Biography of

Peter Alexander


Born Apr 1758, Beverly Manor, Augusta Co. VA
Died Woodford County, KY
Married Elizabeth Janett Steele, 27 Mar 1787, Augusta, VA
Children Born
Sarah Alexander 27 Jun 1791
Esther Alexander 22 Aug 1796
Samuel Alexander 1792
David Alexander 1793
Catherine Alexander 1802
Jane Alexander 1804
John Steele Alexander 1798
James Alexander  
Robert Alexander 1784
Mary Alexander 1800


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.