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Nathan BATES [Parents] was born on 27 Feb 1781 in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Nathan married (MRIN:493) Isabelle EDWARDS.

Isabelle EDWARDS. Isabelle married (MRIN:493) Nathan BATES.

They had the following children.

  F i Comfort BATES was born on 3 Mar 1760. She died on 2 Apr 1847.

Isaac MASON was born on 6 Dec 1731 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. He died in 1756 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Isaac married (MRIN:494) Deliverance KNIGHT in 1750 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Deliverance KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1733/1734 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 30 Dec 1819 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts. Deliverance married (MRIN:494) Isaac MASON in 1750 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

Other marriages:
CHASE, Enoch


Lyman ALGER [Parents] was born on 12 Sep 1800 in Madison, Brookfield, New York. He died on 10 Nov 1885 in Clinton County, Iowa. He was buried in Alger Cemetery, Clinton Couny, Iowa. Lyman married (MRIN:495) Dorcas HAWKINS in 1822.

Other marriages:
KNIGHT, Martha Minerva
HAWKINS, Esther

BIOGRAPHY: "History Of Clinton County, Iowa" pages 808-809.
"OLIVE TOWNSHIP.
"LYMAN ALGER, farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Calamus; owns 700 acres of land in this county, besides several hundred acres in the western part of the State; son of Serrel and Polly Alger; born Sept. 12, 1800, in Madison Co., N.Y. In 1807, his parents moved to Erie Co. (NY). In 1821, he went into Pennsylvania, returned, and married Dorcas Hawkins in 1822, and moved into Cattaraugus Co. in 1824. In 1835, emigrated to La Salle Co., Ill., and put up the first house in what was known as Four-Mile Grove. In 1836, came to this county, made a claim and built a cabin, and, in the spring of 1838, moved his family there. On the 14th of August, 1839, his wife died and he married a brother's widow (maiden name, Martha Knight), in 1840; she was born in 1815 and died in 1841. On the 14th of August, 1841, he married Miss Esther Hawkins, sister to his first wife; she was murdered by unknown hands on the evening of the 25th of September, 1872. Had five children by first wife; those living are Mary J. Knight and Almira Berroud; deceased - Damon O., Serrell and Maria Curtis, and son by second wife, who was in the 2d Iowa Inf., and was killed at the battle of Spanish Fort. Member of the Free-Will Baptist Church; Republican."

CENSUS: 1880 census, Olive, Clinton, IA
Lyman Alger, 79, farmer, Rheumatism, NY, RI, MA
S. J. Curtis, 29, grandson, IA, NY, NY
Eva Curtis, 15, granddaughter, IA, NY, NY
Charlotte Alger, 80, sister-in-law, NY, MA, CT
Sarah Bottemley, 20, teacher, boarder, MA, Eng, Eng
Albert St. John 17, OH, OH, OH
Wm. Cuykindall, 20, IA, NY, NY

BURIAL: Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery
Page: page 1
Text: "ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"

Dorcas HAWKINS was born on 14 Aug 1798 in New York. She died on 14 Aug 1838 in Clinton County, Iowa. Dorcas married (MRIN:495) Lyman ALGER in 1822.

BURIAL: 1. Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery, page 1.
ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
     Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
     Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
     Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"."

BIOGRAPHY: "History Of Clinton County, Iowa", page 461. ""The first wife was Dorcas Hawkins, a native of New York,...."."

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Jane ALGER was born on 31 May 1825. She died on 31 May 1882.

Lyman ALGER [Parents] was born on 12 Sep 1800 in Madison, Brookfield, New York. He died on 10 Nov 1885 in Clinton County, Iowa. He was buried in Alger Cemetery, Clinton Couny, Iowa. Lyman married (MRIN:496) Martha Minerva KNIGHT on 2 Nov 1840 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Other marriages:
HAWKINS, Dorcas
HAWKINS, Esther

BIOGRAPHY: "History Of Clinton County, Iowa" pages 808-809.
"OLIVE TOWNSHIP.
"LYMAN ALGER, farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Calamus; owns 700 acres of land in this county, besides several hundred acres in the western part of the State; son of Serrel and Polly Alger; born Sept. 12, 1800, in Madison Co., N.Y. In 1807, his parents moved to Erie Co. (NY). In 1821, he went into Pennsylvania, returned, and married Dorcas Hawkins in 1822, and moved into Cattaraugus Co. in 1824. In 1835, emigrated to La Salle Co., Ill., and put up the first house in what was known as Four-Mile Grove. In 1836, came to this county, made a claim and built a cabin, and, in the spring of 1838, moved his family there. On the 14th of August, 1839, his wife died and he married a brother's widow (maiden name, Martha Knight), in 1840; she was born in 1815 and died in 1841. On the 14th of August, 1841, he married Miss Esther Hawkins, sister to his first wife; she was murdered by unknown hands on the evening of the 25th of September, 1872. Had five children by first wife; those living are Mary J. Knight and Almira Berroud; deceased - Damon O., Serrell and Maria Curtis, and son by second wife, who was in the 2d Iowa Inf., and was killed at the battle of Spanish Fort. Member of the Free-Will Baptist Church; Republican."

CENSUS: 1880 census, Olive, Clinton, IA
Lyman Alger, 79, farmer, Rheumatism, NY, RI, MA
S. J. Curtis, 29, grandson, IA, NY, NY
Eva Curtis, 15, granddaughter, IA, NY, NY
Charlotte Alger, 80, sister-in-law, NY, MA, CT
Sarah Bottemley, 20, teacher, boarder, MA, Eng, Eng
Albert St. John 17, OH, OH, OH
Wm. Cuykindall, 20, IA, NY, NY

BURIAL: Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery
Page: page 1
Text: "ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"

Martha Minerva KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 15 Feb 1815 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York. She died on 21 May 1841 in Clinton County, Iowa. She was buried in Alger Cemetery, Clinton County, Iowa. Martha married (MRIN:496) Lyman ALGER on 2 Nov 1840 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Other marriages:
ALGER, Serill

BIOGRAPHY: Posted by: Chris Knight Date: January 28, 2002 at 21:14:42
In Reply to: Re: Joseph Serrel Alger Iowa, MN Who? by Donna Alger Warren  of 550  
 
I have been following this particular line of Algers from Rhode Island to Connecticut to Vermont to New York to Iowa then to Minnesota. Several siblings from the older Alger line married into the Knight family of New York and Iowa.

Truman Alger was enumerated with a presumed son named Serrel in Cattaraugus County, NY, born about the same time as a son named Serrel to Lyman and Dorcas (Hawkins) Alger in Clinton County, Iowa. I made the incorrect assumption that the Serrel Alger of Union Township, Carroll County, Iowa in 1880 was the son of Truman and Charlott Alger!

A biographical sketch of Lyman Alger of Clinton County, Iowa mentions sons Serrel Alger and Damon O. Alger (both deceased), and daughters Mary J. Knight (living), Almira Berroud (living), and Maria Curtis (deceased). I believe the book "History of Clinton County, Iowa" was published around 1880.

Lyman Alger had (3) marriages. The first one was to Dorcas Hawkins in 1822. Secondly, Martha Knight, daughter of Noel and Martha (White) Knight of Madison County, NY in 1840. Martha Knight was the widow of Serrel Alger (Lyman's brother). Third, to Esther Hawkins, sister of first wife Dorcas Hawkins in 1841. Lyman Alger had (5) children by Dorcas and (1) child by Martha.

Esther Hawkins was murdered on Sept. 25, 1872 and her murder remains unsolved.

Lyman Alger was born September 12, 1800 in Madison County, New York. He was the son of Sarel (Serill, Saral - spellings vary) (born 1766) and Polly (Jackson) Alger. Polly Jackson was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Campbell) Jackson. Sarel Alger's parents are unknown, but he did have a brother named Oliver Alger.

Lyman Alger is listed with siblings in the Sarel Alger family Bible. I have a copy of the page.

Coykendall is a familiar surname and occurred along with Alger in Clinton County, Iowa.

Regarding Joseph Serill Alger, brother of Alvah Lee Alger, I do have to question his birth date of 10-10-1847. This puts him 27 years older than brother Alvah and also makes his father, Serrel (born 1837-38) at 9 or 10 years old when Joseph was born!

I think I have it all straight now. Please let me know if any discrepencies in my info exist or if there is more to fill in.

Thanks!

Chris Knight

BURIAL: Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery, page 1.
ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
     Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
     Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
     Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"."

BIRTH: Ralph Knight's Family Bible. ""Martha Knight was Born The 15th of February 1815
Died May 21st 1841 in her 27th year"."

MARRIAGE: Internet Marriage Records - Iowa to 1850 - www.ancestry.com. ""Alger, Lyman married Alger, Martha on 02 Nov 1840 in Clinton County, Iowa"."


Lyman ALGER [Parents] was born on 12 Sep 1800 in Madison, Brookfield, New York. He died on 10 Nov 1885 in Clinton County, Iowa. He was buried in Alger Cemetery, Clinton Couny, Iowa. Lyman married (MRIN:497) Esther HAWKINS on 14 Jul 1841.

Other marriages:
HAWKINS, Dorcas
KNIGHT, Martha Minerva

BIOGRAPHY: "History Of Clinton County, Iowa" pages 808-809.
"OLIVE TOWNSHIP.
"LYMAN ALGER, farmer, Sec. 5; P.O. Calamus; owns 700 acres of land in this county, besides several hundred acres in the western part of the State; son of Serrel and Polly Alger; born Sept. 12, 1800, in Madison Co., N.Y. In 1807, his parents moved to Erie Co. (NY). In 1821, he went into Pennsylvania, returned, and married Dorcas Hawkins in 1822, and moved into Cattaraugus Co. in 1824. In 1835, emigrated to La Salle Co., Ill., and put up the first house in what was known as Four-Mile Grove. In 1836, came to this county, made a claim and built a cabin, and, in the spring of 1838, moved his family there. On the 14th of August, 1839, his wife died and he married a brother's widow (maiden name, Martha Knight), in 1840; she was born in 1815 and died in 1841. On the 14th of August, 1841, he married Miss Esther Hawkins, sister to his first wife; she was murdered by unknown hands on the evening of the 25th of September, 1872. Had five children by first wife; those living are Mary J. Knight and Almira Berroud; deceased - Damon O., Serrell and Maria Curtis, and son by second wife, who was in the 2d Iowa Inf., and was killed at the battle of Spanish Fort. Member of the Free-Will Baptist Church; Republican."

CENSUS: 1880 census, Olive, Clinton, IA
Lyman Alger, 79, farmer, Rheumatism, NY, RI, MA
S. J. Curtis, 29, grandson, IA, NY, NY
Eva Curtis, 15, granddaughter, IA, NY, NY
Charlotte Alger, 80, sister-in-law, NY, MA, CT
Sarah Bottemley, 20, teacher, boarder, MA, Eng, Eng
Albert St. John 17, OH, OH, OH
Wm. Cuykindall, 20, IA, NY, NY

BURIAL: Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery
Page: page 1
Text: "ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"

Esther HAWKINS was born on 9 Jul 1800 in New York. She died on 25 Sep 1872 in Clinton County, Iowa. Esther married (MRIN:497) Lyman ALGER on 14 Jul 1841.

CENSUS: 1. Clinton County Geneological Society cemetery records for Alger Cemetery, page 1.
ALGER Lyman, b. 12 Sept. 1800, d. 10 Nov. 1885
     Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y. wife of Lyman
     Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept. 1872, age 72 y. 2 m. 16 . w. of Lyman
     Martha, d. 21 May, 1841, age 26 y. 3 m. 6 d. wife of Lyman"."

DEATH: Allen's History of Clinton County, 1879
Reprinted in Wolfe's History of Clinton County, 1911
25 September 1872
On September 25, 1872, Mrs. Esther Alger, the aged wife of Lyman Alger, both early settlers in this township, was ruthlessly murdered. Mr. Alger, who accumulated a large fortune, was in the habit of loaning out his money, and frequently had large sums in his house. To obtain what was believed to be a large sum, it is conjectured that this deed was committed. Mrs. Alger was past seventy-two years of age, and her husband but a year her senior. They lived alone except a grandson, Judson Curtis. On the evening of the crime Mr. Alger had gone to a schoolhouse a short distance away, to attend a prayer meeting. Judson had gone over to his father's barn, forty rods distant, and the old lady was left alone at home. She was evidently busily engaged in some of her household duties about the door, having her sun-bonnet on. While thus engaged she was shot down and afterwards beaten to death with some blunt instrument, supposedly an ax. Judson heard the shot fired and, running to the house, found the dead body of his grandmother lying in the path, near the door, the house opened, and the trunk where the money was kept rifled. He gave the alarm at the school house, and the people hurried to the scene of the brutal murder, which had been committed almost in broad daylight. Between a thousand and fifteen hundred dollars were taken from the trunk. Although some arrests were made, and diligent efforts put forth to discover the perpetrators of the crime, it is still an unsolved mystery.

Clinton Daily Herald
28 September 1872
The Alger Tragedy - No Clue to the Murderer - Great Excitement
We are placed in possession of a few additional details in relation to the Alger tragedy. Mrs. Alger, the victim, is seventy years of age, and settled, with her husband, on the place thirty-six years ago. The old couple have become wealthy and have always kept a large sum of money in the house. Mr. Alger, on Wednesday evening at seven o'clock left his house to attend a prayer meeting at a school house, a quarter of a mile off. Young Curtis, a grand-son in his teens, whose father lives about forty rods distant, was left with his grandmother. The boy went to his home on some errand, heard the report of a pistol, turned and ran back and at the side door stumbled over the body of his grandmother not knowing what it was. In the house he found no one - only a lamp was burning. He soon found his dead relative covered in blood an lifeless, and ran to the school-house crying for help. The meeting was broken up and soon all was made evident. The top and back of the head was broken in a dozen places, the brains oozing out, and a pistol ball had entered the left breast. The drawer of the bureau in another room was examined and $1100 was missing, a good deal of it being gold. Of this, $200 had been received on Tuesday for cattle sold. The murder had been committed, evidently for money, and it must have been done by someone well acquainted with the house and the habits of the Algers. The idea is, that some one was watching an opportunity for robbery either from the inside or the outside, and that, as soon as the grandson left, being detected by the old lady in the act, she was shot - that she ran into the yard and the demon or demons, not knowing the effect of the shot, followed her an beat her on the head with a bludgeon until she was dead. There does not appear to be any trace of the murderer or murderers. Everything is enshrouded in mystery. The whole country has been scoured but nothing found. The grandson had not been absent from the old lady five minutes when the report of the pistol was heard. There were over twenty wounds in the head, any one, which would have proved fatal. Some persons believe the murderer was in the house, when the young man ran to the school for help. A great fear has fallen upon the whole country around the scene of this brutal murder. The excitement is intense and every nook and corner is being examined, though, as yet with no success.

Lyons Mirror
7 November 1874
The Curtis Trial for the Alger Murder
N. S. Curtis, the elder of the two of the name, is on trial for the murder of Mrs. Alger two years ago, before the District Court now in session. Some score or more witnesses have been summoned on each side, and the taking of testimony has been going on for several days. The prosecution is conducted by District Attorney Ellis, assisted by W. A. Cotton, Esq. Hart and Leffingwell for the defence.

Clinton Daily Herald
14 Noveber 1874
At the November term of the District Court, it will be remembered, after the acquittal of N. S. Curtis of the charge of murdering Mrs. Lyman Alger in 1872, District Attorney Ellis moved to dismiss the case against L. J. Curtis on the ground that the testimony was insufficient to convict him, and the State should not be put to the needless cost in an unnecessary prosecution of the younger Curtis. The latter, however, demanded his trial on the indictment, so that he would hereafter be unmolested on account of the ever recurring but never satisfactory Alger murder affair. The matter was laid over until this term, and came up this morning on the motion to dismiss the case. The Judge accordingly dismissed the case, taking occasion to say that the charge was a serious one; that in the event of defendant's being acquitted now, no amount of evidence that might hereafter be produced would avail anything, as defendant could never again be tried on this charge; whereas, if this case is dismissed, a new indictment could be found at any time here after if additional testimony to convict him should appear. In the meantime, with the present insufficient evidence, the State would be put to the unnecessary expense in the trial of this case. So this ends the Alger murder trials, probably forever. To the ruling of Judge Brannan in the case of L. J. Curtis, the defendant excepts, and the case will be carried to the Supreme Court to compel the trial of the defendant now, if possible. It is not probable that the Supreme Court will reverse Judge Brannan's decision.

Clinton Daily Herald
2 March 1875
At the November term of the District Court, it will be remembered, after the acquittal of N. S. Curtis of the charge of murdering Mrs. Lyman Alger in 1872, District Attorney Ellis moved to dismiss the case against L. J. Curtis on the ground that the testimony was insufficient to convict him, and the State should not be put to the needless cost in an unnecessary prosecution of the younger Curtis. The latter, however, demanded his trial on the indictment, so that he would hereafter be unmolested on account of the ever recurring but never satisfactory Alger murder affair. The matter was laid over until this term, and came up this morning on the motion to dismiss the case. The Judge accordingly dismissed the case, taking occasion to say that the charge was a serious one; that in the event of defendant's being acquitted now, no amount of evidence that might hereafter be produced would avail anything, as defendant could never again be tried on this charge; whereas, if this case is dismissed, a new indictment could be found at any time here after if additional testimony to convict him should appear. In the meantime, with the present insufficient evidence, the State would be put to the unnecessary expense in the trial of this case. So this ends the Alger murder trials, probably forever. To the ruling of Judge Brannan in the case of L. J. Curtis, the defendant excepts, and the case will be carried to the Supreme Court to compel the trial of the defendant now, if possible. It is not probable that the Supreme Court will reverse Judge Brannan's decision.


Serel ALGER [Parents] was born on 19 Jun 1766 in Rhode Island. He died on 27 Dec 1839 in Boston, Erie, New York. He was buried in Cobble Hill Cemetery, Boston, Erie, New York. Serel married (MRIN:498) Mary Polly JACKSON on 20 Nov 1787.

BIOGRAPHY: Posted by: Chris Knight Date: October 31, 1999 at 20:52:45
In Reply to: Alger Cemetery Clinton Co Iowa by Russ Hanson
Russ,
I am related to the Knight family you mentioned buried in the (2) cemeteries - Alger and Mowder. Lyman Alger's 2nd wife, Martha Knight, is my g-g-g-grandaunt. She was first married to Lyman's brother, Serill Alger, who died in Illinois. Their only son, Delos Alger, died in the Civil War. Looking at the marriage date for Lyman and Martha, Delos would have to have been Serill's son or perhaps (?). As far as the other Knight's, William Knight (Martha's brother)married Roxanna Alger. Roxanna (Roxana) is buried next to William in Alger Cemetery. Did you happen to get a date of death on Roxanna's tombstone? Roxanna is Lyman' s sister according to the family Bible page (copy) that I have. Gorton Knight married Marsena Alger and later, Chloe . Gorton has (2) tombstones: one in Mowder Cemetery in Clinton County, Iowa next to Chloe and one at Elton Cemetery in Delevan (Freedom Twshp.), New York next to his first wife, Marcena Alger. Gorton's son, Edward G. Knight, moved to Clinton County with his wife, Mary Jane Alger, daughter of Lyman and Dorcas (Hawkins) Alger. I have not seen mention of  his tombstone in the Clinton County records.
This particular branch of Algers came from Serill and Polly (Jackson) Alger who moved around quite  a bit. Serill (Sr.) was born in Rhode Island. The couple started in CT, then moved to Pownal, VT then to Nelson, Madison, NY then to North Boston, Erie (then Niagara?), NY. Their children moved to Freedom Township, then out to the Calam us, Clinton, IA area.
The Curtis name is from Almon (Almond)Curtis who married Phila Knight (Martha's and William's sister). Almon Curtis was first married married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Sanborn. DeWitt Clinton Curtis is named after NY governor DeWitt Clinton and is from Almon Curtis' first marriage. Children from Almon's marriage to Phila Knight went further West than Iowa, most ending up in the Dakotas.
Chris Knight

Sarel ALGER was born 19 Jun 1766 in Rhode Island, and died aft 1820 in Erie County, New York?. He married Mary Polly JACKSON 20 Nov 1787, daughter of Joseph JACKSON and Margaret CAMPBELL. She was born 5 May 1764 in Massachusetts, and died aft 1820 in Erie County, New York.
Children of Sarel ALGER and Mary Polly JACKSON are:
i. Oliver ALGER was born 15 Feb 1788.
ii. Marsena ALGER was born 15 May 1790 in Pownal(?), Vermont, and died 26 Jan 1854 in Freedom Twp, Cattaraugus, New York. She married Gorton KNIGHT abt 1817 in Boston, Erie County, New York, son of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. He was born 26 Jul 1793 in Pomfret(?), Connecticut, and died 28 Oct 1873 in Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa.
iii. Margret ALGER was born 14 Apr 1792.
iv. Joseph ALGER was born 23 Apr 1794, and died 6 Jul 1868. He married Prudence FOSICK 10 Nov 1830. She died 18 Sep 1848. He married Almira L. PIERCE 10 Feb 1850. She was born 1809-1810 in New York.
v. Orphena ALGER was born 29 Apr 1796.
vi. Eleanor ALGER was born 10 Feb 1798.
vii. Lyman ALGER was born 12 Sep 1800 in Madison County, New York, and died 10 Nov 1885 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Dorcas HAWKINS 1822. She was born 14 Aug 1798 in New York, and died 14 Aug 1838 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Martha KNIGHT 2 Nov 1840 in Clinton County, Iowa, daughter of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. She was born 15 Feb 1815 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 21 May 1841 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Esther HAWKINS 14 Aug 1841. She was born 9 Jul 1800 in New York, and died 25 Sep 1872 in Clinton County, Iowa.
viii. Roxanna ALGER was born 26 Apr 1802 in New York, and died 28 Dec 1857 in Calamus, Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa. She married William KNIGHT bef 1831, son of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. He was born 25 Aug 1803 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 7 Dec 1841 in Calamus, Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa.
ix. Serill ALGER was born 16 Mar 1805, and died in La Salle County, Illinois. He married Martha KNIGHT, daughter of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. She was born 15 Feb 1815 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 21 May 1841 in Clinton County, Iowa.
x. Truman ALGER was born 27 Jun 1808 in Ostego County, New York, and died 16 Apr 1872 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Charlott. She was born 1 Dec 1799 in Oneida County, New York, and died 6 Dec 1884 in Clinton County, Iowa.

CENSUS: 1800 Census, Cazenovia Twp, Madison, NY, Page 928:
Serril Alger, under 10 - 2 males 3 females, 10 to 16 - 1 male 1 female, 26 to 45 -1 male 1 female.
Oliver Alger, under 10 - 3 males, 26 to 45 -1 male 1 female.

Mary Polly JACKSON was born on 5 May 1763 in Massachusetts. She died on 29 Aug 1849 in Boston, Erie, New York. She was buried in Cobble Hill Cemetery, Boston, Erie, New York. Mary married (MRIN:498) Serel ALGER on 20 Nov 1787.

They had the following children.

  M i
Oliver ALGER was born on 15 Feb 1788 in Vermont.
  F ii Marcena ALGER was born on 15 May 1790. She died on 26 Jan 1854.
  F iii
Margaret ALGER was born on 14 Apr 1792 in Vermont.
  F iv
Orphena ALGER was born on 29 Apr 1796 in Vermont. She died on 28 Apr 1864 in Boston, Erie, New York.
  M v Joseph ALGER was born on 23 Apr 1797. He died on 6 Jul 1868.
  F vi
Eleanor ALGER was born on 10 Feb 1798 in Boston, Erie, New York.
  M vii Lyman ALGER was born on 12 Sep 1800. He died on 10 Nov 1885.
  F viii Roxanna ALGER was born on 26 Apr 1802. She died on 28 Dec 1857.
  M ix Serill ALGER was born on 16 Mar 1805. He died in 1839.
  M x Truman Jackson ALGER was born on 27 Apr 1808. He died on 16 Apr 1872.

Cicero FOX was born in 1844. He died on 23 Aug 1887 in Huntertown, Allen, Indiana. Cicero married (MRIN:499) Malvina KNIGHT "Mellie" on 5 Nov 1873 in Allen County, Indiana.

Malvina "Mellie" KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 19 Dec 1849 in Salisbury, Meigs, Ohio. She died on 18 Mar 1877 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana. She was buried in Bowers Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana. Mellie married (MRIN:499) Cicero FOX on 5 Nov 1873 in Allen County, Indiana.

BIOGRAPHY: Moved to Allen County, Indiana. Living in Pomeroy, Salisbury Township, Meigs County, Ohio with William P. PRATT and Sophronia STIVERS in 1860 per census. The 1860 census spelled her last name "NIGHT" (without the "K").

"Malvina died during childbirth or soon after. She and Cicero lived on Riker Road in Allen County, Indiana. She was 28 years of age."

MARRIAGE: Letter from Millie Knight Amstutz to Michael J. Knight around 1975. ""Later she became acquainted with a young pioneer by name of Joe Fox of Milan Twp, later married him. (Note: name "Joe" was scratched out and replaced with "Cicero" later)."

Groom: Cicero Fox
Groom's Race:
Groom's Date of Birth:
Groom's Place of Birth:
Groom's Residence:
Groom's Number of Marriage:
Groom's Father:
Groom's Mother:
Bride: Meelie Knight
Bride's Race:
Bride's Date of Birth:
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Informant Name:
Date of License: 03 Nov 1873
County of License:
Date of Marriage: 05 Nov 1873
Place of Marriage:
Official:
Record Number: 848
GSU Film Number: 2111269
Digital GS Number: 4168619
Digital Image Number: 00449
Number of Images: 1
Collection: Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

CENSUS: Name: Malvina Night
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Salisbury Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 12
Race: White
Race (Original): [Blank]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1848
Birthplace: Ohio
Page: 172
Household ID: 1248
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 805008
Digital Folder Number: 004282832
Image Number: 00176
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Wm P Pratt M 31 Pennsylvania
Adelia Pratt F 26 New York
Charles S Pratt M 6 Ohio
William Pratt M 4 Ohio
Sophronia Stivers F 60 New York
Malvina Night F 12 Ohio
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCLP-S7Q : accessed 10 Feb 2014), Malvina Night in entry for Wm P Pratt, 1860.


George KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 28 Oct 1809 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York. He died on 21 Aug 1879 in Auburn, Placer, California. He was buried in Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Placer, California. George married (MRIN:500) Alvira STIVERS on 7 Mar 1839 in Meigs County, Ohio.

Other marriages:
SEAGLE, Elizabeth G.


BIOGRAPHY: No entry of date of death in Ralph KNIGHT's family Bible. The last entry in the family Bible is for Phila KNIGHT who died in 1863. Therefore, I assume that George KNIGHT died after 1863 unless there is an omission on Ralph KNIGHT's part by not recording George KNIGHT's date of death. Update: Auburn, Placer County, CA cemetery listing gave his date of death: Aug. 21, 1879. The date of birth given in the cemetery listing was Oct. 28, 1810 - exactly a year off from the date entered in Ralph KNIGHT's Family Bible (Oct. 28, 1809).

"George KNIGHT, son of Noel and Martha, is supposed to be in California. Seven years since, he left his wife and 4 children in Ohio; he has not been heard from in 3 years. Can learn nothing more of him" - page 41 (from book "Descendants of Banfield Capron" by Frederick A. Holden, pub. 1859 in Boston).

From:
Subject: George KNIGHT
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 20:56:18 -0700
Jim (and everyone),

I also have a George KNIGHT (although I'm not sure of a Barton KNIGHT) in my family tree who lived in Ohio. The George KNIGHT in my branch was born 28 Oct 1809 in New Woodstock, Madison County, New York. He got married in or moved to Ohio, had 4 children then (poof!) he disappears! I took this from my grandfather's (Harold S. Knight) research in the 1940's: "George KNIGHT, son of Noel and Martha, is supposed to be in California. It has been seven years since he left his wife and 4 children in Ohio. He has not been heard from in 3 years. Can learn nothing more of him." Then there is a reference to page 41 of an unknown (no title given) book. Later, in 1870 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York (per census), a Horatio KNIGHT shows up on the same land as my g-g-g-grandfather, Ralph KNIGHT, with a wife, and an older person named Cornelia KNIGHT (age 54). Is this George KNIGHT's family (wife and a child)? All the other pieces of the genealogical puzzle are in place as far as other siblings are concerned.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNH-Z1D
Name: George Knight
Event: Voter Registration
Event Date: 22 May 1867
Registration Date Year Range:
Event Place: Township No 3, Placer, California, United States
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: 1811
Birthplace: New York
Page: 23
Film Number: 977085
Digital Folder Number: 005028167
Image Number: 00020
Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNNH-LB7
Name: George Knight
Event: Voter Registration
Event Date: 1871
Registration Date Year Range:
Event Place: Township No 3, Placer, California, United States
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: New York
Page: 33
Film Number: 977085
Digital Folder Number: 005028167
Image Number: 00055
Collection: California, Great Registers, 1866-1910

MARRIAGE: George KNIGHT married Elvira STIVERS from Meigs County, OH. They had (5) children: Noel, Matilda, Lewis W., John S., and Malvina KNIGHT. George KNIGHT left his family in OH to go west with the 49-ers. His 2nd marriage was to Elizabeth DEMAREE who was born in OH.

CENSUS: Name: George Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1850
Event Place: Salisbury, Meigs, Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Race: White
Race (Original):
Birth Year (Estimated): 1809
Birthplace: New York
Household ID: 1320
House Number: 1292
Line Number: 6
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Film Number: 710
GS Film Number: 444703
Digital Folder Number: 004204495
Image Number: 00406
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George Knight M 41 New York
Alvira Knight F 34 New York
Noel Knight M 10 Ohio
Matilda Knight F 7 Ohio
Lewis W Knight M 6 Ohio
John L Knight M 4 Ohio
Malvina Knight F 1 Ohio
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXQ5-3CW : accessed 10 Feb 2014), George Knight, Salisbury, Meigs, Ohio, United States; citing dwelling , family 1320, NARA microfilm publication , roll .

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4NC-FFC name: Geo Knight event: Census event date: 1852 event place: Placer, California gender: Male age: 43 birthplace: New York estimated birth year: 1809 page: 130 film number: 909231 digital folder number: 004156513 image number: 00096 Collection: "California, State Census, 1852," Geo Knight, Placer, California

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Geo Knight
Age in 1860: 50  
Birth Year: abt 1810  
Birthplace: New York  
Home in 1860: Township 2, Placer, California
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Ophirville
Household Members: Name Age
Geo Knight 50  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 2, Placer, California; Roll: M653_62; Page: 653; Image: 96.

Name: George Knight
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: California, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1811-1812
Birthplace: New York
Page Number: 26
Household ID: 315
Line Number: 4
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000545575
Digital Folder Number: 004259314
Image Number: 00296
Household Gender Age Birthplace
George Knight M 58 New York
Elizabeth Knight F 39 Ohio
Mary Knight F 2 California
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MN62-5V9 : accessed 10 Feb 2014), George Knight, California, United States; citing p. , family 315, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545575.

MEDIA: J1648 - George Knight h/o Alvira Stivers - http://home.comcast.net/~desilva/p8.htm#i216

OBITUARY: Obituary published in THE PLACER WEEKLY ARGUS, Vol. 4, No. 52, Saturday, September 2, 1876.
DIED At Ophir, August 22nd [1876], George Knight, a native of the State of New York, in the 66th year of his age.

Alvira STIVERS was born in 1816 in New York. She died in 1859. Alvira married (MRIN:500) George KNIGHT on 7 Mar 1839 in Meigs County, Ohio.

MARRIAGE: Groom's Name: George Knight
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Elvira Stivers
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 07 Mar 1839
Marriage Place: Meigs Co., Oh
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M51317-1
System Origin: Ohio-VR
Source Film Number: 313453
Reference Number: 2:407TQ8Q
Collection: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

They had the following children.

  M i Noel KNIGHT was born on 27 Apr 1840. He died on 24 Feb 1882.
  F ii
Matilda KNIGHT was born in 1843 in Salisbury, Meigs, Ohio.



CENSUS: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXQ5-3CC name: Matilda Knight event: Census event date: 1850 event place: Salisbury, Meigs, Ohio, United States gender: Female age: 7 marital status: race (original): race (standardized): birthplace: Ohio estimated birth year: 1843 dwelling house number: 1292 family number: 1320 line number: 9 nara publication number: M432 nara roll number: 710 film number: 444703 digital folder number: 004204495 image number: 00406 Collection: Matilda Knight in household of George Knight, "United States Census, 1850"
  M iii Lewis W. KNIGHT was born on 22 Apr 1844. He died on 22 Jul 1896.
  M iv John Stivers KNIGHT was born on 2 Oct 1846. He died on 25 Dec 1927.
  F v Malvina "Mellie" KNIGHT was born on 19 Dec 1849. She died on 18 Mar 1877.

Joseph H. JENKINS was born in 1835. Joseph married (MRIN:501) Orfany KNIGHT on 27 Oct 1858 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Orfany KNIGHT [Parents] was born in 1838 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York. Orfany married (MRIN:501) Joseph H. JENKINS on 27 Oct 1858 in Clinton County, Iowa.

MARRIAGE: Clinton County, Iowa Marriage Records.
Book 1 ( 1840-1872)   Page 77   Cert# 992
Miss Fanny Knight & Mr Joseph H. Jenkins
Date of license: 25 Oct 1858
Date of marriage: 27 Oct 1858
Date of return: 3 Dec 1858
Married by: T.H. Batcheler, Minister of the Gospel

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KCWP-HTV name: Joseph H. Jenkins event type: Marriage event date: 27 Oct 1858 event place: Clinton, Iowa, United States age: birth year (estimated): father's name: mother's name: mother's spouse's spouse's age: spouse's birth year (estimated): spouse's father's name: Spouse's mother's name: reference id: 77 gs film number: 1005210 digital folder number: 004309881 image number: 166 Collection: Fanny Knight, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"


Arthur Wilford KNIGHT [Parents] was born on 30 Sep 1947 in Utah. Arthur married (MRIN:502) Nedra S. KNIGHT.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Arthur W Knight
Birth Date: 30 Sep 1947
Phone Number: 383-9024
[993-7873]  
Address: 631 W Sherri Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85233-8044 (1993)
[385 N Holcomb St, Castle Rock, CO, 80104-8909]
[2657 Twain Dr, Magna, UT, 84044]
[3529 E Pueblo Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85204-4025 (1990)]  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

Nedra S. KNIGHT was born on 26 Aug 1950. Nedra married (MRIN:502) Arthur Wilford KNIGHT.

BIOGRAPHY: U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Nedra S Knight
Birth Date: 26 Aug 1950
Phone Number: 383-9024
[993-7873]  
Address: 631 W Sherri Dr, Gilbert, AZ, 85233-8044 (1993)
[2647 Twain Dr, Magna, UT, 84044-1382]
[3529 E Pueblo Ave, Mesa, AZ, 85204-4025 (1990)]  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Nedra S Knight
Birth Date: 26 Aug 1950
Address: 7300 Cedarwood Dr, Boise, ID, 83709-1831
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings

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