In the post I just made, I was looking for Alexanders connected to my Bell family. I thought I might as well post Alexanders connected to another of my family lines.
Abigail Bain Caldwell (1808-1889) married Robert Davidson Alexander on 12 Feb. 1829, and had 6 children, among them Dr. John Brevard Alexander (1834-1911), a physician and historian of Mecklenburg Co., whose daughter, Dr. Annie Alexander, was one of the first lady physicians in the area. Abigal and Robert lived at Edgewood, which still stands: http://www.cmhpf.org/surveys&redgewoodfarm.htmhttp://www.cmhpf.org/surveys&redgewoodfarm.htm
Abigail Bain Caldwell was one of eight (or nine) children born to Reverend Samuel Craighead Caldwell (1767/8-1826) and his second wife, Elizabeth Lindsay (1784-1825). Abigail appears to have been their first born child, and was named after Rev. Caldwell's first wife, Abigail Bain Alexander. The other children of Samuel & Elizabeth Lindsay were:
Reverend John McKnitt Madison Caldwell (12 July 1812-21 Sept 1892), m. Caroline Elizabeth Livy. He died at Rome, Georgia. 6 children. A Presbyterian Minister.
Robert (Andrew) Harper Caldwell (1814- ?) m. Sarah Williamson.
Samuel Craighead Caldwell (c.1816)
Septimus Caldwell (c.1818) m. Mary A. Philips, 11 March 1847, Yaobusha Co., Miss.
Reverend Cyrus K. Caldwell (1821-28 March 1876). Played a major role in establishing the Southern Presbyterian Church in 1861. Died at Jackson, Tennessee.
Walter Pharr Caldwell (3 Aug. 1823-27 Nov. 1888) m. Nannie Weatherby, 7 children. A lawyer, died in Greensboro. Buried at Green Hill Cemetery.
Lellard Iume Caldwell.... no dates known....a daughter? (She's listed first on one list.)
Accounts state that there were five Caldwell sons who were ministers and one who was a lawyer.
Elizabeth Lindsay was a daughter of Judge Robert Lindsay (d.1801) of Guilford County, NC, and his second wife Ann "Nancy" McGee (1753/4-1832) who were married in 1772. Robert & Ann were my 5th great grandparents.
I'd be pleased to compare notes with anyone interested in any of these folks.