Lawrence Stirling Alexander (15 Sept. 1842-6 Nov. 1910)

Lawrence S. Alexander was born in Centerville, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was the son of Dr. Robert Alexander, and his wife, Ann Clark, both of South Carolina. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lawrence enlisted in the 19th Virginia regiment as a private. Later in the war, he served in Company C of Mosby’s Partisan Rangers, and served as surgeon in that unit.

After the war, Alexander attended the University of Virginia medical school in session 43 (1866-1867), then attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine, from which he received his M.D. in 1868. (Cordell; Webb)

In 1869, Dr. Lawrence Alexander married Mary Lavonia Addickes (1845-1930) of Yorkville, SC. The couple had several children: Frederica Lavonia, Mary Elise, Helen L., Florence L., Ann Lee, Blanche A., and Lucille A. Alexander. The family moved to Yorkville, SC, where Dr. Alexander began his practice. By 1885, the Alexander family had moved to St. Augustine, Florida. Dr. Alexander established a general medical practice in St. Augustine, and also served as county physician of St. John’s County, Florida, and as a consulting physician at Flagler Hospital of St. Augustine. (Cordell; U.S. Censuses)

Lawrence and Mary Alexander are buried at Evergreen Cemetery, in Saint Augustine, Florida. (Findagrave.com)

References:

  • Alexander tombstones, Evergreen Cemetery, Saint Augustine, Florida. Findagrave.com
  • Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy. “Lawrence Sterling Alexander. 1842-“ in Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, University of Maryland, 1807-1907: Its History, Influence , Equipment, and Characteristics. New York, 1907, v.2, p.299-300.
  • Davis, James S. Confederate Veterans buried in St. Johns County, Florida, July 2008. c2003. p.6, 34.
  • “Florida State Census, 1885,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNJ8-8MT : accessed 7 April 2016), L S Alexander, 9, St. Johns, Florida; citing p. 32, sheet letter D, number , line 37, NARA microfilm publication M845 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 888,972.
  • “Lawrence Alexander” service jacket. in Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, record group 109, publication M324.
  • Murphy, Patricia Lee, “Tennesseans in Florida,” Ansearchin’ News, v.36, no.4 (Winter, 1989), p.192.
  • “United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M417-DSM : accessed 7 April 2016), J L S Alexander, 1860.
  • “United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFG7-P5Y : accessed 7 April 2016), Laurence Alexandria, Virginia, United States; citing p. 19, family 131, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,172.
  • “United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M63S-465 : accessed 7 April 2016), Laurence Alexander, York, York, South Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 160, sheet 283A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1243; FHL microfilm 1,255,243.
  • “United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M36D-PS5 : accessed 7 April 2016), Lawrence Alexander, Precinct 13 (St. Augustine city) & Precinct 14 (excl. St. Augustine city) St. Augustine city W, St. Johns, Florida, United States; citing sheet 18B, family 374, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,176.
  • “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVK2-GLQ : accessed 7 April 2016), Laurence T Alexande, St Augustine Ward 1, St Johns, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 142, sheet 12B, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,180.
  • Webb, Wanton S., editor. Webb’s Historical, Industrial and Biographical Florida, Part 1. New York, 1885, p. 197.
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