James Denton Alkire

born: 31 Jul 1821, Madison Co.,Ohio
died: 2 Nov 1889, Keswick,Keokuk Co.,Iowa
bur.: Webster,Keokuk Co.,Iowa, at Sorden Cemetery (Row M, Lot 1)
occu: farmer
spouse: Elvira MEEKER
marr: 7 Aug 1842
born: 6 Sep 1824
died: 30 Jun 1864, Keokuk Co.,Iowa
bur.: Webster,Keokuk Co.,Iowa, at Sorden Cemetery
Sarah Elizabeth ALKIRE
Joseph Harold ALKIRE
Harriet Isabel ALKIRE
William John Alkire -- born: 6 Feb 1858.
Leonard Riley Alkire -- born: 19 Nov 1861.
spouse: Ruth MATTHEWS
marr: 26 Oct 1864, Keokuk Co.,Iowa
born: 22 Oct 1831, Fayette Co.,Indiana
bapt: Abt 1851
died: 21 May 1917, Des Moines,Polk Co.,Iowa, at 1332 26th Street (son E.C. Scott's home)
bur.: South English,Keokuk Co.,Iowa, at South English Cemetery
Alvin Milo ALKIRE
James Arthur ALKIRE
Jane May ``Jenna'' ALKIRE
Mary Adella ALKIRE
Isaac Albert ALKIRE

At the time he married Ruth, James was a widower with 6 children, part of whom were grown and the youngest was about 3 years old. His first wife died in June of 1864 and he remarried to Ruth in October that year.

While young, James moved with his parents to Sangamon County, Illinois where he was raised as a farmer. He continued farming in Illinois until 1855 when he came to Adams Township of Keokuk County. He had 140 acres in Section 28 of Adams Township in 1880. He was also a member of the Christian Church at White Pigeon.

Information about James ancestors and Alkire relatives can be found on the WWW at % Http://www.alkire.org/ % (as of 1998). According to that information, James was the oldest son of William Nave Alkire and Elizabeth Denton.

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