Alexander County

1850 Mortality Schedule

Persons who died during the year ending June 1, 1850:

____, Anne - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Jul, Croup Sick for sudden
____, Sarah Ellen - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Croup Sick for 6 days

Aronton, G. W. - Aged 20, Born in SC, Died in Oct, Farmer, Cancer Sick for 3 years

Baker, Fanny - Aged 51, Married, Born in MD, Died in Apr, Cholera Sick for sudden
Bankston, Sarah - Aged 26, Married, Born in IL, Died in Apr, Pneumonia Sick for 10
Banston, John - Aged 22, Born in IL, Died in May, Diarrhea Sick for 6 months
Bell, John M. - Aged 33, Married, Born in AL, Died in Jun, Black Smith, Cholera Sick for sudden
Bodwin, Nancy - Aged 19, Married, Born in IL, Died in Jan, Child Bed Sick for 9
Bracken, Nancy - Aged 11, Born in IL, Died in Aug, Pneumonia Sick for 5 days
Bredon, Stacy M. - Aged 7/12, Born in IL, Died in Jun, Fever Sick for 7 days
Briant, Archd. - Aged 51, Married, Born in GA, Died in Nov, Cabinet Maker, Strain Sick for 5 years
Buns, Randloph - Aged 39, Married, Born in AL, Died in May, Farmer, Consumption Sick for 4 years
Busby, John - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Hives Sick for 3 days

Candee, Stephen H. - Aged 52, Married, Born in CAN, Died in Jul, Hotel Keeper, Fever Sick for 14 days
Clark, Susan - Aged 28, Married, Born in IL, Died in Aug, fever Sick for 14 days
Coles, Giles - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Jul, Croup Sick for sudden
Collins, John - Aged 50, Married, Born in NC, Died in Mar, Laborer, Cholera Sick for 4 days
Cooper, Saml. C. - Aged 6/12, Born in TN, Died in Jul, Croup Sick for
Couchlin, Thos. - Aged 1, Born in TN, Died in Nov, Debility Sick for 6 months

Davis, Maria - Aged 36, Married, Born in Mo. T., Died in Oct, Consumption Sick for 42 days
Dickeson, Reuben - Aged 64, Widowed, Born in IL, Died in Jun, Cholera Sick for sudden
Duffmyer, Mary - Aged 28, Born in IL, Died in Ap Child Bed Sick for 7
Durham, Mary A. - Aged 12, Born in IL, Died in May, Inflam. Brain Sick for 5 days

Fowkes, Wm. R. D. - Aged 8, Born in KY, Died in Mar, Drowning

Gass, Thomas J. - Aged 35, Married, Born in PA, Died in Mar, Att'y at law, Cholera Sick for sudden
Gatlin, Sarah A. - Aged 7, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Palsy
Gibbs, Nancy - Aged 56, Widowed, Born in TN, Died in Oct, Cholera Morbus Sick for 7 days
Giles, Austin - Aged 32, Married, Born in IL, Died in Jan, Farmer, Typhoid Fever Sick for 1 months
Glenn, Mary A. - Aged 21, Married, Born in VA, Died in May, Cholera Sick for sudden
Godwin, Nancy - Aged 19, Married, Born in IL, Died in Jan, Pleurisy Sick for 4 weeks
Goley, James J. - Aged 11, Born in TN, Died in Aug, Chills & fever Sick for 4
Gordon, Nancy C. - Aged 14, Born in IL, Died in Jun, Scarlet Fever Sick for 28

Harston, Saml. - Aged 46, Married, Born in Mo. T., Died in Jul, Farmer, Bronchitis Sick for 1 year
Hodges, Edmund - Aged 67, Widowed, Born in GA, Died in Nov, Farmer Liver Compt Sick for 10 days
Holmes, James - Aged 40, Married, Born in TN, Died in May, Farmer, Cholera Sick for 3
Hunter, John - Aged 1, Born in TN, Died in Jul, Cholera Sick for sudden
Hunter, Wm. - Aged 16, Born in KY, Died in Jul, Waiter on Wharf Boat, Conget. Chill Sick for 14

James, Amanda M. - Aged 1, Born in IL, Died in Jan, Canker of mouth Sick for 2 months
Jones, Mary - Aged 2, Born in KY, Died in Oct, Chills & fever Sick for 10 weeks
Jones, Mellissa - Aged 3/12, Born in IN, Died in Nov, Croup Sick for 7 days
Jones, Thos. - Aged 4, Born in KY, Died in Oct, Chills & fever Sick for 10 weeks

Kendall, John - Aged 42, Married, Born in Engl, Died in Nov, Farmer, Pneumonia Sick for 21 days
Kenney, Bridget J. - Aged 8/12, Born in IL, Died in Aug, Fever Sick for 8 weeks
Kenney, John - Aged 35, Married, Born in IRE, Died in Jul, Farmer Brolena ?

Long, Jacob - Aged 40, Married, Born in TN, Died in Mar, Laborer, Diarrhea Sick for 4 months

Marsh, David - Aged 50, Born in TN, Died in Dec, Farmer, Violence Sick for sudden
Martin, Mary A. - Aged 3/12, Born in IL, Died in May, General Debility Sick for 3 months
Martin, Susan - Aged 24, Born in IL, Died in May, Child Bed Sick for 3 months
Mays, Mary - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in May, Gangrene Sick for 2 days
McClure, Oliver F. - Aged 2, Born in IL, Died in Apr, Croup Sick for sudden
McDaniel, Eli - Aged 1, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Int. fever Sick for 3 months
McDaniel, Frankn. - Aged 2, Born in IL, Died in Jul, Chills & fever Sick for 1 year
McMillan, Zolema - Aged 28, Married, Born in MO, Died in Jun, Erysipelas Sick for 11 days
Milford, Edna - Aged 21, Married, Born in TN, Died in Mar, Erysipelas Sick for 10 days
Miller, Moses - Aged 40, Married, Born in NC, Died in Jan, Farmer, Erysipelas Sick for 7
Morgan, Danl. - Aged 50, Born in IRE, Died in Mar, Fever Sick for 3
Murphy, John - Aged 32, Born in IRE, Died in Jul, Laborer, Drowning

Neeman, Mary C. - Aged 1, Born in TN, Died in Oct, Laborer, Diarrhea Sick for 10 days
Newcom, Saml. - Aged 6, Born in TN, Died in Apr, Dropsy of Brain Sick for 7
Newman, Elihah - Aged 2, Born in IL, Died in Sep, Cholera Morbus Sick for 2 days
Norman, Nicholas - Aged 36, Married, Born in MD, Died in Mar, Shoe Maker, Pneumonia Sick for 8 days

Parrot, Mary E. - Aged 1, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Hives
Payne, Rowana - Aged 9, Born in KY, Died in Aug, Dropsy Sick for 28

Phillips, Elizabeth - Aged 57, Widowed, Born in ME, Died in Sep, Bilious Fever Sick for 42 days
Ramsey, Wm. - Aged 40, Married, Born in NC, Died in Sep, Laborer, Diarrhea Sick for 6 days
Rials, Emily - Aged 3, Born in IL, Died in Sep, Fever Sick for 3

Sammons, Andrew - Aged 1, Born in IL, Died in Oct, Fever Sick for sudden
Sammons, Harriet - Aged 2, Born in KY, Died in Oct, Diarrhea Sick for 2 months
Sams, Jane - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Dec, Debility Sick for 1 month
Sams, Willis - Aged 1/12, Born in IL, Died in Dec, General Debility Sick for 1 month
Sayre, Oliver S. - Aged 34, Married, Born in PA, Died in Apr, Merchant, Cholera Sick for 1
Short, Wm. H. - Aged 39, Married, Born in MD, Died in Oct, Lumber Trader, Pneumonia Sick for 2 days
Sterns, Peter - Aged 40, Married, Born in MO, Died in May, Laborer, Mania Potu (?) Sick for 3 days
Stevens, Owen - Aged 14, Born in TN, Died in Oct, Laborer, Fever & Ague Sick for 2 years

Taner, Wm. - Aged 40, Born in VA, Died in May, Tavern Keeper, Congest. Chills Sick for 2
Thompson, Augustus - Aged 12, Born in IL, Died in Nov, Pneumonia Sick for 3 days

Williams, Amarintha - Aged 24, Born in IN, Died in Aug, Congest. Chill Sick for 2 days
Wilson, James - Aged 58, Married, Born in VA, Died in Sep, Laborer, Fever Sick for 8 days
Wright, Wm. - Aged 26, Born in MO, Died in Jan, Laborer, Typhoid Fever Sick for 2 months

Notes regarding Fever:

This county is subject to overflow for 20 miles on the Mississippi & 6 miles on the Ohio, also along the bottoms of Cashe which generally happens in the month of June. It is supposed that by a proper system of drainage and cultivation this county would become as healthy as any county in Southern Illnois. These overflows are not considered to prejudicial to health as the health of the country is generally worse in dry seasons. The more futile source of disease being the many ponds with which this county abounds & which in dry seasons become partially dried up & stagnant.

School funds and schools are in a very bad condition in this county and it is almost impossible to ascertain anything about them with any degree of exactness, which is principally owing to the very obscure legislation on the subject of common schools and which is entirely unsuitable to the conditions of the country. There are few crimes or criminals reported. Crime is however of frequent occurrence in this section of the country but is rarely punished on account of extremely loose manner in which the law is executed in the Judicial Circuit.

The water of Alexander County is free stone of an excellent quality and is principally found by digging there being but few springs. On the Mississippi & Cache which is low and subject to overlow, chills and fever prevail to some extent but in the N. Eastern portions of the County which is hilly and broken in its character diseases of that kind are rarely known and the only fatal disease prevalent in this section of the county is pneumonia winter.

Contributed by Anonymous


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