Hi Nicki:I believe this was the Nathaniel Alexander who was 19 years of age in the 1850 census for Mecklenburg County, Virginia, which was collected in the fall of 1850. Alexander, Nathl. age 52 Male farmer ", Sarah C.50 female "Nathl.19 male "Ella16f "Charles14m
Thanks for the information. I believe his father pulled some strings to get him admitted to VMI. I believe they were related to the Alexanders of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina "Declaration of Independence" fame and to Mark Alexander, U.S. Congressman of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, who owned 217 slaves in April,1865.