Thanks for the info. I did find this information after I posted the question but was still confused about Clara's last name. I've seen it spelled 4 different ways. And Samuel's middle name was Hamilton as was his fathers. I have his father Samuel Hamilton Alexander born 1799 in VA, and married to Mary Lobb born 08/08/1805 in Richmond Co.,VA. They had 9 children. I have not been able to find Samuel Sr. parents and judging from the amount of Alexander's in the area at that time this might be a real undertaking. Thanks again. Let me know if you have anything beyond Samuel Sr?