Thanks for your reply. I would appreciate any information you have about William J. Alexander. I could not locate him in the 1860 Census records. He joined a company from Erath County when he enlisted in the Frontier Regiment. When he was paroled in 1865, he gave his residence as Smith County, Texas. Someone told me that he later moved to Lonoke County Arkansas and that his biography is in Goodspeed's History of Lonoke County, Arkansas. I did locate a Dr. W.J.D. Alexander who was an early settler of Carlisle Arkansas in Lonoke County. I didn't know if that was the same person.