Almy Descendant No. 1232-41

40. JOHN COGGESHALL6 ALMY (Benjamin5, John4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Newport, RI, 2 Mar 1752; d. Dartmouth, MA, 1815.

He m.(1) Dartmouth, 7 Dec 1777, CATHERINE TUCKER, b. Dartmouth, 1762; d. 16 Oct 1788; dau of William and Mary (Slocum) Tucker. He m.(2) 17 Jan 1797, SARAH DUNHAM, b. 18 Nov 1762. She m. 29 Nov 1789, George Bliss, divorced Nov 1795.

Children of John and Catherine:

iJOHN COGGESHALL7, b. 1778; d. 1802; m. Pawcatuck, RI, 24 Aug 1799, ELIZABETH CLARKE, dau. of Arnold Clarke. Captain John C. Almy, Jr. made his will 11 Jun 1802, proved Stonington, CT, 7 Dec 1802; named father John C. Almy, wife Eliza, and wife's father Arnold Clarke.
iiTHOMAS C., b. 1787; d. Lake Erie, Dec 1813, of pneumonia. He was an officer in the Battle of Lake Erie, commander of the Somers.

Children of John and Sarah, born Jamestown, RI:

iiiCATHERINE, b. 14 Sep 1797; m. Dartmouth, MA, 12 Jan 1822, WILKES SLOCUM; son of Elihu Slocum. Children: 1. Laura Almy Slocum, b. 2 Oct 1822; 2. Wilkes Almy Slocum, b. 2 Mar 1824.
90ivBENJAMIN DAVID, b. 5 Sep 1799; d. Dartmouth, 3 Mar 1879; m. Dartmouth, 11 Dec 1821, SYLVIA HOWLAND, b. Dartmouth, 13 May 1802; d. New Bedford, MA, 19 Apr 1878; dau. of Capt. Gilbert and Sarah (Horton) Howland.
91vJOHN COGGESHALL, JR., b. 19 Jun 1802; d. S. Dartmouth, MA, 2 Feb 1872; m. 30 Sep 1822, RUTH BAILEY, b. Dartmouth, 2 May 1805; d. S. Dartmouth, 14 Feb 1865; dau. of Joseph A. and Ruth Bailey.

John Coggeshall Almy enlisted in 1776 as a private in Captain Benjamin Willcox's Company of RI Alarm.

The will of John C. Almy, Sr., made 15 Aug 1814, named wife Sarah; children Benjamin D. Almy, John C. Almy, Jun., and Catherine Almy.

The Penn State University built in 1996-1998, a living learning center at their Behrend College in Erie, Pennsylvania, and named it Almy Hall in honor of Sailing Master Thomas C. Almy, son of John C. Almy, above, Commander of the Schooner Sommers during the War of 1812. The action was in keeping with the theme of naming residence halls at the campus for persons and ships that took part in the Battle of Lake Erie.

REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; HISTORIC FAM pp. 45-6; LAWTON p. 20; MAVR, Dartmouth; SLOCUM p. 206; RIVR, Jamestown, Newport, Deaths (Vol 13), (Vol 14).