Patty, A good agument is made by Virginia Alexander in Alexander Kin supporting the fact that James"the farmer" the son of Samuel was likely the one married to Mary Steele. This James "the Farmer" died in 1717 (John Goodwin Herndon, "John McKnitt and Some of His Kinfolks, Penn. GeneaologicalMagazine, Vol. XVI, 1948. James "the Weaver is recorded as making land transactions in 1735 with son Moses and Moses wife Mary. I am also skeptical that Rev. James and Mary Maxwell were the parents of James "the Weaver" and the other six Alexander brothers and two sisters who settled in Cecil County MD. Rev. James Alexander in his will dated 13 March 1702, proved in 1704 appointed his wife Marion Shaw as Executrix. She died in 1711 and left estate to her neice. Neither will mentioning Children. Is it proposed then that if these are the children and Mary Maxwell were there mother that Rev. James was then divorced from Mary Maxwell? Food for thought. If anyone has documentation one way or the other let us all know.