George ALEXANDER, farm and stock, Sec. 15; P. O. Channahon; the subject of this sketch was born in this country on Hickory Creek, Oct. 27,1837. He married Miss Emma BEDFORD Feb. 14, 1860; she was born in New Jersey Nov. 11, 1841; they had seven children, five living, viz. Janet, Hattie, Mary, John and Jessie. He has always lived in this county; he has been Road Commissioner ten years and Collector, several terms during the past twenty years; he has been dealing largely in stock; he bought an interest in a, creamery during the past year, and since that time he has added the dairy business to his farming and stock business; he owns 650 acres in this county. His father, John ALEXANDER, deceased, was born in Scotland June 7, 1811. He married Miss Elizabeth TURNER Dec. 25, 1833; she was born in England Sept. 22, 1812; they had seven children, six living, viz., Ann, George, Elizabeth, John, Isabella and Moriah, He lived in Scotland eleven years, then moved to England, where he lived eleven years; he then came to the United States; he crossed the Atlantic five times, and finally, in 1835, he settled on Hickory Creek, this county; in 1838, he came to his present place, living in a log cabin which yet remains on the farm. He superintended some twenty miles of the Iron Mountain Railroad, and was for some time fore man of a stone-quarry, now owned by his son. He died Sept. 15, 1856, and had lost his wife March 23, 1853.
Source: History of Will County, Illinois; Chicago: Wm LeBaron Jr & Co, 186 Dearborn Street, 1878.