Esther Beard died in 1769. The Rockbridge County
History says that Robert Alexander died in 1787.
the founder of the first classical school in the Valley, was a
brother of Captain Archibald Alexander, and preceded the latter
to America and to the Valley. He married, in Pennsylvania,
Esther Beard. His children wereŚ
1. William, who died in Rockbridge, in 1829, leaving children;
2; Robert, who lived in Campbell county, and was clerk of the
county court for many years, being succeeded in office by his
son, and he by his son, both called Jack Alexander; 3. Peter,
who, it is believed, went to the West; 4. Hugh, who died
unmarried; 5. James, who married Peggy Lyle, of Rockbridge, and
removed to Greenbrier; and daughters, Ann, Esther, Ellen and
Sally. The last-named was the second wife of Colonel John
Wilson, of Bath county.