South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1862|
Obediah was the s/o Benjamin Alexander and mother unknown at this time. Bejamin stated in his Revolutionary War pension application that he was born in Richmond, VA and moved to SC as a small child with his parents. Benjamin also stated that he had only the two sons, William and Obediah. It is unkown if he meant "living" at the time of his application, or if he had only fathered two children.
The New Orleans Bee of Oct 5, 1838 relates an affray in Mobile, Alabama between Benjamin Alexander an aged man of ninety, with Thomas Hamilton, his grandson, on 24 of September killed the latter with a dirk. This would seem to indicate that Benjamin did have at least one daughter who married a Hamilton.
Benjamin and his son Obediah migrated from SC, to Claiborne, Monroe co., AL and then to Mobile co., AL. Benjamin attested in the Revolutionary War pension file of Isaac Lefever that he had lived in Mississippi at some point. Benjamin died Dec. 5, 1846 in Mobile, AL. Son William had a GA passport and also signed his mark regarding his father Benjamin's Rev. War pension in Mobile in 1848 but no further record has been found regarding William. Obediah's wife was Rachael Morgan.
Nancy Alexander Battiste (1820 - 1919)*
Lucretia Alexander Alexander (1826 - 1928)*
Note: According to his death record, he was buried in the same plot that his daughter Lucretia Alexander was buried in 66 years later. There is a family marker placed there in recent years but Obediah was not known to be there at that time.
Plot: West one-half, Lot 3, SQ 16
Created by: Jan
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
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