Archibald ALEXANDER

Male 1708 - 1780  (71 years)


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  • Name Archibald ALEXANDER 
    Born 4 Feb 1708  Cunningham Manor, Co. Down Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 703A16682E564E88BB75C400ED6336B0AC2C 
    Died Jan 1780  Timber Ridge, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Now in Rockbridge Co. VA
    Buried Irvine Family Cemetery, (Buffalo District), Timber Ridge Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was one of the early settlers of Augusta Co. VA.

      A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920 source for the following information:

      Archibald, son of William Alexander, Sr., came from near Londonderry, in 1737, and lived about ten years near Philadelphia. He was well-to-do for those days, and was a man of character, education, and influence. Archibald removed in 1747 from the bank of the Schulykill and settled on South River nearly opposite the mouth of Irish Creek.

      Archibald Alexander, the Captain of the Sandy Creek expedition and the first sheriff of Rockbridge County. He married his cousin, Margaret Parks.

      Chalkley's:

      Page 463 18th February, 1747. 29. Benj. Borden, &c., to Archibald Alexander (sold in testator's lifetime), 980 acres, part of 92,100; corner Thomas McSpaden; corner Alexander McCleary, near a sink hole called the Punch Bowl. Teste: None. Acknowledged as above.

      Page 139 20th August, 1765. Archibald Alexander sold to Joseph Alexander, 30, 256 acres, crossing the South River. Teste: John Lowrey, John Peoples, Nathaniel McClure.


      DAR ID Number 149364 has the following information:
      Archibald Alexander was appointed sheriff and justice of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, Va.

      BIOGRAPHY

      From Find A Grave

      Like nearly all the early settlers of Rockbridge Co, Archibald Alexander was a farmer, but living on the dangerous American frontier. He was commissioned into the military service and fought in the French and Indian Wars between 1750-1760. He captained a company of Rangers at the Sandy Creek expedition and for this service he received several thousand acres of land in Kentucky. Archibald who was an elder in Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church was married twice. In 1734 to his cousin Margaret Parks. She died in 1753, and four years later he married Jane McClure who was also Irish born. He had seven children by the first marriage and eight by the second. (JB orig site creator)

      Joseph Waddells' Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, supplement has the data above, adding he was born in County Down instead of County Donegal, per the site I took over.

      Archibald Alexander was born on 4 Feb 1708 in Ulster. His will was probated on 1 Feb 1780 in Rockbridge, Co., VA, so he died prior to this date.

      He married twice. First to his cousin Margaret Parks (1708-1753, the daughter of Joseph Parks) on 31 Dec 1734 in Ireland and second, to Jane McClure in 1757 in Augusta Co., Virginia.

      With Margaret (1708 - 1753), he had 5 known children: Elizabeth, William, Phoebe, Jane and jean.

      With Jane (dates unknown), he had 5 known children: Joseph, John, James, Samuel and Archibald, Jr.

      Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: extracted ..., Volume 3, page 429 in Deed Book 12:
      "Page 139.--20th August, 1765. Archibald Alexander to Joseph Alexander,30, 256 acres, crossing the South River. Teste: John Lowrey, John Peoples, Nathaniel McClure."

      The Westminster Presbyterian site has the "Archibald Alexander Travelogue" by Sherman Isbell:
      "The older Archibald Alexander died about 1780 and is apparently buried two miles north, at Muse Cemetery, the older burying ground for Timber Ridge Church, though his grave stone is now gone."1-11.

      The site has a LOT OF DATA: http://www.westminsterconfession.org/the-doctrines-of-grace/archibald-alexander-travelogue.php
    Person ID I5786  Master File
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2015 

    Father William ALEXANDER, Sr.,   b. 1678, Cunningham Manor, Co. Down Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jean McNutt,   b. 1680, Cunningham Manor, Co. Down Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between 1700 and 1706  Raphoe, County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret PARKS,   b. 31 Jan 1712, Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca Jul 1755, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1734  Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Parks ALEXANDER,   b. 28 Oct 1735, County Donegal,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1802, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. William ALEXANDER,   b. 22 Mar 1737/38, Nottingham, Chester Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 June 1797, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Ann ALEXANDER,   b. 17 Sep 1740, New Providence, Lancaster Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph ALEXANDER,   b. 9 Feb 1741/42, New Providence, Lancaster Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Hannah ALEXANDER,   b. 21 Apr 1745, New Providence, Lancaster Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1824  (Age 79 years)
     6. Phoebe ALEXANDER,   b. 12 Aug 1749, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1821, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Margaret ALEXANDER,   b. 09 Jul 1751, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F4389  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane McClure,   b. ca 1727, Ballynashanagh, Raphoe, County Donegal, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. Feb 1780, Timber Ridge, Rockbridge Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 1757  Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isabella ALEXANDER,   b. 06 Aug 1758, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary ALEXANDER,   b. 04 Feb 1760, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret ALEXANDER,   b. 01 Feb 1762, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. John ALEXANDER,   b. 28 Jul 1764, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828  (Age 63 years)
     5. James ALEXANDER,   b. 04 Oct 1766, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel ALEXANDER,   b. 06 Feb 1769, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1794  (Age 25 years)
     7. Archibald ALEXANDER, Jr.,   b. 03 Mar 1771, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Jane ALEXANDER,   b. 1773, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F6547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart