Funny, I was wondering if anybody had gone to South Carolina to check on John's records, if any. Did he have brothers or sisters? It's my understanding that the courthouse that burned was in Alabama. That being the case, a thorough search in SC may give up some clues if we can find a John Alexander birth in 1804
I'll get a little deeper into this angle when I get a chance. Let me know if you have any info on this track.