Person:Gabriel Alexander (2)

Gabriel Alexander
  1. James Alexanderabt 1738/40 - Bef 1809
  2. Margaret Alexanderabt 1742 -
  3. Elizabeth Alexanderabt 1746 -
  4. Mary Alexanderabt 1748 -
  5. Gabriel Alexanderabt 1749 - Abt 1804
  6. Francis Alexanderest 1749-1759 - BEF 1792
  7. John Alexanderest 1749-1759 -
  8. Dorcas Alexanderabt 1750 - 1818
  • HGabriel Alexanderabt 1749 - Abt 1804
  • WJane BlackBEF 1752 -
m. 19 JAN 1770
Facts and Events
Name Gabriel Alexander
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1749 Augusta County, Virginia[assumed age 21 at marriage]
Marriage 19 JAN 1770 Rowan County, North Carolinato Jane Black
Death? Abt. 1804 Iredell County, North Carolina

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


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Will of Gabriel Alexander

  • Will of Gabriel Alexander. Wife Jane. Daughters: Mary Mock, Rosana Templeton, Rebecca Alexander, Martha & Jane Alexander. Sons: Joseph, David, William, Josiah. Exrs.: Wife Jane, son Joseph & neighbor Thomas Snoddy. Witnesses: David Templeton, David Alexander. Dated 25 Feb 1804. [SOURCE: Iredell County, North Carolina Will Book 1, Page 56].

Records of Gabriel Alexander

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - APRIL 18, 1780. - (225) Samuel McCune, Sr., appointed road surveyor. Gabriel Alexander appointed Constable.
  • Page 187.--29th January, 1781. William Long's will (of South River, Shanadore)--To wife; to son, Alexander Long, the money that son William had in possession at his decease; to son, William's son, infant; to son, Francis, 100 acres adjoining Jacob Gabhart; to sons, David and Joseph, 400 acres that David lives on; to son, John, if ever he returns home again; to son, James, part of testator's home tract adjoining James Bell; to son, Samuel, other part of tract lying between Francis and James; to daughters, Elizabeth Henderson and Dorcas Barnet, 150 acres on Long Meadow; to grandson, William Long, son of son William, 250 acres on Long Meadow adjoining Andrew McClure and James Alexander. Executors, sons Alexander, Samuel, James. Teste: John Bell, Gabriel Alexander, Joseph Bell. Proved, 18th September, 1781, by John Bell and 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. 1 - SEPTEMBER 17, 1793. - (342) Gabriel Alexander appointed guardian for Francis Alexander, orphan of Francis Alexander, deceased.
  • Vol. 2 - 17th September, 1793--Gabriel Alexander, ditto (appointed guardian) of Francis Alexander, orphan of Francis Alexander.
  • Page 284.--11th February, 1797. John Bell's will, of South River--To brothers Thomas and Joseph, lands on South River joining Gabriel Alexander; to sister, Sarah Bell; to brother James Bell's son, Samuel, and brother William's two sons, John and Stephenson Bell, lands in Kentucky; to brother, Joseph. Executors, brothers Thomas and Joseph. Teste: Gabriel Alexander, Samuel Long. Proved, 19th September, 1797. Joseph qualifies.

Written: September 26, 1812
Recorded: September 28, 1812
Augusta County, Virginia
Deed Book 37, pages 309-311
This Indenture made the 26th day of September in the year of our Lord o thousand eight hundred & twelve, between Gabriel Alexander Sen'r., Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., John Alexander & Jennett his wife, all of the County of Augusta & State of Virginia, & William Alexander & Elizabeth his wife of Madison County & State of Kentuckey by William Alexander their attorney in fact, of the one part, & John C. Baskins of the County of Augusta & State of Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth, That whereas Francis Alexander Sen'r. late of the said county of Augusta, did by his last will & testament bearing date the 25th day of April 1792 and recorded in the county court office of Augusta, devise unto his two sons, John & Francis a certain tract or parcel of Land for which he had no conveyance, but which was afterwards, to wit, on the 17th day of June 1794, conveyed by William Henderson & William Gillaspie by Robert Findley their attorney in fact as follows, to wit, one hundred acres to the said John Alexander & one hundred acres (the balance) to the said Francis Alexander, as will appear by their deeds therefor recorded in the Office aforesaid, and whereas the said John Alexander departed this life intestate leaving the said Francis Alexander, Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., William Alexander, Jennett Alexander who hath intermarried with John Alexander, and Dorcas Alexander who hath intermarried with Augustine Smith, his heirs at law & equally interested in the aforesaid one hundred acres devised and conveyed to him, and whereas the said Francis Alexander Jun'r. afterwards departed this life, also intestate, leaving the said Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., William, Jannett & Dorcas his heirs at law, and also whereas the said William Alexander & wife did by their conveyance bearing date the 1st day of December 1802, and recorded in the said Office, convey unto the said Gabriel Alexander Jun'r. [should be Sen'r] the Interest in the one Hundred acres of which the said John Alexander died Seized, & also by their power of attorney bearing date the 17th day of July 1806, authorized William Alexander to sell & convey all the interest in & to two Hundred acres of land on Christians Creek formerly belonging to Francis Alexander sen'r., being the same that was devised & conveyed to the said John & Francis Jun'r., and whereas also the said Augustine Smith & Dorcas his wife did convey all their Interest in & to the said Two Hundred acres unto Charles Yancey, who together with his wife, by their deed dated the 27th April 1807 & also of record in the said office conveyed the same to the said Gabriel Alexander sen'r. Now This Indenture, Witnesseth that the said Gabriel Alexander Sen'r., Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., John Alexander & Jannett his wife, & William Alexander & Elizabeth his wife by William Alexander their attorney in fact for and in consideration of the sum of Four hundred & fifty pounds Current money of the united States to them in hand paid by the said John C. Baskins at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have grante bargained, and Sold & by these presents do grant, bargain & Sell unto the said John C. Baskins, his heirs & assigns, a certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being in the County of Augusta on Christians Creek Containing by estimation one hundred acres, be the same more or less, being part of the same land Separately conveyed as aforesaid to the said John & Francis Jun'r. & is bounded as follows, to wit, Beginning at a white oak on the south si Christians Creek Running thence, South Twenty four degrees West forty five poles to three pines North sixty eight degrees West, Thirty four poles to a white oak, North Twelve degrees West to the Creek, and down the same Eighty six poles to two Sycamores on the north west bank of the said Creek, thence North Eighty five degrees West forty one poles to a Locust Saplin, North Thirty six degrees West Eighty two poles to a white oak & hickory Saplins on the old line, thence thence North Thirty nine degrees East one hundred & thirty poles to two white oaks & South nineteen degrees East two hundred & forty poles to the Beginning, together with all and Singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appurtaining, to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said John C. Baskins, his heirs & assigns, to the only proper use & behoof of him the said John C. Baskins his heirs & assigns forever; and the said Gabriel Alexander Sen'r., Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., John Alexander & Jannett his wife, and William Alexander & Elizabeth his wife, by William Alexander their attorney in fact, do covenant with the said John C. Baskins his heirs & assigns, that they the said grantors, their heirs, Exrs & admrs the said tract of land with its appurtenances unto the said John C. Baskins his heirs & assigns, against the claim or claims of them the said grantors & their heirs, and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defe these presents. In testimony whereof the said Gabriel Alexander Sen'r.,
Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., John Alexander & Jannett his wife & William
Alexander & Elizabeth his wife by their said attorney, have hereunto set their hands & Seals the day & year first above written.
Gabriel Alexander Sen'r (Seal)
Gabriel Alexander Jun'r (Seal)
John Alexander (Seal)
Jennet Alexander (Seal)
William Alexander (Seal)
Elizabeth Alexander (Seal)
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of
John C. Atwater
Thomas Johnston
George Brocius[?]
At a Court held for Augusta County September the 28th 1812
This Indenture of bargain and Sale between Gabriel Alexander Sen'r., Gabriel Alexander Jun'r., John Alexander & Jennett his [wife] & William Alexander & Elizabeth his wife by William Alexander their attorney in fact of the o part, & John C. Baskins of the other part, was acknowledged in Court by said Gabriel Alexander Sen'r. & William Alexander attorney in fact for the said William Alexander & wife, & was also proved by the oaths of the Wtiness thereto, as to the acknowledgment of the said Gabriel Alexander Jr. & John Alexander and acknowledged in Court by the said Jennett Alexander wife of sd. John Alexander, she having been first privily examined, and relinquished her dower as the Law directs, is ordered to be recorded.
Erasmus Stribling, C. C.

Gabriel Alexander - 1768 Rowan County Tax List, part that became Iredell. Likely same man who was member of Fourth Creek Presbyterian Church. Iredell County in 1773.

1785 Gabriel Alexander appears as witness in Chester Co. PA