Title: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #0081
Author: Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Release date: November 29, 1995
Note: [Br�derbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #0081, Date of Import: Dec 24, 2003]
Thomas Gould Alvord, Jr b. Farmington CT 23 March 1763 d. Homer, NY 223 June 1835
He enlisted at the age of 16 in the Revolution, being in an Artillery Co. under Col. John Lamb. He served throughout the war and was at Cornwallis' surrender. For his services he received 600 acres of land in Homer, Courtland Co., NY. He drew lot No. 56, but when he reached Manius, NY, he was met by a couple of land sharks, who, upon learning the lot upon which the old hero was intending to settle, very coolly informed him that they had been to Homer, and they were well acquainted with the position of his land and could assure him that it was exceedingly poor and wet the greater part of the year, it being covered with water. In short, he was, by means of this deception, induced to part with 600 acres of most valuable land for the trifling sum of a few dollars, a horse and saddle. Consequently with his brother Charles and Ebenezer he settled upon lot No. 13. He was an inn-keeper and the sign still remains on the old homestead. It reads: Thomas Gould Alvord, Inn, 1808. He applied for a pension June 28, 1828. His claim was allowed. His wife was pensioned after his death, receiving $100 annually.
This information is taken from the "Alvord Genealogy 1645-1908" by S.M. Alvord
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