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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Surname: Alvord

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None of these Alvord men are in my direct line,
but I think there's a strong family resemblance among them
and I imagine our shared forebears would have looked quite like them.

In my Alvord line, Rosmer Kerr's eighth great-grandfather is believed to have been:
  • Thomas Alvord, thought to have married Joanna Hawkins 11 May 1618 at Ashill, County Somerset, England. They would have been my tenth great-grandparents.
  • Alexander Alvord, thought to have been baptized 15 October 1627 at Bridport near Whitestaunton, England. He married Mary Voar on 29 October 1646 in Windsor, Connecticut. They were my ninth great-grandparents.
  • Abigail Alvord, born 6 October 1647 at Windsor, Connecticut. She married Thomas Root on 3 July 1666. They were my eighth great-grandparents.
Read more about the Alvords here:



Alvord, Samuel Morgan. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord: An Early Settler of Windson, Conn. and Northhampton, Mass. Webster, N.Y.: A.D. Andrews, 1908.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

Hi T.K.,
I have a lot of Alvords. Would it be ok if I use the book link for my blog (in the future)? Thanks for the heads up.

T.K. said...

Of course, cousin! You'll find this book at both Internet Archive and Google. Both are embeddable. The internet just keeps gettin' funner every day, huh? ;-)

Barbara said...

Thanks a lot. I have Abigail's brother Thomas who m. Joanna Taylor. We didn't know this before, did we? of if so, I'm getting pretty forgetful, but at least I've got a cousin who will keep me informed.

T.K. said...

No, I don't think we knew this before, Barbara, but I'm getting to the point now where it's getting hard to keep track of which geneabloggers I'm related to. I'm thinking about making a Cousins' Blogroll page with links to their blogs and a line or two about how we're related.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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