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Daniel  ALEXANDER

Daniel ALEXANDER[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1768 - 1832  (63 years)

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  • Name Daniel ALEXANDER  [5, 6
    Born 1 May 1768  , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Early census records put Daniel's birth between 1760 and 1770. His wife Sarah was born abt 1787 which would have made her 19 when they married. If he was born as early as 1760, he would have been 46 when they married and 70 when their last child Martha was born in 1830. This seems highly unlikely.

      If Daniel was born in 1770, he would have been 36 when they married and 60 when Martha was born. Not quite as unlikely but from the poem "My Kin Folk" by his 2G granddaughter, Olive, he ran away to marry a girl his parents opposed. That would be understandable if he was 36 and she was only 19, but does a 36 year old man "run away" from home? Perhaps that was poetic license and he simply moved away from the rest of his family.

      Either way, a date of 1 May 1768 was posted by Deborah Brown in 2002 on Ancestry. A message requesting her source resulting in her saying she couldn't remember but probably from Ancestry. As it seems a more specific date than between 1760-1770, and is closer to the 1770 estimate, and will be used until further evidence is uncovered.
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      The ALEXANDER/COURTNEY Journal, p 47 says Daniel ALEXANDER md Sallie FREY, then some scratch outs, then the date May 1, 1868. This is followed by Sallie ALEXANDER was born May 31 1787. Can't figure out what this May 1, 1868 date means. Daniel's birth? This agrees with online from Deborah Brown.
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      FGS from Randolph Co. Historical Museum say Daniel's ancestors came from Scotland but the poem "My Kin Folk" indicates Daniel "from Scotland came."
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    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 1 May 1768  , Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    from Deborah Brown, Ancestry.com 
    Alt. Birth Place 1 May 1768  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    per Deborrah Brown 
    Tax List 1 Jan 1810  , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Land 29 Jul 1814  Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    SW1/4, S26, T3 R5, Between the Miamis Survey  
    Land 7 Dec 1815  , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    S20 T15 R14 
    • Daniel Alexander, 7 December 1815, residence Warren Co., Ohio; S20, T15 R14, 2nd P.M. East and North of the 2nd Principal Meridian Survey
    Resided 7 Dec 1815  , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Clear Creek Twp., Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    D. Alexander household 
    • D. Alexander
      3 males under 10 [1811-1820; James 2; Henry 5; Thomas 10]
      1 male 10 thru 15 [1806-1811; John 12]
      1 male 45 & over [bef 1775; Daniel 50 to 60]
      1 female under 10 [1811-1820; Margaret 8]
      1 female 10 thru 15 [1806-1811; Prudence 10-15]
      1 female 26 thru 44 [1776-1794; Sarah 33]
      1 person in agriculture
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Ohio. Warren Co. - D. Alexander
    Moved 1823  , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    from Warren County, Ohio 
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Daniel Alexander household 
    • Daniel Alexander
      2 males 10 thru 14 [Henry, age 15; James, age 12]
      1 male 15 thru 19 [Thomas, age 20]
      1 male 60 thru 69 [Daniel, age 60-70]
      1 female 40 thru 49 [Sarah, age 43]
    1830 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1830 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Ohio. Preble Co. - Daniel Alexander
    Alt. Birth , , Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    1880 census, Henry Alexander (md Catharine Rhea). 
    Will 4 Nov 1831  , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jesse Paramore & John S. Fair, witnesses 
    • Carol Willsey Ball. OHIO WILLS AND ESTATES TO 1850: AN INDEX (Columbus, OH: Carol Willsey Bell, C.G., 4801 Mockingbird Court, South, Columbus, OH 43229). Allen Co. Libr. Gc 977.1 B41ow

      P.4
      ALEXANDER, Daniel W-1832, Preble Co.
      Will book B, p. 250, Case 473
    Probate 21 Mar 1832  Eaton, Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Proved by Jesse Paramore and John S. Fair 
    • Carol Willsey Ball. OHIO WILLS AND ESTATES TO 1850: AN INDEX (Columbus, OH: Carol Willsey Bell, C.G., 4801 Mockingbird Court, South, Columbus, OH 43229). Allen Co. Libr. Gc 977.1 B41ow

      P.4
      ALEXANDER, Daniel W-1832, Preble Co.
      Will book B, p. 250, Case 473
    Died Between 4 Nov 1831- 21 Mar 1832  , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • His will is dated 4 Nov 1831 but it was not proven in probate court until 21 March 1832. He would probably have died sometime in March 1832 but it is possible he died earlier than than.
    Notes 
    • Sarah inherited SW1/4 S4 T8 R2E from Daniel by will and later, in 1836, quit claim from sons Thomas and John F. for $200.

      Q. Who did Daniel get the land from?
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      A Jacob Alexander listed in Wayne Twp., Warren Co., Ohio tax lists in 1809 and 1810 on p.014 and 019 respectively with Daniel listed in the 1810 list. Jacob could be a relative - brother, uncle, father? Also Andrew Alexander in Warren Co. in 1809 and 1810 but he was in FranklinTwp. Daniel's son James md Julia Alexander, a dau of a Jacob Alexander.
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      RANDOLPH COUNTY, INDIANA, p.975 says . . . moved from county of nativity to Preble Co., Ohio in 1823 and then, not long after, to Warren Co., Ohio. Wife's name is given as Sarah. [This is a Randolph Co. history owned by a friend and no photocopy was made.]
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      Ancestry
      30 May 2008

      Showwalter-Longcor Family Tree
      Sarah Sally Frey
      b 31 May 1787, Maryland
      d 30 Aug 1850, Preble Co., OH [says there is an historical record but it is just OneWorldTree

      md: Daniel Alexander, 1 Apr 1806, Warren Co., OH

      ch:
      Prudence, b 31 Dec 1806, md John S. Fair
      John F., b 18 Aug 1808, md Sarah H. Theasler
      Thomas, b 10 Aug 1810, Washington, Preble, Ohio, USA, md Lucinda Harshman (b 18 Dec 1815, Preble Co., OH; d 7 Jun 1887, Union City, Randolph, IN, USA)
      Margaret, b 25 Nov 1812
      Henry, b 12 Oct 1815, Ohio, md Catharine Rhea
      James, b 8 Jan 1818, Warren Co., OH, Julia Ann Alexander

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    Person ID I737  richison
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 

    Family Sarah FRY,   b. 31 May 1787, , , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1856, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Marriage License 31 Mar 1806  , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Daniel Alexander & Sarah Fry 
    Marriage license - Alexander
    Marriage license - Alexander
    Alexander-Fry marriage, 1806
    Married 1 Apr 1806  , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22, 23
    • An inquiry to the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints that is stamped "Received Aug 12 1991" produced one page of selected entries from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) 1988 Edition. It gave Sarah Fry and Daniel Alexander as being married on 1 Apr 1806 in Warren, Ohio. It listed the scorch as Batch M513141 and Library Call Number for Source Document as 384263.
    Marriage return - Alexander
    Marriage return - Alexander
    Alexander-Fry marriage
    Children 
    +1. Prudence ALEXANDER,   b. 31 Dec 1806, prob , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1827, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [Birth]
    +2. John F. ALEXANDER,   b. 18 Aug 1808, prob , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1875  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Thomas ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Aug 1810, , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1879, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     4. Margaret A. ALEXANDER,   b. 25 Nov 1812, , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1827, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Henry ALEXANDER,   b. 12 Oct 1815, prob Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1848, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [Birth]
    +6. James ALEXANDER,   b. 8 Jan 1818, , Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1897, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     7. Martha ALEXANDER,   b. 3 Sep 1830, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1768 - , , , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth Place - per Deborrah Brown - 1 May 1768 - , , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - Daniel Alexander & Sarah Fry - 31 Mar 1806 - , Warren, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Apr 1806 - , Warren, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1 Jan 1810 - , Warren, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - SW1/4, S26, T3 R5, Between the Miamis Survey - 29 Jul 1814 - Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - S20 T15 R14 - 7 Dec 1815 - , Warren, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 7 Dec 1815 - , Warren, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - from Warren County, Ohio - 1823 - , Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Daniel Alexander household - 1 Jun 1830 - Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 1880 census, Henry Alexander (md Catharine Rhea). - - , , Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Jesse Paramore & John S. Fair, witnesses - 4 Nov 1831 - , Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 4 Nov 1831- 21 Mar 1832 - , Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Poem - Alexander
    Poem - Alexander
    "My Kin folk" by Olive Alexander Richison

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Alexander-Courtney Journal, pp.46-47, 22 Aug 2015.
      Shirley Richison Fields, transcriber, "Journal of Olive (Alexander) Richison Hodge, 1887-1973, Jay and Randolph counties, Indiana" (transcript 1985), copy privately held by Fields [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Avon, Indiana, 2003. Original held by Special Collections, Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

    2. [S1900] Books, p, 657, 3 Dec 2013.
      Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, compl. Gateway to the West, Vol. 2, "Warren County, Ohio - Marriages, 1803-1810; Daniel Alexander to Sarah Fry, 1 April 1806; Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing co., Inc., 1080, p.657

    3. [S742] Poem - My Kin Folk, Alexander, Olive, (n.p. ) (Reliability: 1), 8 Aug 2011.
      Written by Olive Alexander Richison [unreadable] Sept 1930. The last named Thomas is my dad.


    4. [S752] Randolph County Indiana, unknown, (1913 ), Worksheet #271 (Reliability: 3), 15 Feb 1971.
      Daniel ALEXANDER, farmer, wife Sarah, moved from county of nativity to Preble Co., Ohio in 1823 and then, not long after, to Warren Co., Ohio.

      Son James b 8 Jan 1818, Warren Co., Ohio
      Was in Warren Co. as early as 1810 per land records so probably in Preble much earlier than 1823.

    5. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 29 Sep 2011.
      Author unknown. Daniel Alexander Family Group Sheet, 1768-1897; supplied by Randolph County Historical Museum, 416 S. Meridian Street, Winchester, Indiana. This sheet offers no documentation for any piece of data.

    6. [S382] Family Tree Online, 22 Aug 2014.
      Deborrah Brown, submitter, "Ramsey Family Tree," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 August 2013), entry for Daniel Alexander (1768-1932); undocumented family tree.
      All information from Ancestry Family Trees.

    7. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 20 Sep 2011.
      Author unknown. Daniel Alexander Family Group Sheet, 1768-1897; supplied by Randolph County Historical Museum, 416 S. Meridian Street, Winchester, Indiana. This sheet offers only a generic list of materials used, with no documentation for any piece of data.

    8. [S129] Taxes - Index to Ohio Tax Lists, 1800-1810, Jackson, Ronald Vern, Gary Ronald Teeples, & David Schaefermeyer, eds., (Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc. 3346 S. Orchard Dr., Bountiful, UT 84010), p.3 (Reliability: 3).
      Alexander, Daniel. Warren Co., OH p.014 in orginal, Wayne Twp., 1810 List

    9. [S65] Land, 31 May 2013.
      Daniel Alexander (Warren County, Ohio), credit prior file certificate no. 30; "Land Patent Search," digital images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords/PatentSearch : accessed 31 May 2013).

    10. [S1900] Books, 5 Jul 2008.
      Ellen T. Berry & David A. Berry, comps. Early Ohio Settlers: Purchasers of Land in Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986.
      (E) East and North of the Second Principal Meridian, Ranges XI-XV, Townships 10-23; Lands lying entirely in the present State of Indiana. Jefferson, Jackson, Lawrence, Ripley, Jennings, Monroe, Borwn, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Fayette, Rush, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Marion, Hancock, Henry, Hamilton, Wayne and Randolph Counties (all or a part of each) -- all in Indiana.

    11. [S1480] Ohio. - Early Ohio Settlers, Southwestern Ohio, 1800-1840, Ellen T. Berry and David A. Berry, editors, (Balitmore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1986.), 3. (Reliability: 3), 5 Jul 2008.
      Purchaser: Alexander, Daniel (E)
      Date & Year: 7 Dec 1815
      Residence: Warren [Warren County, Ohio]
      R14 T15 S20
      (E) East and North of the Second Principal Meridian, Ranges XI-XV, Townships 10-23; Lands lying entirely in the present State of Indiana. Jefferson, Jackson, Lawrence, Ripley, Jennings, Monroe, Borwn, Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Fayette, Rush, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Marion, Hancock, Henry, Hamilton, Wayne and Randolph Counties (all or a part of each) -- all in Indiana.

    12. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 7 Aug 2011.
      1820 U.S. census, Warren County, Ohio, population schedule, Clear Creek Township, D. Alexander; digital images, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Aug 2011); imaged from NARA microfilm publication M33: 87.

    13. [S1881] FGS & Charts (Reliability: 1), 28 Sep 2011.
      FGS, Daniel & Sarah "Sally" (FREY) Alexander, author unknown. Photocopies from Randolph County Historical Society, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA.

    14. [S1839] 1830 U.S. Census, 8 Aug 2011.
      1830 U.S. census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, p. 362 (penned), Daniel Alexander household; digital images, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 August 2011); imaged from NARA microfilm publication M19: 138.

    15. [S1438] Ohio. Miami Co. - 1880 - US Census, T9, roll 1049, Newberry Township, enumeration district (ED) 138, p. 163 (stamped), dwelling 60, family 65, Henry Alexander, accessed 30 May 2008 (Reliability: 3), 31 May 2008.
      1) Alexander, Henry, white, male, age 62, married, farmer, born Ohio, father born Rhode Island, mother born New York

      2) Alexander, Catharine, white, female, age 57, wife, keeping house, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio

      3) Alexander, Harrison M., white, male, age 20, son, single, farm laborer, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio

      4) Alexander, Grant, white, male, age 15, son, single, at home, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio
      Ohio. Miami Co. - Henry Alexander

    16. [S1903] Wills & Probates (Reliability: 3), 1 Nov 2012.
      Preble County, Ohio, probate file 473, Daniel Alexander; Probate Court Office, Eaton. Photocopies of entire file in possession of Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    17. [S128] Alexander-Courtney Journal, p.46 , 22 Aug 2015.
      Shirley Richison Fields, transcriber, "Journal of Olive (Alexander) Richison Hodge, 1887-1973, Jay and Randolph counties, Indiana" (transcript 1985), copy privately held by Fields [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Avon, Indiana, 2003. Original held by Special Collections, Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

    18. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 27 Sep 2011.
      Author unknown. Daniel Alexander Family Group Sheet, 1768-1897; supplied by Randolph County Historical Museum, 416 S. Meridian Street, Winchester, Indiana. This sheet offers only a generic list of materials used, with no documentation for any piece of data.

    19. [S1901] Marriage, 9 Jan 2012.
      "Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 January 2012); entry and image for Daniel Alexander and Sarah Fry, license issued 31 March 1806, Warren County; citing FHL microfilm 384,262.

    20. [S1901] Marriage, 12 Sep 2014.
      "International Genealogical Index, 1988 edition, Version F215," entry for Sarah Fry and Daniel Alexander, married 1 April 1806, Warren, Ohio; Family History Department, Salt Lake City, Utah (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints : received 27 August 1991); printout from Batch No. M513141, FHL microfilm 384,263.

    21. [S1901] Marriage, 9 Jan 2012.
      "Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950," index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 Jan 2012), Daniel Alexander and Sarah Fry, 1806, Warren County; FHL microfilm 1,510,031; Warren County Courthouse, Lebanon.

    22. [S1900] Books, 3 Dec 2013.
      Ruth Bowers and Anita Short, compl. Gateway to the West, Vol. 2, "Warren County, Ohio - Marriages, 1803-1810," Daniel Alexander to Sarah Fry, 1 April 1806; (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980), p.657

    23. [S1881] FGS & Charts (Reliability: 1), 29 Sep 2011.
      Author unknown. Daniel Alexander Family Group Sheet, 1768-1897; supplied by Randolph County Historical Museum, 416 S. Meridian Street, Winchester, Indiana. This sheet offers only a generic list of materials used, with no documentation for any piece of data.