252. JOSEPH8 ALMY (Thomas7, Holder6, Joseph5, William4-3, Christopher2, William1),b. Tiverton, RI, 22 Sep 1822; d. San Rafael, CA, 14 Jan 1901.
He m. Bolinas, CA, 10 May 1857, LUCINDA MILLER, b. IN, 13 Dec 1834; d. Oakland, CA, 30 May 1917.
Children, born Bolinas:
|391||i||THOMAS BENJAMIN9, b. Feb 1858; m. Marin County, CA, 6 Jun 1866, HENRIETTA BUKAR, b. CA, Jan 1863.|
|ii||HENRY V., b. 1861; d. before 1892.|
|iii||HATTIE, b. 9 Jan 1865; d. Alameda, CA, 26 Apr 1944; m. San Rafael, CA, 6 Jun 1883, GEORGE LOUIS GIBSON, b. Marysville, CA, 29 Sep 1860; d. Alameda, CA, 12 Mar 1907. Children: Charles Edward Gibson, b. Bolinas, 28 Feb 1886; d. Oakland, 30 Oct 1945. 2. Arthur Allen Gibson, b. San Francisco, CA, 1888, d. Lafayette, CA, 30 Apr 1979, m. 1916, Edith Neff. 3. Stanley D'Gasherie Gibson, b. Bolinas, 24 Nov 1889; d. Livermore, CA, 1 Jun 1936; m. Edith M. Mattson. 4. Laura Adelaide Gibson, b. San Francisco, 20 Jan 1892; m. Redwood, CA, 1952, Lee Enos. 5. Ralph Brown Gibson, b. Bolinas, CA, 30 Nov 1895; m. San Jose, CA, Ruth Pownall. 6. Ruth Geneva Gibson, b. Oakland, 21 Nov 1897; d. Oakland, 8 Sep 1943; m. Alameda, CA, 31 Aug 1924, Howard Fuller.|
|iv||AMANDA ELIZABETH, b. Mar 1867; d. Oakland, 23 Feb 1955; m. BERT HEWITT, b. WI, 24 Aug 1873; d. Oakland, 6 Jun 1965.|
|v||NELLIE M., b. Aug 1869; d. 8 May 1942; unmarried.|
|392||vi||CHARLES ALLEN, b. 12 Apr 1873; d. San Francisco, 18 Mar 1937; m.(1) San Jose, 6 Apr 1895, MARY O'TOOLE, b. San Rafael, 7 Jun 1875; d. 22 Jun 1913. He m.(2) ANNA MARIE CARLISLE, d. Portland, OR, 1949.|
Following is the newspaper notice about Joseph Almy. "January 17,1901 -- Judge Joseph Almy, one of the first American settlers to Marin County, died in his home in San Rafael, Monday, January 14, aged 78 years, 3 months and 23 days. A summary of his life: Born at Tiverton, Rhode Island 1822, went to sea at sixteen and sailed for eight years; kept hotel at Lahaina, Maui, Hawaiian Island, three years; visited his home in 1847; in 1849 formed company and purchased bark Mallory, taking cargo of lumber to California which sold for $250 per thousand feet; opened public house, New England Home on Jackson Street; house destroyed by fire; spent few months in Bolinas and then went to mines for two years, returned to Bolinas and was elected Justice of Peace in 1852 serving for eight years; built and launched schooner H. C. Almy in 1855 and made regular trips until 1864 when he sold his interest and went East; returning to Marin County he was appointed Judge of Marin County February 1867 and held office until January 1880 when new constitution was adopted and office abolished.
The Joseph Almy households are found in the Federal censuses of 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900, in Marin County, California.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUSES