Good morning Sue --
thank you very much for your detailed reply. Understand it doesn't appear to be a fit for the John Alexander I seek; however, with these Alexanders' ... one never knows if they may have been brothers or cousins too --- it is a difficult family to research. If you should find your Alexander family came from Scotland -- and have a idea where -- consider letting me know before August. My wife and I are taking a trip to Scotland then. thanks again for your kind reply.