My Alexander line originating from Cecil Co., Maryland with James Alexander and Rosanna Chambers in the early 1700's. I believe this James may be one of the decedents of the seven brothers who came over from Scotland via Ireland, I have no solid proof as of yet. James and Rosanna had a son Roland (b. Sept 12, 1740 in Cecil Co. MD) who married Eleanor Murdoch (b. Sept. 10, 1753) they were married in 1776 somewhere in North Carolina. This family moved on to Burke county North Carolina and on May 26, 1778 Roland had a son James. There is a report of a Roland Alexander owning land in Burke Co. in 1780 but not much else. James along with Roland went to Mason Co. KY around 1800. James married Mary (Polly) Payne in Mason Co. KY on January 01, 1801. They later removed to Fleming county Kentucky, Elizaville, then on into Rush county, Indiana, around 1825. James and Mary had 14 children who have spread out all over Indiana and the rest of the country. My particular line came up to Madison County Indiana in 1865, where James E. Alexander and his family settled in and around Madison Co., Frankton, Indiana. I have a fair amount of information and biographical sketches on the Alexander family but have not been able to get beyond James in Cecil Co., Maryland. Would appreciate any information that would help fill in the holes and am more than happy trade information.
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