Alexander E. Linn

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Alexander Erwin Linn
Born February 9, 1826(1826-02-09)[1]
Died November 6, 1902 (aged 76)[2]
Resting place Concord Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Concord, Pennsylvania[3]
Spouse Matilda Shaver (m. 1852) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Matilda Shaver to Alexander E. Linn" Location: (linkback:[4]
Parents Hugh Linn II
Sarah Widney[5]
See map of Alexander E. Linn's descendents and ancestors

The book James Widney & Mary Wilson: 260 Years & 2000 Descendants reportedly describes Alexander as "The last of the LINN 's at the Original settle ('Immanuel', in Horse Valley, 4 1/2 miles north of Concord on the Perry and Franklin Co. lines - formerly Cumberland Co. - Horse Valley, lies between the Tuscarora and Conochocheague mountains)."


[edit] The Clan Linn (p. 169)

Dr. Alexander Erwin Linn, son of Hugh Linn, 2d. was born in 1826, received an academic training at Tuscacora Academy, Pennsylvania, and studied medicine, receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1847. In 1852 he married Miss Matilda Shaver, of Newton Hamilton, Pennsylvania; practiced medicine in Perry County of that State until the Civil War, and served as surgeon of the 207th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. At the close of the war he relinquished the active practice of medicine and retired to his farm near Newton Hamilton, but was frequently consulted by local practitioners in the treatment of obscure and critical cases of disease. In 1887, his children having moved west, he removed to Nebraska, but after a few years returned to Concord, Pennsylvania, at the request of his brother, John, where he resided until his decease in 1902.

[edit] The Clan Linn (p. 9)

The decease of Dr. Alexander Erwin Linn, aged seventy-six years, followed by the removal of his family from Concord, Pennsylvania, in the last year (1904), marks an important epoch in the history of the Linn family. For more than a century they had been prominently identified with the village which they helped found years after their settlement in America. By death and removal the name has become extinct in that community, and henceforth may be known in the village annals only by the letters cut in marble or granite in the little cemetery which crowns the hilltop nearby, where a few ancient pine trees stand, sentinel-like, guarding the last resting places of the dead.

[edit] Civil War Service[6]

American Civil War Soldiers 
about Alexander Linn 
Name: Alexander Linn 
Enlistment Date: 9 Sep 1864 
Side Served: Union 
State Served: Pennsylvania 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Assistant Surgeon on 9 September 1864.
Commission in Company S, 207th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 9 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company S, 207th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 31 May 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

[edit] Historical Records

  • Alexander (age 25) is listed, living with his in-laws, in the 1850 Federal Census in Shirley, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
  • Alexander seems to be listed in the 1860, 1870, 1880, and 1900 censuses as well.
  • A Veteran's Burial Card confirms the details of where Alexander was buried, in the Methodist cemetary in Fannett, PA

[edit] Notes

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