This information is contributed by Jim Gillgam
Elias Alexander II was a Burke County Militia Colonel from Rutherford, NC. He fought in the battles of Guilford Courthouse, Kings Mountain, Ramsour's Mill, Cowpens, and the seige of Ninety Six. He died too early to leave a pension, so what I have is from the Alexander family records. The records say that he was wounded 17 times during the war. He also tried to stop the indiscriminate hanging of loyalists captured at Kings Mountain, but was unsuccessful. Elias Alexander II Grave This grave is located on an unpaved road about 3/4 mile off the west side of the Chesnee-Sandy Mush highway in Rutherford County. The grave is enclosed in a fence and in the backyard of a private home. It's location is indicated on most maps of the area. The Alexander homesite was once located near this site but is no longer exists. Colonel Elias Alexander II born in Maryland 1746. Died in Rutherford County 1818. Soldier in Revolutionary War. The location of his wife Nancy Agness McCall Alexander's grave is unknown.