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William Alexander
Birth: 1726
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1783
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA

Revolutionary War Continental Army Major General. Also known as Lord Stirling. A member of the New York Militia, he was an aide-de-camp to Massachusetts Governor William Shirley in 1755 and 1756. Although his claim to the title of Lord Stirling was denied by Parliament in 1767 he was thereafter referred to by that title. As a colonel in the New Jersey militia, he committed to the patriot cause in 1775. He commanded the defense of New York City, was taken prisoner at the battle of Long Island, and participated in the battles of Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Alexander (1691 - 1756)
  Mary Spratt Provoost Alexander (____ - 1760)
 
 Spouse:
  Sara Livingston Alexander (____ - 1805)
 
 Children:
  Mary Alexander Watts (____ - 1820)*
  Catherine Alexander Duer (1755 - 1826)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Alexander Livingston (1721 - 1767)*
  Catherine Alexander Parker Rutherfurd (1724 - 1801)*
  William Alexander (1726 - 1783)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: Vault 1783-1A
 
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Record added: Feb 09, 2004
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