Alexander was born about 1700, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
His wife was Jean Peters, who he married in ABT 1721 in Beath, Scotland. Their five known children were Helen (1722-?), William (1724-?), Alexander (1728-?), Robert (1732-?) and David (1735-?).
!Source: Mary P Odam's website at www.odam.org. Mary says: "Most of our information about the Penmans was bequeathed to us when my father in law died. A gentleman called Eric Edwards [another Penman descendant] had done most of the hard work, presumably, like you, poring over registers." She has verified most of it with www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.