I forgot to add this additional information which came to me from a fellow researcher/ family member.
James (Walter) and Margery (Oliver) Alexander were natives of Ireland, where they were married at the ages of 21 and 16 years, two weeks after which they started for America.After a long and tedious voyage and much sea sickness and shipwreck they landed in America in October, 1784.They first settled in Mifflin county, PA.But little is known of their lives until the year 1817, when they moved to Champaign county, OH, then known as the "far west."Here they died; James in 1819 and Margery in 1823, at the ages of 56 and 54 years.They left a family of 12 children.
James Alexander, Sr. was a weaver by trade and supported his large family by the loom.He belonged to the old-line Whig Party, and both he and his wife were members of the old Presbyterian church.
They were buried in the old Wilkinson cemetery, about 4 miles south of Quincy, OH.