Hello Fellow Researchers:
I am new to Alexander research.I finally focussed on my Powell/Patteys in Somerset/Worcestor Co MD, when I realized I actually had gathered quite a bit of information and that has brought me firmly into the tangled web it seems of the families of Alexander/Wallace(Walles,Wallis, etc)/McKnight(McKnitt, etc.).
I am cross-posting on Alexander, Wallace and Brevard genforums, as I am not sure exactly where the researchers of these lines congregate.I also have a separate "kinsman" Lodowick Wallace and a Thomas Wallace involved in an ancestor, Lodowick Fleming's will 1728 in Somerset (see the end).I also have a sneaking suspicion my Joseph MARTIN who d. 1824 in Washington Co TN had ties with the Alexanders there.
With respect to the Wallace/Alexander/McKnight families...
My line here goes like this:
1.My 5g grandparents -- Pattey TRUITT md Rachel JENKINS ca. 1765 in Worcestor Co MD.In Pattey Truitt's 1782 will, and subsequent estate papers, "uncle Powell Pattey" is named guardian; Powell Pattey and Kendall Pattey are named next of kin.
2.Pattey Truitt was the son of George Timmons TRUITT and MARY PATTEY.
3.Mary Pattey was the daughter of John Pattey and MARY POWELL, per Dryden's Worcestor Co land record trails, John Patey is said to be the son of John Patey, son of Richard Patey, d. 1693 in Sussex Co, DE.
4.Mary Powell was the daughter of Thomas Powell, Sr. and Mary MCKNIGHT.Sources of information:Thomas Jr. Powell's will 1722, Somerset Co MD, left bequests to Powell Pattey, eldest son of John Pattey, mother Mary Powell, John Pattey, brother-in-law, executor.Also Ruth Dryden's book on the Powell family, and the Genealogy of the Dale family by Melanie Ayres Merryweather.Thomas Powell Sr. was the son of Samuel Powell and Ann.
5.Mary MCKNIGHT, was the daughter of John McKnight II and Jane ALEXANDER.
6.John McKNIGHT II was the son of John McKNIGHT I and Elizabeth WALLACE.
This is where there seems to be some conflict in various McKnight books, and in online sources on the Wallaces and Alexanders.Who were the ancestors of Jane Alexander and Elizabeth Wallace.I have read through much of the lengthy and complicated information on these families (Nine Alexander siblings (supposed) at once is surely enough to create a nightmare for future researchers).
For Jane Alexander, wife of John McKnight II, there seem to be two basic sets of most often proposed parents:(1) Rev. James Alexander, d. 1704 Ire, and Mary Maxwell.But apparently some researchers at least don't think this couple had "issue".(2) Also mentioned are William Alexander and Ann LISTON.Then this William Alexander is said to be the son of John ALEXANDER and Agnes (Elizabeth) (Chloe Vershoyle) GRAHAMGREENE.
Then turning to Elizabeth Wallace, wife of John (James?) McKnight I, the two most often proposed sets of parents are:(1) Mathias/Matthew Wallace and Sarah Alexander; or (2) John Wallace and Margaret Thompson.
Is there a recent consensus on the parents of the above (1) Jane Alexander who married John McKnight II; and/or (2) Elizabeth Wallace who married his father?Have I taken a very wrong turn here?(FYI, I may well come right back to these same folks on another line if we can prove that the father of my Thomas Whaley who married Margaret Bratten, ca. 1790 in Worcestor Co MD, was the son of Elias Whaley and Martha Dale, daughter of John Dale and Elizabeth McKnight, daughter of John McKnight II and Martha Dale, son of John McKnight and Elizabeth Wallace -- or so I've been told.)
Finally, I have two Wallaces named in the will of my many g grandfather Lodowick FLEMMING, who died in 1728.Lodowick's grandson James Bowen, married Mary Polly Truitt, daughter of Pattey Truitt and Rachel Jenkins #1 above.
From the Maryland Calendar of Wills:
Fleming, Lodowick, Somerset Co., 20th Jan 1727-8, 5th July, 1728
To dau. Leviner [Lavina who married Whittington Bowen] and hrs., 300 A. dwell. plan. "Killglass," 250 A. "Sand Down" on Pocomock R.; and dau dying without issue, tracts afsd. to wife Massey during life; at her decease 300 A. afsd. to LODWICK WALLES and hrs., and the 250 A. afsd. to Lodwick WARING and hrs.Rev. Mr. Stevenson, personalty.
Wife Massey, extx.
Test:Benjamin Burton, THOMAS WALLACE, Sarah Walton"
Lodowick Fleming (d. 1728) was the son of Lodowick Fleming (c1655-1708) and his wife Elizabeth.The elder Lodowick left a will, naming son Lodowick.
I figure Thomas Wallace, the two Lodwicks Walles and Waring mentioned in the will could be connected with the Flemings; Lodwick Fleming, Jr.'s wife MASSEY surname unknown (who I haven't connected with the Masseys); Lodowick Sr.'s wife Elizabeth, surname unknown; and/or any nieces/nephews/other relatives of any of the above!I am hoping that one of you recognize a Lodowick Wallace, or Thomas Wallace.
I have found at the LDS site (realizing the caution with which such material should be treated) a Lodwick Wallace, b. probably MD/PA bef. 1728, d. 1802, Carbarrus Co. NC, with siblings Moses, William, Aaron, Daniel and John.Only John appears to have also died in Carbarrus Co., NC.The others are in York or Chester Co PA.
My thanks in advance,
Janet (Baugh) Hunter