Noted events in his life were:
1. Census, 1880, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Alexander Starling is 38, laborer, with wife Flora (20, keeping house), son Charles H (2). Also with them is Martha S Starling, 11months old, but no relationship identified. (Cumberland Co, Cedar Creek Twp, NC, p406A)
2. Appearance in Document, 28 Mar 1885, Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Probate records for Moses Haywood mention "Alex Starling and wife Fora Starling" as heirs. Source: Cumberland County Original Estates NC 1758-1930 CR. 029.508.28 North Carolina Archives. (posted as part of Moses Haywood settlement papers at Cumberland County NC Rootsweb site, www.rootsweb.com/~nccumber/haywood.htm. Posted April 17th, 2000 by Myrtle Bridges)
3. Occupation: Laborer.
Alexander married Flora E. HAYWOOD, daughter of Moses HAYWOOD and Cecelia Susan GREEN. (Flora E. HAYWOOD was born about 1857.)