Dear Wanda:I, too, have James, son of Samuel and Mary (Taylor) Alexander, d. 1717.Samuel's Will was recorded on June 14, 1733, in Elkton, MD, dated 1727).I do not have his Will.But, when the Will was written in 1727, he must have known his son, James (carpenter/farmer) died 1717.If he left something to James, then either the date 1717 is not correct, or the name is placed in the Will in error.
If you clear it up, please let me know.
Mac Alexander.(desc. from son Andrew)
BTW:Did you know that Samuel's son, Francis, is the ancestor of Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr., past gov. of TN?