John Preston Alexander b. 1825 said to have went to TX during the Civil War. He left his family on the farm near Springfield, MO. A son John R. Alexander b. 1856 followed his father by mule staying just far enough back not to be sent home. John Preston Alexander later married in TX to a widow, Martha Holder. They settled around the Willingham Springs Community near Salado, Bell Co, TX. Looking to find out what happened to his family left on the farm near Springfield, MO. Any help is appreciated.