I have been searching for my family connections to the Alexander family for a long time to no avail.In the process I have a lot of information on Alexanders in the Campbell/ Charlotte County area of Virginia where my own great-great grandfather shows up (James W. Alexander).The name John D. Alexander does appear in my database but I am not sure if he is your John D. Alexander or not.The John D. Alexander (D stands for Dabney here) was married to Mary Pannill on February 19, 1839 in Campbell County, VA.She was the daughter of Samuel Pannill and his wife Judith [--?--].The couple had at least the following children:John, Samuel, Mary, William K., and Judith.I have John D. Alexander as the son of John Alexander and Sally Lewis Cobbs. This John was the son of Robert Alexander and Nancy Austin.Robert Alexander was the first Clerk of Court of Campbell County, VA.Here is some information I found from Virginia Military Institute on John D. Alexander's son, William Kirkland Alexander. William Kirkland (here it is written as Kirkwood believed to be a transcribers error) Alexander, Class of 1867: New Market Cadet; Private, Co. D. Genealogy: Born- April 16, 1846, in Campbell C.H., Va. Father- John Dabney Alexander; Mother- Mary Pannill. Pat. Grandfather- John Alexander; Pat. Grandmother- Sarah Lewis. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Pannill; Mat. Grandmother- Judith (last name unknown). Never married, no children. Career: Merchant. Died- unknown.
I know this is sketchy but my Alexander roots have been difficult to pin down so any Alexander information I can find I gather.I have more on the grandparents and great grandparents if you think this is your John D. Alexander