Elijah Alexander, born 28 Nov 1809 in Ohio, occupation Farmer, died 1871 in Madison County, Iowa, buried: in St. Charles Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa. Elijah is first found in Shelby County, Indiana living near the Hoovers, Whiteds, Howerys and several other families who migrated to Iowa in the middle and late 1840's. He and William Whited went to Iowa in the middle 1840's, liked what they saw and returned to Shelby County to get their families and moved to Warren County, Iowa. It is interesting to note his wife, Elizabeth, appointed a Samuel Alexander of Shelby County, Indiana to collect money lawfully due her in her father's estate in 1856. The data I have on Elijah's ancestors was given to me by Ray Alexander, who acquired the information from a cousin. The cousin had a box of materials left to her by an aunt or great-aunt. The information in the box contained specific data relating to birth dates of Elijah and his brother Ralph; however, it made no mention of the woman who bore Benjamin's sons, Elijah and Ralph. He married (1) Elizabeth Whited, married 19 Mar 1829 in Shelby County, Indiana, born 11 Jun 1813 in Wythe County, Virginia, occupation Housewife, died 25 Jun 1867 in Probably Warren County, Iowa, buried: in Probably Warren County, Iowa. He married (2) Ursula Whited, married 11 May 1868 in Madison County, Iowa, born 26 Mar 1822 in Shelby County, Indiana, occupation Housewife, died 17 Aug 1904 in Hanley, Madison County, Iowa, buried: in St. Charles Cemetery, Madison County, Iowa.