ALGER Family of Cramahe

Elisha Alger settled in Cramahe Township. He was a loyalist who originally came from Lyme New London Connecticut and then is found in the 1790 NY Dutchess County census. Because he was a Quaker Elisha did not join a fighting unit, but rather served as a courier for the British between NY and Canada . His Order in Council is dated 1796. He received 200 acres at Marysburgh, east of the Carrying Place. He married Sarah Locy or Lacy in NY about 1768. They had one son, Peter, and 8 daughters--Eunice married John Post , Rhoda married Abraham Van Blaricom, Irena married Peter Van Blaricom, Lydia married James Mosure, Christeena married Aaron Aylsworth and Sarah married Solomon Huff. Two daughters, Amy and Mary died in childhood. Eunice received land in Alnwick Township but immediately transferred it because she and John Post lived in Prince Edward County. Peter settled in Cramahe where he received land as the son of a Loyalist in 1807. Peter's wife's name was Polly Cummings. She was the daughter of Isaac Cummings, an American Revolutionary War soldier. Polly Cummings had at least two siblings, Abel Cummings of Cramahe and George Cummings of Ameliasburgh. Peter and Polly Alger were the parents of 8 or 9 children. The Alger children married into the Winn, Cryderman, and Gaffield families. Elisha and Sarah Alger along with many of their family are buried in the Colborne Union Cemetery. This cemetery used to be called the Alger Cemetery because it was started on the Alger farm. We have substantial information on the Alger family and would love to hear from any connections.

Contributed by Debbie and Mark Burr UE.

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