Almy Descendant No. 1408-3365

307. STEPHEN B.8 ALMY (Obadiah7, Christopher6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. 1 Jan 1835; d. Millbrook, Dutchess County, NY, 3 Sep 1879.

He m. LYDIA SLADE, b. 7 Sep 1839; d. Millbrook, 20 Nov 1924.


iJAMES MOTT9, b. 17 Feb 1866; d. Millbrook, 13 Sep 1924.
iiHELEN, b. 1872; m.(1) FRED SWIFT; m.(2) ...... SWIFT.

In the 1900 Federal Census, Lydia S. with son James M. and daughter Helen are living together in Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York.

From his obituary in The Fishkill Standard of Saturday, September 6, 1879, it stated that Rev. Stephen B. Almy died at his residence in Matteawan on Wednesday night in the 45th year of his age. His funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church. He was the beloved pastor of the Baptist Church at Matteawan. He had worked hard to build it up spiritually and financially, and was meeting with excellent success in both directions as a reward of his labors.

The obituary stated that the Rev. Stephen B. Almy belonged to the Rhode Island family of Almys and that his parents belonged to the Society of Friends, his father being a minister of that denomination. Mr. Almy was born in Glenn's Falls, N.Y., in 1834. He spent his boyhood in Vermont, and emigrated to Kansas at an early age, and was there during the border troubles. He came to Poughkeepsie in 1860, and for some years had charge of the store connected with Sleight & Paulding's cooperage. Shortly after he married the daughter of Capt. Sleight, the senior member of the firm. In 1861 he united with the Central Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie, and during the winter of 1868-9 he acted as General Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association of Poughkeepsie.

During the years 1872-5 he was employed by the YMCA of Auburn, N.Y., and in the year 1875, the Baptist Church of Poughkeepsie licensed him to preach. He was ordained in September of that year. After a short pastorate at Brewerton, N.Y., he accepted the call of the Baptist Church in Matteawan, in June, 1876. Mr. Almy was about 45 years of age, and left a wife and two children.