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Alexander Lewis
Born 1840
ALEXANDER LEWIS, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 10; P.O. Monticello; was born at Covington, Ky., in 1840; in the spring of 1851, he came to Marion, Linn Co., Iowa; he came to Richland, Jones Go., in June, 1856, and engaged to work for Mr. Alfred Brazelton till he became of age; at the breaking-out of the rebellion, he enlisted in the 31st I.V.I., and served till the close of the war; he participated in no less than twenty-eight engagements, including the battles of Yazoo, Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain and Ringgold; was in Sherman's march to the sea; was discharged June 27, 1865. He went to Nebraska in 1872, and made him a farm in York Co., which he exchanged for his present farm in the fall of 1874. He married Ella Brazelton, daughter of William Brazelton; have four children—George A., Albert S., Frederick A. and Ernest J.; lost oldest child, William Franklin, in Nebraska.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 673.


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