I received a direct response from a very nice lady who told me that Dr. J. B. Alexander of Charlotte wrote three books and several essays.His "History of Mecklenburg County" has been reprinted & is available at Appletons Bookstore in Charlotte (They're on the Internet. I just ordered a copy.)His other books were "Reminiscenses of the Past Sixty Years" and "Biographical Sketches of the Hopewell Section." He also wrote essays about the War Between the States that are "available in some libraries."I have written back to ask which libraries. I suppose the book that I am looking for is the Hopewell one as my grandmother's grandfather lived in the Hopewell section of Anson County.If anyone knows where it can be found, I would be most obliged for the info. The lady who wrote to me also recommended William Henry Foote's "Biographical Sketches of North Carolina" Good Luck.