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Alexander L. Mounts


Transcription contributed by Leah L. Furnas 19 April 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Union Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


ALEXANDER L. MOUNTS, farmer; P. O. South Lebanon; born in Hamilton Township, Aug. 4, 1811, and is a son of James and Elizabeth (Liggett) Mounts; he was a son of William and Elizabeth (Watson) Mounts, of Kentucky, who de-descended [sic] from Virginia stock, which sprung from French antecedents, and William Mounts was a cousin to the LaFayettes; he (William), with his wife and children, came up the channel of the Little Miami River on pack horses in October, 1796, and settled in Hamilton Township on 1,000 acres of land he had purchased in partnership with another gentleman. To them were born eight children, viz., William, Joseph, Providence, Watson, Rachel, Nancy, Rebecca and Elizabeth. Joseph was married in Warren Co., to Elizabeth Liggett, whose family settled in Salem Township previous to 1800. To them were born nine children, viz., William J., Alexander L., Milton (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Dorcas, Jesina (deceased), Rebecca, Elizabeth, Catharine (deceased); he died in 1848, aged 64 years; she died in 1853 or 1854 at upward of 70 years. At the age of 17, our subject began learning the tanner’s trade under David Lytle, his brother-in-law, and after that gentleman’s death became proprietor, and for thirty years ran the business, up to 1866, when he rented the yard for five years. Since he has been engaged in farming; his first marriage was celebrated with Phoebe A. Sargent in 1840, who bore him one child; she died soon after its birth, in 1841, aged 24 years. In 1844,

he was married to Mary F. Hunt, by whom he has had five children, viz., Jesina, Mary, Elizabeth (deceased), Granville (deceased), and Hattie. Mr. Mounts owns a small farm of rich bottom land; he and his wife and children are members of the M. E. Church, and are exemplary Christian people.

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