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Alexander Alvord

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Whitestaunton, Sommerset, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Alford and Joan Hawkins
Husband of Mary Vore
Father of Abigail Alvord; John Alvord; Mary Weller; Elizabeth Burt; Benjamin P Alvord and 7 others
Brother of Benedictus Alford; William Alford; Joan (Joanna) Fowler and (son) ALVORD

Occupation: Emigrant. Lived in Windsor, Conn. when he came to America
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About Alexander Alvord

Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Vital Records, Windsor Marriages - 1640s to early 1700s First Book Windsor Births Marriages and Deaths 1638-1704, Page Fifty-Three

  • Benedictus Alford and Jane Nuton were married November 26th 1640
  • Alexander Alford and Mary Voar were married Oct 29th 1646

THE 1633/4 PASSENGER LIST FOR THE "MARY & JOHN" A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, By James Savage

ALVORD, ALEXANDER, Windsor, m. 29 Oct. 1646, Mary, d. of Richard Vore,or Voar; had Abigail,b. 6 Oct. 1617; John, 12 Aug. 1649; Mary, 6 July, 1651; Thomas, 27 Oct. 1653; Elizabeth 12 Nov. 1655; Benjamin, 11 Feb. 1658; and Sarah, 24 June, 1660; rem. next yr. to Northampton, there had Jeremiah, 9 May 1663; Ebenezer, 23 Dec. 1665; and Jonathan, 6 Apr. 1669. His w. d. bef. 1683, and he d. 3 Oct. 1687. His sis. Joan m. 6 May 1646, Amblose Fowler

Alexander Alvord removed from Windsor to Northampton about 1661. His older children were born in Windsor, and the last four can be found in the Northampton VR's.

Note that the date of his marriage (in Savage) differs from the actual VR's of Windsor by three years.

Trumbull, in his "History of Northampton" states: "The other buildings burned at this time, all of which were without the line of palisades, were those of Alexander Alvord, who probably lived in the vicinity of what is now known as Pomeroy Terrace."

Trumbull is referring to the Indian raid on Northampton in 1676, during the course of King Philip's War.

Alexander Alvord received a grant of land within the fortress to replace his burned house. It was located along Hawley Street. Inexplicably, his son John, who owned no land prior to the raid, was also granted a home lot at this time, but this may have been coincidental.

Alvord or Alford

Samuel Morgan Alvord explains in his genealogy that the Alvord spelling seems to have been adopted after his removal to Northampton, Mass. He uses it exclusively in his book, and we will honor that here for descendants of Alexander.

Morgan Alvord concludes that Alexander, Benedict and Joanna were siblings and that they came to America probably as minors and perhaps as orphans about the years 1636-40.

Sources:

Title: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

Abbrev: Alvord

Author: Alvord, samuel M.

Publication: A. d. Andrews, Webster, NY, 1908

Page: Page 29.

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Additional rootsweb information

  1. ID: I09016
  2. Name: Alexander ALVORD 1
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT 1627 in Bridgeport, County Dorset, England 1
  5. Baptism: 15 OCT 1627 Bridgeport, County Dorset, England 1
  6. Death: 03 NOV 1687 in Northampton, Hampshire county, Massachusetts colony 1
  7. Note:
   In King Phillip's War, 1676, the building of Alexander Alvord were burned - probably in the vicinity of what is now known as Pomeroy Terrace, outside the Palisades, Northampton, Ma. He received a war grant of land on Hawley St in 1676 near the site of Chicago Beef Co's warehouse.
   Info from various records -
   "Alexander Alluard" signed a petition against imposts Nov 4, 1668. Signed a petition to Mass. Legislature to form a society at Northfield, May 31, 1671: was admitted to the Northampton Church after 1672: subscribed to Harvard Collage 4 lbs, flax --.o4s, 1672-3; took oath of Allegiance at Northampton, Ma Feb 8, 1678; was admitted Freeman in 1684.
   A local Historian speaks of him as an "early settler and possessed of large means for the times".
   Will (Northampton Reg of Probate, Hampshire Co, Vol 1, p 265) Resided, Windsor, Ct and in 1661 moved to Northampton, Ma.

Ancestry Hints for Alexander ALVORD

   4 possible matches found on Ancestry.com

Father: Thomas ALFORD b: 1575 in Whitstaunton Parish, County Somerset, England

Mother: Joanna HAWKINS b: 1594 in Ashill, County Somerset, England

Marriage 1 Mary VORE

   * Married: 29 OCT 1646 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony 1

Children

  1. Thomas ALVORD b: 27 OCT 1653 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  2. Abigail ALVORD b: 06 OCT 1647 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  3. John ALVORD b: 12 AUG 1649 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  4. Mary ALVORD b: 06 JUL 1651 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  5. Elizabeth ALVORD b: 12 NOV 1655 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  6. Benjamin ALVORD b: 11 FEB 1658 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  7. Sarah ALVORD b: 24 JUN 1660 in Windsor, Hartford county, Connecticut colony
  8. Jeremiah ALVORD b: 09 MAY 1663 in Northampton, Hampshire county, Massachusetts colony
  9. Ebeneezer ALVORD b: 23 DEC 1665 in Northampton, Hampshire county, Massachusetts colony
 10. Jonathan ALVORD b: 06 APR 1669 in Northampton, Hampshire county, Massachusetts colony

Sources:

  1. Author: Compiled by Alvord, Samuel Morgan
     Title: A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord of Windsor, Conn., & Northampton, Mass.
     Publication: Name: 1908, A. D. Andrews, Webster, N. Y.;
     Note:
     Source Medium: Book
     823 pgs.

suzysclanadded this on 28 Jul 2010

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Holcombe bio

Alexander Alvord1

b. 15 October 1627, d. 3 October 1687

Alexander Alvord|b. 15 Oct 1627\nd. 3 Oct 1687|p474.htm#i23655|Thomas Alvord||p474.htm#i23666|Joan Hawkins||p474.htm#i23667|||||||||||||

    Alexander Alvord was baptized on 15 October 1627 at probably Bridport, Co. Dorset, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Alvord and Joan Hawkins.2 Alexander Alvord married Mary Vore, daughter of Richard Vore and Ann (?), on 29 October 1646 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 Alexander Alvord died on 3 October 1687 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, at age 59.1

Alvord or Alford

Samuel Morgan Alvord explains in his genealogy that the Alvord spelling seems to have been adopted after his removal to Northampton, Mass. He uses it exclusively in his book, and we will honor that here for descendants of Alexander.

Morgan Alvord concludes that Alexander, Benedict and Joanna were siblings and that they came to America probably as minors and perhaps as orphans about the years 1636-40.

Children of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore

   * Abigail Alvord+1 b. 6 Oct 1647, d. 17 Jun 1699
   * John Alvord1 b. 12 Aug 1649, d. 17 Mar 1727
   * Mary Alvord+1 b. 6 Jul 1651
   * Thomas Alvord+1 b. 27 Oct 1653, d. 22 Jul 1688
   * Elizabeth Alvord+1 b. 12 Nov 1655, d. 6 May 1687
   * Benjamin Alvord+1 b. 11 Feb 1658, d. 1715
   * Sarah Alvord+1 b. 24 Jun 1660, d. 16 May 1704
   * Jeremiah Alvord+1 b. 9 May 1663
   * Ebenezer Alvord+1 b. 23 Dec 1665, d. 29 Nov 1738
   * Jonathan Alvord+1 b. 6 Apr 1669, d. 13 Aug 1729
   * Child Alvord1 b. 1671

Citations

  1. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 29.
  2. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 18.

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rootsweb bio

Alexander Alvord was a member of the Church of England. The nationality of Alexander Alvord was English. He was baptized 15 October 1627 at Bridgeport, Dorsetshire, England.1,2 He married Mary Vore, daughter of Richard Vore and Ann (?), on 29 October 1646 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.3,4,5,6,1 Alexander died 3 October 1687 at Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, at age 59.1,7 FamilyMary Vore b. c 1630, d. b 1683 Children

   * Abigail Alvord b. 6 Oct 1647, d. 17 Jun 1699
   * John Alvord b. 12 Aug 1649, d. 17 Mar 1727
   * Mary Alvord+ b. 6 Jul 1651
   * Thomas Alvord b. 27 Oct 1653, d. 22 Jul 1688
   * Elizabeth Alvord b. 12 Nov 1655, d. 6 May 1687
   * Benjamin Alvord b. 11 Feb 1658, d. 1715
   * Sarah Alvord b. 24 Jun 1660, d. 16 May 1704
   * Jeremiah Alvord b. 9 May 1663
   * Ebenezer Alvord b. 23 Dec 1665, d. 29 Nov 1738
   * Jonathan Alvord b. 6 Apr 1669, d. 13 Aug 1727

Citations

  1. [S405] William Richard Cutter, Genealogies of Connecticut, v3, p1275.
  2. [S327] Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, p15, 18.
  3. [S410] Henry R. Stiles, History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, p34, 35.
  4. [S1019] Some Early Records & Documents of & Relating to the Town of Windsor CT, 1639-1703, p22.
  5. [S401] James Savage, Genealogy Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, v4, p376.
  6. [S400] The American Genealogist, v26, 67.
  7. [S1028] Vital Records of Northampton, Hampshire County MA.

suzysclanadded this on 21 Jul 2010

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Alexander Alvord's Timeline

1627
October 15, 1627
Whitestaunton, Sommerset, England
October 15, 1627
Bridgport, Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
Prob., Bridport Co., Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
Prob., Bridport Co., Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
October 15, 1627
Bridport, D., England
October 15, 1627
Prob., Bridport Co., Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
Prob., Bridport Co., Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
Prob., Bridport Co., Dorset, England
October 15, 1627
Bridport, Dorsetshire, England