Red Ball James McAlexander Timeline, 1715-1798
Copyright © Jeanne Tomlin, 1998.
Reformatted by Paul E. Pennebaker.
(Reference numbers are in parentheis.)


  • 1715   Date attributed to Jamesí birth in Scotland or Ireland. (1-2)
  • 1717   A James McA was christened 17 Feb 1717 in Barr-Girvan, Ayr, Scotland.
    Father: Alexander McAlexander, Mother: Jonet McAndlish. (3)
  • 1740   Living in Killcranoghen Parish, Laughinshillin Barony, Derry, Ireland as James McEshander,
    head of Protestant household. (9)
  • 1741   James, Jr. born. (1-2-5-10)
  • 1745   William born. (1-2-5)
  • 1746   Survey for 150 acres of land on north fork of Davis Creek in Albemarle County, Virginia. (6)
  • 1748   Samuel born. (1-2-5-10)
  • 1751   John born. (1-2-5)
  • 1755   *Emigrated to America with wife (7), 4 sons: James, Jr. (age 15), William (age 12), Samuel (age 8), John (age 5). (1-2-5)
  • 1756   Received patent for 150 acres in Albemarle Co, VA, 10 Mar. (2-5-9)
    Alexander born. (1-2-5-10)
  • 1764   26 Sep bought 78 acres on south branch of the north fork of Davis Creek (6)
  • 1767   27 Apr filed survey for 72 acres on both sides of long branch of Davis Creek, Albemarle Co. (7)
  • 1769   15 Nov filed survey for 99 acres on the north branch of north fork of Davis Creek,
    Amherst Co (formerly Albemarle), VA (7) ‡
  • 1773   Acquired 2000 acres in Patrick Co. (then Pittsylvania Co.), VA
  • 1778   7 Dec sold 78 acres to James, Jr. (8)
  • 1781   Provided a horse for Revolutionary War, received $3.70 compensation. (10)
  • 1783   Listed as Head of Family in Amherst Co. with 4 white, 4 black. (1-2-10)
  • 1785   Listed as Head of Family in Amherst Co. with 4 white, 1 dwelling, 1 other bldg. (1-2-10)
  • 1786   6 Apr filed survey for 73 acres on north fork of Davis Creek in Amherst. (7)
  • 1790   Listed in Census.
  • 1798   Died intestate in January at age 83 in Nelson Co, VA, (then Amherst). (1-2)
  • 1799   23 Aug disposition of estate to sons. (1-6-8)

    *Note: This is probably not accurate in view of 1746 request for survey of property in Virginia.
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    Documentation: James McAlexander

    01.   Kelsey, Dr. and Mrs. Mavis P., Samuel Kelso/Kelsey, 1720-1795, Scorch-Irish Immigrant and Revolutionary Patriot of Chester County, South Carolina. (Family History Library, Salt Lake - 919.173 K299km).
    02.   Hayes, Ralph, 413 Reclining Acres, Corrales, NM 87048 (1997). Extensive notes on McAlexander family.
    03.   Scottish Church Records 1.00 CD Copyright 1995 by Church of Jesus Christ Latterday Saints. (FHL Film # C115802).
    04.   The Genealogy Centre, Londonderry, Ireland, letter to J. Tomlin, 16 Oct 1997.
    05.   Smith, Howard V., Up the Brammer Spur Trail, 1990. (FHL 929.273 b732s).
    06.   Albemarle Co (VA) Historical Society letter to J. Tomlin 10 Nov 1997, Albemarle Co, VA Survey Book 1.
    07.   Plot Book, Amherst County (VA) 1761-1803. (FHL microfilm 0030309).
    08.   Davis, Rev. Bailey Fulton, Amherst Co (VA) General Index to Deeds 1, 1761-1815, easley, SC, Southern Historical press, 1979. (FHL microfilm 0030283).
    09.   Virginia State land Office, Index and Abstracts of Patents and Grants (Albemarle Co., book 34, p21). (FHL microfilm 29313).
    10.   Pesely, George, "The McAlexander Family of Patrick County, Virginia", Virginia Appalachian Notes, Vol. XIV, Feb 1990. (FHL 975.5 o25w).
    ‡      On 14 Jul 1769 James filed surveys on three tracts (253 acres) in the Davis Creek area in Amherst County, VA. The Library of Virginia Digital Collections, Electronic Card Indexes, Land Records, Land Office Patents and Grants, Surname Index, "Mabberley", Cards 76-78. Citation added by Paul E. Pennebaker.

Arrow Up Prepared by Paul E. Pennebaker, 15-Feb-1999