172. LEVI7 ALMY (Jacob6, Holder5, Job4-3-2, William1),b. Portsmouth, RI, 12 Sep 1808; d. Portsmouth, 15 Jul 1884.
He m. Portsmouth, 15 Nov 1832, SUSAN HANNAH HAZARD WALES, b. Portsmouth, 25 Jan 1815; d. 13 Jan 1898; dau of Atherton and Elizabeth (Hazard) Wales.
Children, born Portsmouth:
|i||CHARLOTTE8, b. 27 May 1835; d. Newport, RI, 20 Jun 1920; m. 1860, CHRISTOPHER S. SOUTHWICK of Middletown, RI; son of Joseph and Dorcas Southwick of Newport, RI. Child: 1. Alfred Southwick, b. 16 Feb 1861.|
|311||ii||JACOB, b. 26 Apr 1839; d. Portsmouth, 26 Oct 1919; m.(1) Providence, RI, 7 Nov 1877, FRANCES JANE SISSON, dau of Albert and Jane Sisson. He m.(2) 8 Nov 1877, ANNIE LOUISE WILCOX, b. Marion, MA, 24 Aug 1844; d. Newport, 10 Sep 1915.|
|312||iii||HENRY WALES, b. 15 Jan 1841; d. 1920; m. Keene, NH, MARY E. BEMIS, b. Troy, NY, 1840; d. 1921; dau of James and Fanny (Lawrence) Bemis.|
|iv||ROBERT BARCLAY, b. 7 Aug 1843; d. Portsmouth, 18 Nov 1917; m. Fall River, MA, 17 Jan 1870, MARGARET L. GRINNELL, b. 26 Apr 1850; d. 1919; dau of Alvan and Susannah Brownell (Slocum) Grinnell. Robert was engaged in fishing with his brother Henry for forty years.|
|v||HOLDER, b. 2 Oct 1845; d. Portsmouth, 4 Nov 1925, buried Quaker Cemetery, Portsmouth. He was a fisherman; and he never married.|
Levi made one trip on a whaling voyage around Cape Horn, but after his marriage he settled down to farm life in Portsmouth, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and was buried in the Friends cemetery. For some years he served as a preacher for the Society of Friends, and he was known as a thoroughly good, Christian man, devoted to his home, and temperate in his habits. He was a Republican in political faith.
In his will, Levi named wife Susan H. Almy; and children: Charlotte, Jacob, Henry W., Robert B., and Holder.
Following are the Levi Almy households in the Federal censuses for Portsmouth, RI.
1850: Levi 41, farmer; Susan 35; Charlotte 15; Jacob 11; Henry W. 9; Robert B. 6; Holder 4; and Elizabeth Wales 77.
1860: Levi 51, farmer; Susan 45; Charlotte 24; Jacob 21; Henry 19; Robert 16; and Holder 14.
1870: Levi 61, farmer; Susan 55, keeping house; and Holder 23, fisherman.
1880: Levi 70, farmer; Susan H. 65, wife; Holder 34, fisherman.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; FEDERAL CENSUSES; LAWTON pp. 59-60, 108; RepMenRI p. 1681; RIVR, Portsmouth; SLOCUM GEN p. 277.