167. JOSEPH7 ALMY (Christopher6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. Portsmouth, RI, 30 Jun 1795; d. Smithfield, RI, 24 Apr 1868.
He m. Smithfield, 29 Mar 1821, SUSAN EDDY, b. Scituate, RI, 1796/7; d. Smithfield, 26 Apr 1867, age 70 years. Susan m.(1) about 1815, Oliver Hurd; this marriage was annuled in 1820. Susan is thought to be the daughter of Elkanah and Mary (Hopkins) Eddy.
Children, b. Smithfield:
|i||MARY LAWTON8, b. about 1822; m. ...... BARKER; (she was in Joseph's will as oldest daughter.)|
|305||ii||CHRISTOPHER, b. Slatersville, RI, 1824; d. Providence, RI, 27 Aug 1881; m. Thompson, CT, 2 Jul 1843, SARAH A. ANDREWS, b. Smithfield, 8 Aug 1821; d. Providence, 23 Jun 1858; dau of Thomas and Anna (Sheldon) Andrews.|
|iii||JOSEPH, b. 10 Jan 1826; d. 18 Nov 1826.|
|iv||SUSAN, b. 27 Mar 1827; d. Providence, 21 Dec 1887; m. Providence, 4 Jan 1849, FRANKLIN HURLBUT RICHMOND, b. Providence, 24 Mar 1820; son of Franklin and Elizabeth (Coy) Richmond. Children, born Providence: 1. Anna Augusta Richmond, b. 26 Dec 1849. 2. George Coy Richmond, b. Oct 1851.|
|v||LYDIA HILL, b. 1828.|
|vi||JOSEPH, b. 5 Jan 1830; d. Smithfield, 26 Dec 1832.|
|vii||SARAH OTIS, b. 1831; m. Providence, 27 Nov 1857, CLINTON MORSE DYER, b. Norwich, CT, 9 May 1836; d. 30 Jun 1904; son of Elijah Dyer. Child: Charles Joseph Dyer, b. 10 May 1860.|
|306||viii||WILLIAM, b. Smithfield, 10 Apr 1833; d. 9 Dec 1906; m. 11 Dec 1856, ANGELINE A. GREENMAN, b. E. Blackstone, MA, 8 Nov 1833; d. 22 Oct 1909; dau of Austin and Abby Greenman.|
|ix||JOSEPH, b. 7 Sep 1836; d. San Francisco, CA, 4 Nov 1871; m. ELIZA A. ...... .|
Joseph Almy was the chief clerk of Messrs. Almy, Brown & Slater, and subsequently of Messrs. J. & W. Slater, for a period of thirty years — from 1813 to 1843. After the later year he retired to his residence, a mile north of the village of Slatersville, where he spent his declining years in rural pursuits. He worshiped with the Society of Friends.
The Joseph Almy household is in the 1850 Federal census for Smithfield, RI, as follows. Joseph 55, farmer, b. RI; Susan 54, b. RI; Sarah C. 19; William 16; Joseph Jr. 15; and servants.
The Joseph Almy household is in the 1860 Federal census for Smithfield, RI, as follows. Joseph 65; Susan 63; William 27; and Angeline 26. The Joseph Almy household in the 1865 R.I. state census for Smithfield, has: Joseph Almy 69, b. Portsmouth, RI, accountant; Susan E. Almy 68, b. Scituate, RI, housekeeper; William 32, b. Smithfield, farmer; Angelina A. 31, b. MA, housekeeper; and George R. 2, b. Smithfield.
Joseph, Susan, and their 3 sons named Joseph, are buried in the Rhode Island Historical Cemetary in the Town of North Smithfield, RI.
REFERENCES: CTVR, Thompson; FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUSES; LAWTON pp. 57-58; RIVR, Providence, Smithfield, Vol. 6, Vol. 9.