If anybody wants to help me with this I would appreciate it. I will take all the additional information I can get on these Alexander brothers, their ancestors, or their descendants.For as prominent as some of these early Texas Alexanders seem to be , I am surprised that there is not more information online about them. Any suggestions on where I could get more info would also be appreciated.
The information on Almerine M. looks accurate, although there seems to be a date discrepancy between Almerine's 1819 birthdate shown here, and the 1821 date shown in the "Handbook of Texas Online" article. I would tend to believe the earlier date though, because Almerine's brother C.C. ( Clinton C. Alexander) is also shown in some articles as being born in 1821 ( i.e. Fannin County Folks and Facts). C.C., was married to a Mary Ann King from the same well-documented Kentucky family as Almerine's 2 wives came from. She was 16 when married in 1843. A book published in 1887 called "Kentucky, A History of the State" goes into some detail about the King family. Oddly enough, both of the brothers died in 1865.CC is buried in Willow Wild Cemetary. I have also seen a reference to brother LC Alexander dying in 1865, but I do not know if that is accurate.
MY PRIMARY INTEREST:I was told that there was also another younger brother, who was always referred to as L.C. in everything I ever read. He migrated to Bonham Texas also, with A.M. and C.C. Alexander, sometime in the 1840's. My grandmother Marie Blanche Alexander was born on Macon Georgia on Dec-31-1900. Her mother was Mary Lane from Talbotton Georgia and her father was David Ellington Alexander. She told me ( 30 to 40 years ago) that this manLaren C. Alexander was her grandfather who was married to a Mary Ann Obedience Ellington. Grandmother always thought his middle name was Clinton, but a document I found recently ( called Descendents of Hezekiah Ellington) show Mary Ann Obedience Ellington (born Nov-12-1837 in Cumberland Cty. Kentucky) as married to Larn Clausen Alexander, born 1827 in Kentucky. I don't know who had the spelling correct for LC's first name. The document says Mary Ann Obedience Ellington died in Marshall Texas in 1932. This is exactly what my grandmother told me about her grandmother's death and burial. I believe these to be the same people.
My grandmother also told me her father's name was David Ellington Alexander and that he was born 1857 or 1858 in Bonham Texas and he died in Feb-1915 or 1918, buried in Marshall Texas.David also had a brother Almerine Clinton Alexander who I assume was named after his two uncles. That may be why she remembered the middle name Clinton-- it was her uncle's. Oddly enough, the transcribed Fannin County Texas census of 1860 shows an S.C. , and the family of C.C., but not an L.C. Alexander. If you look at the original copy though, it appears that someone mistook the census taker's "L" for an"S" and the name has been incorrectly listed as SC. If you look at the family though on the census, it shows his much younger wife as Mary A.O., with three male children. A.C. (Almerine Clinton) four years old, D.A. (spelling for David Ellington?) and another child JC ( an infant). I do not know what JC stands for , only that he was born 1860. I believe this census family is actually my grandmother's family . I am trying to piece together information that is sometimes unclear or incorrect, along with hearsay and my grandmother's recollections. It's tough. Any thoughts on what I have shown above?? Frank Henderson