But I digress, at some point Alvah moved west to Sinclairville. I don't know what brought him there but his wife Anna Link lived there and came from a large family. I have a journal in which they both have written--Alvah when he was young and Anna after his death. I haven't found out when he did die but he was no longer living in 1880 when George lost his leg. I totally forgot I had the following and in a mad clean up I just found it again. In 1830 Alvah the elder was made a corporal in the New York State Militia by Col. Eurell in Skaneatles, NY (that is pronounced Skinny Atlas for the uninitiated.)
I have to say it's pretty cool.