Alexander Smith (c.1739 - 1780) MP

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Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith (c. 1740-1779), with the backing of his father, John Smith, acquired several tracts of land and a ferry site on the Cape Fear River. Alexander's father, his older brothers, and the Needham Bryan family had established the town of Smithfield on the Neuse River twenty-five miles to the north. Alexander's father, who migrated from Virginia, had served in the Colonial Assembly from Johnston County in the mid-1740's. Both of Alexander's older brothers, John and Samuel, had served in the Provincial Congress in 1774 and 1775. All were staunch supporters of the Revolution, and John, Jr. was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Continental army. Alexander himself was among the patriot forces at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge.

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Alexander Smith's Timeline

1739
1739
North Carolina, United States
1763
1763
Age 24
1767
1767
Age 28
1770
1770
Age 31
1772
1772
Age 33
Cumberland, NC, USA
1780
January 26, 1780
Age 41
Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
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