Thanks for the info David. I did see S.H.Alexander in the 1870 WV. census but wasn't sure if he was the father. Samuel is the grandfather of the person I am researching Hartman. It is confusing tracking anyone between 1800 and 1863 because they are listed in both Virginia and West Virginia. Pendleton Co. and others were part of Virginia until 1863 when the Federal Government made them part of West Virginia. Are you researching just the Alexander family or others as well?