I am related to B (Benjamin) and his 1st wife Sarah A.
1850 District 38, Hall, Georgia Name Age Sex Occup Birth Place Josph Alexander 40 M Farmer North Carolina S, L or P 37 F South Carolina J 18 M Laborer South Carolina B 16 M Laborer South Carolina Ge 14 M South Carolina P 12 F South Carolina J or T 10 M South Carolina R G or S 8 F South Carolina C 6 M South Carolina A 3 F Georgia
(There is later a William b GA)
I believe the following is our Joseph in SC
No Joseph (Josh) Alexander in Spartanburg S.C. in 1850,
1840 JoshAlexander Spartanburg County males: 2 age 0-5; 2 age 5-10; 1 age 30-40 females: 1 age 0-5; 1 age 5-10; 1 age 20-30
In 1840 Ages would be (males)JF-8, B-6, G-4,Joseph Alexander30 born NC (females)P-2,L-5,L or P27 b. SC (looks like a son who was 0-5 died by 1850)
1830 there was a Joseph 20-30 who lived with a daughter under 5 and a female 20-30 Spartenburg
1820 SpartanburgOther Alexanders: Daniel (Saul?), Robt, James, Thomas
Only Robt had a male in Joseph’s age bracket. However in 1850 Robert put that he was born in SC and our Joseph has both of his parents b NC
From this, I think that Joseph moved to SC on his own, most likely from Mecklenburg which was only abt 75 miles away.Have been unable to find any on line marriage or deeds but, family sources related to Benjamin and Katie in Floyd county have Joseph’s Sarah as Sarah Poole. The Joseph Alexander(Spartanburg) in 1830 lived between James Poole and Benjamin Poole, Am thinking that probably Benjamin Poole is Sarah’s dad, age is appropriate. But this is only a guess at this point.
1810 Alexander, Spartanburg, SC 1810James,James2 , John, Robert, William