Alexander Smith


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Alexander Smith
  Immigrant Ancestor see FAMILY TREE
Born in Scotland


Died before 6 Apr 1695 Middlesex Co., VA    



1.John Smith b. abt. 1662

2. Rachel

In his book " Smith of Abram's Plains" Jonathan K.T. Smith has a magnificent description of the type of life that Alexander Smith must have led in Middlesex County, Virginia. It is full of details of events in Alexander Smith's life and all well documented. Just as impressive is his description of the economy and the society of those times in Middlesex County. In essence, Alexander was a very successful tobacco planter who also was very much involved in the civic affairs of the county.

Although we have a copy of his will, it is barely legible, so we shall just quote from " Middlesex  County, Virginia-Wills and Inventories 1673-1813 and other Court Papers" by William Lindsay Hopkins (1989) p.55. "Alexander Smith....5 Jan 1695/ 6 Apr 1696 ..... Only son John Smith " all of my land". Trustees: Maurice Cock and William Wyatt of King & Queen CO. Wit: Capt. William Daniel, John Vivion, Andrew Willson and Thomas Steell." Note: In the full copy of his will he also mentions a daughter, Rachel Wyatt.