Biography of

Thomas Beard Alexander


Born Bet. 1743-1752, Eridy, near Rapahoe County Donegal or County Kildare, Ireland
Died Galen County, Ohio
Married Mary Britton
Children Born
Thomas Alexander 17 Feb 1774, Bedford, VA
John H. Alexander Abt. 1803
Andrew Alexander 17 Sep 1769, Bedford, VA


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.