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Theophilus Alexander

Male 1715 - 1768  (53 years)


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  • Name Theophilus Alexander 
    Born 13 Mar 1715  Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Aug 1768  Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5198  MyTree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2011 

    Father Capt. James Robert Alexander, (the Carpenter),   b. Abt 1690, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1779, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Margaret McKnitt,   b. 26 Dec 1693, Manokin Hundred, Somerset Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1736, Manokin Hundred, Cecil Co., MD. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 1713  New Munster, Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2917  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Wallace 
    Married 1734  Cecil Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
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      Name: Theophilus Alexander
      Parents: James R Alexander, Margaret Abigail Mcknitt
      Birth Place: Cecil Co, MD
      Birth Date: 13 Mar 1715
      Marriage Place: Cecil Co, MD
      Marriage Date: 1734
      Death Place: Cecil Co, MD
      Death Date: 7 Aug 1768


      Theophilus -- b. 3/13/1715 d. 1768, in Cecil County, Md., m. Catherine (Wallis?) d. 1775 in Mecklenburg Co., N. C.
      1. Joseph (Rev.), m. Martha Davies.
      2. Margaret, m. James Cannon.
      3. Sophia, m. John Sharp.
      4. Kezia, m. --- --- Young.
      5. George, m. --- ---.
      6. Catherine, m. Ezekiel Sharp.
      7. Ann, m. --- Cannon.

      Theophilus Alexander Served with Colonial Militia Troops under command of Captain Thomas Jons on in Cecil Co,with his father James. He became a prominent land owner and a ruling elder in Rock Presbyterian church of Lewisville,Penn. According to the Rev John Henry Johns, Theophilus "lived in Cecil Co on the road running from Cowantown to Kimbleville, just north of where it crosses the Telegraph (Old Kings route) road to Newark. This area,long known as 'Appleton Crossroads', but also called 'Dysart's' and 'Fox Chase'. An old stone Tavern, generally known as 'The Seven Stars', still stands on the Northwest corner of the crossroads. This Tavern could have been Theo's home. Was an Elder of Rock Church. Died prior to his wife. Catherine and children removing to Mecklenburg, NC. Left his plantation in Cecil Co. to his son George in 1768. This plantation was the same land willed to him by his Father James Alexander

      Here are my notes collected from various sources regarding Theophilus Alexander who married Catherine Wallace. My records indicate that he was born between March 12, 1714/15 in Cecil County MD and died August 7, 1768. I have that he is buried at Head of Christiana Church Cemetery, near Newark DE. I show that he and Catherine m. abt. 1734 in MD. My records indicate that he was the son of Capt. James Robert Alexander and Margaret McKnitt.
      Theophilus Alexander Served with Colonial Militia Troops under command of Captain Thomas Jonson in Cecil Co,with his father James .He became a prominent land owner and a ruling elder in Rock Presbyterian church of Lewisville,Penn. According to the Rev John Henry Johns, Theophilus "lived in Cecil Co on the road running from Cowantown to Kimbleville, just north of where it crosses the Telegraph (Old Kings route)road to Newark.This area,long known as "Appleton Crossroads,"but also called "Dysart's" and "Fox Chase". An old stone Tavern,generally known as "The Seven Stars,"still stands on the Northwest corner of the crossroads.this Tavern could have been Theo's home. Was and Elder of Rock Church Died prior to his wife Catherine and children removing to Mecklenburg NC Left his plantation in Cecil Co. to his son George in 1768 This plantation was the same land willed to him by his Father James Alexander

      Wells Hist Pg 40: "The children of James Alexander and Margaret McKnitt were: Amos, Theophilus, Jemima, Edith, Kezia, Hezekiah, Ezekiel, John McKnitt and Margaret."
      James became a prominent land owner and ruling elder in Rock Presbyterian Church. Lived in Cecil Co on the road running from Cowantown to Kimbleville, just north of where it crosses the telegraph road to Newark. This area long known as "Appleton Crossroads" but also called "Dysart's" and "Long Chase".
      (History of the Immediate Family of Hezekiah who remained in Cecil Co., Md. by Richard W. Iobst, PhD, Dec 1970, Pg 26)

      Will of Theophilus Alexander, in which he calls himself "Blacksmith" is dated Feb 20, 1768 Pro 19 Aug 1768 names wife Catherine, sons, Joseph & George, daughters, Margret Cannon, Sophia Sharp, Hosia(Kereia), daughter, Catrine, Ann Cannon, Kezia. (Alexander Family by Aaron Boggs Pub in Monroe Enquirer Aug Sep 1960)