Catherine Alexander was born 7 February 1847 in Pueblo, Edwards County, Colorado, United States to Milton Kelley (1807-1846) and Malinda Allison (1815-1881) and died 17 February 1899 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1840-1913) 14 January 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
Catherine "Malinda" daughter of Malinda Allison & Milton Kelley. She was born during the march of the Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion.
Malinda was born while her parents were serving in the Mormon Battalion Company A under C. Jefferson Hunt. Her Uncle Nickolas Kelley & his wife Sarah were also in Company A. Her father Milton Kelley died of pneumonia November 4, 1846 at Pueblo, Colorado, while the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion were in Pueblo. This group traveled to Utah, arriving just 5 days after Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley (see record below).
http://lds.org/churchhistory/ library/pioneercompany/1,15797,4017-1-391,00.html Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments (1847)
Departure: 24 May 1847 Arrival: 29 July 1847
Company Information: Three sick detachments of disabled men in the Mormon Battalion, along with some women and children, spent the winter in 1846-47 at Pueblo, Colorado. An advance party of 13 soldiers met Brigham Young's company on 4 July while trailing livestock. The remainder of the sick detachments left Pueblo on 24 May and, in company with some Saints from Mississippi, arrived in Salt Lake City five days after Brigham Young had entered the valley.
Kelley, Malinda Allison (31) Kelley, Malinda Catherine (infant) Kelley, Nicholas (30) Kelley, Parley (Unknown) Kelley, Sarah (26)
|Offspring of Catherine Alexander and Benjamin Lamoni Alexander (1840-1913)|
|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)|