Hello David, You appear to be very well informed on Alexander family history.I posted to the Alexander Family Forum years ago asking to information about Thomas Alexander of Bradford Co., PA.He is mentioned in the Tri-Counties website.It appears his daughter Louisa (source not noted) married Luke Noble Pitts.A William Alexander was living with the family of Luke Noble Pitts in 1850.
In the 1850 census Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springfield Luke N. Pitts is living in the following household: Luke N. Pitts 41 Farmer 2000 Pennsylvania Louisa 44 New York Maria 22 Pennsylvania Oliver 19 Pennsylvania Sally 17 Pennsylvania John 16 Pennsylvania Francina 12 Pennsylvania Thomas 7 Pennsylvania Luke 1 Pennsylvania Gaylord Strait 24 Laborer New York Wm Alexander 37 Miller Pennsylvania Samuel Pitts 24 Farmer Pennsylvania It is presumed that William is the brother of Louisa Alexander Pitts and half-brother to Samuel Pitts.Luke N.'s father, Luke, remarried after the death of Luke N.'s mother, Sally Wright to a woman probably Charity Alexander, a widow and probable mother of William and Louisa.
It gets messy because Deborah Galen found entry in Bradbury's "History of Bradford County" that Nelson S. Watson married Hannah Pitts (b. 8/31/1828) in 1855 and that Hannah was the daughter of Luke and Charity Pitts.
In the 1820 census for Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springfield Luke Pitts is shown in the following household: 01001011100 My speculation: 1 male 10-16 Wright (about 1810) 1 male 26-45 Luke (b. 1776) 1 female to 10 Sarah (b. 1810) 1 female 10-16 Valaria (about 1805) 1 female 16-26 Almira (b. 1803) Sarah (Sally) Wright Pitts died in 1814.
In the 1830 census for Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springfield Luke Pitts is shown in the following household: 10010001000001001001 My speculation: 1 male under 5 Samuel (b. 1827) 1 male 15 to 20 Wright (b. about 1810) 1 male 50-60 Luke (b. 1776) 1 female under 5 Hannah (b. 1828) 1 female 15-20 Sarah (b. 1810) 1 female 40-50 Charity (?)
In the 1840 census for Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Springfield Luke Pitts is shown in the following household:001000001000000100001 My speculation: 1 male 10-15 Samuel (b. 1827) 1 male 60-70 Luke (b. 1776) 1 female 10-15 Hannah (b. 1828) 1 female 50-60 Charity (b. 1777-1786)
In the 1850 census for New York, Livingston County, Mt. Morris;Luke is found living with his daughter, Almira, her husband William W. Huggins and their children.
In the 1820 census for Pennsylvania, Bradford County, Burlington; Charity Alexander is head of the following household: 3000000211 Speculation: 3 males -10 William (b. 1813) unknown (died young ?) unknown (died young ?) 2 females 10-16 Louisa (b. 1807) unknown 1 female 16-26 unknown 1 female 26-44 Charity (b. between 1777-1785)
Charity's maiden name may have been Crane according to one researcher.Others on Ancestry.com indicate the wife of Thomas Alexander was Charity Louise Wolcott (married 1826).Wolcott is the middle name of at least one of the sons of Luke Noble and Louisa Alexander Pitts.I truly hope you can shed some light on this Alexander group. Please contact me.Jo Ann