Fayette County, Alabama

~ Descendants of Erastus Grief Alexander ~

 
First Generation
1. Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander. Son of Elijah A. "Lige" Alexander & Frances Florida "Flurry" Humphries.  Born 14 Jul 1872 in Cleburne County, Alabama.  Died 19 Oct 1941 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Buried in Pleasant Grove (Griggs Place), Marion County, Alabama.

He married Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb, daughter of Taylor Williams & Prudence Grigg, 22 Jun 1890 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Born 1 Apr 1875 in Marion (or Fayette) County, Alabama.  Died 4 Sep 1958 in Haleyville, Marion County, Alabama.  Buried in Pleasant Grove (Griggs Place), Marion County, Alabama.

They had the following children:
2      i  Lula Adaline Alexander
3     ii  John Thomas Alexander
4    iii  Will Alexander
5    iv  Alta Vera Alexander
       v  Myrtle Alexander; born 1901 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 1997.
6    vi  Beulah Alexander
7   vii  Virgil "Bud" Alexander
    viii  Iza Alexander; born 1907 in Fayette County, Alabama.
8    ix  Valus Hill Alexander
9     x  Loyd Cecil Alexander

See family photo here! 

June 1890: (Fayette County, Alabama)
Marriage license issued by Holland M. Bell, Judge of Probate.  Marriage Ceremony performed by J.B. Smith, Justice of the Peace, at the residence of I.J. Tucker.

1910: US Census of Fayette County, Alabama (Russels Precinct), hh #88, fam #88.
Alexander, Erastus, head, 38, born Alabama, farmer.
Della, wife, 37, born Alabama, 10 children/9 living
John, 16
Willie, 15
Alta, 11
Beula, 9
Myrtle, 7
Virgil, 5
Iza, 3
Valus, 1

Residence living nearest was that of Lige & Flurry Alexander

1920: US Census of Fayette County, Alabama (Precinct #17), Stonewall, hh #52.
Alexander, Erastus, 48, born Alabama, farmer.
Deller, 46, born Alabama.
Virgil, 15, born Alabama
Iza, 12, born Alabama
Hill, 10, born Alabama
Seathel (sic) 7, born Alabama
Harris, Beulah, 19, born Alabama
Ethel, dau, 2/12, born Alabama

The nearest family was that of Pope & Lula Alexander Mills

1929: Lived in Texas, Marion County, Alabama.

1935: Ras & Della lived in Holt, Florida, for several months, near the family of Wiley & Vera Alexander Gurthie.

 

Second Generation
2. Lula Adaline Alexander.  Daughter of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 5 Jun 1892 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 25 Oct 1977 in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.  Buried in Pleasant Grove (Griggs Place) Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

She married William Pope Mills, son of Robert Mills [see Addendum], circa 1907.  Born 4 Aug 1884 in Alabama.  Died 26 Sep 1961 in Marion County, Alabama.  Buried in Pleasant Grove (Griggs Place) Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

They had the following children:
10    i  David Erastus Mills
       ii  Martha Mills
11  iii  James Thomas Mills
      iv  Hassie Mills
       v  Myrtie Mae Mills
      vi  Walter Cleburne Mills
     vii  Willie B Mills

1920: US Census of Fayette County, Alabama (Precinct #17), Stonewall, hh #51
Mills, Pope, head, m/w, age 34, born Alabama, farmer
Lula, wife, f/w, age 28, born Alabama
David, son, m/w, age 11, born Alabama
Martha, dau, f/w, age 7, born Alabama
Kesula, dau, f/w, age 5, born Alabama
James T, son, m/w, age 2 6/12, born Alabama

Pope's family lived next to Ras & Deller Alexander.
 


3. John Thomas Alexander.  Son of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 21 Sep 1893 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 11 Feb 1949 in Boldo, Walker County, Alabama.  Buried in Piney Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama.

He married Ada Frances Bostick, daughter of William Byrd Bostick & Martha Frances "Mattie" Caddell, 12 Jan 1913 in Marion County, Alabama.  Born 19 Sep 1894 in Comanche County, Texas.  Died 14 Oct 1965 in Pleasant Grove, Jefferson County, Alabama.  Buried in Piney Grove Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama.

They had the following children:
12    i  (Rev.) Byrd Thomas "B.T." Alexander
13   ii  Luna Vera Alexander
14  iii  Luther Dean "Jack" Alexander
15  iv  Ruby Virginia "Ruby Lee" Alexander
16   v  Wilburn Henry "Tib" Alexander
17  vi  John Edward "Ed" Alexander
     vii  Willie Mae Alexander
    viii  Era Francis "Fat" Alexander
      ix  Earl Alexander (twin)
       x  Burl Alexander (twin)
      xi  Bobbie Rae Alexander

1920: US Census of Marion County, Alabama (Precinct #14), Winfield, hh #312.
Alexander, John T., head, m/w, age 27, born Alabama.
Ada F., wife, 24, born Texas.
Bird T., 6, born Alabama.
Vera L., 4 9/12, born Alabama
Luther D., 1 9/12, born Alabama.

John's family lived next to his brother Will Alexander's family.

More about Ada:

1965: Lived in Pleasant Grove, Jefferson County, Alabama, in the household of her son & daughter-in-law Byrd & Edna Alexander.
 


4. Will Alexander.  Son of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 2 Dec 1896 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 28 Dec 1976 in Alabama.  Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

He married Julia M. Eads, in Marion County, Alabama.  Born 5 Feb 1901.  Died 8 Dec 1988 in Alabama.  Buried in Union Chapel Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

They had the following children:
18    i  Retha Alexander
19   ii  Wayne Alexander
20  iii  Willodean Alexander
21  iv  Reda Gay Alexander
22   v  Bobby Ray Alexander

1920: US Census of Marion County, Alabama (Precinct #14), Winfield, hh #313.
Alexander, Will, head, m/w, age 24, born Alabama
Julia M, wife, f/w, age 19, born Alabama
Eades, Luther B, brother-in-law, m/w, age 12, born Alabama
Lois P., sister-in-law, f/w, age 10, born Alabama

Will's family lived next to his brother John Alexander's family
 


5. Alta Vera Alexander.  Daughter of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 2 Apr 1898 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 13 Aug 1980 in Marianna, Florida.  Buried in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Marianna, Florida.

She married Wiley Cenure Gurthie.  Born 8 Aug 1895.  Died 26 Jul 1963 in Marianna, Florida.  Buried in Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Marianna, Florida.

They had the following children:
23    i  Perry Lee Gurthie
       ii  Dicey Carrie Lou Gurthie
24  iii  Erastus James "E.J." Gurthie
      iv  Peaseful Maudree Gurthie
 

6. Beulah Alexander.  Daughter of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 27 May 1901 in Fayette County, Alabama.

She married (Unknown) Harris.

They had the following children:
        i  Ethel Harris

1920: US Census of Fayette, County, Alabama.
Harris, Beulah, f/w, age 19, born Alabama
Ethel, daughter, age 2/12

Beulah lived with her parents at this time


7. Virgil "Bud" Alexander.  Son of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 1905 in Fayette County, Alabama.

He married Pearl -----.  Born 6 Jun 1904.  Died 9 Dec 1978 in Winfield, Alabama.  Buried in Marion Memorial Gardens.

They had the following children:
        i  Carol Alexander
       ii  Carl Alexander
      iii  E.J. Alexander
      iv  Ralph Alexander
 

8. Valus Hill Alexander.  Son of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 23 May 1908 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 17 Apr 1941 in Marion County, Alabama.  Buried in Pleasant Grove (Griggs Place) Cemetery, Marion Co, Alabama.

He married Lizzie Adcock.

They had the following children:
        i  R.J. Alexander
       ii  Billy Ray Alexander
      iii  Mabelean Alexander
 

9. Loyd Cecil Alexander.  Son of Erastus Grief "Ras" Alexander & Margaret Ideller "Deller" Webb.  Born 25 Mar 1911 in Fayette County, Alabama.  Died 10 Apr 1974 in Lodi, San Joaquin, California.

He married Edith Bessie Looney, 28 Jun 1928 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama (they divorced).  Born 23 Jul 1913 in Jasper, Walker County, Alabama.  Died in Maylene, Shelby County, Alabama.

They had the following children:
        i  Betty Marie Alexander
25   ii  Billie Faye Alexander
      iii  Shirley Ann Alexander


This information generously contributed by
Robert Alexander



ADDENDUM

1.  William Poke Mills' dad was not Robert Mills.  David C. Mills was Will Poke Mills' dad, according to the Latter Day Saints Research team.  I am doing my family tree, and they do know that David C. used the name of Robert for reasons they do not know.  ~ Contributed by Sandra Jean Wheeler Allen, e-mail message, 01 Mar 2012.  New!




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