|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1866|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1912|
Dr. Stonewall J. Alsman, who has been a medical practitioner in Jefferson township, Sullivan county, since 1904, is a native of the township where he now resides, having been born three miles west of Pleasantville, Indiana, December 3, 1866, a son of John A. and Mary E. (Long) Alsman.
The father was born June 26, 1835, in Haddon township, near Carlisle, and now resides three miles west of Pleasantville, on a farm consisting of seventy acres, where the doctor was born. The mother was born in November, 1839, in Anderson county, Kentucky, and is still living.
She is the daughter of William and Margaret (Jett) Long, both being natives of Virginia who emigrated to Kentucky before their marriage and who in 1854 came to Haddon township, Sullivan county, Indiana, but subsequently settled in Jefferson township where they spent the remainder of their days. Margaret (Jett) Long, was the daughter of Mathew and Susan (Tapp) Jett, who were both natives of Virginia, dying in Anderson county, Kentucky, where they were sturdy farmers. William Long was the son of William Long, Sr., who was also from the Old Dominion State and died in Anderson county, Kentucky, about 1830; he was also a farmer.
John A. Alsman, the doctor's father, was the son of Harrison and Elizabeth (Davidson) Alsman. The former was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, and died in 1889, in Jefferson township, Sullivan county, Indiana, while the latter was a native of Haddon township, Sullivan county, and died about 1840. Harrison Alsman emigrated from Kentucky about 1830 and followed farming pursuits throughout his days. John A. Alsman was also a farmer, and still superintends his farm. Politically, he is a Democrat, and both he and his faithful wife are members of the Christian church. They are the parents of six children, born in the order here named: Chester O., born in 1858, married Dorcas Cox and now resides in Jefferson township; William H., born 1861, died in 1873; Margaret E., born in 1864, died in 1904; she was the wife of Lucian Shake who now lives in Haddon township, this county; Stonewall J.; Eva, born 1877, married Thomas M. Hudson and they reside in Greene county, Indiana; William D., born 1881, died in 1893.
Dr. Stonewall J. Alsman received his education at the common school in Jefferson township, after which he taught school sixteen years in country districts. Believing that he was suited for a better and more lucrative profession he went to St. Louis and there entered Barnes Medical University, from which he was graduated in 1904 and then came to Pleasantville, Indiana, in Sullivan county, where he has been engaged in the practice of medicine ever since. At one time the doctor owned a farm containing one hundred and ten acres in Jefferson township, but he has disposed of the same. Politically, he affiliates with the Democratic pary and was elected assessor in 1896, serving until 1900. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church. He belongs to Lodge No. 408 Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Pleasantville, and also to the Modern Woodmen of America, Lodge No. 4929, at Pleasantville, being medical examiner of the last named fraternity as well as for severalold line companies. He holds a membership with the County and State Medical associations.
June 4, 1891, Dr. Alsman was united in marriage to Clarissa Hume, born February 3, 1869, a daughter of John and Frances (Byland) Hume, of Jefferson township, Sullivan county, who are both deceased. The doctor and his wife are the parents of four children: Bynum B., born November 18, 1892, now attending high school at Pleasantville; Ruth, born March 29, 1896, attending common school; John D., born in 1898, died in 1899; Francis, born in 1900 and died the same year.
A History of Sullivan county, Indiana" by Lewis Publishing Company (Volume II, Pages 408 & 409)
Clarissa A. Hume Alsman (1869 - 1960)
Bynum Breckenridge Alsman (1892 - 1956)*
Daniel Alsman (1898 - 1899)*
Frances Alsman (1900 - 1900)*
Indian Prairie Cemetery
Created by: Brittany Hewitt
Record added: Dec 15, 2008
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