Biography of Alfred Sargent
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Sargent, Alfred, is a descendant of Reuben, who was born in England and emigrating to this country, joined the American army in the Revolution as a marine, and was lost at sea. The father of our subject was Reuben, born in Massachusetts, and died in Carlton in 1838, aged eighty five years. His wife was Mary Tarbox, horn near Boston, Mass., and died in Londonderry, N. H., in 1830, aged sixty two years. Their children were: Mary, Sarah, Cynthia, Dana, Parker, Eliza, Clarissa and Sophia. Alfred, our subject, was born in Nottingham West, N. H., August 31, 1812, settled in Yates in May, 1838, and worked a farm on shares four years; then moved to Carlton, where he bought a farm of fifty seven acres, and subsequently purchased fifty acres adjoining, making 115 acres. He sold out and purchased the farm 'where he now resides of 143 acres, and now owns 235 acres at W aterport. Our subject was educated in the common schools. He has held the office of assessor two terms. He married, September 13, 1837, at Londonderry, N. H., Susannah S. March, who was born at Londonderry, N. H., July 14, 1811, and they had these children: Alfred H., born April 11, 1839, and was killed by accident August 9, 1871; Maniette, born September 18, 1840: Reuben, born May 9, 1844; Celestia, born August 29, 1847; Sylvanus, born June 2, 1851, died August 26, 1854. Maniette married George A. Houseman, and they have four children and reside in Yates. Reuben married Hannah Watson, resides in Carlton, and they have five children. Celestia married C. A. Tower, and they have one child.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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