"McALEXANDER, ALEXANDER, Nelson Co., Va., Aug. 27, 1834: b. Albemarle Co., May 1, 1756,
enlisted spring 1778, Corpl. under Capt. John Higginbotham. Lindsey Coleman, Albemarle Barracks;
autumn, 1780, vol. Orderly Sergt. under Capt. John Morrison, Lt. Ewers, Ensign William Barnett, Col.
Randolph's Va. Regt.; Jan., 1781, vol. under Lt. James Montgomery, marched to Williamsburg, where
we joined Capt. James Barnett's Co., Col. Dabney's Va. Regt.; next tour, under Capt. William Tucker;
70 men were detached under Capt. Tucker by a forced march to Hampton, but found the enemy had
gone to their shipping. Returned to York & The Half Way House, and erected new pine huts. Micajah
Wheeler, a Rev. soldier, testified he knew the soldier in the winter of 1781 at The Half Way House.
Charles Rhoades, fellow soldier in Capt. John Morrison's Co. He d. Jan. 30, 1840, and his widow,
Martha McAlexander, applied from same place, May 4, 1844, aged 75. They were m. by Rev. Irving.
She was living in 1849. Both pensions were allowed."