I am researching my Alexander line but have hit a brick wall with my gg-grandfather, Samuel William Alexander,who was born about 1812 and died after 1870. He was married twice.His first wife died some time before 1850 but after 1847 when their daugther Rebecca was born. The couple also had a son, William. Samuel and William appear in the 1850 census in Taliaferro Co. Rebecca is living with another family, Chapman.
In March of 1851 Samuel married Henrietta Beard in Morgan Co. GA. The couple had a number of children: John A. (my g-grandfather), Charles, Obediah, Green Foster, Charles, Sarah and Obediah.
Sometime after 1870, Samuel and Henrietta both died. I have located Rebecca, Green Foster, Charles and John in the 1880 census. The family was no longer living together. John, age 10, was living near Rebecca and her husband, John Yates, with the Tapper family, Green Foster was living in Baldwin Co, and Charles was living with his aunt Martha Beard Rivers and her family near Newnan GA.
I have no idea who Samuel's parents were. Any help would be greatly appreciated.