Biography of John J. Alexander (1832- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 500.

John J. ALEXANDER is a cousin and son-in-law of Reid ALEXANDER.  He was born in Lincoln County, Mo., in 1832, and is a son of Samuel and Ann R. (SHANNON) ALEXANDER, who were born in Virginia and Tennessee, respectively, the former born in 1798, and the latter in 1800.  He was married in Shelby County, Ky., about 1820 and in 1831 came to Lincoln County, Mo., where he died in 1854, and the mother in 1872.  John J. is their only child that is living.  He was educated in the common schools, and from 1879 until 1882 was in the drug business at Troy.  Up to this time he was engaged in stock raising and trading, and is the owner of 526 acres of land, with 240 acres improved.   In 1880 he took the census of Monroe Township.  In 1882 he was married to Janie ALEXANDER, who died in 1886, leaving two daughters, Estella and Jennie.  Mr. ALEXANDER is a Democrat and a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 30 Oct. 2000.  Link change or update: 19 November 2000

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