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Charles E Alexander
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1836
Warren County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1912
Neosho County
Kansas, USA

BORN PA, a son of James Alexander--Louisiana Willard; wed Elizabeth in Dec 1854 [PER Cnty History Book]

[1902] KS--NeoshoCnty History-pg 250-251 reads CHARLES E ALEXANDER One of the well-known early settlers of CanvlTwp, Neosho Cnty, is Charles Alexander of Earlton. He settled in this locale in the spring of 1870, entered a claim & has been identified with the cnty since. He endured the privations of the lean years of the early seventies, suffered with the rest, the inconveniences of the frontier settler; passed down into the substantial & encouraging condi-tions of the later days with energy stimulated & appetite sharpened by the grit of experience. Alexander comes from the state of Pennsylvan-ia, where in WarrenCnty he was born 2 Apr 1836. He was a son of JamesL & Louisiana Willard Alexander, who came into PA from the state of CT & located at Wrightsville in the forepart of the nineteenth century, as the father was a mechanic-shoemaker-it was deemed important by the parents that our subject should also have a trade. He was put to the cooper's trade at a youthful age, which trade was important & profitable, being as he was in close proximity to the oil field where the demand for barrels was even greater than the supply. His trade was finished & he was drawing $3 a day when the CivilWar came on & the president issued his call for troops. He offered his services to the government but, on examination, he was found to be physically unsound & was for the time rejected. He continued his trade till sometime in 1864 when he again offered to enlist & was accepted without medical examination. It was in the month of March that he joined Company I, Fourteenth PA Cavalry & was in, during the year & a half he was out, 45 engagements & skirmishes, his company being the severest loser in the list of regimental casualties.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elisabeth Betts Alexander (1832 - 1891)*
 
 Children:
  Willaway A Alexander Jarrett (1850 - 1931)*
  Eva S Alexander (1869 - ____)*
  Nina Eva Alexander Hummer (1869 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Chanute
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 145-08-031-05
 
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
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MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Aug. 31, 2012
From distant cousin Dianna; A wife, mom, sis, dau & niece of US VETS.. THANK YOU for serving our country in---Civil War--PA 14th CAV-CoC
- DJ Csikos
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011

- Sharon
 Added: May. 26, 2009
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