Just found in my back files an email from the Rootsweb Alexander list by Norman Alexander. In it he shows James (1) Alexander, b. abt. 1747, d. 1827 Wayne Co. IN. Wife Margaret Ireland, m. James (1) May 7, 1773 Rowan Co. (my note:this must be NC?); d. In. or OH.
Norman goes on to list their children, one of whom is named Rachel, though he doesn't give a birthdate for her.The other siblings birth dates range from 1780 through 1821, so it could be the right Rachel.There is no Lawson or Halem? listed amongst the siblings.