great grand father dissapearance after 1911 from Neb.
Great Grandfather Campbell ALEXANDER (Dads side) his parents, David and Sarah Alexander father and mother of Campbell ALEXANDER
David Hamilton ALEXANDER and Sarah Hamilton were married Janurary 25, 1856 at Parish Church of Muirkirk Scotland. They were both raised in an orphanage in Scotland and when they were old enough that they had to leave the orphanage, they were married in 1868 they came to America. They first settled in Frostburg, Maryland and from there to Harlan County, Nebraska and on to Hayes County, Nebraska in 1885. They had eleven children: David Hamilton, James Watson, Joseph Hamilton, Hugh Howard, Agnes Lemon, William McMilliam, ALEXANDER Black, Campbell, Robert, plus two that I do not have names for. The records show that David H. and his sons David H., James Watson, Campbell and ALEXANDER Black all took out 80 acres land grants each, homesteads and receiving patents from Grover Cleveland in 1891. James Watson eventually bought them all out. He worked the land until 1912 and was then elected to county clerk, three terms in Hayes County, Nebraska where he finished in expired term as a sheriff. James Watson went to Alabama and graduated from the Alabama School of Mines and for a few years was engaged in the mining business in an executive capacity. James Watson married Elizabeth Johnston Barclay on March 23, 1894 at Blossburg, Alabama. In searching for Campbell ALEXANDER, I have been told he was buried in Canada, or Washington, or else where, I have no idea. Campbell ALEXANDER was born on July 17, 1869-1870 depending on where its written up. He was born in Galston, Ayeshire Scotland. A scottish imigrant who came to the states by working his way through Nova Scovia.On the Ships. Heres where we lose sight of Campbell ALEXANDER after he sells out to James, app. April 1909 where most of the brothers moved to Alabama, Washington, and Cananda. My cousin Ray and myself are the ones doing the searching, we are two of the first three grandchildren of Campbells. We've come to the conclusion that maybe Campbell remarried, maybe this is why we can't find where he is buried. One is the census info. for 1930 in Missouri that shows a mother with two sons by the name of Erila ALEXANDER, she was in Boone, Missouri in 1930 census. The oldest son is also Campbell ALEXANDER and the other son is Tom ALEXANDER. The only other information is with the SSN death records showing a Campbell ALEXANDER who died in 1978 and is buried in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the only Campbell ALEXANDER we have found in the U.S. records. This just about has to be the son of Campbell ALEXANDER who passed in 1978. Whatever happened to Campbell ALEXANDER is still a mystery. Have recently found Erila is No relation to this fam.