Biography of

James Alexander


Born 1766, Rockbridge, VA
Died Feb 1849, Greenbrier, WV
Married Margaret Lyle, 1801
Children Born
Ellen Alexander  
Ann Alexander  
Sally Alexander  
Esther Alexander  
Julie Alexander 1802
Esther Lyle Alexander 1803
James Alexander 1805
William Alexander 1810
Robert Alexander 1804
Hezekiah Alexander 13 Jan 1721/22, Cecil Maryland


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.