Doddridge County Roots

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Alexander IRELAND

Male 1772 - 1843  (71 years)


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  • Name Alexander IRELAND 
    Born 1772  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence From EARLY 1830S  Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence LATE 1790S - 1830S  Ritchie Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence IN YOUTH  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 18 Jul 1843  [1
    Buried Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • From Minnie Kendall Lowther's "History of Ritchie County," p. 103, regarding early settlers of South Fork:
      "Near the year 1818, Alexander Ireland, senior, with his family came from the vicinity of Clarksburg and settled just above the mouth of Otterslide, on the farm that was formerly designated as the 'Joshua Davis' -- now a part of the Flannagan homestead. Here he remained until some time in the early thirties when he removed to Tyler County, where he passed from earth on July 18, 1843, at the age of seventy-one years.
      "Mr. Ireland was a native of Maryland, and with his father, William Ireland, who as also a Maryland product, migrated to Harrison County in his boyhood. Little else is known of his early family ties, other than that he had one half-sister, who became Mrs. Sheets, and that his father died near Clarksburg."

      From Minnie Kendall Lowther's posthumously published "Ritchie County in History and Romance," p. 251, on the same topic:
      "Alexander Ireland came along with Elias Lowther from Harrison County and found a home on what later became a part of the Flanagan Farm. He was born, 1772, in Maryland, and came to Harrison County with his father, William Ireland, in his boyhood. There he met Miss Elizabeth Ragan, who was the daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier, and who was born at West Milford, 1774. They were married on September 8, 1795, and founded their home just above the mouth of Otterslide, where they remained until some time in the early thirties, and then removed to Tyler County." [1, 2]
    Person ID I36079  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2009 

    Father William IRELAND 
    Family ID F24231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth RAGAN,   d. 7 Sep 1851  [3
    Married 8 Sep 1795  Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Sarah IRELAND,   b. 13 Aug 1796,   d. 23 May 1841  (Age 44 years)
     2. John IRELAND,   b. 20 Nov 1800, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1861, Centerville, Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Mary IRELAND,   b. 22 Nov 1807, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1884  (Age 76 years)
     4. Eliza IRELAND,   b. 1810, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1893  (Age 83 years)
     5. Thomas IRELAND
     6. Jacob IRELAND,   d. Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jonathan IRELAND
     8. Jesse IRELAND
     9. Alexander IRELAND, II
     10. Margaret IRELAND
     11. Priscilla IRELAND,   b. CA 1817, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. William IRELAND
    Family ID F14293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S283] Ritchie County in History and Romance, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (McClain Publishing Co, Parsons, WV, 1990), p. 251.

    2. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 103.

    3. [S293] History of Ritchie County, Minnie Kendall Lowther, (1911, reprinted 1999, McClain Printing Co, Parsons WV, http://McClainPrinting.com), p. 582.

    4. [S1792] Harrison County WV Marriages 1785-1894, (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (1985)).