There is a wonderful article in the 1983 Ray County Mo history book about. John Thomas alder and Frances Ann Myers Alder. It has a picture of them.Some of the info: the Alder ancestry came to the U.S. from Eng. in the early half of 1600 with the name of Richard Alder appearing on a list of the living in Va 16 Feb 1923. at James City Va.John Alder who lived in Alder Spring, Campbell Co Tenn, in the mid 1700's was a des. of Richard Alder.John Alder was the father of Barnabus Alder who was the father of 8 sons, of which George B was the oldest.George B/ 1827-1855 was b in Campbell Co Tn, married Margaret Stone 1829-1878 in late 1840. They had one son John Thomas 1851-1888.George B and his family moved to Ray Co (Rayville Community) in late 1860's.margaret d in 1878.George m Arabella ( aunt Bell) Stone, younger sister of Margaret.Araabella d in 1921.The three were burried in Sanderson Cem Rayville.
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