The following quoted from pp. 138-39 of privately-published book "Isaac Ross and Jean Brown and the Allied Families of Alexander, Conger, Harris, Hill, King, Killingsworth, Mackey, Moores, Sims, Wade, Etc.," (Jackson, MS 1911), my copy being handed down:"The following condensed sketch is taken from Burk's Peerage:The rental book of the Monastery of Paisey, A.D. 1472, gives the name of John Alexander as one of the tenants of the abbot. In 1522, the rental states that the lands of Candren were assessed to John, 'the son of John Alexander,' and in 1552 they are held by him conjointly with his sons, John and Robert. Members of this family continued on this same land for two hundred years. James Alexander, in 1632, and Claud Alexander, in 1733, were designed as 'of Candren.'The second son, Robert, and his wife, Janet Matthie, bought the property of Paisey Tak, in 1759.John Alexander, the brother of Robert, married Elizabeth Carswell, in 1598, and had issue Robert the 2nd; James, who had two sons, James and Claud; Catherine, and Janet.Robert, the 2nd, born 1604, married first in 1633, to Marion Hamilton, second to Janet Orr, by whom he had Rev. James, born 1634, who was one of the few ministers mentioned by the historian, Woodrow, in a reference "he suffered the loss of all things rather than subscribe to the Act of Uniformity."Rev. James Alexander married Mary Maxwell and had issue.Claud Alexander, brother of Rev. James Alexander, had two daughters, Marion and Janet.Robert Alexander married second to Jean Henderson, and had Robert the 3rd, who had two daughters and John Alexander, who settled in Carolina."