Perhaps someone can shed some light on this for me. I have a very old book called publ. in 1878 called The History of Brunswich, Topsham and Harpswell by Wheeler & Wheeler...on pg. 207 & 208 it says, "The late David Alexander's FATHER was remarkable when a youth for his agility and uncommon strength.In muscular vigor he far exceeded any of the lads in town who were anywhere near his own age.One day he and another boy by the name of THORN were on the hill near the river and opposite where Mr. David Work now lives (1875).Suddenly a couple of stout Indians pounced upon them, each Indian singling out one of the boys.Their object was to run the lads off into the woods, where they would be comparitively safe from pursuit.The stout resistance however made by young Alexander, although a mere boy, made the Indian feel as if he had more than his hands full.At every step he encountered a resolute resistance and althouh a powerful Indian he was making slow progress.the boys outcries at length attracted the attention of the settlers up and down the river and his father being first to comprehend the true state of things outstripped all others in going to the relief of his son guided partly by the voice of the lad and partly by the zigzag trail of the furrowed earth which was a conspicuous mark and was made by the boy's stubborn obstinacy and resistance. The father at length came in full sight of his son and was hastening to his rescue when the Indian, letting go of the lad, fired, killing Mr. Alexander, who fell instantly dead.The son, the moment he saw his father fall, ran, and the Indian, fearing pursuit, desisted from attempting his recapture.The inhabitants of the neighborhood having provided themselves with guns and guided by the Alexander boy, started off in pursuit.They found Mr. Alexander dead,Pursuing farther they came to the apparently lifeless body of the lad Thorn.His comparatively feeble resistance had enabled the Indian to carry him off to a greater distance, but hearing the gun and apprised by the Indian who had just shot Mr. Alexander that they were in danger of being captured themselves, they knocked the boy in the head and scalped him.The boy was found still alive and eventually recovered." *************************** Now, can anyone tell me Who this David Alexander is and Who the Father is they are referring to?I understand that the immigrant David came with 2 sons, William and James...but did he also have a son named David?OR is this David referred to in this book from one of immigrant David's sons?In other words a grandson of immigrant David? The way this whole story starts out is confusing to me.Is it talking about David Alexander or David Alexander's father when he was "boy"?Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.