My Ebenezer is Ebenezer R. Alexander, Sr., m. Hannah Patton.Hannah may be a second wife; if so, first is unknown to me. I consider it likely that he was from North Carolina, related to the Alexander's associated with the Fourth Creek Congregation (Presbyterian).I understand that the Fourth Creek Congregation is now the First Presbyterian Church of Statesville, North Carolina.
Some say the "R." middle initial stood for "Ranson" or "Ransom".I have not been able to confirm either.
Ebenezer is said by some to be the son of James and Mary (Steele) Alexander.If true, then the line goes back forever.Watch out for the multiple Mary Steeles.
Some say that Ebenezer left Hopkins County, Kentucky and went to Illinois.Whatever the case, he is said, by the family, to be buried at Nebo, Hopkins County, Kentucky. His will was probated in Hopkins County, Kentucky.
I descend through his youngest daughter, Mary A. (Polly) Alexander, to whom I am indebted for even knowing that the middle initial was "R.".