On Augus 4, 2000, a white government marker was place on the grave of JAMES SIMPSON ALEXANDER in Soldiers Section W-3 in beautiful Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.
My twin sister, Grace Alexander Elkins of Charlotte, NC and I, Dorothy Alexander Conrad Call, of Morganton, NC had this done out of love and respect for our great-great grand- father who was buried far from his home in Oconee Co.,SC. James died from an illness at Jackson Hospital, Richmond on Feb. 17, 1865 just two months before the end of the Civil War.On his marker is:Pvt. James S. Alexander, CO D, 22 Regt SC Vols, CSA, Mar 17 1824 - Feb 17 1865.
He was the son of Thomas and Jane Wood Alexander.His wife was Frances Jane Crosby, dau of Abner and Frances___Crosby Thomas Alexander was the son of Thomas Alexander and Mary___.Jane Wood Alexander was the daughter of James Wood and Susanna Burnett.
James Simpson Alexander is buried right in front of the famous pyramid-shaped Confederate monument in Hollywood Cemetery.The pyramid which is readily visible became the symbol of Hollywood Cemetery's emergence as a shrine to the Southerners who fell in battle during the Civil War.
Grace and I descend from James through his son, Theodore Decatur Alexander I.