William J. was never married that we know of. Following is what we know of his parents brothers and sisters. His father Silas Alexander was born 7 October 1796 in Maury County, TN and died on 14 February 1869 in Jamestown, Smith Co. TX where he is buried in the Chapel Hill Cemetary.Silas marriedMary Ross Kennedy who was born 25 June 1803to John Kennedy (1770 - 1858) and Barbara Gordonin KY. Mary Kennedy diedJanuary 1881 sources say she is buried in Littlerock, AR.Silas and Marywere married in Maury Co. TNon 11 October 1823. Silas and Mary moved from Maury County Tennessee to the Jamestown area of Smith County in 1849 or 1850.Silas served in the War of 1812 as a Private in Capt. Dooley’s Company of the West Tennessee Militia. The Tyler Chapter of the Daughters of the war of 1812 is named after him. Silas and Mary had twelve children of which six sons served in the Confederate army during the Civil War.
The oldest Thomas Crawford Alexander (born in Maury Co, TN. 15 Sept. 1824)first came to Texas while serving in the Mexican War and later served in the Co. H, 10th Texas Infantry of the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Thomas was married first to the widow Ann Long Mabry and next to Kate Little. He died on 29 July 1907 and is buried in the Meridian, TX cemetery. He had five children by first marriage and seven by second.
Jane C. Alexander (b. 30 May 1826)the next child of Silas and Mary marriedDr. Josiah H. Morton and moved from Tennessee to Gordon Valley in Smith County. Jane died in 1887 in Lancaster, TX.The Morton’s children were Mary, Alva, Ophelia, Rosa and Ella.
Marianne Alexander (b. 2 Feb 1828) the second daughter of Silas and Mary married Robert Kurlee (Curlee) in Smith County Texas in December of 1858. Marianne died 27 April 1874 in Waco, TX.They had two children Minnie and John who also lived in Smith County.
Newton F. Alexander (b. 4 Dec. 1829)the second son of Silas and Mary graduated from West Point Military Academy second in his class in 1852.He died October 1858 from Yellow Fever contracted while working to fortify Ship Island in Mississippi near Biloxi. He is buried in the Biloxi Cemetery.Newton was not married as far as we know.
Lucius A. Alexander (b. 24 Nov. 1831 the third son served in the Confederate Army and died in 1862 from wounds suffered in the battle of Iuka in Mississippi.Lucius also was not married as far as we know.
Robert K. Alexander (b. 2 Feb 1834) the fourth son died at the age of 21 in Austin County in 1858 while living with his Uncle, Rev. Robert Alexander the younger brother of Silas. Robert K. also was not married as far as we know.
William J. Alexander (b. 1 Feb. 1836) the fifth son practiced medicine in Denton, Erath and Bosque Counties. He served with the Texas Frontier Regiment of Rangers.
John "Jack" D. Alexander (b. 11 Nov. 1838)the sixth son served with the Terry Regiment of Rangers. He lived in Bosque and Smith Counties. Jack died 8 July 1864 of disease (Consumption) contracted in Confederate Army.
Josiah "Joe" H. Alexander (b. 14 Dec. 1840) the seventh son served with the Terry Regiment of Rangers. He lived in Smith and Erath Counties. After the Civil War. Late in his life he lived with his niece K. Wells Alexander Bain.
Leonidas A. Alexander (b. 1 October 1843) the eighth son served in Co. H, 10th Texas Infantry (Col. Nelsons Regiment of Infantry Volunteers). He lived in Smith, Erath, Bosque, and Rusk Counties.He attended the school of J. W. Emory. Leonidas died from wounds received in the Battle of New Hope Church (officially Pickett’s Mill) near Atlanta, GA on 27 May 1864where he as 2nd Lt. was in command of rear guard of ten men, which was placed in line to fill a gap, where they stayed until the last one of them was disabled.
Linnaeus C. Alexander (b. 14 Sept. 1846) the ninth son known as "Big Uncle Lin" attended the school of J.W. Emory in Rusk County. He was a successful Attorney in Waco and his son Leonard was the the postmaster in Waco for many years.
Epaminondas MoffatAlexander (b. 29 July 1849) the tenth son and youngest child died young in 1861 and was buried at the Chapel Hill Churchyard near Jamestown.