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Descendants of Silas Newton Alexander
Posted by: Marcellus Graham (ID *****2705) Date: September 03, 2012 at 08:01:02
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I am looking for researchers for this line of Alexanders who may have information on the family of Esther Graham who married Silas Alexander in 1811 in Warren Co., TN. Esther was Silas' first wife.

They moved to Lawrence Co. AL and Silas Newton Alexander was born there. He married a May and relocated to TN., and descendants to San Saba, TX.

I believe that Esther Graham may be related to my gg grandfather John Graham, but I can't find any information about her Graham family.



At about this time in history the Alexander family came into the same picture as the Moore family. Silas Newton Alexander, son of Silas Alexander Alexander was born July 14, 1814. Silas Newton Alexander Married Marande May on April 13,1832 in Lawrence Co. Alabama. They apparently moved to and settled for a while in Hardeman Co., Tn. where Damaris Frances Alexander was born March 22, 1844. I have not been able to establish where Silas Newton Alexander and his wife lived all that time but they had four sons born before Grandma Damiras. Those sons were: (1) William Robert Alexander, 1833, (2) James Newton Alexander, 1834, (3) John Van Buren Alexander, 1836, and (4) Napoleon Woodson Alexander, (this was Uncle Poe, born in 1842). There is a story which I have not been able to document, about this family living in the Cabot area of Prairie County, Arkansas in 1847 when Silas Newton Alexander was killed in a family feud. William Robert Alexander, the eldest son , apparently assumed the roll as head of the family. The family evidently lived in Haywood Co. Tn. after that. Damaris married Seth Martin Moore, Sept.6, 1865, in Haywood County, Tenn. One document titled “Early West Tennessee Marriages” gives the date as “8-30-1865”. I suspect that the license was obtained on 8-30-65 and the ceremony actually took place on Sept. 6, like Grandma Damaris said it did. Living conditions during their early married life must have been very difficult at the Old South lay in ruin and the economy was shattered. It was a very difficult time to start a family. Their first son, David Franklin Moore was born July 28, 1866, in Haywood County, Tenn. A little over two years later their second child was born. They named her Ella Lorena Moore. She was born August 14, in Haywood County, Tenn.


James Newton Alexander
Son of Silas Newton Alexander
Son of Silas & Esther Graham Alexander

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