My great-grandfather came from Lexington SC.He was married to Nancy Raines.His date of birth was 12-30-1828 and he died on 11-23-1912 according to my parent’s family bible.He had several children with Nancy; Manley, John, Leona, Lizzie, Alice, Ida, and my grand father Benjamin.James is buried in the NW corner of AL.My father is supposed to show me the gravesite next time I’m up to visit.James served in “the war” according to the war record below.
SPIRES, James Albert Resides Cloverdale, AL. Born 30 Dec 1828, Lexington District, SC. Enlisted 21 Feb 1862, Moulton, AL. Pvt., Co B, 11th Alabama Cavalry. Paroled Montgomery, AL when the war ended.
This is about all I’ve found so far, but I’m only beginning.