Posted By:Walter V. Turner
Subject:Robert & Sarah Turner Alexander, De Witt Co., 1860 - 1880
Post Date:May 15, 2008 at 08:28:09
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Forum:De Witt County, TX Genealogy Forum
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I am interested in this Alexander family that moved from Mississippi to Texas in the 1850ís.
Robert J. Alexander, blacksmith, widower with several children, married Sarah Turner in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, in 1847. They appear in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses for De Witt County, Texas.
It looks from the censuses as if the couple had three sons, all born in Mississippi.

Robert born ca. 1849
G. A. born ca. 1850
William J. born ca. 1852.

I am descended from Sarah Turner Alexanderís brother James and would like to know what became of this collateral line. Does anyone know of marriages of these sons, perhaps under variations of the names recorded in the censuses?

The 1880 census shows some grandchildren living with Robert and Sarah. I have no way yet of knowing whether they were Sarahís descendants or from Robertís first marriage.

Jack Alexander born ca. 1872
Alace Green born ca. 1874 I donít know whether this girl was an Alexander or a Green. The census is unclear.

Can anyone help?