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  • ID: I8812
  • Name: Elias ALEXANDER
  • Surname: Alexander
  • Given Name: Elias
  • Prefix: Col.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 Feb 1679 in Somerset Co., MD 1 2 3
  • Death: ABT 1750 in Frederick Co., MD 4 5
  • _UID: D7B0DAF2EC0FD511B568BD47275DDA4E019C
  • Note:
    From: SERIES II of "REGISTER of MARYLAND'S HERALDIC FAMILIES", by Alice Norris Parran, 1938. Page 66:
    "ELIAS ALEXANDER, son of ANDREW (and grandson of William Sr. of Somerset); wife, dau--of JOSEPH ALEXANDER of New Munster, and O'Dwire tract.
    Issue--six sons and daughters--
    William 1715, m. Agnes, his cousin.
    Abraham,1717-1786, m. Dorcas. Zebulon, 1720-1784, m.(first two unnamed)
    3rd. Jane McClung.
    Ezra A, 172?-1800, m.(wife not listed.)
    Arthur, d. 1763, m. Margaret McKamy.
    Daughter of Elias unnamed."

    " Sophia ALEXANDER married Elias ALEXANDER, son of Andrew ALEXANDER.

    DAR Magazine Elias and Sophia Alexander --- were the parents of two Signers of the Mecklenburg declaration of Independance (Abrham and Ezra Alexander) and the grandparents of two others (Adam and Charles Alexander) " Abraham Alexander b 9 Dec 1718 Cecil Co Md."

    Maryland Families pg 87 " Elias Alexander b Feb 26,1679 Somerset Co Md"

    DAR Magazine The Somerset Register Liber IKL states that Elias Alexander was born 26 Feb 1679,and he died in Frederick Co Md about 1750, leaving a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a number of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Rutherford Co.NC) was one.

    PA Genealogical Magazine " The children of Andrew Alexander were Abigal, b 15 Sept 1677, and Elias, b 1679, Brevard "Elias Alexander (b Feb 1679-d 1747)

    Brevard D Pg 174 " Elias Alexander was born in Somerset Co., MD. 26 Feb 1679, and died in 1747 probably near Slate Hill, York Co., PA. "

    Alexander Pioneers "The first record of Andrew Alexander apears in the Somerset Register DB, I.K.L., states "Elias was born 26 Feb. 1679 and he died in Frederick Co., MD abt 1750 leaving a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a number of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Rutherford Co., NC ) was one. The register was begun in 1714/15 records birth of his son and daughter "Abigail Alexander daughter of Andrew Alexander was born of his wife the fifteenth day of Sep 1677; Ellies (Elias) Alexander the son of Andrew Alexander and his wife 26 1779. No other childen are registered."

    Pioneers " the will of Joseph Alexander dated 1726 names sons James and Francis daughters Sophia, Jane Muley (or Mackey), Abigaill Chapham and his son in law Elias Alexander: who we know was the son of Andrew Alexander of Somerset (So.Register, I,.K.L.)"

    Alexander Kin p.14 Sophia Alexander m. Elias Alexander, son of Andrew Alexander and Ann Taylor"

    Virkus Vol V p 42 Andrew Alexander 1650 two children: Abigail-1677 and Elias-1679 m. dau of Jos Alexander of New Munster. He died in 1753 in Slate Hill, York Co.,PA.

    DAR Magazine " the Somerset Register states that Elias died in Frederick County MD abt 1750 leaving a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a number of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Rutherford Co., NC) was one. "

    Alexander Kin pg 10 " will: Dec 1726 d.1747, Slate Hill, York Co, PA Probate PA ADMINISTRATION BONDS PA A,73 8 May 1753. Estate of Elias Alexander of York Co., Will PA Your A:73 * May 1753 Estate of Elias Alexander of York Co. Francis Alexander, administrator. Tenet in ?200. Inventory filed with bond [19 May 1753] mentions a legacy of ?20 from descendant's brother Jededia Alexander. (Descendants of James Alexander (1742-1778) taken from Bible Records in possession of Mrs. Margaret Alexander Muse of Mt. Pleasant, NC)

    DAR Magazine "Elias Alexander Sr. Col. (Elias) Married Sophia his first cousin, dau of his uncle Joseph Alexander, was designated "son-in-law" in will of Joseph Alexander, tanner. One of the seven Alexander deeded land in New Munster recorded Oct 22 1714 Cecil Co., MD. Buys from Stephenson "New Munster" 15 Aug 1718 (MD Land Records J.S.3:206) CCMD Land Deed's 10:147

    1730 Elias sold to John Alexander land sold by Stevenson to Elias in Mildford 1718 John's wife Susannah of Chester Co., PA widow in 1762 sell's New Munster land. Ellas and Sophia are said to have had seven children (Ref record written in 1853 by W.R.Morgan,a descendant of Second Child of Abraham Alexander) "

    Alexander Pioneers " Elias Alexander was designated "son in law:" in the will of Joseph Alexander "Tanner" of Cecil Co., Will prob in 1730, and no doubt married his (Joseph's) daughter, Sophia. Elias probably married three times and Ann Taylor, his last wife, is well authenticated."
  • Change Date: 15 Sep 2001 at 20:48:30

    Father: Andrew ALEXANDER b: ABT 1648 in Somerset Co., MD
    Mother: Jane MCKNITT b: ABT 1660 in Raphoe, Donegal, Ulster, Ireland

    Marriage 1 Sophia ALEXANDER b: ABT 1687
    • Married: 1708
    1. Has No Children Jedediah ALEXANDER
    2. Has Children William ALEXANDER b: 1715 in Somerset Co., MD
    3. Has No Children Zebulon ALEXANDER b: 1720
    4. Has No Children Elijah ALEXANDER
    5. Has No Children Isaac ALEXANDER
    6. Has No Children Arthur ALEXANDER
    7. Has Children Abraham ALEXANDER b: 9 Dec 1717 in Cecil Co., MD
    8. Has No Children Francis ALEXANDER
    9. Has No Children Mary ALEXANDER
    10. Has No Children Ester ALEXANDER
    11. Has No Children Ezra ALEXANDER b: 1739
    12. Has No Children Elias ALEXANDER Jr.

    Marriage 2 Ann TAYLOR

      1. Title: Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine
        Author: Mrs. Benjamin W. Ingram
        Publication: Volume 86, Number 5 (May 1952)
        Text: "The Six Alexanders who Signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence"
      2. Title: Marylanders to Carolina: Migration of Marylanders to North and South Carolina Prior to 1800
        Author: Henry C. Penden, Jr.
        Publication: Westminster, MD, Family Line Publications, 1994
      3. Repository:
          Name: Family History Center

        Title: Alexander Kin, Volumes I and II
        Author: Charles Carman and Virginia W. Alexander
        Publication: 1976
      4. Title: Admistration Bonds, York County, PA Book A, pg 73 8 May 1753 Estate of Elias ALEXANDER
      5. Title: Appendex D of Brevard Family
        Author: Robert Stephans Hand
        Publication: pg 161-174
        Outline of the first five generations fo the Alexander Family of Ireland, Maryland and Rowan/Irdell Co., NC
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