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James ALEXANDER, Sr.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1756 - 1844  (87 years)


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  • Name James ALEXANDER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 23 Dec 1756  Buffalo Creek, Rowan, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    • 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 County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Property 19 Nov 1806  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    sold 100 acres to James Marler 
    Property 15 Dec 1808  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    sold 300 acres to Arthur Erwin 
    Property 11 Aug 1810  Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    sold a negro woman and child to John Spear, Jr. 
    Will 18 Feb 1844  Buncombe County, 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, 5, 9
    • 28 Jun 1844; Buncombe Co. NC -> Asheville and Buncombe County
      28 Jun 1844; Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe Co., NC -> DAR app 416655
      29 Jun 1844; Swannanoa, Buncombe Co, ->Asheville Newspapers

      Some Alexander Death Notices
    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 County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • His will was proven and admitted into the court record.
    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
      James Alexander, Sr. -> Asheville Newspapers

      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 18 Oct 2014 

    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  (Age 63 years) 
    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  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda CUNNINGHAM,   b. 15 Aug 1763, Maryland or Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1848, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    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,   d. Bef 5 Feb 1857, Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Rhoda C. ALEXANDER,   b. 6 Nov 1785,   d. Sep 1881  (Age 95 years)
    +3. George C. ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Sep 1790, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1880, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +4. Colonel James Mitchell ALEXANDER,   b. 22 May 1793, Buncombe County, 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  (Age 65 years)
    +5. Robert S. ALEXANDER,   b. 2 Sep 1795, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1868  (Age 72 years)
     6. Rachel ALEXANDER,   b. 30 Dec 1797
    +7. William Davidson ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Dec 1800, Buncombe County, 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  (Age 71 years)
     8. Newton Humphrey ALEXANDER,   b. 11 Jun 1803, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1847  (Age 44 years)
    +9. Elizabeth A. ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Apr 1806, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1848, Murray County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S358] History of South Carolina, vol. 4, accessed; 11 May 2011; 257; this book was co-authored by a historian, but does not include source citations (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S359] Asheville and Buncombe County, 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. [S371] DAR Applications, Membership application; Margaret Kathlene Ledbetter Ragaz; National no. 416655; on James Alexander (1756-1844, North Carolina), approved 1952 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S524] Buncombe County Will Abstracts, p. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S548] Marriage and Death Notices - Asheville N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870, 58 (Reliability: 3).
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    6. [S548] Marriage and Death Notices - Asheville N. C. Newspapers 1840-1870, 58 (Reliability: 3).



    7. [S511] Early Settlement of Buncombe County and the Drover's Road, 13 February 2010; accessed; 15 December 2012 (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S601] Burke County NC Deeds Registered 1804-1813, 1 (Reliability: 3).


    9. [S359] Asheville and Buncombe County, 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).