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Joseph Alexander Family

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Husband:    Joseph ALEXANDER
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Birth:    About 1755/1760    Place:    Pennsylvania Or Maryland
Death:    Jan 1791    Place:    Macks Creek, Wilkes County, Georgia (Now Oglethorpe)
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Marriage:    14 Nov 1777    Place:    Frederick County, Virginia
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Wife:    Sarah BELL (Widow)
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Birth:    About 1756    Place:    Virginia
Death:    About 1807    Place:    Macks Creek, Oglethorpe County, Georgia
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Children...
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1. F Child:    Sarah ALEXANDER
Birth:    1778    Place:    Frederick County, Virginia
Death:    1860    Place:    Clarke County, Georgia
Spouse:    James KENNEY Jr
Marriage:    11 Jan 1796    Place:    Oglethorpe County, Georgia
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2. M Child:    Joseph Charles ALEXANDER
Birth:    1781    Place:    Washington County, Virginia
Death:    5 Jan 1827    Place:    Wilkes County, Georgia
Spouse:    Sarah "Sally" BENTLEY
Marriage:    1804    Place:    Oglethorpe County, Georgia
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3. M Child:    John ALEXANDER
Birth:    About 1783    Place:    Washington County, Virginia
Death:    14 Jul 1827    Place:    Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
Burial:        Place:    Near Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
Spouse:    Elizabeth GANN
Marriage:    About 1801    Place:    Oglethorpe County, Georgia
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4. M Child:    Smith ALEXANDER
Birth:    1786    Place:    Macks Creek, Wilkes County, Georgia (Now Oglethorpe)
Death:    Before 1850    Place:    St. Clair  County, Alabama
Spouse:    Mary "Polly" LANGLEY Mrs
Marriage:    4 Feb 1820    Place:    St. Clair County, Alabama
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More about Joseph:

14 August 1781: (Washington County, Virginia) Alexander Doren, assignee of Joseph Alexander - 400 ac - actual settlement made in 1777 - on fifteen mile creek adjoining Adam Hope, James Philips, James Doren & Oliver Alexander, includes improvements.
( It is with much speculation that Oliver Alexander could have been Joseph's Father )

178?: Wilkes County, Georgia: Land Warrant 350 acres  (Possibly a Bounty Land Grant)

1786: Tax List of  Wilkes County, Georgia. 350 acres, plus 2 slaves

1787: Tax List of Wilkes County, Georgia. 350 acres, plus 2 slaves

"Early Records of Georgia"  Volume 1,  by Grace Gillam Davidson page 298,   refers to :

1 February 1791: Joseph Alexander deceased. Sarah Alexander appointed administrix. James Kenny, sec.

April 1791 - Warrant for 150 acres to Sarah Alexander in lieu of an old Warrant of 350 acres to her deceased husband Joseph Alexander, 200 acres granted to Sarah, Joseph, John and Smith Alexander in lieu of an old Warrant to their Deceased father..
Also shown is,

The  Will of Joseph Alexander was recorded in Wilkes County, Georgia  Will book "DD" page 54, 1779-1792. This book however was rumored lost in a fire in the office of a lawyer who had borrowed it...

 This Alexander line was closely tied to the Kinney / Kenny family in Va. and Ga. The Kenny's were from Frederick Co, Pa.

The name Smith was probably taken from Capt James Smith, who was captain of the Military district where Joseph and Sarah lived in Georgia. Capt Smith also named a son Alexander abt the same time as Smith Alexander was named.
Edmund Alexander of Oglethorpe County also named a son Smith.

The very first record of the family name ALEXANDER was found in Kintyre , which is located in Scotland. The ALEXANDER family traces their ancestral roots back to Dalriadian origin before the year 1100. From here they branched and migrated, gaining prosperity as a notable family of Scotland and later other countries

More about Sarah:

April 1791: Wilkes County, Georgia: Warrant for 150 acres, in lieu of an old Warrant for 350 to her deceased husband Joseph Alexander, 200 acres granted to Sarah, Joseph, John and Smith Alexander in lieu of an old Warrant to their deceased father..

May 1791: Sarah Alexander Executrix Wilkes County, Georgia Joseph Alexander dec'd estate. James Kenny Sr. co-sign bond. 25 pounds

1791: Sarah Alexander, Tax list 200 acres Wilkes County, Georgia in Capt Pattons District/Simston GM233.

1792: Sarah Alexander, Tax list 250 acres Wilkes County, Georgia waters of Macks Creek.

1793: Sarah Alexander, Tax list 250 acres Wilkes County, Georgia waters of Macks Creek.

1794: Sarah Alexander, Tax list 250 acres Oglethorpe County, Georgia joins John Smith [Oglethorpe County formed from part of Wilkes]

1795: Oglethorpe County, Georgia.  The widow Sarah Alexander was not afraid to go to court. June term she brought suit against John Smith for slander. "referred by consent"

1798: Sarah Alexander, Tax list Oglethorpe County, Georgia (Hudspeth District/Simston GM233)

1800: US Census of Oglethorpe County, Georgia (Captain Hudspeth's District/Simston GM233) page 22
Sarah Alexander 1fw 45+
Sarah 1fw 16-26
John & Smith 2mw 16-26
Sarah Alexander 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

1802: land warrant 50 acres Wilkes County, Georgia.

1805: Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Court Case, Sarah Alexander vs. James Kenny, Jane Kenny, Robert Kenny. "We the jury are of the opinion judgment be set aside and that an injunction do issue."

1805: Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Sarah Alexander vs. Executors of Nathan Thornton dec."Agreed by the defds. that they will pay the plaintiff $30."

1806: ?? land on Macks Creek Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

1807: Eligable to draw for land lottery. Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Capt James Smith's District. GMD 233-Simston

 

 
 

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