Alexander Morehead, Vermillion County INGenWeb


Alexander Morehead

Submitted by:  MCWhite
"Family and Biographical Section" pg. 243 Vermillion Co., IN

Alexander Morehead d. 1844 his wife Elizabeth Isles Morehead d. 1849 (both are buried in Johnson Cemetery).

According to Vermillion Co., IN Records:"First 100 Years"

Besides the marriages shown in the family diagram there is one of Margaret Morehead to Nathaniel Washburn in 1831 that seems very likely to belong somewhere in this family although nothing is known in this regard. However, they are both buried in the Johnson Cemetery northeast of Newport where most of the Moreheads are buried and which originally was Morehead land.

Alexander Morehead- The First 100 years- Newport and Vermillion Township

Alexander Morehead, came to Vermilion County from Ohio in 1819. He was the first settler in Vermillion Township. He staked out the land he wanted, had it surveyed, and built a log cabin north of what would later be the location of Newport. Travel in that area in those days was by flatboat since it was too much of a wilderness for travel by land. So, in 1822, when Alexander felt that the homestead was ready for his family, he returned to Ohio by flatboat and brought his family back with him. In the same year he entered his land in Sections 23 and 25 on the First Land Owner's Map.

Alexander was an active figure in the organization of the county and served at one time as Associate Judge which was an office in the early days.

Alexander Morehead married second Elizabeth Isles on 4 Apr 1809 in Fairfield Co., OH. Joseph A. Morehead would be her son with Alexander.