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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Moses Alexander & Mary Wallace

488. Moses Alexander & 489. Mary Wallace {Cecil Co. MD}

1690, Moses born in Ireland; s/o 976. James Alexander.
1700, Mary born in ?, d/o 979. Jane Wallace.
Bef. 1707, Moses moved with his father to MD.
8/15/1718, 8 deeds were recorded at Cecil Co. in DB–3, in which 903 additional acres were granted in the New Munster tract to Joseph Alexander and his son James; James Alexander and his son Moses; Davis Alexander, Arthur Alexander, Elias or Elijah Alexander, and Mary Alexander, widow of James Alexander, the farmer who had died in 1717.
James Alexander settled on what was known as Milford Hundred, in the New Munster tract. There he plied his trade as a weaver, with his two sons, the first, Moses and the 2nd, James Jr.
4/1/1735, a deed transferred the land from a Thomas Stevenson to the Alexanders mentioned, “and to James Alexander and his son Moses”.
4/8/1735, Moses signed a deed with his father; land on Christiana Run on the Easternmost line of New Munster Tract. Wits: David Alexander & John McCallmont .
1736, Mary named in the will of her mother.
“James Alexander, gentleman, of Milford Hundred, New Munster, releases to his son, Moses the remainder of the tract jointly purchased by them from Thomas Stevenson.” (S) Cecil Co., DB5, P235.
5/10/1741, Will of Alexander White of London, Britain, farmer of Chester Co. PA … Wits: James Steel, Moses Alexander, …
1758, Mary died; buried in Head of Christiana Church Cem. Her headstone reads “Mary Alexander, wife of ye Moses Alexander, dyed 25th of October, 1758, aged 58 years.”
5/7/1756, Moses witnessed a deed from Issac Alexander to David Alexander and his wife Susannah.
6/13/1758, Moses witnessed a deed from Issac Alexander to David Alexander and his wife Susannah. (S) Cecil Co., DB9, P23.
2/1/1762, Moses Alexander of Cecil County Maryland, Yeoman, to Priscilla White, daughter of the said Moses Alexander of the other part… for and in consideration of the love and good will he hath unto his Daughter granted All that part of my Plantation wheron the said Prisilla White dwelleth containing Ten Acres joining John Moors Land bounded on the south by my Fence extending Northward from my fence as far over the Run as will make the aforesaid Ten Acres thence East to the aforesaid Moore’s Line. /s/ Moses Alexander, /s/ Prisilla White. Wits Wm. Friers, Thos. Alexander and Geo. Catto. Recorded 22 Feb 1762 Cecil Co. MD Court. (S) Cecil Co., MD, DB9, P411.
2/2/1762, Moses wrote his will in Cecil Co., MD. See Family notes..
12/1/1762, Moses will probated in Cecil Co., MD. (S) WB31, P820.

Family notes:
• Will of Moses Alexander; In the name of God amen. The second day of February Anno Domini seventeen hundred and sixty-two. I Moses Alexander of Cecil County in the Province of Maryland being sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this last will and testament. Principally and first of all I give my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executor and touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. Imprimis (first) I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Nathaniel Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Abraham Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Priscilla White my large Bible. Item I give and bequeath unto well beloved son James Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item I give and bequeath, unto my well beloved son Zebulon Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Moses Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Mark Alexander the sum of five shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Mary White the sum of thirty pounds. Item give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Ruth Dizard the sum of five shillings. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved granddaughter Hannah Dizard the sum of twenty pounds and in case she dies in her minority then it to be paid to her mother the above Priscilla White. Item in order to discharge all my just and legal debts funeral expenses and all the above legacies I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Dan Alexander all my estate real and personal and to heirs and assigns forever only on the condition he pays debts and legacies as above mentioned. Further and in case he neglects or refuse to discharge the same within twelve months after my decease I do hereby order authorize and empower my executors to sell and convey my land tenements and out of the money arising from such sale together with my moveable estate to pay and discharge all my just debts including a bond of sixty pounds with interest wherein I stand bound for my son Dan Alexander to Theophilus Alexander and Thomas Sharp which it is my will they should pay all my funeral charges and legacies and the remainder to be equally divided between my daughter Priscilla White my daughter Mary White, my son Dan Alexander and daughter Ruth Dizard and I do hereby constitute and appoint my trusty friend Theophilus Alexander and Amos Alexander my only and sole executors of my I will and testament and utterly revoking all former wills and testaments gifts and legacies whatsoever ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.

Children of Moses and Mary:

i. Nathaniel Alexander, born ? in MD.
1740, Cecil Co., MD; Nathaniel a member of the Militia Foot Company.
1750, Nathaniel settled in Anson Co., in the Rocky River area near his brother Moses. He was a petitioner to the governor for the formation of Mecklenburg Co., and was appointed to the first county court.
1752, Nathaniel purchased lot #19 in the west square of the town of Salisbury. (S) Rowan DB–5, P534.
Nathaniel lived on Rocky River in northern Cabarrus County, and “operated a mill at the spot where the traveling road from Salisbury to the Catawba Nation crossed the river” (S) Carolina Cradle, Ramsey, PP51-60.
1760, Nathaniel Alexander served as a Colonel of a Militia company in Mecklenburg Co, NC against the Cherokees.

ii. Abraham Alexander, born ? in MD.
Abraham was said to have been a signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

iii. James Alexander, born ? in MD.
James married Mary Steel; d/o James.
1740, Cecil Co., MD; James a member of the Militia Troopers.
James Alexander, born 1760 in MD.
He moved to Mecklenburg Co. with his father.
1800, he moved to Logan Co., KY; then to Roane Co., TN.

iv. Zebulon Alexander ( 244), born 1720 in MD.

v. Moses Alexander, born ? in MD.
Moses settled near his brother Nathaniel on Rocky River in Anson Co, NC.
1740, Cecil Co., MD; Moses a member of the Militia Foot Company.
In NC, Moses married Sarah Taylor.
1752, Moses, a blacksmith, purchased lot #11 in the west square of the town of Salisbury. (S) Rowan DB–5, P534.
Moses a Col. in the British Army.
1760, Moses a waggoner in the Cherokee campaign.
1762, Moses 1st High Sheriff of Mecklenburg Co.
6/25/1773 in Mecklenburg Co., Moses a memorial for 302 acres, Broad river, Brown’s creek.
Mary Alexander, born ~1745 in MD.
In NC, she married Robert Irwin, born ~1739 in PA, s/o William Irwin.
~1767, Robert a “bench elder” of the Steele Creek Church. (S) The History of Mecklenburg County: 1740 to 1900, by Alexander, 1902, P404.
5/20/1775, Robert one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration.
4/4/1776, Robert a delegate to the Provincial Congress at Halifax; John Phifer, John McKnitt Alexander as colleagues.
1776, Robert: “he and William Alexander each commanded a regiment under the command of General Griffeth Rutherford in the expedition from Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and other counties to subdue the Cherokee Indians who were committing murders and numerous depredations upon the frontier settlements”. (S) DAR.
3/24/1796, Mary died; buried at Steele Creek Pres. Church, Mecklenburg Co. [Robert remarried.]
Thomas Alexander, born 1753.
He married Jane Morrison.
He was a Major under Captain William Polk and General Pickens.
Nathaniel Alexander, born 3/5/1756 in Mecklenburg Co, NC.
1776, he graduated from Princeton College in NJ.
1802, he the new representative to the state legislature from Mecklenburg Co.
1804, he was elected to the U. S. Congress as representative at large in NC.
11/1805, he resigned from Congress to become Governor of North Carolina
3/7/1808, he died in Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC; buried at the Old Cemetery in Charlotte.

vi. Mark Alexander, born ? in MD.
Mark moved to Baltimore where he became a wealthy merchant.

vii. Daniel Alexander, born ? in MD.
In Mecklenburg Co., NC, Daniel married Prudence Johnston.
James Alexander, born 1742 in NC.
He married Rachel ?.
Stephan Alexander, born 1749 in NC.
He married Martha Wilson.
Hezekiah Alexander, born ~1750 in NC.
He married Elizabeth Johnson.

viii. Priscilla Alexander, born ? in New Munster, Cecil Co., MD.
Priscilla married John White. (S) Her father’s will.
Hannah White. (S) Her grandfather’s will

ix. Mary Alexander, born ? in MD.
Mary 1st married ? White.
Mary 2nd married Capt. James Cox; killed at the Battle of Brandywine during the Revolution.

x. Ruth Alexander, born ? in MD.
Ruth married John Dizard.