Alexander Patterson BILES

Alexander Patterson BILES

Male 1783 - 1855  (71 years)

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  • Name Alexander Patterson BILES  [2
    • Alexander was the husband of Rosannah (Place) Biles 1786-1868

      He was Henry Biles and Elinor (Patterson) Biles

      Alexander died age 87y 5m

      From the John A. Biles notes:
      Alexander P. Biles (1783-1855), the sixth son of Henry Biles, was born in Middle Smithfield, Northampton County (now Monroe Co., near the Delaware River), Pennsylvania. He was educated to be a printer, learning the trade from his uncle Alexander Patterson, an editor in Easton, PA. In addition to being a printer, Alexander, was also a teacher and a farmer. In 1801, he married Rosannah Place, daughter of James and Phoebe Winans Place.
      Alexander Biles went "way west" to the Wyoming County area. The first time was with his brother, John, when Alexander was twelve years old. They brought a load of salt tot heir father's business and returned to their home in Middle Smithfield with a load of salt-cured fish. The second trip was with his brother, Robert. Alexander and Robert married sisters, Rosannah and Rebecca Place. In 1806 the young families settled near Meshoppen PA. They each had a daughter born in 1807 and named her Phoebe. About two years later, 1808, Alexander returned to Middle Smithfield, where all but two of his children were born. Robert died in 1812, leaving five children.
      In 1825 Alexander returned with his family to the Wyalusing area. They lived on Lime Hill for three months, then moved to Asylum as tenants of Bartholomew LaPorte in one of the original log homes built by the French. Their youngest daughter, Betsey, was born on April 23, 1826 in Asylum. Alexander purchased 800 acres of land situated high on a bluff above the east side of the Susquehanna River, cleared it and prepared the lumber for building. During Christmas week of the year 1829, Alexander moved his family to Homet's Ferry and began building his own home. In 1831 they moved into their new home which served the family until 1908. Alexander farmed the land until his death in 1855.
      Records of the Middle Smithfield Church.
      Records of the Porterville Cemetery Association (Biles Cemetery)

      Posted on Find a Grave created by Joan of VA [1]
    Born 28 Oct 1783  Monroe County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1855  Homets Ferry, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Bules Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I06105  Main Tree
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 

    Father Henry BILES,   b. 28 Feb 1747/8, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1811, Monogahela City, Washington County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor Helen PATTERSON,   b. 11 Jun 1750, Northhampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1802, Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1770  Northhampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rosanna PLACE,   b. 11 Aug 1786, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1868, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1801  Monroe County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11635  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Alexander Patterson Biles
    Alexander Patterson Biles
    Alexander P. is the son of Henry Biles and Elinor Patterson.

    Photo added at Find a Grave by Louise Pipher

    Headstones
    Alexander Patterson Biles Headstone
    Alexander Patterson Biles Headstone
    Alexander P., son of Henry Biles and Elinor Patterson is the husband of Rosannah Place. He is buried in the Biles Cemetery in Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Pennsylvania.

    Created by: Joan of VA
    Photo added by:LDR

  • Sources 
    1. [S11409] Find A Grave: Bio of Alexander Patterson Biles .

    2. [S01716] Ancestry.com: Ancestry World Tree - Descendants of Alexander Biles and Ann Speare by Larry and Carole Murray.

    3. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.