Biography of John Alexander
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Alexander, John, was born in Ireland and came to America at an early day. His son Robert was a native of New York State. His son Joseph, born in Tompkins County, N. Y., in 1801, was a farmer and married, December 9, 1823, Loietta Starr, of Newfield, N. Y. Their children were Benjamin S., Charlotte A., John S., Ransom W., Rachel, Arlo M., Elizabeth, Joseph R., Adelina A., and Juliette. Benjamin S. Alexander was born at Newfield, N. Y., December 3, 1824. and was educated in the district schools. He came to Erin at the age of nine and married Sarah, daughter of John and Phebe (Ennis) Barnes, who was born February 25, 1831. Their children are Elbert F., born January 16, 1863, and Phineas W., born September 20, 1865. Mr. Alexander is farming where he located in 1832.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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