Peri, thank you very much for posting this information. I can tell that you and Scott worked very diligently on the Alexander line while you were in Madison Co.I remember driving through Culpepper and Orange counties when I visited that area.It is very beautiful country.
It is very interesting to hear that Archibald Alexander had brothers named William and Robert.Can you provide more information on them, please?I wonder if they are the men mentioned witnesses to a deed for James Alexander.If so, then I would hazard to guess that they were certainly his relatives: Culpeper County, Virginia Deeds, Vol. III (1762-1765), Deed Book D (1762-1765), pgs. 25-27:Nicholas Ware of Caroline County to James Alexander of Culpeper County.For 50 pounds current money.500 acres, part of 1000 acres granted to Nicholas Ware, 500 acres being formerly sold to Jeremiah Rawlings. . . at Jeremiah Rawlins' corner including all the patent land excepting the part sold to Jeremiah Rawlins./s/ Nicho. Ware.Wit:William Alexander, Michael Ehart, Robt. Alexander.11 Nov. 1761.Proved by Robert Alexander and Michael Ehort.20 May 1762.Proved by William Alexander.
You asked if I have any Archibald Alexanders in my line.I do not.
In particlar, thanks for the information on the Rev. George Eve and for the letter of dismission from the church for Lucy (Alexander) Crawford.I did not have that detail on her. Speaking of Lucy, I don't think Lucy stayed in Virginia through 1803 when her father died.I think she made the trip back to VA from Elbert Co., Ga, at that time for these reasons.
(1) Her husband, Oliver Crawford had purchased land in Elbert Co. in 1791 as a resident of that county:Elbert Co., Ga., Deed Book A, 1791-1793, p. 31:26 Mar. 1791, Silas Teasley & Fanny, his wife, to Oliver Crawford, all of Elbert Co., for 20 pounds, in sd. co. on a branch of Cold Water Creek, 200 acres.(signed) Silas Teasly, Fanny (x) Teasly.Wit:R. Banks, J.P.Fanny Teasly rel. dower rights, 26 Mar. 1791, before R. Banks, J.P.Regd. 19 Aug. 1791.Oliver lived only a short time in GA and was dead by August 1793 as proved by the will of his father, William Crawford who died ca. Sept. 1793.An excerpt from William's will proves thatLucy was a widow at the time of the wrighting of the will.It reads, in part:". . . divided between my sons William Crawford, Gideon Crawford, Archelous Crawford and daughters Jemima Rucker, Elizabeth Pearce, and my daughter-in-law Lucy Crawford, but in case my said daughter-in-law Lucy Crawford should marry again my will is that the part so alloted to her shall be equally divided between her three sons William Crawford, James Crawford, and John Crawford, at the time they severally arrive at the age of 21 years and in case either of the three should die in their minority that his part be equally divided between the survivors."
(2) Lucy's youngest son John was born in Elbert Co.John's birthdate of 1791 is estimated based on the date of his grandfather's, William Crawford, will dated August 1793 in which he is mentioned.John's father, Oliver Crawford, was a resident of Elbert County, Georgia, by March 1791 and had died prior to the date of his father's will.Also, John's son, William Haley Crawford, stated on the 1880 census that his father and mother were both born in Georgia.Therefore, John was born ca. 1791-1793 in Elbert Co., Ga.John's children inherited 1/2 of 239 acres on Cold Water Creek in Elbert Co., Ga., from their grandmother, Lucy Alexander Crawford, on March 2, 1831.
(3) Lucy's brother, George Alexander, was a registered landowner in Wilkes Co. by in 1790. I've found a 1795 Elbert Co. land deed showing her brother-in-law Joseph Henderson in the county by that time; brother-in-law William Rucker there by/before 1803; brother William Alexander by 1789.
I don't have any information on Lucy's sister, Mildred Alexander who m. Gaelan White.Do you have any information on this couple?
The descendants of May Burton came to Elbert Co.May was a friend of James Alexander, as you have said.I find him of interest because of his close connection to the Alexanders and - possibly to the Crawfords, as well, because Lucy had a grandson named Burton Earl Crawford.I may have to research Mr. May Burton to see if any further clues are available.