Hi Joanne, nice to hear from you.Yes, the history of MDI would be nice.I have what is called a facimile of MDI with the signers, but I cannot recall ever seeing anything on the original which was lost, apparently.
My uncle of yore, Gen. Thomas Polk, was a signer.Some thought that my uncle Charles Alexander was a signer, and was 20 in 1775, but I would think that he would be young for such an important document.Rather, I would think that the likely Charles was the 'dark horse' (to his father) brother of Col. Adam Alexander, who apparently was a factor in the war.
If Zaccheus Wilson is the father of Martha Wilson who m. Capt. Stephen Alexander, son of Daniel and Prudence (Johnston) Alexander, then a branch of mine is related to another signer.Capt. Stephen's granddaughter Martha Wilson Alexander m. my nephew Charles Grandison Alexander, son of my uncle Chas. In fact, uncle Chas. m. the dau. of Stephen's brother, James, and wife Rachel.She was in the womb when James died.Capt. Stephen's son Joseph W., according to Ark. Gen. Soc., had a dau. Catherine who m. Wm. McRee Alex., and he was a descendant of both Abraham and Hezekiah maternally and paternally.
Joanne, I have sent my Alexander tree to Nina some time ago, and to others.If you want mine, you are welcomed to it.I have it in file ALEX2.(12).FTW, but could put it into gedcom and send it.There are some 1.6 MB and over 3,000 names, most of whom are not proven with documents, etc.Rather, a lot of it is from family records 2nd and 3rd hand by letters and the like.
In fact, I am attaching the FTW file, just in case you want it.I believe strongly in our free trees.I am a little peeved with FTM as all the files that I have sent to them, I have to get information by buying a bunch of files, it seems.Or, I do not know how to access the information.Do I have your 2- mail address?For the file transmittal.