I would appreciate any information anyone may be able to provide about my great grandfather John Alexander and his parents. The 1860 census shows he was 26 years old and living in Jackson County, NC.I can't find him on any census before that in NC or SC.In the 1900 census he was still living in Jackson County, NC.He died July 15,1910 in Pelzer, SC.
He married Katherine Adeline Ash February 23, 1856.Their children included Samuel, Benjamine, Manda, Sarah, John H., William, Isaac, and Rutledge.
Family tradition suggests that John's parents were not married and that John took the Alexander surname of his mother.The father's surname is reported to be Allison.
I would like to learn the given names of his parents any anything else anyone may be able to share.Thank you.