Born Jul 30, 1780 at Charlotte Co.,Virginia, died Oct 2, 1859 at Kentucky, 79 years
In 1824 Joseph Alexande immigrated to Kentucky, and setled a tact of 400 acres in Cumberland County, whick land he acquired by purchase. He turned his attention partly to agriculture, cultivating his farm by slave labor , and partly to the manufacture of tobacco, which he caried on at his home four miles northwest of Burkesville. He was elected sheriff of Cumberland County, under the provisions of the old constitution, by which the senior magistrate became sheriff, and for several years was master comissioner of the county. he also held the position of commissioner of common schools, and also that of assessor of the county, and in 1839 was elected on the Whig ticket to represent Cumberland County in the lower house of the Kentucky Legislature. He also held many other responsible positions, not of a public character; was guardian and administrator, and a man in whom the people of his county trusted. Seven Children were born to his last marriage: Richard B. , Milton J. Thomas tyler, Martha B., wife of the Rev. Martin Baker; Margaret, who died in infancy; Joseph H.M. and Dr. Robert M.. Mrs. Alexander, who during llife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died may 4, 1857, in the sixty-third year of her age. Joseph Alexander, who departed life october 2, 1850, was a Whig in politics, a great admirer of henry Clay, and an emancipationist, although he was a slave owner. He had lived in good easy sircumstances during life, but on accounty of security, left only a small estate to his children. John Alexander was born in 1741, about four miles from Glasgow in Scotland, fromwhich place he was brought by his father, John Alexander, to America, and to Henry County, Virginia , where he grew to manhood. His father became a prominentman in early Virginia politics. He was a member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia prior to the Revolution, and during the troubles and oppressions which brought about that event. He commanded a company of provincial troops in the struggle. his son John became a man of wealth in the county of Henry. He was married to Miss lucy Martin, of Virginia, by whom he became the father of nine children:
Married Dec 10, 1818 at Cumberland Co.,Kentucky (38 years married) to:
Sarah Watkins Bouldin, daughter of Richard Bouldin and Elizabeth Moseley.
Born Apr 15, 1786 at Charlotte Co.,Virginia, died May 4, 1857 at Kentucky, 71 years
1. Richard B. Alexander
Born 1820 at Kentucky
2. Milton Ingram Alexander
Born Aug 21, 1821 at Henry Co.,Virginia, died 1853 at Cumberland Co.,Kentucky, 31 or 32 years, buried at Alexander Cementy,Cumberland Co.,Kentucky
3. Thomas Tyler Alexander
Born 1824 at Kentucky
4. Martha Bouldin Alexander
Born 1826 at Kentucky
5. Margaret Alexander
6. Joseph ,Jr. Alexander
7. Robert M. Alexander
Born Aug 18, 1831 at Henry Co.,Virginia
A Native of Cumberland County, in boyhood received a common school education in the neighborhood schools of Cumberland County, attending a high school in Alabama one five month's term. His education is the result of home study, and close application after he had left school. In 1852 he began the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. T. Q. Walker of Haskinsville, Green County, and in the fall of 1853 began attending the lectures at the University of louisville, graduating there in the spring of 1855. He then began the pratice of his profession , in partnership with Dr. J. H. Cheek, which he continued until 1861. at this time he became assistant surgeon of the Fifth Cavalry( Federal service); but on account of ill health of his family was compelled to resign and return home. He then began the practice on his own account in Burkesville, which, with the exception of four years residence in Louisville, he continued since. In 1874 he removed to Louisville and remained until 1879 , when on account of failing health, he returned to Burkesville, and re-entered the practice there.
Source: Kent;ucky: AHistory of the State, Battle, Terrin, & Kniffin, $th ed., 1887 Cumberland County.
|2nd marriage |
Married Mar 12, 1807 at Henry Co.,Virginia (6 years married) to:
Ann Cheatham Bouldin, daughter of Joseph Bouldin and Nancy Cheatham.
Born Jun 4, 1787 at Henry Co.,Virginia, died May 13, 1813 at Cumberland,Kentucky, 25 years
1. Ann Clark Alexander
2. Sarah Martin Alexander
3. Hugh Nelson Alexander
4. Fayette Wood Alexander
Born 1811 at Cumberland Co.,Kentucky