I located Ellum Alger on the 1860 census as living in Onondaga County with Alvira as his wife. Only 3 children were listed as living with them at the time: Phineas, Harriet and Martha. I have a letter from Harriet(Hattie)'s son George Briggs. He wrote that there were 2 older sons, Mortimer and Edward (we thought it was Edwin). I am looking for information on Edward (or Edwin) who was said to be my great grandfather. He had 2 sons, William and Frank. Frank was my grandfather. I always heard that his name was really Benjamin Franklin. So many things are unclear regarding his parents. I did find on the 1880 census, Alvira Alger(widowed) was living with daughter Mattie in Owego, NY area. Any information concerning these relatives would be helpful.