My first Stewart ancestor was James Stewart born about 1705 in Scotland.His wife’s name was Anne. He left a will in Chatham Co. NC in 1773 naming his wife and 15 children and three grandchildren by daughter Peggy Page.His sons, John and James were executors of his will.I have found a marriage record for a James Stewart and Anne Menzies in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland on 27 April 1727 and a christening record for their first-born son John on 02 May 1728, in Dull, Perthshire, Scotland which fall within the time range for my James, Anne and John.
Published sources indicate that this James and Anne were in the colonies by 1750. Does anyone know when they arrived? Does anyone know if this Anne Menzies is correct as the wife of this James? Does anyone know who were their parents? Would they have any connection to Patrick and Elizabeth Menzies Stewart that came to North Carolina in 1739?
James and Anne’s children were: (birth dates approx.) John 1728 m Barbara; Charles 1730 m Elizabeth; Margaret 1732 m Nathaniel Page; James II 1734-1794 m Elizabeth; Lydia 1736 m William George; Judith 1738 m Ambrose George; Mary 1740 m Mr. Edwards; Joseph 1742; William 1744; Rhoda 1746 m Mr. Brantly; Elizabeth 1748 m Mr. Petty; Spencer 1753 m Amy Patterson; Cynthia; Nancy Anne; and Tabitha born after 1754.
I descend from James II and Elizabeth, their daughter Mary Ann married Benjamin Haygood. I will gladly share any information.