Re – George Washington Alexander b.1839 N.Carolina
I have made no further headway concerning who may have been the parents of the George Washington Alexander b.1839 in the Brevard area of, at that time, Henderson County, NC (as of 1861 it became part of Transylvania Co, NC).
George W. Alexander’s family came to the area of the town of Bourbon, Crawford Co, MO, in 1881 along with their neighbors - the Francis M. Barton family.Francis was a brother of George’s wife Malinda Jane Barton.There were17 in the party and they arrived at the William Barton home.Among the founders of the Forest Hill Church, George was a deacon for years.They had 6 children, Melville Pinkey, Erastus, Philo, Julia Alice, George Washington II, Dovie Ann, Laura Jane, b. 1877 d. 1878.
George Washington Alexander II, b. 11-30-1870 d. 10-23-1930, m. 6-6-1892 Mary Ellen Isgrigg, daughter of Hughlet and Christine (Sites) Isgrigg.
The Crawford County Book (N.Carolina) relates that during the Civil War George was a member of the 25th North Carolina Regiment.He was wounded (finger shot off), captured, later paroled.
[Note:ConfederateVets.comlists a George W. Alexander as having served as a Teamster with Co. A of the 35th Regiment, NC Infantry.Captured at the battle of Appomatox Courthouse in Virginia on 4-09-1865, later paroled, there is no mention of wounds.]
I’m curious about your statement that two Geo. Wash. Alexander’s fought in the Civil War and that both are buried in Leasburg, MO.
The 1839 GWA had a son also named GWA (jr, or II) but he wasn’t born until 1870 or 72 - so couldn’t have fought in the Civil War.Could GWA 1839 have had a father also named GWA?Birth state of GWA’s father is not cleaar from the censuses – it appears to be S.Carolina per 1880 census, N.Carolina per 1910.
And via Findagrave.com, I only find GWA 1839-1915 buried in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, Leasburg, Crawford Co, MO.Malinda Jane (Barton) Alexander 1835-1917 is also buried there.