"BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH" - Rachael was born in 1844, died after 1880 (she appears on the 1880 Census). She was a daughter of Basil Derry and Sarah [Surname unknown]-Derry (birth/death info unknown). Apparently, her father remarried to Fredricka Christina Weidenhamer-Derry. Rachael was born in Adams county, near Quincy. Rachael married William L. Alexander in May of 1861. They resided on section 30, Huntsville township, in Schuyler Co., IL. He had settled in the county earlier in the year of 1861. He was born in Russell county, Virginia, December 19, 1836. His parents were William Alexander and Mary McReynolds-Alexander, who had four children: Martha A. (wife of William H. Naylor, they resided in Baxter Springs, Kansas); Edward died, aged nineteen; Emma (wife of Edward Straub, they resided at Galesburg, Illinois); Keely L. was the last at home. Rachel was known to be an earnest Christian lady, but not a member of any sect.
SOURCE: (excerpts taken from) the "BIOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF CASS, SCHUYLER and BROWN COUNTIES, Illinois", 1892, Chicago: Biographical Review Publishing Co., page: 288.
Groom: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM L; Bride: DERRY, RACHAEL JANE; Date: 1861-05-26; Volume/Page: / ; License Number: 00003104; County: SCHUYLER (IL). Marriage performed by: Charles G. Dorsey.
SOURCE: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.
RACHAEL JANE DERRY, b.1844. d.after 1880. A daughter of Basil DERRY, b.1820 & Sarah SLATER-DERRY. Married WILLIAM ALEXANDER.
CENSUS (summary for Rachel and William Alexander is shown below):
1870 & 1880 - State IL.
County: Schuyler, Twp/City: Huntsville
Surname, Name, Role, Year-Of-Birth/Year-Of-Marriage/Year-Of-Death/Age, Birth-Place
Alexander, William, Head 1837/1861/ 34, VA - 1880 43, VA
Derry, Rachel Jane, Wife 1844/1861/ 26, IL - 1880 37, IL
Alexander, Martha A, Dau 1862// 8, IL
Alexander, Edward, Son 1864// 4, IL - 1880 14, IL
Alexander, Emma E, Dau 1868// 2, IL
(Another child was born after 1880.)
Alexander, Keely L.
F.A.G. memorials (children above):
# 27465703 Martha A.
# 52878160 Edward
# 21311145 Emma E.
# --------- Keely L.
Entombed in the Hope Abbey Mausoleum.
Basil B Derry (1820 - 1899)
William L Alexander (1836 - 1911)*
Edward L. Alexander (1866 - 1886)*
Emma Elizabeth Alexander Straub (1868 - 1955)*
Sarah Catherine Derry Burke (1841 - ____)*
Rachael Jane Derry Alexander (1844 - ____)
Nancy Elizabeth Derry Alexander (1846 - 1871)*
Carlisle Derry (1848 - 1851)*
William Derry (1851 - 1851)*
John Henry Derry (1853 - 1905)*
Phillip W. Derry (1855 - 1947)*
Basil B Derry (1860 - 1952)*
William Derry (1862 - ____)*
Charles Edward Derry (1865 - ____)*
Elizabeth Mary Derry Brown (1868 - ____)*
James Franklin Derry (1870 - 1937)*
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Jun 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54022551