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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 Alvord
Father of Abigail Root; John Alvord; Thomas Alvord, Sr.; Mary Weller; Elizabeth Burt 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

Source: 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.

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

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:

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.

suzysclanadded this on 28 Jul 2010 http://www.holcombegenealogy.com/data/p474.htm#i23655


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
  • Family: Mary 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 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~deblack/p11.htm#i3206

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http://www.familypursuit.com/genealogy/alvord_alexander/alexander-alvord-b.1627-d.1687-1

Alexander ALVORD
 (born 15 Oct 1627 - died 3 Oct 1687)

  • Given Names Alexander
  • Surname / Family Name ALVORD
  • Gender Male
  • Birth Date 15 Oct 1627
  • Birth Place Bridport, County Dorset, England
  • Death Date 3 Oct 1687
  • Death Place: Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

Additional Facts for Alexander ALVORD

  • Name at Birth: Alexander ALVORD
  • Birth: 15 Oct 1627 - Bridport, West Dorset, Dorset, England, United kingdom
  • Christening: 15 Oct 1627 - Prob,Bridport,Dorset,England
  • Burial: Oct 1687
  • Death: 3 Oct 1687 - Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Marriages of Alexander ALVORD
    • Mary VORE
      • b. 1625 Windsor,Hartford,Conn
      • d. 25 Oct 1687 Northampton,Hmpshr,MA
      • Marriage: 29 Oct 1646 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Parents of Alexander ALVORD:
    • Father Thomas ALFORD
      • b. ABT 1595 Whitstaunton Parish, Somersetshire, England
      • d. 1636 Whitstaunton, Somersetshire, England
    • Mother Joan HAWKINS
      • b. 1594 Ashill, Somerset, England, United kingdom
      • d. 27 May 1636 Whitestaunton, Somerset, England, United kingdom
  • Children of Alexander ALVORD with Mary VORE
    • Abigail ALVORD
      • b. 6 Oct 1647 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 17 Jun 1699 Windsor, Hartford, Conn
    • John ALVORD
      • b. 12 Aug 1649 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 17 Mar 1727 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Mary ALVORD
      • b. 6 Jul 1651 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. ABT 1686 Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
    • Thomas ALVORD
      • b. 27 Oct 1653 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 22 Jul 1688 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
      • Burial: Jul 1688 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
    • Elizabeth ALVORD
      • b. 12 Nov 1655 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 6 May 1687 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Benjamin ALVORD
      • b. 11 Feb 1658 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 1715 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Jeremiah ALVORD
      • b. 9 May 1663 Northampton,Hampshire,Ma,OR Conn
      • d. 6 Jun 1709 Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Sarah ALVORD
      • b. 24 Jun 1660 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
      • d. 16 May 1704 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
    • Ebenezer ALVORD
      • b. 23 Dec 1665 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
      • d. 29 Nov 1738 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Jonathan ALVORD
      • b. 6 Apr 1669 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
      • d. 13 Aug 1727 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
    • Stillborn Child ALVORD
      • b. 1671 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
      • d. 1671 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
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http://www.myarnolds.com/individual.php?pid=I88875&ged=Arnold.ged Alexander Alvord 1687 (Age 39)

Note: WILL OF ALEXANDER ALVORD

  • "Northampton December 6, 1689 at the Court of Common please the aforesaid Will was presented the witnesses thereto mr Joseph Hawley Jno. Lyman Examined concerning there being prsent at the tyme of Alexander Alvord signeing & sealing it wch they acknowledged and set their hands thereto and further made Oath that the sd Allexander was then of sound disposeing mynde. John Pynchon Hampshire Co., Vol. 1, 265 James Cornish.

" WILL

  • " May 23, 1687. Whereas I Alexander Alvord of Northampton in the Countie of Hampshire in the Massachusetts Bay in New England being weak and deceased in strngth and will stricken in years, dayly Lookeing wh I shall go hence unto the place appointed for all liveing doe therefore make, ordaine constitute & appoint this my Last Will and Testament, I being of perfect memory and sound Understanding I committ my soul to God that gave it and Jesus that redeemed it.
  • " Hopeing through his merrits to receive pardon of all my sins and to be accepted in the sight of God.
  • " I leave my Body to be buried in comely manner at the discretion of my Executor heafter mentioned & as for that portion of outward estate that God hath given me I idspose, alienate and bequeath it as followeth viz:
  • " Whereas my son John Alvord; my daughter Abigail wife to Thomas Root; Mary Weller deceased; and Elizabeth Birth deceased; having received the full of their portiones already, I only give as follows viz.
  • " To John Alvord twenty shillings; to Sam Root son to Thomas Root twenty shillings; to two of my sons Weller's children, Experience, and Abigail, to each of you 20, to Henry Burt's child 20
  • " To Thomas Alvord twentie shillings and to his two sons Thomas and John twentie shillings to each of them.
  • " To my son Benjamin Alvord I give that part of my old house joyneing to that with my won Weller lived in, together with that piece of Land it standeth upon which was given me by the town.
  • " Item to my son Jeremiah Alvord I give thirtie poinds. To my daughter Sarah Alvord I give thirtie poinds.
  • " Item, to my son John Alvord I give twentie pounds.
  • " The rest of my Estate my just and due debts being payed I give to my sone Ebenezer Alvord viz: my house barne, orchard, pasture, meadow land, stock, debts, household stuff and all my estate whatsoever, both moveables and immovables.
  • " Alsoe my will is that the Legacies be paid out of the stock, debts & inmoveable Estate, and to be payd to each of them, the one half at my decease, the other half within two years after; & my will is that my son Ebenezer shall not alienate any part of the lands given him but shall make such disposall of the same to the heirs of his body as shall see cause.
  • " And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Ebenezer Alvord to be the sole Executor of this my last will and testament.
  • " In witness hereto I have subscribed and sealed this 23d May 1687, and I desire my turstie ffriende Mr. Hawley to see this my will to be accomplished and to take speciall care of my unmarried children; to advise them in matching & to have the oversight of this while they remayne in a single condition.
  • Allexander Alvord

Signed sealed in the presence of us his A. A. mark

  • Joseph Hawley
  • John Lyman"
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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