Alfred Blackwelder

Alfred Blackwelder

Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death 13 Feb 1898 (aged 86)
Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Burial Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 44725737 · View Source
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--Youngest of 11 children of Jacob Blackwelder and his 1st wife Elizabeth Quillman.
--Alfred left home on October 4, 1834 with his cousin Peter Blackwelder. Their trip to Illinois took 21 days. They spent the first winter in Union County, IL with Alfred's older sister Rachel Blackwelder Karraker and her husband and family. In the spring, Alfred and Peter proceeded on to Montgomery County. Alfred settled in Hillsboro, Illinois in April 1835. he got a job paying $10 a month and saved his money until he could buy land. He purchased his first 80 acres in 1840.
--Occupation: Farmer.
--He married Joanna Scherer on April 19, 1838. The couple had 12 children.
--The cemetery where Alfred is buried was once part of the farm of his cousin Peter Blackwelder.


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  • Created by: Susan I. Grills
  • Added: 23 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44725737
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Blackwelder (17 Jul 1811–13 Feb 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44725737, citing Edgewood Cemetery, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Susan I. Grills (contributor 47149766) .