Does anyone have information on a THOMAS ALEXANDER b. between 1781-1782 in NC who lived in Monroe Co. TN in 1830 ?He had children, but spouse was deceased by then it is believed.He then remarried to widow BARBARA JULIAN MURRAY and she too had MURRAY children by a deceased spouse in 1830.Eventually the MURRAY family as well as ALEXANDER Family and others from Monroe Co. TN all moved to GREENE Co. MO and surrounding areas.Here is what little I know of THOMAS ALEXANDER who is 2nd husband to my GGG Grandmother BARBARA JULIAN MURRAY.:Tina Rogers Beller
PLEASE POST INFO ON THOMAS MURRAY b. bet. 1781-1782 NC who resided in Monroe Co. TN if you have some sources for your data and can list more on his children and deceased wife and families.
1830 Monroe Co. TN census shows THOMAS ALEXANDER with enumerations 0001001-21201
one male age 15-20;one male age 40-50; two females under age 5; one female age 5-10; two females age 10-15; and one female age 20-30.
1840 GREENE Co. MO CENSUS shows same THOMAS ALEXANDER who had then married BARBARA JULIAN MURRAY ( a widow of Monroe Co. TN ) with enumertions of : 00001001-000100001
one male 20-30;one male 50-60;one female 15-20;and one female 60-70.
Notes: The 1840 Census , Greene Co. MO , p. 3 indicates that Thomas ALEXANDER, H #1178-1178, was a neighbor to Alexander Davis, H #1182-1182;and also to a WILLIAM DAVIS, age 17, who was residing in the nearby Isaac J. MURRAY , H # 1176-1176 household; the 1860 Census, Greene Co. MO. , p. 90, enumerated Melcena DAVIS in the household of THOMAS AND BARBARA ALEXANDER.
1850 GREENE CO. MO Census in Boone TWP then shows THOMAS ALEXANDER and wife BARBARA in HH 1178 with enumerations being :
THOMAS ALEXANDERage 68born NC BARBARA"age 70born NC
1860 Census Greene Co. MO , Cass TWP, H #442-442, pg. 90 Thomas ALEXANDER,79NC Barbary82NC Also in household : Melcena DAVIS12MO
We know that my GGG Grandmother BARBARA JULIAN was born between 1778 - 1781 in Randolph Co. NC and moved to KNOX CO.TN as did her parents RENE JULIAN and CATHERINE ALLRED.Barbara Julianhad married UNKNOWN MURRAY about 1790-92 in either NC or TN, andourMURRAY family is listing Barbara Julian's first spouse as ALEXANDER MURRAY.
Barbara Murray is then listed as a widow in the 1830 Monroe Co. TN census and living nearby her is THOMAS ALEXANDER a Widower with children.We believe that THOMAS ALEXANDER married our BARBARA JULIAN MURRAY sometime after their 1830 Monroe Co. TN census and then before their 1840 GREENE CO. MO Census, but we have no proof of their marriage records.
We know that by some accounts that MINUS ALEXANDER is listed as son of THOMAS ALEXANDER and he is probably son of THOMAS ALEXANDER and first wife who had died by the 1830 census in Monroe Co. TN.
My files show the following for name of MINUS ALEXANDER believed to be son of THOMAS ALEXANDER and possibly his first wife who had died by 1830 probably in Monroe Co. TN.
INTERRED :Davis ( Rosehill ) Cemetery on Jim Toon DAVIS farm, Laclede Co., MO ( Possibly the son but NOT PROVED of Thomas ALEXANDER and first wife, name UNKNOWN, ;relationship is based on closeness of residence, 1850 & 1860.Possible prior marriage of Minus with three children;
Note :1840 Census Monroe Co. TN. p. 177 Minor ALEXANDER :00001-00001( one male and one female age 20-30 ) Next household: Wm. ALEXANDER032001-2( three males age 5-10;two males age 10-15;one name age 30-40; and 2 females under age 5.
1850 Census Greene County, Cass TWP, H # 1617-1617, p. 98; Minus W. ALEXANDER40NCFarmerb, abt, 1810 Mahaley33TNb. abt. 1817 Jesse9TN Thomas4TN Samuel H.1MO Martha15TN Letticia12TN Easter16TN
See 1870 Census Laclede Co. MOHooker TWP, p. 21. Minus was as a widower on the 1870 Laclede County Mo Census.
1860 Greene Co. MO Census :Cass TWP :Enumerated on 17 day of July, 1860 :
HHMinus Alexander48MWFarmerBorn :NC Mahaly"42FWBorn :TN Jesse"17MWBorn : TN Wm. T."14MWBorn :TN Samuel H."10MWBorn :MO Mary L."6FWBorn : MO Samantha L."8/12FWBorn : MO Lettitia"22FWBorn : TN Easter"16FWBorn :
Tina Rogers Beller Files :
1870 Laclede Co. MO Census :Hooker TWP:enumerated on 2 day of Sept. 1870 :
Note Information on the MINUS ALEXANDER family was received from several sources;BARBARA CANTRELL has been in contact with the ALEXANDER family reserachers including NANCY WALCHLI of Chatsworth, CA.See Biographical Sketch ; " The History of Laclede Co. Mo" by Elmora ALEXANDER and CLAUDIA STUBBLEFIELD;also see Ozark Kin ,Vol. X, No. 2 ;other sources included GREENE COUNTY transcribed records published by the OZARK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY.
NOTE:SOME DATA CONFLICTS-THERE ARE PROBABLY ERRORS AND FALSE ASSUMPTIONS IN THIS FAMILY !!!
ALEXANDERS listed as Early Pioneersin Laclede Co. MO are :
ALEXANDER, Absolum MAJERS, Rosa 1866 1879 Union Nodaway Cathie Meek ALEXANDER, William GLENN, Eliza 1823 1830? St. Louis (City) Robert Alexander ALEXANDER, Woodford JOHNSON, Malinda 1827 1879 Union Nodaway Cathie Meek