Birth: Jan 13, 1721 (1727/1728), Cecil County, Maryland
Death: Jan 10, 1801, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Parents: James Robert Alexander (1690 - 1779) and Margaret McKnitt Alexander (1693 - 1736)
Spouse: Mary Sample Alexander (?-1803)
Burial: Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery #02 Charlotte Mecklenburg County North Carolina, USA
With the approach of the Revolution, both of the Alexander brothers (Hezekiah and John McKnitt) became increasingly involved in the events which would culminate in independence from Great Britain. In 1775 both men were members of the Mecklenburg County Committee of Safety. On August 21, 1775, Hezekiah was appointed by the Provincial Congress meeting in Hillsborough to the Salisbury District Committee of Safety which was to serve as the local governing body for a multi-county area. In November, 1776, Hezekiah joined other state delegates at Halifax to form the Fifth Provincial Congress which was charged with the task of writing the first state constitution. After the Halifax Congress, Hezekiah joined the Fourth Regiment of North Carolina Troops as Paymaster.
Service: NORTH CAROLINA
Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Service Source: GROOME, MECKLENBURG IN THE REV, 1740-1783, P 29; SAUNDERS, COL RECS OF NC, VOL 10, PP 619, 914
Service Description: 1) SIGNER OF MECKLENBURG DEC OF INDEPENDENCE, 2) MEMBER, PROV CONGRESS AND COUNCIL OF SAFETY
Hezekiah was reportedly a Freemason. One can see supposed Freemason symbols carved above the windows and doors of the Hezekiah Alexander House in Charlotte, NC and Freemason news publications allude to the Alexander House doubling as a lodge meeting hall upon its completion in 1774.
Birth was January 13, 1722 is now January 13,1721 (likely a census rounding error) and death date was July 16,1801 now January 10,1801 (likely transcription error)
Hezekiah was born in 1721. He passed away in 1801. 
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