William ALEXANDER, 18101880 (aged 70 years)

Name
William /ALEXANDER/
Given names
William
Surname
ALEXANDER
Birth
Marriage
Citation details: Source information: Hunting For Bears
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
(Unknown) ALEXANDER
( after death)
Source: Find A Grave
Citation details: about infant, child of W. and M. M. Alexander, dates not shown, Find A Grave Memorial #15071835, Created by: nece38635, Record added: Jul 28, 2006
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Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Source: 1850 Census
Source: 1860 Census
Source: Edwards, Lu
Birth of a daughter
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
James B. ALEXANDER
1850 (aged 40 years)
Source: Find A Grave
Citation details: about James B. Alexander, born 26 (Month hard to read) 1850, death date not shown, son of W. and M. M. Alexander, Spring Hill Cemetery, Waterford, Marshall, Mississippi, Find A Grave Memorial# 15071836, Created by: nece38635, Record added: Jul 28, 2006
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The tombstone is broken, but part of the birth date is readable in the picture. The day of the month is 26.

Birth of a daughter
Birth of a son
Source: Find A Grave
Citation details: about John L F Alexander, 23 Feb 1856 to 4 Sep 1857, Spring Hill Cemetery, Waterford, Marshall, Mississippi, Find A Grave Memorial# 15071837, Created by: nece38635, Record added: Jul 28, 2006
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Birth of a daughter
Citation details: census 1860, MISSISSIPPI , MARSHALL, WATERFORD P O, Series: M653 Roll: 587 Page: 273
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Occupation
Citation details: census 1860, MISSISSIPPI , MARSHALL, WATERFORD P O, Series: M653 Roll: 587 Page: 273
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: census 1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473
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Birth of a grandson
Citation details: census 1900, 3-PCT, ELLIS, TEXAS, (supervisor's district 6, enum. dist. 20, sheet 6A) Series: T623 Roll: 1629 Page: 204A
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Birth of a grandson
W. O. MORGAN
about 1867 (aged 57 years)
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
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Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976," death certificate 24967 (1952), Mary Lee Mackoy, accessed 25 Oct 2012.
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Note:

film number: 2075085, digital folder number: 005145659, image number: 02055

Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: Film # 2115991, Digital GS # 4166182, Image # 2244, Ref. # P 2262 CN 63675, Death Certificate of Josephine Alenia Sansom
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Note:

Scan of original document

Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
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Citation details: p. 25b-26
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Note:

Information from 1984 Lockhart, Texas newspaper, page 288

Citation details: Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images)," death certificate 22250 (1931), W M Morgan, accessed 25 Oct 2012.
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Birth of a grandson
Birth of a grandson
Citation details: film # 2074493, Digital GS # 4166796, Image # 1032, Ref. # 45398, Death Certificate of James Anderson Alexander
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Citation details: birth certificate, scan of original 62902, image 506 of 638 (filed 4 Jan 1919), James A. Alexander, Jr, accessed 26 Feb 2014.
Quality of data: 4
Birth of a grandson
Fred W. MORGAN
about 1873 (3 years after death)
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 4, Llano, Texas; Roll: 2370; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 520.0
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Citation details: about Modena Alcesta Madden, Film # 2223119, Digital Film Number 4031763, Image Number 1140, Reference Number cn3368
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Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: about Susan Martha Henderson, Film # 2074928, Digital Film # 4167223, Image # 176, Ref. # cn 162
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Birth of a granddaughter
I. A. P. MORGAN
about 1878 (8 years after death)
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
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Birth of a granddaughter
Citation details: 16 Mar 2001,5:49PM
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Citation details: death of Mary Emma Gault, Film # 2118255, Digiatl GS # 4030454, Image # 2799, Ref. # Item 6 cn29698
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Birth of a grandson
Citation details: 1880, TEXAS , ROBERTSON, 6-PCT, Series: T9 Roll: 1324 Page: 542
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Death
between 1870 and 1880 (aged 70 years)
Citation details: census 1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Family with Martha M. HENDERSON
himself
wife
Marriage MarriageJune 20, 1836Limestone County, Alabama, USA
son
Birth:
Death: Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
son
Joseph Alexander
18391915
Birth: November 30, 1839near Athens, Limestone, Alabama, USA
Death: January 4, 1915
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
18441869
Birth: January 22, 1844Mississippi, USA
Death: February 20, 1869
2 years
daughter
18451880
Birth: 1845Mississippi, USA
Death: about March 1880Robertson County, Texas, USA
3 years
son
4 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
son
18561857
Birth: February 23, 1856
Death: September 4, 1857Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
23 months
daughter
BirthCensus, 1850 (household 494) and 1860 Census, Marshall Co., MS, p..273
MarriageAlabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]
Citation details: Source information: Hunting For Bears
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OccupationHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1860, MISSISSIPPI , MARSHALL, WATERFORD P O, Series: M653 Roll: 587 Page: 273
Quality of data: secondary evidence
OccupationHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473
Quality of data: secondary evidence
DeathHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473
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NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1860, MISSISSIPPI , MARSHALL, WATERFORD P O, Series: M653 Roll: 587 Page: 273
Quality of data: secondary evidence
NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473
Quality of data: secondary evidence
NoteHeritageQuest Online
Citation details: census 1850, Southern Division, Marshall, MS, Series: M432 Roll:377 Page:243
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Shared note

He is found with his family in the 1850 Census for Marshall County, Mississippi, Southern Division. He is in household number 494. He is shown as 38 years of age, a farmer with real estate owned valued at $600. He was born in Tennessee. In the column for Persons over 20 years who cannot read or write, the number six is shown. The purpose of this number is unknown since it does not seem to fit the listing. The listing is at the bottom of the page, and there seem to be some numbers in that column and the next that do not seem to make sense. It seems that the census takers that year used those columns to tally idiots or other things. In the 1850 Census there were many Alexander families in the county. Were they all related? Or perhaps some were? They have similar patterns of movement between Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. There is a man named Cyrus Alexander, 70 , a farmer, (he could not read and write) born in North Carolina, who is living with a Webster family in the Northern Division. Richard Webster is 30, married to Narcissa(?) A. Webster, 27. (Could the A stand for Alexander?) Both Richard and his wife were born in Tennessee. Richard Webster could not read and write, but his wife could. There was also a younger Cyrus Alexander who lived in the Northern Division of Marshall Co., Mississippi. Could the older Cyrus have been the father of our William Alexander? In 1860 he is still in Marshall County, Mississippi. The post office is Waterford. His age is unclear. It may be 50 or 51, but I am unsure. He is listed as a farmer. His real estate value is $1600 and the value of his personal estate is unclear. It may be $4500. He is shown to be from Tenn. In the 1860 Census he is listed two families after a family of Hendersons. It is possible that this family is related to his wife. He has one son born in Alabama, and the rest of his children are born in Mississippi.

Census: 1850, Southern Division, Marshall, MS, Series: M432 Roll:377 Page:243 494/494, Wm. Alexander, 38, m, farmer, 600, TN Martha M. Alexander, 31, f, TN Jos. A. Alexander, 10, m, AL, attended school Thos. H. Alexander, 8, m, MS, attended school Mary A. Alexander, 6, f, MS Sarah A. Alexander, 5, f, MS Andrew J. Alexander, 2, m, MS

1860, MISSISSIPPI , MARSHALL, WATERFORD P O, Series: M653 Roll: 587 Page: 273 349/334, William Alexander, 50, m, farmer, $1600, $4,500, TN Martha " , 42, f, AL Joseph " , 20 m, AL, attended school Thomas " , 18, m, MS, attended school Mary A. " , 17, f, MS, attended school Sarah A., 15, f, MS, attended school Andrew, 13, m, MS Susan " , 7, f, MS Martha ", 3, f, MS

1870, Township Range 2, Marshall, Waterford PO, Mississippi, Series: M593 Roll: 740 Page: 473 Alexander, WM., 60, m, w, farmer, 1600, 400, TN M. E., 26, f, w, housekeeper, AL A. J., 22, m, w, farmer, MS Susie, 18, f, w, at home, MS Martha, 13, f, w, at home, MS It appears that his son Joseph and his family probably were living next door to them, but this is not clear since the households are not numbered. He might possibly have lived with them. Also, the age of his wife Martha is incorrect as well as her middle initial.

RESEARCH: Check out the Alexanders who lived in Mecklinberg, NC area perhaps. A William Alexander seems to have been a witness for an application by Henry Massey, step-son of William Massey, who resided in Mecklinberg, SC at that time. Check this out. There was also a William Alexander in Tennessee Revolutionary War records who had a man named Will Henderson, it appears (apparently a judge) signed an affidavit for a pension. Research this link, since this man lived in Tennessee, but served in South Carolina... a possible Henderson connection if the signature is read correctly. These may not have been a parent of our William, but might be a grandparent or other relative.