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John Alexander

Male 1818 - 1875


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  • Name  John Alexander  [1
    Born  9 Feb 1818  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Abt. 1840 - 1852  Camden, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation  Abt. 1840 - 1852  Camden, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Tanner 
    • John came from Northern Ireland, possibly working with his brother William (a tanner at New Baltimore, NY, FAG #49496820) before getting a similar tannery job at Camden, NY in the 1840's [1]
    Occupation  Abt. 1852 - 1860  Eagle Tannery, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Foreman 
    • John became foreman at the Eagle Tannery in Cleveland, NY. He and Ellen had eight children but after she died in 1865, John and the children moved to New York Mills, a suburb of Utica, where those who were over the age of ten were working in a large cotton mill by the 1870 census. [1]
    Residence  Abt. 1852 - 1865  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Residence  After 1865  New York Mills, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  13 May 1875  New York Mills, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • According to the 1875 NY State Census (p 13) John had just ended his life by gunshot, probably back in Cleveland where he was buried. [1]
    Buried  Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Plot: sec 3, plot 145 [1]
    Person ID  I1968  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  6 Feb 2018 

    Family  Ellen McFerren,   b. 28 Feb 1826,   d. 2 Feb 1865 
    Married  Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Ann E. Alexander,   b. 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923
     2. Joseph Alexander,   b. 1 Jun 1851, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1862, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ellen Jane Alexander,   b. 1855, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1874, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary B. Alexander,   b. Abt. 1858 - 1859, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1938, Peterboro, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Alexander,   b. Abt. 1858, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Alexander,   b. 15 Dec 1862, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949
    Last Modified  4 Feb 2018 
    Family ID  F546  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29852057 (Reliability: 1), 17 Sep 2008.
      John Alexander

    2. [S32] 1860 United States Federal Census, 22 (Reliability: 2), 25 Jun 1860.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/23/1860; Sheet No: 22