|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1828|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1919|
Son of John C. and Nancy (Wilson) Alexander
exerpts from History of Decatur County, Indiana, 1915
John H. Alexander was born on November 7, 1828, at Palestine, Illinois, and is the son of Dr. John C. and Nancy (Wilson) Alexander, natives of Kentucky and Virginia, respectively.....
Educated in the country schools of Illinois and at Danville, that state, after his father's death, Dr. John H. Alexander moved to Palestine, Illinois, where he attended the Parish Academy and later the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati. In these times the schools were very crude, especially the buildings in which they were housed. he crossed the plains to California in 1850, by mule team, during the gold fever and spent eight years in the West. Locating in Decatur county, July 7, 1858, for the practice of his profession, four years later, on September 27, 1862, he enlisted in the Twenty-seventh Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under Col. Silas Colgrove, and was promoted to surgeon, july 15, 1864, having been commissioned assistant surgeon, September 27, 1862. he was mustered out of service on November 4, 1864.
In December, 1860, Doctor Alexander was married to Mary Tarkington, who was born on February 25, 1834, in Greensburg, Indiana, a daughter of Rev. Joseph Tarkingtoin, a well-known pioneer minister of the Methodist church.....
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander have had two children, John T., who lives in Greensburg, and Joseph H., a traveling drug salesman of Springfield, Illinois. John T., who also is a traveling salesman, married Claudia Hill. joseph H. married Myrilla Anderson and they have one child, Margaret June......
Mary Melissa Tarkington Alexander (1834 - 1923)*
South Park Cemetery
Created by: Mike Porter
Record added: Feb 09, 2010
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