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Henry  ALEXANDER

Henry ALEXANDER[1]

Male 1815 - 1848  (33 years)

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  • Name Henry ALEXANDER  [2
    Born 12 Oct 1815  prob Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Clear Creek Twp., Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    D. Alexander 
    • D. Alexander
      3 males under 10 [James, age 2; Henry, age 5; Thomas, age 10]
      1 male 10 thru 15 [John, age 12]
      1 male 45 & over [Daniel, age 50 to 60]
      1 female under 10 [Margaret, age 8]
      1 female 10 thru 15 [Prudence, bet age 10-15]
      1 female 26 thru 44 [Sarah, age 33]
      1 person in agriculture
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1820 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Ohio. Warren Co. - D. Alexander
    Census 1 Jun 1830  Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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
    Died 8 Dec 1848  , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Alt. Birth Date 2 Dec 1998  [3
    from A/C Journal 
    • After tracking two Henry Alexander's of Preble County Ohio, or the surrounding counties, through census, death, and cemetery records, it appears most likely that Henry Alexander, 1815-1848, who is buried in Sugar Valley Cemetery in Preble County, Ohio, is the Henry Alexander from the Alexander-Courtney Journal by Olive Alexander. That Journal claims Henry died 2 Dec 1898 but it also claims Henry married Catharine Phed in Dec 1835. A digital image of the marriage record reveals Henry Alexander married Catharine Rhea on 10 December 1835 in Preble County. It is now believed that Olive was mistaken in Catharine's surname and either mistaken as the exact death date of Henry or I transcribed the Journal incorrectly. The Journal is available at Bracken Library, Special Collections, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
    Buried Y  [8
    Person ID I766  richison
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 

    Father Daniel ALEXANDER,   b. 1 May 1768, , , , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 4 Nov 1831- 21 Mar 1832, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharine RHEA,   b. ca 1805, Bourbon, Pulaski, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1835  , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Married by Henry Kisling, J.P.
    Marriage - Alexander
    Marriage - Alexander
    Alexander-Rhea marriage, 1835
    Children 
     1. Enoch ALEXANDER,   b. 1 Sep 1836, , Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1918  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     2. Sarah Leah ALEXANDER,   b. ca 1838, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Rachel Jane ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Jan 1841, Dixon Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1914, , Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
     4. Mary Catharine ALEXANDER,   b. ca 1844, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Daniel Alexander household - 1 Jun 1830 - Washington Twp., Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Dec 1835 - , Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1848 - , Preble, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S742] Poem - My Kin Folk, Alexander, Olive, (n.p. ).
      Written by Olive Alexander Richison [unreadable] Sept 1930. The last named Thomas is my dad.
      My Kin Folk

      I am going to tell you about my kin
      But I hardly know just where to begin
      My great grandfather Daniel Alexander from Scotland came
      Came to the United States to make for himself a name.
      The facts are this as the story goes
      He ran off to marry the girl his parents opposed
      Sally Frey was the girl he wed
      May 31 1787 the date the cermony (sic) was read
      And to this union seven children came
      Prudence, John, Thomas, Margaret, Henry, Martha, and James.
      The one named Thomas was my own grandad
      And of the rest I cannot say any good or bad.
      Grandad was born in 1810 Aug 11 the date
      In the county of Preble, Ohio the state
      Lucinda Harshman was the girl of his dreams
      To mother his children and keep his house clean.
      There were twelve children Joseph, Henry, James, and Sol.
      Daniel, Abraham, Thomas, & George eight boys in all.
      Lucinda, Sarah, Mary, & Rhoda Jane
      Were the daughters that too (sic) this couple came.
      And the offspring and grandchildren all
      Gather to celebrate and their memory recall.

      [The notation in the upper right-hand corner is in the same handwriting as the rest of the paper and is as you see it here.
      Md date in the poem can not be correct. I believe it is Sally FREY's birth date.]
      ALEXANDER, Olive:6

    2. [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.

    3. [S128] Alexander-Courtney Journal, 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.

    4. [S1881] FGS & Charts, 28 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 specific piece of data.

    5. [S1840] 1820 U.S. Census, 7 Aug 2011.
      1820 U.S. census, Warren County, Ohio, population schedule, Clear Creek Township, D. Alexander household; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 7 August 2011), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M33, roll 87.


    6. [S1839] 1830 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 8 Aug 2011.
      1830 U.S. census, Preble County, Ohio, population schedule, Washington Township, page 362, Daniel Alexander household; digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 8 August 2011), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M19, roll 138.


    7. [S1869] Deaths, 15 Feb 2015.
      Find A Grave, database and images, (http://findagrave.com : accessed 15 February 2015); memorial page for Henry Alexander (1815-1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70,800,298; citing Sugar Valley Cemetery, Sugar Valley, Preble County, Ohio; the photographs by Historybuff are materially informative and provide a partially legible image of the inscribed data.

    8. [S1310] Find A Grave, 15 Feb 2015.
      Find A Grave, database and images, (http://findagrave.com : accessed 15 February 2015); memorial page for Henry Alexander (1815-1848), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70,800,298; citing Sugar Valley Cemetery, Sugar Valley, Treble County, Ohio; the photographs by Historybuff are materially informative and provide a partially legible image of the inscribed data.

    9. [S1901] Marriage, 26 May 2008.
      "Genealogical & Historical Records of Preble County, Ohio," digital images, Preble County District Libary (http://www.pcdl.lib.oh.us/marriage/details.cfm?ID=12427 : accessed 14 June 2014); Marriage Book 1, p. 307, Henry Alexander and Catharine Rhea, 10 December 1835.