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John Woods Alexander and Martha J. Orr

Household Abstract

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Research Participants:

  • Linda Hoxit Raxter, compiler
  • Linda Anders

Previous Research by:

  • David C. Brown

Research Sources:

The Basics:

The Lives:

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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:

John Woods Alexander

Martha J. Orr

Born: about 1845
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Born: April 1850
Henderson County, North Carolina (Present day Transylvania County)
Died: March 29, 1932
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Died: December 1, 1923
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Buried: Enon Baptist Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Buried: Enon Baptist Cemetery
Boyd Township, Transylvania County, NC
Parents:
Ephraim Alexander
Cynthia Henderson
Parents
Samuel Orr (1820 - 1904)
Elizabeth Fletcher (1817 - 1886)
Married

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Other Household Members:

Arlena "Lena" Alexander - Daughter

Born April 10, 1871 in North Carolina
Died August 24, 1962 in Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Turkey Creek Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married Tom Newton

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James R. Alexander - Son

Born February 16, 1873
Died August 14, 1955
Buried Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery
Married
Cornelia Lyday (May 8, 1878 to July 19 1967)
See Household Abstract

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Sarah Rebecca Alexander - Daughter

Born 1875
Died 1948
Buried Enon Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
Sylvester Valentine "Villie" Brown  (March 4, 1874 to November 9, 1962)
Son of Butler Brown and Mary Ann Lyday

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Charles O. Alexander

Born June 5, 1877 in Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died November 5, 1923 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Enon Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
Ethel Leola Blythe  (January 15, 1879 to June 26, 1914)
Daughter of Joseph M. Blythe and Alice Louise Lyday
Married Julia Glazener  (March 20, 1891 to February 19, 1967)

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Margaret Alexander - Daughter

Born September 9, 1879
Died September 18, 1977, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Pisgah Gardens, Pisgah Forest, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
James Abram Lyday (September 10, 1880 to December 11, 1969)
Son of Delos S. Lyday and Sallie Sitton

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Sunnie Alexander - Daughter

Born February 15, 1881
Died February 14, 1970 in Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried Saluda Hill Cemetery, Pickens County, South Carolina
Married A. G. Burgess

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Rachel E. Alexander - Daughter

Born February 20 1884
Died October 6, 1977
Buried Boylston Baptist Cemetery, Boylston, Henderson County, North Carolina
Married Arthur Walter Davis (January 29, 1879 to November 15 1962)

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Nona Caldonia Alexander - Daughter

Born March 8, 1886, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Died April 16, 1970
Buried Turkey Creek Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina

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John N. Alexander

Born April 1888
Died  
Buried Turkey Creek Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married
Dovie Ellen Watts (September 11, 1884 to August 21, 1952)
Daughter of Riley Watts and  Arana Pless
Married
March 10, 1954 to Minnie Louise Melton Baynard (June 12, 1891 to December 14, 1962)
Daughter of Jim Melton 

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Charles Adrian Alexander - Grandson

Born 1909 to Charles O. Alexander and Ethel Blythe
Died  
Buried  
Married  

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Secondary Sources:

Brown, David C., "Turkey Creek School," Transylvania County Heritage Book Committee. The Heritage of Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1995. Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc., 1995, 53-54.


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Census Records:

1850, Seventh Federal Population Census of the United States    [from microfilm copy] 
Dwelling # 284, Henderson County, North Carolina
Name Description
Ephraim Alexander 37, male, farmer, born North Carolina
Cyntha Alexander 26, female, North Carolina
Elizabeth Alexander 7, female, North Carolina
John Alexander 5, male, North Carolina
Maryan Alexander 1, female, North Carolina
Mima Alexander 70, female, Maryland

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1850, Seventh Federal Population Census of the United States    [from microfilm copy] 
Dwelling # 533, Henderson County, North Carolina
Name Description
Samuel Orr 30, male, farmer, $500 real estate, born North Carolina
Elizabeth Orr 33, female, North Carolina
Margaret E. Orr 5, female, North Carolina
Lambert C. Orr 3, male, North Carolina
James W. Orr 2, male, North Carolina
Martha J. 4/12, female, North Carolina

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1860, Eighth Federal Population Census of the United States    [from microfilm copy] 
Dwelling # 1449, Davidson River Post Office, Henderson County, North Carolina, page 310
Name Description
Ephraim Alexander 30, male, farmer, $150 personal estate, born in North Carolina
Syntha 35, female, North Carolina
Elizabeth 18, female, North Carolina
John 16, male, North Carolina
Mary 14, female, North Carolina
Astor 12, female, North Carolina

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1900, Twelfth Federal Census of the United States    [from microfilm copy]
Dwelling # 20, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, John W. Head, white, male, December 1844, 55, married 32 years, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, farmer, able to read & write, owns home free of mortgage.
 - Martha Wife, white, female, April 1850, 50, married 32 years, 10 children, 9 living, NC, NC, NC, able to read & write.
 - Rachel E. Daughter, white, female, February 1884, 16, single, NC, NC, NC, attended school, able to read & write.
 - Nona C. Daughter, white, female, Mach 1886, 14, single, NC, NC, NC, attended school, able to read & write.
 - John N.  Son, white, male, April 1888, 11, single, NC, NC, NC, attended school, able to read & write.

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1910, Thirteenth Federal Population Census of the United States  [from microfilm copy]
Dwelling # 128, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, John W. Head, male, white, 66, first marriage of 42 years, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, farmer working on own farm, able to read and write, owns home free of mortgage.
 - Martha J. Wife, female, white, 60, first marriage of 42 years, 10 children, 9 living, NC, NC, NC, able to r & w.
 - John N. Son, male, white, 22, single, NC, NC, NC, Farm laborer on home farm, able to r & w.

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1920, Fourteenth Federal Population Census of the United States   [from microfilm copy]
SD 10, ED 183, 6B, Dwelling # 106, Bolston Road, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, John W. Head, owns home free of mortgage, male, white, 75, married, able to read and write, born in North Carolina, father born in North Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, employed as farmer in general farming.
 - Mattie Wife, female, white, 69, married, able to read & write, NC, NC, NC.
 - Nona Daughter, female, white, 33, single, able to read & write, NC, NC, NC.
 - Johnie Son, male, white, 31, single, able to read & write, NC, NC, NC.

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1930, Fifteenth Federal Census of the United States   [from microfilm]
Dwelling # 127, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Alexander, John W. Head, own home valued at $1100, male, white, 85, married at age 22, able to read & write, born in North Carolina, father born in north Carolina, mother born in North Carolina, employed as Laborer in odd jobs, Civil War Veteran.
   Nona Daughter, female, white, 44, single, able to read & write, NC, NC, NC, no occupation
   Adren Grandson, male, white, 21, single, able to read & write, NC, NC, NC, employed as laborer in cord wood industry.

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Family Records:

Cemeteries:

Boylston Baptist Cemetery, Boylston, Henderson County, North Carolina  [from cemetery markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
Rachel Pauline Davis, Infant Daughter 12 MAR 1904 20 JUN 1905
Arthur W. Davis 29 JAN 1879 15 NOV 1962
Rachel A. Davis 20 FEB 1884 06 OCT 1977

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Enon Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina [from cemetery markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
E. Fletcher Orr 1817 1886
Samuel Orr 1820 1904
Aileen Alexander, daughter of Charles and Ethel 04 AUG 1906 20 FEB 1913
Mary Brown 1912 1914
Ethel Alexander 15 JAN 1879 26 JUN 1914
Myrtle Alexander 22 MAY 1918 17 AUG 1918
Martha J. Alexander 1850 1923
Charles O. Alexander 05 JUN 1877 05 NOV 1923
Wade Brown 1909 1929
John W. Alexander 1845 1932
Sallie R. Brown 1875 1948
S. V. Velly Brown 1874 1962
Julia G. Alexander (Parker) 20 MAR 1891 19 FEB 1967

Added  29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Pisgah Gardens, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina [from cemetery markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
James A. Lyday 10 SEP 1880 11 DEC 1969
Margaret A. Lyday 09 SEP 1879 18 SEP 1977

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Turkey Creek Baptist Cemetery, Boyd Twp., Transylvania County, NC  [from cemetery markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
Minnie Lou Alexander 12 JUN 1891 14 DEC 1962
John Alexander  1888 [blank]
Dovie Alexander  1884 1952
Emma Brown Orr 02 JUL 1898 16 AUG 1960
Lena A. Newton 10 APR 1871 24 AUG 1962
Nona C. Alexander 08 MAR 1886 16 APR 1970
Clarence E. Orr 28 JUN 1896 19 DEC 1972

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Anders and Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Vital Records:

Birth Certificates:

01 JUN 1914 Transylvania County, North Carolina Birth Certificates
Book 1 p 122 Harry Alexander, Brevard, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Son of Nona C. Alexander.  W. M. Lyday, M. D. 

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03 AUG 1918 Transylvania County, North Carolina Birth Certificates
Book 4 p 139 [No Name], Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Daughter of Charley O. Alexander and Julia Glazener.  W. M. Lyday, M. D. 

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30 AUG 1920 Transylvania County, North Carolina Birth Certificates
Book 6 p 103 Warren Alexander, Brevard Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Son of Charles Orion Alexander and Julia Glazener.  Russell O. Lyday, M. D.

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Delayed Birth Certificates:

08 MAR 1886 Transylvania County, North Carolina Delayed Birth Certificates
Bk D-6 p 298 Nona Caldonia Alexander, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Daughter of John W. Alexander and Martha Orr.  Dr. Bill Lyday.
Evidence: Affidavit by sister, Margaret A. Lyday; Family Bible in possession of Nona Caldonia Alexander, Church record issued by Turkey Creek Baptist Church October 1904.  Filed 07 NOV 1966.

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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06 JAN 1909 Transylvania County, North Carolina Delayed Birth Certificates
Bk D-2 p 49 Charles Adrian Alexander, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Parents: Chas. O. Alexander and Ethel Blythe.  Physician: Dr. W. M. Lyday
Evidence:  Bible Record and Birth Certificate of Child

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Death Certificates:

26 JUN 1914 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 1  p 47 Ethel Leola Alexander, Penrose, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Pulmonary Tuberculosis, 1 year and 4 months, Dr. A. E. Lyday
Born 18 JAN 1879 to Joseph M. Blythe and Alice Louise Lyday
Buried at Enon Cemetery by Kilpatrick and Sons

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28 MAY 1916 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 2 p 38 William Henry Alexander, Pisgah Forest, Boyd Twp., Transylvania County, NC
Dysentary.  Dr. A. E. Lyday
Born 01 JUN 1914 to Nona C. Alexander.
Buried at Enon Cemetery by Kilpatrick and Sons Funeral Home

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05 NOV 1923 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 10 p 44 Charles O. Alexander, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
[Cause blank - LHR] 21 days, Drs. A. E. Lyday, S. E. Greenwood and R. W. Pegram.
Died age 46 yrs 4 months.  Son of John Alexander and Martha Orr.  Husband of Julia Alexander.
Buried at Enon Cemetery by Kilpatrick and Sons Funeral Home.

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Dec 1923 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 10 p 11 Mattie Alexander, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Malignant [unreadable], 14 years, W. M. Lyday M. D.
Died age 73 yrs, 7 mos, 28 dys.  Daughter of Samuel Orr and Elizabeth Fletcher.  Wife of J. M. Alexander
Buried December 2, 1923 at Enon Cemetery by Kilpatrick

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Anders


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1929 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 15 p 6 Earnest Wade Brown, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Tuberculosis.  W. M. Lyday M. D. - last seen alive 30 May 1929
Died age 20 yrs 4 mos 9 days.  Son of Villie Brown and Sarah Alexander.  Single.
Buried at Enon Cemetery

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29 MAR 1932 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 18 p 7 John Woods Alexander, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Cerebral hemorrhage, high blood pressure, W. M. Lyday, M. D.
Died age 87 yrs, 3 mos, 18 dys.  Son of Ephriam Alexander and Cynthia Henderson.  Husband of Martha Alexander
Buried at Enon Cemetery

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Anders


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21 AUG 1952 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 38 p 1 Dovie Ellen Alexander, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coronary thrombosis, 2 hrs; Hypertension.  Chas L. Newland, M. D.
Born 11 SEP 1884 in Henderson County, NC to Riley Watts and Arana Pless.  
Buried by Osborne-Simpson

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Anders


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16 AUG 1960 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 46 p 78 Emma R. Brown Orr, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Adeno carcinoma left kidney, 6 months, Chas. L. Newland, M. D.
Born 02 JUL 1898 to S. V. Brown and Sarah Rebecca Alexander.  Wife of Clarence Orr.
Buried at Turkey Creek by Moore-Kilpatrick Funeral Home

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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23 AUG 1962 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 48 p 67 Lena Newton, Boyd Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Cardiac failure; Myocardial infraction, 5 days; Cardiovascular renal disease, 15 years; Chas. Newland, M. D.
Born 10 APR 1962 to John W. Alexander and Martha Orr.
Buried at Turkey Creek by Moody-Choate Funeral Home

Added 29 APR 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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09 NOV 1962 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 48 p 89 Sylvester Valentine Brown, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Acute myocardial Infraction, 48 hrs; Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease years; recent Cerebral thrombosis.  James H. Sanders, Jr., M. D. 
Born 04 MAR 1874 to Butler Brown and Mary Ann Lyday.  Husband of Sarah R. Alexander.
Buried at Enon Cemetery by Moore-Kilpatrick Funeral Home

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14 DEC 1962 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 48 p 101 Minnie Louise Alexander, Transylvania Community Hospital, Brevard, NC
Ventricular Fibrillation, Arteriosclerosis Heart Disease, John R. Folger, Jr. M. D.
Born June 12, 1891 to Jim Melton.  Wife of John Alexander.
Buried at Turkey Creek Cemetery, Pisgah Forest, NC by Moody-Choate

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11 DEC 1969 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 55 p 56 James Abram Lyday, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Coronary Occlusion 3hrs; ASHA Hypertension, years, John R. Folger, M. D. 
Born 10 SEP 1880 to Delos S. Lyday and Sallie Sitton.  Husband of Margaret Alexander
Buried at Pisgah Gardens by Frank Moody Funeral Home

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14 FEB 1970 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 56 p 16 Sunnie Alexander Burgess, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Broncho pneumonia, 2 days, Viral upper respi-infection 1 week, generalized arteriosclerosis.  James H. Sanders, Jr. M. D.
Born 15 FEB 1881 to John A. Alexander and Mattie Orr.  Widow.  
Burial at Saluda Hill, Pickens County by O'dell Mortuary, Travelers Rest, SC

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18 SEP 1977 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 63 p 72 Margaret Alexander Lyday, Camp Carolina Rd, Brevard, Transylvania County, NC
Menteric Thrombosis, 24 hours, generalized arteriosclerosis.  R. L. Stricker, M. D.
Born 09 SEP 1879 to J. W. Alexander and Martha Orr.  Widow.  
Buried at Pisgah Gardens by Moore Funeral Home.

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04 DEC 1980 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 66 p 17 Arnold Ottis Brown, Community Hospital, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Cerebral Thrombosis, 11 days, James H. Sanders, M. D.
Born 08 MAY 1899 to S. V. Brown and Sarah Alexander.  Never married.
Buried Turkey Creek, Pisgah Forest, NC by Moore Funeral Home

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16 FEB 1989 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 75 p 54 Arthur Leroy Davis, Transylvania Community Hospital, Transylvania County, North Carolina.  Residence: Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Gastrointestinal bleeding, 36 hours.  Ulcer and renal failure.  ___ Benton, M. D.
Born 30 NOV 1905 to Arthur Walter Davis and Rachel Alexander.  Widow.  Bus driver and custodian for state school.
Buried at Boylston Cemetery, Henderson County, NC by Moody-Connolly Funeral Home.

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25 SEP 1989 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 75 p 221 Minnie Mae Tinsley, Brian Center, Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina.  Residence Gordon King Road.
Pneumonia, 48 hours, G. Ruffin Benton III, M. D.
Born 07 MAY 1903 in Pickens County, SC to Tom Newton and Arlena Alexander.  
Buried in Turkey Creek Cemetery, Pisgah Forest by Moody Funeral Home.

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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04 NOV 1992 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 78 pg 24 Lois Burgess Brown, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Colon Cancer metastatic to chest.  Thomas F. Lindsey, M. D.
Born 18 MAR 1911 in Cleveland,  South Carolina to A. G. Burgess and Sunie Alexander
Buried at Pisgah Gardens, Pisgah Forest, Transylvania County, NC by Moody-Connolly.

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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Marriage Records:

10 MAR 1954 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Licenses
Groom John Alexander, 65, white, Brevard, NC, son of  J. W. Alexander and Mart Alexander. 
Bride Lou Baynard, 63, white, Brevard, NC [Parents not listed - LHR]
Book 11 Married by F. E. Shuford, Justice of the Peace.  
Witnesses: O. H. Orr, C. K. Sharpe, Irene English

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter


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News Accounts:

31 MAR 1932 "John Alexander Called in Death," The Transylvania Times

Added 29 April 2003, submitted by Linda Hoxit Raxter

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