Josiah Alexander of Mecklenburg Co NC, made will June 1776, very sick, names wife Elizabeth, and children: Josiah, Deborah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Squire. Witnessed by George Ross, Jean Braden, and Rebecca Morgan. LDS roll 1561631 Frame 389 Original Wills.
On 14 Oct 1783, Robert Harris and George Ross bound unto Abraham Alexander and others, justices, in amount of 600 pounds to administrate for the benefit of Josiah Alexander, minor of Josiah Alexander, late of Mecklenburg Co. Condition, that Robert Harris is appointed guardian of Josiah Alexander.LDS roll 1986536. Mecklenburg Co NC Estate Packets. Journal entry in Vol. A, p. 11-12.
Mecklenburg Co P's & Q's, Vol. 1, p. 82-83, James Alexander, one of the executors, and Elizabeth Alexander, widow of Josiah Alexander, dec'd, came into court to offer will.
July Session 1791, James McCaleb, Samuel Pickens, and James Harris are bound unto John McKnight Alexander, Esq [a court official], in sum of 1000 pounds, for the benefit of Deborah, Mary, and Elizabeth Alexander, minors of Josiah Alexander, deceased; condition that James McCaleb is appointed guardian of said minors. Isaac Alexander is a witness. LDS roll 0019283, Mecklenburg Co Guardianship Papers.
Mecklenburg Co NC Minutes, Court of Common Pleas & Quarter Sessions, April 1794 term, p. 173, Squire Alexander vs Josiah Alexander's executors; court decrees for plaintiff, 87 pounds, 45 shillings, 5 pence.
Mecklenburg Co Deeds, #2719, p. 312, 29 Jan 1806, Elinor "Nelly" Alexander, relict of Aron Alexander, decd, to James Alexander for 800 silver dollars, 212 acres on west fork of Rocky River adj Saml Harris, John Harris, and Thos. Alexander, being the land originally grated to John Gullich, deeded by him 15 Oct 1767 to Josiah Alexander, next deeded to Aron Alexander 17 Apr 1775 who bequeathed it to his wife Nelly. Witness, James Sloan. Proven Apr Term 1807, testator Isaac Aelxander. [Note in Ferguson says to see Will Book A, p. 50 and HWF 18.]
Hope this helps you Joy. I am lost sorting out Alexanders and all the similar names. I descend from Squire Alexander of Greene Co MO and am hoping that this is the right one. Does anyone know if Josiah's wife Elizabeth remarried?