Alexander  Vanpelt

          Alexander VanPelt  entered his land at the first sales in Brookville in October, 1820.  The following spring, he brought his family from Warren Co, Ohio, and settled at the mouth of Cam's Creek [Conn's Ck-plf].  He was from the start, and for many years, a prominent man.  His father had been a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and lost his life in the battle of Long Island.  He himself had been in the Indian wars of 1812, under Gen. William Henry Harrison.
          His first wife was the oldest sister of the celebrated statesman (Governor),  Thomas Corwin, of Ohio.  He always took a deep interest in public affairs, and was one of the first County Commissioners and Justices of the Peace.  He was born April 24, 1773, and died in 1849.  His sons,  Matthias,  Sutton,  Halleck,  Harvey  and  Squier L., became leading citizens.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Noble Twp".  Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Stephen Moberly

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