Name: Serel ALGER
Birth: 19 JUN 1766 in Rhode Island
Death: 27 DEC 1839 in Boston, Erie, New York
Burial: Cobble Hill Cemetery, Boston, Erie, New York
Reference Number: 1024+2A211.2
Change Date: 27 JAN 2014 at 13:33:15
BIOGRAPHY: Posted by: Chris Knight Date: October 31, 1999 at 20:52:45
In Reply to: Alger Cemetery Clinton Co Iowa by Russ Hanson
I am related to the Knight family you mentioned buried in the (2) cemeteries - Alger and Mowder. Lyman Alger's 2nd wife, Martha Knight, is my g-g-g-grandaunt. She was first married to Lyman's brother, Serill Alger, who died in Illinois. Their only son, Delos Alger, died in the Civil War. Looking at the marriage date for Lyman and Martha, Delos would have to have been Serill's son or perhaps (?). As far as the other Knight's, William Knight (Martha's brother)married Roxanna Alger. Roxanna (Roxana) is buried next to William in Alger Cemetery. Did you happen to get a date of death on Roxanna's tombstone? Roxanna is Lyman' s sister according to the family Bible page (copy) that I have. Gorton Knight married Marsena Alger and later, Chloe . Gorton has (2) tombstones: one in Mowder Cemetery in Clinton County, Iowa next to Chloe and one at Elton Cemetery in Delevan (Freedom Twshp.), New York next to his first wife, Marcena Alger. Gorton's son, Edward G. Knight, moved to Clinton County with his wife, Mary Jane Alger, daughter of Lyman and Dorcas (Hawkins) Alger. I have not seen mention of his tombstone in the Clinton County records.
This particular branch of Algers came from Serill and Polly (Jackson) Alger who moved around quite a bit. Serill (Sr.) was born in Rhode Island. The couple started in CT, then moved to Pownal, VT then to Nelson, Madison, NY then to North Boston, Erie (then Niagara?), NY. Their children moved to Freedom Township, then out to the Calam us, Clinton, IA area.
The Curtis name is from Almon (Almond)Curtis who married Phila Knight (Martha's and William's sister). Almon Curtis was first married married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Sanborn. DeWitt Clinton Curtis is named after NY governor DeWitt Clinton and is from Almon Curtis' first marriage. Children from Almon's marriage to Phila Knight went further West than Iowa, most ending up in the Dakotas.
Sarel ALGER was born 19 Jun 1766 in Rhode Island, and died aft 1820 in Erie County, New York?. He married Mary Polly JACKSON 20 Nov 1787, daughter of Joseph JACKSON and Margaret CAMPBELL. She was born 5 May 1764 in Massachusetts, and died aft 1820 in Erie County, New York.
Children of Sarel ALGER and Mary Polly JACKSON are:
i. Oliver ALGER was born 15 Feb 1788.
ii. Marsena ALGER was born 15 May 1790 in Pownal(?), Vermont, and died 26 Jan 1854 in Freedom Twp, Cattaraugus, New York. She married Gorton KNIGHT abt 1817 in Boston, Erie County, New York, son of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. He was born 26 Jul 1793 in Pomfret(?), Connecticut, and died 28 Oct 1873 in Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa.
iii. Margret ALGER was born 14 Apr 1792.
iv. Joseph ALGER was born 23 Apr 1794, and died 6 Jul 1868. He married Prudence FOSICK 10 Nov 1830. She died 18 Sep 1848. He married Almira L. PIERCE 10 Feb 1850. She was born 1809-1810 in New York.
v. Orphena ALGER was born 29 Apr 1796.
vi. Eleanor ALGER was born 10 Feb 1798.
vii. Lyman ALGER was born 12 Sep 1800 in Madison County, New York, and died 10 Nov 1885 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Dorcas HAWKINS 1822. She was born 14 Aug 1798 in New York, and died 14 Aug 1838 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Martha KNIGHT 2 Nov 1840 in Clinton County, Iowa, daughter of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. She was born 15 Feb 1815 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 21 May 1841 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Esther HAWKINS 14 Aug 1841. She was born 9 Jul 1800 in New York, and died 25 Sep 1872 in Clinton County, Iowa.
viii. Roxanna ALGER was born 26 Apr 1802 in New York, and died 28 Dec 1857 in Calamus, Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa. She married William KNIGHT bef 1831, son of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. He was born 25 Aug 1803 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 7 Dec 1841 in Calamus, Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa.
ix. Serill ALGER was born 16 Mar 1805, and died in La Salle County, Illinois. He married Martha KNIGHT, daughter of Noel KNIGHT and Martha WHITE. She was born 15 Feb 1815 in New Woodstock, Madison, New York, and died 21 May 1841 in Clinton County, Iowa.
x. Truman ALGER was born 27 Jun 1808 in Ostego County, New York, and died 16 Apr 1872 in Clinton County, Iowa. He married Charlott. She was born 1 Dec 1799 in Oneida County, New York, and died 6 Dec 1884 in Clinton County, Iowa.
CENSUS: 1800 Census, Cazenovia Twp, Madison, NY, Page 928:
Serril Alger, under 10 - 2 males 3 females, 10 to 16 - 1 male 1 female, 26 to 45 -1 male 1 female.
Oliver Alger, under 10 - 3 males, 26 to 45 -1 male 1 female.
Father: Preserved ALGER b: 25 APR 1735 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Mother: Comfort COLE b: 20 JUL 1739 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts
Mary Polly JACKSON b: 5 MAY 1763 in Massachusetts
- Oliver ALGER b: 15 FEB 1788 in Vermont
- Marcena ALGER b: 15 MAY 1790 in Pomfret, Windham, Connecticut
- Margaret ALGER b: 14 APR 1792 in Vermont
- Orphena ALGER b: 29 APR 1796 in Vermont
- Joseph ALGER b: 23 APR 1797 in Vermont
- Eleanor ALGER b: 10 FEB 1798 in Boston, Erie, New York
- Lyman ALGER b: 12 SEP 1800 in Madison, Brookfield, New York
- Roxanna ALGER b: 26 APR 1802 in Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York
- Serill ALGER b: 16 MAR 1805
- Truman Jackson ALGER b: 27 APR 1808 in Ostego County, New York