Person:Benedict Alford (3)

Watchers
m. About 1784
  1. Benedict Alford1786 - 1864
  2. Ammi Alford1791 - 1862
  3. William AlfordAbout 1794 - 1849
  • HBenedict Alford1786 - 1864
  • WBetsy Hunt1788 - 1857
m. About 1808
  1. Caroline Alford1809 - 1886
  2. Benedict AlfordAbout 1811 -
Facts and Events
Name Benedict Alford
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 Oct 1786 Ferrisburg, Addison, Vermont, United StatesPossibly born in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont
Marriage About 1808 to Betsy Hunt
Death[1][3] 22 Feb 1864 Troy, Geauga , Ohio, United States
Burial[1][3] Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United StatesTroy Cemetery

Parents were probably still in Burlington on the date of Benedict's birth. They move from Burlington to Ferrisburg about 1787. This information is in his father's pension files.

"Benedict Alford Jr. lived in Troy OH in 1859 aged 73 & he made reference to 2 bros one in MO & the other in Lower Canada..." (Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files, p. 30). This first mentioned brother is Ammi. He ended up, however, back in Vermont. The second brother has long been a mystery, but the evidence points to William Alford, who buys land in Ontario, Canada, and later moves on to Michigan with his family.

1800 Census:
Name: Benedict Alford
Township:Willsboro, County: Essex, State: New York
2 males under 10, 2 males 10-14, 1 male 26-44; 2 females 16-19, 1 female over 45
(Benedict is 14 in this year)

1810 Census:
Name: Benedit Alford
Township: Willsboro, County: Essex, State: New York
1 male 16-26; 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26
(Benedict = 24)

1820 Census:
Name: Benedict Alfred
Township: Ridgeway, County: Genesee, State: New York
1 male under 10, 1 male 26-44; 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45
Benedict is 34

1830 Census:
Name: Benedict Alford
Township: Yates, County: Orleans, State: New York
1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-20, 1 male 40-50; 1 female 5-10, 1 female 40-50
Benedict is 44

1840 Census:
Name: Benedict Alfrod
Township: Ridgway, County: Orleans, State: New York
1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30
In 1826 Genesee County was reduced in size and Orleans County was created.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave, Primary quality.

    Shows tombstone: [[1]]
    Plot: L212 G01

  2.   Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton, page 49, Secondary quality.

    [[2]]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Troy Township Cemetery Files, Secondary quality.

    [3]