Am looking for parents of Basil William Alexander. Some say Roland Alexander b 1740 and Elearor Murdoch, son of James Alexander b 1725, but I have forun zero records to support that.
1. Basil William Alexanderwas born on 14 Nov 1809 in pos KY. He died on 23 May 1888 in 2834 Cherokee St, St Louis, MO.
1838, May 1, St. Louis, Missouri Marriages, 1804-76, Basil W Alexander, Spouse: Octavia E Orme, both
of St Louis, Tuesday evening, by Rev B. J. Brabrook, pastor of the Baptist Church.
1839 St Louis City Alderman. Said to have been Mayor of St Louis MO, however, this not supported by
list of mayors and dates available online.
1850 Census, MO, St Louis, St Louis Co. 9 Oct 1850.
B.W. Alexander 41, b abt 1809, Livery stable, real estate $100,000,b KY
Octavia C. Alexander 24, b abt 1826, b MO
Octavia Alexander, 17, b abt 1833, b MO
Emily Alexander, 11, b abt 1839, b MO
Lynden Alexander 9, male, b abt 1841, b MO
Richard Alexander 8, b abt 1842, b MO
A. Hamilton Alexander 6, b abt 1844, b MO
Mary Alexander 1, b abt 1849, b MO
1860 Resided St Louis. KENNEDY'S 1860 ST. LOUIS CITY DIRECTORY. Alexander Basil W., (Bast,
Alexander & Co.) r. Ws. N. 5th, bet Olive and Pine
1860 Census, MO, St Louis, St Louis Co. 19 July 1860.
B.W. Alexander 50, b abt 1810,Merchant, real estate $400,000, pers prop $7,000, b KY
Octavia Alexander 32, b abt 1828,b MO
L.C. Alexander 18, male, b abt 1842,
Richard Alexander 17, b abt 1843
Hamilton Alexander 11, b abt 1849,
Sally Alexander 2-1/2, female, b abt 1857,
1870 Census. St Louis MO,
Alexander B. M. [sic] 61, b abt 1809, Com. Merchant, real estate $350,000, pers prop $10,000, b KY
Alexander O.E.48, b abt 1822, female keeps house, b IL
Alexander B. H? 22, b abt 1848, male
Alexander Sallie, 12, b abt 1858
Hardcastle A, 18, b abt 1852, female
Hardcastle Florence, 12, b abt 1858
Alexander H, 3, b abt 1867, female
Alexander S.C., 29, abt 1841, male, Com. Merchant
Alexander Nannie, 23, b abt 1847, female keeps house
1880 Census #1/ St Louis, MO. Cherokee St, June 8, 1880 page 20,
(same family enumerated at two houses that year)
AlexanderB. W. 70 abt 1809 father, Widower, horse dealer, b KY, fath b KY, moth b NY
AlexanderRichard36 abt 1843father, Married, b St Louis MO, fath b KY, moth b ?
AlexanderElis30 abt 1849Wife, Married, b St Louis MO
AlexanderHaddie 13 abt 1866 Daughter, b St Louis MO
AlexanderReno10 abt 1870Son, b St Louis MO
AlexanderMary8 abt 1872Daughter, b St Louis MO
AlexanderOctavia6 abt 1874Daughter, b St Louis MO
AlexanderPlacida 4 abt 1876 Daughter, b St Louis MO
1880 Census #2// St Louis, MO, California Ave, Nov 11, 1880, page 12
(same family enumerated at two houses that year)
Alexander B. W. 71 abt 1809 Self (Head), Widower, Livery Stable, b KY, fath b KY, moth b KY
Alexander R. N.37 abt 1843Self (Head), Married, b KY, fath b KY, moth b KY
AlexanderLizzie31 abt 1849Wife, Married b KY, fath b KY, moth b KY
AlexanderReno10 abt 1870Son b MOKYKY
AlexanderMary8 abt 1872Daughter b MOKY KY
AlexanderOctavia6 abt 1874Daughter b MOKYKY
AlexanderPlacide 4 abt 1876 Daughter b MOKYKY
Alexander Hattie 14 abt 1866 Daughter b MOKYKY
St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1902 1>_about B W Alexander
Name: B W Alexander
Death Date: 23 May 1888
Address: 2834 Cherokee
per Reigster of Deaths of the City of St Louis died of Marasmus. B W Alexander Death 23 May 1888
Address: 2834 Cherokee
St Louis, like may border areas was racked with political turmoil over slavery.
During the Civil War Basil built a home on Cherokee Street and California Ave, St Louis for his family.
There was a cholera epidemic in St Louis and Basil, who was a real estate dealer, was in a hurry to
move his family from their town house on Fifth and Olive. (per the Bulletin of the Missouri Historical
Society v 8 p 310, 1951)The living quarters was on the second floor over the offices. p. 353
Death: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1888 [due notice] 5/23 p5, Burial permit 5/25 p7. Alexander, Basil W.
City of St Louis Index of Wills. Basil W Alexander Bk T, page 36
Death Notice. Evening bulletin (Maysville, Ky. 1887, page 3). Basil W. Alexander, formerly of this city,
who died in St Louis a few days ago, left an estate of $450,000. The property is left in trust for the
benefit of his eight children and two grandchildren. The property is encombered to the extent of $164,
000. The debts are to be first paid, but the children are to get $50 per month and the grandchildren $25.
The trust is to operate for 15 years, after that the property to be divided equally among the heirs.
12/7/1899. Administrator's and Testamentary trustee's sale of the St James Hotel, buildings and real
estate, in Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, of estate of Basil W Alexander. 8 Jan 1900.Jackson Co Mo
Courthouse. Per the Kansas City Journal, 9 Dec 1899, p 6
Basil married (1) Sarah Ann Threlkelddaughter of John Threlkeld and Sarah Nichols on 13 Dec 1831. Sarah was born on 9 Jul 1814. She died on 6 Aug 1836.
They had the following children:
+ 2 F i. Octavia E Alexanderwas born on 1 Dec 1832. She died on 18 May 1919.
Basil married (2) Octavia Ormeon 1 May 1838 in St Louis, MO. Octavia was born on 6 Feb 1822 in IL. She died on 19 Feb 1880 in St Louis, MO. She was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
"Married on Tuesday May 1st by Rev B.F. Brabrook Mr. Basil W. Alexander to Mrs. Octavia E. Orme both
of this City. Filed & Recorded June 26th 1838. Pastur of the Bap, Church B.F.Brabrook. "
Death reported in the St Louis Globe-Democrat, 1880. Alexander, Octavia Orme wife of Basil W
Alexander20 feb 1880 and 21 feb 1880
St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1902 Octavia Orme Alexander; D: 19 Feb 1880; B: Illinois
Cemetery: Bellefontaine; Address: Cherokee & California
Basil and Octavia had the following children:
3 F ii. Emily Alexanderwas born on 10 May 1839.
4 M iii. Lynden Alexanderwas born about 1841 in MO.
+ 5 M iv. Richard Alexanderwas born about 1842.
6 M v. A. Hamilton Alexanderwas born about 1844 in MO.
7 F vi. Mary Alexanderwas born about 1849.
2. Octavia E Alexander(Basil William) was born on 1 Dec 1832 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. She died on 18 May 1919 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. She was buried in Bellefontaine Cem, St Louis, MO.
1864-1865 Octavia Hardcastle was assessed for Missouri personal property tax Oliv & Beaumont [streets]
Income, Gold Watches, Piano
1870 Census St Louis Ward 1, St Louis, Missouri _Household Members:
B M Alexander 61 Com. Merchant; value real estate $310,000; Value personal estate $10,000; b KY
O E Alexander 48, b abt 1822, keeps house, b IL
B H Alexander 22 , at home, b MO
Sallie Alexander 12, at home, b MO
A Hardcastle 18, at home, b MO
Florence Hardcastle 12, at home, b MO
H Alexander 3, at home, b MO
Mary Ross 35, domestic servant, b Ireland
Mary Kenen 30, domestic servant, b Ireland
Jane Nora 40, domestic servant, b Ireland
Jennie Nora 25, domestic servant, b MO
John Perry 30, domestic servant, b MO
Perry Perry 18, domestic servant, b MO
1880 Census. Missouri, Jackson, Ward 2 Kansas City
Alexander, L.C.?39 Proprietor St James (hotel? from adjoining census occupations)
Alexander, Nannie? 33 wife
Alexander, L.C. Jr? 8 son
Alexander, Pauline 2 dau
Hardcastle, Octavia 45 sister at home. MO, fath b KY, mothb KY
Hardcastle, Josaphine, 26 neice at home. b MO fath b MD, moth b M
Hardcastle, Sallie, 22 neice, at home. b MO fath b MD, moth b M
Hardcastle, Alice, 16, neice, at home. b MO fath b MD, moth b MO
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
Name: Mr Basil W Alexander
Marriage Date: 1 May 1838
Marriage County: St Louis
Spouse Name: Mrs Octavia E Orme
Octavia Alexander Hardcastle, b 12-1-1832 d 3-18-1919, wife of Addison, dau of Basil William Alexander
and Sarah Ann Threlkeld bur Bellefontaine Cem, St Louis, MO, per find-a-grave
St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1902 _about Octavia Orme Alexander
Name: Octavia Orme Alexander
Death Date: 19 Feb 1880
Birth Place: Illinois
Octavia married Addison Lockwood Hardcastleson of Edward Burke Hardcastle and Mary Ann Lockwood on 2 Jul 1851 in St Louis, MO. Addison was born on 6 Feb 1827 in Easton, Talbot, MD. He died on 6 Sep 1867 in St Louis, MO. He was buried in Bellefontaine Cem, St Louis, MO.
Looks like after he died his wife remarried
St. Louis City Death Records, 1850-1902 _Name: Addison L Hardcastle
Death Date: 6 Sep 1867
Birth Place: Maryland
Address: New York
Addison Lockwood Hardcastle went to St Louis MO and there married Octavia Alexander. Baltimore : its
history and its people New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912,
Addison L Hardcastle boought 320 acres at Jackson MO 1 Sep 1859.
See. www.thevalleyfamily.org for:
d 5 aug 1867, Manhatten, NY, NY
Addison and Octavia had the following children:
8 F i. Anna Alexander Hardcastlewas born on 9 Oct 1854 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. She died on 14 Aug 1921 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD.
Anna married Charles Elias Fordabout 1873 in St Lukes Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD. Charles was born on 7 Sep 1852. He died on 10 Jan 1928 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. He was buried in druid Ridge Cem, Baltimore, MD.
1912 Owner and Manager of the Baltimore Grand Opera House. BA University of
Virginia; 1872 became associated with his father in the management of the Baltimore
Opera House. Assumed full control March 1894 when his father died. Owner of Ford's
Grand Opera House, which was Baltimore'spremier venue, built 1871 held 3000
people. Democrat. Vestryman of St Marks Episcopal Church. University Club. Baltimore
Yacht Club. President of Baltimore Country Club. Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. per
Baltimore : its history and its people New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1912, v2 p
9 F ii. Florence L Hardcastlewas born on 26 Oct 1857 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. She died on 3 Jul 1939.
Parents both b Missouri per 1900 census of baltimore
1920 Census. Winfield Avenue, Baltimore Ward 15, Baltimore, Maryland
Florence H Brown 62b abt 1858. Widow.head. b MO, fath b MD, mother b MO
Lillian A Brown40 dau
Octavia A Reinhardt 33 dau
Florence B Reinhardt 10 granddau
E Herman Brown 31 son
Florence R Brown; head; home owned but value not known; has radio; age 71; widow;
married at age 18; b Missouri, fath b MD; moth b MD.
Florence married Elias Herman Brownson of Elias Brown and Sarah Jane Hogg on 30 Oct 1877 in St Luke Church, Jackson, MO. Elias was born in Mar 1848 in Baltimore, MD. He died on 7 Aug 1918.
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 "State of Missouri County of Jackson, I W
Erastus Buck a minister of the Gospel do certify that on the 30th day of Oct 1877 I
united in marriage Mr E Herman Brown and Florence L Hardcastle ... given under my
hand this 6 day of January 1877 W Erastus Buck Rector St Luke Ch K.C.[?]"
1880 Census, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland _Elias Brown, 69
Sarah J. Brown, 61 wife, mother
Geo. C. Brown, 40
Herman E. Brown, 34, b abt 1846, son, single, contractor, b MD, mother b MD,
Laura H. Brown, 21
Martha Hogg, 35
1900 Census. Ward 2, Baltimore City, Baltimore, MD.
Elias H Brown. 52.head; b Mar 1848; b MD; R.R. Contractor.Head; Father b MD;
Mother b MD;
Florence Brown40; wife, married 1876; Years Married: 24; b MO; father b MD;
mother b MO.
Lillian A Brown22; b Jan 1878, b MD, dau
Florence H Brown 17; b apr 1883, b MD, dau
Otavia A Brown14; b Dec 1885, b MD, dau
E Herman Brown12; b Aug 1887, b MD, son
Mabel F Brown6; b Nov 1893, b MD, dau
1910 Census _Name: Florence B Forsman [Florence B Fortman][Florence B Brown]
Age in 1910: 25 Estimated Birth Year: 1885 Birthplace: MarylandRelation to Head of
Father's name: Elias H Brown
Father's Birth Place: Maryland
Mother's name: Florence H Brown
Mother's Birth Place: Maryland
Spouse's Name: Herman C Forsman
Home in 1910: Baltimore Ward 14, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Marital Status: Married
Household Members: Name Age
Elias H Brown 64
Florence H Brown 50
Lillian A Brown 30
Elias H Brown Jr. 21
Herman C Forsman 25
Florence B Forsman 25
Octavis B Reinhardt 23
Florence B Reinhardt 6/12
10 F iii. Josephine Hardcastlewas born on 21 Aug 1854 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. She died on 20 Aug 1913.
11 F iv. Sallie H Hardcastlewas born on 27 Oct 1859 in St Louis, St Louis, MO. She died on 19 Mar 1884 in St Louis, St Louis, MO.
12 F v. Alice Hardcastlewas born in 1864.
res Kansas City, MO
Alice married James Shoemaker Reberin 1886. James was born in 1854.
5. Richard Alexander(Basil William) was born about 1842 in St Louis, MO.
Richard married Elizabeth . Elizabeth was born in 1850 in St Louis, MO.
Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:
13 F i. Hattie Alexanderwas born about 1867 in St Louis, MO.
14 M ii. Reno Alexanderwas born about 1870 in St Louis, MO.
15 F iii. Mary Alexanderwas born about 1872 in St Louis, MO.
16 F iv. Octavia Alexanderwas born about 1874 in St Louis, MO.
17 F v. Placida Alexanderwas born about 1876 in St Louis, MO.