1900 US Census records show John to have been born in February of 1832, Jane in March, 1829.The census shows the couple had 5 children, only 3 of which were living as of 1900. Jennie Alexander, spinster sister of John's, was living with the couple in Providence, Mecklenburg Co., NC, along with William Williamson, a hired hand, and John's nephew, Henry B. Nolen or Noles, b. January, 1872.John is shown as a farmer. In 1910 census we see that John is now a widower and living with his sister, a widowed daughter, Ida Misbert (b. 1868) and her children, Athelie and Newton. In prior census, beginning with 1860, we see John and Jane living in "Eastern Division", Mecklenburg Co., NC, with their son, Marcellas, b. 1858 in the home of an AJ and Isabella Hood (their child's name was Mary). In 1880 they are at the farm in Providence with children M. Allan (Marcellas, now 21), Mary A. (age 19), Nancy J. (13), Ida (11) and John Jr. (9). From some records I've also found I see where Nancy and John Jr each died in the 1890s. John Ormand Alexander's parents were William Alarmaine Alexander (Jan 27, 1801-1850) and Nancy Means Ormand (1808-1883), who had 7 children, of which John was the 3rd.William Alarmaine Alexander's father was William Zebulan Alexander (1768-1828), son of Zebulan Alexander (1720 New Munster, MD-1784 NC), who removed to NC with his family probably in the early 1730s. John was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War: John Alexander Residence: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Occupation: Farmer Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1861 Enlistment Place: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Birth Date: 27 Feb 1832 Service Record: Promoted to Full Private (1862, reduced to ranks). Enlisted as a Corporal on 22 October 1861 at the age of 29. Enlisted in Company I, 37th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 20 Nov 1861. Promoted to Full Quartermaster Sergeant (July-August, Estimated day of Promo) on 15 Jul 1863. Surrendered Company I, 37th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.