Born: 1799-09-16 Washington County, Kentucky
Died: 1855-05-21 Iowa
Flourished: 1825-1848 Springfield, Illinois
Alvey moved to Illinois in 1824 and he settled in Springfield the following year. In 1825, he married Madeline Watson, with whom he had six children. While living in Springfield, Alvey ran a hat shop and was an active member of the Whig Party. In 1848 he moved to Marengo, Iowa. Madeline died in 1849, and William re-married to Eleanor Penny in 1850.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 81; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 15 December 1831, 3:3; 19 February 1841, 4:3; 31 August 1843, 3:5; Tabulation of Votes in Sangamon County for State Representatives 1832-1836; Gravestone, Saint Joseph Cemetery Old, Iowa City, IA.