Alvah Chilcoat

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Alvah Chilcoat
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Born November 30, 1802(1802-11-30)[1] or November 10, 1801(1801-11-10)[2]
Pennsylvania, USA[3]
Died February 22, 1873 (aged 70)[4]
Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA[5]
Resting place Chilcoat Cemetery, Cromwell Township, Pennsylvania[6][7][8]
Spouse Catherine Booher (m. 1834) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Catherine Booher to Alvah Chilcoat" Location: (linkback:[9]
Children Hester Ann Chilcoat
Parents Darby Chilcoat
Sarah ______[10]


WILL BOOK 7, Huntingdon County, Pa., page 286-288, Alvah Chilcoat of Cromwell Twp., Will dated June 11, 1870; Executors: John B. Chilcoat (son) and Jacob B. Linn (son-in-law); Witnesses: H.R. Beers and A.C. Lynn, Named daughters: Hester A.R. Linn and Mary S. Quarry, Named sons: John B., Joseph F., and William H.

Letters of testimony granted Feb. 28, 1873. Estate totaled $694.99, as valued by his Appraisers on March 8, 1873.


Alvah chilcoat gravestone.jpg

Historical Records[edit]

  • Alvah was in Cromwell, Huntingdon, PA in the 1840 Federal Census. Based on the ages and sexes in the household, it would appear to be Alvah, his wife Catherine, and 4 children (2 males under 5, a female under 5, and a female 10-14)
  • Alvah (age 47) was in Cromwell, Huntingdon, PA in the 1850 Federal Census. Alvah, Catherine, and 6 children (Hester, Joseph, John, Samuel, William, and Mary).
  • In December 1851, Alvah appears to have received a warrant for 142 acres in Huntingdon Co, PA[12]
  • Alvah (age 57) was in Cromwell, Huntingdon, PA in the 1860 Federal Census. A 78 year old "Sarah Chilcoat" was living with his family -- his mother?
  • In 1864, an IRS tax assessment lists Alvah. Location: Cromwell Twp. Occupation: Cattle Slaughter. No. in Abstract (?): 152. Quantity (?): 4. Valuation: (blank). Rate of Tax: 40c. Amount of Tax upon Particular Article: 1.60. Total: 1.60.[13]
  • Alvah (age 67) was in Cromwell, Huntingdon, PA in the 1870 Federal Census. The older woman, Sarah, was no longer living with them at this point. Nor, it seems, was Alvah's wife, Catherine.