Alexander, Samuel a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, was born Feb. 16, 1836. He professed religion in 1853; moved to Missouri from Tennessee in 1857; and was licensed to preach and received into the Missouri Conference in 1860. In 1872 he removed to Marion, Va., to recover his health, and in the following fall was transferred to the Holston Conference, and remained in its active ranks until he died, Feb. 15, 1874. As a preacher, Mr. Alexander was industrious and eloquent; as a Christian, pious, cheerful, dignified; as a father, devoted and kind. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, 1874, p. 15.