Red Ball Alexander McALEXANDER
Revolutionary War Pension Application
Amherst County, VA, August 27, 1834

"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."

Family Bible Record:
Alexander McAlexander & Patsey Burnett were married March 2, 1786
Jane McAlexander, b. Jan. 14, 1787
William McAlexander, b. Jan. 1, 1789
John McAlexander, b. April 24, 1791
James McAlexander, b. Nov. 23, 1793
Edmund Tucker McAlexander, b. Feb. 22, 1796
Alexander Waugh McAlexander, b. July 28, 1798
Patsey Burnett McAlexander, b. Nov. 8, 1800
Amelia Carlisle McAlexander, b. Dec. 28, 1802
Samuel Ramsey McAlexander, b. April 6, 1804
David Robinson McAlexander, b. Dec. 6, 1806
Joseph Roberts McAlexander, b. May 1, 1809

Reference:
Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny, "Amherst County, Virginia In the Revolution, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" 1773-1782", page 153.
Ibid, page 185.
Ibid, page 45.

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