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The ALEXANDER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family.

This column's focus is on ALEXANDER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Alexander family.

There are 41 different first-name entries for Alexander in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' ALEXANDER neighbors in 1890:

In BENNER Township:

William, 80, retired--Bellefonte
	Amanda T.

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

Emily
John F., 41, physician
	Emily
	Grace M.

In COLLEGE Township:

Effie A.--State College
	Richard S. 6 mos.

In GREGG Township:

William P., 28, miller--Spring Mills
	Mary E.
	Charles E. 5
	John E. 2
	May

In HARRIS Township:

Maria--Boalsburg
	Susan

In HUSTON Township:

Mills, 47, farmer--Julian
	Josephine
	Ella
	Mollie
	Reuben 10

In MILLHEIM Borough:

William T., 50, marble dealer
	Sarah E.

In PENN Township:

Amos R., 43, farmer--Millheim
	Phoebe
	Lizzie M.
	James F. 16
Christian, 46, farmer--Millheim
	Sarah V.
	Lettie K.
	Amos A. 16
	Nora E.
	Rose E.

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Dethia, 29--Locust St.
	Claud J.
	John 38
	Cora S.
	Albert

In POTTER Township:

Amos C., 30, farmer--Centre Hill
	Carrie A.
	Lizzie C.
	Mary W.
	William J. 9 mos.
	Catharine
Elizabeth--Potters Mills
Elizabeth M.--Centre Hill
James, 53, farmer--Centre Hall
	Eliza
	Annie M.
	Oliver 14
Norris, 7--Centre Hall

In SPRING Township:

Margaret F.--Bellefonte
	James W. 26

In UNION Township:

Irvin G., 46, farmer--Fleming
	Tabitha
	Bertha J.
	John H. 7 mos.
Joseph B., 36, farmer--Fleming
	Jemima B.
	Joseph A. 13
	Norman L. 11
William A., 44, farmer--Fleming
	Alice I.
	James M. 2

In UNIONVILLE Borough:

George, 78, retired
John, 78, retired
	Martha G.