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Alexander Hamilton Dunihue
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1807
Marietta
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1891
Bedford
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA

History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co., Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L. Goodspeed. Carroll County.

ALEXANDER H. DUNIHUE, one of Bedford's [Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana] oldest merchants and most respected citizens, was born at Marietta, Ohio, April 26, 1807, and is the oldest and only survivor of a family of eight children born to Daniel and Abigail (Pool) Dunihue, and is a grandson of Daniel O'Donoghue who was a native of Northern Ireland, where he was identified with the Protestant religion. The latter emigrated to the United States at an early day and here the family name became changed to Dunihue. The father of Alexander H. removed from Marietta, Ohio, to near Columbus, in 1814, and from there three years later to what is now Carroll County, KY. The fall of 1818, they settled at Paoli, Indiana, but seven months afterward moved to Livonia, in Washington County, where, after a residence of four years they removed to Mooresville. In 1833 the family settled in Bedford, where Mr. Dunihue died in 1850, preceeded by his wife in 1846. Alexander H. Dunihue received the greatest part of his education in high school at Livonia taught by Rev. W. W. Martin, a distinguished Presbyterian minister. While at Greenville, Maj. Isaac Stewart induced him to begin clerking in his store at 25 cents per day, and voluntarily increased it to 37 1/2 cents, then 50 cents and in 1826 sent him to take charge of a branch store at Bedford at $87.50 and board and clothing per year. The second year he received with his board and clothes $150, and the third year $250, which at that time was enormous wages. During the third year the store was sold, after which he was employed by Daughton & Co., of New Albany to dispose of a $7,000 stock of good at the mouth of Salt Creek in Lawrence County. In 1830, he began clerking in the store of Col. William McLane, at Bedford, with whom he remained four years at $250 per annum; then accepted a position in the office of Register of Lands at Indianapolis, at much higher wages. In July, 1834, Mr. Dunihue returned to Bedford and was accepted as a partner by Col. McLane, and in 1836, Ann McLane, his partner's daughter, became his wife. Since 1834 - fifty years - Mr. Dunihue has been constantly and actively engaged in business in Bedford for himself, and at present is connected with one of the town's best business houses, known as Dunihue & Sons. During this long and eventful career he has made considerable money and lost considerable, but out of the debris he has saved sufficient to keep himself and wife the remainder of their days in peace and plenty. Mrs. Dunihue was born at Orleans, Ind., in 1816, and for forty-eight years has been a member of the Presbyterian Church. During his life, Mr. Dunihue has made fourteen different trips to New Orleans, ten times on flat-boats. In politics he is a Republican, formerly a Whig, and there is no man more intimately connected with the history of Bedford that is Alexander H. Dunihue.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Dunihue (1769 - 1850)
  Abigail Poole Dunihue (1783 - 1846)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann McLane Dunihue (1817 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Charles Hamilton Dunihue (1840 - 1922)*
  Fredrick Thompson Dunihue (1847 - 1931)*
  Henry C Dunihue (1854 - 1888)*
  Philip A Dunihue (1859 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Hamilton Dunihue (1807 - 1891)
  Caroline L Dunihue (1818 - 1839)*
  William Poole Dunihue (1819 - 1848)*
  Augustus Henry Dunihue (1823 - 1847)*
  Francis Washington Dunihue (1827 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Bedford
Lawrence County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Blair
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
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Alexander Hamilton Dunihue
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