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JOHN BROWN ALEXANDER, whose mother died when he was young was place under the care of his uncle Elijah Alexander, and learned the trade of a clothes dresser under his cousin, Daniel Alexander, son of Elijah. At age of 20 he married Barbara King, a native of Scotland, June 8, 1786, near Charlotte, North Carolina, and removed to the county of Elbert, Georgia, where he resided until 1804, when he temporarly removed to Nashville, Tenn., and afterwards settled near Fayetteville, the county seat of Lincoln Tennessee, in 1811, when that region was almost an unbroken forest.In 1818 he removed to Lawrence County, Alabama, and in 1820 to Illinois, and settled on the Little Vermillion River in November of that year.There was but one other family living on that stream at that time, that of Henry Johnson. In the spring of 1821 he temporarly left the Little Vermillion and settled six miles northeast of where Paris was afterwards located, joining Cambridge on his west line, and north of what is now Balwinsville. While residing there he was elected County Commissioner of Clark County, while the county seat was at Aurora.He was elected a member of the Legislature and attended the sessions at Vandalia,the capital of the state. At that time the members reached the capital on horseback and in the eastern part of the State there were but two settlers on the trail to the capital, one near where Charleston is now located and the other near the present city of Shelbyville. These being missed, the wayfarer was subject to whatever fate might befall him.
Edgar County was organized at the session of the legislature in 1825. Paris was selected as county seat. JOHN B. ALEXANDER was a member of the first Board of Commissioners in the county, and was the first postmaster at Terry. In 1825 he returned to the Little Vermillion, residing on his farm for several years, a post-office being established at his residence, called Carroll, after General Carrol of South Carolina.
The townshop of Vermillion County still bears the name of Carroll. He afterward sold his farm and removed to Danville, where he remained until the close of his life. His beloved wife and companion, Barbara King Alexander, died in December, 1847, and the sorrow of this event so affected this devoted man and husband, who had enjoyed this unbroken compaionship for three score years, that he survived her but a few years. The dust of these beloved anestors rest quietly in the old cemetery at Danville, Illinois.
JOHN B. AND BARBARA K. ALEXANDER HAD TWELVE CHILDREN, EIGHT SONS AND FOUR DAUGHTERS, EIGHT OF WHM WERE BORN IN GEORGIA AND FOUR IN TENNESSEE.
ARRON ALEXANDER AND JEAN BROWN ROSS (WIDOW OF ISSAC ROSS) WERE MARRIED ABOUT 1763. Issue: two infants, died young.
I have all of his children and grandchildren's names. Hope this helps.
JOSIAH ALEXANDER B APRIL 22, 1778, MARRIED MARCH 14, 1811, TO ELIZABETH KING, DAU. OF HUGH AND MARY A. KING. HE DIED SEPT. 30, 1860. CHILDREN OF JOSIAH ALEXANDER,MARY ANN BROWN ALEXANDER, B IN MAURY CO., TENN., NOV. 4, 18LL, D. MAY 2, 1864 MARRIED SEPT. 12 1837, TO JAMES EWING THEY ALSO HAD CHILDREN.
BARBARA JANE EVALINA ALEXANDER, B IN LINCOLN CO., TENN, HAN 26, 1814, M IN PARIS, ILL., DEC. 10, 1835 TO HOHN SHERIFF. SHE D IN 1886 ISSUE
CATHERINE ELIZA ALEXANDER, B IN LINCOLN CO., TENN., DEC. 16, 1815, M MARCH 26, 1833, IN VERMILLION CO., ILL., TO JHOSEPH BARTLEY. ISSUE
MARTHA LAURENS ALEXANDER, B IN MAURY CO., TENN, DEC. 29 1817, D APRIL 24, 1901, M AT PARIS, ILL., OT PATRIC CALOWAY TENNERY, SEPT. 26. 1838. ISSUE
JOHN BROWN ALEXANDER, B IN FRANLIN CO., ALA., FEB. 11, 1820, D JUNE 19, 1904 M EMILY BAILEY, AT DANVILLE, ILL., NOVE. 14 1848. LIVED IN OREGON.
HUGH KING ALEXANDER, B IN FRANKLIN CO., MARCH 28, 1822, M PHILANDA YOUNG, NEAR PEKIN, ILL., FEB., 1849.
ISSAC ROSS ALEXANDER, B IN FRANLIN CO., ALA, AUG 29, 1824, D MAY 14, 1856
WILLIAM ALEXANDER, B IN VERMILLION CO., ILL., APR. 11, 1829, D FEB. 26 1856.
SUMUEL E. ALEXANDER, B IN VERMILLION CO., ILL., AUG. 12, 1830, D MARCH 2, 1856.
EMMA J. ALEXANDER, B IN VERMILLION CO., ILL., NOV. 26 1831, D AUG. 8, 1904, M DANIEL BAILEY, AT PEKIN, ILL., NOV.21, 1873.
HELEN M. ALEXANDER, B IN VERMILLION CO., ILL., JAN 22 1834, M WILLIAM SHAW, AT DANVILLE, ILL., SEPT. 22 1862 ISSUE
LOOKS LIKE ALL THE BOYS DIED YOUNG WITHOUT ISSUE.