My mother, Mary Edith Alexander Nation supplied my daughter with the following information for a school geneaology project.The lineage is written geared towards my daughter's relation to the following.Mary is the daughter of Clarence and Emily (Leota):
Alexander -- Irish Scottish origin.Left Scotlandduring reign of James 1st and settled in Ireland.Due to crop failure left Ireland and sailed in small wooden vesells across the Atlantic to New York and settling in Penn., Maryland and Virginia. Some moved on to Southwest Virginia andN.C. Later to Oconee County,S.C. Main source ofincome for all generations was farming and for a lot moonshining. 1. GGGGG-Grandfather -Micagah Alexander-1778-1877 2.GGGG-Grandfather- Daniel D. Alexander 1803-1853 3.GGG-Grandfather David Alexander-1825-1893 4. GG-Grandfather -David Norman Alexander- born 1866-died 1942.Son of David and Mary Cantrell . David Norman married Josephine Dunn in 1890.She was born in 1869, Died 1943.Both are buried in Alexander Cemetary in Salem, S.C. Had 10 children .Was a Farmer, raising corn, wheat, Oats and Cotton on 192 Acres of land. 5. G Grandfather- Clarence C. Alexander born the 15march 1905-died the 3 Sept. 1961.Married Emily Leota Galloway from N. C. in 1923.She was born the 30 August 1905. Died 1992. She was daughter of Filmore and Cannie McCall of Balsam Grove, N.C. Both are buried at Oconee Memorial Park Cemetary in Seneca, S. C.This union produced 13 children. 7boys-6 girls (two sets of Twins)-Lived on farm in Oconee County , near Salem, S. C.Farmed almost 500 acres of land.About 1/2 of land was planted in cotton, oats, wheat and hay. Cash crop was a big watermelon patch, which was sold for 3 to 5 cent each.This cash was used to buy shoes and other things like coffee, sugar and some clothes.Most clothes were make by hand or by sewing macine.This was done at night time after all chores were completed and kids were in bed.All underwear wasmade from feed and flour sacks. They were bleached until all lettering was removed.This was hard work.Sometimes when a girl stooped over you could see the faded letters thatwould saythe makers name or part of the word flour.All heating was done by a big fire place in the main room. The bedrooms stayed the same temperature as the outside temperature .My grandmother (Mary Alexander) told me that they had to sleep with so much cover on the bed, that they had to get out of bed to turn over.Cooking was done on a wood cook stove.All wood had to be cutby hand. Children as young as 8 years of age was required to take horse and wagon into woods and chopwoodall day.Before school each day had to milk cows and then walk a mile to catch School Bus.In afternoons chores would last till night fall. In Summer time a large garden was planted .Each summerapproximately 1,000 qts. of fruits and vegetables was canned so would have enough food to last through winter time. Chickens and Hogs supplied the meat.Grandmother said that during world war 11 , food stamps were issued to each family.Had to use these to purchase sugar, coffee and gasoline . Work was so scarce during the depression that a goverment funded program was put in place to give jobs to the real needy families.Great Grandfather was lucky enough to get a job.It was known as the WPA , No inside plumbing.Just an outhouse and a very worn path.A sears catalogwas their toilet paper. Author:Mary Edith Alexander, Daughter of Clarence and Leota Galloway Alexander was born the 12 Aug., 1936.Married Francis R. Nation,Jr. inMarch 1959, semi-retired, reside in Seneca, SC and own an Antique Store.Have 3 cildren.Greg Eric Nation-Born the 3 March 1959, wife, Teresa and son Kaleb live in Walhalla, SC;2. LeslieS. Nation (Marcus) Born the 14 Dec., 1960, divorced, two daughers, Kristy and Kala - lives in Thornton, CO;3. Marc V. Nation Born the 13 May 1964, wife Martha & daughter, Hannah, live in Walhalla, SC.