Jun. 18, 1865 Oldwick Hunterdon County New Jersey, USA
Dr. Barclay was killed in Hunterdon County NJ in 1865 after being thrown from a runaway horse carriage. He was a well respected man of diverse talents.
He came to America from Scotland, with his parents and two siblings in 1834, where they settled in Newburgh, NY, a bustling city on the Hudson River.
Alexander Jr attended sessions at medical school and studied medicine with his father and after getting his medical degree began a practice in New Germantown, NJ in 1860.
There, in 1861, he married Maria E. Waldron and they had two children, Peter A. and Mary.
In 1862 he was appointed as an Asst. Surgeon in the Union Army with the 30th Regiment of NJ volunteers. He retired less than a year later and returned to private practice.
Two years later he was killed in a driving accident. He was buried by his wife and young children in New Germantown, NJ. His father placed a large monument at his burial site; but when it deteriorated it was replaced by a smaller stone by the NJ Medical Society.
His father also placed Alexander Jr's name on the Barclay family memorial in this cemetery in NYS.
His wife's burial place is unknown. She made her living as a dress-maker after his death and collected a small Civil War pension.
His children eventually moved to New York where they married and settled to raise their families.