Perhaps this has been posted elsewhere. We are looking for information on the following.
Subject: William Edmund (Edmond?) Alexander (called "Uncle Ed" by his family, b. 1831 in GA), son of Mordica Manning Alexander (1795-1868, b. GA) and Judith M. Shackleford (1794-1850/1860, b. GA).
The following is from William D Wallace with information on Kate Alexander provided by John Lang of Ga. From an e-mail dtd. 26 May 2000.
According to at least two transcriptions of his bible made by his nieces, William E Alexander was born 7 Jan 1831, probably in Gwinnett County, Ga but not really determined. Interestingly, an account of a William E. Alexander in Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers 1861 - 1865 gives the birth date of that WEA as 1837 in Gwinnett Co., Ga. Is this a case of misreading the original document as a 7 instead of a 1, or is this a different WEA? It would be nice to check the original document.
The grave marker in Clearwater Municipal Cemetery for his next oldest sibling, Judith R (Alexander) Reynolds, states that she was born in Gwinell (sic) Co in Mar 1830 ( Those transcriptions of Uncle Ed's or WEA Bible records say 27 Mar 1829).William E. Alexander was the sixth of twelve children of Mordica Manning Alexander and wife, Judith M (Shackleford) Alexander. Land records of Elbert Co, Ga place his parents in Gwinnett Co in 1825, 1826, and 1828. (Records show a John Alexander, Rev War Vet from S C also in Gwinnett Co about this time.)
Marriage records ( will book A, p. 245 ) in the Jones Co., Ga Courthouse in Gray, Ga list a William E Alexander marring 21/22 May 1858 Frances E Childs.
Old Hillsborough ( now Pinellas ) Co, Fl deed TT 176 - 179list William E and wife, Frances, selling 10 ac to Jno R Jeffords, the son of John William Jeffords and wife, Sarah E Alexander, sister of WEA. An obit in The West Hillsboro Press 14 July 1905 reports the death of Mrs W E Alexander in her 76 year and born in Macon, Ga (about 1839 and just South of Jones Co.) Was there an earlier marriage for William Edmund Alexander ?
Family Sketches of Jones County Ga, Childs Section pp21 - 55, list (undocumented) a Frances E Childs as born 1839, d ?, the daughter of William Rucker Childs, b 23 Jan 1814, d 12 Aug 1890 and wife Amanda Middlebrooks, b 12 Jun 1818, d16 Nov 1875. This also has Frances E Childs md 22 May 1858 to William E Alexander. The father of William Rucker Childs is given as John Childs, Jr, b 10 Sept 1797, d 10 Sept 1843, md1 20 Dec 1812 in Elbert Co, Ga to Elizabeth Rucker and md2 15 Feb 1820 in Elbert Co, Ga to Sarah Alexander ( Sarah Alexander, 2nd wife of John Childs, Jr is thought by some to be the sister of Mordica Alexander and thus the aunt of William Edmund Alexander.)
The Family of William Edmund Alexanderand Frances E Childs as now known seems to be 1 Kate Alexander 4 Nov 1860 - 13 Sep 1825 ( Clearwater Mun Cem ) Md 9 Dec 1890 Brooksville +John Andrew Albert Byrd 29 May 1850 - 16 June 1945 1 Sarah Alexander 1869 - 1940 (buried in Alexander section of Clearwater Mun Cem ) + ? Coombs 1 Frances Fanny) Alexander 18 Jun 1878 - 18 Dec 1935 (Clearwater Mun Cem ) +Joseph E Whitney 2 Oct 1873 - 23 Jan 1955