Robin, I am interested in your connection to James Alexander and wife Ann who lived and died in Rowan Co. NC.We have tried to connect them to the Mecklenburg NC Alexanders who were originally from Cecil County Maryland with no luck. Some material seemed to suggest they were from Virginia. I was wondering if you had found anything more about this family's origin, and how you were able to connect them to Mecklenburg NC. I have seen the name Rankin linked with our Alexanders.I am also interested in the John Alexander married to Susannah Alexander, daughter of a James Alexander. I've not been able to place their parents.