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Re: Baskerville slave records - att. Lloyd
In Response To: Baskerville slave records - att. Lloyd ()
Hi Denise: Sorry,I have taken so long to reply. I have done a little out of town errands and some other work.
I wish you and your family, A Very Joyous Christmas and a Prosperous New Year of Finding Lost Relatives, and those who don't want to be found!
Yes; I have seen some of the Baskerville collection at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. It is too voluminous to tackle in one day.
I am particularly interested in James Turner Alexander, who was Congressman Mark Alexander's oldest son, born 1832, was the first Captain of Co. D , 2nd Virginia Artillery, which later was designated the 2nd Battalion. For some reason he was replaced as commanding officer by a Wm. G. Jackson and later by a W.A. Rice. He survived the war and Kim has discovered that he owned a plantation called "North Bend and had Isham and Ellen Alexander on his own list of slaves. I am trying to find the name of his wife and children,( if he had any)after 1880.
IN stark contrast to their next door neigbors and relatives by marriage, the Alexanders, apparently NEVER freed a slave. I think this points to the differences of slave owners and their humanity and inhumanties to those they owned and the English vs Scottish heritages and blood. Mark Alexander also owned a plantation in Lowndes County Miss., which had 51 slaves in 1860, which were probably children and relatives of the Mecklenburg County families of slaves.
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