Person:Alexander Handley (3)

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Capt. Alexander Handley
b.ABT 1736
m. ABT 1722
  1. John Handley, Jr.ABT 1720 - ABT 1810
  2. Archibald HandleyABT 1728 - BEF 1796
  3. Elizabeth HandleyABT 1732 -
  4. Capt. Alexander HandleyABT 1736 - BEF 1781
  5. William HandleyABT 1738 -
  6. James HandleyABT 1740 - 1817
  • HCapt. Alexander HandleyABT 1736 - BEF 1781
  • WMary Ewingest 1742 -
m. abt. 1760
  1. Martha 'Beaker' HandleyABT 1770 -
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Name Capt. Alexander Handley
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1736
Marriage abt. 1760 Virginiato Mary Ewing
Death? BEF SEP 1781 Killed after being taken prisoner in Revolutionary War

Alexander Handley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Will of Alexander Handley

  • Handley, Alexander - Will probated Sept. 1781. Names wife, Mary and children: "Little daughter, Martha Breaker", and one other, name not given. Brother-in-law, Wm. Ewing. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 56].


Records of Alexander Handley in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 2 - John Hewit's Declaration, September 5th, 1833: Born in Augusta (now Botetourt) November 14th, 1763; volunteered September 8th, 1780, under Capt. James Robinson; his and the Company of Capt. Alexander Handley

marched to the Southern States under Major David Campbell; joined Gen. Morgan two days after the battle of Cowpens and took the place of the Militia of Augusta and Rockbridge, who acted so bravely and were about to be discharged; Capt. Handley and John Alien were taken prisoners, Col. Williams commanded. Again in Capt. James Smith's Company he marched from Pattonsburg and was under Major Patrick Lockhart at Yorktown and Col. Samuel Lewis, Lieut. Cartmel, Col. William Anderson, John Tate.


Information on Alexander Handley

From "The Life of Martha Baker Handley":

(Alexander Handley's) Widow Handley's final appearance in (Greenbrier County) court was in August, 1788. She and William Ewing as executors of her husband Alexander's estate sued a William and James Ewing for money owed the estate. Note, this was a year after the date of 1787 given by Mortimer and Hopkins as to when Mary and her son John moved to Kentucky. [Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vlwest/handley/handley/martha.html]/