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.
- History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
- 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
- Find A Grave.com Memorial #51747161, #25983849 #22203949
- 1860 Census Benton County, Alabama
His biography can be found in Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI