Alexander was born about 1725 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He died in about 1789 in Paxtang, Dauphine County, Pennsylvania.
Alexander McHargue was the first in his family in America. The date of his arrival in America is not known. However, it is known that he was livig in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, when his third son was born on Aug 5, 1745. Alexander McHargue had at least four children:
The family moved to the western part of Rowan County, North Carolina in about 1750. The homes of James and John are record on William Sharpe's 1773 map of the Fourth Creek Congregation. When Alexander's wife died, his children remained in North Carolina but he returned to Pennsylvania. Alexander remarried in Pennsylvania in 1760 to Jane Tolland and had two children: Margaret and Alexander, Jr. by that marriage. He remained in Lancaster County (later Dauphin County) where he supported the Revolution by a donation of grain and forage. The senior Alexander MCHargue's will was porved in 1789 and is he probably was buried at Paxtang, Pennsylvania, where Presbyterian records not his daughter's marriage.
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