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John Alexander,Virginia,1603-1677 Alexandria Va. is named for

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Re: John Alexander,Virginia,1603-1677 Alexandria Va. is named for

Posted: 28 Aug 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Dec 2002 1:45PM GMT
Hi Helen: I have not read Pippingers' book on this John Alexander. I am researching the Mecklenburg Va. line,and saw some letters that alluded to a connection through marriage to the Watts family in the Stafford area, I believe. the Virginia Heraldica stated: Alexander: Stafford County; according to the family tradition,which has not been proven by documentary evidence, John Alexander the first of the name in Virginia,was the fourth son of William Alexander the poet, and first Earl of Stirling, born 1580, died 1640 and married Janet Erskine, daughter of Sir William Erskine. John Alexander obtained a grant of 1,500 acres in Northampton County in 1659. In 1664 as John Alexander Sr.;he patented land in Westmoreland County. He died in 1677 and had issue, John Robert and Phillip, who may have been the John and Phillip Alexander whom Alexandria Va. is named for.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LloydSmith 19 Jul 2001 10:59PM GMT 
Helen Smith 27 Aug 2001 1:58PM GMT 
jsmith2742 28 Aug 2001 6:00PM GMT 
Helen Smith 28 Aug 2001 7:55PM GMT 
Ed Alexander 12 Oct 2001 11:49PM GMT 
jsmith2742 13 Oct 2001 4:38AM GMT 
Ed Alexander 15 Oct 2001 7:40PM GMT 
jsmith2742 17 Oct 2001 1:37AM GMT 
Ed Alexander 17 Oct 2001 3:16AM GMT 
jsmith2742 17 Oct 2001 10:31PM GMT 
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