I would like to know if anyone knows who Elizabeth Jane Alexander's parents are?Elizabeth & Matthew lived in Cumberland County, Pa.
I would be very appreciative of any clues who Elizabeth's parents were.
Descendants of Elizabeth Jane Alexander
Generation No. 1
1.ELIZABETH JANE1 ALEXANDER was born Abt. 1710 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1778 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.She married MATTHEW PATTON Abt. 1723 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, son of JOHN PATTON and MATILDA WIDEMAN.He was born Abt. 1705 in On board ship from Scotland, and died Bef. January 07, 1778 in Peters Twp., Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Notes for MATTHEW PATTON:
Tradition says :
Matthew "Old Matt" Patton Sr. was born in 1705 in Aboard ship.He was listed as a taxpayer in 1751 in Peters, Cumberland, Pa.He was listed as a taxpayer in 1753 in Peters, Cumberland, Pa.
WILL OF MATTHEW PATTON
Will Book "C", Page 69
Last Will and Testament }
In the name of God Amen,I Matthew Patton of Peters Township County Cumberland and Province of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound mind memory and Judgement do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner and form viz:First of I order that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be duly paid out of my personal estate and as to the rest of my Estate Real and Personal; of which I am or may die possessed of I give devise and bequeath in the following manner viz:I give and allow to my wife Elizabeth the sum of ten pounds yearly and every year to be raised of the half of this London plantation during her natural life or so much grain wheat rye corn or the like as shall be the value of ten pounds according to the current price to be yearly given to her during life if she shall chose the same rather than the money I allow her the use of this my dwelling during life and the half of the garden and free privilege of water and firewood on this plantation if she shall plesse to live on it I allow her what portion of my household furniture she shall chuse and the rest shall be sold by my executors I also give and bequeath to her my said wife my negro wench Sally to wait on her an if the said wench shall appear stubborn and not duly please her mistress I allow that my Executors at my wife request hire out the said wench and theat she and they hire a girl instead to wait on her mistress and also I allow my wife two cows to be at her own choice and to be kept by whoever of my children she may chuse to live with and at their expense I also do by this will ratify and confirm the deed of gift of the one half of the London plantation and tract of land made to my son James Patton bearing date the twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one ghousand seven hundred and seventy three according to the terms and interest thereof and also the deed of gift of the said Date made to my son Samuel the one half of the plantation on which he lives according to the term of said deed therein expressed I do give and bequeath to my son Robert the one full half of th plantation and tract of land whereon he now lives and allow the same full half to be divided off to him according and to the rights and privileges granted and given by the aforementioned deed to my son Samuel that they may have of the said plantation and tract share and share alike I also and bequeath unto my son John th Sum of fifty pounds and to my son Matthew the sum of fifty pounds and to my son Thomas the sum of fifty pounds to be raised and paid at the time and manner following and I give to my granddaughters Elizabeth Wilson and Mary Wilson the sum of twenty pounds each..... I allow the one half of this plantation on which I now live as reserved from the other half given by deed to my son James as above mentioned to be at the death of my wife valued by three indifferent men chose jointly by my sons James, Samuel and Robert and after paying the Legacies bequeathed to my sons John, Matthew and Thomas and my two granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Wilson the remainder to be equally divided betweenmy sons James, Samuel, and Robert.I allow my Granddaughters as above not to be paid till the arrive at the age of eighteen years.I give to my Daughter Sarah the Sum of Five shillings if demanded and I order my personal estate to be sold (except the reserves In power for my wife) and after the discharging of my debts the remainder to be put to Interest and Reserved to assist in paying the legacies to my sons John, Matthew and Thomas and the Grandchildren above mentioned and Lastly It Is my will that all these to whom I have above bequeathed any portion of my estate shall hold the same for themselves their wives and assigns forever.
....I do nominate constitute and appoint my sons James and Robert Patton to be whole and sole executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I appoint my friend James M Donnell to be Overseer of my Will to see the same executed according to the intent and meaning thereof in Testimony whereof I have to this My Last Will (Renouncing and setting aside all other wills by me heretofore made) Set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six....
Matthew X PATTON
Signed sealed and declared for as the Last Will and Testament of Matthew Patton in the Presence of us who witness the same at his bequest
/s/ John Welch
/s/ Robert xCampbell
/s/ William Mitchell } Cumberland County, S.S.
Before me John Creigh register for the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration in and for the county of Cumberland afore personally came Robert Campbell and William Mitchell two of the three subscribing witnesses to the within instrument of writing who being duly sworn according to law depose and said that they were personally present and saw and heard Matthew Patton (sign by making his mark) Seal publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament that at his so doing he was of sound mind and memory as they belive that they subscribed their names as witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of John Welch the other subscribing witness who they saw subscribe his name to the same.....
Sworn and subcribed January 7th 1778
Before John Creigh
Be it remembered that on the 7th day of January 1778 the Testament and Last Will of Matthew Patton Dec'd was legally provided of which the foregoing accord is a true copy and letters testamentary issued in Common Form to James Patton and Robert Patton.Executors herein named. Inventory and account to be exhibited int he time appointed by law.
witness my hand
/s/ John Creigh (Reg)
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of Pennslyvania
County of Cumberland
I, Richard E. Anderson, Register of Wills do hereby Certify that the foregoing....is a true and correct copy as it appears in Will Book No. "C", Page No. 300 and 301.
Witness my hand and official seal this __________day of __________
/s/Ida E. Throne
Deputy Register of Wills
Commission Expires 1st Monday, Januray 1978.
Children of ELIZABETH ALEXANDER and MATTHEW PATTON are:
i. SARAH2 PATTON, b. Abt. 1742, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; m. WILLIAM WILSON.
ii. SAMUEL PATTON, b. Abt. 1740, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. June 09, 1821, Hamilton Twp., Pennsylvania; m. ELIZABETH MCKINNIE.
Notes for SAMUEL PATTON:
PATTON, Samuel Capt., Served 1776-77-78-79-80-81-82;; in 1779 the "Muster Roll of the third class in the service of the State of Penna under Col. Wm CHAMBERS," in 1782 under Samuel CULBERTSON. From the "Repository," June 26,1821" died recently in Hamilton Twp. Capt. S. PATTON at a very advanced age. Any Eulogium on the character of Capt. PATTON either as a most excellent moral citizen would be superflouisus as it is well known to the citizens of
Franklin County. "Capt. PATTON died June 9, 1821, aged 80 yrs. [He was the son of Matthew Patton and Elizabeth Alexander who settled in Peters Twp, Cumberland County
[ Franklin County]]
Capt. in Col Joseph ARMSTRONGS Regt of the Flying Camp in 1776, was Capt. of the 3rd Co in Col Samuel CULBERTSONS's batt. Cumb. Co. Associators, 1777-80.
He commanded a Marching Company under Col Wm CHAMBERS in 1778 and on the Bedford frontier in 1779. Capt. PATTON was married to Elizabeth McKINNIE dau of Josiah and Isabel McKINNIE. They had issue; Matthew; Betsy GILMORE;
Isabel MARSHALL; Rebecca PATTON; Catherine CUMMINS; Martha PATTON. Penna Arch 5th Scr. Vol 6 p6, 261, 286,310, 368, 372, 376,609.
iii. JAMES PATTON, b. Abt. 1724, Lancaster County., Pennsylvania; d. Abt. 1767, Camden District, Craven Co., S.C.; m. PRUDENCE FARRELL; b. Abt. 1728.
2. iv. THOMAS PATTON, b. Abt. 1726, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; married Margaret Irwin d/o James & Jean Irwin of Pa., d. March 29, 1808, Buncombe County, North Carolina, buried at Pisgah Forest, NC..
v. MARY PATTON, b. Abt. 1727; m. WILLIAM HAGINS, SR..
vi. JOHN PATTON, b. Abt. 1728, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; d. April 1809, Williamson County, Tennessee; m. SARAH ?.