I don't know if I am a descendant of Hugh Alexander or not. I have not been able to trace my line back that far. I have only traced my line back to John C. ALexander, born in Highland County, Ohio in 1826.His father is possibly also named John since John C. may be a Jr.The information I have is that Hugh and Agnes Alexander and their children; John and Ann born 1764, Hugh born 1767, Alexander born 1769, James born 1771 and Robert born 1773, left Stranraer, Scotland for New York, on May 16, 1774, on the "Ship Gale".Hugh Alexander was a carpenter and gave the reason for leaving Scotland as the "Land was too high" in Scotland. Because some of the information was missing, I don't know where in New York they came to or where they went from there. I found this information on web site; http://istg.rootsweb.com/index.htmlhttp://istg.rootsweb.com/index.htmlThe information on this family can be found under volume 4.