Hi: I've just checked Beulah Widney Wall's book - it is really confusing to find material in it.It is indexed by name, etc., but there are so many supplemental pages, copies of newspaper articles, etc., that it is really hard to find what it there because it is so hard to follow.
ANYWAY, here goes:In Volume 2, pages 225-229, there is information on #8 child of Charles and Mary Henderson Widney (refer to chart on Page 18, Volume 1 which gives children of James (b.1728) and Mary Wilson Widney.Down the page it lists Charles (1763) and Mary (Dolly) Henderson Widney.Their #7 child is Alexander (1812) and Margaret Hammond.NOW, back to Volume 2.Alexander Erwin (8/29/1812-12/18/1883 Henry Co., Woodhull, Ill. (m) 2/27/1837 Margaret Hammond (5/20/1820 Spring Run, PA - 6/17/1906 Wayne Co., Wayne, Neb.)Both are buried at Woodhull, Ill.I'm not even sure this is the Alexander E that you are looking for since the wife/s name is different.A first wife, maybe?Anyway, just in case you want some info on Alexander E, here it is.
Margaret Hammond was the daughter of Lawrence Hammond of Franklin Co., PA and Mary Skinner, daughter of Wm and Martha Skinner.Lawrence Hammond strapped $7,000 in gold around his waist and bought 3 of the best quarters of land around Woodhull, Ill.The Widney quarter, 2 miles northwest of Woodhull, was near the old Summit Level School-house.Alexander's son, John, assisted in the erection of this school house and was its first teacher.
There are several pages of info about Alexander and Margaret's children.I would just copy it and send it to you - and anybody else who wanted it - but the book is so tightly bound that I can't copy it, and even have a hard time keeping it open enough to type info out of it.I think it would certainly be worth your while to buy copies of the book.I looked through both volumes and I couldn't find an address/phone number for Beulah Wall Widney.But I know that my husband talked to her by phone, so when he gets back I'll have him check on it for us, and if I come up with either, I'll let you know.
Otherwise, we live in Bartlesville, OK, and if you travel this way, you'd be more than welcome to sit down with it and look to your heart's content.In extremis, (is that even a word?) I'll type some more of it out for you if there's no other way to get it.