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Charles Mitchell Alexander
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1860
Spring Hill
Lee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1905
South Carolina, USA

Charles Mitchell Alexander, Sr. was a husband, father, farmer, builder, and Assistant Postmaster in the Bishopville area. He and his brother James Benjamin Alexander lost their father early in their lives. Benjamim M. Alexander was a Confederate soldier who was wounded during the War Between the States, was sent home, and then died. When C.M. became older, he erected a marker at New Hope Cemetery at Carter's Crossing in Darlington County to identify their father's grave, and inscribe who Benjamin's parents were: Rev. Abner M. Alexander and Massey Belk Alexander. Their mother remarried to a Mr. McCaskill.

C.M. was a grandson of Rev. Abner M. Alexander and Massey Belk Alexander of old Sumter District, South Carolina, and a great-grandson of Jeremiah Belk of old Sumter District.

He was married to Martha Jane Crosswell (b May 23, 1864 d Jan 26, 1918). Martha Jane's burial location is unknown. She was born in the old Sumter District, and died in Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina. She was daughter of John J. Crosswell and Martha Jane Mixon Crosswell, and a granddaughter of Jehu Mixon. She may have remarried since several important matters of Charles Mitchell were handled after his death by a daughter, Josephine Alexander Brown. Her mother was only 53 when she died.

There is a set of twins at Salem Church in rural Bishopville, whose marker says "Sons of C.M. and M.J. Alexander", close to his brother and aunt's graves at Salem Church's cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin M. Alexander (1838 - 1864)
  Luisa Elizabeth Reynolds McCaskill (1844 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Jane Crosswell Alexander (1864 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Josephine E. Alexander Forte (1886 - 1951)*
  Abigail Alexander Boykin (1888 - 1964)*
  Lou Mood Alexander Reynolds (1889 - 1958)*
  Mattie Mae Solomon (1891 - 1976)*
  Lula Viola Alexander McDowell (1893 - 1926)*
  Twin2 Son Alexander (1894 - 1894)*
  Twin1 Son Alexander (1894 - 1894)*
  Carrie Mary Alexander Griffin (1900 - 1945)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Mitchell Alexander (1860 - 1905)
  John Benjamin Alexander (1862 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: The marker shown was being held vertically for the photo. It has been on the ground for several years.
 
Burial:
Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery
Bishopville
Lee County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Val McGinness
Record added: Jun 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54303490
Charles Mitchell Alexander
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Charles Mitchell Alexander
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Charles Mitchell Alexander
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 Added: Feb. 27, 2016
 
 
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