McClatchey Family Genealogy Forum
There was at least one brother, James Alexander Early, who married Minerva Love and had at least three children: Margaret Early, a second daughter and a son, the latter two of unknown name. I am following the McClatchey family and do not have much on the Earlys. It may be worth your while to get in touch with Deborah McManus <email@example.com> who maintains a web site devoted to this family. She has a picture of John Alexander, among other things.