Joseph Alexander was bornin Butler County, Ohio, November 27, 1820, and is the son of Samuel and Mary Alexander, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio respectively.Samuel Alexander was a son of Joseph and Francis Alexander, early settlers of Montgomery County, Indiana. They were parents of ten children, seven of whom were sons-James, Joseph, Richard, Franklin, Hartley, John and Samuel.Samuel married Mary Kelley in Ross CountyOhio and moved to Montgomery County, Indiana in 1835 where he died in 1842.In 1848, Mrs. Alexander and family moved to Tippecanoe County, and two years later to Warren County, where she died in 1858.They had a family of eleven children- Sarah, Frances, Margaret, Mary, Joseph, James, Samuel, R.W., Jane, George, and Elizabeth. Joseph, our subject, came with his mother to Warren County where on September 6, 1857, he marriedMiss Frances Hanks, born in Ross County, Ohio, November l6, l8l6. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Hanks.Mr. Alexander is the father ofthree children-Wallace B.(died in United States military service), Honora E. (deceased), and Runick W.He also possesses 288 acres of land.
Joseph Alexander sold susan (hempleman Alexander) land in jan 17,1861.