Alexander was born at Hill River Station, via Clare SA on 27th November
1842 to Donald and Mary MacKinnon.
He was working as a drover from Hill River Station when he met Harriet Kersley.
They were married on 30th September 1862 at St Marks Church, Penwortham via Clare SA.
Alexander & Harriet had 14 children. Alexander James, Elizabeth Francis Harmer, Fanny,
Donald Archibald, Mary, Emily Eleanor, Frederick Duncan, Henry, Harriet Jane & Catherine Emily.
Four others died and their names are unknown.
He couldn't write, and marked his wedding certificate with a cross.
They lived in "Hope Cottage" at 11 Wright Street, Clare S.A. after they were married.
Alexander died there on 6th October 1902. The cottage is still is use and owned by
the "Baxter" family.
"Hope Cottage" is now classified as heritage.