Robert ALEXANDER

Male 1710 - Bef 1781  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Robert ALEXANDER 
    Born ca 1710  Cunningham Manor, Co. Down Ulster Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 3EFB29BD94194474A9A116FB2232F7D3FD24 
    Died Bef 20th Feb 1781  Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert Alexander 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:

      Robert, 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. Robert, a Master of Arts of the University of Dublin, founded the school which finally grew into Washington and Lee University, but was himself a resident of Beverly Manor.

      Chalkley's:

      Page 294 13th August, 1747. William Beverley to Robert Alexander, 9.9.0; 314 acres in Beverley Manor; Patrick Hays' line; corner Robert Ramsey. Witnessed and proved as above.

      Page 568.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley) to Robert Steel, 309 acres in Beverley Manor; corner Robert Alexander and Robert Ramsey; corner Nathaniel Steel; James Fulton's line; corner Samuel Steel. Teste: Samuel Steel, John McClure.

      Page 240 18th March, 1760. John Moore to Robt. Alexander, 95.10.0, 304 A., 3 R., 15 P., in Borden's tract; corner Wm. Moore. Teste: Arwaker Johnston.

      Page 354 21st November, 1780. Casper Hoffman and Margaret ( ) to Robert Alexander. Delivered to James Alexander, 1st April, 1831. [This record could possibly be for his son, Robert].

      Page 119.--15th February, 1763. Robert Alexander sold to William Alexander, 100, 304 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches; cor. George Henderson. Delivered: William Alexander, May Court, 1765. [This land is the 304-acre tract located in the Borden Tract acquired from John Moore in 1760, probably sold to Robert's son, William Alexander]

      The following record indicates a relationship between the Alexanders, Beards and the McNutts:
      Page 515.--23d May, 1751. James McNutt's orphans. Settlement by Thos. Beard, administrator. Paid to Robt. Alexander, for schooling James and Robert McNutt. Paid to James Dobbins, for schooling Alex. McNutt. Paid one new Bible, for Alex. McNutt. Paid one new Testament, for James McNutt. Paid one new spelling book, for the children.

      From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

      Page 371 20th February, 1781. Robt. Alexander's will - - To wife, Esther; to daughters, Sarah and Eleanor, unmarried; to sons, Peter, Hugh, James. Peter's tract at Lessley's cabin; James adjoins John Fulton and James Henry (all sons unmarried); to daughters Ann and Esther, 5 chillings each; to son William; to son, Thomas; to son, Robert; to grandchild, Martha. Executors and guardians, wife and son Robert. Teste: Hugh Fulton, Thos. Stephenson, Thos. Baird. Proved, 18th November, 1783, by Baird and Stephenson. Executors qualify.

      Page 386 18th November, 1783. Robert Alexander's estate appraised. Due by Hansel Olphid.

    Person ID I5795  Master File
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2012 

    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 Esther Beard,   b. 1724, Ulster, Ireland or Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Staunton, Augusta Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married ca 1740  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F6551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart