Alexander was born in
Washington county, Mo., October 30, 1821 and died
July 2, 1917, at the home of her son,
Alexander, at Round
Mountain. She was 95 years, 8 months and 2 days of
She came to Texas with her
parents in 1842, and was married to Rufus
Alexander in 1843. Her husband, Rufus Alexander, fought in the Texas Revolution of
1836, and was one of the
Mier prisoners who escaped and returned to
Texas, he and two other men being the only ones who
survived the march back to Texas, so he and his
faithful companion, for whose departure we now
mourn, were among those who blazed the way for the
vicilization which we now enjoy.
Mrs. Mary Jane
Alexander, better known
Alexander, was converted
to the Christian faith at the age of 15 years, when
she united with the Old School Presbyterian Church.
Grandma lived a devout Christian life and was noted for her piety.
She contributed to the support of the ministry and
orphanage until the end came. She proved a great
stimulus to your writer from the beginning of his
ministry until the Lord called her to her eternal
She leaves three sons and two
daughters to continue life's duties without the
parental advice of mother, namely,
Alexander of Cypress
Alexander of Johnson
Alexander of La Porte,
Davis of Los Angeles,
Those who knew Grandma best were
those who loved her best.
May the blessings of God be with
her children and loved ones.