We have in our family tree one John Alexander b. 12.22.1760 in Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland, son of Hugh Alexander.He wuld have been 14 in 1774???He later married Ruth Holmes in Charlton, Albany County, NY .They had 7 children (one son and 6 daughters). I have only been able to find that John's father was Hugh - no trace of mother's name.The time of your information is close ... but who knows? The children of John ALexander and Ruth Holmes were Hugh (b. 5/6/1793 in Galway, NY) and Abigail, Ruth, Ann, Lydia, Rachel and Jane. Hugh was my 3rd ggrandfather.Have no records on any of his sisters.John and Ruth and Hugh and his wife Martha (Patty) Candee are buried in the cemetery in Galway, NY. Their stones are in very good shape - visited there this Spring and took pictures.