I believe our Alexanders have a connection as I have a record of my ancestor John E. Alexander (married to Margaret Glasson) emigrated to the US from Ireland with a neice who married a Polk. Here is what I have.I am very interested in finding out any current information anyone has on this familie's ancestry in Scotland..there are many who have made connections to a Thomas Alexander in Scotland but there seems to be alot of inconsistencies. Regarding John and our ancestor Hugh... " He brought with him, his 3 sons, Hugh, James and John and his daughters Rachel and Margaret, also two nephews Hugh and James, and his niece who had married a Mr. Polk in Ireland. It is uncertain whether they landed in Philadelphia or at New Castle, DEL, but it is clear that they made their first settlement in West Nottingham, in Chester Co., PA. , and on the east side of the Octorara Creek, near the Maryland line. This settlement was about thirty miles nearly west of New Castel, and only about fifiteen miles west of another larger colony of Alexanders who, in 1712, had already settled in the adjacent county of Cecil, in Maryland, on a track called New Munster.
After residing a few years in Chester, PA, the nephews James and Hugh Alexander, with Mr. and Mrs. Polk went to Mecklenburg Co, NC While John and his son John and two daughters went to Carlisle, PA and after that to Chambersburg in Franklin Co, PA in each of which places he bought and sold farms.. It was there that he and his wife Margaret were supposed to have died during the time of the Revolution, leaving his plantation to his son John, who was charged with the care of his unmarried sister Margaret.