The Alexander family came to Kentucky from Virginia around 1790, first setteling in Bath
County. Between 1790-1800, David Alexander brought his family to Nicholas county and
settled on Stoney Creek in a small log cabin. Though neighbors were scarce and far
between, in 1798 many friends and neighbors gave a feast in honor of Daniel Boone, who was
leaving the county to go down the Big Sandy and depart for Missouri. David Alexander was
present at the celebration, a great event for the era. David's wife is unknown, but
his son was William F. Alexander (b. 1817).
William F. Alexander (1817-1875) married Sara Robinson (1820-1895). They were buried at
Cassidy Creek Cemetery. their children were:
James Alexander married Susan Ishmael, and they were buried in the Ishmael Cemetery.
John T. Alexander never married and was buried at Cassidy Creek.
Hattie Alexander married John Harbitt and was buried in the Carlisle Cemetery.
Nannie Alexander married Frank Crump and was buried in Carlisle Cemetery.
Elen Alexander married John Bowen and was buried in Cassidy Creek Cemetery.
Mary Jane Alexander married James Hughes.
James and Susan Alexander's children were:
Bill Alexander married Jane Bevins and was buried at Creek Run in Lewis County. They had 2
children, James and Earnest.
Jack Alexander married Betsy Harbitt and was buried in Linton, Ind. Their 4 children were
Kash, Floyd, Grace, and Bess.
Dave Alexander married Mary Hinson and was buried in Portsmouth, O.
Mary Alexander married John Smitson and was buried in Carlisle. They had one daughter.
Nan Alexander never married.
Betsy Alexander married Martin Letcher and was buried at Ishmael Chapel. They had several
Ditzler Alexander (1870-1949) Married Janie Riggs. They were buried in Carlisle. Their one
son, J. W. Alexander (b. 1904) married Fannie Hunt (b. 1903), the daughter of Harper Hunt,
a first sergeant in the 111th Kentucky Rifle Division of the Union Army during the Civil
J. W. and Fannie Hunt Alexander are parents of the following two children: Jane married
James W. Bradley; has children, Eddie and Stephanie. Stanley Alexander married Etna Mae
Dwelly and have one son, Jack C. (Information by Jack C.)
Source: History of Nicholas County, Kentucky- pg. 328-329