It is my understanding that Miranda Cooper Alexander died shortly after they arrived in Texas. I have several photos of S. Grant Alexander that I could email to you. Also the following obituary for Grant Alexander is given at http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Rains/cemetery/elmobits.htmhttp://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Rains/cemetery/elmobits.htm
Rains County Leader July 16, 1909
Old Landmark Gone
Grandpa Smith Grant Alexander, who has been sick about eighteen months, breathed his last about 4:30 o’clock last Saturday evening, and passed on to his reward beyond this vale of tears. He was possibly the oldest man in the county and was beloved by all who knew him.
He was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, May 13, 1822, and moved to Rusk county, Indiana, in 1831, where in 1840 he was married to Miss Maranda Cooper. Of that union nine children were born, three sons and six daughters. He came to Texas in 1859 with a little band of 35 in wagons, and was on the road 60 days, landing in Parker county, near Springtown. His wife died the 23rd day of December, just about thirty days after he came to Texas. He married again the 14th day of April, 1861, to Mrs. Louisa Carson. From this union one son and three daughters were born, one dying in infancy. Eleven children were raised to be grown.
Grandpa Alexander was the father of 13 children, grandfather of 65 children, great-grandfather of 67 children, and great-great-grandfather to the fifth generation.
Thus another life has been spent – another race has been run. Peace be unto his ashes and rest unto his immortal soul. His remains were interred at the Elm graveyard Sunday evening in the presence of a large concourse of people.
Elm Letter We also had a funeral Sunday. Grandpa Alexander of Emory was buried here Sunday evening, Rev. Garrett conducting the funeral service.