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Horace Martin Alexander was born 15 February 1812 in a tobacco plantation, Canesville, Orange County, Virginia, United States to James Alexander (1769-c1841) and Frances Ehart (1772-) and died 18 September 1881 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Nancy Reeder Walker (1817-1847) 14 September 1834 in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, United States. He married Catherine Houston (1831-1900) 15 February 1849 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Martha Burwell (1830-1912) 15 February 1849 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Julia Owens (1828-) 1854 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

Mormon Battalion

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Participant in the march of The Mormon Battalion. This unit of the US Army served in the Mexican-American War and was the only religiously based infantry unit ever created by Presidential order. It consisted of nearly 500 men recruited exclusively from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormons). They undertook the longest infantry march in U.S. military history (as of 1847) and in the process marked out and creating the first continuous wagon road to California which linked the future states of New Mexico, Arizona, and California to the United States. Most members served an initial 12 month term (Jul 1846- Jul 1847) with some members re-enlisting for an additional 12 months afterwards.

Horace served as a Corporal for Co. B of the Battalion.



Children



Offspring of Horace Martin Alexander and Nancy Reeder Walker (1817-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frances Evaline Alexander (1836-1906) 1 September 1836 West Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, United States 12 November 1906 Kirtland, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States Jesse Pierce Steele (1828-1920)
Nancy Maria Alexander (1839-)
Sarah Malinda Alexander (1841-1914) 5 March 1841 Alton, Madison County, Missouri, United States 6 October 1914 Parowan, Iron County, Utah, United States John Green (1835-1908) John Green (1835-1908) Hans Jorgen Pedersen Mortensen (1837-1912)
Dianetta Emily Alexander (1843-1879) 18 October 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 24 October 1879 Parowan, Iron County, Utah, United States Hans Jorgen Pedersen Mortensen (1837-1912)
Horace Martin Alexander (1847-1847)



Offspring of Horace Martin Alexander and Catherine Houston (1831-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susan Adelia Alexander (c1850-1893)
William Denton Alexander (1851-1931)
Mary Helen Alexander (1854-1935)
Eliza Fredonia Alexander (1855-1917) 4 March 1855 Parowan, Iron County, Utah, United States 18 March 1917 Carey, Blaine County, Idaho, United States Samuel Parker Richards (1850-1917)
Franklin D. Alexander (1858-1954)
Heber M. Alexander (1860-)
Susan Amilia Alexander (1861-1892)
Ophelia Leona Alexander (1864-1924)
Lucy Jane Alexander (1866-1908)
Blanche J Alexander (1870-1886)
Maud Alexander (1875-1924)



Offspring of Horace Martin Alexander and Martha Burwell (1830-1912)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Thornton Alexander (1850-1890)
Henry R. Alexander (1851-)
Elizabeth Alexander (1852-AS I)
Moris Or Masis Alexander (1853-)
Margaret Alexander (1853-)
Ella Amelia Alexander (1854-)
Elias Amelia Alexander (1854-)
Masis Alexander (1855-)
Alice Geraldine Alexander (1856-1931)
John Wesley Alexander (1858-)
Flora Cecila Alexander (1859-1942)
Ella Alexander (c1859-)
Amelia Alexander (c1861-)
Charlotte Elmira Alexander (1862-1951)
Celestine Alexander (1864-1946)
Jedediah M. Alexander (1864-)
Hubert Alexander (1867-)
George Alexander (1868-)
Martha Mildred Alexander (1871-)



Offspring of Horace Martin Alexander and Julia Owens (1828-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Albert Alexander (1855-)
Amasa B. Alexander (1856-)
Francis Alexander (1858-)
Ameliah Alexander (1860-)








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