Elias Alexander (b. February 26, 1678/79, d. Abt. 1747)
Elias Alexander (son of Andrew Alexander and Abigail McKnitt)3 was born February 26, 1678/79 in Somerset Co. Maryland, and died Abt. 1747 in Slate Hill, York Co. Pennsylvannia.He married Sophia Alexander on 1708 in Somerset Co. Maryland, daughter of Joseph Alexander and Jane McKnitt. Notes for Elias Alexander: [alexander sorrels.FTW] From: SERIES II of "REGISTER of MARYLAND'S HERALDIC FAMILIES", by AliceNorris Parran, 1938 . Page 66: "ELIAS ALEXANDER, son of ANDREW (and grandson of William Sr. of Somerset); wife, dau--of JOS EPH ALEXANDER of New Munster, and O'Dwire tract. Issue--six sons and daughters-- William 1715, m. Agnes, his cousin. Abraham,1717-1786, m. Dorcas. Zebulon, 1720-1784, m.(first two unnamed) 3rd. Jane McClung. Ezra A, 172?-1800, m.(wife not listed.) Arthur, d. 1763, m. Margaret McKamy. Daughter of Elias unnamed." " Sophia ALEXANDER married Elias ALEXANDER, son of Andrew ALEXANDER. DAR MagazineElias and Sophia Alexander --- were the parents of two Signers of the Mecklenbu rg declaration of Independance (Abrham and Ezra Alexander) and the grandparents of two other s (Adam and Charles Alexander)" Abraham Alexander b 9 Dec 1718 Cecil Co Md." Maryland Families pg 87 " Elias Alexander b Feb 26,1679 Somerset Co Md" DAR MagazineThe Somerset Register Liber IKL states that Elias Alexander was born 26 Feb 167 9,and he died in Frederick Co Md about 1750, leaving a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a numbe r of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Rutherford Co.NC) was one. PA Genealogical Magazine " The children of Andrew Alexander were Abigal, b 15 Sept 1677, an d Elias, b 1679,Brevard "Elias Alexander (b Feb 1679-d 1747) Brevard D Pg 174 " Elias Alexander was born in Somerset Co., MD.26 Feb 1679, and died in 17 47 probably near Slate Hill, York Co., PA. " Alexander Pioneers "The first record of Andrew Alexander apears in the Somerset Register DB , I.K.L., states "Elias was born 26 Feb. 1679 and he died in Frederick Co., MD abt 1750 leavi ng a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a number of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Ruther ford Co., NC ) was one. The register was begun in 1714/15 records birth of his son and daught er"Abigail Alexander daughter of Andrew Alexander was born of his wife the fifteenth day o f Sep 1677;Ellies (Elias) Alexander the son of Andrew Alexander and his wife 26 1779. No ot her childen are registered." Pioneers " the will of Joseph Alexander dated 1726 names sons James and Francis daughters Sop hia, Jane Muley (or Mackey), Abigaill Chapham and his son in lawElias Alexander: who we kno w was the son of Andrew Alexander of Somerset (So.Register, I,.K.L.)" Alexander Kin p.14 Sophia Alexander m. Elias Alexander, son of Andrew Alexander and Ann Taylo r" Virkus Vol V p 42 Andrew Alexander 1650 two children:Abigail-1677 and Elias-1679 m. dau o f Jos Alexander of New Munster.He died in 1753 in Slate Hill, York Co.,PA. DAR Magazine " the Somerset Register states that Elias died in Frederick County MD abt 1750 l eaving a second wife Ann (Taylor) and a number of children of whom Elias (Colonel Elias of Ru therford Co., NC) was one. " Alexander Kin pg 10 " will: Dec 1726 d.1747, Slate Hill, York Co,PA Probate PA ADMINISTRATI ON BONDS PAA,73 8 May 1753.Estate of Elias Alexander of York Co., Will PA Your A:73* Ma y 1753Estate of Elias Alexander of York Co.Francis Alexander, administrator.Tenet in Ð 200.Inventory filed with bond [19 May 1753] mentions a legacy of Ð20 from descendant's bro ther Jededia Alexander.(Descendants of James Alexander (1742-1778) taken from Bible Record s in possession of Mrs. Margaret Alexander Muse of Mt. Pleasant, NC) DAR Magazine "Elias Alexander Sr. Col. (Elias) Married Sophia his first cousin, dau of his u ncle Joseph Alexander, was designated "son-in-law" in will of Joseph Alexander, tanner.On e of the seven Alexander deeded land in New Munster recorded Oct 22 1714 Cecil Co., MD. Buy s from Stephenson "New Munster" 15 Aug 1718 (MD Land Records J.S.3:206) CCMD Land Deed's 10:1 47 1730 Elias sold to John Alexander land sold by Stevenson to Elias in Mildford HD.in 1718Joh n's wife Susannah of Chester Co., PA widow in 1762 sell's New Munster land.Ellas and Sophi a are said to have had seven children (Ref record written in 1853 by W.R.Morgan,a descendan t of Second Child of Abraham Alexander) " Alexander Pioneers " Elias Alexander was designated "son in law:" in the will of Joseph Alexa nder "Tanner" of Cecil Co., Will prob in 1730, and no doubt married his (Joseph's) daughter , Sophia. Elias probably married three times and Ann Taylor, his last wife, is well authentic ated." More About Elias Alexander: Date born 2: February 26, 1678/79, Somerset Co., MD.4, 5, 6, 7 Died 2: Abt. 1750, Frederick Co., MD.8, 9, 10 Record Change: September 15, 200110 More About Elias Alexander and Sophia Alexander: Marriage 1: 1708, Somerset Co. Maryland. Marriage 2: 170810 Children of Elias Alexander and Sophia Alexander are:
+Francis Alexander, b. 1730, Cecil Co Maryland, d. Aft. 1800, Mechenberg Co. North Carolina.