Angerw Alger married by about 1640 (assuming she was the mother of all the children) Agnes _____; she was born about 1620 (deposed 26 November 1668 aged about 48; she survived him and probated his will at Salem on 30 June 1676 (having been driven from Scarborough by the Indian attacks).
They had six children: John, a daughter who married John Ashton, Elizabeth Palmer, Joanna Oakman Mills, Matthew, & Andrew.
The family of Andrew Alger presents in extreme form the problem found with so many of the early families - statements made about marriages, landholding, and other activities which are repeated with great authority, and have all the appearance of being correct, but for which the documentation is not evident. Essentially identical treatments of the family have been published in two places, with full agreement as to the list of children and the spouses of those children, but without the full evidence. Where the supporting evidence has been found, these accounts are seen to be correct, and so they are followed in all other places as well. But further research must be undertaken to bring forth the records which were clearly known to the authors of the above-named articles. Much of the information will probably come from the sale of the Alger interest to the Millicans in the eighteenth century, which is in unpublished deeds, and the long dispute over marsh land, Foxwell v. Alger, in SJC Case #1046.
Andrew Alger (1610 - 1675)*
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Apr 19, 2009
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