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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Surname -- ALVORD

The Alvord line is another old New England (Massachusetts and Connecticut) family of mine.  I currently have 145 Alvord names in my tree. My direct lines are in green. If you would like additional information or sources, please contact me.




Generation No. 1



1.THOMAS ALVORD (ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 27 OCT 1653 in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 27 JUL 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married JOANNA TAYLOR 22 MAR 1680 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JOHN TAYLOR and THANKFUL WOODWARD. She was born 27 SEP 1655 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 FEB 1737 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS ALVORD and JOANNA TAYLOR were:
2  i.John ALVORD was born 10 AUG 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 AUG 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+3  ii.THOMAS ALVORD was born 28 AUG 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 DEC 1768 in Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+4  iii.John ALVORD was born 19 OCT 1685 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 NOV 1757 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
5  iv.Josiah ALVORD was born 7 FEB 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 DEC 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 2



3.THOMAS ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 28 AUG 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 29 DEC 1768 in Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married MARY STRONG AFT 3 OCT 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of THOMAS STRONG and MARY STEBBINS. She was born 29 DEC 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Esther PARSONS 3 JAN 1706 in Northampton Hampshire, MA, daughter of John PARSONS and Sarah CLARK. She died 3 OCT 1707 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of THOMAS ALVORD and MARY STRONG were:
6  i.Hannah ALVORD was born in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married David NICHOLS.
7  ii.Thomas ALVORD was born 18 MAY 1710 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died in Prob. Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
8  iii.Jonathan ALVORD was born 16 NOV 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JUN 1784 in Winchester, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
+9  iv.Aaron ALVORD was born 16 JUL 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1767 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut.
+10  v.Seth ALVORD was born 13 NOV 1714 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 MAR 1802 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
+11  vi.ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD was born 19 JUN 1717 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JAN 1776 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+12  vii.Asahel ALVORD was born 16 DEC 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 FEB 1761 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
+13  viii.Mary ALVORD was born 3 SEP 1724 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died in Prob. Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

4.John ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 19 OCT 1685 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 21 NOV 1757 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Dorcas LYMAN 29 DEC 1708 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of John LYMAN and Mindwell Sheldon POMEROY. She was born 11 AUG 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 NOV 1770 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of John ALVORD and Dorcas LYMAN are:
14  i.Esther ALVORD was born in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jesse BELLOWS.
15  ii.Gad ALVORD was born in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1723 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
16  iii.Nathan ALVORD was born in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
+17  iv.John ALVORD was born 29 OCT 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 JUL 1758 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
18  v.Mindwell ALVORD was born 4 AUG 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 25 AUG 1764 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Thomas WHITE, son of Joseph WHITE and Abigail CRAFT. He was born 20 JUL 1715 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JUL 1795 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
19  vi.Saul ALVORD was born 23 APR 1717 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
20  vii.Elijah ALVORD was born 17 JAN 1719 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
21  viii.Dorcas ALVORD was born 28 MAR 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. She married Jonathan WHITE.
22  ix.Gad ALVORD was born 1726 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
23  x.Job ALVORD was born 1729 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
24  xi.Gideon ALVORD was born 12 JUN 1734 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 3



9.Aaron ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 16 JUL 1713 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 1767 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. He married Mehitable STRONG 6 NOV 1739 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, daughter of ELIAKIM STRONG and MEHITABLE KING. She was born 5 SEP 1715.
Children of Aaron ALVORD and Mehitable STRONG were:
25  i.Aaron ALVORD was born ABT 23 JUL 1749 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
26  ii.Catherine ALVORD was born in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
27  iii.Lucy ALVORD was born ABT 26 APR 1752 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
28  iv.Amy ALVORD was born ABT 25 MAY 1755 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
29  v.Bela ALVORD was born 31 AUG 1741 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
30  vi.Selah ALVORD was born 26 MAR 1743 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
31  vii.Mehitable ALVORD was born 1 OCT 1745 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
32  viii.Catharine ALVORD was born 28 MAR 1747 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died BEF 1750.

10.Seth ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 13 NOV 1714 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 16 MAR 1802 in Chatham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Elizabeth SPENCER, daughter of Timothy SPENCER and Abigail w\o Timothy SPENCER. She was born 1717 in Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 30 MAY 1800 in Chatham (E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
Children of Seth ALVORD and Elizabeth SPENCER are:
33  i.Anna ALVORD was born in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
34  ii.John ALVORD was born in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
35  iii.Elizabeht ALVORD was born in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
36  iv.Damaris ALVORD was born 1739 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, and died 27 OCT 1743.
37  v.Seth ALVORD was born 6 MAY 1743 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
38  vi.Demaris ALVORD was born 15 AUG 1745 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
39  vii.Orren ALVORD was born 21 JUL 1747 in Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
40  viii.Ruel ALVORD was born 1750 in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
41  ix.Seith ALVORD was born 18 JUL 1754 in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.
42  x.Huet ALVORD was born 1757 in E. Hampton, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

11.ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 19 JUN 1717 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 28 JAN 1776 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Greenfield Hills Cemetery. Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married HANNAH GOODSELL 9 MAY 1745 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of JOHN GOODSELL and MARY LEWIS. She was born 9 AUG 1726 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 MAY 1757 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Greenfield Hills Cemetery. He married Abigail FINCH, daughter of Nathaniel FINCH. She was born ABT 1718, and died 15 NOV 1743 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. He married Mary HANFORD 1758 in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, daughter of Eleazer HANFORD. She was born ABT 1718 in of Greenfield Hill, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died AFT 1 MAR 1773.
Children of ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD and HANNAH GOODSELL were:
+43  i.Abigail ALVORD was born 29 JUN 1746 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
44  ii.Hannah ALVORD was born 9 MAR 1748 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 13 JUL 1793. She married David NICHOLS 11 AUG 1768 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+45  iii.John ALVORD was born 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUL 1845 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
46  iv.Elihu ALVORD was born 23 JUL 1753 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1778. He married Mary BEERS 20 JAN 1773 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of David BEERS. She was born 9 JUL 1754, and died 2 JAN 1845.
+47  v.MARY ALVORD was born 26 APR 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JUL 1842 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.

12.Asahel ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 16 DEC 1720 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 27 FEB 1761 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Rachel GOULD 4 JUN 1741 in Prob. No. Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut, daughter of Thomas GOULD and Mary CHITTENDEN. She was born 18 SEP 1720 in No. Guilford, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
Children of Asahel ALVORD and Rachel GOULD were:
+48  i.Thomas Gould ALVORD was born 1 MAR 1742 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 18 MAY 1810 in Homer, New York.
+49  ii.Obed ALVORD was born 1 AUG 1744 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
50  iii.Asahel ALVORD was born 16 MAY 1746.
51  iv.Elisha ALVORD was born 16 MAY 1748.
52  v.Eunice ALVORD was born 14 SEP 1752, and died 26 JUN 1757 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.
53  vi.Aleander ALVORD was born 1755, and died 8 DEC 1762.
54  vii.Eunice ALVORD was born 8 SEP 1758.

13.Mary ALVORD (THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 3 SEP 1724 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died in Prob. Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut. She married Jabez WOODS 1 JUN 1748 in Chatham (now E. Hampton), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, son of Jonathan WOODS and Experience w\o Jonathan WOODS.
Children of Mary ALVORD and Jabez WOODS were:
55  i.Dau. WOODS was born 9 NOV 1764 in E. Hampton, Connecticut.
56  ii.Mary WOODS was born 24 JUL 1767 in E. Hampton, Connecticut.

17.John ALVORD (John ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 29 OCT 1711 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 8 JUL 1758 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail WHITE 17 JUL 1734 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, daughter of Joseph WHITE and Abigail CRAFT. She was born 20 AUG 1713 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 NOV 1757 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
Children of John ALVORD and Abigail WHITE were:
57  i.Moses ALVORD was born 26 AUG 1735.
58  ii.Azariah ALVORD was born 20 JAN 1738.
59  iii.Abigail ALVORD was born 23 SEP 1739.
60  iv.Jerursha ALVORD was born 27 SEP 1741.
61  v.Dorcas ALVORD was born 4 NOV 1743 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
62  vi.Rachel ALVORD was born 15 APR 1746 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
63  vii.Phineas ALVORD was born 26 JUN 1750 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
64  viii.Luther ALVORD was born 4 MAR 1753 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.
65  ix.Rebecca ALVORD was born 14 APR 1756 in So. Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts.



Generation No. 4



43.Abigail ALVORD (ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD4, THOMAS ALVORD3, THOMAS ALVORD2, ALEXANDER ALVORD1) was born 29 JUN 1746 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Peter PERRY.
Child of Abigail ALVORD and Peter PERRY was:
+66  i.Sarah PERRY.

45.John ALVORD (ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 11 JUL 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 3 JUL 1845 in Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He was buried in Greenfield Hills Cemetery. Greenfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Sarah WAKEMAN 11 NOV 1771 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, daughter of Stephen WAKEMAN and Rebecca MOREHOUSE. She was born 21 NOV 1746, and died 26 APR 1772. He married Rebecca WAKEMAN 11 NOV 1772, daughter of Stephen WAKEMAN and Rebecca MOREHOUSE. She was born 21 NOV 1753, and died 26 APR 1779. He married Abigail BANKS NOV 1779, daughter of Obediah BANKS and Elizabeth SMITH. She was born 1752 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 2 MAR 1834.
Children of John ALVORD and Sarah WAKEMAN were:
+67  i.David ALVORD was born BEF 8 JAN 1775.
68  ii.John ALVORD was born BEF 21 JUL 1776. He married Abigail JENNINGS 2 DEC 1800. She died 20 NOV 1857 in Westport, Connecticut.

Children of John ALVORD and Abigail BANKS were:
69  i.Joseph ALVORD.
70  ii.Nehemiah Banks ALVORD. He married Rana SHERWOOD, daughter of Abel SHERWOOD.
71  iii.Sarah W. ALVORD. She married Mr. HIGGINS.
72  iv.Morris ALVORD. He married Elizabeth BURR 7 SEP 1817 in Westport, Connecticut.
73  v.Elisha ALVORD was born BEF AUG 1784. He married Betsey BRADLEY 3 FEB 1807, daughter of Daniel BRADLEY. She was born ABT 1786, and died 7 AUG 1864 in Westport, Connecticut.
74  vi.Talcott ALVORD was born FEB 1792, and died 19 SEP 1792.

47.MARY ALVORD (ELISHA \ ELIAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 26 APR 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 31 JUL 1842 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She was buried 2 AUG 1842 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery. Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. She married JONATHAN KNAP 7 SEP 1772 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, son of DAVID KNAP and ANNA w\o Isaac MEEKER. He was born 6 MAR 1750 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 25 APR 1828 in St. Armand E. (Freighsburg), Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada. He was buried 28 APR 1828 in Bishop Stewart Memorial Cemetery. Frelighsburg, Missiquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
Children of MARY ALVORD and JONATHAN KNAP were:
75  i.Mary KNAP was born 15 APR 1774 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. She married Joseph DOLPH.
76  ii.Jonathan KNAP was born 29 DEC 1777 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut. He married Lucy BURR 10 APR 1800 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.
+77  iii.Aquila KNAP was born 5 DEC 1785 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 23 MAR 1877 in of Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
78  iv.Priscilla KNAP was born 25 APR 1788 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 APR 1864 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
+79  v.Moses KNAP was born 8 JAN 1790 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 27 DEC 1863 in Frelighsburg, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.
80  vi.Rachel KNAP was born 6 SEP 1792 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 26 AUG 1854. She married Lewis Leach \ COCHAN.
+81  vii.ANNA KNAP was born 22 APR 1798 in Redding, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, and died 20 FEB 1866 in Dunham, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada.

48.Thomas Gould ALVORD (Asahel ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 1 MAR 1742 in Durham, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, and died 18 MAY 1810 in Homer, New York. He married Hannah HART, daughter of Thomas HART and Hannah COE. She was born 10 OCT 1747 in Farmington, Hartford Co., New York, and died 20 SEP 1833 in Homer, New York. He married Keziah ORVIS 2 AUG 1762 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, daughter of Ebenezer ORVIS and Elizabeth ROOT. She was born 4 AUG 1743 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died 21 SEP 1795 in Homer, New York.
Children of Thomas Gould ALVORD and Keziah ORVIS were:
82  i.Thomas ALVORD was born 23 MAR 1763 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
83  ii.Arklymeny ALVORD was born 15 JUL 1765 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
84  iii.Ebenezer ALVORD was born 27 AUG 1767 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
85  iv.Charles ALVORD was born 27 AUG 1769 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
86  v.Keziah ALVORD was born 27 OCT 1771 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died AUG 1837 in Salina, New York.
87  vi.Elisha ALVORD was born 18 SEP 1773 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
88  vii.Dioclesian ALVORD was born 8 FEB 1776 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
89  viii.Eunice ALVORD was born 13 SEP 1778 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
90  ix.Arabella ALVORD was born 11 JAN 1781 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died JUN 1866 in Homer, New York.
91  x.Asahel ALVORD was born 25 MAY 1784 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut.
92  xi.Harvey ALVORD was born 24 AUG 1786 in Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut, and died ABT 1803.

49.Obed ALVORD (Asahel ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, THOMAS ALVORD, ALEXANDER ALVORD) was born 1 AUG 1744 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut. He married Susanna JOHNSON.
Child of Obed ALVORD and Susanna JOHNSON was:
+93  i.Obed ALVORD was born 21 SEP 1782 in Colchester, New London Co., Connecticut.