Colonel Alexander McAllister, Godwin
The marker to Colonel Alexander McAllister is a simple rectangular bronze tablet attached to a rough-hewn granite block of which the sides are roughly parallel and the top angling upward to the left if facing the marker.
NEAR THIS SPOT AT OLD BLUFF CHURCH IS BURIED / COLONEL ALEXANDER MCALLISTER / PATRIOT AND REVOLUTIONARY HERO / COLONEL OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY MILITIA; / REPRESENTATIVE FIRST ASSEMBLY IN NEW BERN, DECEMBER 1776; / REPRESENTATIVE SECOND ASSEMBLY IN NEW BERN, MARCH 1774; / MEMBER OF PROVINCIAL CONGRESS HELD AT HILLSBORO, AUG. 1775; / MEMBER OF PROVINCIAL CONGRESS HELD AT HALIFAX, APRIL 1776; / MEMBER OF COMMITTEE OF SAFETY FOR WILMINGTON DISTRICT; / MEMBER OF COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY PROVINCIAL CONGRESS / AUGUST 23, 1775, TO INTERVIEW THE HIGHLANDERS AND EXPLAIN / TO THEM THE NATURE OF THE CONTROVERSY WITH GREAT BRITAIN; / MEMBER OF NORTH CAROLINA SENATE 1787, 1788 AND 1789.
THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY HIS DESCENDANTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.
Bluff Presbyterian Church
May 28, 1926
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Descendants of Alexander McAllister and the Alexander McAllister Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Governor A.W. McLean gave the principal address. The marker was unveiled by six girls who were lineal descendants of McAllister. Music was provided by the Fifth Artillery Band from nearby Ft. Bragg.
Alexander McAllister emigrated from Scotland in 1736 making him one of the earliest Scottish settlers in the Cape Fear region of the state. He was active in the patriot cause prior to the Revolution, served in the North Carolina militia and was later a state senator.
The marker is located within the gates of the Old Bluff Presbyterian Church cemetery at 4100 Old Bluff Church Rd. Godwin, NC 28344.
The memorial marker stands by the cemetery gates with a few bushes planted around it.