Almy Descendant No. 1408-3122

300. JAMES TUCKER8 ALMY (George7, George Brownell6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. Dartmouth, MA, 24 Dec 1824; d. 12 Jan 1895.

He m. New Bedford, MA, 12 Mar 1849, MARY ANN CARLES REYNARD, b. New Bedford, 24 Jun 1825; d. New Bedford, 1911, buried Rural Cemetery, New Bedford.

Children, b. New Bedford:

iSARAH WALL9, b. 14 Jul 1852; m. New Bedford, 29 Apr 1890, ROBERT CARTER PITMAN COGGESHELL, b. 1849.
iiEMMA M., b. 23 Nov 1857; d. 12 Apr 1937.
iiiFRANK O., b. 1859; d. 12 May 1877.
ivWALTER THOMAS, b. 1862; m. 17 Feb 1891, JULIA W. AKIN, b. Oct 1866.

James Almy was a jeweler in New Bedford. He designed a handsome Seal of the City of New Bedford. According to the New Bedford City Ordinances of 1853, his scene encompassed `a view of the Northerly extremity of Palmer's Island, with its Light House, of a Whale Ship under sail in the harbor, of a Steamboat passing out by Palmer's Island and the City of New Bedford in the distance.` Although other versions of the Seal have since appeared, none has approached the elegance of James Almy's original drawing.

The James Tucker Almy households in the Federal censuses for New Bedford, MA, listed the following

1850: James T. 25, engraver; and Mary A. 26.

1870: James T. 46, jeweler; Mary A. 46; Sarah W. 17; Emma M. 13; Frank O. 11; and Walter T. 9.

1880: James T. 55, engineer; Mary A. 54; Sarah W. 27; Emma M. 22; and Walter T. 19.

1900: Mary Ann 75, b. MA, Jun 1825, mother-in-law of Robert C. P. Coggeshell.