Henry Newton Alexander

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Henry Newton Alexander

Birthplace: Candler, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 21, 1929 (85)
Enka, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Humphrey Newton Alexander and Mary Polly Anne Alexander
Husband of Samantha B Alexander
Father of James Robert Alexander; William Clyde Alexander; Minnie May Golay; Sidney Clifford Alexander; Walter Newton Alexander and 4 others

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Henry Newton Alexander

Henry Alexander was married to Smantha Veazy and together they farmed in Sand Hill, North Carolina not far from Ashville. They worked their 120 acre farm for over 60 years selling their crops in Ashville. He never owned a car , instead relied on his horse "Nellie" to pull his wagon into town. Alexander owned the land below the Biltmore House down the French Broad River Valley. Henry Alexander was raised here by his brother Julius "Jules" Alexander. When Henry was seventeen years old, the Civil War broke out. He tried to join the Army in North Carolina...but was refused because of reacurring lung infections. He was told by the doctors that if he inlisted and fought he would be dead in less than six months. So he and two friends went over the mountains to Tennessee where they were allowed to join the Army. In one of the battles in Tennessee his unit was ordered to retreat...but they didn't hear the orders...the three were cut of from the rest of their company. One was killed, one was captured..but Henry managed to escape and get back to his unit unharmed. After the war, Henry Alexander married Smantha Veazy when she was about 16 years old.

They first lived in Tennessee and had three children there (Robert, Clyde and Minnie). Then Jules Alexander sent for him and gave him a piece of mountain land near Ashville. To this land Henry and his family returned by covered wagon. Here he built a log cabin and here is where Clifford, Kelly, Walter, Wayne and Lottie were born.

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Henry Newton Alexander's Timeline

November 27, 1844
Candler, North Carolina, United States
July 23, 1868
May 7, 1870
December 10, 1872
Henry Co, TN, USA
August 3, 1875
Sand Hill, North Carolina, United States
December 12, 1877
April 24, 1880
March 20, 1883
December 25, 1886