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John Alvey

  • Birth 30 Mar 1807 Bulwell, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Death 11 Apr 1891 Faribault County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Winnebago, Faribault County, Minnesota, USA
  • Memorial ID 13340845

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John Alvey, one of the oldest settlers of Faribault county, died at his residence at Bass Lake at the age of 84.

Freeborn County Standard; Albert Lea, Minnesota.
April 29, 1891; Page Three.
Married to Sarah Turpin (1814 - 1889)
(John and Sarah are my Great Great Grandparents)

By Lillis Oliver, Fairmont Daily Sentinel Writer

1st wife: Ann Lee: b. 1809 d. 1834 Bulwell, England
1 son: Henry Alvey b. 1833 - d. 1914 Kansas

John Alvey, Born in 1807, Left Ancestors in Faribault County

WINNEBAGO - Minnesota Centennial year observance is making folks mindful of pioneer days and people. In many cases it has prompted residents to give thought to their own ancestors who were instrumental in hacking out civilization in the prairie lands we now call home. Many a forgotten family tree has come with branches that represent heroes, prominent civic leaders and other pioneer personages.

Just so, and of interest to many area residents, is the tracing of the ancestors of pioneer resident John Alvey, great-grand-father of Mrs. Wayne Jacobs, and the children of the late Mr and Mrs. Duncan Gray.

John Alvey was born in England in 1807. When a young man he and his wife, English-born Sarah Turpin, brought their family to the United States and settled in the east. They moved to Faribault county in 1861 (they actually moved here in 1856, residing in Guthrie) and located in Delavan township, when only two other white women resided there, both names that are familiar here, Mrs. Thomas Blair and Mrs. George McKay (The Mckay family stayed in Canada until Marion was born and came to Minnesota in 1857).
Alvey served as first postmaster in a building that was located across the road from the Bass Lake school. He was also a county coroner. Although British born, the John Alveys never returned to their native land. Both lie buried in Bass Lake cemetery.

Descendents of this pioneer couple are persons that are familiar locally today.

There were two son, W. T. and Sam Alvey, and four daughters, Mrs. Donald Gray, Mrs. Orson Colby, Mrs. Cyrus Fox and Mrs. Oscar Booth.

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  • Maintained by: rachel
  • Originally Created by: James Radzak
  • Added: 13 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13340845
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Alvey (30 Mar 1807–11 Apr 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13340845, citing Bass Lake Cemetery, Winnebago, Faribault County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by rachel (contributor 47024552) .