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David Alexander

Birthplace: Newton, Middlesex , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Killed in the Raid on Deerfield
Place of Burial: Old Burying Grounds, Deerfield, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alexander, of Boston and Beatrice Alexander
Husband of Elizabeth Alexander and Mary Younglove
Father of Mary Alexander and Joseph Alexander
Brother of John Alexander, III; Dorothy Stebbins (Alexander); Robert Alexander; Mary Alexander; Deliverance Parker and 3 others

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About David Alexander

David Alexander

  • Birth: 1662 - Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Death: Feb 29 1704 - Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
  • Parents: John Alexander, Beatrice Michael
  • Married: Elizabeth Copley, Mary Weld


From the Corbin Collection Vol. 1: 2. Samuel Langton 1750 (sic) 2d. wife, Elizabeth Copley, Jan. 26 1665, a daughter of the wife (Elizabeth) of Nathaniel Phelps, by her first husband ____ Copley. She married Samuel Langton Dec. 1 1676 and after his death, Aug. 16 1683, she married David2 Alexander (John1). She died Jan. 8 1701 Nhn. (TR-OB-140). David Alexander killed 1704 at Deerfield. He m. 2d. July 31 (3-VR) 1701 Mary Weld. (Dfd. VR-148) (dau. of Daniel). She (Mary) m. 2. Apr. 18 1707 Samuel Smead & 3d. Nov. 28 1734 Joseph Younglove.


  1. People at the Raid on Deerfield: Brief Biographies David came to Deerfield around 1700. He was killed in the 1704 raid and his wife, Mary Weld Alexander, was captured but returned and eventually remarried.
  2. A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts: The Times when the People ..., Volume 1.  By George Sheldon. Page 307-308. "Slain in or near the town .... David Alexander."
  3. Deerfield Captives of 1704 killed in the meadow
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David Alexander's Timeline

Newton, Middlesex , Massachusetts
Age 19
August 16, 1683
Age 21
July 31, 1701
Age 39
April 11, 1702
Age 40
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
February 29, 1704
Age 42
Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts
February 29, 1704
Age 42
Old Burying Grounds, Deerfield, MA