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 Abiel Alger

Abiel Alger

Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 24 Jan 1858 (aged 85)
Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Winchendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 27205070 · View Source
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Son of Daniel and Susanna (Fobes) Alger.

Abiel married Rhoda Drake on July 2, 1789 in Easton, Massachusetts.

He held the rank of Lieutenant in the militia.

From the History of Marlborough, Cheshire County, N.H. by Charles Bemis:

"Mr. Alger was a noted fox-hunter; and his farm being in proximity to the mountain, he found plenty of them. Oftentimes in the winter season he would procure a quantity of meat and placing it in an open field he would wrap himself in buffalo robes, select a position near, and watch the coming of reynard. He was a good marksman, and would frequently obtain several of these creatures in one night. The first pair of oxen he purchased, after coming to Marlborough, he paid for in fox-skins to the value of fifty dollars."

From the Lowell Daily Citizen Feb. 8, 1858:

Mr. Abiel Alger, an old and respected citizen of Winchendon, died a few days since at the age of eighty-five. Mr. Alger and his wife, who survives him, lived together over sixty-eight years. Of their twelve children, eleven are living, ten of them in Winchendon. Of forty-eight grand-children, thirty-seven are living; and of seventeen great-grandchildren, sixteen are living.

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