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REESE'S CHAPEL CHURCH AND CEMETERY-MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE


ALEXANDER, John Newton, 9 Dec 1828 - 13 Feb 1909 (Son of Alexander Brown & Margaret Benderman Alexander; 1st Lt., Co. B, 48th Tenn Inf., C.S.A.) 
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ALEXANDER, Elizabeth Howard, 1 Dec 1827 - 3 Jan 1891 "Wife of J. N. Alexander." (mar. 9 Oct 1850. Inside the Alexander iron fence. 
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by Wayne Austin 8/30/2003. Relationship info from MCTC.

TAPS SOUND FOR OLD SOLDIER.
Capt. J. N. Alexander Appears For Final Review Before the Great General
With the death of Capt. J. N. Alexander at his home four miles out on the Campbellsville Pike at 1:20 o'clock Saturday morning, another land mark has passed away and the county has lost a worthy citizen. Capt. Alexander has passed the eightieth milestone on the journey of life. For the past year he had been in feeble health and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services and interment took place Sunday at noon at Reece's. ____Wharton in charge of services. Fearless, but gentle, and tender hearted as a little child, rugged in his honesty and integrity of character, meeting every duty and requirement as a husband, a father, a citizen without ostentation or display. Capt. Alexander was one of _____ noble men and beloved and esteemed by all who came within his influence. At the outbreak of the Civil war he joined the Forty-eighth Infantry, Dunham's company, and when the bloody battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought and Capt. Dunham was numbered with the dead, J. N. Alexander was made Captain of the company and no captain in the service was more honored for his fearless conduct, or more beloved for his care and devotion to his men than he. He was a member of the Bigbyville Lodge of Masons and is survived by his second wife, who was Miss Hendley, and the following children: Mrs. James Estes, Mrs. S. J. Thomas, William Alexander, Miss Mollie Alexander, Miss Johnnie Alexander and Jim Alexander.
Columbia Herald, Friday, Feb. 19, 1909, page 8.
Obituary submitted by Judy Benderman Forgos 10/18/2007

Mrs. J. N. Alexander died last Saturday morning at her home in 8th district at the age of sixty years, after weeks of suffering. Services took place last Sunday morning conducted by Rev. W. R. Leath. Interment at Reese's Church. Mrs. Alexander leaves a husband and several grown sons and daughters. She was a Christian woman, respected and loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed in her neighborhood.
Columbia Herald, January 9, 1891.
Obituary submitted by Judy Benderman Forgos 10/18/2007