My ancestor, Reuben/2 ALEXANDER (son of James/1 ALEXANDER and Elizabeth/1 ROSS) was b. in 1774 in Pennsylvania but spent his boyhood in Iredell County, North Carolina. By 1810 he was married and had 8 or 9 children when he took his family through Kentucky (where they lived for about 2 years) and then to Jackson County, Indiana.
Below is a list of the children of Reuben ALEXANDER and his wife, Jean Allen WILSON - with a note of what I know happened to them. If anyone sees any clues to their own line, please get in touch with me! I do have complete dates for these births - and I also have the Bible record of James and Elizabeth (Ross) Alexander.
1)Charlotte Alexander b. 1798 m. Hugh Copeland in 1820 and eventually settled in Iowa.
2)Emaline Alexander b. 1800 - no further information
3)Alford Alexander b. 1801, m. Mary Ann Ralston. He died after 1840 - his brother m. his widow.
4)Edwin Alexander b. 1803 - possibly married Cynthia Herrin. No further information.
5)Sophronia Alexander b. 1805, m. William Johnston/Johnson. I don't know where they settled.
6)Harvey Alexander b. 1806 - no further information. [Is he the one who m. Elizabeth Flinn in 1829 and latter m. Christena Prettyfield in 1848?] He was enumerated in Lawrence County, Indiana in the 1830 census living next door to his brother, Alfred/Alford. In 1840 they still lived next door to each other but in Jackson County.
7)James Alexander b. 1808 - no further information. [Is he the one who m. Fanny Maxwell in 1836?]
8)Hester Alexander b. 1809 - no further information.
9)Hiram Alexander b. 1812 - no further information.
10) Mary Alexander b. 1814, m. Charles Turk in 1837; they settled first in Appanoose County, Iowa and then in Grundy County, Missouri. She died in 1904. [This is my line].
11)Reuben Alexander b. 1818 m1 his brother's widow, Mary Ann (Ralston) Alexander and m2 Keziah Criswell. They settled in Iowa.
12)Eli Harris Alexander b. 1822 m. Sally Flinn in 1847 and settled in Appanoose County, Iowa.