|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1840|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1913|
Benjamin Lamoni Alexander is the son of Myrza Alexander & Randolph Alexander, both of whom were born in Union, Union, South Carolina and both of whom were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints while living in Weakley, Tennessee, and then joined the other members of the Church in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois). Benjamin was born on 22 January 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.
Benjamin traveled with his family to Utah as a 7 or 8 year old Pioneer with his family. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
Alexander, Benjamin Lamoni
Birth Date: 22 Jan. 1841
Death Date: 4 Feb. 1913
1848 Willard Richards Company
Departure: 3 July 1848 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 10-19 October 1848 Company Information: 526 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. This company was divided into two sections, Willard Richards section and Amasa Lyman Section. The Lyman section left the outfitting post on 30 or 31 June and the Richards section left on 3 July.
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868
The following are the Alexanders who traveled on this wagon train were;
Alexander, Adeline (13)
Alexander, Benjamin Lamoni (7)
Alexander, Dianetta Emily (5)
Alexander, Frances Evaline (11)
Alexander, John Quincy Adams (9)
Alexander, Lucy Courser Taft (36)
Alexander, Moroni Woodruff (11)
Alexander, Murza Alexander (32)
Alexander, Randolph (46)
Alexander, Sarah Elizabeth (3)
Alexander, Sarah Malinda (7)
Alexander, Susan Arberrilla (15)
Alexander, Thomas Murphy (16)
Three were not part of his father's family, we don't know as of yet how they fit in, Dianetta Emily, Frances Evaline, and Sarah Malinda. The others were siblings and parents and Randolph's plural wife, Lucy Courser Taft Alexander.
Benjamin lived with his family in North Kanyon ward, now known as Bountiful, Davis, Utah.
Utah Census, 1850-90
about Lamoni Alexander
Name: Lamoni Alexander
County: Cedar County
Township: North Kanyon Ward
Database: UT 1856 Statehood Census Index
Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Utah Census, 1850-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Benjamin who also went by his middle name, Lamoni,went with his family when they were called to serve in the Cotton Mission in Washington City, Washington, Utah and they moved their in 1863. He grew to manhood their and experienced all the trials and challenges that were part of that early pioneer times.
He met and married Catherine Malinda Kelley, 14 January 1868. Her mother, Malinda, had married Robert Dockery Covington. Malinda and Catherine had arrived in Salt lake City in 1847 with the Capt. James Brown Mormon Battalion Wagon train.
Catherine's Father, Milton Kelley had died during the Mormon Battalion encampment in Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico, now, Pueblo, Colorado. It is said that he died from Exposure to the cold and Pneumonia, following a hunting trip. (See, 'Shirley Maynes co-author of a book about Women of the Mormon Battalion.')
Robert Dockery Covington had been called by Brigham Young to lead a group of southern saints to the Cotton Mission. He served as their Bishop for a time.
Married Catherine "Malinda" Kelley January 14, 1864 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
They had Eleven children together:
1. Zina Myrza Alexander Searle 1864-1932
2. Milton Lamoni Alexander 1866-1911
3. Lois Arabella Alexander
4. Robert Angus Alexander 1872-1955
5. Mary Catherine Alexander 1874-1893
6. James Bird Alexander 1877-1961
7. Woodruff Moroni Alexander 1879-1918
8. William Zera Alexander 1882-1918
9. Benjamin Lamoni "Lamond" Alexander Jr. 1886-1918
10.Loretta Alexander 1888-1888
11.Loren Alexander 1888-1888
Benjamin and Catherine had all their children in Washington City, Washington, Utah. Their last two children who were twins; Loren and Loretta, who were born on 25 of November 1988; they both died a few days later, on the 29th of November 1988. These two may of been born in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah.
It was not long after this that they moved out of Washington and made their way to the Uintah Basin. Their are some records that showed they were in Circleville, Film 0025870 for years 1887-1942, show them with their son's, woodruff, William Zeri (Zera), Lamoni, (Benjamin Lamoni jr.). Their son Robert Angus Alexander is shown in later records with his wife Annie Dobson Alexander and their third child Annie Arminnie Alexander. First two were deceased.
They probably moved around 1890, because Catherine died in 1899 in Vernal.
They were among the first settlers of the Uintah Basin and several of their children also came with their families to settle in the Vernal, and Alexander or Alexandria, now Altonah area. The name Alexander comes from the six brothers who homesteaded land their.
They were living in the Maesar-Vernal area when Catherine passed away on the 17th of February 1899.
After Catherine's Death, Benjamin met a widow who was converted to the LDS Church in Germany and served as the first Relief Society President in Berlin. She had immigrated to America in the early 1900's, after the death of her husband, Emil Richard Schramm and their child Betha Milda Schramm. She brought her two surviving children with her, Paul and Margaret Schramm. Her original maiden name was Marie Kruger.
Groom Last Name: ALEXANDER
Groom First Name: Benjamin L.
Bride Last Name: SCHRAMM
Bride First Name: Mary
Place: Salt Lake City
Date: 17 May 1905
County of Record: Salt Lake
While staying with his son, Robert Angus and his wife Annie Dobson Alexander he would sit in a rocking chair during the wee hours of the morning and sing.
Benjamin died 11 February 1913 at Alexander, Wasatch, Utah, now, Altonah, Duchesne, Utah. He was at the home of his son, William Zera Alexander, He was buried next to his first wife, Catherine Malinda Kelley Alexander in the Maesar Cemetery, Vernal, Utah.His original and his newer headstone both read his death as feb 11, 1913. His death certificate states it was the 13th. The informant was his step daughter, this may be an error.
Randolph Alexander (1802 - 1879)
Myrza Nix Alexander (1815 - 1880)
Catherine Malinda Kelley Alexander (1847 - 1899)*
Marie Schramm Krueger Alexander (1858 - 1939)*
Zina Myrza Alexander Searle (1864 - 1932)*
L Milton Alexander (1867 - 1911)*
Ara Belle Alexander Hancock (1869 - 1949)*
Robert Angus Alexander (1872 - 1955)*
Woodruff M Alexander (1874 - 1918)*
William Z Alexander (1882 - 1918)*
Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1886 - 1918)*
Thomas Murphy Alexander (1831 - 1905)*
Susan Arabella Alexander Shepherd (1833 - 1914)*
Adaline Alexander Sproul (1835 - 1911)*
Moroni Woodruff Alexander (1837 - 1901)*
Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1840 - 1913)
Elizabeth Alexander Kennedy (1854 - 1925)**
Unity Alexander Mangum (1855 - 1912)**
Rebecca Ann Alexander Lee (1858 - 1936)**
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Maintained by: Julia Corry
Originally Created by: Utahgirl
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
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