The name "Gragg" is familiar to me from days when ancestors lived in Hickory Withe, Arlington, Memphis, TN.
Wm. Taylor Alexander of NC (orig. MD) son of Col. Elias and Agnes Nancy (McCall) Alexander, married my great aunt Mary "Polly" SHELBY in Charlotte, NC, and migrated to Hickory Withe, Fayette Co., TN.
Are you a descendant of theirs?Which Shelby are you?
Mary Shelby was one of 6 daus and 4 sons of my greataunt, Susannah Polk Alexander, who m. Evan Shelby, pvt, MD, in Charlotte.Susannah Polk Alexander was the dau. of my greatgrands Benjamin and Susannah (Polk) Alexander of NC. Susannah Polk was great aunt of pres. James Knox Polk.I have a lot on these lines, including Mary Shelby and Wm. Taylor Alexander.Many thought that this Wm. Taylor Alexander was a son of Benjamin and Susannah (Polk) Alexander, but not so.I do not have anything for their Wm. Taylor Alexander, who would have been a brother to Susannah Polk Alexander who m. Evan Shelby.Evan and S. Polk (Alexander) Shelby were Mary "Polly" Shelby's parents. My 3g-greatgrandmother was a sister of Mary Shelby: Susannah Shelby, who m. Daniel Alexander, a nephew of S. Polk Alexander.I.e., Benjamin's grandau., Susannah Shelby, married his grandson, Daniel Alexander.Confusing. They were first cousins.
Anyone connected to my families in Hickory Withe or Arlington, Memphis, TN, please get in touch!
My kinsman, Samuel Young WILSON, Sr., who m. Emma Elizabeth Ann GRAGG in Arlington, Shelby Co., TN, are some of most interesting people.I understand that his General Store in Arlington is now in the hands of his descendant, Susan Wilson and her husband, Mark Hogard, who have continued to expand the general store into lawn, garden, feed and gift areas.Susan is a spunky gal following in S. Y. Wilsons footsteps, it seems.
Mac Alexander 18519 Headland Dr. Cypress, TX77433-1119