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James Wesley Alexander [Parents] was born in 1848. He died before 1940. He married Elizabeth J. Harris (2) before 1874.

Elizabeth J. Harris (2) [Parents] was born on 30 Dec 1838. She died on 4 Sep 1905. She married James Wesley Alexander before 1874.


Lou Mood Alexander [Parents] was born on 7 Oct 1889 in Kershaw County, SC. He died on 3 Jan 1958 in Savannah, Chatham County, GA. He married Purlie Houston Reynolds on 10 Oct 1906 in Bishopville, Lee County, SC.

Purlie Houston Reynolds [Parents] was born on 5 Sep 1879 in Darlington County, SC. She died on 14 Jan 1939 in Bishopville, Lee County, SC. She married Lou Mood Alexander on 10 Oct 1906 in Bishopville, Lee County, SC.

They had the following children:

  M i Purlie Pete Houston Reynolds

Jeremiah Weatherly [Parents] 1 was born in 1765 in NC. He died after 1804. He married Margaret Alexander (2) on 12 Aug 1786 in Guilford County, NC.

Margaret Alexander (2) [Parents] was born in 1768 in Guilford County, NC. She died before 1812. She married Jeremiah Weatherly on 12 Aug 1786 in Guilford County, NC.

They had the following children:

  M i Isaiah Weatherly
  F ii Mary Ann Weatherly
  M iii John Alexander Weatherly

Joe Osmen Bonner was born in Dec 1887 in Omen, Smith County, TX. He died on 18 Sep 1910 in Smith County, TX. He married Nellye Blithe Alexander on 25 Dec 1907 in Smith County, TX.

Nellye Blithe Alexander 1, 2, 3 was born on 23 Jan 1888 in Bullard, Cherokee County, TX. She died on 18 Apr 1942 in Tyler, Smith County, TX. She was buried on 21 Apr 1942 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX. She married Joe Osmen Bonner on 25 Dec 1907 in Smith County, TX.

Other marriages:
Dean, Letcher Bethune


Letcher Bethune Dean [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 was born on 8 Feb 1886 in Bluff Springs, Escambia County, FL. He died on 2 Oct 1959 in Tyler, Smith County, TX. He was buried on 6 Oct 1959 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX. He married Nellye Blithe Alexander on 24 May 1911 in Troup, Smith County, TX.

Other marriages:
Blades, Addie Lee

Letcher B. Dean and Nellye Blythe Alexander became guardians of three
orphaned children in April 1928: Helen, James, and Dorothy Menefee.
They are listed in the Dean household in the 1930 Census.
Letcher Dean was a partner in the Dean Brothers grocery business,
with brothers Leslie and Fred. He was the founder of the Arp Nursery
Company in Arp, TX., one of the highest-producing nurseries in the
state. It supplied plant stock to large retail distributors such as
Jackson & Perkins. The Arp Nursery Company had a branch office in
Waco, McLennan County, TX., presumably operated by his brother Fred
Dean. In the 800 block of Elm Avenue in Waco, some homes are
surrounded by large pecan and persimmon trees, the types of trees
sold by the company between 1938 and 1942.
Letcher was a charter member of the Texas Rose Research Foundation,
and held memberships in the local and regional American Associations
of Nurserymen. He donated a silver trophy bowl to represent the Arp
Award, given anually by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association,
recognizing those whose service to the industry exemplify not only
dedication but the highest in ethical values and business standards.
- 2004 Joe Defazio <ancestor2b@yahoo.com>

Nellye Blithe Alexander 1, 2, 3 was born on 23 Jan 1888 in Bullard, Cherokee County, TX. She died on 18 Apr 1942 in Tyler, Smith County, TX. She was buried on 21 Apr 1942 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX. She married Letcher Bethune Dean on 24 May 1911 in Troup, Smith County, TX.

Other marriages:
Bonner, Joe Osmen

They had the following children:

  F i Rita LaNelle Dean
  M ii Letcher Alexander Dean

Ashley Chester Mixon [Parents] was born on 24 Jan 1896 in Ardmore, Carter County, OK. He died on 24 Sep 1986 in Plainview, TX. He married Ollie Flora Alexander about 1920.

Ollie Flora Alexander was born on 3 Aug 1900 in Shell Knob, Barry County, MO. She died on 14 Feb 1993 in Plainview, TX. She married Ashley Chester Mixon about 1920.


J. T. Allen was born about 1845. He died after 1865. He married Lavernia Nancy Pace about 1865.

Lavernia Nancy Pace [Parents] 1 was born about 1846 in GA. She died after 1854. She married J. T. Allen about 1865.


Robert Monroe Reynolds [Parents] was born on 10 Feb 1855 in Darlington County, SC. He died in Nov 1936 in Lamar, Darlington County, SC. He married Emmary Elizabeth Amerson on 3 Mar 1875 in SC.

Emmary Elizabeth Amerson was born about 1855 in SC. She died before 1940. She married Robert Monroe Reynolds on 3 Mar 1875 in SC.

They had the following children:

  F i Purlie Houston Reynolds

Isaac Henry Brown [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born on 20 Sep 1813 in Hancock County, GA. He died before 1895. He married Nancy Amery about 1832.

Nancy Amery 1, 2, 3 was born about 1815 in SC. She died after 1850. She married Isaac Henry Brown about 1832.

They had the following children:

  F i Martha Brown 1 was born in 1833 in AL. She died about 1900.
  F ii Sarah Brown (2) 1 was born in 1837 in AL. She died after 1900.
  M iii Wesley Brown 1 was born in 1839 in AL. He died after 1910.
  F iv Elizabeth Brown (3) 1 was born in 1845 in AL. She died about 1910.
  F v Caroline Brown (2) 1 was born in 1847 in AL. She died after 1910.
  M vi Isaac Brown (2) 1 was born in 1849 in AL. He died after 1915.
  M vii Turner A. Brown was born in 1857 in AL. He died after 1920.
  F viii Nancy A. Brown was born in 1861 in AL. She died after 1925.

Andrew Jackson Swaim (2) [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born in Jul 1864 in Upshur County, TX. He died on 9 Mar 1940 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX. He was buried on 11 Mar 1940 in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, TX. He married Ada D. Anderson in 1889 in TX.

The 1900 Census lists his occupation as "Druggist."

Ada D. Anderson 1, 2, 3 was born in Aug 1870 in TX. She died after 1900 in TX. She married Andrew Jackson Swaim (2) in 1889 in TX.

They had the following children:

  F i Emile V. Swaim 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born in Feb 1893 in TX. She died in Apr 1982 in Dallas County, TX.
  M ii Orion C. Swaim
  M iii Fulton A. Swaim 1, 2 was born in Sep 1898 in TX. He died after 1900.
  F iv Irma Francis Swaim 1 was born on 31 Oct 1900 in TX. She died on 31 Dec 1923 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX. She was buried on 4 Jan 1924 in Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, TX.
  F v Yvonne Swaim

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