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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.

BILL ALEXANDER -JOHN'S BROTHER - BORN 1869 (bill had a son named Philip Alexander)
TILDAY ALEXANDER - MOTHER - Born- 1844 - birthplace - Virginia

Children of John Alexander:
First wife- Amy Frazier - born 1865
John Jr. - born - 1887
Lucinda - born 1889

William- born 1890 my grandfather - my father Philip Alexander born 1911 - family migrated to Atlanta, Georgia and New Orleans

Tilda (Matida) born- 1892
Glosby - born 1894
Robbert - born 1897
Wallace born - 1899

Second wife - Lila Mae
Andrew - born 1911 - son and daugther still reside in South Carolina
Sarah - born 1920 - she lives in Atlanta

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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Re: Alexanders

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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