242. SAMUEL8 ALMY (Samuel7, William6, Peleg5, Samuel4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. Westport, MA, 4 Aug 1810; d. Providence, RI, 25 Dec 1856, buried Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
He m. Providence, 29 Oct 1835, MARY WINSOR COMSTOCK, b. Providence, 28 Mar 1816; d. Providence, 1 Jan 1889, buried Swan Point Cemetery; dau of William and Bethiah (Gorham) Comstock.
|381||i||WILLIAM COMSTOCK9, b. Providence, 1 Aug 1836; d. Providence, 23 Nov 1915; m. Providence, 16 Apr 1863, SARAH ELIZABETH GREENE, b. Providence, 19 Sep 1833; d. Providence, 2 Oct 1919.|
|ii||CAROLINE H., b. 1840; m. Providence, 5 Jun 1862, WILLIAM LLOYD BOWERS.|
|382||iii||SAMUEL, b. Stonington, CT, 17 Jun 1843; d. Providence, 26 Apr 1933; m. Providence, 22 Jun 1865, EMMA SHERMAN, d. Providence, 13 Dec 1924.|
The 1850 Federal Census for Providence, RI, list the following. Samuel Almy 34, clerk, b. MA; Mary 33, b. RI; William C. 14, b. RI; Caroline H. 10, b. RI; and Samuel H., Jr. 7, b. RI.
Samuel Almy's father-in-law, William Comstock, was a steamboat captain. Samuel Almy, too, was involved in transportation. He was probably connected with the rise and fall of the Providence and Stonington Connecticut Railroad. In 1837 this line was completed, thus extending service from Boston and making possible the connection with steamships operating within Long Island Sound to New York City. The Samuel Almy family moved to Stonington, Connecticut, shortly after son William was born. They apparently moved back to Providence after Stonington was by-passed as a transfer point for shipment of goods due to further extension of the railroad and by other steamship lines.
Mary Winsor Comstock was a descendant of John Howland who came to America in 1620 on the Mayflower.
REFERENCES: BOSTON TRANSCRIPT, 28 Nov 1917; FEDERAL CENSUS; LAWTON p. 70; Prov VR.