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Levi Alger and Grace Coffey, parents of Charles Coffey Alger (1809 - 1874)

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Levi Alger and Grace Coffey, parents of Charles Coffey Alger (1809 - 1874)

Posted: 16 Jun 2004 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Alger, Coffey, Pratt, Pitcher, Hazelton,
Do you know who the parents of Levi Alger (1781 - 1820) the first husband of Grace Coffey of Monroe, Orange County, New York was? The couple also had a daughter Emily F. Alger (1819 - 1845) who was the first wife of Cyrus Pratt who married as a second wife, Harriet Coffey, a first cousin of Emily Alger. Cyrus had a daughter Sarah Emily Pratt who first married Hiram Pitcher (and had three children) and then married William Hazelton (and had three more children). I know more about Grace who took as a second husband Col. James Youngs of Blooming Grove, Orange County, New York. He had a daughter and a son, James Madison Youngs by his first deceased wife. Grace and James were married 2 July 1823 and may have moved to Oxford, Chenango County, New York (or maybe not). Col. James Youngs died in 1858 and Grace Coffey Alger Youngs died in 1862 (born about 1783 at Lee, Berkshire County, Mass.)
Levi Alger, Grace Coffey Alger Youngs, and their daughter Emily F. Alger Pratt as well as Cyrus Pratt are buried in "Ye Olde Coffey Grounds" next to the Woodbury Commons Shopping Center which is in Central Valley, Orange County, New York.
My ancestor C. C. Alger became wealthy in the iron business and had two wives (he and the first one, Sarah Palmer, divorced in 1868 after 36 years of marriage). He had a daughter Grace (who never married) and a son Charles Alger with Sarah Palmer. He also had one daughter, Lucile Alger, who never married by his second wife, Marie Louise Molt, who was about 40 years his junior.
The father of Grace Coffey was John Coffey, Sr. and her mother was Experience Unknown. John Coffey, Sr. may have been born in Ireland and Experience at Lee, Berkshire County, Mass. They came to Monroe, Orange County, New York with their children 1785 - 1789. John Coffey, Sr. may have been the John Coffey who responded twice to the Berkshire Alarm during the Rev. War. He was a surveyor in Berkshire County, Mass. and owned a farm there for about 2 years.
Any information about any of these family members would be appreciated.
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doxey 16 Jun 2004 6:00PM GMT 
rorygoff1 3 Dec 2004 5:16AM GMT 
Barbara Doxey 3 Dec 2004 2:47PM GMT 
rorygoff1 4 Dec 2004 12:45AM GMT 
Barbara Doxey 4 Dec 2004 3:26AM GMT 
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