Henry E. Alexander, farmer; P. O. Paradise; is the son of Ebenezer and Dorcas Alexander; was born in Tennessee, Obion Co., Sept. 2, 1827; moved with his parents to Coles Co. Dec. 20, 1828. Is the owner of 210 acres of land valued at or near $8.000; School Director two or three terms. Was married to Mary B. Curry, of Coles Co., June 10, 1852; names of children – boys-James E., William D., George O. (Edward F., deceased); girls, Mary D., Margaret J. (Nancy E., deceased); Edward F. died June 16, 1865; Nancy E., Aug. 1, 1878; his father, Ebenezer Alexander, died Jan. 8, 1857, at 64 years of age; his mother died April 12, 1871; his father was one among the oldest settlers in this county, and was Justice of the Peace until the time of his death.