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Information on Alexander Dunlap
Alexander Dunlop; b. c1682, probably in Glasgow, prior to his father's departure to join the Stuart's Town Colony near Port Royal, SC. , although there are persistent references that state that he was "born in America", presumably Stuart's Town, in 1684. However, there is no evidence that his mother was ever in America, and to the contrary, there is evidence that she stayed behind in Glasgow. This Alexander Dunlop died in 1742 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was Prof. of Greek at Glasgow Univ. He m. Antonia Brown? [b. 1694 - of the same family as her namesake, Antonia Brown (b. 1654), who married Alexander Dunlop, 16th of that Ilk]. Prof. Alexander and the younger Antonia Brown had (at least) 3 sons (possibly a total of 8 children) who emigrated to America:
1. Alexander Dunlap (Capt.)(1712-1744); emigrated to PA, joined the militia, rose to the rank of Captain, and died, possibly in what is now Ohio, as a early casualty of King George's War, which began in 1744. It is reported in various sources that Capt. Alexander married either Elizabeth, Janet, or Ann [probably Janet Ann] McFarland, and had children: This couple is shown elsewhere (See: http://thor.genserv.net/sub/mb5a/note_32.htm ) as having at least four children as follows (except for George), This list may not be in the correct order and there may be additional children.
2. Samuel Dunlap (1715-1791), Elder of the Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, Lancaster County, SC.
3. John Dunlap (b. before 1730- d. 1805); According to one source (i.e. Thomas Graham - see references below), emigrated to America, [possibly as a small child with his father in c 1730], settling briefly in New York, then Pennsylvania, and finally in a part of what was then Augusta County Virginia (now part of WV). According to the Biography of Irvin Dunlap, John was a Prof. of Greek at Glasgow University prior to emigrating to Virginia in 1730. John married Nancy Colvin had 9 children, of which one son and two daughters are known: