I have seen several post on here and on the internet regarding James Alexander born 1722 Pennsylvania died 1803 Madison Virginia. Something doesn't seem to match up.
On Ancestry.com many have James's parents as Archibald Alexander and Margaret Parks of Jane McClure. On Family Data Collection on ancestry.com the names of Archibald and his wives come up but they have James's birth date as 1756 and another at 1768.both have his mother as Jane McClure.
Also I found this on the internet from Alexander family records : an account of the first American settlers and colonial families of the name of Alexander, and other genealogical and historical data, mostly new and original material, including early wills and marriages heretofore unpublished"
Archibald Alexander, the Captain in the Sandy
Creek expedition, first sheriff of Rockbridge, Va.,
etc., was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1708,
and there married his cousin, Margaret Parks.
Their oldest child, a daughter, was born in Ireland
in 1735. Coming to America in 1737, he settled
first at Nottingham, Pennsylvania, where four
more children were born, including William, the
oldest son. About the year 1747, the family came
to the Shenandoah Valley and settled in Borden's
Grant, on Timber Ridge. The wife of Captain
Alexander died in 1753. In 1757 he married his
8 ALEXANDEK FAMILY
second wife, Jane McClure. Her children were
five sons and three daughters. Of Archibald
Alexander's children, six sons and six daughters
became heads of families. The names of the sons
were William, Joseph, John, James, Samuel and
Archibald. The son William married Agnes Ann
Eeid, and was the father of ten children, including
the distinguished Rev. Dr. Archibald Alexander.
The oldest daughter, Elizabeth, married John
McClung, and was the mother of Margaret (or
Elizabeth) wife of Robert Tate of Augusta, Judge
William McClung and others. Mary, a daughter
of Captain Alexander's second wife, married
John Trimble, first, and afterwards Lewis Jordan.
The blessing of Abraham descended on Capt.
Alexander. His descendants are almost as count-
less as the stars. They embrace Alexanders,
McClungs, Tates, Stuarts, Paxtons, Moores,
Steeles, Grahams, Campbells, Carutherses,
Turners, Rices, McCrarys, Trimbles, Wilsons,
Cummings, Scotts, Lyles, Doakes, &c, &c.
On many family trees and Internet, There is supposedly a marriage between Joseph Henderson(my ggggreat grandfather) and Mary Alexander born abt 1755 marriage abt 1776. This Mary's parent's are named as James Alexander born 1722 and Elizabeth Read/Reed. I haveknow idea where the information came from nor can I find a marriage between Joseph oand Mary
If the above context is right then James is obviously too old to be Mary's father.( unless I am talking about the wrong James)
Can anyone straighten this out
Looking for Mary Alexander's parents and if they are James Alexander and Elizabeth Read then what are their birth dates and who are thier parents