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Adams, James., Stewart
Alexander, Reynold, Campbell
Alexander, Col. William, Moore, McGinley, Elder, Wilson, Kirkpatrick, Templeton
Alexander, Thomas, Elder
Alexander, William, Osborn
Alexander, Randall, Carothers
Alexander, Rev. William D. D., Osborn
Alexander, Rev. Samuel Carothers, Price
Alexander, Dr. Randall McGinley McGaughey
Alexander, Hon. Thomas
Alexander, Dr. George EdmundLynch
Alexander, William Esq.,
Alexander, John, McCurdy, McGinley, Blair
Alexander, William M., Wolf
Alexander, Joseph B., Flickinger, Clippinger
Alexander, James H., Stitt
Andrews, Dr. Irvine T., Ross

James Adams, engineer, Chembersburg, was born in Adams County, Penn., 
October 10, 1810; a son of Ignatius and Mary (Hoffman) Adams. He was 
reared on a farm until eighteen years of age, and received such an 
education as was generally given to farmers' sons. He than commenced 
an apprenticeship at the cooper's trade, wgich he completed at
Chambersburg, to which he came in the spring of 1829, and remained
with his employer, Robert Stewart, as journeynam for some years; 
then in 1835, he engaged in the same business for himself, and in
this he was occupied until 1841 or 1842, when he entered the employ
of the Cumberland Valley Railroad, first as striker in the blacksmith
department, and was soon advanced to the position of fireman on a 
locomotive. He served as fireman two years, when he was promoted to
the responsible position of engineer, (this was the day of strap-rail
track, and open cab on the engine), and in such capacity served until
February, 1882. In April, that year, he commenced working in the Cumber-
landmValley Railroad shops, where he is still employed. Our subject 
married April 23, 1835, Martha Stewart, daughter of Robert Stewart, a
former resident of Chambersburg, where she was born in March, 1817. To
this marriage were born six children, three of whom are living: James R.,
a resident of Chambersburg; Martha J., wife of Dr. John E. Kline, a
physician of Chambersburg, and Mary E., who resides with her father.
The family belong to the Catholic Church. Mr. Adams is said to be the 
oldest engineer on the Cumberland Valley Railroad now living. In politics
he is a Democrat.

Source: History of Franklin County, PA, 1887, page 617

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 737

ALEXANDER FAMILY of Path Valley

REYNOLD ALEXANDER, a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian, is found with a few
others, a settler in Path Valley, one mile south of the present village
of Dry Run, as early as 1750. He was a man of good education, of strong
religious convictions and much personal courage. He was active in founding 
the Presbyterian Church of Spring Run and was one of the orginal trusties
to whom Gov. John Penn made a land grant "for a Presbyterian meeting-house
and burial grounds" in 1764. He took up and acquired considerable landed 
estates, which are mainly occupied by his descendants to the present time.
His sons were Robert, James and WIlliam. He had also a daughter, Polly,
who became the wife of David Cambell, an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 737-738

   COL. William Alexander, youngest son of Reynold, born in 1767, was
in his day, one of the prominent citizens of the county. He was county
commissioner in 1810-11; sheriff in 1811-14; county auditor 1815-16; and 
reprented the county in the Legislature in 1825-26. In 1814 he raised
a company of volunteers in his native valley, and as their captain mustered
 them into service against the British at Baltimore, just beforre the
appearance there of Lord Ross. He subsequently bore a colonial's com-
mission. Ann Moore became his wife in his nineteenth years, and his 
sons were Thomas, William, James, Robert, and Rendall: and his daughters,
Margaret, wife of Ebenezer McGinley: Mary, wife of David Elder;
Anna, wife of Andrew Wilson; Temperance, wife of Edward Kirkpatrick;
Janett, wife of John Templeton.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Thomas Alexander, son of the above, was sheriff of the county from
1814-1817. He subsequently removed West. He married in 1808, the widow 
Susan Elder nee Walker. His sons were William and James.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   William Alexander, another son, was, at one time, a member of the 
Legislature from Cumberland County. He died in Newville in August, 1837.
His wife's name was Osborn.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Randall Alexander, also son of Col. William ALexander, removed in
early life to the adjoining county of Huntington. He served many years in
that county as justice of the peace; was also an elder in the Presbyterian 
Church, and, in 1836, received the Democratic nomination for the Legislature.
He was married in February, 1831 to Sarah H. Carothers and died  at 
age of forty-six, leaving a widow, nine sons and two daughters, to wit:
William, Samuel C., John T., Thomas J., Robert M., Ann J., Mary E.,
Randall M., Geo. E., and David N.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Rev. William Alexander, D. D,, son of Randall, was born in 1831,
graduated from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1858, and from Princeton
Theological Seminary in 1861; became pastor of the Newbury Church, 
Williamsport, the same year, was subsequently pastor of the Presbyterian
Church in Beloit, Wis., and was called in 1869 to the church in San Jose,
Cal. In 1871 he became president of City College in San Francisco, Cal., 
and two years later embarked with Dr. Scott in founding under the auspices
of the synod of the Pacific, a theological seminary of the Presbyterian 
Church, at San Francisco, Cal., of which institution he is at present a 
professor. He received the degree of D. D. from Wooster University in 1876. 
He was married in December, 1861, to Minerva Osborn. Their children 
are William, Thomas, Newton, and Paul Clifton.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Rev. Samuel Carothers Alexander was born near Shirleyburg in 1833,
graduated from Jefferson College, Penn., in 1858, and from the Seminary, in
Columbia, S. C., in 1861, and was pastor of Steele Creek Church, Mecklenburg 
County, N. C., till September, 1865. He was aubsequently active in founding
and organizing Biddle University, at Charlotte, N. C., and for the last
thirteen years has been the successful pastor of the large Upper Path Valley
Presbyterian Church, ofm which his great-grandfather was one of the founders,
and in the ruling eldership of which his decendents have been represented in 
unbroken succession in each generation to the present time. He was married
in March, 1862, to  Nannie R. Price of near Charlotte, N. C. Their
children are Alice M., William, Jessie L., Clara B., George E., and Annie K.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Dr. Randall M'Ginley Alexnader, also son of Randall, graduated 
from Jefferson Medical College in 1872 and is now successfully practicing
his profession in Fannettsburg, this county. He was married in 1871 to 
Mary J. McGaughey. Their children are Newton, Frank, and Archibald.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Hon. Thomas Jefferson Alexander, son of Randall, was born March
13, 1838, is a merchant and resides in Nebraska, and is at present a member 
of Legislature of that State. He is unmarried.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   Dr. George Edmund Alexander, son of Randall, was born October
15, 1847, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1874, and is now
successfully practicing his profession in San Ramon, Cal. He has acquired
some celebrity as a surgeon. He is married to Mary Lynch and has a 
son, Archibald.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   William Alexander, Esq., son of John T., and grandson of Randall.
was born 1859; studied law in Chambersburg, with the firm of Stenger &
McKnight, was admitted to the bar in 1883, is chairman of the Democratic
county committee and is successfully practicing his profession in Chambers-
burg. 

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   John Alexander son of James, and grandson of Reynold, was born
1800, and accupied and own the mansion farm of his grandfather. He was
partly educated with a view to the ministry in the Presbyterian Church,
but feeble health compelled him to abandon it and turn his thoughts to
agricultural persuits, in which he was eminently sucessfu;. He was for 
many years a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church and was universally 
esteemed as a man of probity and honor. His eife was Anna McCurdy,
by whom he had the following heirs: Janes, Mary J. McGinley and Margaret
Blair. He died in 1876.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 739


   William M. Alexander, grandson of John, is a merchant in Dry
Run, and an honored elder in the Presbyterian Church. He was married
November 26, 1885, to Nettie B. Wolf.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 739


   Joseph B. Alexander, a worthy and prosperous citizen of Path
Valley, is descended from Robert Alexander, son of Reynold, and is of
the fifth generation from the origional settler. Jaqcob Flickinger,
late of Metal Township, was descended, on his mother's side, from
Reynold Alexander-was grandson of Robert, and great-grandson of Reynold.
He was married to Levinia Clippinger, and their children are:
Edgar, William, Anna (Mrs. Shearer), Albert and Clara.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 738


   JAMES H. ALEXANDER (deceased) was born in this township July 10,
1825, the only son of John Alexander. He was reared to farming and studied
surveying, which he followed for sometime. In October, 1855, he married 
Jane Stitt, and to them were born four children: Anna J., John W.,
William M. and George. Mr. Alexander died of pneumonia February 6, 1864.
He was a consistant member of the Presbyterian Church. His sons are 
engaged in farming pursuits, except William M., who is in mercantile
business at Dry Run, in partnership with W. H. Coons. William M. was
born on the farm June 6, 1860, and spent his boyhood on the same. In
1881 he engaged in his present business with Mr. Coons under the firm
name of Coons & Alexander. They are young men of good habits, attentive 
to their business, and are attaining success. Mr. Alexander was
married in September, 1885, to Nellie Wolff, a daughter of
John Wolff. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in polities
is a Republican.

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Sourse: BIOGRAPHICAL ANNALS OF FRANKLIN CO., PA 1905, page 739-740


   DR. IRVINE T. ANDREWS, dentist, Concord, was born in Columbia
County, Penn., May 24, 1846, a son of Marlen Andrews (a native of New
Jersey, who came to Pensylvania when a young man and died in 1879), and
Caroline (Wagoner) Andrews. Our subject left home in the fall of 1863,
and enlisted in Company A, Two Hundred and Ninth Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry, remaining until the close of the war. He served in the field 
hospital, and unpon his return home went to Pittsburgh, where he
studied dentistry. After graduating he moved to Shickshinny, Luzerne
Co., Penn., and for three years engaged in the practice of his  profession.
He then went to North Carolina, and spent six years in Elizabeth City,
that State. In 1876 he came to Concord, where he has since practiced his
profession. He was married in 1873 to Lizzie Ross, a native of
Maryland, a daughter of Rev. Joseph A. Ross, and they have two children:
Ross A. and Mary C. Dr. Andrews has two brothers and four sisters, viz.:
Jesse and William, who both served three years in the army, the former 
in the Second Pennsylvania Cavalry, and the latter in the Sixteenth 
Pennsylvania Cavalry; both returned unscathed-Jesse is in the coal buss-
iness in Danville, Penn., and William is in the same business in Plymouth,
Penn.; Ann E., who is the widow of William Garrison, and resides near 
Bloomsburg, Columbia Co., Penn; Mary Tilla and Ella, who reside with their
mother on the old homestead, near Orangeville, this county.

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