I am trying to scale my Alexander brick wall as noted below.I am looking for the parent’s of William Alexander who was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died in Elbert County, Georgia.I have previously posted to the board, but so far I have not got much further.
I recently received the results from a 37 marker DNA test.This test places me in haplogroup E3b.I was expecting something more along the lines of R1b1.I have had no matches in the Alexander DNA project.I am going to post my results to ysearch.org to see if I get any matches there.I would especially like to hear from any other E3b Alexanders.
I am confident in my line as noted below:
-Me -My father -My grandfather -Robert Watson Alexander (30 Mar 1860 – 23 Sep 1915) m. Mattie E. Blackwell.Born in Butts County, Georgia.Lived and died in Jasper County, Georgia. -Newdigate O. (N.O.) Alexander (22 Aug 1836 – 24 May 1885) m. Martha S. Watson.N.O. lived in Butts County, Georgia, but he fought with a Confederate unit out of Jasper County, Georgia. -Willis Alexander (1798-1860) m. Sarah Chandler Banks.Born in Elbert County, Georgia.Died in Monroe County, Georgia. -William Alexander (5 June 1759 – 14 Dec 1805) m1. Frankey Rucker, m2. Nancy Shackleford.William was born in Culpeper County, Virginia.He migrated to Elbert County, Georgia, in the mid-1770’s with a group from Virginia that founded Coldwater Methodist church north of Elberton, Georgia.I have copies of William’s wills and all the returns.William was a Revolutionary soldier in Virginia and Georgia.William had a brother, George, that also moved to Elbert County, Georgia.
Beyond William, I am unsure.
Scenario 1: I have been operating under the idea that William’s father was James Alexander (1722 – 10 Oct 1803) m. Elizabeth Reid.James b. Augusta County, Virginia, and d. Madison County, Virginia.
I have James’ father as Archibald Alexander (4 Feb 1707/08 – bef 1780) m. Margaret Parks.I show Archibald b. in Ireland and d. in Augusta County, Virginia.I have him immigrating to Pennsylvania in 1736 and moving to Virginia in 1739.
Most of the documentation I have for this connection from William to James is internet-posted rather than primary documentation.
Scenario 2: One researcher has posted information on-line (http://users.telepak.net/~kellyp/palexan.txt) showing James as the son of Moricida (Mordecai?).I have not been able to track this any further.There is some circumstantial evidence around this since William had a son named Mordecai (sometimes listed as Mortikey).
Sorry for the long e-mail, but I am eager to move past this brick wall.Any help from anyone will be greatly appreciated.