Of course, Capt. Stephen Alexander was a brother to my Josiah Alexander. Josiah fought in the Revolutionary War as a soldier in the NC Militia. We know that he was at the Battle of Ramsour's Mill and later at the Battle of Hanging Rock. In fact, when he returned from Ramsour's Mill, he found that his first child- my ggg grandfather, named Azariah Alexander, had been born in his absence (May of 1780). This is a neat little story that has been handed down in my family for many generations.
Have you run across our Alexanders crossing with any McCrackens. I know that Azariah, born into the Revolution, married a McCracken and that her Mother's maiden name had been Davidson. I have never gotten to dig into this line, but being from Mecklenburg County, I have long wondered if this might have been the family of Gen. Davidson from MDI & Revolutionary War fame. ?
Thanks for your quick reply and interesting information.
P.S....What led me to post this Genforum heading on James L. Alexander was this: Azariah Alexander had a son, named Josiah Alfred Alexander, who came to Sumner County, Tennessee (around Castilian Springs). He married & had 2 children. Then, still as young adults, both he & his wife died of some type of fever. When they died, the 2 children (one of which was James L. Alexander) were still very young. This query was in hopes of finding out how their lives were shaped following such a tragedy. (The Father was only 34 yrs. old at the time of death & the Mother died later that same year, 1840).