Biographical Sketch of John Alexander

“John Alexander”, son of James Alexander, was in active service for upwards of five years. He was the husband of Mrs. Susanna Alexander, long known and highly esteemed in Mecklenburg county as the ministering angel, who was eminently instrumental in saving the life of Captain Joseph Graham, after he was cut down by the British cavalry, near Sugar Creek Church, and left by them, supposed to be dead. She found him by the roadside, conducted him to her house, dressed his wounds, made by ball and sabre, and tenderly cared for him during the night. On the next day, his symptoms becoming more favorable, she conveyed him to his mother’s, about four miles distant, “on her own pony”. Her husband died in 1805. In 1846, when eighty-six years of age, and in needy circumstances, she was granted a pension by the General Government, in behalf of her husband’s military services, and lived to be nearly one hundred years old, enjoying the kind regard and veneration of all who knew her.


Surnames:
Alexander,

Topics:
Biography,

Collection:
Hunter, C. L. Sketches of Western North Carolina, Historical and Biographical. 1877.

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  1. Susannah Amanda Alexander is my fifth GG. Our family line is buried at Sugaw Presbyterian Church back to her and her husband, John Alexander. I am trying to resolve two questions … what is this John Alexander’s origin and how does he fit in with the Hezekiah and Abraham Alexander families? I am also trying to determine Susannah Amanda Alexander’s maiden name. It has been documented as Wilson, Sharpe, and Alexander. Any insight would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.

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