Sarah Palmer was born in White Plains, Westchester County, in 1809-1810. She married Charles Coffey Alger 12.27.1831 at a Methodist Church in Manhattan. She was the daughter of a William Palmer. He may be the William Palmer who showed up on the census of 1810 at White Plains. Does anyone know who the mother of Sarah was and who her other relatives were? Sarah had a daughter Grace Alger (who never married) at Stockbridge, Mass. in 1833-1834 and a son Charles Alger, b. 2.22.1836 also at Stockbridge, Mass. (who married Helena Willett Freeland 1-04-1864 at Greenport, Columbia County, New York). By 1851 Sarah and family were living in Hudson, N. Y. where husband C. C. Alger was in the iron business. By 1860 the family was at Newburgh, New York although C. C. Alger was still the general manager of the Hudson Iron Company in Hudson until 1864. By March 1868 Sarah and C. C. Alger were divorced (New Haven, Ct.). Sarah died in Hudson, N. Y. in late Feb. of 1897 eight weeks after the death of her son, widower Charles Alger - also in Hudson. They died at their house at what is now 330 Allen Street.
Also interested in the parents and family of Charles Coffey Alger, born July 4, 1809 at unknown and died July 13, 1874 at his summer house at New London, Ct. while married to his 35 year younger wife Marie Molt. C. C. left a daughter Lucile Alger who never married and who was born Oct. 10, 1870 or 1871 at Norwich, Ct. The house at Norwich, Ct. was 29 Broadway.