Facts and Events
Francis Alexander was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of Francis Alexander
- Page 7.--25th April, 1792. Francis Alexander's will, of the Long Meadow--To wife, Elizabeth; to son, Gabriel, home plantation; to son, John, 100 acres on Christie's Creek, either joining Robert Russell or John Graham; to daughter, Janet Alexander; to son, William; to daughter, Dorcas Alexander, unmarried; to son, Francis, 100 acres on Christian's Creek, to be schooled by son Gabriel, 1760 acres in Caintuckey in care of Benj. Logan. Executors, brother Gabriel Alexander and sons Gabriel and John. Teste: John Ballard, John Alexander, James Ross. Proved, 19th June, 1792, by all witnesses. Executors qualify.
- Vol. 2 - Guardianship Records - 17th September, 1793--Gabriel Alexander, ditto of Francis Alexander, orphan of Francis Alexander. [Note: record indicates that Gabriel Alexander was still a minor when his father Francis had died in 1792]
Processioning List of 1767/68
- "Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
- Vol. 2 - Page 448.--1767-68: Processioned by John Gillespie and Andw. McClure: For William Tease, Saml. Steele, John and Wm. Finley, John Ramsey, John Black, John Patrick, Charles Tease, Andw. Russell, Wm. Russell, Wm. Skillren, James Alexander, Andw. McClure, Francis Alexander, Wm. Logan, Zachariah Johnston, James Thompson, James Galespie, John Williams, Hugh McClure, Samuel McClure, Saml. Frazier, Andw. Russell, John Graham, John Hutchison, Wm. Hutchison, Saml. Pilson, Zachariah Smith, John Gray.
Records of Francis Alexander in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - FEE BOOKS OF AUGUSTA COURT - 1777--Page 9, Henry Miller, Iron Works; page 10, Michael Kern, South River; page 11, Francis Alexander, Long Meadow. [others omitted]
- Page 29.--5th April, 1787. James Bell's will, Sr., of South River--To son, Joseph, home tract, 300 acres, bounded by James Long, Jno. Bell, also an adjoining tract called Trimble's survey; to daughter, Sarah Bell, to be paid by his sons, John and Joseph; to son, John; to daughter, Agness Gamble; son, James Bell; son, Wm. Bell; son, Thomas Bell; son, Samuel Bell, and grandson, Robert Love; to sons, John and Joseph, and daughter. Sarah. Executors, sons John, Thomas, Joseph Bell, Walter Davis. Teste: David and Samuel Long, Gabriel Alexander. Proved, October Court, 1792, by all witnesses. John Bell refuses to qualify or to join in the probate. Other executors qualify.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - Marriage Bond: 1790--March 10, John Alexander and Jennet Alexander; surety, Francis Alexander.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Record: 1798,- By Rev. Wm. Wilson: December 29th, Francis Alexander and Elizabeth McClure.
- Vol. 1 - Marriage Bond in Augusta County - 1798--December 17, Augustin Smith and Gabriel Alexander, surety. Augustin Smith and Dorcus Alexander, of age, daughter of Francis Alexander, deceased. Augustin is of age.