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Alexander Mahaffey
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Birth: 1764
Death: Jun. 10, 1851

Alexander Mahaffey was born in Washington County, Maryland in 1764. Two generations preceded him in this locality, however his father and grandfather's Christian names have not been preserved. He was a Whig and of the Protestant faith. He actually prophesised that one day slavery would bring about one of the worst wars that the world had ever known.
As a boy, he was pressed into service with his team of horses to haul provisions and ammunition during the Revolutionary War.
After the death of his father, he fell heir to some slaves. About this time near the end of the century, Alexander moved to Washington County, Pennsylvania, where he freed his slaves. He later moved to Richland County, Ohio where he married Margaret Kirkpatrick who was born in Richland County, Ohio in 1775. There were twelve children born to Alexander and Margaret:

1) Rebecca Mahaffey (married Helms)
2) Mary Polly Mahaffey (married Rodgers)
3) Margaret Mahaffey (m. Carson)
4) Hannah (m. Hines)
5) Ellen Mahaffey
6) Alexander Mahaffey
7) Enoch Mahaffey (d. 23 yrs. old)
8) Hugh Mahaffey
9) Eliza Mahaffey
10) Joseph Mahaffey
11) William Mahaffey
12) John Mahaffey (located in Wyandotte Co. KS)

He died in 1851 in Amity, Ohio at the home of his daughter.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Kirkpatrick Mahaffey (1774 - 1844)
 
 Children:
  William Mahaffey (1810 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Source: Mahaffey Descendants, pub 1914
 
Burial:
Four Corners Cemetery
Knox County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Linda Hall
Originally Created by: K. Bowers
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42018361
Alexander Mahaffey
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Alexander Mahaffey
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Alexander Mahaffey
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Let light perpetual shine upon him
- Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
 Added: Apr. 16, 2013
 
 
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