93. UNKNOWN7 ALMY (Thomas6, Samuel5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1).
A group of Almys are found in Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, in the 1820, 1830, and 1840 Federal censuses. Two brothers, Seneca and Chauncey are reported as being born in Ovid (now in Seneca County, New York) in 1794 and 1806. According to an 1873 biographical sketch in a Vincennes newspaper, Chauncey W. Almy came with his parents to Vincennes in June 1807. The article states that his brother Seneca was Sheriff of Knox County for several years.
A search of records in Seneca County, NY, and surrounding area failed to disclose any Almys other than Samuel (1233-311) and his descendants. Probably Seneca, Chauncey, and their parents stayed with Samuel, but did not buy property or build a home of their own before moving West, so there is no record of their existence in this locality.
The 1790 census for Cambridge, New York, lists Thomas Almy (1233-31) and John Almy (1233-32). According to the census Thomas had two sons and John had one son born before 1774. Records of their families in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, fails to disclose who these sons were. They were both married in Dartmouth in 1769, but their first family members were recorded as being born in 1778 and 1775, respectively. Therefore, there are three male Almys whose births were not recorded that we cannot name who went to Cambridge, NY, and one, two, or all of these went to Seneca County, New York and sometime later to Vincennes, Indiana.
The following male Almys in Vincennes, Indiana, were undoubtedly the sons of one, two, or three of these unknown Almys. I have designated the unknown Almys collectively as 1233-31S.
|196||i||SENECA8, b. Ovid, Cayugo County (now Seneca County) NY, 1794; d. Vincennes, 24 Nov 1846. (He was probably named for area of his birth.)|
|ii||TILINGHAST, b. 1794 - 1804; (He was probably named after his grandmother, Lydia Tilinghast (1233W).|
|iii||HUMPHREY, b. 1794 - 1804. (He was probably named after his uncle (1233-53).|
|iv||CHAUNCY, b. 1806.|
Either Tilinghast or Humphrey had a son, William who married in Vincennes, 1 Apr 1833, MARY BARTON. Descendants, if any, have not been identified.
Also, a Tilinghast Almy married in Vigo County (Terre Haute), IN, in Nov 1825, Betsey Gosnel.
Chauncy Almy is found in the 1870 Federal Census in Vincennes Township, Knox County, Indiana. He is listed as 63, a boarder, b. NY.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUSES.