Alexander was born about 1835 in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the son of Robert Clelland and Cathrine Chalmers.
His wife was Isabella Hotchkiss, who he married on 3 DEC 1872 in Torryburn, Fifeshire, Scotland. Their seven known children were Isabella (1873-?), Jessie (1874-?), Catherine (c1876-?), Elizabeth (c1877-?), Robert (c1881-?), Jane (c1883-?) and Alexander (c1885-?).
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 1891 Census Falkirk Burgh, Stirling
Alexander Clelland, Head, married, male 55, Colliery Overseer, Stirlingshire, Kilsyth
Isabella Clelland, Wife, married, female 40, Stirlingshire, Carronshore
Isabella Clelland, Daughter, unmarried, female 17, Scholar, Perthshire, Culross
Jessie Clelland, Daughter, unmarried, female 16, Scholar,Perthshire, Culross
Catherine Clelland, Daughter, unmarried, female 15, Scholar, Perthshire, Culross
Elizabeth Clelland, Daughter, unmarried, female 14, Scholar,Perthshire, Culross
Robert Clelland, Son, unmarried, male 10, Scholar, Lanarkshire, Cadder
Jane Clelland, Daughter, female 8, Scholar,Lanarkshire, Cadder
Alexander Clelland, male 6, Scholar, Stirlingshire, Polmont
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ SR Marriages Torryburn, Fifeshire, Scotland
1872, on the Third day of December at Shiresmill aftr Banns according to the Terms of the Church of Scotland
Alex Clelland, Collury Manager, Bacheler, age 37, usual residence Larbert
Father: Robert Clelland, Colliery Manager
Mother: Cathrine Clelland, MS Chalmers
Isabella Hotchkis, Spinster, age 23, usual residence Pitsonbie,Torryburn,
Father: Daniel Hotchkis, Colliery Engineer
Mother: Jessie Hotchkis, MS Henderson
Signed: John Jenkins, Minster of Fee Church, Fulress.
Signed: Alex Christison Witness