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Richard B. ALEXANDER, Sr. 1840-1913, a73yrs
Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)©
Thirteeth Generation!
William Franklin ALEXANDER [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.1]
(s/o Daniel ALEXANDER & Mother: Susannah J SHELBY) of Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
(1Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Margaret CLARK) of Lancaster Co. Pa. [Now Franklin Co., Pa.] ARW Soldier!
(2Gs/o Benjamin ALEXANDER & Susannah POLK) of New Castle County, Delaware)
(3Gs/o Francis ALEXANDER & Martha BLAIR, of New Castle County, Delaware)
(4Gs/o James ALEXANDER & Mary STEELE, of Anamessex, Somerset County, Maryland)
(5Gs/o Samuel ALEXANDER & Mary TAYLOR, of Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland)
(6Gs/o James ALEXANDER & Mary MAXWELL, of Bughall, Scotland)
(7Gs/o Robert ALEXANDER & Janet ORR, of Stirling, Scotland)
(8Gs/o John ALEXANDER & Agnes GRAHAM, of Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmann, Stirling, Scotland
(9Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Janet ERSKINE, of Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clakmannshire, Sterling Scotland)
(10Gs/o Alexander ALEXANDER & Marion GRAHAM, of Menstrie,Parish of Logie,Clakmannshire, Sterling Scotland)
(11Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Spouse Unknown)
b. 03 Dec 1812, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 27 Oct 1873, Laredo, Webb Co., TX.
Buried: Laredo Cemetery, Webb Co., TX.
He married twice, first age on 2 Dec 1832, Mallard Creek Prebyterian Church, Mecklenburg Co., NC. to [See: m. Rec.]
Rebecca Adeline GILMER,
(d/o John GILMER and Mother: Mary HARRIS)
b. __ ___ 1815 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. __ Oct 1861, age 46yrs, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
They had 6 Children born to this 1st Union:
Wm. Franklin ALEXANDER, leaves his 1st famiy by 1848, and goes to the "Rio Grande Valley" of presant-day Webb Co., Texas.
With-out a divorce record found, at age 40yrs he married 2nd on 02 Sep 1852 St. Augustine Church, Laredo, Webb Co., Texas to [See: m. Rec.]
18 year old Charlott DOVALINA,
(d/o M/M DOVALINA Parents of Texas)
b. __ ___ 1834, in the Republic of Texas
d. Unknown (to me)
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
They had had 4 Children born to this 2nd Union:
  FIRST MARRIAGE: *1832 Miss Rebecca Adeline GILMER,
 They had 6 Children born to this 1st Union: (4 Sons & 2 Dau's)
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 01. 1st Son:      John Dan ALEXANDER,  NC. *1834-1907 a73yrs MS.  m. *1857 TX. Nancy Alice ROBERTS  13Ch.
 02. 2nd Son:      James Franklin ALEXANDER,  NC. c1836-1895 a59yrs NC.  m. *1859 NC. Martha MCGUINESS,   ?Ch.
 03. 3rd Son:      Charles Winslow ALEXANDER,  NC. c1837-1906 a69yrs TN.  m. *1861 NC. Margaret Evelyn FLOW,   2Ch.
 04. 4th Son:  Richard Baxter ALEXANDER, Sr.  NC. *1840-1913 a73yrs NC.  m. *1860 NC. 1st A. "Cornelia" WILSON,   2Ch.
 "     "  "     "  "     "  m. *1866 NC. 2nd J. "Permilla" WILSON,   0Ch.
 "     "  "     "  "     "  m. *1901 NC. 3rd Minnie T. ABERNATHY,   4Ch.
 05. 1st Dau:      Margaret C. ALEXANDER,  NC. c1841-19?? a??yrs ??.  Not Traced!  
 06. 2nd Dau:      Mary Ann ALEXANDER,  NC. c1844-19?? a??yrs ??.  m. c1865 NC. Robert H. FLOW,   ?Ch.
  SECOND MARRIAGE: *1852 Texas, Miss Charlott DOVALINA,
 They had 4 Children born to this 2nd Union: (2 Sons & 2 Dau's)
 07. 1st Dau:      Avaline ALEXANDER,  TX. c1851-19?? a??yrs ??.  Not Traced! b, 1 yrs before Marriage?  
 08. 1st Son:      John Baurista ALEXANDER,  TX. c1856-19?? a??yrs ??.  Not Traced! was in 1850 Census  
 09. 2nd Dau:      Susan (Twin) ALEXANDER,  TX. c1857-19?? a??yrs ??.  Not Traced! was in 1850 Census  
 10. 2nd Son:      Robert (Twin) ALEXANDER,  TX. c1857-19?? a??yrs ??.  Not Traced! was in 1850 Census  
  21 Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins! 

1st Marriage Mr. ALEXANDER & Miss GILMER
Mr. William Franklin ALEXANDER, age 20yrs son of Daniel ALEXANDER & Susannah J. SHELBY of Charlotte, NC. and
Miss Rebecca Adeline GILMER, age 17yrs Daughter of John GILMER and Mary HARRIS were married at the Mallard Creek Prebyterian Church, Mallard creek, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, on 02 December 1832.
[REF:#003]

2nd Marriage Mr. ALEXANDER & Miss DOVALINA
Mr. William Franklin ALEXANDER, age 40yrs son of Daniel ALEXANDER & Susannah J. SHELBY (dec'd) of Charlotte, NC. and
Miss Rebecca Charlotte DOVALINA, age 18yrs Daughter of M/M DOVALINA Parents of Laredo, TX. married at St. Augustine Church, Laredo Twp., Webb Co., Texas on 01 Septmber 1852.
[REF:#002]
  Possible Record Problem!
 Their have been two dates for this 2nd marriage, One on 30 Aug 1852 in Laredo, Webb, TX [Lic. Issue] & 2nd on 01 Sep 1852 in St. Augustine Church, Laredo, Webb Co., TX.

[SFA-REF:#002] The History of Mecklenburg Co. from 1740 to 1900  "The History of Mecklenburg Co. from 1740 to 1900"
 Wm. Franklin ALEXANDER abandons Family - 1848
  Wm. F. ALEXANDER, age 36yrs went to TX. about 1848. When Laredo, Webb, TX was incorporated in 1852, he was The first to serve as Mayor. He also served as Justice of The Peace, City Clerk of Laredo and was the Co. Clerk of Webb Co., TX.

 CSA Pvt William F. ALEXANDER, age 50yrs with  33rd TX. Calvary, Co. "H"
 Enlisted: age 51yrs, in April 1863,
 Surrendered at Galveston, TX. age 53yrs on 2 Jun 1865. [REF:#003]
 CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOP
 The 33rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Duff's Partisan Rangers) was organized in April, 1863, by using the 14th (Duff's) Texas Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Its members were recruited at San Antonio, Port Lavaca, and Mt. Vernon, and in Kaufman County. This unit served in Gano's and Hardeman's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was active along the lower Rio Grande. In April, 1864, it was near Bonham, Texas and contained 23 officers and 307 men. On June 2, 1865, it was included in the surrender.
The field officers were Colonel James Duff, Lieutenant Colonel James R. Sweet, and Majors Santos Benavides and John T. Brackenridge. [REF:#001]

Fourteenth Generation!
Richard Baxter ALEXANDER, Sr. [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04]
(s/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
(1Gs/o Daniel ALEXANDER & Mother: Susannah J SHELBY) of Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
(2Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Margaret CLARK) of Lancaster Co. Pa. [Now Franklin Co., Pa.] ARW Soldier!
(3Gs/o Benjamin ALEXANDER & Susannah POLK) of New Castle County, Delaware)
(4Gs/o Francis ALEXANDER & Martha BLAIR, of New Castle County, Delaware)
(5Gs/o James ALEXANDER & Mary STEELE, of Anamessex, Somerset County, Maryland)
(6Gs/o Samuel ALEXANDER & Mary TAYLOR, of Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland)
(7Gs/o James ALEXANDER & Mary MAXWELL, of Bughall, Scotland)
(8Gs/o Robert ALEXANDER & Janet ORR, of Stirling, Scotland)
(9Gs/o John ALEXANDER & Agnes GRAHAM, of Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clackmann, Stirling, Scotland
(10Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Janet ERSKINE, of Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clakmannshire, Sterling Scotland)
(11Gs/o Alexander ALEXANDER & Marion GRAHAM, of Menstrie,Parish of Logie,Clakmannshire, Sterling Scotland)
(12Gs/o William ALEXANDER & Spouse Unknown)
b. 24 Apr 1840, Charlotte Town, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 13 Jul 1913, age 73yrs, on Derita Rd., Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [No Cem. found FINDAGRAVE]
Residence: 407 West 11th St., Charlotte, NC. 1910 Census
He Married 3 times, first age 20yrs on 19 Sep 1860, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. to
21 year old Miss Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON,
(5th d/o Albert WILSON & Mother: Elizabeth JOHNSTON)
b. 08 Nov 1839, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 20 Sep 1865, age 25yrs, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [No Cem. found FINDAGRAVE]
At age 26yrs he married 2nd on 01 Oct 1866, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. to
34 year old Miss Jane "Permilla" WILSON,
(2nd d/o Albert WILSON & Mother: Elizabeth JOHNSTON)
b. 08 May 1832, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 09 Jan 1889, age 66yrs, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [No Cem. found FINDAGRAVE]
They had no Children born to this 2nd Union:
At age 61yrs, he married a 3rd time on 08 Oct 1901, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. to [See: m. Rec.]
26 year old Miss Minnie Tallula ABERNATHY,
(3rd d/o Wm. Miles ABERNATHY & Mother Jane Adeline CASHION)
(1Gd/o Sidney Turner ABERNATHY & Elizabeth Caroline DAVENPORT)
b. 13 Aug 1875, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 20 Dec 1960, age 85yrs, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [No Cem. found FINDAGRAVE]
They had 4 Children born to this 3rd Union:
 FIRST MARRIAGE: *1861 Miss Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON, 2 Dau's
 They had 2 Children born to this 1st Union:
 Son/Dau  Click on Name for More Inf.  b.-d.  Married/Info.  Ch.
 1.1.1. 1st Dau:  Banna Viola ALEXANDER,  NC. *1861-1950 a88yrs NC.  m. *1883 NC. Lawson L. SARRATT,   9Ch.
 1.1.2. 2nd Dau:  Bettie Jane ALEXANDER,  NC. *1864-1870 a 5yrs NC.  bd Sugaw Creek Presb. Church Cemetery  
 SECOND MARRIAGE: *1866 Miss Jane Permilla WILSON, 0Ch.
 They had No Children born to this 2nd Union:
 THIRD MARRIAGE: *1901 Miss Minnie Taulla ABERNATHY, 4Ch.
 They had 4 Children born to this 3rd Union: (2 Sons & 2 Dau's)
 1.1.3. 1st Son:  Richard B. ALEXANDER, Jr.  NC. *1902-1954 a52yrs FL.  m. 29 Jul 1929, DC. Frances E. SIMMONS   1Ch.
 1.1.4. 2nd Son:  Andrew Wm. ALEXANDER,  NC. *1905-1989 a84yrs MD.  m. 03 Mar 1935, MD. Harriette A. MITCHELL   3Ch.
 1.1.5. 1st Dau:  Adeline A. ALEXANDER,  NC. *1908-1995 a87yrs TN.  m. 15 Sep 1928, DC. Robert L. TERRELL   3Ch.
 1.1.6. 2nd Dau:  Nancy Isabell ALEXANDER,  NC. *1910-1999 a89yrs ??.  m. 21 May 1932, NC. Julian H. McWHORTER   3Ch.
  19 Known Grandchildren/1st Cousins! 

  Chronological Time Line
 Richard Baxter ALEXANDER, Sr.
 Type  Date  Age  Remarks  (Click on Date for more Info.)  Liv'g in Co.
 Born  1840    in the home of his Parents.  Charlotte  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1840   yrs  Was NOT in the home of his Parents & 2 Siblings,  Mallard Creek District  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Abandon  1848   8yrs  when Father Abandons 1st Family to  The Rio Grande Valley  Webb Co., TX.
 Census  1850  10yrs  on Sep 03, living with H/H Mother & 4 Siblings  Mallard Creek Twp.,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1850  10yrs  on Dec 15, 2 older brothers visit Father in  The Rio Grande Valley  Webb Co., TX
 Marriage  1852  12yrs  on Sep 01, Father marries 2nd in Texas  The Rio Grande Valley  Webb Co., TX
 Census  1860  20yrs  on Aug 21, living with H/H Mother & 2 Siblings  Mallard Creek Twp.,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1860  20yrs  on Aug 20, Father's 2nd Family with 4Ch. in  Laredo Twp.,  Webb Co., TX
 Marriage 1st  1860  20yrs  on Sep 19, Miss Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON, age 21yrs  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 1st Born  1861  21yrs  on Oct 14, 1st Dau Banna Viola ALEXANDER  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 CWar  1862  22yrs  on Feb 01, Enlists 11th NC. Reg., Co. A  as Sergeant,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 CWar  1864  24yrs  on Oct 11, Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant  as Sergeant,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 2nd Born  1864  24yrs  on Nov 17, 2nd Dau Bettie Jane ALEXANDER  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 CWar  1865  25yrs  on Jun 05, released from Prison  Johnson's Island,  Lake Erie, Ohio
 Death  1865  25yrs  on Sep 20, 1st Wife A. Cornelia (Wilson) ALEXANDER, dies  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 2ndMarriage  1866  26yrs  on Oct 01, 2nd Wife Jane P. WILSON, age 34yrs  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1870  30yrs   on Aug 22, w/2nd Wife & 2 Children  P.O. Martindale, Long Creek Twp., Farmer $500  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Death  1870  30yrs  on Sep 03, 2nd Dau Bettie Jane ALEXANDER dies, age 5yrs  Martindale, Long Creek Twp.,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1880  40yrs   on Jun 01, living with 2nd Wife & 1Ch. & Sis-I-Law  Charlotte Twp. #4 "Grocer"  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Marriage  1883  43yrs  on Oct 02, 1st Dau marries L.L. SARRATT, age 31yrs  Charlotte Twp. #4"  Mecklenburg Co., NC
 Death  1899  59yrs   on Jan 09, 2nd Wife Jane P. (Wilson) ALEXANDER, dies, age 66yrs  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1900  60yrs    Record Not Found!  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 3rdMarriage  1901  61yrs  on Oct 08, 3rd Wife Minnie T. ABERNATHY, age 26yrs  Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Census  1910  70yrs  on Apr 21, w/3rd Wife & 4 Children  407 W. 11th St., Charlotte, Rent, Own Income  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
 Death  1913  73yrs   on Jul 13, Richard B. ALEXANDER, dies,  407 West 11th St., Charlotte,  Mecklenburg Co., NC.
  "Widow" Mrs. Minnie T. (Abernathy) ALEXANDER, age 38yrs, with 4 Children:
 1st Son: Richard B. ALEXANDER, Jr. age 10yrs
 2nd Son: Wm. P., ALEXANDER, age 8yrs
 1st Dau: Adeline ALEXANDER, age 5yrs
 2nd Dau: Nancy T. ALEXANDER, age 3yrs

1st Marriage Mr. ALEXANDER & Miss WILSON
Mr. Richard B. ALEXANDER, age 20yrs 4th Son of Wm. Franklin ALEXANDER, of Laredo, TX. & Rebecca Adeline (GILMER) ALEXANDER of Charlotte, NC. and
Miss Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON, age 21yrs 5th Daughter of Albert & Elizabeth (JOHNSTON) WILSON were married in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, on 19 September 1860.
[REF:#002]

 CSA Richard B. ALEXANDER, with  11th NC. Regiment, Co. "A"
 Enlisted: age 22yrs, in 01 Feb 1862, as "Sergeant"
 Surrendered at Johnson's Island age 25yrs, as "2nd Lieutenant" on 5 Jun 1865.
He enlisted on 01 Feb 1862 at Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC for three (3) years, in Company A, 11th Regiment, as a Sergeant, and was promoted on 15 Jun 1863 to First Sergeant and on 11 Oct 1864, he was made a Second Lieutenant.
He was wounded seriously at The battle of Gettsburg, Jul 07 1863 and was disabled for four (4) months.
He took part in The battles of White Hall, Fredericksburg, Gettsburg, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, The rest of The campaign to The James, and numerous engagements about Petersburg until, with his whole command, he was captured on The Petersburg, VA. lines, 02 Apr 1865. He was subsequently held as a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, Ohio until 05 Jun 1865, when he was released under oath.
2 of his brothers were in the same Regiment & Company!
     James F. ALEXANDER, Enlisted: Sergeant; Surrendered: 2nd Lieutenant
     Charles W. ALEXANDER, Enlisted: 1st Lieutenant; Surrendered: 1st Lieutenant
[REF:#003]
 CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA TROOP
 11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Bethel Regiment) was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in March, 1862. The nucleus of this unit was made up of men who saw prior service in the 1st (Bethel) North Carolina Regiment. Its members were from the counties of Mecklenburg, Burke, Bertie, Chowan, Orange, Lincoln, and Buncombe. Assigned to the Department of North Carolina, it fought at White Hall, then moved to Virginia. Here the unit was placed in General Pettigrew's, Kirkland's, and MacRae's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought on many battlefields from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and saw action around Appomattox. It lost over half of the 617 at Gettysburg, reported 15 casualties at Bristoe, and surrendered 8 officers and 74 men. The field officers were Colonels Collett Leventhorpe and William J. Martin, Lieutenant Colonels Francis W. Bird and William A. Owens, and Major Egbert A. Ross. [REF:#001]

2nd Marriage Mr. ALEXANDER & Miss WILSON
Mr. Richard B. ALEXANDER, age 26yrs 4th Son of Wm. Franklin ALEXANDER, of Laredo, TX. & Rebecca Adeline (GILMER) ALEXANDER of Charlotte, NC. and
Miss Jane Permilla WILSON, age 34yrs 2nd Daughter of Albert & Elizabeth (JOHNSTON) WILSON were married in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, on 01 October 1866.
[REF:#002]
  Note: R.B. ALEXANDER, just returned home from the Union Prison, Johnson's Island on Jun 5, 1865, then 3 months later his 1st Wife dies on Sep 20, 1865, leaving him a "Widower" with 2 small daughters, Banna V., age 4yrs & Bettie Jane, age 1 year. He then 1 year later he marries his 1st Wife's older Sister Jane Permilla WILSON on Oct. 1, 1866.
Now his 2nd Wife is not only his 2 Daughters "Aunt" she also is their "Step-Mother"..prs

3rd Marriage Mr. ALEXANDER & Miss ABERNATHY
Mr. Richard B. ALEXANDER, age 61yrs 4th Son of Wm. Franklin ALEXANDER, of Laredo, TX. (dec'd) & Rebecca Adeline (GILMER) ALEXANDER of Charlotte, NC. (dec'd) and
Miss Minnie Tallula ABERNATHY, age 26yrs 2nd Daughter of Wm. Miles & Jane A. (Cashion) ABERNATHY of Millard Creek, NC. were married in home of Bride, Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, on 08 October 1901.
[REF:#002]
  Note: R.B. ALEXANDER, age 61yrs, marries the 35year his Junior Minnie T. ABNATHY, age 26yrs.
She was 14years younger than his oldest Daughter Banna V. (Alexander) SARRATT...prs

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
Edition Octomber, 9, 1901 - A wedding at Mallard Creek -
  At The Home of The bride in Mallard Creek yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock Miss Minnie Abernethy was married to Mr. R B ALEXANDER The ceremony being performed by Reverend J M Grier, of Croft, assisted by Reverend George W Belk of Charlotte. The bride is an estimable young lady, liked by everyone she has known. Mr ALEXANDER is one of The best known men in the County and is greatly esteemed for his genuine worth.
Charlotte people who attended the wedding were:
    Mr and Mrs L L Ssratt [sic?],<--This is Oldest Dau Banna C. (Alexander) SARRATT..prs
    Mrs W.C. Wilson and <--?
    Reverend Mr Belk.
The happy couple have gone to Asheville, where they will spend their honeymoon."

Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  Sugaw Creek School House
 The Sugaw Creek School House was built in 1837 by Mr. Gillett, a Frenchman, who was assisted by several young men of the congregation. The structure, erected during the pastorate of Rev. John Madison McKnitt Caldwell, replaced a log school house which had become too small to accommodate an expanding enrollment. In this building many boys acquired the academic preparation necessary for entry into Davidson College, the newly-established Presbyterian college in the northern section of Mecklenburg County. The school maintained high standards. The first full-time teacher was Robert I. McDowell, an honor graduate of Hampton-Sydney College. The school continued to operate until the early years of this century, when the public schools began to assume the responsibilities associated with educating the youth of the Sugaw Creek community.
 In 1960 the women of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church converted the building into the Sugaw Creek Historical Museum. It is still used for that purpose today. Source: Sugaw Creek School House & Associated Properties Location Map!  

The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC.
1930 article written by Mrs. Sam PRESSON, "Reminiscences of Charlotte",
  He, Richard B. ALEXANDER, an enterprising and philanthropic citizen of Charlotte, was born in that city April 24, 1840, one of four brothers who served in The war of The Confederacy. ..(he) enlisted in March, 1862, in Company A. Eleventh regiment, as a sergeant, and was promoted later to orderly-sergeant and finally to second lieutenant. He took part in The battles of White Hall, Fredericksburg, Getts burg, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania, The rest of The campaign to The James, and numerous engagements about Petersburg until, with his whole command, he was captured on The Petersburg lines, April 2, 1865.
He was subsequently held as a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island until June 15, 1865. He was wounded seriously at The battle of Gettsburg, and in consequence disabled for four months.
After The return of peace he promptly accepted The situation, became as earnest a supporter of The Union ashe had been of The Confederacy, and set about The work of providing for his own welfare and that of his fellowmen.
After farming six years in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties he made his home at Charlotte and began a successful career as a merchant. In 1895, impressed by the wants of the homeless and friendless children of the city, he built and put in operation the ALEXANDER Rescue Home, and in 1896 founded the Groveton School for poor children, which he supports unaided. Both these institutions are prospering and doing a wonderful amount of good in The community.

  Sugaw Creek Presb. Church Cemetery, #3
Church: 101 W Sugaw Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC - (704) 596-4466 1789 Map!  
Amanda Cornelia (Wilson) ALEXANDER, age 25yrs
b. Nov 1839 - d. Sep 20, 1865
1st Wife of R.B. ALEXANDER

(Need Photo of Headstone)
Jane Permilla (Wilson) ALEXANDER, age 66yrs
b. May 8, 1832 - d. Jan 9, 1899
2nd Wife of R.B. ALEXANDER
 

  Sugaw Creek Presb. Church Cemetery #3,
Church: 101 W. Sugaw Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC - (704) 596-4466 1789 Map!  
Richard B. ALEXANDER, age 73yrs
b. Apr 24, 1840 - d. Jul 13, 1913

(Need Photo of Headstone)
Minnie T. (Abernathy) ALEXANDER, 85yrs
b. Aug 13, 1875 - d. Dec 20, 1960
3rd Wife of R.B. ALEXANDER
[No Listed in Burial Records]
 SUGAW CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY #1, West Craighead Road, Tax parcel #08511506
 SUGAW CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY #2, 4130 North Tryon Street; Tax parcel #09108109
 SUGAW CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CEMETERY #3, 100 Sugar Creek Road West; Tax parcel #08901204
2008 Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
Burial Records for Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church

Fifteenth Generation!
1. Banna Viola ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.01]
(1st d/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON)
(1Gd/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
Mrs. Banna V. (Alexander) SARRATT, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!
This Photo Courtesy of Annie Skilling, Sep 20, 2008 b. 14 Oct 1861, Mallard Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [per NC-DC # 8632]
d. 14 Apr 1950, age 88yrs, at home 1320 Elizab St., Charlotte, NC.
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC.
Where a Headstone marks her Grave.
At age 22yrs she married on 02 Oct 1883 Charlotte, Mcklenburg Co., NC. to
31 year old Lawson Lewellyn SARRATT; (a.k.a. "L.L.") [SFA-ID# 1.2.3.1.7.02.07]
b. __ Jan 1852, Spartanburg Dist., (Now Cherokee Co.) SC.
d. 23 Feb 1937, age 85yrs, Kershaw Co., SC. [per SC-DC Vol5, #2003]
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Charlotte, NC.
They had 9 Children born to this Union: (Only 4 grew to maturity)
Click on Thumbnail for Profile!
See Biographical Profile: L. L. SARRATT Family Profile!
for Continuation.

2. Bettie Jane ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.02]
(2nd d/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Amanda "Cornelia" WILSON)
(1Gd/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
b. 17 Nov 1864, Mallard Creek, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 03 Sep 1870, age 5yrs, P.O. Martindale, Long Creek Twp.,, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Buried: Sugaw Creek Presb. Church Cemetery, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

3. Richard Baxter ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.03]
(1st s/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 3rd Wife: Minnie T. ABERNATHY)
(1Gs/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
b. 26 Jan 1902, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 18 Oct 1954, age 52yrs, Palm Beach, FL.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
Occupation: Taxi Cab Driver, [1930 census]
Lived at: 1317 Columbis Rd., Washington, DC. [1930 Census)
At age 27yrs he married on 29 Jul 1929, Washington DC.
23 year old Miss Frances Evelyn SIMMONS, b. c1906, Washington, DC.

4. Andrew William ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.04]
(2nd s/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 3rd Wife: Minnie T. ABERNATHY)
(1Gs/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
b. 13 Jan 1905, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 13 Oct 1989, age 84yrs, Chevy Chase, MD.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
At age 30yrs he married on 03 Mar 1935, Silver Springs, Maryland
Miss Harriette Adelaide MITCHELL,

5. Adeline A. ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.04]
(1st d/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 3rd Wife: Minnie T. ABERNATHY)
(1Gd/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
b. 05 May 1908, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.
d. 01 Oct 1995, age 87yrs, Hendersonville, TN.
Buried: Piedmont Church Cemetery, Stony Point, VA.
At age 20yrs she married on 15 Sep 1928, Washington DC.
Robert Lewis TERRELL,

Mrs. Nancy 6. Nancy "Isobell" ALEXANDER, [SFA-ID# ALEX 1.04.06]
(2nd d/o Richard B. ALEXANDER & 3rd Wife: Minnie T. ABERNATHY)
(1Gd/o William Franklin ALEXANDER & 1st Wife: Rebecca "Adeline" GILMER)
b. 20 Feb 1910, Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC. [SSD# 219-34-8665 MD.]
d. 25 Mar 1999, age 89yrs, Helena, Lewis & Clark Co., MT.
Buried: Cemetery Location Unknown (to me)
At age 22yrs she married on 21 May 1932, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Co., NC.
Julian Howard McWHORTER,

  Source and Reference Notes
 [REF:#001]  Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.   prsjr@att.net
Sarratt/Sarrett/Surratt Families of America (SFA)©
Bibliography County Histories
     [a.] "The History of Mecklenburg Co. from 1740 to 1900" by John B. ALEXANDER; Publish in Charlotte, NC. by Observer Print House, 1902 iv 481 pp.
     [b.] "History of Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, from 1740 to 1903" by Daniel A. TOMPKINS, 2 Vols; Published Charlotte, NC.; by Observer Print House, in 1903
     [c.] "Hornets' Nest: The Story of Charlotee & Mecklenburg County" by LeGette BLYTH & C.R. BROCKMAN; Published in Charlotte, NC. by Public Liberty of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Co. by McNALLY, 1961; 511 pp.
     [d.] Mecklenburg Co.; A Bicentennial Story" by Dannye ROMINE, Published in Charlotee, NC. by Independence Sauare Assoc. [1975] 83 pp.
 [REF:#002]  Richard B. Alexander   alexandr@juno.com (Old Address)
SARRATT, Banna (Alexander) Mrs.
     Various E-Mails to this writer: Dated: Mar 12, 1998, Thur at 1:36 o'clock P.M.
Dick Alexander, (520) 882-7516 [phone&Fax], Tucson, AZ.
 alexandr@dakotacom.net (New address 19 Jan 2000 5:00AM)
 [REF:#003]  Chris   chris_jill2000@yahoo.com
Rootsweb.com GEDCOM: "Find the errors"
Entries: 78,149 Updated: 2005-02-24 02:13:34 UTC (Thu)
Comment: "Trying to correct this ALEXANDER file"
ID: I045207, William Franklin ALEXANDER
 [REF:#004]    

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