I am a Baldwin researcher and am looking for a family connection to Samuel Alexander of Salisbury, North Carolina.
My William Baldwin was born 27 Dec. 1750 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia.He was a volunteer for 9 months in the Rev. War and was discharged by Col. Meredith between 20 and 25 Dec. 1776. Virginia Rev. War Pension papers state he served two other tours of three months each."The second, under Capt. Cunningham, was to Salisbury where he narrowly escaped dying of the small pox.He was sent out of camp to one SAMUEL ALEXANDER'S, a clergyman of the neighborhood and a RELATION of his."
My William Baldwin lived in P.E. Co., Virginia until 1786. There is some evidence he was given bounty land in Burke Co., NC.By the 1800 census he is living in Union Dist./Co., South Carolina and remained there until 1817 when he migrated to Knox/Daviess Co., Indiana where he died.
I have read some postings for the Alexander family of Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina which is near Union Co., South Carolina.Message 6983 for Abraham Alexander of Mecklenburg Co., NC includes a Samuel Baldwin & a Catherine Alexander who were witnesses to the will of Mary Curran.Apparently there is a family relationship between the Baldwin & Alexander family.
Can anyone help me with the relationship between my William Baldwin and Samuel Alexander, a clergyman of Salisbury, NC & the Mecklenburg Co., NC Baldwin and Alexander families?