mill-wright, now furniture manufacturer and dealer, also dealer in staple and fancy groceries,
Vevay, was born in Westmoreland County, Penn., September 11, 1811.
His father, John Edgar, was born October 4, 1766; his mother, Mary
(Morehead) Edgar, was
born January 25, 1777. They were married April 4, 1802. The father died
August 14, 1841; the
mother died January 9, 1849. Alexander learned the mill-wright trade in
Pennsylvania, and moved
to Switzerland County in 1833 and began building mills, at which he
worked till 1880. He then
engaged in his present business. He was married March 2, 1843, to Miss
a native of Indiana, born in Jefferson County January 6, 1824. Mr.
Edgar was school trustee
for years. Originally he was a Whig, but now a Republican. He and his
wife are members of
the Presbyterian Church.