Augustus Tripp Alvord

Male23 January 1798–18 September 1872

Brief Life History of Augustus Tripp

When Augustus Tripp Alvord was born on 23 January 1798, in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Woolcott Alvord, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Dunham, was 27. He married Susanna Nichols on 24 January 1819. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States in 1855 and Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 18 September 1872, in Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Trenton Cemetery, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Tripp Alvord
Clarinda Nichols
Marriage: 17 September 1826
Adm. Ozro Alvord
Julius Alvord
Edwin Alvord
Marion Alvord
Evalina Alvord

Sources (5)

  • Augustus Elwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Augustus Tripp Alvord, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Augustus J Alvord in entry for Evalina Alvord, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1826
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 4

    Established in 1802.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 21

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): variant of Alford 1; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

    History: This surname was brought to North America by Alexander Alvord, who came from Devon or Somerset to Windsor, CT, c. 1645. He had many prominent descendants.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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