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Amelia Ann Conn Alexander
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1805
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 1883
Wilson County
Kansas, USA

from an obit written by her son Rev. Junius Hodge Alexander of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and kept in an old family scrapbook of his:
Alexander--Amelia Ann Alexander, whose maiden name was Conn, was born near Abingdon, VA., Jan. 14, 1805; when she was a child her father removed to Lexington, Ky., where she was principally raised. When but a girl, her parents both dying, she was left an orphan, with two brothers and one sister younger than herself, to work their way through the world. She being the oldest, upon her fell to a great extent the care of all. Future results proved she met the responsibility well. She was married Jan. 30, 1829, to James Alexander near Jackson, Tenn., Rev. Mr. Hodge of the Presbyterian Church performing the ceremony. In 1832 her husband occupied a piece of land in Graves county, Ky., which became their home, and where they reared their family until his death May 31, 1856. After her husband's death she continued to reside with some of her children at the old homestead until the spring of 1871, when she came to Kansas. For the last seven years she made her home with Joel Hull, of Wilson county, Kansas, the husband of her daughter, Mary, where she died April 23, 1883. Mother claimed to have experienced the new birth in early life, and was a member of the Methodist Church prior to her marriage, after which she joined the Presbyterian Church, of which father was a member. For the greater part of her life mother was a great sufferer, being afflicted with various bodily ailments; but she said the last was the most severe, being senile gangrene, causing constant and sometimes excessive pain. Amputation was resorted to as a last hope, but it only hastened the end. She recognized the providence of God in her affliction, and prayed and asked prayers that she might be patient under it. Mother's will power was great. Industrious, energetic, and persevering, what she undertook she usually accomplished. Called to meet the duties of life, first as an orphan, afterward as the mother of nine children, eight of whom lived to maturity; she was a helpmeet to father until his death, then until declining years necessitated cessation she toiled on, not for gain's sake, but to do her part of life's duties, and avoid as far as possible dependence upon her fellow-beings. She said she was ready for death, and her children believed it. Her funeral was attended by many friends, such as she always drew around her wherever she lived. An appropriate discourse was delivered from Luke XII. 13, 30, by Rev. Mr. Bright, a Presbyterian minister of Chanute. Her remains were interred in Cedar Valley cemetery, near the Cumberland Presbyterian church, in Wilson county, Kansas. Mother is dead! How the announcement saddens the heart and sends the memory back through all the years of life; and as we listen to the cadence of the sweet and sacred memories of the past, we seem to catch the refrain of the acclaim that greets mother in heaven: "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."--Phil. III.14
Junius H. Alexander 
 
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 Spouse:
  James Alexander (1801 - 1856)
 
 Children:
  William Shannon Alexander (1831 - 1885)*
  Antoinette Almira Alexander Edwards (1834 - 1913)*
  Marcellus A. Alexander (1836 - 1901)*
  Junius Hodge Alexander (1839 - 1898)*
  Amelia Elizabeth Alexander Sturdevant (1841 - 1894)*
  Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hull (1842 - 1924)*
  James H. Theodore Alexander (1851 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Thornburg Cemetery
Altoona
Wilson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Alexander family plot
 
Created by: Theadora Francis
Record added: Nov 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12320621
Amelia Ann <i>Conn</i> Alexander
Added by: Theadora Francis
 
Amelia Ann <i>Conn</i> Alexander
Added by: Theadora Francis
 
Amelia Ann <i>Conn</i> Alexander
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Love you, Grandmother Amelia. I don't suppose we'll ever know anything more about you than we do now, but what we know, we love. Thanks to Theadora for introducing us!
- Nancy Merrill Sayed
 Added: Jun. 12, 2010

- Mary
 Added: Apr. 27, 2006
 
 
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