Samuel Alger

14 February 1786–24 September 1874 (Age 88)
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Alger was born on 14 February 1786, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Alger, was 35 and his mother, Elisabeth Humes, was 39. He married Clarissa Hancock on 25 February 1808, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1812. In 1870, at the age of 84, his occupation is listed as age 84 a carpenter, wife clarissa 79. living with sil francis whitney 65, daughter clarissa 40, grandchildren new sam 19, eli 17, job 15, ira 13. in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. He died on 24 September 1874, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Alger
Clarissa Hancock
Marriage: 25 February 1808
Eli Ward Alger
Samuel Alger
Amy Saphony Alger
Fanny Alger
Amy Sophronia Alger
John Alger
Alva Alger
Samuel H Alger
Thomas Hancock Alger
Clarissa Alger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1808Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 11
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    Age 26
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Alger. Pronounced with a soft g it is from Old French Alg(i)er, Aug(i)er (ancient Germanic Adalgari, composed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + gāri ‘spear’); see Auger . Pronounced with a hard g, it is a variant of Algar .Scottish and English: in Scotland, Alger may be a variant of Algeo .German: from a shortened form of the ancient Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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    Story Highlight

    SAMUEL AND CLARISSA HANCOCK ALGER by Ilene Hanks Kingsbury, great granddaughter dates and information edited by Marlene Mitchell Thayne, 1995

    PIONEERS OF SALT LAKE VALLEY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1848 Samuel Alger was born February 14, 1786 in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was the son of John Alger and Elizabeth Hume Alger. C …

    Sources (85)

    • Samuel Alger, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Sam Alger, "United States Census, 1810"
    • Samuel in entry for George J. Crowd, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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