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IMMIGRANT Alexander Breckenridge[1]

Male 1670 - 1743  (73 years)


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  • Name Alexander Breckenridge 
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Born 1670  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1743  Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20468  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 5 May 2019 

    Family Jane Preston,   b. 1690, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Breckenridge,   b. 1698, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Letitia 'Lettice' Breckenridge,   b. Abt 1728, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George Breckenridge,   b. 1722, County Derry,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1790, Wythe Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Col. Robert Breckenridge,   b. 1725, County Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F7605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Volume IV
Defense of Col. Edward Hill
Archibald Wood
    Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Volume IV Defense of Col. Edward Hill Archibald Wood
    01-15-2019-009.pdf
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

    Histories
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.XXVII
The Breckenridge Family
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.XXVII The Breckenridge Family
    01-15-2019-004.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, http://reynoldspatova.org/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=01-15-2019-004.pdf&mediatypeID=histories&tngpage=&tree=reynolds1&tnggallery=.
      Breckenridge Family

    2. [S100] Internet Source, https://archive.org/stream/mcclanahans00whitgoog/mcclanahans00whitgoog_djvu.txt.
      Robert McClanahan came to Augusta County from Ireland. The time of his coming has not been certainly determined, but it was at an early day. His deed to three hundred and thirty-one acres of land by William Beverly, dated May 27, 1741, is on record in Orange Courthouse, Virginia. There was no clerk's office, in Augusta County, until 1745. His wife, Sarah Breckinridge, was daughter of Alexander Breckinridge, who came to America from the North of Ireland in 1728, and removed from Pennsylvania to a farm near the present site of Staunton, in Augusta County, Virginia. Robert McClanahan died in 1791, at his home, one mile south of Staunton, on what is known now as the Greenville road. He was, therefore, "the emigrant and founder." His children were Alexander, John, Robert and William (sons) ; with Mrs. St. Clair, Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Poage and Mrs. Keiser (daughters).

    3. [S100] Internet Source, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia.
      Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
      Alexander Breckenridge and (unreadable), John, George, Robert, (unreadable), Smith, (unreadable), and Letitia Breckenridge from Ireland to Philadelphia. Note: In a deed from Wm. Null to John Coalter, Nov. 28, 1750, for 210 acres of land on Mill Creek, mention is made of Robert McClanahan's lines and the corner "to the grave-yard of John Breckinridge who was murdered by Indians." This is Alexander Breckenridge (b. 1670, d. 1743, Augusta County, VA) that married Jane Preston and brought a large family to Augusta County, Virginia.

    4. [S130] Wikipedia, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Register_of_Early_Settlers_in_Old_Augusta.
      Register of Early Settlers in Old Augusta
      Alexander Breckenridge
      ( Note: In a deed from Wm. Null to John Coalter, Nov. 28, 1750, for 210 acres of land on Mill Creek, mention is made of Robert McClanahan's lines and the corner "to the grave-yard of John Breckinridge who was murdered by Indians." This is Alexander Breckenridge (b. 1670, d. 1743, Augusta County, VA) that married Jane Preston and brought a large family to Augusta County. Proved self importation 22 May 1740, (Source:Waddell, 1902:38) for himself, (unreadable), John, George, Robert, (unreadable), Smith, (unreadable), and Letitia Breckenridge from Ireland to Philadelphia.

    5. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia_-_Surnames_A-E.
      EARLY SETTLERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA
      Alexander Breckenridge, (Beverley Manor SW, two tracts of 245 & 112 acres, 1742), (b. abt. 1670 Scotland, d. bef. 23 Sept. 1743, Augusta County), married Jane Preston, sister of John Preston of the Calfpasture)

      George Breckenridge (Beverley Manor SW, 540 acres in Beverley Manor, 17 Oct. 1747 from Chalkley's, corner of land of George & Robert Breckenridge (761 acres acquired in 1742)), (b. abt. 1722, County Derry, Ireland, d. bef. 29 Sept. 1790, Wythe County, Virginia), son of Alexander Breckridge and Jane Preston.

      James Breckenridge (1742, # of acres not listed) (b. 1724, d. perhaps 1744, shortly after acquiring land). James was also a son of Alexander Breckenridge and Jane Preston.

      George Breckenridge & Robert Breckenridge (Beverley Manor SW, 761 acres, 1742, corner of land of George Breckenridge (540 acres acquired in 1747)) George Breckenridge and Col. Robert Breckenridge were brothers, both sons of Alexander Breckenridge and Jane Preston.

    6. [S84] Rootsweb, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/photo.html.
      Tinkling Spring Photo Album
      Deeply imbedded in the history of the settlement of Augusta County is Tinkling Spring Church. The first settlers from the north were John Lewis who arrive in 1732 and William Beverley who was given a large land grant in 1736. The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who followed lost no time in forming the Triple Forks of the Shenandoah Congregation and in petitioning the Donegal Presbytery for the services of a minister. Two centers of worship developed--Tinkling Spring and the Augusta Stone Meeting Houses. These pictures are from Howard McKnight Wilson's The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952, permission granted by Tinkling Spring Church.
      Tinkling Spring Church was officially founded in 1740. The first meeting house was a log cabin measuring twenty-four by fifty feet. The floor plan shows seating arrangement and pew rent. The small pulpit was located along the west wall. The interior was severely simple and the floor was the ground over which the the sanctuary was constructed. The pews were simple benches without backs, probably made of split logs.
      This monument, which stands outside the Fellowship Hall, reads, "Sacred to the Memory of the Immigrants to this valley who turned the wilderness into habitations." It lists the names of the original members who were assessed twelve shillings each to build the first meeting house. Administratively, the membership was divided into three Quarters headed by John Christian, William Wright, and John Finley. Christian's quarter included families named Black, Cowin, Wilson, Long, Bell, Alexander, Stewart, Patton, Hall, Robison, Cristian, Davison, McCollock, Caldwell, Armstrong, Rutledge, Henderson, Conegham, Thomson, Scott, Gamel, Ramsey, Preston, Maxwell, McDonal, Russell, Lewis, Hutchison, McClanahan, Brackenridge, and McCollock. Wright's quarter included families named Smith Hutchison, Palmer, Thomson, Moday, Frazer, Johnston, Logan, Henderson, Scileran, Black, Cear, McCune, Fergeson, and Wright. Finley's quarter included families named McClure, Turk, Gay, Finley, McCollock, Gelaspey, Edmiston, Campbell, Stewart, Peterson, Cear, Tays, Steel, and White. (Photo courtesy of Ellen L. Moffett)
      Interest in building a new meeting house began in 1777 when the subscribers agreed to pay the costs. However, completion of the building was delayed by the war and it wasn't until about 1792 that the Stone Sanctuary shown here was completed.
      The present church building was erected in 1849 and remodeled in 1916.

      The statue of Pioneer Woman was chosen by Howard McKnight Wilson as the Frontispiece in his The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952.