Tate Alexander was born in Burke County NC on May 24, 1795. His father was Joseph Lowery Alexander and his mother was Margaret Tate, daughter of Samuel "Rock" Tate and Elizabeth "Betty" Caldwell Tate. His brothers and sisters include: William Lowery; Samuel; Joseph; Robert; John Piper; Rachel and Catherine. Rachel and Catherine married brothers William Ballew Rust and Joseph Rust. This information and much more found in "The Heritage of Burke County" 1981 ed. put out by the Burke County Historical Society.There may be a newer edition. You will find the Alexander information under Sam "Rock" Tate family. I have been researching John Piper Alexander, brother of Tate for years. If you can't find book let me know.