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Re: Alexanders in Chester County, PA
Posted by: chris alexander (ID *****0531) Date: June 02, 2003 at 23:01:56
In Reply to: Re: Alexanders in Chester County, PA by Helen Smith of 12728

The more I dig the more complicated it gets with the Alexander family. The Alexander's brought over on the ship Welcome probably part of the William Penn Colony, the 7 original Alexander brothers who first arived in America.George Alexander who married Margaret Glasson was well known for having a sons Hugh, James, and John and also two nephews but it was not mentioned that there where also several of his brothers and a sister living in and around Nottingham, Chester County,Pennsylvania.This family Spread to the Carolinas(Mecklinburg), into Virginia and the the original County's of Pennsylvania and at different times migrating back again possibly due to enherited lands.I coppied the names of these Alexanders which I will post below,and I am guessing that most of the early Alexander's stem from this family in Central Pa.Chris

Alexanders at West Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania who arrived circa
1737 JOHN E ALEXANDER and wife Margaret Glasson
son Hugh Alexander born 1724 married Martha Edmiston and Lettice Nichols
Son James Alexander born 1726 married Rosanna Reed
Son John Alexander born 1739 married Mary
Daughter Rachel Alexander
Daughter Margaret Alexander Unmarried
Nephew Hugh Alexander
Nephew James Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766 married Sarah Tedford.

The following William Archibald Alexander is the Nephew of John E Alexander
Who Married Margaret Glasson
William Archibald Alexander and wife Margarette Alexander Parks
Son William Parks Alexander born March 22, 1738, married Agnes Ann Reid.
Elizabeth Parks Alexander born Oct. 29, 1735, married John Mcclung.
Joseph Alexander born Feb. 9, 1742, married Sarah Reid.
Hannah Alexander husband James Lyle
Phoebe Alexander born Aug. 12, 1749, married John Paxton.
Margaret Alexander born July 9, 1751, died young. She was last child of Margaret Parks
Isabella Alexander born 1760. Died young. She was the first child of Jane.
John Alexander born July 28, 1764, married Sarah Gibson.
James Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766 married Sarah Tedford.
Margaret Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766. Margaret died. young
Samuel Alexander born Feb. 6, 1769, married Miss McCaskey and went to Kentucky.
Archibald Alexander Archibald, born March 3, 1771, married Isabella Batton.
Jane Alexander born ----?, married Rev. John (Doak)Deak. Went to Tennessee.
Mary Alexander Born ----?, Married 1st John Trimble, 2nd, Lewis Jordan.
Ann Alexander, born Sept. 17, 1740, Married Robert Carruthers.

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