Isaac Alder, farmer, P. O. Canaan, is the descendant of a family that is considerably noted in this part of the country, they being among its earliest settlers. He was born in Franklin County, Ohio. November 27, 1836, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Millikin) Alder. His father was a native of Canaan Township; was born in 1809, and died March 26, 1877; his mother, a native of Washington County, Penn., was born in 1812, and died January 1, 1874. Our subject was married March 24, 1864, to Margaret Crego, a native of Madison County, and a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Davis) Crego; her father, a native of New York State, aged sixty-eight years, and her mother, a native of Ohio, Madison County. Subject's father was surveyor of this county for several years. Our subject's parents were married in 1831. Mr. Alder has had nine children, seven boys and two girls, four living -- Isaac, Jacob (deceased), James (who was a member of the Ninety-fifth Regiment, Company K, Capt. G. W. Daugherty; participated in the battle of Richmond, Ky.; served as teamster, and died of black jaundice in 1863.. aged twenty-three years), Mary (deceased, aged eight years). Henry Clay (married Elizabeth Patterson), Angeline (wife of Martin High), two died at birth, and one at the age of six or seven years, and Lewis C., who married Nancy Patterson, and resides on the farm of the grandfather and father on the banks of Big Darby.
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]