I am trying to find the maiden name of Alexander Stinson's wife, and here are the clues I have:
Alexander's will (Caswell Co. NC Will Book A, p. 182, March 1782) names wife Sarah, daughter Nancy, father John, and grandfather Childress.
Mary Duncan's will (Person Co. NC Will Book 1, p. 268, Sep 1796) names daughter Sally Staneton and is signed by Nancy Stinson.In the list of Mary's children, Sally is first, perhaps indicating that she was oldest child.Also Nancey Stenson married John Morgan on 27 Sep 1796 in Caswell County.
Mary Duncan's husband, Daniel Duncan, died in Caswell Co. NC in 1781.When his estate was divided, there was no mention of a daughter Sally.
Joseph Merritt, a descendant of Daniel and Mary Duncan, wrote in a family sketch in the 1890's, that Mary Duncan, nee Capehart, was widow Anderson when she married Daniel Duncan.
Was Alexander Stinson's wife Sally's maiden name Duncan or Anderson?