Biography of Joshua H. Alexander (1846- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 500.

Joshua H. ALEXANDER, recorder of Lincoln County, Mo., was born in Lincoln County, August 30, 1846, and was educated in the district schools of his native county. Upon reaching manhood he began farming, but afterward turned his attention to merchandising, which occupation he followed for four years.  In 1886 he ran for the office of recorder as the regular nominee of the Democratic Party.  In 1872 he married Miss Annie E. NALLEY, a native of Lincoln County, and a member of the Christian Church.  Mr. ALEXANDER is a Democrat in his political views and is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  His father, James ALEXANDER, was born in Virginia, moved from that state to Kentucky and from there to Missouri.  The mother, Julia A. (DRYDEN) ALEXANDER, was born in Maryland, but when quite young moved to Lincoln County where she married Mr. ALEXANDER.   Of seven children born to this union - five sons and two daughters - Joshua H. was the fourth.  He has lived all his life in Lincoln County, and is well known and respected as a straightforward businessman and a good citizen.  His parents were both members of the Old School Presbyterian Church, and the father was a farmer and stock trader by occupation.  He was also a Democrat in politics and died many years since.   Mrs. ALEXANDER is still living.

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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