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David Alexander

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Newton, Middlesex , Massachusetts
Death: February 29, 1704 (42)
Near the town of, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts (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; Elizabeth Alexander 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
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