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Notes for Matilda Rachel Northup Alexander

The Family of Stephen Monroe Northup & Harriet Eliza Gilbert

From manuscript sent from Marie Fox to Charles W. Northup (year? Latest date on descendant out line is 1942):
Stephen M. Northup moved to Iowa in the spring of 1853 and settled in Jefferson County near Abingdon. He also lived in Keokuk and Wapello Counties.

1856 state census Polk, Jefferson, Iowa
Stephen Northup, age 37, b. Ohio, Farmer
Harret Northup, age 36, b. Ohio
Mary A., age 11, b. Ohio
Elisabet E, age 10, b. Ohio
Missouri C., age 8, b. Ohio
Daniel T., age 7, b. Ohio
Abram G., age 5, b. Ohio
Syrus W., age 3, b. Ohio
Rachel N, age 1, b. Ohio

1860 census Lancaster Twp., Keokuk Co., IA July 31, 1860 page 1030
S.M. Northup, age 40, b. OH, farmer, $800 real estate and $600 personal estate
Harriet E., age 41, b. OH
Mary A., age 15, b. OH
Elizabeth E., age 14, b. OH
Missouri, age 12, b. OH
Daniel F., age 11, b. OH
Abram G., age 9, b. OH
Cyrus W., age 8, b. OH
Matilda, age 7, b. IA
Charles, age 5, b. IA
Nancy, age 2, b. IA
V.W. Darling, age 22, male, occupation Miller, b. Vermont
Cyrus is not listed as blind although according to family papers he became blinded at age 8 or 9.

1870 census Competine Twp, Wapello Co., IA page 104a
Stephen N. Northup, age 51, farmer
Harriett, age 50, b. OH
Missouri, age 23, b. OH
Daniel, age 21, b. OH, Huckster
Abraham, age 19, b. OH, farm laborer
Cyrus, age 17, b. OH, blind
Matilda, age 15, b. IA
Charles, age 13, b. IA, farm laborer
Nancy, age 12, b. IA
Emma, age10, b. IA

1880 United States Census Lowell, Rooks, Kansas Page Number 478D
Joseph ALEXANDER Self M Male W 30 WI Farming IN OH
Matilda ALEXANDER Wife M Female W 25 IA House Keeping OH OH
Cora ALEXANDER Dau S Female W 7 IA At Home WI IA

1900 census Lowell, Rooks Co., KS
Joseph H. Alexander, head, June 1850, age 49, md 29 yrs, WI/OH/OH, farmer
Tilda R., wife, Oct 1855, age 44, md 29 yrs, 2 births, 1 surviving, IA/OH/OH
Floyd Wells, servant, Sept 1885, age 14. KS/PA/OH, at school
Rose E. Hornish, niece, Aug 1883, age 16. KS/OH/OH

1910 census Lowell, Rooks Co., KS
Matilda Alexander, head, age 55, widowed, 2 births, 1 surviving, IA/OH/OH, own income


Matilda died December 27, 1927