Helen Tydings1

F, #87811, b. before 17 August 1614
FatherJohn Tydings1 b. 7 Oct 1582
MotherMargaret (?)1 d. bt 30 Jun 1625 - 24 Mar 1628
Last Edited22 Aug 2018
     Helen Tydings was born before 17 August 1614 at Stepney Parish, co. Middlesex, England.1 She was baptized on 17 August 1614 at St. Mary White Chapel, Stepney Parish, co. Middlesex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S4282] Robert W. Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999), p. 432
    Seen on Ancestry.com on 22 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49095/FLHG_BritishRoots-0472/15881?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/6872579/person/-66522585/facts/citation/2548695269/edit/record#?imageId=FLHG_BritishRoots-0472. Hereinafter cited as Barnes [1999] British Roots of Maryland Families.

James Tydings1

M, #87812, b. before 17 August 1617
FatherJohn Tydings1 b. 7 Oct 1582
MotherMargaret (?)1 d. bt 30 Jun 1625 - 24 Mar 1628
Last Edited22 Aug 2018
     James Tydings was born before 17 August 1617 at England.1 He was baptized on 17 August 1617 at St. Botolph without Aldgate, London, City of London, Greater London, England.1

Citations

  1. [S4282] Robert W. Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999), p. 432
    Seen on Ancestry.com on 22 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49095/FLHG_BritishRoots-0472/15881?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/6872579/person/-66522585/facts/citation/2548695269/edit/record#?imageId=FLHG_BritishRoots-0472. Hereinafter cited as Barnes [1999] British Roots of Maryland Families.

Susan Tydings1

F, #87813, b. before 29 September 1622
FatherJohn Tydings1 b. 7 Oct 1582
MotherMargaret (?)1 d. bt 30 Jun 1625 - 24 Mar 1628
Last Edited22 Aug 2018
     Susan Tydings was born before 29 September 1622 at Stepney Parish, co. Middlesex, England.1 She was baptized on 29 September 1622 at St. Mary White Chapel, Stepney Parish, co. Middlesex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S4282] Robert W. Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999), p. 432
    Seen on Ancestry.com on 22 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49095/FLHG_BritishRoots-0472/15881?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/6872579/person/-66522585/facts/citation/2548695269/edit/record#?imageId=FLHG_BritishRoots-0472. Hereinafter cited as Barnes [1999] British Roots of Maryland Families.

Edward Bennett1

M, #87814
FatherRobert Bennett1 b. c 1533, d. Sep 1603
MotherElizabeth Edney1 b. c 1537, d. Jun 1597
Last Edited22 Aug 2018
     Edward Bennett was a mentioned with John Bennett.2,1

; per Barnes [1999:51]: "Edward Bennett, son of Robert, with his bros. Richard and Robert, brought 200 settlers to VA and established "Edward Bennett's Plantation," of Warrascoyack. After a number of problems, Edward sent his nephew Richard to VA to look after his property."1

Citations

  1. [S4282] Robert W. Barnes, British Roots of Maryland Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1999), p. 51
    Seen on Ancestry.com on 22 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/49095/FLHG_BritishRoots-0071?backurl=https%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestry.com%2fsearch%2fdb.aspx%3fdbid%3d49095%26path%3d&ssrc=&backlabel=ReturnBrowsing#?imageId=FLHG_BritishRoots-0091. Hereinafter cited as Barnes [1999] British Roots of Maryland Families.
  2. [S644] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 9 Oct 2000. World Family Tree European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Family #0602 (n.p.: Release date: September 15, 1997, unknown publish date).

Judge James Alexander Sr.1,2,3

M, #87815, b. 1750, d. 29 June 1814
FatherAndrew Alexander1,4,5,3 b. 1708, d. 9 Nov 1788
MotherCatherine Stuart Thompson1,4,5,3 b. 1712, d. a 1804
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Judge James Alexander Sr. was born in 1750 at Beverly Manor, Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.1,4,5,3 He married Isabella Erskine, daughter of Michael Erskine Sr. and Jane Thompson, in 1772 at Botetourt Co., Virginia, USA.1,5,3
Judge James Alexander Sr. died on 29 June 1814 at Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia (now), USA.1,4
Judge James Alexander Sr. was buried after 29 June 1814 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; from Find A Grave:
     
     BIRTH     1750
     DEATH     29 Jun 1814 (aged 63–64)
     Son of Katherine Stuart Aiken and Andrew Alexander
     Family Members: Spouse: Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834 (m. 1772)
     Children
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Catherine Alexander Shanklin 1776–1852
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 8 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6243887.6

His estate was probated in July 1814 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA,
; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.7
     Reference: Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.

Judge James Alexander Sr. began military service at French and Indian War, Virginia, USA.2 He was a mentioned with Lena Alexander Walker; Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.3 Judge James Alexander Sr. was a mentioned with Rosel Killey; Author of DAR App #204317 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.8 Judge James Alexander Sr. was a mentioned with Mary French Day; Author of DAR App #336497 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.9
Judge James Alexander Sr. is mentioned in the will of Andrew Alexander on 28 June 1788 at Augusta Co., Virginia, USA;
From Chalkley [1912:III:183]: "Page 110. - 28th June, 1788. Andrew Alexander's will - To wife, Catherine; to oldest son, James; to grandson, Andrew Hunder; to grandson, John Alexander, infant, son of son Andrew, tract at foot of South Montain at place called the Wallowing Hole; to granddaughters, daughters of son Andrew above; to Samuel Hunder. Test: Wm. Thompson, Samuel Wilson, Peter Frenger. Executor, son-in-law Samuel Hunter. Proved, 20th January, 1789, by all witnesses. Executor qualifies."
     DAR App #263118 cites Augusta Co. Record, Vol. 3, p. 183.
Ancestry.com - Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
     Name:     Andrew Alexander
     Date:     28 Jun 1788
     Location:     Augusta Co., VA
     Notes:     This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
     Remarks:     Andrew Alexander's will - To wife, Catherine; to oldest son, James; to grandson, Andrew Hunter; to grandson, John Alexander, infant, son of Andrew, tract at foot of South Mountain at place called the Wallowing Hole; to granddaughters, daughters of so
     Description:     Decedent
     Book:     WB7-110
     Prove Date:     20 Jan 1789
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004.
     Original data:
      Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.
      Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905.
      The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken from microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records may be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries and archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courthouses.
      For individual sources please see the Notes section listed with each record.5,10,11,12

Judge James Alexander Sr. left a will on 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)7

Family

Isabella Erskine b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Children

Citations

  1. [S4283] Charles French Givens, "The Col. William Bratton Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #94027 (Nat'l) - #1132 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", Col. William Bratton Society #1132, SAR Application seen on Ancestry.coim on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=1015355&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242386-00598/1015355?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2567229/person/1711476042/facts/citation/6059506795/edit/record, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #94027 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  3. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  4. [S4284] DAR Application No. 786780 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #786780 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  5. [S4285] JKr. Thomas Leigh Read, "The West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #68634 (Nat'l) - #684 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", West Virginia Society #1132, SAR Application #68634 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=684644&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242293-00097?pid=684644&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2204%26h%3D684644%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D2567229%26pid%3D1711476042%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=2567229&personid=1711476042&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #68634 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Alexander: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243887/james-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  8. [S4462] DAR Application No. 204317 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #204317 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  9. [S4465] DAR Application No. 336497 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #336497 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  10. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7832&h=418&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108964378&usePUB=true
  11. [S3185] Lyman Chalkley, compiler, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 Volumes (n.p.: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912), Vol III, p. 183.. Hereinafter cited as Chalkley [1912] Chron Scotch-Irish Stlmnt in VA.
  12. [S4464] DAR Application No. 263118 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #263118 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  13. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, DAR Lineage book Vol 146, p. 261 seen on Ancestry.com on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ContentPegFamilyHistories&h=3645395&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=2204
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61157/46155_b290453-00262?pid=3645395&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DContentPegFamilyHistories%26h%3D3645395%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D2204&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  14. [S4466] DAR Application No. 696114 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #696114 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  15. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Alexander Dunlap: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277496/jane-dunlap
  16. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Catherine Alexander Shanklin (18 Sep 1776–18 Mar 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117447346, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117447346/catherine-shanklin
  17. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Matthew Alexander (3 Dec 1777–1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266722, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266722/matthew-alexander
  18. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Michael Alexander (1779–29 Jan 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266572, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266572/michael-alexander
  19. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Henry Alexander (7 Mar 1782–10 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243879, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243879/henry-alexander

Isabella Erskine1

F, #87816, b. 1748, d. 16 November 1834
FatherMichael Erskine Sr.2 b. 1710, d. 1758
MotherJane Thompson3,2 b. 1721, d. 8 Aug 1809
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Isabella Erskine was born in 1748 at Cecil Co., Maryland, USA; SAR APP #94027 says b. Chester Co., PA, Find A Grave says c. Cecil Co., MD.1,4 She married Judge James Alexander Sr., son of Andrew Alexander and Catherine Stuart Thompson, in 1772 at Botetourt Co., Virginia, USA.1,5,6
Isabella Erskine died on 16 November 1834 at Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA.1,4
Isabella Erskine was buried after 16 November 1834 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA,

; from Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     1748, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
     DEATH     16 Nov 1834 (aged 85–86), Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Son of Katherine Stuart Aiken and Andrew Alexander
     Family Members: Parents
      Michael Erskine 1710–1758
      Jane Thompson Erskine 1721–1809
     Spouse: James Alexander 1750–1814 (m. 1772)
     Siblings
      Henry Erskine 1741–1793
      Mary Jane Erskine Bickett 1743–1806
      Flora Erskine Smith 1745–1842
      Elizabeth Erskine Ramsay 1750–1826
      Michael Erskine 1752–1812
     Children
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Catherine Alexander Shanklin 1776–1852
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 8 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6243881.4

Her estate was probated in November 1834 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,
; Will Record #2: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     12 Jun 1832
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1832
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Fiduciary Records, 236-418, 1822-1843
     Table of Contents     21 images
     Will Papers     1–2
     Cover Page     3
     Will Papers     4
     Account Papers     5–11
     Sales Paper     12–17
     Inventory Papers     18–19
     Administration Papers     20–21
     Source Citation: Fiduciary records; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.7,8
     Reference: The Alexander/Tiffany Family Tree on Ancestry.com has some clues as to the possible ancestry of Isabella.9 She was a mentioned with Lena Alexander Walker; Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.6 Isabella Erskine was a mentioned with Rosel Killey; Author of DAR App #204317 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.10 Isabella Erskine was a mentioned with Mary French Day; Author of DAR App #336497 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.11
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Isabella Erskine was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)12

Isabella Erskine left a will on 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.7,8

Family

Judge James Alexander Sr. b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
Children

Citations

  1. [S4283] Charles French Givens, "The Col. William Bratton Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #94027 (Nat'l) - #1132 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", Col. William Bratton Society #1132, SAR Application seen on Ancestry.coim on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=1015355&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242386-00598/1015355?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2567229/person/1711476042/facts/citation/6059506795/edit/record, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #94027 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Erskine, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92845696/michael-erskine. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Thompson Erskine: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277543/jane-erskine
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Isabella Erskine Alexander: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243881/isabella-alexander
  5. [S4285] JKr. Thomas Leigh Read, "The West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #68634 (Nat'l) - #684 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", West Virginia Society #1132, SAR Application #68634 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=684644&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242293-00097?pid=684644&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2204%26h%3D684644%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D2567229%26pid%3D1711476042%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=2567229&personid=1711476042&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #68634 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  6. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=615209&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715427_00114/615209?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108963364/facts/citation/600328458213/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  8. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #2 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=133438&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/007617660_01459/133438?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108963364/facts/citation/600366765518/edit/record
  9. [S2338] Ancestry.Com Family Trees, online http://trees.ancestry.com/, Alexander/Tiffany Family Tree - Isabella Erskine: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108963364/facts. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Family Trees.
  10. [S4462] DAR Application No. 204317 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #204317 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  11. [S4465] DAR Application No. 336497 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #336497 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  12. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record
  13. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, DAR Lineage book Vol 146, p. 261 seen on Ancestry.com on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ContentPegFamilyHistories&h=3645395&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=2204
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61157/46155_b290453-00262?pid=3645395&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DContentPegFamilyHistories%26h%3D3645395%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D2204&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  14. [S4466] DAR Application No. 696114 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #696114 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  15. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Alexander Dunlap: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277496/jane-dunlap
  16. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Catherine Alexander Shanklin (18 Sep 1776–18 Mar 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117447346, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117447346/catherine-shanklin
  17. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Matthew Alexander (3 Dec 1777–1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266722, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266722/matthew-alexander
  18. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Michael Alexander (1779–29 Jan 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266572, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266572/michael-alexander
  19. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Henry Alexander (7 Mar 1782–10 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243879, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243879/henry-alexander

Mary "Polly" Alexander1

F, #87817, b. 7 April 1784, d. 13 July 1837
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1,2 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1,2 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Mary "Polly" Alexander was born on 7 April 1784 at Monroe Co., West Virginia (now), USA.1,3,4 She married Henley Chapman on 16 September 1803 at Monroe Co., West Virginia (now), USA.1,2
Mary "Polly" Alexander was buried on 13 July 1837 at Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles Co., Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     7 Apr 1784
     DEATH     13 Jul 1837 (aged 53)
     AGED 53 Years, 3 Months, 6 Days / Daughter of JAMES ALEXANDER
     Family Members Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Spouse
      Henley Chapman 1779–1864
     Siblings
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Catherine Alexander Shanklin 1776–1852
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
     Children
      Agustus Alexandria Chapman 1805–1876
      Manilius Chapman 1806–1883
      Armentia Dormer Chapman French 1808–1876
      Elvina Chapman Pendleton 1811–1868
      Isabella Alexander Chapman Cecil 1818–1890
     BURIAL     Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA
[:TAB:Created by: Sharon Brown
:TAB:Added: 30 Apr 2008
:TAB:Find A Grave Memorial 26506214.3
Mary "Polly" Alexander died on 13 July 1837 at Giles Co., Virginia, USA, at age 53.1,3
     She was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.

Reference: For more information on the children of Henley and Mary (ALEXANDER) CHAPMAN, see their Find A Grave memorilals.5,3 Mary "Polly" Alexander was a mentioned with Mary French Day; Author of DAR App #336497 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.2
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Mary "Polly" Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)6
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Mary "Polly" Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.7,8

Family

Henley Chapman b. 28 Mar 1779, d. 8 Apr 1864
Child

Citations

  1. [S4283] Charles French Givens, "The Col. William Bratton Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #94027 (Nat'l) - #1132 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", Col. William Bratton Society #1132, SAR Application seen on Ancestry.coim on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=1015355&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242386-00598/1015355?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2567229/person/1711476042/facts/citation/6059506795/edit/record, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #94027 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  2. [S4465] DAR Application No. 336497 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #336497 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Mary Alexander Chapman (7 Apr 1784–13 Jul 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26506214, citing Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Brown (contributor 46637485) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26506214/mary-chapman. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
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  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Henley Chapman (28 Mar 1779–8 Apr 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40236828, citing Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40236828/henley-chapman
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Henley Chapman1

M, #87818, b. 28 March 1779, d. 8 April 1864
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Henley Chapman was born on 28 March 1779 at Giles Co., Virginia, USA.1,2 He married Mary "Polly" Alexander, daughter of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, on 16 September 1803 at Monroe Co., West Virginia (now), USA.1,3
Henley Chapman died on 8 April 1864 at Mt. Prospect, Giles Co., Virginia, USA, at age 85.1,2,3
Henley Chapman was buried after 8 April 1864 at Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles Co., Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     28 Mar 1779
     DEATH     8 Apr 1864 (aged 85)
     Member of the Virginia Convention of 1829-1830; son of John Chapman and Sallie Abbott Chapman.
     Family Members Parents
      John C. Chapman 1740–1813
      Sarah Abbott Chapman 1745–1813
     Spouse Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Siblings
      Anne L. Chapman Lybrook 1761–1831
      Isaac Chapman 1764–1836
      John C. Chapman 1771–1794
      Sarah Sally Chapman Johnston 1776–1857
     Children
      Agustus Alexandria Chapman 1805–1876
      Manilius Chapman 1806–1883
      Armentia Dormer Chapman French 1808–1876
      Elvina Chapman Pendleton 1811–1868
      Isabella Alexander Chapman Cecil 1818–1890
     BURIAL     Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: Find A Grave
     Originally Created by: Garver Graver
     Added: 3 Aug 2009
     Find A Grave Memorial 40236828.2
     Reference: For more information on the children of Henley and Mary (ALEXANDER) CHAPMAN, see their Find A Grave memorilals.2,4 He was a mentioned with Mary French Day; Author of DAR App #336497 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.3
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Henley Chapman was named as executor; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)5
Henley Chapman is mentioned in the will of Mathew Alexander on 27 April 1825 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Mathew Alexander
     Probate Date:     Aug 1825
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1825
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Text:     [Transcribed by G. A. Vaut] "The Last will & testament of Mathew Alexander.
     "I Mathew Alexander of the County of Monroe and State of Virginia do hereby make my last will & testament in manner and form following. That is to say.
     "1st I give to my son Mathew Alexander the tract of land on which I now live with all its appurtenances forever with these provisions that he pays to his brother John Alexander the sum of four hundred Dollars the first hundred to be paid in three years from the date of this instrument then one hundred dollars per annum until the whole is paid. Likewise some small priviledges hereafter mention are excepted.
     "2ndly. I give to my son-in-law Robert Ross a certain piece of land which I reserved to myself of the purchase made of Henly & John Chapman & agreed upon between my son James Alexander * myself to him & his heirs forever, with this provision if he pays to Henly & John Chapman two hundred & fifty dollars for which I am bound in the purchase of the above named tract of land.
     "3dly. I give to my son John Alexander the whole benefit of an entry made in my name of fifty acres of land lying on the waters of (illegible) Creek joining the land I sold to Wm. Lunch forever.
     "4thly. I give to my wife Jane Alexander all my Negroes with their increase forever.
     "5thly. I give to my son Mathew Alexander my farming utensils blacksmith tools & rifle gun forever.
     "6thly. I give to my two sons Mathew & James Alexander jointly my waggon & hinder (sp?) geers forever.
     "7thly. I give to my son Andrew alexander two hundred Dollars in bonds which I hold on Henry Hoke forever.
     "8thly. I give to my son-in-law Robert Ross one young bay horse called whip (sp?) forever.
     "9thly. I give to my wife Jane Alexander all the rest of my personal estate of whatsoever nature or kind it may be not heretofore particularly disposed of forever.
     "10thly. I give my son James Alexander & son-in-law Robert Ross jointly the one third of the hay of the big meadow where I now live for the terms of three years they are to cut & put up the hay themselves. Also I give them jointly the priviledge of making sugar at a camp called the Mountain field camp & one third of the fruit of my orchards for five years. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons John and James Alexander Executors & my wife Jane Alexander an Executrix of this my last Will & Testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord 1825. Mathew Alexander
     "Signed sealed & declared as the last will & testament of the above named Mathew Alexander in the presence of us: J M. Haynes, Isabella Haynes, Owen Neel
     "A Codicil
     "1st. I do hereby remove so much of the second clause of the above will acts give to my wife Jane Alexander full possession of that ??? of the house in which she lives during her life.
     "2ndly. I remove so much of the 9th article of the above will as to allow out of that part of my estate therein mentioned twenty five dollars to the poor of Monroe County. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal to this as a codicil to my last will & testament this 28th day of April in the year of our Lord 1825. Mathew Alexander
     "Signed sealed & declared as a codicil to the last will and testament of the above named Mathew Alexander in the presence of us: JM Haynes, Isabella Haynes, Owen Neel.
     "At Monroe August Court 1825
     "This last will and testament of Mathew Alexander decd was presented in Court and proven by the oaths of James M. Haynes & Owen Neel two of the subscribing witnesses thereunto and the same is ordered to be recorded. & on motion of James & John Alexander Executors therein named (It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that Jane Alexander refuses to take upon herself the execution of said will) who made oath and together with Henry Alexander their security entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of four thousand dollars condition as the law directs, certificate for obtaining probate thereof in due form is granted them.
     "A Copy - Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible)?
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.6
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Henley Chapman was named as executor; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.7,8

Family

Mary "Polly" Alexander b. 7 Apr 1784, d. 13 Jul 1837
Child

Citations

  1. [S4283] Charles French Givens, "The Col. William Bratton Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #94027 (Nat'l) - #1132 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", Col. William Bratton Society #1132, SAR Application seen on Ancestry.coim on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=1015355&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
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  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Henley Chapman (28 Mar 1779–8 Apr 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40236828, citing Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40236828/henley-chapman. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S4465] DAR Application No. 336497 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #336497 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Mary Alexander Chapman (7 Apr 1784–13 Jul 1837), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26506214, citing Chapman Cemetery, Ripplemead, Giles County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Brown (contributor 46637485) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26506214/mary-chapman
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Andrew Alexander1

M, #87820, b. 1 February 1773, d. 19 February 1850
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1,2,3,4 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1,2,3,4 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
     Andrew Alexander was born on 1 February 1773; Bible page says born 1st Feb 1773; DAR App #145840 says b. 2 Feb 1773.1,2,5,3 He married Phoebe Bracken in 1804; DAR lineage book says m. 1804. SAR App #68634 says m. "1805 or prior". DAR App #696114 says m. 1805.1,2,3,4
Andrew Alexander died on 19 February 1850 at age 77; DAR lineage book says d. 1848. SAR App #68634 says d. "2-19-1850"; DAR App #145840 says "after 1848."1,2,3
     He was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr. Andrew Alexander was a mentioned with Lena Alexander Walker; Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.3
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Andrew Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)6
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Andrew Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.7,8

Family

Phoebe Bracken b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Children

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, DAR Lineage book Vol 146, p. 261 seen on Ancestry.com on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ContentPegFamilyHistories&h=3645395&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=2204
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61157/46155_b290453-00262?pid=3645395&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DContentPegFamilyHistories%26h%3D3645395%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D2204&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4285] JKr. Thomas Leigh Read, "The West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #68634 (Nat'l) - #684 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", West Virginia Society #1132, SAR Application #68634 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=684644&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242293-00097?pid=684644&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2204%26h%3D684644%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D2567229%26pid%3D1711476042%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=2567229&personid=1711476042&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #68634 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  3. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  4. [S4466] DAR Application No. 696114 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #696114 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=615209&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715427_00114/615209?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108963364/facts/citation/600328458213/edit/record
  8. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #2 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=133438&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/007617660_01459/133438?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108963364/facts/citation/600366765518/edit/record
  9. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  10. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Phoebe Bracken1

F, #87821, b. 1780, d. 8 September 1869
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
     Phoebe Bracken was born in 1780; DAR App #145840 says b. "about 1775."2,3,4 She married Andrew Alexander, son of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, in 1804; DAR lineage book says m. 1804. SAR App #68634 says m. "1805 or prior". DAR App #696114 says m. 1805.1,2,3,4
Phoebe Bracken died on 8 September 1869.2
     She was a mentioned with Lena Alexander Walker; Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.3

Family

Andrew Alexander b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, DAR Lineage book Vol 146, p. 261 seen on Ancestry.com on 26 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=ContentPegFamilyHistories&h=3645395&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=2204
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/61157/46155_b290453-00262?pid=3645395&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DContentPegFamilyHistories%26h%3D3645395%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D2204&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4285] JKr. Thomas Leigh Read, "The West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #68634 (Nat'l) - #684 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", West Virginia Society #1132, SAR Application #68634 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=684644&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242293-00097?pid=684644&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2204%26h%3D684644%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D2567229%26pid%3D1711476042%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=2567229&personid=1711476042&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #68634 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  3. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  4. [S4466] DAR Application No. 696114 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #696114 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record
  6. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  7. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Michael Erskine Sr.1

M, #87822, b. 1710, d. 1758
Last Edited26 Aug 2018
     Michael Erskine Sr. married Jane Thompson.1,2 Michael Erskine Sr. was born in 1710.1
Michael Erskine Sr. died in 1758 at Cecil Co., Maryland, USA.1
Michael Erskine Sr. was buried in 1758 at Burial location unknown, Cecil Co., Maryland, USA,

; from Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     1710
     DEATH     1758 (aged 47–48), Cecil County, Maryland, USA
     He was the son of Jane and Jonas Erskine; he died in East Nottingham Hundred, Cecil County, Maryland; married to Jane Alexander in 1740 in Cecil County, Maryland. His name was also spelled Askins in old records.
     Family Members: Spouse: Jane Thompson Erskine 1721–1809
     Children
      Henry Erskine 1741–1793
      Mary Jane Erskine Bickett 1743–1806
      Flora Erskine Smith 1745–1842
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
      Elizabeth Erskine Ramsay 1750–1826
      Michael Erskine 1752–1812
     BURIAL     Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Cecil County, Maryland
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 30 Jun 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial 92845696.1
     Reference: For more information on the children of Michael and Jane (THOMPSON) ERSKINE, see their Find A Grave memorials.2,1

Family

Jane Thompson b. 1721, d. 8 Aug 1809
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Erskine, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92845696/michael-erskine. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Thompson Erskine: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277543/jane-erskine

Jane Thompson1

F, #87823, b. 1721, d. 8 August 1809
Last Edited26 Aug 2018
     Jane Thompson married Michael Erskine Sr.2,1 Jane Thompson was born in 1721 at Cecil Co., Maryland, USA.1
Jane Thompson died on 8 August 1809 at Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA.1
Jane Thompson was buried after 8 August 1809 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     1721, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
     DEATH     8 Aug 1809 (aged 87–88), Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     She was the daughter of Joseph Thomson. After the death of her son Henry Erskine, Jane went to Monroe County, Virginia to live with son Michael Erskine, Jr. Jane was the second person to be buried in Green Hill Cemetery.
     Family Members: Spouse: Michael Erskine 1710–1758
     Children
      Henry Erskine 1741–1793
      Mary Jane Erskine Bickett 1743–1806
      Flora Erskine Smith 1745–1842
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
      Elizabeth Erskine Ramsay 1750–1826
      Michael Erskine 1752–1812
     BURIAL     Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Cecil County, Maryland
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 20 Mar 2002
:TAB:Find A Grave Memorial 6277543.1
     Reference: For more information on the children of Michael and Jane (THOMPSON) ERSKINE, see their Find A Grave memorials.1,2

Family

Michael Erskine Sr. b. 1710, d. 1758
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Thompson Erskine: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277543/jane-erskine. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Michael Erskine, Sr: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/92845696/michael-erskine

Jane Alexander1

F, #87824, b. 25 June 1775, d. 7 August 1838
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Jane Alexander was born on 25 June 1775 at Virginia, USA.1,2 She married Alexander Dunlap before 1796; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, Robert, was born in 1796.3
Jane Alexander died on 7 August 1838 at age 63.1
Jane Alexander was buried after 7 August 1838 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH          25 Jun 1775, Virginia, USA
     DEATH     7 Aug 1838 (aged 63)
     Born in Fincastle County, Virginia
     Family Members: Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Spouse: Alexander Dunlap 1768–1841
     Siblings
      Catherine Alexander Shanklin 1776–1852
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Children
      Robert A. Dunlap 1796–1829
      Isabella Dunlap Haynes 1798–1862
      James Alexander Dunlap 1799–1843
      Addison Dunlap 1804–1870
      Benjamin Grigsby Dunlap 1806 – unknown
      Adaline Dunlap Vawter 1808–1828
      Alexander Dunlap 1812–1853
      Mary Jane Dunlap Dunlap 1816–1882
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 20 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6277496.4
     She was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Jane Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)5
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Jane Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.6,7

Family

Alexander Dunlap b. 11 Mar 1768, d. 17 Mar 1841
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane Alexander Dunlap: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277496/jane-dunlap. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 August 2018), memorial page for Alexander Dunlap (11 Mar 1768–17 Mar 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6258305, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6258305/alexander-dunlap
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 August 2018), memorial page for Jane Alexander Dunlap (25 Jun 1775–7 Aug 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6277496, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277496/jane-dunlap
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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Alexander Dunlap1

M, #87825, b. 11 March 1768, d. 17 March 1841
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Alexander Dunlap was born on 11 March 1768 at Augusta Co., Virginia, USA.1 He married Jane Alexander, daughter of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, before 1796; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, Robert, was born in 1796.1
Alexander Dunlap died on 17 March 1841 at age 73.1
Alexander Dunlap was buried after 17 March 1841 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     11 Mar 1768, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
     DEATH     17 Mar 1841 (aged 73)
     Family Members: Parents
      Robert Dunlap 1741–1781
      Mary Elizabeth Gay Dunlap 1750–1785
     Spouse: Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
     Siblings:       Margaret Dunlap Denison 1770–1851
     Children
      Robert A. Dunlap 1796–1829
      Isabella Dunlap Haynes 1798–1862
      James Alexander Dunlap 1799–1843
      Addison Dunlap 1804–1870
      Benjamin Grigsby Dunlap 1806 – unknown
      Adaline Dunlap Vawter 1808–1828
      Alexander Dunlap 1812–1853
      Mary Jane Dunlap Dunlap 1816–1882
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: Find A Grave
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 13 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6258305.1
     Reference: For more information on the children of Alexander and Jane (ALEXANDER) DUNLAP, see their Find A Grave memorials.1,2
Alexander Dunlap is mentioned in the will of Judge James Alexander Sr. on 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)3
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Alexander Dunlap was named as executor; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.4,5

Family

Jane Alexander b. 25 Jun 1775, d. 7 Aug 1838
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 August 2018), memorial page for Alexander Dunlap (11 Mar 1768–17 Mar 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6258305, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6258305/alexander-dunlap. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 26 August 2018), memorial page for Jane Alexander Dunlap (25 Jun 1775–7 Aug 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6277496, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6277496/jane-dunlap
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
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  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #2 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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Catherine Alexander1

F, #87826, b. 28 September 1776, d. 18 March 1852
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1,2 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1,2 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Catherine Alexander was born on 28 September 1776 at Monroe Co., West Virginia (now), USA.1,3 She married Col. Richard Shanklin before 1805; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, Isabelle, was born in 1805.4
Catherine Alexander died on 18 March 1852 at Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, at age 75.1
Catherine Alexander was buried after 18 March 1852 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     18 Sep 1776, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     DEATH     18 Mar 1852 (aged 75), Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Family Members-Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Spouse - Richard Shanklin 1772–1841
     Siblings
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Children
      Isabelle Erskine Shanklin McCartney 1805–1895
      William Henry Shanklin 1806–1866
      Andrew M Shanklin 1817–1888
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Created by: Walter Pack Family
     Added: 22 Sep 2013
     Find A Grave Memorial 117447346.1
     She was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Catherine Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)5
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Catherine Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.6,7

Family

Col. Richard Shanklin b. 25 Oct 1772, d. 1841
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Catherine Alexander Shanklin (18 Sep 1776–18 Mar 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117447346, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117447346/catherine-shanklin. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4466] DAR Application No. 696114 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #696114 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Col Richard Shanklin (25 Oct 1772–1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117446982, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117446982/richard-shanklin
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Col. Richard Shanklin1

M, #87827, b. 25 October 1772, d. 1841
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Col. Richard Shanklin was born on 25 October 1772 at Virginia, USA.1 He married Catherine Alexander, daughter of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, before 1805; According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child listed, Isabelle, was born in 1805.1
Col. Richard Shanklin died in 1841 at Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA.1
Col. Richard Shanklin was buried in 1841 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     25 Oct 1772, Virginia, USA
     DEATH     1841 (aged 68–69), Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Col. Richard, son of Richard, came to Union, Monroe Co., Va. in 1796. After he was married he built a double log home which forms a part of the Central Hotel. He was one of the first merchants of Union, opening his store in 1800, the year after the town was founded. In the War of 1812, Richard led his regiment to the coast, but news of peace came shortly after the arrival at Norfolk. His latter years were spent on his farm, east of Union.
     Father: Richard Shanklin
     Mother: Agnes Davidson
     Married: Catherine Alexander
     Known Children: Richard T. Shanklin, James Alexander Shanklin, Amanda F (Shanklin) Crow, Isabelle Erskine (Shanklin) McCartney, William H. Shanklin, Agatha "Agnes" Davidson (Shanklin) Lanius, Mathew Alexander Shanklin, Elizabeth (Shanklin) Riffe and Andrew M Shanklin married Mary A. Douglas
     United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army
      Name Richard Shanklin
      Event Type Military Service
      Event Date 01 May 1811
      Event Place , , United States
      Volume Number 023
      Page 246
      Citing this Record - "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJD5-K3WW : 24 May 2014), Richard Shanklin, 01 May 1811; citing p. 246, volume 023, , United States, NARA microfilm publication M233 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 12; FHL microfilm 350,318.
     Family Members-Parents
      Richard Shanklin 1730–1800
      Agnes Allison Shanklin 1753 – unknown
     Spouse: Catherine Alexander Shanklin 1776–1852
     Siblings
      William Shanklin 1775–1852
      Robert Shanklin 1777–1851
      Absalom Shanklin 1787–1862
     Children
      Isabelle Erskine Shanklin McCartney 1805–1895
      William Henry Shanklin 1806–1866
      Andrew M Shanklin 1817–1888
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Created by: Walter Pack Family
     Added: 21 Sep 2013
     Find A Grave Memorial 117446982.1
     Col. Richard Shanklin began military service on 1 May 1811 at War of 1812 from Find A Grave record.1
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Col. Richard Shanklin was named as executor; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)2
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Col. Richard Shanklin was named as executor; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.3,4

Family

Catherine Alexander b. 28 Sep 1776, d. 18 Mar 1852
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Col Richard Shanklin (25 Oct 1772–1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117446982, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117446982/richard-shanklin. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
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  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=615209&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
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Matthew Alexander1

M, #87828, b. 3 December 1777, d. 1825
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Matthew Alexander was born on 3 December 1777 at Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA; Bible page says born 3rd Feb 1787.1,2 He married Elizabeth J. Marshall in 1797 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA.3
Matthew Alexander died in 1825 at West Virginia, USA.1
Matthew Alexander was buried in 1825 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     3 Dec 1777, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
     DEATH     1825 (aged 47–48), West Virginia, USA
     Father: James Alexander b: 1750
     Mother: Isabella Erskine b: 1748
     Married: 1797 in Monroe County, WV to Elizabeth J. Marshall
     Known Children
     1. Isabella Alexander
     2. James Alexander
     3. Matthew Alexander
     4. John Alexander
     5. Catharine Alexander d: 21 Jan 1821 in Fauquier County, VA Married: 24 Dec 1807 in Monroe County, VA to Joseph Porter b: 3 Mar 1782 in Goshen, Rockbridge Co VA d: 18 Dec 1852 in Greene Co Missouri. His 2nd marriage: 11 Mar 1825 in Lincoln Co TN to Sarah Alexander b: 6 Jan 1786 died in Missouri
     6. Mary Alexander
     7. Andrew Alexander
     Family Members-Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Spouse - Elizabeth J. Marshall Alexander 1782–1829
     Siblings
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Children
      James W. Alexandria 1792–1854
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Created by: Walter Pack Family
     Added: 29 Apr 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial 89266722.1
     He was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Matthew Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)4

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Matthew Alexander (3 Dec 1777–1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266722, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266722/matthew-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth J. Marshall Alexander (3 Dec 1782–15 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243875, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243875/elizabeth-j.-alexander
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record
  5. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Elizabeth J. Marshall1

F, #87829, b. 3 December 1782, d. 15 November 1829
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Elizabeth J. Marshall was born on 3 December 1782.1 She married Matthew Alexander, son of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, in 1797 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA.1
Elizabeth J. Marshall was buried on 15 November 1829 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     3 Dec 1782
     DEATH     15 Nov 1829 (aged 46)
     Family Members: Spouse: Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
     Children: James W. Alexandria 1792–1854
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 8 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6243875.1
Elizabeth J. Marshall died on 15 November 1829 at age 46.1

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Elizabeth J. Marshall Alexander (3 Dec 1782–15 Nov 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243875, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243875/elizabeth-j.-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Michael Alexander1

M, #87830, b. 23 April 1779, d. 29 January 1857
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Michael Alexander was born on 23 April 1779.1,2 He married Mary Benson in 1801.3
Michael Alexander died on 29 January 1857 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, at age 77.1
Michael Alexander was buried after 29 January 1857 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     1779
     DEATH     29 Jan 1857 (aged 77–78), Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Name: Michael/Alexander
     Sex: Male
     Death Date: 29 Jan 1857
     Death Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Age at Death: 78y
     Birth Date:
     Birth Place: Monroe Co.
     Marital Status: M
     Occupation: Farmer
     Mother: I./Alexander
     Father: J./Alexander b: 1750
     Mother: Isabella Erskine b: 1748
     Father: James Alexander b: 1750
     Mother: Isabella Erskine b: 1748
     Family Members-Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Siblings
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Children
      Delilah M. Alexander Caperton 1804–1845
      John Erskine Alexander 1806–1860
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Created by: Walter Pack Family
     Added: 29 Apr 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial 89266572.1
     He was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Michael Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)4

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Michael Alexander (1779–29 Jan 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89266572, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Walter Pack Family (contributor 47557175) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/89266572/michael-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  3. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record
  5. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Henry Alexander1

M, #87831, b. 7 March 1782, d. 10 August 1866
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Henry Alexander married Frances P. Burrell; His 2nd? wife.2,3 Henry Alexander married Elizabeth Cathron; His 1st? wife.3 Henry Alexander was born on 7 March 1782.1,4
Henry Alexander died on 10 August 1866 at age 84.1
Henry Alexander was buried after 10 August 1866 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     7 Mar 1782
     DEATH     10 Aug 1866 (aged 84)
     Family Members-Parents
      James Alexander 1750–1814
      Isabella Erskine Alexander 1748–1834
     Spouse: Frances P. Burrell Alexander 1790–1864
     Siblings
      Jane Alexander Dunlap 1775–1838
      Matthew Alexander 1777–1825
      Michael Alexander 1779–1857
      Henry Alexander 1782–1866
      Mary Alexander Chapman 1784–1837
     Children
      Charles C. Alexander 1807–1841
      James H. Alexander 1810–1866
      Frances Carthrae Alexander Caperton 1815–1891
      Harriet Boswell Alexander Caperton 1820–1899
     BURIAL     Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 8 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6243879.1
     He was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr.
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Henry Alexander was named as executor; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)5
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Henry Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.6,7

Family 1

Frances P. Burrell b. 19 Sep 1790, d. 28 Jul 1864
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Henry Alexander (7 Mar 1782–10 Aug 1866), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243879, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243879/henry-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Frances P. Burrell Alexander (19 Sep 1790–28 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243878, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243878/frances-p.-alexander
  3. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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  8. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA, p. 301.

Frances P. Burrell1

F, #87832, b. 19 September 1790, d. 28 July 1864
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Frances P. Burrell married Henry Alexander, son of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine; His 2nd? wife.1,2 Frances P. Burrell was born on 19 September 1790.1
Frances P. Burrell died on 28 July 1864 at age 73.1
Frances P. Burrell was buried after 28 July 1864 at Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     BIRTH     19 Sep 1790
     DEATH     28 Jul 1864 (aged 73)
     Family Members Spouse Henry Alexander 1782–1866
     Maintained by: BoatieMac
     Originally Created by: Find A Grave
     Added: 8 Mar 2002
     Find A Grave Memorial 6243878.1

Family

Henry Alexander b. 7 Mar 1782, d. 10 Aug 1866
Child

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 August 2018), memorial page for Frances P. Burrell Alexander (19 Sep 1790–28 Jul 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6243878, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Union, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BoatieMac (contributor 49125714) at: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6243878/frances-p.-alexander. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
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Andrew Alexander1

M, #87833, b. 1752
FatherAndrew Alexander1 b. 1708, d. 9 Nov 1788
MotherCatherine Stuart Thompson1 b. 1712, d. a 1804
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Andrew Alexander married Martha McClure.2 Andrew Alexander was born in 1752 at Virginia, USA; birth date from letter attached to DAR App #145840.3
     Andrew Alexander is mentioned in the will of Andrew Alexander on 28 June 1788 at Augusta Co., Virginia, USA;
From Chalkley [1912:III:183]: "Page 110. - 28th June, 1788. Andrew Alexander's will - To wife, Catherine; to oldest son, James; to grandson, Andrew Hunder; to grandson, John Alexander, infant, son of son Andrew, tract at foot of South Montain at place called the Wallowing Hole; to granddaughters, daughters of son Andrew above; to Samuel Hunder. Test: Wm. Thompson, Samuel Wilson, Peter Frenger. Executor, son-in-law Samuel Hunter. Proved, 20th January, 1789, by all witnesses. Executor qualifies."
     DAR App #263118 cites Augusta Co. Record, Vol. 3, p. 183.
Ancestry.com - Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
     Name:     Andrew Alexander
     Date:     28 Jun 1788
     Location:     Augusta Co., VA
     Notes:     This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
     Remarks:     Andrew Alexander's will - To wife, Catherine; to oldest son, James; to grandson, Andrew Hunter; to grandson, John Alexander, infant, son of Andrew, tract at foot of South Mountain at place called the Wallowing Hole; to granddaughters, daughters of so
     Description:     Decedent
     Book:     WB7-110
     Prove Date:     20 Jan 1789
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004.
     Original data:
      Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 1912.
      Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files at the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New York, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905.
      The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken from microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records may be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries and archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courthouses.
      For individual sources please see the Notes section listed with each record.4,1,5,6

Family

Martha McClure b. 31 Jul 1756

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7832&h=418&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108964378&usePUB=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4462] DAR Application No. 204317 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #204317 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  3. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  4. [S4285] JKr. Thomas Leigh Read, "The West Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Application #68634 (Nat'l) - #684 (State) Andrew ALEXANER", West Virginia Society #1132, SAR Application #68634 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2204&h=684644&ssrc=pt&tid=2567229&pid=1711476042&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2204/32596_242293-00097?pid=684644&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2204%26h%3D684644%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D2567229%26pid%3D1711476042%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=2567229&personid=1711476042&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "SAR Application #68634 Andrew ALEXANDER."
  5. [S3185] Lyman Chalkley, compiler, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the Original Court records of Augusta County 1745-1800, 3 Volumes (n.p.: The Commonwealth Printing Company, 1912), Vol III, p. 183.. Hereinafter cited as Chalkley [1912] Chron Scotch-Irish Stlmnt in VA.
  6. [S4464] DAR Application No. 263118 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #263118 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.

Mary Davis Alexander1

F, #87834, b. 12 August 1805, d. 8 May 1848
FatherAndrew Alexander2,3 b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
MotherPhoebe Bracken2,3 b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Mary Davis Alexander was born on 12 August 1805.1 She married Hugh McClaugherty on 7 October 1828.3,1
Mary Davis Alexander died on 8 May 1848 at age 42.1
     Mary Davis Alexander was also known as Mary A. Alexander.2,3 She was a mentioned with Lena Alexander Walker; Author of DAR App #145840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.1 Mary Davis Alexander was a mentioned with Mabel Clare Shorter; Author of DAR App #229840 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER, and 1st cousin of Lena Alexander Walker Bowen, author of DAR App #145840.4
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Mary Davis Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)2

Family

Hugh McClaugherty b. 30 Oct 1804, d. 29 Nov 1878
Children

Citations

  1. [S4461] DAR Application No. 145840 & Supporting Documentation - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #145840 & SD Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
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  3. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.
  4. [S4463] DAR Application No. 229840 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #229840 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.

Isabella Alexander1

F, #87835
FatherAndrew Alexander1,2 b. 1 Feb 1773, d. 19 Feb 1850
MotherPhoebe Bracken1,2 b. 1780, d. 8 Sep 1869
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     Isabella Alexander married Michael Cotton in 1835.2
     In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Isabella Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4286] Oren Frederic Morton, A HIstory of Monroe County, West Virginia (Dayton, VA: Ruebush-Elkins Co., 1916), p. 300. Hereinafter cited as Morton [1916] A HIstory of Monroe County, WVA.

Elizabeth Alexander1

F, #87836, b. 1 December 1777, d. 27 February 1853
FatherJudge James Alexander Sr.1,2 b. 1750, d. 29 Jun 1814
MotherIsabella Erskine1,2 b. 1748, d. 16 Nov 1834
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     Elizabeth Alexander was born on 1 December 1777.3,2 She married John Byrnside circa 1796.1,2
Elizabeth Alexander died on 27 February 1853 at age 75.2
     She was a mentioned with Judge James Alexander Sr.; Bible page listing dates of birth of children of James Alexander, Sr. Elizabeth Alexander was a mentioned with Rosel Killey; Author of DAR App #204317 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.2
In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Elizabeth Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1
In Isabella Erskine's will dated 12 June 1832 at Monroe Co., West Virginia, USA, Elizabeth Alexander was named as an heir; Will Record #!: Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     Isabella Alexander
     Probate Date:     Nov 1834
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1834
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 3-4, 1829-1849
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Will Record #2: Ancestry.com -.4,5

Family

John Byrnside b. 15 Apr 1763, d. 10 Oct 1816
Child

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S4462] DAR Application No. 204317 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #204317 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #1 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=615209&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
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  5. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record #2 seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=133438&ssrc=pt&tid=212539&pid=-2108963364&usePUB=true
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John Byrnside1,2,3

M, #87837, b. 15 April 1763, d. 10 October 1816
Last Edited26 Jan 2019
     John Byrnside was born on 15 April 1763.3 He married Elizabeth Alexander, daughter of Judge James Alexander Sr. and Isabella Erskine, circa 1796.1,3
John Byrnside died on 10 October 1816 at age 53.3
     He was a mentioned with Rosel Killey; Author of DAR App #204317 showing descent from Andrew ALEXANDER.3

Family

Elizabeth Alexander b. 1 Dec 1777, d. 27 Feb 1853
Child

Citations

  1. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Will record seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=9087&h=528082&ssrc=pt&tid=115398307&pid=392033081542&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9087/004715426_00138/528082?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/facts/citation/107751298395/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Bible birth page seen on on Ancestry.com on 27 Aug 2018 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/212539/person/-2108964379/media/a7317289-19e5-4ff9-b9e9-915077fa0966?_phsrc=OQU2649&usePUBJs=true
  3. [S4462] DAR Application No. 204317 - Ancestor: Andew ALEXANDER, DAR No. A001130, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #204317 Andew ALEXANDER 75335.

James Dunlap1

M, #87838
FatherAlexander Dunlap1 b. 11 Mar 1768, d. 17 Mar 1841
MotherJane Alexander1 b. 25 Jun 1775, d. 7 Aug 1838
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, James Dunlap was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1

James Shanklin1

M, #87839
FatherCol. Richard Shanklin1 b. 25 Oct 1772, d. 1841
MotherCatherine Alexander1 b. 28 Sep 1776, d. 18 Mar 1852
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, James Shanklin was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1

Henry Alexander1

M, #87840
FatherHenry Alexander1 b. 7 Mar 1782, d. 10 Aug 1866
MotherFrances P. Burrell1 b. 19 Sep 1790, d. 28 Jul 1864
Last Edited27 Aug 2018
     In Judge James Alexander Sr.'s will dated 16 May 1813 at Monroe Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA, Henry Alexander was named as an heir; Ancestry.com - West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985
     Name:     James Alexander
     Probate Date:     Jul 1814
     Probate Place:     Monroe, West Virginia, USA
     Inferred Death Year:     Abt 1814
     Inferred Death Place:     West Virginia, USA
     Item Description:     Will Book, Vol 1-2, 1799-1829
     Source Citation: Wills, Inventories, 1799-1969; Author: West Virginia. County Court (Monroe County); Probate Place: Monroe, West Virginia
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
     Original data: West Virginia County, District and Probate Courts.

Transcription of will by G. A. Vaut:
     "Virginia. In the name of God amen. I James Alexander of the county Monroe being now aged and infirm but of perfect mind and memory doth hereby on this sixteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen [NB "Fourteen" is crossed out and overwritten "thirteen".] make this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say:
     "First. I desire that all my just debts which I may owe at decease including such funeral charges as may be necessary shall be honestly and punctually paid by my executors.
     "2nd I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabella Alexander my negroe woman known by the name of Patience and the said Patience's oldest child called Mary during her my said wife's natural life with liberty to her the said Isabella at her death to give the said slaves to all or any of my children living as she may think right and proper, I also give to my wife my Negroe man named Calm to be with her and under her direction and the direction of my son Mathew Alexander and for the purpose of cultivating the plantation & during her life and at her death as I intend the said Negroe Calm to be the property of my son Mathew. I do hereby will and bequeath the said negro man to my said son Mathew Alexander. I also give to my said wife one horse or mare two good cows such as she may choose out of my stock of horses and cattle two beds with their necessary apparatus belonging there to with such other of my household furniture and property of the house as she may think necessary for her use to be hers and her heirs forever.
     "3rd I will and bequeath to my son Andrew Alexander during his life the occupancy and use of the sixty acres of land which has been made or decreed to me by the Chancery District Court holden at the (illegible) and which was formerly the property of William Hawkins the title to which has been made to me by Nimrod Tachette (sp?) and wife. I also will and bequeath to my said son Andrew one acre of land part of the plantation on which I now live or at least the use thereof the one acre to be laid off joining the lands of Alexander Dunlap beginning where said Dunlap's line intersects the Town of Union oat the north course of said town to run from the line of the said town up the line of said Dunlap the turn of the lane at the Meadow of Henry Alexander thence across so far into my field as by running a strait line down to the road next Samuel Early's new house will make the acre aforesaid and so that each and will be of an equal wealth and I do direct that my executors shall provide or manage the said 60 acres of land and the lot of one acre aforesaid that the benefit thereof shall go the support of the children of the said Andrew Alexander and should it be necessary my Executors are to dispose of the same to the best of purpose and to make and execute leases or titles to said parcels of land as also titles (illegible) when necessary for all the lotts in the town of Union which have been sold and not conveyed or for any lotts which may at my death be unsold giving to the Executors herein after mentioned or any two of them full power to sell the said lotts after my death in the same manner as I would expose them to sale myself, they making conveyances or deeds when by law and the usages of the town they may be directed.
     "4th I will and bequeath to my grandchildren Mary and Isabella Alexander &* ---- three daughters of Andrew Alexander my son the following property to wit to young houses the colds of a mare called Blue Skin on cow and calf with sundry other articles of the household furniture including a bed and a womans saddle to be equally divided between my said three grandchildren all of which property is now in the possession of my son Andrew and his wife but it is my wish that my executors have full power and do faithfully take care that the property mentioned in the 4th clause of my will is not to be disposed or by my son Andrew so as to deprive his wife and children from the benefit and use thereof.
     "5th I will and bequeath to my four daughters namely Jane Dunlap, Catharine Shanklin, Elizabeth Byrnsides and Mary Chapman the whole of my moveable property includ8ing the benefits of the sales of any and all the lots which may not be sold & paid for at my death after deducting the debts which I may owe at my death to be equally divided between them and also excepting such parts as I have or may herein otherwise dispose of.
     "6th I will and bequeath to my son Michael Alexander one rifle given which is now in his possession under the impression that I have heretofore given him the said Michael an equal part of my estate with the rest of my children.
     "7th I will and bequeath to my son Henry Alexander my negroe girl child Cecilia the second child of my negro woman called Patience also my negro man called Abraham if ever obtained or anything for him he the said Abram having sometime before this eloped from my possessions.
     "8th I will and bequeath to my son Mathew Alexander the land on which I now live together with all its improvements to (excepting such parts as I have herein before disposed of and the toll laid out on the (Illegible) of the hill next to James Handly's line * which is (illegible) in for the use of a burial ground for those having use therefor as long as may be necessary and which I intend to stand unmolested forever for that special purpose and use. I also will and bequeath to my said son Mathew Alexander all my farming utensils such as ploughs axes hoes to so be his this heirs forever but with this condition that he the said Mathew Alexander shall find & provide or cause to be found and provided for my wife a decent and plentiful support and maintenance during her natural life and also for my mother Catherine Alexander in case it shall be necessary.
     "9th I will and bequeath to my four grandchildren to wit James Dunlap, son of Alexander Dunlap, James Shanklin, son of Richard Shanklin, James Alexander, son of Henry Alexander, James Anderson Alexander, son of Michael Alexander, the sum of fifty dollars each to be paid them by my executors out of my personal estate after my death or to their use.
     "10th Where as I have some years since executed an obligation compelling me and my heirs to make or convey unto such persons as might become purchases of lotts in Union Town deeds or titles for the same which bond is of record in the court of this County and whereas when the lines of the 25 acres allotted and intended for the Town of Union aforesaid came to be run and made it appeared that part of said 225 acres was on the land of Alexander Dunlap it is therefore my will and special direction that the purchase money of such lotts or parts of lotts as may be on the lands of said Dunlap be paid to him, the said Dunlap by my executors provided that he the said Dunlap will properly execute an obligation coming up to the conditions of my Bond aforesaid for such part as the fee simple of the (illegible) lotts aforesaid may be in him so as (illegible) to clear the balance of my heirs from any danger or embarrassment in consequence of the Bond by me executed as aforesaid and it is further my will and I do most positively direct that unless the said Dunlap shall make execute and deliver an obligation in substance as I have here in before mentioned that my executors shall withhold from him the said Alexander Dunlap all that part of my estate which I have herein before mentioned to go to James Dunlap wife of the said Alexander Dunlap except the sum of one dollar.
     "And lastly do hereby nominate and appoint my son Henry Alexander, Richard Shanklin and Henly Chapman executors of this my last will and testament giving to them all the power herein before mentioned revoking and disannulling all other and former wills by me in any wife uttered or published and declaring this and this only to be my trued last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first written. James Alexander
     "Signed sealed and declared as the last will and testament of the said James Alexander in presence of us: Lewis Forlander, Andrew Beirm (sp?), George Alderson, Isaac Hutchison.
     "At Monroe, July Court 1814
     "This last will and testament of James Alexander Decd was presented in court and proven by the oaths of Lewis Forland and Isaac Hutchison two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and is ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Henry Alexander one of the Executors named in the will aforesaid who made oath and together with George Bevine & Lewis Fourlander his securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him (with leave with Richard Shanklin & Henly Chapman to join in the Execution of the will aforesaid) for obtaining proper(Illegible) in due form. A copy Teste Isaac Hutchison (illegible.)1