Alexander was born in 1817 in Argyll, Scotland.
In 1839 they came to the United States on the Marion. 
They were among the first settlers at the Scottish Settlement in Arglyle Illinois. They both died before 1850 leaving five young boys who were split up among the families in the settlement.
William, the oldest, went to live with with James Picken, Alexander with William Harvey, Robert and John lived with their Uncle Robert Howie, James made his home with Hugh Reid, and Andrew, the youngest, with Andrew Giffen.
The farm was sold to William Ferguson and the house was used for a school for a time.
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