Person:Joseph Alexander (27)

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Joseph Alexander, Jr., "Carpenter"
d.aft. March 1772
  1. Mary Alexander1709 -
  2. Joseph Alexander, Jr., "Carpenter"abt 1712 - aft 1772
  3. John Alexander1714 - 1802
  4. Francis Alexanderabt 1716/19 - bef 1781
  • HJoseph Alexander, Jr., "Carpenter"abt 1712 - aft 1772
  • WMargaret Unknownbef 1723 - bef 1770
m. bef. 1740
  1. Oliver Alexander1740 - aft 1812
  2. James Alexander1740 - aft 1799
  3. Sarah Alexanderabt 1750 -
  • HJoseph Alexander, Jr., "Carpenter"abt 1712 - aft 1772
  • W.  Abigail (add)
m. bef. 1772
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Name Joseph Alexander, Jr., "Carpenter"
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1712 Cecil County, Maryland
Marriage bef. 1740 to Margaret Unknown
Marriage bef. 1772 to Abigail (add)
Death? aft. March 1772

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

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Land Records in Cecil County, Maryland

  • 12 December 1740: Deed from Joseph Alexander carpenter and Margaret his wife, to Adam Wilson, of New Castle, Del., (Cecil County Deed Book 6, pg. 660). It identifies the land as being in New Munster, on the east side of the Elk River; “said tract left Joseph by the will of his father, James Alexander carpenter, who bought from Thomas Stevenson, Aug 15, 1718.” [1]
  • 12 October 1769: Deed from Joseph Alexander, of Augusta County, in the Colony of Virginia, to David Alexander, of Cecil County, MD, two tracts of land called “Sligo” and “Alexandria”, in Cecil County. (Cecil County Book II, page 125). [2]

Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Image:Alexander Joseph from Beaty Francis BordenNE.jpg

Joseph Alexander's land (Borden Tract NE, 2 adjoining Tracts: 1) 265 acre tract acquired from Francis Beaty on 18 November 1768, originally patented to Beaty in 1751, adjoining the Beverley Manor line to the east; 2) 336-acre tract acquired from Francis Beaty on 17 March 1772, which was acquired by Beaty from John Kerr and his wife Ann in 1753, Kerr's original patent granted in 1750) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 237.--18th November, 1768. Francis Beaty, of Mecklinburgh County, North Carolina, deputed collector, &c.. to Joseph Alexander, £50, 265 acres, part of Borden's 92100, including the Flat Spring, where Francis Beaty formerly dwelt, corner John Ker's old place, Beverley Manor line. Teste: John Frogg, G. Madison, Luke Bowyer. Delivered: Joseph Alexander, November, 1778.
  • Page 83.--17th March, 1772. Francis Beaty, of Rowan County. North Carolina, public register, &c., to Joseph Alexander, tract purchased by Francis from John Kerr. Delivered, November 1778. (Note: this is the 336-acre tract in the Borden Grant that he had acquired from John Kerr and Ann in 1753).


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 78.--18th March, 1772. Joseph Alexander and Abigail ( ) to James and Oliver Alexander, £60. Teste: William Livingston, Alexander Mountgomery.
  • Page 81.--18th March, 1772. Same (from Joseph Alexander and Abigail ( )) to Alexander Mountgomery. Teste: William Livingston, Oliver Alexander.

Further Disposition:

  • Page 121.--16th March, 1773. Oliver Alexander and Margaret ( ), James Alexander and Martha ( ) to Robert Thomson, corner Francis Beatty's other tract, the great road. Teste: James ( ) Trotter, Jacob ( ) Patton. Borden's 92100.

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:


  • Page 450.--1767-68: Processioned by John Pall, John Lyle: For John Keys, John Parks, Robert Caruthers, Roger Keys, Jno. Paul, John Hays, Thomas Willson, David Williamson, Jno. Boid, Thomas Boid, Walter Smiley, Jno. Clemans, James McClung, Wm. Alexander, John Lusk, James Ritchey, Jno. Sloan, Joseph Alexander.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (possibly this Joseph Alexander)


  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 15, 1768. - (495) Hemp certificates: Joseph Alexander, Ro. Kenny, Wm. Alexander, John Failey, Saml. McDowell, Adam Reaburn.