Alexander moved his family from Yancey County, North Carolina in 1858 and arrived on Christmas Eve in Ellijay, Georgia. The family had made their journey throught the mountains in a covered wagon pulled by a yoke of oxen. They settled in the Ridgeway/Coosawattee district of Gilmer County. Alexander lived there until his death, date unknown.
Alexander and Rebecca were married about 1835 in North Carolina.