John Alger

Male 1694 - 1769  (74 years)


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  • Name John Alger  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1 Aug 1694  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1769  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John was buried at the Duck River Cemetery.
    Person ID I1444  Alger
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2018 

    Father Roger Alger,   b. 24 Jul 1654, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1725, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Innes,   b. 1663, Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1729, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1676  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Roger and Elizabeth were married by Joseph Peck, Justice of the Peace.
    Family ID F435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Temperance Tillotson,   b. 23 Aug 1704, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1727, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1722  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nathan Alger,   b. 2 Oct 1723, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1796, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Joanna Alger,   b. 13 Aug 1725, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1788, Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Matthew Alger,   b. 20 Mar 1726/27, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1805, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Rogers,   b. Est 1700,   d. 15 Jan 1761  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1728-1730  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Alger,   b. 14 Dec 1730, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1735, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     2. Benjamin Alger,   b. 19 Mar 1732/33, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1752, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     3. Mary Alger,   b. 13 Nov 1735, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1735/36, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Alger,   b. Est 1737, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Alger,   b. 13 Mar 1737/38, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1829, Conesus, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Silas Alger,   b. 26 Mar 1742, Strafford, Orange Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1810, Strafford, Orange Co., Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Seth Alger,   b. 2 Feb 1744/45, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Alger,   b. 20 Sep 1748, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1748, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. John Alger,   b. 20 Sep 1748, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1748, Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sarah Chamberlain,   b. Abt 1696,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 16 Aug 1752 
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F20217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Lucy Champion,   b. Est 1696,   bur. Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jul 1761  Lyme, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John and Lucy were married by Stephen Johnson, pastor of the First Church in Lyme.
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • **********
      (The following is a copy of the Will of John Alger, Lyme 1769 "No. 32".)

      ?i?In the name of God: amen. I John Alger of Lyme in the county of New London being in a low state of Health but of sound mind and memory make and constitute this my last will and testament. I give my immortal soul to God in Jesus Christ my only saviour and my body to the grave in a decent Christina burial, as to my worldly estate I give to my beloved wife, Lucy, all that personal estate she brought to me when I married her, according to a written instrument which I gave her (except the yearling there in mentioned which by agreement she is to give use up to the estate) to be and remain her own forever. And also I give to my said wife my riding mare and also give her the use and improvement of one third part of my dwelling house and real estate during her continuing my wife bearing my name as her dower.

      Item: I give to my son Matthew Alger four acres of land on the East side of my home lot, running from the highway to the North end of it in discharge of a debt which I owe him and also give him my smallest bed with the bed clothes belonging to it and my wearing clothes and one fourth part of my saltmeadow flats.

      Item: I give to my daughter Joanna Dunnam the feather bed which I lie upon, with the bed clothes belonging to it, and also one fourth part of my saltmeadow flats.

      Item: I give to my two sons Silas and Seth the one half of my saltmeadow flats to be divided to them in equal portions share and share alike.

      Item: I give to my sons Matthew, John, Silas and Seth and my daughters Joanna and Mary (after my debts and funeral charges are paid by my executors hereafter named) viz., all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal, not before devised, to be among them divided in equal proportion share and share alike.

      Item: I do hereby appoint and constitute the honorable Matthew Griswould espuire and Mr. John Lay 2nd esquire both of Lyme, with my son Matthew Alger to be joint and only executors of this my last will and testament, and my meaning is that any two of them may and shall have full power to act as such. And after paying my debts and funeral charges, I do hereby empower said executors to make distribution to the several heirs and claimants according to the above devises their several proportions.

      Lastly, I do hereby revoke and disanul all other wills and testaments by me before made and do hereby declare and ratify this as my last will and testament in confirmation whereof I have here unto set my name and seal.

      Dated in Lyme, 19 Jan 1769.

      Signed sealed pronounced and declared in presence of John Alger (signature)

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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: alger@alum.mit.edu

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Alger e-files - Alger, Charles Ralph, Charles Ralph Alger, E-mail from Charles Ralph Alger - 14 Sep 1999 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S24] Alger files - McNinchi, Rachel, Rachel McNinchi, Some Lines of Jonathan Alger of Old Lyme, Connecticut (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S28] Alger e-files - Alger, Rachael, Rachael Alger, E-mail from Rachael Alger - 11 Sep 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S33] Alger files - Alger, Willis Todd, II, Willis Todd Alger, II, GEDCOM file from http://oft.myfamily.com/main.asp - Alger Family - owned by Chip Alger (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1590] Alger e-files - Fitzgarrald, Carolyn, Carolyn Fitzgarrald, E-mail from Carolyn Fitzgarrald - Apr 2018 (Reliability: 3).


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