Jody: The Gabriel Alexander of Chester Co., PA, was s/o John Alexander & Susannah N.N. Here's some data:
Abstract of JOHN ALEXANDER's WILL:Written, January 13, 1762; Probated May 17, 1764, Chester Co., PA.
To daughter Rebecca Emmit £5.To wife Susanna all remainder of estate real and personal, also Executrix.Theophilus Alexander makes oath that he wrote the will at the request of Testator, January 13, 1762. Witnesses:Amos Alexander, Joseph Cannon, John Jordan, John McKnitt Alexander."
Theophilus, Amos, and John McKnitt Alexander were bros., s/o James Alexander and Margaret McKnitt, d/o John McKnitt Sr.
Abstract of Rebecca [Alexander] Emmit's WILL [d/o John Alexander & w/o Josiah Emmit]: Written, Oct. 21, 1785; proved Aug. 22, 1792, Chester Co., PA:
Directs body to be buried in old graveyard in Elk Congregation. To nephew William Porterfield and his sister Martha £28.2.6 each, children of my nephew Josiah Porterfield. To niece Elizabeth Alexander £10, and to her sister Rebecca £5, children of William Alexander. To niece Rebecca, daughter of John Alexander, £10. To nephew Josiah, son of Gabriel Alexander, £10. To nieces Rachel and Mary, daughters of William Porterfield [brother-in-law], £5 each. To nephew William, son of John Alexander, £6.5. To Josiah, son of Abraham Emmitt, deceased, £5. To Josiah Porterfield £6.5. To Mary [Alexander], wife of Joseph Mehaffey, furniture and clothes. Remainder to nephew John, son of William Alexander, he to pay Rebecca Steel £5. Executors: David Mackey, Cecil Co., John McDowell.
The above John was closely related with the Alexanders of Cecil Co., MD. Have not determined the relationship between them & the Augusta Co., VA, families.Am working on it.
Augusta Co. Alexanders:
GABRIEL ALEXANDER (Parents Unknown; b/o Andrew & James): farmer, b. ca 1710, Ulster, Ireland; d. 1778/79, Augusta Co.; bur. Sinking Springs Cemetery, Augusta Co.; m. ca 1730 to DORCAS N.N. Known Issue: James, Francis, Dorcus, Margaret, John, Elizabeth, Gabriel, and Mary.
The son, Gabriel, was b. ca 1745, which is in line with the NC Gabriel. However, Augusta Co. records show a Gabrielserved in the Revolutionary War. Chalkey's "Chronicles. . ."records in Vol. 1, p. 214, that on 18 Apr 1780, Gabriel was appointed a Constable of Augusta Co. In Feb 1797, he was residing on land left to him by his father on South River, adjoining land owned by John Bell.Both of Gabriel's sons, James & Francis, also had sons named Gabriel.
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