Inspector's Report of Schools for the Freedmen's Bureau No. 22
War Department, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
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January 1, 1866
Freedmen's Bureau Records
1. Alvord, John Watson, a Congregational minister, was bom at East Hampton, Conn.(son of
Deacon James H. and Lucy( (Cook)) Alvord),, April 18, 1807. Having spent some time, as a
student, in Oneida Institute, he studied one year in Lane Seminary. In 1836 he graduated from the
Oberlin Theological Seminary, and Sept 16 of that year received his ordination. For one year he
was acting-pastor in Maumee City, O.; and then, from 1838 to 1842, held the same position at
Barkhamstead, Conn.; March 16,1842, he was installed pastor in Stamford, of which Church he
remained in charge until Oct. 14,1846. In November of that year he was installed pastor of
Phillips Church, South Boston, Mass., from which he was dismissed March 24,1852; from 1858
to 1866 he was secretary of the American Tract Society in Boston: from 1866 to 1870 was
superintendent of schools in connection with the Freedmen's Bureau at Washington, D. C.; the
next four years was treasurer of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company. He married Mytrilla
Mead on June 3, 1845. They had eight children. He died at Denver, Col., Jan. 14, 1880 at the
age of 72 years.

2. Some USCT regiments had teachers assigned to the regiment. (See
Port Royal Experiment)

3. See
Annual Report from June 30, 1869 for further statistical information on Freedmen Bureau

Index terms: Washington, Tennessee, Mississippi river, Baltimore Maryland, Hampton, Norfolk,
Petersburg, Richmond Virginia, Newbern, Goldsboro, Wilmington, North Carolina, Florence,
Charleston, Beaufort, South Carolina, Savannah, Augusta, Atlanta, Georgia, Fernandina,
Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Florida, Mobile, Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson, Vicksburg,
Natches, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisianna,, 128th USCT, District of Columbia, New York,
Memphis, Alabama, Boston,
Department of the South
Port Royal Experiment
USCT Bounties
Freedmen's Aid Societies
Freedmen's Bureau Assorted Documents
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