Biography - Joseph Alexander

Joseph T. ALEXANDER, farmer, P. O. Fillmore, was born in this county September 17, 1834, and was raised to a life of farming; was educated in the common schools of the county, and commenced business for himself as a farmer, and inherited sixty acres of land, unimproved, on which he built all necessary improvements, and remained there sixteen years, and added to that forty acres, making one hundred acres in the tract; sold, and bought the place on which he now resides, and has erected a very elegant dwelling with all the necessary out-buildings, and has a beautiful location, the land being rolling enough to drain well, which makes it valuable, and was married in Fayette, May 3, 1850, to Miss Irene WRIGHT. She was born in this State July 23, 1839, to Joseph WRIGHT. Her father was born in Kentucky in 1813; was a farmer by occupation, and died November 27, 1873. Rebecca KIRK, her mother, was born in Tennessee in the year 1810, and died in the year 1876. They reared a family of six children, all living. Richard Alexander, the father of subject, was born in Tennessee January 10, 1810, and was a farmer by occupation. He came to this State when quite a boy, and enlisted in company of rangers against the Indians, and lived and died on the place now owned by subject. His death occurred about May 12, 1874. Sarah WHITTEN was the mother of six children, the subject being the oldest child, and he has a family of four children, whose names are as follows: Eveline C., Easton W., Sarah R. and Homer L.; was elected Assessor and served one year, and has been Commissioner six years, and filled other offices of township. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and is identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 300.

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