I posted above in response to Sue, but wanted to ensure you saw this as well.While my query is in regard to the Dysart-Alexander families, I wanted to let you know that I am also related to the Damerons of Randolph County as well, and would be happy to discuss that family.
My ggg grandfather James Alexander died in Randolph County, MO in 1845. While James Alexander grew up in the Garrard Co., KY area (he married Elizabeth Logan, daughter of Timothy Logan, there in 1804), I believe he may have been born in Mecklenburg County, NC and the son of Samuel Alexander and Sarah Balch. Interestingly, Samuel Alexander purchased land from John Bertrand Dysart in 1781 (see first deed below), which was later sold by his widow Sarah in 1788 (see second deed below).
I was curious if you have any information on a possible connection between the Alexanders and Dysarts? There were many Alexanders in the Mecklenburg Co., NC area, and I have yet to connect Samuel Alexander. I have always wondered if Samuel could be related to the Dysarts by virtue of his purchase of land from John Bertand Dysart in 1781.
Mecklenburg County Deed Book #11 (Transcribed by Ferguson) 409, p 137. 11 Oct 1781. John Dysart of Burke, heir at law of James Dysart, decd, and Margaret (M) Dysart of Mecklenburg to Samuel Alexander, for 60 Pounds hard money of NC, 167 A in the Welch Tract on the south side of Rocky R adj the Barony Line and Thomas Wallace. Wit: Thomas Nickel and James Patton. Prvd in Oct 1782 Ct by oath of Thomas Nickel. Sam Martin CC.
Mecklenburg County Deed Book #13 (Transcribed by Ferguson) 1459, p. 595. 14 Aug 1788. Sarah (X) Alexander, relict of Samuel Alexander, decd, to Dennis Copeland, for 45 pounds, 167 A in the Welch tract on the south side of Rocky R adj the Barony line and Thomas Wallace. Wit: Oliver Harris and John Lewes. Prvd in Jan 1789 Ct by oath of Oliver Harris. Jno. Rogers, clk. Pro. Tem.
Note: Sarah Alexander appears in 1789 Madison County, Kentucky Tax List. In 1798, Sarah Alexander signs consent for marriage of Elizabeth Alexander to George Simpson, with Timothy Logan as witness.
Will of Samuel Alexander: State North Carolina Mecklinburg Couny In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Alexander of the County and State aforesd being sound in mind and memory thereby calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Die first of all I recommend my soul to God who gave it and my Body to be decently interred in the Earth at the Discretion of my Executors and as touching the goods and Estate that God in his Providence hath favoured me with in this world.Do devise and dispose in the folling Manner.Item: I order that all my lawfull Debts be paid.Item I do devise and Bequeth to my beloved wife the tract of land I now live on with all the advantages during her life or widowhood only.I order my five youngest children to be Schooled for the rest of the ____.Item:I order that at the Marriage or Death of my beloved wife, the land to be sold and Equally divided between My Daughters and son Easter & Margaret & Martha & Elizabeth & James.Item: I do Devise and bequeath to my beloved wife twenty pounds spece and her choice of the Mares and saddle and not Exclusive of her third part of all the movable property.Item:I do devise and bequeath to my Daughter Mary one Mare and five pounds spece.Item: I do devise and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah one Mare and ten pounds Spece.Item:I do devise and bequeath to my son James twenty pounds spece.Item:I do devise and bequeath to my beloved wife one cow and calf.Item:I order all my movable property to be sold Exclusive of what is bequeathed and the _____ I order to be equally devided between my Daughters and Son Ester & Margret & Martha & Elizabeth & James.I do herby constitute my beloved wife Sarah and Saml Pickens to be Executors of this my last will and testament hereby I do revoke, make void and disannul all former wills and testaments formerly made by me ratifying this only in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day January in the year of our Lord 1784.
Samuel Alexander (SEAL) Witnesses: James McKilib John Alcorn jurat