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Thomas Alger

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Plymouth Colony
Death: 1684 (49)
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Place of Burial: Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Alger and Wife of Thomas Alger
Husband of Elizabeth Alger
Father of Susannah Allen; Israel Alger and Deliverance Latham (Alger)

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Jim Howard
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About Thomas Alger


Thomas Alger, the first cross-Atlantic ancestor of the family whose history is herein presented, was one of eight men bearing the name of Alger, who settled in New England during the seventeenth century. The exact time of his arrival is unknown. As nearly as can now be determined, it was in the vicinity of 1665. In that year he appears at Taunton ;proof of his presence being afforded by the following entry on the old proprietary records of the town :

"January 9th, 1664-5. Granted that Thomas Auger* shall have a parcel of land that lieth at ye head of Thomas Linkon's land and ye land of Robert Crossman, as much as that place willafford."

This place was situated near the Three-mile River, a stream flowing through the easterly part of Taunton. There its eems he took up his abode ; and in the autumn of the year he brought to it a wife.

We read on the Old Colony records that Thomas Alger, of Taunton, and Elizabeth Packard, of Bridgewater, were married November the 14th, 1665., She was the daughter of Samuel Packard, of Wymondham, England, whoo with his wife and child came in 1638, in the ship Diligent, to this country, and settled first in Hing­ham, and then in Bridgewater, dying in the latter place about 1684.

In after years, Thomas Alger removed within the limits of Bridgewater, and there, it is supposed, died, perhaps soon after, as his name does not appear on the records of the town. Facts concerning his life might doubtless have been found on the Taunton records, but unfortunately they have been destroyed.

He had at least two children.— They were named from a brother and sister of their mother, and were :

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Thomas Alger's Timeline

Plymouth Colony
Age 29
Age 30
West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Age 34
West Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Age 49
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States