Samuel Alvord, farmer, P. O. Mantua Station, was born in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio, August 19, 1823; son of Elijah and Mary (Barker) Alvord, the former of whom was born at Colchester, New London Co., Conn., June 12, 1773, and the latter in Dutchess County, N. Y., June 14, 1793. They were married in the latter State May 25, 1819, and the same year removed to Ohio. Our subject came to Mantua in April, 1833, where he was educated, and November 17, 1847, he married Serena, daughter of Phineas U. Jennings, born July 12, 1823, on the old homestead, Lot 39, Mantua. By this union there is one child, a son—Phineas Elbert—born October 24, 1868, the only grandchild of P. U. Jennings. Our subject early learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for many years. He is strictly temperate; has never bought a glass of liquor at any bar for himself or any one else yet, or used tobacco in any way. He now resides on his farm, which is a part of Lots 38 and 39, in Mantua, and 71 in Shalersville Townships, where, by honest industry and fair dealing, united with a systematic and practical knowledge of the wants and duties of life, he has surrounded his home with the comforts and conveniences necessary for the enjoyment of rural life.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885