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Amos Alexander

Male 1781 - 1846  (65 years)


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  • Name Amos Alexander 
    Born 1781  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jul 1846  Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Laura Cemetery, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2783  Carl
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2015 

    Family 1 Sarah Delilia Penney,   b. 1781,   d. Sep 1829, Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Children 
     1. Fanny Alexander,   b. Ohio County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861
     2. Henry Alexander,   b. 10 Nov 1806, Ohio County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1875, Walkerton , St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Hall 
    Married 1830  Miami County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESIDENCE: Ohio County, KY, tax list of 1806, microfilm box #311, from Allen County Library, Fort Wayne IN, note: tax list of 1805 was unreadable, and no Amos Alexander in 1804.

      RESIDENCE: Ohio County, KY, Census of 1810, Microfilm #M252-8,
      written page #470, page 98, Amos Alexander, 2 males to-10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females to-10, 1 female 16-26

      MILITARY: War of 1812, served in Kentucky militia; see pension of Alexander, Amos, Mary W-0#44680, served in KY MIL.


      RESIDENCE: Miami County OH Deed Book 23, page 169, 1843, Amos Alexander to David Arnold

      OCCUPATION: RESIDENCE:" Amos Alexander, a New Light preacher, who was born in Virginia, emigrated to Tennessee, thence to Kentucky", "Pictorial History of America, The Fulton County Edition" by Eli Pattie - published in 1896

      WILL: Amos Alexander, Miami County OH Will Book 1, page 50:
      Will of Amos Alexander, dated 28 June 1846; from Miami County Probate Court
      In the name of the Benevolent Father of all I, Amos Alexander, of Union township, Miami County, O. do make and publish this my last will and testament.
      Item 1st. It is my will that my Just debts and all charges be paid out of my personal estate.
      Item 2nd. After payment of my Just debts and charges it is my will that the ballance of my personal estate is to be devided in the Same manner as is provided when a person dies intestate.
      Item 3rd. I give and devize to my beloved wife, in lieu of her dower forty five acres off the South part of the farm on which we now reside Situate in Union township, Miami County during her natural life. At the death of my Said wife Sadquilly devided between all my Children or their legal representatives,
      Item 4th. I give and bequeath the rest of my real estate to my legal heirs.
      I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
      In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of June A.D. 1846.
      Signed Amos Alexander by his mark.
      Signed and acknowledged by said Amos Alexander as his last will and testament, in our presence, and signed by us in his presence. Samuel Albaugh, Jonas Harshbarger, Elijah Hunt.
      Amos's Estate is #1479, filed in the Probate Court of Miami County, Ohio. Samuel Albaugh and Jonas Harshbarger were appointed to appraise the estate. Henry Alexander (son of Amos), Mary Alexander (his widow, and probably the daughter of James Ha ll), and James Hall filed a bond in probate court. The various receipts in the estate would indicate that he left a widow (his second wife) and minor children. Lucinda Alexander who married Thomas Coppock is named as an heir (she would be a daug hter). Amos Alexander, Jr. is mentioned in one of the receipts, and would be a son. Henry and Mary Alexander were named administrators. Among those purchasing items at the Estate sale on September 5, 1846, were Isaac Alexander (who may have marr ied Mary Harshbarger), also believed to be a son, Fanny Hall (his daughter who married Samuel Hall), James and William Alexander, who may also have been his children.
      I would like to know where Amos's widow, Mary (Hall) Alexander went after his death. Also verification on his children.
      I can be e-mailed @ beeviejane@aol.com


      I.H. ALEXANDER, of Rochester, was born in Cass County, Ind., Sept. 2, 1836. He was reared to the duties of the farm in that and Fulton County. Henry Alexander, his father, was born at Stone River, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1806. He went to Kentucky whe n a boy and on to Ohio and was married in that state in Medina County to Mary Hall, whose father, Amos Hall was born in North Carolina, and died in Ohio. Henry Alexander was a son of Amos Alexander, a New Light preacher, who was born in Virginia , emigrated to Tennessee, thence to Kentucky and died in this state in 1846, aged sixty years. Henry Alexander left Cass County, Ind., early in the 40's and went to Cedar County, Mo., expecting to make that state his future home, but it was to o new, Indians were too numerous and sickness and other ills combined drove him back to Indiana again in six years. He came into Rochester just as the old court house was being finished. May 18, 1856, he subject of this sketch married in Fulto n County Daniel Carr's daughter, Rebecca, from Jay County, Ind., but originally from Coshocton County, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander's children are Mrs. Ida Southard, Susan B., married A. Thallman; Hilda, deceased, married David Smith, and left o ne child, Gladys. In 1864 Mr. Alexander enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-second Indiana volunteers. Capt. Jim Thompson was his captain. He was mustered into service at Indianapolis and was sent to Nashville and caught Hood there. Hi s regiment remained in that post till the surrender of Lee, when it was mustered out and was discharged at Indianapolis July 14, 1865. Mr. Alexander returned to this county and farmed three years. He then went to Tyner City and was engaged in th e hotel business for seven years. Twenty-one years ago he engaged in the retail liquor business in Rochester. He has prospered and has invested some of his surplus in Fulton County real estate. He owns a farm of 117 acres, a comfortable home i n Rochester, and a brick business block on the south side of the square in Rochester. He is a republican in politics.