James Anderson Alexander1

M, #87841
FatherMichael Alexander1,2 b. 23 Apr 1779, d. 29 Jan 1857
MotherMary Benson2
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, James Anderson Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, James Anderson Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.3,4

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #2 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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Mary Benson1

F, #87842
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Mary Benson married Michael Alexander, son of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, in 1801.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Elizabeth Cathron1

F, #87843
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Elizabeth Cathron married Henry Alexander, son of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine; His 1st? wife.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Hugh McClaugherty1

M, #87844, b. 30 October 1804, d. 29 November 1878
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Hugh McClaugherty was born on 30 October 1804.2 He married Mary Davis Alexander, daughter of Andrew Alexander and Phoebe Bracken, on 7 October 1828.1,2
Hugh McClaugherty died on 29 November 1878 at age 74.2
     He was a witness to Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER with Lena Alexander Walker.2 Hugh McClaugherty was a mentioned with Mabel Clare Shorter; Author of DAR App #229840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER, and 1st cousin of Lena Alexander Walker Bowen, author of DAR App #145840.3

Family

Mary Davis Alexander b. 12 Aug 1805, d. 8 May 1848
Children

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  2. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  3. [S4463] DAR Application No. 229840 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #229840 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.

Rebecca B. Alexander1

F, #87845, b. 1811
FatherAndrew Alexander1 b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
MotherPhoebe Bracken1 b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Rebecca B. Alexander was born in 1811.1 She married Samuel Kean in 1837.1

Family

Samuel Kean

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Samuel Kean1

M, #87846
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Samuel Kean married Rebecca B. Alexander, daughter of Andrew Alexander and Phoebe Bracken, in 1837.1

Family

Rebecca B. Alexander b. 1811

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Michael Cotton1

M, #87847
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Michael Cotton married Isabella Alexander, daughter of Andrew Alexander and Phoebe Bracken, in 1835.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Henley Chapman French1

M, #87848, b. 6 June 1827, d. 7 April 1890
FatherGuy Dingess French1 b. 5 Jun 1798, d. 12 Jul 1865
MotherArminta Chapman1 b. 2 Apr 1808, d. 4 Feb 1876
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Henley Chapman French was born on 6 June 1827 at Pearlsburg, Giles Co., Virginia, USA.1 He married Harriet Thomas Easley on 29 July 1852 at Giles Co., Virginia, USA.1
Henley Chapman French died on 7 April 1890 at Curve, Giles Co., Virginia, USA, at age 62.1
     He was a mentioned with Mary French Day; Author of DAR App #336497 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.1

Family

Harriet Thomas Easley b. 15 Sep 1833, d. 22 May 1894
Child

Citations

  1. [S4465] DAR Application No. 336497 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #336497 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.

Jane Alexander1

F, #87850
FatherAndrew Alexander1 b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
MotherPhoebe Bracken1 b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Jane Alexander married W. G. Henderson.2

Family

W. G. Henderson

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Malvina Alexander1

F, #87852
FatherAndrew Alexander1 b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
MotherPhoebe Bracken1 b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Malvina Alexander married William Byrnside; Her 1st? husband.1 Malvina Alexander married (?) Saunders; Her 2nd? husband.1

Family 1

(?) Saunders

Family 2

William Byrnside

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

James Alexander1

M, #87855, d. 1854
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     James Alexander died in 1854.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Matthew Alexander1

M, #87856
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

John Alexander1

M, #87857
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Catharine Alexander1

F, #87858
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Catharine Alexander married Joseph Porter in 1807.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Joseph Porter1

M, #87859
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Joseph Porter married Catharine Alexander, daughter of Matthew Alexander and Elizabeth J. Marshall, in 1807.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Mary Alexander1

F, #87860
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Mary Alexander married Robert B. Wallace in 1808.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Robert B. Wallace1

M, #87861
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Robert B. Wallace married Mary Alexander, daughter of Matthew Alexander and Elizabeth J. Marshall, in 1808.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Andrew Alexander1

M, #87862
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

(?) Alexander1

F, #87863
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     (?) Alexander married Robert Ross.1

Family

Robert Ross

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

(?) Alexander1

F, #87865
FatherMatthew Alexander1 b. 3 Dec 1777, d. 1825
MotherElizabeth J. Marshall1 b. 3 Dec 1782, d. 15 Nov 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     (?) Alexander married George W. Curry.1

Family

George W. Curry

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

John E. Alexander1

M, #87867
FatherMichael Alexander1 b. 23 Apr 1779, d. 29 Jan 1857
MotherMary Benson1
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     John E. Alexander married Jane Miller.1

Family

Jane Miller

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Mary M. Alexander1

F, #87869
FatherMichael Alexander1 b. 23 Apr 1779, d. 29 Jan 1857
MotherMary Benson1
Last Edited27 Aug 2018

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Catharine A. Alexander1

F, #87870
FatherMichael Alexander1 b. 23 Apr 1779, d. 29 Jan 1857
MotherMary Benson1
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Catharine A. Alexander married William H. Shanklin in 1831.1

Citations

  1. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.