Henry Alexander



Henry Alexander was from Mayslick, Kentucky. He purchased his freedom when he was 21 years old. He was the husband of Lucy Alexander. Lucy was born in Kentucky. Though Henry had purchased his freedom at the age of 21, it is not known if Lucy was free also. Lucy and Henry worked strenuously to earn money to send their children to school. Their daughter, Maria A. Alexander, graduated from Oberlin College with a Literary Degree in 1854. Maria married Mifflin W. Gibbs and the couple moved to Vancouver Island, Canada. Mifflin Gibbs would become the first African American judge in the United States.

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