I show that Elias (s/o Andrew) and Sophia (d/o Joseph) were parents of William (1704),
Abraham (12-9-1718/signer of MDI & Chairman),
Zebulon (12-3-1720), Ezra (2-26-1740/signer
of MDI), Cyrus (1-9-1779), Marcus (6-6-1766), and Elizabeth (2-19-1755).Most from
Alexander Kin Vol I, pgs 10 & 14.
Elias and Ann Taylor, I show Jedediah (1717),
Andrew (1726), Capt. Isaac (1726), Mary (1726) [I realize that I have poss. error in
birth dates], Col. Elias (1728) [mine], and
Francis (1730).Again, same reference.I
could have gotten some from internet...just
do not recall for it has been a long time ago.
Col. Elias m. my aunt and 1st cousin of yore,
Mary Shelby, sister to my greatgrandmother,
Susannah Shelby, who m. Daniel Alexander.
Daniel's grandparents were Benjamin and Susannah (Polk) Alexander, who had Benjamin's
father, Wm. "Black Billy" Alexander, and a
dau. Susannah Polk Alexander, who m. Dr. Evan
Shelby, Pvt/surgeon.Therefore, Benjamin and
Susannah (Polk) Alexander's granddau. Susannah Shelby m. their grandson Daniel
Alexander, all my greatgrandparents of yore,
i.e., Benjamin & Susannah (Polk)...Wm & Margaret (Clark)...Daniel & Susannah (Shelby).
Some of Sophia's children not mentioned in
his later Will while married to Ann Taylor?
Who knows why they are not mentioned.It
may be that they already had their inheritance, or that they had gotten into
ill favor with Ann???Are we really surprised?
Sophia and Elias Alexander's son William m.
Agnes (nee) and they had sons Col. Adam,
Charles (a black-sheep of his father, supposedly, but who did well in Rev. War),
and Elizabeth.I am kin to them through
Col. Adam's granddau. Margaret Means Alexander who m. my direct line Col. Moses
Winslow Alexander (not the Dr.), and Adam's
wife, my greataunt of yore, Mary Shelby.My
direct line is from Samuel and Mary (Taylor);
Samuel being a brother to Joseph and Andrew
above.Col. Adam came from Joseph, Andrew
and William Sr., brothers of Samuel and James
Some researchers think my Charles Alexander,
an uncle of yore, was the MDI signer, but I
personally think it was Col. Adam's brother,
Charles.I think the latter is the one in
Meck. who is referred to as Charles, Sr., and
apparently a son of his as Charles, Jr.My
Charles eventually moved to Swan Creek in
Maury Co., TN, where his cousin, Gen. & Rev. Leonidas Polk wrote about him.My Charles'
uncle Gen. Thomas Polk did sign MDI, so he
could have been the one, except, for such an
undertaking, he would have been only about
20 at the signing and Charles, bro. of Col.
Adam, also a signer of MDI, was more mature.
As for Elijah, I had him listed as a child of
Elias and Ann Taylor, and his wife was Lavinia (nee) who died about 1810 in Meck.,
where Elijah also died in 1785.
So, Elias and Sophia, 1st cousins, were the
parents of two MDI signers and the secty,
Abraham and Ezra.They were the grandparents
of two more MDI signers, likely, Col. Adam
for sure, and prob. Charles, his brother,
both sons of William, s/o Elias and Sophia,
and his wife, Agnes (nee).
I have no proof other than what I have seen
in the Alexander Kin Vol I and II and on the
internet, so I cannot say that the above info
is cast in stone.
I have more info in my file re children, etc.
Kind regards, Mac of Cypress,TX (Meck/NC)