Re: Parents of Abraham Alexander of Meck Dec
Thanks for the response.This is such a big puzzle and a large number of the pieces are missing.The Alexander family is a line I recently began working on in the hope of finding clues as to the lives of my Kennedy family.
My Kennedy family is one that I have worked on for a long time.As a matter of fact, several individuals have helped me along the way.
Marcus Tullis Cicero Kennedy (a.k.a. Capt. Marcus T.C. Kennedy b. about 1792 d. 1842) and his sister Amelia Sophia Kennedy (she married James Leitch) were the children of Rev. Samuel Kennedy and his wife, Elizabeth.Rev. Samuel Kennedy was born about 1766 and died in 1796.According to some of the Kennedy research information, Samuel's parents were Joseph Kennedy, Jr. & Esther Curran Kennedy.He had two other brothers, Joseph, III, and David Kennedy.All three Kennedy brothers were named in the will of their grandmother, Mary Curran:
Will of Mary CURRAN, being of infirm & sickly body....to my son Joseph CURRANS, the house & four lots I possess in the town of Charlotte; to Mary CURRANS the daughter of my son Joseph, £ 30 money of NC to be kept at interest until sd. Mary comes of age; to my two grandsons Alexander and Matthew Currans, each £ 10 to be kept at interest till they come of age; to my grandsons Joseph & David Kennedy, £ currency; to my grandson Samuel Kennedy, my two year old heifer, the sons of my daughter Esther Kennedy.....
Wit: Samuel Baldwin, John Kolliah, Catharine Alexander
Proved 15 April 1779 (court minutes) Will Book A. pp. 188-189 (Information came from Mecklenburg Co., NC Abstracts of Early Wills by Holcomb.)
In Rev. Samuel Kennedy's will Amelia Sophia and Marcus T.C. Kennedy, being minors, were assigned guardians Nathaniel Alexander, Joab Alexander, & William Wyley (Wiley).His wife was mentioned by the name Elizabeth and was apparently still living at the time he died and the will was probated.Samuel died in 1796.
The Will of Abraham Alexander of Mecklenburg Co...to my wife Dorcas, all that part of the plantation whereon I now live; to my son Isaac, £ 5; to my only daughter Elizabeth Alexander,£ 205; to my son Abraham Alexander, £ 50; to my son Nathaniel Alexander, £ 50 when he arrives at 21; to Joab Alexander, 250 acres, the southern division of my plantation; to my son Ezra Alexander (who I recommend to be taught the trade of a taylor or any other he may prefer), £ 50; my son Marcus be put to grammar school & £ 50; to my son Cyrus, an English learning, wife Dorcas & sons Isaac & Abraham Alexander, Exrs.12 Apr 1786
Wit.J. Alexander, John M. Wilson, Hez. Alexander (Information came from Mecklenburg Co., NC Abstracts of Early Wills by Holcomb.)
Hope you can help me sort all of this out.