Your birth information is consistent with the death information that I have. As had been previously related to you by a Russ Hanson, my wife's paternal family cemetary is The Alger Cemetery located on a knoll 1/2 mile northeast of the Ray Hudlick farm in Section 32 of Olive Township, Clinton County, Iowa. Lyman Alger originally owned the land.My wife's family read all the markers on April 27, 1982.Lyman Alger's buriel plot includes Lyman, Dorcas (Hawkins), Esther (Hawkins) and Martha (Knight).This is the tie-in with your family and also a Christine who has been chatting on Genforum.Russ Hanson is also related, and I think I now have enough info to figure out how.Here is the info on the Lyman Alger Marker: Lyman, b.12 Sept. 1800 d. 10 Nov.1885; Dorcas, d. 14 Aug. 1838, age 40 y., wife of Lyman; Esther, b. 9 July, 1800, d. 25 Sept 1872, age 72 y. 2m. 16 d., wife of Lyman; Martha, d. 21 May 1941, age 26 y., 3 m. 6 d., wife of Lyman.Maria Curtis, wife of Reverend D. Curtis is also in the cemetary as well as his second wife, Ruth.Also, Roxana and William Knight. Also, Eliza Curtis, wife of J. died 3 Feb 1878 at age 26.
My wife's grandmother is Muriel Alger Kurtz, daughter of Charles Wesley Alger - 1869-1952(and Nora Luetta Woods), son of Truman Jackson Alger 1834-1927, son of Truman Jackson Alger 1808 - ?; son of Saral Alger and Polly Jackson. Saral was born on June 19, 1766 in Boston Corners, N.Y., he married Polly Jackson on Nov. 20, 1787. Her father's name was Joseph Jackson and her mother was Margaret Campbell.I have no death dates on Saral and Polly.I have pictures of Lyman Alger.Hope this helps continue putting some of the pieces together. Mike Smith.email firstname.lastname@example.org