Almy Descendant No. 1239-2165

257. HOLDER8 ALMY (William7, Holder6, Joseph5, William4-3, Christopher2, William1),b. Tiverton, RI, 4 May 1830; d. Norfolk, VA, 25 Sep 1887.

He m. FRANCES A. BAKER of Portsmouth, VA, b. Fall River, MA, 1830; d. Portsmouth, VA, 1922.


397iWILLIAM CALDWELL9, b. Portsmouth, VA, 18 May 1859; d. Baltimore, MD, 1939; m. ADA MARION WRIGHT, b. Baltimore, 21 Nov 1862; d. Baltimore, 1940.
iiJULIA MAY, b. Tiverton, RI, 3 Feb 1861; m. ...... JENKINS. Children: 1. Arthur Jenkins; 2. Walter Jenkins.
iiiAMBROSE, b. 1865; d. young.
ivHOLDER, JR., b. Tiverton, 23 Jan 1873.

In the Civil War, Holder Almy served in the Transport Service, U.S. Volunteers. His widow, Frances A., filed a claim on 8 March 1893.

The Holder Almy household is found in the 1870 Federal Census for Tiverton, RI, as follows. Holder Almy 40, sailor, b. RI; Frances A. 37, keeping house, b. MA; William C. 11, b. VA; and Julia 9, b. VA.

In the 1880 Federal Census, Holder and family are found in Norfolk, VA, as follows. Holder Almy 50, b. RI; Frances A., 47, wife, b. MA; William C. 21, son, b. VA; Julia M. 19, dau, b. VA; and Holder, Jr. 7, son, b. VA.

The obituary in a newspaper at the time of his death stated "Capt. Holder Almy, who died recently at his home in Norfolk, Va, aged 58 years, was a native of Tiverton, R.I., and early entered upon a seafaring life, in which he became proficient and for many years had been accustomed to command vessels of every class. His home for years had been Virginia. In 1861 the rebels tried to press him into service as a pilot, but he was truly loyal, and with much trouble effected his escape and entered the Union service and took command of the United States steamship Guide. The flags along the wharves and shipping in Norfolk were displayed at half mast in respect to the memory of Capt. Almy."