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Hugh Alexander
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Birth: May 18, 1795
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: Feb. 3, 1858
Genesee
Genesee County
Michigan, USA

Son of Peter Alexander and Margaret MacLauchlan of Blairlogie, Perthshire, Scotland. Children: Robert, Margaret, Philo, Selina, John, James and Hugh Jr.

Hugh Alexander, the immigrant ancestor first appears in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York on 3 August 1816 when he married Julia Stuart. Julia's family resided in the town of Berlin, Rensselaer County. Hugh next appears in the 1820 Federal census for Troy. The census record indicated that he was of foreign birth and had an occupation in manufacturing.

The birth date for Hugh Alexander was located in the old Parochial Records of Scotland. It has not been determined when, how or under what circumstances he came to North America. It is not known if he came with his parents, other relatives or alone. Hugh apparently completed a declaration of intention for citizenship dated 2 November 1824 from the Rensselaer County Clerk, Troy, New York, but no information was given on the documents which would indicated when he left Scotland or came to North America.

Hugh and Julia lived in Troy, New York until about 1828 when they purchased land in Orleans County, NY. They came to Genesee Co., MI about 1849. Hugh and Julia farmed in Genesee Township until their deaths. According to the 1850 federal agricultural census for Genesee Co., they owned 76 acres of land valued at $800, owned $50 worth of machinery, had one milk cow, two working oxen, seven cattle, 14 sheep, 39 pounds of wool, 40 bushels of potatos, 30 bushels of buckwheat, 150 pounds of butter and
10 tons of hay. The live stock was valued at $65 and homemake manufactures valued at $12.

Hugh died at age 62 years, 8 months and 15 days per his headstone. His will was dated 21 Dec. 1857, and in it is mentioned beloved wife, his living children and beloved granddaughter Selina A. Rogers.
Julia died at age 66 years, 11 months, and 14 days, and is buried next to Hugh in the Upton Cemetery, Genesee Township. Julia's will was dated 17 February 1863 and in it is mentioned her living children,
granddaughter Adeline Rogers and beloved aged mother.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Julia Stuart Alexander (1796 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Robert Bruce Dundas Alexander (1818 - 1889)*
  Philo Alexander (1823 - 1873)*
  Margaret Rogers (1825 - 1899)*
  John Alexander (1829 - 1901)*
  James Alexander (1836 - 1894)*
  Hugh Alexander (1839 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Upton Cemetery
Genesee
Genesee County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Mert Alexander
Record added: Jul 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11416502
Hugh Alexander
Added by: Mert Alexander
 
 
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