David Alvis

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David Alvis

  • Birth 2 May 1790 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 2 Jan 1868 Pekin, Washington County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Pekin, Washington County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 28715433

Son of Jesse & Mary Mallory Alvis.

The following paragraph is from the History of Washington County, Indiana. Washington County and Township.
David Alvis (deceased) a pioneer of Washington County, was born in about the year 1788 in the Old Dominion, which was also the native state of his parents, Jesse and Mary (Mallory) Alvis. Jesse Alvis was an old Revolutionary War soldier, and in about 1806 moved to Shelby County, Kentucky, where David Alvis, in 1812, married Ellen McKinley, and from whence he emigrated with his family, in February, 1816, to what is now Washington County, Indiana, settling near Pekin on the South Fork of Blue River. In after years, David returned to Kentucky and brought with him on his return, his aged parents, who afterwards made Indiana their home. The Alvis family saw much of the hardships and inconveniences of pioneer life, and in some way have identified with the prosperity of the country from its organization to the present. Mrs. Ellen Alvis died in 1863, followed by her husband, in 1868, both members of long standing in the regular Baptist Church, and both passing away on the old farm they first entered from the Government in 1816. Perhaps the most widely known of their children is W. M/ Alvis, who was born in Pierce Township, September 6, 1823, and has always made Washington County his home. Much of his life has been passed in teaching school, and for eight years he has served as Treasurer of the county, being elected to that office for eight different times. Miss C. D. Lapping became his wife in 1850, and J. Albert and J. D. were their children, the latter being the only survivor.


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  • Created by: j potter
  • Added: 1 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28715433
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Alvis (2 May 1790–2 Jan 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28715433, citing Mount Washington Cemetery, Pekin, Washington County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by j potter (contributor 47031715) .