Saturday, November 26, 2016

Catherine (Johnson) Alvord of Colchester, Connecticut. Wife of Obed Alvord, Revolutionary War Veteran.




Catherine (Johnson) Alvord


Catherine Johnson, daughter of Elijah Johnson and Sarah Trumble, was born at Colchester, Connecticut, 1 August 1744[1] baptized at Colchester, Connecticut, 14 September 1746[2] she married at Colchester, Connecticut, 4 January 1767, OBED ALVORD[3], son of Asahel Alvord and Rachel Gould[4] born probably Colchester, Connecticut, 1 August 1744.[5] 

Obed Alvord was a Revolutionary War Veteran. "Rev. War Service: "Alvord, Obed. Private in Militia Horse, 1779; detached to serve in Continental Army to the 15th of Jan., 1780, from Capt. James Green's Co. of East Haddam; Elijah Hyde, Maj., Lebanon, Oct. 5, 1779." (Conn. Men in Rev.)"[6]  

Children of Obed and Catherine (Johnson) Alvord, all born in Colchester, Connecticut:[7]

1) Alexander Alvord, b. 6 Aug 1767.
2) Elijah Johnson Alvord, b. 12 Jun 1770.
3) Rachel Alvord, b. 19 Nov 1772.
4) Sarah Alvord, b. 23 May 1775.
5) Eunice Alvord, b. 15 Mar 1778.
6) Lucy Alvord, b. 15 May 1780.
7) Obed Alvord, b. 21 Sep 1782.
8) Elisha Alvord, b. 5 Apr 1785.
9) Lydia Alvord, b. 3 Jun 1788.
10) Semer (Seymour) Alvord, b. 7 Apr 1793; d. Colchester, Connecticut, 12 May 1793. 



1. William E. Johnson, John Johnson and Other Johnsons (McDonough, N.Y.: the Author, 1940), 54-55. 
2. Ibid.
3. A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, an Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass., compiled by Samuel Morgan Alvord, A.D. Andrews, Printer, Webster, N.Y., 1908, 102.

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