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Gerard Alexander Jr. (1773–1853)


Alexander and Bushrod Washington exchanged letters regarding land matters.


Gerard Alexander Jr. was born on 12 December 1773 in Prince William County, Virginia. A planter and slaveowner, he also served as a colonel in the Virginia militia and represented Prince William County in the House of Burgesses (180510). At some point he relocated to New London, a small town in Campbell County.


"Alexander Family," The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 10, Number 3 (January 1902), 17885.

"To Thomas Jefferson from Gerard Alexander, 28 July 1825," Founders Online, National Archives,

Colonel Gerard Alexander in Stewart-Moorman Family Tree (

Gerard Alexander in 1840 United States Federal Census (

Gerard Alexander at Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

Gerard Alexander Jr. at House History.

Col Gerard Alexander at Find a Grave.

Col. Gerard Alexander at FamilySearch.