James ALEXANDER[1, 2, 3, 4]
Male 1756 - 1844


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  • Birth  23 Dec 1756  Buffalo Creek, Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • 23 Dec 1756 on Buffalo Creek, Rowan, NC -> Asheville and Buncombe County
      23 Dec 1756; Rowan Co, NC -> DAR app 416655
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Abt 1776  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    settled on Crowder's Creek near King's Mountain 
    Military  Abt 1779  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • "While living [on Crowder's Creek] he fought on the American side ad Musgrove's Mill and Kings Mountain, and a camp chest, said to have belonged to Lord Cornwallis, was captured by him in that last fight and is still in Buncombe County." -> Asheville and Buncombe County

      He received a pension for his services in the Revolutionary War in later years. -> Asheville and Buncombe County

      "Light Horse; Capts Henry, Caruth, & Barber
      Cols. Irwin & McDowell" -> DAR app 416655
    Residence  Abt 1783  Bee Tree, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    the old Alexander Place 
    Occupation  Abt 1792  , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Will  18 Feb 1844  , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • He wrote his will.
    Died  28 Jun 1844  Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • 28 Jun 1844; Buncombe Co. NC -> Asheville and Buncombe County
      28 Jun 1844; Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe Co., NC -> DAR app 416655
    Buried  Aft 28 Jun 1844  Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Piney Grove Cemetery 
    • Piney Grove Cemetery -> Asheville and Buncombe County
    Probate  Apr 1845  , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • His will was proven and admitted into the court record.
    Religion  Presbyterian  [2
    Residence  , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "John Alexander and his son James were members of the first company of white men to settle in the present western part of North Carolina." -> History of South Carolina
    Notes 
    • Name:
      James Alexander -> History of South Carolina
      James Alexander -> Asheville and Buncombe County
      James Alexander -> DAR app # 416655
      James Alexander -> Buncombe County Will Abstracts

      Connection to parents:
      *"James Alexander was a son of John and Rachel (Davidson) Alexander, the latter a daughter of John Davidson." -> History of South Carolina
      *
      He is named as the son of John Alexander in Asheville and Buncombe County.
    Person ID  I1605  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 

    Father  John ALEXANDER,   b. 1732, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, , Williamson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rachel DAVIDSON,   b. 1730, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, , Williamson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F53  Group Sheet

    Family  Rhoda CUNNINGHAM,   b. 15 Aug 1763, Maryland or Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1848, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Mar 1782  Allison Creek, York, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • *19 Mar 1782; York District, SC -> Asheville and Buncombe County
      *19 Mar 1782 -> DAR app 416655
      *James names Rhoda as his wife in his will. -> Buncombe County Will Abstracts
    Children 
     1. John C. ALEXANDER,   b. 22 Mar 1783
     2. Rhoda C. ALEXANDER,   b. 6 Nov 1785,   d. Sep 1881
    >3. George C. ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Sep 1790, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1880, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Colonel James Mitchell ALEXANDER,   b. 22 May 1793, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1858, Montrealla, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Robert S. ALEXANDER,   b. 2 Sep 1795, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1868
     6. Rachel ALEXANDER,   b. 30 Dec 1797
    >7. William Davidson ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Dec 1800, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1872, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Newton Humphrey ALEXANDER,   b. 11 Jun 1803, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1847
    >9. Elizabeth A. ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Apr 1806, , Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1848, , Murray, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F51  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S363] Yates Snowden and Henry Gardner Cutler, ed, History of South Carolina, Volume IV (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1920), ; digital images, Google Books (http://google.com/books : accessed ., accessed; 11 May 2011; 257; this book was co-authored by a historian, but does not include source citations (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S364] F. A. Sondley and Theodore F. Davidson, Asheville and Buncombe County (Asheville, NC: The Citizen Co., 1922), ; digital images, Google Books (http://google.com/books : accessed ., accessed; 11 May 2011; 151; this book refers to many original records which offer primary information although it does not include source citations as such (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S376] , , ; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Library, Washington, D.C., Membership application; Margaret Kathlene Ledbetter Ragaz; National no. 416655; on James Alexander (1756-1844, North Carolina), approved 1952 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S534] Margaret Wallis Haile, Abstracts of wills, Buncombe County, NC, 1792 to 1904 (Asheville, N. C.: Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, 2001)., p. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S519] Alex S. Caton and Rebecca Lamb, "Early Settlement of Buncombe County and the Drover's Road," , Asheville and Buncombe County, (http://ashevilleandbuncombecounty.blogspot.com/ : accessed )., 13 February 2010; accessed; 15 December 2012 (Reliability: 2).

    6. [S364] F. A. Sondley and Theodore F. Davidson, Asheville and Buncombe County (Asheville, NC: The Citizen Co., 1922), ; digital images, Google Books (http://google.com/books : accessed ., accessed; 11 May 2011; 151-152; this book refers to many original records which offer primary information although it does not include source citations as such (Reliability: 2).




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