Wesley E. Pippenger

          Lineage through William Alexander, Sr., of Somerset County, Maryland.

          WESLEY EUGENE PIPPENGER, b. St. Mary's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, son of

          CHARLES WESLEY PIPPENGER, b. 7912 Montgall Street, Kansas City, Missouri, m. 7 June 1953 at Cleveland Avenue Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, to Zora Eileene Davison. Son of

          CHARLEY WESLEY PIPPENGER, b. 13 December 1907 at 42 McClure Flats, Kansas City, Missouri, m. 15 May 1929 at the home of Rev. Harry Rainwater in Kansas City, Missouri, to Marguerite Pearl PALMER. Son of

          JOHN WESLEY PIPPENGER, b. 29 March 1884 in Barton County, Missouri (photo), m. 25 February 1907 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, to Nina Lee ALEXANDER (photo), b. 22 August 1881 in Miami, Saline County, Missouri. Daughter of

          JAMES WASHINGTON ALEXANDER, b. 23 March 1821 (or 1823) in Rockingham County, Virginia, m. (5?) c.1875 to Mary Rees [Reece] Gover, widow of Walter Gover. Son of

          WILLIAM ALEXANDER, b. 16 February 1778, probably Somerset County, Maryland, d. 8 June 1854 in Port Republic, Rockingham County, Virginia, m. 5 January 1803 in Albemarle County, Virginia, to Ann BEVANS. Son of

          JOHN SHELDON ALEXANDER, b. c.1755, probably Somerset County, Maryland, resided in Albemarle County, removed to Augusta County by July 1819 where he put in trust his personal property with son-in-law Richmond T. Walton. He died after May 1822, m. Leah [or Sarah] (possibly Fleming). Son of

          JOHN ALEXANDER, b. c.1731 in Somerset County, Maryland, will proved 8 June 1767 in Northumberland County, Virginia, m. Mary Sheldon. Son of

          MOSES ALEXANDER, b. c.1694, probably Somerset County, Maryland, d. after 1748, m. Elizabeth (Robertson) Weatherly. Son of

          WILLIAM ALEXANDER, JR., b. c.1674, probably Somerset County, Maryland, d. 1735 in Somerset County, Maryland, m. Catharine Wallace. Son of

          WILLIAM ALEXANDER, SR., b. c.1646, d. by 1707 in Somerset County, Maryland, m. Ann Liston, prob. daughter of Rev. William Liston, of Letterkenny, Ireland and perhaps his wife Victoria.

          Further ancestry is unproven. However, some speculate that William Alexander, Sr. was a son of a William Alexander who in turn was a son of John Alexander of Eredy. We believe William's wife Ann Liston was a daughter of Rev. William Liston (d. c.1695) of Letterkenny, Ireland, and perhaps his wife Victoria (d. c.1698). The wills of Rev William Liston and Victoria Liston were once part of the records of the Diocese of Raphoe, now lost. Rev. Charles Rogers, in his book "Memorials of the House of Stirling and House of Alexander," suggests John of Eredy came from Tarbert Kintyre, Scotland, and his son John Alexander, Jr.'s will had the seal of the House of Kintyre MacAlisters. Rogers' work also suggests that Rev. James Alexander was the son of William Alexander, and grandson of John Alexander of Eredy, and thus brother to William Alexander of Somerset Co., Md. There is a connection of John Alexander of Eredy to County Donegal, Ireland. Active research is being done by Helen Smith of Waco, Tex.

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          Author: Wesley E. Pippenger
          Revised: September 7, 2012