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James Alexander
Birth: Dec. 23, 1756
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1844
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Private James Alexander, DAR Patriot Ancestor Number #A001178

Private James Alexander, whose parents had migrated to North Carolina from Maryland, actually enlisted five times, and was one of the patriots and heroes at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was wounded at Kings Mountain and later fought at Cowpens.
According to DAR records, he was buried at the Patton Cemetery, and his grave later moved to Piney Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Buncombe County, North Carolina. His grave was marked by the Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. He served under Major William Davidson. (State Regent's Project Report; NSDAR 1939-40, 1948-49 Reports; DAR Magazine, 1969, p. 716).
DAR records also state that he served under "Light Horse, Captains Henry, Caruth & Barber. Cols Irwin & McDowell."
James Alexander was married to Rhoda Cunningham (who later received a widow's pension, #SW12190). James Alexander's pension enrollment commencement date was 4 March 1831. See The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. 111, North Carolina.





 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rhoda Cunningham Alexander (1763 - 1848)
 
 Children:
  John Cunningham Alexander (1783 - 1857)*
  Rhoda Alexander McDaniel (1785 - 1881)*
  George Couples Alexander (1790 - 1880)*
  James Mitchell Alexander (1793 - 1858)*
  Robert S. Alexander (1795 - 1868)*
  Rachel Alexander White (1797 - 1873)*
  William Davidson Alexander (1800 - 1872)*
  Newton Humphrey Alexander (1803 - 1847)*
  Elizabeth McEntire (1806 - 1848)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Piney Grove Cemetery
Swannanoa
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
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