My grandparents are George Edmund ALEXANDER who was born in Rose Grove Township near Williams, Iowa on 09 Oct 1896 and died 20 May 1977.He married Beatrice (Kane) ALEXANDER on 07 May 1924.Beatrice was born on 02 Nov 1902 in Osage, Iowa.She died on 29 Aug 1988 in Webster City, Iowa.
My great grandparents are George Washington ALEXANDER born ca Jan 1844 near Winchester, Virginia.He died on 10 September 1911 in Webster City, Iowa.His first marriage was to Jane HARRISON whose father was Benjamin HARRISON, and Martha?His second marriage was to Caroline Amanda Dixon (WEST) (my great grandma) who was born on 17 October 1860.She died in Webster City, Iowa.
We are having a hard time trying to trace back George Washington ALEXANDER.I have as far back as 1895 in a census taken in Iowa. However, I also have an 1850 and 1860 census records from Virginia which state the following:
Hathaway ALEXANDER born 1776 died between 1850-57 married to Mary (?) ALEXANDER born 1779 died 1857.
He had son John married to Mahaley (PIPHER), and had the following children: 1.Martha 2.Margaret A. 3.William 4.Mary
Thomas H. ALEXANDER married Mary E. (WILSON), and had the following children: 1.Roberta R. 2.James W. 3.Thomas 4.David 5.Annie 6.Milton
Joel born 1818 and married Catherine (WILLINGHAM) on 12-21-44, and had the following children: 1.Robert born 1842 2.Mary E. born 1845 3.Sarah C. born 1848 Also living under Joel's roof was: 1.Dorcas born in 1812(mother of George W., and ended up in a wheel chair during old age) 2.Nancy born in 1813(sister of Dorcas) 3.George W. born 1844-1845(my great grandpa).
Hathaway also had other sons named Samuel and William which we have no information so far.I would like to know who George W.'s parents were.George Washington said that his parents were William ALEXANDER and Dorcas STROTHER.Then my grandpa, George Edmund, said it could have also been Mary BIRD.Any info or leads would be a blessing.This is a mystery!!!Thanks to all in advance.