The MD State Archives website has:"MD Indexes (Probate Records, Colonial Index) A, 1634-1777, SE4-1".Under this site is a copy of a card which has:
Alexander, MosesAccounts 1741/44 Somerset Liber 18, folio 241 and Liber 20, folio 211.
Notice this is an account and not a will.Obviously Moses had D by 1741 and I am assuming the estate was settled in 1744.Has anybody seen the originals of these records?
The only Moses in Somerset Co., MD I have is the son of William Alexander Jr. and Catherine Wallace.This Moses was married to Elizabeth (some say Weatherly).I don't have access to any Somerset Co., MD records and am depending on what I have seen from others.I know Moses was on the 1740 Somerset Co., MD Tax List, but I have also seen this 1749 deed mentioned:
1749 - Somerset Co., MD:Rootsweb.com, Worldconnect by HJack Wells:"2 May 1749, Indenture between Moses Alexander of Somerset Co., MD, blacksmith of the one part and Samuel Alexander of same, wheelwright, for divers causes and considerations him thereto moving but more especially for and in consideration of the great love and affection which he haith unto his said son Samuel Alexander and five shillings current money of the province afsd in hand paid him by the said Samuel Alexander ___ two tracts or parsells of land, called Hunting Quarter lying ___ between Wiccomoco Creek of Manokin River bounded as followeth ___, containing 100 acres.Wit:John Alexander".(Hunting Quarter was originally owned by Wiliam Alexander Sr., Moses' grandfather).
I suppose this deed was recorded after the death of Moses.
Does Samuel Alexander, son of Moses, occur in the Somerset Co., MD deeds after (or before)1749 or is this the last date we find him there?