Born: March 13, 1804, Hope­well, Vir­gin­ia.

Died: Ju­ly 31, 1859, Sweet­springs, Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Prince­ton, New Jer­sey.

Alexander grad­u­at­ed from Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1820. Or­dained in 1827, he served as pas­tor of the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Tren­ton, New Jer­sey (1829-1832). He be­came Pro­fes­sor of Rhe­tor­ic at Prince­ton in 1833; pas­tor of Duane Street Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, New York, 1844; Pro­fes­sor of Church His­to­ry at Prince­ton, 1849; and pas­tor of the 5th Av­e­nue Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, New York, 1851. His works in­clude:



  1. Jesus, How Sweet Thy Memory Is
  2. O Sac­red Head, Now Wounded