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Alexander Mebane

Birthdate:
Birthplace: County Down, Ulster, Ireland
Death: Died in Orange County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Mebane and Mary Mebane
Husband of Mary Mebane and Elizabeth Mebane
Father of Rachel Mebane; Mary Mebane; Sarah Janet Lytle; Elizabeth Anderson; Nancy Mebane and 11 others
Brother of John Mebane; Francis Mebane; Mary Mebane; William Mebane and Anne Louey Mebane

Occupation: Sheriff
Managed by: Mark Alexander Fowler
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About Alexander Mebane

William Mebane arrived in Pennsylvania from Ireland in the early part of the 18th century. One of his sons, Alexander Mebane (1716-1793), married Mary Tinnie in Pennsylvania and moved his family to North Carolina, settling primarily in Mebanesville. Alexander was the first sheriff of Orange County, N.C., and one of the nine men who selected Chapel Hill as the site for the University of North Carolina. Alexander and Mary's six sons served in the Revolutionary War.

Written by Debi Young: "Another source gives wife/mother Elizabeth Mitchell (less complete source). Other sources indicates date of death February 1793 or July 5, 1795. Emigrated from County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland to Lancaster, PA. Colonel in the Royal Government and Justice of the Peace until the Revolution. Emigrated from Lancaster, PA, to Guilford, NC, settling in Hawfields, Orange, NC. A Whig who helped defend the county and provided commissary to the Revolutionary Army during the Revolution. He lived in an area thick with Tories. His barn and fences were burned, and everything movable in the house was plundered. Although he was too old to be a soldier, all his sons served in the army during the Revolution. Alexander had six sons and six daughters - all but one settling in Orange,NC. Listed Orange Co., NC 1755?, 17791790 Census Orange Co., NC Abstract of Wills - Orange Co., NC Page 87 Book B-216 lists Will of Alexander Mebane dated April 30, 1789. This Will lists William, Alexander, James, John, Ann, Jennett, Margaret. It does not list David. I have no record of Ann, but she may be one of the other daughters with another name, possibly Suzanna."

Was a Commissary. 1781, a Captain under Col. Benjamin Williams. Orange County Regiment. 9/22/1780. Feb. 1781, a Captain in the NC State Regiment.

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Alexander Mebane's Timeline

1716
November 26, 1716
County Down, Ulster, Ireland
1736
1736
Age 19
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
1740
1740
Age 23
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1740
Age 23
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1742
1742
Age 25
Pennsylvania, USA
1743
1743
Age 26
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
1744
November 26, 1744
Age 28
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1745
1745
Age 28
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
1747
1747
Age 30
Orange County, Province of North Carolina