Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel D. and Levina Alexander

Daniel D. Alexander Sr., Born Aug. 29, 1803, Died Nov. 10, 1853
Levina wife of Daniel D. Alexander, Sr., Born Oct. 10, 1805, Died Jan. 2, 1880

Daniel D. Alexander, Sr., and his wife, Levina, were the parents of my ancestress, Elizabeth Alexander (1833 – 1865), who married James Watson, a participant in and casualty of the Watson-Hooper feud of Jackson County, NC. They are buried in the Salem Cemetery, more commonly known as the Alexander Cemetery, in Oconee County, SC (see reference number C003 on the linked web site).

At one time, the stones stood as individual markers. After Daniel’s broke, a thoughtful descendant had the two placed in a larger monument and reset atop the burial sites. A close-up makes the dates easier to read:

Daniel was the son of Micajah and Elizabeth Lewis Alexander. Levina was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Kennemore Rice. Peggy Burton Rich has compiled a great deal of information on this particular Alexander family in a series of books, the first of which is entitled The Alexander Families of Upper South Carolina.

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4 Responses to “Tombstone Tuesday: Daniel D. and Levina Alexander”

  1. I like how your blog is laid out. I have bookmark this and look forward to seeing more.

  2. Yesterday 11/20/12 my mother in law Patricia Alexander spread the ashes of her husband Leonard Ralph Alexander at the Alexander Family Cemetery.Ralph was born 9/17/24 and died 10/29/12. At some point in the future we would like to place a marker there for him.

  3. Keith laws visited the Alexander family cemetery a couple of weeks ago where he met Joseph alexander. I was very moved to have visited this family cemetery. Would love to know more about those family members who were buried there.

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