I did have that Clarkey and Henry married in 1810.I got that information at the courthouse in Columbia.I also have
Grandaughter, Marey Alexander, daughter of Henry and Clarkey, is mentioned in the will of Henry Alexander, Sr. (Will Book 2, page 74, Tyrrell County Clerk of Court, Columbia, NC.)
So I think Henry's father was Henry Alexander Sr.I just haven't been able to figure out who Clarkey's family was.
Mary Alexander was the second wife of John Baptist Beasley (2) who was named after his grandfather. J B Beasley 2 died in 1855 before the war and he was buried along with some of his family in Plymouth NC.
Mary Beasley, age 48 in 1860 Census of Washington Co as 'living on income' along with son James E. age 20, student, and William F., age 15, student . (Entry for Mary Beasley, page 90, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Census of the Population, Eighth Census of the United State, 1860, Records of the Bureau of the Census, National Archives.)
There is a Confederate Monument in Columbia, Tyrrell Co., NC.One of the tablets has the following inscription: "We lovingly dedicate this tablet to the memory of Mary Alexander Beasley, who was born in Tyrell county A.D. 1811, and died in Toronto Canada, 1892.She was the daughter of Henry and Clarkey Alexander, and devoted the four years of our war to nursing our soldiers, who loved to call her 'Mother Beasley.'She was the mother of Lt. Col. W. F. Beasley, 71st N. C. troops, who was the youngest officer of his rank in the Confederate Army."
William Fessenden Beasley was my husband's great grandfather, and he was the one who was instrumental in putting up the monument.
I think Mary Alexander Beasley went to Canada after the war to join her daughter Harriet Alexander Beasley who married William Alexander Littlejohn.Mary's grandson James Edward Beasley Littlejohn was born in Canada in 1963.The family tree is pretty tangled at this point.