Hi, Peri, I have not learned anything new regarding James Alexader or his son, George, since we corresponded in 2007.I don't work on genealogy much anymore. These are the notes I still have regarding George and Mary:
Early Cemeteries & Gravestones of Elbert County, Georgia:Alexander, Mary - d. 1850, age 93 (wife of George); buried George & Mary Alexander cemetery.
Many Tinsley researchers believe that Mary was born Mary Tinsley, daughter of John Tinsley (d. 1798) of Madison County, Virginia.John Tinsley did have a daughter named Mary who married an Alexander [but the husband's first name is not mentioned in John's will].The recurrence of the name "Tinsley" in this family and the fact that several descendants of John Tinsley came to Georgia at the same time as George Alexander, leads credence to this possibility.Also, George Alexander served as a witness to the marriage of John Rucker to Betty Tinsley on 27 April 1780 in Orange County, Virginia.John Tinsley consented to this marriage.This suggests a close tie between George Alexander and the Tinsley family.
Some people say her name was Mary Aiken.I do not know if her parents have been identified.There were Akin's in early Elbert County.There is a chance that Mary was a member of the Thomas Akin, Sr. or Joseph Aken family.Joseph died in Elbert County around 1796.Annual payments from his estate were made directly to a George Alexander.Was this the same George Alexander?Why did he receive payments from the estate?No one knows.
It's good to know you are still searching!Best wishes for success. Sincerely, Maria