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Re: ISO obituary for Geo Alexander 1805-1877
Posted by: debian marty (ID *****2361) Date: October 22, 2005 at 13:11:57
In Reply to: Re: ISO obituary for Geo Alexander 1805-1877 by helen ringer of 542

Helen,
Thank you for the reply. [For some reason that automated notification didn't work...].

In 1870, the George Alexander family was living in Cheshire, Allegan County, MI:

1870 census, ancestry.com

George Alexander, 64, farmer, 2000/1866? PA
Hannah, 31, at home, MI
Martha, 30, MI
Ruth, 28, MI
Nathan, 24, MI works on farm, $400/125 MI
Lydia, 22, House keeper, MI
Eliza, 6, at home, IN
Ida? A., 4, MI

In 1860, the family resided in Porter, Cass County, MI
1860 census, genealogy.com

George Alexander, 55, farmer, $2500/440 PA
Susanna, 56, TN
M. A. 20, female, MI
Ruth, 18, MI
Mary, 15, MI
Nathan, 14, MI
Lydia, 12, MI
Charles East, 18, MI

Just to flash forward ahead too--After George Alexander's death on 30 Jun 1877, the family appears to experienced dire straits by 1880:

1880 census, ancestry.com
Martha ALEXANDERSelf        W        Female        W        40        MI        Keeping House        PA        TN        
Ida ALEXANDERDau        S        Female        W        14        MI        Housework        OH        MI        
Geo. A. ALEXANDER Son        S        Male        W        10        MI        At School        OH        MI        
Carry B. ALEXANDER Dau S        Female        W        7        MI               OH        MI        
Henry ALEXANDER Son        S        Male        W        3        MI               OH        MI        
Ellie M. ALEXANDERDau        S        Female        W        1        MI               OH        MI        

Source Information: 8 jun 1880
       Census Place       Allegan, Allegan, Michigan       


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1880 census, ancestry.com 19 jun 1880

Listed Twice: poor house

Ida Alexander, 14, OH/OH/MI
Carrie, 8, MI/OH/MI
George, 10 MI/OH/MI
19 june 1880 enumeration
listed under Wm Cheney household, farmer, but LOTS of people residing there under Thaddeus Cook whose occupation is "cares for insane."

don't know what happened to the Alexanders after 1880.

Thank you for your assistance, Helen.
Sincerely,
Debian Marty


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