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Capt. Samuel ALEXANDER
Male 1730 - 1823

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    Birth  24 Oct 1730  Mecklenburg Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  93B7AD564EF2462386B7660D94FBEDC4E677 
    Died  Bef 24 Nov 1823  Green Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Info fro Eufala AL library, Alexander Family from Mrs. Hugh M. Newell (See his SAR application) indicates Capt. Samuel Alexander died in Twiggs Co. GA.

      Tombstone photo shows his DOD as Aug 1823.
    Person ID  I6112  Master File
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2017 
     
    Father  Rev. John ALEXANDER,   b. 1703, Mecklenburg Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ? , Green Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bethia H. CASTELLAW,   b. Jun 1715, Bertie Precinct, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1775, Camden Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1728  Bertie Precinct, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5036  Group Sheet
     
    Family 1  Olivia WOOTEN,   b. Abt 1735, Johnston, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1833, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 14 May 1752  Nelson Farm, Early Co., GA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Samuel ALEXANDER, Jr.,   b. 18 Jul 1757, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1819, Twiggs Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Wooten ALEXANDER,   b. 2 May 1758, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Early Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Asa Castellaw ALEXANDER,   b. 21 Jul 1760, Wilkes Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1834, Clayhatchee, Dale Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Asanath ALEXANDER,   b. 21 Jul 1760, Wilkes Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Lester ALEXANDER,   b. 27 Feb 1763,   d. 1825
     6. Ezekiel ALEXANDER,   b. 5 May 1765,   d. 1829
     7. M. Sarah ALEXANDER,   b. 16 Aug 1767,   d. 1829
     8. Mary ALEXANDER,   b. 10 Feb 1770
    >9. Elizabeth Bethia ALEXANDER,   b. 4 May 1773, Mecklenburg Co. NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1838, Randolph Co. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Moses ALEXANDER,   b. 31 Mar 1776,   d. 1838
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2012 
    Family ID  F5035  Group Sheet
     
    Family 2  Susannah Whitfield Bush 
    Last Modified  25 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F7081  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Served in the American Revolution.

      Died Camden Co. GA according to some sources.

      Samuel bought and sold land in NC and was a member of the Onslow Co., NC Militia. He also had a land grant in SC and GA.

      1754, Oct 25 Onslow County, NC Militia has a Samuel listed as a Sgt. in Capt. Hick's Company: "NC Colonial & State Records", Vol XXII, p339.

      1755, Jan 17 Onslow Co. NC - Samuel witnessed a will of Alen Gray, probated Jul 1755: "NC Will Abstracts, 1660-1790", Ancestry.com.

      LAND RECORDS

      1756 Onslow Co., NC Samuel Alexander sold land in Onslow to Thomas Alberton (Albritton): "Records of Onslow Co., NC" Vol 1, Zae Hargett Gwynn.

      1758, Apr 28 Duplin Co., NC, a survey for 130 acres was ordered for land adjoining Samuel Alexander's home place [Rev. Samuel Alexander, his father]. Samuel was a survey chain carrier along with James Castellaw, brother to Samuel's mother Bethia Castellaw.

      NOTE: The land grants were not free with money having to be paid upon application, and each step until the final issuing of the grant. The application process required the applicant to supply two able-bodied men to carry the chain for the surveyor. To save money, the applicant generally used his sons, brothers, other available relatives, or friendly neighbors for this purpose.

      1760, Feb 22 Duplin Co., NC, Samuel Alexander sold plantation "I now live upon" - 150 acres N. side of Goshen Swamp; probably the above "home place" which he bought from Moses Tyler, bounded by land of Thomas Castellaw. Abstracts Sampson - Duplin Deeds, Books 1-3, Duplin Co., NC.

      1760, Feb 22 Duplin Co., NC, Samuel Alexander sold 130 acres N. side Goshen Swamp on Fryer's Branch joining said Alexander's home place. This corresponds with the time period that the two Samuels moved into South Carolina and Georgia. Abstracts Sampson - Duplin Deeds, Books 1-3, Duplin Co., NC.

      1760, Sep 2 & Oct 21 Granville Co., South Carolina, survey ordered for Samuel Alexander, Sr. on Sep 2 and completed Platt dated 21 Oct, 250 acres on Savannah River, "butting and bounding to ye S East on lands laid out to Sam'l Allexander Jun"

      1762, Dec St. George Parish, Georgia, Petition for land by Samuel Alexander who said that he had no land granted him, prays council for 100 acres on Savannah River in Halifax Dist. He has two slaves. Petition granted - Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol 8 Allen D. Chandler 1907, p766.

      1764, Jun St. George Parish, Georgia, the Governor signed a grant to Samuel Alexander on this date for 48 acres. "Col. Rec. of State of Georgia", Allen Chandler, 1907, Vol 9, p187.

      1765, Sep 27 Granville Co., South Carolina Samuel Jr. received a grant for 200 acres; the Castellaw family also received land just below there on the Savannah River at the same time.

      History of Burke County, 1777-1790", Albert M. Hillhouse, p106. 1771, Dec - Georgia; Read petition of Samuel Alexander setting forth that he, with sundry others, wanted a quantity of land where they might settle together and be enabled to support the worship of God according to the form of the the Church of Scotland, which being the petitioner's religious profession. They had found the land in the lands recently ceded by the Cherokees and had no doubt that if they had sufficient land they would be immediately joined by a considerable number of Presbyterians from other Provinces. Asked for a quantity of land about 20 miles square on the Ogeechee for a township. Petition rejected as premature. [Chandler Vol 12, p143].

      Apparently he or another Alexander did get the grant as per the following: "The Village of Alexander. Sometime after the opening of the Quaker Road in 1769, and before 1842, a concentration of farmers and planters took place in the vicinity. By 1842 the area was already known as the "Alexander Community". The name derived from the Alexander family; its possible that this was Samuel Alexander, the pioneer and head of the family for whom the Alexander settlement in Burke County was named.. He came to the province in 1760 and received land grants in 1762 an 1764......."


      LAND TRANSACTIONS for Samuel Alexander, unclear whether it is Sr. or Jr.

      1783, Oct 9 Wilkes Co., Georgia; warrant for 200 acres Wilkes Co.

      1783, Oct 9 Wilkes Co., Georgia; warrant for 450 acres, Wilkes Co.

      1784, Jan 20 Wilkes Co, Georgia; Samuel Alexander, 450 acres, Wilkes Co., adjoining vacant lands on all sides. Reg. 22 Jan 1784 (Georgia Surveyor General Office, Book DDD p27,

      1784, Jan 20 Wilkes Co., Georgia Samuel Alexander, 200 acres, Wilkes Co, adjoining vacant land on all sides. Reg. 22 Jan 1784 (Georgia Surveyor General Office Book DDD p29),

      1784, Jan 20 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander 200 acres, Wilkes Co, adjoined S by William Whaley's land; vacant on other sides, Reg. 22 Jan 1784 (Georgia Surveyor General Office p32).

      1784, May 25 Washington Co., Georgia; Samuel survey of 575 acres north Boundary marked as *College Land on Richland Creek Washington Co. Georgia, Warrant 17 May 1784 (Washington County Surveyor's records, 1784-1785, Book A, in Archives Drawer 52, Box 61.

      1784, May 31 Washington Co., Georgia; Samuel Survey of 287 1/2 acres Washington Co., Georgia (warrant 17 May) by Micajah Williamson. (Washington Co Surveyor records, 1784-1786, Book A p 79, found in Archives Drawer 52 Box 61.

      1784, Jul 29 Washington Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander Survey of 287 1/2 acres on Lick Creek, part marked as "wheat & corn land" on ? Lick Creek Washington Co., Georgia, warrant 17 May 1784 (Washington County Surveyor records 1784-1786, Book A, Archives Drawer 52 Box 61.

      1784, Sep 30 Wilkes Co., Georgia; the Governor signed a grant to Samuel Alexander for 200 acres in Wilkes, Co., Georgia. (The Rev. Records of the State of Georgia, Allen D. Chandler 1908, Vol. II, p722.

      1784, Oct 10 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander warrant for 100 acres Wilkes County, Georgia Surveyor General Office, 1983, in a loose folder for the surname Alexander.

      1785, Jan 25 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander Wilkes Co., bounded on S. by John Lees land, SW by Alexander's land, NE by Wootens land, other sides by vacant land. Reg 27 Jan 1785 (Georgia Surveyor Office, Bk FFF p531.

      1785, 5 Oct Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander regt. 7 Oct 1785, 287 1/2 acres Wilkes Co Georgia bounded by said Alexander's land, other sides vacant. On Bounty (Grant Books of Georgia Surveyor Gen. Office, Book HHH, p608., RC Wooten).

      1785, 5 Oct Washington Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander 575 acres WASHINGTON Co. bounded NE by "Colledge" land, rest vacant (Georgia Surveyor Generals Office, Book III p33, RC Wooten).

      1785, Oct 5 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander 200 acres Wilkes Co., bounded SE by Williams Creek and rest vacant (Georgia Surveyor Generals Office, Book III p50).

      1785, Oct 5 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander 200 acres Wilkes Co., all sides vacant (Georgia Surveyor Generals Office, Book III p51).

      1786, Jan 20 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander to Aaron Greer, 200 acres on Williams creek, original grant from Gov. Elbert, on this date, Deed Book "D D" --1788-1789, p 194.

      1787, Nov 5 Richmond Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander warrant for 100 acres.

      1788-1789 Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander to Aaron Greer, 200 acres on Williams Creek, original grant to Alexander from Gov. Elbert, Jan 20 1786. James Lamar, Jr. and Michael Van Winkle, Testator. Wilkes Co., Georgia Deed Book "DD" 1788-1789, p 194.

      REVOLUTIONARY WAR

      McCrady History of S.C., p. 270. The SAMUEL ALEXANDER of Enderly Farms near Charlotte, N.C. is probably the son or gr. son of SAMUEL b. 1699. COL. SAMUEL ALEXANDER, age 78,was taken prisoner at Camden, S.C. (formerly part of N.C. at this point), when ordered by British Crown to join his forces and he with others refused to do so. He was fastened to cart and forced to march 42 miles to be interned. Later he was sent to Georgia for release but enforced residence during the Revolution. His son, CAPT. SAMUEL ALEXANDER, was attacking the British at Fort Cornwallis and his father was placed in front of the British line. He was uninjured. Son and father show lands in Georgia, but the soldiery returned to their own states after Revolution.

      Revolutionary Soldier-Service in NC and GA Captain under Col. Elijah Clark.

      POLITICAL CAREER
      1778, Mar 9 Richmond Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander was appointed a magistrate for the county of Richmond to administer the oath of abjuration. Minutes of the Executive Council (The Rev. Records of the State of Georgia, Allen D. Candler, 1908, Vol. 11, p 49, from Herbert Newell). This was after the War had started and Samuel II would now be 45 years old and not active in the fighting.

      1782 Richmond Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander, a member of the House for Richmond; that is a member of the General Assembly, 1782, p32. Samuel Alexander was fined for non attendance in 1782, p181 (The Rev. Records of the State of Georgia Allen D. Chandler, Vol. 3, from Herbert Newell).

      1782, Jan 1 Richmond Co., Georgia; Member of the House of Assembly for Richmond (Journal of the House of Assembly, Revolutionary Records of the State of Georgia, Vol III, Allen D. Candler, p32, from Herbert Newell).

      1783, Jan 7 - Wilkes Co., Georgia; Samuel Alexander, Member of the House of Assembly for Wilkes County (ditto p191).

      DEATH

      1823, bef Nov 24 Greene Co., Georgia, Will attested to by Cullen Wooten and John White.

      1823, Dec 6 - "The Georgia Indian Depredation Claims", Donna Thaxton, p649, shows a receipt #161 of Document #301, p7, for payment of $223 on Dec 6 1823 to Asa C. Alexander Adm. with will annexed of Samuel Alexander; Jas. Bozeman, Wit.

      1824, Aug 14 same amount, same claimant and source.

      1825, Jul 18 ditto

      1825, Oct 27 will was recorded, Greene Co. Wills and Appraisements, Bk 4 p81.