Elisha Alger1

M, #39869, b. Aug 2, 1746, d. May 18, 1825
Father*Jonathan Alger1 b. Apr 14, 1714, d. May 22, 1770
Mother*Lydia Hudson1 b. Oct 7, 1722

Chronological Events

Birth*Aug 2, 1746 Elisha Alger was born on Aug 2, 1746 at Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States.1 
 He was the son of Jonathan Alger and Lydia Hudson.1 
Twin* Elisha and Nathaniel Alger were Twins. 
Death*May 18, 1825 Elisha Alger died on May 18, 1825, at age 78 at Ontario, Canada.2 
ObituaryMay 19, 1825  OBITUARY: He was the twin of Nathaniel and they were the first born children of Lydia Hudson, the second wife of Jonathan Alger of Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, USA. He was a Quaker but his parents and siblings may not have been. He was also a spy for the British during the Revolutionary War, probably while he was living in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The First U. S. Census of 1790 find him living in New York State. Sometime after that (around 1796) he went to Canada and petitioned for land based on his services to the British during the American Revolutionary War and was awarded 200 acres where he had a farm. He had one son, Peter, and eight daughters. His wife was Sarah Locy or Lacy or Lucy and he may have married her in New York colony in 1768.

His twin brother Nathaniel followed him to Canada after the Revolutionary War was over. His brother, William B. Alger, born in 1748 in Lyme, Connecticut was a Lieutenant in the War on the Patriot side in Dutchess County, New York. His brother, Jonathan Alger, Jr.. born in 1750 at Lyme, Connecticut who married Deborah Garrison of Dutchess County, New York, signed the Oath of Loyalty to the rebel Patriot side in Dutchess County during the Revolutionary War. He moved to Vermont after the war was over. There were other younger siblings and older siblings of the half blood. I am descended from Levi Alger, one of the children of Jonathan Alger, Jr. and Deborah Garrison.

Information was provided from an unknown source.3
Burial*May 20, 1825 He was buried on May 20, 1825 at Colborne Union Cemetery, Colborne, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.4 


  1. [S815] FamilySearch.org, online http://www.familysearch.org
  2. [S79] Gravestones - Find-A-Grave, online findagrave.com.
  3. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  4. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States, #79. Also check Find-A-Grave.com, Death Certificates & Billiongraves.com.