I don't have anything official on the ancestors of John Anthony Alexander (my Great Great Great Grandfather); however, my cousins Tennice and Charles McClendon, and other genealogy research individuals, believe that if we descended from "any" Anthony Alexander from NC we would have (without a doubt) descended from the Anthony Alexander born in Scotland about 1663 who came to NC in the late 1600s or early 1700s and supposedly was the progenitor of all Alexanders from the NC area.(However, that Anthony Alexander is several generations back from our John Anthony Alexander who came to Marshall County, AL and who was picked up in this County for the first time in the 1850 U. S. Census and who was here at that time with three other Alexander households (Ephraim, William, and Franklin).)If you will send a FAX number to me at email@example.com, I will forward to you 7 pages of information on Alexanders that I have just extracted from Ray's Index and Digest to Hathaway's North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register, With Genealogical Notes and Annotations, Compiled and Edited by Worth S. Ray, Baltimore Southern Book Company, 1956, Distributed by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland.I have in my possession at this time a set of 12 of thosevolumes that was borrowed for me by the Arab Alabama Public Library (on Interlibrary Loan) from the Enterprise State Junior College Library, Enterprise, Alabama 36330.Among other Alexander data (in the 7-page extract but not shown here), it shows the following entries for what is believed to be Anthony Alexander:
"ALEXANDER, Anthony, founder of Albemarle Family 3-256, 3-257; 1-619, 1-621; wife Ann & children (1696) 3-371; bought land (1719) 2-615; same (1718) 1-629:
"(Records of Albemarle County.)
"3-256, 3-257": "N. Carolina - ss.To ye Genell court.Anthony Alexander humbly Sheweth that he hath right to 200 acres of Land by the Importacon of himselfe Ann his wife, Anthony his son & Jno Mason his servt. Wch he is ready to prove & prays a Cert & shall pray.W. Glover Cl Cur."
"Anthony Alexander was the founder of the Alexander family in Eastern North Carolina; he settled prior to 1700 in that part of Albemarle County, now Tyrrell County.Dr. Ab. Alexander, the present member of the House of Representatives from Tyrrell County, is one of his descendants. - Ed."
"1-619, 1-621":"1-615.Abstract of Conveyances.(Compiled from the office of the Register of Deeds for Chowan County, at Edenton, N. C.These records include all deeds and conveyances for Bertie and Hertford Counties to 1722, Tyrrel and Washington Counties to 1729, and Gates County to 1778.The names of the Bargainor and Bargainee are given, the date of the conveyance, number of acres of land or number of town lot, and the names of the witnesses to the instrument.)Book B No. 1 - Continued.)
"1-619, ... John Lawson, of Scupernong, to John Hassell.100 acres land on South side Mahomet Swamp; 10 June, 1717.Test, Autho Alexander, John Newman.
"Wm. Hardy, of Scupernong, to same.Assignment of deed; Sept. 28, 1717.Test, John Nairne, Joshua Alexander.
"1-621, ... Anthony Alexander, to John Newman.156 acres, part of a Patent for 262 acres, on South Side Albemarle Sound, dated 24th June, 1704.Deed dated April 24, 1716.Test, Ann Alexander, Joseph Goodale.
"John Newman, to Joshua Wales.Assignment of 228 acres in Cuscopenning; April 10, 1716.Test, Anto Alexander, Joseph Alexander.
"Anthony Alexander, to same.166 acres on south side Albemarle Sound, known by the name of Half Pone, adjoining land of John Newman; June 25, 1718.Test, John Falconer, John Newman."
"1-363.Births, Deaths and Marriages in Berkeley, Later Perquimans Precinct, N. C.(Original in the Court House at Hertford, N. C.) (Continued):
"Index entry for Anthony Alexander:Wife Ann & children (1696) 3-371:
"Anthony Alexander, son of Anthony and wife Ann, was born Oct. 1, 1691.
"Mary Alexander, daughter of Anthony and wife Ann, was born Sept. 20, 1696.
"Ann Alexander, daughter of Anthony and wife Ann, was born Mch. 7, 1697-8.
"Saul and Benjamin Alexander, sons of Anthony and wife Ann, were born Dec. 9, 1700."
"Bought land (1719) 2-615):" "Page 2-607.Abstract of Conveyances.(From Register's Office of Chowan County, Book C, No. 1.)
"2-615.Robert Fewox to Anthony Alexander.Assignment Patent for 109 acres on Cuscoping River; July 22, 1719.Test, Jos. Alexander, Lemuel Alexander."
"1-615.Abstract of Conveyances.(Compiled from the office of the Register of Deeds for Chowan County, at Edenton, N. C.These records include all deeds and conveyances for Bertie and Hertford Counties to 1722, Tyrrel and Washington Counties to 1729, and Gates County to 1778.The names of the Bargainor and Bargainee are given, the date of the conveyance, number of acres of land or number of town lot, and the names of the witnesses to the instrument.)Book B No. 1 - Continued.
"1-629:""Timothy Tomlin, and wife Elizabeth, to A. Alexander.Tract of land; Dec. 15, 1718.Test, John Crombie, Stephen Vanlusen."(Note:This entry could also have been for Ann, etc., Alexander.)
"3-107:Tyrrel County Marriage Bonds.Marriage Bonds of Tyrrel County, N. C.(Original in Court House at Columbia, N. C.)
"3-111:1781.Alexander, Anthony and Keziah Blount. ----John Long."
(Note:I have recently found a will on the Internet for John Long II that showed an Anthony Alexander as an heir - "together with" the children of John Long II's "deceased daughter Keziah."I believe that this reference to Keziah Blount in "3-111" is talking about Keziah Long.Could she have first married a Blount and later married this Anthony Alexander??There is also a record in the NC Internet record of marriages that shows another "Anthoney" Alexander marrying in 1792 with dashes in the "name of bride" column.Could this have been the same Anthony Alexander marrying again after the death of Keziah Blount Long as mentioned in the Will for John Long II??)
(Note:I do have some other information on the first Anthony and his descendants; however, there are many pages of the data and it is incomplete.I am trying to also get that document on Interlibrary Loan so that I can get a complete copy of the data as it applies to Anthony Alexander and many of his descendants and their lineages by child.)
Maybe someday "all of us" will be able to piece together "all available information on all Anthony Alexanders" to determine whether any or all of these Anthony Alexanders are our ancestors.Happy hunting!Please share with me anything that you find that might confirm or deny the relationship of our John Anthony Alexander in Marshall County, Alabama -- in 1850 and thereafter plusdescendants -- with all the earlier Anthony Alexanders!!
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Doris Cooley Edmonds
Great Great Great Granddaughter of John Anthony Alexander