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I am attempting to locate my Alexander family's origin. I found them in the 1900 census in the Kinards Towship of Greenwood County, South Caroliina. My great grandfather's parents were from Virigina. I have noticed an interesting naming pattern and need to know where I should begin my search in Virigina.
These are the names I found in the 1900 SC CENSUS: Enumeration district 86, sheet 6.
I have not found theM in the SC 1880 or the 1870 census although, they are all listed as being born in South Carolina.
JOHN ALEXANDER - B - 1863
Children of John Alexander:
William- born 1890 my grandfather - my father Philip Alexander born 1911 - family migrated to Atlanta, Georgia and New Orleans
Tilda (Matida) born- 1892
Second wife - Lila Mae
The late Lloyd Smith sent me a message indicating that this group of Alexanders could be the descendants of Mark Alexanders slaves. How can I verify this information? I can only surmize that my father Philip Alexander is claearly named from a descendant because I cannot find any Philips in the census for other surnames in South Carolina. By the way, I have contacted the descendants of Andrew Alexander and we are exchanging e-mail messages.
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