|Birth: ||May 29, 1833|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1903|
Capt H. J. Alley was born in Franklin Co IN May 29 1833, and in childhood was taken by his parents to Madison Co IL where they resided four years. In 1846 they immigrated to Mercer Co MO, locating at the present site of Marion. Here H. J. was reared upon the farm until the commencement of the war, when he enlisted in the 5th KS Cavalry, and served about one year as 2nd Lt of Company B, at the expiration of which time he resigned on account of poor health, and returned home.
He afterward commanded Company I, 4th Missouri Provisional Regiment, East Missouri Militia, about one year, and on January 18 1865, began to discharge the duties of sheriff of Mercer Co, which office he filled four years.
His education was principally received at the common schools of the county, but in early manhood he commenced the study of law, and after being admited to the bar in 1868, he began the practice of his profession in March 1869, which he has since continued in Princeton. For two years he served his county as prosecuting attorney.
Margaret Ellen Brewer, a native of IL, became his wife in 1857, and died October 20 1883. He afterward married Mrs. Lucy Price, nee Robertson, of Grundy Co MO. The Captain is a Free Mason and a member of the G. A. R.
The Alley family emigrated from England to Virginia during the early history of that state, and the paternal grandfather, Peter, was born in Russell Co, of that state, participated in the War of 1812 and died in Chariton Co MO. William, the father, was also a native of Russell Co VA and born in 1809. When 3 years old he was taken by his parents to Franklin Co IN and in 1840 moved to IL, and from there to MO in 1846.
He was a county judge and justice of the peace of Mercer Co for many years, and died in 1873. His wife and the mother of our subject, Mary Alley, was a native of VA, the mother of 5 sons and 3 daughters, of whom the Captain is the eldest, and died in Mercer Co in 1882. William H, a brother of our subject, was wounded at Helena during the war, and died from the effects in 1863. One sister is also dead.
From 1888 History of Harrison and Mercer Counties
Margaret Ellen Alley (____ - 1883)*
Age:70y 1m 11d; b:IN
Note: s/o Wm & Mary (Jones) Alley; shares stone w/Margaret Ellen Alley
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