Facts and Events
William Alexander was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Estate Records of William Alexander
- Page 297.--26th February, 1750. John Mason and James McKachey's (Keachey) bond as administrators of Wm. Alexander, with Erwin Patterson and Joseph Love.
- Page 298.--29th January, 1750-51. William Alexander's appraisement, by Thomas Tosh, Wm. Akers, James Neeley.
- Vol. 1 - MAY 28, 1751. - (579) George, Mary, Agnes, James Alexander, orphans of William Alexander, to be bound outa.
- Vol. 2 - Page 84.--26th November, 1751: Orphan Geo. Alexander bound to John Maison.
- Vol. 2 - Page 85.--26th November, 1751: Orphan Mary Alexander bound to John Maison.
Records of William Alexander in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (Note: some records appear to tie to this William Alexander and another William Alexander who lived on Naked Creek).
- Page 243.--11th April, 1751. Hugh Campbell, yeoman, to William Alexander, farmer, 400 acres, on Naked Creek; corner Michael Dickey, Esther, wife of Hugh. Teste: Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, John Hear (Ker?), John Alexander. (Note: ties to record below).
- Vol. 1 - MAY 28, 1751. - (574) Road ordered from John Davis's mill to Wood's New Cleared Gap, and John King, with Andrew Erwin, John McGill, Wm. McGill, Robert Fowler, Hugh Campbell, John Erwin, Edward Erwin, Robert Carscaden, Francis Erwin, Edward Erwin, Wm. Frame, Benj. Erwin, Charles Campbell, Robert Campbell, Wm. Brown, Michael Dickey, Robert Brown. Henry Smith, Hugh Diver, Charles Diver, David McCummins, John Davis, Danl. Smith, James Anderson, John Francis, Wm. Alexander, Robert Gamble, Andrew Combe, James Patterson, Francis Brown, Gabriel Pickens, keep it in repair. (Note: ties to record below).
- Page 488.--27th August, 1751. William Alexander to Martha Alexander, widow, 200 acres, part of William's 400-acre patent, near Long Glade; corner Michael Dickey. Delivered: James Alexander, May, 1768. (Note: Martha appears to be this William Alexander's widow, as this land was delivered to their son James Alexander in 1768)
- Page 277.--29th November, 1751. Edward Erwin, Sr., yeoman, and Frances, to Edward Erwin, Jr., yeoman, 206 acres, part of 2 patents to Edward, 5th April, 1748, and March, 1747; Long Glade; corner Wm. Brown and John Anderson; Wm. Alexander's corner; John Erwin's line. Teste: Robert, Francis and Benjamin Erwin. Delivered: Benjamin Erwin, May, 1754. (Note: ties to record above).
- Page 465.--17th August, 1757. Hugh Campbell and Esther ( ) to Jno. Hair, Sr., £10, 160 acres on Fowler's Branch of North River Shanando, between Naked Creek and North River, patented 16th August, 1757. Teste: Andrew Alexander, Michael Dickey, James Allen. Delivered: Jno. Hare, January. 1763. (Note: ties to record above).
Information on William Alexander
From Rootsweb.com post:
(*) Alexanders were neighbors of Toshes. William ALEXANDER was the first settler on the Roanoke River. He d. 1750. Wife not named. Will probated 28 MAY 1751 per Chalkley [_Chronicles of
the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA_] naming:
- George bound out to John Mason
- Mary bound out to John Mason
- James bound to James McKeachy per vol. II
(*) Strip of land not in survey of William Alexander's land in 1767 (when divided between sons) was granted to JAMES MASON in 1787, son of John Mason d. 1761.