Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Alexander

Male 1735 - 1775  (39 years)


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  • Name John Alexander 
    Born 15 Nov 1735  Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 1775  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23760  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Philip Alexander,   b. 22 Jul 1704, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1753, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Hooe,   b. 1708, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1758, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 11 Nov 1726  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Family ID F6304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Thornton,   b. Abt 1739, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1781, St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Virginia - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 4 May 1756  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Alexander,   b. 26 Nov 1756, Salisbury, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1837, Walnut Spring, Henderson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Lucy Alexander,   b. 4 Dec 1757, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1830, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     3. Sarah Alexander,   b. 17 Nov 1758, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Frances Alexander,   b. 24 Aug 1762, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1796, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
     5. Alice Alexander,   b. 20 Jun 1764, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. William Thornton Alexander,   b. 28 Jun 1768, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1816, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     7. Philip Thornton Alexander,   b. 14 Oct 1760, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1783, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK O; 1748-1767; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      pp. 252-254 In Name of God I PHILIP ALEXANDER of saint Pauls Parish in County of Staf ford being sick but of sound memory do make my Last Will & Testament in manner following that is to say First I give to my Eldest Son JOHN ALEXANDER all that tract of land whereon I now live with all the lands I have purchas'd thereto adjoyning together with all appurtenances. Also I give my second son PHILIP ALEXANDER all my lands with the appurtenances .. thereunto belonging in Parish of Truroe & County of Fairfax to hold forever. 1 also give my son Philip a tract of land containing 1051 acres which I bought of Mr. ROBERT MASSEY with all appurtenances being at Brent Town in the County of Prince William to hold forever I also give unto my third son WILLIAM ALEXANDER a tract containing 1075 acres which I bought of Mr. RICHARD FOOTE Attorney of SAMUEL HAYWARD, Consull at Gant with all appurtenances belonging being at Brent Town in County of Prince William to hold forever. I also give to my Daughter FRANCES STUART a morning ring besides her fortune already paid. I also give to my Daughter JANE ASHTON as much money as will make her fortune of 500 pounds which Ballance will appear in Mr. HENRY ASHTON'S account where I have paid near all the sum above mentioned. I also give to my daughter SARAH FENDALL as much money as will make her fortune up five hundred pounds which ballance will appear in Mr. JOHN FENDALLS account. All the rest I desire may be equally divided among my said three sons as they come of age, and as for the slaves that shall be allotted My dear Wife SARAH ALEXANDER as her thirds thereof my desire is that after her decease they the third part of the slaves and increase may be equally divided amongst my three sons. It is likewise my will that my three sons be constantly kept at school until they come to the age of 18 years, and then bound or put out either to a Doctor County Court Clerk or a Lawyer which they shall choose at that age until they arrive at age of 21 years and I do appoint Sarah Alexander my said Wife, John Alexander my said son & my friends Mr. RICHARD BERNARD, Mr. RICHARD FOOTE, Colo. HENRY FITZHUGH JUNR. & the Revd. WILLIAM STUART Executors of this my last Will & Testament .. and lastly I do hereby revoke all wills made by me formerly .. 12th July 1753.
      Presence John Washington,
      Archd. Dick, Walter Williamson Philip Alexander John Spinks
      At Court held for Stafford County 14th August 1753 Within Last Will & Testament of Philip Alexander Gent deced presented by Richard Bernard Gent one of the Exrs therein named .. proved admitted to record and Certificate granted for obtaining probate ..
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      King George County, Virginia Will Book 1752-1780; [Antient Press]
      Will of MARY DOONE. {sic Donne}
      I MARY DOONE of King George County being sick ..
      give and devise to my granddaughter MARY ALEXANDER one half of my tract of land lying in county of Culpepper .. also slaves (18 named).. also all my household and kitchen furniture ..
      I give to my granddaughter LUCY ALEXANDER the other half of my tract of land lying in county of Culpepper .. slaves (18 named) .. (in both cases to be delivered to them on marriage or when they shall attain age twenty one years) ..
      to my granddaughter SARAH ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      unto my granddaughter FRANCES ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      unto my grandson PHILIP ALEXANDER one negro boy, also one dozen Silver Table Spoons and a Soup Spoon and a negro named Scipio .. unto my daughter LUCY ALEXANDER one negro girl ..
      desire my estate not be appraised but that my son in law JOHN ALEXANDER whom I appoint my Executor do take an Inventory
      agreeable to Law .. this 20th day June 1769.
      Presence Lucy Morton.
      Ann Robinson, Martha x Bronaugh
      At a court held .. 5th April 1770 .. will presented ...admitted to record .. certificate granted him for obtaining a probate thereof
      ===
      1773-1780 King George County Deed Book 5 (Antient Press); pp. 1127-1129
      THIS INDENTURE made the xxiv day of January in year of our Lord 1774 Between JOHN ALEXANDER of County of STAFFORD, Gent,. and LUCY ALEXANDER, Daughter of said JOHN ALEXANDER. of the first part and JOHN TALIFERRO of County of King George of second part and SEMOUR HOOE of County of STAFFORD of the third part. Whereas MARY DONNE, Widow, late of County of King George by her Last Will and Testament in Writing bearing date the 20th dy of June 1769, among other things devised unto LUCY ALEXANDER. her Grand Daughter, one half of her tract of land in County of CULPEPER in fee simple and also sundry slaves by name. Jupiter, Jane. Jupiter. Violet the younger, Peter, Lett, John, Will, Judy the younger., Bob, Tom, Lett, Bess. Bristol. Nelly & young Philis, likewise one half of her stocks of cattle hoggs horses & sheep as by the sd Will of Record in County Court of King George will appear; And Whereas a Marriage is intended by the permission of God to be shortly had and solemnized between the said JOHN TALIAFERRO and LUCY ALEXANDER; NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that in consideration of the intended Marriage taking effect and of the land, slaves & stocks herein before mentioned being delivered to said JOHN TALIAFERRO at or before the solemnization of the Marriage and in farther consideration of the sum of ten shillings paid unto SEMOUR HOOE said JOHN TALIAFERRO shall within six months from the date transfer at any time after the solemnization of said Marriage when thereto required, good and sufficient Deeds in the Law, settle convey and assure all that Plantation tract of land and premises whereupon the said JOHN TALIAFERRO lately lived scituate on the RIVER RAPPAHANNOCK in County of King George, also that moiety or one half of the land in CULPEPER County devised ye sd, LUCY ALEXANDER as aforesaid; likewise the Negroes herein before mentioned by name with their Increase as well as those hereafter to be born as those which already have been born since the decease of the said MARY DONNE, together with the several Stocks before mentioned to such uses intents and purposes as herein after expressed concerning the same, that is to say, the tract of Land scituate on RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER, the one half of the said tract of land in CULPEPER County with the slaves and their increase together with ye several stocks to the use of SEMOUR HOOE and his heirs to support the uses and limitations herein after expressed from being disipated or destroyed and in the first place to permit and suffer sd, JOHN TALIAFERRO to take possess and enjoy the rents issue & profits of the lands, slaves and stocks together with their respective increase during the term of his natural life and from & after the decease of JOHN TALIAFERRO then to the use of said SEYMOUR HOOE In Trust and for benefit of LUCY ALEXANDER in case she should survive and out live JOHN TALIAFERRO during her natural life in full satisfaction & lieu of Dower and after the decease of JOHN TALIAFERRO and LUCY ALEXANDER then to the use of such Child or Children of JOHN TALIAFERRO and LUCY ALEXANDER, the issue of such Marriage, as shall be then living or if dead the legal representatives and their heirs excepting the tract of land on RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER which is to decend and pass after the death of LUCY ALEXANDER to such person or persons as JOHN TALIAFERRO shall direct and appoint and in default of such appointment to the right heirs of JOHN TALIAFERRO; In Witness whereof the parties hereunto have mutually set their hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed & Deliverd in presence of
      RI); BROOKE, JOHN ALEXANDER
      LAWN TALIAFERRO. LUCY ALEXANDER
      GEORGE THORNTON, JOHN TALIAFERRO
      SEMOUR HOOE
      These words as well those hereafter to be born as those which have already been born since the decease of the aforesaid MARY DONNE inserted between the third and fourth lines of the second page of this Indenture before the signing and delivery of the same; Witness our hands RD. BROOKE
      LAWN: TALIAFERRO
      GEORGE THORNTON
      At a Court held for King George County the 2d. day of June 1774
      JOHN TALIAFERRO acknowledged these his Marriage Articles with his Wife, LUCY, and SEMOUR HOOE also acknowledged his executing the said Deed which is ordered to be recorded
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      Children of Lucy THORNTON and John ALEXANDER are:

      i. Mary ALEXANDER was born 26 NOV 1756 in St. Paul's Parish,King George,VA. She married George THORNTON 9 OCT 1773 in St. Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA, son of Francis THORNTON and Frances GREGORY. He was born Abt 1742, and died Aft 1781. She married Thomas POSEY Abt 1784. He was born 9 JUL 1750, and died 18 MAR 1818 in Shawneetown,Gallatin,IL.
      ii. Lucy ALEXANDER was born 4 DEC 1757 in St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA. She married John TALIAFERRO 24 JAN 1774 in St. Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA, son of Francis TALIAFERRO and Elizabeth HAY. He was born 1745, and died 8 APR 1789 in Fredericksburg,VA. She married Francis FITZHUGH Aft 1790. He was born 4 FEB 1761, and died 30 MAR 1821.
      iii. Sarah ALEXANDER was born 17 NOV 1758 in Salisbury,St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA. She married Seymour HOOE 9 MAR 1776 in St. Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA.
      iv. Philip Thornton ALEXANDER was born 14 OCT 1760 in Salisbury,St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA, and died 1783 in King George,VA. He married Jane WILLIS Abt 1779, daughter of Lewis WILLIS and Mary CHAMPE. She was born Abt 1760. He married Lucy BROCKENBROUGH 1782, daughter of Austin BROCKENBROUGH and Lucy CHAMPE.
      v. Frances ALEXANDER was born 24 AUG 1762 in Salisbury,St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA. She married Lawrence BROOKE Aft 1781.
      vi. Alice ALEXANDER was born 10 JUN 1764 in Salisbury,St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA.
      vii. William Thornton ALEXANDER was born 21 JUN 1768 in Salisbury,St Paul's Parish,Stafford,VA.

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