Any help researching this family
From Penny Perry, decendant of the Alexander of Howe
P. C. (Pinkney Columbus) Alexander
P. C. (Pinkney Columbus)
Alexander, b.1845 [in Tennessee?] married Anne Edwards
b.1862 [in Texas]
Marriage Record of Pinkney Columbus
Alexander & Anne Edwards say that they were married in Grayson County,
13 Dec 1886.
I know P.C. and Anne lived in Howe
at least from 1887-1904. What happened to Pinkney Columbus Alexander?
When did they leave Howe?
Their children, :
Maude [Alexander] Stevens, b. 1887, m. Olin Leroy Stevens
1904 , see photograph below on this page- my grandparents - 9 children
Ethelyn [Alexander] Sanderson, m. Harry A. Sanderson,
b. 1888, one son, Harry A. Sanderson Jr., b. 1921, deceased, no survivors
Paul Alexander, b. 1892. d. 1922, no survivors; buried
in Rose Hill Cemetery, Texarkana TX
Mabel [Alexander] [Powell] Girard, died in 1939, first
husband was one child (George L. Powell), deceased
Peggy [Stevens] Lee,
one of 9 children, is the only surviving child of Maude, only surviving
grandchild of P. C. and Anne Alexander.
My grandmother, Maude, was born in Howe,
,birth certificate, I think it likely the next two were also (certainly
Maude's youngest sibling (Mabel) was born in Arkansas in 1896 according
to census records, however,
I know the family was back in Howe by the time Maude was married
(confirmed by her marriage record.)
After her marriage she moved to Texarkana,
where all their children were born. According to family lore, both
PC and Anne Alexander were present at the wedding.
Presumably PC and Anne continued to live in Howe for at least
some time. I do not know how long they lived there, or what happened
to him - by 1910, Anne was living with my grandparents and Maude's two
youngest siblings in Texarkana.
My mother, who was born in 1928, has no
memory of ever meeting him (although she does remember Anne Alexander),
and only remembers being told that he was a photographer.
Maude Stevens in her later years.
Please email if you have any information to add to this family's