Person:Alexander Dunlap (3)

Alexander Dunlap
d.16 MAR 1828 Brown, Ohio
m. 1738
  1. John Dunlap, of the Calfpasture, Augusta County, Virginiaabt 1738 - 1804
  2. Lt. Robert Dunlap1740 - 1781
  3. Alexander Dunlap1743 - 1828
  4. Elizabeth Ann Dunlapabt 1744 -
  • HAlexander Dunlap1743 - 1828
  • WAgnes Gay1745 - 1804
m. 07 Jan 1768
  1. Col. James Dunlap1769 - 1821
  2. Anne Dunlap1770 -
  3. William Dunlap1772 -
  4. Mary 'Polly' Dunlap1775 -
  5. Agnes DunlapABT 1776 -
  6. Sarah Dunlap1779 -
  7. Margaret DunlapABT 1781 -
  8. Alexander DunlapABT 1783 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Dunlap
Gender Male
Birth? OCT 1743 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 07 Jan 1768 Augusta County, Virginiato Agnes Gay
Death? 16 MAR 1828 Brown, Ohio

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


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Early Land Transactions in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land Survey in Virginia:

  • Page 68 - Alexander Dunlap, 90 acres, Calfpasture River. Adjoining William Jamason. June 6, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 26].

Early Land Disposition in Augusta County:

  • Alexander Dunlap sold 295 acres to Robert Dunlap 1761 for $333.33. [Source: "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton] (Note: this transaction may not be for this Alexander Dunlap since he had not quite reached adulthood in 1761).

Notes on Alexander Dunlap

Colonel Alexander Dunlap son of Alexander and Anne MacFarlane Dunlap, was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He settled in Greenbrier, now Pocahantas County, West Virginia. He removed, about 1783, to Woodford County, KY, and opened a sugar camp. He was the founder of the famous Pisgah Presbyterian Church and Academy, the fore-runner of Transylvania University. His friend Major Samuel Stevenson gave the land. Woodford County, Kentucky is called "the asparagus patch" of Kentucky and is the most aristocratic county in that state.

Alexander Dunlap was an Indian fighter and builder of Clover Lick Fort Virginia, which he later sold to his cousin, Major Jacob Warwick when he moved to Kentucky around 1783. He married Agnes Gay, a daughter of James and Jean Warwick Gay.In 1795, Alexander Dunlap and brother-in-law Major Samuel Stevenson explored southern Ohio. On one of these trips he was accompanied by Allen Trimble who moved to Ohio later and became Governor of the new state. Colonel Dunlap purchased land in Brown County and also in Ross County near Chillicothe, on the Scioto River. Major Stevenson purchased a large tract of land near Old Town, Greene County, Ohio to which his three sons emigrated. Colonel Alexander, after his wife's death in 1804, moved to Brown County Ohio and founded the Dunlap Church. Although a Ruling Elder, he became so impressed with the interpretation of Rev. Alexander Campbell's teachings of the Holy Writ that he joined his Church and made the new Church the first, or one of the first, to be used by the Disciples of Christ in Ohio.

From "History of Rockbridge Co., Va." by Oren F. Morton. Published 1920

"Major Samuel Stevenson, who had lately moved to the Greenbrier, headed in 1776 an expedition to the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. He was accompanied by James Gay, William Elliot and Benjamin Blackburn. In the spring of 1784, Stevenson settled in Woodford Co. the Asparagus Bed of the Bluegrass State. He was preceded a few weeks by Alexander Dunlap, Jr. and James Gay, Jr. The wives of Stevenson and Dunlap were sisters to Gay, who was a son of James Gay and his wife, Jean Warwick. Pisgah Academy, founded by Gay, Dunlap and Stevenson, developed into Transylvania University, as Liberty Hall Academy, developed into Washington and Lee University."

"The following names from the membership of Pisgah Church in 1808-1826 will be recognized as occuring in the pioneer annals of Rockbridge: Aiken, Alexander, Allen, Brown, Campbell, Carr, Dunlap, Elliott, Gay and others." (Source: )


Husband: Alexander DUNLAP
Born: Oct 1743 at: , Augusta, VA
Married: Abt 1767 at:
Died: at:
Father:Alexander DUNLAP
Mother:Elizabeth Or Ann MCFARLAND
Wife: Agnes GAY
Born: Sep 1745 at: Of, Woodford, KY
Died: 1804 at: , Woodford, KY
Father:James GAY
Mother:Jean WARWICK
Name: James DUNLAP
Born: Apr 1768 at: , , VA
Married: Jun 1797 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: 1821 at: Ohio Ross
Spouses: Elizabeth STEVENSON
Name: Anne DUNLAP
Born: Nov 1770 at: , , VA
Married: 1 Dec 1789 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: at:
Spouses: William KINKEAD
Name: William DUNLAP
Born: Nov 1772 at:
Married: at:
Died: at:
Spouses: Mary SHEPHARD
Name: Polly DUNLAP
Born: Jan 1775 at: Lv In, Woodford, KY
Married: Abt 1807 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: at:
Spouses: James STEVENSON
Name: Agnes "Nancy" DUNLAP
Born: Sep 1777 at: Of, Woodford, KY
Married: 1801 at:
Died: at:
Spouses: Alexander CAMPBELL
Name: Sarah DUNLAP
Born: Nov 1779 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: Abt 1800 at:
Died: at:
Spouses: Thomas DICKINGS
Name: Robert DUNLAP
Born: Apr 1781 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: at:
Died: at: , Woodford, KY
Name: Margaret DUNLAP
Born: Jul 1783 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: Abt 1804 at: , Woodford, KY
Died: at:
Spouses: Samuel FELTWELL
Name: Alexander DUNLAP III
Born: Dec 1785 at: , Woodford, KY
Married: 1810 at: Pisgah, Woodford, KY
Died: at: , Woodford, KY
Spouses: Mary CALDWELL