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Alexander, David

Born: 1814-10-03 Christian County, Kentucky

Died: 1881-01-28 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Alexander moved with his parents from his native state to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1828, settling three miles east of Auburn. In 1829, he moved to what became Chatham Township south of Lick Creek. In 1834, he married Catharine Darneile (Darneille), a union that produced fourteen children. David took up farming on the family farm six miles southwest of Chatham. In 1850, he owned real estate valued at $1,500. By 1860, he owned real estate valued at $10,000 and had a personal estate of $2,800.

Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Loami, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 10 March 1834, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 76-77; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 158; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 56.