Josiah Alexander, born 27 August 1777 in Rowan or Iredell Co., North Carolina, and son of Gabriel Alexander and Jane Black, did not have the middle name of "Martin." Josiah E. Alexander married Agnes (Nancy) Patterson, 15 August 1800, Lincoln Co., N. C. She was the sister of Alexander Patterson and the daughter of James Patterson and Sarah Fleming. Josiah's middle initial "E" comes from land record, "Josiah E. Alexander of Blount Co., Tennessee, to John Ramsey of Iredell Co., 83 ac on Catawba, . . joins Snoddy,part of Gabriel's grant, willed to son Josiah E. Wit. David Alexander, James Harben, 13 Aug. 1809Iredell Deed Book H/292. Josiah and Agnes (Nancy) named a son Josiah Martin (#1), and son James Patterson Alexander named a son Josiah Martin (#2) Alexander, my great great grandfather.