Benjamin Lamoni Alexander was born 22 January 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States to Randolph Alexander (1802-1879) and Myrza Nix Alexander (1815-1880) and died 11 February 1913 Altonah, Duchesne County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Malinda Kelley (1847-1899) 14 January 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.


Childhood Immigration to Utah

Benjamin Lamoni Alexander is the son of Myrza Alexander & Randolph Alexander, both of whom were born in Union, Union, South Carolina and both of whom were converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints while living in Weakley, Tennessee, and then joined the other members of the Church in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois). Benjamin was born on 22 January 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Benjamin traveled with his family to Utah as a 7 or 8 year old Pioneer with his family.

1848 Willard Richards Company

Departure: 3 July 1848 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 10-19 October 1848 Company Information: 526 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. This company was divided into two sections, Willard Richards section and Amasa Lyman Section. The Lyman section left the outfitting post on 30 or 31 June and the Richards section left on 3 July. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

The following are the Alexanders who traveled on this wagon train:

Alexander, Adeline (13)
Alexander, Benjamin Lamoni (7)
Alexander, Dianetta Emily (5)
Alexander, Frances Evaline (11)
Alexander, John Quincy Adams (9)
Alexander, Lucy Courser Taft (36)
Alexander, Moroni Woodruff (11)
Alexander, Murza Alexander (32)
Alexander, Randolph (46)
Alexander, Sarah Elizabeth (3)
Alexander, Sarah Malinda (7)
Alexander, Susan Arberrilla (15)
Alexander, Thomas Murphy (16)

Three were not part of his father's family, Dianetta Emily, Frances Evaline, and Sarah Malinda, daughters of Horace Martin Alexander (1812-1881). The others were siblings and parents and Randolph's plural wife, Lucy Courser Taft Alexander.


Offspring of Catherine Alexander and Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1840-1913)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Zina Myrza Alexander (1864-1932)
Lamoni Milton Alexander (1867-1911)
Lois Arabelle Alexander (1869-1949)
Robert Angus Alexander (1872-1955)
Mary Catherine Alexander (1874-)
James Bird Alexander (1877-1961)
Woodruff Moroni Alexander (1879-1918)
William Zera Alexander (1883-1918)
Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1886-1918)
Loren Alexander (1888-1888)
Loretta Alexander (1888-1888)



Footnotes (including sources)

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