Almira Edgerton, daughter of Ezekiel and Lucy (Fales) Edgerton.
January 11, 1803; Hawley, Franklin Co., MA.
January 19, 1862; Royalton, Cuyahoga Co.,
Royalton Cemetery; North Royalton,
Cuyahoga Co., OH. (GI)
Almira Edgerton was not the “Miss
Amelia Edgerton” who died October 23, 1826, aged 21 years and was buried in
the Ezekiel Edgerton plot at Bozrah
Cemetery, as reported
in the History of the Town of Hawley (Louise Hale Johnson; Mystic Conn.:
Charter Oak House; 1953; pg. 24) and in Joseph Edgerton of Norwich, CT and
his Descendants (David Dumas; East Greenwich, Rhode Island: privately
published; 1982). Almira Edgerton was
still alive as of 1850, when she was residing with her younger sister, Anna
(Edgerton) Wheeler, wife of Jonathan Wheeler in Royalton, Ohio. The household of Jonathan Wheeler was
recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of Royalton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
(pg. 152; dwelling #2784; family #2952; enum. September 10, 1850), and
included “Almira Edgerton, aged 47, born in Massachusetts”. Almira was enumerated again in Jonathan and
Anna’s household in the 1860 Federal Census of Sumner, Buchanan County, Iowa.
Almira (aka. “Mira”) Edgerton died on January 19,
1862 – presumably at North Royalton, Ohio). She was
buried at the North Royalton
Cemetery beside her
younger brother David Edgerton. Her gravestone there was
inscribed with the following epitaph:
Jan. 19, 1862
Aged 59 Yrs.
The aforementioned “Amelia Edgerton” buried at
Bozrah Cemetery was actually Aurelia Edgerton, daughter of
Ezekiel’s younger brother, Asa Edgerton.