Gerard Alexander Family of Meade County, Kentucky

GERARD ALEXANDER, (5—14), of Meade Co., Ky., the fourteenth born of Col. William and Sigismunda Mary (Massie) Alexander, of Effingham, b. June 25, 1784, at Effingham, Prince William Co., Va.; d. July 2, 1834, on his plantation in Meade Co., Ky.; removed to Kentucky before 1812; m. (first) Eleanor Lee, d. Nov. 9, 1807; dau. of Thomas and Eleanor (Brent) Lee; (second) March 7, 1810, his cousin, Elizabeth Henry Alexander, b. June 28, 1794, in Virginia; d. Aug. 15, 1860, at Owensboro, Ky., dau. of Richard Barnes and Elizabeth Toy (Whiting) Alexander. Issue by first marriage:

6—1. THOMAS LUDWELL, b. Oct. 26, 1807; of whom later. Issue by second marriage:

6—2. Eleanor Lee, b. April 28, 1813; d. July 3, 1841; m. May 27, 1830, her cousin, Edward Foote, b. May 9, 1805; d. 1874; son of William and Sarah (Alexander) Foote, and had issue.

6—3. JUNIUS BRUTUS, b. Dec. 25, 1814; of whom later.

6—4. Cecelia Geraldine, b. Sept. 13, 1816; m. April 25, 1838, Col. John Byers Anderson, b. 1816; son of Rev. John Anderson.

6—5. Armistead Mason, b. April 16, 1819; d. May 16, 1839; unm.

6—6. Andrew Jackson, b. Jan. 15, 1821; m. Sept. 6, 1843, Lucy Attala Washington, dau. of Henry and Catherine Robertson (Bate) Washington, and had issue.

6—7. Maria Beverley, b. Jan. 24, 1824; m. Jan. 25, 1842, William Cole Woolfolk, b. Dec. 14, 1818; son of William and Susan (Cole) Woolfolk, of Orange Co., Va., and had issue.

6—8. Gerard, M. D., U. S.N., b. Aug. 13, 1826; d. Oct. 20, 1876, in Texas; served with distinction in U. S. N., was with Com. Perry’s second expedition to Japan; unm.

6—9. Frances Harriet, b. March 6, 1829; m. Oct. 29, 1848, Dr. Howard Smith, of New Orleans, La., d. 1892; son of Prof. Persifor Smith, U. S. A., and had issue.

6—10. Richard Barnes, of Louisville, Ky., b. March 8, 1831; d. Nov. 26, 1888; m. Dec. 16, 1856, Susan Hart Wallace, b. Dec. 16, 1834; dau. of Arthur Hooe and Letitia Preston (Hart) Wallace, and had issue.

Col. Thomas Ludwell Alexander Family

COL. THOMAS LUDWELL ALEXANDER, U. S. N., (6—1), the eldest son of Gerard Alexander, of Meade Co., Ky., by his first wife, Eleanor Lee, b. Oct. 26, 1807, in Prince William Co., Va.; d. March 11, 1881, in Louisville, Ky. He entered the U. S. Military Academy, 1826, graduating in 1830; served in 6th Reg. U. S. Inf, as brevet 2nd Lieut.; promoted to 2nd Lieut. and Ist Lieut., 1837; Capt., 1838, serving in the same Reg.; promoted Major of 8th Inf, 1853; Lieut. Col. of 5th Inf., 1861; served with distinction in the Indian campaigns and the Mexican War; organized the Military Asylum at Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1854; Lieut Gov. of the Soldiers’ Home, near Washington, D. C.; retired on the score of age in 1864; was a charter member of the Aztec Club; m. (first) April 21, 1834, Ann Clark Bullitt, b. May 9, 1816; d. June 27, 1835; dau. of Thomas and Diana Moore (Gwathmey) Bullitt, of Louisville, Ky.; m. (second) May 16, 1844, Maria Brooke Kelly, b. May 27, 1822; d. Dec. 16, 1848; dau. of William and Maria (Brooke) Kelly, of New Orleans, La.; (third) April 30, 1850, Sallie (Rudd) Fitter, wid. of Roderrick W. Fitter, and dau. of Capt. James Rodd, of Louisville, Ky. Issue by first marriage:

7—-1. Thomas Bullitt, Capt, U.S. A. and C. S. A, b. Jan 21, 1835; d. Aug. 22, 1880, in Brittany, France; served with distinction in U.S. A., and later in C. S. A. At the time of the surrender, he was one of President Jefferson Davis’ bodyguards. Unm.

Issue by second marriage:

7—2. Thomas Ludwell, of Louisville, Ky., b. July 13, 1847; d. Jan. 22, 1870; unm.

Issue by third marriage:

7—3. Richard Henry Lee, Lieut., U. 5. A., b. Feb. 15, 1851, in St. Louis, Mo.; d. Feb. 9, 1875, in Sacramento, Cal.; served in 7th U. S. Cav., Col. Cutter, in command; unm.

7—4. Duncan Stuart, b. Aug. 12, 1852, at Fort Snelling, Minn. ; d. Dec. 9, 1852.

7—-5. Charles Carroll, b. Nov. 30; 1853, at Louisville, Ky.; d. March 5, 1864.

7—6. GERARD, b. March 11, 1856; of whom later.

7—7. George Hancock, b. Nov. 15, 1857, at Louisville, Ky.; m. April 12, 1898, Carrie Vertres Holt, dau. of Judge William H. Holt, of Frankfort, Ky., and had issue: 1. Sallie Holt, b. Dec. 26, 1899.

7—8. William Rudd, b. Jan. 10, 1860, at Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D. C.; d. July 13, 1862.

7—9. Junius Beverley, b. Oct. 29, 1861, at Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D. C.; d. Nov. 3, 1866.

7—10. Richard Rudd, b. Jan. 10, 1864, Louisville, Ky.; d. Nov. 15, 1864.

Gerard Alexander Family

GERARD ALEXANDER, (7—6), b. March 11, 1856, at Harrodsburg, Ky.; living 1909; m. Feb. 5, 1889, Marion White, dau. of Dana and Marion Josephine (Kidder) White. Issue:

8—1. Thomas Ludwell, b. Jan. 1, 1890; d. July 20, 1895.

8—2. Gerard, Jr., b. Dec. 8, 1891; living 1909.

8—3. Dana White, b. Sept. 16, 1893; living 1909.

8—4. Marion Josephine, b. Nov. 16, 1895; living 1909.

Junius Brutus Alexander Family

JUNIUS BRUTUS ALEXANDER, (6—3), of Effingham House, Staten Island, N. Y., the eldest son of Gerard Alexander, of Meade Co., Ky., by his second wife, Elizabeth Henry Alexander, b. Dec. 25, 1814, in Prince William Co., Va.; d. Jan. 9, 1893, in New York, N. Y.; m. Dec. 22, 1836, Lucy Fitzhugh Dade, b. June 8, 1816, at Powhatan, on the James River; d. Jan. 15, 1864, in St. Louis, Mo., dau. of Gen. Lawrence Taliaferro and Ann (Mayo) Dade. Issue:

7—1. Eleanor Lee, b. Feb. 8, 1839; m. May 2, 1867, Major Henry Fitzhugh Mayo, of Richmond, Va., b. June, 1827; d. April, 1804; served in the 15th Va. Cav., C.S. A., under Gen. Stevenson; son of Robert Atkinson and Sarah (Taliaferro) Mayo. No issue.

7—2. Anita Mayo, b. Feb. 14, 1841; m. Oct. 22, 1862, James P. McAfee, of Kentucky, and had issue.

7—3. LAWRENCE DADE, b. May 12, 1843; of whom later.

7—4. Ludwell Brooke, b. July 21, 1845; d. June 25, 1868; unm.

7—5. Welcome Taylor, M. D., b. Feb. 4, 1848; m. Oct. 15, 1870, Aimee Gabrille Thayer, and had issue.

7—6. Armistead Mason, b. May 12, 1850; d. May 16, 1889; m. Virginia E, Norton, of Lexington, Ky.

7—7. Ernest Hopkins, b. Sept. 13, 1852; d. March 1, 1855.

7—8. Francis Dade, b. March 7, 1855; living 1909; unm.

7—9. Lucy Fitzhugh, b. Aug. 10, 1857; d. Sept. 7, 1858.

7—10. Elizabeth Henry, b. Oct. 21, 1860; d. Nov. 4, 1860.

Lawrence Dade Alexander Family

LAWRENCE DADE ALEXANDER, (7—3), of Arrochar, Staten Island, N. Y., b. May 12, 1843; living 1909; m. June 12, 1866, Orline St. John, dau. of Newton and Maria J. (Pope) St. John, of Mobile, Ala. Issue:

8—1. St. John, living 1909.

8—2. Clinton, d. in infancy.

8—3. Orline, living 1909.

8—4. Ernest, d. in infancy.

8—5. Lucy, living 1909.

8—6. Lawrence Dade, living 1909.

Arms, Crest, and Motto

Arms—Per pale argent and sable, a chevron, and in base a crescent, all counterchanged.

Crest—A dexter arm, vambraced and embowed, holding in the hand a dagger point upward, of the last, hilt and pommel or; all proper.

Motto—Per mare, per terras. (By sea and land.)


Hardy, Stella Pickett, Colonial Families of the Southern States of America: A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families who Settled in the Colonies Prior to the Revolution, New York : Tobias A. Wright, 1911.

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