Alexander (Sandy) Carmichael

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About Alexander (Sandy) Carmichael

He came to Indiana in 1829. A deed of U. S. Govenment land dated 12 Nov. 1829: E1/2 of SW1/4 Sec 24 Center township Greene county Indiana. Between 1833-1844 he purchased more land in Center township Green county Indiana but also purchased 260 acres in Monroe County Indiana just across the Greene/Monroe county line and moved there by 23 Mar. 1844 or before the 1850 census.

He made his will on 17 Feb. 1865. 

"The second and largest migration of settlers, the Carmichael Party, to the area appears to have originated in 1826 from Surry and Stokes Counties, North Carolina (Stokes County, N.C. was formed from Surry County, N.C. in 1789).

Two things are immediately important to note, first, of the great number of these families (possibly as many as 20 or more) to immigrate to Indiana, many to most appear to have direct ties to Calvert County, Maryland in at least one of three basic forms: they had previously lived in Calvert County; had brothers and sisters in Calvert County, or had married a spouse in or from Calvert County, Maryland. Secondly, nearly all of the family histories and genealogies specifically mention anti-slavery feelings among the settlers who migrated to Indiana.

This migration appears to have included the families of

  • Archibald and Martha Pennington Carmichael II,
  • Alexander and Mary Ann Holder Carmichael
  • Joseph B. and Elizabeth Holder Carmichael,
  • Richard and Mary Graves Carmichael,
  • Adam and Elizabeth Carmichael Fulk,
  • Hugh McWhorton and Martha J. Carmichael Cullison Dobson,
  • William and Sarah Carmichael Martindale,
  • John B. and Elizabeth Carmichael Martindale,
  • David and Frances Weaver,
  • Peter and Lydia Teague Graves,
  • Charles 'Carl' and Maria Margaret Krause (Crouse) Holder,
  • John and Elizabeth Breeden Gardner,
  • Isaac and Rebecca Burch Gardner, J
  • ohn and Mary (Shear) Sharr,
  • William Hall (from Maryland),
  • William and Lucinda Edwards Carter,
  • San Shelton,
  • Pleasant Fossett,
  • Fuel Burch,
  • William Inman,
  • James and Sanford Stone,
  • Thomas and Nancy Lister Oliphant,
  • James and Christiana Crane,
  • Richard Crane,
  • Charles and Mary Nelson Foddrill,
  • John and Magdelinne Baker Foddrill,
  • James and Brazilla Gordon King, and
  • Charles Burch.

While the largest portion of this group migrated together in 1826 there appears to be a 2-4 year period over which a few of the families completed the trip having worked or lived briefly in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee." On Maryland Ridge, October 31, 2002 Frank D. Hurdis, Jr. Chief of Registration and Survey Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Alexander (Sandy) Carmichael's Timeline

December 21, 1791
Halifax, Virgina
February 20, 1816
Age 24
Surry Co., NC
April 17, 1819
Age 27
Surry Co., NC
March 2, 1822
Age 30
May 17, 1824
Age 32
Surry county North Carolina
Age 34
July 17, 1828
Age 36
Surry, North Carolina, United States
Age 48
Monroe, Indiana, USA