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Alexander Douglas

Alexander Douglas

Male 1743 - 1837  (94 years)

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  • Name Alexander Douglas  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Born 10 Feb 1743  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gender Male 
    Will 13 Sep 1751  Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 12, 13
    Died 4 Apr 1837  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • 2 Feb 1742 Born in Nottingham Twp, Burlington County, NJ 220.

      13 Sep 1751 Listed in will of grandfather, Robert Pearson, 106 114.

      21 May 1753 Death of grandfather.  Inherited 5. 106 114

      12 May 1769 Purchased the house in Trenton in which he lived for 66 years 221.

      10 Mar 1772 Listed in Nottingham Town Book as an inhabitant of the Town and Freeholder 151.

      - Captain in the Revolutionary War ; private, major, adjutant, quartermaster per 152 218.

      Fall 1776 Volunteered as a private under Captain Joun Cadwallader and was in the Battle of Long Island.  Was a picket guard under Gen. Greene in the retreat to NY. 220

      2 Jan 1777 At his house in Trenton, Gen Washington held his council of war and planned the move that resulted in the victory at the Battle of Princeton 148 150 220 221.  He piloted the army from Trenton to Princeton on the morning of the battle and he volunteered under LT/CPT Nesbit in Gen Cadwallader's brigade in the battle 220.

      4 Apr 1777 Was commissioned Adjutant of Col Bowes Reed's 1st Battalion of the New Jersey Militia and was stationed at Tinton Falls, Monmouth Co. for one month.  He conveyed a fleet of flat bottom boats and scows from below Trenton Falls up to Coryell's Ferry, to be used by Gen Washington in transporting his army across the Delaware River.  He then returned to his battalion at Bordentown for several weeks. 220

      Jun 1778 Belonged to Col William Shreve's regiment at the Battle of Monmouth 220.

      4 Jan 1779 Was appointed Asst Quartermaster of the New Jersey militia and served as Quartermaster of Gen Dickinson's Division.  Was in Wickoff Field with the Burlington Militia when they were charged by the British Cavalry.  Was in the Battle of Springfield and skirmishes with the British and Hessians at Haddonfield. 220

      4 Jul 1780 Discharged 220.

      6 Jan 1781 Ordered out, in the same capacity, by Gen Dickinson at the revolt of the Pennsylvania troops and served 20 days 220.

      27 Aug 1832 Gave an affadavit for the Rev. War pension application of John Clutch 219.

      29 Aug 1932 Applied for a Ren War pension (which was granted; $250 per year).  The application files include his commission as an adjutant in the First Battalion of the Burlington Co. Militia, an affadavit of support from John Clutch, and a letter (1/6/1914) from the citizens of Trenton, NJ, who were undertaking to preserve his home. 220

      4 Apr 1837     Died 220 221.  His house was devised to his nephew Joseph Douglass 221.

      2 Jan 1926 His house, now located in Mahlon Stacy Park, was dedicated to the public 221.

      Father: 114 146 150 Mother:   106 114 146 150 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 14]
    Person ID I588  Quigley Doyle Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2018 

    Father John Douglass
              b. Abt 1717
              d. , Burlington, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel Pearson
              b. 3 Sep 1714, Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1742 
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ??? Appleton
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1768 
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1743 - Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, British America Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 1-13 (partial); 1670-1817 [0106], New Jersey Historical Society, (New Jersey; 1901-1945), 0106.

    2. [S14] Crispen Pearson of Bucks County, Pennsylvania; 1748-1806 - New Jersey Pearson Data [0114], Annie Pearson Darrow, (J. Heidingsfeld Co., New Brunswick, NJ; 1932), 0114.

    3. [S31] A History of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey; 1954 [0148], Helen Almy West, (1954; Trenton Printing Company, Inc.; Trenton, NJ), 0148.

    4. [S33] Old Nottingham; 1975 [0150], George W. Robinson, (1975; Historical Association of Hamilton Township; New Jersey.), 0150.

    5. [S34] Nottingham Township, New Jersey, Minute Book: 1692-1710, 1752-1772 [0151], Charles R. Hutchinson (1876), (Reprinted from the Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, January=April-July, 1840, Issues for the Trenton Historical Society), 0151.

    6. [S35] History of Burlington & Mercer Counties, NJ; 1883 [0152], Major E. M. Woodward & John F. Hageman, (1883; Everts & Peck; Philadelphia, PA), 0152.

    7. [S86] Mayflower Index; 1960 [0229], 0229.

    8. [S81] Revolutionary War Pension Application of Alexander Douglass, New Jersey, United States National Archives [0220], 0220.

    9. [S82] History of Trenton; 1679-1929 [0221], 0221.

    10. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).
      Name Alexander.

    11. [S6] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 1-13 (partial); 1670-1817 [0106], New Jersey Historical Society, (New Jersey; 1901-1945), 0106.
      Heirs:
      Mary (wife, Executrix) - 1/3 movable estate
      Isaac (son) - 400+ acres
      Robert (son) - 490+ acres
      [Catherine (dau.]
      o Children: John, Robert, Richard, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Catherine Parker - 100
      Elizabeth Hutchinson (dau.) - 550 acres
      o Sons: John, Robert, Jonathan, Thomas Hutchinson - 550 acres upon mother's death
      o Daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Ann, Mary - 5 each
      o Youngest son: _____ - 5
      Mary Nipe (dau.) - 20 shillings
      o Children: Isaac, Robert, Daniel, Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Mary Quigley - 8 each
      Rachel (dau.) - 130
      o Children: Alexander, Robert, William - 5 each
      Ann Yard (dau.) - house & lot in Trenton
      o Sons: James, John Yard - 5 each
      [Sarah (dau.)]
      o Daughters: Elizabeth, Sarah Reed - 5 each
      o Aschah (dau.) -     | 450 acres
      o Theodosia (dau.) - |   "      "

    12. [S6572] Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 3; 1751-1760 - Robert Pearson; 1751 [5565A], New Jersey., (Internet Archives. archive.org.), 5565A., Will of Robert Pearson; 1751; (archive.org : accessed Sep 25, 2018).
      Heirs:
      Mary (wife, Executrix) - 1/3 movable estate
      Isaac (son) - 400+ acres
      Robert (son) - 490+ acres
      [Catherine (dau.]
      o Children:John, Robert, Richard, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Catherine Parker - 100
      Elizabeth Hutchinson (dau.) - 550 acres
      o Sons: John, Robert, Jonathan, Thomas Hutchinson - 550 acres upon mother's death
      o Daughters: Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, Ann, Mary - 5 each
      o Youngest son: _____ - 5
      Mary Nipe (dau.) - 20 shillings
      o Children: Isaac, Robert, Daniel, Thomas, John, Moses, Aaron, Mary Quigley - 8 each
      Rachel (dau.) - 130
      o Children: Alexander, Robert, William - 5 each
      Ann Yard (dau.) - house & lot in Trenton
      o Sons: James, John Yard - 5 each
      [Sarah (dau.)]
      o Daughters: Elizabeth, Sarah Reed - 5 each
      o Aschah (dau.) -     | 450 acres
      o Theodosia (dau.) - |   "      "

    13. [S6760] Charles R. Hutchinson Collection - Pearson Family Records; 1600s-1800s (transcription) [5722B], Charles R. Hutchinson, (familysearch.org: 1917-1919), 5722B., 77. accessed Dec 9, 2018.
      In 1751, daughter, Mary Nipe, was named in her father's will:
      "Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Nipe, 20 shillings, and to her children, viz; Isaac Quigley, Robert Quigley, Daniel Quigley, Thomas Quigley, John Quigley, Moses Quigley, Aaron Quigley and Mary Quigley, the sum of 8 apiece."

    14. [S79] Revolutionary War Pension Application of John Clutch, New Jersey, United States National Archives [0219], 0219.