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Harriet Elizabeth Alexander -- Alexander Family of Buncombe County, NC

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Harriet Elizabeth Alexander -- Alexander Family of Buncombe County, NC

Posted: 1099589317000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Alexander, Roseman

Hi, I'm looking for information on the Alexander family of Buncombe County.Harriet Alexander was born Nov. 20, 1848 in Buncombe County. She died Dec. 5, 1925 in Catawba County, NC. She is buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetary in Catawba County. She was married to Marion Roseman. He
was born June 27, 1843 in Catawba County. He died Oct. 8, 1925 and is also buried in St. John's Cemetary. Harriet's father is John Alexander born 1819 in Buncombe County. Her mother was Lucinda (Don't know maiden name). Lucinda was born 1824 in Buncombe County. John and Lucinda had the
following children:

Mary - born 1840 in Buncombe County
Cecilia - born 1845 in Buncombe County
James - born 1847 in Buncombe County
Harriet - born 1848 in Buncombe County
Deborah - born 1856 in Buncombe County
Leicester - born 1857 in Buncombe County
Bennett - born 1858 in Buncombe County

Additional information:

I believe this is the Alexander Family I'm looking for. Not James Mitchell but I think one of his brothers is John's father.


JAMES MITCHELL ALEXANDER. He was born on Bee Tree creek, Buncombe county, May 22, 1793. His grandfather, John Alexander, of Scotch-Irish descent, was a native of Rowan county, where he married Rachel Davidson, a sister of William and Samuel Davidson, and resided in Lincoln county, during the Revolutionary war. They were afterwards among the first settlers of Buncombe, but moved to Harper's river, Tenn. His son, James Alexander was born in Rowan, December 23, 1756. He fought on the American side at Kings Mountain, and Cornwallis's camp chest, captured by him, was in Buncombe in 1898 when "Asheville's Centenary" was written by F. A. Sondley, Esquire. March 19, 1782, James married in York district, South Carolina, Miss Rhoda Cunningham, who had been born in Pennsylvania, October 13, 1763. They then moved to Buncombe with their father and uncle and settled on Bee Tree, where he died in the Presbyterian faith. James Mitchell Alexander was their son, and on September 8, 1814, he married Nancy Foster, oldest child of Thomas Foster, who was born November 17, 1797. In 1816 he removed to Asheville and bought and improved the Hilliard property on South Main street. He was a saddler, and at this house he lived till 1828, carrying on his trade and keeping hotel. In 1828, upon the completion of the Buncombe turnpike, he bought and improved the place on the right bank of the French Broad, ten miles from Asheville, afterwards famous as Alexander's hotel, also carrying on a mercantile business there. In the latter part of his life he turned over this business to his son, the late Alfred M. Alexander, and one of his sons-in-law, the late Rev. J. S. Burnett, and improved the place three miles nearer Asheville called Montrealla, where he died June 11, 1858. His wife died January 14, 1862.

Husband's Name
James ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-0X3) Pedigree

Born: 23 Dec 1756 Place: Buffalo Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Died: 28 Jun 1844 Place: Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina
Buried: Place: Piney Grove Cmty, Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina
Married: 19 Mar 1782 Place: Allison's Creek, York, South Carolina

Father: James John ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTF-T49) Family
Mother: Rachel DAVIDSON (AFN:1CTF-T5H)

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Wife's Name
Rhoda CUNNINGHAM (AFN:1CTG-1F5) Pedigree

Born: 13 Oct 1763 Place: , Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died: 29 Jan 1848 Place: Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina
Buried: Place: Piney Grove Cmty, Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina
Married: 19 Mar 1782 Place: Allison's Creek, York, South Carolina

Father: Humphrey CUNNINGHAM (AFN:1CTG-1BJ) Family
Mother: Rhoda SUMMERVILLE (AFN:1CTG-1CQ)

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Children

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1. Sex Name
M William Davidson ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-12V) Pedigree

Born: 28 Jan 1788 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: Bef 1800 Place: Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina
Buried: Place: Piney Grove Cmty, Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina

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2. Sex Name
M John C. ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-5XX) Pedigree

Born: 23 Mar 1783 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 31 May 1857 Place:

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3. Sex Name
F Elizabeth ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-6HF) Pedigree

Born: 10 Apr 1806 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina

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4. Sex Name
M James Mitchell ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-645) Pedigree

Born: 22 May 1792 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 11 Jun 1858 Place:

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5. Sex Name
M Humphrey Newton ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-6DS) Pedigree

Born: 11 Jun 1803 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 12 Dec 1847 Place:

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6. Sex Name
M Robert S. ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-66K) Pedigree

Born: 2 Sep 1795 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 1 Jul 1868 Place:

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7. Sex Name
M George C. ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-62Q) Pedigree

Born: 10 Sep 1790 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 3 Oct 1880 Place:

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8. Sex Name
F Rhoda C. ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-61J) Pedigree

Born: 6 Nov 1785 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: Sep 1881 Place:

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9. Sex Name
M William Davidson ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-6BD) Pedigree

Born: 10 Dec 1800 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 12 Nov 1872 Place: Bee Tree Creek, Buncombe, North Carolina
Buried: Place: Piney Grove Cmty, Swannanoa, Buncombe, North Carolina

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10. Sex Name
F Rachel ALEXANDER (AFN:1CTG-696) Pedigree

Born: 30 Dec 1797 Place: , Buncombe, North Carolina
Died: 6 Nov 1873 Place:


Any help in determining this line would be great.

Dusty Holman
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