Susan Alcorn was born January 11, 1846, in Echo, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, a daughter of George Beck of that county. She came to Jefferson County in 1865, soon after her
marriage to Jesse Alcorn. Her husband was a Veteran of the Civil War and had served with Company B, 78th PA Volunteers.
She has made her home here with her husband until his death in 1899.
Susan and Jesse were the parents of nine children, among them being Mrs. S. E. Ballentine
of Summerville, Mrs. William Sowerby of Zelinople, Wade H., of Duquesne, William G. and Arthur B., both of Brookville.
She died in Brookville, PA, on October 21, 1918, and was buried in the new Brookville Cemetery
beside her husband.