Train Women of Kannapolis

According to the story, while crossing train tracks, mother and daughter were sitting in the back seat of the car while their husbands were sitting in the front. As they went through the  crossing, the car was hit in the side rear, killing both women. The men were injured but lived.

It happened in 1937 even though one headstone states “1936” as the death year.

Headstones located in the Mt Mitchell United Methodist Church Cemetery, Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

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Alexander and Lawing – 1812 thru 1894

May I present… one set of my 3rd great-grandparents?

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Name: Cyrus W. Alexander
Sex: M

Birth: 2 Dec 1812 – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Death: 2 Feb 1894
Burial: Feb 1894 – MT Mitchell Umc Cemetery, Cabarrus County, North
Carolina

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Spouses and Children
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1. Nancy C. Lawing (22 Dec 1820 – 24 Jul 1889)
Marriage: 23 Jun 1835 – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Children:
1. Mary Ann J. Alexander (1836-1887)
2. James T. Alexander (Abt 1839- )
3. Margaret J. Alexander (Abt 1841- )
4. Malinda C. Alexander (1843-1894)
5. John M. Alexander (Abt 1846- )
6. Charles W. Alexander (1848-1919)
7. David D. Alexander (1851-1914)
8. Georgia Cannon Alexander (1854-1928)
9. Cyrus Fink Alexander (1858-1934)
10. Jennie Right Alexander (1861-1934)
11. William Jackson Alexander (1865-1935)

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Name: Nancy C. Lawing
Sex: F
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Individual Information
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Birth: 22 Dec 1820 – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Death: 24 Jul 1889
Burial: Jul 1889 – MT Mitchell Umc Cemetery, Cabarrus County, North
Carolina

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Spouses and Children
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1. Cyrus W. Alexander (2 Dec 1812 – 2 Feb 1894)
Marriage: 23 Jun 1835 – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Children:
1. Mary Ann J. Alexander (1836-1887)
2. James T. Alexander (Abt 1839- )
3. Margaret J. Alexander (Abt 1841- )
4. Malinda C. Alexander (1843-1894)
5. John M. Alexander (Abt 1846- )
6. Charles W. Alexander (1848-1919)
7. David D. Alexander (1851-1914)
8. Georgia Cannon Alexander (1854-1928)
9. Cyrus Fink Alexander (1858-1934)
10. Jennie Right Alexander (1861-1934)
11. William Jackson Alexander (1865-1935)

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Notes
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FamilySearch.org
LDS/Church of Latter Day Saints

“North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964,” Cyrus W Alexander (1894)

name: Cyrus W Alexander
probate estate file name: Cyrus W Alexander
event: Probate
probate estate place: Cabarrus, North Carolina
event year: 1894
number of names with file: 1
film number: 1685677
digital folder number: 004763312
first digital image number: 01258
last digital image number: 01273
number of images: 16
.
Source Citation
“North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1964,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VH6X-6PG : accessed 16 April 2012), Cyrus W Alexander
(1894).
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http://www.ncgenweb.us/cabarrus/CoAndCityOfficials.htm

Cabarrus County Commissioners
1869 – Daniel S Caldwell, John Hileman, Joseph Young, Daniel Coleman, Cyrus
W Alexander.
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LIST OF DELEGATES BY CONFERENCES ELECTED TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF 1872.
Digitized by tine Internet Archive in 2009
http://www.archive.org/details/journalofgeneral07metli

JOURNAL – GENERAL CONFERENCE
HELD IN BROOKLYN, N. Y.,
EDITED BY
W. L. HARRIS AND G. W. WOODRUFF, Secretaries.
http://www.archive.org/stream/journalofgeneral07meth/journalofgeneral07meth_d
jvu.txt
.
45. North Carolina. \emdash Ministers : William G. Matton. Reserve .
Matthew Alston.

Laymen: John A. Haskins. Reserves: Cyrus W. Alexander,
Albion W. Tourgee.
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1880 United States Federal Census
…ancestry.com ©2010; NARA Roll #955; Family History Film #1254955; Page 464D; Image #0198; LDS ©1999…
Township #5/Misenheimers, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Supervisors District #3, Enumeration District #35
Enumerated on 29 June 1880 by Charles F. Walter
Dwelling #198, Family #214
Sheet/Page 20D, Lines 46 – 50

All white, all born in NC including parents

46 Alexander, Cyrus W., male, 67 yrs old, head, married, farmer
47 ~ Nancy C., female, 59 yrs old, wife, married, keeping house
48 ~ Cyrus F., male, 21 yrs old, son, single, works on farm
49 ~ William F., male, 15 yrs old, single, works on farm
50 ~ Atwell, Nancy, female, 18 yrs old, ‘hired’, single, helps in house
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1870 Cabarrus Co., NC Census
Betty Krimminger, James L. Wilson
Copyright 1990
Call # NC/CAB.3/1870/KRI
…ancestry.com ©2009, Year: 1870; Census Place: Township 5, Cabarrus County, North Carolina; NARA Roll #M593_1126; Page 516A; Image #431; Family History Library
Film #552625…
Sheet/Page 9, Lines 10 – 16
All white, all born in NC
Dwelling # 64, Family # 64
Value of Real Estate: $656; Value of Personal Estate: $400

10 Alexander, Cyrus, 58 yrs old, male, farmer
11 ~ Nancey, 51 yrs old, female, keeping house
12 ~ David, 19 yrs old, male, farm hand
13 ~ Georgia, 16 yrs old, female, at home
14 ~ Cyrus F., 11 yrs old, male, at school
15 ~ Jenny, 9 yrs old, female, at school
16 ~ Wm., 5 yrs old, male, at home
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Eighth Census, Mt. Pleasant Post Office, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, 1860
Betty L. Krimminger, James R. Wilson
page 160, Enumeration Date 6 July 1860
…ancestry.com ©2009, NARA Roll #M653_890, Page 61, Image #123, Family History Library Film #803890…
Page 63, Lines 27 – 33
Dwelling # 468, Family # 468
Color/Race and Place of Birth (unless NC is implied?) not stated.
Value of Real Estate: $1000; Value of Personal Estate: $155

27 Alexander, C.W., 47 yrs old, male, miller
28 ~ Nancy C., 39 yrs old, female
29 ~ John M., 14 yrs old, male, attending school
30 ~ Charles W., 11 yrs old, male, attending school
31 ~ David D., 8 yrs old, male, attending school
32 ~ Georgia C., 6 yrs old, female, attending school
33 ~ Cyrus F., 1 yr old, male
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Seventh United States Federal Census 1850
No township stated, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Betty L. Krimminger, James L. Wilson
Copyright 1985
Call # NC/CAB.3/1850/KRI
[Also:
…ancestry.com ©2009; Year: 1850; Census Place: , Cabarrus, North Carolina; Roll: M432_622; Page: 439A; Image: 505; Record Group 29….]
No Township stated.
Page 439A, Lines 33 – 40
Enumeration Date: 14 Sept 1850 by B. C. Cook
Dwelling # 577, Family # 577
Color/Race and Value of Real Estate Owned not stated.

33 Alexander, Cyrus W., 35 yrs old, male, farmer & miller, born in Mecklenburg Co
34 ~ Nancy C., 29 yrs old, female, born in Mecklenburg Co
35 ~ Mary A., 14 yrs old, female, born in Georgia, attending school
36 ~ James T., 11 yrs old, male, born in Georgia, attending school
37 ~ Margaret J., 9 yrs old, female, born in Cabarrus Co, attending school
38 ~ Malinda C., 6 yrs old, female, born in Cabarrus Co, attending school
39 ~ John M., 4 yrs old, male, born in Cabarrus Co, attending school
40 ~ Charles W., 2 yrs old, male, born in Cabarrus Co
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