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Alexander Falconer
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Alexander Falconer, farmer and hotel-keeper, was born among the hills of Scotland on Sept. 14, 1805. His parents, Alexander and Catherine (Brander) Falconer, were also of Scottish birth, and died in the land of their nativiety. He came to the United States in 1833, locating in Maryland, where he helped to build the first railroad in the State. He enlisted in the First Regiment of the United States Infantry, Company E, under Captian A. S. Miller, and served faithfully for eleven years, participating in the Florida and Mexican wars. He was wounded at the battle of Oridobee, while fighting the Indians on the frontier. He was honorably discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., on Feb. 9, 1846. Upon leaving the service he came to Clayton County and entered a farm, which he sold five years later, and engaged in hotel-keeping. He was married in 1842 to Mary Macgee, a daughter of John and Margaret (Greer) Macgee, the former a native of England, the latter of Ireland. To them were born four children, all now numbered with the dead, viz.: Willie, George, Bennie and Sammie. Mr. Falconer is a member of the Presbyterian church, his wife of the Roamn Catholic. He is neutral in his political views.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1074
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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