My father has been told a story for many years about our early ancestors. The story goes that there were 3 McAlexander brothers that were in some trouble & went across or up or down a river & when the boat landed & they got off the boat they were no longer McAlexander, they had dropped the Mc (or Mac)& were now Alexanders. I believe one brother went southwest & 2 went north. This would have had to have been late 1700s or very early 1800s. Has any one out there ever heard this story.