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Biography: Abram Franklin Alexander born April 1, 1801





Greene County, Alabama

Abram Franklin Alexander, a physician was born April 1, 1801, at Charlotte, N. C, and died at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, April 11, 1866. He was the son of Nathaniel Alexander and Jane (Harris) Alexander; grandson of Abraham Alexander and Dorcas (Wilson) Alexander, the former of whom came from Scotland about the time of the Revolution, settled near Charlotte, and was president of the Mecklenburg convention, of May 1775, and of Dr. Robert Harris and Mary (Wilson) Harris, of Scotch descent.

Dr. Abram F. Alexander was educated at Princeton University; moved about 1835, from Charlotte, N. C, to Eutaw, where he practiced medicine until his death. He was a surgeon in a Confederate hospital at Richmond, Virginia, from July 1861, and served there until his health failed. He was a Presbyterian.

He married: (1) Caroline Elizabeth Chapman, of Cheraw, S. C; (2) Kate Stokes; (3) Mrs. Henrietta (Bechley) Adams.

Children by his first wife:

  1. Jane Eleanor Alexander, m. John F. Clark;
  2. Mary Emonica Alexander, m. Thomas H. Henderson;
  3. Charles Alexander, d. young;
  4. Elizabeth Alexander, m. Dr. Henry Young Webb;

by his second wife:

Kathrine Alexander, unmarried;

by his  third wife:

Maria Alexander, m. J. K. Mayers.

Abram Franklin Alexander is buried at Mesopotamia Cemetery, Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama.


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