James Alexander Family 1772
James was reportedly born on January 1, 1772 in Chester County, Pennsylavania.
He died on August 26, 1851 in Moulton, Lawrence County, Alabama.

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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.

James married Catherine (Kitty) Walker on January 1, 1798 in Iredale County, North Carolina. Kitty died May 5, 1823 leaving James with 10 kids still at home to raise.

William Wilburn was married 10 days after his mothers death. This left 9 kids still at home.

Two months later, James married Elizabeth Sheffield on July 6, 1823 in Moulton County, Alabama. Elizabeth would have been about 21 years of age at this time. James's oldest son would have been about 20 at the same time.

James was a well-traveled man in his life. He lived in NC, SC, VA, KY, TN, AL all with first wife 10 kids along the way and lived in VA, AL with second wife and 4 more kids.

James Alexander, Jr. fathered a son who was born January 1825 who was named
John Thomas Alexander. This is our direct ancestor

Other children of James Alexander are:
  • A daughter, Malinda Elizabeth Alexander was born December 14, 1832.
  • A son, Riley W Alexander was born January 1, 1840.
  • A daughter, Fereby Louisa Alexander was born January 1, 1830.
  • James's tombstone can be seen here.

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