I must apologize for my mistake! Further research and getting a copy of his family Bible record has changed some information. FIRST, his middle name is not 'MARTIN.' He is listed on land record receiving land from his father's will, GABRIEL ALEXANDER of Iredell Co., North Carolina, and the middle intial is "E". JOSIAH E. ALEXANDER, was born August 27, 1777 in Rowan or Iredell Co., N.C. He's the son of Gabriel Alexander and Jane Black. Josiah and his father Gabriel are both listed as being Constables in Iredell Co. Josiah is listed as Constable in Gibson Co., Tennessee. Josiah E. Alexander and Agnes Patterson were married 15 August 1800 in Lincoln Co., N.C. AGNES (Nancy) Patterson was the sister of Alexander Patterson, and daughter ofBoth the Alexander and the Patterson families moved from North Carolina to Tennessee. Josiah and Nancy Agnes Patterson's son James Patterson Alexander married his first cousin Jane C. Patterson, daughter of Alexander Patterson and Sarah Wells in Gibson Co., Tennessee, 2 February 1829. The children of Josiah E. Alexander and Nancy Agnes Alexander: Elizabeth N., Jane Patterson Alexander, James Patterson Alexander, John Green Alexander, Josiah Martin Alexander (#1),Finis Henry Alexander, Isaac N. Alexander, and Doctor Ulysses Alexander. Josiah E. Alexander died in 1839 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Josiah's wife, Agnes (Nancy) Patterson was the daughter of JAMES PATTERSON and SARAH WELLS. Sorry for any inconvenience my prior mistakes may have caused.