There seems to be a great deal of confusion between the Gabriels Gabriel Alexander Husband of Jane Black is buried in Nc where he died in 1805 near his brother Allen U Alexander
I do not belive the Josiah in Rebbecca Emmits will is myNC GabrielsJosiah E Alexander. I believe Rebecca Emmit had a brother Gabriel in Pa and his son Josiah was there at the time of her will otherwise the will would have said my Nephew Josiah of NC.
I think there is a connection with tis family because brothers Allen and Roland Alexander had sons Zacheus Alexander and they had a Brother Gabriel I believe the Father of the Nc Gabriel and Allen and Roland may have been a close relation to the Gabriel whose son was Zacheus.
My Alexanders were in Nc as early as 1755 -1760 I do not think Rebecca Emmit would have made bequests to a nephew she had never met whose father was still alive,
Further I believe all of my Ancestors siblings were in NC