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Joseph Alexander (1750 - 1791)

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Joseph Alexander
Born in Pennsylvaniamap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Frederick, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Macks Creek, Wilkes, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Biography

Speculation: He might be the son of Oliver Alexander of Newton Limavady, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland.

[1] says he married the widow Sarah Bell.

Sources on Joseph from [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blackston/rob.htm}

1780?: (Wilkes County, Georgia) Land Warrant 350 acres

1786: Tax List of Wilkes County, Ga. 350 acres, plus 2 slaves

1787: Tax List of Wilkes County, Ga. 350 acres, plus 2 slaves

In a Book entitled "Early Records of Georgia" Volume 1, by Grace Gillam Davidson page 298, refers to : 1 February 1791: (Wilkes County, Georgia) Joseph Alexander deceased. Sarah Alexander appointed administrix. James Kenny, sec. April 1791: (Wilkes County, Georgia) Warrant for 150 acres to Sarah Alexander in lieu of an old Warrant of 350 acres to her deceased husband Joseph Alexander, 200 acres granted to Sarah, Joseph, John and Smith Alexander in lieu of an old Warrant to their Deceased father.. Also shown is,

The Will of Joseph Alexander was recorded in Wilkes County, Georgia Will book "DD" page 54, 1779-1792. This book however was rumored lost in a fire in the office of a lawyer who had borrowed it...

            • NOTE****** Joseph may have come from Pennsylvania instead of Maryland. (not sure).. I, Robert Alexander, personally believe Joseph OR his father came from Ireland.. This Alexander line was closely tied to the Kinney / Kenny family in Va. and Ga. The Kennys were from Pennsylvania near the boarder of Virginia. After the French Indian War, several families were driven from Pa. back into Md. and some into Va.

The name Smith was probably taken from Capt John Smith, who was captain of the Military district where Joseph and Sarah lived in Georgia. Capt Smith also named a son Alexander about the same time as Smith Alexander was named. Edmund Alexander of Oglethorpe County also named a son Smith.

The very first record of the family name ALEXANDER was found in Kintyre , which is located in Scotland. The ALEXANDER family traces their ancestral roots back to Dalriadian origin before the year 1100. From here they branched and migrated, gaining prosperity as a notable family of Scotland and later other countries


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