James Alexander Family 1749

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James Alexander was born about 1749 in Cecil County, Maryland.
James died December 6, 1835 in Iredale County, North Carolina.

When he was eight years old his family moved to that part of Rowan County NC which later was named Iredell County, NC. He studied for the ministry and taught school a short time at an academy on Bullock's Creek.

He married Elizabeth Sanborn about 1772.

The "Alexander Cemetery" adjoins the Old Alexander Cemetery. There are also slaves buried in a place near James and the other graves. These graves are marked with rocks while James and others have large imposing granite headstones.

James Alexander fathered a son who was born January 1, 1772 who was named
James Alexander, Jr. This is our direct ancestor

Other children of James Alexander are:
  • A daughter, Sophia Alexander
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