Chapter 2, Alexander and Siblings
Having read all the messages that were posted over the past four months and organizing them into a concise history, I find that the earliest person mentioned is Alexander Torrence.
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He is from Generation 5 and he was the first of 12 children.
1Alexander Torrence (1713-1769) x 1738 Mary Cannon (1719-c1779) of Pelham, MA, Darmouth, New Braintree, MA
2John Torrance (1717-1804) x Jean Torrance (1729-1803) of Coolnamen; Cumberland Co, PA, Hagerstown, MD
3Thomas Torrance (1718-) x 1748 Anna Mitchell of Coolnamen, Woodbury, CT
4Samuel Torrance (171901788) x 1741 Jemima Parke (1716-) of Coolnamen; Woodbury, CT
5Aaron Torrance (1722-1795) x 1750 Susannah Finley (1728-1772) and then 1774 Elizabeth Irwin McConnell (1732-)
of Coolnamen, York; Chester (1750); Fayette Co, PA and Lexington, KY
6Hugh Torrance (1726-1795) x Janeof Cumberland Co, PA
7James Torrance (1736-1810) x 1764 Elizabeth Blair (1740-)and then 1774 Janet Shieldsof Mifflin Twp, Allegheny Xo, PA
8Albert Torrance, Jr (1739-1804) x Jenet of Green Twp, Franklin Co, PA"Dunbarton"
9Elizabeth Isabel Torrance (1747-1837) x John Ferguson of Coneague, PA
10William Torrance (1744-1828) x 1778 Martha Stull (1757-1829) of Hagerstown, MD; Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co, OH
11Jean Torrance (1747-1837) x Thomas McKean (1747-) and then Benjamin Kirkpatrick (1747-1826) of Chambersburg, PA and ben from Hannastown, PA
12Mary Torrance (1750-1798) x Hugh Wiley, Jr (1750-1805) of Ohio
There you have it. Twelve Torrance siblings, some second generation in America, others newly arrived.
YOUR interest is primarly with Alexander.(I just wanted to show you some of the geographical spread of the family this early.
You have carried William Torrence without siblings.He is in fact the first of 7 Torrence siblings.I will list them here as a time saver:
1William Torrence (1740-1800) x 1774 Hepsibah Batchelder (1741-1784) of Pelham, MA (1767)and Plymouth, MA and then 1787 Susannah Hardin Stoddard (-1828) of Pembroke, Plymouth County, MA
2Thomas Torrence (1742-) x 1776 Agnes Cochran of Plymouth, MA and then Elizabeth Harris
3Sarah Torrence (1744-c1765)
4Joanna Torrence (1747-c1775) x 1772 John Fenton (1750-1818) of Worthington, MA and Rutland Maine.
5Martha Torrence (1749-) x 1777 Matthew Rinker
6Alexander Torrence (1752-) x 1771 Priscilla Heket
7Mary Torrence (1754-) x 1774 John Rinker of Belchertown, MA
You will see a number of candidates to explain some of the mystery Torrence folks you found.
That's it for today.
Hope this helps.