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Jonathan Sartle Alexander, Corporal, Patriot

Also Known As: "Jonathon", "Johathan", "-middle name Sawyer", "Sawter", "Sartie?"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Old Fort Dummer, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA
Death: Died in Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alexander, Jr. and Bathsheba (Barsheba) or Ruth Alexander
Husband of Anna Alexander and Bathsheba (Rice) Hagar-Alexander
Father of Levi Alexander, Sr.; Justin Alexander, Sr.; Rueben Alexander; daughter Alexander; Joseph Alexander and 8 others
Brother of John Alexander; Joel Alexander; Nathaniel Alexander; Amos Alexander; Philip Alexander and 2 others
Half brother of Gardner Hagar

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About Jonathan Sartle Alexander

Served in the American Revolutionary War, with a unit from Massachussetts- (listed in D.A.R. register #A202877-as service in New York) Rank: Corporal NARA M804 Roll #10 claim #3307 no pension # listed first spouse name not listed second spouse listed as: Bathsheba (Rice) Hager


From his application for a Revolutionary War Pension. In 1835 Jonathan was recorded as age 83. He had served with the Massachusetts Continental Troops. He was granted a Revolutionary War pension but died on 7 March 1838 in Mexico, NY. He was probably buried in Wellswood, Cemetery.

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ID: I1347 Name: Jonathan Sartle ALEXANDER 1 2 Sex: M Name: Jonathan ALEXANDER Birth: 1749 in Fort Dummer Brattleboro Windham, Vermont 1 Birth: 1750 in USA Birth: 1749 in Old Fort Dummer, Windham, Vermont, USA 2 Death: 7 MAR 1834 in Mexico, Oswego, New York 1 Death: 7 MAR 1838 in Mexico, Oswego, New York, USA 2 Change Date: 26 FEB 2006 1 Reference Number: 1347 Note: [Jonathan Alexander.ged]

His birth and death dates come from:"Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" Abstracted by Virgil D. White. The National Historical Publishing Company pg 28.

Alternate date of death: 7 Mar 1838.

His middle name is probably a version of Sawtell/Sartwell. It is likely that his mother was Bathsheba Sawtell/Sartwell who was listed as Bathsheba Alexander in her father's will. Bathsheba had a brother named Jonathan who was killed by Indians two years before Jonathan Sartle Alexander was born. The Sartwell family was prominent in VT about that time and there was a Fort Sartwell (also called Fort Sartle) in the area."Soon after Massachusetts made the 1736 grant, two forts were built by men who had received lands under that grant. Josiah Sartwell built his fortified residence within the present town of Vernon. Fort Sartwell, as it became known, was the site of several Indian raids and attacks." <http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/vernon.html>

Jonathan was about 8 years old when his father was killed by Indians across the Connecticut River in NH.

Jonathan Alexander was a Revolutionary War soldier. He received a pension and son Justin is mentioned in the pension application. "Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files" Abstracted by Virgil D. White. The National Historical Publishing Company pg 28

In 1840 his second or third wife Bathsheba Rice Alexander is listed as receiving the pension.

"CENSUS of PENSIONERS FOR REVOLUTIONARY AND MILITARY SERVICES as Returned Under The Act For Taking The Sixth Census in 1840. NAMES AGES, AND PLACE OF RESIDENCE. Published (Reprint) by Southern Book Company, Baltimore, MD, 1954. Originally printed by Blair and Rives, Washington, 1841. Page 92: Mexico, Oswego Co., New York, Northern District: BATHSHEBA ALEXANDER; 87; GARDENER HAGAN

From Brattleboro History <http://www.geocities.com/seekingthephoenix/s/school.htm> List of Persons in School-house District Number 5 for December 18, 1782: John Newton David Polard Samuel Bennett Joseph Bennett Noah Bennett Timothy Church William Cranny Joseph Whipple Stephen Bennett Jonathan Church Joseph Chamberlain Richard Prouty Timothy Whipple Benjamin Butterfield, Junior William McCune Doctor Dickerman Mr. Leason Taylor Brooks Oliver Cook Jonathan Herrick Francis Prouty Jonathan Dunklee Joseph Dunklee Amos Rice Ephraim Rice JONATHAN ALEXANDER Ephraim Knapp James Knapp Benjamin Gould John Alexander Elijah Prouty Israel Field Jotham Spaulding William McCune, Junior Isaac Kendall Sawyer Wright Ebenezer Knapp Ebenezer Church Joseph Cook Mr. Nichols

National Archives & Rec Service, Washington DC; 1790 Vermont Census Windham Co. Aaron Alexander (p.52: 1,1,6), David Alexander (p.50: 1,5,2), John Alexander (p.46: 2,1,8), John Alexander (p.50: 1,1,1), Jonathan Alexander (p.51: 2,5,2), Philip Alexander (p.52: 1,2,6), Thaddeus Alexander (p.46: 1,1,2).

In 1808, Jonathan S. Alexander, his sons Robert and Aaron settled in Alexander Corners, Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY, where Jonathan built a log cabin. (other sources place him and his sons in Jefferson Co., by 1802.)

1810 CENSUS TOWN OF HENDERSON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK Alexander, Robert 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Alexander, John 0 1 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 [Jonathan?? next door]

1810 CENSUS TOWN OF RODMAN JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK Alexander, George 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 0 1 0

The 1820 Fed. Census, Henderson, NY Jefferson Co shows Robert, Reuben, Joseph [Josiah??] and Aaron Alexander living in Henderson as apparent heads of families along with a listing for Jonathan S. Alexander. Robert is first seen in Henderson in May 20, 1807, assessment roll, however, a history of Henderson lists him as being there in 1801. Jonathan is seen on a 1814 document.

HENDERSON.Town History from Childs Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N. Y. (1890) pp. 445 - 452 The First Congregational Church in Henderson (in Houghs History erroneously called a Presbyterian Church) was organized July 17, 1810, at the dwelling of Thomas Drury, by Rev. Azariah Clark, mission pastor of the Congregational Church in New Canaan. It consisted of the following members: Willes Fellows, Sarah Fellows, Jonathan S. Alexander, Bathsheba Alexander, Olivia Bates, Rebekah Bates, Samuel Parker (father of Rev. Orson Parker, the evangelist), Thomas Drury, Rebekah Drury, Zoriah Hawkins, Sara Fletcher, Thankful Allen, and Rachel Skinner.

[From: Biography of JOSIAH ALEXANDER & GARDNER HAGAR, MEXICO, NY www.rootsweb.com/~nyoswego/biographies/alexhagar.html ]

Jonathan left no probate.

Much is known of Jonathan and Bathsheba Alexanders later years from his application for a Revolutionary War Pension. In 1835 Jonathan was recorded as age 83. He had served with the Massachusetts Continental Troops. He was granted a pension but died on 7 March 1838 in Mexico. Bathsheba had a widows pension until her death in Mexico in the home of her sons, Gardner Hager. Neither Jonathan nor Bathsheba has a marked grave, but were probably interred in the Wellswood Cemetery.

During the 1820s Jonathan and Bathsheba Alexander remove to Mexico, Oswego Co., NY. They were accompanied by Gardner Hagar and his family. They bought adjoining land in an area which came to be called Hagars Settlement or Hagarstown. Gardners family owned part of lot 123 and 135. Later on this area came to be called South Mexico. The Parish family owned part of lot 123. The Parishes gave 80 rods of it to the South Mexico Methodist Episcopal Church Burying Ground Society. Gardner lived next door to this cemetery which today is called the Wellswood Cemetery. Gardner was a trustee of the society.

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Other Alexanders in Jefferson Co. This is the family of John Alexander born about 1796. I cannot place him, but he named a son Amos. Jonathan Alexander had a brother Amos.

TOWN OF HOUNSFIELD, Jefferson C0. New York CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS ALEXANDER,AMANDA C. (SMITH)WF AMOS 1840-1903 SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,AMOS 1844-1914 SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,GRAFTON E. 19FEB1917-29JULY1994 WW2 ARMY SACKETS H. ALEXANDER,IDA M. DAU AMOS & AMANDA 1876-1959 SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,JOHN DIED 1JAN1876 83Y SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,LAURA (MOORE)WF JOHN DIED 29MAR1855 33Y SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,LUCINDA WF JOHN DIED 23NOV1854 57Y SUL SPRS ALEXANDER,MARGARET DAU JOHN & LUCINDA DIED 11JUN1847 19Y5M1D SUL SPRS

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Father: John ALEXANDER b: 15 NOV 1709 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Mother: Bathsheba (Barsheba) SAWTELL b: 1 OCT 1721 in Groton, Middlesex, Mass

Marriage 1 Miss GOULD Married: ABT 1770 in Brattleboro Windham, Vermont 1 Children Has Children Levi ALEXANDER b: ABT 1774 in NY

Sources: Title: Jonathan Alexander.ged Repository: Media: Other Text: Date of Import: 26 Feb 2006 Title: One World Tree (sm) Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d. Repository: Note: www.ancestry.com Media: Ancestry.com Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.

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Jonathan Sartle Alexander's Timeline

1749
1749
Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, USA
1772
1772
Age 23
USA
1773
April 11, 1773
Age 24
Vermont, United States
1778
1778
Age 29
Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA
1781
1781
Age 32
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States
1786
1786
Age 37
Vermont, USA
1787
July 15, 1787
Age 38
Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont
1790
1790
Age 41
Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, USA
1792
March 14, 1792
Age 43
Williston, Chittenden, Vermont, USA