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James Wood  and  Susanna Burnett

My direct ancestor   is child number 11. Hamilton Wood

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Marriage of James Wood and Susan Burnett in Mecklenburg Co NC on Sep 5, 1799. "by Squire Shumaker at Spartanburg SC" per Dec 18, 1871 Monroe Co MO affidavit. Prob Charlotte NC ca 70 mi from Spartanburg Co SC.

 

James Wood, b. in Botetourt Co VA on Oct 15, 1777 to John Wood [b. 1831 Leicestershire, England, lived Amelia Co VA] and Maiden Dee Seay [b. c1750 Amelia Co VA]; plantation owner in Spartanburg Co, SC then Ralls Co, MO; d. on his farm 4 mi from Monroe City in Ralls Co MO on Apr 6, 1866; b. DeMoss Chapel Cem, 5 mi SW of Huntington, Ralls Co MO; tombstone reads "James Wood d. Apr 9, 1866 age 88 yrs 5 mo and 27 das." James was vet of War of 1812 at Ft Moultrie on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor, but was NOT a captain as some records indicate.

 

Susannah A. Burnett, b. in Spartanburg Co SC on Mar 15, 1783 to Sarah Johnson [1763 prob ?Mecklenburg Co VA-Sep 1, 1851 Sptb Co SC] and John Burnett Jr (IV) [1730 Essex Co VA-1809 Spartanburg Co SC]. Susan d. in Catherine Missouri Elzea's home on Feb 21, 1872; b. DeMoss Chapel Cem; tombstone reads: "Susan Wood, d. Feb 21, 1872, age 89 yrs 11 mo 21 das."

1. Jane Jency Wood b. Sep 15 1800 Sptg Co SC d. May 8, 1898 Oconee Co SC m. Thomas Alexander

2. Henry "Harry" Wood b. Oct 24 1802 Sptg Co SC d. Sep 23, 1879 Adams Co IL m. Sallie Alverson

3. Ann "Oney" (fe) b. Feb 7 1805 Sptg Co SC d. ca 1865 Lewis Co MO m. Pleasant Alverson

4. William Wood b. 1807 Sptg Co SC d. 1821 Spartanburg Co SC single

5. Rosannah Wood b. Sep 24 1809 Sptg Co SC d. Aug 27, 1900 Adair Co MO m. Wm Gowan Brashear

6. Frances Wood b. Mar 4 1812 Sptg Co SC d. bef 1895 ? Ralls Co MO m. Stephen Scobee

7. James Alexander Wood, b-Aug 1 1814 Sptg Co SC d. Nov 22, 1853 Fannin Co TX m. Mary Parker

8. Cynthia Wood b. Dec 28 1817 Sptg Co SC d. aft 1895 ? Nebraska m. John Dale

9. Mary Maiden Wood b. Mar 8 1819 Sptg Co SC d. bef 1866 m. ?Million/Wilson

10. John Oliver Wood b. Jul 15 1821 Sptg Co SC d. Oct 9, 1911 Lewis Co MO m. Eliz Broadley

**11. Hamilton Wood b. Jul 1 1824 Sptg Co SC d. Sep 17, 1877 Ray Co MO m. Mildred Settle

12. Catherine Missouri b. Feb 11 1827 Sptg Co SC d. Nov 2, 1904 Monroe Co MO m. Sam Elzea

1. Jane Wood, m. in Sptbg Co SC on Jan 29, 1818 to Thomas Alexander [1795 Sptg Co SC-1855 Oconee Co SC], son of Mary __ [c1777-bet 1844-50 Pickens Co SC [m,2. Andrew Ferguson in 1801] and Thomas Alexander Sr [d. Jan 1796 Sptbg Co SC]. War of 1812 vet Issue, 11 ch: Eleanor Alexander, 1818-1911 Oconee Co and m. Wm David Deaton; Andrew Alexander, 1820-1869 Vicksburg MS, Civil War and m. Mary Eliz Crosby; James Simpson Alexander, 1824 Oconee Co-1865 Henrico Co VA (Civil War) and m. Frances Jane Crosby; Thomas J Alexander, b. 1822; Memory (male) Alexander, 1825-1893 __, in Civil War, and m. Mary Adair; Mary Ann, 1828-1912 and m. Elijah D Deaton; John Henry Alexander (Dec 24, 1830-1883); Lovey Alexander, 1833-1910 Oconee Co and m. Alfred Owen Adair; Isaac Newton Alexander, 1836-1924 ___ and m. Margaret Amelia Agnew; Martha Jane Alexander, 1839-1931 Greenwood Co SC and m. Wm Harrison Gibson; Joseph Alexander, 1841-1864 Battle of Deep Bottom.

 

2. Henry "Harry" Wood, m. in Spartanburg Co SC in 1824 to Sarah "Sallie" Alverson [b. SC, ? Sptbg], dau of Elijah Alverson [Mar 8, 1764 Fairfax Co VA-May 23, 1857 White Co TN, Rev War vet] and either 1st or 2nd marr: m,1. Hattie Ames [b. Fairfax Co VA] and m,2. Wina Couch [b. in SC]. Celebrated 50th wed anniv. mvd c1833 to Ursa twp, Adams Co IL, 1850 cen farmer $2000. In 1837 helped lay out Hartford in Ursa twp. Harry b. Keath Cem, Ursa twp, Adams Co IL. Issue: 11 ch: Lovey Wood; Calvin Alexander Wood; Cynthia Ann Wood; Francis Jane Wood; Linthicum Wood; Eliza Wood; Elizabeth Wood; Mary Ann Wood; John Henry Wood; Wm Hamilton Wood; Averiller "Evarilla" Wood.

 

3. Ann "Oney" or "Ona" Wood, m. prob in Ralls Co MO c1831 to Pleasant Alverson/ Alberson [b. c1805 Sptbg Co SC], son of Elijah Alverson [b. in Fairfax Co VA] and either m,1. Wina Couch (b. SC) or m,2. Hattie Ames, b. in Fairfax Co VA]. James Wood's 1866 will refers to dau, Ann Alverson's heirs: Thomas Alverson, Calvin A Alverson, and Jane Alverson, maybe they were only ones still living. Issue, 6 ch: Noah Alverson, b. 1829; James Alverson, b. 1832; Jane Alverson, b. 1834; Calvin Alverson, b. 1836; Thomas J Alverson, 1838-1863 and m. Mary Anna Wiseman; Cynthiana Alverson, b. 1847.

 

4. William Wood. Drowned at age 14.

 

5. Rosanah "Rosa" Wood, m. in prob Sptbg Co SC c1827 to Wm Gowan Brashear [Jan 13, 1807 Sptbg Co SC-May 10, 1862 Adair Co MO], son of Mary Elizabeth Clayton and Wm Brashears [c1760 PA-1852 Campobelle, Sptbg Co SC, m. 1791 Brownville, Fayette Co PA]. left Sptbg Co in 1827 for Ralls Co, to Hancock Co IL then Adams Co IL then in 1841 mv'd to Adair Co MO. Wm owned a large land tract in Adair Co, Brashear MO named for son Richard. Issue, 12 ch: Millicent Brashear, Oct 15, 1826 SC-d. KS and m. Sam Pershall; Coleman Brashear, Mar 18, 1829-d. CA and m. Mariah Smith; Mary Jane Brashear, Sep 30, 1831 Ralls Co-d IL and m. Green L Patterson; Nancy Catherine Brashear, Jan 13, 1832 Ralls Co-died young aft 1850 cen; James Wm Brashear, Apr 15 or May 15, 1836 Adams Co IL-d. Modesto, Stanislaus Co CA and m. Delilah Smith (d-1903 Willits, Mendocino Co CA (ch born 1879 Pescadero, San Mateo Co CA; Thomas Alexander Brashear, Mar 30, 1840 Carthage, Hancock Co IL-1929 lv'g in Parnell, Nodaway Co MO and m. Laura Lavanche Grayson (Tom A was Union vet; Susan A Brashear, b. 1843 Adair Co-d. IL and m. Robt Thatcher; Richard Matson Brashear, Jan 13, 1846 Salt River twp, Adair Co MO and m. Margaret Jane Montgomery; Cynthia Brashear, Sep 11, 1848 and m. D.E. Mosley, 1929 living Rammona, Wash Co OK; John W Brashear, Jul 26, 1851 and m. Meda Creig, twin Martha E Brashear, b. Jul 26, 1851 and John Conkle, 1929 living Hutchinson KS; Geo W "Bruce" Brashear, Jul 26,1855 and m. Bertha Weaver, l929 lv'g Bartlesville, Wash Co OK.

 

6. Frances Wood, m. in Ralls Co MO on Sep 1, 1829 to Stephen Scobee [Jan 1808 Clark Co KY-Nov 22, 1876 Monroe Co MO], son of Nancy Barrett [1776 Loundon Co VA-Oct 1829 prob Ralls Co MO] and John Scoby [Apr 30, 1776 Berkeley Co VA-Jun 30, 1851 Paris, Monroe Co MO, m,1. Feb 3, 1797 Clark Co KY, m,2. in prob Monroe Co MO to Eliz Creed, son of John Scoby, 1720 Scotland-1812 and Ann Russell, dau of Stephen Russell]. Nancy born to John Barrett. John Scoby rec'd War of 1812 bounty land in Monroe Co MO 1860 Monroe Co MO cen Jeff twp, farmer. Stephen is b. Florida Cem, Monroe Co MO. Nancy born to John Barrett. Issue,11 ch: Wm S Scobee, c1831-bef 1876 and m-Julia Ann Rice; James Wood Scobee, Dec 8, 1832 Florida, Monroe Co-Mar 17, 1917 (bur Stoutville, Monroe Co MO) and m-Nov 26, 1851 Monr Co MO to Nancy June Smith/m,2-Aug 16, 1857 Monr Co MO to Julia Ann Anderson Rice/m,3-c1866 to Mary Jane Pierceall; John W Scobee, 1835-d-aft 1860; Susan J Scobee, 1837-d-aft 1860 and m-Roger, ment in father's will; Martha A Scobee, b-1839 and m-May 19, 1857 to George A. Dowell; Sarah Catherine Scobee, b. 1841 and m-Jan 26, 1865 to Cornelius B Crawford; Stephen Henry Scobee, Jul 20. 1845-Aug 10, 1936 and m-Jan 4, 1866 to Eliz Jane "Bessie" Scobee (2nd cousin, once rem, dau of Dulcena Norman and Stephen Scobee); Lydia F; Robert D Scobee, b-May 1852 and m-1872 to Allie F Thomas; Mary E "Mollie" Scobee, b-1853 and m-Aug 12, 1870; Chs W Hunniger; Emily F Scobee, 1856, m-Aug 12, 1870 to Wm H Jordan.

 

7. James Alexander Wood, m. Adams Co IL on Oct 29, 1835 to Mary Parker [c1818 Adam Co IL-ca Mar 1857 Fannin Co TX], dau of Martha "Patsy" __ and Stephen Parker. marr by J.P. Phillip W Martin. TX land grant on Aug 5, 1839. 1850 Fann Co TX cen p669.  was in the Mexican War, 1846: Wm. B. Dagley's 1st Mtd. TX Vols, Company G, 2d Lt; pens appl for Mary Wood filed Feb 7, 1854 in Fannin Co TX, James A Wood's Fannin Co TX will: Nov 22, 1853 Fann Co TX, exe was Mary (Parker), next is oldest son Wm Wood, next is neighbor Free S Hart; Guardianship petition for five (5) girls, Fannin Co TX dated Oct 1858). Issue 6 ch: Wm Wood, c1838 IL-bet 1853-55; Tabitha D Wood, 1842 Fann Co TX-aft 1880 Grayson Co TX cen and m. Apr 23, 1857 Fann Co TX to James S. Searcy, 1 ch; Susan Wood, Jan 15, 1845 Fannin Co-Feb 12, 1927 Dallas Co TX, Bethlehem Cem, Sadler, Grayson Co TX and and m,1. Saml Searcy/ m,2. May 30, 1866 Fann Co TX to Thomas Jackson Rogers, 5 ch/m,3. to Marshall Albert German, 2 ch; Rorian (fe) Wood, 1846-c1855; Mary Wood, b. 1849 TX-aft 1860 Fann Co TX; Martha Wood, b. 1851 TX and may be the Martha Wood m. Dec 16, 1866 Fann Co TX to J.P. Stewart, 1880 Hunt Co TX cen, John and Martha Stewart. .. ..one Eliz W Wood, b. Jan 8, 1859-Sep 29, 1914 (mother) Taylor Cem, Grayson Co TX. Mary Parker Wood, m,2. in Nov 1855 to Joseph W DeArman [b. 1816 KY, pos Rockcastle Co KY to Jonathan DeArman\Dermon]. 1850 Fann Co cen finds Joseph DeArman 34 KY enum w/ bro-in-law Thompson Stansell; 1860 Fann Co TX cen p191 finds Mary Wood 10 TX, and Martha Wood 7 TX enum w/ J.W. DeArman 44 KY.

 

8. Cynthia Wood, m. Ralls Co MO on Feb 12, 1835 to John R Dale [b. 1804 TN, ?Overton Co-d. bef 1892], son of John Dale [b. c1780 __? TN]. John R Dale's 6 siblings were: Polly Dale, b. 1798 and m. Phillip Upton, b. ?Overton TN; Eliz Dale, b. 1800 and m. Hierson H Thompson; James Dale, b. 1802 and m. Polly Webb; Nancy Dale, b. 1806 and m. Jan 26, 1826 Ralls Co MO to Lewis Scobee; Margaret Dale, b. 1809 Missouri Terr and m. Wm Wilkerson; Mary Levina, b. 1812. a c1882 hist says went to Nebraska ...1892 source says Oregon.. one John Dale had a hdwe store in Stromburg, Polk Co Nebraska in 1882. found p108 1850 Monroe Co MO cen; one John Dale w/Cynthia 1880 Grant Co, Oregon cen, Adroid Pct, p048; one John Dale 1870 Sarpy Co NB, Fairview twp p280; one John F Dale 1870 Lancaster Co NB cen, Lincoln p161, 1895 hist said living in Nebraska ..see 1900 NB cen. Issue, 7 ch: Wm Dale, b 1840; Eliza Dale, b 1842; Catherine Dale, b. 1845; J. David (illegible) Dale, b. 1848.

 

9. Mary Maiden "Mary" Wood, m,1. James Wilson....... In James Wood's will of 1866, "to the heirs of my dau Maiden Wilson" Issue, min 1 ch: James A Wilson, b. 1844 MO, 1850 Ralls Co MO cen found w/ gparents, James Wood.

 

Mary, m,2. one Mary Wilson m. in Ralls Co MO on Jan 25, 1852 to Million Scott. John H Milton had grocery 1836 Palmyra, Marion Co MO. John Milton (pos Million). An 1895 pub, Catherine Missouri Wood Elzea stated this re: sis Mary. "In 1895 Mary, James Wilson, and John Milton all dec'd." per Ralls Co MO hist "one Frances Rouse m. Jacob Wilson, lvd in Saline twp" per PORTRAIT & BIOS

 

10. John Oliver Wood, m. in Fulton, Callaway Co MO on Apr 9, 1849 to Elizabeth Broadman Broadley [Jul 12, 1831 Fulton, Callawa Co MO -Jan 14, 1903], dau Catherine Yeater [1806 Mt Sterling, Bourbon Co KY-Jul 14, 1849, dau of Sarah Honeyman, 1768 NJ-1834 and Conrad Yeater, [Apr 1, 1769 ?PA-Aug 16, 1834 Fulton, Calloway Co MO, maybe Warrenton, Warren Co MO, m. 1789 Hampshire Co VA/WV, was a miller in St Chs Co MO] and Nickolas Broadley [b. 1803 in __ (place)-Feb 28, 1875 __(place), m. Feb 3, 1828 __  (place)]. John and Eliz moved to Canton, Lewis Co MO where he was a lawyer & land owner. Issue, 9 ch: Oliver Josephus Wood, 1850-1930 and m. Ms Roxanna Penelope "Rockie" (Underwood) Waldren, went to TX; Laura Jane Wood, 1852-1938 and m. Ed Stark Boulware; James Perry Wood, Jul 16, 1854 Ralls Co MO-Jun 2, 1895 in railroad accident and m. Mary Frances Owsley; Catherine Susann Wood, 1857-1924 and m. Edsworth O Sutton; Henry Wise Wood, May 31, 1860 near Monroe City-Jun 10, 1941 Carstairs, Alberta Canada and m. Etta Leora Cook 1865 Marion Co MO, moved 1905 to Canada; Luta Bailey Wood, b. 1863 and m. Aaron Dabney Lewis; Virginia Anne Wood, b. 1865 and m James Hayden/J.A. Graves; Ida May Wood, 1868-1943 and m. Geo Willis Fanning; John Scott Wood, 1872-1957 and m. Ella Jane Strode.

N O T E: John Oliver Wood and his son Oliver Josephus Wood owned a ranch in Woodson, Throckmorton Co TX.

**11. Hamilton Wood, m. Ralls Co, MO on Nov 2, 1843 to Mildred Marion Settle [1824 Switzerland Co IN-Aug 1870 Lake Co CA ], dau of George Settle [Feb 28, 1795-Mar 14, 1865 Ralls Co MO] and Juliana Fall [c1801-c1828]. during Civil War went to Sonoma then Lake Co CA. Issue, 8 ch born in Monroe City, Ralls Co MO, except last ch: Sarah Louisa Wood, Jan 5, 1846-Mar 19, 1900 Healdsburg, Sonoma Co CA and m. John Sewell, 3 ch; Julian Ann, Oct 2, 1847-Nov 30, 1847 Ralls Co MO single; Wm, Mar 19, 1848-Jul 30, 1848 single; Candace Angelina Wood, Dec 13, 1852-Jan 12, 1911 Healdsburg, Sonoma Co CA and m. John W Bell, 3 ch; **Elizabeth West, May 12, 1857 Ralls Co MO-Oct 10, 1950 Marlow, Stephens Co OK and m. Tillman Williamson Graham, 9 ch; John Henry Wood, May 5, 1859-Jan 29, 1930 Chico, Butte Co CA and m. Wilamina Gaffney, 6 ch; James Monroe Wood, Sep 24, 1862-Feb 12, 1955 Terra Bella, Tulare Co CA and m. Mary Catherine Tickel, 5 ch; Cecelia Asenith "Totie" Oct 4, 1866 lake Co CA-Aug 29, 1873 Hood Co TX single.

Hamilton, m,2. in TX c1871 in prob Cooke Co TX. Hamilton b. Hardin Cem, Ray Co MO. Issue, 1 ch: baby dau b. 1873 Hood Co TX

Editor's note: Hamilton lvd in Sadler, Grayson Co TX area in 1872, then Hood Co TX in 1873. John Henry Wood ran away from home ca. fall of 1873 and went to New Mexico where he stayed until 1909.  ... .N O T E: Writer believes that in 1850 Hamilton went to California as did several of his brothers-in-law and neighbors. He was not enumerated with wife, Mildred and two ch: for 1850 Ralls Co cen.

12. Catherine Missouri Wood, m. in Ralls Co MO in 1843 to Samuel H Elzea/Elsley [1818 maybe Warren Co VA], son of H Frances Self [d. 1881] and P. Samuel Elzea [b. Shenandoah VA-1851]. Sam came to Marion Co MO in 1837. (Catherine was 3 wks old when her fam began their covered wagon trek. The IGI lists her being b. in Ralls Co MO pos because she was christened in Ralls Co MO.  They arrived Apr 5, 1827); m. Samuel Elzea (1818-1909); listed in 1860 Ralls Co MO cen, Saline twp, farmer worth $4500; both b. St Judes Cem, Ralls Co MO. Issue, 6 ch: Frances Susan Elzea b. 1844 and m. Overton H Gentry; Mary Eliz Elzea, Oct 8 1848-May 18, 1952 and m. John Larkin Evans; James S Elzea, b. 1852; John H Elzea, Jan 8, 1857-Mar 9, 1931 and m. Eliza D Dawson; Charles L Elzea, Mar 1863-Nov 15, 1863; Willie Elzea.

Leake, Ron, 1276 Pequeno Ln, Fenton MO 63026, 314-225-8575, Frances Wood Scobee, a Scobee researcher, not desc, knew Okle Rouse

 

1827 Missouri.  They arrived Apr 5, 1827; m. Samuel Elzea (1818-1909); listed in 1860 Ralls Co MO cen, Saline twp, farmer worth $4500; both b. St Judes Cem, Ralls Co MO. Issue, 6 ch: Frances Susan Elzea b. 1844 and m. Overton H Gentry; Mary Eliz Elzea, Oct 8 1848-May 18, 1952 and m. John Larkin Evans; James S Elzea, b. 1852; John H Elzea, Jan 8, 1857-Mar 9, 1931 and m. Eliza D Dawson; Charles L Elzea, Mar 1863-Nov 15, 1863; Willie Elzea.

 

N O T E: John Oliver Wood and his son Oliver Josephus Wood owned a ranch in Woodson, Throckmorton Co TX.

Leake, Ron, 1276 Pequeno Ln, Fenton MO 63026, 314-225-8575, Frances Wood Scobee, a Scobee researcher, not desc, knew Okle Rouse

They arrived Apr 5, 1827); m. Samuel Elzea (1818-1909); listed in 1860 Ralls Co MO cen, Saline twp, farmer worth $4500; both

b. St Judes Cem, Ralls Co MO. Issue, 6 ch: Frances Susan Elzea b. 1844 and m. Overton H Gentry; Mary Eliz Elzea, Oct 8 1848-

May 18, 1952 and m. John Larkin Evans; James S Elzea, b. 1852; John H Elzea, Jan 8, 1857-Mar 9, 1931 and m. Eliza D Dawson; Charles L Elzea, Mar 1863-Nov 15, 1863; Willie Elzea.

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Leake, Ron, 1276 Pequeno Lane, Fenton MO 63026, 314-225-8575, Frances Wood Scobee, a Scobee researcher, not desc, knew Okle Rouse

Joyce Searcy <jdsearcy@yahoo.com>

 

Jim Searcy P. O. Box 233 Calvin, OK 74531   jdsearcy@yahoo.com     jdsearcy@yahoo.com  Dear Patti:   I am a descendent of James Wood and Susannah Burnett. ... My name is Jim Searcy. My father was Jimmie Sashwell Searcy. My grandfather was William Searcy. My great-grandfather was James Sashwell Searcy married to Tabitha Wood who was a daughter of James A. Wood and Mary Parker. ... You are descended off of Frances Wood who was James A. Wood's sister that was only two years older than he. I would love to hear from you.   Jim Searcy  jdsearcy@yahoo.com   ....I was just wondering if maybe there were pictures out there of the Woods Family. I thought maybe you could e-mail some if you have any. Thanks Jim    Jim Searcy P. O. Box 233 Calvin, OK 74531   jdsearcy@yahoo.com   

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Jennifer Tucker <scotnjenn@comcast.net> ....Roger Alexander <rogalex@live.com> Subject : Jane Wood & Thomas Alexander ..... Dear Patty,   I am a descendant of Jane Wood and Thomas Alexander through their son John Henry Alexander b. Dec 24, 1830. Attached in an interesting biography for John Henry Alexander. I thought I would forward it along as you did not have a death date for John Henry Alexander in your online genealogy for James Wood and Susanna Burnett. I believe he died in approximately 1883. My great grandfather was his son James Simpson Alexander (referred to as James S in the biography below). I've connected my John Henry Alexander to Jane Wood and Thomas Alexander b/c all of the California census data and other records that I have on him lists his birth in Pickens District South Carolina and his parents place of birth in South Carolina along with the fact that he named his son (my ancestor) James Simpson, the same name as another son of Jane Wood and Thomas Alexander. Additionally, the probate record of 1857 for Thomas Alexander lists John Henry Alexander as living, but out of state and John Henry Alexander no longer appears in the South Carolina census after 1850. Finally, the reference to John Henry Alexander, son of Jane and Thomas is the only Pickens District reference for a John H. Alexander that I have been able to find that would fit the appropriate time period. .... Jennifer Tucker ...

.John Henry Alexander (1830-1883)

Although living but two years after his arrival in El Monte, John H. Alexander was well known in the vicinity and left a family which was to have much to do with the activity and future development of the town.

Born in 1829, a native of South Carolina, Mr. Alexander was educated in the public schools of his home community where he remained until after he was twenty years of age. In 1849, he crossed the plains to California by ox-team, coming first to the gold fields in the northern part of the state. Here he remained for several years engaged at mining. For a time as foreman of a mine in Drytown, Amador County, and later in Calaveras County in the same line of work.

Disposing of his interests in 1880, he came to El Monte. Purchasing a five acre tract of land east of town, he immediately began farming and improving his property. Two years later he died, at the age of fifty-three.

Mr. Alexander was married in 1863 to Miss Marie Publetis, who was born in Chile, S.A. Her father, Jose Publetis of Spanish ancestry, was also a native of that country. Miss Publetis came to San Francisco with an aunt in 1849, then a city of little else except tents, and, following the death of her aunt a short time later, made her own way in the world.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander became the parents of six children, namely: John H. Jr., Albert A., Andrew J., James S., Rosa and Mary J. The last named became the wife of Benjamin F. Maxson, Jr., a native of California who became very prominent as an El Monte pioneer, and especially in the development of the walnut industry in that district.

Self-reliant and resourceful to a marked degree, Mrs. Alexander, at the death of her husband, courageously took up the responsibility of caring alone for her six children, whom she reared and educated by hard work and good management, with all the advantages which children of that time could have. She continued to live on the small home ranch improving and developing the production of crops on her property until her death.

Ed Burnett" <ehburnett@comcast.net> Oct 302010, Thanks, Patti.  If I can ever help you with anything in Tennessee please let me know.
 

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