Sketch of Alexander Alexander, who Emigrated from County Down, Ireland, in the Year 1770 and Settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania: Together with a Genealogical Chart and Record of His Descendants

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Press of Commercial Print. Company, 1898 - 79 pages
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Page 14 - MIND THE MORTALITY OF MY BODY AND KNOWING THAT IT IS APPOINTED FOR ALL MEN ONCE TO DIE, DO MAKE AND ORDAIN THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, THAT IS TO SAY, PRINCIPALLY, AND FIRST OF ALL...
Page 14 - Executors nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life I give...
Page 8 - Ireland, animated by the same spirit which subsequently moved the American mind, determined no longer to endure these oppressive measures ; and they sought by another change to find a freer verge for the exercise of their industry and skill, and for the enjoyment of their religion.
Page 15 - Confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the Day and year above written...
Page 16 - Alexander Alexander, of Antrim Township & County of Cumberland, for and in Consideration of the sum of thirty Pounds, Lawful Money of Pennsylvania, paid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and I do hereby Warrant & Defend said Tract of Land unto him, the said Alexander, his heirs...
Page 7 - ... the christian name it was adopted by many who appreciated the advantage of the advance in nomenclature. There is no doubt that it had been used for some time as a christian name in Scotland before the period of which history speaks, when we are informed that Alexander MacDonald, second son of Donal, King of the Isles, had two sons who adopted the christian name of their father as a surname for themselves and their descendants.
Page 14 - In the name of God, Amen: I Edmund Baxter of the county of Nicholas and State of Kentucky, being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body...
Page 16 - ... Antrim Township & County of Cumberland, for and in Consideration of the sum of thirty Pounds, Lawful Money of Pennsylvania, paid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and I do hereby acknowledge, and I do hereby Warrant & Defend said Tract of Land unto him, the said Alexander, his heirs...
Page 8 - ... on the South, but the settlements were principally in Pennsylvania. From these first settlements they became so widely dispersed that families of the same name are now found in almost every part of the United States. These families of Alexanders have been nearly all strict Presbyterians in religion, Scotch in nationality, and strongly characterized by the well known peculiarities of that intelligent, hardy, industrious, and liberty-loving people. The evidence is strongly in favor of the conclusion...
Page 8 - These families included both the commonalty and nobility, many of whom long enjoyed and do still enjoy hereditary nobility and honorable positions both in church and state.

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