Regarding your inquiry of almost 5 yrs (Alexander's are not our main line-so just checking into this family)--at the Stoutland cem. MO--John C. Alexander 10 Apr 1842-17 Oct 1911 and his wife Lucy J. 8 Sep 1855-22 Aug 1913 I believe to be John C. Alexander who mar. Lucy J. Traylor 1 Feb 1872 at Laclede co. MO. They are on the 1880 cens. of Jack co. TX with 3 children born in MO (Laura, Robert and Anna) and 1 born in TX (William). Her parents were Henry W. Traylor and Louisa Isabella Monday, old familes orig. from TN and VA. I have them in my database because of their connections to our Pearcy/Piercy families. I have no other Alexander data. It was customary back then, if people died in another state,they were shipped back to be buried with the families they knew growing up. Or they could have gone back to Laclede county after the 1880. Thanks for your input.