A misinterpretation of the Last Will & Testament, James Alexander 'yeoman', has resulted in the attribution of the middle name "South" for his son, Hezekiah Alexander (1722-1801). In the final section of the 1772/1779 Will of James Alexander 'yeoman'James 'yeoman' names his 'executors'.
"...and I do hereby constitute and apoint my two sons, Amos Alexander and Josiah Alexander, and Hezekiah South my only and sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments, gifts, legices, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will & testament. James Alexander (SEAL) In the presence of John Alexander Andrew Work John McGregor" [Source: Elkton, Cecil County. Maryland Wills:Liber C.C., Folio 10. Page 67 Date:17 June 1772; Proved (Probate): 31 May 1779; Recorded 16 July 1779]
If you read this carefully, James 'yeoman' appoints "my two sons, Amos Alexander and Josiah Alexander" AND a third executor isa man named "Hezekiah South".
Hezekiah South was a 'real' man who was one of the executor's of the 1772 Cecil Co, MD Will of James Alexander 'yeoman'.At some point in time, someone misidentified the known son, Hezekiah Alexander, as having the middle name "South".
Here is an outline of Hezekiah South's life: HEZEKIAH SOUTH (Son of Daniel South) was born 1739 in Middlesex Co New Jersey, and died Abt. 1791 in Annapolis Md.
More About HEZEKIAH SOUTH: Fact 1: September 28, 1767, purchased land from father in cecil co Md Fact 2: 1778, Took Oath of Allegance Fact 3: 1778, Rec'd Captains commission Fact 4: surveyor of Cecil co Md Fact 5: March 30, 1780, Resignation of comm of surveyor to Gov Fact 6: 1790, living Cecil co MD Fact 7: will on file Annapolis Md Hall of Records Fact 8: July 26, 1791, will dated Fact 9: August 06, 1793, will probated