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John & Sarah (Shelby) Alexander

Posted: 1015377305000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077551689000
Surnames: Alexander, Kerr, Pitman, Duckworth, Allen, Bacot, Culham, Shelby
My Alexanders PA to Mecklenburg Co., NC. Some went to Haywood Co. (DUCKWORTHs), Cuba (ALEXANDER), Wythe (Alexander/Kerr/Pitman/Jones/Adams/Jones/Hunter/Poole/and
many other surnames)..Fayette Co., TN. Some went on to MS. Some to Memphis/Knoxville (Wests/Alexanders, etc).

Aunt Sarah Shelby m. John Alexander (don't know him) and they had several children, best known were Mary Mahala who
m. William Wilkins Duckworth, and her bro. Moses Burton
Alexander who m. Margaret Allen. Mary and Wm. had ch:
Col. William Lafayette Duckworth (Head of 7th TN Calvary),
and bro. Capt. Alexander Duckworth from Haywood Co., TN.
Col. Wm. m. Timoxena P. Capell in Haywood. Ch: Glenna,
Dr. Wm. C, Nellie H., Rev. Robt. Pierce, Dr. G. Marvin, Shelby
H., Sarah Elizabeth .... Duckworths.

Mahala and Wm. Wilkins Duckworth m. 1833 in Haywood Co.
had other children:

Sarah Elizabeth who m. Benjamin Grant
Mary June (Jane) "Mollie" m. Henry Franklin Russell.
Martha Ann m. Arthur Fox Smith.
John Calhoun Duckworth b. 1844.
James Robert Duckworth b. 1846.
Alsey Duckworth b. 1849.
Thomas Duckworth b. 1853 m. Mary Eliza Guyton.

Mahala's brother, Moses Burton Alexander m. Margaret Allen, d/o Robert and Jane Morrow (McMurray) Allen. Moses
and Margaret settled in Cuba, TN. They m. 1837 Cabarrus Co, NC. Ch:

R. Allen Alexander b. 1838 m. Sarah Sloan and had dau. Emily E. who m. Robt. L. McDaniel.
John Wilson b. 1840 Shelby Co, TN, m. Mary Samantha Herring (1841); had son, Edward Newton Alexander Cara Richmond (1869-1898). Ch: Leon Richmond, Mary Anness.
Amanda Narcissa (1842-) m. Lawrence Van Buren Corbett.
Harriet A. Alexander (1844-1847.
James Shelby (1846-) m. Martha R. (Crain) Crane.
Thomas Alburtus (1850-1932) m. (2) Mattie James on 1887.
(2) Annie Lee Corbett m. 1889. Ch: Anna Pearl Alexander.
(3) Anna Larue Poston m. 1891.
1. James Burton Alexander (1895-1869) & Johnny Bell
Daws (1898-1997) m. 1918 Greenville, SC.
Ch: Jean Poston m. Chas. Albert West in 1949.
Ch: Stephen Dennis West 1951.
Michael David West 1953
Amy Susan 1957.
Catherine Marie b. 1922 Craighead, AR
James Burton, Jr. m. Verna Virginia Williams
Ch: Susan Virginia m. Stephen Guy Brannon
2. Ruth Antoinette Alexander (1897-ca 1902).
3. Boyce (1893-1979 Memphis) m. Cecil Milton Gooch,
Edward Green Alexander (1852-1873 in Shelby Co.).

My aunt Mary Shelby m. Wm. Taylor Alexander, s/o Col. Elias & Agnes Nancy (McCall) Alexander, migrated to Wythe
(Hickory Wythe), Fayette Co., TN. V. large descendancy.
Alexander, Jones, Pitman, Adams, Hunter, Bondurant, Kerr,

Wilson, Wills, Orr, Birdshaw, Marlely, Douglas, Poole, Lovelace, Mercer, Zellner, Coulter, Cody, Poindexter, Bone and Lynn, and many more lived in and around Wythe, Hickory
Wythe, and some moved on to Memphis, Shelby Co, TN, and
Tupelo, MS. Hunters were another large group of descendants who moved on to Tupelo, MS.

Knoxville area: Thaddeus Flourney Alexander III b. 1936 in
Lenoir City, TN. His parents were Thad II and wife Margaret Elizabeth Culham from Knoxville, TN. Thad II and Margaret's
children were:

1. James Alexander.
2. Edwin Hollister Alexander b. 1932 Lenoir City, TN, m. Ilse
Gross. Their dau. Heidi Kristine b. 1964 St. Joseph, MI, m.
3. Marion Elizabeth b. 1934 Bay Springs, MS.
4. Thad III b. Lenoir City, TN.
5. Joyce Alexander b. 1938 Lenoir City, TN.

Ancestrally, Thaddeus "TF" Flourney Alexander, Sr., m. Elizabeth Belle Polk 1901 in Montrose, Jasper Co., MS.
After Thad died, Elizabeth m. (2) Joshua Abney.
Thad and Elizabeth's childre:

1. Robert LeGette, DD, (1902-1998) m. Elizabeth Belle Murchison in 1929 in SC. Ch:
a. Robt. LeGette, Jr., 1933, m. Ann Witherspoon Foster.
ch: Isobel Foster 1965.
Robt. LeGette III 1967 m. Kelli Michelle Snider
(1970). Ch: Robt LeGette IV.
Charles Foster Alexander b. 1969.
b. Hugh "Murk" Murchison (1941) m. Mary "Chelly"
Rochelle Price McGill in 1980.
2. Edwin Harold "Bill" Alexander, Sr., (1917) m. Katherine McBride...both b. in Lumberton, NC.
3. Sarah Alexander (1915) m. C. M. Bartlow.
4. Louise Alexander (1910 Newton, MS) m. W. G. Stilson.
5. Nelda Jean 1920 Bay Springs, MS, Fred W. Clarke.
6. Thaddeus Flourney Alexander, Jr., (1908-1968) m. Margaret
Elizabeth Culham (1915-) Knoxville, TN. (ch. are listed above).
7. Willie Mae (1905-1997) m. C. L. Bacot.

I hope that someone will hit your line and that I will hear from you. I have thousands of cousins to share. Mac of Cypress,


Posted: 1020908564000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077551836000
Can you tell more about the Bone family/families around Hickory Withe, Tennessee. I know one who was a son of Mary (Polly) Alexander of Kentucky.

Re: Mary Alexander

Posted: 1020911365000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077551968000
Surnames: Alexander
I have dozens of Mary Alexanders, and some called "Polly".
I do not have where most were born/died. So, I would have
to have more info if I am to help.

My uncle of yore in Mecklenburg Co., NC, m. Catherine (nee)
of VA and they moved to KY. Later, many descendants went
on to MO, IA, etc.; some stayed in KY.

I would be glad to help if I just had more to go on. Mac.

Re: Mary Alexander

Posted: 1020911499000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077552042000
Surnames: Bone, Alexander
I should have said that the Bones from Hickory Wythe were
but one family with their children who married later on. None
married a Mary Alexander that I saw. Mac.

Mary (Alexander) Bone

Posted: 1020914573000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077552142000
Surnames: Alexander, Bone
I was interested in Dr. James Preston Bone who was born in Nebo, Kentucky and relocated to Fayette and later Shelby counties in Tennessee. He was s/o Andrew McCreary and Mary Alexander Bone. Mary (Polly) was d/o Ebenezer R and Hannah Patton Alexander.

Re: Mary (Alexander) Bone

Posted: 1020956423000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1077552225000
Surnames: Bone, Alexander
Jerry, I did not find them in my files, but found J. P. Bone in
Alexander Kin Vol II, pg 286:


" Bio of J. P. Bone, Shelby Co., b. Hopkins Co., KY, son of
Andrew M. & Mary A. (Alexander) BONE. Mother died before
1852 in Hopkins Co."

See if you can find the biography in the library. I will look at
a couple more references. Mac Alexander of Cypress, TX.
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