Robert Alexander, farmer, P. O. Randolph, was born in Pennsylvania November 22, 1807; son of James and Elizabeth Alexander, natives of Pennsylvania and Ireland respectively, the latter of whom emigrated to America when nine years of age. They were married in Pennsylvania, and there lived and died. Our subject came to Ohio in 1834, and married Nancy Merriman December 22, 1836. She was born in Randolph Township, this county, July 5, 1817, daughter of Isaac and Esther Merriman, natives of Connecticut, and who located in this county, being among the first settlers, where they remained permanently. Mrs. Merriman died in 1834, and Mr. Merriman subsequently married Harriet Bush, a native of New York State, and who, on the death of her husband in 1841, moved to Pennsylvania, where she now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander are the parents of thirteen children, eight of whom survive: Esther, Elizabeth, Lavina, Eliza, Martha, Alice, Clara and Edger. The deceased are Sarah, Charles, Joseph, William and an infant. Our subject is a carpenter and joiner by trade, but of late years has been engaged in farming. He owns fifty-six acres of land where he and his family reside.


History of Portage County, Ohio, Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885