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Alexander Lakin

Male 1812 - 1892


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  • Name  Alexander Lakin  [1
    Born  22 Oct 1812  Brown County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1860  Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Living with his wife, Maria, and with six children: B. H., Margaret, Elizabeth, Amanda, William, and Charles. Also in the household was his sister, Nelly Lakin, who was idiotic:) Aliexander Lakin, age 47, male, white, occupation farmer, value of property $1000, born in Ohio
    Biography  1879  [1
    History of Greene County, Illinois 
    • Alexander Lakin, one of the first settlers within the borders of Greene County, was born in Brown County, Ohio, October 22, 1812. During the Autumn of 1825 his parents, Thomas and Margaret Lakin, came to Illinois, first locating near Springfield, Sangamon County; two years later the family moved to Greene County, near Carrollton, a small place of a few cabins, graced by one store, where good whisky, dry goods and provisions were kept. On the broad western prairie, unbroken except in rare instances, Thomas Lakin started in life as a pioneer, building a log cabin and living for many a year the rough life of a frontiersman; he died in 1841. Mrs. Lakin died in 1854. Alexander grew to manhood in Greene County, receiving a pioneers boy's education, sitting on rough slab seats, greased paper being in use in lieu of window panes. In 1834 Mr. Lakin was married to Miss Marie Lakin, a daughter of William Lakin. There were born of this marriage seven children, five of whom are living: Margaret A., who married James M. Orton; Elizabeth J., who married Robert Walker; Amanda, who married Lewis McClure; William T., who married Addie Roe, and Charles, who married Miss Minnie Baumann. Benjamin, who married Miss Sarah Ballard, of Greene County, died February 14, 1874. Sarah E. died n early infancy. For the past nine years Mr. Lakin has lived in White Hall; at present engaged in the flour and feed trade. When in need of anything in his line don't fail to give Uncle Alex a call.
    The Biography of Alexander Lakin (1812-1892)
    The Biography of Alexander Lakin (1812-1892)
    Originally published in the book, History of Greene County, Illinois; A History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc; A Biographical Directory of its Citizens; War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion; Portraits of its Early Settlers and Prominent Men; General and Local Statistics; History of the Northwest; History of Illinois; Constitution of the United States; Map of Greene County; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc. (originally published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd Publishers, 1879; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 532.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Alexander Lakin's grave is located at the White Hall Cemetery in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois. The epitaph on the stone is: "Alexander Lakin. October 22, 1812 - January 3, 1892."
    The Headstone of Alexander Lakin
    The Headstone of Alexander Lakin
    Died  3 Jan 1892  White Hall, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried  White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID  I25407  All Families
    Last Modified  1 Mar 2014 

    Father  Thomas Lakin,   b. Abt 1788,   d. 1841, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Greentree,   b. 1792,   d. 1854 
    Married  3 Jan 1812  Clermont County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Issue 
    • There were at least four children from this marriage.
    Family ID  F2369  Group Sheet

    Family  Maria "Marie" Lakin,   b. 7 Dec 1812, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1881, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Dec 1834  Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Illinois Marriage Index 
    • Groom: Lakin, Alexander; Bride: Lakin, Mariah; Date: December 11, 1834; Vol./page: 001/0027; License No.: 00000792; County: Greene
    Children 
     1. Benjamin H. Lakin,   b. 20 Mar 1836, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1874
     2. Margaret Ann Lakin,   b. 17 Jun 1838, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1920, White Hall, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth J. Lakin,   b. Between 1839 and 1840, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Amanda Lakin,   b. 1842, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891
    >5. William T. Lakin,   b. Between 1845 and 1846, Greene County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah E. Lakin,   b. 5 Oct 1848,   d. 22 Jul 1851
     7. Charles A. Lakin,   b. 29 Jun 1855, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1908
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F9179  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3754] Greene County, Illinois - (1879) History of Greene County, Illinois, (originally published by Donnelley, Gassette & Loyd Publishers, 1879; Chicago, Cook County, Illinois), page 532 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S10840] Lakin, Alexander - Headstone Photograph, (his grave is at the White Hall Cemetery in White Hall, Greene County, Illinois; photo provided courtesy of Terry Barnard at Morgan Area, Illinois, Genealogy) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S451] 1860 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      See online transcription at URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/%7eilmaga/census-greene1860/gcen21.html (10/2005)

    4. [S663] World Connect - Judia and Ralph Terry - Family and Neighbors of Coleman County, Texas: capenoch, (last updated: 2011-12-09 04:38:08 UTC (Fri), contact Ralph Terry) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S738] Greene County, Illinois - Cemetery Records (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1296] World Connect - 300 Years in America: valleygal, (last updated: Sat Jul 13 23:53:04 2002, contact Georgia Vallejos).

    7. [S260] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900 (Illinois State Archives) (Reliability: 3).