It would be wonderful if you had contact with one of my long lost very distant cousins . . . .a descendant of Reuben Alexander b. 21 Jan 1774 in Pennsylvania; m. Jane Allen Wilson ca 1796 probably in Iredell County, North Carolina; and d. Aug 1822 in Jackson County, Indiana.
Reuben's parents were James Alexander b. 8 Apr 1749 in Pennsylvania (according to his Rev War pension application); m. Elizabeth Ross on 15 Oct 1772; d. 6 Dec 1835 in Iredell County, North Carolina.
James & Elizabeth had sons: (1) Reuben Alexander (mentioned above) (2) John Wilkes Alexander b. 6 Mar 1776 in Pennsylvania - settled in/near Rutherford County, Tennessee and disappeared (3) Horatio Gates Alexander b. 20 Jun 1778 Pennsylvania - settled and died in San Augustine County, Texas (4) Alexis Alexander b. 12 Mar 1791 in Iredell County, North Carolina - d. before Jul 1816 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He died unmarried. (5) Oswyn Alexander b. 15 May 1792 in Iredell County, North Carolina - settled and died in/near Rutherford County, Tennessee (6) Elam Alexander b. 22 Mar 1796 Iredell County, North Carolina - d. 11 Apr 1862 Bibb County, Georgia. He was apparently childless.
Births are recorded in the family Bible now in the archives of the Iredell County Genealogical Society.
Because the family originated in America near the group of Alexanders in Cecil County, Maryland and some of this latter family ended nearby in North Carolina, it is a temptation to think that my line is related to them. I have serious doubts about that theory!
The best bets for finding a male Alexander of this line to y-test would likely be through Reuben (mentioned in yesterday's post); Horation who had seven sons; or Oswyn who had three sons.
If more information would be helpful, I have it! Thank you for any help you might give.