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Alonzo Augustus Edgerton, son of Asa and Dorcas (Kimball) Edgerton.

 

         born:

December 14, 1811; Cabot, Washington Co., VT.  (Danvers VRp I:109)

died:

March 15, 1893; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.  (OB Waterloo Daily Courier  3/15/1893)

buried:

Fairview Cemetery; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.  (GI)

 

married:

December 24, 1840; Danvers; Essex Co., MA.  (VRp II:86)

 

Sarah Putnam Page, daughter of John and Mary (Fowler) Page.

 

         born:

November 20, 1818; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.  (VRp I:255)

died:

July 21, 1903; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.  (OB Waterloo Daily Courier  7/21/1903)

buried:

Fairview Cemetery; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.  (GI)

 

Children:

  1. Mary Page, b. October 9, 1842; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  2. Dorcas Kimball, b. October 16, 1844; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  3. Annie Page, b. April 23, 1847; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  4. William Henry, b. April 18, 1849; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  5. Charles Page, b. May 12, 1851; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  6. Sarah Putnam, b. March 22, 1853; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  7. Frank Page, b. February 26, 1855; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.
  8. Irving Alonzo, b. June 24, 1859; Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.
  9. Margaret Putnam, b. April 26, 1862; Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.

 


The following excerpt is taken from The Fowler Family (Matthew Adams Stickney; Salem, Mass., 1883, pg. 156):

 

“Sarah Putnam [Page], b. 20 Nov., 1818; m. Alonzo A. Edgerton, 24 Dec., 1840, who was b. in Cabot, Vt., 14 Dec., 1811, the son of Asa and Dorcas (Kimball) Edgerton.  Reside in Waterloo, Iowa, had nine children, most of whom were born in Danvers:

 

1  Mary Page, b. 19 Oct., 1842.

2  Dorcas Kimball, b. 16 Oct., 1844, resides in Boston.

3  Annie Page, b. 23 April, 1847; d. unm.

4  William Henry, b. 18 April, 1849; d. unm.

5  Charles Page, b. 12 May, 1851; d. in Dubuque, Iowa, 23 April, 1856.

6  Sarah Putnam, b. 22 March, 1853; m. Walter A. Scott, 14 Dec., 1875.

7  Frank, b. 26 Feb., 1855.

8  Irving Alonzo, b. 24 June, 1859, in Dubuque, Iowa.

9  Margaret Putnam, b. 26 April, 1862, in Waterloo, Iowa.”

 

The household of Alonzo A. “Egerton” was recorded in the 1850 Federal Census of Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts (pg. 43; dwelling #505, family #705; enum. August 10, 1850), as follows:

 

Alonzo A. Egerton

38

b. VT

farmer     $1,500 real estate

Sarah P.

31

b. MA

 

Mary

10

b. MA

attended school

Dorcas K.

5

b. MA

attended school

Ann P.

3

b. MA

 

William H.

1

b. MA

 

Jefferson Kilham

21

b. Nova Scotia

laborer

James M. Dannell

21

b. Nova Scotia

laborer

 

The household of “A. A. Edgerton” was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa (pg. 401; dwelling #307; family #326; enum. June 11, 1860), as follows:

 

A. A. Edgerton

49

b. VT

baker      $3,000 pers. estate

Sarah P.

40

b. MA

 

Mary P.

16

b. MA

 

Dorcas K.

14

b. MA

 

Anna

12

b. MA

 

W. H.

11

b. MA

 

Sarah P.

7

b. MA

 

Frank

5

b. MA

 

Erwin

1

b. IA

 

 

The household of Alonzo A. Edgerton was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Dubuque (Ward 4), Dubuque County, Iowa (pg. 229-230; dwelling #782; family #758; enum. July 28, 1870), as follows:

 

Alonzo A. Edgerton

56

b. VT

lightning rod dealer      $3,000 pers. estate

Sarah

51

b. MA

keeping house

Mary

26

b. MA

school teacher

Dorcas

24

b. MA

at home

Annie

23

b. MA

at home

William

21

b. MA

R. R. fireman

Sarah

17

b. MA

at home

Frank

15

b. MA

 

Irwin

11

b. IA

 

Maggie

8

b. IA

 

 

The household also included several boarders.

 

The household of Alonzo A. Edgerton was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Waterloo City, Black Hawk County, Iowa (pg. 601; dwelling #128; family #208; enum. June 9, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Alonzo A. Edgerton

 

68

VT

VT

MA

laborer

Sarah P.

wife

62

MA

MA

MA

housekeeping

Mary P.

dau.

38

MA

MA

MA

schoolteacher

Anna P.

dau.

32

MA

VT

MA

housework

Frank P.

son

25

MA

VT

MA

sewing machine agt

Margaret P.

dau.

18

IA

VT

MA

attends school

 

At the time of this census, the family was residing on Almond Street.

 

The household of Mrs. “S. P.” Edgerton was recorded in the 1900 Federal Census of East Waterloo (Ward 4), Black Hawk County, Iowa (pg. 203; dwelling #89; family #103; enum. June 5, 1900), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Birthdate & place

Age

Marital

Parents’ birthplace

 

 

 

 

Status

Father

Mother

----------------------------

--------

------------------------

--------

-----------

----------

----------

S. P. Edgerton

head

Dec. 1818

MA

81

Wd

MA

MA

Mary

dau.

Oct. 1842

MA

56

S

MA

MA

Anna P.

dau.

Apr. 1848

MA

52

S

MA

MA

 

According to the above census record, Sarah was the mother of eleven children, eight of whom were still living.  Her occupation was listed as “capitalist”.

 


 

Original Source Documents:

 

1850 Federal Census – household of Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Danvers, Essex Co., MA.

1860 Federal Census – household of Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA.

1870 Federal Census – household of Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Dubuque (Ward 4), Dubuque Co., IA.

1880 Federal Census – household of Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.

Obituary – Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Waterloo Daily Courier – March 15, 1893.

Funeral notice – Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Waterloo Daily Courier – March 16, 1893.

Gravestone photo – Alonzo Augustus Edgerton; Fairview Cemetery; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.

1900 Federal Census – household of Mrs. Sarah Putnam (Page) Edgerton; East Waterloo (Ward 4), Black Hawk Co., IA.

Obituary – Mrs. Sarah Putnam (Page) Edgerton; Waterloo Daily Courier – Tuesday, July 21, 1903.

Gravestone photo – Mrs. Sarah Putnam (Page) Edgerton; Fairview Cemetery; Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA.

 


For the maternal ancestry of Sarah Putnam (Page) Edgerton, consult:

 

  • Stickney, Matthew Adams; The Fowler Family; Salem, Massachusetts, 1883.