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.
sons, Matthias, Sutton, Halleck, Harvey and Squier
L., became leading
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Noble Twp". Chicago: Brant
& Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Stephen Moberly