Biography of Mary J. Alexander (w/o Jeremiah)
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Alexander, Mary J., is the widow of Jeremiah Alexander, who was born in Newfield, December 30, 1818, was educated in the common schools and took up farming as an occupation, settling on the old homestead consisting of 160 acres. Robert. his father, was born in New Jersey and first settled in the town of Lansing, then moved to Newficld, where he married Lucinda Howell, by whom he had ten children. Of these Jeremiah was the youngest, and he died at the age of forty seven years, leaving a family of four children, two being married and away front home. Mrs. Alexander manages the home farm, and is a member of the M. E. church. Her late husband was assessor, trustee of the church and school trustee, and in politics was a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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