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Sanford Almy    

SANFORD ALMY, oil producer, P.O., Ohioville, son of Pardon and Mary (Cook) Almy, was born, Feb. 17, 1830, at Little Compton, R.I. His father, a son of Sanford and Lydia (Gray) Almy, was born June 18, 1792, at same place, and died in October, 1864. His mother, who was born June 5, 1799, a daughter of Samuel and Lydia Cook, who were of Scotch descent, died in February, 1856. His grandfather was a son of John and Hannah (Cook) Almy, natives of Portsmouth, R.I. His father was a son of Job and Bridget (Sanford) Almy, also of Portsmouth. He in turn was a son of Job Almy, Sr., who was a son of William Almy, who came from England about the year 1600, and settled in Jersey, but subsequently moved to Rhode Island. Our subject, when about fifteen years of age, moved to New Bedford, Mass., where he clerked in a general furnishing store nights and mornings, and finished his education at the high school, from which he graduated in 1850. He then continued to clerk in the furnishing store until 1858, when he bought out the establishment and continued the business until 1861, in April of which year he enlisted in the first call for troops, and served as paymaster of the Third Regiment three months. He then enlisted in the Eighteenth Massachusetts Infantry, as regimental quartermaster, and served until mustered out in August, 1864. He next embarked in the oil business, at Wellsville, Ohio, where he put down one well; he then moved to his present location at Island Run Oil Regions. Sept. 4, 1878, Mr. Almy married Catherine J. Wright, born Aug. 5, 1846, daughter of Nathan and Eliza (Potts) Wright; and two children have been born to them, Mary E. and Sanford E. Mr. and Mrs. Almy are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Ohioville. He is a Republican, and has served four terms as justice of the peace; was notary public and also school director for some time.

History of Beaver County, including its early settlement; its erection into a separate county; its subsequent growth and development; sketches of its boroughs, villages and townships; portraits of some of its prominent men; biographies of many of its representative citizens; statistics, etc. by J. F. Richard; A. Warner & Co., Publishers, 1888. More Beaver County History Books  Search Hundreds of 1880s-1890s Pennsylvania County History Books for biographies and historical information on your ancestors.  View the book page images on line and print them out for your genealogy file! Free Access to the old history books - plus birth & death records, census images and ALL other records at ancestry.com

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