FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 738-739.

          Alex. H. Pulliam, a pioneer farmer, was born in 1828 in Lincoln County, Tenn., the fifth of eight children of William P. and Frances J. (McNalla) Pulliam. Tile father, native of Virginia and a son of William P., Sr., a soldier of the Revolution, lived in Lincoln County, Tenn. until 1844, when be moved to Illinois, and settled on our subjects present farm. A few years before his death in 1859, he became a resident of Harrisburg. His literary attainments were excellent, and besides being one of the best educators of the State, was long a public official, magistrate many years, sheriff two terms, and county clerk at Raleigh, but removed to Harrisburg before his term was finished. He was a merchant at the latter place the rest of his life. Tile mother died about 1854, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Our subject, with the education of pioneer days, was married in 1847 to Manara W. Durham. Four of their ten children are living: Sarah E. (wife of Zach. Pemberton), Alexander H., Jr., Almond H. and Ulysses G. In April, 1879, his wife died, and in December he married Sarah A., daughter of John H. and Emily Lane. He has since lived on the old farm which be purchased after his father's death and increased to nearly 400 acres but has divided all but 210 choicely improved acres, among his children. His success is in hard work and 'able management. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Tenth Illinois Infantry, and was at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Peach Tree Creek, through the Atlanta campaign, with Sherman in his famous march to the sea, and discharged in -Nashville in 1865. Since then be has been devoted to agriculture. Reared a Democrat and first voting for Douglas be has since the war been a Republican. He is an old and prominent Odd Fellow.

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