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John Alvord

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore
Husband of Annice Alvord (Judd); Abigail Alvord (Phelps) and Elizabeth Alvord (Copley)
Brother of Abigail Alvord; Thomas Alvord, Sr.; Mary Weller; Elizabeth Burt; Benjamin P Alvord and 6 others

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http://books.google.com/books?id=3wU7AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=abigail+Alvord+1647&source=bl&ots=1IkUwnnBBx&sig=fyp-7uy59g3BqYeBsfYQWYhw46Y&hl=en&sa=X&ei=d_7FU4q-NpPeoATJkYCQAw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwBTge#v=onepage&q=abigail%20Alvord%201647&f=false The Burke and Alvord memorial: A genealogical account of the descendants of...  By John Alonzo Boutelle, William Alvord Burke. Pages 98, 100-101.

John,

  • born Windsor, Conn., Aug 12, 1649;
  • died Northampton.
  • Will dated April 18, 1721, Prob. Dec 8, 1727;
  • married Abigail Phelps.

II. 7. John Alvord (pg 100)

  • “The Town granted John Alvord a lot of six acres for a home lot in some convenient place, we say, where it may not prejudice The Town, provided he dwell in the Town four years and build on that or some other and possess it four years.”
    • The following is an abstract of a deed now in the possession of a connection:
    • Jan 20, 1693-4. William Hulberd & Mary his wife for twenty pounds sterling, convey unto John alvord of Northampton, within the Common field or meadow land, called the Last Demison, five acres be it more or less, and is bounded “Butting on the high waies westerly; bordering on the land of Wm. Miller Northerly; on Isaac Sheldon southerly, &c.
    • In presence, &c. Medad Pumry, Jonathan Alvard, William Hulburd, The mark of X, Mary Hulberd.”
  • For grants of land to him see Proprieters’ Book, Northampton, page 81.
  • In his will, dated April 18, 1721, prob. Dec. 8, 1727, he bequeaths all his property to his widow, Abigail Alvord.
  • He was married in Northampton, to Abigail Phelps.
    • Born Windsor, Conn., April 5, 1655;
    • died Northampton, Aug 26, 1756.
    • Daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (____) Phelps of Northampton,
      • who was the son of William Phelps, who probably came in the Mary and John from Plymouth in 1630, and settled in Dorchester, Mass.
      • Mr. William Phelps, grandfather of Mrs. Alvord, was a person of much note in his day. In 1634 he was a representative and selectman; and in 1635 he moved with Rev. John Warham to Windsor, Conn., where he was for many years one of the Governor’s “Assistants.”
  • Mrs Alvord was considered a lady of dignity.
  • “Abigail Alvord wife to John Alvord of Northampton being presented by the Grand Jury to this Court for wearing silk contrary to law & it being found the witnesses were sometime mistaken she was dismissed.” [County Court Records, March 26, 1678.]
  • She conveyed her property to her nephew, Joseph Alvord. See Joseph Alvord, No. 49.
    • Abstract from an original deed, now in the possession of a descendant of Joseph Alvord:
      • Abigail Alvord relict of John Alvord dec, of my own free will, as also upon the account of ye love and affection I have unto my kingsman Joseph Alvord son unto Ebenezer Alvord as alsoe for and upon ye Consideration of my sd kingsman joseph Alvord taking care of mee and my estate during my natural Life; therefore I ye sd Abigail Alvord having by my sd. husband John Alvord’s last will... all his estate of all sorts both Real & Personal; now upon ye Considerations aforesaid of ye sd Abigail Alvord; doe for myself &c give unto my sd kingsman all ye whole of my sd estate both Real & Personal, descending or given to mee by said husbands will or belonging to mee or descending to mee by any other ways or means.
      • Provided this conveyance is to be understood with this limitation, that it is not to take effect till after my decease; only my sd kingsman is to use and improve my estate out of which I am to have a Comfortable and honorable maintenance according to my degree, which if my said kingsman should fail in, then I doe reserve to my self a Liberty, to Lease out any of my Real Estate or sell any of my personal estate for my support and maintenance. Signed Jan 8, 1727-8.
  • She died at the house of Joseph Alvord.
    • The town records say, “1756 Aug 26 Died the aged Wido Abigail Alvord said to be about one hundred and two years, said to have been born in the same year this town was first planted.”
    • Savage says, “She was the oldest person that ever died in Northampton; but exact truth after the correction of old style, makes her age 101 years, 4 mos. and 11 days.”
  • No children.
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John Alvord[1]

  • b. 12 August 1649,
  • d. 17 March 1727
  • John "Aluard" signed "Petition against Imposts" Nov. 4, 1668.
  • Oath of Allegiance was given to Jno. Alvord at Northampton, Mass., Feb. 8, 1678.
  • At a legal Town meeting in Northampton, Mass., July 23, 1675, "The Town granted John Alvord a lot of six acres for a home lot in some convenient place, we say, where it may not prejudice the Town, provided he dwell in the Town for years and build on that or some other and possess it four years."
  • In his will, dated April 18, 1721, probated Dec. 8, 1727,
    • he bequeathed all his property to his widow, Abigail Alvord.
  • Mrs. Alvord was considered a lady of dignity.
  • "Abigail Alvord, wife to John Alvord of Northampton, being presented by the Grand Jury, to this Court, for wearing silk contrary to law & it being found the witnesses were sometimes mistaken, she was dismissed." (Court Rec. March 27, 1676.)
  • There were twenty-two others brought into court at the same time. They were charged with "wearing silk in a flaunting manner, wearing long hair and other extravagances contrary to honest and sober order and demeanor not becoming a wilderness state, at least the profession of Christianity and religion."
  • She conveyed her property to her nephew Joseph Alvord.
    • Abstract of an original deed, now in the possession of a descendant of Joseph Alvord:
      • "Abigail Alvord relict of John Alvord dec. of own free will, as also upon the account of ye love and affection I have unto my kingsman Joseph Alvord, son unto Ebenezer Alvord as alsoe for and upon ye Consideration of my sd kingsman Joseph Alvord taking care of mee and my estate during my natural Life; therefore I ye sd Abigail Alvord having by my sd husband John Alvord's last will all his estate of all sorts both Real & Personal; now upon ye considerations aforesaid of ye sd Abigail Alvord; doe for myself &c. give unto my sd kingsman all ye whole of my sd both Real & Personal, descending or given to me by said husbands will, for belonging to mee, or descending to me, by any other ways or means.
      • "Provided this conveyance is to be understood with this limitation, that it is not to take effect till after my decease; only my sd kingsman is to use and improve my estate out of which I am to have a Comfortable and honorable maintenance according to my degree, which if my said kingsman should fail in, then I doe reserve to myself a Liberty, to Lease out any of my Real Estate or sell any of my personal estate for my support and maintenance. Signed Jan. 8, 1727-8"
  • Mrs. Alvord died at the house of Joseph Alvord.
    • The town records say: "1756, Aug. 26, Died, the aged Wido Abigail Alvord, said to be about one hundred and two years, said to have been born in the same year this town was first planted."
    • Savage says: "She was the oldest person that ever died in Northamption; but exact truth, after the correction of old style, makes her age 101 years, 4 months and 11 days."
    • She attended church in three meeting houses, through the ministry of Mr. Stoddard, Mr. Edwards, and part of that of Mr. Hooker. [3]

Citations

  • 1. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A. d. Andrews, 1908). Hereinafter cited as Alvord. Page 34.
  • 2. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord, Page 29.
  • 3. [S432] Samuel M. Alvord, Alvord.
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John Alvord's Timeline

1649
August 12, 1649
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1675
1675
Age 25
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
1727
March 17, 1727
Age 77
Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
1769
1769
Age 77
Probably Waterbury, New Haven County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
1905
May 9, 1905
Age 77
May 9, 1905
Age 77
May 9, 1905
Age 77
May 9, 1905
Age 77
May 9, 1905
Age 77
1921
March 25, 1921
Age 77