. POLLY ALVORD (Samuel, John, John, Jonathan, Alex- 
ander), born West Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18, 1790; died West 
Springfield, Mass. ; married West Springfield, Mass., Apr. 30, 1812, 
Francis Vanhorn of Westfield, Mass., son of Derick and Rachel 
(Bartlett) Vanhorn. Res. West Springfield, Mass. Children: 

a. Hannah, 1). West Springfield, Mass. ; mar. William Arnold of Westfield, 

Mass., res. Dayton, O. 

b. Elizabeth, b. West Springfield, Mass. ; d. West Springfield, Mass., mim. 

c. Francis, b. West Springfield, Mass. ; d. Ohio, unm. 

d. Henry, h. West Springfield, Mass. ; d. Ohio, unm. 

Francis Vanhorn was a descendant of Christian Vanhorn who 
came from Holland to New York in 1653. 

621. EBENEZER DAY ALVORD (Samuel, John, John, Jona- 
th.an, Alexander), born West Springfield, Mass., Mar. 29, 1794; 
died Springfield, Mass., May 25, 1869 ; married West Springfield, 
Mass., May 24, 1817, Hope Ashley, daughter of Elisha and Joanna 
(Clark) Ashley. She was born West Springfield, Mass., May 4, 
1795 ; died Springfield, Mass., May, 1873. Res. West Springfield 
(now Holyoke), Mass. Children: 

1330. Wellington, b. West Springfield, Mass., Feb. 16, 1818. 

1331. Jane, b. West Springfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1819. 

1332. Delia Ann, b. West Springfield, Mass., Jan. 23, 1821. 

1333. Ebenezer Day, b. West Springfield, Mass., Mar. 30, 1824. 

1334. Mary, b. West Springfield, Mass., Feb. 19, 1826. 

1335. Eunice Sylvia, b. West Springfield, Mass., June 10, 1829. 

1336. Edward, b. West Springfield, Mass., Feb. 9, 1833. 

Ebenezer Day Alvord was a shoemaker and tanner by trade. 

ELIZABETH BARKER ALVORD (Cynthia, Jonathan, Jona- 
than, Jonathan, Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., May 7, 
1802; died Braceville, O., Feb. 18, 1849; married 1st Huntsbnrg, 
O., July 8, 1817, Asa Church, son of Philemon and Sally (Tryon) 
Church. He was born Saybrook, Conn., Sept. 7, 1789; died Hunts- 
burg, O., Dec. 7, 1826. She married 2nd Huntsburg, O., Dec. 9, 
1827, Sylvester Russel, son of Gideon and Jemima (Alvord) Russel. 
He was born Middlefield, Mass., Feb. 10, 1789. Res. Huntsburg, O. 
Children: (first five, church children; others, Russels). 

a. Alvord, b. Huntsburg, O., Nov. 2, 1818; living at Mentor, O. in 1905. 

b. Hannah, b. Huntsburg, O., Sept. 2, 1820; d. Sept. 9, 1898. 

c. Sydney D., b. Huntsburg, O.. Sept. 20, 1822; d. Mar. 27, 1823. 

d. Timothy, b. Huntsburg, O., Aug. 3, 1824; d. July 21, 1825. 

e. Cynthia Elizabeth, b. Huntsburg, O., Aug. 21, 1826. 



Sixth Generation 251 

f. Sylvester, b. Huntsburg, O., Jan. 6, 1829; removed to Wash. State. 

g. Asa, b. Huntsburg, O., Mar. 16, 1831. 

h. Daniel, b. Huntsburg, O., Mar. 2, 1833. 

i. Jemima, b. Huntsburg, O., May 12, 1835; mar. — Bingham, res. Goleta, 

Cal., 1905. 
j. Cordelia S., b. Huntsburg, O., May 2, 1838; mar. — Loomis, res. 

Mesopotamia, O., 1905. 
k. Gideon, b. Huntsburg, O., Aug. 9, 1840; killed at battle of Cedar Mt. 
1. Charles Fourier, b. Huntsburg, O., June 29, 1844; res. in Wash, (state). 

Elizabeth Barker Alvord recalled walking through the woods from 
Windsor to Huntsburg, O., with her mother who carried a baby. 
This was abotit 1816. 

622. AMELIA ALVORD (Isaac, Jekiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Alass., Dec. 31, 1800; died West- 
hampton, Alass., Oct. 26, 1849; married 1st Enoch Bird, son of 
Enoch and Celena (Lyon) Bird. He was born Oct. 3, 1791. She 
married 2nd Luther Alvord (see Luther Alvord). Res. Westhamp- 
ton, Mass. Child : 

a. Marietta, b. Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 22, 1833 ;d. Northampton, Mass., 
Mar. 12, 1854. 

623. SALMON ALVORD {Isaac, Jehiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 14, 1803; died West- 
hampton, Mass., Aug. 14, 1859; married 1st Westhampton, Mass., 
Oct. 1, 1828 (Oct. 4, 1828, Town Rec, Oct. 21, 1828, ch. Rec), 
Melinda Shaw, daughter of Asa and Mehitable (Beswick) Shaw. 
She was born Westhampton, Mass., Dec. 11. 1807; died Westhamp- 
ton, ?\Iass., Mar. 7, 1830. He married 2nd, Westhampton, Mass., 
Sept. 23, 1831, Nancy Pettsinger, daughter of William and Sarah 
(Vv'hitcomb) Pettsinger. She was born Westhamtpon, Mass., July 
4, 1814; died Northampton, Mass., Feb. 3, 1892. Res. Westhamp- 
ton, Mass. Children : 

1337. Infant, d. Westhampton, ]\Iass., Mar. 27, 1829, aged "near 3 mos." 

1338. Lucina Nancy, b. Westhampton, Mass., Apr. 24, 1833 ; d. Feb. 6, 

1854, unm. 

1339. Sarah Melinda, b. Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 24, 1835. 

1340. Ellen Samantha, b. Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 13, 1836. 

1341. Infant, d. Westhampton, Mass., Jan. 22, 1840. 

1342. Edwin Salmon, b. Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 11. 1842. 

1343. Lucy Ann, b. Westhampton, Mass., June 14, 1845. 

Salmon Alvord w^as a farmer at Westhampton, Mass., and an 
Abolitionist. 

624. ISAAC D WIGHT ALVORD (Isaac, J chid, Jonathan, 
Jonathan, Alexander), born Vv'esthampton, ■Mass., xApr. 22, 1805; 



252 Alvord Genealogy 

died Xcw Plavcn, Conn., Nov. 10, 1883; married Worthington, 
Mass., Olive Weeks, daughter of Samuel and Lydia (Williams) 
Weeks. She v.^as born Worthington, Mass., 1807 ; died Northamp- 
ton, Alass., Dec. 9, 1851 ; Res. Northampton, Alass. and Bethel, Conn. 
Children : 

1344. Dorus Hayden, b. Black River, N. Y., 1826. 

1345. Susan Marion, b. Black River, N. Y., 1828. 

1346. Cyrus Dwight, b. Norwich, Mass., 1830. 

1347. Emily Olive, b. 1832; d. Northampton, Mass., Sept. 20, 1853, unm. 

1348. Lydia Williams, b. Chester, Mass., Nov. 11, 1838. 

1349. Julia Ann, b. Westhampton, Mass., July 9, 1840. 

1350. Infant, d. Northampton, Mass., May 25, 1844. 

1351. Lewis Mortimer, b. Northampton, Mass., June 30, 1846; d. Apr. 30, 

1847. 

1352. Elmer Scott, b. Northampton, Mass., Jan. 18, 1848. 

Isaac Dwight Alvord was a farmer in early life ; later he was 
engaged in various pursuits. 

Samuel Weeks, father of Mrs. Alvord, was a Revolutionary 
soldier, serving as substitute for his father. He was one of the 
guards over Major Andre. He died 1843. 

625. BERIAH ALVORD {Isaac, JchicI, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., July 13, 1807; died West- 
hampton, Mass., Aug. 22, 1865 ; married Westhampton, Mass., Caleb 
Washburn Tufts. He vvas born prob. Westhampton, Mass., 1806; 
died Westhampton, Mass., about 1872. Res. Norwich, Mass. and 
Westhampton, Mass. Children : 

a. George, b. Norwich, Mass. 

b. Catharine, b. Norwich, Mass., Oct. 20, 1833; living at Williamsburg, 

Mass. ; mar. 1st Feb. 28, 1854 Cyrus Dwight Alvord, 2nd — ^rown. 

c. William, b. Westhampton, Mass. 

d. Frank, b. Westhampton, Mass. ; living in Vt. 

e. Elbridge, b. Westhampton, Mass., Feb. 4, 1851. 

f. Fisher A., b. Northampton, Mass. ; living in Cleveland, O., in 1905. 

g. Caleb, b. Westhampton, Mass. 

628. SARAH BARKER ALVORD {Isaac, Jchiel, Jonathan, 
Jonathan, Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Oct. 18, 1815; 
died Bridgeport, Conn., May 6, 1863 ; married Westhampton, Mass., 
Feb. 14, 1839, Franklin Ludden. He died Bridgeport, Conn., about 
1862; res. Hadley, Mass., Northampton, Mass. and Bridgeport, 
Conn. Child : 

a. Franklin, b. Northampton, Mass., Oct., 1842; d. Bridgeport, Conn, about 
1855. 



Sixth Generation 253 

630. ESTHER ALMEDA AL\^ORD (Isaac, Jehiel, Jonathan, 
Jonathan, Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Aug. 20, 1820; 
died Bridgeport, Conn.., Jan. 30, 1897; married Westhampton. Mass., 
Oct. 3, 1849, EInathan Wright Phelps, son of Timothy and Lois 
(Wright) Phelps. He was born Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 6, 1823 ; 
died Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 13, 1875. Res. Bridgeport, Conn. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Herbert Erwin, b. Florence, Mass., Dec, 1848; d. Bridgeport, Conn., 

Aug., 1893; mar. Delia Kirke. 

b. Ernest Hopkins, b. Florence, Mass., Sept. 25, 1850; res. Bridgeport, 

Conn., 1906; mar. Nov. 12, 1874 Ida Ketcham. 

c. Denzel Cram, b. Florence, Mass., Apr. 12, 1856; d. Bridgeport, Conn., 

Sept. 26, 1904 ; mar. May 2, 1886 Libbie Stannard. 
EInathan W. Phelps was a mechanic. 

631. JOSEPH DANA ALVORD (Isaac, Jehiel, Jonathan. Jona- 
than, Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass.. Dec. 22, 1824; died 
Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 29, 1877; married Chicopee, Mass., May 
18, 1845, Ruth Rosella Starkwe?ther, daughter of Gresham and 
Sally (Elmer) Starkweather. She was born Vernon, Vt., Mav 22, 
1825; died Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 16, 1896. Res. Springfield, 
Mass., Hartford, Conn, and East Bridgeport, Conn. Children : 

1353. Josephine Sarah, b. Chicopee, Mass., May 17, 1846. 

1354. Williston Isaac, b. Chicopee, Mass., Sept. 22, 1847. 

1355. Charles Earle, b. Springfield, Mass., Sept. 2, 1849. 

1356. Dana Joseph, b. Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 16, 1858; d. Dec. 8, 1861. .. 

Joseph Dana Alvord was a mechanical genius. He learned the 
trade of a pattern-maker at Chicopee, Mass., and showed great skill 
in the construction of tools and fire-arms. He was, therefore, em- 
ployed in the armory at Springfield, Mass., for eight years. From 
Springfield he went to Hartford, Conn., and took a contract with 
his friend, James Wilson, in the Sharp's Rifle Co., in which he so 
much increased his reputation as a skillful mechanic that the Wheeler 
& Wilson Sewing Machine Co., of Bridgeport, Conn., offered 
Messrs. Alvord and Wilson a contract to manufacture certain parts 
of their sewing machine. This led to his removal to Bridgeport 
about the year 1857, Mr. Alvord continued with the company until 
his death, having at times several hundred men under him and hold- 
ing a very lucrative position. He was unquestionably more essential 
to the success of the company than any other mechanic in its employ. 
Of a generous disposition by nature, Mr. Alvord indulged freely in 
benevolences and kindly acts. He treated everyone with gentleness 



254 Alvokd Genealogy 

and respect, never with the assumption of superiority. At the time 
of his death he was regarded as one of the leading citizens of Bridge- 
port and his funeral was very largely attended. 

632. NELSON ALVORD (Jchicl, Jchicl, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, ]\Iass., Nov. 10, 1812; died East- 
hampton, Mass., Nov. 2, 1889 ; married Northampton, Mass., May 
12, 1835. Sarah Parsons Strong, daughter of Jason and Miriam 
(Clark) Strong. She was born Northampton, Mass., Sept. 14, 1814; 
died Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 25, 1889. Res. Easthampton, Mass. 
Children : 

1357. Franklin Clark, b. Easthampton, ]\Iass., Dec. 21, 1836. 

1358. Emeline, b. Easthampton, Mass., Feb. 7, 1838. 

1359. Sarah Jane, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 23, 1842; d. Sept. 16, 1848. 

1360. Susan Amelia, b. Easthampton, Mass., June 1, 1847. 

1361. Fannj- Jane, b. Easthampton, Mass., Sept. 1, 1851. 

Nelson Alvord was a farmer and property ownier in Easthampton, 
Mass. He also resided for a short time at Leeds and Northampton, 
Mass. La politics he was a Democrat. 

635. EMELINE ALVORD {Jchiel, Jehiel, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Mar. 31, 1821; died North- 
ampton, Mass., Sept., 1906; married Enfield, Conn., Dec. 18, 1841, 
Archelaus Leonard, son of Chester and Mary (Smith) Leonird. He 
was born Shutesbury, ]\Iass., Nov. 19, 1819; died Westhampton, 
Mass., June 15, 1850. Res. Westhampton, Mass. His occupation, 
mason. Children : 

a. Chester Archelaus, b. Hadley, Mass., Oct. 12, 1842; res. Hartford, 

Conn.; mar. 1st Nellie Slate, 2nd Emeline Stac\^, 3rd Nettie Gully, 
4th Louisa Eastman. He served in the Civil War. 

b. Henry Smith, b. Hadley, Mass., Mar. 8, 1844; d. Brondy Sta., Va., 

Apr. 1, 1864; a soldier in Civil War, in Co. G, 37th Mass. Infantry. 

c. Mary Elizabeth, b. Westhampton, Mass., June 11, 1845; res. North- 

ampton, Mass., 1904; mar. Sept. 22, 1880 Stephen D. Sprague; no 
children. 

d. Sarah Adelina, b. Westhampton, Mass., July 1, 1846; d. Aug. 5, 1862. 

e. Alva Robbins, b. Westhampton, Mass., July 29, 1848; d. July 19, 1850. 

f. Lucy Anna, b. Westhampton, Mass., May 14, 1850; d. Apr. 1, 1896; 

mar. Oct. 18, 1870 Melvin L. Graves of Northampton, Mass. 

636. SARAH ALVORD {Jehiel, Jehiei, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhamptoiij Mass., ^>iar. 26, 1823; died West 
Farms, ^.lass., A_ug-. 19, 1891 ; married James JM. Angel. He died 
West Farms, Mass., Jan. 23, 1896. Res. Chesterfield, Mass. and 



Sixth Generation 255 

West Farms, Mass. Xo children. Sarah Alvord was ]\Ir. Angel's 
4th wife. 

638. EUNICE ALA^ORD {Jchicl, Jchicl, Jonathan, Jonathan, 
Alexander), born Westhampton, Mass., Sept. 9, 1827; married Hali- 
fax, Vt., Zenas Judd, son of Eli and Lydia (Field) Judd. He was 
born Northampton, Mass., Aug. 12, 1816; died Northampton, Mass., 
Dec. 21, 1898. Res. Northampton, Mass. Children: 

a. Thankful Amelia, b. Northampton, Mass., May 5, 1849; res. Dalton, 

Mass. ; mar. 1873 James Reece. 

b. Henry Alvah, b. Northampton, Mass., Nov. 8, 1850; res. Northampton; 

mar. Aug. 9, 1888 Mrs. Abbie Jane (Stebbins) Bellamy. 



256 Alvord Genealogy 



SEVENTH GENERATION 



639. ZELOTES ALVORD {Phincas, Phincas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Vt., Nov. 17, 1790; died Hart- 
land, Niagara Co., N. Y., 1835; married May 1, 1814, Ruth Ann 
Richardson, daughter of David Richardson. She was born Vt., 
1800 ; died Hartland, N. Y., Nov., 1875. Res. Hartland, 4>4 miles 
N. E. of Johnson's Creek, Niagara Co., N. Y. Children: 

1362. Roxana, b. Hartland, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1817. 

1363. David Richardson, b. Hartland, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1819. 

1364. Zelotes, b. Hartland, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1821. 

1365. Ruth Ann, b. Hartland, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1823. 

1366. Valette, b. Hartland, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1825. 

1367. Phineas, b. Hartland, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1827. 

1368. Rosalie, b. Hartland, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1829; (no further record). 

1369. Hiram P., b. Hartland, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1831. 

1370. Cyrus James, b. Hartland, N. Y., July 29, 1833. 

Zelotes Alvord and wife made the journey from Vermont to Hart- 
land, Niagara Co., N. Y., in an ox-cart about the year 1815, and 
settled on one hundred acres of land. Mr. Alvord was killed while 
felling trees, being struck by a limb. Mrs. Alvord died of a cancer. 
She was a member of the Baptist Church at Johnson's Creek, a good 
Christian woman. She had a brother, David Richardson, and other 
relatives residing at Pittsford, Vt. 

640. PHILEMON ALVORD {Phineas, Phineas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born perhaps Vergennes, Vt., 1799; 
died Salem, Minn., May 19, 1872; married Waltham, Vt., Mar., 
1822, Nancy Humphrey, daughter of Gen. Chauncey and Amanda 
(Sheldon) Humphrey. She was born July 2, 1798; died Waltham, 
Vt., Mar. 7, 1850. Res. Waltham, Vt. Children : 

1371. Harriet Amanda, b. Vergennes, Vt., May, 1823. 

1372. Emily Elizabeth, b. Vergennes, Vt, Sept. 11, 1824. 

1373. Adelaide Josephine, b. Vergennes, Vt., Mar. 5, 1827. 
1374 Phebe Jane, b. Waltham, Vt, Dec. 13, 1834. 

1375. Enoch Jerome, b. Waltham, Vt., Mar. 4, 1848; d. Waltham, Vt., Jan. 

27, 1853. 

1376. Infant son, b. Waltham, Vt 



Seventh Generation' 257 

Philemon Alvord worked for Gen. Barnum in Vergennes, \^t., for 
a few years after his marriage. Later he moved to Waltham, Vt. 
After the death of his wife he Hved wnth his daughter, Phoebe 
Chamberlain, at Salem, Minn. 

641. PHIXEAS ALVORD (Phincas, Phineas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born prob. \^ergennes, Vt., about 
1800 ; married. Res. Middlebury, At Child: 

1377. Cornelia, b. 

642. JOHN POMEROY AL\^ORD {John, John, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Vt., Mar. 24, 1793; 
died Rutland, Vt., Mar. 15, 1825 ; married near Middlebury, Vt., 
Sept. 20, 1821, Eusebia Severance, daughter of Samuel and Islavy 
(Kirby) Severance. .She was born Middlebury. \^t., Jan. 19, 1800; 
died Chicago, 111., July 6, 1890. Res. ^Middlebury, Vt. and Rutland, 
\'t. Children : 

1378. Olive Jane, b. Middlebury, Vt., Sept. 8, 1822. 

1379. John Severance, b. Rutland, Vt., Aug. 20, 1824 

When a boy of twelve, John Pomeroy Alvord had his right leg 
am.putated above the knee. He was a tailor by trade. His death 
was due to something similar to hip disease. His widow married 
again — Rockwell. 

643. HARRIET ALVORD (John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Vt., July 27, 1795; died Rut- 
land, Vt., Nov. 13, 1844; married 1st, Josiah Smith. He died prob. 
Rutland, Vt. She married 2nd, Rutland, Vt., Mar. 19, 1823, Ben- 
jamin Fay of Rutland, Vt., son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Spooner) 
Fay. He was born Hardwick, Mass., Aug. 28, 1780; died Rutland, 
Vt., Aug. 1, 1856. Res. Rutland, Vt. Children: 

a. Adeline, b. Cornwall, Vt., Nov. 21, 1814; d. Stackbridge, Vt., 1856; mar. 

1st Rutland, Vt., 1834, William W. Waters, 2nd Rutland, Vt, 
July 29, 1844, Dr. Hiram Crandall. 

b. Mariette, b. Cornwall, Vt., Apr. 24, 1817; mar. about 1839, Silas Waller; 

res. in N. Y. City. 

c. Edwin Ruthven, b. Rutland, Vt., Dec. 22, 1824; living at Stamford, 

Conn., 1906; mar. Stamford, Conn., Apr. 9, 1874, Emily L. Bost- 
wick. 

d. William Wallace, b. Rutland, Vt., July 1, 1827; d. Nassau, N. P., Oct. 

20, 1864. 

e. Eluthera Green, b. Rutland, Vt., July 2, 1829; d. Jan. 24 1830. 

f. Robert Emmet, b. Rutland, Vt., Aug. 24, 1831 ; d. May. 22, 1865 ; mar. 

Elmira Ruggles Conklin of N. Y. City. 

g. Harriet Jane, b. Rutland, Vt., Oct. 10, 1835. 
h. Ellen, b. Rutland, Vt., Mar. 25, 1838. 



258 Alvord Genealogy 

644. MARIA ALVORD {John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Vt., May 14, 1797; died Corn- 
wall, Vt., Mar. 13, 1826; married Cornwall, Vt., Mar. 22, 1815, 
Orrin Field, son of Elisha and Ruth (Kirkham) Field. He was 
born Cornwall, Vt., June 12, 1792; died Cornwall Vt., Mar. 16, 1882. 
Res. Cornwall, Yt. Children : 

a. Juliana Maria, h. Cornwall, Vt., June 16, 1816; d. Aug. 12, 1891; mar. 

May 11, 1841, John J. Herdon of Rutherford, N. C. ; res, at Con- 
clane, N. C. 

b. Evalina Pamelia, b. Cornwall, Vt., Feb. 24, 1818; d. Madison, Wis., Jan. 

28, 1886; mar. July 24, 1839, Abijah Abbott; res. Madison, Wis.; 
dealer in marble. 

c. Benjamin Stearns, b. Cornwall, Vt., Jan. 17, 1820; d. Jan. 3, 1886; mar. 

1st Cornwall, Vt., May 11, 1841, Emily Ellsworth; 2nd July 7, 
1870, Harriet H. Rowe. 

d. Caroline, b. Cornwall, Vt., Sept. 3, 1822; mar. Sept. 8, 1841, William H. 

Lane of Cornwall, Vt. ; res. at Burlington, Vt. 

Orrin Field was a soldier at battle of Plattsburg in 1814, and rose 
to the rank of Major in the Militia. He was a member of the Con- 
gregational Church at Cornwall for fifty years ; was a Justice of 
Peace and represented the town of Cornwall, Vt., in the Legislature, 
1856-57. He was four times married. 

645. CLARISSA ALVORD (John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Vt., Aug. 10, 1799; died Rock- 
ford, 111., Sept. 16. 1874; married Cornwall, Vt., Nov. 9. 1819. Nor- 
man Bronson Slade, son of William and Mercy (Bronson) Slade. 
He was born Cornwall, Vt., Oct. 26, 1798; died Columbus, O., July 
18, 1876. Res. Cornwall, Vt. and Rockford, 111. Children: 

a. Sarah Ann, b. Cornwall, Vt., Jan. 20, 1821; d. Lowell, Mass., Aug. 24, 

1847. 

b. William Hooker, b. Cornwall, Vt., Feb. 23, 1823; living at Akron, O., 

1905; mar. Oct. 21, 1851, Marion E. Bell of New Berlin, N. Y. . 

c. Esther Mariah, b. Cornwall, Vt., Aug. 26, 1826; living Chicago, 111., 

1905 ; mar. Mar. 19, 1848, Francis D. Williamson of Cornwall, Vt. 

d. Amelia Eliza, b. Cornwall, Vt., Apr. 6, 1830; d. Mont Pleasant, la., Sept. 

18, 1862. 

e. Norman Pomeroy, b. Cornwall, Vt., Mar. 10, 1832; not heard from for 

many years. 

f. Clarrissa Jane, b. Middlebury, Vt., Oct. 1, 1836; living Chicago, III, 

1907; mar. Apr. 30, 1867, Charles Rollins. 

g. George Henry, b. Cornwall, Vt., Sept. 8, 1838; d. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 

31, 1905; mar. Rockford, 111., Oct. 16, 1867, Theresa M. Cook. 

646. JOSEPFI FIOOKER ALVORD {John, John, Thomas, 



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Thomas, TItomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, \^t., Oct. 19. iSOl ; 
died Clinton, Mich.. Jan. 6. 1840; married Detroit, Mich., Mar. 11, 
1832, Sarah ^IcFarland. daughter of William and Mary (McKay) 
McFarland. She was born Salem, X. Y., Jan. 3, 1806 ; died Detroit, 
Mich., July 21, 1901. Res. Ypsilanti, ^.lich. and Clinton, Mich. 
Children : 

1380. Josephine, b. Ypsilanti, Mich., Feb. 23, 1833. 

1381. Richard Hooker, b. Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 28, 1834; d. Ann Arbor, 

Mich., Dec. 29, 1852. 

1382. Alargery, b. Clinton, ^lich., Nov. 2, 1836; d. Nov. 23, 1837. 

1383. Duncan Stuart, b. Clinton, Mich., May 12, 1839; d. June 5, 1840. 
Joseph Hooker Alvord's widow^ was remarkably active at the age. 

of ninety-five. 

647. SALLY AL\^ORD {John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Vt., Oct. 24, 1803; died Mich.,. 
Feb. 29, 1844; married Cornwall, Vt., about 1827. George Walker. 
Res. Brooklyn, X. Y. Child : 

a. George Osmund, resided in New York City. 

After the death of his wife George Walker removed to X. Y. City. 

650. ELIZA CHLOE ALVORD {John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, \'t., Oct. 7, 1811; died Xew 
York, X. Y., Oct. 23, 1876; married Rutland, \'t., Oct. 24, 1831, 
John Baker Townsend of Rutland, \'t.., son of John and Anne 
(Baker) Townsend. He was born Salisbury, X. H., Jan. 17, 1810; 
died Troy, X. Y., Jan. 23, 1869. Res. Troy, X. Y. Children : 

a. John Pomeroy, b. Middlebury, Vt., Oct. 10, 1832; d. Tarrytown, N. Y., 

Sept. 11, 1898; mar. Oct. 12, 1853, Elizabeth Baldwin of Troy, 
N. Y. ; res. in N. Y. City ; a dealer in lumber. 

b. Emily Frances, b. Montpelier, Vt., Sept. 11, 1834; d. Tro}-, N. Y., June 

29, 1881; mar. Sept. 11, 1855, James William Cusack; a jeweller; 
res. in Troy, N. Y. 

c. Charles Henry, b. Troy, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1836; living at Sheepshead, 

L. I., 1905; mar. Troy, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1858, Martha Jane Bently. 

d. Sarah Jeanne, b. Troy, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1838; d. Albany, N. Y., Nov. 

12, 1899; mar. Dec. 18, 1872, Frank A. Ray. 

e. Helen Eliza, b. Troy, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1840; d. Trov, N. Y., Nov. 20, 

1840. 

f. Alvord Baker, b. Troy, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1843; d. Trov, N. Y., Aug. 20, 

1844. 

g. Kate Shepherd, b. Troy, N. Y., July 29, 1845; living in New York, 

N. Y., 1906; mar. Sept. 4, 1867, Franklin Wright of Troy, N. Y. 
John E. Townsend lived for a short time in \^ermont before he 
moved to Troy, X\ Y. In 1857 he was appointed commissioner of 



260 Alvord Genealogy 

his native state for the state of N. Y., receiving the appointment 
from Gov. Geo. Wm. Haile. For several years he was city Marshal 
of Troy, N. Y., and in 1858 he served as U. S. Deputy Marshal for 
the Northern District of X. Y. By occupation he was a saddle and 
harness maker. 

651. JANE ANN ALVORD {John, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cornwall, Yt., Feb. 19, 1816; died Cold- 
water, Mich., Sept. 14, 1862; married Rutland, \t., June 4, 1834, 
Ephraim Andrus Knowlton of Brandon, \'t., son of John Taylor 
and Betsey (iVndrus) Knowlton. He was born Cape Ann, Mass., 
Dec. 25, 1813; died Coldwater, Mich., Mar. 14, 1893. Res. Cold- 
water, Mich. Children : 

a. Emma Elizabeth, b. Franklin, O., Nov. 29, 1836; d. Coldwater, Mich., 

about 1905 ; mar. Mar. 25, 1855, Franklin D. Marsh. 

b. Charles Henry, b. Franklin, O., May 13, 1838; d. Coldwater, Mich., 

Sept. 16, 1884. 

c. Jane Ann, b. Franklin, O., Dec. 10, 1840; d. Coldwater, Mich., Jmie 5, 

1864. 

d. Sarah Josephine, b. Franklin, O., Sept. 25, 1844; d. Aug. 9, 1845. 

Ephraim Knowlton moved with his parents when a small 
boy to Vt., where he was reared. In 1844 he emigrated to Ohio ; 
in 1856 to Coldwater, Mich. He was a cabinet-maker by trade, and 
set up a planing-mill and sash and blind factory at Coldwater, Mass. 
He married 2nd, Mahala Halstead Fisk. 

652. ALMADE ALVORD {Woolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born New Haven, Vt., Oct. 12, 1794; 
died Waukegan, 111., June 1878; married 1st Chateaugay, N. Y., Feb. 
6, 1812, Salmon Smith. He was born South Hero, Vt., Jan. 12, 
1786; died Chateaugay, N. Y., May 24, 1823. She married 2nd 
Chateaugay, N. Y., Mar. 15, 1827, Walter S. Wright. He was born 
Union, Conn. Res. Chateaugay, N. Y. and Waukegan, 111. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Alfred, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., July 6, 1814; d. Dec. 1, 1870; mar. Lydia 

Green. 

b. Angeline Amanda, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., May 25, 1816; d. Wallingford, 

Conn., Apr. 27, 1899; mar. Detroit, Mich., May 1834, Morse of 
Wallingford, Conn. 

c. Maria Louise, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., July 2, 1817; d. Mar. 16, 1818. 

d. Elijah, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., May 20, 1819; d. Sept. 3, 1821. 

e. Caroline, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1821 ; d. Chicago, 111., May 25, 

1894; mar. Jetho D. Brown. 

f. Elijah, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1822; d. May 20, 1823. 



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g. Louisa, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Dec. 16, 1827; d. Xorthampton, Mass., 

1901, unm. 
h. Lovisa, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Dec. 16, 1827; d. Jan. 8, 1831. 
i. Walter Smith, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., May 26, 1829; d. Dec. 4, 1829. 

653. ELIJAH ALVORD (JVoolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Xew Haven, Vt., June 2, 1796; died 
Appleton, Minn., June 13, 1882 ; married Mooers, N. Y., June 7, 1824, 
Betsy Ladd, daughter of Jesse and Thankful (Holmstead) Ladd of 
Salem, N. H. She was born EHzabethtown, N. Y., Mar. 30. 1793; 
died Waukegan, III., Sept. 9, 1876. Res. Chateaugay, X. Y. and 
Newport, 111. Children : 

1384. Wolcott, b. Ellenburg, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1825. 

1385. Sarah, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Dec. 6, 1827. 

1386. Onias, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., July 1, 1832. 

1387. Charles Dunning, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Mar. 26, 1835 ; d. when a 

3-oung man, unm. ; was killed in a saw-mill. 
Elijah Alvord removed from Chateaugay, X". Y. to X'ewport, 111. 
in 1839, where he lived for more than thirty years, on a farm. In 
later life he removed to Appleton, Minn. 

654. AUGUSTUS TRIPP ALVORD (lVoolcoft,John. Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born X'ew Haven. \'t., Jan. 23, 1798; 
died Trenton, 111., Sept. 18, 1872; married 1st Chateaugay, X. Y., 
Jan. 24, 1819, Susanna X^ichols, daughter of Joshua and Sarah 
(Barnes) X'ichols. She was born Ferrisburg, Vt., Sept. 10, 1798, 
died Chateaugay, X'. Y., Dec. 2, 1825. He married 2nd Chateaugay, 
X'. Y., Sept. 17, 1826. Clarinda X'^ichols, daughter of Joshua and 
Sarah (Barnes) X'^ichols. She was born Chateaugay, X'. Y., Dec. 
27, 1810; died Davenport, la., Oct. 23, 1890. Res. Chateaugay, 
X'. Y., Caledonia, X^. Y. and Trenton, 111. Children ; 

1388. Guliann, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Xov. 12, 1820. 

1389. Joshua Xichols, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Aug. 19, 1823. 

1390. Ozro, b. Chateaugay, X. Y., Xov. 1, 1830. 

1391. Julius, b. Pittsford, X. Y., Dec. 10, 1836. 

1392. Edwin, b. Caledonia, X. Y., May 29, 1&40; d. Trenton, 111., Aug. 28, 

1860. 

1393. Marion, b. Caledonia, X. Y., July 7, 1845. 

1394. Evalina, b. Caledonia, X. Y., July 21, 1847; res. Topeka, Kan., 1905, 

unm. 

Augustus Tripp Alvord v/as a farmer. He and his wife went to 
Illinois, following their sons, Joshua and Ozro, who had preceded 
them. 

655. POLLY AL\'ORD {Woolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 



262 Alvord Genealogy 

Thomas, Alexander), born New Haven, Vt., Nov. 22, 1799; died 
Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1824; married Mores (or Mooers), 
N. Y., Feb. 24, 1819, Jesse Barnes. Res. Ellenburg, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Alphonso. 

b. Son. 

656. ROYAL TYLER ALVORD (Woolcott, John, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, N. Y., Sept. 21, 
1801 ; died Pittsford, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1868; married 1st Chateaugay, 
N. Y., Dec. 19, 1821, Eunice Beaman, daughter of Joshua and 
Hannah (Olcott) Beaman. She was born Chester, Vt., Jan. 26, 
1804; died Chateaugay, N. Y., June 12, 1823. He married 2nd 
Massena, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1826, Mary French, daughter of Isaac 
and Mary French. She was born perhaps Francestown, N. H., 
1807 ; died Perinton, Monroe Co., N. Y., Mar. 4, 1866. Res. Mas- 
sena, N. Y., Chateaugay, N. Y., Wilson, N. Y. and Pittsford, N. Y. 
Children : 

1395. Royal Vanness, b. Massena, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1827; d. Damascus, O., 

1897, prob. unm. 

1396. Mary Ann, b. Massena, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1829. 

1397. Myron, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1831; d. Mt. Pleasant, 111., 

Oct. 21, 1853, unm. 

1398. William Wallace, b. Pittsford, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1835. 

1399. Harriet E., b. Pittsford, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1838; d. Sept. 5, 1839. 

1400. Frances Louise, b. Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y., Mar. 12, 1843. 

1401. James Irvin, b. Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y., May, 1845; d. Wilson. 

N. Y., Mar. 24, 1846. 

1402. Don Quiote, b. Pittsford, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1848. 

Royal Tyler Alvord was a successful farmer, and died leaving an 
estate of about $10,000. He was a Presbyterian, an Abolitionist and 
a leader in the temperance cause. His residence was two miles 
east of Pittsford, over the line in Perinton. 

657. AMANDA ALVORD {Woolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1803; died 
Warren, 111., Mar. 7, 1884; married Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 29, 
1827, Alexander Hamilton Stowell, son of Jesse and Phebe (Win- 
chester) Stowell. He w^as born Springfield, Vt., June 9, 1804 ; 
died Detroit, Mich. Res. Detroit, Mich. Children : 

a. Infant. 

b. Sarah Almedea, b. Detroit, Mich., Sept. 4, 1836; d. Pomona, Cal., Feb., 

1907; mar. 1st James Aspinwall of Detroit, Mich. ,2nd Dr. Fairchild 
of Detroit, Mich. 



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658. CARLOSTIX ALA'ORD (JVoolcoff. John, Thomas,, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, N. Y., Oct. 12, 
1805; died Xo. Lawrence. X'. Y., Dec. 22, 1897; married Chateau- 
gay, X. Y., 1829, Abigail Jackson, daughter of John Jackson. She 
was born 1803; died Xo. Lawrence, X. Y., Sept. 3, 1884. Res. 
North Lawrence, St. Lawrence Co., X^. Y. Child: 

1403. Julia, b. Moira, N. Y., June 20, 1831. 

Carlostin Alvord was remembered as a fine old gentleman, who 
became blind in his old age. 

659. JOHX ALVORD {Woolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Tiiomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, X. Y., ]\Iar. 24, 1808; died 
Chateaugay, X^. Y., ]\Iar. 5, 1864; married Chateaugay, X". Y., Jan. 
1, 1823, Cornelia Smith, daughter of Ira and Rachel (Willard) 
Smith. She was born Eurke, X. Y.. July 5, 1810; died Chateaugay, 
X. Y., 1864. Res. Chateaugay, X. Y. Children: 

1404 Willard Smith, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1834. 
1405. Helen Phedora, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1835. 

John Alvord began his business life as a farmer, without means. 
He prospered to an unusual degree, and died worth an estate valued 
at $11,000. He resided in the X". E. part of the town in a large 
brick house, owning 460 acres of land. 

661. SARAH ALVORD {Woolcott, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, X". Y., X'ov. 9, 1811; died 
Gurnee, 111., Xov. 20. 1896; married 1st Chateaugay, X^. Y., Feb. 
18, 1829, Xathaniel Hickok. He died Detroit, Mich., 1832. She 
married 2nd Warren, 111., Mar. 13, 1844, Levi Stafford, son of Amos 
and Elizabeth (Stevens) Stafford. He was born Haverhill, X. H., 
Jan. 4, 1796; died Gurnee, 111., June 20, 1878. Res. Chateaugay, 
X''. Y. and Gurnee, 111. Children : 

a. Louisa Mary, b. Canton, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1830; lived with her Aunt 

Amanda; mar. Nov. 19, 1850, Joshua N. Alvord. 

b. Henry, b.l831 ; lived with his Aunt Almedea; mar. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 

Julia A. Peer ; he died Poughkeepsie, N. Y., about 1895. 

c. Nathaniel, b. Chateaugay, N. Y., June 2, 1833; d. Benton, III, Feb. 27, 

1885 ; mar. Malone, N. Y., 1864 or 65, Helen Hastings. She resides 
at Rialto, Cal. 

d. Gleason Haines, b. Gurnee, III, Oct. 28, 1845; res. Waukegan, III; 

mar. Dec. 18, 1867, Mary McClure. 
Sarah (Alvord) Hickok went to 111. in 1840, following her brothers, 
James and Elijah. She went by the Gt. Lakes to Kenoshaj thence by 
%vagon to \'\"arren. 111. 



264 Al\-okd Gexealogv 

662. JAAIES ALVORD {Woolcoit, John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Chateaugay, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1815; died 
Waukeg-an, 111., Jan. 8, 1849; married Newport, 111., Apr., 1840, 
Katherine Melindy, daughter of James and Sally (Powers) Melindy. 
She was born Grantham, N. H., Aug. 4, 1821. Res. Waukegan, 111. 
No children. 

James Alvord was married in ]\Ir. !\Ielindy's log-house, which had 
but one room. Mrs. Melindy was wont to entertain all the 
''grandees." The guests ascended a ladder to the loft and stowed 
themselves away in one chamber. 

James Alvord died of consumption. His widow married second 
Mr. Huson, third Mr. Lanson. She now lives at Zion City, 111. 

663. LENORA B. ALVORD {Woolcott, John. 'Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Mooers, N. Y., July 18, 1818; 
died Benton, III. 1894; married Chateaugay, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1837, 
Whitman K. Haskins of MaL.ie. N. Y. He was born Dec. 18, 1814; 
died Libertyville, 111., Jan. 26, 1894. Res. Malone, N. Y. and Wau- 
kegan, 111. No children. 

Whitman K. Haskings removed to Warren, 111. in 1877, and four 
years later to Benton, 111. 

664. CHAUNCEY G. ALVORD (Daniel, Daniel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born ]\Iiddletown, Conn., Jan. 20, 
1795; died Broadalbin, N. Y., June 18, 1877; married Broadalbin, 
N. Y., May 30, 1824, Jemima Taber. Res. Broadalbin (formerly 
Fondasburg), Fulton Co., N. Y. No children. 

665. CLx-\RISSA ALA^ORD (Daniel, Daniel. Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born IMayfield, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1796; died 
Royalton, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1877; married Mar. 20, 1817, Elijah Shel- 
don, of Royalton, N. Y. He was born July 25, 1793 ; died Royalton. 
N. Y., Oct. 24, 1878. Res. Royalton, Niagara Co., N. Y. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Joseph, b. Aug. 2, 1818; d. Royalton, N. Y. 

b. Channcey A., b. Aug. 24, 1822: d. Royalton, N. Y. 

c. Elijah, b. Nov. 12, 1828; d. Royalton, N. Y. 

d. Simeon, b. Jan. 3, 1831; d. Cleveland, G. 

e. Hiram, b. July, 1834; d. Royalton, N. Y. 

666. NANCY ALVORD (Daniel. Daniel. Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas. Alexander), born Mayfield, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1798; died 
^ledina, N. Y., June 21, 1880; married Mar. 18, 1813, John Mc- 
Cormick, son of Dennis and Abby (Smith) McCormick. He was 



Sex'extk Generation 2u5 

born near Xew Brunswick, X. J., Dec. 17, 1790 ; died Medina, N. Y., 
June 17, 1889. Res. ^.ledina, N. Y. Children: 

a. Fanny Reynolds, b. Sept. 20, 1815; d. Medina, N. Y., June 9, 1880; mar. 

Ridgeway, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1834, Valentine Reynolds; had twelve 
children. 

b. Daniel A., b. Mar. 1, 1818; d. Medina, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1890; mar. Ridge- 

way, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1839, Harriet Ostrom; res. Ridgeway, N. Y. 

c. James S., b. Sept. 28, 1820; d. Medina, N. Y., Oct. 3, 1898; mar. Ridge- 

way, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1842, Lucy M. Weld; no children. 

d. Nelson,' b. Oct. 26, 1822; d. Medina, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1902; mar. Ridge- 

way, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1843, Betsey Ann Tomkins. 

e. Clarissa, b. Aug. 12, 1825; d. Medina, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1908; mar. Ridge- 

way, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1842, Benjamin Jackson. 

f. John, b. Royalton, N. Y., May 28, 1828 ; d. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1905 ; 

mar. Xov. 3, 1848, Ann Scott. 

g. Nancy P., b. Royalton, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1830; d. Albion, :Mich., Aug. 1889; 

mar. Feb. 2, 1848, Charles E. Cox. 
h. Chauncey A., b. Jan. 30, 1838; living Pasadena, Cal., 1908; mar. Kendall, 
N. Y., June 12, 1862; Jennie E. McConnele, who died Aug. 4, 1865. 

672. PHEBE ANN ALVORD (Elijah, Daniel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Aug. 14, 
1805; died Broadalbin, X. Y., Sept. 26, 1884; married 1st Mayfield, 
N. Y.. Nov. 13, 1830, Isaac Richard Rosa, son of Richard Henry 
and Nancy (Peake) Rosa. He was born Schenectady, N. Y., Sept. 
8, 1797, died Broadalbin, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1849. She married 2nd 
Broadalbin, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1856, James Peake Rosa, son of Richard 
Henry and Nancy (Peake) Rosa. He was born Schenectady, N. 
Y., Aug. 14. 1803; died Broadalbin, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1879. Res. 
Broadalbin, N. Y. Children : 

a. Richard Henry, b. July 25, 1835; d. Johnstown, N. Y. ; mar. Sept. 9, 

1856, Marilla Allen. He was a lawyer. 

b. Isaac Alvord, b. Nov. 3, 1836; living Fonda, N. Y., 1908; mar. Jan. 30, 

1856, Charlotte C. Gorton. 

c. Elijah Alvord, b. Apr. 9, 1842; d. Johnstown, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1882; 

mar. Mar. 24, 1864, Amanda Gifford. 

d. Jam_es P., b. May 6, 1848; living Broadalbin, N. Y., 1908; mar. Jan. 26, 

1870, Ruth P. Petti t. 
Phebe Ann Alvord's second husband. James P. Rosa was a phy- 
sician and brother of her first husband, who was a hotel keeper. 

673. CAROLINE ALVORD (Elijah, Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Avails ^lills, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1806; died 
Feb. 1, 1836; married 1830, Stephen Fitch Fenton. Pie was born 
Broadalbin, N. Y., July 5, 1804; died },Iouut Kisco. N. Y., Apr. 14, 
1864. P.es. Deerfield, N. Y. Children: 



2GG Al\-0R1i tiEICEALOGY 

a. James \VebI;er, b. Deerfield, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1831 ; mar. Pulaski, N. Y., 

Nov. 30, 1858, Emma Lovina Snow; res. Pulaski, N. Y. 

b. Stephen Fitch, b. Deerficid, N. Y., Feb., 1833; d. at sea on passage to 

California, Mar. 28, 1853. 

c. Caroline, b. Deerfield, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1834; mar. Deerfield, N. Y., Aug. 

19, 1857, 0\vcn G. Schofield. 

674. ELISHA ALVORD {Elijah, Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y., Sept. 10, 
1808; died Gloversville, N. Y., May 9, 1890; married 1st Feb. 18, 
1835, Priscilla Hicks. She was born July 3, 1815; died Broadalbin, 
N. Y., Apr. 17, 1849. He married 2nd Broadalbin, N. Y., Nov. 17, 
1852, Susan Ann Lyon, daughter of Samuel and Sally (Hyers) 
Lyon. She was born Edinburgh, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1832; died 
Gloversville. N. Y., Jan. 7, 1902. Res. Broadalbin, N. Y. Occupa- 
tion, merchant and lumberman. Children : 

1405. Sylvester Dudley, b. Galway, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1836; d. Galveston, 
Tex., IMar. 20, 1877, unm. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 

1407. Orin D., b. Galway, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1839; d. June 17, 1840. 

1408. Eva Priscilla, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Jun. 5, 1854. 

1409. Lucy Smith, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Mar. 24, 1856: d. Nov. 16, 1857. 

1410. George Flenry, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., May 10, 1858. 

1411. Phebe Ann, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1860; d. Gloversville, 

N. Y., Apr. 7, 1882. 

1412. Sarah Jane, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., May 15, 1863. 

1413. Benjamin Elisha, b. Providence, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1865. 

1414. Susan Hicks, b. Providence, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1867. 

675. SYLVESTER DUDLEY ALVORD (Elijah, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Vails Mills, N. Y., 
Jan. 15, 1810; died Vails Mills, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1871 ; married Wau- 
kesha, Wis., Sept. 15, 1854, Lucinda A. (Gifford) Stewart, daugh- 
ter of Peter D. GiQord and Maria (De Golyer) Gifrord. She was 
born Edinburgh, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1833 ; living Johnstown, N. Y., 
1908. Res. Mayfield (Vails Mills), N. Y. Children: 

1415. William Brewster, b. Vails Mills, N. Y.. May 11, 1855. 

1416. Cynthia, b. Vails Mills, N. Y., June 2, 1857; d. Valls Mills, N. Y., 

Jan. 19, 1864. 

1417. Lucy, b. Vails Mills, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1865, d. Johnstown, N. Y., June 

17, 1886. 

676. BUTLER ALVORD {Elijah, Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Vails Mills, N. Y., June 7, 1818; died 
Stittville, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1889 ; married Mary A. Ward. She was 



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born Sept. 4, 1811 ; died Stittville, N. Y., Sept. 188-. Res. Trenton, 
N. Y. and Stittville, N. Y. Children : 

1418. Julian Ward, d. aged about 7 yrs. 

1419. Lillian Harriet, d. aged about 24 yrs., unm. 

1420. Clarence Egbert, b. Trenton, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1846. 
Butler Alvord settled in Trenton, N. Y. in the year 1838. 

677. LUCY ALVORD {Elijah, Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Vails Mills, N. Y.. Feb. 27. 1821; died 
Gloversville, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1894; married July 9, 1855. Enos 
Mason Smith, son of — and — (Enos) Smith. He died Glovers- 
ville, N. Y., June 15. 1890. Res. New York, N. Y., Marcellus, N. 
Y. and Gloversville, N. Y. No children. 

Lucy (Alvord) Smith lived in the family of her cousin, Calvin 
G. Alvord for about thirty-five years. 

678. WILLL-\A1 BREWSTER ALVORD {Butler, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., 
Feb. 6, 1803, died St. Louis. Mo., May 1, 1885 ; married Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1827, Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Major 
William and Sarah (Histed) Lee. She was born Sandy Hill, N .Y., 
Sept. 25, 1808; died St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 1, 1873. Res. Cincinnati, 
O., Milwaukee, Wis. and St. Louis, Mo. Children : 

1421. William Butler, b. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1828. 

1422. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Cincinnati, O., June 21, 1830. 

1423. Augusta Alaria, b. Cincinnati, O., Mar. 13, 1833; d. July 19, 1833. 

1424. James Henrj-, b. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 4, 1835. 

1425. Brewster Clark, b. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 5, 1837. 

1426. Margaret Ann, b. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 9, 1842. 

1427. George Augustus, b. Cincinnati, O., July 28, 1844; d. ^lar. 6, 1845. 

1428. Charles Seymour, b. Cincinnati, O., May 7, 1847. 

William Brewster Alvord for two years after his marriage was 
engaged as clerk and book-keeper in the forwarding house of John 
Dows and Cary, Albany, N. Y. In 1829 he moved with his family 
to Cincinnati, O., and ten years later went into partnership with 
Lot Pugh in the pork packing business under the name, "Pugh and 
Alvord." The business prospered in spite of two very disastrous 
fires, the first occuring in 1842 and the second in 1845, in which 
eleven men lost their lives. ]\Ir. Alvord. himself, was seriously in- 
jured. In 1853 he gave up his business in Cincinnati, and removed 
to Milwaukee, Mis., where he conducted a grain elevator for six 
years. Flere again ^Mr. Alvord suffered loss from fire, his elevator 
burning in 1857. Two years later he moved to St. Louis, Mo., 



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which continued to be his home until his death, Hving with his son 
Brewster Clark Alvord after the death of his wife. 

Mr. Alvord was an elder in the Baptist Church, a man of fine con- 
versational pov/ers, of a social and cheerful disposition and a great 
favorite Vv-ith children. In 1883 he wrote his recollections of the 
family history, running back over a period of nearly eighty years, 
which was placed at the disposal of the author by Mrs. A. H. Sears 
of Albion, N. Y. 

679. SARAH ALVORD {Butler, Darnel, Thomas. Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Fondasbush, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1805; died 
Machias, N. Y., July 9, 1873 ; married Nov. 22, 1835, Jedediah Rob- 
inson. He was born June 9, 1807 ; died Machias, N. Y.. July 8, 1872. 
Res. Machias, N. Y. Children : 

a. Martha E, b. Machias, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1838 ; d. Machias, N. Y., June 16, 
1872; mar. Mar. 1, 1858, Wesley Follett; res. Olean, N. Y. 

680. DANIEL B. ALVORD (Butler, Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Fondasbush, N. Y., May 6, 1807; died 
Lake Belt, Martin Co., Minn.. Mar. 4, 1891 ; married New York 
^lills, Oneida Co., N. Y., Mar. 2, 1836, Sarah Sv/eet Holmes, daugh- 
ter of Isaac and Abigail (Glushia) Holmes. She was born Exeter, 
Otsego Co., N. Y. Res. near Sherburne (Lake Belt), Minn. Chil- 
dren : 

1429. Anjanett, b. Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y., Apr. 12, 1837. 

1430. WilHam Clark, b. Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 2, 1838. 

Daniel B. Alvord followed the occupation of farming. He served 

several years as justice of the Peace both at Ouincy and Sherburne, 
Alinn. After his marriage he moved to Hamilton, N. Y., thence in 
succession to Floyd, Boonville, Catteraugus Co., and Buffalo, where 
he lived four years. From here in 1848 he removed to Utica, Mich., 
thence to Wis., where he bought land, but gave it up after a short 
time and vv'ent to Roscoe, 111. for a year, tlien to Iowa for five years. 
In 1857 he removed to ]\Iinn. and settled in Ouincy, Olmstead Co., 
where he remained ten years. Since that time the family has lived 
in Lake Belt. [Martin Co. 3.1rs Sarah (Holmes) Alvord is still living 
(1908) with her son. 

681. HARRIET ALVORD (Butler. Daniel, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Amsterdam. N. Y., Feb. 15, 1809; died 
Albion, N. Y., June 28, 1882 ; married Eroadalbin, N. Y., Sept. 20, 
1832, Henrv Sears, son of Ira and Sally (Cushman) Sears. He was 



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born Bennington. Vt., Xov. 8, 1810; died Albion, X. Y.. Feb. 19, 
1893. Res. Albion, X. Y. Children : 

a. Alpheus Henrj-, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1836; res. Albion, N. Y., 

1908; mar. Aug. 25, 1880, Laura E. McEwen. 

b. Sarah Harriet, b. Broadalbin, N. Y., Sep. 3, 1837; d. Albion, N. Y.. Oct. 

4, 1854. 

c. William Alvord, b. Broadalbin, X. Y., Sept. 1, 1840; res. Albion, N. Y., 

1908, unm. 

d. Anna Emmons, b. Albion. N. Y.. Apr. 10, 1846; d. Albion, X. Y., Jan. 2, 

1902. 
Henry Sears was a carriage manufacturer, and a descendant of 
Robert Cushman, the emigrant. 

682. AlARGARETTE ALA'ORD (Butler, Daniel, Thomas, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Amsterdam, X". Y.. X'ov. 17, 

1810; died Bristol, Conn., Sept. 3, 1841 ; married Broadalbin, X. Y., 

Oct. 17, 1839, Almyron Young, son of Asa and Sarah (Alathews) 

Young. He was born Haddam, Conn., Dec. 9, 1808 ; died Paines- 

ville, O., Xov. 24, 1887. Res. Bristol, Conn, and Painesville, O. 

Children : 

a. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Bristol, Conn., Mar. 12, 1841; mar. Oct. 10, 1895, 
George Williams Merrill, a farmer at Valpariso, Ind. 

Almyron Yoimg was a clock maker and jeweller. }.Iargarette 
Alvord was his second wife. She was brought up in the family of 
X'athaniel Harswell of Broadalbin. X^. Y. 

683. BREWSTER CLARKE AL\'ORD {Butler. Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Amsterdam, X. Y., 
May 23, 1812; died Markland, Ind., Apr. 23, 1906; married Louis- 
ville Ky., Jan. 1, 1840, Susan Summerfield Tapp, daughter of Ber- 
kett and Eliza (Duncan) Tapp of Culpepper Co., Va. She was born 
Ky., 1817; died near Vevay, Ind., Dec. 25. 1893. Res. Cincinnati, 
O. and Markland, Ind. Xo children. 

Mr. Alvord adopted a boy. Charles V. Efner, who served in the 
Civil War under the name Charles V. Alvord, in Co. D, 93rd Ind. 
Reg.. \^ol. Inf. He was living at Keokuk, la. in 1903. 

Brewster Clarke Alvord in early life was a ham canvasser and 
trim.mer in the house of Charles and Samuel Davis, pork-packers, 
Cincinnati, O. In later life he lived on a farm six miles X. E. of 
Vevav, Ind. He was a straight-forward man and good citizen. In 
his extreme old age he became dependent upon the charity of his 
friends. 

684. ELIZABETH ALVORD (Butler, Daniel, Thomas, 



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270 AlN'OKD GliNEALOGY 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Amsterdam, N. Y., Alar. 27^ 
1814; died Ballston, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1892; married 1st Dec. 13, 
1837 Nathan Fitch Dennison. He died Nov. 18, 1842, ae. 38. She 
married 2nd Apr., 1849, EH Caldwell. He died Ballston Spa, N. Y., 
Nov. 29, 1882, aged 82. Children: 

a. Hattie Ann, b. Galway, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1840; res. Ballston Spa., N. Y., 

1906; mar. Galway, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1868, Deroy DeGarmo. 

b. Mary Elizabeth, b. Galway, N. Y., June 14, 1841 ; mar. Galway, N. Y., 

Sept. 11, 1868, William H. McCormick. 

c. Sarah A., b. Galway, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1852. 

Elizabeth (Alvord) Caldwell was brought up in the family of a 
Mr. Gardner of Galway, N. Y. Both her husbands were farmers. 

685. MINERVA HAMLIN ALVORD {Calvin, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Amsterdam, N. Y., 
July 21, 1811; married Edinburg, N. Y., Feb. 12 1835, Christopher 
Snedeker, son of Garrett and Catharine (Gates) Snedeker. He was 
born Half Moon, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1806; died Fish House, N. Y., 
Nov. 11, 1867. Res Edinburg, N. Y. and Fish House, N. Y. Occu- 
pation, merchant. Children : 

a. l^.Iartha Marcelia, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1836; mar. Marcellus, 

N. Y., Dec. 26, 1861, William Bishop of Marcellus, N. Y. 

b. Helena Catherine, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1839; d. Gloversville, 

N. Y., Jan. 7, 1899; mar. Fish House, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1867, Harry 
K. Thorne. 

c. Louisa Adelaide, b. Carlisle, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1841 ; mar. 1st Putnam 

Shew of Fish House, N. Y., 2nd Gloversville, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1903, 
Hollis Augustus Partridge of Northville, N. Y. 

d. Charles Christopher, b. Edinburgh, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1843; res. Syracuse, 

N. Y., 1908; mar. Syracuse, N. Y., Isabelle Johnson. 

e. Caroline Elizabeth, born Edinburgh, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1846; res. Glovers- 

ville, N. Y., 1908; mar. Broadalbin, N. Y., May 14, 1873, John K. 
Thorne, M. D. 

f. Cornelia Gertrude, b. Edinburgh, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1848; mar. Dec. 30, 

1865, Frank Clement Shew. 

g. George Alvord, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1850; d. Northampton, N. Y., 

Feb. 16, 1869. 
h. Mary Minerva, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1852; res. Gloversville, N. 
Y., 1908; mar. Gloversville, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1834, Wm. A. Kasson. 

Mrs. Minerva (Alvord) Snedecker is still living (1908) with her 
daughter at Gloversville, N. Y. 

686. LOUISA HUGHS ALA^ORD (Calvin, Daniel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Tliomas, Alexander) , born Fondasbush, N .Y., Apr. 30, 
1813; died Gloversville, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1895; married Marcellus, 



Seventh Generation '2,1 

N. Y., Aug. 21 1866, Joel B. Noyes. son of Isaac and Sally 
(Havens) Noyes. He was born Batchellersville, N. Y., Mar. 8. 
1809 ; died Gloversville, X. Y., 1877. Res. Gloversville, N. Y. No 
children. 

Joel B. Noyes' first wife was Lucinda E. Armstrong. 

688. CATHARINE MARGARET ALVORD (Cahin, Da::i:I,. 
Thomas, Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 
18, 1818; died Gloversville, N. Y., Nov. 5 1902; married Edi.i- 
burg, N. Y.. Oct. 20, 1840, Seymour Warner of Edinburg, N. Y. He 
died Gloversville, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1870. Res. Liverpool, N. Y., and 
Gloversville, N. Y. Child: 

a. Lucina Helen, b. Liverpool, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1845; d. Jan. 16, 1861. 

689. ELIZABETH LUCY ALVORD {Calvin, Daniel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1821 ; 
died Niagara Falls, N. Y., May 8, 1906; married Edinburg, N. Y., 
Sept. 1, 1841, Reuben Harrison Jackson, son of Stephen and Ruana 
(Partridge) Jackson. He was born Edinburg, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1820; 
died Aug. 9, 1895. Res. Edinburg, N. Y., Galway, N. Y., Ithaca, 
N. Y. and Niagara Falls, N. Y. Children : 

a. Mary Louisa, b. Edinburg, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1842; mar. Niagara Falls, 

N. Y., Sept. 20, 1866, Frank M. Bush of Niagara, N. Y. 

b. Helen Elizabeth, b. Galway, N. Y., May 30, 1845 ; mar. Galway, N. Y., 

Jan. 6, 1863, Edgar S. Hermance, of Galway, N. Y. 

c. Jessie Francien, b. Galway, N. Y., July 21, 1856; mai. 1881, :^lighels 

B. Butler; Major in N. G., N. Y. State, Ex-]Mayor of the city, 
S."pt of Shredded Wheat plant. 

690. CALVIN GIBERSON ALVORD {Calvin, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., June 
14, 1823 ; died Gloversville, N. Y., Jan. 2. 1904 ; married Yorkville, 
N. Y., Jan. 1, 1852, Elizabeth Hallock, of Yorkville, N. Y., daughter 
of James and Mercy Rathbun Hallock. She was born Verona, N. 
Y., Sept. 26, 1830.' Res. Albion, N. Y., Marcellus, N. Y. and 
Gloversville, N. Y. Child : 

1431. Hallock Calvin, b. Marcellus, N. Y., Apr. 30, 1863. 

Calvin Giberson xA-lvord and his two brothers, Richard Warren 
and Charles Theodore Alvord were well known hotel men in Central 
N. Y. The three brothers originally began as proprietors of the old 
Marcellus Hotel at ^.larcellus, N. Y. in 1856, which was on the post 
road .ind had had among its guests many of the famous men of N. 
Y. otate, including Gov. Clinton. Lafayette was also entertained 
there on his visit to this coantrv. Mr Alvord left Marcellus in 1866, 



272 Al\-ord Genealogy 

having erected a new hotel at Gloversvllle, N. Y., \vhich he gave up 
in 1890 on his retirement from business. Each of the three above 
mentioned brothers had but one son, and these sons were all born in 
the old hotel at Marcellus. Mrs. Elizabeth Alvord still lives ( 1908) 
with her son at Gloversville, N. Y. 

691. RICHARD WARREN ALVORD (Calvin, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., Jan. 
27, 1826; married Borodino, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1854, Esther Cleveland, 
daughter of Luman Johnson and Eliza (Sherman) Cleveland of 
Spafford, N. Y. She was born Spafford Hollow, N. Y., Mar. 29,' 
1833 ; died Marcellus, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1866. He married 2nd Mar- 
cellus, N. Y., Apr. 12. 1868 Eliza M. Chatfield, daughter of William 
M. and Hannah L. (Sweet) Chatfield. Res Marcellus, N. Y. 
Children : 

1432. Frank Cleveland, b. Marcellus, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1857. 

1433. Lucina Warner b. Marcellus, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1864. 

1434. Flora Augusta b. Marcellus, N. Y., May 13, 1873. 

Richard Warren Alvord was educated at Edinburg, N. Y., and 
worked for his father for a time. While still a young man he went 
to Borodino and from there to Marcellus, where he ran a stage be- 
tween Marcellus and Borodino for several years. In 1856 he became 
one of the proprietors of the Marcellus House and retired in 1906 
after a proprietorship of fifty years. He still lives (1908) at Mar- 
cellus. 

692. ASENATH LUCINA ALVORD (Calvin, Daniel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1829; 
married Yorkville, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1852, Artemas Egelston, of May- 
field, N. Y., son of Enos and Sally (Simmons) Egelston. He was 
born Madison, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1826; died Gloversville, N. Y., Jan. 
18, 1869. Res. Gloversville, N. Y. Children : 

a. Jerome b. Fish House, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1853 ; d. Gloversville, N. Y., Nov. 

29, 1904 ; a lawyer and district attorney of Fulton Co., N. Y. 

b. Frank, b. Brackett's Bridge, N. Y., May 14, 1854; d. Gloversville, N. Y., 

Apr. 18, 1907. 

c. Nettie Hallock, b. Brackett's Bridge, N. Y., May 28, 1855. 

d. Nellie Alvord, b. Herkimer, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1856. 

e. James Hallock, b. Herkimer, N. Y., Apr. 10, 1859. 

f. Calvin Alvord, b. Herkimer, N. Y., Sept. 28. 1860. 

g. Theodore Alvord, b. P.liddleville, N. Y., July 19, 1863; d. Herkimer, 

N. Y., Nov. 1, 1866. 

Artemas Egleston was a tinsmith. He resided at Northampton, 



Seventh Generation 273 

N. Y., Herkimer, N. Y., DeKalb, 111.. Lena. 111., previous to his resi- 
dence at Gloversville, X. Y. 

693. HELEN MARIA ALVORD (Cahin, Daniel, Thomas, 

Thomas, Tliomas, Alexander), born Edinbnrg, N. Y.. Nov. 11, 

1832; died Herkimer, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1906; married Marcellus, N. 

Y., Oct. 20, 1858, Adam Folts, son of Melchert and Catharine 

(Harter) Folts. He was born Herkimer, N. Y. ; living Llerkimer, 

N. Y., 1908. Res. Herkimer, N. Y. His occupation, farmer. 

Children : 

a. Ida Rebecca, b. Herkimer, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1860; res. Herkimer, N. Y., 
1908; mar. Dec. 12, 1888 John Thompson. 

694. CHARLES THEODORE ALVORD {Calvin, Daniel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Edinburg, N. Y., Apr. 
9, 1835 ; married Marcellus, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1860, Augusta Cordelia 
Reed, daughter of Hiram and Cordelia (Bishop) Reed. She was 
born Clintonville, N. Y., probably 1838 ; died Marcellus, N. Y., Mar. 
18, 1868. He married 2nd Marcellus, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1869, Cornelia 
Bowne Piatt, daughter of Joseph Cansten and Elizabeth (Bowne) 
Piatt. She was born about 1843. Res. Hamilton, N. Y. Child: 

1435. Fred Reed, b. Marcellus, N. Y., I^lar. 15, 1868. 
Charles Theodore AJvord is proprietor of the Park Hotel, Hamil- 
ton, N. Y. He first started in the hotel business at ^Marcellus, N. Y. 

695. EMELINE AL\'ORD {Anson, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Steuben, N. Y.. Aug. 17, 1806; died 
Jamesville, N. Y.. Dec. 7, 1892 ; married Jamesville, N. Y., Apr. 21, 
1829, Thomas Dixon, son of Thomas and Amy (Knapp) Dixon. 
He was born Jamesville, N. Y., May 9, 1804; died Jamesville, N. Y., 
Sept. 2, 1890. Res. Jamesville, N. V. Children : 

a. Adaline Amelia, b. Pompey, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1830; d. Nov. 2, 1896; 

mar. 1874, Alonzo Rivenburg. 

b. Henry Gillespie, b. Onondaga, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1833; d. Feb. 2, 1899; 

mar. Feb. 1, 1875, Henrietta E. ConkHn. 

c. George Clark, b. Pompey, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1835; mar. 1859, Sarah 

Jane Trass. 

d. Jane Emeline, b. Onondaga Valley, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1837, unm. 

e. Edgar Earl, b. Jamesville, N. Y., July 2, 1845; mar. June 1875, Emily 

Hilty Sheldon. 

697. CLARK ALVORD {Anson, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, 

Thomas, Alexander), born Steuben, N. Y.. Mar. 10, 1815; died 

Jamesville, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1890; married Otisco, N. Y., June 30, 

1840, Elizabeth Bostwick, daughter of Oliver and Hannah (Good- 



274 Alvokd Genealogy 

win) Bostwick. She was born Otisco, N. Y., Mar. 15, 1822; died 
Randolph, Wis.., Aug. 11, 1885. Res. Westford, Minn. Children: 

1436. Theresa Elizabeth, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1842. 

1437. Emeline Amelia, b. Syracuse, N. Y., July 26, 1844. 

1438. Arvilla, b. Syracuse, N. Y., July 3, 1848; d. Aug. 5, 1848. 

1439. Cordelia Augusta b. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1849. 

1440. Andrew Jackson, b. Syracuse N. Y., Mar. 11, 1852; res. Coldwater, 

Mich., unm. 

1441. Allen Clark, b. Syracuse, N. Y., July 18, 1854; d. Feb. 8, 1878. 

1442. Charles Fremont, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 18, 1856; d. Dec. 5, 1857. 

1443. Helen May, b. Westford, Minn., Sept. 22, 1862. 

698. HENRY GILES ALVORD (Anson, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Steuben, N. Y., 1817; died 
Onondaga Valley, N. Y.. Feb. 5, 1860 ; married Syracuse, N. Y., 
May 9, 1849, Mary Emma Brooks, daughter of James Whitney and 
Fanny (Dixon) Brooks. She was born Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 13, 
1829; died Jamesville, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1904. Res. East Onondaga, 
N. Y. Children : 

1444. Ida Abigail, b. Onondaga Valley, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1850. 

1445. Lelia Isabel, b. East Onondaga, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1852. 

1446. Ella Sophia, b. East Onondaga, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1855. 

1447. Mary Frances, b. East Onondaga, N. Y., 1856; d. East Onondaga, 

N. Y., 1861. 
Henry Giles Alvord owned and managed a lime mill, lime-kiln and 
a stone quarry. 

699. EARL BILL ALVORD {Anson, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Steuben, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1822; 
died Syracuse, N. Y., July 23, 1883 ; married Onondaga Valley, N. 
Y., June 13, 1849, Helen Hickok, daughter of Moorehouse and 
Ruhamah (Alorey) Hickok. She was born Onondaga Valley, N. 
Y., July 15, 1820.' Res. Syracuse, N. Y. Children: 

1448. Anson Earl, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1850. 

1449. Edgar, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1855 ; d. Syracuse, N. Y., July 3, 

1901, unm. 
Earl Bill Alvord moved with his father to Onondaga Valley, N. 
Y. in Mar. 1829. He started in the lime business with his brothers, 
Clark and Henry G. in 1841. Soon after he bought out his brothers 
and in 1849 moved to Syracuse where he built a lime mill at the cor- 
ner of Canal and Lock Sts. His business prospered, and he invested 
in quarries at Jamesville, N. Y., establishing branches of his busi- 
ness there and at Binghamton. In 1878 lie began to deal also in 
coal. He was a pioneer in the manufacture of macadam pavement 
in Syracuse. 



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Mr. Alvord was a man of broad views and of great energy, a 
bitter opponent of monopolies. Though he was not closely indenti- 
fied with either political party, he was urged to accept the nomina- 
tion for mayor, but he declinevl. In all his dealings he was gener- 
ous and of strict integrity. His widow still lives (1908) at Syracuse, 
X. Y. 

700. LAURA EMILY ALVORD (Thomas John, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Easton, Pa., Nov. 24, 
1819; died Sherman, Tex., 1890; married Tiffin, O., about 1840, 
William Choate. Children : 

a. Charles, 

b. Allen, 3 

c. Sallie, 

d. Everett, 

701. HANNAH ALVORD (Thomas John, Thomas, Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Easton, Pa., Dec. 22, 1820; 
died Quincy, 111., Sept. 19, 1871 ; married Cincinnati, O., Aug. 26, 
1846, Augustus Clark Marsh, son of Zimri and Creusa (Hubbard) 
Marsh. He was born Montague, Mass., Oct. 26. 1806; died Quincy, 
111., Apr. 6, 1864. Res. Quincy, 111. Children : 

a. Wilbur Clark, b. Quincy, III, Aug. 23, 1852; res. New York City, 1907; 

mar. Chicago, 111., Nov. 20, 1873, Kate E. Sedgwick. 

b. Frank Alvord, b. Quincy, 111., Sept. 14, 1856; a physician at Seward, 

Neb., mar. Martha J. Ward. 

Augustus Clark Marsh removed to Quincy, 111. about 1850, where 
he was president of the Quincy Savings Bank, also city alderman. 

703. JEMIMA ALVORD (Thomas John, Thomas. Thomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Tiffin, O., Jan. 31, 1825; mar- 
ried Charles Frederick Baker, son of William and Marguerite 
(Wager) Baker. He was born Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 28, 1823. 
Res. Cincinnati, O. and St. Louis, Mo. Children : 

a. Mary Alvord, b. Cincinnati, O., June 28, 1849. 

b. Florence Adelle, b. St. Louis, Mo., July 24, 1851. 

c. Lewis Frederick, b. St. Louis, Mo., May 15, 1854. 

d. Henry Clay, b. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 5, 1857. 

Mrs Jemima (Alvord) Baker was living in Chicago, 111. in 1904. 

704. ACHSAH ALVORD (John, Eliphaa, Jonathan, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Nov. 11, 1800; mar- 
ried 1st Winchester, Conn., Feb. 22, (Feb 19, family rec), 1829, 
Jam.es Lewis, prob. son of Hart and Celestia Lewis of Wethersfield, 
Ct. He died Bethel (or Berlin), Conn., Mar. 1860. She married 



276 Alvord Genealogy 

2nd Sept. 2, 1864, Samuel Thompson, M. D. Res. Bethel (or Ber- 
lin), Conn., and possibly Ashtabula, O. Children: 

a. Celestia Chappel, b. Jan. 20, 1830; mar. Oct. 14, 1861, William Morgan. 

b. Edward James, b. Dec. 3, 1836. 

James Lewis was Lieut, in war of 1812 and was second officer on 
board the privateer "True Blooded Yankee,'" which was taken by 
a British vessel. Mr. Lewis was carried to England as a prisoner 
of war, and confined in Dartmoor prison. Later he was exchanged. 
After the war, he followed the sea until his marriage, when he gave 
it up at the desire of his wife. 

705. ISAAC HYLAS ALVORD {John, E/iphas, Jonathan, 
Jlioinas, Thomas, Alexander), born ^yinchester, Conn., July 15, 
1802; died Feb. 1, 1847; married Evansburg, Pa., Feb. 1836, Eliza 
Bishop. Res. (uncertain whether in Conn, or Pa.). Children: 

1450. Esther, b. Feb. 1837; d. Feb. 1842. 

1451. Mary, b. Nov. 1839; d. Nov. 1843. 

1452. George, b. Jan. 1846; d. Oct. 1846. 

706. HULDAH ELTHY ALVORD {John, Eliphas, Jonathan, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Nov. 4, 
1803 ; died Wethersfield, N. Y., July 6, 1855 ; married Winchester, 
Conn., Oct. 3, 1827. Elijah Milo Ga)lord, son of Elijah and jMar- 
garet (Bissell) Gaylord. He was born Torringford Conn., Dec. 7, 
1795 ; died Plainview, Minn., Jan. 13; 1873. Res Gainesville, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Silas McAlpine, b. Gainesville, N. Y., Jmie 9, 1830; mar. Mar. 26, 1862, 

Mary E. Gaskill, res. Plainview, Minn. 

b. Margaret Experience, b. Gainesville, N. Y., May 11, 1834; mar. Dec. 1, 

1858, A. M. Brown, res. Plainview, Minn. 

c. Mary Elizabeth, b. Gainesville, N. Y., May 12, 1838; mar. Mar. 3, 

1863, George H. Burnham, res. at Plainview, Minn. 

Elijah M. Gaylord, though a good mechanic, was engaged in 
farming until his wife's death. He then returned East to visit his 
old home and friends. While in New York City he engaged him- 
self to Coridon A. Alvord as night-watchman in his printing estab- 
lishment in Vandewater St., where he remained for nearly 20 years. 
Mr. Gaylord was Deacon in the Cong. Church at Gainesville, N. Y. 
for 40 years. Fie was faithful and true in every position. 

707. ELIPHAZ S. ALVORD {John, Eliphas, Jonathan, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Mar. 13, 
1807; died Ashtabula, O., Nov. 9, 1871; married 1st Gainesville, 



Seventh Generation 277 

N. Y., Oct. 14. 1832, yizry Cravath, daughter of Ezekiel and Roxa 
L. (Bingham) Cravath. She was boi-n x\pr. 4, 1813; died Austin- 
burg, O.. :May 4, 1861. He married 2nd Madison. O., Nov. 23, 1861, 
Ruby Bissell, daughter of Edward and Ruby B. (Ladd) Bissell. 
She was born ^Madison, O., Feb. 6, 1827 ; died Madison, O., Mar. 
18, 1885. Res. Evansburg, Pa., Austinburg, Ohio, and Ashtabula, 
Ohio. Children : 

1453. Eugene Stowe, b. Evansburg, Pa., Apr. 9, 1835; d. June 29, 1841. 

1454. Coridon Alexis, b. Austinburg, O., Mar. 1839; d. May 8, 1840. 

1455. Mary Brainard, b. Austinburg, O., ]Mar. 17, 1844. 

1456. Sarah Cravath, b. Austinburg, O., Sept. 27, 1846. 

1457. Emma Salome, b. Austinburg, O., May 5, 1851. 

1458. Edward Bissell, b. Austinburg, O., Jan. 7, 1863; (was named 

Eliphaz Bissell). 

Eliphaz S. Alvord was a man of unimpeachable character and it 
was said of him that his word was as good as a bond, when a young 
man, he injured his back so that he was compelled to use a cane in 
walking, and therefore was able to do no heavy work. For m.any 
years he sold books and engaged a man to go around the country in 
a wagon made specially for this purpose. He was ver}- careful in 
small matters both morally and financially, so that at times be w^as 
called "close." But he showed great foresight in his investments. He 
was one of the first to invest in the Lake Shore and ]\lich. Southern 
Ry., though he was called "a fool" for putting money in a road that 
ran beside the lake. 

Mr. Alvord was strictly patriotic, and took great interest in the 
affairs of the country. When news came that Gen. Lee had sur- 
rendered, he drove through the town wdth lines in one hand and din- 
ner-bell in the other, ringing it with all his strength. He had also 
put sleigh-bells on his horse. 

Withal he had a keen application of humor, and enjoyed immense- 
ly a joke, even when it was turned upon himself. 

His widow- married a Mr. Alalty of Madison, O. 

708. DAVID SANFORD AL\'ORD (John, Eliphaz, Jonathan, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Oct. 18, 
1809; died Austinburg. O., Feb. 19, 1893; married Farmington, 
Conn., Oct. 5, 1835, Sarah Andrus, daughter of Frederick and 
Sarah (Barnes) Andrus. She was born Farmington, Conn., Aug. 
17, 1814; died Mountain Grove, Mo., Jan. 18. 1899. Res. Farming- 
ton, Conn., Lorraine, X. Y., Evansburg, Pa., and Austinburg, Ohio, 
Children : 



278 Alvord Genealogy 

1459. Ellen Maria, b. Farmington, Conn., Aug. 26, 1836. 

1460. Elizabeth Louisa, b. Lorraine, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1837. 

1461. Sarah Jenette, b. Lorraine, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1840. 

1462. Mary Loretta, b. Lorraine, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1841. 

1463. Eugene David, b. Evansburg, Pa., Apr. 30, 1843; d. Austinburg, O., 

Mar. 4, 1851. 

1464. George Nelson, b. Austinburg, O., July 14, 1848; d. Decatur, Ala., 

Aug. 11, 1904, unm. ; a wagon-maker. 

1465. Coridon Alexis, b. Austinburg, O., Dec. 2, 1849. 

David Sanford Alvord was a retiring, unpretentious man, a wagon 
maker by trade. During the war he worked at Chattanooga making 
wagons for the government. 

709. CORIDON ALEXIS ALVORD {John, Eliphaz, Jonathan, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., May 12, 
1813; died Hartford, Conn., Nov. 27, 1874; married Hartford, 
Conn., Sept. 6, 1836, Mary Ann Buckland, prob. daughter* of Rus- 
sell and Fanny (Waters) Buckland. She was born New Hartford, 
Conn., July 16, 1820; died Brooklyn, N. Y.. Sept. 29, 1893. Res. 
Hartford, Conn., Brooklyn, N. Y., and New York City. Children: 

1466. Coridon Alexis, b. Hartford, Conn., May 30, 1837. 

1467. Mary Elizabeth, b. Hartford, Conn., Mar. 20, 1839; d. Oct. 8, 1843. 

1468. Huldah Amelia, b. Hartford, Conn., May 31, 1841. 

1469. Mary Elizabeth, b. Hartford, Conn., Mar. 26, 1843. 

1470.. Eliphaz Eugene, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 5, 1845; d. Jan. 25, 1846. 

1471. Caroline Experience, b. New York, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1847. 

1472. Charles Frederick, b. New York, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1851; d. Apr. 3, 

1852. 

1473. Florence Nightingale, b. New York, N. Y., June 7, 1857; living 

Jamaica, N. Y., 1907, unm. ; a nurse. 

1474. George Mather, b. New York, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1860. 

1475. Francis Jonathan, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1865; died May 6, 

1867. 



* Russell Buckland and Fanny Waters mar. Sept. 6, 1812 (So. Ch. 
Rec. Hartford). Children of Coridon A. Alvord do not know name 
of grandfather Buckland, but say their grandmother's name was 
Betsey Waters. The parents given are probably correct. 

Coridon Alexis Alvord was deeply interested in the publication of 
a geneaology of the Alvord family. For his part in the work, see 
preface. No better sketch of his life could be secured by the author 
than the following which is from Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Ameri- 
can Biography: 

"He learned his trade in Hartford and in 1845 removed to New York, 



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where he made a specialtj^ of printing illustrated books, gaining a high 
reputation. His establishment on Vandewater St., was one of the most ex- 
tensive in the country. Among its features were fonts of ancient and 
oriental letters, together with fonts of old style type, which enabled him 
to make reprints or fac-similies of old books and newspapers. There were 
monster vaults deep under ground and extending under adjacent buildings, 
forming a series of immense storage rooms, guarded by thick walls and 
iron doors, as thoroughly protected as the treasury vaults. These were for 
the storage of stereotype plates and valuable engravings. He began a re- 
print of the old records of the citj' of New York, but the work was not 
finished owing to changes in the recorder's office. In the reproduction of 
old books and papers, he succeeded in copying the discolorations made by 
age in a remarkable degree. He was an active member of the typographical 
society and president of the typothetae. He acquired a competence which 
was subsequently lost through the misconduct of others. In 1871 he retired 
from business, went to Hartford, and devoted his remaining years to the 
preparation of a local history of Hartford and Winchester." 

711. LOIS ELIZABETH ALVORD {John, Eliphaa, Jonathan, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Winchester. Conn., Alay 5, 
1820 ; died Evansburg-, Pa., July 9, 1850 ; married Evansburg, Pa., 
Apr. 1841, Cornelius Vrooman. He died Evansburg, Pa., Oct. 20, 
1848. Res. Evansburg, Pa. Children : 

a. Coridon Alexis, b. Evansburg, Pa., Feb. 6, 1844; d. Nov. 1, 1850. 

b. Daniel McKinne}', b. Evansburg, Pa., Jan. 31, 1847; brought up by his 

uncle, Nicholas Vrooman ; went West. 

712. ELIZABETH AL\'ORD {Joel, Bela, Aaron, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Groom, X. Y., July 9, 1804; died Tonica, 
111.. Apr. 12, 1854; married near Cazenovia, N. Y.. Jan. 16, 1823, 
Reuben Hale Moft'ett, son of Willis and Sally Moffett. He was born 
near Worcester, Mass., July 21, 1797; died Tonica, 111., Oct. 17, 
1863. Res. Tonica. La Salle Co., 111. Children ; 

a. Catherine, b. N. Y., ^lar. 1, 1826; mar. Sept. 8, 1842, George Chase 

Yale; res. Los Angeles, Cal. 

b. Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1830; d. Dec. 30, 1830. 

c. Reuben Alvord, b. near Tonica, 111., Jan. 29, 1837; d. Nashville, Tenn., 

Nov. 14, 1862; a soldier in Civil War. 

d. William Nelson, d. Sept. 15, 1839; d. Jan. 25, 1841. 

e. George Chase, b. Mt. Vernon, 111., Oct. 11, 1842; d. Apr. 19, 1843. 

f. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Middleport, 111., Dec. 26, 1845; mar. Oct. 31, 1865, 

Rev. William D. H. Young; res. Bloomington, 111., 1906. 

Reuben H. Aloffett was a clergyman in the Methodist church. In 
his old age he retired from the ministry and engaged in farming. 

713. ELI BELA {Joel, Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Groom, N. Y., July 14. 1806; died prob. N. Y. State, 



280 Alvord Gexealogv 

before 1833 ; married Mary Rood. She died LaSalle Co., 111., 1846. 
Res. near Cairo, N. Y. Children : 

1476. Amanda Louisa, b. near Cairo, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1829. 

1477. Joel Nelson, was said to have been a soldier in the Mexican War 

and also in the Civil War. A cousin sa\s that nothing was heard 
of him after the battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. His nephew L. M. 
Hall says that he lived many years after the war and thinks he 
died at Joliet, 111., leaving children. No trace of him could be 
found there. 

Mrs. Eli B. Alvord removed to 111. in 1833 and married 2nd Chris- 
topher Long by whom she had several children. 

714. EDWARD GROOM {Joel, Bcla, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Groom, X. Y., July 16, 1810; died Gridley, 111., 
Feb. 14, 1881 ; married 1st near Springfield, 111., Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Howard) Cleveland. She was born Dec. 25, 1814; died Lowell, 
III, May 1, 1844. He married 2nd Eureka, III, Nov. 1844, Char- 
lotte Allison, daughter of Daniel and i\largaret (Kincaid) Al- 
lison. She was born Gallipolis, O., Mar. 15, 1818; died Tonica, 
111., July 5, 1883. Res. near Tonica, 111., and Tonica, 111. Children : 

1478. Catharine, b. Apr. 1836. 

1479. Samantha L. b. Lowell, III, Oct. 14, 1838. 

1480. Elizabeth, b. Lowell, 111., ; d. unm. 

1481. Calvin, b. Lowell, III., 1841 ; d. Vicksburg, Miss., unm. He was in 

the Civil War in Co. K, 11th 111. Infantry. 

1482. Edward, d. aged 3 yrs. 

1483. Siemma, b. Tonica, 111., Dec. 22, 1845. 

1484. Ada LaQuincy, b. Tonica, 111., June 4, 1855. 

Edward Groom Alvord was a farmer. His cousin Airs. Barlow, 
says that his first wife was Ruth Mott, by whom he had a daughter, 
Harriett, who died aged eighteen. Mrs. Elizabeth Alvord's first hus- 
band was killed in Black Llawk War. 

715. NELSON ALVORD {Joel, Bela, Aaron, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Groom, N. Y., Aug. 14. 1813; died Clay Center, 
Kan. July 26, 1899; married Lowell, 111., May 2, 1846, Sarah Ann 
Bayley, daughter of John and Sarah (Benjamin) Bayley. She was 
born Northeast, Pa., Jan. 12, 1826. Res. near Tonica, 111., and Clay 
Center, Kan. Children : 

1485. Theodore, b. Versailes, III, Aug. 19, 1847. 

1486. William Nelson, b. Delevan, 111., Mar. 16, 1849. 

1487. Henry Weston, b. Newcastle, 111., July 14, 1850; d. Aug. 12, 1851. 

1488. Francis Wayland. b. Decatur, 111., Oct. 6. 1851. 

1489. Charles Allen, b. Chillicothe, III, Jan. 26, 1833. 



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1490. Julia, b. Chillicothe, 111., Aug. 8, 1854; d. Topeka, Kans., June 6, 

1886, unm. 

1491. Florence Nightingale, b. near Vermillionville, III. June 21, 1857. 

1492. Celestia, b. Oskaloosa, Kan., Aug. 12, 1860; d. Oskaloosa, Kan., Aug. 

27, 1860. 

1493. Mary Ellen, b. Oskaloosa, Kan., Aug. 12, 1861. 

1494. Anna Belle, b. Belmont, Kan., Aug. 23, 1863. 

After he was thirty years old, Xelson Alvorcl became a Baptist 
minister. He preached in 111. and moved to ^linn. in 1855, where he 
ov/ned eighty acres of land on the North shore of Lake Minnetonke, 
in what was then called "Big Woods," but it is now covered with 
summer hotels and cottages. The same year he returned to 111. and 
farmed for three years on account of ill-health, living on his father's 
old place. In ]\Iay 1860 he w^ent to Kansas as Baptist Missionary. 
It was then a territory without a public school in it. ^Ir. Alvord was 
chaplain of the 43rd ]Mo. Infantry Volunteers in the Civil ^^'ar. 
After the battle of Glasgow, Mo., in Oct. 1864, the Union Army re- 
treated from that neighborhood leaving their wounded in an old 
church, among whom was William Nelson Alvord, son of Nelson 
Alvord. The country was swarming with guerrillas and twice they 
climbed to the windows and awaited the order of their leader to shoot 
the wounded soldiers. It was chiefly through the entreaties of Chap- 
lain Alvord, the doctors and a Catholic priest that the order was not 
given. Mr. Alvord went by night through the country, reached 
Federal authorities, and so secured relief for the soldiers. liis 
widov/ still lives (1906) with her son Theodore. 

717. JOEL WILLIAM ALVORD {Joel, Bcla, Aaron, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Cairo. N. Y.. Jan. 3. 1827; died Tonica^ 
III, }.Iay 21, 1863 ; married Tonica, 111., June 26, 1848, Lydia Robin- 
son Hall, daughter of Zenas and Betsey (Clark) Hall. She v^'as 
born Parkman, ^le., Feb. 10, 1828. Res. Tonica, 111. Children: 

1495. Leroy Parkman, b. Tonica, III, Nov. 5, 1849. 

1496. William Henry, b. Tonica, 111., Aug. 3, 1851; d. Dec. 19, 1851. 

1497. Charles Bennett, b. Tonica, III, Oct. 19, 1852; d. Sept. 1, 1855. 

1498. Philo Julius, b. Tonica, 111., Sept. 10. 1855; Oct. 21. 1855. 

1499. George Marshall, b. Tonica, 111., Sept. 29. 1857. 

1500. Charles Albert, b. Tonica, 111., Oct. 6, 1860. 

Joel VMlliam Alvord was a soldier in the Civil Vv'ar in Co. K, 11th 
111. Vols., and was wounded at Fort Donelson, was discharged, re- 
turned home and from, the effects of the vcound he afterwards died. 
Enlisted July 30, 1861 ; discharged Oct. 26, 1862. 



282 Alvord Genealogy 

Mrs. Lydia (Tlall) Alvord niarried second Air. Alorris, and re- 
sides at Los Anc^eles, Cal. 

718. HARRIET ALVORD (IViiliain, Dcia, Aaron, Thomas, 
Thoinas, A'cxan.dcr) , born Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., June 16, 
1826; married Leeds, N. Y., May 1, 1859, David Jackson. He was 
born Schoharie, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1819; died Athens, N. Y., Feb. 2, 
1868. Res. Athens, N. Y. No children. 

David Jackson was a farmer. Mrs. Harriet lives (1907) with her 
niece Celia Thomas at Coxsackie, N. Y. 

719. ADDISON PORTER ALVORD {WiUiam, BcJa, Aaron, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Greenville (Gay Head, N. Y., 
July 24, 1829 ; died Elizabeth, N. J. ; married Carlo, N. Y., Mar. 20, 
1852, Phebe Jane Timmerman, daughter of Abraham and Bata 
(Sax) Timmerman. She was born Kiskatom, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1833; 
died Somerville, N. J., Dec. 9, 1897. Res. South Cairo, N. Y. and 
Elizabeth, N. J. Children: 

1501. Celia, b. South Durham, N. Y., Apr. 10, 1854. 

1502. Charles Fremont, b. South Cairo, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1856. 

Addison Porter Alvord was a carpenter. His widow married J. 
T. Stryker of Somerville, N. J., where she resided after her second 
marriage. 

720. MARGARET ALVORD (JVilliam, Bcia, Aaron, Thomas, 
TJwnias, Alexander), born Greenville (Gay Head), N. Y., Apr. 5, 
1833 ; married Durham, N. Y. Feb. 2, 1885, Isaac Barlow, son of 
Alanson and Mary Ann (Allen) Barlow. He was born Ashland 
(Windham), N. Y., Aug. 4, 1825. Res. South Carlo (Leeds), N. Y. 
No children. 

Isaac Barlow married Margaret Alvord for his third wife. }',Irs. 
Barlow has been most helpful to the author in furnishing data re- 
garding her father's family. She still lives (1907) near Leeds, 
N. Y. 

721. ABIGAIL ELLIOTT ALVORD {Joseph, Oren, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Jan. 30, 
1804; died Geneseo, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1882; married Geneseo, N. Y., 
Oct. 8, 1835, Zalmon Griswold. He was born Enfield, Conn. Apr. 
18, 1782; died Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1860. Res. Geneseo, N. Y. 
His occupation, farmer. Children : 

a. Samuel Eells, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1836; d. July 6, 1846. 

b. Nelson Joseph, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1838; d. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 



Seventh Generation 283 

20, 1896; mar. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1861, Matilda McBride; 
had three children. 

722. ELIZABETH PIERCE AL\'ORD {Joseph, Or en, SetJi, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Aliddletown, Conn., Feb. 23, 
1806; died Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1841; married Geneseo, N. Y., 
Dec. 31, 1829, Joel Hosford of Geneseo, N. Y. He was born Mass., 
Jan. 14. 1802; died Geneseo, X. Y., June 15, 1892. Res. Geneseo, 
N. Y. Children: 

a. Flora Elizabeth, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1830; living in Geneseo, 

N. Y., 1907 ; mar. Jan. 14, 1857, Wm. Perry Gray. 

b. Joel, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1832 ; d. Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1835. 

c. Sarah, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1835 ; d. Climax, Mich., Mar. 12, 1891 ; 

mar. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 1856, John O. Wilson. 

d. Edgar, b. Geneseo, N. Y., May 5, 1837; shot on picket guard in Civil 

War. 

e. Starr, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1838, living Ionia, Mich., 1905; was 

brought up in the family of his uncle, James Alvord, is called, 
Starr Alvord. 

f. Hannah Matilda, b. Geneseo, N Y., Apr. 2, 1840, living at Manchester, 

Mich., 1906; mar. Jan. 11, 1866, Harvey Hall. 
Joel Hosford was a carpenter by occupation. 

723. WILLIAM STARR OREN ALA'ORD (Joseph, Oren, 
Setli, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Feb. 
13, 1808; died Yuba City, Cal., Feb. 5, 1890; married Geneseo, N. 
Y., Nov. 15, 1832, Hannah Matilda Kneeland, of Geneseo, N. Y., 
daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Barnes) Kneeland. She was 
born Geneseo, N. Y., May 10. 1816; died Yuba City, Cal., 1902. 
Res. Geneseo, N. Y., Brighton, Mich., and Yuba City, Cal. Chil- 
dren : 

1503. William Henry, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1834. 

1504. Edwin Starr, b. Geneseo, N. Y., May 27, 1837 ; d. ^lar. 20, 1838. 

1505. Mary Eveline, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1839. 

1506. Marvin Elliot, b. Geneseo, N. Y., July 30, 1842; d. Mar. 11, 1848. 

1507. Charles Nelson, b. Geneseo, N. Y., May 11, 1848; living at Yuba 

City, Cal., unm., 1906; went to Cal. in 1880. 

1508. Ella Matilda, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1854. 

In 1866 William Starr Oren Alvord removed from Geneseo, N. 
Y. to Brighton, Livingston Co., Mich. In 1880 he sold his property 
there and went to Yuba City, Cal. to live with his daughter, Ivlrs. 
J. B. Wilkie. He followed the occupation of farming. His name 
appears in records of deeds as a resident of Niagara, N. Y. in 1837. 

724. JAMES STARR ALVORD (Joseph, Oren, Scth, Thomas, 



284 Alvord Genealogy 

Tiioinas, Alexander), born Ivliddlctown, Conn., Oct. 26, 1810; died 
Ionia, Mich., July 28, 1898 ; married Geneseo, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1834, 
Elizabeth Margareta Mohorter, daughter of Frank and Sally Mohor- 
ter. She was born Livingston, Co., N. Y., Feb. 29, 1808 ; died 
Adrian, Mich. Feb. 26, 1888. Res. Adrian, Mich, and Ionia, Mich. 
Children : 

1509. Harriet Maria, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1837; d. Adrian, Mich. 

Nov. 17, 1895, unm. 

1510. Catherine Elizabeth, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1846. 

James Starr Alvord after marriage moved to Adrian, Mich., where 
he lived until the death of his v/ife and daughter. He then went to 
Ionia, Mich, to reside with an adopted son and nephew, Starr Hos- 
ford (Alvord). Mr. Alvord was a skilled mechanic, and in early 
life was a contractor and builder. For many years he had charge of 
the Kimball chair and furniture factory at Adrian, Mich. He was 
known as a kind-hearted and very energetic man. 

725. HANNAH PARKE ALVORD {Joseph, Oren, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1813; 
died Manchester, Mich., Feb. 8, 1899 ; married Geneseo, N. Y., Apr. 
3, 1839, John Hudson, son of Rev. John and Jemima (Smith) Hud- 
son, formerly of Hartland, Conn. He was born Canisteo, N. Y., 
^lay, 1809; died Manchester, Mich., Jan. 21, 1895. Res. Geneseo, 
N. Y., Clinton, Mich, and Manchester, Mich. Children : 

a. Joseph Bishop, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1845 ; res. Manchester, Mich., 

1905; mar. Mar. 18, 1885, Lena Gall. 

b. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Geneseo, N. Y., June 22, 1847; d. Aug. 22, 1847. 
John Hudson was a farmer. His father went to Mich, at an early 

date and gave his name to the town of Hudson. 

726. DANIEL PARKE ALVORD (Joseph, Oren, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1815; 
died Adrian, Mich., Aug. 7, 1886; marriel Geneseo, N. Y., Apr. 4, 
1862, Philena Adelaide Schenck, daughter of — and Lucinda (Lan- 
don) Schenck. She was born Avon, N. Y., Mar. 13, 1842 ; died Gen- 
eseo, N. Y., July 2, 1885. Res. Geneseo, N. Y. Child: (by adop- 
tion) 

1511. Louise Adelaide, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1870. 

Daniel Parke Alvord lived on the old hom.estead about two miles 
out of Geneseo, N. Y. In his later years he retired and moved into 
town, where he resided imtil his v/ife's death, when he removed to 
]\Iich. and spent the rest of life v/itli his brother, Samuel Tallman 
Alvord. He was a farmer. 



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729. SAAIUEL TALLMAN ALVORD {Joseph, Oren, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., Alay 25, 1823; 
died Adrian, IMich., Oct. 1, 1890; married Northfield, Mich., Oct. 2, 
1850, Cordelia Weller, daughter of PhilHp and Martha (Smith) 
Weller. She was born Mt. Morris, X. Y., Xov. 8, 1826; died Ad- 
rian, Mich., Apr. 13, 1895. Res. Adrian, Mich. Children: 

1512. Julia Martha, b. Adrian, Mich., Aug. 27, 1854. 

1513. Ellen Sarah, b. Adrian, Mich., Sept. 9, 1856; res. at Adrian, Mich.. 

unm. She cared for her father and mother in their old age. 

1514. Fred Weller, b. Adrian, Mich., Aug. 27, 1858. 

Samuel Tallman Alvord for thirty-five years held a responsible 
position with the L. S. & M. S. Ry. Co. He was a deacon in the 
Presbyterian church, a man, loved by all who knew him, unselfish 
to an unusual degree. 

731. JOHN WATSON AU'ORD {James Hall, Ruel, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 18, 
1807; died Denver, Col., Jan. 14, 1880; married Stamford, Conn., 
June 3, 1845, Myrtilla Mead Peck, daughter of Obadiah and Loret- 
ta (]vlead) Peck. She was born Greenwich, Conn., Oct. 11, 1819; 
died Chicago, 111., Dec. 21, 1907. Res. South Boston. [Mass., Stam- 
ford, Conn., Washington, D. C. Children: 

1515. Mary Anna, b. Greenwich, Conn., July 1, 1846; d. Aug. 18, 1847. 

1516. Julia Mead, b. Boston, Mass., Aug. 8, 1847. 

1517. Charles Stewart, b. Boston, Mass., Mar. 3, 1849; d. Jan. 3, 1853. 

1518. John Watson, b. Nov. 20, 1852; d. May 8, 1853. 

1519. George Lewis, b. Groton, Mass., Aug. 2, 1854; d. Oct. 21, 1855. 

1520. Samuel, b. Newton Center, Mass., Feb. 23, 1857 ; d. Glenwood 

Springs, Col, Oct. 30, 1886, unm. He was in poor health for many 
years. He studied at Howard University, and in 1874 removed 
to Boulder, Col., for his health. He was connected with Ry. and 
Commission business until 1879, when he engaged in the Book and 
Stationery business under the Firm name of Alvord & Hooper 
which continued for some years. 

1521. James Hall, b. Newton Center, ^lass., Feb. 23, 1858; d. Mar. 19, 

1861. 

1522. John Watson, b. Newton Center, Mass., June 25, 1851. 

Rev. John Watson Alvord was educated in the common schools 
of Winsted, Conn., helping himself by teaching in various winter 
schools until he was twenty v/ears of age. In 1828 he went to Hart- 
ford, Conn., and filled several positions of trust with a leading mer- 
chant there, becoming an active member of the North Church. 

He then turned his attention to the ministry, entering Lane Semi- 
nary near Cincinnati, and graduated from the Theological school at 



286 Al\okd Gkxealogy 

Oberlin with its first class in 1836. Later he received a degree from 
Yale University. 

He was prominent in the Anti-Slavery movement and lectured 
throng-hout northern Ohio, while he was a settled pastor at Maumee 
City. He then went to New York City and attended a course of med- 
ical lectures preparatory to his chosen life v/ork as missionary to 
Africa. 

A severe illness nearly cost him his life at this time an^l prevented 
any fulfillment of these plans. He was obliged to go to St. 
Augustine, Florida, for his health and undertook some religious 
work among the negroes there until he was able to return North, 
Vv'here he preached for two years at the Cong, church in Barkhamp- 
sted, Conn. A powerful revival followed this effort, and in 1842 
he became pastor associate of the Congregational church in Stam- 
ford, Conn. Here he was married to Myrtilla M. Peck of Green- 
wich, Conn., in 1845, and then assumed full pastorate until 1846 
when h^ was called to Phillips Church, South Boston, Mass. 

In 1857 his failing health sent him to Russia and northern Europe 
for a six months tour, and he was obliged to resign in 1852 and seek 
open air employment at the Custom House in Boston for the next 
year and a half, when he became Secretary of the American Tract 
Society in Boston. 

Here he took an active part in the Anti-Slavery discussions which 
arose between the two Societies in New York and Boston, and liter- 
ature was prepared on this subject under his direction. 

When the Civil War broke out in 18()1., Mr. Alvord went to the 
front at once and arranged a system of distribution by which books 
and papers issued expressly for soldiers could be sent to every regi- 
ment of the Army of the Potomac. He also dispensed hospital 
stores, caring for wounded soldiers and holding religious services 
until the Christian and Sanitary Commissions were formed, wdien he 
cooperated with these organizations, having his headquarters mainly 
with Gen. O. O. Howard until the close of the war. Special facili- 
ties were offered him by the Government and, when the army of 
Gen Sherman reached Savannah, Mr. Alvord organized ten schools 
for freedmen as a beginning of this important work. 

In 1865 he organized a National Savings Bank for the freedmen, 
w^hich had branches throughout the South, and he subsequently be- 
came its president. 

In 1866 he was appointcvl supt. of schools under the Freedmen's 




REV. JOHN WATSON ALVORD. (NO. 731.) 

Field Agt. of Tract Soc. during Civil War. 

Supt. of Schools, Freedman's Bureau. 

Pres. of Freedman's Savings Bank. 



Seventh Generation 2''^7 

Bureau and the following year was appointed general supt. of 
schools for freedmen, which placed the whole educational work of 
the Bureau under his care. 

He was also a trustee of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Co. 
and a trustee of the National Soldiers' and Sailor's Orphan Home. 

JNIr. Alvord's long life was devoted to the uplift of his fellow men. 
Humanity and its problems always commanded his first and most 
earnest attention. Life was to him an oportunity to "go about doing 
good." The accumulation of w^ealth, the acquisition of position or 
honors never seemed to appeal to him, except as a means which he 
used freely in the larger cause of humanity, to which he early dedi- 
cated his life and effort. (Written by his son, John W. Alvord, of 
Chicago, 111.) 

7ZZ. SUSAN BROWN ALVORD {James Hall, Rucl, Seth, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Feb. 12, 

1811 ; died Winsted, Conn., May 26, 1891 ; married Winsted, Conn., 

May 30, 1838, Asahel Munson Rice, son of Amos and Sophia (Mun- 

son) Rice of Stockbridge, Mass., and Winsted, Conn. He was born 

Stockbridge, Mass., June 15, 1810; died Winsted, Conn., Aug. 19, 

1889. Res. Winchester (Winsted), Conn. His occupation, tailor. 

Child : 

a. Harriet ]Munson, b. Winsted, Conn., Mar. 24, 1848; res. Winsted, Conn., 
unm. 

7?>7. CHARLES ALVORD {James Hall, Riiel, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Aug. 16, 1819; died 
Winsted, Conn., Mar. 17, 1889; married Hartford, Conn., June 5, 
1844, Melissa Watson, daughter of Parmenas and Sybil (Alvord) 
Watson. She w^as born Derby, Vt., June 4, 1818; died Winsted, 
Conn., Jan. 27, 1901. Res. Winchester (Winsted), Conn. Children; 

1523. Lucy Cooke, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., June 5, 1846; res. 

Winsted, Conn., unm. 

1524. Theodore Watson, b. Winchester, Conn., Apr. 11, 1848. 

1525. Clara Melissa, b. Winchester, Conn., July 25, 1850. 

1526. Jabez Hall. b. \\^inchester, Conn., July 15. 1858. 

Charles Alvord was a machinist, and owned a foundry and ma- 
chine shop on Main Street in Winsted, Conn., for many years. 
Later in life he sold out and engaged in the hardware business with 
his son Jabez, who now carries on the business. He was town clerk 
from 1851 — 1854, justice of the peace in 1849, and representative in 
the Conn. State Legislature in 1861. 

738. AMANDA MALVINA ALVORD {James Hall, Ruel, 



288 Alvord Genealogy 

Seth, TJioiiias, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Aug. 
30, 1821; died Winsted, Conn., Mar. 19, 1897; married Winsted, 
Conn., Aug. 31, 1841, John Hinsdale, son of Col. Hosea and Eliza- 
beth (Shepherd) Hinsdale. He was born Winchester, Conn., May 
10, 1817; died Winsted, Conn., July 19, 1901. Res. Winchester 
(Winsted), Conn. Children: 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Mar. 18, 1848; living 

at Winsted, Conn., 1906; mar. June 19, 1867, Robert R. Noble of 
Winsted, Conn. Mr. Noble has been engaged in newspaper work 
the greater part of his life. 

b. John Alvord, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Oct. 22, 1858; d. North 

Cambridge, Mass., Apr. 11, 1907; mar. Oct. 10, 1883, Anna Kings- 
bury of Albany, N. Y. He was a wholesale confectioner. 

John Hinsdale was educated in the common schools of his native 
town and afterwards went to New Britain, Conn., and studied under 
Elijah Burritt. While with Mr. Burritt he studied surveying and 
was engaged on the survey of the Boston and Albany Ry. He suc- 
cessively worked as clerk in a leather store in Hartford, in the em- 
ploy of the Taylor and Whitney Machine Co. of W^insted, Conn., as 
book-keeper, and later in the employ of the firm of Beardsley and 
Alvord he took the agency of the Aetna Fire Insurance Co. In 
1869 the insurance company of Hinsdale and Noble was established. 
In 1872 he retired from active business, but for many years was 
president of the Winsted Savings Bank. 

Mr. Hinsdale was one of the original members of the Second 
Congregational Church in which he was a deacon. He held many 
pitblic offices. He was a descendant of Robert Hinsdale the settler, 
Dedham, Mass., 1638, who, with his three sons was killed at Deer- 
field, Mass. by the Indians in 1675. 

.739. JAMES RICHARD ALVORD (Jomes Hall, Riicl Scth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winchester, Conn., Oct. 7, 
1823 ; died Winsted, Conn.. Feb. 17, 1890 ; married Winsted, Conn., 
Dec. 3, 1849, Mary Eliza Landon, daughter of Rev. Seymour and 
Phebe (Thompson) Landon. She was born Poultney, Vt., Sept. 12, 
1824; died Winsted, Conn., Nov. 4, 1896. Res. Winchester, Conn. 
Children. 

1527. Louise Landon, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Sept. 5, 1852; d. 

June 4, 1870. 

1528. Charles Landon, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Mar. 20, 1854. 

1529. Seymour Landon, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Aug. 6, 1856. 

1530. Elliot Beardsley, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Aug. 2, 1858; d. 

Aug. 19, 1859. 



Seventh Generation 289 

1531. James Richard, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Apr. 3, 1860; d. 

Aug. 18, 1865. 

1532. George Stephen, b. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Aug. 5, 1865. 

James Richard Alvord was engaged in the dry goods business m 
his early years. In 1853 he took up the manufacture of pocket 
cutlery. This business was continued under the firm name, of 
Beardsley and Alvord, who bought the small pocket cutlery concern 
of Thompson and Gascoygn. In 1856 they built their factory at the 
Lake outlet, enlarged the business and placed it on a permanent 
basis, changing the name to the Empire Knife Co. 

>\Ir. Alvord resided on AJeadow St., in a house built in 1867, but 
afterwards remodeled. He was one of the organizers of the 2nd 
Cong. Church, in 1853. 

740. GEORGE AL\'ORD (James Hall,. Rucl,, Scfli, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Winchester, Conn., Oct. 23, 1825; died 
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 10, 1882 ; married Sunderland, Mass., June 
1, 1863, Elizabeth Peck Hubbard, daughter of Ashley and Betsey 
(Dole) Hubbard. She was born Sunderland, Mass., May 19, 1830. 
Res. Winchester (Winsted), Conn., Washington, D. C, and Hart- 
ford, Conn. (1848). No children. 

George Alvord was a printer and for several years cashier of the 
Hurlburt Bank, W^est W^insted, Conn. Afterw^ards he was clerk in 
the Navy Dept, Washington, D. C. His widow still resides (1906) 
in W'insted, Conn. 

743. ASHBEL W. ALVORD (Ashbcl, Seth, Scth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., 1801; died Hart- 
ford, Conn., Aug. 27, 1884; married East Hartford, Conn., July 21, 
1833, Rhoda Fox, probably daughter of Asa and Rhoda (Doolittle) 
Fox of Chatham, Conn. She died before 1882. Res. Hartford, 
Conn. Children : 

1533. Jane E. 

1534. William Henry, b. Middletown, Conn., 1838; d. Middletown, Conn., 

Dec. 15, 1857; was at the almshouse in Hartford in 1856, had 
small-pox, was put in the pesthouse, ran away and died in Middle- 
town alms-house of dropsy. He was a sailor. 

Ashbel W. Alvord was a day laborer in Hartford, residing on 
Church St. He received aid from the town at various times be- 
ginning with the year 1859. He fell at the alms-house and broke his 
hip, from which death resulted. 

744. JOEL ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), died at sea; married East Hartford, Conn., Nov. 9, 



290 Alvokd Genealogy 

1826, Almira Goodale. Res. New York, N. Y. Prob. no children. 
Joel Alvord was a sailor and led a roving life. 

745. MARY ANN ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), married East Hartford, Conn., Nov. 28, 1827, 
Andrew Smith, son of Reuben and Anne (Brewer) Smith. He was 
born East Hartford, Conn., Nov. 1, 1804; died before 1856. Res. 
Hartford, Conn. Children : 

a. George. 

b. Ann Eliza, mar. Timothy Dixon, and lived in New York City. 

c. Maryette, mar. Stephen Mitchell and lived in Hebron, Conn. 

d. Martha. 

Mrs. Mary (Alvord) Smith was a widow in 1856. 

746. SARAH ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), died prob. in New York, N. Y. ; married Hartford, 
Conn., June 5, 1827, Lyman Smith, son of Reuben and Anne 
(Brewer) Smith. Res. prob New York City. Children: 

a. Kate. 

b. Sarah. 

c. Lyman. 

d. Henry, 
f. Julia.' 

747. JESSE HERD ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth. Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., July 17, 1812; 
died Crompton, R. I., Nov. 26, 1894; married Bethlehem, Conn., 
Oct., 1842, Sylvia Ann Edgecomb, daughter of Charles Edgecomb. 
She was born Yonkers, N. Y., July 29, 1817 ; died Woodstock, Conn., 
Mar. 4, 1885. Res. Farmington, Conn., Willimantic, Conn., Hamp- 
ton, Conn, and Woodstock, Conn. Occupation, farmer. Children: 

1535. Silas Benton, b. Norfolk, Conn., July 9, 1843; res. unknown, unm. 

1536. Sarah Ann, b. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 7, 1844. 

1537. Calvin Gridley, b. Farmington, Conn., Nov. 30, 1846; d. Williamantic, 

Conn., Dec. 10, 1861. 

1538. Mariette, b. Farmington, Conn., Dec. 29, 1847; d. Colchester, Conn., 

June 15, 1869. 

1539. Jane Maria, b. Farmington, Conn., July 28, 1849. 

1540. Emily Matilda, b. Farmington, Conn., May 28, 1851 ; d. Williamantic, 

Conn., Oct. 4, 1862. 

1541. William Watson, b. Farmington, Conn., June 15, 1853. 

1542. Harriet Ella, b. Farmington, Conn., Feb. 29, 1856. 

1543. Martha, b. East Hampton, Conn., Oct. 14, 1858. 

1544. Henry, b. Willimantic, Conn., July 8, 1862. 

748. JANE ALVORD (Ashbel, Setli, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 



Seventh Gexeratiox 291 

Alexander), clierl New York, X. Y. ; married Moore. Res. New 
York, X. Y. Children : 

a. Jane, d. New York, N. Y. 

b. William, d. New York, N. Y. 

749. JULIA ANX ALVORD {Ashhel, Seth, Setli, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born East Hadden (?), Conn., ]\Iay 2, 1817; 
died Hartford, Conn., Apr. 1, 1903; married Windliam, Conn., Mav 
2, 1836, William Watson Bibbins, son of Elisha and Lydia (Par- 
rish) Bibbins. He was born Windham, Conn., Oct. 18, 1815. Res.. 
Hartford, Conn. Child : 

a. Frances Ellen, b. Hartford, Conn., Aug. 23, 1840; living in Hartford in 

1907, unm. 
W. Watson Bibbins was a carpenter. 

750. EAIILY ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), died in X'. Y. State; married James Lindsley. Res. 
New York, N. Y. and the Catskills. X"'. Y. Children : there were 
two daughters and three sons, two of the sons died in the army. 

The Lindsley family kept the Beach House in the Catskills. 

751. WILLIAM! HENRY ALVORD (Ashbel, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, AJexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Aug-. 
16, 1827; died Portland, Conn., Oct. 24. 1883; married Portland, 
Conn., July 3, 1853, Sarah Ann Post, daughter of William and Cle- 
mena or Betsey (Huxfor'l) Post. She was born Hebron, Conn., 
]\Iar. 24, 1828. Res. Portland, Conn., and X^'ew Britain, Conn. 
Child : 

1545. William, b. Portland, Conn., I\Iay 25, 1855 ; d. New Britain, Conn., 

Aug. 26, 1885, unm. 

William Henry Alvord was a sailor and later engaged as watch- 
man in the quarries at Portland, Conn. He died of a cancer. His 
widow still lives (1907) at Stamford, Conn. They adopted a daugh- 
ter, Sadie, who married Frank Andrus and resides at Stamford, 
Conn. 

752. FRAXCIS LYMAN ALVORD {Ashhel, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 23, 
1829; married Portland, Conn., Dec. 25, 1857, Jane Elizabeth Taylor, 
daughter of David and Jane (Barnaby) Taylor. She was born Port- 
land, Conn, July 4, 1840. Res. X^ew Britain, Conn. Children : 

1546. Cora Estelle, b. Portland, Conn., Sept. 16, 1859. 

1547. Anna Evellyn, b. Portland, Conn., Apr. 4, 1861; d. Dec. 22, 1862. 

1548. Dwight Henry, b. Portland, Conn., Oct. 16, 1864. 



292 Alvord Genealogy 

1549. Elmer Francis, b. Portland, Conn., Nov. 9, 1865; living near Hart- 

ford, Ct., unm. 

1550. Florence Isabel, b. Portland, Conn., Nov. 7, 1867. 

1551. Mary Carlena, b. Portland, Conn., Apr. 9, 1875. 

Francis Lyman Alvord moved from Portland, Conn., to Xew 
Britain, Conn., in 1889. He works in the machine shops of the Stan- 
ley Works. 

754. NELSOX CLARK AL\^ORD {Seth, Scth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Burlington, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1815; died 
Phoenix, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1905 ; married 1st, near Leonard's Corner, 
N. Y., Oct. 1, 1844, Kate Montgomery of Onondaga, N. Y. She 
was born near Leonard's Corner, N.Y., Oct. 16, 1819 ; died Phoenix, 
N. Y., Sept. 13, 1862. He married 2nd, Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 5, 
1863, Mrs. Jane Loreto (Allen) Wright, widow of George Wright, 
and davighter of Samuel and Emeiine (Hungerford) Allen. She 
was born Phoenix, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1824 ; died Phoenix, N. Y., Jan. 
16, 1895. Res. Syracuse, N. Y., Jordan, X. Y., Baldwinsville, X'. Y., 
and Phoenix, X". Y. 1852. X^o children. 

X^elson Clark Alvord lived at West Hill, Onondaga, X^. Y., 
until his father's death in 1831, when he went to Syracuse, X". Y. 
In 1833 he began to learn the harness-maker's trade with John W. 
Phillips. In 1840 he went into business for himself at Jordan, X. Y. 
In 1847 he went to Baldwinsville, X^. Y., and formed a partnership 
in the livery business with his brother-in-lav/, S. F. Hall. In 1852 
he moved to Phoenix, X"^. Y., and was engaged in various kinds of 
business, being with his brother Seth W. for two years, after which 
each went into business for himself. He retired from active business 
in 1875. Mr. Alvord was a remarkable old man and gave this work 
material aid at the advanced age of eighty-eight. 

755. JULIETTE ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Onondaga, X^. Y., Apr. 17, 1817; died East 
Phoenix, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1854; married West Phoenix, X. Y., Feb. 1, 
1849, Oliver Breed, son of Plenry Green and Eleanor (Fish) Breed. 
He was born Halifax, Vt., Xov. 23, 1809 ; died Phoenix, X. Y., Jan. 
3, 1898. Res. East Phoenix, X. Y. Children : 

a. Oliver Clark, b. Phoenix, N. Y., July 18, 1849; mar. Dec. 18, 1877, Ida 

Robinson. He is city engineer at Fulton, N. Y., 1906. 

b. Fred Merril, b. Phoenix, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1850 ; d. May 20, 1868. 

c. Frank Merril, b. Phoenix, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1852; mar. 1st July 10, 1873, 

Lettie A. Wood; 2nd, Minnie A. Dwyer. 

d. Charles Alvord, b. Phoenix, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1854; res. Fulton, N. Y., 

unm. 



Seventh Generation 293 

Oliver Breed was a milhr by trade and prospered in his business. 
His father emigrated from Halifax. \"t. 

756. SETH WILLISTOX ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Onondaga Hill, X. Y., July 31^ 
1819; died Bangor, Mich., July 30, 1894; married 1st. Phoenix, N. 
Y., Oct. 10, 1843, Sarah M. Breed, daughter of Adin and Nancy 
Breed. She was born Volney, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1821 ; died Phoenix, 
N. Y., ^lar. 22, 1849. He married 2nd, Phoenix, X. Y., Sept. 5, 
1849, Lavina ]\Iaria Smith, daughter of ^Michael and Polly (Wilder) 
Smith. She was born ElHsburgh, X. Y., Mar. 20, 1824 ; died Feb. 
6, 1907. Res. Phoenix, X. Y. Children : 

1552. Frederick WilHston, b. Phoenix, N. Y., July 2, 1846. 

1553. Theodore, b. Phoenix, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1848, d. Aug. 9, 1852. 

1554. Alary, b. Dec. 6, 1850; d. Aug. 1, 1852. 

1555. Clara, b. Aug. 21, 1853. 

1556. John Wall, b. Phoenix, X. Y., June 16, 1855. 

1557. Hatty M., b. Phoenix, X. Y., June 6, 1859. 

1558. Seth Merrill, b. Phoenix, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1863. 

737. LUCY EMELIXE ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Onondaga (West Hill), X. Y., Feb. 11, 
1822; married Jordan, X\ Y., Sept. 16, 1841, Seth Fay Hall, son of 
Seth and Ruth (Fay) Hall. He was born Skaneateles, X. Y., 1819; 
died Baldwinsville, X. Y., Feb. 2, 1849. Res. Baldwinsville, X. Y. 
Children : 

a. Theodore, d. aged 2 years. 

b. Lucy Alaria, mar. Edward Marble. 

c. Cornelia, mar. Amos Dean of Phoenix, N. Y. 

Airs. Lucy (Alvord) Hall was living in 1906 at Phoenix, X. Y. 

758. GEORGE SEYMOUR ALVORD (Zenas, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Winsted, Conn., Sept. 16, 1815; 
died Prompton, Pa., Aug. 9, 1895; married Clifford, Pa., Aug. 9, 
18, 1839, Lucy Loretta Burns, daughter of Jonathan and Anna 
(Chase) Burns. She was born Herrick, Pa.., Oct. 20, 1819; died 
Prompton, Pa.. X'ov. 4, 1891. Res. Prompton, Wayne Co., Pa. 
Children : 

1559. Augusta Jane, b. Prompton, Pa., Jan. 3, 1841. 

1560. Xelson Clark, b. Prompton, Pa., Sept. 26, 1842. 

1561. EUery Burns, b. Prompton, Pa., July 28, 1844; d. Feb. 1, 1861. 

1562. Mary Ellen, b. Prompton, Pa., Sept. 1, 1846; d. Jan. 1, 1864. 

1563. Albert Alonzo, b. Clifford, Pa., Jan. 30, 1848; d. Dec, 1863. 

1564. Lucius Waher, b. Herrick, Pa., Dec. 17, 1852; d. Dec. 1863. 



294 Alvord Genealogy 

1565. Clara Irene, b. Herrick, Pa., Feb. 26, 1861 ; d Dec. 1863. 

George Seymour Alvord was a carpenter by trade. He resided 
chiefly at Prompton, Pa., though he lived in Susquehanna Co., Pa., 
at Clifford and Herrick for eighteen years. He served as justice of 
peace for several years, was a Democrat in politics, and a Universal- 
ist in religious belief, a man of jovial disposition, and fond of story- 
telling. He was a kind husband and father, and thoroughly honest 
and honorable in all his dealings. 

759. MARY ANN ALVORD (Zcnas, Scth, Scth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Canaan, Conn, Oct. 25, 1816; died 
Scranton, Pa., Apr. 17, 1880; married Gibson, Pa., Oct. 5, 1842, 
Lucius Walter, son of Eber and Rhoda (Tuttle) Walter. He was 
born Torringford, Conn., Mar. 26, 1816; died Prompton, Pa., June 
14, 1865. Res. Prompton, Wayne Co., Pa. Children: 

a. Edwin Lucius, b. Prompton, Pa., Mar. 24, 1844; res. Scranton, Pa., 1905; 

mar. Bethany, Pa., Jan. 23, 1864, lone M. Reader. He is an 
architect. 

b. Martin Roe, b. Prompton, Pa., Nov. 3, 1848; res. Scranton, Pa., 1908; 

mar. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 29, 1885, Florence Dean. His aid and 
support in this work has contributed much to its success. Mr. 
Walter is by occupation a printer. 

c. Aurora May, b. Prompton, Pa., Aug. 23, 1854; res. Squaretop, Pa., 1905; 

mar. Scranton, Pa., July 26, 1893, Titus D. Dershimer. 

Lucius Walter went to Wayne Co., Pa., at a very early age, and 
was in the employ of the Delaware and Hudson Ry. Co., from its 
beginning. He was a boss carpenter and his death was due to the 
effects of a fall from a railroad bridge on which he was working. 

761. EMMAR NANCY ALVORD {Zenas, Seth, Scth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dyberry, Pa., May 13, 1820; died Dy- 
berry, Pa., June 3, 1853; married Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 16, 1844, 
Richard Clift, son of John and Martha (Goard) Clift. He was 
born Marham Church, Cornwall Co., Eng., June 1805 ; died Dyberry, 
Pa., Oct. 16, 1891. Res. Dyberry, Wayne Co., Pa. Children: 

a. William, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 18. 1845; d. June 11, 1845. 

b. Irene Maria, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 8, 1846; d. Clinton, Pa., Nov. 18, 

1872; mar. Aldenville, Pa., 1869, Eugene K. Curtis. 

c. George Alvord, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 13, 1848; res. Long Pine, Neb. 

1905; mar. Aldenville, Pa., Nov. 13, 1872, Fredora Bigelow. 

d. John F., b. Dyberry, Pa., Dec. 22, 1849; d. Feb. 20, 1853. 

e. Charles Albert, b. Dyberry, Pa., Mar. 27, 1852; living Long Pine, Neb., 

1905: mar. Table Rock, Neb. Apr. 29, 1880, Fidelia G. Parrish. 



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Richard Clift came to America in 1841. He was a mason and 
farmer by trade. 

762. SARAH DEBORAH ALVORD (Zciias, Scth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Dyberry, Pa., Aug. 14, 1821; 
■died Junction, N. J., July 5, 1858; married Clifford, Pa., Oct. 5, 

1842, Philip Aylesworth Baty, son of William and Sarah (Wash- 
burn) Baty. He was born Mt. Pleasant, Pa., May 23, 1822; died 
Junction, N. J., Apr. 28, 1882. Res. Junction, N. J. Children: 

a. Miner Frederick, b. Prompton, Pa., Jan. 23, 1849 ; living at Washington, 

N. J. ; mar. Aug. 26, 1871, Jane Ervin. 

b. Rena May, b. Junction, N. J., June 22, 1858 ; d. June 24, 1858. 

Philip A. Baty was employed in a store dealing in general mer- 
chandise, during his later life. Previous to 1870 he was in the em- 
ploy of the D. L. & W. Ry. He was struck by a train on the C. R. R. 
of X. J. and died the following day. 

763. HENRIETTA ALVORD (Zenas, Seth, Scth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dyberry, Pa., May 8, 1824; died Scran- 
ton, Pa.., June 14, 1885 ; married 1st, Conn., 1848, Harvey Andrews, 
son of David and Sally (Hart) Andrews of Winchester, Conn., and 
Binghamton, N. Y. He w^as born Conn. ; died Binghamton, N. Y. 
She married 2nd, Prompton, Pa., May 10, 1857, James Hutchison, 
son of Andrew and Jane (Britton) Hutchison. He was born ^Mt. 
Bethel, Pa., Jan. 22, 1813; died Scranton, Pa., Aug. 1, 1876. Res. 
Scranton, Pa. Children : 

a. Charles Henry, b. Conn. June 1, 1850; d. Denver, Col.; mar. Ellen Pim- 

ley. He resided in Utah for a time; left home and was unheard 
of many years. 

b. Emma Irene, b. Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1854; res. Scranton, Pa., 

1907; mar. Aug. 22, 1882, I. T. Keene. 

c. Frank Eugenio, b. Scranton, Pa., Feb. 24, 1858; res. Scranton, Pa., 1906; 

mar. Pittston, Pa., Dec. 25, 1883, Hattie Davies. He is captain of 
a fire company. 

James Hutchison was a blacksmith in the employ of the D. L. 

& W. Ry. 

765. JAMES BOYD ALVORD {Zenas, Scth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dyberry, Pa., Nov. 6, 1827; married 
Prompton, Pa., July 23, 1848, Electa Caroline Hobbs, daughter of 
Hiram and Rosina (Welch) Hobbs. She w^as born Greenfield, Pa., 
Dec. 28, 1828 ; died Cadillac, Mich., Nov. 6, 1905. Res. Scranton, 
Pa. Children : 

1566. James Fred, b. Hawley, Pa., Aug. 19, 1853. 



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1567. Dory Willis, b. Scranton, Pa., June 8, 1857. 

1568. lona Dell, b. Scranton, Pa., Nov. 15, 1859. 

1569. Leily May, b. Scranton, Pa., June 4, 1861; d. 1861. 

1570. Alice Henrietta, b. Scranton, Pa., May 22, 1863 ; d. 1863. 

1571. George Henry, b. Madison, Pa., Apr. 20, 1864; d. 1866. 

1572. Will Boyd, b. Scranton, Pa., Jan. 5, 1866. 

1573. Frank Tiffany, b. Miner's Mills. Pa., Apr. 17, 1869. 

James Boyd Alvord followed the occupation of locomotive en- 
gineer and patternmaker. He ran engines on the D. L. & W. Ry., 
the Morris & Essex Ry., and iinally on the Lehigh & Susquehanna 
Div. of the N. J. Central Ry. During the latter part of his life he 
was pattern maker in the Mining Department of the Delaware & 
Hudson Ry. at Scranton, Pa. He went to live with his daughter in 
Cadillac, Mich., in 1905, where he still lives (1907). 

766. HENRY ALVORD (Zaias, Scth, Scth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Dyberry, Wayne Co., Pa., Apr. 15, 1829; died 
Somerville, N. J., Apr. 26, 'l 900 ; married Herrick, Pa., Apr. 12, 1850, 
Amanda Malvina Goodrich, daughter of Llorace and Hyla (Felter) 
Goodrich. She was born Herrick, Pa., Aug. 1, 1832; died Somer- 
ville, N. J., Jan. 1, 1897. Res. Somerville, N. J. Children: 

1574. Harvey Goodrich, b. near rionesdale. Pa., Jvlay 12, 1851. 

1575. Jane Malvina, b. Scranton, Pa., May 7, 1852. 

1576. Ida Orice, b. Scranton, Pa., Feb. 27, 1856. 

Henry Alvord was for many years car-inspector in the employ 
of C. R. R. of N. J. He served in the Civil Vv^ar, Co. H., 15th 
Reg. of X. J. Vols., enlisting A.ug. 8, 1862, discharged at the close 
of vv^ar. He was engaged in several important battles. 

767. MINERVA A^ASHTI ALVORD {Zcnas, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, TJionias. Alexander), born Dyberry, V/ayne Co., Pa., Mar. 
22, 1831 ; married Hawley, Wayne Co., Pa., Alay 5, 1853, John 
Pearce, son of William and I\Iary (Aunger) Pearce. He was born 
Liskeard, England, Feb. 8, 1826; died Scranton, Pa., June 21, 1903. 
Res. Scranton, Pa. Children : 

a. Charles Williams, b. Prompton, Pa., Oct. 1, 1854; living Scranton, Pa., 

unni. 

b. Adeline Sarah, b. Scranton, Pa., Apr. 23, 1856: living Scranton, Pa. unm. 

c. George Henry, b. Scranton, Pa., July 4, 1858; mar. Alishoppen, Pa., 

Dec. 26, 1881, Florence Vosburg. 
c. John 3,Iarvin, b. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 13, 1867; d. May 17, 1884. 

John Pearce was a resident of Scranton, Pa., for forty years, 
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Delaware and Hudson Ry. at the Von Stosch Shop as stationary 
engineer. 

768. JAXE SUSAX AL\'ORD (Zenas, Scth, Seth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dyberry, Pa., Aug. 15, 1833 ; died Scran- 
ton, Pa., 1891 ; married Junction, X. J., Oct. 15, 1859, Phihp Ayles- 
worth Baty, son of William and Sarah (Washburn) Baty. He was 
born ]\lt. Pleasant, Pa., May 23, 1822 ; died Junction, N. J., Apr. 
28, 1882. Res. Junction, X. J. Children : 

a. Sarah Rena, b. Junction, X. J., June 28, 1860 ; res. Dunmore, Pa. ; mar. 

Bernard Wagner. 

b. Henry Alvord, b. Junction, N. J., July 16, 1862; res. Scranton, Pa.; 

mar. ilinnie Sisco. 

c. Albert Williams, b. Junction, N. J., Sept. 17, 1865 ; d. Seward, Pa., Dec 

5, 1903 ; mar. Lizzie Hoffman. 

d. William, b. Junction, X. J., July 7, 1871 ; d. June 30, 1872. 

(For sketch see Sarah Deborah i\lvord, X^o. 762). 

770. SARAH ALVORD {Otis, Seth, Seth, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Middletown, Conn., Sept. 29, 1819; died Elmira, 
N. Y., Aug. 20, 1890 ; married Catlin, X. Y., Jan. 30, 1839, Ransom 
Pratt, son of Daniel and Mary (Pratt) Pratt. He was born Col- 
chester, Conn., May 8, 1808; died Elmira, X. Y., Aug. 20, 1871. 
Res. Elmira, X". Y. Children: 

a. Lucy Maria, b. Elmira, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1843; d. Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 27, 

1889; mar. Oct. 17, 1866, Geo. Gardner Reynolds of Elmira, N. Y. ; 
their children : Frederick Pratt, b. Aug. 10, 1867, George 
Gardner, b. Oct. 7, 1875, Charles Ransom, b. July 28, 1877, Robert, 
b. Oct. 14, 1881, Royal, b. Oct. 14, 1881. 

b. Charles Ransom, b. Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1847; d. Elmira, X. Y., Nov. 

22. 1907; mar. Apr. 16, 1879, Jane E. Carrier; their children: Pv.an- 
som, b. Apr. 16, 1880; d. Jan. 13, 1906; mar. Dec. 6, 1905, Elizabeth 
Gertrude Fisher; Alvord, b. Nov. 8, 1881: Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1886. 
Judge Pratt attended Union College for three years, but graduated 
at Amherst in 1869. He read law in office of Hon. G. L. Smith 
and Hon. David B. Hill of Elmira. He was admitted to the bar 
in 1872 and afterwards practiced his profession at Elmira. In 1892, 
he was Asst. Prof, in the Cornell Law School for a brief period. 
In 1894 was a member of the Constitutional Convention. Jan. 1, 
1897, he became county judge and surrogate of Chemung Co., X. 
Y., elected for a term of six years. 

c. Edward Otis, b. Elmira, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1848; d. Aug. 29. 1866. 

d. Frederick Augustus, b. Elmira, X. Y., Jan. 26, 1854; d. Dec. 20, 1856. 

e. Carrie Loitise, b. Elmira, X. Y., Mar. 27, 1858; d. Sept. 3, 1858. 

Ransom Pratt was for nearly thirty years a leading business man 
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that t^ocs to ni?.ke up tlie present prosperity of tlie city. In com- 
pany with his brother, Daniel, he went to Ehnira in 1842 and pur- 
chased a water privilege on Newton Creek (the present site of the 
Woolen Mill). They established a cloth dressing, wool carding and 
small woolen manufacturing business company, which they ran 
until Feb. 1848, when their mill vv-as burned. 

In the summer of the same year the business w^as resumed by an 
organization known as the Elmira Woolen Manufacturing Co., of 
which the brothers were the principal stockholders and managers. 

The mills soon entered upon a most prosperous existence. Dif- 
ficulties there were to be surmounted, but the sagacity and thorough- 
ly practical knowdedge of the brothers were equal to all emergencies. 
The foundations were laid deep and strong for a prosperity which 
in time was more than amply realized, and in later life threw around 
the homes of the brothers all the luxury and comforts that flow from 
wealth and cultured tastes. 

On the 1st of April, 1868, there was another change in the busi- 
ness organization of the mills. The mill and machinery of the El- 
mira Woolen Mfg. Co. became the property of a corporation, in 
which the Pratts and Dundas were the principal stockholders, and 
the business has since been under the name of the Clinton Woolen 
Mills. The Messrs. Pratt were the first to introduce the power 
loom and card condensing machines into this country. At the time 
of his death Mr. Pratt was President of the Clinton Woolen Mills 
Co., a director in the 2nd National Bank, and in company with his 
son-in-law, Alderman Reynolds, largely engaged in the pork trade. 
Prominent in every public enterprise, having at heart the best inter- 
ests of the city in which he dwelt, and for wdiose advancement he 
did so much, he was also ever solicitous for its moral and com- 
mercial progress. 

Mrs. Sarah ( Alvord) P'ratt lived a singularly useful and beautiful 
life. During her youth the family moved to Schuyler, N. Y., and 
there she was married to Ransom Pratt. The young cotU'lc resided 
for a brief time in Havanna, N. Y., and then came to Ehuira, >v'iere 
for more than forty-five years she lived a life that made her known 
and beloved by a large circle of acquaintances and friends. Early 
connecting herself with the 1st Presbyterian Church during the 
pastorate of Rev. Dr. Fowler, she was, so long as she was able, a 
regular attendant upon its services and a faithful worker in its 
ranks. Nor :'id her interest cease with inability to longer attend 



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upon its services to the end. Its welfare was to her a matter of 
ever present concern, and in the larger affairs of her chosen church 
she ever felt a lively interest. 

As w'as to be expected of one who possessed such broad sym- 
pathies, her interest extended to every good work, and her more 
than ordinary good sense, her ready hand and generous purse were 
open to every worthy philanthropic object within the bounds of her 
adopted cit\-. 

Prominent among those who enlisted her ready cooperation was 
the Southern Pier Orphan's Home. From its inception she was 
identified with it, and from 1872-1883 she occupied consecutively 
the offices of trustee, vice-president and president, being president 
from 1876-1883, and then only giving it up because warned by ap- 
proaching disease. 

But even this short allusion to facts well known to those v^•ho 
labored with her, does not tell the whole story of her useful life. 
She was not a demonstrative woman. What her right hand did was 
not known to her left. Pier good works were largely private in their 
character as they were innumerable and constant, and only where 
the secret deeds of life are revealed shall we know with accuracy 
the amount of her unostentatious giving. The fortitude with which 
she bore her deprivation and pain, and the faith with which she 
looked forward to the future, were only other evidences of that noble 
character which everyone, who came in contact with her, was com- 
pelled to award her. 

771. BETSEY LAVIXIA ALVORD (Otis, Sctli, Sctli, Thoiu- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Waterville, N. Y., Alar. 27, 1827; 
died Elmira, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1863; married Catlin (now Dix.), X. 
Y., Oct. 9, 1845, Lewis Bailey, son of Wilson and Fanny (Bum.p) 
Bailey. He was born Catlin, X". Y., Sept. 23, 1825. Res. Elmira, 
X. Y. Children : 

a. Oscar Augustus, b. Dix, X. Y., Apr. 20, 1849; d. Dix. X. Y., Apr. 12, 

1900; mar. Dec. 13, 1873, :\Iary R. Tallman. 

b. Frank, b. Dix, X. Y., Sept. 9, 1854; d. Sept. 25, 1855. 

c. Frank Otis, b. Elmira, X. Y., Alar. 14, 1860; d. Buffalo, X. Y.. Dec. 31, 

1893 ; mar. Elmira, X. Y., Lena Castle. 

d. Lucy, b. Elmira, X. Y., June 1861 ; d. Sept. 8, 1863. 

Lewis Bailey passed the earlier years of his life in the town of 
Catlin, Chemung Co., now Dix, Schuyler Co., X". Y. As a boy he 
was fond of building wagons and water wheels. After marriage 
he engaged in farming, and to some extent in carpentry. In the 



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spring- of 1859 he removed to Elmira, N. Y., and in 1861 he fell in 
with the 13th N. Y. Reg. for the war, without enlisting. He was 
present at the first hattle of Cull Run, after which he returned home 
sick, and in the fah of 1862 he enlisted in the 141st N. Y. Vols, 
He was in Gen. Slierman's "March to the Sea," and received his 
discharge in the summer of 1865. In 1868 he married for his second 
wife Emily C. Claghorn, and has lived at St. Louis, Mo., Elmira, 
N. Y., and Moreland, N. Y., where he still resides (1906.) Mr. 
Bailey is a member of the Cong. Church, stands by the Bible and 
N. Y. Tribune ; is a member of no secret society, and carries no 
insurance. At the age of eighty-one he enjoys good health. 

773. ANNE ALVORD (Chaiinccy Hart, Scth, Scth, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alcxaiidcr), born Goshen, Conn., May 23, 1828; married 
East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 19, 1846, Noah Sparrow Markham, 
son of Nathaniel and Nabbe Judd (Smith) Markham. He was born 
Chatham, Conn., Aug. 14, 1816; died Willimantic, Conn., Aug. 2, 
1892. Res. East Hampton, Conn. (1846-1858), Glastonbury, Conn. 
(1858-1873), and Willimantic, Conn. Children: 

a. Nathaniel Augustus, b. East Hampton, Conn., Sept. 16, 1847 ; d. Thomas- 

ville, Ga., Dec. 27, 1880; mar. Sept. 16, 1872, Mary Wood, who now 
resides at San Francisco, Cal. They had one child: Herbert Stan- 
ley, who died when at school. Mr. N. A. Markham was educated 
at Westfield and Wilbraham, Mass. He was book-keeper in the 
office of the Meriden Brittania Co. for two years. From there he 
went to Winsted, Conn., and was employed as shipping clerk in 
thiC Cabinet, Hardware and Coffin Trimming Factory. His health 
failing, he went to Ga., where he died. 

b. Arthur Leon, b. East Hampton, Conn., Apr. 18, 1S55 ; died East Hamp- 

ton, Conn., Aug. 14, 1873. 

Noah S. Markham was a scythe maker by trade, and manufactured 
scythes and hoes on the site nov/ occupied by the D. W. Watrous 
Co. at East Hampton, Conn. His goods v/ere among the best, but 
improved methods and competition destroyed his business, which 
lie relinquished for one requiring less capital. He was postm.aster 
at East Hampton, Conn., for several years. 

Mrs. Anne (Alvord) Markham was educated at Waterford, Conn., 
and at the Bacon Academy, Colchester, Conn. When a girl she 
lived with her aunt, Elizabeth (Alvord) Gates. She is now living 
(1908) at Willimantic, Conn., and has been most helpful in this 
work. 

774. JOSEPH HENRY ALVORD {Chaunccy Hart, Scth, Scth, 



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Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., Dec. 1, 1830; 
died West Hartford (Elmwood), Conn., July 16, 1907; married 
1st, Marlborough, Conn., Mar. 12, 1857, Betsey Matilda Latham of 
Marlborough, Conn., daughter of Amos B. and Caroline (Loomis) 
Latham. She was born J\Iarlborough, Conn., July 19, 1838 ; living 
in Mich. 1906. He married 2nd, Bloomfield, Conn., Feb. 14, 1872, 
Betsey Ann Beebe, daughter of John Russell Beebe. (Hartford 
Records say that her maiden name was Warner, daughter of David 
and Eliza Warner). She was born Lyme, Conn., July 9, 1835; died 
Hartford, Conn., Apr. 12, 1899. Res. Glastonbury and West Hart- 
ford (Elmwood), Conn. Children: 

1577. Caroline Harriet, b. Glastonbury, Conn., Aug. 14, 1860; d. Aug. 9, 

1862. 

1578. Anna Jane, b. Glastonbury, Conn. JNIar. 28, 1862. 

Joseph Henry Alvord learned the trade of wagon maker and 
blacksmith in Goshen, Conn. After working several years in East 
Hampton, Conn., he went to Glastonbury, Conn., and carried on 
business for about ten years. From there he removed to Bloom- 
field, Conn., Vvdiere he continued his business until 1890, when he 
removed to West Hartford, Conn., and was employed in the shop 
of W. A. King. 

775. ELIZA CHLOE ALVORD {Chauncey Hart, Seth, Seth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 26, 1834; 
married Waterbury, Conn., Aug. 21, 1852, Lodovic Millanx of 
Waterbury, Conn., son of Edward and Caroline (Bernard) Mil- 
lanx. He was born Sedan, France, Feb. 22, 1832. Res. Waterbury, 
Conn. Children : 

a. George Ludovic, b. Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 28, 1854; d. Mar. 15, 1860. 

b. Edward, b. Waterbury, Conn., May 28, 1861 ; d. ?>Iay 10, 1862. 

Lodovic IMillanx came to America when two years old with his 
mother, who was a widow. They lived in the West Indies until 
he was sixteen 3'ears of age, when they came to New York City. 
From there to Waterbury, Conn., where he has been employed for 
over twenty years in the Scoville Mfg. Co. 

776. JEROME LOBDELL ALVORD {Chauncey Hart, Seth, 
Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., Dec. 12, 
1835 ; died Glastonbury, Conn., July 14, 1871 ; married East Hamp- 
ton, Conn., May 31, 1857, Emelie Victoria Daniels, daughter of 
Bartlett Shepherd and Florilla (Fuller) Daniels. She was born 
Middle Haddam, Conn., Jan. 23, 1841. Res. East Hampton, Conn. 
Children : 



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1579. Francis Daniels, b. East Hampton, Conn., May 11, 1858; d. Jan. 24, 

1861. 

1580. Minnie Belle, b. East Hampton, Conn., June 6, 1860. 

1581. Bertha Carroll, b. East Hampton, Conn., Nov. 12, 1867. 

1582. Emma Daniels, b. East Hampton, Conn., Oct. 18, 1869. 

Jerome Lobdell Alvord was deputy sheriff of Middlesex Co., 
Conn., and in the employ of White and Veary, manufacturers of 
bells. He was a member of the First Church of East Hampton, 
Conn., and belonged to the Masonic Order. 

Mr. Alvord was of a remarkably cheerful disposition and of great 
sympathy for the afflictions of others. He was held in high esteem 
in the community. His death was the result of an injury. 

777. EDWIN B. ALVORD {Chaunccy Hart, Seth, Scth, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., Alar. 12, 1840; 
married W^oodbury, Conn., Dec. 20, 1867, Susan Maria Burch of 
Woodbury, Conn., daughter of Alfred and Susan Maria (Thomas) 
Burch. She was born Roxbury, Conn., June 18, 1844. Res. Bridge- 
port, Conn. (1907). Children: 

1583. Harriet Maria, b. Woodbury, Conn., Nov. 29, 1869: iinm. 

1584. Jei'ome Lobdell, b. Thomaston, Conn., Oct. 15, 1871. 

1585. Alfred Burch, b. Thomaston, Conn., Apr. 26, 1874. 

1586. Frederick Edwin, b. Thomaston, Conn., Apr. 16, 1877. 

1587. Raymond Ernest, b. Thomaston, Conn., June 11, 1880. 

1588. Frank Downs, b. Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 15, 1891. 

Edwin B. Alvord is a carpenter. He lived and worked at his 
trade at Plymouth (Thomaston), Conn., until about 1880, when he 
removed to Bridgeport. 

778. EDGAR ALVORD {Chaiincey Hart, Seth, Seth, 
TJiomas, TJiomas Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., Mar. 12, 1840; 
married Morris, Conn., June 3, 1868, Helen Gaylord Waugh, of 
Morris, Conn., daughter of Henry and Martha Minerva (Fair- 
child) Waugh. She was born Sandersfield, Mass., Aug. 6, 1849. 
Res. Morris? Conn. (1907). Children: 

1589. Henry Chauncey, b. Morris, Conn. Mar. 18, 1869. 

1590. George Edgar, b. Morris, Conn. July 2, 1871. 

1591. May Emma, b. Morris, Conn., May 1, 1886. 

1592. Herbert Markam, b. Morris, Conn., Sept. 7, 1890. 

Edgar Alvord was a soldier in the Civil AVar, and after the war 
resided at Morris, Conn., on the place where his father lived. He 
has been Selectman of the town and held various other offices. The 
following is his account of his war service as given by himself: 

"I enlisted in Co. E, 5th Conn. Infantry, at Hartford, June 4, 



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1861 ; was mustered into the U. S. service, July 22, 1861, and left 
Hartford, Conn., for the front July 29. The 5th Regiment joined 
Gen. Banks' command at Sandy Hook, X. J., Aug. 1, 1861. During 
the first year we did guard duty along the Potomac River from 
Darnestown, Md., to Hancock, Md. 

"IVlar. 1, 1862, we crossed the Potomac and on the 22nd we were 
in the first fight at Winchester, Va., on the 25tli with Banks on his 
retreat up the Shenandoah Valley. We were fighting for over two 
hours in the morning and then marched fortv-five miles and crossed 
the Potomac River into Aid. at Dunn's Ferry, a fev>- miles below 
Williamsport, on an old swing ferry. Before two o'clock in the 
morning at the battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., on the 9th of Aug., 
1862, in a charge on the rebels, I was wounded twice; in the left 
knee by a piece of shell, and in the left hip by a buck shot. I was 
taken prisoner and was confined one month in Libby Prison and two 
months in Belle Isle. After this I was paroled and taken to Annap- 
olis, Md.. from there to Parell Camp, near Alexandria, \'a., until I 
v>as exchanged. I then joined my regiment at Frederick. Md. In 
September 1863 the 11th and 12th Army Corps were consolidated 
into the 20th Corps, and the 5th Regiment was transferred to the 
Army of the Cumberland. Here I was in the fight at Lookout Mt., 
then guarded the R. R. at Cowan and the coal mines at Tracy Cit}', 
Tenn., on the Cumberland Alts. On the 5th of Jan., 1864, at 
Tracy City, I enlisted with others and had a thirty days' furlong in 
the state, \\dien I returned to the regiment we advanced toward 
Atlanta. Ga., and we were at the siege of that place in August. 
The Union troops entered the city September 2, 1864, and the Sth 
Conn, was the first regiment to march into the city. 

"We were with Sherman on his march from Atlanta to the Sea. 
I was at the siege of Savannah in Dec. We entered that city on 
the 23rd of Dec, 1864. The last engagement that I was in was 
Aversboro and Silver Run, N. C, both the same day, Mar. 16, 
1865. 

"After Lee's surrender, we marched to Washington, arriving there 
the 19th of Alay. The total distance marched from Savannah to 
Washington (taken from my diary from day to da}') was seven 
hundred and fifty miles. Our regiment participated in the grand 
review at Washington, Alay 24, 1865, and was mustered out of ser- 
vice July 19, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. I arrived at Hartford, Conn., 
with the regiment July 23, 1865. 



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"Some of the principal engagements that I was in were as follows: 

Battle of Winchester, Va., Mar. 23, 1862; 

2nd Battle of Winchester, Va., Mar. 25, 1862; 

" Cedar Mt., Va., Aug. 9, 1862; 

" Chancellorville, Va., May 1-3, 1863; 

" Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3, 1863; 

" Reasca, Ga., May 15, 1864; 

" Cassville, Ga., May 19, 1864; 

" Dallas, Ga., May 25, 1864; 

" Lost Mt., Ga., June 15, 1864; 

" Kenesaw Mt., Ga., June 22, 1864; 

" Gulp's Farms, Ga., June 22, 1864; 

" Peach Tree Creek, Ga., July 20, 1864; 

" Gainesville, Ga., Aug. 9, 1864; 

" Montieth Station, Ga., Dec. 15, 1864; 

" Siege of Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1864; 

" Chesterfield, C. H., S. C, Feb. 4, 1865 ; 

" Aversborough, N. C, Mar. 16, 1865; 

" Silver Run, X. C, Mar. 16. 1865." 

779. CLARK LEANDER ALVORD {Chaunccy Hart, Seth, 
Seth, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Morris, Conn., Feb. 5, 
1850; married Thomaston, Conn., Feb. 5. 1874, Georgiana Pardee, 
daughter of James R. and Julia Charlotte (Wood) Pardee. She 
was born Thomaston. Conn., Feb. 21, 1854. Res. Bridgeport, Conn. 
(1908). Children: 

1593. Lila Maud, b. Thomaston, Conn., July 14, 1875. 

1594. Harry Clark, b. Thomaston, Conn., May 5, 1878. 

Clark Leander Alvord in early life taught school for several years. 
He afterwards went to Thomaston, Conn., and learned the car- 
penter's trade, working there with his brother, Edwin B. He then 
removed to Bridgeport, Conn., and still continues in the same oc- 
cupation. 

780. GEORGE BULKLEY ALVORD {John, John, Elisha, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 8, 1798; 
died Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1881; married New York, N. Y., 
1831, Amelia Bulkley, daughter of Burr and Sarah (Conklin) Bulk- 
ley. She was born near Southport, Conn., Feb. 20, 1809; died 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1854. Res. New York, N. Y., and Brook- 
Lyn, N. Y. Children : 

1595. Caroline Elizabeth, b. New York, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1832. 

1596. George Bulkley, b. New York, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1834. 

1597. Amelia, b. New York, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1836. 



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1598. James Ostrom, b. New York, N. Y., July 12, 1839; d. May 12, 1843. 

1599. Banks Conklin, b. New York, N. Y., May 19, 1842. 

1600. Edwin Piatt, b. New York, N. Y., Mar. 26, 1846. 

1601. Charles Finney, b. New York, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1850; d. Mar. 14, 1851. 
George Bulkley Alvord was a very energetic business man in New 

York City, for many years conducting a large hat factory and store 
as early as 1824; also dealing in furs. "Old Commodore" Vander- 
bilt was one of his regular customers. Mr. Alvord was closely in 
touch with the "knickerbocker" class in the city, and at one time was 
candidate for a municipal office. He was a man of strong literary 
tendencies, and somewhat poetic, with deep religious sentiments. 
Had the conditions of early life favored, he would undoubtedly have 
ranked high as a professional man. 

781. DELIA ALVORD (John, John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 1800; died New York, X. 
Y., Aug. 1821 ; married Feb., 1820, .Alartin Mead. He died Sailor's 
Snug Harbor, Staten Is., N. Y. Res. Portchester, X. Y. Child : 

a. Delia, b. Feb. 6, 1821; d. New York, N. Y., Aug. 1854. She was 
brought up by her grandmother and after the Litter's death lived 
with her uncle, John Ware, in New York City. 

Martin Mead married a second time, and had two sons bv this 
marriage. He was a sea-faring man. 

782. ALOXZO ALWYN ALVORD {John, John, Elisha, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Greens Farms, Conn., July 4, 1802; 
died New York, N. Y., i\Iarch 7, 1862; married New York, N. Y., 
Apr. 23, 1834, Susan Grenzebach, daughter of John Xicholas and 
]\Iargaret (Dean) Grenzebach, of Jersey City, N. J. She was born 
New York, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1807; died New York, N. Y., Sept. 23, 
1897. Res. New York, N. Y. Children: 

1602. Alonzo, b. New York, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1837; d. Oct. 7, 1838. 

1603. Alwyn Alonzo, b. New York, N. Y., June 9, 1839. 

1604. Susan Margaret, b. New York, N. Y., July 17, 1842. 

1605. John Nicholas, b. New York, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1844; d. New York, 

N. Y., June 29, 1864 ; unm. ; a young man of great promise. 

1606. Sophia Elizabeth Cleland, b. New York, N. Y., May 7, 1847. 

Alonzo Alwyn Alvord began his business career as a hatter in 
New York City, about the year 1823, running a store with his 
brother, George B. Alvord, on the Bowery. Soon after his marriage 
he became interested in politics, and in 1851 was president of the 
Board of Assistant Alderman in New York City. In 1852 he was 
alderman, representing the 18th Ward. In the early days of life 



306 Alvord Genealogy 

insurance, Mr. Alvord was one of the directors of the Manhattan 
Life Ins. Co., and its first president. Resigning this position he de- 
voted himself to the organization of the Manhattan Savings Institu- 
tion in 1850, with which conipan}- he continued as sec- 
retary until a short time before his death, when he was. 
succeeded by his brother, Charles F. Alvord. In apprecia- 
tion of Mr. Alvord's services, the bank had a large oil portrait made 
of him, which still has a place there. Mr. Alvord was a man of 
marked ability, of sterling integrity and highly esteemed. He was 
a member of the Episcopal Church, and in the long years of ill- 
health exhibited great Christian fortitude and cheerfulness. 

784. ELIZA ALVORD (John, John, Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Rye, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1811 ; died New York, N. Y., 
Sept. 20, 1895 ; married Old Zion, Prot. Epis. Ch., N. Y. City, Feb. 
13, 1832, John Plankenhorn Ware, son of Richard and Hannah 
(Plankenhorn) Ware. He was born Philadelphia, Pa., May 22, 
1809; died New York, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1854. Res. New York, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Richard Frederick, b. New York, N. Y., Mar. 16, 1833; mar. Dec. 24, 

1863, Amelia F. Klanberg. 

b. Edward, b. New York, N. Y., June 19, 1836; d. May. 19, 1837. 

c. Mary Alvord, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1838; mar. Nov. 21, 1359, 

Herbert C. Peck. 

d. William Henry, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1841 ; d. July, 1841. 

e. Alonzo, b. New York, N. Y., May 11, 1842; d. July, 1844. 

f. Elizabeth, b. New York, N. Y., Feb. 1844; d. Nov. 30, 1846. 

g. James Edward, b. New York, N. Y., July 16, 1846; an architect; mar, 

May 14, 1872, Edith Backus, 
h. Elizabeth, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 1849; d. New York, N. Y., Dec. 

1849. 
i. Elinor Maria, b. New York, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1851 ; res. Scarsdale, N. Y., 

1907; mar. Sept. 1, 1870, John A. Remer. 

John Plankenham Ware was exceedingly fond of learning, and al- 
though not able to complete a collegiate course, he was well ac- 
quainted with the classics, and also devoted to music. In the pursuit 
of these, he had a most congenial companian in his wife, who in- 
herited her mother's taste for literature. They united in impressing 
upon their children the importance of education. Even in her old 
age, Mrs. Ware could quote from the Bible and familiar poems at 
great length. Mr. Ware stood as a model of courtesy, and was 
greatly beloved. 

Mr. \Vare's father was an architect and bulkier. He constructed 




ALONZO ALWYN AL.VORD, (NO. 782.) 

President of Manhattan Life Ins. Co. 

Organizer of Manhattan Savings Institution. 



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some of the buildings of the University of Va., contract signed by 
Thos. Jefferson. 

786. CHARLES FREDERICK ALVORD {John, John, Eiisha, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born July 2, 1819; died New York, 
X. Y., June 17, 1889; married prob. 1847, Mary A. Huggins, of 
Cincinnati, O., daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah Wakeman (Alvord) 
Huggins. She was born prob. New Haven, Conn., 1815; died New 
York, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1875. Res. New York City. Children: 

1607. Frederick, b. New York, N. Y., about 1848; d. young. 

1608. Louisa (adopted), d. young. 

Charles Frederick Alvord went into business with his brothers 
in the hat store at No. 10 Bowery, New York City, in the year 1838. 
Later he was secretary of the Manhattan Saving Institution, New 
York City. He was buried in Trinity Cemetery, having been a 
prominent member of Trinity Church. 

787. WAKEMAN ALVORD (David, John, Eiisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., Sept., 1802; died Wethers- 
field, Conn., May 20, 1853 ; married Kent, Conn., Dec. 27 1820, 
Polly Jones. Res. Kent, Conn. Children. 

1609. Betsey Louisa, b. Kent, Conn., Mar. 23, 1822; d. young. 

1610. Sarah Minder, b. Kent, Conn., Jan. 20, 1824. 

1611. Xorman Wakeman, b. Kent, Conn., Aug. 21, 1826; d. Kent, Conn., 

Xov. 2, 1863, unm. 

Further record of Wakeman Alvord may be found at Wethers- 
field, Conn. 

788. ALMON ALVORD (Daz'id, John, Eiisha, Thomas, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., Jan. 17, 1804; died Green's 
Farms, Conn., Nov. 30, 1889 ; married Green's Farms, Conn., Sept. 
20, 1827, Ellen Thorpe, daughter of Capt. Eliphet and Esther (Jen- 
nings) Thorpe. She was born Green's Farms, Conn., Jan. 8, 1797; 
died Green's Farms, Conn., July 4, 1876. Res. Green's Farms, Conn. 
Occupation, farmer. Children : 

1612. Xelson b. Green's Farms, Conn., Oct. 22, 1828. 

1613. Elizabeth, b. Green's Farms, Conn., Oct. 20, 1834. 

789. NELSON ALVORD (Darid, John, Eiisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., Oct. 25, 1805; died Tor- 
rington. Conn., Dec. 1884; married 1st, Kent, Conn., Jan. 21, 1829, 
]\Irs. Caroline (Chamberlain) Winegar. She died Torrington, 
Conn., Nov. 10. 1847. He married 2nd, Torrington, Conn., July 4, 
1858, Adelia (Millard) Skiff, of Torrington, Conn., widow of 



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Nathan Skiff, and daughter of Maj. Russell and Anna Millard. She 
was born Cornwall, Conn. ; died Westport, Conn., July 8, 1880. Res. 
Torrington (Wolcottville) Conn. Children: 

1614. Nelson, b. Torrington, Conn., Nov. 29, 1830. 

1615. Edwin Banks, b. Torrington, Conn., Apr. 16, 1835. 

1616. Robert Elmer, b. Torrington, Conn., Aug. 19, 1840; d. Mar. 28, 1844. 

1617. Elmore David, b. Torrington, Conn., June 17, 1850. 

Nelson Alvord began business in Torrington (Wolcottville) Conn., 
on Litchfield Street, in 1835, manufacturing carriages. He was a 
pioneer in shipping top vehicles to Ga. These Vv-ere used for dis- 
tributing merchandise through the country long before the advent 
of railroads in that section of the South. 

He built up a large business, probably the largest in the state, 
employing at times one hundred and twenty-five men. Before the 
railroad was built through the Naugatuck Valley, he had to trans- 
port his wagons by team to New Haven, thence by water to Savan- 
nah, Ga. He continued in active business until he retired in 1863, 
and removed to Green's Farms, Conn., on the shore of Long Island 

Sound. 
790. SARAH WAKEMAN ALVORD (David, John, Elisha, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., May 23, 1809; 

died Westport, Conn., June 2, 1886; married Kent, Conn., July 2. 

1826, Alvin Northrop, son of Amos and Rachel (Ives) Northrop. 

He was born Chatham, N. Y., Apr. 15, 1803; died Westport, Conn., 

Nov. 29, 1875. Res. Kent, Conn., Warren, Conn., and Westport, 

Conn. His occupation, shoemaker. Children : 

a. Julia Burr, b. Kent, Conn., Nov. 28, 1832; d. Westport, Conn., Apr. 27, 

1883; mar. Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 1, 1854, Charles Bulkley. 

b. William Fenn, b. Kent, Conn., Nov. 6, 1836; res. Southport, Conn., 1906; 

mar. Dec. 23, 1857, Abby Jane Baker. 

c. Frances Josephine, b. Kent, Conn., Aug. 20, 1838; d. Westport, Conn., 

Mar. 13, 1875; mar. Dec. 13, 1854, Charles A. Meeker. 

d. George Elmore, b. Cornwall, Conn., Feb. 17, 1844; res. Southport, Conn. 

1906; mar. Jan. 17, 1865, Margaret E. Hannigan. i 

e. Louisa Anzanetta, b. Westport, Conn., Apr. 12, 1850; d. Westport, Conn., 

Dec. 1, 1890; mar. Mar. 2, 1871, George B. Mills. 

791. ELISHA ALVORD {David, John, Elisha, Thomas, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., Mar. 1, 1814; died Sandusky, O., 
Feb. 12, 1903; married Warren, Conn., Dec. 13, 1835, Louisa Jen- 
nings, daughter of Thaddeus Jennings. She was born Warren, 
Conn., Dec. 2, 1816; died Sandusky, O., Aug. 11, 1892. Res. 
Sanduskv. Ohio. Children : 



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1618. Frederick Wakeman, b. Fairfield, Conn., Sept. 28, 1836. 

1619. Frank Thaddeus, b. Sandusky, O., 1843; d. 1853. 

1620. :\lartha Abigail, b. Sandusky, O., 1852; d. 1854. 

1621. Mary Louisa, b. Sandusky, O., Dec. 2, 1857. 

Elisha Alvord was a resident of Sandusky, O., nearly the entire 
period of his married life, and was engaged in the business of a 
wholesale fish merchant. 

794. ABIGAIL JANE ALVORD (David, John, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Kent, Conn., Mar. 23, 1820; died Green's 
Farms, Conn., Apr. 23, 1899; married New York, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1838, 
William Henry Hemson, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Badgeley) 
Hemson. He was born Xew York, N. Y., ]\Iar. 23, 1S15; died 
Green's Farms, Conn., Xov. 17, 1897. Res. Green's Famis, Conn. 
Children : 

a. William Henry, b. Green's Farms, Conn., Aug. 11, 1839; d. Green's 

Farms, Conn., May 13, 1901 ; mar. Sept. 4, 1876, Mary A. Stewart 
of Goshen, Conn. 

b. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Green's Farms, Conn., Feb. 4, 1841 ; res. Fairfield, N. 

Y.; mar. Nov., 1870, Edward S. Buckley, 2nd Oct. 2, 1876, 
Alilton Ford of Fairfield, X. Y. 

c. David Franklin, b. Green's Farms, Conn., July 20, 1845 ; d. Green's 

Farms, Conn., Oct. 9, 1884; mar. Dec. 16, 1871, Mary J. Hawkins, 
2nd Clara Smith. 

William H. Hemson was a builder bv trade, buildinsf inanv of the 
older houses around Green's Farms, Conn. He lived all of his mar- 
ried life in the house he built the first year after he was married. 

795. MARY BANKS ALVORD (Elisha, John, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas^ Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 4. 1807; died 
Southport, Conn., Feb. 26, 1885 ; married Hull's Farms, Westport, 
Conn., N^ov. 28, 1833, Aaron Sherwood, son of Justus and Sarah 
(Bradley) Sherwood. He was born Fairfield Conn., June 13, 1802; 
died Southport, Conn., x\ug. 14, 1849. Res. Southport, Conn. 
Children : 

a. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Southport, Conn., Mar. 23, 1836; res. Southport, 

Conn., 1907; mar. Southport, Conn., Jan. 10, 1866, Charles Lacey. 

b. Elisha Cornelius, b, Southport, Conn., Oct. 9, 1838; mar. Southport, 

Conn., Xov. 13, 1860, Emily Taylor. 

c. Mary Howard, b. Southport, Conn., Aug. 28, 1841 ; mar. Sept. 24, 1864, 

Robert H. Jackson of X'ev,r York City, who died in Civil War. 

Aaron Sherv/ood was a dry goods merchant at Southport, Conn. 

796. SARAH WAKEMAN ALVORD (Elisha, John, Elisha, 
Thomas; Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 9, 1812; 



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died Southport, Conn., Apr. 7, 1880; niarricl Hull's Farms, Conn., 

Mar. 7, 1842, John Henry Gorham, son of and ]\Iary 

(Gould) Gorham. He was born Hull's Farms, Conn., Sept. 19, 
1820, died Southport, Conn., Apr. 5, 1881. Res. Fairfield, Conn. 
Children : 

a. Emily Maria, b. Fairfield, Conn., Apr. 14, 1843; res. Southport, Conn., 

1905; mar. Oct. 13, 1863, Royal T. Nichols; 2nd, July 14, 1880, An- 
drew Walker. 

b. John Alvord, b. Fairfield, Conn. Apr. 2, 1842; res. Bridgeport, Conn., 

1905 ; mar. Anna Sturges. 

c. Elizabeth Bradley, b. Fairfield, Conn., Nov. 27, 1847; res. New York 

City, 1905; mar. 1872, Frederick B. Thorp of Fairfield, Conn. 

d. Sarah Louisa, b. Fairfield, Conn., Feb. 6, 1850; d. New York, N. Y., 

Nov. 29, 1878; mar. Southport, Conn., Apr. 7, 1874, John Brant. 

John H. Gorham was a sea captain. 

797. MARTHA ALVORD {Nehemiah Banks, John, Elisha, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Sottthport, Conn., Feb. 25, 
1821; died Riverside, 111., Mar. 4, 1884; married Southport, Conn., 
Oct. 12, 1841, Henry Baldwin, son of Abraham Dudley and Henri- 
etta (Jennings) Baldwin. He was born Greenfield Hill, Conn., 1829; 
died Riverside, 111., Dec. 23, 1893. Res. Riverside, 111. Occupation, 
merchant. Children : 

a. Henry Dudley, b. Greenfield Hill, Conn., July 20, 1842 ; unm. 

b. Nehemiah Alvord, b. Greenfield Hill, Conn., Sept. 29, 1844 ; res. San 

Diego, Cal., 1906; mar. Trumbull, Conn., Feb. 24, 1870, i\Iarion 
Augusta Brinsmade. 

c. Mary Frances Hopkins, b. Southport, Conn., Jan. 21, 1850; mar. Aurora, 

III, Nov. 18, 1869, Edward Augustus Sibull. 

798. JOHN ABEL ALVORD (Nehemiah Banks, John, Elisha, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Southport, Conn., Sept. 24, 
1826; died Southport, Conn., May. 7, 1868; married Canaan, N. Y., 
Nov., 1862, Mary Elvira Wilcox, daughter of Chauncey and Lomira 
(Ives-Chamberlain) Wilcox. She was born Austerlitz, N. Y., Aug. 
11, 1831; died Pittsfield, Mass., May 10, 1900. Res. Southport, 
Conn. Children : 

1622. John Abel, b. Southport, Conn., Feb. 23, 1864; d. New Marlboro, 

Mass., Dec. 10, 1881. He died while attending school at New Marl- 
boro, Mass. 

1623. Mary Banks, b. Southport, Conn., Feb. 24, 1865; res. Pittsfield, Mass., 

1902; unm. '* 

1624. Sarah Wakeman, b. Southport, Conn., July 30, 1866; d. Pittsfield, 

Mass., May 29, 1900 ; unm. 

1625. Edith, b. Southport, Conn., Aug. 25, 1868; d. Mar. 17, 1882. 



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Mrs. Alvord and her daughter moved to Pittsiield, ]\Iass., in May, 
1891, where they remained until the death of mother and sister. 

801. EDWARD JESUP ALVORD {Jesiip, John, Elisha, Thom- 
as,, Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Mar. 26, 1831 ; died 
Southport, Conn., Oct. 16, 1868; married Southport, Conn., June 
15, 1859, Sarah Elizabeth Bulkley, daughter of Walter and Betsey 
(Smith) Bulkley. She was born Southport, Conn., Dec. 7, 1832; 
died Southport, Conn., June 20, 1866. Res. Southport, Conn. Chil- 
dren: 

1626. Edward Jesup, b. Southport, Conn., May 23, 1863 ; d. Sept. 21, 1868. 

162rr Walter, b. Southport, Conn., June 22, 1865 ; d. June 30, 1865. 

Edward Jesup Alvord graduated at Yale College in 1852, and 
studied law with Judge Osborn of Fairfield. Though admitted to 
the bar, he taught school for several years before entering upon the 
practice of law. He held the office of deputy collector of internal 
revenue for several years, and w'as a member of the Conn. State 
Legislature. 

802. SUSAN CURTIS ALVORD (Jesup, John, Elisha, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Fairfield, Conn., Aug. 19, 1838; mar- 
ried Southport, Conn., Jan. 10, 1860, William Edgar Trubee, son 
of William and Eliza Ann (Knapp) Trubee. He was born Fairfield, 
Conn., July 27, 1837 ; died Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 5, 1890. Res. 
Bridgeport, Conn. Children: 

a. Susan Alvord, b. Bridgeport, Conn., Mar. 30, 1862; d. Oct. 10, 1865. 

b. Jessie Alvord, b. Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 3, 1864; mar. Feb. 6, 1883, 

Henry A. Bishop of Bridgeport, Conn. 

c. William Alvord, b. Bridgeport, Conn., }Jar. 22, 1866; mar. Sept. 10, 1890, 

Anne J. Rice of Lockport, N. Y. 

d. Julia Alvord, b. Bridgeport, Conn., June 30, 1868; mar. June 20, 1893, 

Dr. Virgil P. Gibney of New York City. 

William E. Trubee was a wholesale grocer of the old and estab- 
lished firm of D. Trubee & Co., Water St., Bridgeport, Conn. Mrs. 
Trubee is still living at Bridgeport (1906j. 

803. ELIZABETH BURR ALVORD (Morris, John, Elisha, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Southport, Conn., Nov. 15, 

1818; died Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 19, 1886; married Southport Conn., 

Mar. 20, 1844, Gilbert Adolphus Knudson (parents unknown). He 

was born Christiana, Norway ; died Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1879. 

Res. Southport, Conn., and Brooklyn, N. Y. Children : 

a. Adolphus Alvord, b. Southport, Conn., Dec. 11, 1845; res. Brooklyn, N. 
Y., 1906 ; mar. Emma C. Clark. 



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b. Morris Fitch, b. Southport, Conn, July 6, 1848; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 

mar. Emma Munger of Syracuse, N. Y. 

c. Harriet Sophia, Southport, Conn, July 16, 1850; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 

1894; mar. Richard H. Clarke. 

d. Howard Augustus, Southport, Conn., Feb. 3, 1855 ; mar. Lena E. Baxter. 

e. Infant daughter. 

Capt. Gilbert A. Knudson commanded sailing vessels and steamers 
before the Civil War, during which he was a port warden at New 
Orleans after its capture. Later he commanded coast steamers run- 
ning: South. 



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804. MARTHA ALVORD (Morris, John, Elisha, Thomas, 

Thomas, Alexander), born Southport, Conn., Nov. 2Z 1820; died 

Bridgeport, Conn., May 12, 1849; married Southport, Conn., May 

22, 1848, Henry Marsh Hine, son of Anan and Almira (Marsh) 

Hine. He was born New Milford, Conn., July 18, 1816; died Engle- 

wood, N. J., 1896. Res. Bridgeport, Conn. Children: 

a. Martha Alvord, b. Bridgeport, Conn., May 5, 1849; res. at Great Bar- 
rington, Mass, 1907, unm. 

Henry M. Hine was a wholesale grocer in Bridgeport, Conn., for 
several years. Later he vv^as in business in New York City. He 
married for his second wife Phebe Stanley of Bridgeport, and had 
children. 

805. MARY ABIGAIL ALVORD {Morris, John, Elisha, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Southport, Conn., Dec. 22, 1823; died 
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 14, 1887 ; married Southport. Conn., Sept. 
26, 1853, John Knapp, son of John and Esther (Turney) Knapp. 
He was born Holland Heights, Fairfield, Conn., June 22, 1816; 
died Holland Lleights, Conn., Sept. 4, 1884. Res. Holland Heights, 
Fairfield, Conn. No children. 

John Knapp married for his first wife, }vlary Knapp, and of this 
marriage were born one son and two daughters. He was a man of 
good education and marked ability, a farmer by occupation. He left 
an estate valued at $50,000. 

807. URANIA SHERWOOD ALVORD (Morris, John, Elisha, 
Tliomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Southport, Conn., Jan. 12, 
1829; died Southport. Conn.. June 3, 1865; married Southport, 
Conn.. Nov. 4, 1850, Edward Morton Bulkley. son of William and 
Charlotte (Clark) Bulkley. He was born Southport, Conn., Jan. 
31, 1827; died Southport, Conn., July 25. 1904. Res. Southport, 
Conn. Children : 



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a. Clinton Alvord, b. Southport, Conn., Apr. 23, 1852; d. State of Wash., 

July 1893. 

b. Ella Morton, b. Southport, Conn., June 21, 1854; res. Southport, Conn., 

1906; mar. Oct. 8, 1874, James F. Watkins of Savannah, Ga. 

c. Charlotte Elizabeth, b. Southport, Conn., June 18, 1856; d. Southport, 

Conn., Feb. 29, 1864. 

d. Edward Clifford, b. Southport, Conn., Oct. 21, 1860; res. Seattle, Wash., 

1906 ; mar. Elizabeth Morrison, who was lost at sea with daughter, 

Clara A. 
Cap:- Edward Morton Bulkley mar. 2nd Mary E. Haddock of 
Newbury, Vt. He was in the employ of the N. Y. and Southern 
Steamship Co. 

808. LOUISA ALA'ORD {Morris, John, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thojrias, Alexander), born Southport, Conn., Oct. 5, 1832; died 
Southport, Conn., Nov. 30, 1896; married Southport, Conn., Feb. 28, 
1853, Burr Osborn, son of Joseph Burr and Clarissa (Bulkley) Os- 
born. He was born Southport, Conn., Dec. 13, 1831. Res. South- 
port, Conn. Children : 

a. Jeremiah Burr, b. Southport, Conn., July 9, 1856; res. Bridgeport, Conn., 

1906. 

b. Henry Morton, b. Southport, Conn., Nov. 7, 1858; d. Southport, Conn., 

Aug. 30, 1859. 

c. Frederick Alvord, b. Southport, Conn., July 8, 1861 ; d. Aug. 9, 1864. 

d. Mary Louisa, b. Southport, Conn., Mar. 11, 1864; res. Bridgeport, Conn., 

1906 ; mar. Oct. 20, 1886, Charles Sherwood Sterling. 

e. Daniel Godwin, b. Southport, Conn., Nov. 7, 1866; d. Jan. 16, 1883. 

f. Clinton Alvord, b. Southport, Conn., July 31, 1869; d. Bridgeport, Conn., 

Jan. 27, 1902. 

g. Clara Alvord, b. Southport, Conn., July 31, 1869; res. Bridgeport, Conn., 

1906. 

810. ABNER WHITING ALA'ORD (Elihu, Elihu, Elisha, 
Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), born May 20, 1802; died Jan. 4, 
1854; married Ellicottville, N. Y., May 15, 1825, Mrs. Mercy 
(Ewers) Blanchard, widow of Samuel Blanchard of Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y.. and daughter of John and Hannah (Mawley") Ewers. 
She v/as born Gill, Mass., June 22, 1799 ; died Davenport, la.. Mar. 
14, 1850. Res. Long Grove, Scott Co., la. Children: 

1628. Hannah, b. Ellicottville, X. Y., May 19, 1826. 

1629. Elihu, b. Ellicottville, N. Y., June 6, 1829; d. Ida, Mich., July 11, 

1845 ; accidentally shot. 

1630. Alice, b. Warren, Pa., Feb. 16, 1831. 

1631. Cynthia, b. Warren, Pa., I^Iar. 22, 1833. 

1632. Keziah, b. Little Valley, X. Y., Mar. 8, 1840. 



314 Alvord Genealogy 

After his wife's death, Abner Whiiting Alvord decided to return 
to the old home in Conn. He died soon after his arrival of small pox. 
He taught his daughter, Cynthia, to "peg shoes" for him, hence 
he must have been a shoemaker. Mrs. Mercy Alvord had a son by 
her first husband, Samuel Blanchard, who became prominent in 
Toledo, O.J serving as dep. postmaster and county treasurer. 

811. MARY ANN ALVORD {Elihu, Eliliit, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Oct. 1, 1806; died Scctt Co., la.. Mar. 18, 
1899; mar. 1st James Anthony. She married 2nd N. Y., Jan. 16, 
1833, Prince William Fish, son of Nathaniel and Nancy (Hunting- 
ton) Fish. Fie was born Vt., Sept. 28, 1806; died Long Grove, la., 
Oct. 18, 1854. Res. near Long Grove, Scott Co., la. His occupation, 
farmer. Children : 

a. Mary Ann (Anthony), 

b. Lewis (Fish), b. ^lich., Feb. 22, 1837; res. WeWitt, la., 1905 ;mar. 

Nov. 18, 1857, Sarah Elizabeth Gatton ; 2nd, Aug. 24, 1881, Adelia 
Martin. 

c. Frances Caroline, b. N. Y., July 2, 1840; res. Devenport, la., 1905; mar. 

1860, W. P. Hewes. 

d. Sarah Lydia, b. Scott Co. la., Jan. 11, 1845: mar., H. C. Cressler. 

e. Charles Coleman, b. Scott Co. la., Nov. 26, 1847; d. Jan. 20, 1900; mar., 

Ida M. Cressler. 

812. MARTHA CFL^RLOTTE ALVORD {Elihu, Elihu, 
Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Jan. 16, 1808; died Kan., 
1897 ; married Aaron Burr Norris. He was born in K}-. Res. Mon- 
rovia, Atchison Co., Kans. Children : 

a. Delen, 

b. George, 

c. Charlotte, 

The family is said to have removed to Missouri, and later to 
Oklahoma. 

813. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ALVORD {Elihu, Elihu, 
Elisha, Thomas, Thouias, Alexander) . born N. Y., Aug. 19, 1810; 
died Denver, Col., Aug. 9, 1894; married Centerville, Mich., Apr. 3, 
1837, Nancy Van Patten, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Van Pat- 
ten) A^an Patten (who were 3d or 4th cousins). She was born 
Schenectady, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1817; died San Diego. Cal., Jan. 18, 
1895. Res. Davenport. la., and Denver, Col. Children : 

1633. Elizabeth Mandana, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Apr. 26, 1838. 

1634. Frances Carolina, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Feb. 13, 1840. 

1635. Mary Alice, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Apr. 7, 1842; d. Mar. 

11,' 1843. 



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1636. Albert H., b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Feb. 20, 1844; d. Julv 

2, 1853. 

1637. Mary Augusta, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Feb. 26, 1846; d. 

Mar. 26, 1846. 

1638. Adelaide, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Feb. 3, 1847. 

1639. Clara, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Jan. 31, 1849. 

1640. Alfred A., b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Apr. 12, 1851 ; d. Dec. 

29, 1873. 

1641. Eva Morley, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., Apr. 18, 1854. 

1642. Lawrence Clinton, b. near Davenport, Scott Co., la., July 1, 1857. 

Christopher Columbus Alvord was a successful business man, 
honorable and upright in all his dealings. He was a Republican in 
politics. He resided in Scott Co., la., at Long Grove, Allen's Grove, 
and in the city of Davenport, until 1874, when he moved to Denver, 
Col. 

814. GEORGE WASHINGTON ALA'ORD (Elihu, Elihu, 
Elisha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born N. Y., Sept. 11, 1812; 
died Winona, Shannon Co., ]\Io., Apr. 30, 1893 ; married McConi- 
hue, ]\Iich., Txlay 12, 1845, Aruba (Blackburn) Emerson, widow of 
John ]\I. Emerson, and daughter of Ebenezer and 3,Iary (Smith) 
Blackburn. She was born Seneca Co., N. Y., June 17, 1810; died 
Davenport, la., Feb. 11, 1907. Res. Pleasant Valley, Scott Co., la., 
and Davenport, la. Children : 

1643. William Wallace, b. Davenport, la., Sept. 21, 1846; d. Davenport, 

Dec. 23, 1896. 

1644. Christopher Sherwood, b. Davenport, la., Dec. 22, 1848. 

George Washington Alvord was a farmer. Airs. Alvord at the 
age of ninety-five retained her mental faculties to a remarkable de- 
gree. With her first husband she removed to Iowa in 1838, settling 
in Pleasant Valley township. 

816. SAMUEL ALVORD (Elihu, Elihu, Elisha, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born near Black Rock, Erie Co., N. Y., Aug. 
25, 1818; died Red Bluff, Cal, Apr. 10, 1897; married Long Grove, 
la., Apr., 1845, Christiana Brownlee, daughter of William and 
Christiana (Miller) Brownlee. She was born Perth, Dalhusa toum- 
ship, Can., Aug. 1, 1825 : died Berkley, Cal, 1905. Res. Red Bluff, 
Cal. Children: 

1645. Ann Augusta, b. Long Grove, la., June 7, 1847. 

1646. Charles T., b. Long Grove, L^., Oct. 9, 1849. 

Samuel Alvord went from Scott Co., la., to Red Bluft, Cal., in 
1860. He was a farmer. 



316 Alvord Genealogy 

817. ALICE MORLEY TOWNSEND ALVORD (Elihu, 
EHhii, EUsha, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Ellicottville, N. 
Y., Jan. 18, 1820; died Peoria, Li., Oct. 2, 1867; married Long 
Grove, la., Feb. 11, 1844, Andrew Sylvanus Tryon, son of Asa and 
Esther (Chapman) Tryon. He was born Durham, N. Y., Nov. 30, 
1808 ; died Pella, la., July 16, 1888. Res. Rock Island, III, Walnut 
Grove, la., Sabula, la., Savana, III, Morrison, 111., and Arcadia, 111. 
Children : 

a. Adelaide Cornelia, b. Rock Island, 111., Nov. 23, 1844; res. Hickory, 

N. C, 1905 ; mar. Grinnell, la., Mar. 23, 1869, Cornelius Squires. 

b. Emma Hermione, b. Rock Island, 111., Oct. 9, 1846; mar. Peoria, la., Apr. 

16, 1868, Peter Akers Sinclair. 

c. Grosvenor Adams, b. Walnut Grove, la., May 8, 1848; d. Avoca, la., 

Nov. 18, 1894; mar. Grinnell, la.. Mar. 23, 1869, Rosan Adams. 

d. Martha Agnes, b. Sabula, la., Apr. 1, 1851 ; d. June 12, 1863. 

e. Elihu, b. Savana, III, Oct. 2, 1854; d. Oct. 18, 1854. 

f. Alice, b. Savana, III, Oct. 2, 1854; d. Oct. 11, 1854. 

g. Elihu Alvord, b. Morrison, III, June 16, 1856; res. Perry, la., 1905; 

mar. Kellogg, la., Dec. 27, 1881, Elizabeth- Auten. He is an editor, 
h. Minnie Alice, b. Arcadia, III, Nov. 16, 1859; d. Herman, Minn., June 
28, 1885; mar. Elk River, Uhm., Nov. 16, 1880, Richard T. Fer- 
guson. 

For many years Andrew S. Tryon was a brick-maker, contractor 
and builder. In later life he was a farmer. Mrs. Alice (Alvord) 
Tryon was a v/oman of noble Christian character, beloved by all 
for the help and comfort she was ever ready to extend to those in 
need. 

819. ELIZABETH ALVORD {Thomas Gould, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., 
]\Iar. 9, 1785; died Homer, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1867; married Homer, 
N. Y., William Stuart, son of Silas Stuart. He w^as born New York, 
N. Y., June 25, 1782; died Fabius, N. Y., Dec. 1834. Res. Fabius, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. Children : 

a. Polly Maria, b. N. Y., July 18, 1809; d. Auburn, N. Y., July 9, 1875; 

mar. Jamesville, N. Y., Robert Knight. They had two children, 
Andrew J. editor of the Auburn Advocate, and James who went 
to the War as a baker, and afterwards went to China, and married 
a Chinese girl. He went to Cal, and on his return East, died and 
was buried at sea. 

b. Sophronia Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, ISII; d. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 17, 

1863, unm. 

c. Thomas Gould, b. Dec. 5, 1813; d. Syracuse, N. Y., May 20, 1881; 

mar. Jane Amanda Phelps, of Candor, N. Y., res. at Dryden, N. Y. 



Seventh Generatiox 317 

d. Harriet Eliza, b. Dec. 11, 1815; d. Arcade, X. Y. ; mar. Filetus Perry; 

res., at Arcade, N. Y. 

e. Nancy Lucina, b. Jan. 16, 1818; d. Syracuse, N. Y., July 3, 1900, unm. 

f. Phoebe Lavina, b. Jan. 16, 1818 ; d. Homer, N. Y., Nov.' 12, 1895 ; mar. 

Leander Tracy. 

g. ^lary Ann, b. July 1, 1821; d. San Jose, Cal., Feb. 1, 1888; mar., 

Samuel Broughton of Cal. 
h. Arabella Alvord, b. Jamesville, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1823; d. Syracuse, N. 

Y., Oct. 3, 1906; mar. Aug. 1, 1844, John DeFreest Shter. 
i. William Jacob, b. Feb. 24, 1826; mar., Rebecca Kellogg of Chicago, 

111., res. at Joplen, Mo. 
j. George John, b. Oran, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1827; d. Chicago, 111., aged 21 yrs. 

Mrs. Sliter stated that when her father settled in Homer, X. Y., 
the nearest grist-mill was at Albany, a distance of 150 miles, and 
that the farmers went to mill once a year with oxen, the trip re- 
qtiiring about three weeks. She had in her possession (1905) a piece 
of the red broad-cloth collar of the coat which her grandfather, 
Thomas Gould Alvord, wore in the Revolutionary War. 

820. EDWARD ALVORD (Thomas Gould,, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexauder), born Farmington. Conn., 
Dec. 30, 1786; died near Harrisburg, O., June 17, 1866; married 
Chillicothe, Ross Co., O., Xancy Ward. She was born in \^a. ; died 
Harrisburg, O., 1824 or 1825. Res. Harrisburg, Ohio. Children: 

1647. George, b. Harrisburg, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1822. 

1648. William, b. Harrisburg, Ohio, 1824 or 1825 ; d. aged 20. 
Edward Alvord went to Ohio from Homer, X. Y., and settled 

in Ross Co. It is thotight by his grandchildren that his youngest 
brother accompanied him and died. Edward was a great lover of 
fast horses, and drove at times with recklessness. During the last 
years of his life, he lived with his son, and accompanied him to 111., 
when he went West. He was buried at Harrisburg, O. After his 
mother's death, William was brought up by neighbors. 

The following touching incident is told of Edward Alvord, when 
a lad: 

"He had run away from home, going to Ohio, and his own people never 
learned what became of him. A number of years after, when now a young 
man, he was sent to drive some cattle to N. Y. State. He passed in sight of 
his old home and looked upon it with longing eyes, but his pride kept him 
from going to the house and making himself known." 

822. ELIAS ALVORD {Thomas Gould, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexauder), born Farmington, Conn., Feb. 18, 
1791; died Ashland, Mich., June 24. 1879; married 1st Otsego, N. 
Y., Xov. 2, 1814, Cynthia Price, daughter of Jonathan Price. She 



318 Alvord Genealogy 

was bom Cortland Co., N. Y., Sept. 4, 1791 ; died Grovej N. Y., Apr.' 
3, 1835. He married 2nd Otsego, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1836, Mrs. Parney 
(Price) Arnold, v;idow of Samuel Arnold and daughter of Jonathan 
Price. She was born Cortland, N. Y., July 6, 1795; died Nunda, 
N. Y., Feb. 16, 1871. Res. Grove, N. Y., and Nunda, N. Y. Chil- 
dren : 

1649. Sally Ann, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1815. 

1650. Eliza Matilda, b. Mt. Morris, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1816. 

1651. Mary Esther, b. Grove, N. Y., July 30, 1818. 

1652. Eliphalet Wadsworth, b. Grove, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1820. 

1653. Nancy Maria, b. Grove, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1821. 

1654. Cynthia Sophronia, b. Grove, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1823. 

1655. Arklemena, b. Grove, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1824; d. Aug. 4, 1825. 

1656. Thomas Gould, b. Grove, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1827. 

1657. Justus S., b. Grove, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1829; d. Oct. 16, 1830. 

1658. Charles Nelson, b. Grove, N. Y., Mar. 5, 1831. 

1659. Arklemena, b. Grove, N. Y., May 4, 1833. 

1660. Keziah, b. Grove, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1837. 

1661. Rebecca Clair, b. Grove, N. Y., Apr. 15, 1839. 

Elias Alvord accidentally killed his brother, Eliphalet, while chop- 
ping down a tree. Another story is that Eliphalet, being a stage- 
driver from Rochester, was poisoned by a rival stage-driver. Elias 
Alvord is remembered as a "jolly old man." The descendants of 
Elias were known as "the straight-back Alvords." 

823. JACOB BYINGTON ALVORD (Thomas Gould. Thomas 
Gould, Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, 
Conn., Mar. 21, 1793; died Homer, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1868; married 
Plomer, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1843, Eliza Hobart, daughter of Joseph and 
Ann (Brow) Hobart. She was born Homer. N. Y., May 31, 1804; 
died Homer, N. Y., June 13, 1864. Res. Homer, N. Y. Occupation, 
mill wright. Child : 

1662. Ann Eliza, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1845. 

824. JAMES WADSWORTH ALVORD {Thomas Gould, 
Thonms Gould, Asahcl, Thojuas, Thomas, Alexander), born Whites- 
town, N. Y., July 13, 1795; died Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1867; 
married Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1823, Jerusha Hotchkin, daughter 
of Hubbard and Althea (Little) Hitchkin. She was born New 
Haven, Conn., May 19, 1800; died Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1859. 
Res. Syracuse, N. Y. Children : 

1663. Elizabeth Gcukl, b. Lock, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1824. 

1664. James Dwight. b. Lock, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1825. 

1665. Althea Phelps, b. Salina, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1827. 



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1666. Harriet Jerusha, b. Salina, N. Y,. Nov. 13, 1829; d. Phoenix, X. Y., 

Alar. 13, 1894, unm. 

1667. Mary Fanny, b. Salina, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1831; d. Sept. 15, 1856, unm. 

1668. Harrison Wadsworth, b. Salina, X. Y., Oct. 27, 1833. 

1669. Helen Louisa, b. Salina, X. Y., Oct. 28, 1835; res. Phcenix, X. Y., 

1903, unm. 

1670. Adaline Maria Burton, b. Salina. X. Y., Xov. 23, 1837. 

1671. Frances Amelia, b. Salina, X. Y., ]May 28, 1839; d. Syracuse, X. Y., 

Sept. 1892, unm. 

825. XANCY AL\'ORD (Thomas Gould ^ Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas. Alexander) , born Homer, N. Y., Jan. 25, 
1798; died Arcade, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1866; married Homer, X. Y., 
Alar. 8, 1826, Asa Goodyear Atwater, son of Joshua and Betsey 
(Goodyear) Atwater. He was born Xew Haven, Conn., July 9, 
1793; died Ganges, Mich., Dec. 29, 1880. Res. Homer, X. Y.,'and 
Arcade, X". Y. Occupation, farmer. Children : 

a. Hollis Jacob, b. Homer, X. Y., Dec. 17, 1828; d. Ganges, Mich., Apr. 

7, 1890; mar. Arcade, X. Y., Mar. 23. 1854, Caroline Eunice Skinner. 
He was a farmer. 

b. Phoebe Elizabeth, b. Homer, X. Y., Feb. 24, 1831 ; mar. Arcade, N. Y., 

Mar. 23, 1854, ^vlonroe I. Skinner. 

c. Charles Wallace, b. Homer, X. Y'., Oct. 20, 1832; d. aged 2 yrs. 

d. Charles Fenn, b. Arcade, X. Y., July 8, 1835 ; d. Indianapolis, Ind. ; 

mar. Manilla, Ind., Dec. 28, 1864, Sarah J. Johnson. He was a 
Lieut, in the x\rmy. 

e. Henry Zebina, b. Arcade, X. Y., Oct. 10, 1837; d. in the Army in 1862. 

He was a sergeant. 

826. PHOEBE AXX ALVORD (Thomas Gould, Thomas 
Gould, Asahel, Thomas, Thov.ias, Alexander), born Homer, X. Y., 
Feb. 24, 1801 ; died Homer, X. Y., Apr. 30, 1875 ; married Homer, 
N. Y., Feb. 9, 1819, Zebina Williams, son of Ambrose and Ketura 
Williams of ]^Ionson. Mass. He was born Homer, X. Y., July 11, 
1792 ; died Homer, X. Y., June 8, 1862. Res. Homer, X. Y. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Plelen Maria, b. Homer, X. Y., Mar. 12, 1821 ; d. Eckford, Mich., Aug. 

14, 1849; mar. Oct. 8, 1840, Simeon Burt Keep. 

b. Elvenah, b. Homer, X. Y., Apr. 3, 1823; d. Xov. 13, 1889; mar. Feb. 

6, 1844, George Xewton Hull. 

c. Henry Zebina, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1825 : d. June 22. 1895 ; mar. 

1st, Mary Ann Ricknor; 2nd, Apr. 6, 1856, Eliza Bunland; res. 
Marshall, Mich. 

d. Charles Rumwell, b. Homer, X. Y., Jan. 11, 1827; res. Syracuse, X. Y. ; 

mar. Sept. 10, 1850, Maria Pluma Smith. He was a clotiiier. 
p. Hannah, b. Homer, X. Y., Alar. 14, 1829; d. Homer, X. Y.. Mar. 24. 
1829. 



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f. Nancy Keziah, b. Homer, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1830; d. Homer, N. Y., Sept. 

24, 1884; mar., William Hammon of Homer, N. Y. 

g. Mary Gould, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1832; res. Whitewater, Mich., 

1903; inar. 1st, Oct. 25, 1853, Marcus Alvord; 2nd, George I. Beach. 

h. Caroline Elvira, b. Homer, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1834; res Homer, N. Y., 1903; 
mar. Oct. 2, 1856, William Wright of Nassau, N. Y. 

i. Amelia Ann, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1836 ; res. Homer, N. Y. ; mar. 
Oct. 9, 1855, Charles H. Fairbanks of Homer, N. Y. He was a 
farmer at Homer, N. Y., and lives in the house where he was 
bcrn which contains many pieces of furniture and silver that 
belonged in the Alvord family. He has three children. His son 
2\Iilton H. is an apiarist on a large scale. 

j. Louisa May, b. Homer, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1838; d. Homer. N. Y., IMay 
29, 1849. 

k. Elisha, b. Homer, N. Y., June 17, 1840; res. Homer, N. Y. ; mar. Dec. 
22, 1866, Harriet E. Mathews of Homer, N. Y. 

Zebina Williams was a colonel in the old State Militia. By oc- 
cupation he was a farmer, but also ran a saw-mill. Mr. and Mrs. 
Williams were members of the Cong. Church, thrifty and very intel- 
ligent people. Mr. Williams was considered a man of sound judg- 
ment, and his services were often sought in questions of dispute. 

827. KEZIAH ORVIS ALVORD {Thomas Gould, Thomas 
Gould, Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., 
Aug. 12, 1804; died Scott, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1865; married Homer, 
N. Y., 1823, Justus Babcock, son of James and Mary (Gibbs) Bab- 
cock. He was born Blandford, Mass., 1799 ; died Scott, N. Y., Aug. 
2, 1864. Res. Scott, N. Y. Children : 

a. Orlando, b. Scott, N. Y., May 26, 1825; mar., Laura Goodrich. 

b. Darick Gould, b. Scott, N. Y., May 25, 1827; mar., Susan Barber. 

c. Lewis Gibbs, b. Scott, N. Y., June 27, 1829; mar., Sarah Kennedy. 

d. Nancy Velona, b. Scott, N. Y., June 4, 1831 ; mar., Nathan A. Kinney. 

e. Ursula Webb, b. Scott, N. Y., July 23, 1833 ; mar., Merrit P. Morgan. 

f. Thomas Alvord, b. Scott, N. Y., May 7, 1835; mar., Sarah Carr. 

g. George Maxon, b. Scott, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1836; d. in War. A soldier in 

Civil War, enlisted in 157th N. Y. Vols., was wounded in the leg 
at Gettysburg, but went with his regiment to S. C, where he 
died from the effects of the wound. He was buried there. 

h. Theresa Sephena, b. Scott, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1838; mar., Nathan A. 
Kinney. 

i. Mary Elizabeth, b. Scott, N. Y., Mar. 16, 1841 ; mar., Fenn G. Alvord. 

j. Harriet Arminda, b. Scott, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1844; mar., Edward Markey. 

Justus Babcock went from Bland ford, Mass., to Scott, N. Y., with 
his parents in 1814. 

828. LUMAN ALVORD {Ehencscr, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 



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Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Oct. 30, 
1791; died Homer (Houghton Hill) N. Y., Feb. 12, 1856; married 
Homer, N. Y., Dec. 1. 1814, Mary Bowers, daughter of Samuel and 
Susan (Hill) Bowers. She was born in Pa. (near N. Y.) ; died 
Homer (Houghton Hill), N. Y., Sept. 6, 1861. Res. near 
Homer, X. Y. (Houghton Hill). Children: 

16/2. Reuben, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Oct. 7, 1815. 

1673. Horace Gould, Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., May 25, 1818. 

1674. Alinerva Blakesly, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Apr. 9, 1820. 

1675. Willis J. b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Apr. 11, 1822. 

1676. Rufus Lee, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Feb. 29, 1824. 

1677. ^larcus, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Feb. 29, 1824. 

1678. Electa Melasia, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Sept. 15, 1826. 

1679. Truman, b. Homer, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Aug. 1, 1830. 

1680. Lucius, b. Hom.er, (Houghton Hill), X. Y., Oct. 9, 1832. 

Luman Alvord settled on Houghton Hill, Homer, X. Y., in 1814, 
and was a farmer by occupation. 

829. POLLY ALVORD (Ebeneser, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Clinton, X"^. Y., Sept. 21, 1794; 

died Mexico, X. Y., Sept. 1871 ; married Homer, X. Y., Jan. 12, 

1832, John Stillman, son of John and Susan (Seymour) Stillman. 

Fie was born Cold Brook, Conn., Jan. 9, 1775 ; died Cortlandville, 

X. Y., June 13, 1862. Res. Homer, X. Y., and Cortland, X. Y. 

Children : 

a. Rhoda Jane, b. Cortland, X. Y., Feb. 19, 1833; res. Chicago, III, 1902; 
mar. July 1855, Rev. William M. Cobb of Oneida, Conf. M. E. 
Church ; was graduated at Cazenovia Sem. in 1862. 

John Stillman moved with his mother and brother to Homer, X'. 
Y., in 1795. He bought one hundred acres of land, which he cleared, 
and on which he built a log cabin. On this farm he lived nearly 
all the rest of his life. For his first wife he married Mary Hubbard, 
and had several children by her, of whom Linus married his second 
wife's sister, Rhoda C. Alvord. 

830. SYL\'ESTER AL\'ORD (Ebene.cer, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, X. Y., June 4, 
1796; died Homer, X. Y., Oct. 7, 1863 ; married Homer, X. Y., Feb. 
3, 1825, Lucy Hall, daughter of Moody and Lois (Huntington) Hall. 
She was born Cornish, X. H., Jan. 7. 1800; died Homer, X. Y., Sept. 
25, 1882. Res. Homer, X. Y. Children: 

1681. Henry Sylvester, b. Homer, X. Y., Feb. 25, 1826. 

1682. Lucy Velona, b. Homer, X. Y., ^lar. 24, 1827. 



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1683. Sophia Marietta, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1830; d. Oct. 13, 

1847, unm. 

1684. Thomas Moody, b. Homer, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1832. 

Sylvester Alvord and his wife, a fine old-fashioned couple, pious, 
honest, and intelligent, lived on a farm of one hundred acres near 
the village of Homer. After Mr. Alvord's death, his wife lived on 
the homestead with her son, Henry S. 

Sylvester Alvord was said to have been the first white child born 
in that part of the town. He was buried only a few rods from where 
he was born. 

831. ELECTA ALVORD {Ebenczcr, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., June 1, 1799; 
died Homer, N. Y., Mar. 3, 1885; married Homer, N. Y., 1825, 
Elias Root, son of Elijah and Ruth (Judd-Smith) Root. He was 
born Farmington (Plainville), Conn., Aug. 15, 1797; died Homer, 
N. Y., Mar. 31, 1867. Res. Homer, N. Y. No children. 

Elias Root was a farmer, plain and strong minded. He gave freely 
for benevolent purposes. 

832. AMY ALVORD {Ebcnezcr, Thomas Gould, Asahel, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1801; died 
Flomer, N. Y., Mar. 8, 1868; married Homer, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1824, 
Ebenezer Perry, son of Ichabod and Jemima (Pease) Perry. Lie 
was born Aurelius, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1802 ; died Homer, N. Y., May 
15, 1886. Res. Homer, N. Y. Children : 

a. Amy Matilda, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1825; d. Aug. 9, 1840. 

b. Rachel Elvira, b. Homer, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1827; d. May 13, 1857. 

c. WiUiam Wallace, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1829; d. Dec. 1, 1857. 

d. Rhoda Volumna, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1831; d. Nov. 19, 1902; 

mar. Jan. 27, 1850, Alonzo H. Lewis; res. Homer, N. Y. (1903). 

e. Ebenezer Alvord, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1833; d. Homer, N. Y., 

Nov. 13, 1902; mar. Dec. 30, 1857, Mary L. Clapp. 

f. Mary Elizabeth, b. Homer, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1836; d. Feb. 15, 1861. 

g. Ruth Ann, b. Homer, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1839; res. Plainville, N. Y., (1902) ; 

mar. Mar. 18, 1858, Ansel Ward Gates. 

Ichabod Perry, father of Ebenezer, was a cousin of Commodore 
Perry, of the War of 1812. 

833. JULIA ALVORD {Eheneaer, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1803; 
died Kingston, Mo., Aug. 3, 1870; married Homer, N. Y. Oct. 3, 
1824, Anson Perry, son of Ichabod and Jemima (Pease) Perry, of 
Vt. He was born perhaps in Conn., or Cayuga Co., N. Y. — Mrs, 



Gevexth Genep.ation 323 

Carter says, "on the sea or in Conn." May 9, 1801 ; died Kini::sLon, 
.Mo.. Apr. 17, 1867. Res. Kingston, Mo. (3^ miles west). Chil- 
dren : 

a. Lodowick Burnadotte, b. Homer, N. Y., June 25, 1825 ; d. Tex. Dec. 1892 ; 

mar. May 1850, Mary Oliver; res. in Texas, where he went soon 
after the family went to Mo. 

b. Infant son, b. Homer, N. Y., June 2, 1828; d. June 8, 1828. 

c. Dioclesian Alvord, b. Homer, N. Y., June 30, 1830; d. May 1832. 

d. Dioclesian Rudolphus, b. Homer, N. Y., INIar. 4, 1833; d. Jan. 24, 1893; 

mar. Oct. 1859, Susan Bozarth of Caldwell Co., Mo. 

e. Earl Otho, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1836; res, in Cal, 1903; mar. 1861, 

Sarah Thurman of N. Y. 

f. Marsh De Coste, b. Homer, N. Y., May 14. 1838; d. Kingston, Mo., 

June 17, 1867. A soldier in Civil War, wounded in cavalry 
service, died from the effects of the wound. 

g. Josephine Udora, b. Homer, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1840; res. near Hamilton, 

Mo. ; mar. Nov. 14, 1860, Samuel E. Turner. 
h. Rosalthia Angelia, b. Homer, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1842; res. Kingston, Mo., 

1907; mar. Apr. 20, 1862, Jasper Carter of Clinton Co., ?,Io. Her 

son, Ebbie Ulysses, is a graduate of Drury College, Mo., and has 

given assistance in this work. 
i. Andelucia Minona, b. Kingston, ]\Io., July 23, 1847; mar. 1868, William 

Roach; res. at ^.lound City, Mo. 

Anson Perry went to Mo. in 1846 with his wife and six children. 
They traveled by means of canal boats, river packets and wagons. 
They found a home in Caldwell Co., where the parents continued to 
live the remainder of their lives. The country at that time being 
new and sparsely settled, many of the comforts and advantages of 
their former home were lacking. Some of the more enterprising of 
the parents united in making a school, which was held in a private 
house or log cabin, built by their combined efforts. There were 
no markets for such products as butter and eggs, and fatted stock 
m.ust needs be driven forty miles to the Missouri River for shipment. 
It is a matter of tradition that when a Missourian went to his N. Y. 
neighbor for butter, he took a jug in which to carry it home. Their 
farming, however, was on such a large scale, that it excited the 
wonder of their friends and relatives left behind. Their first house 
was of logs, then a frame house with three rooms was built, the 
material for the furnishings being hauled from a point forty miles 
distant ; shingles and weather boards were made for the most part 
by Mr. Perry himself. Anson Perry was a man of strictest integrity 
and hisfh moral bearinp-. As an illustration of his contempt for the 
disoluteness of men, it is said that at one time finding a neighbor 



324 Alvord Gkxealogy 

on a drunken spree who was about to return again to the saloon, 
he paddled him well and commanded him to go home to his family. 
His wife was the literary member of the family, reading everything 
that she could obtain. That she was well versed in ancient and 
medieval history is evidenced by the names of her children. 

835. LUCY KIES ALVORD (Ebeneser, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander),, born Homer, N. Y., July 15, 1808; 
died near Kingston, Mo., Aug. 31, 1890; married near Homer, N. Y., 
Sept. 6, 1834, John Saxton Lloughton, son of William and Margaret 
(Saxton) Houghton. He was born near Princeton, N. J., Sept. 9, 
1805 ; died Marengo, III, Aug. 28, 1865. Res. Kingston, Mo. Chil- 
dren : 

a. William, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1835; mar. Kingston, Mo., Oct. 

16, 1856, Jane Frances Brown. 

b. Alice Cane, b. Homer, N. Y., July 22, 1839 ; d. near Kingston, Mo, Dec. 

25, 1890; mar. Kingston, Mo., Dec. 13, 1854, Bolin F. Brown. 

c. Charles Henry Harrison, b. Homer, N. Y., July 12, 1841 ; d. near 

Kingston, Mo., Jan. 31, 1874; mar. Oct. 1872, Kate Boyes of 
Marengo, 111. 

d. George Walter, b. near Mirabile, Mo., Dec. 25, 1844; res. near Mirabile, 

Mo., 1907; mar. Oct. 4, 1881, Mary Alice Orr. 

e. Joab, b. near Kingston, Mo., Aug. 1, 1847; res. near Kingston, Mo., 

1907; mar. March 9, 1871, AJary Jane Fugitt. 

f. Rachel Electa, b. near Kingston, Mo., Oct. 11, 1849; d. near Kingston, 

Mo., July 20, 1878; mar. Oct. 1, 1868. Joseph H. Orr. 

John S. Houghton and family first migrated to IMo. in 1844 in 
company with Silas Dodge, whose wife was Mary Ann Hull, the 
daughter of David and Charlotte (Alvord) Hull. Asahel Alvord 
and George Walter had preceded them. John S. Houghton died at 
Marengo, 111., "en route" from New York to Missouri the second 
time. In addition to the above children, one boy died in infancy. 
His sons all devoted themselves to the occupation of farming and, 
while not amassers of wealth, have proven themselves to be good 
tillers of the soil. They have excellent farms, and have all been 
lovers of well bred horses and stock. 

836. RHODA CRAMPTON ALVORD (Ebeneaer, Thomas 
Gould, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., 
Mar. 3, 1812"; died Cortland, N. Y., Feb. 27 1871 ; married Homer, 
N. Y., Oct. 18, 1837, Linus Stillman, son of John and Mary (Hub- 
bard) Stillman. Pie was born Homer, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1812; died 
Cortland, N. Y., Nov. 12, 1882. Res. Homer, N. Y., and Cortland, 
N. Y. Children: 



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a. Luther Lee, b. Coriland, X. Y., July 15, 1838; res. Red Hook, N. Y., 

1902; mar. Berrytovv:i, X. Y., ^L'.y 24, 1865, L^abella Martin. 

b. Emma Matilda, b. Cortland, X. Y., Jan. 11, 1841 ; d. May 19, 1855. 

c. Truman Alvord, b. Homer, X. Y., May 16, 1845 ; d. Dec. 30, 1847. 

d. Lucy Electa, b. Cortland, X. Y., Dec. 1, 1848; d. Cortland, X. Y., Dec. 

29, 1888; mar. Feb. 1872, George Severance. 

e. .Mary Rachel, b. Homer, X. Y., Sept. 3, 1851; res. Albion, Mich., 1902; 

mar. Sept. 3, 1874, Geo. T. Pratt. 

f. Charles Linus, b. Cortland, X. Y., Sept. 7, 1857, res. Holland, Mich., 

1902; mar. Sept. 1884, Fannie Brockway. 

837. RACHEL ELVIRA ALVORD {Ehcnezer, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., ]:in. 18, 
1815; died Homer, X. Y., Jan. 3, 1869; married Homer X. Y., Feb. 
21, 1836, Elijah iNIiles Crampton, son of Stephen and Amy (Root) 
Crampton. He was born Farmington, Conn., Apr. 4, 1808 ; died 
Homer, X. Y., Mar. 8, 1895. Res. Homer, X. Y. Children: 

a. Edmond Henry, b. Homer, X. Y., July 17, 1838; res. Xtbraska; mar. 

1865, Sarah L. Hopkins. 

b. Isadore Elvira, b. Homer, X. Y., Xov. 15, 1840; d. May 15, 1866. 

c. Stephen Holly, b. Homer, X. Y., June 15, 1843: d. Mar. 21, 1S94. 

d. Charles Torrey, b. Homer, X. Y., Xov. 2, 1845 ; res. Xeb , unm. 

e. Elias Root, b. Homer, X. Y., Aug. 22, 1849; res. Homer, X. Y., 1902; 

mar. 

f. Amy Elizabeth, b. Homer, X. Y., Feb. 2, 1857; d. Homer, X. Y., Apr. 

12, 1887. 

838. CHARLOTTE ALVORD {Charles, Thomas Gould, Asa- 
hel. Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Farmington, Conn., Tune 1, 
1792 ; died Homer, X. Y., about Feb. 1, 1882 ; married Komer, X. Y., 
:vlar. 1, 1812, David Hull, son of Joseph and Sarah or Zilpah (Par- 
dee) Hull. He was born Xorfolk, Conn., Mar. 29, 1780; died 
Homer, X. Y., June 4, 1830. Res. Homer, X. Y. Children: 

a. Mary Ann, b. Homer, X. Y., July 31, 1814; d. Hamilton, Mo., Oct. 

V, 1885 ; mar. May 22, 1844, Silas D. Dodge. 

b. Lucinda, :b. Homer, X. Y., Sept. 1, 1816; d. Upper Lisle, X. Y., Mar. 

12, 1875 ; mar. Feb. 8, 1844, Silas Rensselaer Lawrence ; child ; Rev. 
Egbert Charles Lawrence. 

c. Eunice, b. Homer, X. Y., Dec. 26, 1818; d. Medina, O., Dec. 19, 1878; 

mar. Homer, X. Y., June 18, 1848, Franklin Hobart ; res. Medina, O. 

d. Martin Alvord, b. Homer, X. Y., Dec. 18, 1820; d. Homer, X. Y., 

May 1, 1888; mar. Sept. 18, 1853, :Mrs. Margaret Ann Brown. 

e. William^ b. Hom.er, X. Y., Aug. 16, 1823 ; d. Syracuse, X. Y., May 8, 

1884; mar. Oct., 1845, Harriet ]Maria Applebee. 

f. Charles b. Homer, X. Y., Xov. 25, 1825 ; d. Sept. 15, 1827. 

g. Sarah, b. Homer, X. Y., Dec. 28, 1827; d. La Prairie, 111., Oct. 18, 



326 Alvord Genealogy 

1864; mar. Sept. 15, 1859, Marion Hines. A slave owner and 
Confederate soldier. 

h. David, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1829; d. Rolla, Mo., (in hospital), 
Nov. 7, 1864, unm. A soldier in Civil War. 

David Hull owned two farms in Homer, N. Y., in the tract award- 
ed for services in the Revolutionary War. These he probably 
bought of Thomas Gould Alvord. Mr. Hull was injured while as- 
sisting in the raising of Chauncey Morgan's barn. 

Charlotte (Alvord) Hull had all the characteristics of the best and 
strictest Puritans of New England. After her removal to Caldwell 
Co., Mo., she abhorred the customary Sunday visiting among neigh- 
bors, which was so common there. She detested every form of vice. 
The effect of her severe training is felt even to-day among her de- 
scendants and they honor her for it. 

840. MARY ALVORD {Charles, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 

Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1796; 

died Hamilton, Mo., Feb. 6, 1896; married Cortland Co. N. Y., Feb. 

25, 1817, George Walter. He was born Cortland Co., N. Y., Sept. 

28, 1796; died Mirabile, Mo., Feb. 25, 1856. Res. Mirabile, Caldwell 

Co., Mo. Occupation, farmer. Child : 

a. Louisa Mary, b. Cortland Co. N. Y., Sept. 10, 1818; d. Hamilton, 
Mo., Jan. 28, 1902; mar. Feb. 25, 1847, John F. Dodge. 

In the fall of 1818 George Walter moved to Allegany Co., N. Y. ; 
in 1836 to Ray Co., Mo. ; thence to Caldwell Co., where he settled on 
a farm in Mirabile township. 

841. MARTIN ALVORD {Charles, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1800; 
died Scott, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1882; married Homer, N. Y., 1826, Laura 
Louise Frisbie, daughter of John C. and Laura Louise (Mills) 
Frisbie. She was born Conn., Dec. 7, 1806 ; died Scott, N. Y., Jan. 
1, 1883. Res. Homer, N. Y. Occupation, farmer. 

1685. Melissa Louise, b. Homer, N. Y., Nov. 11, 1828; d. Mar. 18, 

1856, luim. 

1686. Curtis Martin, b. Homer, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1831. 

1687. Fenn George, b. Homer, N. Y., July 20, 1834. 

842. WILLIAM ALVORD {Charles, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., June 25, 1804; 
died Scott, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1884; married Scott, N. Y., Sept. 30, 
1832, Lydia Doubleday, daughter of Silas and Lucy (Dean) Double- 
dav. She was born Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 6, 1808 ; died Homer, 



Sevexth Generation- 327 

N. Y., Oct. 2, 1886. Res. Homer, N. Y., and Scott, X. Y. 

1688. William Harley, b. Homer, X. Y., Oct. 21, 1833. 

1689. Eunice Lodemia, b. Scott, X. Y., July 24, 1835. 

1690. Shubel Lansing, b. Scott, X. Y., Oct. 23, 1838. 

1691. Mary Eliza, b. Scott, X. Y., Jan. 4, 1845. 

Mrs. Lydia (Doubleday) Alvord was adopted in the family of 
John Gilette, Esq., of Scott, N. Y., her mother dying when she was 
Cjuite young. 

844. JEREMIAH GOULD ALVORD {Charles, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, N. Y., Sept. 11, 
1810; died Homer, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1881 ; married 1st, Scott, N. Y., 
Apr. 9, 1835, Ruby Arnold, daughter of Philip and Eunice Arnold. 
She was born Scott, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1812; died Scott, N. Y., July 8, 
1856. He married 2nd, ^ledina, Ohio, Apr. 9, 1862, Mrs. Helen 
(Dealing) Rude, widow of Lyman Rude, and daughter of Jonathan 
and Betsy (Dickinson) Dealing. She was born Rome, N. Y., Mar. 
7. 1825 ; died Homer, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1874. He married 3rd, Homer, 
N. Y., Mar. 18, 1878, Josephine Gildersleeve, daughter of Jarvis 
and Harriet (Howard) Gildersleeve. She was born Bloomingburg, 
N. Y., Nov. 23, 1845. Res. Scott, N. Y. Children : 

1692. Charles Lewellyn, b. Scott, X. Y., Oct. 2, 1836; d. Mar. 12, 1841. 

1693. Oral Ruby, b. Scott, X. Y., Sept. 23, 1842. 

Jeremiah Gould Alvord was a farmer. His widow married after 
his death Wm. B. Topping and lives (1905) in Homer, N. Y. 

846. JULL\ \^ELONA ALVORD {Elisha, Thomas Gould, Asa- 
hel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Manlius, N. Y., Sept. 13, 
1804 ; died College Hill, Cincinnati, O., Mar. 5, 1889 ; married Lans- 
ingburg N. Y., Sept. 8, 1824, Elijah Mather Bissell, son of Josiah 
and ]Mary (Mather) Bissell. He was born Windsor, Conn., Aug. 
12, 1798; died Lansingburg, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1848. Res. Pittsfield, 
]\Iass., Dubuque, la., Lansingburg, N. Y., and Syracuse, N. Y. 
Children : 

a. Mary, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 5, 1828; d. in infancy. 

b. Julia Alvord, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Mar. 19, 1829; res. College Hill, 

O., unm. 1903. 

c. Sarah Hills, b. Pittsfield, Mass., May 21, 1832; d. College Hill, O., 

Jan. 3, 1892. 

d. Helen Elizabeth, b. Pittsfield, Mass., Mar. 22, 1834; d. May 7, 1837. 

e. Henry Brown, b. Pittsfield, ^^lass., Jan. 20, 1836; d. Cincinnati, O., July 

20, 1878; mar. Dec. 21, 1858, Ada Chalfant. He was cashier o£ 
Ohio Valley Bank. 



328 Alvord Genealogy 

f. Mary Cathririr.c, b. Dubuque, la., Dec. 22, 1837; res. College Hill, O., 

unni, 1903. 

g. Helen Lansing, b. Dubuque, la., Aug. 15, 1840; res. College Hill, O., 

unm, 1903. 
h. Anna Elizabeth, b. Dubuque, la., Sept. 17, 1842; mar. Nov. 1879, 

Alexander Reid. A native of Fort Erie, Canada, 
i. Elisha Alvord, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1846; d. College Hill, 

O., Nov. 19, 1884, unm. 

Elijah M. Bissell was engaged in business in the west so it hap- 
pened that his children were for the most part in their grandparents 
family in Pittsfield, Mass. After Mr. Eissell's death his widow resid- 
ed for a time in Lansingburg, N. Y., but on the death of her brother's 
(Thomas Gould Alvord) wife, she went to Syracuse to care for 
his children, with her own. She was a woman of high ideals and un- 
usual attainments. In early life she was a pupil of I^.irs. Emma 
Willard. The climate of Syracuse proving unfavorable to her health, 
she removed to Cincinnati in 1876, where her sons were in business. 

848. THOMAS GOLD ALVORD {Elisha, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Onondaga Hollow, N. 
Y., Dec. 20, 1810; died Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 26, 1897; married 1st, 
Feb., 1833, Amelia Ann Kellogg, daughter of Ashbel and Susan 
(Davis) Kellogg. She was born Salina, N. Y. ; died Utica, N. Y., 
Mar. 14, 1858. He married 2nd. Syracuse, N. Y., Apr. 15. 1851, Mrs. 
Charlotte Curtis (Merrill) Earll, widow of Franklin C. Earll of 
Salina, N. Y., and daughter of Abel and Mary (Curtis) Merrill. 
She was born Cortland, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1821 ; died Syracuse, N. Y., 
Feb. 16, 1859. Res. Syracuse, N. Y. Children : 

1694. Infant, b. Syracuse (Salina), N. Y. ; died. 

1695. Infant, b. Syracuse (Salina), N. Y. ; died. 

1696. Infant, b. Syracuse (Salina), N. Y. ; died. 

1697. Infant, b. Syracuse (Salina), N. Y. ; died. 

1698. Elisha, b. Syracuse (Salina), N. Y., June 2, 1843. 

1699. Helen Lansing, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1852. 

1700. Charlotte Curtis, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1854; d. June 6, 1858. 

1701. Thomas Gold, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 2, 1856. 

1702. Frank Earll, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1859; d. Oct. 30, 1862. 

One of the most distinguished of the Alvord family was Thomas 
Gold Alvord. He attended the then famous academy of that village, 
and being more ambitious tlian most )'ouths of that time, prevailed 
upon his father to permit him to prepare for Yale College through 
the aid of a private tutor. He entered the sophomore class in his 
fifteenth year. He was graduated in the class of 1827, and took 




THOMAS GOLD ALVORD. ^ NO. 848J 

Speaker of Assemblies, N Y. State. 

Vice-President of Cr>nstitutional Conventions. 

Lieut. Governor of New York. 



Seventh Generation 329 

up the study of law. In 1830, before he was twenty-one years old, 
he was elected inspector of schools in Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y. Two 
years later, he was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of 
the state, and having decided to reside in Salina, near the Salt 
Springs, which his father had owned, he was also admitted to the 
bar of Onondaga County in the same year. For fourteen years he 
practiced in this village with marked success. In 1846 he engaged 
in the lumber and coarse salt business, and began to take part in 
local politics. His first office was the clerkship of the village and 
town of Salina. This he held several terms. In 1843 he was elected 
to the Assembly of the state, in which he served during the fol- 
lowing years : 1844, 1858, 1862, 1864, 1866, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1877, 
1882. His interest in and devotion to the salt interests of his dis- 
trict, coupled with his long public service in the legislature, earned 
for him the political sobriquet of, "Old Salt." 

The abilities of the young legislator in the early history of the 
state vvere quickly recognized. He at once took a prominent place 
on the important committees to do with the constructive legislation 
in which Xew York took the lead in the nation, and many of the 
most valuable laws now on its statute books were the fruit of his 
brain and patriotic endeavor. He was chosen speaker of the As- 
sembly in 1858, 1864, and in 1879, when the legislature moved into 
the new Capitol at Albany. During this long period he was often 
oiTered nominations for federal office of higher rank, but never 
tempted from his controlling desire to serve his state. Even an op- 
portunity for election to the United States Senate did not swerve him. 

Up to the hour of the secession of the Southern States, ]\Ir. Alvord 
had been a Democrat. When Fort Sumpter was fired on he became 
a "War Democrat" and soon joined the Republican party, to which 
he ever after gave loyal allegiance. In the Fall of 1864 lie was 
elected Lieutenant-Governor of the state on the Republican ticket 
Vv'ith Reuben E. Fenton. Governor Fenton for a part of his term 
was in such poor health that the Lieutenant Governor acted as the 
Chief Executive in many important matters. Following the two 
years' term of Lieutenant Governor, came election as delegate to 
the State Constitutional Convention. This body choose Air. Alvord 
its \'ice-President, as did the next Constitutional Convention in 
1893. This last service closed his political career, which had other- 
wise embraced membership for years in the State Canal Board, and 
other important public commissions, as well as service in many 



330 Alxord (,'tEN'ealogy 

State Conventions of his party, of some of which he was Chairman, 
and of all of wliich he was an important and prominent member. 

Governor Alvord, as he was generally addressed, was an authoritv 
on parliamentary matters, an able debater, and a firm and fair pre- 
siding officer. 

A shaft of native Onondaga limestone marks the grave of Gov. 
Alvord in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, N. Y. On one side is the 
name "Alvord," and on the other a long list of the public offices 
with which he was honored, but his greatest monument is the un- 
tarnished record of long years of public and private trust, which 
is the only inheritance he sought to leave his children beyond the 
example of an upright, unselfish life devoted to his country. (Writ- 
ten by his son, Thomas G. Alvord, of New York). 

849. HESTER ELIZABETH ALVORD {Elisha, Thomas 
Gould, Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Onondaga, X. 
Y., July 10, 1812; died Saratoga, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1863; married 
Troy, N. Y., 1843, Andrew Coeyman Burgess, son of Reuben and 
Ann (Van Dorn) Burgess. He was born 1808; died Saratoga. X. 
Y., Jan., 1872. Res. Brooklyn, N. Y. Children : 

a. Anna Coeyman, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1848; res. Kennebunk- 

port, Me., 1905; mar Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 1873, George W. LiiUe. 
Paymaster in the employ of N. Y. N. H. & H. Ry. 

b. Charles Alvord, b. Lansingburg, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1851. 

Andrew C. Burgess, known as Capt. Burgess, was in early life a 
resident of Mobile, Ala., and later was a port warden in New York 

City. 

&51. MARY CATHARINE ALVORD {Elisha, Thomas Gould, 
Asohel, Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), born Lansingburgh, N. Y., 
Oct. 20, 1819; died Lansingburgh, N. Y., June 15, 1844; married 
Lansingburgh, N. Y., Dec, 1842, Dr. Alson Dennison Hull, son of 
Dr. Emerson and Maria Hull, of Berlin, N. Y. He died Lansing- 
burgh, N. Y. Res. Lansingburgh, N. Y. No children. 

852. CORNELIUS LANSING ALVORD [EH she. Tlo-::is 
Gould, Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Lansingburgh. 
N. Y., Oct. 30. 1821 ; married Stockport, N. Y., July 9, 1845, Lydia 
Judson, daughter of Russell and Emeline (Fitch) Judson. She 
was born Coxsackie, N. Y., Oct. 30. 1822 ; died Stockport, N. Y., 
Jan. 12. 1906. Res. Stockport, N. Y. (Columbiaville, P. O.), N. Y. 
Chilf'ren : 

1703. Russell, b. Syracuse, N. Y., June 15, 1846: d. Feb. 24, 1849. 



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1704. Cornelius Lansing, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1848. 

1705. Fannie, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1855; res. Coiumbiaville, N. Y., 

1906, unm. 

1706. William Judson, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1858. 

Cornelius Lansing Alvord, after receiving his education, went to 
Syracuse at the age of nineteen, where he began his business career 
in the Sahna bank as discount clerk. He remained in the bank for 
five years, serving as clerk, teller, cashier and president. He then 
engaged in the manufacture of salt, and also carried on an extensive 
lumber business. With these two enterprises he was connected for 
twenty years. In 1855 he entered the Salt Springs bank as cashier, 
where he remained for four years. In 1860 Air. Alvord removed 
to Stockport, X. Y., where he has continued to reside. While a 
resident of Syracuse he was elected alderman and supervisor. In 
1866 he was appointed warehouse inspector in the New York City 
custom house, which position he retained for twenty years, retiring 
in 1886. Since then he has lived as a retired farmer, and is recosr- 
nized as a man of abihty and integrity. At the age of eighty-seven, 
he is strong and vigorous. 

855. LUKE ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, X. Y., Sept. 16, 1812; 
died Vallejo, Cal, Sept. 2, 1898 ; married Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 12, 
1834, Henrietta Schuyler Childs, daughter of Dr. Ephraim and 
Mary (Woodworth) Childs. She was born Stillwater, N. Y., Oct. 
22, 1810; died Vallejo, Cal, Apr. 16, 1883. Res. Syracuse, N. Y., 
Sacramento, Cal., and Vallejo, Cal. Children : 

1707. Lewis Cass, b. Salina, X. Y., Sept. 13, 1836. 

1708. Clarion, b. Syracuse, X. Y., May 28, 1841 ; d. ^.lar. 22, 1844. 

1709. Helen Burnet, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1845. 

Luke Alvord went to Cal. early in year 1850. He spent many years 
in the mining region of Central Cal., working at the building of 
quartz mills and other mining industries. Honesty was his pride, 
and he reposed perfect faith in his neighbor. "Do unto others as 
you would have them do unto you" was ever his motto. 

He retained to a remarkable degree all his faculties up to the time 
of his death, adding to this a cheerful disposition and versatile mind 
and memory. All of this made him a genial companion to youth 
and old age alike. He lived in Vallejo, Cal., during the last thirty 
years of his life, and left behind an example of a beautiful life and a 
serene ending. 



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856. HANNAH ALVORD (Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, Asaliel, 
Thomas, Tliomas, Alexander), bom Salina, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1814; 
died Syracuse, N. Y., June 11, 1894; married Salina, N. Y., May 
29, 1833, Jerry Stevens, son of Jeremiah and Charlotte (Hurd) 
Stevens. He was born Onondaga Valley, N. Y., 1805 ; died Nevada 
City, Cal., Dec. 7, 1851. Res. Syracuse, N. Y. Children: 

a. Charles Alvord, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1834; d. Helena, Mont., 

Dec. 9, 1875, unm. ; was killed in a mine by a stone rolling down 
the mountain, while two partners were cutting trees above. 

b. George Dioclesian, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1836; mar. Oct. 11, 

1865, Sarah H. Vanderbilt. 

c. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Syracuse, N. Y., June 5, 1838; mar. June 29, 1864, 

Jedediah Barber, 2nd. 

d. Henry Edwin, b. Syracuse, N. Y., July 7, 1840; d. Apr. 4, 1841. 

e. Mary Forbes, b. Syracuse, N. Y., M'ay 13, 1843; mar. Oct. 25, 1871, 

Eli Perry Hasbronck ; res. Syracuse, N. Y. 

f. James Henry, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Dec, 1847; d. Aug., 1848. 

Jerry Stevens was a dry goods merchant at Syracuse, N. Y., until 
Jan. 1849, when he went to Calif. 

857. HORACE ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., July 23, 1817; 
died Superior, Vv^is., Sept. 18, 1899; married 1st, Onondaga Hill, 
N. Y., Mar. 25, 1840, Olive Henriette Huntington, daughter of Levi 
and Lucy (Mosher) Huntington. She was born Onondaga Hill, 
N. Y., Mar. 1818; died Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1853. He married 
2nd, Onondaga Hill, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1853, Sophia Htmtington 
(cousin of Olive), daughter of Jeremiah and L}'dia (Wait) Flunt- 
ington. She was born Onondaga Hill, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1818 ; died 
Jan. 25, 1866. He mar. 3rd, Syracuse, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1870, Frances 
Ann Sharp, daughter of William and Abigal Clark (Green) Sharp. 
She was born Syracuse, N. Y., Mar. 16, 1827. Res. Salina, N. Y., 
and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Children: 

1710. Edward Henry, b. Salina, N. Y., Oct. 16, 1842; d. Iowa Falls, la., 

Aug. 5, 1876, unm. A soldier in Civil War, enlisted in Apr. 1861 in 
the 3rd Reg., N. Y., Vols; later he was Supt. of an oil well and 
engaged in lead mining in Illinois ; was afterwards v.-ith a R. R. 
survey in Indian Territory; and a member of the firm H. Alvord 
& Sons. 

1711. Thomas Gold, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1851. 

Horace Alvord moved to Iowa in 1870, and was head of the firm 
H. Alvord & Sons, breeders and dealers in live stock, and was also 
enea^ed in farming. His widow was living in 1905. 



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859. MARY ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1822; 
married Salina, N. Y., July 6, 1842. Alexander Rumrill, son of 
Alexander and Margaret (Bliss) Rumrill. He was born Springfield, 
Mass., May 7, 1806; died New York, N. Y., May 21, 1894. Res. 
New York City and Syracuse, N. Y. Children : 

a. Henry Alvord, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1843; res. Syracuse, N. 

Y., 1905 ; mar. Palmyra, N. Y., Oct. 1880, Hattie Johnson. 

b. Mary Josephine, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept. 21, 1844; mar. Oct. 7, 1863, 

Joseph L. R. Wood ; res. in Nice, France. 

c. Sarah Elizabeth, b. New York, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1852. 

d. Jennie Bartlett, b. New York, N. Y., July 22, 1856. 

Alexander Rumrill was a jeweler. J\Irs. Mary (Alvord) Rumrill 
resides at Syracuse, N. Y., at the age of eighty-five. 

860. JAMES HERVEY ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., Jttly 25, 
1824; died Hollister, Cal., Nov. 15, 1876 married 1st, Florida, N. Y., 
July 5, 1846, Maria O'Neil (a sister, Harriet, married Benjamin 
Johnson, and resided at Jackson, Mich.) She died Salina, N. Y., 
June 27, 1847, aged 19. He married 2nd, Boise City, Idaho, Dec. 
28, 1869, May Eunice Noggle, daughter of David and Anna M. 
(Lewis) Noggle. She was born Beloit, Wis., Mar. 8, 1846. Res. 
Boise City, Idaho. Children : 

1712. Infant, b. Syracuse, N. Y. ; d. Syracuse, N. Y., June 27, 1847. 

1713. David Dioclesian b. Boise City, Idaho, July 17, 1873. 

James Hervey Alvord went to Cal. in 1849; to Oregon in 1858, 
to Idaho in 1861. He was appointed United States Marshal of 
Idaho 1864-69. At the time of his death he was land agent for the 
Southern Pacific R. R. Co. 

David Noggle, father of Mrs. James H. Alvord, migrated from 
Pa. to Wis. in 1836. He was appointed by Pres. Grant Chief Jus- 
tice of Idaho. Mrs. Alvord married second, Mr. McGlenchy. 

861. DERRICK LANSING ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas 
Gould, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Salina, N. Y., 
Dec. 1, 1826; died Salina, N. Y., July 13, 1894; married 1st, Fabius, 
N. Y., July 13, 1850, Elizabeth Grant, daughter of J,Iarcus and 
Nancy (Getman) Grant. She was born Columbia, N. Y., Dec. 28, 
1833; died Salina, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1867. He married Herkimer, 
N. Y., Mar. 1868, Harriet Munford. He married 3rd, Onondaga 
Hill, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1877, Mary Thankful Kinyon, daughter of 



334 Alvord Genealogy 

Clark Wells and ]\Iay (Allen) Kinyon. She was born Onondaga, 
N. Y., Apr. 18, 1849. Res. Salina, N. Y. Occupation, farmer. 
Children : 

1714. Frederick Grant, b. Salina, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1859. 

1715. IMarcus Lansing, b. Salina, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1867; left home at the 

age of 21, last heard of in Buffalo. 

1716. Jacob (or Clarke), b. Salina, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1869; left home at age 

of 14, last heard of at Needles, Cal. 

1717. Allen Dioclesian, b. Salina, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1878; d. Salina, N. Y., 

July 6, 1901. 

1718. Kinyon Lansing, b. Salina, N. Y., May 12, 1880. 

1719. Ada May, b. Salina, N. Y., May 16, 1885; d. Mar. 10, 1886. 

1720. Gladys Mary, b. Salina, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1887. 

864. SARAH JANE ALVORD (Dioclesian, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., July 28, 
1833 ; married Salina, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1857, William Henry Luther, 
son of Constant and Orelia (Williams) Luther. He was born Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., Apr. 5, 1827. Res. Sacramento, Cal. Children: 

a. Mary Alvord, b. Salina, N. Y., ]\Iay 28, 1863 ; res. Sacramento, Cal., 

1905 ; mar. Oct. 15, 1884, John Joseph Clare Fitzgerald. 

b. Anna Louisa, b. lone Valley, Cal, June 17, 1866. 

c. Flora Elizabeth, b. lone Valley, Cal, Nov. 11, 1869; mar. Dec. 1902, 

William Dixon. 

d. Lillian May, b. lone Valley, Cal, Nov. 4, 1871 ; d. Dec. 15, 1871. 

William H. Luther went to Calif, in 1849, by way of Cape Horn, 
and located on a small ranch at lone, near the placer mines. In 
1878 he moved to Sacramento, and is one of the few surviving mem- 
bers of the Pioneer Association of that city. 

865. ELISABETH KEZIAH ALVORD {Dioclesian, Thomas 
Gould, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas. Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., 
Apr. 19, 1836; married Salina, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1861, Harvey Camp- 
bell Sherwood, son of Amos and Mary (Campbell) Sherwood. He 
was born Jamesville, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1835 ; died Watervliet, Mich., 
Aug. 11, 1S88. Res. Syracuse, N. Y., Watervliet, Mich., and Grand 
Rapicfs, Mich. Child: 

a. Robert Harvey, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1S64 ; res. Paw Paw Lake, 
Mich.; mar. June 11, 1889, Mary Virginia Brown. 

Harvey C. Sherwood was a most useful and well esteemed citizen, 
much given to beautifying his environment and developing waste 
places ; a man strong in his convictions and upright in all his deal- 
ings. He represented his district in the Mich. State Senate in 1884 



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and 1885, and was president of the West Mich. Agricultural As- 
sociation at the time of his death. 

866. GEORGE SCRIBA ALVORD {Asahcl, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas. Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, X. Y., Nov. 29, 
1809 ; died Oswego, N. Y., Apr. 29. 1875 ; married Fulton, X. Y., 
about 1827, Margaret Butler, daughter of James and Catharine 
(Latermer) Butler. She was born Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1S13; 
died Oswego, X. Y., Jan. 14, 1896. Res. Fulton and Oswego, X. 
Y. Children: 

1721. George Elliott, b. Fulton, N. Y., Sept. 16, 1836. 

1722. Catherine Zvlargaret, b. Fulton, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1839. 

1723. Helen Harriet, b. Oswego, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1841. 

1724. John Wadsworth, b. Oswego, X. Y., Sept. 18, 1846.' 

1725. Ma}- Gcorgianna, b. Oswego, N. Y., Apr. 30, 1849. 

1726. Xora Isabell, b. Brewerton, N. Y., July 22, 1852. 

George Scriba Alvord for many years superintended Fitzhugh and 
Littlejohn's Lake and Canal business at Oswego, X^. Y., and on 
Oneida Lake, at the time when they began to run a line of boats 
on that water. Fie was later employed as the agent of the Midland 
Ry. Co. Islr. Alvord ahvays took a prominent part in city affairs, 
representing the 2nd Ward as alderman in 1849. He was in the 
Common Council from 1853-4, 1858-62. He was a man of original 
ideas and firm opinions, and of great integrity. 

868. HARRIET PHOEBE ALVORD {Asahel, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Tliow.as, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, X^. Y., June 
23, 1812; died Kingston, Caldwell Co., ]\lo., 1856; married Benjamin 
Hall. He was born prob. in X\ Y. 1815-20; died near Kingston, 
Mo., Jan. 3, 1902. Res. Caldwell Co., Mo. Children ; 

a. Infant. 

b. Infant. 

Benjamin Hall and his wife went West with Asahel Alvord. After 
Asahel went to Cal. in 1849, he left his wife in Mo. with Mrs. Hall, 
though she soon after returned to X^. Y. State. ]^Ir. Flail married a 
second time. 

869. JOHX JACOB MANG ALVORD {Asahel, Thomas Gould, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Homer, X''. Y., Aug. 2, 
1813; died Oswego, X. Y., Mar. 12, 1861 ; married Oswego, X. Y., 
May 4, 1841, Mary Ann Millis, daughter of Xichoson and Elizabeth 
Sackett (Leverich) Millis. She was born X'ew York, X\ Y., June 



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26, 1821 ; died Detroit, Mich., Oct. 23, 1903. Res. Oswego, X. Y. 
Children : 

1727. Edgar Millis, b. Oswego, N. Y., May 27, 1842; d. Sept. 19, 1842. 

1728. Eva Elizabeth, b. Oswego, N. Y., July 5, 1843. 

1729. Delia RIaria, b. Oswego, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1848. 

1730. Ida Cynthia, b. Oswego, N. Y., June 25, 1851. 

1731. Mary Frances, b. Oswego, N. Y., June 17, 1753; d. June 20, 1853. 

John Jacob Mang Alvord was a ship chandler and carpenter, being 
also connected with transportation on the lakes and canals. At one 
time he had charge of twelve new boats sent from Oswego by way 
of Lakes Ontario and Erie to the Maumee River, where he remained 
during the season and contracted the "Maumee Fever," which seri- 
ously impaired his health. 

Mr. Alvord and his wife made the journey to ]\Io. in company 
with his father and brother, Harvey. Arriving at St. Louis, he de- 
clined to proceed farther, owing to a misunderstanding with refer- 
ence to the assignment of the land. He remained at St. Louis for 
two years, working at his trade, then returned to Oswego, N. Y. 
He was much interested in horticulture, and with his wnfe had 
charge of the Oswego Orphan Asylum for two years, resigning in 
1861, by reason of ill-health. 

His widow was matron for several years at Sing Sing and the 
Utica Asylum. She married Jan. 18, 1875, Benjamin Treat of New 
Milford, Conn. After Mr. Treat's death she lived with her daughter, 
Delia M. Harris of Oswego, N. Y. 

870. MARIA FREDERICKA ALVORD (Asahcl, Thomas 
Gould, Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., 
Jan. 19, 1815 ; died Whitesboro, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1876; married Ful- 
ton, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1833, Dwight Bartlett Waterman, son of West 
and — (Bartlett) Waterman. He was born Lee, N. Y., July 2, 1807; 
died Whitesboro, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1890. Res. Whitesboro, N. Y. 
Child : 

a. Rodella Maria, b. Lee, N. Y., July 9, 1843 ; res. Ilion, N. Y. ; mar. May 
29, 1895, Alfred Leander Natting. 

871. HARVEY ALVORD (Asahel, Thomas Gould, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Salina, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1816; 
died Cosumnes, Cal., Feb. 17, 1891 ; married Salina, N. Y., May 23, 
1844, Mary Ann Alger, daughter of Elijah and Penelope (Rector) 
Alger. She was born Salina, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1829; living at Palo 
Alto, Cal., in 1903. Res. Salina, N. Y. Children: 



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1732. Mary Penelope, b. Salina, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1845. 

1733. Frances Lulu, b. Cosummes River, Cal., June 11, 1852. 

Harvey Alvord was a carpenter and builder by trade. In 1845 
he went with his father and brother, John Jacob, to Caldwell Co., 
AIo. ; but in 1849, at the time of the gold excitement in Cal., Harvey 
and his father pushed on to the Pacific Coast. While they were 
crossing the plains in ]\Iay, 1849, en route for Cal., in order to defend 
themselves to better advantage from the Indians, the emigrants di- 
vided themselves into companies, and Mr. Alvord was appointed 
captain over one hundred and twenty wagons. They w^ere six 
months on the road, and endured many privations and hardships. 

At Placerville, Cal., in the winter of 1849, onions and potatoes 
were 51.50 a pound, flour was $1 a pound, and wages $16 a day. 
Mr. Alvord was among the earliest settlers in the state, and be- 
longed to the California Primus Society. In 1856 he returned to 
Syracuse, N. Y., and, after an absence of twenty-six years, in 1882 
went back to Cal. to spend the last years of his life. 

Mrs. Mary (A.lger) Alvord for several years kept the "Alvord 
House" in Denver, Col. 

874. LOUIS BOURBON ALVORD {Asahel, Thomas Gould, 
Asahcl, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander) , born Oswego Falls, N. Y., 
Oct. 25, 1821 ; died Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1895 ; married Salina, 
N. Y., July 2, 1839, Hannah Randall, daughter of Francis and Susan 
(Wilcox) Randall. She was born Coeymans, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1819; 
died Syracuse, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1881. Res. Salina, N. Y., Far West, 
Caldwell Co., Mo., and Syracuse, N. Y. Children : 

1734. Agnes Regina, b. Salina, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1843. 

1735. Francis Randall, b. Salina, N. Y., June 13, 1844; d. Sept. 2, 1846. 

1736. Harriet Maria, b. Far West, Caldwell Co., Mo., Mar. 13, 1846. 

1737. Mary Lizette, b. Far West, Caldwell Co., Mo., June 5, 1848. 

1738. Isaac Randall, b. Salina, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1850. 

1739. Florence Cornelia, b. Onondaga, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1866. 

Louis Bourbon Alvord began life as a farmer near Syracuse, N. 
Y. In Mo. he was a herdsman. After his father's removal from 
]Mo., he went there to bring his mother back to N. Y. State. After 
his return from the West, he managed his uncle Dioclesian's farm. 
He was then engaged with a flour and feed firm in Syracuse for 
several years, after which he successively engaged in farming, the 
grocery business, and finally as a drayman, having a number of 
teams, and taking contracts from various houses for their work in 



838 Alvord Genealogy 

this line. He sold out liis business, and during the last ten years o£ 
his life was retired. 

Mr. Alvord was a man of remarkably happy frame of mind. Noth- 
ing seemed to depress him for any length of time. He was always 
one of the youngest in any gathering", and was called by the friends 
of his business life, "Happy Lou." If he could not speak well of 
a person he said nothing, and therefore never had an enemy. He 
''scattered sunshine all along his way" in very truth, and his death 
was mourned by old and young in the circle of his friends and ac- 
quaintances. 

879. DAVID ALVORD {Alexander, Obed, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Colchester, Conn., Dec. 27, 1788; died 
Tecumseh, Mich., Aug. 11, 1870; married prob. Livingston Co., N. 
Y., Anna Jacobs, daughter of John and Ann Jacobs. She was born 
Jan. 29, 1789; died Clayton, Alich., 1881, Res. Otsego, N. Y., 
Geneseo, N. Y., Leicester, N. Y., and Tecumseh, Mich. Children: 

1740. Obed, b. Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1812. 

1741. Erasing Bulls, b. Otsego, N. Y., July 24, 1813. 

1742. Sarah. 

1743. Anna. 

1744. Elizabeth Burbank, b. Alar. 3, 1820. 

1745. John Jacob, b. Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 12, 1824. 

1746. Andrew Jackson, b. N. Y. 
iTt/. Abigail, b. Geneseo, N. Y., 1829. 

I'llrs. Sparrovv', a granddaughter, says that David Alvord in early 
life lived in Conn., and with his father worked a farm called "State 
of Conn.," or for the State of Conn. It is possible that he lived at 
Syracuse at one time. In 1832 he moved to Mich., and no one was 
more respected in the town of Tecumseh than "Uncle David," as 
he was familiarly called. He was strictly honest, and a total ab- 
stainer. 

Mrs. Alvord's father, John Jacobs, was a Revolutionary soldier. 
Mrs. J. H. Townley has a pocket-book that he carried during the 
war. His hat band was shot off in battle. 

882. ELBRIDGE DEMING ALVORD (Elijah Johnson, Obed, 
Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Hampden, Ohio., Oct. 
19, 1820; died near Gravity, lov/a. Mar. 31, 1901 ; married Mentor, 
Ohio, Jan. 1, 1844, Lucinda Churchill, daughter of Albert and Har- 
riet (Dresser) Churchill. She was born near Mentor, Ohio, May 
10, 1824; living at Gravitv, Iowa, in 1903. Res. Mentor, O., Coral, 



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III., Woodstock, 111., and Gravity, lo. Children : 

1748. Franklin Edwin, b. :\Ientor, O., June 24, 1845. 

1749. Seth Sanford, b. Mentor, O., Mar. 28, 1848. 

1750. Martha, b. Mentor, O., Aug. 30, 1849. 

1751. Elbridge Demmen, b. Mentor, O., Jan. 16, 1851; d. Mar. 7, 1854. 

1752. Albert Churchill, b. Alentor, O., Sept. 23, 1853. 

1753. John Henry, b. Coral, 111., Nov. 4, 1855. 

1754. Serena Alice, b. Woodstock, 111., Nov. 15, 1862. 

A755. Flora, b. Gravity, Iowa, Jan. 28, 1865 ; d. Apr. 23, 1878. 

1756. Emily Almira, b. Gravit}', Iowa, Mar. 31, 1868. 

Elbridge Deming Alvord was a farmer. He moved from Ohio to 
111. in 1851, and to Taylor Co., Iowa, about fourteen years later. 

883. SAMUEL ALVORD {Elijah Johnson, ' Obed, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Kirtland, O., Aug. 19, 1823; 
died Mantua, O., Nov. 14, 1903; married Mantua, Ohio, Nov. 17, 
1847, Serena Jennings, daughter of Phineas Upham and Cleona 
(Wilmot) Jennings. She was born Mantua, Ohio, July 12, 1823. 
Res. Alantua, Ohio. Child : 

1757. Phineas Elbert, b. Mantua, O., Oct. 24, 1868. 

When nine years old Samuel Alvord went to Mantua, O., to live 
with his half sister, his father having died. During the early part of 
his life he was a carpenter, but he later became a farmer, purchasing 
a farm southwest of Mantua Station. 

Mr. Alvord led a quiet life, was always actuated by the highest 
motives, and left behind him a reputation for integrity long to be re- 
membered. 

884. OBED GOOL ALVORD {Elijah Johnson, Obed, Asahel, 
Tiiomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 3, 1825; 
married Erie Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1847, Melissa xA.nn Talbott, daughter 
of Lorenzo and Catherine ^Minerva (Nichols) Talbott. She was 
born Cazenovia, N. Y., Apr. 13, 1832. Res. Mentor, Ohio, Union 
City, Mich., Cromwell, la.. Canon City, Col., and Maywood, Neb. 
Children: 

1758. Imogene Minerva, b. Mentor, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1848. 

1759. Lorenzo Talbott, b. Mentor, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1849; d. Sept. 20, 1850. 

1760. Josephine Matilda, b. Mentor, Ohio, June 1, 1852. 

1761. IMary Estell, b. Mentor, Ohio, Apr. 17, 1854. 

1762. Edith lantha, b. Mentor, Ohio, June 12, 1859. A teacher. 

1763. Winfield Scott, b. Mentor, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1861. 

Obed Cool Alvord has been a farmer during his whole life. He 
lived in Mentor, Lake Co., Ohio, until the autumn of 1863, when he 
moved to Union City, ]Mich. In 1872 he vrent to Cromwell, Iowa, 



340 Alvord Genealogy 

and since 1898 has lived at Canon City, Col., and in Maywood, Neb. 

887. DANIEL McCARTER ALVORD (Obcd, Ohed, Asaliel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Hancock, Mass., Mar. 17, 1811 ; 
died Willoughby, O., July 4, 1894; married Mentor, O., Dec. 30, 
1841, Roxana Barrows, daughter of Tillson and "Mary (Boss) Bar- 
rows. She W2is born N. Y. Feb. 21, 1809; died Willoughby, O., 
Mar. 4, 1864. Res. Willoughby, Ohio. Child: 

1764. Ira Douglas, b. Willoughby, O., Feb. 21, 1852. 

Daniel McCarter Alvord began his married life in a log cabin on 
the farm that was owned and occupied by him for 52 years, or, until 
his death. His first work v\-as to clear the forests from the land and 
prepare it for cultivation. Soon after he built a commodious frame 
house, and lived the life of an industrious, temperate and respected 
citizen to a ripe old age. 

888. LUCRETIA E. ALVORD (Obed, Ohed, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., July 24, 1813; died Wil- 
loughby, O., Sept. 25, 1897 ; married Willoughby, O., James Dingee, 
son of William and Catharine Dingee. He was born Bedford, N. 
Y., Jan. 1802 ; died Willoughby, O., Aug. 19, 1844. Res. Willough- 
by, O. Children : 

a. Johnson There, b. Willoughby, O., May 25, 1841 ; d. Cleveland, O., 

Oct. 19, 1899; mar. 1st, 1862, Marietta White; 2nd, Carrie Covert. 

b. Obed James, b. Willoughby, O., Dec. 23, 1843 ; res. Ashtabula, O., 1904 ; 

mar. North Kingsville, O., June 28, 1868, Agnes Fobes. 

James Dingee was a wagon-maker. He was three times married. 
His first wife was Sarah Brush, of Bedford, Westchester Co., N. Y., 
by whom he had two children, William James and Hester Ann. 

889. LUCY D. ALVORD (Obed, Obed, Asahel, Thomas, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1815 ; died Willough- 
by, O., Feb. 18, 1837 ; married Willoughby, O., James Dingee, son 
of William and Catharine Dingee. He was born Bedford, N. Y., 
Jan., 1802 ; died Willoughby, O., Aug. 19, 1844. Res. Willoughby, 
O. Children : 

a. Phoebe, b. Willoughby, O., Apr. 11, 1835; d. Jan. 18, 1853. 

b. Lucy, b. Willoughby, O., Feb. 7, 1837; res at Petersburg, N. Y., 1903; 

mar. 1852, Edward J. Whalen. 

James Dingee was a carriage-maker. 

890. DAVID JOHNSON ALVORD (Obed, Obed, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1817; 
died Georgetown, la., Oct. 21, 1896; married Willoughby, O., Jan. 



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20. 1842, Mary Ann Turner, daughter of William and Wealthy 
(Caswell) Turner. She was Lorn Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1823; 
died Iowa Falls, la., Feb. 26, 1900. Res. Wllloughby. O., Cleve- 
land. O., Georgetown, la., and Iowa Falls, la. Children : 

1765. Jane Susanna, b. Willoughby, O., Nov. 25, 1842. 

1766. Daniel ^IcCarter, b. Willoughby, O., Apr. 15, 1846. 

1767. Wealthy Samantha, b. Willoughby, O., Nov. 12, 1849. 

1768. Hattie Turner, b. Willoughby, O, Jan. 27, 1854. 

David Johnson Alvord, while yet a small boy, moved with his 
parents to Cleveland, O., where he lived until 1865, when he moved 
to Georgetown, la. "Uncle David,,'" as he was familiarly called, was 
loved and respected by all who knew him. He was especially kind 
to the poor in his quiet way. In the community he was a useful 
citizen, and took an active interest in public affairs. He was a 
farmer. 

891. OLIVE CATHERINE ALVORD (Ohed, Obcd, Asahcl, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1819; 
died Willoughby Ridge, O., Sept. 26. 1894; married Willoughby, O., 
Sept. 5, 1838, Obediah Smith, son of William and Sarah (Over- 
racker) Smith. He was born Ontario Co., X. Y., Dec. 7, 1809; died 
Willoughby, O., Dec. 2?>, 1895. Res. W^illoughby, O. His occupa- 
tion, farmer. Children: 

a. Lucien B., b. Willoughby, O., Sept. 18, 1839; d. Nottingham, O., Aug. 

15, 1898; mar. Oct. 23, 1861, Mary Jane Bliss of Euclid, O. 

b. Lucinda, A., b. Willoughby, O, Sept. 28, 1842; mar. Sept. 21, 1859, 

Adam Clark ; res. Willoughb}', O. 

c. William Jefiferson, b. Willoughby, O., Jan. 7, 1848; res. Wickliffe, O., 

1907; mar. Nov. 19, 1868, Anna M. Pimpin of Euclid, O. 

892. EMILY A. ALVORD {Obcd, Obed, Asahcl, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Mentor, O., Dec. 30, 1821 ; died Hall's 
Corners, N. Y., July 7, 1900; m.arried 1st Henry Mosher of Wick- 
liffe, Ohio. She married 2nd Thomas Smith of N. Y. She married 
3rd Watkins of Seneca, N. Y. Children : 

a. Infants, (three children died in infancy). 

b. Henry; res, at Bethel, N. Y., and in Cal. 

893. SALLY ANN ALVORD (Obed, Obed, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Mentor, O., Oct. 17, 1823; died Wil- 
loughby, O., Aug. 7, 1864; married Jackson Dorrell. He died in 
Iowa. Res. Vv'illoughby, O. Children : 

a. Allen, d. when a young man. 

b. Laura. 



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894. VASHTI ALVORD {Elisha, Obecl, Asahcl, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), died 1847; married William Gould of Scotts- 
burg, N. Y. (No further record). 

896. JOHNSON, MAHALAH ALVORD {Elisha, Obecl, 
Ascliel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Leicester, N. Y., Nov. 
30, 1819; died Albion, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1863; married Geneseo, N. Y., 
June, 1841, Elizabeth Clarinda Sherwood, daughter of Stephen and 
Elizabeth (Eggleston) Sherwood. She was born Geneseo, N. Y., 
Sept. 29, 1812; died Livonia, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1892. Res. Rochester, 
N. Y., and Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. Children : 

1769. Mary Louisa, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1844; d. May 21, 1845. 
1/70. Emily Matilda, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1846. 
1771. Clarence Mosher, b. Rochester, July 22, 1853. 

Johnson Mahalah Alvord was a printer. His father moved from 
Leicester, N. Y., to Geneseo, N. Y., when Johnson was a lad. The 
greater part of his life was spent in Rochester ; his last years at 
Albion, N. Y. 

898. HANNAH MARIA ALVORD {EUsha, Ohed', Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Geneseo, N. Y., July 22, 1834; 
died Toledo (Auburndale), O., Mar. 10, 1883; married North 
Painesville, O., Oct. 27, 1857, Jeremiah Willis Peck, son of Willis 
and Sarah (Potter) Peck. He was born Brunswick, O., Feb. 12, 
1832. Res. Toledo, O. No children. 

Jeremiah W. Peck has for many years been in the employ of the 
Milburn Wagon Company. 

899. • ANNA ALVORD {Asahel Gould, Asahcl, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Conn., Mar. 9, 1793; died Venice, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y., 1849; married Conn., Phillip Mosher, son of 
Lemuel and Mercy (Travis) Mosher. He was born New Bedford, 
Mass. ; died Venice, Cayuga Co., N. Y., aged 72. Res. Venice, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y. His occupation, farmer. Children: 

a. Lucinda, b. Guilford, N. Y., June 16, 1817; d. Spencer, N. Y., Feb 

19, 1872; mar., Peter Signer. 

b. Caroline, b. Guilford, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1819; d. Venice, N. Y., Feb. 4, 

1906; mar., Alfred Sherman. 

c. Nelson, b. Guilford, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1821; d. in the Civil War at 

Salisbury Prison ; mar. Sarah A. ; widow living at Auburn, N. Y., 
1904. 

d. Polly, b. Guilford, N. Y., July 24, 1823; d. Cincinnatus, N. Y., .Mar. 

1895 ; mar., James Andrews, son of Ebenezer. 

e. Sherman P., b. German, N. Y., July 15, 1824; d. Oct. 15, 1842. 



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f. Anoige, b. German, X. Y., Jan. 30, 1826; d. ^Moravia, N. Y., Feb. 

1890, unm. 

g. Sarah Ann, b. German, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1827; res. Moravia, N. Y., 1907; 

mar. 1853, Liman Card, 
h. Phillip, b. Cincinnatus. N. Y.. Aug. 19, 1831 ; d. in the Civil War. 

900. ANNIS ALVORD {Asahel Gould, Asahel, Asahel, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Conn., Mar. 9, 1793; died Volinia, 
Cass Co., Mich., Feb., 1848; married Jefferson Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 
1809, Ebenezer Copley, son of Thomas and Mary (Holcomb) Cop- 
ley. He was born Granby, Conn., Dec. 19, 1787; died Volinia, Cass 
Co., Mich., Mar. 15, 1841. Res. Volinia, Cass Co., Mich, Children: 

a. Hiram Hamilton, b. Decatur, N. Y., July 31, 1810; d. Mendon, Mich. ; 

mar. Cass Co., Mich, 1839 or 40, Caroline Alexander. 

b. Thomas Nelson, b. Decatur, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1814; d. Decatur, Mich., 

Sept. 8, 1895; mar Volinia, Mich., Nov. 13, 1845, Clarissa Nichols. 

c. Asahel Gould, b. Decatur, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1815; d. Volinia, Mich.; 

mar. 1st, Mary Love Beebe; 2nd, Eliza Jane Foglesong. 

d. David Burton, b. Decatur, N. Y., July 13, 1817; d. Volinia, Mich.; 

mar. 1st, Anna Norton; 2nd, Mrs. Abbie Wilcox. 

e. Ebenezer Ervin, b. Decatur, N. Y., May 30, 1820; d. Wayne, Mich. 

Sept. 16, 1897; mar. Decatur, Mich., Apr. 23, 1849, Desire Knapp. 

f. Rufus Thompson, b. Decatur, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1822; Went to California 

in 1857, was last heard from in 1867. 

g. John Jackson, b. Decatur, N. Y., July 11, 1825; living at Sherman, 

Wexford Co., Mich. ; mar., Loretta Spalding, of Alton, 111. 
h. Mary, b. Decatur, N. Y., Dec. 15, 1830; d. Berlin Heights, O. ; mar., 

John Chapin. 
i. George William Billdad, b. Decatur, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1833; d. Alton, 111., 

about 1860. 
j. Marinus Delos, b. Volinia, Mich., Apr. 16, 1836; d. Wexford, Mich.; mar., 

Ann Jaques. 

Ebenezer Copley was a fanner and shoemaker. He was drafted 
in the War of 1812. Abotit the year 1835 he removed from N. Y. 
State to Mich. His father, Thomas Copley, lived at Granby, Conn. 
He was in the Revolutionary War, and while trying to escape from 
capture by the British, he attempted to cross the Conn. River, and 
was drowned. 

901. LYMAX ALVORD {Asahel Gould, Asahel, Asahel, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Conn.; died Brookfield, Pa., Oct., 
18S0; married Cincinatus, N. Y., Esther Seely. She died Brook- 
field, Pa., Apr. 26, 1882, aged over 80 years. Res. Cincinatus, N. 
Y., Moravia, N. Y., and Canisteo, N. Y. Children : 

•1772. Nancy, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1817. 
1773. William, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., 1820. 



344 Alvord Gexealogy 

1774. Polly, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1822. 

1775. Pernielia, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y. 

1776. Elias, d. young. 

1777. Minerva, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1828. 

1778. Benjamin, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Oct. 1829. 

1779. Elbridge, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., 1832. 

Lyman Alvord was a farmer. He died at the home of his daughter, 
Polly Seeley. The following record of service in the War of 1812 
is furnished by Adj. Gen., Washington, D. C. : 

'"The name Lyman Alvord, as that of a private, appears on rolls of Cap- 
tain Phelp's Company, Fleming's Detachment, New York Volunteers and 
Militia, War of 1812. The rolls show as follows in his case. 'Commence- 
ment of service. May 20, 1812; to what time enlisted, September 1, 1812; 
remarks, deserted.' 

''The name of Lyman Alvert appears on a muster roll of Captain Davison's 
Company, Fleming's Detachment, New York Volunteers and Militia, for 
July 18 to September 18, 1812, War of 1812. The rolls show as follows in 
his case : 'Present ; remarks. Joined from Captain Phelp's Company.' 

"The name Lyman Alvord (name also borne as Alverd and Olverd) ap- 
pears as that of a private, on the rolls of Captain Elias Benjamin, Jr.'s Com- 
pany, in the Albany Regiment (Mills's), Artillery and Infantry Regiment, 
New York Volunteers, War of 1812. The rolls show as follows in his case: 
'Commencement of service, February 1, 1813; Expiration of service, August 
9, 1813 ; remarks, Four days allowed to go from Utica to German, Chenango 
County, his residence, 80 miles.' " 

In the list of awards to N. Y. soldiers in the War of 1812, Ly- 
man Alvord of Greenwood received $55. 

902. EDMUND AL\'ORD (Asahcl Gould, Asahd, Asahcl, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Conn., Sept. 25, 1796; died 
Ulysses, Potter Co.. Pa., Nov. 13, 1865 ; married 1821, Laura Black- 
man, daughter of James and Elizabeth (.Vndrews) Blackman. She 
was born Pittsfield. ]^.Iass., May. 2, 1797; died Elniira, N. Y., Apr. 
5, 1868. Res. Ulysses, Potter Co., Pa. Children : 

1780. Elizabeth Cornelia, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1822. 

1781. Charles Wellington, b. Cincinnatus, X. Y., Txlar. 5, 1825. 

1782. Elvira, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1829; res. Ulysses, Pa., nnm. 

1783. Alary Jane, b. Upper Lisle, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1832. 

1784. Savilla, b. Venice, N. Y., July 10, 1835. 

1785. James Edmund, b. Moravia, N. Y., Oct. 8. 1837. 

1786. Sarah Frances, b. Ulysses, Pa., Dec. 5, 1840; d. Elmira, N. Y., 

Apr. 15, 1896, unm. 

Edmund Alvord removed with his parents from Conn, to Cin- 
cinatus, N. Y., when six years old (1802). Here he remained until 
1833, when he v.'ent to Moravia, N. Y. In 1840 he removed to 



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Ulysses, Potter Co., Pa., where he was one of the pioneers of the 
place. Here he made a small clearing for his log cabin in the almost 
unbroken wilderness, oftentimes contending with the wolves and 
other wild animals that infested the country. He raised a few scanty 
crops for his large family, and was obliged to walk many miles with 
a sack of grain on his back to get it ground into flour. 

903. SAVILLA ALVORD (Asahcl Gould, Asahel, Asahcl, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Conn., Mar. 25, 1798; died 
Moravia, N. Y., Mar. 1875 ; married Cincinnatus, N. Y., Nov. 12, 
1820, James Andrews, perhaps son of James Andrews, b. in Conn., 
1765. He was born Conn., Sept. 26, 1785; died Moravia, Feb. 17, 
1860. Res. Cincinnatus, N. Y., and Moravia, N. Y. Children : 

a. Sarah, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1821 ; d. Moravia, X. Y., Apr. 

19, 1857. 

b. Sylvia, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1822; d. Moravia, N. Y., Jan. 12, 

1878; mar., John Morey and lived in Moravia, N. Y. 

c. Winfield Scott, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., July 13, 1824; d. Mar. 14, 1852; 

mar., Emily Lawrence. 

d. Oliver, b. Cincinnatus, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1823; d. Moravia, N. Y., Oct. 

5, 1904; mar. IMar. 20, 1844, Eliza M. Burlingham. 
Jam.es Andrews was a farmer, and soldier in War of 1812. 

905. POLLY ALVORD {Asahel Gould, Asahel, Asahel, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), died Cooperstown, N. Y. ; married 1st Peter 
I\lclntyre. She mar. 2nd Samuel Wood. Res. Canton, N. Y. Chil- 
dren : 

a. George. 

b. Charles. 

c. Adeline. 

d. A son. 

906. LUCRETIA ALVORD {Asahel Gould, Asahel, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), died Sandusky, O. ; married Sewell 
Gibson, prob. son of Abel Gibson. (See Gibson Genealogy). 

Sewell Gibson went West. It is certain that they had one child. 

907. AXXA ALVORD {William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y., May, 1806; died Spaf- 
ford, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1878; married 1st, East Worcester, N. Y., 
Alvah Wadsworth, son of Benjamin and Mary Wadsvv-orth. He 
was born Mar. 21, 1803 ; died Fabius, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1844. She mar- 
ried 2nd. Spafford, N. Y., Mar. 1844, Silas Randall. He v^-as born 
in R. L, 1801 ; died Spafford, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1S77. Res. Spafford, 
N. Y. Occiioation, Farmers. Children: 



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a. Mary Ar.r., b. ChittenangQ, N. Y., Feb. 9, lS29; res. Sp.ifford, N. Y., 
1904 : mar. Dec. 24, 1S45 ; Nathan Randall. 

•b. Amyette, b. Spafford, N. Y., June 1S46; d. Spafford, N. Y., 1876; mar., 
Wesley Craig. 

'908. BETSY ALVORD {William, Asahcl, Asahcl, Thomas, 
Thomas. Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y., June 14, 1809; died 
Amber, X. Y., June 24, 1890; married East Worcester, N. Y., Dec. 
7. 1836, Edward Webster, son of William and }vlary Ann (Watson) 
Webster. He was born Manhattanville, N. Y., Jan. 1818; died 
Homer, N. Y.. Jan. 18, 1894. Res. East Scott, N. Y., and Otisco 
\"alle}', N. Y. His occupation, farmer. Children: 

a. William Harson, b. East Scott, N. Y., Jan. 28, 1838; d. Marietta, N. Y., 

May 13, 1905; mar. Mar. 20, 1861, Mary Jane Paul; res. Marietta, 
N. Y. 

b. Robert, b.East Scott, N. Y., May 22, 1839; d. Apr. 15, 1869: mar. Hannah 

Hagardy, (his cousin). 

c. Mary Jane, b. East Scott, N. Y., June 2, 1849 ; res. Homer, N. Y., 1905 ; 

mar.. Merry C. Bell. A carpenter; died Apr. 10, 1900. 

909. ASAHEL ALVORD (William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y., 1810; died East Wor- 
cester, N. Y., 1867 ; married Eve May Hilsinger, daughter of Abra- 
ham and Eve (Loucks) Hilsinger. She was born Sharon, N. Y., 
May 12, 1806; died East Worcester, N. Y., 1893. Res. East Wor- 
cester, N. Y. Children : 

1787. Catharine, b. Decatur, N. Y., 1824. 

1788. Lucy Jane, b. Decatur, N. \"., 1826. 

1789. Infant. 

911. ELISEIA ALVORD (William, Asahel. Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y. ; died East Worcester, N. 
Y., about 1880, aged 75 ; married East Worcester, N. Y., Polly Ann 
Coleby. She was born East Worcester, N. Y. ; died East Wor- 
cester, N. Y. He married 2nd Mary Westfall. Res. East Vv'or- 
cester, Otsego Co., N. Y. Children: 

1790. Oscar, b. East Worcester, N. Y. 

1791. Amanda, b. East Worcester, N. Y., July 11, 182S. 

1792. Samuel Ceiley, b.East Worcester, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1830. 

1793. William, b. East Worcester, X. Y. 

1794. Orlando, b. East Worcester, N. Y., about 1840. 

1795. Phcebe Jane, b. East V/orcester, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1841. 

1796. Amyette, b. East Worcester, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1847. 

Elisha Alvord was a farmer. The family was very poor. 

912. JOHN ALVORD (William, Asahel, Asahel Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y., about 1814; died East 



Se\ E.xTii Gexeratiox 347 

Worcester, X. Y., about 1885 ; married Angeline Jeennings, daughter 
of Jonathan Jennings. Res. East Worcester. Children : 

1797. William, b. East Worcester, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1854; res., East Worcester, 

N. Y., unm., deaf and dumb. 

1798. Henry, b. East Worcester, X. Y., Dec. 13, 1857. 

1799. John, b. East Worcester, N. Y., 1859; res.. East Worcester, N. Y., 

1907, unm. 

913. ELIZA ALVORD {V/iUiam, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur. N. Y., 1815; died East Scott, 
N. Y., June 15, 1888; married Otsego Co., N. Y., 1855, Thomas 
Blondon. He was born KiUkenny, Ireland; died Little York, N. Y., 
1897. Res. Scott, Cortland Co., N. Y. Children : 

a. Charles, b. Scott, X. Y., Apr. 14, 1856; res., Syracuse, X. Y., 1906; 

mar. X'^ov. 25, 1876, Margaret Hoffman. 

b. Edward, b. Fabius, X. Y., Mar. 4, 1859; mar. 1884, Jennie Russell. 

Thomas Blondon served eight years in the British Army. After 
coming to America he enlisted as a soldier in the Civil War, and 
served three years. He was a farmer, and was killed by a falling 
tree. 

914. THOMAS RIXOX ALVORD (JVilliam, Asahel, Asahel, 
Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, X. Y., ]\Iar. 26, 1816; 
died Appleton, Wis., Feb. 16, 1884; married East Scott, X. Y., 
Sarah Ann Webster, daughter of William and Alary Ann (Watson) 
Webster. She was born in X'. Y. 1817; died Appleton, Wis., Sept. 
30, 1889. Res. Scott, Cortland Co., X'. Y., Freedom and Appleton, 
Wis. Children : 

1800. Ellery, b. Scott, X. Y., Xov. 16, 1849. 

1801. George Emerson, b. Scott, X. Y., Feb. 14, 1852; d. Escanaba, Mich., 

1871, unm. 

1802. Joseph, b. Scott, X. Y., Xov. 17, 1853; d. 1861. 

1803. William Edward, b. Scott, X. Y., Xov. 15, 1855. 

1804. Daracy, b. Scott, X. Y., Sept. 2, 1860 ; d. 1864. 

Thomas Rixon Alvord moved from Scott, X^. Y., to Freedom, 
Ontagamie Co., Wis., in 1867, and later removed to Appleton, Wis. 
Descendants say that he had been previously married. 

915. ITAXXAH ALVORD {William, Asahel, Asahel Thomas, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, X. Y. ; died East Worcester, 
N. Y. ; m.arried Alvah Hagardy. Res. East Worcester, X\ Y. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Hannah, b. East Worcester, X. Y. ; d. 1897; mar. 1st, Robert \¥ebster; 
2nd, Wesley Craig. 



348 Alvord Genealogy 

916. AIARY ANN ALVORD (William, Asahel, Asahel, Thom- 
as, Thomas, Alexander), born Decatur, N. Y., May 6, 1827; died 
South Spafford, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1862; married 1st Spaft'ord, N. Y., 
Ezra Randall, son of Silas and Mercy (Harrington) Randall. He 
was born Spafford, N. Y., about 1827; died Spafford, N. Y., 1857. 
She married 2nd, Aug. 27, 1858, Samuel Lyman Churchill, son of 
Alvin and Sally (Seely) Churchill. He was born Scott, N. Y., Feb. 
15, 1834. Res. Spafford, N. Y. Children: 

a. Alexander, b. Spafford, N. Y. ; d. aged 1 j^r. 

b. Lana, b. Spafford, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1850; d. Summer Hill, N. Y., Jan. 

1873; mar. Jan. 1, 1870, Rily Webster. 

c. Hattie, b. Spafford, N. Y., July 8, 1852; res. Otisco, N. Y., 1905; mar. 

Otisco, X. Y., Sept. 10, 1874, Newton Wright. 

d. Elman Ezra, b. Spafford, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1855 ; mar. Feb. 15, 1882, Mary 

Lewis. 

e. Samuel Sej^mour, b. South Spafford, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1861 ; res. Borodino, 

N. Y. 

Ezra Randall was a farmer. After the death of their mother the 
Randall children went to live with their aunt, Betsey Webster. 

917. CAROLINE ALVORD {Benjamin, Moses, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., Aug. 19, 1785; died 
Dec. 15, 1807; married Jonas W^alker. No children. 

918. SOPHL\ ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., Dec. 29, 1787; married 

Tyler. (No further record). 

919. LUTHER ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., May 28, 1790; died 
Newfane, \^t., 1868 ; married Mary Hodgskins of Putney, Vt. Res. 
Putney, \^t. Child : 

1805. George F., b. Putney, Vt., June, 1834. 

Luther Alvord was a soldier in the war of 1812. 

920. HART ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., July 7, 1792 ; died Dummerston, 
\'t.. Oct. 1862; married Dummerston, Vt., Sally Laughton, daughter 
of John and Sally (Miller) Laughton. She was born Dummerston, 
Vt. ; died Dummerston, Vt. Res. Dummerston, Vt. Children : 

1806. John Langhton, b. Dummerston, Vt., May 1818. 

1807. Cyrena. 

Hart Alvord was a farmer. He lived about a mile and a half 
directly north of the meeting-house, near the Putney line. 



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921. SAINIUEL ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1794; died 
Malone, X. Y., May 24, 1864 ; married in Vt., Jan. 2, 1820, Lurena 
Hildreth, daughter of Ezekiel and Emery (Hudson) Hildreth. She 
was born Chesterfield, N. H., Feb. 19, 1798; died Malone, N. Y., 
Sept. 15, 1877. Res. Brandon, N. Y., and Malone, N. Y. Children: 

1808. Katherine Emily, b. Dummerston, Vt, Dec. 2, 1820. 

1809. Samuel Hart, b. Brandon, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1823. 

1810. Lydia Hart, b. Brandon, N. Y., Sept. 4, 1826. 

Samuel Alvord removed from Dummerston, Vt., to Bangor, N. Y., 
in 1822. They made the trip with an ox-team, and settled in that 
part of the town known as Brandon. Later he removed to Malone, 
N. Y. He was a farmer by occupation. 

922. CATHARINE ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., Apr. 2, 1796; died 
Jamaica, \'t., Mar. 28, 1869; married 1st, Houghton. She mar- 
ried 2nd John Simonds. He died Wardsboro, Vt. Res. Westmore- 
land, Vt., Putney, Vt., Newfane, Vt., and Wardsboro, Vt. Children : 

a. A son, drowned when a child. 

b. Maria, b. Newfane, Vt., Nov. 4, 1836; d. Wardsboro, Vt., June 4, 

1897 ; mar. Oct. 10, 1866, Asaph Adams ; res. Dover, Vt. 

924. PERSIS ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander) , born Dummerston, Vt., Aug. 19, 1801 ; died Jamaica, 
Vt., Apr., 1872 ; married Dummerston, Vt., Dec. 14, 1835, John 

Simonds, son of John and (Bullock) Simonds. He was born 

Groton, Mass., 1801 ; died Wardsboro, Vt., Apr., 1876. Res. Dum- 
merston, Vt., and Wardsboro, Vt. Child : 

a. Charles Edwin, b. Dummerston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1836; res. East Jamaica, 
Vt. ; mar. 1st, July 15, 1857, Mary Jane Sanders; 2nd, June 25, 
1900, Mrs. Angelia S. Kingsbury. 

John Simonds was a farmer, and son (by first wife) of John 

Simonds, who married for his second wife Catharine Alvord. sister 

of Persis. 

925. BETSEY ALVORD (Benjamin, Moses, John, John, 

Thomas, Alexander), born Dummerston, Vt., Feb. 19, 1804; died 

Boston, Mass., July 30, 1877; married Keene, N. H., Nov. 7, 1831, 

Jesse Maynard, son of Antipas and Sally (Rice) Maynard. He was 

born Sullivan, N. H., Oct. 23, 1806; died Boston, Mass., July 21, 

1882. Res. Worcester, Mass., and Boston, Mass. Children: 

a. Edwin Lambert, b. Boston, Mass., Apr. 26, 1834; res. So. Framingham, 
Mass., 1905; mar. Boston, Mass., 1855, Henrietta Gushing. 



350 Al\ord Genealogy 

b. Henry Fiske, b. Boston, Mass., July 4, 1839; d. Stockton, Cal, May 22, 

1865. 

c. Frances Augusta, b. Boston, Alass., Apr. 23, 1844; res. So. Boston, 

Ma=s., 1905; mar. Boston, Mass., Mar. 23, 1870, Edward A. 
Church. 

d. Abbott Thayer, b. Boston, Mass., June 11, 1846; res. Allston, Mass., 

1905; mar. Boston, Mass., Mar. 17, 1869, Gertrude M. Davis. 

e. Lavinia Homans, b. Boston, Mass., Apr. 11, 1851 ; res. Heme Bay, 

Kent, Eng. ; mar. Hendon, Eng., June 5, 1884, Charles Alfred 
Gandy. 

Jesse Alaynard was a baker by occtipation, and ran an establish- 
ment at Worcester, Mass., for many years ; also in Boston, Mass. 

926. CHESTER ALVORD {Besaleel Asariah, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 12, 1781; 
married Peru, Mass., Oct. 18, 1803 (int.) Susannah Browning, 
daughter of Tristram and Rebecca (Smith) Browning. She was 
born Peru, ^vlass., May 26, 1785 ; died South Hadley, Mass., Mar., 
1813. Res. South Hadley, Mass., and Greenbush, N. Y. Children: 

1811. Tristram Browning, b. South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 27, 1804. 

1812. Dolly, b. South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 26, 1807. 

1813. Bezaleel, b. South Hadley, Mass., June 4, 1809; d. in the South, 

aged about 40. 

1814. William Dwight, b. South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 25, 1812; d. Geneseo, 

N. Y., aged 20. 
The mother of the above children died when they were very 
young, and they were brought up by their Uncle Melzar. Chester 
Alvord was a hatter, of Hinsdale, Mass., 1805., of Greenbush, N. Y., 
1825. 

927. LAURA ALVORD {Bezaleel, Azariah, John, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 30, 1784; married 
Mason. Child: 

a. Alvord, res. at Green Bay, Wis., perhaps also at Lima, Ind. 

929. HELAZ ALVORD {Bezaleel, Azariah, John, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Mar. 28, 1791; died 
Bloody Brook, Mass., Dec. 12, 1829; married Dorothy Brainard, 
daughter of James and Dorothy (Spencer) Brainard, of South Had- 
ley, Mass. She was born Hadley, Mass., Aug. 5, 1793; died Green- 
field, Mass., Dec, 1855. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Children : 

1815. Azariah Benjamin Brainard, b. Mass. 

1816. Henry Wells, b. Mass. 

Llelaz Alvord was a physician, a highly respected citizen and a 
valuable member of his profession. A.s a husband and father he was 



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kind and considerate. He died with Christian composure and resig-- 
nation in the firm hope of a blessed immortahty at the pubHc house 
of Mr. Moulton, in Bloody Brook, Mass. He had previously re- 
sided at So. Hadley, and ^Montague, Mass., but removed to Green- 
field in 1827. 

930. MELZAR ALVORD {Bczalecl, Asariah, John, Joh.i, 
Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 1, 1793; died 
near Lima, Ind., Feb. 1850; married Lura Smith. She was born 
about 1798 ; died Farmersburg, la., 1860. Res. Geneseo, N. Y., and 
Lima, Ind. Children : 

1817. Henry Dwight, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1823. 

1818. Harriet Browning, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1826. 

1819. Catherine Hill, b. Geneseo, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1830. 

Melzar Alvord was a farmer ; went from Lenox, Mass., to Geneseo, 
N. Y. He lived in same house in Geneseo, X. Y., twenty-three 
years. He resided five miles west of Lima, Ind., where he went in 
1837. In going West he preceded his family, which came later 
(1837) with Mr. Dewey, who had come from Mass. His widow 
went to Clayton Co., la., in 1855. 

932. PHILOFTUS ALVORD {Bezalccl, Azariah, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, ]^,Iass., Sept. 21, 1798; 
died Somonauk, 111., 1879; married Lima, Ind., about 1837, Melinda 
Wood. She died Lima, Ind., about 1841. Res. Somonauk, 111. Xo 
children : 

Philoftus Alvord was a carpenter, and after the death of his 
wife, he lived with the familv of his sister, Philancv Dewev. 

Loftus Alvord of Lenox, Mass., in 1829 deferred administration 
on his father's estate in favor of his brother-in-law, Ansel Dewey. 

933. MILTOX ALA'ORD {Bezclecl, Azariah, John, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, !\Iass., Mar. 11, 1801; 

died Geneseo, X'. Y., before 1837; married prob. Dean. (An 

uncle of Frances — Edward Dean — lived in York, X". Y. She had 
also a cousin. Miles Barnes, of the same place). Res. Geneseo, X'. 
Y. Children : 

1820. Frances Aurelia, b. Geneseo, or York, N. Y., ]\Iay 1, 1830. 

1821. Mary, b. Geneseo, or York, N. Y., (]Mr. Shepherd says that she 

married and lived in Michigan, no further data could be secured. 

Milton Alvord was a physician. His widow married a second 
time. 

934. PHILAXSY ALVORD (Bezaleel, Azariah, John, John, 



C>' 



2 Al\ord Genealogy 



Thomas, Alexander), born South Iladley, Mass., July 27, 1803; died 
Ottawa, 111., Feb. 23, 1886; married Pittsfield, Mass., Feb. 15, 1827, 
Ansel Dewey, son of Edmond and Betsey (King) Dewey. He was 
born Lenox, Mass., May 5, 1796; died Somonauk, 111., Jan. 2, 1882. 
Res. Lenox, Mass., and Somonauk, 111. Children : 

a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Lenox, Mass., Feb. 15, 1829; res. Ottawa, 111.; 

mar., Samuel Elder Dewej'. 

b. Milton Alvord, b. Lenox, Mass., Oct. 29, 1830; res. Urbana, 111. 

c. Frances Cordelia, b. Lenox, Mass., Aug. 2, 1832; res. Somonauk, 111., 

1898, unm. 

d. Maria Louisa, b. Lenox, Mass., Aug. 25, 1834; res. Somonauk, 111., unm. 

e. Chauncey Dwight, b. Troy Grove, 111., Mar. 28, 1838. 

f. William Alonzo, b. Troy Grove, III, Aug. 4, 1840; res, at Somonauk, 

III, 1898, unm. 

g. Henrietta Melissa, b. Troy Grove, III, Feb. 4, 1844; res. at Memphis, 

Mo., 1902; mar. Feb. 13, 1868, Charles Sherman Brown. 
h. Laura Philancy, b. Troy Grove, III, Dec. 25, 1846; d. Nov. 28, 1848. 
i. Charles Oliver, b. Somonauk, III, Jan. 1, 1852; res. Somonauk, III, 

1898, unm. 

935. ARIEL ALVORD (Beaaleel, Aaariah, John, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Sept. 6, 1807; died Sturgis, 
Mich., Mar. 31, 1843 ; married prob. Rochester, N. Y., Lovina Welch, 
daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Church) Welch. She was born 
Salem or Shushan, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1812; died Constantine, Mich., 
Nov. 5, 1898. Res. Lima, Ind. Child : 

1822. Frances b. prob. Lima, Ind., 1837 ; d. Lima, Ind., aged about 8 yrs. 

Ariel Alvord was a physician. He studied at Rochester, N. Y., 
with Dr. Backus. His widow married Mahlon Heywood, and lived 
in Constantine, Mich. 

936. ZERUIAH ALVORD (Ariel, Acariah, John, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Southwick, Mass., May 26, 1806; died No. 
Haven, Conn., May, 1885 (another rec. says July, .'.850) ; married 
Nov. 20, 1825, Burritt Brockett, son of Joel and Elizabeth (Moulth- 
rop) Brockett. He was born North Haven, Conn. Res. Monte wese, 
No. Flaven, Conn. Children : 

a. Cornelia Lucretia, b. No. Haven, Conn., Aug. 22, 1827; d IMontev/ese, 

Conn; mar. Horace G. Gill; res. Hampden, Ct., Troy, N. Y., and 
Nev.' Llaven, Conn. 

b. Louisa Zeruiah, b. No. Haven, Conn., July 17, 1829; res. Wallingford, 

Conn. ; mar. Oct. 2, 1849, Gilbert A. Robinson. 

c. Henry Ariel Alvord, b. No. Haven, Conn., Jan. 15, 1831. 

d-. George Edwin, b. No. Haven, Conn., May 26, 1834; d. No. Haven, 
Conn., Jan. 12, 1905; mar. Dec. 13, 1870, Mrs. Lorancy Beach. 



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e. Emma Frances, b. Xo. Haven, Conn. ; d. aged 9 yrs. 

f. Emma Adella, b. Xo. Haven, Conn., July 1854; d. Dec. 1876. 

Burritt Brockett was a shoemaker and brick moulder. 

938. LOUISA METCALF ALVORD (Saul, Saul, Saul, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Aug. 31, 1809; died 
Gilead, Conn., Nov. 16, 1847; married Bolton, Conn., Mar. 13 (15, 
Town Rec.), 1832, Josiah Champion Gilbert, son of Peyton Randolph 
and Anna (Porter) Gilbert. He was born Gilead, Conn., Feb. 26, 
1810; died Gilead, Conn., July 26, 1889. Res. Gilead, Conn. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Infant, b. Gilead, Conn. ; d in infancy. 

b. Henry Champion, b. Gilead, Conn., June 27, 1839; d. Gilead, Conn.; 

Oct. 4. 1842. 
Josiah Champion Gilbert mar. 2nd Sarah Post. He was a mem- 
ber of the Conn. Gen. Assembly, and deacon of the church at Gilead, 
Conn. 

939. HUBBELL BUELL AL'n'ORD (Saul, Saul, Saul, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Dec. 14, 1811 ; died Vine- 
land, N. J., Jan. 16, 1881, married 1st Winsted, Conn., Dec. 13, 
1849, Mary Munro Clark, daughter of Lucius and Nancy (Boyd) 

Clark. She v/as born Winsted, Conn., May 4, 1827 ; died Torring- 
ton, Conn., Sept. 14, 1850. He married 2nd New York, N. Y., Feb. 
7, 1856, Caroline Maria (Fowler) Deveau, daughter of Moses and 
Rhoda (Burtis) Fowler, widow of James W. Deveau. She was 
born New York, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1827; died Vineland, N. J., Aug. 4, 
1896. Res. Wolcottville (Torrington), Conn, and Vineland, N. J. 
Children : 

1823.. Caroline, b. Torrington, Conn., May 29, 1857; d. Aug. 26, 1860. 

1824. Frederic Buell, b. Torrington, Conn., Jan. 27, 1860; d. Sept. 7, 1860. 

1825. Henry Saul, b. Torrington, Conn., Dec. 18, 1861. 

1826. Belle, b. Torrington, Conn., IMay 15, 1865. 

Hubbell Buell Alvord united with the Center Church of Hartford, 
Conn., in 1838. After teaching school several years in Hartford, 
where he served as vice principal, he engaged in mercantile business 
in Bolton, Hartford and Wolcottville, Conn. Mr. Alvord, with his 
brother, Charles, was one of the organizers of the Excelsior Needle 
Co., of Torrington. Leaving this place in 1865, he went to Vineland, 
N. J., where he lived on a small fruit farm. He served on the school 
board and v>'as also for manv vears a deacon in the Presbvterian 
Church at Vineland. 



854 Alvord Genealogy 

941. HENRY ALVORD (Saul, Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, Alex- 
ander), born Bolton, Conn., Feb. 8, 1819; died Bolton, Conn., May 
1, 1877; married Colchester, Conn., May 12, 1846, Mary William& 
Gillett, daughter of Ely Hall and Mary (Williams) Gillett. She was 
born Colchester, Conn., Dec. 24, 1824; died Hartford, Conn., Sept. 
3, 1888. Res. Bolton, Conn. Children : 

1827. Louisa, b. Bolton, Conn., Jul}- 28, 1S47. 

1823. John Bucl!, b. Bolton, Conn., Apr. 3, 1849; d. July 31. 1857. 

1829. Mary Jane, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 8, 1850. 

1830. Phebe Buell, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 19, 1852. 

1831. Henry Clay, b. Bolton, Conn., Apr. 30, 1854. 

1832. Enirna Gillett, b. Bolton, Conn., July 28, 1858. 

1833. Carrie, b. Bolton, Conn., July 27, 1860; d. Aug. 18, 1868. 

1834. Charles Hubbell, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 23, 1861. 

After attending the public school of his native town, Henry Alvord 
became a teacher for several years during the period of his early 
manhood. Later he settled on the homestead, one fourth of a mile 
south of the Bolton Center Church, and engaged in farming. In 
this occupation he v/as eminently successful. His farm became 
known as the most attractive and best kept farm, and Mr. Alvord as 
the most ideal farmer in the town of Bolton. It stood as a home 
of refinement where love for Christ and devotion to duty were in- 
culcated into the hearts of all. 

Mr. Alvord in early life became a member of the Bolton Cong. 
Church, and served his church for many years as deacon and Sunday 
School Superintendent. The interests of the church were very near 
to his heart, and he gave it his most ardent support. He was also 
active in town aiTairs, holding the office of town treasurer and minor 
offices. In 1861 he was elected as a Republican to the Conn. State 
Senate. He was also a trustee of the Nathan Hale fund of Coventry, 
Conn. 

Mr. Alvord exemplified the best type of New England citizenship, 
which in time past has been the strength of the small New England 
towns. 

Mrs. Mary (Gillett) Alvord was educated at Bacon Academy, 
Colchester, Conn., and took up the work of teaching. After marriage 
she contributed her full share in making the home what it was. For 
many years she was an efficient teacher in the Sunday School, and 
was highly regarded by all Bolton people for her Christian woman- 
hood. 

943. CHARLES ALVORD {Saul Saul, Saul, John, Thomas, 





CHARLES ALVORD, (NO. 943.) 
Organizer, Manager and Treasurer of Excelsior Needle Co., 
^ Torrington, Ct. 



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Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Nov. 25, 1826; died Torrington, 
Conn., July 13, 1901 ; married East Chester, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1857, 
Almira Burtis, daughter of Seaman and Martha (Ward) Burtis. 
She was born East Chester, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1830. Res. Torrington, 
Conn. Children : 

1835. Ella Louisa, b. Torrington, Conn., Nov. 22, 1858; res. Torrington, 

Conn., 1908, unm. 

1836. John Francis, b. Torrington, Conn., May 9, 1861. 

Mr. Alvord was educated in the public schools of Torrington, 
Park Ave. Institute, and Yonkers' Military Academy. He is presi- 
dent of the Excelsior Needle Co., the Standard Co., and the Pro- 
gressive Mfg. Co., all of Torrington, Conn. ; also director in vari- 
ous institutions. He is a member of the Union League Club of 
New York City and the Union Club of Boston. Mr. Alvord is 
a thorough-going business man of recognized ability. He has 
given his earnest support to the publication of this work. 

1837. ^.Liry Ward, b. Torrington, Conn., Apr. 12, 1864; d. Dec. 12, 1867. 

1838. Charles Frederick, b. Torrington, Conn., Feb. 19, 1866; d. Dec. 18, 

1867. 

1839. George Buell, b. Torrington, Conn., :\Iar. 29, 1871. 

The boyhood days of Charles Alvord were passed on his father's 
farm in Bolton, Conn., where he attended the district school. At the 
age of seventeen he went to New Hartford. Conn., and conducted 
a store for six years. In April. 1850, he went to Wolcottville (now 
Torrington), Conn., and with his brother, Hubbell B. Alvord, bought 
out the dry goods business of Walter AI. Hungerford. He con- 
tinued in this business until 1866, when with several others he organ- 
ized a company for the manufacture of sewing machine needles. 
Work was begun on a small scale at Daytonville, tvN^o miles north of 
Torrington. Mr. Alvord was made treasurer and manager of the 
company, and held these positions for over thirty years. This com- 
pany now holds the first place in the world in the manufacture of 
sewing and knitting machine needles, bicycle spokes and nipples. 
Its success is due in no small measure to the foresight and efficiency 
of Mr. Alvord. 

In addition to his work in the management of the Excelsior Needle 
Co., Mr. Alvord was a director of the Eagle Bicycle Co., and of the 
Union Hardware Co., with a large interest in the Torrington and 
Winchester Electric Ry., The Brooks National Bank, the Torring- 
ton Water Co., and the Torrington Electric Light Co. He repre- 
sented Torrington in the Conn. Legislature in 1880. He was a mem- 
ber of the Center Cong. Church, and deeply intereste 1 in the Torring- 



356 Alvord Genealogy 

ton Y. M. C. A., of which he was the first president. 

Charitable organizations and benevolent enterprises found in 
Charles Alvord a willing helper. He stood ever ready to contribute 
of his means to enterprises of whose merits he was assured. Mr. 
Alvord was rated as one of the foremost business men of northwest- 
ern Conn., a philanthropist of quiet and unpretentious methods, and 
a Christian gentleman. 

947. SOPHIA ANxN ALA'ORD (Martin, Saul, Saul, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton. Conn., Sept. 24, 1818; died Bol- 
ton, Conn., Dec. 4, 1882 ; married Bolton, Conn., Dec. 24, 1843, 
Orrin Amherst Williams, son of Wheeler and Cynthia (Blackman) 
Williams. He was born Coventry, Conn., June, 1816; died Bolton, 
Conn., Feb. 2, 1898. Res. Andover and Bolton, Conn. Children : 

a. Henry Shepherd, b. Andover, Conn., Dec. 30, 1844; d. Feb. 27, 1845. 

b. Orrin Anson, b. Andover, Conn,, Apr. 16, 1846; a farmer at Andover, 

Conn., 1908; mar. Frances Bingham. 

Sophia Ann Alvord was divorced from her husband. After which 
she made her home with her brother, Edwin D. Alvord, and later 
with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cynthia A. Alvord, who gave this un- 
fortunate woman all the care of an own sister until her death. 

949. ELIJAH ANSON ALVORD (Martin, Saul, Saul, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Apr. 10, 1825; died Bol- 
ton, Conn., Oct. 4, 1870; married Bolton, Conn., Oct. 12, 1856, 
Cynthia Ann Warner, daughter of Ashbel and Hannah (Morgan) 
Warner. She was born Bolton, Conn., Jan. 26, 1830. Res. Bolton, 
Conn. Children : 

1840. Joseph Clark, b. Bolton, Conn., Oct. 1, 1858. 

1841. John Austin, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 3, 1859. 

1842. Anna Maria, b. Bohon, Conn., Aug. 11, 1861; lives on the home- 

stead and cares for her mother, unm., attended the Rockville, 
Conn., High School, and later studied dressmaking. She is very 
prominent in church and grange vs'ork. 

1843. William Ehjah, b. Bolton, Conn., Dec. 16, 1863. 

1844. George Warner, b. Bolton, Conn., Sept. 27, 1865 ; res. at Bolton, 

Conn., unm. Engaged in farming. 

1845. Samuel Morgan, b. Bolton, Conn., Nov. 19, 1869. 

Elijah Anson Alvord was educated at the district school at Bolton, 
Conn., and also attended school in East Hartford, Conn. Soon after 
marriage he made a tour of the Western States v/ith an idea of set- 
tling in the West. He returned to Conn., content to settle on a farm 
in Bolton, and bought the place directly opposite that of his cousin, 



Seventh Generation 357 

Henry Alvord. A most delightful companionship sprang up between 
these two cousins, as they almost daily gathered to discuss the is- 
sues of the day during the stirring times of the Civil War and the 
reconstruction period. Both were great readers and subscribers to 
New York daily newspapers. Both were men of ideas, sound judg- 
ment, and strong mentality, who could discuss intelligently national 
affairs. 

Elijah Alvord had a strong mathematical mind. His mother v/as 
wont to call him the "long-headed" member of the family. AVhen 
a young man he paid off the mortgage on his father's farm in a 
very few years, although his father had struggled with it unsuccess- 
fully for many years. He v»-as resourceful, full of energy, and ex- 
hibited remarkable power to accomplish work. Besides cultivating 
his farm he dealt extensively in wood and charcoal. He died sud- 
denly in middle life, v/hen there was every indication that he would 
have a most successful career, financial and otherwise. 

^Ir. Alvord was an active member of the Bolton Cong. Church, 
and labored for its interests. In town meetings he took an active 
part. As a debater he was forceful and pointed, never given to 
adulation or flattery. He was a Republican in politics, and held 
several town offices. 

Mrs. Cynthia (Warner) Alvord, a descendant of Dr. Ichabod 
Warner of Bolton, had only the opportunities for education and 
cultivation v/hich are found in the district school and in the inter- 
course vvith relatives and friends. She possessed excellent mental 
qualities, and was sensible in a high degree, with no assumption of 
superiority, being naturally modest and retiring. By the death of 
Mr. Alvord, being left with a family of six small children, with 
little property beside the farm, she m^et the issue in a masterly way. 
All the children were kept together, and given a good education, 
three attending the high school, and one graduating at Yale Uni- 
versity. In addition to the great burden that was already hers, it 
fell to her lot to care for four aged relatives, three of vs'hom were 
of Mr. Alvord's family. Though they lived with her for many 
years and were a great care, she bravely and cheerfully assumed the 
burden, and watched over them in their last sicknesses. For fifty years 
she has been a faithful member of the Bolton Cong. Church. With 
mind clouded in her old age, she passes a quiet existence in care of 
her daughter on the old home in Bolton, Conn. 

951. FREDERICK ALVORD {Martin, Saul, Saul, John, Thoni- 



^^^ Alvord Gexealogy 

as, Alexander), born Eolton, Conn., Dec. 5, 1828; died Newton 
Center, Mass., Dec. 27, 1903; married Monson, Mass., Oct. 21, 1857, 
Susan Gridley Ely, daughter of Rev. Alfred and Susan (Gridley) 
Ely, D. D., of Monson, Mass. She was born Monson, Mass., Mav 
15, 1829; died Monson, Mass., Nov. 3, 1902. Res. Monson, Mass^, 
Nashua, N. H., and Newton Center, Mass. Children: 

1S46. Susan Gridley, b. Chicopee Falls, Mass., Apr. 25, 1860. 

1847. Alfred Ely, b. Monson, Mass., July 1, 1862. 

1848. Andrew Porter, b. Monson, Mass., Aug. 13, 1864; res. in New 

York, N. Y., unm. : graduated from Amherst College in 1887. He 
is a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, the University 
Club, the Alpha Delta Phi Club, the Seawanhaka Corinthian 
Yacht Club, the Nassau Country Club, the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art and the National Geographic Society. Mr. Alvord has 
cruised to Constantinople, Iceland and Norway, and has written 
and published the records of these cruises. He has a large in- 
terest in the Phenix Tube Co. of Brooklyn, N .Y., of which 
company he is secretary and treasurer. 

1849. Ralph Flynt, b. Monson, Mass., Oct. 16, 1866. 

1850. Martha Clark, b. Darien, Conn., Jan. 11, 1869. 

1851. Grace Brewster, b. Nashua, N. H., Oct. 23, 1875. 

Rev. Frederick Alvord spent the first eighteen years of his life 
on the farm in Bolton, Conn., attending school in the winter. He 
then began to prepare for college at an academy in Manchester, 
Conn. The two succeeding winters he taught district schools. In 
the Autumn of 1849 he went to the Monson Academy, Monson, 
Mass., then under the charge of Rev. Charles Hammond, where he 
remained for two years, completing his preparation for college. In 
1851 he entered the Freshman class of Yale College, and graduated 
in 1855. In the autumn of the same year he was engaged for three 
months as assistant teacher in the academy at North Scituate, R. I. 
At the close of this engagement Mr. Alvoid immediately entered 
the Theological Seminary at East Windsor Hill, Conn. — since re- 
moved to Hartford, and now known as the Hartford Theological 
Seminary — .From this seminary he graduated in 1857, and was 
licensed to preach by the Hartford Fourth Association at Bloom- 
field. Conn., Sept. 23, 1856. During the latter part of his senior year 
in the seminary, Mr. Alvord received a call from the Congregational 
Church in Canton, Conn., but declined it. In Sept., 1857, he was 
called to the pastorate of the church in Byfield, Mass., which he 
supplied vv^ithout settlement until the following April. J"lv 21, 
1858, he v/as ordained as pastor at Chicopee Falls, Mass., and dis- 




REV. FREDERICK ALVORD. (951) 
Congregational Clergyman. 



Seventh Generation 359 

missed on account of broken health Nov. 5, 1860. He resided at 
Monson, JNIass., at the home of }klrs. Alvord's parents from the 
time of his dismissal until 1866, preaching as his health would 
permit, successively at Ludlow, Mass., West Stafford, Conn., and 
Walpole, N. H. The last named church invited him to become its 
pastor, but he was unable to accept the call. 

Mr. Alvord's six years' residence at Monson was necessitated 
by the feebleness of Mrs. Alvord's parents, who needed the presence 
and care of their children. After their death Mr. Alvord was 
settled at Darien, Conn., Dec. 26, 1866, and dismissed June 8. 1869, 
to accept a call to the First Congregational Church in Nashua, N. 
H., where he v^as installed July 6, 1869. He remained as pastor 
of this church for nearly fourteen years, being dismissed May 1, 
1883. Shortly after this he removed to New Haven, Conn., where 
he resided for more than a year, supplying different churches. In 
April, 1885, he became pastor of the Congregational Church at 
Canton Center, Conn., where he remained until ^lay, 1889, when 
he removed to South Windsor, Conn., and became acting pastor of 
the Congregational Church at that place. He held this charge until 
the autumn of 1895, after which he supplied for nearly a year at 
Rochester, Mass., and also a year at Vernon, Conn., closing his 
active service in the ministry in 1897, when he took up his residence 
at Newton Center, Mass., living there until his death. For a brief 
time in 1896-97 Mr. Alvord was interested in the Granite Paper 
Mills at Talcottville, Conn., having his residence in that place. 

Besides contributing frequently to various periodicals, Mr. Alvord 
was the author of the following publications : 

History of the Church of Christ in Dunstable (now Nashua), N. H. 41 pp. 

Historical Sketch of the Cong. Church and Parish of Canton Center, Conn. 
96 pp. 

Sermon preached at the funeral of Cornelius V. Dearborn, Esq. of Nashua, 
N. H. 

Sermon preached at the funeral of Hon. Samuel T. Worcester of Nashua, 
N. H. 

Sermon preached at the funeral of Mrs. Samuel T. Worcester of Nashua, 
N. H. 

Sermon preached at the funeral of Hon. Isaac Spalding of Nashua, N. H. 
Sermon preached at the funeral of Dr. George Gray of Nashua, N. H. 
Tribute to the Memory of John G. Kimball of Nashua, N. H. 
Sermon preached at the funeral of Willis Barber of Canton, Conn. 
Article in the New Englander, June, 1887, "The Bible, shall we take it as 
we find it or as we like it." 

Article on the "Religious condition of Yale College during my connection 



360 Alvord Genealogv 

with it from 1851-1855" (incorporated in the Yale Bicentennial History). 

For Mr. Alvorcl's part in this work, see preface. 

Mrs. Susan (Ely) Alvord possessed a charming personality; a 
woman of great refinement and a worthy helpmeet to her husband. 

952. EDWIN DWIGHT ALVORD (Martin, Saul, Saul, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Mar. 18, 1831; died Tal- 
cottville, Conn., Apr. 4, 1891 ; married 1st, Colchester, Conn., Mar. 
1, 1854, Abby Jane Brown, of Colchester, Conn., daughter of John 
and Louisa (Lombard) Brown. She was born Colchester, Conn., 
^lar. 4, 1835 ; died Talcottville, Conn., Feb. 28, 1883. He married 
2nd, Norwalk, Conn., Feb. 5, 1884, Mary Ellen Larmer, daughter 
of James and Abby Jane (Lombard) Larmer. She was born Nor- 
walk, Conn., June 25, 1850. Res. Bolton, Conn., and \'ernon (Tal- 
cottville), Conn. Children: 

1852. Ella Louisa, b. Bolton, Conn., July 29, 1856. 

1853. Ida Jane, b. Bolton, Conn., Sept. 25, 1858. 

1854. Edwin Dwight, b. Bolton, Conn., July 4, 1862. 

1855. Amy Mary, b. Talcottville, Conn., June 6, 1888. 

Edwin Dwight Alvord spent his early life on tlie farm, and went 
to Cal. in 1851, following the occupation of house-builder, but re- 
turned to Bolton, Conn., tvvo years later. In 1865 he was superin- 
tendent of an oil company in West Va. He was deputy sheriff of 
Tolland Co., Conn., for six years. In 1869 he was elected state 
senator from the 21st district of Conn. During the Civil ¥/ar he 
was special officer in the Provost Marshall's office of the First Conn. 
Military District. He also served as county commissioner for Tol- 
land Co., Conn., and hel'l many minor public offices. In 1879 he 
purchased an interest in the Granite Paper Mill at Vernon, Conn., 
then under the direction of S. S. Talcott. He succeeded to the man- 
agement, and continued in this position until a year and a half be- 
fore his deatlij when he retired in favor of his son. 

Though Mr. Alvord Vv-as engaged in the manufacture of paper 
during the last ten years of his life, his previous occupation was 
carpentry and house-building. In workmanship, and especially 
rapidity of construction, he had no equals in his native county. 
He was rated as a man of imtisual mental powers, of keen discrimina- 
tion and an able debater. 

953. AUGUSTUS ALVORD (Martin, Saul, Saul, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Aug. 30, 1834; died Spring- 
field, Mass., July 6, 1904; married 1st, Lisbon, N. H., Sept. 6, 1866, 



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Laurestine Augusta Hartwell, daughter of Alonzo and Sarah 
(Humphrey) Hartwell, of Lisbon, N. H. She was born Lisbon, N. 
H., Apr. 22, 1842; died West Granville, Mass., Jan. 31, 1875. He 
married 2nd, West Granville, Mass., Jan. 12, 1876, Emily Almira 
Parsons, daughter of Luman and Priscilla (Miner) Parsons. She 
born West Granville, Mass., ]\Iay 26, 1842. Res. Barkhamsted, 
Conn., and Springfield, Mass. Children : 

1856. Mabel Augusta, b. West Suffielcl, Conn., July 7, 1872, a teacher in 

Springfield, ]\Iass., unm. 

1857. Frederick Parsons, b. West Granville, Mass., June 21, 1878; 

attended Mt. Hermon School, Korthfield, Mass., is now a traveling 
salesman, unm. 

Rev. Augustus Alvord graduated at Dartmouth College in 1862, 
having prepared for college at IMonson Academy, Mass. He also 
studied for the ministry at the Theological Seminary at East Windsor 
Hill., Conn., for one year. During the Civil War he labored for six 
months under the auspices of the U. S. Christian Commission in 
the armies of the South-West. He enlisted Nov. 24, 1863, in the 
U. S. Army, 1st Conn. Heavy Artillery, and participated in the 
conflicts before Richmond and Petersburg ; also in the pursuit 
of Gen. Lee at the head of the Army of Northern Virginia. He took 
part in the final struggle at Appomattox. At the close of the War 
he witnessed the disarmament of the Southern Army, and saw their 
muskets stacked up in long piles like cord-wood. 

Mr. Alvord was ordained in the Christian ministry at Bolton, 
Conn., Jan. 16, 1865, and commissioned chaplain of the 31st U. S. 
Colored Troops Feb. 9, 1865. In this capacity he served in Va. 
and Texas until the close of the War, being ordered with the regi- 
ment from City Point, Va., to Texas, to intercept the rebel general, 
Kirby Smith, who was still in arms. After the war closed lie v/as 
appointed by the American Seaman Friends' Soc. chaplain to the sea- 
men in the port of Galveston. Subsequently he was pastor at R.idge- 
bury. Conn., four years, W^est Granville, Mass., five years, Prescott, 
Mass., five years, Alford, Mass., three years, Monterey, I\Iass., two 
years, and Barkhamsted, Conn., eleven years, retiring from the 
ministry in 1903, and making Springfield, Alass., his residence. 

Mrs. Emily Alvord lives in Springfield, Mass., with her children. 
She is active in church and charitable work. 

954. LUCY ANN ALVORD (Martin, Saul, SauL John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Feb. 6, 1837: married Andover, 
Cjnn., Dec. 3, 1S65, Joseph Lombard Brown, son of John and Louisa 



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(Lombard) Brown. He was born Lyme, Conn., Apr. 29, 1839; died 
Talcottville, Conn., May 1, 1895. Res. Glastonbury, Conn., and 
Vernon (Talcottville), Conn. Childreis : 

a. John Lcmbard, b. Colchester, Conn., Apr. 11, 1867; conducts a meat 

market at Talcottville, Conn.; mar. 1st, Hartford, Conn., Apr. 3, 
1901, Berdetta Cowles ; 2nd, 19G8, Alabel Shelton. 

b. George Aivord, b. Turnerville, Conn., July 28, 1869; res. Talcottville, 

Conn., 1908 ; in the paper business. 

c. Martha Louisa, b. Manchester, Conn., Dec. 11, 1871; res. New Haven, 

Conn., 1908; mar. Sept. 2, 1908, Robert Blakeslee. 

d. Lucy Ida, b. Glastonbury, Conn., Dec. 29, 1874; lives at home. 

e. Charles Frederick, b. Glastonbury, Conn., June 7, 1877 ; lives at home. 

f. Ella Anna, b. Glastonbury, Conn., Apr. 24, 1881 ; a teacher. 

J. Lombard Brown was for many years engaged in the work of 
paper manufacture at So. Glastonbury, Conn., and Talcottville, Conn. 
Mrs. Lucy (Aivord) Brovk-n was a teacher before her marriage. She 
now (1908) resides at Talcottville, Conn., a woman of strong char- 
acter, who has always given careful attention to the education of 
her children. 

955. ELEANOR KELLOGG ALVORD (Elijah, Saul, Saul, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Bolton, Conn., Sept. 3, 1812; died 
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 31, 1890; married 1st, St. Clairsville, O., Nov. 
3, 1831, Carlo Chandler Carroll, son of Dr. Amasa and Eunice 
(Chandler) Carroll. Ke was born Woodstock, Conn., Oct. 20, 1806; 
died St. Clairsville, O., Dec. 25, 1858. She married 2nd, St. Clairs- 
ville, O., Nov. 2, 1859, John Moffat, of Wheeling, West Va., son of 
Janies Moffat. He was born Dumfriesshire, Scotland, Jan. 1, 1816; 
died Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 27, 1875. Res. St. Clairsville, O., and 
Wheeling, W. Va. Children : 

a. Chandler White, b. St. Clairsville, O., Apr. 8. 1834; postmaster at St. 

Clairsville, O., 1906; mar. May 16, 1860, Mary B. West. 
h. Clara, b. St. Clairsville. O., Dec. 14. 1836; res. Snohomish, Wash., 1906; 

mar. 1st, William C. Huey; 2nd, Sept. 1874, H. C. Bolcom. 

c. Joel Wales, b. St. Clairsville, O., Oct. 1838; d. St. Clairsville, O., Aug. 12, 

1S76: mar. 1873, Elizabeth Woods, of St. Louis, }sIo. 

d. Eunice, b. St. Clairsville, O., Aug. 15, 1841 ; d. Winona, Minn., Nov. 

1904: mar. 1863, John Crangle, of St. Louis, }.Io. 

Carlo Chandler Carroll graduated at the Dartmouth Med. College 
in 1827. He was first a doctor, but later became a lawyer. He v.-ent 
to St. Clairsville, O., when a young man, and at one time was mayor 
of the city. Mr. Carroll was a bold and fearless advocate of v.^hat- 
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of duty to accomplish a selfish end. He was absolutely mcapable 
of hypocrisy, either in politics, morals or religion, to all of which 
subjects he gave much attention, and on which he held pronounced 
views. 

John Moffat came to America in 1837, a poor boy. He became a 
Presbyterian minister, and preached at St. Clairsville, O., Bellaire, 
O., and Wheeling, W. V'a. He was regarded as a preacher of more 
than ordinary power. One son. Rev. J. D. Moffat, is now president 
of Washington and Jefferson College. 

956. SARAH W^ELLS ALVORD {Elijah, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Greenfield, Alass., Aug. 23, 1806; died 
Worcester, Mass., Mar. 6, 1836 ; married Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 3, 
1830, Joseph Warren Newcomb, son of Richard English and Mary 
(Warren) Newcomb. He was born Greenfield, ]Mass., Oct. 7, 1804; 
died Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 27, 1874. Res. Greenfield, Alass. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Joseph Warren, b. Salisbury, Mass., May 17, 1833; d. Burlington, X. J., 

Oct. 17, 1866; mar. Oct. 20, 1858, Mary Sumner of Hartford, Conn., 
daughter of Dr. George Sumner. He was educated at the Scientific 
School, Cambridge, I\lass., res. Burlington, N. J. A son Warren 
Putnam Newcomb, was born at Hartford, Conn., July 20, 1859, and 
is a great, great grand-son of both Gen. Joseph Warren and Gen. 
Israel Putnam, tracing to Gen. Putnam on his mother's side. He was 
graduated at West Point, and is now in the U. S. A. Capt. New- 
comb and his daughters Marion Warren and Frances Richards 
Newcomb, are the only living descendants of Gen. Warren. 

b. Sarah Alvord, b. Worcester, ]\iass., July 19, 1835 ; d. Boston, Mass.. 

Apr. 8, 1895; mar. >.Iay 19, 1S64, Dr. Buckminster Brown, of 
Boston, ?.Iass. 

Joseph Warren Xewcomb was a grandson on his mother's side of 
Gen. Joseph Warren. He graduated at Williams College, and be- 
came a lawyer, practicing at Templeton, Salisbury and Worcester, 
Mass. He was for several years supt. of hospitals in Boston Har- 
bor. His residence for the greater part of his life was at Greenfield, 
Mass. 

957. JAMES CHURCEI ALVORD {Elijah, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., xApr. 14, 1808; died 
Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 27, 1839; married Boston, Mass., Oct. 20, 
1836, Anna Grew, daughter of John and Ann (Greene) Grew\ She 
was born Boston, Mass., July 24, 1812; died Boston, Mass., Jan. 4, 
1892. Res. Greenfield. Mass. One child died in infancy. 



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James Church Alvord prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
and graduated at Dartmouth in 1827. He studied law with 
the late Chief Justice Daniel Wells at Greenfield, Mass., and at the 
law school, at New Kaven, Conn., and Cambridge, Mass. He was 
admitted to the bar in 1829, and in 1833, on the death of Prof. 
Ashman, of the Cambridge Law School, Prof. Greenleaf, who had 
been appointed to succeed him, not being able to take the place for 
several months, Mr. Alvord, then twenty-five years of age, was ap- 
pointed to fill the position during the interval. 

He was elected representative in the Mass. Legislature for Green- 
field in 1836; also to the state senate in 1837_, and to Congress in 
1838. He was the first man ever elected to Congress on a distinctly 
anti-slavery platform, but death came before he took his seat. 

Extracts from an obituary notice by Hon. Benj. R. Curtis, U. S. 
Supreme Court judge: 

"The numerous and great obstacles which beset the path of a young law- 
yer everywhere, and especially at the crowded bar of our Gsmmonwealth, 
he cleared at a bound, and almost at once stood in the front rank of the 
distinguished lawyers whom the valley of the Conn. River for several gene- 
rations has continued to produce. 

"His was a truly remarkable mind. With a quickness of intellect which 
travelled to conclusions with the rapidity of light, he united habits of the 
most patient investigation, searching always for a principle, \'et he had as 
much deference for authority as a vigorous mind can feel. Though capable 
of long continued labor, his power of concentration was such as almost to 
dispense with it. Though exceedingly zealous in action and of ardent tem- 
perment, his opinions on the most exciting subject of the da}' were uniformly 
the result of a nicely balanced judgment. 

"United with these intellectual qualities was a character from which they 
borrowed new vigor. Courage always rose with the occasion until it became 
indomitable ; firmness of purpose which no opposition could shake ; a generous 
self devotion, easily excited; an entire frankness and openness, which some- 
times w'ould have seemed almost child-like, if it had not been tmited with a 
keen insight into the character of others — all these qualities combined gave 
him a control over men such as few can acquire. 

"The writer of this imperfect sketch has knov.n him in the halls of legis- 
lation, at the bar, in professional studies, in the offices of friendship, and 
though he was ambitious, he was never seen in the least to attempt to advance 
himself, professionally or politically, by the smallest deviation from principle. 

"From year to year the writer has found his convictions strengthened 
that if the ordinary length of years should be granted to Mr. Alvord, the 
country would owe him at his death a debt of gratitude such as is rarely due." 

V/endell Phillips, hearing of the death of Mr. Alvord, sent this 

tribute from London, Eng. : 

"His services in the cause of Anti-slavery in the Mass. Legislature cannot 




JAMES CHURCH ALVORD. (NO. 957.) 
Lawyer, Congressman-elect. 



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be too highly estimated. Entering that bod}^ with more influence, perhaps, 
than was ever accorded to one of his age before, with talents of the highest 
order, with a mind stored with all the learning of his profession and matured 
by a wide practice, as well as early cultivation, he was ever ready to throw 
his whole vveight into the scale of humanity. The right of trial by jury to 
persons claimed as slaves was gained almost without opposition, not only 
because his arguments were unansw-erable, but because it was he who urged 
them. Few lav/yers cared to measure a lance with one whose choice of posi- 
tion was proof that it was impregnable and politicians cared as little to oppose 
one well known to monopolize the affection and trust of the western coun- 
ties. His report exhausts the subject, and whenever, in any state, that right 
is to be battled for again, the weapons and the shield are provided for the 
champion." 

960. DANIEL WELLS AL\'ORD {Elijah, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 21, 1816; died 
Spring Hill, Va., Aug. 3, 1871 ; married 1st, Greenfield, Mass., May 
10, 1843, Caroline Matilda Clapp, daughter of Henry Wells and 
Eliza (Baldwin) Clapp. She was born New York City, Feb 1, 1824; 
died Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1845. He married 2nd, Northamp- 
ton, Mass., Jtme 7, 1859, Caroline Betts Dewey, daughter of Judge 
Charles Augustus and Caroline (Clinton) Dewey. She was born 
Northampton, ]\Iass., Mar. 26, 1827 ; died Hamilton, Mass., Apr. 4, 
1893. Res. Greenfield, ]\Iass. Children : 

1858. Henry Elijah, b. Greenfield, Mjiss., Mar. 11, 18«. 

1859. Weils, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1845; d. Oct. 12, 1845. 

1860. Caroline Matilda Clapp, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1846. 

1861. Charles Dewey, b. Greenfield, :}.Iass., Mar. 26, 1860; d. Atlanta, Ga., 

Nov. 27, 1888; a teacher in Atlanta University. 

1862. James Church, b. Greenfield, ISIass., Jan. 24, 1862. 

1863. Mary, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1863; d. Spring Hill, Va., Mar. 

5, 1870. 

1864. Clinton, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 9, 1865. 

1865. Clarence Walworth, b. Greenfield, Mass., ]May 21, 1868. 

Daniel Wells Alvord prepared for college at Phillips Academy, 
Exeter, N. H., and graduated at Union College in 1838. He studied 
law with the late Chief Justice Daniel Wells at Greenfield, Mass., and 
at the Cambridge Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1841, 
after which he began to practice law at Greenfield, Mass. He was 
commissioner of insolvency for the county of Franklin from 1848 
until 1853. He represented the town of Montague — in which he did 
not reside — in the Constitutional Convention of 1853, and was 
senator for Franklin Co. in 1854. He was chosen District Attorney 
for the North- West Judicial District in 1856, which office he held 



366 Alvord Genealogy 

until Jan., 1863. In Aug., 1862, he was appointed by Pres. Lincoln 
collector of internal revenue for the ninth district of Mass, holding 
this ofllce until 1869. He removed to Spring Hill, Fairfax Co., Va., 
in 1869, where he resided the rest of his life. 

Mrs. Caroline Eetts (Dev/ey) Alvord was a granddaughter of Gen. 
James Clinton, and a niece of DeWitt Clinton. 

962. MARY LUCINDA ALVORD (Caleb, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Chagrin Falls, Ohio, June 16, 1838; mar- 
ried Alanlius, 111., Feb. 24. 1859, Thurlow Weed Martin, son of Rus- 
sell and Lucina (Lillie) Martin. He was born Williamstown, Vt., 
Oct. 6, 1831 ; died SaHda, Col., June 23, 1899. Res. Manlius, Bureau 
Co., 111., Arapahoe Co., Col., and Troy Grove, 111. Children: 

a. Seward Henry, b. Manlius, III, Dec. 23, 1859; res. Bureau Township, 111.; 

mar. Feb. 7, 1884, Rebecca Morgan. He is a farmer. 

b. Twin boys born Arapahoe Co. Col., Apr. 8, 1864; d. in infancy. 

c. Russell Samuel, b. Arapahoe Co., Col., Dec. 11, 1866; res. Walnut, 111., 

1906. 

d. Annie May, b. Troy Grove, III., June 18, 1871; res. Walnut, 111. 

After the death of her sister, Lucy, Mary Lucinda went West 
with a half sister, and settled in 111. Her husband was engaged 
in farming. 

963. ELIJAH SMEAD ALVORD (Pliny, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Montague, Mass., July 11, 1809; died 
Washington, D. C, Mar. 10, 1894; married 1st, Brookfield. Mass., 
Aug. 23, 1830_, Mary Pemberton Lynde, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Sarah (Hitchcock) Lynde. She was born West Brookfield, Mass., 
Dec. 29, 1809; died Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2, 1861. He married 
2nd, Columbus, O., Aug. 22, 1865, Julie Acheson, daughter of 
Thomas and Catherine Leavet (Hooker) Acheson. She was born 
Columbus, O., Feb. 20, 1848. Res. Indianapolis, Ind., Warrington, 
Va., and Washington, D. C. Children: 

1866. Mary Pemberton, b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 31. 1832. 

1867. Edwin Buckingham, b. Richmond, Ind., Feb. 22, 1835. 

1868. Emma Lynde, b. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 5, 1838. 

1869. Henry Beecher, b. Indianapolis, Ind., Apr. 14, 1842. 

1870. James Church, b. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 17, 1846; d Cincinnati, 

O., unm. 

1871. Elijah Emead, b. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 27, 1866. 

The life of Elijah Smead Alvord was one full of interest and ex- 
periences. It is a cause of regret that these notes on his life are 
so meagre. lie w.^.s supt. an ' vice-pres. of the Western Stage Co. 



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from about the vear 1833 until its closine: uo of business over fortv 
years later. During these years he went by stage coach from St. 
Louis to the Pacific Coast tv^entv-two times. The old stage road fol- 
lowed in many places the route that was later chosen by the Union 
Pacific R. R. for the laying of their tracks. 

Mr. Alvord was also interested in the Wells Fargo Express Co. 
and the Pony Express, which carried dispatches from St. Joseph, 
Mo., to San Francisco in such incredibly short time. In 1886 he 
retired from business, and went to Washington, D. C, to live. 

965. LUCY BARDW^ELL ALVORD (Pliny, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Montague, Mass., June 16, 1813; 
died Greenfield, Mass., July 22, 1875 ; married West Brookfield, 
Mass., Sept. 9, 1834, Lewis Merriam, son of Dan and Thirza (Clap) 
Merriarn. He was born West Brookfield, Mass., May 7, 1811 ; died 
Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 12, 1892. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Children: 

a. Edwin, Alvord, b. West Brookfield, Mass., Feb. 7, 1337; d. Aug. 26, 

1833. 

b. Edwin Dw^ight, b. West Brookfield, }Jass., Feb. 19, 1839; res. New York- 

City, 1906; mar. 1st, Apr. 22, 1869, i^Iary Fanny Smith; 2nd, Nov. 
8, 1902, Helen Safford Brown. He was a soldier in Civil War, in 
Co. G. 107th Ind. Reg. ; succeeded his father in the book business. 

c. Lucy Alvord, !). West Brookfield, Mass., Mar. 30, 1841; d. 1879; mar. 

Oct. 8, 1861, Charles W. Russell. 

d. Laura Bardwell, b. West Brookfield, Mass., ^lar. 30, 1841 ; res. Newton- 

ville, Mass.; mar., Charles Crain. 

e. Florence, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 26, 1844; res. Chicago, III.; mar. 

Raymond. 

f. Charles, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 21, 1846; d. Greenfield, Mass. 

g. Abby Fiske, b. Jan. 7, 1855 ; res. Hartford, Conn., 1905 ; mar. Wiggin 

Lewis Merriam was a resident of Greenfield, Mass., for about 
fifty vears, and took a prominent part in its affairs. He was a 
book-seller, and held many positions of trust. He was county 
treasurer and postmaster for twenty years. 

966. LAURA BARDWELL ALVORD {Pliny, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Montague, Mass., Oct. 29, 1815; 
died Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 6, 1899; married West Brookfield, 
i^.Iass., Dec. 22, 1836, Thomas Oliver Sparhawk, son of Oliver 
Sterns and Hannah (Whitney) Sparhawk. He was born Walpole, 
N. H., Jan. 16, 1803; died Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 21, 1847. Res. 
Greenfield, Mass. Flis occupation, druggist. Children: 

a. Lucy Alvord, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 14, 1838; d. Greenfield, Mass., 
1907, unm. 



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b. William Alvord, b. Greenfield, Mass, Jan. 3, 1841 ; d. Feb. 7, 1841. 

c. Edward Whitney, b. Greenfield, Mass., Feb. 8, 1842; d. Des Moines, 

la., Nov. 25, 1868; mar. Des Moines, la., May 28, 1867, Helen A. 
Getchell. 

d. George Thomas, b. Greenfield, Mass., Apr. 26, 1844; d. May 25, 1848. 

968. MARY DEBORAH ALVORD {Alpheus, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), bom Bristol, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1826 died 
Netawaka, Kans., Jan. 1, 1903; married Geauga Co., O., Nov. 8, 
1852, Norton Russell George, of Townsend, Ohio, son of Joseph 
and Sarah (McMillen) George. He was born York (York North 
Ridge), O., May 29, 1827; died Netawaka, Kan., Nov. 21, 1901. 
Res. Auburn, O., and Volga City, la. Children : 

a. Elbert Higby, b. Auburn, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1855 ; res. Netawaka, Kans., 

1904 ;mar. Apr. 1, 1886, Lulu Turner. 

b. Sarah Elta, b. Volga City, la., June 15, 1866; res Sabetha, Kans.; mar. 

Mar. 25, 1899, William Hiskey. 

c. Clara Mamie, b. Volga City, la., Jan. 27, 1868; res. Norton, Kans.; 

mar. Feb. 28, 1893, A. L. Lee. 

Mary Deborah Alvord made a profession of religion in 1837. Her 
husband was a clergyman of the Free-will Baptist denomination. 
He was ordained in 1857 at Auburn, Ohio, and was settled in Volga 
City, Iowa, moved to Kansas in 1878. 

969. ELIZA FANNY ALVORD (Alpheus, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Bristol, O., Aug. 14, 1828; died Union- 
ville, O., Sept. 15, 1885; married Welshfield, O., Jan. 1, 1858, Al- 
mond Pool Hodges, of Troy, O., son of Banton and Susan Hodges. 
He was born Brutus, N. Y., Sept. 20, 1819; died Unionville, O., 
May 22, 1892. Res. Geneva, O., Austinburg, O., and Oberlin, O. 
Child : 

a. Charles Allen b. Geneva, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1861; res. Marietta, O., 1907; 
mar. Aug. 25, 1885, Annette Hutchins; graduated at Oberlin College 
in 1885, took post graduate work at Chicago University 1892-93, 
and again in 1897-98. He is now principal of the Fort School, 
Marietta, Ohio. 

Almond Pool Hodges was a mechanic and farmer. His father 
died when he was four years old. Mrs. Eliza (Alvord) Hodges was 
educated at the Western Reserve Seminary, West Farmington, O., 
and taught school for several years. 

970. ELIJAH SACKET ALVORD (Alpheus, Caleb, Elijah, 
.\^hn, Thomas, Alexander), born Bristol, O., June 26, 1830; married 
1st, Allentown, Pa., in the summer of 1856, Jemima Depuy, daugh- 



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ter of Abraham and Ann (Bush) Depuy. She was born Delaware 
Water Gap, Pa., Sept. 28, 1831 ; died Titusville, Pa., June 24. 1865. 
He married 2nd, Rome, N. Y., Aug-. 6, 1865, Nancy Almira (Lee) 
Gates, widow of Lester L. Gates and daughter of Martin Vanwart, 
and Almira (Purdy) Lee. She was born Rennselaer Co., N. Y., 
I\Iay 4, 1833; died Hill City, Kan., Dec. 17, 1884. He married 3rd, 
near Hill City, Kan., May 25, 1888, Elizabeth Belle (Adams) Brant, 
widow of Levi Pjrant, and daughter of Samuel and Julia (Ray) 
Adams. She was born Vernon, O., June 28, 1840; died near Hill 
City, Kan., Jan. 13, 1906. Res. near Hill City, Kan. Children: 

1872. Clara Anna, b. Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Nov. 10, 1856. 

1873. Ircna, b. Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Nov. 13, 1857; d. Apr. 11, 1861. 

1874. Charles Aaron Depuy, b. Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Feb. 24, 1859. 

1875. Minnie IMatilda, b. Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Sept. 16, 1860. 

1876. Willard Albert, b. Delaware Water Gap, Pa., June 4, 1862; d. July 

23, 1863. 

1877. Lillian May, b. Ashville, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1869. 

Elijah Sacket Alvord was a mechanic for many years. In 1863 
he moved to Titusville, Pa., and soon after to Milford, Del. Later 
he returned to Delaware Water Gap, Pa., but left this place in 1867 
for Ashville, Chat. Co., N. Y. He afterwards resided at Harmony, 
N. Y., and IMayville, N. Y. In 1879 he went west and at the present 
time (1907) drives a Rural Free Delivery route for the govern- 
mient. 

972. MARIA ANNA ALVORD {Alpheus, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Akxa^ider), born Bristol, O., Aug. 19, 1834; married 
Chardon, Ge".'ga Co., O., Aug. 20, 1848, John Loren Hughes, son 
of Joseph anc' Amy (Bower) Hughes. He was born Adams Co., 
Pa., Dec. 9, 1830. Res. Watson, Alich. His occupation, farmer. 
Children : 

a. Emma Maria, b. Watson, Mich., Mar. 5, 1860; res. Kalamazoo, Co. Mich., 

1904; mar. Feb. 1884, LeGrand Tyler. 

b. John Charles, b. Watson, Mich., Aug. 12, 1861; d. Dec, 1863. 

c. Edith Pearl, b. Watson, Mich., June 14, 1863; d. May 28, 1888. She 

had become a very successful teacher, died from overwork. 

d. Jessie Mabel, b. Watson, Mich., Dec. 9, 1864; res. Watson, Mich., 

1904; mar. Jan. 1890, Horace L. Ashley, a farmer. 

973. HARRIET NEWEL ALVORD {Alpheus, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Bristol, O., Jan. 14, 1838; died 
Mantua, O., May 9, 1894; married Troy (Welshfield, P. O.,) O., 
Dec. 9, 1858, Richard Phelps Lamson, of Troy, O., son of Ezekiel 



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and Lois (Phelps) Lamson. He was born Crown Point, X. Y., May 
2, 1832 ; living at Coluir.bus, O., in 1907. Res. Troy, O., Parkman, 
O., Cleveland, O., Fairport, O., Garrettsville, O., and Alantua Sta., O. 
Children : 

a. Lois Sabra, b. Troy, O., Dec. 5, 1859; d. July 5, 1862. 

b. Eda Sabra, b. Troy, O., Sept. 12, 1863; res. Columbus, Kans., 1907; 

mar. Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 17, 1889, Rev. Samuel L. Chase,^ 
a Methodist clergyman. 

c. Levee Viola, b. Parkman, O., Feb. 5, 1869; d. June 26, 1870. 

Richard Phelps Lamson is a merchant. He was in business in 
Ohio until his wife's death in 1894. Since then his business has 
been located at Parsons, Kan., but he makes it his home with his 
daughter, Mrs. Chase. His father moved from Crown Point to the 
Western Reserve when he was a baby. 

975. AMELIA MATILDA ALVORD (Alphcus, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Bristol, O., Apr. 29, 1843; married 
Burr Oak. la., Oct. 29, 1872, John Pov/ers Farnsworth, son of 
William and Sarah (Mead) Farnsworth. He was born Wash- 
ington, N. H., Aug. 29, 1834. Res. Longmont, Col. No children : 

John Farnsworth has been a merchant and has also taught school 
to some extent. At the present time he is partially retired, but in the 
summer takes tourists to the mountains. 

Mrs. Farnsworth has been a school teacher the greater part of 
her life. She has taught in Ohio., Mich., Iowa, Kansas and Colo- 
rado. Recommendations have been given her from various men of 
high standing testifying to her unusual ability and success as an 
instructor in mathematics. 

976. ALFRED BUCKINGHAM ALVORD {Alfred, Caleb, 
Elijah, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Gill, Mass., July 2, 1825; 
married Hartford, Conn., Oct. 18, 1850, Cornelia Augusta Critten- 
den, daughter of Amos Henry and Clarissa Ann (Jenkins) Critten- 
den. She was born Hartford, Conn., June 16, 1830. Res. Chico- 
pee, Mass., New York City, Salem, N. Y., and Hartford, Conn. 
Children : 

1878. Charles Lester, b. Chicopee, Mass., Jan. 3, 1852; d. Dec. 28, 1854. 

1879. Helen Isabel, b. New York, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1855 ; d. July 3, 1900. 

Alfred Buckingham Alvord is a mechanic and was in the employ 
of the J. L. Howard Co., of Hartford, Conn., until he retired in 1908. 
He is a remarkably well-preserved man for his years. He served 
in the Civil War, Oct. 1862 until July 7, 1863. 



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977. JAMES ERAZER ALVORD (Alfred, Caleb, Elijah, John, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Gill, Mass., Oct. 7, 1826; married Phila- 
delphia, Pa., xvlay 15, 1860, Sarah Allen Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., 
daughter of James and Anna (Allen) Wilson. She was born Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Apr. 1, 1831 ; died Philadelphia, Pa., Apr. 20, 1889. 
Res. Philadelphia, Pa. Child : 

1880. James Lesley, b. Philadelphia, Pa, June 28, 1863; d. Oct. 4, 1884; unm. 
James Brazer Alvord was secretary of the Girard Life Insurance 

of Philadelphia for many years. He retired from the position about 
the year 1906 and now lives (1908) with his sister in Philadelphia. 

978. HELEN MELINDA ALVORD {Alfred, Caleb, Elijah, 

John, Thomas, Alexander), born Gill, Alass., Oct. 13, 1829; died 

Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 18, 1860; married Chicopee, Mass., Sept. 7, 

1852, Joseph Hills Washburn, son of Elijah and Alary (Hills) 

Washburn. He was born Hancock, N. H., Jan. 10, 1829 ; died 

Natick, Alass., Apr. 29, 1897. Res. Amsterdam, N. Y., and Natick, 

Mass. Child : 

a. Charles Alvord, b. Eagle Ri\'er, Mich, Oct. 11, 1856: res. Newton, Mass.; 
mar. Sept. 10, 1SS4, Addie Verbek. He is a designer. 

Joseph H. Washburn was a jeweler. He married for his second 
wife, Susan, daughter of Joshua Washburn and there were several 
children by this marriage. 

981. FRANCIS ALBERT ALVORD {Alfred, Caleb, Elijah, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Vernon, Vt., Aug. 26, 1839; mar- 
ried 1st, Fitchburg, Mass., July 17, 1867, Marcia Orilla Holton, 
daughter of Quarters and Mary Ann (Butman) Holton. She was 
born Fitchburg, Mass., Jan. 7, 1848; died Fitchburg, Alass., June 
10, 1872. He married 2nd, Sangerville, Me., Nov. 12, 1874, Emma 
Gatchell, daughter of Annaziah and Julia (Neil) Gatchell. She was 
born Litchfield, Me., Nov. 12, 1855 ; died Fitchburg, Mass., Sept. 
18, 1892. Res. Fitchburg, Mass. Child : 

1881. Mary Bertha, b. June 2, 1872; d. Sept. 11, 1872. 

Francis Albert Alvord was taken by his parents when they moved 
from Vernon, Vt., to Chicopee, Mass., in 1841. After his father's 
death in 1853 he went to live with his Uncle and Aunt Hunter at 
Northfield Farms, Alass. With them he lived for five years, work- 
ing on the farm summers and attending school vv-inters. In the 
spring of 1859 he went to Fitchburg, Mass., to learn the trade of a 
tinsmith and was thus engaged until he enlisted in Co. A, o3rd 



372 Alvord Genealogv 

Reg., Mass. Vols., being muscercd into the service Oct. 17, 1862. 
This Reg. was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division of the 19th 
Army Corps, and was known as the "Army of the Gulf." The Reg. 
took part in the Red River campaign and was at the siege of Port 
Hudson, La., until its surrender. During the last assault on the 
fortifications, June 14, 1863, Mr. Alvord was wounded in the left 
shoulder, and was mustered out of the service Sept. 2, 1863. After 
his recovery from his experiences in the army Mr. Alvord resumed 
Vv'ork with his former employer in Fitchburg and was engaged 
with him for forty-five years, for twenty years having nearly the 
entire management of the business. Mr. Alvord has served as Com- 
mander of the Edwin V. Sumner Post, No. 19, G. A. R. 

983. RUBY ALVORD (Calvin, Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Jan. 22, 1805; died South 
Hadley, Mass., Nov. 10, 1836; married 1st, West Brookfield, or 
V/are, Mass., Ellis Coney. She was born Nov. 4, 1799; died prob. 
Ware, Mass., Sept., 1829. She married 2nd, May 18, 1835, Estes 
Cummings, son of Joseph and Temperance (Nye) Cummings. He 
was born Ware, Mass., Apr. 27,1799; died Leicester, Mass., Sept. 
17, 1879. Res. Ware, Mass., and West Brookfield, Mass. Chil- 
dren: 

a. Harriette Sophia, b. West Brookfield, Mass., Oct. 2, 1827; d. South 

Hadle.v, Mass., Oct. 14, 1902 ; mar. Jan. 19, 1848, Hiram Smith ; had 
children; Ellis Dwight, b. July 10, 1849; Hattie Victoria, b. July 11, 
1850; Jennie Belle, b. Nov. 22, 1858; Fred Merwin, b. Sept. 19, 
1862.* 

b. Infant daughter, b. Ware, Mass., d. in infancy. 

c. Mary Eliza, b. Dec. 12, 1835 ; d. Oct. 8, 1836. 

Estes Cummings married 2nd, Fanny Cutler, had children. Per- 
haps he settled also in New Haven, Conn. 

990. STILLMAN ALVORD (Orange, Samuel, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 10, 1811 ; died 
Shelburne, Mass., Aug. 3, 1874; married Shelburne, Mass., May 5, 
1846, Lydia Lucina Alvord, daughter of Epephus and Hannah (Luf- 
kin) Alvord. She was born Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 26, 1823; died 
Shelburne, Mass., July 16, 1904. Res. Wilmington, Vt., and Shel- 
burne, Mass. Child : 

1882. Francis Albert, b. Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 7, 1852. 
Stillman Alvord was a farmer lived on the farm which his fatlier 
owned previously in Wilmington. 



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991. FIDELIA ALVORD (Orange, Samuel, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Yt., Nov. 16, 1817; died 
Amherst, Mass., Nov. 17, 1897; married June 2, 1841, Joseph Dick- 
inson of Amherst, Alass., son of Joseph and Sarah (Hunt) Dick- 
inson. Fie was born Amherst, Mass., Oct. 20, 1810; died Amherst, 
Mass., Dec. 18, 1876. Res. Amherst, Mass. Children: 

a. Edward Baxter, b. Amherst, Mass., Feb. 6, 1845 : d. Nov. 16, 1865. 

b. Clara Sophia, b. Amherst, Mass., Aug. 31, 1848; d. Feb. 6, 1869. 

c. Hattie E., b. Amherst, Mass., Dec. 6, 1854; d. May 18, 1858. 

d. George Arthur, b. Amherst, Mass., Jan. 7, 1862; d. Faribault, Minn., 

June 2, 1880. 

994. SAMUEL CLINTON ALVORD (Sajuncl, Samuel, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Feb. 7, 1819; 
died Wilmington, Vt., July 11, 1846; married Wilm.iugton, Vt., Jan. 
18, 1846, Elizabeth Haynes, daughter of Benjamin and Polly (Lin- 
coln) Haynes. She was born Wilmington, \i., Sept. 19, 1816; died 
Wilmington, \^t., Feb. 13, 1859. Res. Wilmington, \'t. No children. 

After Samuel Alvord died his \\ idow u'ent to live v^'ith her sister, 
Mrs. Loren Harris. On the death of her sister she mirried Mr. 
Harris, and had a son, Frank Harris. 

995. SOPHIA DELCENE ALVORD {Samuel, Samuel, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Oct. 21, 
1822; died Wilmington, \'t., Feb. 10, 1868; married VvHiitingham, 
Vt., Oct. 21, 1847, Daniel Rice, son of Oris and Permela (x\dkins) 
Rice. He was born Readsboro, Vt., Mar. 1, 1825 ; died Wilmington, 
Vt., Apr. 2, 1872. Res. V\^ilmington, Vt. Children : 

a. Laroy Gerald, b. V/ilm.ington, Vt., Dec. 8, 1850; d. Hartford, Corn., 

Mar. 8, 1875. 

b. Lucia Jane, b. Vvilmington, Vt., Nov. 21, 1854; d. Feb. \6, 1864. 

c. Harriet Sophia, b. vVilmington, Vt, Aug. 23, 1861 ; res. Grand Rapids, 

Mich., 1905; mar. Jan. 5, 1881, John Henry Retting of Brattle- 
borc, Vt. 

Daniel Rice lived on a farm in Wilmington, Vt., until 1867, when 
he sold it and bought a place in V/ilmington Village, where he lived 
until his death. He married for his 2nd wife, July 12, 1868, Maria 
P. Wrizley of Florence, Mass. 

996. FRANCIS ALVORD {Cyrus, Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., Apr. 3, 1818; died South 
Hadley, Mass., Feb. 10, 1884: married' Liverpool, N. Y., June 10, 
1849, Caroline Gleason of Liverpool, N. Y., daughter of Ara and 
Mary (Flint) Gleason. She was born Liverpool, N. Y.. Sept. 27, 



374 Alvord Genealogy 

1825; died Liverpool, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1901. Res. Liverpool, N. Y. 
Children : 

1883. Marion Frances, b. Liverpool, N. Y., June 24, 1850. 

1884. Charles Gleason, b. Liverpool, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1852. 

About the year 1868 Francis Alvord entered the employ of the 
Liverpool Willow Ware Manufacturing Co., acting as their agent. 
Later he conducted the business independently and was also engaged 
in raising and selling tobacco quite entensively until the time of 
death. He held the office of supervisor for the township of Salina 
for about ten years. 

997. HERVEY ALVORD (Cyrus, Samuel, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born South Hadley, Mass., May 24, 1820; died South 
Hadley, Mass., July 5, 1883 ; married Cornish, N. H., June 13, 1852, 
Eugenia Clementine Smith, daughter of Ichabod and Sabrina (Luey) 
Smith. She was born Cornish, N. H., Feb. 5, 1831 ; died Natick, 
Mass., Apr. 7, 1899. Res. South Hadley, Mass. Children : 

1885. Ida Clementine, b. S. Hadley, Mass., Mar. 14, 1855 ; d. Sept. 16, 1855. 

1886. Luella Fidelia, b. S. Hadley, Mass., Oct. 9, 1856; d. Sept. 3, 1863. 

1887. Francis Hervey, b. S. Hadley, Mass., Aug. 27, 1858. 

1888. Ellis Arthur, b. S. Hadley, Mass., Jan. 24, 1861 ; d. June 13, 1864. 

1889. Louis Irving, b. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 15, 1864. 

1001. HARRIET ALVORD (Gaiits, Gad, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Granby, Mass., May 22, 1810; married about 1862, 
Dr. J. D. Nietscke of Senatobia, Miss. Res. Senatobia, Miss. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Emily. 

b. Thomas Gains. 

Nothing could be learned of this family at Senatobia. 

1002. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ALVORD (Gains, Gad, 
Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Granby, Mass., May 7, 1812; 
died Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 28, 1902; married Orange, N. ].', May, 
1833, Sarah Ann Brown, daughter of Kalitah and Maria (Canfield) 
Brown. She was born Orange, N. J., July 15, 1813; died Philadel- 
phia, Pa., Apr. 19, 1872. Res. Orange, N. J., and Philadelphia, Pa. 
Children : 

1890. Mary Louisa, b. Orange, N. J., June 23, 1837. 

1891. Emelie Melissa, b. Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 4, 1840. 

1892. Charles Henry, b. Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 23, 1842; d. Phila., Pa. 

Christopher Columbus Alvord was a man of the strictest integrity 
in r.ll transactions. He possessed the power of a fine conversation- 



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alist and was especially fond of conversing on the politics and politi- 
cal history of the country. In politics he was a staunch Republican, 
and a carpenter and builder by occupation. 

1003. EDMUND STRONG ALVORD {Gains, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Granby, Mass., July 6, 1815; died Rose- 
land, N. ]., Mar. 9, 1875; married Newark, N. J., May 16, 1859, 
Alary B. McDougal, daughter of Peter and Nancy (Pierson) Mc- 
Dougal. She was born Springfield, N. J., May 15, 1828; died Rose- 
land, N. J., Feb. 6, 1903. Res. Orange and Roseland, N. J. Occupa- 
tion farmer. Children : 

1893. Henry Clay, b. East Orange, X. J., Sept. 10, 1861; res. Roseland, N. 

J., 1905 ; unm. 

1894. Adeline, b. Roseland, N. J., Aug. 3, 1865; res. Roseland, N. J., 1905; 

unm. 

1004. GAD WHITE ALA'ORD (Gains, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Granby, Mass., May 27, 1817; died Erie, 
Pa., June 12, 1903 ; married Caldwell, N. J., Aug. 25, 1837, Mar- 
garet Bush, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Riggs) Bush. She was 
horn Caldwell, N. J., Feb. 22, 1819; died Painesvihe, O., Feb. 7, 
1902. Res. Orange, N. J. ; Bloomfield, N. J. ; Concord, O. ; Mentor, 
O. ; and Painesville, O. Children : 

1895. Thomas Edgar, b. Orange, X. J., July 16, 1838. 

1896. Charles Jerome, b. Orange, X'. J., Apr. 26, 1841 ; res. Flint, Mich., 

1897. Harriet Louise, b. Orange, X. J, Xov. 22, 1843. 

1905; unm. 

1898. Austin Davis, b. Bloomfield, X. J., Apr. 27, 1845. 

1899. Horace, b. Bloomfield, X. J., Xov. 10, 1847. 

1900. Frances Miller, b. Concord, O., Xov. 7, 1850. 

1901. George Wallace, b. Concord. O., Feb. 16, 1855. 

1902. Lucy Robinson, b. Mentor, O., .\;g. 1, 1857; res. Painesville, O., 1905; 

unm. 

1903. Mar}-, b. Painesville, C, jr.^y 11, 1£61. 

Gad White Alvord was a man of strong inteilcctuality, a born 
lawyer, gifted with a wonderful Hovv^ of language, of a keen and 
discriminating perception in the choice of word's to express him- 
self. He was convincing in debate and alvvays carried with him 
that dignity and reserve which characterized the old style New Eng- 
lander. Naturallv stern, he was of a verv lorgivin?; nature. The 
Bible and Baxter were his almost constant companions. 

1005. LUCY ROBINSON ALVORD {Gaiii^. Ca-, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Granby, IMass., May 2, 1819; died 



376 Alvord Genealogy 

Orange, N. ]., Oct. 23, 1869; married Orange, N. J, Oct. 23, 1844, 
Charles Rodney Day, son of Judge Stephen D. and Sarah (Lindsley) 
Day, Aug. 19, 1870. He was born Orange, N. J., Nov. 6, 1808; died 
Orange, N. J., Aug. 19, 1870. Res. Orange, N. J. Children : 

a. Lucy Eliza, b. Orange, N. J., July 19, 1845; d. at East Orange, N. J., 

Jan. 14, 1905; unm. 

b. Charles Patton, b. Orange, N. J, Aug. 28, 1846; d. Alar. 8, 1852. 

c. Stephen Delavan, b. Orange, N. J., Oct. 25, 1848; d. Jan. 23, 1898; mar. 

Nov. 14, 1877, Elizabeth Martine of New York City. 

d. William Austin, b. Orange, N. J., July 18, 1853; d. Atlanta, Ga., Apr. 9, 

1896 ; mar. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 19, 1883, Rachel F. Barber ; res. New. 
York City. 

e. Frederic Norman, b. Orange, N. J., Jan. 23, 1858; d. Jan. 23, 1858. 

f. Frank Alvord, b. Orange, N. J., Jan. 23, 1858; d. Jan. 23, 1858. 

Charles R. Day was a lawyer in Newark, N. ]., and a descendant 
of George D. Day who went from Branford, Ct., and was one of the 
first settlers of Newark. Also a descendant of Stephen Day, the first 
printer in America. Judge Stephen Delevan Day, father of Charles 
R. Day, was one of the founders of Orange, N. J., the first and most 
successful merchant there. 

1007. ELECTA ALVORD (Gaius, Gad, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Granby, Mass., July 3, 1823; died Noblestown, 
Pa., Dec. 24, 1855 ; married Orange, N. J., May 1, 1851, Dr. William 
C. Bracken of Cannonsburgh, Pa., son of Henry and Martha Davis 
(Simcox) Bracken. He was born near Cannonsburgh, Pa., Nov. 4, 
1823 ; died Jersey, O., Oct. 20, 1872. Res. Noblestown, Washington 
Co., Pa., and Jersey, Licking Co., O. Children : 

a. Martha Alvord, b. Noblestown, Pa., Jan. 27, 1852; d. Jersey, O., May I, 

1899; mar. Oct. 10, 1871, Aaron Munn Condit, who d. Jersey, O., 
Nov. 10, 1871. 

b. Edmund Alvord, b. Noblestown, Pa., Feb. 12, 1853; d. Apr. 28, 1853. 

c. Henry Alartyn, b. Noblestown, Pa., Feb. 27, 1854; mar. Feb. 13, 1884, 

Emily M. L. Robinson ; res. St. Paul, Minn. 

W. C. Bracken secured his academic training at Jefferson College, 
Cannonsburgh, Pa. He commenced the study of medicine under 
Dr. Herriott at Cannonsburgh and completed his medical education 
at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. He began the practice 
of medicine at Tridelphia, Va., in 1848. In 1849 he removed to 
Noblestown, Pa._, where he practised until 1856. In 1857 he settled 
in Jersey, O., where he contintted to practice until his death. 

He was a member and active Vv'orker in the Presb3'terian Church. 
He was spoken of as "faithful, sympathetic, able an-l skilftil, 



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* * * laboring earnestly and constantly for the elevation 
of his profession." One who knew him well said "he was a Chris- 
tian gentleman, thorough and honest, energetic and sincere in his 
profession, despising the least act of treachery or meanness. Keenly 
alive to the misfortunes of friend or acquaintance, he endeared him- 
self to all who knew him. His quick discernment of human nature 
and his complete integrity gave him a pov/er that usually prevailed 
over all opposition." 

Dr. Bracken married again at Jersey, O., May 3, 1859, Jane D. 
Pierson. 

1009. WILLIAM HENRY ALVORD (Gains, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Orange, N. J., Feb. 21, 1829; died Con- 
corn, O., July 1, 1903; married Catherine W. Dean. She was born 
Newark, X. J. ; died Fairfield, N. J., Apr. 14, 1883. Res. Newark, 
N. J., Orange, N. J., and Concord, O. Child: 

1904. Frances ^lary, b. Newark, N. J., Alar. 30, 1850. 

William Henry Alvord was a farm.er and for many years he was 
in partnership with his brother, Edmund Alvord. He ran an express 
between Orange, N. J., and New York City. Later he went west. 

1010. GEORGE ALVORD (Gains, Gad, Gad, J ohn7 Thomas, 
Alexander)., born Orange, N. J., Feb. 8, 1832; died St. Louis, Mo., 
Nov. 18, 1866 ; married Lexington, Ky., Nov. 18, 1858, Laura Chiles, 
daughter of John Cheedle and Mary (Brooking) Chiles. She was 
born Greencastle, Putnam Co., Ind., Oct. 8, 1839. Res. St. Louis, 
Mo. Child: 

1905. George Edgerton, b. New Orleans, La., Apr. \A, 1867; d. Butte, Mont. 

Apr. 26, 1897. He was a physician. 
George Alvord was a retail drygoods merchant at Lexington, 
Ky., and general commission and grain merchant at St. Louis, Mo. 

1010-A. ALVIN WHITE ALVORD (Polly, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Southbridge, Mass., Apr. 1, 1828; mar- 
ried 1st, Centreville, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1850, Sarah Emeline Roberts, 
daughter of Edward and Susanna (Mandeville) Roberts. She was 
born Coventry, N. Y., A.ug. 22, 1825 ; died Harpersville, N. Y., May 
17, 1857. He married 2nd, Masonville, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1857, Am.e- 
lia Tammason Bennett, daughter of Ambrose and Louisa (Smith) 
Bennett, of R. I. She was born Masonville, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1830. 
Res. Sidney, N. Y. Children : 

1906. Harriet Athalia, b. Harpersville, N. Y., June 13, 1851. 

1907. Clarence Edwin, b. Harpersville, X. Y., Feb. 6, 1854 



378 Alvord Genealogy 

1908. Adaline Amanda, b. Center Village, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1856. 

1909. Infant son, b. Masonville, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1860; d. Feb. 25, 1860. 

1910. George Alanson, b. Masonville, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1861. 

1911. Edward Clinton, b. Masonville, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1864; killed in a coal 
mine I'y a slate stone falling from above at Williamsburg, Kan., 

Nov. 18, 1881 ; unm. 

1912. Emma Louisa, b. Masonville, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1865 ; d. Binghamton, 

July 9, 1904; unm. 

1913. Frank Bennett, b. Masonville, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1866; res. Sidney, N. Y.; 

unm. ; a carpenter by trade. 

1914. Mary Estella, b. Masonville, N. Y., May 17, 1868. 

1915. Jessie Amelia, b. Masonville, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1870. 

1916. Sarah Isaphine, b. Masonville, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1873; d. Sidney, N. Y., 

Nov. 24, 1890. She v.'as held in high esteem by the teacher and her 
schoolmates at the Sidney High School, v.here she would have 
graduated the follovv^ing year. 

Alvin White Alvord (originally Alvin White Garside) assumed 
the name Alvord, his mother's maiden name by act of the Legislature 
of Mass., about the year 1845. Soon after this titne he removed from 
Hampshire Co., Mass., to N. Y., where he has since lived in Har- 
persville, Masonville and Sidney, with the exception of two years 
and eight months in Kan. He served six months in the Civil War, 
in the 144th N. Y. Reg._, Co. B. During his enlistment the regiment 
was not called out, being encamped at Upton Hill, 9 miles from 
Washington. Mr. Alvord suffered froiu an old cut in his foot and 
was discharged. He is a tailor by trade but for a number of years 
has been farming and gardening. 

1011. MARIA WILBERFORCE ALVORD (Alanson, Gad, 
Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Chester, Mass., Feb. 9, 1836; 
died Brooklyn, Cal., Aug. 29, 1866; married Grass Lake, Mich., Aug. 
12, 1858, Daniel Vrooman, son of Henry and Mary Vrooman. He 
was born Ossian, Allegany Co., N. Y., Aug. 15, 1818 ; died East Oak- 
land, Cal., Mar. 4, 1895. Res. Canton, China. Children: 

a. Grace, b. Canton, China, 1860 ; d. Macao, China, 1865. 

b. Katherine ]\laria, b. Canton, China, Jan. 13, 1864; mar. Battle Creek, 

Mich., Nov. 16, 1886, Royal Fairfield King of Minneapolis, Minn. ; 

res. Menoken, N. D., 1905. 
Daniel Vrooman united with the Congregational Church at Litch- 
field, Mich., under the pastorate of Rev. R. B. Bement. He grad- 
uated from Western Reserve College in 1849 and the Thological 
Seminary two years later. In April, 1851, he was licensed to preach 
by the Portage Presbytery at Freedom, O., and his ordination took 
place the following October at Hudson, O. In July, 1859, in com- 



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pany with his wife, r\Ir. Vrooman sailed for China, as missionary by 
appointment of the American Board of Foreign Missions. His con- 
nection with this society seems to have terminated in 1867, as at that 
time he returned to China and was connected with the American Con- 
sulate at Canton. He married as his first wife in 1851, Elizabeth C. 
Pitkin, at Hudson, O. 

1012. AUSTIN WHITE ALVORD (Alanson, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Chester, Mass., Feb. 3, 1838; married 1st, 
Dexter, Mich., July 26, 1862, Eliza Mary Barnes, daughter of Orville 
and Thankful (Sears) Barnes. She was born Richland, ]\Iich., Oct. 
23, 1840; died Clinton, Mich., Aug. 3, 1877. He married 2nd, Grin- 
nell, la., Jan. 31, 1878, Frances Ruth Little, daughter of Henry Gil- 
man and Fidelia Maria (Stoddard) Little. She was born Wethers- 
field, 111., Sept. 10, 1853; died Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 30, 1901. He 
married 3rd, Midland, ]\Iich., July 25, 1902, Mrs. Addie Sophia 
(Moore) Anderson, widow of Dr. Fred Anderson, and daughter 
of George W. and Jane (Hunt) Moore. She was born Ann Arbor, 
Mich., Mar. 18, 1860. Res. Battle Creek, Mich. Children : 

1917. Austin Frank, b. Apalachin, N. Y., May 10, 1862; d. Clinton, Mich., 

Apr. 25, 1878. 

1918. Mary Grace, b. Clinton, Mich., Oct. 31, 1865. 

1919. Eva May, b. Clinton, ^lich., Dec. 17, 1867; d. JrJy 24, 1868. 

1920. William Roy, b. Clinton, Mich., .May 2, 1871. 

1921. Ralph, b. Clinton, 3.1ich., July 13, 1877; d. Sept. 19, 1877. 

1922. Louise, b. Battle Creek, Mich., Dec. 5, 1882. 

1923. Max Barrows, b. Battle Creek, Mich., Apr. 11, 1890. 

Dr. Austin W^hite Alvord prepared for college at Chester Academy 
Chester, Vt. After pursuing a literary course at Oberlin College and 
Ann Arbor, he entered the Medical Department at the latter place, 
where he received his M. D. in 1868. Dr. Alvord served as a member 
of the State (Mich.) Medical Board, 1899-1901, and w^as president 
of the State Medical Society in 1900. He received the honorary de- 
gree, A. M., from University of Mich, in 1902, is a member of the 
Detroit Commandery, Loyal Legion and U. S. Pension Surgeon. 
During the Civil War Dr. Alvord served as captain in the 109th X. Y. 
Vols. He is a physician and surgeon of wdde reputation and rec- 
ognized ability. 

1013. AD ALINE AMANDA ALVORD {Alanson, Gad, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Westmoreland, N. H., Oct. 8, 1840; 
married Zanesville, O., Oct. 8, 1867, Franklin Estabrook of Clinton, 
Mich., son of Joseph and Susanna (Merrill) Estabrook. He was 



380 Alvord Genealogy 

born Bath, N. H., 1829. Res. Adrian, Mich., and Northfield, Minn. 
No children. 

Mrs. Adahne Amanda (Alvord) Estabrook was educated at Ober- 
lin College, C, securing the degree A. B. in 1865, and A. M. in 1868. 
In 1867 she was principal of the high school at Clinton, Mich. She 
has also been Dean of the Women's Department at Adrian College, 
Adrian, Mich, 1867-69, 76-78, and later, 1878-SO, at Carleton Col- 
lege, Minn. In 1880-81 she studied abroad at London and Paris 
and v.'as instructGr in modern language at Pierre University, 1889- 
1902. At the present time she lectures extensively before women's 
clubs and similar organizations. 

1018. LAURA AXN ALVORD (Alansoii, Gad, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born York, O., Apr. 20, 1861; died Duluth, 
Minn., Oct. 27, 1895; married Wethersfield, 111., Sept. 24, 1882, 
Wallace Warner. He was born Syracuse, N. Y., 1853 ; living in 
Canada 1905. Res. Duluth, Minn. No children. 

Mr. Warner's parents died when he Vv^as very young. He was a 
lawyer. Went South. 

1019. CALVIN THALES ALVORD (Horace, Asher, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 29, 1821; 
died Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 25, 1894 ; married Wilmington, Vt., ]\Iar. 
22, 1848, Catherine Elizabeth Crosby, daughter of Eliel and Grateful 
(Allen) Crosby. She was born Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 31, 1828; 
died Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 19, 1874. He married 2nd, Wilmington, 
Vt., June 13, 1877, Mrs. Harriet Jane (Wait) Gorham, daughter of 
Thomas and Eliza (Childs) Wait, and widow of Willard Gorham 
(2nd husband), of Francis D. Hyde (1st husband). She was born 
Rodman, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1819. Res. Wilmington, Vt. Children: 

1924. iNlartha Eliza, b. Wilmington, Vt, Feb. 5, 1849. 

1925. Mary Frances, b. Wilmington, Vt, Feb. 4, 1851 ; d. Sept. 1, 1852. 

1926. Harriet Minerva, b. Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 20, 1855. 

1927. j.Ietta Sarah, b. Wilmington, Vt, Sept. 22, 1858 ; d. Greenfield, Mass., 

Sept. 28, 1899; unm. 

1928. Frank Hamilton, b. Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 2.3. 1864. 

Calvin Thales Alvord was a farmer and lived on the same farm 
that had been cleared by his great grandfather. He moved to the 
village of Wilmington in his later years. He was at one tijiie a 
teacher of penmanship, also a contributor to the American Agricul- 
turist and Country Gentleman. He was a great reader and observer 
of nature. 

1025. SARAH ANN ALVORD {Julius, Seth, Gad, John, 



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Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, \t., Dec. 22, 1816; died 
Eusti, N. Y., June 4, 1900; married Busti, N. Y., May 28, 1843, John 
Roberts Stearns, son of William and Hannah (Roberts) Stearns. 
He was born Amsterdam, X. Y., June 26, 1804; died Busti, N. Y., 
Mar. 7, 1860. Res. Busti, X. Y. Children : 

a. Henry Clay, b. Busti, N. Y., June 5, 1845; mar. Busti, N. Y., Oct. 12, 

1875, Joanna Frank ; res. Clear Lake, la., 1903. 

b. Josiah Stamford, b. Busti, N. Y., May 1848; d. Busti, N. Y., June 1862. 

c. Mary Ann, b. Busti, X. Y., Dec. 22, 1852; mar. Busti, N. Y., Mar. 28, 

1876, George D. Howard. 

1026. MARY LORRAIXE ALVORD (7;/////^, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 27, 1818; died 
Janesville, Wis., Sept. 15, 1872; married Kiantone, X". Y., Mar. 4, 
1838, Erastus Cooley Hall, son of David and Clarissa (Cooley) 
Hall. He was born Seneca, X. Y., Aug. 14, 1814; died Madison, 
Wis., Dec. 23, 1885. Res. Kiantone, X"^. Y., and La Prairie, Wis. 
Children : 

a. Mary Augusta, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1839; mar. Oct. 29, 1862, 

William A. Arnold. 

b. George Judson, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1841 ; mar. May 9, 1877. 

IMary Scales. 

c. Sarah Jane, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1842 ; mar. July 20, 1862, Syl- 

vester Florey. 

d. Julius Wesley, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1845; d. Sept. 11, 1849. 

e. Sylvia Sears, b. Kiantone, N. Y., June 16, 1848; res. Bridgewater, S. D., 

1902; mar. Grundy Co., la., Aug. 22, 1877, William L. Felmly. 

f. Clarissa Julia, b. Kiantone, N. Y., Jan. S, 1853; mar. June 20, 1881, Frank 

Persels. 

g. Edith Viola, b. Kiantone, N. Y., July 1, 1858; mar. Feb. 20, 1884, Fred 

C. Younkee. 
h. Ernest Alvord, b. LaPrairie, Rock Co., Wis. ; mar. Dec. 22, 1877, Hattie 

Gay; 2nd, Mar. 5, 1884, Amanda Montis. 
Erastus Cooley Hall went to Wisconsin in the fall of 1857 in 
company with his brother-in-law, William Martin Hatch, taking 
their families. 

1027. JULIA MOXDAXE ALVORD (Julius, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, \t., Mar. 11, 1820; died 
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 14, 1899; married Carroll, X. Y., Xov. 3, 1839, 
\VilIiam Martin Hatch, son of Luther Collins and Margaret (Frank) 
Hatch. He was born Gilderland, X. Y., Oct. 8, 1815; died Janes- 
ville, Wis., Mar. 4, 1901. Res. Carroll, X. Y., and Janesville, Wis. 
Children. 

a. Margaret Lorinda, b. Carroll, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1843: d. Sept. 15, 1845. 



382 Alvord Genealogy 

b. William A., b. Carroll, N. Y, May 18, 1846; d. May 18, 1846. 

c. Mary Rebecca, b. Carroll, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1848; d. Janesville, Wis., Oct. 

16, 1864. 

d. Sara Lorinda, b. Carroll, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1852; res. Janesville, Wis.; 

mar. Janesville, Wis., Nov. 29, 1877, Frank Dexter Kimball. He is 
a furniture dealer. 

e. Martin Wesley, b. Carroll, N. Y., July 24, 1855; mar. Plymouth, Wis., 

Apr. 19, 1883, Josephine Cushing. 

1028. ALVIN WESLEY ALVORD {Julius, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 20, 1822; died 
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 19, 1888; married Stockton, N. Y., Sept. 17, 
1848, Electa Rowena Todd, daughter of Bela and Lucy (Hemen- 
way) Todd. She was born Stockton, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1827; died 
near Santa Paula, Cal., May 23, 1888. Res. near Jamestown, N. Y., 
Cormeant, O., and near Erie, Pa. Children : 

1929. Julius Bela, b. near Jamestown, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1849. 

1930. Augusta Albina, b. near Jamestown, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1851. 

1931. Jessie May, b. near Jamestown, N. Y., May 10, 1856. 

Alvin Wesley Alvord was a farmer. In religion the family were 
Universalists, and in politics Democrats until 1855, after that date 
Republicans. 

1030. FRANKLIN DOTY ALVORD {Otis, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 12, 1817; died 
Frewsburg, N. Y., July 27, 1855; married Nov. 13, 1839, Rebecca 
Louisa Hatch, daughter of Luther Collins and Margaret (Frank) 
Hatch. She was born N. Y., May 14, 1818; died Apr. 24, 1849. 
Res. Frewsburg, N. Y. Child: 

1932. Harriet Emeline, b. Oct. 12, 1843; d. Friendship, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1857. 

1031. FRANCIS MILTON ALVORD {Otis, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Oct. 12, 1819; died 
Friendship, N. Y.. Mar. 20, 1904; married Panama, N. Y., Sept. 18, 
1844, Rebecca Pardee, daughter of Merit and Rebecca (Wodin) 
Pardee. She was born Rome, N. Y., May 19, 1823 ; died Friend- 
ship, N. Y., May 3, 1904. Res. Friendship, N. Y. Children : 

1933. Ernest Henry, b. Carroll, N. Y., June 15, 1847. 

1934. Merit Pardee, b. Carroll, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1853 ; d. Oct. 14, 1853. 

1935. Otis Fries, b. Friendship, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1860. 

1936. Francis Milton, b. Friendship, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1862; d. Mar. 17, 1869. 

Rev. Francis Milton Alvord was or«iained as a Universalist min- 
ister Sept. 10, 1844, at Sherman, N. Y., where he had preached 
his first sermon two years previous. It was in the days of pioneer 
preaching, and many a "red school-house" held its crowd of farm- 



Seventh GexVeration G83 

ing people, who came on Sunday afternoon from all directions and 
represented all beliefs, while he preached to them of a Father v,!io 
was a God of Love, and offered to them the doctrines of Uni- 
versalism. 

His first settled pastorate was in the beautiful little village of 
Carroll, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., where he spent ten }ears of fruit- 
ful labor. On receiving a call to Friendship, N. Y., lie resigned 
his charge at Carroll and moved with his wife and son to Friend- 
ship, N. Y., in the spring of 1854. Nine years after going to 
Friendship, he decided to make it his permanent home, and to that 
end lie purchased a small farm, west of that thriving little village. 
From tliat time until Apr., 1900, he preached respectively at Friend- 
ship, Kennedy, North Cuba, Belfast, N. Y., and Westfield, Pa., 
being actively engaged in ministerial work until his eightieth birth- 
day, and covering a period of nearly 60 years. 

He was well and favorably known in his denomination. The ex- 
ponents of universal salvation had much to contend within the 
early days of his ministry, but he lived to see a more charitable spirit 
toward Universalists permeate all churches. In Friendship, the 
home of his adoption, he was revered and loved by all, irrespective 
of creed or nationality. He clearly exemplified during his forty- 
eight years of residence in Friendship, by his simple, kindly, up- 
right life, the truths of his religion, viz. : the fatherhood of God 
and the brotherhood of man. He was a man of deep culture, liberal 
views, and broad charity, which takes in all denominations, an 
eniiiusiastic Mason of the Alleghany lodge for almost fifty years. 

1034. FREDERICK KILBY ALVORD {Otis, Scth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Kiantone, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1826; died 
Jamestown. N. Y.. Sept. 8, 1879; married 1st, Sugar Grove, Pa., 
Mar. 3, 1850, Mary Ann Fenton, daughter of Thomas and 
Sophronia (Babcock) Fenton. She Vvas born Frewsburg, N. Y., 
Nov. 16, 1831 ; died Frew^sburg, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1864. He married 
2nd, Frev/sburg, N. Y., Mar. 5, 1865, Mrs. Sarah Melvina (Wilcox) 
Frew-, widovv? of Ellicott Frew, and daughter of Alfred and Hannah 
(Aikin) Wilcox. She was born Jamestov/n, N. Y., Mar. 5, 1829, 
living at Jamestovvn, N. Y., 1905. Res. Frev/sburg, N. Y., Sugar 
Grove, Pa., Jamestown, N. Y., Bradford, Pa., Nunda, N. Y., and 
Little Valley, N. Y. Children: 

1937. Charles Emmet, b. Frewsburg, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1853; d. An- 15, 1855. 

1938. Mary Ardella, b. Frewsburg, N. Y., May. 25, 1860. 



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Frederick Kilby Alvord was a hotel-keeper, and kept hotel in 
the various places in which he resided ; a very honorable man, and 
one respected by every one. He was buried at Frewsburg, N. Y. 

1035. CHRISTIANA ALVORD (Otis, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander) , born July 25, 1830; died Richmond, Osceola 
Co., Mich., Mar. 12, 1884; married 1st, Lyman Price. Fie died 
1857. She married 2nd, State Line, N. Y., Mar. 1, 1863, David 
Gilpin Mason, son of Martin and Polly Ann Mason. He was born 
Jamestown (or Essex Co.) N. Y., 1818; died Richmond, Osceola 
Co., Mich., March 2, 1884. Res. near Paris, Mich. Children : 

a. Infant, d. in infancy. 

b. Infant, d. in infancy. 

c. Alfred Lynn, b. May 26, 1864; mar. Dec. 1899, Clara Wallace; res. Bost- 

wick, O. 

d. Alice May, b. Richmond Osceola Co., Mich., May 6, 1867; mar. Feb. 15, 

1888, Fred Wright; res. West Farmington, O. 

1037. ORPFIEUS SIDNEY ALVORD {Spencer, Scth, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 11, 1816; 
died Brattleboro, Vt., Mar. 25, 1872 ; married 1st, Bennington, Vt., 
Oct. 15, 1839, Hannah Sophia Hastings, daughter of Gardner and 
Hannah (Axtel) Hastings. She was born Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 
6, 1819; died Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 6, 1854. I^> married 2nd, 
Williamsville, Vt., Oct. 2, 1855, Clarissa Ann Haf igs, daughter 
of Gardner and Hannah (Axtel) Hastings. She -.vas born Wil- 
mington, Vt., Mar. 23, 1821 ; died New York, N. Y., ~:ov. 20, 190o. 
Res. Wilmington, Vt. Child : 

1939. Orsamus Hastings, b. Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 27, lotS. 
Orpheus Sidney Alvord was a hardware merchant, and tinner 
by trade. 

1038. ORSAMUS ADNA ALVORD {Spencer, Scth, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 1, 1819; 
died Brattleboro, Vt., Dec. 10, 1906; married Wilmington, Vt., Aug. 
11, 1844, Sarah Sophia Bissell, daughter of Asahel and Polly 
(Calkins) Bissell. She was born Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 15, 1820. 
Res. Brattleboro, Vt. No children. 

Orsamus Adna Alvord was a carpenter by trade. He lived a 
quiet, unobtrusive life, never making an enemy, and it is said that 
he never was on a steam railway train in his life. His widow still 
Uves (1908) at Brattleboro, Vt. 

1039. CLARISSA FREEMAN ALVORD {Spencer, Seth, 



Seventh Generation" 385 

Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Apr. 24, 
1822; died Saginaw, Mich., Aug. 27, 1874; married Wilmington, 
Vt., Sept. 18, 1844, Samuel Jones Hitchcock, son of Erastus and 
Naomi (Jones) Hitchcock. He was born Hawley, Mass., June 28, 
1822. Res. West Halifax, Vt. Children : 

a. Eugenia Clarissa, b. West Halifa.x, Vt., June 22, 1845; mar. May 11, 

1871, P. C. Heald. 

b. Ida M., b. West Halifax, Vt, May 20, 1850; mar. Saginaw, Mich., Oct. 

13, 1870, John Davis of Wenona, Mich. 

c. Herbert A., Charlemont, Mass., Nov. 19, 1859; mar. Dec. 1882, Rilla 

Knox of Detroit, Mich. 

Samuel J. Hitchcock was in mercantile business the greater part 
of his life. 

1040. RHODA MARIA ALVORD {Spencer, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., May 22, 1825; died 
Brattleboro, Vt., Apr. 14, 1900; married Wilmington, Vt., A.ug. 23, 
1845, Jonathan Smiith, prob. son of Lemuel Smith. He was born 
Buckland, Mass.: died Brattleboro, Vt., June 11, 1887, aged 69. Res. 
Wilmington, Vt., Brattleboro, Vt. Child: 

a. Wilfred, b. Wilmington, Vt. ; d. in infancy. 

b. Elwin Hartley, b. Wilmington, Vt., Mar. 22, 1849; d. Brattleboro, Vt., 

Apr. 13,, 1897; mar. 1st, 1870, Carrie L. Day,; 2nd, 1882, Eliza B. 
Tav'-' 

c. Ella, b. Vv'ffmington, Vt., 1852; d. young. 

d. Darwin Jet uitie, b. Wilmington, Vt, Apr. 7, 1856 ; res. Boston, Mass. ; 

unm^ ivith Mason and Hamlin Organ Co. 

Jonathan Smith was a carpenter by trade. 

1041. BARBARA ANN ALVORD {Spencer, Seth, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Sept. 12, 1839; mar- 
ried Wilmington, Vt., May 10, 1864, Freeman Lathrop, son of 
George and Mar>' (Claghorn) Lathrop. He was born Hawley, 
Mass., July 23, 1837; died Grand Rapids, Mich., July 19, 1903. 
Res. Pontiac, 111., Gardner, 111., Saginaw, Mich., and Grand Rapids, 
Mich. Children : 

a. Clara May, b. Gardner, 111., Oct. 8, 1866. 

b. Jessie Grover, b. Gardner, 111., Jan. 15, 1868. 

c. Sidney George, b. Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 14, 1871. 

Freeman Lathrop was a graduate of the Kimbal L^nion Academy 
at Meriden, N. H. He afterwards graduated at the Albany Law 
School, and read law for a year in the office of Hon. H. L. Dawes, 
at North Adams, Mass. In 1864 he went to 111., practicing law and 



386 Alvoed Genealogy" 

dealing in real estate at Pontiac and Gardner, in that state. Four 
years later he removed to Saginaw, Mich., to engage in lumber 
business, in which he was unsuccessful. In 1874 ]\Ir. Lathrop 
went to Grand Rapids, and was in the insurance and real estate 
business until his death. 

Mrs. Barbara (Alvord) Lathrop was living in 1906. 

1043. SARAH SOPHIA AL\^ORD {Adolphus, Zerah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Slielburne, Mass., Mar. 18, 1822; 
married 1st, Shelburne, Mass., May 19, 1869, Lysander Nelson 
Brownell, son of Chauncey and Belinda (Beach) Brownell, of 
Canaan, Conn., and Williston, Vt. He was born Williston, Vt., Jan. 
20, 1817; died Coleraine, Mass., Dec. 3, 1889. She married 2nd, 
Coleraine, Mass., Mar. 17, 1891, James Robinson, son of John and 
Rachel (Booth) Robinson. He was born Bury, Lancashire, Eng., 
Apr. 2, 1820. Res. Greenfield, Mass. No children. 

James Robinson was a painter. Mrs. Robinson v.as living at 
Charlemont, Mass., in 1905. 

1044. ELIZA NAOAH ALVORD {Adolphus, Zcrah, Gad, John, 
Thomas. Alexander), born Shelburne, ]\Iass., Apr. 29, 1824; died 
Sunderland, Mass., Dec. 8, 1866; married Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 
2, 1862, Martin Luther Hubbard, son of Martin and Jerusha (Clark) 
Hubbard. He vvas born Sunderland, Mass., Aug. 13. 1816; died 
Sunderland, J\Iass., Sept. 29, 1892. R.es. Sunderland, Mass. Child : 

a. William Alvord, b. Sunderland, Mass., Dec. 8, 1866; d. next day. 
Martin L .Hubbard had three wives. 

1045. ELISHA BARNARD ALVORD {Adolphus, Zcrah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., i\pr. 18, 1826; 
died Shelburne, Jvlass., Aug. 11, 1897; married 1st, Charlemont, 
Mass., Oct. 5, 1859, Sarah Edwards Hawks, daughter of Horace 
and Rachel (Smedley) Hawks. She was born Charlemont, Mass., 
Nov. 7, 1830; died Shelburne, Mass., May, 1875. He married 2nd, 
Easthampton, Mass., June 14, 1876, Addie Embury, daughter of 
Philip and Christiana (Tittemore) Embury. She v/as born Duds- 
well, P. O., Apr. 11, 1841. Res. Shelburne, Mass. Child: 

1940. Herbert Lincoln, b. Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 19, 1865 ; res. Shelburne, 
Mass. ; unm. 

Elisha Barnard Alvord was a farmer, and was killed by a fall 
from his horse-rake. 

1046. PRUDENCE HUNT ALVORD (Adolphus, Zerah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Aug. 3, 1831; 



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died Gardner, Mass., May 9, 1901 ; married Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 
24, 1853, Joseph Newton of Greenfield, Mass., son of James and 
Esther (Hale) Newton. He was born Hubbardston, Mass., Dec. 
9, 1829. Res. Greenfield, Mass., and Gardner, Mass. Children: 

a. Arthur Eugene, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 18, 1854; d. July 5, 1856. 

b. Frank Arthur, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 20, 1857. 

c. Charles Sumner, b. Greenfield, ]\Iass., Jan. 3, 1863. 

d. Eliza Alvord, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 6, 1865. 

e. Clinton Alfred, b. Greenfield, Mass., i\Iar. 8, 1869. 

Joseph D. Newton is a builder by occupation. Now retired. 

1047. LUCIUS GAD ALVORD {Epephus, Zerah, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Jime 2, 1822; died 
Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 5, 1901 ; married 1st, Buckland, Mass., Sept. 
6, 1849, Ellen Abigail Sherwin, daughter of William and Marcia 
(Carter) Sherwin. She Vv'as born Buckland, Mass., Dec. 13, 1829; 
died Shelburne, Mass., Dec. 6, 1S70. He married 2nd, Charkmont, 
Mass., Oct. 9, 1872, Lucy Woodbridge Sherwin, daughter of Wil- 
liam and ^Nlarcia (Carter) Sherwin. She was born Buckland, Mass., 
Sept. 19, 1833. Res. Shelburne, Alass., and Holyoke, Mass. Chil- 
dren: 

1941. William Milton, b. Shelburne Falls, ^lass., Apr. 15, 1851; d. Feb. 9, 

1853. 

1942. William Sherwin, b. Shelburne Falls, Mass., Aug. 1, 1853; d. Jan. 28, 

1854. 

1943. Arthur Henry, b. Shelburne, Mass., July 29, 1857. 

In his younger days Lucius Gad Alvord taught singing-schools 
for many years in Ashfield, Charlemont, and Shelburne, Mass., and 
was leader of the Shelburne choir for fifteen years. In 1854 he 
went to Wis., where he lived for eighteen months. Returning, he 
went to work in the chair factory of Lyman Conant. About 1865, 
with his brother-in-law, J. A. Frankhn, he formed a partnership 
and bought out the Conant Chair Factory, and carried on this busi- 
ness until 1878, when he went to Holyoke and worked for his 
brother Alvan in the wood and coal business. Here he remained 
until 1881, when he returned to Shelburne and moved to the Frank 
Skinner place, where he resided until his death. He was a deacon 
in the church for nineteen years 3,n'X a constant attendant. He held 
the office of postmaster for fourteen years. 

Mr. Alvord was a Christian of the old New Engi.iiid school, very 
strong in his religious faith, and earnest and practic^.l in carrying 



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out its teachings. He was quiet and unobtrusive, loved and re- 
spected by all. 

1048. LYDIA LUCINA ALVORD {Epephus, Zcrah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), married Stillnian Alvord. (See Still- 
man Alvord. No. 990). 

1051. HANNAH LUFKIN ALVORD {Epephus, Zerah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Feb. 28, 1828; 
died Conway, Mass., May 27, 1898 ; married Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 
22, 1849, Levi Dole, of Shelburne, Mass., son of Josiah and Elizabeth 
(Wilder) Dole. He was born Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 25, 1820; 
died Conway, Mass., Oct. 22, 1890. Res. Shelburne, Mass., and 
Conway, Mass. Children: 

a. Ella Amelia, b. Shelburne, Mass., Sept. 16, 1850; mar. Springfield, Mass., 

May 9, 1872, Edgar Bardwell; res. Shelburne, Mass., 1905. 

b. Myron Abbot, b. Shelburne, Mass., Aug. 1, 1853 ; mar. Fitchburg, Mass., 

Sept. 1, 1875, Annie Elizabeth Wilkinson ; res. Fitchburg, Mass. He 
is an engineer. 

c. Mary Augusta, b. Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 19, 1857 ; mar. Conway, Mass., 

May 22, 1879, George Clififord Lee ; res. So. Deerfield, Mass. 

Levi Dole was a farmer and trainer of colts. In 1869 he became 
the first station agent at Bardwell's Ferry, Shelburne, Mass., but 
moved to Conway, Mass., in 1876, and ran a stage line to Bardwell's 
Ferry. Later he ran another line to Conway Station. 

1052. LAURA AMELIA ALVORD {Epephus, Zerah, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., Jan. 30, 1830; 
died Shelburne, Mass., Feb. 4, 1855 ; married Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 
24, 1851, Joseph Waite of Easthampton, Mass, son of Charles and 
Prudence (Ludden) Waite. He was born Williamsburg, Mass., 
July 21, 1824; died Easthampton, Mass., Jan. 31, 1887. Res. East- 
hampton, Mass. Children : 

a. Infant, b. Shelburne, Mass., Nov. 1854; d. in infancy. 

b. Amelia Rosina, b. Shelburne, Mass., Jan. 1855 ; d. Apr. 24, 1855. 

Joseph Waite was four times married ; his first wife was Rosina 
Dodge, his fourth Emily White Farnam. 

1053. LUCIA ANN ALVORD {Epephus, Zerah, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Wilmington, Vt., May 2, 1832; died 
Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 3, 1859; married Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 
26, 1851, Dennis W. Jones, son of Franklin and Antis (Burrington) 
Jones. He was born Coleraine, Mass., July 4, 1825 ; died Green- 
field, Mass., Feb. 13, 1886. Res. Greenfield, Mass. No children. 



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Dennis W. Jones was four times married. He was a merchant. 

1054. ALVAN ALVORD (Epephus, Zerah, Gad, John, Thom- 
as, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Dec. 2, 1833; died Holyoke, 
Mass., Oct. 31, 1897; married 1st, Sheibiirne, Mass., Aug. 3, 1869, 
Elizabeth Carlton Slate, daughter of Clark and Melinda (Sweet) 
Slate. She was born Shelburne, ]Mass., Oct. 15, 1845 ; died Holyoke, 
Mass., Aug. 29, 1888. He married 2nd, Holyoke, Mass., Apr. 22, 
1891, Elizabeth (Bartholomew) Aiston, widow of Charles Aiston, 
and daughter of George and Caroline (Stewart) Bartholomew. She 
was born Sheffield, Alass., Jan. 6, 1842, living in Holyoke, Mass., in 
1902. Res. Shelburne and Holyoke, Mass. Child : 

19++. Clark Elliston, b. Shelburne, .Alass., Nov. 28, 1876; d. M?.r. 8, 1880. 
Alvan Alvord v/as engaged in the wood and coal business in 
Hol}'oke, Mass. 

1055. MARY AUGUSTA Al^YOR-D {Epephus, Zerah, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, ]\Iass., Mar. 13, 1837; mar- 
ried Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 24, 1860, John Alson Franklin, son of 
Comfort and Sarah (Harkness) Franklin of Guilford, Vt. He was 
born Guilford, Vt., Jan. 25, 1834. Res. Shelburne, Mass. No chil- 
dren. 

John Alson Franklin was a soldier in the Civil War, serving in 
the 10th Mass. Volunteers. Mrs. Mary (Alvord) Franklin v/as 
living at Shelburne, ]\Iass., in 1903. 

1056. MERCY CHILDS ALVORD {Cephas, Zerah, Gad, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., May 9, 1828; died 
Greenfield, Mass., Aug. 3, 1850; married Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 3, 
1849, Dennis \\'. Jones, son of Franklin and Antis (Burrington) 
Jones. Fie was born Coleraine, Alass., July 4, 1825 ; died Green- 
field, Mass., Feb. 13, 1886. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Child: 

a. Merc}' Emma, b. Greenfield, Mass., July 22, 1850; d. 1893; mar. Dec. 

1855, Chas. H. Currier; res. Meriden, Conn., 1906. 
Dennis W. Jones married as his second wife, Lucia Ann Alvord, 
Xo. 1053, whom see. 

1057. ZERAH ALVORD {Cephas, Zerah, Gad, John, Thomas, 
Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Mar. 26, 1830; married Shel- 
burne, Mass., Nov. 1, 1854, Melicent Annette Long, daughter of 
Louis and Sally (Bardwell) Long. She was born at Shelburne, Mass., 
Oct. 15, 1834; died Sherman, Wis., Mar. 18, 1887. Res. Shelburne, 
]Mass., and Deansville, Wis. Children : 

1945. Melissa Annetta, b. Deansville, Wis., Feb. 19, 1856. 



390 Alvord Gea'kalogy 

1946. Charles Porter, b. Deansville, Wis., Juk 19, 1858; d. Sept. 3, 1862. 

1947. Sarah Mercy, b. Deansville, Wis., June 3, 1860. 

1948. Fred Harley, b. Deansville, Wis., Sept. 1, 1863. 

1949. Julian Russell, b. Deansville, Wis., Aug. 28, 1865 ; d. Sherman, Wis., 

June 28, 1886. 

After spending some years in the West, Zerah Alvord returned 
in his old age to pass the remainder of his days in his native town, 
Shelburne, Mass. He is a thorough Christian, and a man noted 
for his high sense of honor. He was hving at Shelburne, Mass., in 
1904. 

1058. SABRA WOODWORTH ALVORD (Cephas, Zerah, 
Gad, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Shelburne, Mass., Oct. 30, 
1832; married ShelburnCj Mass., Oct. 2, 1851, James Jones, son of 
Franklin and Antis (Burrington) Jones. He was born Shelburne, 
Mass., Apr. 26, 1827 ; died Bellevue, O., May 2, 1894. Res. Shel- 
burne, Mass., Marshall, Wis., and Bellevue, O. Children : 

a. Sabra Antoinette, b. Shelburne, Mass., Apr. 7, 1853 ; res. New Haven, 

Conn., 1907; mar. May 28, 1898, Richard Bradley of New Haven, 
Conn. 

b. Frank Herbert, b. Medina, Wis., Sept. 15, 1856; mar. June 26, 1893, 

Charlotte Wickham of Norwalk, O. They have children : Ralph 
Wickham, b. May 29, 1895; Marian Alvord, b. Mar. 23, 1897, and 
Charlotte Adams, b. Mar. 28, 1899. Mr. Jones is probate judge for 
Huron Co., O., 1905. 

c. Henry Carl, b. Marshall, Wis., July 19, 1858; res. Bellevue, O., a farmer; 

unm. 

d. Elmer Ellsworth, b. Medina, Wis., Mar. 11, 1861; res. B&llevue, O. ; a 

farmer, uiim. 

e. Arthur Wilhs, b. Bellevue, O., Nov. 27, 1866; d. Bellevue, O., Apr. 15, 

1903; mar. Dec. 6, 1900, Mary McKinney of Cleveland, O., dau. of 
ex-Judge McKinney. He was a physician. 

James Jones learned the carpenter's trade from his father. He 
followed this trade until he moved to Marshall, Wis., in 1855, when 
he engaged in buying and shipping stock in connection with farm- 
ing. Mr. Jones removed to Bellevue, O., in 1863, where he pursued 
the same occupation. 

1061. JULIA ANN ALVORD {Tilton Eastman, Enos, Gad, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Canton, Conn., Oct. 16, 1852; 
married New York, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1871, Charles Henry Osgood, 
son of Charles and Sarah Smith (Larned) Osgood. He was born 
Norwich, Conn., Oct. 16, 1842. Res. Norwich, Conn. His occupa- 
tion, wholesale druggist. Child : 



Seventh Generation 391 

a. Charles, b. Norwich, Conn., Apr. 13, 1878; a physician in Xew York 
City. 

1062. SARAH ELIZA ALVORD (Justin, Justin, Job, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Pittsfield, Mass., Mar. 17, 1829; mar- 
ried Attica, N. Y., 1848, Copeland Townsend. He died Ocono- 
mowoc. Wis., Apr., 1880. Res. Oconomowoc, Wis., 1906. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Elbridge G. 

b. Copeland. 

c. Clara Almeda. 

1063. JUSTIN MERRICK ALVORD {Justin, Justin, Job, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Pittsfield, Mass., Nov. 9, 1830; 
married Is", Oconomovvoc, Wis., Dec. 28, 1856, Anna Elmino 
Dibble, daughter of Jasper and Harriet (Higgins) Dibble. She 
was born Alexandria, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Nov. 13, 1835 ; died 
Oconomowoc, Wis., Apr. 11, 1875. He married 2nd, Oconomowoc, 
Wis., Nov. 20, 1880, Lizzie Harriet Jones, daughter of Henry and 
EmeHne (Smallwood) Jones. She was born Concord, Wis., July 
6, 1858. Res. Oconomowoc, Wis., 1908. Children: 

1950. Louis Hiram, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., Aug. 27, 1858. 

1951. Jessie Lavina, b. Oconomowoc, V/is., Oct. 3, 1862. 

1952. Ulysses Scuyler, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., Jan. 5, 1868. 

1953. Jennie Elizabeth, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., Nov. 29, 1881 ; is studying 

music. 

1954. Alzayda Clark, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., June 14, 1883. 

1955. Henry Jones, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., IMar. 19, 1885; a telegraph 

operator. 

When Justin Alerrick Alvord was seven years old his parents 
moved from Pittsfield, Mass., to Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y., where 
he remained until he was eighteen years of age, vvlien he went to 
MiKvaukee, Wis. After remrisiiig there a year, in the fall of 1849 
he located at Oconomowoc, Wis., and worked at his trade as a 
mason. He was a soldier in the Civil War, being mustered into 
the service at IMiKvaukee, Aug. 2, 1862, in Co. C, 28th Reg., Wis. 
\o\. Inf., Thomas LI. Stevens, Capt. His Reg. was assigned to the 
2nd Brigade. J\Ir. Alvord was corporal when he left the state, but 
at Columbus, Ky., he was detailed to the Commissory Dept., v/here 
he remained until the regiment arrived at Helena, Ark. Here he re- 
ceived orders to report to the P. O. After the fall of Vicksburg 
he rejoined his regiment and v/ent to Little Rock, Ark., and took 
charge of the Ry. Commiissary until his regiment went to New 



392 Alvord Genealogy 

Orleans, where he was returned to his former position in the regular 
Commissary Depart, and sent to the regiment stationed at the mouth 
of White River, Wash. I\Ir. Alvord now lives (1907) at Ocono- 
mowoc, Wis. 

1064. LOWELL LEWIS ALVORD (Justin, Justin, Job, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Pittsfield, Mass., Sept. 7, 1834; died Buf- 
falo, N. Y., Apr. 9, 1907; married Smithville, Ont., Apr. 11, 1860, 
Elizabeth Ann Honsburger, daughter of John and Ann (Gulp) 
Honsburger. She was born Glinton, Ont., Aug. 30, 1842. Res. 
Beamsville, Ont., Oconomowoc, Wis., Grimsby, Ont., and Buffalo, 
N. Y. Children : 

1956. Mary Elizabeth, b. Clinton, Ont., Jan. 9, 1861. 

1957. Sarah Leonora, b. Oconomowoc, Wis., Oct. 21, 1862. 

1958. Effie Dorcas, b. Grimsby, Ont., Feb. 8, 1873. 

1959. Elbridge Rutherford, b. Buffalo, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1877 

1960. Waiter Dibble, b. Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1881 ; res. Buffalo, N. Y., 

unm., 1907. 

1961. Jennie Ann, b. Buffalo, N.' Y., June 17, 1884. 

Lowell Lewis Alvord was a soldier in the Civil War from 1862- 
65, serving in Co. C, 28th Wis. Inf., and rose from the ranks to 
the office of 1st Lieut. Mv. Alvord was a mason by trade. 

1065. MARY LOIS ALVORD (Justin, Justin, Job, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Attica, N. Y., Apr. 8„ 1839; died Ocono- 
mowoc, Wis., June 24, 1894; married Oconomowo:, Wis., Alar. 9, 
1859, Henry Arnold, of Waukesha, Wis. He v/as born 1830. Res. 
Oconomowoc, Wis. Children : 

a. Maude Gladys, res. Oconomowoc, Wis.,unm., 1907. 

b. Grace Eloise, res. Chicago, 111., unm. 

1066. LUCINA JANE ALVORD (Justin, Justin, Job, John, 

Thomas, Alexander), born Attica, N. Y., June 19, 1841; married 

Oconomowoc, Wis., Walter Solomon Dibble, son of Jasper and 

Harriet (Higgins) Dibble. He was born in Ohio, 1837. Res. 

Oconomowoc, Wis. (1907). Child: 

a. Mary Eliza, b. Oconomowoc, Wis.; res. Oconomowoc, Wis., 1906; mar. 
Fred Brown of Jefferson, Wis. 

1067. WILLIAM EDWIN ALVORD (Justin, Justin, Job, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Attica, Wyoming Co., N. Y., Feb. 10, 
1845; died Greenville. S. C, Oct. 27, 1894; married 1st, St. Paul, 
Minn., Sept. 9, 1870, Julia Knoll, daughter of Jacob and Katharine 
(Massey) Knoll. She was born Germany, Nov. 27, 1849. He mar- 

jied 2nd, Elizabeth Carolina . She was born Ft. Madison, S. C, 



Seventh Generation 393 

Dec. 30, 1850; died Greenville, S. C., Nov. 24, 1886. Res. St. Paul, 
Minn., and Greenville, S. C. Children: 

1962. Walter Lisle, b. St. Louis, Mo., June 1, 1871 ; d. July 6, 1872. 

1963. Justin Lyle, b. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 25, 1872. 

1964. Sarah Jane, b. St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 25, 1872; d. Sept. 12, 1873. 

1965. Teresa Marie, b. ".Lmkato, Minn., Oct. 10, 1874. 

1966. Abraham, b. Greenville, S. C, Feb. 12, 1880; res. St. Paul, Minn., 

1905. 

1967. Leo Edwin, b. Greenville, S. C., Sept. 1, 1882; res. Kenosha, Wis., 

1905. 

1968. Mamie Elizabeth, b. Greenville, S. C, Feb. 15, 1885 ; res. Marshfield, 

Wis., 1905. 

William Edwin Alvord was a soldier in the Civil War, receiving 
the appointment of 5th corporal in Co. C of the 5th Wis. Reg. 
About the year 1874 he left St. Paul and went to Greenville, S. C. 
His first wife resides (1906) at Aiankato, Minn. 

1069. ARTHUR RANDOLPH ALVORD (Hiram, Justin, 
Job, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Rockville, Ind., Nov. 30, 
1850; married 1st, New Lisbon, Wis., Nov. 24, 1880, Jennie Frances 
Chester, daughter of Oliver B. and Mary Frances (Lawrence) 
Chester. She was born New Lisbon, Wis., Mar. 22, 1859. He 
married 2nd. Crawfordsville, Ind., Dec. 11, 1895, Sarah Jane Sapen- 
field, daughter of Absalom and Sarah (Myers) Sapenfield. She 
was born Milligan, Ind., Dec. 16, 1863 ; died IMilligan, Ind., Nov. 
13, 1902. Res. Milligan, Park Co., Ind. (1905). Children: 

1969. Oliver Chester, b. Minshal, Ind., Sept. 11, 1881 ; d. Sept. 1, 1SS3. 

1970. Hiram Justin, b. }vIarmount, Ind., May 8, 1883; d. June 11, 1886. 

1971. Eliza May, b. Minshal, Ind. Oct. 14, 1884; d. July 2, 1886. 

1972. Claude William, b. Roseville, Ind., Oct. 19, 1887; d. Dec. 17, 1887. 

1973. Clyde Randolph, b. Roseville, Ind., Oct. 19, 1887: res. Belen, N. Mex, 

1905 ; attending LTniversity of Albcrquerque, N. M. ; bears the name 
Frank Alvord. 

1974. Edy.-ard Daniels, b. Milligan, Ind., Sept. 21, 1896. 

Arthur Randolph Alvord is a farmer and stock-dealer. His first 
wife resides (1905) at Belen, N. Mex. 

1070. WILLIAM MATHER ALVORD {William Mather, 
John, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., 
Aug. 13, 1818; married Randolph, \t., May 1, 1849, Ann Edgerton 
Adams, daughter of Rufus and Nancy (Morgan) Adams. She 
was born Randolph, \^t., Aug. 13, 1817; died Brookfield, Vt., Mar. 
29, 1882. Res. Brookfield, Vt. Children: 



394 AL\or>n Genealogy 

1975. Edgar Duanc, b. Erookfield, Vt, Mar. 11, 1850. 

1976. Emma Maria, b. Brookficld, Vt, May 21, 1853. 

1977. Ann May, b. Erookfield, Vt., Nov. 5, 1856; d. Mar. 13, 1884; unm. 

1978. John Willis, b. Erookfield, Vt., June 27, 1859; res. Erookfield, Vt., 

1905; unm. 

William Mather Alvord has been a farmer during his whole life. 
At the age of ninety he is as vigorous as many a man at sixty. 
When seventy-seven years old, he cut down an elm tree measuring 
tvv enty-seven feet in circumference and over eight feet in diameter. 
From the trunk and larger limbs he cut forty-four logs for sawing, 
and several cords of wood from the smaller branches. 

Mr. Alvord lived on the farm that his father liad cultivated be- 
fore him, until, in his old age, he went to live vvith his daughter, 
Mrs. Geo. W. Panton, at Randolph Center, Vt. 

1071. JOHN MILTON ALVORD {V/ilUam Mather, John, 
Nathan, Joh.n, Thomas, Alexajider), born Erookfield, Vt., Feb. 15, 
1820; died St. Johnsbury, Vt., Dec. 2, 1890; married Andover, N. 
H., Oct. 2, 1848, Betsey Russell, of Randolph, Vt., daughter of 
Elijah Pember and Betsey (Edson) Russell. She was born North- 
field, Vt., Nov. 1, 1828; died St. Johnsbury, Vt., Oct. 14, 1902. 
Res. Andover, N. H., and St. Johnsbury, Vt. Children: 

1979. Adelaide Selma, b. Andover, N. H., Aug. 7, 1850; res. St. Johnsbury, 

1907; unm. 

1980. Infant dau., b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Feb. 1, 1852; d. Feb. 6, 1852. 

1981. Infant son, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., July 11, 1853; d. July 11, 1853. 

1982. Frances Elizabeth, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt, June 18, 1854; d. Nov. 11, 

1855. 

1983. Lucia Maria, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Feb. 22, 1857; d. Aug. 30, 1890; 

unm. A teacher of Latin and English at St. Johnsbury, Vt. Acad- 
emy, energetic, capable and esteemed by all. 

1984. George Russell, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Feb. 13, 1862. 

1985. John Herbert, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., May 29, 1863; d. Sept. 11, 1863. 

1986. Mary Helen, b. St Johnsbury, Vt., Dec. 17, 1866; d. Sept. 9, 1889; 

a character of much individuality and strength, patient under 
great suffering. 

John Milton Alvord was in the employ of the Fairbanks Scales 
Co., of St. Johnsbury, Vt., for thirty-seven years, first as book- 
keeper, and later as shipping clerk. By his employers and all who 
knew him, he was held in high esteem. Lie was a man of modest 
bearing, btit possessed of a firmness of purpose and principle. He 
was a member of the South Church for thirty-nine years. 

1074. ABBIE ANNETTE ALVORD (William Mather, John, 



Sevexth Generation 895 

Nathan, Jol:::, Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., Apr. 4, 
1833; niarried Sutton, Vt., Oct. 15, 1863, David Smead Allen, son 
of Salmon and Nanq/ (Preny) Allen. He wa.s born Brookfield, 
Vt., Dec. 13, 1830; died St. Johnsbnry, Vt., Mar. 18, 1886. Res. 
St. Johnsbnry, Vt. (1902). Children: 

a. Wiliam Herbert, b. St. Johnsbur3% Vt., Nov. 27, 1864; res. Woodsville, 

N. H., 1903; mar. Apr. 15, 1896, Zelline McGregor Lamphear. 

b. John Milton, b. St. Johnsbnry, Vt., Feb. 4, 1866; mar. Apr. 27, 1893, 

Winifred Hall. He is a physician and surgeon of recognized ability 
at St. Johnsbnry, Vt. ; graduated at Burlington University and 
Bellevue Hospital ; also studied abroad. 

c. Nancy Abbie, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., Oct. 15, 1869; d. 1877. 

d. Walter Braynard, b. St. Johnsbury, Vt., July 27, 1871. 

David S. Allen was a school teacher for many years. During 
his later life he worked at the factory of the Fairbank's Scales Co. 

1076. ORAMEL WORTHINGTON ALVORD (Cotlon White, 
John, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Brookfield, Vt., Mar. 
4, 1826; died Northfield, Vt., Aug. 28, 1880; married 1st, North- 
field, Vt., Nov. 5, 1856, Augusta Maria Shaw, daughter of Thomas 
and Eliza (Wales) Shaw. She w^as born prob. Roxbury, Vt., July 
24, 1839; died Northfield, Vt., Aug. 27, 1862. He married 2nd. 
Montpelier, Vt., Jan. 25, 1864, Mary Ellen Mears, daughter of 
Adison P. and Harriet (Brown) Ivlears. She was born Cambridge, 
Vt., Dec. 16, 1842. Res. Northfield, Vt. Children: 

1987. Frank Oramel, b. Northfield, Vt., Sept. 12, 1872; unm. 

1988. Abbie Augusta, b. Northfield, Vt., Mar. 5, 1875; unm. 

Oramel Worthington Alvord was station agent at Northfield, \"t., 

for many years. His widow married again Dutton, and lives 

at Northfield, Mass., 1906. 

1077. CHARLES HENRY ALVORD {John, Nathan, Nathan, 
John, Thomas, Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., July 6, 1833; died 
Hornellsville, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1903; married Middleburgh, N. Y., 
July 24, 1862, Naomi Head, daughter of George and Jane (Mattice) 
Head. She was born Middleburgh, N. Y., July 23, 1833; died 
Hornellsville, N. Y., May 27, 1905. Res. Pine City, N. Y. Child : 

1989. George Head, b. Troy, Bradford Co., Pa., Jan. 11, 1864. 

Charles Henry Alvord learned the trade of tin-smith at Troy, 
Pa., and followed it there, and at Elmira, N. Y., until his eyesight 
failed in 1864. His sight being partially restored he took up the 
trade of mason, at which he worked until 1872, v/hen he removed 



o96 Alvord Genealogy 

to Waverly, N. Y., and became proprietor of a restaurant. A short 
time after, the restaurant being destroyed by fire, he moved to Sayre, 
Pa., and conducted the dining hall and lunch counter in the Lehigh 
Valley Ry. Station. This also burning, he built the Sayre House, 
and met with financial reverses, after which he returned to Elmira, 
N. Y., and ran a bakery for fourteen years. Disposing of this busi- 
ness, he moved upon a small farm at Pine City, N. Y., where he 
resided until 1902, when he went to live with his son at Hornells- 
ville. 

1079. LAURA JANE ALVORD {John, Nathan, Nathan, John, 
Thomas, Alexander), born Goshen, Conn., Dec. 29, 1836; died San 
Francisco, CaL, Nov. 14, 1868 ; married Troy, Pa., Mar. 24, 1859, 
William Van Buren, son of Daniel Van Buren. He was born Middle- 
burg, N. Y. Res. Stellicom, Wash., Portland, Or., Ruby City, Ida., 
and San Francisco, Cal. Children : 

a. John Daniel, b. Stellicom, Puget Sound, Wash., Jan. 4, 1861 ; res. Ala- 

meda, Cal. 

b. Wrexie Louise, b. Troy, Pa., Oct. 1865 ; d. San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 

]868. 

c. Heniy Alvord, b. San Francisco, Cal, Nov. 1867. 

After his wife's death at San Francisco of small-pox, Mr. Van 
Buren went to live at Van Buren, Wash., of which place he was 
made postmaster. 

1080. LOUISE ADELINE ALVORD {John, Nathan, Nathan, 
John, Thotnas, Alexander), born Benton Center, N. Y., May 26, 
1840; married Troy, Pa., Dec. 8, 1859, Renseleur Wilder Leonard, 
son of Ezekiel and Huldah (Stener) Leonard. He was born Spring- 
field, Pa., Dec. 8, 1832; died Troy, Pa., Nov. 14, 1897. Res. Troy, 
Pa., and Allen, Md. (1904). Children: 

a. Laura Helen, b. Troy, Pa., Dec. 12. 1862; mar. Cheyenne, Wy., June 20, 

1895, William Goodell; res. Allen, Md. To them were born: 
Martha Louise, b. July 5, 1896; Helen, b. Feb. 4, 1901. 

b. Wrexie Louise, b. Troy, Pa., Sept. 15, 1867; res. Boston, ]\Iass., 1902. 
Renseleur Wilder Leonard was a farmer by occupation. 

1081. SAMUEL EDS ALL ALVORD {Nathan, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born W^ells, Pa., Nov. 14, 1824; 
died Albion, Ind., Aug. 8, 1901; married 1st, Albion, Ind., Nov. 2, 
1851, Julia Sweet, daughter of Jeron.ie and Joanna (Dodge) Sweet. 
She was born Onondaga Co., N. Y., Aug. 31, 1829; died Albion, 
Ind., May 8, 1881. He married 2nd, Albion, Ind., Dec. 24, 1881, 
Miranda Izora Bidwell, of Albion. Ind., daughter of Francis M. and 



Seventh Generation 397 

Margaret (Hoffman) Eidvvell. Slie was born Albion, Ind., Oct. 12, 
1861. Res. Albion, Ind. Children: 

1990. Henry, b. Albion, Ind., Sept. 4, 1853; d. Sept. 8, 1855. 

1991. Viola, b. Albion, Ind., Dec. 21, 1854; d. Sept. 6, 1855. 

1992. Ida, b. Albion, Ind., Nov. 30, 1856; d. Oct. 30, 1857. 

1993. Mary Ellen, b. Albion, Ind., Apr. 15, 1857; d. July 15, 1862. 

1994. Lillian, b. Albion, Ind., Dec. 19, 1858. 

1995. Infant son, b. Albion, Ind, Mar. 10, 1861; d. June 10, 1861. 

1996. Frank, b. Albion, Ind., Dec. 8, 1862; d. Sept. 16, 1863. 

1997. Martha, b. Albion, Ind., Jan. 28, 1864; d. July 17, 1864. 

1998. Jerome Sweet, b. Feb. 15, 1865 ; d. June 20, 1865. 

1999. Samuel Edsall, b. Albion, Ind., June 19, 1866; res. N. E. part of 

Idaho, 1901, unm. 

2000. Fannie, b. Albion, Ind. ; d. Ind. Dec. 3, 1867. 

2001. Nathan, b. Albion, Ind., May 24, 1869. 

2002. Edith, b. Albion, Ind., Mar. 8, 1874. 

2003. Lee, b. Albion, Ind., June 12, 1883 ; d. Sept. 29, 1900. 

2004. Hugh Charles, b. Albion, Ind., Sept. 5, 1887; res. South Bend, Ind., 

num., 1907. 

2005. Guy Edgar, b. Albion, Ind., Mar. 17, 1891. 

Samuel Edsall Alvord received an academic education and resided 
in his native town in Bradford Co., Pa., until he w^as twenty-two 
years of age, after which he studied law for two years (1847-49) at 
Troy, Pa. He began his newspaper career at Coudersport, Pa., in 
1847. In 1849 he went to Noble Co., Ind., and taught school for 
a short time at Rome City. He went to Albion, Ind., in 1850, and 
commenced the publication of the "Albion Observer," which he 
continued for about tw'O years. He was next engaged in the pub- 
lication of the "Albion Expositor," but he conducted it for only a 
brief period, as he was admitted to the bar in 1853, and began the 
practice of law. During a term as clerk of the Circuit Court in 
1857, he established the "Noble County Democrat," which he pub- 
lished until 1860. From that time until 1872 he was engaged in the 
practice of his profession. In that year he entered the newspaper 
field again, and commenced the publication of the "Albion New 
Era," which he conducted until 1876, when he was again elected 
clerk of the Circuit Court. After this he resided with his family 
in New York state for a few years, but returned to A.lbion and pur- 
chased the "Noble County Democrat" in 1886, and published this 
paper until 1893. He then engaged in the practice of law^ and 
literary work until he was elected prosecuting attorney for the 
thirty-third Judicial Circuit in 1896. Vv-hich office he held for one 
term. From this time until his death he was engaged in literarv work, 



398 Alvord Genealogy 

chiefly in the preparation of a history of Noble Co., Ind. 

"Mr. Alvord's genius was decidedly along the literary line and it was 
eminently recognized in Northern Ind. His literary productions are char- 
acterized by beauty of expression, broad and thoughtful anal3'sis of human 
motives and a sternly realistic view of Life." (Noble Co. Hist.) 

He was a brilHant and entertaining conversationahst ; the same 
beauty of thought and expression permeating his language as was 
seen in his writings. Though an indefatigable worker, he lived to 
a ripe old age. 

1087. ^lARY ROCKWELL ALVORD {Nathan, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Wells, Pa., Oct. 20, 1841 ; 
married Southport, N. Y., Jan. 23, 1865, Benjamin Seely Learned, 
son of John Townsend and AUetta (Seely) Learned, of Southport, 
N. Y. He was born Courtland, N. Y., May 4, 1828 ; died Alba, Pa., 
Aug. 10, 1892. Res. Troy, Pa., and Pine City, N. Y. (1906). Chil- 
dren : 

a. John Boardman, b. Granville, Pa., Dec. 13, 1865. 

b. Clarence Edward, b. Granville, Pa., Nov. 13, 1870; d. Aug. 9, 1871. 

c. Cora Alice, b. Troj', Pa., Apr. 9, 1874. 

Benjamin S. Learned, as a yotmg man, was engaged in the lumber 
business with his father. In later life he ran a farm and trained 
horses. 

1090. REBECCA ADALINE ALVORD (Justin Cheney, 
NatJian, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Old Portage, O., 
Sept. 1, 1831; died Chicago, 111., 1905 or 1906; married spring of 
1854, Norman Curtis Pardee, of Ohio. He was born Wadsworth, 
O. ; died Wadsworth, O. Child : 
a. Corinne Alvord, b. Cornish, Me., Nov. 25, 1888. (Adopted daughter.) 

1094. GEORGE BLISS ALVORD (Justin Cheney, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander) , born Old Portage, Ohio, Sept. 
7, 1837 ; married, and was living in Cal. in 1902. Could not be lo- 
cated. Occupation, printer. 

1097. NATHAN HEZEKIAH ALVORD (Justin Cheney, 
Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Old Portage, 
Ohio, Sept. 21, 1844; married Ella Squire. Res. Spokane, Wash. 
(1900). Occupation, printer. No further record could be secured. 

One Natlian H. Alvord v/as a vraiter at the National Home for 
disabled soldiers, Leavenworth, Kan., in 1902. 

1098. LUCY CORDELIA ALVORD (Justin Cheney, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Nortbport, Ind., Oct. 10, 



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1848; married Ferdinand F. Snyder. Res. South Chicago, 111. 

(1905). Children: (record coul;! not be secured). 

HOG. MARTHA LYDIA ALVORD (Royal Sargent, Nafhrn, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., July 27, 1835; 
died Campbell, N. Y., May 15. 1899; married .Smith-ield, Pa., Apr., 
1868, Norman Taylor Bailey, son of Hezekiah and Kathryne (Vroo- 
man) Bailey. He was born Granville, Pa., June 17, 1833. Res. 
Granville. Pa. Children : 

a. Emm-i Laur?, b. GranviHe, Pa., Aug. 18, 1870; mar. June 14, 1SS9, 

William Barreti. 

b. Helen Lydia, b. Granville, Pa., Dec. 15. 1871. 

c. Edith Amanda, n. Granville, Pa., Apr. 21, 1873; mar. Oct. 14, 1886, Fred 

Vanllon;. 

d. Kathr\-n Carrie, b. Granville, Pa., Feb. 26, 1875. 

]^>Irs. Martha (/Vlvord) Bailey was a woman of beautiful char- 
acter, and greatly beloved by a large circle of friends. 

1101. STEPHEN VvTLBUR ALVORD {Royal Sargent, 
Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Apr. 
10, 1837; died Tov/anda, Pa., Oct. 26, 1897; married Towanda, Pa., 
Feb. 26, 1860, Elizabeth Em.ma Barber, daughter of Augustus and 
Lutia (Phelps) Barber. She was born Kingston, Ontario, Idar. 20, 
1840. Res. Towanda, Pa., and Minneapolis, Minn. (1885-1888). 
Children : 

2006. Xoble Norton, b. Tov/anda, Pa., Jan. 6, 1861. 

2007. Fannie Lcnise, b. Tcv.nr.da, Pa., July 11, 1862. 

20C'8. Em.ily Elizabeth, b. Towanda, Pa., Oct. 17, 1868; res. :Minnca?o!is 

Minn., 1904, unm. 
2009. Dean, b. Towanda, Pa., Oct. 27, 1378; res. Minneapolis, :,Iii-n.. 

1904; unm. Employed in office of Twin City Rapid Transit Co. 

Stenhen Wilbur Alvord commenced to learn the printer's trade 
in the office of the "Trojan," Troy, Pa., at the age of fourteen. He 
finished his apprenticeship in the omce of the "Bradford Argus," 
Tov/anda, Pa. In 1860 he v/as admitted to the partnership, but re- 
tired in 1862, and published the "Reporter" for 15 years. In 1879 
he established the "Daily Reviev/" v/ith his son. Noble N. In 1885 
he removed to Minneapolis, Minn., and published the "Commercial 
Bulletin," but returned East in 1888, and the following year pub- 
lished the "Daily News." Mr. Alvord was postmaster at Towanda, 
Pa., from 1861-1879, an active worker in the cause of temperance, 
and a total abstainer himself. 

1103. MARY REBECCA ALVORD (Royal Sargent, Nathan. 



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Nathan, JoJin, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Dec. 4, 1839; 
married Smithfield, Pa., May 5, 1872, John Wesley Miller, son of 
John and Mary (Kitchen) Miller. He was born Ulster, Bradford 
Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1840. Res. Reading Center, N. Y. (1906). Chil- 
dren : 

a. Carrie Alvord, b. Smithfield, Pa., Apr. 4, 1873; d. Oct. 4, 1873. 

b. Mattie, b. Smithfield, Pa., Mar. 24, 1875; mar. Harry Curtis Kemp of 

Farmington, Pa. 

c. Jessie Lock, b. Gaines, Pa., Aug. 21, 1880; mar. Ray Piatt of Campbell, 

N. Y. 

John Wesley Miller has been a Methodist clergyman for thirty- 
three years ; has preached at Chemung, Erin, and Breezeport, N. Y., 
in Tioga and Potter Cos., Pa., Steuben and Schuyler Cos., N. Y. 
At present he preaches at Campbell and Savona, N. Y. His early 
education was somewhat limited, but through perseverance and de- 
votion to the calling he has made a successful preacher. He served 
three years in the Civil War. 

1104. ADALINE BOTH WELL ALVORD {Royal Sargent, 
Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Apr. 
24, 1841 ; married Burlington, Pa., Feb. 24, 1860, Horace Jabus 
Morgan, son of Samuel Rockwell and Harriet (Weeks) Morgan. 
He was born Truxton, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1824. Res. Vassar, Mich. 
Children : 

a. Lucia Amelia, b. Troy, Pa., Tdar. 10, 1361; mar. Mar. 1, 1881, Milo 

Earls. 

b. Royal Samuel, b. Kendaia, N. Y., June 14, 1868; mar. Sept. 9, 1895, 

Emma Sherm.an. 

1105. CHARLOTTE STATIRA ALVORD {Royal Sargent, 
Nathan, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Oct. 
7, 1842; died Campbell, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1899; married East Smith- 
field, Pa., Nov. 21, 1865, Frank Thornton, son of Elikim and Abigail 
(Converse) Thornton. He was born Danby, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1836. 
Res. Smithfield, Pa. Children: 

a. Rufus Frederick, b. Smithfield, Pa., Mar. 2, 1867. 

b. Clara Augusta, b. Williamsoprt, Pa., Dec. 18, 1868; res. Powell, Pa.; 

mar. Waverly, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1888, Elijah Burdell Gilbert. 

c. Mary Helen, b. Smithfield, Pa., Mar. 8, 1871; mar. Waverly, N. Y., 

Oct. 16, 1893, Dart Smith of Franklin. 

d. Nathan William, b. Smithfield, Pa., Mar. 7, 1875. 

e. Eli Wesley, b. Springfield, Pa., Nov. 5, 1878; mar. Waverly, N. Y., 

Dec. 25, 1902, Jennie Rolph. 



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f. Florida Tracy, b. Troy, Pa., Sept. 8, 1882; mar. Waverly, X. Y., Mar. 4, 
1901, Eben Brown of Athens, Pa. 

Mrs. Charlotte (Alvord) Thornton was an earnest and devoted 
Christian, living a quiet life full of affection for her loved ones. 
Her death occurred very suddenly, while she was visiting her sister, 
Mrs. John Miller. 

1108. HELEN ACHRIE ALVORD {Royal Sargent, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Apr. 20, 1849; 
died Springfield, Pa., Oct. 3, 1877; married Smithfield Center, Pa., 
July 3, 1872, Horace Cannedy Rich of Springfield, Pa., son of Elisha 
and Annis (Cannedy) Rich. He was born Springfield, Pa., June 
2. 1845. Res. Springfield, Pa. His occupation, farmer. Children: 

a. Mima Annie, b. Springfield, Pa., Aug. 2, 1873 ; res. Smithfield, Pa. ; 

mar. Waverly, N. Y., Ernest Augustine Smith, a farmer. No 
children. 

b. Catherine Lydia, b. Springfield, Pa., Oct. 21, 1874; d. Mar. 23, 1875. 

c. Stephen Alexander, b. Springfield, Pa., Mar. 31, 1876; d. Oct. 16, 1880. 

1111. LAURA SUSAN ALVORD {Royal Sargent, Nathan, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Troy, Pa., Aug. 25, 1856; 
married Ithaca, N. Y., May 11, 1869, Eli Cole, son of Daniel and 
Adaline (Haff) Cole. He was born Fishkill, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1848. 
Res. Ithaca, N. Y. Occupation, sash and blind maker. Children : 

a. Charles Alvord, b. East Smithfield, Pa., Nov. 25, 1875 ; a druggist at 

Ithaca, N. Y. ; mar. Feb. 21, 1906, Orva Hutchens. 

b. Adaline Bishop, b. Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1882. 

1112. EMILY ALVORD {Nathaniel Clarke, Elijah, Nathan, 
John, Thomas, Alexander) , born Le Roy, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1828; died 
Coldwater, Mich., Nov. 4, 1854; married Trenton, Mich., Apr. 7, 
1852, Martin Talmadge Coon^ son of James Coon. He was born 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; died La Crosse, Wis., about 1859, aged about 
40. Res. Coldwater, Mich. No children. 

1113. HENRY HOBART ALVORD {Nathaniel Clarke, Elijah, 
Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Le Roy, N. Y., Jan. 6, 
1831 ; married Bay City, Mich., Oct. 22, 1854, Marcia Milnor Put- 
nam, daughter of John W. and Sally A. (Jones) Putnam. She was 
born Dearborn, Mich., June 19, 1837. Res. Bay City, Mich., San 
Antonio, Tex., and Los Angeles, Cal. (1904). No children. 

Henry Hobart Alvord served in the Civil War as lieutenant of 
the 102nd U. S. Colored Infantry; enlisted May, 1864, discharged 
Nov. 1865. He was severely wounded in battle at Honey Hill, and 
breveted captain for gallant conduct. He was in the battles of Honey 



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Hill, Nov. 30. 1864; Deveraux Neck, Salkahatchie, S. C, Bradford 
Springs, Swift's Creek. 

After the War Mr. Alvord lived at San Antonio, Tex., for six- 
teen years. He was an architect. The writer visited Mr. Alvord 
in Los Angeles, Cal., in the summer of 1904. 

1115. JOHN CHURCHILL ALVORD (Nathaniel Clarke, 
Elijah, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Grosse Isle, Mich., 
Apr. 19, 1837; married Pontiac, Mich., May 2, 1867, Mary Letitia 
Roberts, daughter of William and Mary Ann (Crippen) Roberts, of 
Isle of Ely, Eng. She was born Detroit, Mich., July 19, 1848. Res. 
Trenton, Mich. (1907). Children: 

2010. Clarke Roberts, b. Trenton, I\Iich,. Jan. 30, 1868. 

2011. Grace Emilj-, b. Trenton, Mich., May 21, 1875; res. Trenton, Mich., 

unm., 1906. 

2012. Katharine Walker, b. Trenton, Mich., Dec. 17, 1876. 

2013. Anna EHzabcth, b. Trenton, .Mich., Aug. 1, 1878. 

John Churchill Alvord served in the Civil War in the 24th Mich. 
Infantry. He is a farmer by occupation. 

1116. GEORGE RAYMOND ALVORD (Nathaniel Clarke, 
Elijah, Nathan, JoJin, Thomas, Alexander) , born Grosse Isle, Mich., 
Feb. 6, 1840; died Hillsdale, Mich., Sept. 23, 1865; married Pontiac, 
Mich., May 2, 1864, Sarah Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of William 
and Mary Ann (Crippen) Roberts, of Isle of Ely, Eng. She was 
born Detroit, Mich., July 23, 1843 ; died Trenton, Mich., Sept. 29, 
1906. Res. Hillsdale, Mich. Child: 

2014. George Raymond, b. Pontiac, IMich., Dec. 29, 1865. 

George Raymond Alvord, Sr., enlisted as a private in the 1st 
Mich. Cavalry, but was soon promoted to the position of lieutenant. 
He served during the entire Civil War, and left the service with a 
captain's commission. Previous to the war he showed that he had 
remarkable natural talent as an artist, and produced numerous paint- 
ings. He settled in Hillsdale and engaged in mercantile pursuits. 
He was a Free-Mason and Knight Templar, having received the de- 
gree of Knighthood in Columbia Commandery, No. 2, Washington, 
D. C. 

Mrs. Mary (Roberts) Alvord married 2nd, William Park, and 
resides at Trenton, Mich. 

1117. ANNA CHURCHILL ALVORD (Nathaniel Clarke, 
Elijah, Nathan, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Grosse Isle, Mich., 
Jan. 12, 1845 ; married Trenton, Mich., Apr. 9, 1863, Richard An- 



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thony Foy, son of Richard and Anne (McGuire) Foyj of Ireland. 
He was born Halifax, N. S., Feb. 18, 1837. Res. Trenton, Mich. 
(1903). Children: 

a. George Clark, b. Trenton, Mich., Jan. 1, 1864; res. St. Joseph, Mo., 

1903; mar. June 11, 1890, Lizzie Miller, of St. Joseph, Mo. 

b. Anna Letitia, b. Hillsdale, Mich., Feb. 4, 1866; res. Trenton, Mich., 

1903; mar. July 12, 1898, Dr. Hiram Holden. Their children are: 
Anna Dorothy, b. Jan. 6, 1900; and James Hobart, b. Mar. 26, 
1902. 

c. Richard Alvord, b. Trenton, Mich., July 4, 1868; res. Oklahoma, 1903; 

mar. July 24, 1890, Marie Alexander of Allerton, Iowa. Their 
children are: Richard Alexander, b. Apr. 14, 1898; d. Aug. 23, 
1902: Helen, b. Aug. 7, 1901. 

d. Henry Hobart, b. Trenton, Mich., Oct. 9, 1870. 

1121. CORNELIA JANE ALVORD (Marshall White, Josiah, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander) , born Fairfield, Mich., Jan 11, 
1844; died Bloomer, Mich., Apr. 29, 1877; married Ronald, Mich., 
Aug. 21, 1870, Albyron D. Moore, son of Albert and Margaret Al- 
mena (Burr) Moore. He was born Liv. Co., N. Y., about 1842. 
Res. Bloomer, Montcalm Co., Mich. Child: 

a. Bertram Neal, b. Bloomer, Mich., Apr. 29, 1877. 
Albyron D. Moore is a carpenter and lives (1907) at Ypsilanti, 
Mich. 

1122. LUCY PERRIN ALVORD (Marshall White, Josiah, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Fairfield, Mich., Oct. 
7, 1845; died Shiloh, Mich., Mar. 24, 1907; married Ionia, Mich., 
July 4, 1863, Benjamin Sylvester Everest, son of Jeremiah S. and 
Polly M. (Lewis) Everest. He was born Van Buren, Mich., Aug. 
22, 1836. Res. Ronald, Ionia Co., Mich. His occupation, farmer. 
Children : 

a. Charles Jasper, b. Bloomer, Mich., Apr. 24, 1864. 

b. Bertie, b. Ronald, Mich., Dec. 22, 1868; d. in infancy. 

c. Judson Porter, b. Ronald, ]\Iich., Oct. 22, 1873. 

1124. LYDIA ALVORD (Marshall White, Josiah, Josiah, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Fairfield, Mich., May 8, 1849, 
died Ronald, Mich., Mar. 4, 1901 ; married Ronald, Mich., Jan. 3, 
1875, Thomas Everest Cobb, son of John G. and Marion (Steele) 
Cobb. He was born Cincinnati, O., Oct. 28, 1844 ; living at Ionia, 
Mich., in 1908. Res. Ronald, Ionia Co., Mich. His occupation, 
farmer and painter. Children : 

a. Clarence Alvord, b. Ronald, :\Iich., Dec. 14, 1875. 

b. Edwin Lee, b. Ronald, ]\Tich., Aug. 6, 1877. 

c. Morris Steele, b. Ronald, Mich., Dec. 25, 1873. 



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d. Thomas Earnest, b. Ronald, Mich., Oct. 16, 1880; d. Dec. 9, 1884. 

e. John G., b. Ronald, Mich., Mar. 27, 1SS2. 

f. Leonard Marshall, b. Ronald, Mich., Mar. 28, 1883. 

g. Royal Beal, b. Ronald, Mich., Dec. 5, 1884. 

h. Marion Lydia, b. Ronald, Mich., May 11, 1888. 
i. Harry Thomas, b. Ronald, Mich., Feb. 25, 1890. 

1125. ELLEN ELIZABETH ALVORD {Marshall White, Jo- 
siah, Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Fairfield, ^lich., 
Nov. 4, 1850; died Bushnell, A/[ich., June, 1896; married Ronald, 
Mich., Sept. 1, 1892, Frederic Simmons, son of Lyman and Anna 
(Kelly) Simmons. He was born Ionia, Mich., May 3, 1856. Res. 
Bushnell, Montcalm Co., Mich. No children: 

Frederic Simmons is a farmer and minister. He had three chil- 
dren by a former wife. 

1126. EDWIN ALONZO ALVORD {Marshall White, Josiah, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Fairfield, Mich., Aug. 
2, 1853; married Palo, Mich., Dec. 16, 1881, Amelia Maria Allen, 
daughter of Zeno and Phebe Kate (Collins) Allen. She was born 
Evergreen, Mich., Dec. 26, 1857. Res. Powderly, Tex. Children: 

2015. Walter Earl, b. Ionia Co., Mich., Mar. 7, 1883 ; d. Dec. 6, 1893. 

2016. Lucius Marshal], b. Ionia Co., Mich., Aug. 10, 1885. 

2017. Ethel Irena, b. Ionia Co., Mich., Feb. 29, 1888. 

2018. John Howard, b. Ionia Co. Mich., Oct. 12, 1889; d. May 2, 1893. 

2019. Ray Allen, b. Ionia Co., Mich., Jan. 3, 1891. 

2020. Willard Collins, b. Brownwood, Tex., Dec. 8, 1892; d. June 2, 1893. 

2021. Robert Beal, b. Indian Creek, Tex. Aug. 13, 1895; d. Sept. 8, 1896. 
2022.. Harry Lee, b. Indian Creek, Tex., Dec. 2, 1897; d. Oct. 16, 1900. 

Edwin Alonzo Alvord is a preacher and exhorter. He has labored 
chiefly in the South, especially in Texas and Florida. At present he 
is engaged in farming. 

1127. IDA ARABELLA ALVORD {Marshall White, Josiah, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander) , born Ronald, Mich., Dec. 29, 
1858 ; married Ronald, Mich., Dec. 27, 1886, Frederic Knaggs, son 
of John W. and Isabella (Shultz) Knaggs. Fie was born Clarkson, 
Monroe Co., N. Y., July 25, 1860. Res. Shiloh, Mich., (1908). His 
occupation, farmer. Children : 

a. Willard Alfred, b. Ronald, Mich., Sept. 17, 1888. 

b. Flora May, b. Ronald, Mich., Nov. 27, 1893. 

1128. AMANDA SOPHIA ALVORD {Alfred Augustus, Al- 
morinc, Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Lapeer, N. Y., 
Jan. 20, 1846; married Lapeer, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1870, Devilla North- 
rup, son of Henry and Olive (Baker) Northrup. He was born Del- 



Sevextii Generation 405 

aware Co., N. Y., July 13, 1838. Res. Marathon, Cortland Co., N. 
Y., (1908). His occupation, farmer. Children: 

a. J. Baker, b. Marathon, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1871 ; res. Cortland, N. Y. ; mar. 

Dec. 31, 1894, Cynthia Phillips. 

b. Flora Belle, b. Marathon, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1873; mar. Cortland, N. Y., 

May 13, 1895, Robert E. Eavr.e-I. 

c. Dever Warner, b. Lapeer, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1875. 

d. Harry Pratt, b. Marathon, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1878. 

e. Alfred Augustus, b. Marathon, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1880. 

f. Adaline Smith, b. Marathon, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1882. 

1129. SIMON REED ALVORD {Alfred Augustus, Almorine, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, AJexa'.ider), born Cortland, N. Y., Nov. 
3, 1847; married Richford, N. Y., Nov. 15, 18.71, Elizabeth Boyce, 
daughter of Abram and Polly (Rockefeller) Boyce. She was born 
Richford, N. Y. Res. Marathon, Cortland Co., N. y., (1907). Oc- 
cupation, farmer. Children : 

2023. Henry Carter, b. ^larathon, X. Y., Nov. 9, 1S72. 

2024. Claude Rockefeller, b. Lapeer, K. Y., Feb. 2, 1374. 

1130. ORRIN LEWIS ALVORD { /iff red Augustus, Ahnorine, 
Josiah, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Triangle, Broome Co., 
N. Y.. May 11, 1849; married Tioga Co., N. Y., 1877, Nettie Free- 
man, daughter of Orrin and Susan (Bryant) Freeman. She was 
born Lapeer, N. Y. Res. East Buffalo, N. Y., (1907). Occupation, 
farmer. Children : 

2025. Alfred, b. Dec. 22, 1877. 

2026. Lewis Orrin, b. Apr. 10, 1880. 

2027. Perlina Adeline, b. Apr. 12, 1883. 

2028. Carlo Freeman, b. Oct. 17, 1885. 

2029. Charles Henry, b. July 6, 1887. 

1131. CLARK HENRY ALVORD (Edmund, Ahnorine, Josiah, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Marathon, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1853; 
married Cleveland, O.. Oct. 15, 1892, Cora M. Osborne. She was 
born Warren, O. P-.es. Cleveland, O., (1907). No children. 

Clark Henry Alvord went to Ohio about the year 1876. He is a 
city salesman. 

1132. FLORILLA ALVORD {Benjamin, Jra, Benjamin, Josiah, 
Benjamin, Alexander), born Cazenovia, N. Y., 1822; died Nelson, 
N. Y., Oct. 11, 1844; married William Sims, son of Capt. Joseph 
and Lydia (Wever) Sims. He was born Nelson, N. Y., 1818; died 
Nelson, N. Y.,, Nov. 12, 1899. Res. Nelson, Madison Co., N. Y. No 
children. 



406 Alvord Genealogy 

William Sims lived with his brother on the Sims' farm in Nelson, 
until 1861, when, in company with his brother, he bought land in 
Cazenovia and went into the meat business. Mr. Sims did not re- 
marry. His wife's death was a blow from which he never recov- 
ered. 

1133. GERMAINE GOODRICH ALVORD (Benjamin, Ira, 
Benjamin, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Cazenovia, N. Y., 
1824; died Augusta, Ga., June 8, 1907 ; married Geneseo, N. Y., 1856, 
Katherine Ferguson, daughter of Alexander Ferguson. Res. Chi- 
cago, 111., and Augusta, Ga. Children : 

2030. Anna, mar. and divorced; mar. again (no record could be secured). 

2031. Katherine, a teacher of elocution; unm. 

In 1853 Germaine Goodrich Alvord was a merchant in New York 
City. For forty-three years he was Illinois Superintendent of Schools 
instituting the system of graded schools now in general use all over 
the United States. Mr. Alvord was an associate of Henry Clay, 
John Calhoun, Jefferson Davis and Carl Schurz. His first visit to 
Augusta was made 62 years ago, when he rode through Lexington, 
Ky., on horseback on a visit to Alexander H. Stephens. He grad- 
uated at Oswego and Syracuse. 

1135. LUCRETIA CYNTHIA ALVORD (Benjamin, Ira, Ben- 
jamin, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Cazenovia, N. Y., June 
6, 1828; died Branchport, N. Y., Apr., 1904; married Jerusalem, N. 
Y., Sept. 4, 1848, Elisha Luther, son of Elisha and Sidney (Perry) 
Luther. He was born Milo, Yates Co., N. Y., May 28, 1824; died 
Branchport, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1896. Res. Branchport, N. Y. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Carrie Louise, b. Jerusalem, N. Y., July 1, 1849; res. Branchport, N. Y., 

1906; mar. Oct. 14, 1879, Clinton Hurlbutt. 

b. Mary Ella, b. Prattsburg, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1853; mar. Jan. 15, 1878, Wil- 

liam Henry Hartshorn. 

c. Edwin Martin, b. Freeport, 111., Jan. 21, 1864; d. Nov. 1869. 

Elisha Luther was a lumber dealer at Buckley, 111., and Chicago, 
111. 

1137. LUCIEN BENJAMIN ALVORD (Benjamin, Ira, Ben- 
jamin, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Cazenovia, N. Y., 1832; 
married Chicago, 111., Elizabeth I. Connor. Res. Chicago, 111. No 
children : 

Lucien Benjamin Alvord is a fruit dealer in Chicago. His wife is 
the discoverer of 'Avlvord's Corn Relish." 



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1138. AUSTIN DWIGHT ALVORD {Benjamin, Ira, Ben- 
jamin, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander) , born Cazenovia, N. Y., 1834; 
died Chicago, 111., 1884; married Chicago, 111., Marion Rogers. She 
died about 1885. Res. Chicago, 111. Child : 

2032. Infant. 

Austin Dwight Alvord was at the head of a gentlemen's furnish- 
ing store in Chicago. His death was very sudden. 

1139. ELLEN MARIA ALVORD {Benjamin, Ira, Benjamin, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander) , born Cazenovia, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1838; 
married Freeport, 111., Mar. 26, 1856, Lewis King Scofield, son of 
David C. and Sally (King) Scofield. He was born Mexico, N. Y., 
Feb. 16, 1830; died South Haven, Mich., June 6, 1905. Res. Chi- 
cago, 111. (1907). Children: 

a. Alice Louise, b. Elgin, 111. 

b. Lewella King, b. Freeport, 111. 

1140. IRA MALLORY ALVORD {Benjamin, Ira, Benjamin, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Seneca Falls, N. Y., 1840; mar- 
ried Rockford, 111., Emma . She died Rockford, 111. Res. 

Rockiord, 111. Xo children. 

Ira Mallory Alvord V'/as in the furnishing store in Chicago with 
his brother, Austin Dwight Alvord. He is now a salesman in Rock- 
ford, 111. 

1141. FRANCES GERALDINE ALVORD {Benjamin, Ira, 
Benjamin, Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 
17, 1842; married Chicago, III, Apr. 13, 1881, Alden Angel Aid- 
rich, son of Esick and Amity Caroline (Smith) Aldrich. Fle was 
born Gloucester, R. I., Oct. 7, 1843. Res. New York, N. Y. No 
children. 

Alden A. Aldrich resided at Le Mars, la., and Sioux City, S. Dak., 
where he had a large book and stationery store, until 1886 when he 
removed to Chicago, and went into the real estate business. Since 
1895 he has lived at Red Bank, N. J., and New York City. Mr. 
Aldrich is a nephew of Senator Nelson Aldrich of R. I. 

1142. FLORA ANNA ALVORD {Benjamin, Ira, Benjamin, 
Josiah, Benjamin, Alexander), born Seneca Falls, N. Y., July 5, 
1845; died New York, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1903; married Freeport,' 111., 
Feb. 14, 1865, Hugh Edgar Ashcraft, son of Samuel and -Agnes 
(White) Ashcraft. He was born New Orleans, La., July 14, 1842; 
died Pittsburg, Pa., July 8, 1894. Res. Freeport, 111., Rockford, III. 
and Goshen, N. Y. Children : 



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a. Flora Agnes, b. Freeport, 111.; d. Burlington, N. J., Jan. 8, 1896; mar. 

Dec. 25, 1890, Dr. John Bradner Cassady. 

b. Laura Virginia, b. Freeport, 111. 

c. Frances Irene, b. Rockford, 111. 

d. Nanon, b. Goshen, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1884; res. Burlington, N. J., 1904. 

1143. SUSANNAH ALVORD (Samuel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, 
Ehenezer, Alexander), born N. Y., May 20, 1811; died Hamilton, 
111., Nov. 28, 1888; married Pa., June 28, 1829, Benjamin Butler 
Gates, son of Benjamin and Lydia (Butler) Gates. He was born 
Conn., Alar., 1800; died Hamilton, 111., July, 1849. Res. Hamilton, 
III. Children : 

a. Lydia Sally, b. Cass Co., Mich., Jan. 29, 1831 ; d. Mar. 8, 1833. 

b. William Butler, b. Cass Co., Mich., Jan. 4, 1833; d. July 31, 1833. 

c. Alphonzo Samuel, b. Cass Co., Mich., Nov. 17, 1834; res. Spearfish, S. 

D., unm., 1906. He is a civil and mining engineer. 

d. George Durando, b. Lamoin, 111., Feb. 17, 1837; res. Hamilton, 111., 1906; 

mar. Jan. 31, 1861, Helen M. Rockwell. 

e. Edgar Mortimer, b. Lamoii:, 111., Aug. 11, 1839; d. Mar. 29, 1863. 

f. Clement Eugene, b. Hamilton, 111., Nov. 20, 1841; d. Dec. 21, 1843. 

g. Mary Charlotte, b. Hamilton, 111., Mar. 11, 1844; d. July 5, 1863. 

h. Rudolphus Benjamin, b. Hamilton, 111., Jan. 11, 1847; d. Oct. 28, 1848. 
i. Harriet Cecelia, b. Hamilton, 111., May 23, 1849; res. Hamilton, 111., 
1905; mar. Oct. 15, 1,872, Erastus Hall Humphrey. 

Benjamin B. Gates was a mill-wright. His father was twice mar- 
ried ; had seven children by first wife, ten by second wife. He was 
in the War of 1812. 

1145. MARY ALVORD {Samuel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Ehen- 
eser, Alexander), bom N. Y., Oct. 19, 1814; died Lottsville, Pa., 
1869; married Dec, 1830, Theron Bly. He died near Bemus Point, 
N. Y., 1889. Res. Lottsville, Pa. Children : 

a. Spencer, probably died young. 

b. Daniel, probably died young. 

There were several bearing the name Theron Bly in Chatauqua 
Co. They appear to have been cousins. 

1146. SALLY ALVORD (Samuel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, Eben- 
eser, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 26, 1816; died 
Sugar Grove, Pa., June 3, 1903 ; married near Sugar Grove, Pa., Oct. 
25, 1838, Daniel WilUam Jaquay, son of Joshua and Martha (Peck) 
Jaquay. He was born Sugar Grove, Pa., Apr. 2, 1814; died Sugar 
Grove, Pa., Nov. 29, 1859. Res. Sugar Grove, Warren Co., Pa. His 
occupation, farmer. Children: 



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a. Olive Ursula, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Aug. 14, 1839; d. Dec. 3, 1854. 

b. Adelaide Calista, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Feb. 24, 1842; res. So. Dayton, 

N. Y., 1907; mar. Alar. 15, 1868, Albert Sharp. 

c. Charles S., b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Dec. 1, 1844. 

d. Alary Lusina, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., June 8, 1847; d. 1902; mar. George 

Ward. 

e. Harriet Amelia, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Dec. 29, 1849 ; d. Apr. 20, 1855. 

f. Rosaltha Virginia, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Alay 21, 1855 ; res. Erie, Pa., 

1907. 

1147. URSULA ALVORD (Samuel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, 
Eheneser, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1819 ; died 
Smethport, McKean Co., Pa., Dec. 10. 1901 ; married Lottsville, Pa., 
Apr. 23, 1840, Theodore Peck Jaquay, son of Joshua and Alartha 
(Peck) Jaquay. He was born Brookfield, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1814; died 
Steamburg, N. Y., ^lar. 30. 1897. Res. Sugar Grove and Corydon, 
Warren Co., Pa. His occupation, farmer and lumberman. Chil- 
dren : 

a. Fernando Cortez, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Apr. 19, 1841 ; d. Alar. 6, 1863, in 

the War. Stafford Court House, Va. ; a soldier in Civil War, in 
Co. A, 154th N. Y. Reg. 

b. Alphonzo DeForest, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., July 12, 1S46; d. Pittsburg, 

Pa., Jure 19, 1871, unm. 

c. Alortimer Adelbert, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Apr. 1, 1851 : a merchant at 

Steamburg, N. Y.; mar. Steamburg, N. Y., July 1875, Adeltha Earl. 

d. Kelsev' Theodore, b. Sugar Grove, Pa., Sept. 21, 1856; a Aleth. Epis. 

Qergynian, Salamanca, X. Y. ; mar. Corydon, Pa., Oct. 1877, Alice 
Black. 

e. Emm.a Rovilla, b. Corydon, Pa., Apr. 6, 1861 ; res. Smethport, Pa., 1905 ; 

mar. Corydon, Pa., July 3, 1878, Nelson AI. Day. Their children : 
Carrie Ada, b. Apr. 12, 1879; Alabel Lillian, b. Nov. 3, 1880; Ray- 
mond James, b. Sept. 21, 1884; Harold Alilton, b. Feb. 17, 1895. 

Theodore P. Jaquay was a farmer and lumberman. 

1148. HARRIET BOWERS ALVORD {Samuel, Daniel, Eli- 
sha, Joseph, Eheneser, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 
7, 1822; died Plymouth, 111., Nov. 27, 1847; married 1st, Apr. 10, 
1840, Philip Kessler, son of Philip and ]Mary (Pritchard) Kessler. 
He was born Otsego, N. Y., 1821 ; died Busti. N. Y., 1843. She 
married 2nd, Jan. 5, 1847, David Higby. Res. Busti, N. Y., and Ply- 
mouth, 111. Children : 

a. Apiary Ursula, b. Busti, N. Y., Alar. 25, 1841; res. Alanhattan, Kan.,1906; 

mar. Hamilton, III, June 12, 1873. Dr. Robert Henry Vandivert. 

b. Harriet Alaria, b. Plymouth, 111., Nov. 24, 1847: mar. 1st, Edward 

Hoggard ; 2nd, Everett Fuller ; 3rd, Upson. 

1149. RUDOLPHUS WILSON ALVORD {Samuel, Daniel, 



410 Al\ord Genealogy 

Elisha, Joseph, Ehcnezer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., 
Dec. 29, 1823; married 1st, Clymer, N. Y., May 29, 1850, Angeline 
Sullivan, daughter of Benjamin Sullivan. She was born Clymer, N. 
Y., Mar. 20, 1828 ; died Hamilton, III, Nov. 5, 1867. He' married 
2nd, Hamilton. 111., Oct. 19, 1870, Mrs. Julia (Carrier) Chaplin, 
widow of Horace Chaplin. She was born Litchfield, Conn., Nov., 
1824; died Hamilton, 111., Apr. 25, 1875. He married 3rd, Keokuk, 
la., Oct. 15, 1880, Mary Jane Wilson. She was born Pickaway Co., 
O., Feb. 12, 1826; died Hamilton, 111., Apr. 14, 1902. Res. Hamil- 
ton, 111. (1907). Children: 

2033. Benjamin, Franklin, b. Hamilton, 111., May 29, 1S51 ; d. Aug. 23, 1852. 

2034. Charles Lorenzo, b. Hamilton, 111., Jan. 16, 1853; d. Oct. 22,, 1858. 

2035. Susanna Florence, b. Jan. 13, 1856. 

2036. Rudolphus Wilson, b. Hamilton, 111., Feb. 3, 1860; d. Aug. 19, 1874. 

Rudolphus Wilson xA^lvord has been engaged in fruit growing at 
Hamilton, 111., where he has resided during his married life. 

1150. RUBY ELIZA ALVORD {Samuel, Daniel, Elisha, Jo- 
seph. Ehenccer, Alexander), born Clymer, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1826; died 
Hamilton, III, May 14, 1854 ; married Montebello, 111., Oct. 7, 1847, 
James David Barnes, son of Michael and Elizabeth (West) Barnes. 
He was born Burke Co., No. Ca., Apr. 22, 1822 ; died Boyington 
Prairie, Cal., Aug., 1864. Res. Montebello, III, Hamilton, 111., and 
Areata, Humboldt Co., Cal. Children : 

a. Ursula America, b. Montebello, III, Sept. 2, 1849; d. Areata, Cal, Aug. 

2, 1862. 

b. Lafajette Samuel, b. Montebello, 111., Nov. 17, 1851 ; res. Redding, Cal., 

1904; mar. July 28, 1878, Mrs. Hannah Desire Stanford. In 1872 
Mr. Barnes started the "Daily Gazette in Napa City, Cal. ; later he 
published the "Shasta Co. Democrat" until 1902. He has since 
been engaged in mining. 

c. Rovilla Adeline, b. Hamilton, III, May 14, 1854; d. Petaluma, Cal., Sept. 

1873; mar. 1869, William Conley. 

James D. Barnes married 2nd, 1854, Eliza L. Smith and the fol- 
lowing year went to Cal., where for five years he engaged in farming 
and stock raising in Somoma Co. In 1860 he moved to Areata, Hum- 
boldt Co. The year prior to his death he engaged in mining on Kla- 
math River. He organized a company of citizens to assist in sup- 
pressing the Indians in Humboldt Co., Cal. Returning to Areata 
from a scouting trip he was ambushed and killed by the Indians. 

1151. ROVILLA MATILDA ALVORD {Samuel, Daniel, Eli- 
sha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born Clymer, N. Y., Mar. 5, 



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1830; died Keokuk, la., .Mar. 2, 1871 ; married Keokuk, la., Nov. 12, 
1851. George Threlkeld Montag-ue, son of James Merry and Frances 
Richards (Threlkeld) Montague. He was born Big Eagle Creek, 
Ky., May 28, 1827. Res. Keokuk, la. Children : 

a. George Mertoii, b. Keokuk, liwa, Aug. 28, 1854; res. Buckner, Kan., 

until., 1904. A farmer. 

b. Herbert Arthur, b. Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 23, 1858; res. Carthage, Mo., 

1904. A painter and upholsterer. 

c. Clara Loretta, b. Keokuk, Iowa, Aug. 7, 1860; d. I\Iay 17, 1861. 

d. Alvord Ellsworth, b. Keokuk, Iowa, Mar. 16, 1863; d. :\It. Pleasant, 

la., June 20, 1899, unm. 

e. Gertrude Ella, b. Keokuk, Iowa, Dec. 17, 1865; d. Jan. 24, 1867. 

f. Newell Judson, b. Keokuk, Iowa, Oct., 22, 1867; mar. May 2, 1889, 

Lizzie Limburg. Post Office clerk at Keokuk, Iowa. 

George T. JMontague was a soldier in Mexican War, Co. K, 2nd Ilk 
Vols., was wounded at Buena Vista. He was a plasterer by trade un- 
til 1852, then a clerk in a dry goods store until he became a retail 
grocer under the firm name Montague & Wayand ; retired in 1895. 

1 152. PERMELIA ADALINE ALVORD (Samueh Daniel, Eli- 
sha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born near Lottsville, Pa., Aug. 3, 
1832; died Hamilton, 111., Sept. 23, 1890; married Hamilton, III, 
Apr. 3, 1851, Samuel Gordon, son of John and Elizabeth (Smith) 
Gordon, of Peterboro, N. H. He was born Peterborough, N. H., 
May 3, 1825; died Hamilton, 111., Oct. 6, 1901. Res. Hamilton, 111. 
Children : 

a. Eleanor Elizabeth, b. Hamilton, 111., Oct. 1, 1852; res. Fargo, N. D., 

1904. She was ordained to the ministry in the Unitarian church, 
in 1889, at Sioux Cit\', la., where she preached seven 3'ear3. Later 
she was engaged in the same work at Iowa City, and Burlington, 
la. In 1902 she went to Fargo, where she is still a pastor. 

b. John Albert, b. Hamilton, 111., Aug. 21, 1855; res. Hamilton, III., 1904; 

mar. 1878, Annette Goodenough. 

c. Alice Adeline, b. Hamilton, 111., Jan. 14, 1858; res. Hamilton, III, 1903. 

d. Agnes Celia, b. Hamilton, 111., Dec. 17, 1860; res. Hamilton, 111. 

e. Robert Smith, b. Hamilton, 111., Dec. 10, 1866; res. Hamilton, 111. 

f. Mabel Barclay, b. Hamilton, 111., Dec. 30, 1870; res. Hamilton, III. 

Samuel Gordon, when but six years old, went with his father from 
N. H. to Hamilton, 111., where he continued to live until his death, 
with the exception of three years which he served in the Civil War. 
He was mustered in Aug., 1862, in Co. C, 118th. 111. \'ols. ; was 
present at the battles of Chickasaw Blufifs, Arkansas Post, Thomp- 
son's Hill, Champion Hills, Black River Bridge, Seige of Vicksburg, 
Grand Caton Bayou and Port Hudson. With limited opportunity for 



412 Alvord Genealogy 

education or study in his youth, he so appHed himself that he be- 
came a remarkably well informed man and was a recognized author- 
ity on local history. He held many local public offices. He assisted 
Mr. Boutelle in this work and is remembere-' by all as a kindly, 
just and upright man. 

1153. DANIEL SMITH ALVORD (Samuel, Daniel, Elisha Jo- 
seph, Ebeiiecer, Alexander), born near Lottsyille, Pa., Jan. 30, 1835 ; 
died Bethany, Mo., Oct. 12, 1900; married Hamilton, 111., Aug. 18, 
1861, Anna Maria Lloyd, daughter of James K. and Anna M. Lloyd. 
She was born Wheeling, W. Va., Apr. 19, 1843. Res. Bethany, Mo. 
Children : 

2037. Infant, b. Hamilton, 111, Aug 1862; d. Aug. 1862. 

2038. Grace, b. Hamilton, 111, Aug. 26, 1863. 

Daniel Smith Alvord was a prominent man in the town of Beth- 
any. He was known as "Judge" Alvord. His widow was living at 
St. Joseph, Mo., in 1906. 

1154. ANGELINE ALVORD (Daniel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, 
Ebeneacr, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1816-; 
died Cambria, Mich., Feb. 25, 1854; married near Lockport, N. Y., 
Oct. 8, 1835, Moses Willits, son of Jonathan and Rachel (Bunn) 
Willits. He was born near Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 13, 1814; died 
Reading, Mich., Jan. 4, 1908. Res. Cambria Township (Reading), 
Mich. Children : 

a. Charles, b. near Lockport, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1836; d. June 13, 1861, unm. 

b. Pamelia Sackett, b. Cambria, Mich, Nov. 15, 1839; d. 1852, unm. 

c. Adalinc Alward, b. Cambria, Alich, Feb. 21, 1841; d. Hillside, Mich., 

Jan. 24, 1871 ; mar. Alar. 19, 1860, Archibald C. Betts. They have 
children, Claudia Angeline, b. Apr. 16, 1865 ; Mary Alice, b. Jan. 15, 
1871 ; d. Apr. 14, 1891. 

d. Lavinia Pomrey, b. Cambria, Mich, May 5, 1844; res. Niles, Mich, 

1905 ; mar. Dec. 30, 1863, Elbridge R. Chapman. 

e. Henry Frank, b. Cambria, Mich., Feb. 14, 1848; res. Reading, Mich., 

1905; mar. Sept. 3, 1879, Loella L. Peck. They have children; 
Moses C, b. July 19, 1880; Martha A, b. Sept. 24, 1882, Susan 
M., b. Sept. 25, 1885. 

f. Alice Gertrude, b. Cambria, Mich., Dec. 24, 1850; res. Reading, Mich, 

1905. 

Moses Willits removed to Cambria township, Mich., in 1839, and 
lived on the same farm for sixty-seven years. At the age of ninety- 
One he managed and directed his own farm. 

1155. AD ALINE ALVORD (Daniel, Daniel, Elisha, Joseph, 
Ebenescr, Alexander), born Lockport, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1818; died 



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near Lockport, X. Y., Feb. Iz), 1893; married Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 
10, 1839, George Marsden Barnes, son of Eli Y. and Lois (Lyon) 
Barnes, who migrated from Hartford, Conn. He was born near 
Watkins Glen, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1816; died Lockport, N. Y., Nov. 13, 
1905. Res. Medina, N. Y. Children: 

a. Romaine Alvord, b. Cambria, X. Y., Oct. 6, 1840; mar. Oct. 14, 1868, 

Jennie Crapsey, daughter of Moses C. Crapsey. He resides on 
the homestead property, land which was bought by Daniel Alvord 
of the Holland Purchase Company in 1815, and is situated about 
three miles from Lockport, X. Y., now known as Willow Lawn 
Fruit Farm. He enlisted in 1862 as sergeant in Co. A. Sharp- 
shooters 151st X"^. Y. Volunteers. In March 1864 he was promoted 
to the position of 2nd. Lieut., and transferred to the 31st. U. S. 
C. Infantry. In March 1865 he was promoted to the position of 
1st. Lieut, and Adjutant of the Regiment under the command of 
Gen. Sheridan. The division to which he belonged was among the 
first to enter Petersburg, and then press on in pursuit of Gen. Lee, 
until his surrender, Apr. 9, 1865. He was mustered out at Hart- 
ford, Conn., 1865. 

b. Eugene Lyon, b. Cambria, X. Y., Sept. 18, 1843; d. Oct. 1867. He 

volunteered and entered tlie L^nion Army as a private before he 
was nineteen years of age, but vvas soon promoted to the position 
of 2nd. Lieut., and then to 1st. Lieut., and at the age of twenty- 
one he was a captain. At the close of the war he was placed in 
command of Fort Sumter, and was Provost Judge of the city of 
Charleston, S. C. In the autumn of 1866 he received an appoint- 
ment in the Regular xArmj- of Lieut., and was breveted Major in 
the volunteer service. He was ordered to join his regiment in 
X^ew Orleans in Xovember of the same year ; but the following 
October he fell a victim to yellow fever. 

c. Ernest Arthur, b. Cambria, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1846; res. Detroit, ]^Iich., 

1905; mar. Apr. 27, 1870, Minnie Spear of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

George Marsden Barnes lived in Niagara and Orleans Co. from 
the time he was eighteen years old. He was a farmer. 

1156. TOMPKINS CHARLES ALVORD {Daniel, Daniel, 
Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., 
Nov. 15, 1819; died Detroit, Mich., June, 1888; married 1st, South 
Plains, N. Y., July 4, 1849, Lavina Agnes Weaver, daughter of 
Pasqua P. and Almyra W. (Brown) Weaver. She was born Lock- 
port, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1834; died near Lockport, N. Y., May 13, 1852. 
He married 2nd, Aug. 15, 1857, Susan Augusta Morrell. She was 
born in Vt. or N. H. ; died Chicago, 111., Aug. 2, 1867. Res. Lock- 
port, N. Y., Chicago, 111., and Detroit, Mich. Children: 

2039. Ada Marion, b. Lockport, X. Y., Feb. 11, 1851. 

2040. Charles Edward, b. Chicago, III, June 23, 1859. 



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Thompkins Charles Alvord was named by his parents Benjamin 
Tompkins Alvord, but as he disliked the name Benjamin, he dropped 
it and took Charles for his middle name. He was a sailor from the 
time he was fifteen years old and later became the owner of a ship 
of which he, himself, was captain for many years. The ship went 
down on Lake Michigan, and the whole cargo was lost. All on board 
were almost miraculously saved, being rescued after tossing about 
for a day and night on the lake in a life boat. Mr. Alvord afterwards 
raised the ship, but never sailed it again. After this he served on the 
detective force in Chicago and police force in Detroit. He met with 
financial reverses in oil speculations. In politics he was a staunch 
Republican. 

1161. FRANCIS MARION ALVORD (Daniel, Daniel, Elisha, 
Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., July 9, 
1834; died Saugatuck, Mich., July 2, 1896; married Lockport, N. Y., 
Oct. 29, 1856, Helen Melissa Adams, of Lockport, N. Y., daughter 
of George and Alice (Steadman) Adams. She was born Lockport, 
N. Y., Oct. 17, 1839; died Saugatuck, Mich., Sept. 10, 1898. Res. 
Saugatuck, Mich. Children : 

2041. Alice Permelia, b. Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1858. 

20-12. Frank Daniel, b. Lockport, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1860; res. Pierce City, 

Ida., 1906, unm. Engaged in mining. 
2043. Welthia Almenia, b. Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1863. 

Francis Marion Alvord for sixteen years was a sailor, but most of 
his life after marriage was passed upon a fruit farm in Saugatuck, 
Mich. 

1162. DANIEL GRAHAM ALVORD {Daniel, Daniel, Elisha, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born near Lockport, N. Y., July 18, 
1840; married and lives in Eagle River, Wis., where he has a family 
and is a man of some prominence. He bears the name Daniel Gra- 
ham, having dropped Alvord. When he enlisted for the Civil War, 
through some error, he was registered as Daniel Graham and he has 
always preferred to retain the name. Hence his children are Grahams 
and not Alvords. 

1165. CHARLES ELBRIDGE ALVORD {William, Daniel, 
Elisha, Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander) , born near Brockport, N. Y., 
June 22, 1826, died Willcox, Ariz., Feb. 8, 1898 ; married Weston, 
Mo., 1852, Lucinda Jane Shields, daughter of William Thomas and 
Matilda Shields. She was born Louisville, Ky., Dec. 29, 1832 ; died 
Tombstone, Ariz., Oct. 25, 1886. Res. Marysville, Cal., Susanville, 



Sevi-::;th Geneuatiox 415' 

Cal., Santa Barbara, Cal., and Tombstone, Ariz. Children : 

2044. Ihu-y Emma, b. Mar\-svi;ie, Cal., Oct. 22, 1S53. 

2C45. WilKam Thomas, h. Plumas Co., Cal., Apr. 30, 1856; d. Ar'z., 
1886, unm. 

2046. James Honck, b. Phmias Co., Cal., Jan. 8, 1S59; d. Sanca Barbiia, 

Cal., 1876. 

2047. Elizabeth Helen, b. Susanville, Cal, May 30, 1562. 

2043. Charles Elbridge, b. Susanville, Cal., Xov. 22, 1865; d. Ariz. 1887,. 
unm. 

2049. Albert Wright, b. Susanville, Cal., Sept. 11, 1867. 

2050. Clara Belle, b. Santa Barbara, Cal, Feb. 2, 1871 ; d. 1880. 

2051. Matilda Ruth, b. Santa Barbara, Cal., Jan. 8, 1872; d. Los Angeles, 

Cal, 1893. 

Charles Elbridge Alvard went to Cal. in 1852 with Ben Halliday 
and engaged in mining in Plumas and Lassen Cos. Later he moved 
to Santa Barbara and worked at the trade of harness and saddle 
making which he had learned of his father. He also served as 
judge at Santa Barbara for several years. After 1880 Mr. Alvord 
lived at Tombstone, Ariz. (See Appendix for notes relating to his 
brothers and sisters, — received too late to put in body of the work). 

1169. WARREN ISAAC ALVORD {Job, Daniel, EHsha. Jo- 
seph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born DeRuyter, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1829; 
died De Ruyter, N. Y., July 8, 1861 ; married De Rtiyter, N. Y., 
Mar. 8, 1849, Marinda Gardner, daughter of Dwight and Synthe 
(White) Gardner. She was born De Ruyter, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1830. 
Res. DeRuyter, N. Y. Children : 

2052. George Henry, b. De Ruyter, X. Y., Apr. 23, 1850. 

2053. Harriet Cordelia, b. De Ruyter, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1853. 

Warren Isaac Alvord lived on a farm until the time of his death, 
located about five miles from the village of De Ruyter. The family 
v.as one of strong Christian character which was characteristic of 
this branch of the Alvord family. Mrs. Marinda Alvord is still liv- 
ing with his daughter at Cazenovia (1908). The author is indebted 
to her for nuich of the information regarding the descendants of 
Daniel Alvord. 

1171. SUSAN ADALINE ALVORD {Job, Dcniel, EHsha, Jo- 
seph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born De Ruyter, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1835; 
died New Woodstock, N. Y., May 3, 1886 ; married De Ruyter, N. 
Y., Jan. 30, 1856, William Henry Smith, son of Willard and Lucinda 
(Harrington) Smith. He was born Cazenovia, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1833; 
died New Woodstock, N. Y., June 4, 1902. Res. De Ruyter, N. Y. 
His occupation, farmer. Children : 



416 Alvord Genealogy 

a. William Alvord, b. De Ru3ter, N. Y., June 5, 1857; d. Mar. 5, 1858. 

b. Warren Jay, b. De Ruyter, N. Y., Apr. 10, 1859; res. De Ruyter, N. 

Y., 1905; mar. Feb. 4, 1880, Jennie Cornelia Lovcland. 

c. Charles H., b. Jmie 6, 1862; d. July 6, 1865. 

1174. WILLIAM ALVORD {William, William, Elislia, Joseph, 
Ehcnezer, Alexander), born Albany, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1833; died San 
Francisco, Cal., Dec. 21, 1904; married San Francisco, Cal., June, 
1884, Mrs. Mary Eliza (Mcintosh) Keeney, widow of Dr. Charles 
Clark Keeney, of U. S. Army, and daughter of Col. James and Eliza 
(Matthews) Mcintosh. She was born Savannah, Ga., during Semi- 
nole War; died San Francisco, Cal., May 23, 1903. Res. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. No children. 

William Alvord was educated at the Albany Academy, Albany, 
N. Y. Early in life he became aware that he must make his own 
way in the world. Therefore at the age of seventeen he went to New 
York City and worked as clerk and assistant in a large hardware 
store. In 1853 Mr. Alvord went to California and settled in Marys- 
ville, where he established the hardware house of "Alvord & Havi- 
land." Two years later he removed to San Francisco and went into 
the hardware business more extensively, establishing a large whole- 
sale and importing hardware house under the name of "William Al- 
vord & Co." He successfully conducted this business for several 
years but ill health, induced by the confining duties of the manage- 
ment of his business, caused him to dispose of his interests in the 
enterprise and necessitated a complete rest. He took an extended 
tour in Europe. 

On Mr. Alvord's return from Europe, he found that his fellow 
citizens were already appreciating his ability as a business man, his 
high sense of honor and lofty ideals. Hence it happened that in 
1871 he was nominated for Mayor of the city of San Francisco and 
elected by a good majority. This office he held for two years and it 
was administered with ability, fidelity and great advantage to the 
city. In 1873 when the first steps were taken for the improvement 
of Golden Gate Park Mr. Alvord was appointed park commissioner, 
holding the office for ten years. He was deeply interested in the 
laying out and beautifying of this tract, and the fact that Golden 
Gate Park to-day stands among the first in the world in attractive- 
ness and magnificence, is due in a large measure to the efforts of 
William Alvord. His interest in the park never ceased. It was his 
custom up to the time of his death to visit the park every morning 
before going to the bank. It was one of his pleasures to call to 




WILLIAM ALVORD. (NO. 1174.) 

Mayor of San Francisco. 

President of Bank of California. 



Seventh Generation 417 

himself by a peculiar whistle the peacocks and other wild birds which 
he fed with peanuts and crumbs from his pocket. This trifling inci- 
dent shows the simplicity and tender refinement of his nature. 

In 1878 San Francisco was passing through the stormy days of 
"Sand-lot Excitements," when the strongest men were needed in the 
department of police. Mr. Alvord was appointed police commis- 
sioner at this time and rendered the city most efficient service in the 
department for a period of twenty-one years. Notwithstanding the 
important public service which Mr. Alvord rendered the city, he was 
a very much engaged business man and gained for himself a high 
reputation as a safe, strong and conservative financier. He was one 
of the original incorporators of the Bank of California in 1864 and 
became a director in the bank in 1871, the year in which he was 
elected Mayor. For many years this bank has been the largest and 
best known on the Pacific Coast. At a time when there was a great 
crisis in the bank and financial circles of San Francisco Mr. Alvord 
was one of the first to come forward to save the credit of the city 
by securing the credit of the bank. He was later elected president 
of the bank and held the position at the time of his death. Some con- 
ception of his wide spread business interests may be gathered from 
the following : he was president of the Alaska-Treadmill Gold Min- 
ing Co; president of the Alaska-Mexican Gold Mining Company; 
president of the Alaska- United Gold Mining Company ; president of 
the San Francisco Clearing House; president of the Spring Valley 
Water Company ; president of the Pacific Club ; president of the Lor- 
ing Club ; president of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific ; chair- 
man of the local board of directors of the London, Liverpool and 
Globe Insurance Company ; director of the Selby Smelting and Lead 
Works ; director of the United Railroads of San Francisco ; director 
of the Spreckels and Western Sugar Refining Companies ; director 
of the Security Savings Bank, and director of the California Title 
Insurance and Trust Company. 

Any biographical sketch of William Alvord that spoke merely of 
his career as a business man or in the field of politics would be in- 
complete indeed. He had by nature a genuine scientific and artistic 
spirit and devoted much time and energy to its cultivation, contribut- 
ing liberally for the advancement of both science and art. He was 
elected president of the San Francisco Art Association in 1871 and 
re-elected for several terms. He early became a member of the 
American Forestry Association of \A'ashington, D. C, serving as its 



418 Alvord Gexealogy 

president in 1890-91. lie became a member of the California Acad- 
emy of Sciences in 1872 and was elected president in 19G3, holding 
the office up to the time of his death. In 1874 when James Lick con- 
tributed three million dollars for the cause of science and art of which 
the California Academy of Science was one of the chief beneficiaries, 
Mr. Alvord was appointed one of the board of trustees of the fund. 

Mr. Alvord was one of the best known financiers on the Pacific 
Coast and became, perhaps, the wealthiest of any that have borne the 
"Alvord" name to the present time. Reference to his interest in this 
genealogy will be found in the preface to this volume.. 

The foregoing sketch is based on a memorial address delivered by 
Theodore H. Hittell before the California Academy of Science in 
1905, from which following is taken : 

"When men of large, complicated and successful business afifairs manifest 
great and abiding interest in matters of science and art, devote to their culti- 
vation a considerable share of their attention, and contribute to their advance- 
ment an appreciable portion of their means, it may be said of them that, 
though perhaps, technically speaking, neither scientists nor artists, they are 
nevertheless imbued with true and genuine scientific and artistic spirit. Of 
such men our late President, William Alvord, was a shining representative, 
well worthy all the honors we can pay to his memory. He was a typical 
American business man of honorable kind ; and, as such, it may be said of 
him that the more we know of his life and career, the more sincere will be 
our tribute to his merits." 

1177. JOSEPH MANUEL ALVORD (Edmund, William, Eli- 
sha, Joseph, Ebencser, Alexander), born Albany, N. Y., Mar. 22, 
1836; died New York, N. Y., Mar., 1895 ; married Jersey City, N. J., 
Mar, 17, 1858, Cornelia Jane Smith, daughter of Enoch and Cath- 
erine Ann (Ackerman) Smith. She was born Bergen, N. J., Mar. 2, 
1837 ; died Yonkers, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1886. He married 2nd, Hohokus, 
N. J., 1888, Sadie Beulay. Res. Yonkers, N. Y., and New York, N. 
Y. Children : 

2054. Florence Mahala, b. Jersey City, N. J., May 2, 1859. 

2055. Edmund Manuel, b. Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 8, 1860; res. in Ind., unm. 

1904. 

2056. Leticia Cornelia, b. Jersey City, N. J., July 12, 1862; d. Apr. 18, 

1864. 

2057. Rollin Otis, b. Jersey City, N. J., Apr. 30, 1864. Not heard from 

since about 1890. 

2058. Joseph Manuel, b. 1889: 

Joseph Manuel Alvord was in the employ of the Otis Elevator 
Mfg. Co. of Yonkers until 1882. His death was due to accidental 
asphyxiation. 



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1179. WALTER BUSH ALVORD (Edmund, William, Elisha, 
Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born Albany, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1842; 
died Cincinnati, O., 1905 ; married 1st, 1864, Agnes Eliza Porter. She 
died Yonkers, N. Y., Mar. 7, 1866. He married 2nd, Catherine 
Quinn of Cincinnati, O. Res. Cincinnati, O. Children : 

2059. Walter. 

2060. Agnes. 

The three sons of Edmund Alvord, Sr., received $9,000 each from 
the estate of their grandfather Manuel. Only Joseph AI. used the 
bequest to good advantage. Jessie Alvord, widow of Walter, was 
living in Cincinnati, O., in 1907. May refer to the son. 

1180. GEORGE BENJAMIN ALVORD (Cephas Claghorn, 
William, Elisha, Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., 
Feb. 12, 1836; died Rutland, Vt., Nov. 14, 1877; married Buffalo, 
N. Y., Feb. 2, 1863, Nellie E. Riker. She was born Oct. 8, 1842. 
Res. Dayton, O., and Buffalo, N. Y. Child : 

2061. Ella Lucy, b. Aug. 15, 1867. 

George Benjamin Alvord was an engineer on the railroad, run- 
ning west from Rutland. His widow and daughter were living in 
Chicago in 1905. 

1181. ELLEN LOUISE ALVORD (Cephas Claghorn, Wil- 
liam, Elisha, Joseph, Eheneser, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., Oct. 
13, 1838 ; died New York, N. Y., June 12, 1891 ; married Rutland, 
Vt., Oct. 28, 1858, Samuel Downing Jenness, son of Stephen and 
Anna T. (Seavey) Jenness. He was born Dover, N. H., Dec. 22, 
1827; died Rutland, Vt., Apr. 18, 1890. Res. Rutland, Vt. Chil- 
dren: 

a. George Alvord, b. Rutland, Vt., Sept. 5, 1859; d. July 22, 1862. 

b. Gertrude Ella, b. Rutland, Vt., Feb. 28, 1861; res. New Orleans, La., 

1908; mar. Rutland, Vt., June 18, 1891, Horace Jonas Clark. 

Mr. Samuel D. Jenness was by trade a copper smith and brass 
founder. 

1182. WILLIAM MITCHELL ALVORD (Cephas Cloghorn, 
William, Elisha, Joseph, Ebenezer, Alexander), born Rutland, Vt., 
1850; died San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 29, 1891; married Millie 
Thompson. Res. San Francisco, Cal. Child : 

2062. Millie, d. San Francisco, Cal., about 1887. 

William Mitchell Alvord went to San Francisco and v.-r.s employed 
in the Bank of California for a number of years. Ilis widov/ was 



420 Alvord Ge>:ealogy 

living with her parents in Oakland, when last heard from. 

1185. EMILY LOUISE ALVORD (Benjamin, William, Elisha, 
Joseph, Eheneser, Alexander), born Fort Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 20, 
1858; married Washington, D. C, May 4, 1880, Thomas Craig, son 
of Alexander and Mary (Hall) Craig. He was born Pittston, Pa., 
Dec. 20, 1855 ; died Baltimore, Md., May 8, 1900. Res. Baltimore, 
Md. (1906). Children: 

a. Ailsa, b. Washington, D. C, Aug. 28, 1883. 

b. Ethel, b. Baltimore, Md., Oct. 26, 1891. 

Thomas Craig was of Scotch parentage. He graduated at Lafay- 
ette College and afterwards went to Johns Hopkins where he was 
first Fellow in Mathematics. In June, 1878, the degree of Ph.D. was 
conferred upon him and during the two years following he was con- 
nected with the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, returning to Johns 
Hopkins in 1881 as Asst. Prof, of Mathematics. Mr. Craig was aft- 
erwards made full professor and head of the Mathematical Depart- 
ment which he held until his death. He was editor of the American 
Journal of Math, and author of several books on mathematics and 
many papers published at home and abroad. He was a member of the 
London Math. Soc, also of the French Soc. 

1186. BENJAMIN ALVORD {Benjamin, IViUiam, Elisha, Jo- 
seph, Ehenczer, Alexander), born Fort Vancouver, Wash., May 15, 
1860; married Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., June 30, 1886, Margaret Mc- 
Cleery, daughter of John B. and Julia M. (Goddard) McCleery. She 
was born Pontiac, 111., Aug. 27, 1864. Res. Washington, D. C. 
(1908). Children: 

2063. Katharine, b. West Point, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1889. 

2064. Margaret, b. West Point, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1891. 

2065. Benjamin, b. Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 13, 1898. 

Benjamin Alvord when five years old went with his parents from 
the Pacific Coast to Flastings-on-the-Hudson. Their route was via 
the Isthmus. Later he lived with his parents at Omaha, Neb., and 
Washington, D. C, where he attended school. In 1877 he was ap- 
pointed cadet at West Point by Pres. Grant. He graduated from the 
Academy in 1882 and was assigned 2nd Lieut., 20th Infantry, with 
which regiment he served in Kan. and Mont., again in Kan., and at 
Mobile, Ala. During the war with Spain he was in the Philippines, 
and later at Ft. Sheridan, 111., until selected as a member of the Gen- 
eral Staff of the Army and stationed at Washington, D. C, in 1902. 
While serving with his regiment, Mr. Alvord was Adjutant for four 



Seventh Generation 421 

years, also quartermaster for a time, commanding various companies 
and battalions and in various engagements. He was graduated in 
1887 from the U. S. Cavalry and Infantry School at Ft. Leaven- 
w^orth, Kan., and during the five years following was instructor in 
the Department of Modern Languages at West Point. In the Span- 
ish War he was appointed major and chief ordnance officer of volun- 
teers, but served as Adj. Gen. of various brigades and divisions at 
Mobile, Ala., Miami, Fla., and Jacksonville. Discharged from the 
volunteer service, he joined his regiment at the close of the war and 
went to the Philippines. While there he was in various engagements 
with his regiment and served as Major and Adj. Gen. of \'oIunteers 
in the 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps — Gen. MacArthur's division — 
to which office he was appointed in 1899. Here he remained in 
Northern Luzon until 1901. Though named by the President for 
Brevet of Major for "conspicuous gallantry in action against Philip- 
pine Insurgents at Cainta, P. I., ^lar. 16, 1899," while serving as cap- 
tain 20th Infantry, he failed of confirmation by the Senate with all 
other brevets conferred at this time on the ground that U. S. was 
not at war. Mr. Alvord served on the general staff until June, 1905, 
when he was appointed major and military sec, and promoted with- 
in a week to Lieut. Colonel, Military Sec, in which capacity he still 
serves at Washington. D. C. The services in \J. S. A., of Gen. Benj. 
Alvord and his son Col. Benj. Alvord, extend over a period of eighty 
years. 

1188. WILLIAM CULLEN ALVORD {Benjaniin, William, 
Elisha, Joseph, Ehenczcr, Alexander), born Hastings-on-the-Hudson, 
N. Y., Jan. 11, 1866; married Portland, Oregon, Dec. 1, 1897, Gene- 
vieve Schuyler, daughter of Philip Church and Lucy Sophia (Hurd) 
Schuyler. She was born Portland, Ore., Nov. 7, 1868. Res. Port- 
land/Ore. (1908.) Xo Children. 

William Cullen A_lvord is at present assistant cashier at the First 
National Bank, Portland, Ore. He has lived respectively at Omaha, 
Neb., Georgetown, D. C, Washington, D. C, Baltimore, Md., Wash- 
ington, D. C, and since 1889 at Portland, Ore. 

1190. JAMES ALVORD {Seth, Seth. Joseph, Joseph, Ehenczer, 
Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Mar. 11, 1812; died Frankfort, 
N. Y., Apr. 19, 1890 ; married Norwich, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1837, Lois 
Maria Monroe, daughter of Josiah and Lois (Parker) Monroe. She 
was born Norwich, X. Y.. Dec. 22, 1816; died Frankfort, X. Y..Xov. 
28, 1873. Res. Frankfort, X'. Y. Occupation, farmer. Children: 



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2066. James Marenus, b. Frankfort, N. Y., July 7, 1838. 

2067. Mary Viena, b. Frankfort, N. Y., July 2, 1840; d. Aug. 14, 1864. 

2068. David Monroe, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1845 ; when last heard 

from (1874) he was in Ore; unm. 

2069. Sarah Amanda, b. Frankfort, N. Y., June 11, 1847. 

2070. Millard Herbert, b. Sept. 11, 1852. 

2071. Leonora Viola, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1859; res. Middleville, 

N. Y., 1906, unm. 

2072. Estella Alberta, b. Frankfort, N. Y., July 3, 1862. 

1191. MARY ELIZABETH ALVORD (Seth, Seth, Joseph, Jo- 
seph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Dec. 13, 1815; 
died Avon, Lake Co., 111., Feb. 2, 1840; married Frankfort, N. Y., 
Sept., 1838, William JNIackison Kingsbury, son of Jesse N. and 
Sarah (Blackwood) Kingsbury. He was born Philadelphia, Pa., 
Sept. 5, 1808 ; died Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 5, 1850. Res Avon, Lake 
Co., 111., Occupation, farmer. Child : 

a. Mary Elizabeth Alvord, b. Avon, III, Feb. 2, 1840; res. San Jose, 
Cal., 1904; mar. Chicago, 111., Nov. 17, 1858, George Cadwell. 

1192. JOSIAH MONROE ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Joseph, Jo- 
seph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1827; 
died Norwich Corners, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1900; married Virgil, N. Y., 
July 7, 1864, Mary Jane Baker, daughter of Hiram and Martha 
(Getty) Baker. She was born Virgil, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1836; died 
Utica, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1875. Res. Norwich Corners, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y. Occupation, merchant. Child : 

2073. Mattie Luella, b. Norwich Corners, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1867; res Ovid, 

N. Y., 1906; unm. 

1193. DEBORAH PATIENCE ALVORD {Seth, Seth, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander) , born Frankfort, N. Y., May 26, 1829; 
died Frankfort, N. Y., July 17, 1850; married Frankfort Hill, N. Y., 
Apr., 1846. Enoch Tompkins Brockway, son of Enoch and Mary 
(Dougherty) Brockway. Pie was born Frankfort Hill, N. Y., June 
24, 1821 ; died Frankfort Hill, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1897. Res. Frankfort, 
N. Y. Child: 

a. Mary, b. Frankfort, N. Y., 1847; d. West Frankfort, N. Y., Jan. 1, 
1883; mar. Walter Dedrick, of West Frankfort, N. Y. 

Enoch Tompkins Brockway was a farmer. He married for his 
2nd wife, Sarah Williams. 

1194. JASPER ALVORD {Medad, Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Ehen- 
ezer, Alexander) , horn Frankfort, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1812; died Nor- 
walk, O., Oct. 24, 1874; married Cobleskill, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1829, 



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Mary Maria Butler, daughter of David and Hannah (Huffman) 
Butler. She was born Cobleskill, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1809; died Xor- 
walk, O., Sept. 7, 1881. Res. Xorwalk, O. Children: 

2074. Alatilda, b. Cobleskill, N. Y., July 6, 1830. 

2075. Rachel, b. Cobleskill, N. Y., Aug. 11, 1831. 

2076. Rosanah, b. Cobleskill, N. Y., Mar. 17, 1833. 

2077. David Butler, b. prob. Frankfort, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1835. 

2078. Jane, b. prob. Frankfort, N. Y., May 14, 1837. 

2079. Aaron Moses, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1841. 

Jasper Alvord emigrated from New York State to Ohio in 1853. 
He was a moulder by trade and w^as engaged in the construction of 
furnaces. He was killed while working upon a furnace, the roof 
falling upon him. 

1195. JOSEPH MARSHALL ALVORD {Medad, Scth, Jo- 
seph, Joseph, Ebeneser, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., May 
20, 1815; died Frankfort, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1876; married Frankfort, 
N. Y., Jan. 21, 1835, Dezire Hakes, daughter of John and Catherine 
(Seckner) Hakes. She was born Little Falls, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1814; 
died Frankfort, N. Y., May 18, 1892. Res. Frankfort Hill, N. Y. 
Children : 

2080. John Marshell, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1835. 

2081. Jeanette, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1838. 

2082. ^laryette, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Mar. 30, 1838. 

Joseph iMarshell Alvord was of a quiet and unassuming nature. 
His daily life was a rebuke to ungodliness and thoughtlessness. A 
precept which he instilled into the minds of his children was to speak 
ill of no one. Although his own life seemed almost faultless, he had 
unbounded charity for the faults of othej-s. Both he and his wife 
were members of the Methodist Church. By occupation he v/as a 
farmer. 

John Hakes, Mrs. Alvord 's father, was a soldier in the War of 
1812. 

1198. AMOS ALVORD {Medad, Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Eben- 
ecer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., 1821; died Pike, Fulton 
Co., O., June 10, 1884; married 1st, Mary Folts. She died Frank- 
fort, X. Y. He married 2nd, Martha Heyer. Res. Frankfort and 
Pike, Fulton Co., O. Children : 

2083. Eugene. 
2034. Scott. 

Amos Alvord was unable to read or write. His sons were in- 



424 Alvord Genealogy 

clined to lead a wild life. It is thought that one son is married and 
living in Ohio. His widow was living in Utica, N. Y., in 1908. 

1199. RHODA ALVORD (Aledad, Scth, Joseph, Joseph, Eben- 
ezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y. ; married Moses Thurston. 
Res. Point Rock, N. Y. 

Children: (No record could be secured, but it is thought that 
there were four or five children. A granddaughter, Mrs. Christo- 
pher P-ardo, resides at Lowville, N. Y., 1907.) 

Moses Thurston was a charcoal burner. He was a native of 
Maine. 

1200. DEBORAH ANN ALVORD (Medad, Seth, Joseph, Jo- 
seph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y. ; died about 
1845 ; married George Clark. Flis occupation, farmer. Child : 

a. George, ; res. Perry, N. Y., at one time, also Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 

1201. SARAH ALVORD {Medad, Seth, Joseph, Joseph, Ehen- 
ezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1819; died Frank- 
fort, N. Y., July 9, 1897 ; married Utica, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1837, Will- 
iam Groom, son of John and Panthea (Johnson) Groom. He was 
born Baltimore, Md., July 21, 1818; died Frankfort, N. Y., Dec. 28, 
1875. Res. Frankfort, N. Y. His occupation, mason. Children: 

a. Sarah Ann, b. Utica, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1838; d. Jan. 19, 1841. 

b. John, b. Utica, N. Y., July 28, 1839. 

c. William Thomas, b. Utica, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1841 ; res. Frankfort, N. Y. 

d. Sarah Josephine, b. Frankfort Hill, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1843; d. May 11, 

1847. 

e. Mary Ann, b. Frankfort, (Guelph), N. Y., Nov. 26, 1845; res. Frank- 

fort, N. Y. ; mar.. Manning. 

f. Alphonso, b. Mohawk, N. Y., July 21, 1848. 

g. James Henry, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1850; res. Herkimer, N. Y. 
h. Foster Marshall, b. Frankfort (Guelph), N. Y., Aug. 2, 1856; res. 

Herkimer, N. Y. 
i. Germane, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1858; d. Aug. 5, 1858. 
j. Jane, b. Frankfort, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1858; d. Aug. 6, 1858. 

1202. MARY SUSANNAH ALVORD {Medad, Seth, Joseph, 
Joseph, Ehenezer, Alexander), born Frankfort, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1823; 
died, Urich, Henry Co., Mo., Feb. 13, 1877; married 1st Frankfort 
Hill, N. Y., about 1838, William Buck, son of Jonathan and Mary 
(Bryce) Buck. He was born Frankfort Hill, N. Y., 1813; died 
Frankfort, N. Y., 1845. She married 2nd, Frankfort Hill, N. Y., 
1848, Horace Coolidge, son of Warren and Rachel Coolidge. He 
was born Frankfort, N. Y., Feb. 16, 1806; died Urich, Henry Co., 



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Mo., Aug. 1