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John Alexander, of Eridy

Born:After 1592 In:
Died:Feb 21 1639 In:
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Elizabeth Agnes Alexander (born Grahame)
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Robert or Lee Parker Alexander
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Andrew Alexander
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<Private> Alexander
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U.S. President James Monroe is a descendant.

 

John Alexander was an original settler of County Donegal, Ireland. He was born circa 1590 and believed to have descended from The House of MacAlexander in Tarbert, Kintyre, W. Scotland. He settled at Eredy, near Raphoe, Ireland. He had four sons, Robert,

 

!Father: William Alexander b: 1567 in Menstrie, Parish of Logie, Clakmannshire, Sterling Scotland, Mother: Janet Erskine b: 1580 in Little Sauchie, Scot

 

BIOGRAPHY: Emigrated to Pennsylvania and settled in Virginia in 1659

 

"A History of the Alexander Family" was a book written by Sir John Alexander and was last noted as being in the possesion of Mrs. Anne Marson Payne of Virginia

 

Migrated to Ireland then America. First to Pennsylvania then to Virginia where he purchased 6,000 acres extending from Huntington Credek Warehouse to Arlington. First called Hunting Creek Farmhouse, then Belle Haven and lastly Alexandria (Arlington Planta

The Royal Descent of the Alexander Family was recorded in the family records by William E. Clemens, 1914, Library of Congress:

"Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, married Lady Isabel, daughter of Donald Early of Mar and had Princess Mary Bruce, who married Walter High Stewart of England and had Robert II, King of Scotland, who married Sir David Lindsey Earl of Crawford's daughter, o
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