Dear Friends: We have all heard several versions of the Alexander origins and very little agreement. I thought I would post what I have learned and seek your opinions and maybe some general agreement on one version of "The Seven Brothers". I know some are very passionate about this, but I am just trying to find some common ground for possible consensus on the history as we know it. I am a veteran and do not wish to start any more wars; so be kind. Thanks.
The "Seven Brothers" fled from Stirling, Scotland to Donegal, Ireland and then to Cecil County,(Elkton), Maryland and settled at "The Head of the Elk", (the Elk River), between 1688-90. They began out migrationsto Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia during the period from 1730 through 1745. Some stayed in Maryland and some left Pennsylvania and migrated to North Carolina. The Historical Society of Cecil County is located at 135 East Main Street, in a building which was owned by Robert Alexander, who leased the building to Abraham Mitchell, on September 28,1769 for a period of 99 years.
The names of the "Seven Brothers" are:
William-born 1646 Andrew--born 1648 James---born 1652 Francis-born 1654 Samuel -born 1657 Joseph -born 1660 John-born 1662
James had sons: Moses, Joseph and John
Lt. Col. Moses Alexander was the Kings Quartermaster for the Colony of North Carolina and was the first Sheriff of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Col. of the County Military Force. Moses had four sons: William Julius Nathaniel Wallace Mark