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MarthaHopscotch (#47955559)
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I have been working on various Miller families across America, and some Alexander families too. At the moment, I am out of time for any more research work. Maybe someday....

I appreciate the many kind words of encouragement and support.




I get a lot of email, asking if it's okay to copy and repost biographies that I have written. It's okay to quote me for non-profit purposes, as long as you include basic info such as my pen name, the date, and the web link. That way other people will know where the material came from originally, and they can easily locate the newest version of the entire article, if they need it.

However, please note that I do not give permission for anybody to put their own copyright mark on anything which I myself have written, or to claim credit for what I wrote. If you want to write a book or an article and sell it, then I would suggest that you read the original reference materials yourself, and publish your own project using your own words.

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This article was written under the pen name of MarthaHopscotch, and last updated on 10/18/2016. The text can be reproduced freely for non-profit purposes, as long as credit is given to the author. See more info at memorial page 129350647 for G.N. "Elizabeth" (Ketchledge) Miller.

If you want a permanent copy of anything I have written, you might want to print it out with a "Ctrl + P", or another printing method. Some of the text and photos which I posted to disappeared from the site, as of November of 2016. I have no idea what happened. I would recommend that you keep a hard copy of anything you want to keep from, since things seem to disappear.






GREAT SITES FOR EBOOKS has a collection of online historical books, which are past their copyright dates, and are available for free. More books are available on

Sometimes old books which are not available online, can be borrowed with an interlibrary loan for the mere cost of their shipping fees.



"Many hands make light work"
~ from a poem "Beves of Hamtoun", 1300

"How quickly we forget"
~ an anonymous proverb

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts...."
~ from "As You Like It", by William Shakespeare, 1599


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RE: Isabelle Alexander Shelby
I agree, Martha. There is too large of an age gap for her to be the daughter of William Liston Alexander. I am pursuing the idea that she is the daughter of William and Agnes Alexander and sister of Adam Alexander, as another poster suggested. I have found one reference work claiming as such, but will dig further until I am sure.
I have always relied on Find A Grave for genealogical information, but am finding there are a few people out there who are assigning family associations with no proof - no headstone info. or other verifiable information. It's a shame, really. The same problem has turned into a huge headache on Ancestry - the Ancestry Member trees are pretty much worthless. Most are based on someone else's tree, with no verified information at all.
Thanks so much for your interest and your help! It's really appreciated! Best of luck in your own genealogical pursuits!
Laura Denton
Added by ldenton on Aug 27, 2017 2:28 PM
Isabelle Alexander Shelby
You have Isabelle listed as the daughter of William Liston Alexander. However, all other sources list her father as Francis Alexander. Can you please share how you came by your information? This would be very helpful and would clear up a mystery. Thanks!
Laura Denton
Added by ldenton on Aug 26, 2017 7:35 AM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander of England
You have very good information which you have researched. I do not understand why you will not remove some incorrect information you posted on someone else Memorial. Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Jun 20, 2017 11:14 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander of England
I have written twice to the John Alexander DAR. No response. I believe the info you posted is 17 years old and I know it is incorrect. would you please delete it Thanks, Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Jun 12, 2017 8:52 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander of England
I sent a message to the DAR although I do not know if they are still active. Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on May 29, 2017 10:37 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander of England
There is a John Alexander in Scotland descended from the Stirling Alexanders and a John Alexander of England who is a member of the Caledon Aexanders. This is why they named their property Caledon.

There are lots of mistakes at Ancestry and elsewhere as everyone wants to be descended from the Stirling Alexanders. If you will give me your email address I can send copies of "My Genealogist"'s research in England.

You would be very surprised to see how many Alexanders submit their Family Trees to The Alexander DNA Project and show that they are descended from The Earl of Stirling.

I am just asking you to remove a photo you posted to John Alexander. I will be posting a photo taken by my cousin at the Caledon Planation of their Family Tree. I do not want incorrect information also posted to John of the Lord Caledons of England.

Carole Lee Alexander
Volunteer of the Lancaster, VA Alexanders at The Alexander DNA Project
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on May 29, 2017 3:30 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander
You posted this information in to photo section. Only you can delete this. Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on May 29, 2017 2:39 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
John Alexander
Hi Martha, My Research Company "My Genealogist" has been working on this line for several years now. They have just proved that the John Alexander of Scotland is a different person than the John Alexander who came from England. Would you please remove the incorrect information you posted on John Alexander #68337795. I am working on a summary of the correct John Alexander's life. He descends from the powerful Caledon Lords of England.

Thanks, Carole Lee Alexander
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on May 29, 2017 1:52 PM
Carole Lee Alexander
DNA testing at The Alexander DNA Project has proven there a # of different groups of Alexanders. Each group has a different name and different DNA Haplomarkers. If you are descended from a Alexander please check there to see if you can find your Alexanders or contact me.

Carole Lee Alexander Volunteer for the Lancaster County, VA Alexanders
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on May 26, 2017 1:00 PM
Barbara Darst
I want to thank you for the information you added to William "Black Billy" Alexander's memorial.
Added by Barbara Darst on Jan 13, 2017 6:44 PM
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