Person:James Alexander (102)

James Alexander
b.abt. October 1746 Augusta County, Virginia
m. est. 1733-1737
  1. George AlexanderEst 1734-1744 -
  2. Agnes AlexanderEst 1734-1744 -
  3. James Alexanderabt 1746 - Bef 1775
  4. Mary Alexanderabt 1748 -
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Name James Alexander
Gender Male
Birth? abt. October 1746 Augusta County, Virginia
Christening? October 1746 North Mountain, Augusta County, Virginia[Bapt. by Rev. John Craig]
Death? Bef. May 1775 Botetourt County, Virginia

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


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Baptism at Tinkling Spring

James Alexander is listed in the Tinkling Spring List of Baptisms of Rev. John Craig in Augusta County, Virginia at North Mountain in October 1746.

Will of James Alexander

  • Alexander, James - Probate May, 1775. Names Mary Crawford, his cousins, James Tosh, Sarah Keachy, Thomas Tosh. Others mentioned, no relationship given. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 52].

Information on James Alexander

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(*) 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.

(*) In 1774 James Alexander wrote his will giving 150 acres to MARY CRAWFORD. [Kegley identifies this as the Mary Crawford who married Edward Pate; I question that for she was only three at the time. Is this a sister of Samuel and James? -- my earlier comments -- apparently it is, but still seems strange to me.]

(*) In this will James Alexander names his COUSIN James Tosh who received 220 acres on Back Creek;, Mary Tosh, dau of Thomas who received a mare "for many obligations received"; his UNCLE James Heatly (sic) and COUSIN Sarah Heatly. The remainder of his estate was divided among:

SAMUEL CRAWFORD (husband of Jennet, dau of John MASON)
William Mason (son of JOHN MASON)
Joseph Mason (son of JOHN MASON)
Jonathan Tosh (son of Tasker or Thomas--I vote for Tasker because Jane and James were also Tasker's chn)
Jane Tosh (dau of Tasker)
James Eager (husband Mary, dau of John Mason)
Joseph Snodgrass (husband Margaret, dau of John Mason)