SAMUEL ALEXANDER, a coal merchant of Steubenville, was born in county Down, Ireland, October 10th, 1834. He was married in his native country, November 23, 1855 to Ellen English, who was also born in county Down, Ireland. January 16, 1864, Mr. Alexander set out for America, landing at Portland, Maine, February 2, 1864. On reaching this country he came to Steubenville, arriving on February 16, 1864 and there his wife joined him in the following year. He has resided here ever since with the exception of two years, during which he resided on a farm in Cross Creek township. His occupation has been that of a coal merchant. He and wife have had nine children, only four of whom are living. They are, Susannah, Moses, Lotta and Samuel. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander are members of the United Presbyterian church. He is a republican in politics.
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