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Nellie Jane "Melinda Relief Burt" Emmons Alger Hamel
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1862
Sutton
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1931
Shrewsbury
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Nellie Jane is laid to rest beside her first husband, Preserved Alger, the father of their 12 children. He died less than 2 years previous to Nellie's death.

BIRTH NAME
Nellie's birth name was Melinda Relief Burt

Photo: Birth Record
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Births in the Town of Sutton for the Year 1862

Name: Melinda Relief Burt
Birth Date: 14 Jul 1862
Place of Birth: Sutton
Father: George D Burt
Mother: Sarah L Burt, maiden name [not listed]
Occupation of father: Shoemaker
Residence of parents: Sutton
Father's birthplace: Northboro
Mother's Birthplace: Sutton

DEATH
Per cemetery records
Nellie E. Hamel
Death: 10 Jan 1931
Burial: 12 Jan 1931
Age: 69 years, 5 months, 6 days
Residence: Shrewsbury, MA

A NEW NAME (Nellie Jane Emmons)
While Nellie's parents are often listed as Edward Emmons and Sarah Burt Emmons, Edward Emmons is more precisely Nellie's stepfather. Nellie's birth father is George D Burt. Nellie's birth name, Melinda Relief Burt, was replaced with a new name, Nellie Jane Emmons, when she began her new life as the "daughter" of mother's third husband, Edward Emmons. Thus, with a new name, her maiden name became "Emmons."

MARRIAGES
1. Preserved Alger on 19 Jan 1881
Twelve children born to Nellie & Preserved

2. Widowed in 1929, she married Louis Hamel

Marriage License
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Intentions of Marriage Registered in the Town of Sutton in the Year 1881, page 21

"Between Mr. Preserved Alger residing in Sutton. He is 22 years of age, a Farmer by occupation, was born in Pascoag, RI. Father's Name, Mowrey B Alger. Mother's Name, Louisa Alger. This will be his First marriage. Color, W.

And Miss Nellie J Emmons residing in Sutton. She is 18 years of age, was born in Sutton. *Father's name, Edward A Emmons. Mother's name, Sarah Burt Emmons. This will be her First Marriage. Color, W.
Sutton, January 19, 1881 [signed by Town Clerk]"

[*note: Father's name area on document is left blank & Edward Emmons's name is instead written in a blank space preceding "Father's name," possibly to signify that Edward is bride's stepfather]
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CENSUS
1870 Census, Sutton, Worcester, MA, P.O. South Sutton, p 67
-Sarah L Burt 36, b. MA, Keeping house, value real estate $500, personal estate $150, cannot write.
-Julia E Jones 15, b. MA
-George R Jones 14, b. MA
-Laura N Burt 10, b. MA
-Malinda* Burt 7, b. MA
-Eli Thompson 45, b. MA, farmer
-Frank E Thompson 7, b. MA
-Almira A Thompson 3, b. MA

1900 Census, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts
-Preserved Alger 41, Dec 1858, married 22 yrs, b. RI, father RI, mother MA, farmer
-Nellie* Alger, wife, 37, Jul 1863, married 22 yrs, 10 children born, 9 living, b. MA, parents MA
-Walter Alger, son, 19, Sep 1880, b. MA, father RI, mother MA, machinist helper
-Charles Alger, son, 17, Feb 1883, b. MA, father RI, mother MA, machinist helper
-Grace M Alger, dau, 15, Oct 1884, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Millie J Alger, dau, 14, May 1886, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Herbert Alger, son, 12, Feb 1888, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Henry W Alger, son, 10, Feb 1890, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Bertha Alger, dau, 8, Dec 1891, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Mabel Alger, dau, 6, Apr 1894, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Frederick Alger, son, 2, Aug 1897, b. MA, father RI, mother MA

1910 Census, Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine; lives at 11 Mount Vernon
-Preserved Alger 51, 1st marriage, married 30 yrs, b. RI, parents MA, fireman power station
-Nellie* J Alger, wife, 47, 1st marriage, married 30 yrs, 12 children born, 10 living, b. MA, parents MA
-Bertha Alger, dau, 18, b. MA, father RI, mother MA, stitching shoe factory
-Mable E Alger, dau, 16, b. MA, father RI, mother MA, stitching shoe factory
-Fredrick P Alger, son, 13, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Clarence J Alger, son, 5, b. MA, father RI, mother MA
-Sigrid Bragdon, boarder, 7mo, b. ME, parents ME

1930 Census, Upton town, Worcester, Massachusetts; lives on Worcester Maple
-Louis Hamel 52, born Canada French, parents Canada French, laborer odd jobs.
-Nellie* J Hamel, wife, 68, 1st marriage age 18, b. MA, parents b. MA
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MOTHER
Sarah L. Bryant Jones Burt Emmons

SISTER
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Births in the Town of Sutton for the Year 1860
Name: Laura Nancy Burt
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1860
Place of Birth: Sutton
Father: George D Burt
Mother: Sarah L Burt, maiden name Bryant
Occupation of father: Farmer
Residence of parents: Sutton
Father's birthplace: Northborough
Mother's Birthplace: Sutton

MOTHER'S 1st MARRIAGE
(George W Jones, 19 Oct 1848 at Sutton)
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Marriages in the Town of Sutton in the year of 1848, p 5
Groom: Mr. George W Jones, Bachelor, farmer, of Sutton
Bride: Miss Sarah L Bryant, single, age 14, of Sutton
Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1848
Groom's Parents: Daniel & Polly Jones
Bride's Parents: Consider & Sarah L [Esther] Bryant

Children:
Sarah Ester Jones, 28 Nov 1848 at Sutton
Clarissa Williams Jones 28 Jan 1850 at Sutton
Julia Emeline Jones, 22 Sep 1854 at Sutton
George R Jones, b. 1855, drowned age 16yr 10mo 12 days at Uxbridge on 4 July 1872, born Sutton, parents George & Sarah L, Interment at Sutton

1850 Census, Sutton, Worcester
Samuel Briant 60, b. MA, laborer
Rachael Briant, 70, b. MA
George Jones Briant 45, b. MA, laborer, real estate $400
Sarah Jones, 16, b. MA
Sarah Jones, 2, b. MA
Clarissa Jones, 7mo, b. MA
May Bryant 9, b. MA
Hiram Blew 25, b. MA, real estate $125
Nancy Blew 16, b. MA
Betsy Briant 11, b. MA

MOTHER'S 2nd MARRIAGE
(George D. Burt, 9 Apr 1860 at Sutton)
License
Sutton, Worcester, MA Marriages, p 193
"Certificate of Marriage
Between George D. Burt of Sutton aged 26 years by occupation a shoemaker. He was born in Northborough Mass and was the son of Oliver & Lessa Burt. This will be his second marriage.
And Sarah L. Jones of Sutton aged 26 years. She was born in Sutton and was the daughter of Consider & Esther Bryant. This will be her second marriage.
The intention of marriage by the parties above named were duly enterd by me in the records of the town of Sutton according to law.
Dated at Sutton this Seventh day of April A.D. 1860
Geo H Miller, Town Clerk."

Marriages Solemnized in Sutton, County of Worcester, p 6
Bride: Sarah L Jones, 26, of Sutton, born Sutton, 2nd marriage.
Groom: George D Burt, 26, shoemaker, of Sutton, born Northborough, 2nd marriage.
Bride's Parents: Consider & Esther Bryant
Groom's Parents: Oliver & Lessa Burt
Marriage Date: 9 Apr 1860
Marriage Place: Sutton
Solemnized by: Willard Fuller, Pastor 
 
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  Preserved Alger (1858 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 88, Grave # 12184
 
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