88. JAMES DORRANCE7 ALMY (Elisha6, John5-4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. prob. Almyville, CT, 5 Aug 1791; d. Jerusalem, Yates County, NY, 5 Sep 1869.
He. m. Foster, RI, 12 Apr 1813, HANNAH GRIFFITH.
|188||i||JOHN S.8, b. NY, Aug 1814; d. 1867; m. 1836, SARAH ANN TRASK.|
|189||ii||ELISHA OTIS, b. Aug 1816; m. 1836, NANCY TRASK, b. NY, Oct 1822.|
|iii||PERLONA, b. 1820; d. 1890; m. BARTHOLOMEW CONLEY.|
|190||iv||CHARLES W., b. 1828; d. 1892; m. AMANDA D. STEBBING, b. NY, Jul 1829.|
|vi||HANNAH, b. 1833; d. 1894; m. JACOB SMITH; Children: 1. Jennie Smith, m. Charles Clark. 2. Thomas Smith, m. Nora De Groat.|
James served in the War of 1812 from 29 Jun 1814 to 31 Aug 1814, as a private in Lt. Samuel Hough's Company, Connecticut Militia.
James Dorrance Almy migrated from Almyville, near Sterling, CT, after the War of 1812 to Benton Township, Yates County, NY, with his mother and several brothers and sisters.
Pension files indicate that James had residence in Jerusalem, NY, in 1853 and 1855; his widow in 1871.
Two of his sons, Charles W. and Elisha Otis established farms in Jerusalem Township and moved to the northern part of Starkey prior to the Civil War.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; PENSION FILES, WAR OF 1812.