Solomon F Custer

Solomon F. Custer
b. 1816, Montgomery County, Ohio
d. 27 March 1885, Dublin, Wayne County, Indiana

m. 16 November 1836, Wayne County, Indiana
Frances “Fanny” Alger
b. 30 September 1817, Behobeth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, to Samuel and Clarissa (Hancock) Alger
d. 29 November 1889, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

Children with Frances Alger:

  • Mary Clarissa (b. 1840)
  • Lewis A. (b. 1844)
  • Suphronia Alice (1848–1875) married [–?–] Vickers
  • Benjamin Franklin (1849–1929) married Anna Rebecca Overholtz
  • Lafayette Paul (1854–1930) married Hannah Elizabeth Stephens
  • Clarissa (1847–1857)
  • Sarah Suphronia (1860–1939) married John Luther Bond

According to family tradition, Brigham Young came back East from Utah with Fanny’s brother John to ask her to marry him. She refused, saying, “You are a fine young man, but I want to be an only wife.”

Submitted by:
JoAnn L. Kester
Tipp City OH

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