|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1708, Northern Ireland|
Like nearly all the early settlers of Rockbridge Co, Archibald Alexander was a farmer, but living on the dangerous American frontier. He was commissioned into the military service and fought in the French and Indian Wars between 1750-1760. He captained a company of Rangers at the Sandy Creek expedition and for this service he received several thousand acres of land in Kentucky. Archibald who was an elder in Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church was married twice. In 1734 to his cousin Margaret Parks. She died in 1753, and four years later he married Jane McClure who was also Irish born. He had seven children by the first marriage and eight by the second. (JB orig site creator)
Joseph Waddells' Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, supplement has the data above, adding he was born in County Down instead of County Donegal, per the site I took over.
Archibald Alexander was born on 4 Feb 1708 in Ulster. His will was probated on 1 Feb 1780 in Rockbridge, Co., VA, so he died prior to this date.
He married twice. First to his cousin Margaret Parks (1708-1753, the daughter of Joseph Parks) on 31 Dec 1734 in Ireland and second, to Jane McClure in 1757 in Augusta Co., Virginia.
With Margaret (1708 - 1753), he had 5 known children: Elizabeth, William, Phoebe, Jane and jean.
With Jane (dates unknown), he had 5 known children: Joseph, John, James, Samuel and Archibald, Jr.
Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish settlement in Virginia: extracted ..., Volume 3, page 429 in Deed Book 12:
"Page 139.--20th August, 1765. Archibald Alexander to Joseph Alexander,£30, 256 acres, crossing the South River. Teste: John Lowrey, John Peoples, Nathaniel McClure."
The Westminster Presbyterian site has the "Archibald Alexander Travelogue" by Sherman Isbell:
"The older Archibald Alexander died about 1780 and is apparently buried two miles north, at Muse Cemetery, the older burying ground for Timber Ridge Church, though his grave stone is now gone."1-11. The site has a LOT OF DATA: http://www.westminsterconfession.org/the-doctrines-of-grace/archibald-alexander-travelogue.php
Margaret Parks Alexander (1712 - 1753)*
Jane McClure Alexander (1734 - 1780)*
Elizabeth Parks Alexander McClung (1735 - 1802)*
William Alexander (1738 - 1796)*
Ann Alexander Caruthers (1740 - 1820)*
Joseph Alexander (1742 - 1810)*
Phoebe Alexander Paxton (1749 - 1821)*
John Alexander (1764 - 1828)*
Archibald Alexander (1771 - 1831)*
Irvine Family Cemetery (Buffalo District)
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Originally Created by: Jessie Barbour
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
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My 5th GGrandfather - 3 sources sited Archibald having 8 children with Margaret:Marriage 1 Margaret PARKS b: Abt. 1712 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, IrelandChildren:Elizabeth ALEXANDER b: October 29, 1735 in IrelandWilliam ALEXANDER b: March 22, 1738 in Not...(Read more)|
Added: May. 26, 2014
Archibald Alexander is my 7th GGrandfather. He was the possible son of William Alexander of Manor Cuninghame, Ireland|
Added: Jan. 14, 2014
Archibald Alexander was commissioned into the military service and fought in the French and Indian Wars between 1750-1760. He captained a company of Rangers at the Sandy Creek expedition and for this service he received several thousand acres of land in K...(Read more)|
Added: May. 22, 2013
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