Could it be that the same lineage we share with John Mknitt is through his great grandfather william who married Mary maxwell. The Middle name Maxwell is prevalent in the descndancy of Allen Ulysses and Nancy Murdocks line. Also there were several Tailors in the family and John Mknitt was a tailor. I think a careful study of the William and Mary Maxwell Alexander family may tell us which connection if any we have to John MknItt Alexander. To Miss Kilgores statement I have seen the original Roland Alexander bible an dhe had a duaghter Rosanna as did his Brotehr Gabriel and his brother Allen. Perhaps William son of William and Mary Maxwll Alexander should be more closely studied as James and Rosanna had a son William and several of their chidlren had sons named William. William Alexander of Burke County NC wrote in his journal that a William Alexander died in 1752.Was this his grandfather?? Was James the husband of Rosanna Chambers James William Alexander???