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William Alexander - 1759-1805 - Virginia/Georgia
Posted by: Craig Alexander (ID *****6175) Date: July 01, 2007 at 03:47:19
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I am trying to scale my Alexander brick wall as noted below. I am looking for the parent’s of William Alexander who was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died in Elbert County, Georgia.

I recently received the results from a 37 marker DNA test. This test places me in haplogroup E3b. I was expecting something more along the lines of R1b1. I have had no matches in the Alexander DNA project. I am going to post my results to to see if I get any matches there. I would especially like to hear from any other E3b Alexanders.

I am confident in my line as noted below:

- Me
- My father
- My grandfather
- Robert Watson Alexander (30 Mar 1860 – 23 Sep 1915) m. Mattie E. Blackwell. Born in Butts County, Georgia. Lived and died in Jasper County, Georgia.
- Newdigate O. (N.O.) Alexander (22 Aug 1836 – 24 May 1885) m. Martha S. Watson. N.O. lived in Butts County, Georgia, but he fought with a Confederate unit out of Jasper County, Georgia.
- Willis Alexander (1798-1860) m. Sarah Chandler Banks. Born in Elbert County, Georgia. Died in Monroe County, Georgia.
- William Alexander (5 June 1759 – 14 Dec 1805) m1. Frankey Rucker, m2. Nancy Shackleford. William was born in Culpeper County, Virginia. He migrated to Elbert County, Georgia, in the mid-1770’s with a group from Virginia that founded Coldwater Methodist church north of Elberton, Georgia. I have copies of William’s wills and all the returns. William was a Revolutionary soldier in Virginia and Georgia. William had a brother, George, that also moved to Elbert County, Georgia.

Beyond William, I am unsure.

Scenario 1:
I have been operating under the idea that William’s father was James Alexander (1722 – 10 Oct 1803) m. Elizabeth Reid. James b. Augusta County, Virginia, and d. Madison County, Virginia.

I have James’ father as Archibald Alexander (4 Feb 1707/08 – bef 1780) m. Margaret Parks. I show Archibald b. in Ireland and d. in Augusta County, Virginia. I have him immigrating to Pennsylvania in 1736 and moving to Virginia in 1739.

Most of the documentation I have for this connection from William to James is internet-posted rather than primary documentation.

Scenario 2:
One researcher has posted information on-line ( showing James as the son of Moricida (Mordecai?). I have not been able to track this any further. There is some circumstantial evidence around this since William had a son named Mordecai (sometimes listed as Mortikey).

Sorry for the long e-mail, but I am eager to move past this brick wall. Any help from anyone will be greatly appreciated.

Craig W. Alexander

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