So, for Alexander to be murdered by McGhee friends and allies, being related to the McGhees himself, I have often wondered whether he could have had some part in the McGhee massacre, battle, whatever you want to call it, and was killed in retaliation. Alexander's children would recall that the men who killed Alexander were masked, leading the family to believe they would have been known by family and neighbors in the Otter Creek (Ojibway) community. They recall that they shouted, "Alexander Tarlton, you dirty republican, ain't you ashamed" right before they killed him. Dark, bloody, and dangerous time in Wayne County to be sure.
Thanks for taking the time to provide some insight on this long-time family mystery. Keith