|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1786|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1854|
Source: p. 223 et seq. of Biographical Memoirs of Wabash County, Indiana, published 1901 by B. F. Bowen, Publisher, Chicago
Submitter: Don T. Mitchell, great great great grandson of Stephen Tyner (1811-1880), first cousin of Nancy (Tyner) Dale (1793-1835)
Alexander Dale is of English extraction, although a native of Virginia, having first seen the light of day in Westmoreland county, that state, February 8, 1786. When but a child his parents moved to the Blue Grass regions of Kentucky, settling in Woodford county, where he was educated, grew to manhood and was married. He became a husbandman, and about 1812, located in Indiana, where he had previously entered one hundred sixty acres of land. In 1852 he came to Wabash county and purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land. About 1832 he entered a section of government land, and it is a part of the latter which forms the home of our subject. Small improvements were made in the county at that time. Wild beasts inhabited the forests and the still more savage red man was a frequent sight in the settlement, although he offered no harm to the white men who had taken up their residence in their midst.
Father Dale was a man who took a leading part in all public affairs, serving as county commissioner of Fayette, a director of the Whitewater Canal, and held other official positions to which he was chosen. He was a Whig, and a member of the Primitive Baptist church; indeed, he was one of the founders of that sect in this locality. He died in Lagro township, October 24, 1854, and his taking off was deeply deplored by the many among whom he had labored.
He was thrice married. The first marriage was with Miss Sallie Allen, and one child was born, one of the first settlers in Wabash county.
His second union being with Miss Nancy Tyner, a native of Kentucky [ed: more likely South Carolina] and the mother of our subject. Of the eleven offspring who were born to this union the following are yet living, viz.: Emeline, widow of Nathaniel Banister, late of LaFontaine; Hiram; E. O., a retired contractor of Rushville, this state; Lewis, ex-soldier of the Civil war and at present a prosperous farmer of this county; and O. S., who resides in Marion, also a veteran of the Civil war.
Emaline Dale Banister (1821 - 1917)*
Wilson T. Dale (1824 - 1888)*
Hiram Dale (1826 - 1918)*
Old Lagro Cemetery
Created by: v f
Record added: Apr 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36241349
Added: Oct. 8, 2010