The Genealogy of the Alexander family, into which Robert Love, commonly known as “Carter Bob”(my Father-F.D. Love) married, having married Sarah Matilda Alexander, May 25th, 1848, Alexanders —- John Alexander, was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, where he married Rachel Davidson (a first cousin of General William Davidson, who in the War of the Revolution was killed at Cowan’s Ford of the Catawba River in resisting the passage of Cornwallis), daughter of John Davidson. John Alexander removed from Rowan County to Lincoln County, North Carolina; thence to Buncombe County, (the Burke County) North Carolina (one of its first settlers);
Location: Burke County NC
General Daniel Morgan was born in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in 1737, and moved to Virginia in 1755. He was a private soldier under General Braddock, and after the defeat of that officer returned to his occupation of a farmer and a wagoner. When the war of the Revolution broke out, he joined the army under General Washington, at Cambridge, and commanded a corps of riflemen. He was with General Montgomery at Quebec, and with General Gates at Saratoga, in both of which battles he greatly distinguished himself. For his bravery he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General, and
Colonel Charles McDowell and his brothers, Joseph and William, were sons of Joseph McDowell and Margaret O’Neal, who emigrated from Ireland and settled in Winchester, Va. Here, Charles and Joseph were born, the former in 1743. Soon afterward, Joseph McDowell, Sr., moved to Burke county, N.C. In June, 1780, Colonel Charles McDowell being joined by Colonels Isaac Shelby and John Sevier from Tennessee, and by Colonel Clarke, of Georgia, near the Cherokee Ford on Broad river, in South Carolina, he determined to attack a post held by the enemy on Pacolet river, in Spartanburg county. The position was strongly fortified
General William Lenoir was born in Brunswick county, Virginia, on the 20th of May, 1751. He was of French (Huguenot) descent, and the youngest of a family of ten children. When he was about eight years old his father removed to a place near Tarboro, N.C., where he resided until his death, a short time afterward. He received no other education than his own limited means and personal exertions enabled him to procure. When about twenty years of age he married Ann Ballard, of Halifax, N.C.–a lady possessing, in an eminent degree, those domestic and heroic virtues which qualified her
Colonel Benjamin Cleaveland, one of the distinguished heroes of King’s Mountain, and in honor of whom Cleaveland county is named, lived and died in Wilkes county at a good old age. In 1775 he first entered the service as Ensign in the second regiment of troops, and acted a brave and conspicuous part in the battle’s of King’s Mountain and Guilford court house. A serious impediment in his speech prevented him from entering public life. He is frequently spoken of in the mountain country as the “hero of a hundred fights with the Tories.” He was for many years the
Colonel John Sevier was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, in 1734. His father descended from an ancient family in France, the name being originally spelled Xavier. About 1769 young Sevier joined an exploring and emigrating party to the Holston river, in East Tennessee, then a part of North Carolina. He assisted in erecting the first fort on the Watauga river, where he, his father, his brother Valentine, and others settled. Whilst engaged in the defence of the Watauga fort, in conjunction with Captain James Robertson, so known and distinguished in the early history of Middle Tennessee, he espied a young
Wagoner, C. A. C., Btry. C, 61st Regt.; of Burke County; son of J. A. and Mamie Lane Shuping. Entered service April 19, 1917, at Morganton, N.C. Sent to Ft. Scriven, Ga. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to Wagoner July, 1918. Returned to USA Feb. 17, 1919, at Hoboken, N. J. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., March 11, 1919.
R. O. 1st Class (Navy); of Burke County; son of J. M. and Mrs. Ida Sides. Husband of Mrs. Mattie Sylva Sides. Entered service July 7, 1915, at Richmond, Va. Sent to St. Helena, Va. Transferred to U. S. S. Wyoming, then to U. S. S. Jason. Sailed for Brest, France, July, 1917. Promoted to rank of Ordinary Seaman November, 1915; to seaman, 1916; to rank of Radio Electrician 1st Class. Made eight trips across to England, France, Spain, Italy and Austria and to Brezil. Mustered out at Boston, Mass., July 5, 1919.
Private, 1st Regt., F. A. Born in Burke County, 1890; son of S. J. and Mrs. Mittie Powell; husband of Mrs. Cordia Powell. Entered service August, 1918, at Valdese, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Dec. 14, 1918.
Private, Heavy Artly., Btry. C, 1st Regt., F. A. R. D. Born in Burke County, N.C., April 22, 1897; son of C. W. and Mrs. M. L. Wiseman. Entered the service at Carthage, N.C., Aug. 22, 1918, and sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Mustered out of the service at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 28, 1919.