Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Gerard Alexander

Male 1746 - 1800  (53 years)


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  • Name Gerard Alexander  [1
    Born 13 Jun 1746  St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Apr 1800  Frederick County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I032458  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 

    Father Gerard Alexander,   b. 1713, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1761, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mary A. Dent,   b. Abt 1722, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1793, Fairfax County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1733  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Alexander Ashton,   b. Abt 1750, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1826, Greenwood, Prince William County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1766  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Alexander,   b. 12 Dec 1773, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1853, Campbell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Elizabeth Ashton Alexander,   b. 22 Dec 1773, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1789, Park Gate, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 17 years)
     3. Ashton Dr. Alexander,   b. Abt 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Dent Alexander,   b. Abt 1777, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1796, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)
     5. Sarah Ashton Alexander,   b. Abt 1771, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1831, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F19256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, page 16 states that Gerard Alexander (b. June 13, 1746) married Elizabeth Ashton [b. December 22, 1773] d/o William Alexander of Effingham and his wife Sigismunda Mary Massey. She did marry Gerard Alexander but it was his son Gerard Alexander, Jr. b. December 12, 1773


      John Sinclair vs. Alexander--O. S. 324; N. S. 116--Bill, March, 1808.
      Gerrard Alexander, son of Robert Alexander, Sr., acquired 100 acres in now Jefferson County from John Harding, and on 11th November, 1752, obtained patent from Fairfax for 340 acres. And on 1st September, 1753, Gerrard obtained patent from Fairfax for 863 acres. Garrard obtained act of Assembly to dock entail upon him by his father of tract in Fairfax and to settle in lieu thereof the 863 acres. Gerrard died, testate, 9th August, 1760, eldest son Robert. Gerrard, Jr., in 1778 conveyed to Alexander Henderson, who conveyed to orator in 1796.
      Defendants are, viz: Gerrard Alexander, Ashton Alexander; Elizabeth Lee, wife of Thos. Lee, deceased; Griffin Stith and Mary, his wife; ____ Washington, Sarah, his wife; Jane and Sidney Alexander, children and representatives of Gerrard Alexander, deceased, who was son of Gerrard Alexander.
      Will of Robert Alexander dated 28th April, 1735, of Stafford County. Wife, Anne; daughter, Anne (from Chalkley's Chronicles)

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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