Mary Alexander1

(20 October 1648 - 1728)

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Relationship9th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherGeorge Alexander1 (1620 or 1624 - 5 May 1703)
MotherSusanna Sage (1 Oct 1621 or 1624 - 3 May 1684)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildMary Alexander was born on 20 October 1648, in Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut. her parents were "of Northampton" and so it is possible that she was born there and not in Connecticut Colony.1,2
BrideMary Alexander married Micah Mudge, son of Jarvis Mudge and Mary Steele, on 23 September 1670 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.1,3,2
DeceasedShe died in 1728 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut.1

Children with Micah Mudge:

Founder or First Settler

In 1671, Mary Alexander Mudge and Micah Mudge were among the founders/first settlers of Northfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Micah is named as the first of the three grantees (for the rest of the inhabitants) on the undated deed granted by the Indians after the settlers made payment of additional money to supplement that paid for the original grant dated 1671.1
In 1675, Mary Alexander was among the Original Proprietors of Northfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Indians caused trouble for the settlers there... burned the village and drove off the settlers... he and Mary returned with others in 1682...1,2
In 1697, Mary Alexander Mudge and Micah Mudge were among the founders/first settlers of Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. He served as a surveyor and helped lay out the town.1,2

Residences and Censuses

From 1697 to 1717, Mary Alexander and Micah Mudge lived in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. In about 1697 Micah and Mary took their family to Lebanon and Micah once again was called on to put his surveying skills to use marking out house-lots for the settlers there. He was also chosen "Ornary Keeper" for one year, 1704.1,2
In 1717, Mary Alexander and Micah Mudgehad relocated again and now lived in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England, where they lived until Micah's death in 1724. After Micah's death Mary moved to Sharon in Litchfield Co., Connecticut Colony, and lived there with her son Ebenezer until her death in 1728.1,2

Church

Church AffiliationOn 27 November 1700, in Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England,Mary Alexander and Micah Mudge were members of the First Congregational Church. Micah was one of the nine founding members. Mary's name appears in the church records two years later, in 1702 and is the only female member named until 1707.1,2

Will

Mary Alexander was named an heir in the will of her husband Micah Mudge dated 17 March 1721 in Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.4,1

Sources - Citations

  1. [S506] Alfred Mudge, Memorials: Being a Genealogical, Biographical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge In America, From 1638 to 1668 (Boston: By the Author, 1868).
  2. [S652] William Richard Cutter A.M., Editor Compiler, Genealogical and Family History of Central New York. A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, 3 vols. (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912), pg. 227.
  3. [S646] Clarence A. Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985) Digitized by americanancestors.org - subscription database. Pg. 1073; names, date and place (incorrectly shows 1650 as birth for Micah).
  4. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist (New Haven, Connecticut: n.pub., 2009), vol. 81 (2006, January ) pg. 26.
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