I think I'm about 10 years late to the party.Is there anyone still reading this Board who is researching the family of Alexander Kilpatrick & Elizabeth Easley-Kilpatrick of Craven County, North Carolina?
I am interested in their daughter Mary Kilpatrick who married Thomas Carter.It has been reported that Mary Kilpatrick and Thomas Carter married in 1751 in Goochland County, Virginia but I have become suspicious of that date.I think they may have married earlier than 1751.I'm trying to find the age of their son Alexander Carter and any other information about their children.
I saw a post made in 2002 that said, "Alexander [Kilpatrick] took his family and moved to NC in 1741."That is 10 years before the time Mary is to have married.If both dates are correct, I'm wondering where Mary was during that 10 years period of time.
I have seen this Will abstract posted on the Carter Board:
John Kilpatrick Will - Craven County, NC
Abstract of Will: 25 shillings each to brother Isler [Easley] Kilpatrick's daughter Rachel Kilpatrick; brother William Kilpatrick's son Warren [Warham] Kilpatrick; brother in-law Henry Turner's daughter Hannah Turner; brother-in-law Aaron Grizzard's daughter Lucy Grizzard; brother-in-law Alexander Harper's son Francis Harper; brother-in-law Thomas Carter's son Alexander Carter; bay colt to cousin John Turner; rest of estate to wife Elizabeth except land to be equally divided between her brothers and sisters and my brothers and sisters; land to be sold at wife's death and money divided equally between above named nieces and nephews.
Executors, wife Elizabeth Kilpatrick and Henry Turner. Witnessed by Manoah Patrick and Henry Turner. Will written 18 March 1760 Probated July Court 1760.
It seems John Kilpatrick left money to exactly one child from each brother/brother-in-law.I'm wondering if the logic is known for why he did that?Was he giving money to only the oldest child in each family?Or the youngest?Some other pattern?