Indiana McCaslins

Robert Allen AlexanderAge: 81 years18331915

Name
Robert Allen Alexander
Birth November 24, 1833 33 31
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Alexander
September 15, 1834 (Age 9 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Russell
September 15, 1834 (Age 9 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterMargaret F Alexander
about 1836 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherStephen Brook Alexander
November 1, 1837 (Age 3 years)
Source: S5697
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
August 13, 1839 (Age 5 years)
Note: Calculated from age at death recorded on Rachel's tombstone
Birth of a brotherJames L Alexander
January 26, 1841 (Age 7 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Calculated from age at death recorded on James' tombstone.
Birth of a sisterRebecca Elizabeth Alexander
about 1844 (Age 10 years)
Death of a motherMargaret Farnsworth
October 12, 1846 (Age 12 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1850 (Age 16 years)
MarriageSarepta Elba ReilyView this family
September 20, 1859 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Clara A Alexander
August 8, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1860 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
April 2, 1865 (Age 31 years)

Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
after April 2, 1865 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana Section C Row 19 Stone 13 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417075)
Death of a brotherJames L Alexander
March 16, 1870 (Age 36 years)

Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a brotherJames L Alexander
after March 16, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 19 Stone 9
Birth of a son
#2
Arthur A Alexander
July 1870 (Age 36 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1870 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Alexander
August 23, 1873 (Age 39 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Census 1880 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterMartha Jane Alexander
June 2, 1889 (Age 55 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterMartha Jane Alexander
after June 4, 1889 (Age 55 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203500)
Death of a daughterClara A Alexander
May 25, 1892 (Age 58 years)

Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a daughterClara A Alexander
after May 25, 1892 (Age 58 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Todd, Row 13, Stone 3
Death of a sisterRebecca Elizabeth Alexander
June 22, 1896 (Age 62 years)
Census 1900 (Age 66 years)
Death of a brotherThomas Henry Alexander
October 29, 1901 (Age 67 years)
Source: S1926
Burial of a brotherThomas Henry Alexander
October 31, 1901 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 14, Stone 1 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82133866)
Census 1910 (Age 76 years)
Death of a brotherStephen Brook Alexander
January 13, 1914 (Age 80 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherStephen Brook Alexander
after January 13, 1914 (Age 80 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Byron-Amonita Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 100405245)
Death of a wifeSarepta Elba Reily
August 30, 1915 (Age 81 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeSarepta Elba Reily
September 2, 1915 (Age 81 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Todd, Row 13, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 134389478)
Occupation
1870-80 Merchant

Death November 21, 1915 (Age 81 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial after November 21, 1915
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Todd, Row 13, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 134389400)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 6, 1827, Greene, Tennessee
14 months
elder brother
-3 years
elder sister
5 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
21 months
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Family with Sarepta Elba Reily - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 20, 1859, Johnson, Indiana
11 months
daughter
10 years
son

Birth1850 US Federal Census
BirthS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census1850 US Federal Census
MarriageIndiana Marriage Records 1851-1875
Census1860 US Federal Census
Census1870 US Federal Census
Census1880 US Federal Census
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Occupation1870 US Federal Census
Occupation1880 US Federal Census
DeathS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
BurialS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Todd, Row 13, Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 134389400)
Shared note
Robert A. Alexander Holding eminent prestige among the successful business men of his community, the subject of this review has had much to do in advancing the material interests of Franklin, Johnson county, Indiana, and making it one of the important commercial centers of this section of the state. The study of such a life cannot fail of interest and incentive, for he has been not only distinctively representative in his spheres of endeavor, but has established a reputation for integrity and honor. Though not now actively identified with business pursuits, he is still numbered among the substantial and worthy citizens of his community and none more than he deserves representation in a work of the character of the one in hand.Robert A. Alexander is a son of George and -----[Margaret] (Farnsworth) Alexander, and was born in 1833, on the paternal farmstead in Franklin township, two miles south of the city of Franklin. George Alexander was a native of Tennessee and came to Johnson county, Indiana, about 1831, entering a tract of land near the Tennessee church, south of Franklin. There he carried on agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1873. He was an active member of the Shiloh church and stood high in the community. To him and his wife were born nine children.Robert A. Alexander has spent practically his entire life in Franklin township, where he was successfully engaged in a number of important enterprises up to the time of his retirement from active business life, a few years ago. He received his education in the common schools of his native township and remained on the home farm until twenty-five years old, when he came to Franklin and entered the employ of an uncle, who was engaged in the hardware business, in which Mr. Alexander eventually bought an interest. He was thus engaged for a period of twenty-five years, and through his sound business methods, strict integrity and undeviating attention to his affairs, met with a very gratifying success. Mr. Alexander became identified with the financial interests of Franklin, having been for a number of years vice president of the Franklin National Bank, while for three years, 1906 to 1908, he was president of the Citizens National Bank, being succeeded in the latter position by his son, Arthur A. He also assisted in the organization and ever since, or a period of twenty years, he bas been a director of the Mutual Building and Loan Association. He is now retired from active participation in business affairs and is enjoying that rest which former years of successful activity so richly entitled him to. For half a century Mr. Alexander has been a member of and a liberal contributor to the Presbyterian church, and for a number of years he was a member of the board of trustees of Franklin College, in the welfare of which he has always taken a deep interest. To him and his wife were born two children, Arthur A., and Clara, who died in 1892, the wife of Rev. N. Todd, a Presbyterian minister. Arthur A. Alexander was born on July I, 1870. in Franklin, and his early education was secured in the public schools, which he supplemented by attendance at Franklin College, where he graduated with class of 1890. Thereafter for years he was secretary the Franklin Canning Company, which he helped to organize and with which he was connected in an official capacity for eight years. In 1903 Mr. Alexander became vice-president of the Citizens National Bank of Franklin, and in 1909, on the retirement of his father, he became president of the institution, which is one of most substantial and influential financial concerns in this section of the state. Mr. Alexander is also vice-president of the Franklin Building and Loan Association and in many ways is an important factor in the business life of the community. He has met with financial success commensurate with the energy and judgment displayed in his business transactions and occupies a commanding position among his fellow citizens. Having faith in the city of his residence, and believing that the past is but an earnest of still greater growth and more extensive business development, he has contributed his influence and material assistance to all laudable enterprises, at the same time endeavoring to realize within himself his highest ideal of earnest manhood and progressive citizenship. An unswerving Republican, and deeply and actively interested in his party's success, Mr. Alexander has rendered efficient and appreciated service as a member of the county executive committee. Fraternally, he is a member of the Masonic order, in which he has attained to the rank of Knight Templar. He is an earnest member of the Presbyterian church, and in every way possible exhibits an interest in all things which tend to enhance the welfare of his fellows in any way. Branigin, Elba L. History of Johnson County. Indianapolis, IN: B. F. Bowen & Co., Inc., 1913. pp 559-560 Transcribed by Lois Johnson In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, George Alexander, a 54-year-old Tennessee- born widowed farmer with $1000 worth of property, has in his household eight of his nine children; 20-year-old Tennessee- born Martha Jane, 18-year-old Tennessee-born Mary R, 16-year-old Indiana-born Robert , 14-year-old Indiana-born Margaret S, 12-year-old Indiana-born Stephen B, 10-year-old Indiana-born Rachael V, 8-year-old Indiana-born James L and 6-year old Indiana-born Rebecca E. Tennessee-born Thomas is missing as he is living with another Alexander family, which may be his uncle's In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 26-year-old Robert A Alexander Is married to 26-year-old Sarepta E Riley [sic] and is a clerk, probably for his next door neighbor William Manwarring. He has personal property valued at $550. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 36-year-old Robert A is a dealer in woodwork with real estate worth $6,500 and personal property worth $10,000. He and his 36-year-old wife Sarepta E had their 9-year-old daughter Clara A and their 22-year-old servant Martha Biggs in their household. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 46-year-old Robert A Alexander is a hardware merchant. He and his 46-year-old wife Sarepta E [Reily] Alexander have their children, 19-year-old Clara A and 9-year-old Arthur A, her mother 66-year-old Rachel Reily and their 22-year-old housekeeper Kate Moiser in their household.Their house is on Main Street. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, July 6, 1900, Volume XLI Number 1, page 3 column 3 LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Mrs. Mary McCaslin, of Topeka, Kan., is the guest of her brother, Robert Alexander, and family. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 66-year-old, Indiana-born Robert A Alexander and his 66-year-old, Indiana-born wife, Sarepta E [Reily} Alexander have been married 40 years. Sarepta has born two children, but only one is living, 29-year-old, Indiana-born Arthur A Alexander. The family is living in a house that Robert owns, free of mortgage. Robert is a capitalist and Arthur is a lumberman. Neither has had any months out of work in the past year. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Robert's parents were born in Tennessee, Sarepta's parents were born in Kentucky, and Arthur's parents were born in Indiana. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 24, 1900, Volume XLI Number 8, page 1 column 3 LOCAL NEWS ITEMS A family gathering was held last Friday at the home of R. A. Alex- ander in hour of Mrs. May McCaslin of Topeka, Kansas. Those present were Thomas Alexander and wife, S. B Alexander and wife, Miss Maggie F. Alexander, John McCaslin, Miss Bell McCaslin, Mrs. Louisa Crewell, Mrs. Hattie Devore and daughter, Clara, and R. H. Parr. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 76-year-old, Indiana-born Robert A Alexander and his 76-year-old, Indiana-born wife, Sarepta E [Reily} Alexander have been married 50 years. Sarepta has born two children, but only one is living, Also in their household are two Indiana-born grandchildren, 19-year-old Nancy H Todd and 17-year-old Robert A Todd. The family is living in a house that Robert owns, free of mortgage. Robert is living on his own income. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Nancy and Robert Todd have attended school in the past year. Robert's parents were born in Tennessee, Sarepta's parents were born in Kentucky, and Nancy and Robert Todd's father was born in Ohio and their mother in Indiana