James "The Yeoman" Alexander's Bible

This page was contributed by Kaye Wykoff, who copied them from the bible. She has provided more information in accompanying notes.

ALEXANDER BIBLE PAGES
Transcriptions

BOLD--NOT CLEAR OR FILLED IN FROM PREVIOUS RESEARCH
(?????). Completely ILLEGIBLE
[ ] comments from Kaye Wykoff

The cover page of the Alexander Bible file is the title page to the 1739 Bible published in Dublin, probably belonging to James Alexander, b 1695. He is son of Joseph Alexander who is believed to be one of the 7 brothers and 2 sisters who immigrated to America in the 1650ís.

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(Only parts are completely legibleópiece of the left side is missing, but from same Bible as #2)



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1On the top of the page are the children of James Alexander with both wives. The bottom of the page are the children of Ezekiel and Jemima Esther (McCoy) Alexander. This Ezekiel is the youngest son of James and Abigail Alexander.

The DAR Library Patriot Folder for Ezekiel Alexander has copies of 4 Bible pages from 3 Bibles. Sheets 1 & 2 seem to be from a Bible belonging to James Alexander b ~1695, as children from both marriages are listed. It must have then gone to his son Ezekiel b 1754 and then his grandson son Mark (skipping Abner). The title page for this Bible is not in the DAR Library, but a copy is in my possession. It was printed in Dublin in 1739. In the folder is a Marriage page maybe belonging to Abner Alexanderís Bible and another sheet which must be from the John McKnitt Alexander (1853) family Bible, from Bastrop, Texas. Also in the folder is a large (20x20) hand-drawn family tree of James Alexander b ~1695 and wives Margaret McKnitt and Abigail ?McKnitt?. This tree includes some maiden names & covers 4-5 generations. The numbers identifying Bible pages were assigned by K Wykoff strictly for ID purposes.

Created by Kaye Wykoff on Dec. 28, 2005
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ALEXANDER BIBLE PAGES
Transcriptions

BOLD--NOT CLEAR OR FILLED IN FROM PREVIOUS RESEARCH
(?????). Completely ILLEGIBLE
[ ] comments from Kaye Wykoff

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(Reasonably legible and complete page from same Bible as #1)

3Ezekiel Alexander was married??????? Esther McCoy September the 20th day in the year of our Lord ?????? ???? 1773
4James Alexander bornd November 16 1774
Jane Alexander born February 25 1776
5Abner Alexander born August ?? 1778 6Beaty Alexander born September 21 178?
7Liddia born March 2 178?
Josiah born May 7 1785
John McKnitt born May 20 1787
Ezekiel Born December 22 1789
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Mark Alexander was born May 13th 1813
Emma D Alexander was born May 20 1820
Mark Alexander and Emma D Sharp was married March the 6 1838
Laura Amaritha Alexander born Dec 13 1838 and departed this life on March 29th 1856
Alfred Dewitt Alexander born January 30th 1840
8Jemima Narcisa Alexander April 8th 1842

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2 The top of the page is the family of Ezekiel & Jemima Alexander and the bottom is the family of Mark and Emma Alexander. Mark is Ezekielís grandson through Abner.
3 Although unable to read her first name on the Bible page, we know the name is Jemima Esther McCoy
4 The Bible clearly says November, other researchers say he was born September 16
5 Although not real clear, it appears to be August 10
6 The Bible clearly says September, other researchers say she was born November 21.
7 Probably 1783
8 Although not real clear, other researchers say she was born April 8th and this does appear to be April


The DAR Library Patriot Folder for Ezekiel Alexander has copies of 4 Bible pages from 3 Bibles. Sheets 1 & 2 seem to be from a Bible belonging to James Alexander b ~1695, as children from both marriages are listed. It must have then gone to his son Ezekiel b 1754 and then his grandson son Mark (skipping Abner). The title page for this Bible is not in the DAR Library, but a copy is in my possession. It was printed in Dublin in 1739. In the folder is a Marriage page maybe belonging to Abner Alexanderís Bible and another sheet which must be from the John McKnitt Alexander (1853) family Bible, from Bastrop, Texas. Also in the folder is a large (20x20) hand-drawn family tree of James Alexander b ~1695 and wives Margaret McKnitt and Abigail ?McKnitt?. This tree includes some maiden names & covers 4-5 generations. The numbers identifying Bible pages were assigned by K Wykoff strictly for ID purposes.

Created by Kaye Wykoff on Dec. 28, 2005
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