biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
ALEXANDER STEWART, deceased, the first white man to settle in Prairie Township, was a native of Pennsylvania, born in Westmoreland County, Nov. 25, 1803. He was a blacksmith and learned the trade before reaching the years of manhood. In the year 1824 he was united in marriage to Sina Hull, also a native of Pennsylvania, where they resided until 1841, removing thence to Ohio, and in 1844 to Missouri, where our subject worked at his trade, and also followed teaming and farming. In 1847, with his family, consisting of his wife and five children, he came to Iowa, settling on section 3, Prairie Township, where he followed farming, and occasionally worked at his trade, until his death, which occurred in March, 1883. His wife yet survives. In his political relations he was a Democrat, and was the first Justice of the Peace in this township, holding the office for many years. He was never connected with any religious or secret society.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy