Let me suggest that you begin with another posting on the genforum for the alexander family whose number is 2627 which discusses the progenitor of the McAlexander line, James McAlexander.I have considerable information on the descendants of James McAlexander of VA.(However, I do not know if the McAlexanders of VA were the same as the Alexanders of VA. Possibly, it was later that some of the McAlexanders dropped the "Mc.")James McAlexander had the following sons: James, Jr., William McAlexander (my gggg grandfather), Samuel McAlexander, John McAlexander, and Alexander McAlexander.William McAlexander had 21 children by at least two different wives.Most of his childen remained in VA, except for Margaret Ann (McAlexander) Harris (my ggg grandmother) who came to MO, Mary who went to Ohio, Hannah who went to Iowa, Daniel who went to KY, Rachel who went of West VA, Alexander who came to MO, and perhaps others with whom I am less familiar.John McAlexander had ten children by his wife, Agnes (Nancy) Burnett. The majority of John's childen came to MO.This list includes Samuel, Milly, Nancy, William, Alexander (whose family I have studied extensively), and Edmund. If you have further questions, please let me know, and I will gladly share much more information about the McAlexanders.