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James R. Alexander and Cornelia Lyday

Household Abstract

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Research Participants:

  • Linda Hoxit Raxter, compiler
  • Linda Anders

 

Previous Research by:

  • Ruel Whitmire

Research  Sources:

The Basics:

The Lives:

The Stories:

Originally Posted
April 29, 2003

All historic research is an ongoing process. The following information reflects currently available sources and is subject to change as new information is located. 

Information in [brackets] provides editorial comments by a research participant. Information in italics  contains the same spelling and syntax as the original document. Underlined information was difficult to read in the original document and may be transcribed incorrectly.



 

 

 

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Household Summary:

Heads of House:

James R. Alexander

Cornelia M. Lyday

Born: February 16, 1873
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Born: May 8, 1878
Died: August 14, 1955
Pisgah Forest, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died: July 19, 1967
Waynesville, Haywood County, NC
Buried: Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Buried: Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Parents:
John Alexander
Martha Orr
See Household Abstract
Parents:
Delos Lyday
Sallie Sitton
Married:

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Other Household Members:

Anna J. Alexander - Daughter

Born 1896
Died 1957
Buried Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
March 30, 1919 to Fate Lenor Mahaffey (1891 to February 21, 1968)
Son of George W. Mahaffey and Caroline Grogane

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Birt Alexander - Son

Born February 24, 1899 in rural Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died October 11, 1998 at the Brian Center, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina. Residence in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, NC
Buried Pisgah Gardens, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married October 1, 1920 to Roxie McGaha

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Child

Born  
Died before 1910
Buried  

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Child

Born before 1910
Died  
Buried  

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Secondary Sources:

Source Whitmire , Ruel, "History of Turkey Creek Baptist Church," Transylvania County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1995. Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc., 1995, 55-56.

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Anders

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Census Records:

1910, Thirteenth Federal Population Census of the United States  [from microfilm copy]
SD 10 ED 146 5A, Dwelling # 44, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, James R. Head, male, white, 37, first marriage of 15 years, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, laborer in Odd Jobs, able to read and write, owns home, free of mortgage.
 - Cornelia Wife, female, white, 31, first marriage of 15 years, 4 children, 2 living, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w.
 - Anna J. Daughter, female, white, 13, single, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w, attended school.
 - Birthel L. Son, male, white, 11, single, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w, attended school.
[Household of Delos Orr Dwelling number 45]

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1930, Fifteenth Federal Population Census of the United Sates [from microfilm copy]
Dwelling # 225, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, Jas. R. Head, owns home, male, white, 57, married at age 22, able to read and write, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, farmer employed in general farming, World War veteran.
 - Cornelia M. Wife-H, female, white, 51, married at age 17, able to r & w, NC, NC, NC

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter

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Family Records:

Cemeteries:

Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Twp., Transylvania County, NC [from cemetery markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
James R. Alexander 16 FEB 1873 14 AUG 1955
Annie J. Mahaffey 1896 1957
Cornelia L. Alexander 08 MAY 1878 19 JUL 1967
Fate L. Mahaffey 1891 1968
James L. Mahaffey, S1 US Navy WWII 21 DEC 1927 28 NOV 1999

Updated 04 May 2003, submitted by Linda Anders and Linda Hoxit Raxter

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Vital Records:

Birth Certificates:

20 JAN 1924 Transylvania County, North Carolina Birth Certificates
Book 10 p 22 Russell Wert Alexander, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Son of Bert Alexander and Roxie McGaha. Wm Lyday, M. D.

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Delayed Birth Certificates:

24 FEB 1899 Transylvania County, North Carolina Delayed Birth Certificates
Bk D-3 p 256 Burton Alexander (Changed to Birt on certificate 07 MAY 1951), Rural Transylvania County, North Carolina
Son of James Alexander and Cornelia Lyday.
Evidence: Marriage record 01 OCT 1920; Birth certificate of daughter. Filed 03 NOV 1950.

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Death Certificates:

19 JUL 1967 Transylvania County, North Carolina Out-of-County Death Certificates
Bk OC p 457A Cornellia Lyday Alexander, Chestnut Park Nursing Home, Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina
Cerebral Vascular Accident, hours, arteriosclerosis, years. Kenneth N. ____, M. D.
Born May 8, 1878 to Delos Lyday and Sallie Sitton. Wife of J. R. Alexander, dec.
Buried at Turkey Creek Cemetery, Pisgah Forest, N. C.

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14 AUG 1955 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 41 pg 2 James R. Alexander, Pisgah Forest, Boyd Twp., Transylvania County, North Carolina
Broncho Pneumonia, 7-3 dys, [unreadable], 2yrs, R. F. Stricker, M. D.
Born 16 FEB 1872 to John Alexander and Martha Orr.
Buried at Turkey Creek, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

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21 FEB 1968 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 54 p 69 Fate Lenor Mahaffey, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Carcinoma of the lung, right, Marius H. Wells, M. D.
Born 08 MAY 1991 [Year on death certificate of 1991 found 30 April 2003 in obvious error. Reported to staff - LHR]. Son of George W. Mahaffey and Caroline Grogane.
Buried at Turkey Creek, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

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11 OCT 1998 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 84 p 3 Bert W. Alexander, Brian Center, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina. Residence on Old Highway 280, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Multi-infart. Dimentia, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes type II. Tomas F. Lin___. M. D.
Born 24 FEB 1899 in Transylvania County, North Carolina.
Buried in Pisgah Gardens by Moody-Connolly Funeral Home

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Marriage Records:

Date Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index
Groom Fate Mahaffey, 28, white, Boyd,
Bride Annie Alexander, 22, white, Boyd
  March 30, 1919 by P. P. Orr, Baptist minister at James Alexanders
Witnesses: Bert Alexander, Arnold Bown, Lula Mehaffey

Added 04 May 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter

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Photographs:

1912 Turkey Creek School [Students pictured include Birt Alexander]
Transylvania County Joint Historic Preservation Commission Archives, HPC Collection, Box 35

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter

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News Accounts:

27 JUL 1967 "Rites Held for Mrs. Alexander," The Transylvania Times

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter

 

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