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Notes for Alexander Hamilton CHILD


Alexander's surname appears in different sources as both Child and Childs.

In the 1850 US Census for Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin the family of Alexander Childs was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #236; Family #244
Alexander Childs, 64, M, Farmer, Real property $500, b. Massachusetts
Betsey Childs, 54, F, b. Vermont
Sidney Childs, 35, M, Laborer, b. Vermont
Seth Childs, 27, M, Laborer, b. New York
Alexander Childs, 23, M, Laborer, b. New York
Sybil Childs, 25, F, b. New York
Julia Childs, 16, F, b. New York
Darius Newman, 28, M, Laborer, Real property $700, b. New York

Alexander was a farmer at the time that Wisconsin became a state (1848). A certificate that he received testifies to that fact. The story is also told that in his later years he owned a tavern at the northeast corner of Highway 10 and Highway 114 in Calumet County, Wisconsin and that he was often drunk and quite mean tempered.
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