The History Of
Benton County, Missouri
Compiled And Written By:
KATHLEEN KELLY WHITE
KATHLEEN WHITE MILES
Publishers: White & Miles
Copyrighted November 1, 1969
The Printery Clinton, Mo. , Warsaw, Mo.
DAVID FRANKLIN ALEXANDER, who was shot bushwackers during the War Between the States, and never was able to walk again and died six years later.
He was a Confederate soldier and was shot when coming home on leave and met up with the gang in the Peal Bend area. David Franklin Alexander was one of the sons of Judge George Alexander. He was the father of the late Matt Alexander, also Walter, John and Mary Ann Alexander, who married Smith Bailey,
He was first married to Nancy Wright, then to Agnes Zook, He was born June 6, 1822 and died March 11, 1869.
AGNES ZOOK ALEXANDER, the wife of David Franklin Alexander, She was born in 1831, lived for many years in Benton County and died November 15, 1915, while on a visit to California. She was a niece of Thomas and Zebulon Bishop.
TEMPERANCE BISHOP ZOOK, whose daughter Agnes married Franklin Alexander. She was a sister of Thomas Bishop, first recorder of Benton County and of Zebulon Bishop, also an early county official. Zebulon went from Benton County to Oregon in 1851 and became Speaker of the House of the Oregon legislature. Temperance Zook was born in Connecticut, later lived in Pennsylvania, married adoctor, who died, and probably came to the County because her brothers were here. Her mother, Martha Bishop, also came here and was buried in the Wright cemetery, with the grave later moved to Shawnee Bend. Temperance Bishop was born March 25, 1803 and died March 31, 1891.
Thomas and Youreth were born in North Carolina prior to the Revolutionary War and came first to Benton County in 1816, returning in 1830. They have hundreds upon hundreds of descendants and the surnames of many of their great-and great-great, etc. grandchildren are listed in this book.
(right)JUDGE GEORGE ALEXANDER, a son of Thomas, and his wife, Nancy, are buried at Weaver cemetery.
Their son, George Thomas, killed by Capt. Webb, is buried under the stone at right. George Thomas,
a Confederate soldier, was on his way to Osceola when captured by Webb, a Union soldier