Just discovered your posts on William Perry Alexander. I have gathered info on this family line over this past 2 weeks.I know of the fam legend regarding WP being grandson of Hezekiah Alexander.Don't see how he could be a grandson, ... maybe a g.g.grandson.
Here is my thought:Hezekiah had a son named Joel.There was a JoelAlexander listed in the 1840 & 1850 Sharon, Mecklenburg Co., NC census reports.This Joel in 1840-1850 could possibly be grandson of Hezekiah.Do you have any information on the line of Hezekiah's son Joel?
1840 United States Federal Census Name:Joel Alexander (Possible father of William Perry) County:Mecklenburg State:North Carolina Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:1(Robert) Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:1 (Joel) Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:1 (Susan) Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves):3 Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade:1 Free White Persons - Under 20:1 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:2 Total Free White Persons:3 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:3
1850 United States Federal Census Name:William Alexander Age:9 Estimated Birth Year:abt 1841 Birth Place:North Carolina Gender:Male Home in 1850 (City,County,State):Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina Family Number:1179 Household Members: NameAge Joel Alexander41 Susan Alexander31 Robert Alexander13 William Alexander9(age off - possible William Perry) Martha Alexander5 Sarah Alexander2