am looking for info on my great great great grandparents. The only info that I have is from a biography about thier grandson Andrew Clark Alexander in Commanche County, KS about 1918.
It states as follows, "Mr. Alexander was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, near Millsboro, October 9, 1853. His grandfather was an American Yankee and school teacher who married a Miss Conner. Their children were four, three daughters and one son. One of the daughters married Michael Barthlow, while the other two died unmarried. "
The Mr. Alexander that the statement refers to Andrew Clark Alexander. Andrew Clark's father was Andrew Allen Alexander and I assume that he is the one son mentiomed.
Another qoute from the articale ia as follows, "Andrew A. Alexander, father of Andrew Clark Alexander, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and though his father was a school teacher he came to his majority with a very meager literary equipment. In 1856 he went west and settled himself in Randolph County, Illinois, seven miles east of Sparta. He was in that locality when the war came on, and in 1861 enlisted in the Eighty-First Illinois Infantry. He was a brave and faithful soldier, most of his service being with Sherman's army. He was on some of the strenuous campaigns and in some of the decisive battles of the war. The physical injuries that came to him during his service were losing the end of one finger while helping a Government wagon out of the mud, and the bursting of an ear drum due to heavy cannonading while he lay in the ditches. He was a private in the ranks, and then and later was always content with the service of private both in army and civil life and rather shunned the excitement of politics. He seldom talked politics, and merely cast his vote as a democrat. He was an early member of the Grand Army Post and was a member of that order at Protection when he died."
I would be thankful for any help.