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Bivins, Alexander H.

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Bivins, Alexander H.
February 25, 2007 07:47PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros. & Co.
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Unknown County.

ALEXANDER H. BIVINS was born in Shawswick Township, Lawrence County,
Indiana, March 21, 1842, being the youngest of eight children of Richard
and Elizabeth (Bivins) Bivins. The father was a native of Maryland, born
January 7, 1799, and married in Kentucky, March 21, 1826, and the next
year he moved to Lawrence County. His wife died May 4, 1880. Alexander
H. had little advantage of securing an education. At the age of about
twenty-three years he was united in marriage with Melinda Bailey (December
8, 1864). Four of their five children are now living - Clarence M.,
Charles W., Eddie N., and Erta M. -- their ages being, respectively,
eighteen, sixteen, twelve and five years. Mr. Bivins now owns a farm of
188 acres, all good land. In 1864 he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred
and Thirty-Sixth Regiment, and served one hundred days, receiving his
discharge in September, 1864. Mr. and Mrs. Bivins are members of the
Christian Church. He is a good Democrat, a Mason, and an enterprising
citizen. His good wife has largely contributed to his success in life.
Their son Clarence has been attending school at Danville, IN.

Bivins Bailey
Shawswick-Lawrence-IN MD

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