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Andrew Joseph "of the Infamous Nine" Alexander
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Birth: 1648
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: 1700
Somerset County
Maryland, USA

Andrew Joseph Alexander was said to have married Ann Anderson Taylor (1654-1679).

They had two children:
"ALEXANDER, Abigail 1677/09/15 IKL b to Andrew"
"ALEXANDER, Eliers 1679/02/26 IKL b to Andrew"

His daughter named Abigail Alexander, born 1677, seems to have died young, perhaps as a baby. She has another christening record with the same date listed above, of September 15, 1677, in Somerset, Somerset County, MD:

His children's place of birth was listed as Somerset, Somerset, MD:

Manokin Village in Somerset Co, MD was later known as Manokin Hundred, and still later as the town of Princess Anne. It is not yet clear where the town of Somerset would have been in Somerset Co, MD, back when his children were born in the 1670's.


Andrew Alexander appears to have died before the year 1700. He probably died in Somerset Co, MD. No headstone has been found for him yet.

Around the year 1704 five of his siblings (James, Joseph, John, Francis, and Samuel) moved from Somerset Co, MD to Cecil Co, MD. This area was on the borders of three states: MD, DE, and PA. So while it might look like the siblings moved very far away from one another -- they did not -- most of them lived within a few miles of the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church in New Castle Co, Delaware.


Andrew Joseph Alexander is mentioned in the quote below, along with his father named William(4,) and his son named Elias:

"... William(4) is thought to be father of seven sons WILLIAM(4) found in Hearth Tax Rolls of 1665 in Raphoe Parish, is said to be the father of the seven brothers who came to Somerset and Cecil Co. Md. ---William Sr., Francis, Andrew, James, Samuel, Joseph, and John and two sisters, Jane (MacKnitt) and Elizabeth (Wallace). All except oldest brother, William and his son William Jr. migrated to Cecil Co. Md. They evidently obtained a grant of land called "New Munster", from Edwin O'D wire in 1683, but did not move there until about 1700. By then Andrew had died and his son Elias, James Alexander, weaver and his sons Moses and David Alexander, weaver and brother Joseph and his son James the tanners are found on early land deeds. Most of their descendants migrated to Mecklenburg North Carolina between 1751-1765. A number of Alexanders are found in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania before migrating to Mecklenburg. CharlMeck Story "



Andrew's son, who was named Elias Alexander, was said to have had another child named Mary Alexander, who was born in 1698 in Somerset Co, MD. One family tree recorded that she married a gentleman from the Mills family. It is possible that she might be the same lady as this one, who was named Mary (Alexander) Miller (1698-1772):

This lady in the link above who was named Mary Alexander, and born in 1698, was rather mysterious. She could have been the granddaughter of Andrew Joseph Alexander, or she might have been the granddaughter of his brother named William Alexander.


Family links: 
  William Alexander (1625 - 1688)
  Elias Alexander (1679 - 1749)*
  Elizabeth Alexander Wallace (____ - 1692)*
  William Alexander (1646 - 1735)*
  Andrew Joseph Alexander (1648 - 1700)
  James Benjamin Alexander (1652 - 1740)*
  John Alexander (1652 - ____)*
  Francis Alexander (1654 - ____)*
  Samuel Alexander (1657 - 1733)*
  Joseph Alexander (1660 - 1730)*
  Jane Alexander McKnight (1665 - 1691)*
*Calculated relationship
Manokin Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Princess Anne
Somerset County
Maryland, USA
Created by: MarthaHopscotch
Record added: Jun 02, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130743246
Andrew Joseph of the Infamous Nine Alexander
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