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Biography: George Lee Alexander born Feb. 10,1839

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GEORGE LEE ALEXANDER

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(b. 1839- d. 1862)

Jackson County, Alabama

Major George L. Alexander was a Confederate soldier, a native of Alabama, and at the time of entrance into the C. S. Army a resident of Jackson County. He was born Feb. 10, 1839 in Benton County, Alabama, the son of George Lee Alexander (1807-1876) and Martha (Nolen) Alexander (1818-1899). His residence in 1860 according to the 1860 census was Township 13, Range 10, of Calhoun County, Alabama. His parents later moved to Garrison, Nacogdoches, Texas.


Major George Lee Alexander enlisted in Snodgrass’s 16th infantry battalion, which was consolidated with Norwood’s Sixth infantry battalion to form the 55th Alabama infantry regiment, of which he was appointed major, March 8, 1862. He was killed in an engagement at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 5, 1862. He is said to have been a fearless and gallant officer. His last residence was Jackson County.

 

SOURCES

  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
  2. Bible of George Lee Alexander contains proof of descendants. In 1993 said the bible was located in the Cross Plains Museum located in Piedmont Alabama USA. From Ancestry.com
  3. Find A Grave.com Memorial #51747161, #25983849 #22203949
  4. 1860 Census Benton County, Alabama

His biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI 

 

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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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