About the Book
If you are one of the descendants of this Alexander-Browder family group, "buckle your seatbelts!" You are about to travel through time into your ancestral lineage. This compelling journey into the past will afford you the pleasure of returning to your roots-to explore the places where your ancestors may have lived or been born. Lines have been drawn to help make little-known connections through 1738. With ancestors on both sides who were white slave owners and slaves, Narvelle Jasmine Alexander comes from two lineages, the Browder's and the Alexanders. In 1863, according to the census records of the surrounding Louisiana township of Chicot County State of Arkansas, Narvelle (my mother) Alexander's maternal grandfather, Caleb Featherston Browder, was born. His father, A.S. Browder, was a plantation owner from New Brunswick, Virginia. But mother's grandfather, Caleb, at least according to Browder family lore, was the white-Irish owner of the plantation, and his wife was a favored Indian servant in the plantation household. The family has no written record of Caleb's father, A.S. Browder, but clues were abundant in the Chicot County State of Arkansas census records. Mother expressed little knowledge about A.S. Browder-her great-great grandfather-or the nature of his relationship to her great-great-grandmother (Easter, who was his housekeeper) beyond the apparent sexual exploitation of servant by the master, typical to this place and time. "I know that A.S. Browder, who was white, was either Irish-born in England and made it here somehow, or his parents made it here somehow," according to Baptism records of Warwickshire, England, Church of England. In 1847 Simon Peter (Peter) Alexander, mother's paternal grandfather, was born. Research of Peter Alexander's records took me on a journey through Stony Point, North Carolina, where he was born. And through Thickety, South Carolina, where his mother, Nicea Littleyih, was born.