The more I dig the more complicated it gets with the Alexander family. The Alexander's brought over on the ship Welcome probably part of the William Penn Colony, the 7 original Alexander brothers who first arived in America.George Alexander who married Margaret Glasson was well known for having a sons Hugh, James, and John and also two nephews but it was not mentioned that there where also several of his brothers and a sister living in and around Nottingham, Chester County,Pennsylvania.This family Spread to the Carolinas(Mecklinburg), into Virginia and the the original County's of Pennsylvania and at different times migrating back again possibly due to enherited lands.I coppied the names of these Alexanders which I will post below,and I am guessing that most of the early Alexander's stem from this family in Central Pa.Chris
Alexanders at West Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania who arrived circa
1737JOHN EALEXANDER and wife Margaret Glasson
son Hugh Alexander born 1724 married Martha Edmiston and Lettice Nichols
Son James Alexander born 1726 married Rosanna Reed
Son John Alexander born 1739 married Mary
Daughter Rachel Alexander
Daughter Margaret Alexander Unmarried
Nephew Hugh Alexander
Nephew James Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766 married Sarah Tedford.
The following William Archibald Alexander is the Nephew of John E Alexander
Who Married Margaret Glasson
William Archibald Alexander and wife Margarette Alexander Parks
Son William Parks Alexander born March 22, 1738, marriedAgnes Ann Reid.
Elizabeth Parks Alexander born Oct. 29, 1735, marriedJohn Mcclung.
Joseph Alexander born Feb. 9, 1742, marriedSarah Reid.
Hannah Alexander husband James Lyle
Phoebe Alexander born Aug. 12, 1749, marriedJohn Paxton.
Margaret Alexander born July 9, 1751, died young.She was last child of MargaretParks
Isabella Alexander born 1760. Died young. She was the first child of Jane.
John Alexander born July 28, 1764, marriedSarah Gibson.
James Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766 married Sarah Tedford.
Margaret Alexander born Oct. 6, 1766.Margaret died. young
Samuel Alexander born Feb. 6, 1769, marriedMiss McCaskey and went toKentucky.
Archibald Alexander Archibald, born March 3, 1771, marriedIsabella Batton.
Jane Alexander born ----?, marriedRev. John (Doak)Deak.Went to Tennessee.
Mary Alexander Born ----?, Married 1stJohn Trimble, 2nd,Lewis Jordan.
Ann Alexander, born Sept. 17, 1740,MarriedRobert Carruthers.