Alexander Family

Quick Facts on Hezekiah Alexander

Birthdate:       Probably 1728

Birthplace:      Cecil County, Maryland (2nd generation American)

Parents:           James and Margaret McKnitt Alexander

Married:          1752, Mary Sample, daughter of Esther and William Sample

Occupation:    Listed in Mecklenburg deeds as Blacksmith, and then as Planter

Death:               July 16, 1801 

 

Mecklenburg Community Involvement

1768: Appointed County Magistrate by Royal Governor William Tryon

1771: Founder and Trustee of Queen's College (Queen's Museum), also served as Queen's College’s first treasurer

1775 (May 20): Participant in the Mecklenburg Convention.  Signer of the “Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence”

1775 (May 31): Member of group who drew up the Mecklenburg Resolves

1776: Made a member of the Mecklenburg Committee of Safety

1776: Member of the Council of Safety

1776: Elected as a delegate to the Fifth Provincial Congress in Halifax

1776: Served on the committee appointed to draft the first State Constitution and Bill of Rights

 

Children of Hezekiah and Mary Sample Alexander

Name Birth Death Spouse
William Sample Alexander
1752? October 26, 1826

Elizabeth Alexander, 1780

Sarah Rogers, 1798

Martha Nichols, 1821

James R. Alexander
November 23, 1756 March 11, 1836 Dorcas Wilson Garrison, 1789
Silas Alexander
1759 October 27, 1831 Mary, 1792
Esther Alexander (Garrison)
September 28, 1762 September 12, 1829 Samuel W. Garrison, 1786
Mary "Polly" Alexander (Polk)
1765 1791 Charles T. Polk, 1785
Hezekiah Alexander Jr.
January 13, 1767 1840 Patsey, 1793
Amos Alexander
May 13, 1769 January 25, 1847 Mildred Orr, 1797
Keziah Alexander
1771 1819 Unknown
Joel Alexander
April 26, 1773 May 17, 1825 Ruth, 1800
Ozwald Alexander
September 16, 1775 December 11, 1826

Sarah Sample, 1799

Hannah Parks, 1809

Mary Moore, 1826


Interested in your own genealogy? Visit the following websites to explore your heritage:

Resources for Mecklenburg County Genealogy:

The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room

Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society

 

The Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: 704.568.1774

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