I've found verification of the identity of SARAH (STOUGHTON) ALGER.My source is an article in "The American Genealogist" [Vol. 74, No. 3, July 1999, p.178, by Malcom Young].Mr. Young's research led him to land records of Bristol County, CT.One document, a quitclaim deed, shows BENJAMIN and HANNAH (STOUGHTON) BOOTH, plus her surviving siblings, relinquishing inheritance rights to dispose of land in the estate of "our brother, SAMUEL STOUGHTON...due to [him from] NICHOLAS STOUGHTON...since deceased..."This proves that Samuel and Hannah are siblings. He then states that other signers of the deed were: ABIGAIL (STOUGHTON) WILLIS and husband, JONATHAN, plus SARAH (STOUGHTON) ALGER and husband, ROGER.
Mr. Young concluded that NICHOLAS STOUGHTON married first on 17 Feb 1673/4 in Taunton, Massachusetts, ELIZABETH KNAPP and had daughter, HANNAH (b. 4 Jul 1679) and SAMUEL (b. 28 Oct 1690).He married secondly between 15 Feb 1690/1 and 7 Aug 1691, SARAH RICHMOND, widow of Edward Rew and James Walker, by whom he had no children.He married thirdly, in Taunton on 25 Feb 1691/2, SARAH HOAR.Mr. Young states: "It is likely that Sarah and Abigail are of the third marriage; Sarah was probably named in memory of the second wife, a frequent custom of the time, though Sarah was the third wife's name as well."