My gggg grandfather Gideon Bowles Alexander was b. 1812 in KY. He married Mary McKee and had 4 children George Washington, John James, Hester Ann, & Thirza Jane. All the children died young except for Thirza. Your family seems to have stayed in the same areas as mine. They were in KY, Quincy IL, Keosaqua IA, Scotland Co. MO back to IL, Champaign, and the back to MO. Gideon also married Mary Ables and had several more children, Augustus Dodge, Seth Millington, Dean, Gideon Boyd, Emma Augusta, Annie Sophia, March Mack, Alazannah.