Who are the parents of James H Alexander who married Evaline Jones in 1858?

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A James H. Alexander married Evaline Jones in Carter County, Kentucky in 1858.  That family later moved to Ohio.

At that time, I did have Alexander relatives in Greenup, Carter, and Estill Counties in Kentucky, but I can't find a proper match.  I realize that there was another, unrelated Alexander family in Wayne County, Kentucky, but there were probably more Alexander families there as well.

He was born in Kentucky about 1834 as the marriage records for Greenup County, Kentucky, show him to be one year younger than his wife.
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Name: James Alexander
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: District 2, Carter, Kentucky, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 293
Household Members:
Name Age
Louis Alexander 45
Elizabeth Alexander 41
Margaret Alexander 20
Allen Alexander 19
James Alexander 16
Malinda Alexander 15
Easter Alexander 4
Ann Alexander 12
Katharine Alexander 9
Andrew Alexander 7
Louisa Alexander 6
William Alexander 4
Robert Alexander 2
Louis Alexander 0


Source Citation

Year: 1850; Census Place: District 2, Carter, Kentucky; Roll: M432_195; Page: 237A; Image: 475


Name: Lewis Alexander
Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1825
Marriage Place: Greenup, Kentucky, USA
Spouse: Elizabeth Gorman


Source Information

Ancestry.com. Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.

Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Comp.. Kentucky Marriages to 1850. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Kentucky.


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
maybe not?

At the moment, I have two James H. Alexander profiles born about 1834 in Greenup County.  My double cousin, James {{Alexander-8299]], married Louisa Cooper in Carter County in 1852.  The second is James [[Alexander-11333]] who married Evaline Jones in Carter County in 1858.  They are not mergible unless James H. was a bigamist.  

Lewis's granddaughter, Sarah, was born to James and Louisa in 1858 and his grandson, James A., was born in 1860.  James and Evaline had a daughter Nancy Jane born in 1859.

I've not marked the James H. Alexander's as rejected matches or unmerged matches yet, but their birth years are very close and both in the same county.
Lewis's son James H. was not the James H. who married Evaline Jones in 1858.  He was already married to Louisa Cooper and they had 3 children after the other James H. married Evaline Jones.
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This doesn't answer your question, but his birth range seems to vary.  The death record is in the same location (Preble) as the 1880 census but for some reason today, I'm not able to open the images on familysearch to see if it has anymore info.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8SF-BS7 : 16 July 2017), James Alexander, Jefferson, Preble, Ohio, United States; citing enumeration district ED 199, sheet 113B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1060; FHL microfilm 1,255,060.
1880 US Census Jefferson, Preble, Ohio, United States
James Alexander              Self     M     48     Kentucky
Evaline S Alexander     Wife     F     38     Ohio
Nancy J Alexander     Dau     F     21     Kentucky
Mary M Alexander     Dau     F     18     Kentucky
Ella L Alexander             Dau     F     15     Kentucky
Margaret F Alexander     Dau      F     13     Kentucky
Jenora Alexander      Dau         F     8     Ohio
Albert H Alexander     Son             M     5     Ohio
Minnie M Alexander     Dau     F     3     Ohio
Visa A Alexander       Dau     F     1     Ohio

"Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6NY-ZWG : 13 December 2014), James Alexander, 04 Jul 1899; citing Death, New Paris, Jefferson Township, Preble, Ohio, United States, source ID , County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 564,962.
Ohio, County Death Records

Name     James Alexander
Death     04 Jul 1899  New Paris, Jefferson Township, Preble, Ohio, United States
Residence Place     New Paris, O.
White  Male    Age     69   Married
Occupation     Laborer
Birth  (Est)     1830  Birthplace     Kentucky
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