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MarthaHopscotch (#47955559)
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I have been chasing a few little lost lambies, and some big black sheep, from different Alexander families who lived in Scotland in the 1600's.

Since I have been speedreading through online books very quickly, it is entirely possible that some of my info is not correct yet. Not enough time to do a really good spell/grammar check either. Maybe someday I will put together a bibliography of all of the ebook links.

If I haven't answered your email, it's because I haven't had much free time lately for research or reading. Perhaps next year I will get a chance to continue the search.

I regret to say that I know very little about Scottish history --and I don't have any old swords or family Bibles either.

If you are of the opinion that I have linked too many members of a family together, or added a photo or flower which you would like to see removed... just email me and let me know.


Many books and articles have been written about the various Alexander families in America, over the years. Naturally, all of the authors are to be commended for their diligent research work. Credit is also due to those who have faithfully passed along traditional family stories.

All of this data, which has been accumulated by hundreds of people, has become like a giant jigsaw puzzle from the past -- but there are still some unsolved mysteries to it. As of 2015, access to online websites and ebooks has made the research work much easier.

At this point the web links for all of the online materials need to be identified. Another worthy project will be to make scans or take high resolution photos of the original source documents, such as church records and legal records.





Does anybody know what book or article the story below came from originally?

"The "Infamous Nine" came over with their father, William. William's father, John... , migrated to Virginia with some of his children in 1659. They apparently decided that Maryland was a better place and migrated there from Virginia about the same time that William and the nine arrived in 1670. Thus, a father was reunited with a son, siblings were reunited, and some of the younger nieces and nephews met their aunts and uncles for the first time."

The author of the above paragraph is unknown, however the paragraph was attributed to the Historical Society of Cecil County.

The info was submitted by Richard L. Brown to the Electric Scotland site:


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Steven A Maddox
What a wonderful find
Steven Arthur Maddox here to say what a wonderful read this material is. My family ties in to the Alexander family at John James McCorkle, b. 1694, Scotland, d, 1760, Augusta, Virginia. My Mother is Clara Belle McCorkle b. 1931, d. 2008, my Father is Henry Arthur Maddox b. 1926 and alive and well. I will be watching for further information in the future.
Added by Steven A Maddox on May 14, 2015 9:53 PM
Wanda Scott Crist
Miller & Alexanderl
Thank you for all your research. Many of us cannot do what you have done. The Miller and Biggs family were my husbands ancestors. Again thank you.....
Wanda Scott Crist
Added by Wanda Scott Crist on May 10, 2015 1:16 PM
Bob Matthews
Alexander Line
William Alexander (# 128725438) is my 8G-grandfather. The info you've added, including descendants, is VERY helpful. I'm pouring through it now. Many thanks.
Added by Bob Matthews on Apr 22, 2015 11:59 AM

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