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DAR Proof of Lineage

Amos Alexander
(b. ca 1750 Somerset Co., MD - d. ca 1813 Mecklenburg Co., NC)


[sss note -- These 13 pages were sent to me by Charlotte Young Slinkard in 1989.  She stated in her letter that she "enclosed some one else's DAR proof of lineage that I recently obtained from Washington."  It is obvious from the type styles, different formats of the pages, and dates that they were not all created by the same person at the same time.  For clarity, I have separated these into 5 "parts" (I refer to these 5 parts in the sources of my family database).  The italic page numbers in brackets are the order in which they were sent to me (stapled together & probably received by Charlotte in the same manner).]
[PART 1; pages 1 - 2]

[Page 1]

LINEAGE

Application for membership in DAR may be made by right of lineal descent from AMOS ALEXANDER, who was born in Somerset County, Md., ca 1750 and died in Mecklenburg County, N.C.  His residence during the Revolution was Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Generations:

1.  Daughter of Murdo Alexander Cameron
and wife Bertha Love

2.  Bertha Love was child of Andrew Emmett Love
and wife Claudia Irvin

3.  Claudia Irvin was the child of Dewese Irvin
and wife Jane Eliza Alexander born Oct. 1837, Mecklenburg Co., N.C.

4.  Jane Eliza Alexander was the child of Ezekiel Alexander, born Sept. 1, 1812, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. diied [sic] July 15, 1875, Mecklenburg County, N.C. and first wife Katharine C. Houston, born August 4, 1817, Mecklenburg County, N.C. died Fe. [sic] 14, 1847, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. Married Dec. 22, 1836, Mecklenburg Co., N.C.

5.  Ezekiel Alexander was child of Eli Alexander born Dec. 6, 1784, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. died July 26, 1834, Mecklenburg Co., N.C. and his only wife Margaret C. Alcorn born Fe. [sic] 5, 1786, Mecklenburg County, N.C. died Aug 1, 1872, Mecklenburg County, N.C. married Dec. 21, 1808

6.  Eli Alexander was child of Amos Alexander ca 1750 will proven [sss note, the last 2 words, "will proven", marked through with red ink] at Somerset Co., Md, died at Mecklenburg County, N.C. will Dec. 1813. and his wife Susanna Johnson born -- prob Somerset Co., Md., died Mecklenburg County, N. living 1813. married ---

[Page 2]

References

1.  I do not have any references for Generations 1, 2 and 3 for your
2.  family.  As you know I am a descendant of Ezekiel Alexander and
3.  his second wife Elizabeth Mary Ann McGeachey.

4.  The Orignal [sic] Marriage Bonds for Mecklenburg County, N.C. from 1762 - 1850, page 3 gives marriage of Ezekiel Alexander and Katharine C. Houston.
The birthdates and death dates of their children including Jane Eliza (their oldest child) are listed in "An Exposition of the Old and New Testament" edited by Rev. George burner [sic] and Rev. Joseph Hughes, A.M., published 1833.  This book is owned by the widow of William Franklin Alexander of Huntersville, N.C. [handwritten note "--now Mrs. Herman Osborne (note made 1973)"]
(I examined this book in 1952 and will supply you with an affidavid if you need it.)

5.  Refer to DAR Papers of Julia C. Potts (Mrs. W.E.) of Alexandriana
&
6  Chapter, Huntersville, N.C. National # 412611

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For your information:

The war record of Amos Alexander is found in N.C. ROSTER OF REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS, page 315, Raleigh, N.C.

The will of Amos Alexander is recorded in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Will Book A., page 63, dated Dec. 7, 1813.

The will of Eli Alexander is filed in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Will Book G., page 181, dated July 20, 1834.

Marriage of Eli Alexander and Margaret C. Alcorn is recorded in Orignal [sic] Marriage Bonds of Mecklenburg County, N.C. page 3.
[PART 2; pages 3 and probably 13]

[Page 3]

Proof

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA  )
COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG  )

The following information is taken from Family records, and from Graveyard records in Gilead Church Yard, Mecklenburg County, N. C. :

Proof for Generations one and two:  The children of Ezekiel Alexander and his second wife Elizabeth Mary Ann McGeachy are as follows:

1.  Catherine Kertilda, first child born to them, proves marriage date of Ezekiel and his second wife to have been 1847/48.  She was born according to family Bible Oct. 20, 1848; married to James Marion Francis Beard.

2.  John Milton, born 11-28-1850; married 1st to Nannie Fullwood; married 2nd to Lula Gillespie.

3.  Elizabeth Camille, b. 7-27-1852; m. 1-2-1873, d. 10-17-1929; married to William Thomas Cashion.  Buried in [sss note "Independence Hill" marked through] Gilead Graveyard.

4.  William Eli, b. 10-15-1854 m. Janie Knox.

5-  Houston Johnston b. 2-25-1859 d 10-10-1904; married Annie Torrence.

6.  Julia Nancy b. 9-29-1866; living 1952; married Thomas Lemuel Shields [sss note -- these are my ancestors & this is incorrect - she married Cowan Lemley Shields].

 7.  James Franklin b. 1-15-1863; m. Sallie Harrison; d. March 1952. [sss note -- "1952" appears to be marked through] -1-8-1929

Proof for Generation three:

Eli Alexander, father of Ezekiel Alexander, and son of Amos and Susanna Alexander, was born 12-6-1784; d. 7-26-1834; married Margaret C. Alcorn in Mecklenburg Co. as shown by marriage bonds of the County, 12 -21, 1808; b. 1784; d. 8-1-1872 aged 88 years.

Their Children.

1.  Lydia Malissa m. John Price Bell; no dates to be found

2.  Ezekiel Alexander b. 9-1-1812; d. 7-15-1875; m. 1st 12-20-1836 Catherine C. Houston; (from Marriage Bond of Mecklenburg Co.; m. 2nd - Elizabeth Mary Ann McGeachy.

3.  Amos Martin b. 9-3-1819, d. 2-14-1884; m. Margaret Isabella Alexander, b. 3-23-1830, d. 11-16-1907.

4.  Eli B. 9-8-1830; d. 6-28-[sss note 1803 marked through & 1903 typed above it]1903; m. 1st - Dorcas P. McAulay 1-1-1850. M. 2nd. Margaret - -; m. 3rd. Mary Ann Goodrum.

5.  Moses Johnston - unmarried.

[Page 13; sss note -- this page appears by the typewriter font to go with page 3 & I moved that page here for the purposes of this web page.  If so, it appears certain pages are missing]

page #4.

The foregoing records are taken from family Bibles in the possession of Arthur White of Cornelius, N. C., Miss Minnie Alexander of Charlotte, N. C.; and of that one belonging to Mrs. S. Eugene Haley, Anderson, S. C. Other dates are taken from marriage bonds of Mecklenburg Co., N. C.; from gravestones in Gilead Churchyard, Mecklenburg Co.,; and deeds and will of Amos Alexander is taken from the records of Mecklenburg Co., N. C. All of the above are true copies of the records as set forth.

This 8th day of April, 1952.

Kate S. Smith (Mrs Roy S[page cut off]
Mrs. Roy S. Smith

Personally appeared before me Mary S. Ross a
Notary Public of Mecklenburg County, N. C. Mrs. Roy S. Smith, who
being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing records are true
copies of the records indicated.

Mary S. Ross
Notary Public

My Commission expires [stamped:] My Commission Expires July 28th, 1953
[PART 3; pages 4 - 5]

[Page 4]

[sss note -- this is a photocopy of a family record, possibly from a Bible]

FAMILY RECORD

BIRTHS

(1) Eli B. Alexander
was born Sept.
the 8th, 1830

(2) John Bell Alexander
born July 16 1863

(3) Bessie Viola Alexander
born July 31, 1885

(4) Lizzie Mock Alexander
born Dec. 21, 1864

(5) James Wilson Alexander
born Sept 15, 1887

(6) John Grier Alexander
born Sept. 26, 1898

(7) Marie Bell Alexander
born Aug. 13, 1902

[sss note:  this is all of the entries on this page -- the notary public wrote at the bottom of the page:]

July 22, 1973
I certify this to be a true copy
[Frank D.] Watson
Notary Public
my commission expires Sep. 11, 1974

[Page 5]

[sss note -- this is a photocopy of a family record, possibly from a Bible; from page format & handwriting, it appears to go with the copy above]

FAMILY RECORD

DEATHS

(1) Eli B. Alexander
died June 28, 1903.
(Resting in hope of a
glorious resurrection)

(2) John Bell Alexander
died March 9, 1940

(3) Bessie Alexander
Westmoreland died
Feb. 10, 1920

(4) Elizabeth Ella (Mock)
Alexander died
June 10, 1945.

[sss note:  this is all of the entries on this page -- the notary public wrote at the bottom of the page:]

July 22, 1973
I certify this to be a true copy
[Frank D.] Watson
Notary Public
my commission expires Sep. 11, 1974
[PART 4; pages 6 - 10]

[Page 6]

PROOF FOR GENERATION: [sss note -- there is no generation number listed]

[sss note -- in the margin there is a handwritten capital "A":]
A

Eli Alexander, father of Eli B. Alexander, and son of Amos and Susanna Alexander was born 12-6-1784, died 7-26-1834; married Margaret C. Alcorn in Mecklenburg Co. as shown by marriage bonds of the county 12-21-1808; born 2-5-1786, died 8-1-1872 Aged 88 years.

Their Children

1.  Lydia Malissa M. John Price Bell: no dates to be found.

2.  Ezekiel Alexander b. 9-1-1812; d. 7-15-1875; m. 1st 12-20-1836 Catherine C. Houston; (from Marriage Bond of Mecklenburg Co.; m. 2nd Elizabeth Mary Ann McGeachy.

3.  Amos Martin B. 9-8-1819, D. 2-15-1884; m. Margaret Isabella Alexander, b. 3-23-1830, d. 11-16-1907.

4.  Eli B. 9-8-1830; d. 6-28-1903; m. 1st Dorcas P. Mcaulay 1-1-1850. M. 2nd. Margaret --- m. 3rd Mary Ann Goodrum.

5.  Moses Johnston - unmarried.

6.  Mary Susanna Johnston - b. 2-26-1826; d. 11-9-1866; m. 12-20-1847 Ephriam Alexander McAulay.

7.  William S. B. 8-4-1817 - went to Alabama.

8.  Margaret Rebecca, b. 1-7-1824; d. 7-2-1827.

[sss note -- in the margin beside & slightly above the word "Amos" there is a handwritten capital "B" & asterisk:]

B * Amos Alexander and wife Susanna lived in Mecklenburg County, N.C. 4 1/2 miles from Beattie's Ford. His will is filed or rather recorded in Will Bk. A. P. 63, dated Dec. 7, 1813.  Neither his grave nor that of his wife has been located, although it has always been understood in the family that they were buried either in Bakers Graveyard or in Gilead Graveyard, they are in unmarked graves, and none living today know the location.  Will Bk. A. is temporarily withdrawn from circulation on account of bad condition, so we have only a full abstract:

Amos Alexander - Mecklenburg Co:. 7 Dec. 1813

Wife - Susanna Dwelling house (next to Col. Cathey) Negro Jack and wench Barb, 1 horse and plow, etc.

Dau. - Mary 1 negro Bess to descend to her dau. Susannah; and one small wench named Nancy and one boy named Bill [sss note -- ? should be "Will" as mentioned later in bequest ?], and then said woman Nance to descend to her dau. Polly Ross. and boy Will to her dau. Rebecca Spears.

Son - Josiah Martin at his mother's death, one half of the plantation on which I now live; one negro Ag and one boy named Cate, binding said son Josiah to pay $25.00 twice.

[handwritten asterisk]* Son - Epriam one negro Ban $25.00 twice and at his mother's dea. negro wench Barb, etc.

Son - Eli negro man Chester and Negro boy Bill.

[Page 7]

Page 2.

Dau. Rebecca and my grand dau. Cynthy Oils (?) dau of Rebecca.

Son. Ezekiel negro Ben, and negro boy Bill and plantation on which I live, containing 98 A., and at Ezekiel's decease the boy Ben to descend to his dau. Susannah and Ezekiel to pay $25.00 to her and heirs forever.

Dau. Rebecca - one negro Milah and if she (Milah) has any children to descend to Cynthia Oils (?) her dau.

Dau. Minty - at her mother's death one half the plantation and one wench Hanah.

Sons: Epriam and Ezekiel Alexander, Executors.

s/Amos X Alexander

William Graham
Joseph Graham
Griffith Graham

[Page 8]

[sss note -- in the margin there is a handwritten capital "C":]
C

Page 3.

Josiah Martin Alexander died intestate and the following abstracts of deeds are used to prove lineage from Amos and Susanna Alexander:

Meck. Co. DBK 22, p. 471 19 Nov. 1830

Ephriam Alexander conveys to Alfred Alexander for $44.00 acknowledges and conveys 22 A. being his (Ephraim's part of his brother Josiah M. Alexander's land, undivided adjoining Patrick Johnston, Thomas Byers, Wm. Patterson and others.

Wit: Goldsmith Walker
John Beard

DBK 24, p. 131. Meck Co.

GEORGIA  )
BUTTS CO.)

Know all men by these presents that we; Eli Conger and Mary Conger, his wife, Goldsmith and Cynthia Walker, his wife; Edgar Spears and Harvey Spears of the County of BUTTS AND HENRY, of State aforesaid for divers good causes, etc. appoint Ezekiel Alexander of Mecklenburg Co., N. C. to make a warranty title to that piece of land lying in Meck. Co., and known on a plot of Amos Alexander's old place 4 miles below Beattie's Ford on the road leading to Charlotte, it being one half of said plantation willed to Josiah M. Alexander by his father Amos Alexander, and these are to make good two shares to him the said Amos Alfred Alexander.

s/ Eli and Mary Conger
Goldsmith Walker and Cynthia Walker
Edgar C. Spears
Harvey Spears

DBK 24 p. 135 20 March 1836 Meck Co.

Between Jas. P. Alley of Iredell Co., Lawful Attorney for Minty Alexander of Lincoln Co., Tenn. for $250.00 herewith confirm unto said Amos Alfred Alexander one undivided share or moiety of Afsd. Minty Alexander in a certain tract of land in the County of Mecklenburg on the main road from Charlotte to Beattie's Ford, joining lands of Patrick Johnston, Wm. Patterson, Thomas Byers, and Henry Cathey, 270 A. whereon there is the encumbrance of the dower right of Susannah Alexander, widow of Amos Alexander which by will was given to Susanna for her lifetime, and at her death to beequally [sic] divided said Minty and her bro. Josiah Martin Alexander, by whose death intestate said Minty became entitled to an additional share amounting to 1/6th of Josiah's half interest, consisting of 1/2 of 272 acres and the 1/6 of the other part, and same is hereby conveyed to the above Amos Alfred Alexander.

Wit. Geo. F. Davidson

recorded Oct. term 1836.

[Page 9]

[sss note -- it appears that the typed words "Page 4" are cut off at the top of my copy]

The foregoing records are taken from family Bibles in the possession of Mrs. Macie Alexander. Other dates are taken from marriage bonds of Mecklenburg Co. N.C. from gravestones in Gilead Churchyard, Mecklenburg Co., and deeds and will of Amos Alexander is taken from the records of Mecklenburg Co., N. C. All of the above are true copies as set forth.

This 8th day of Sept., 1960

Katherine Westmoreland

Personally appeared before me P M Miller
Notary Public of Mecklenburg, County N. C.
who being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing records are true
copies of the records indicated.

PM Miller
Notary Public

My Commission expires [stamped:] My Commission Expires March 9, 1961

[Page 10]

ADDITIONAL PROOF

[sss note -- in the margin there is a handwritten capital "D":]
D

Will of Eli Alexander recorded Will Book G. p. 181, dated July 20, 1834, Mecklenburg County, N. C. :

Eli Alexander - Mecklenburg County 20, July 1834.

Wife - Margaret, tract of land on which I live 150 A., also 20 A. in Mt. tract, negro boy, Bill, bed and furniture, household and kitchen furniture, 5 cows, 2 horses, hogs, sheep, farming utensils, negro girl, Jane, books, etc.

5 youngest children to be schooled out of the profits of the land.

Dau. Lydia M. Bell, $100.00

Son. - Ezekiel, my undivided interest in my brother Josiah's estate -- supposed to be 22 A. and also $175.00

Son - Moses J., the common tract containing 72 A.; colt, my saddle, and bridle, cow, and calf, bed and furniture.

Son - William S., 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Son - Amos M., 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Son - Eli B. my rifle gun and remaining 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Dau. - Mary S. negro girl, Silvey, bed and furniture.

Executors:  John Gibson
James Alexander
John Alcorn

s/ Eli Alexander

The foregoing records are taken from the Family Bible of Mrs. Macie Alexander and marriage and death records in Mecklenburg County., N. C. and Cabarrus County, N.C. The will of Eli Alexander is taken from the records of Mecklenburg County, N.C.  All of the above are true copies of the records as set forth.

This 10th day of Oct 1960

Katherine Westmoreland

Personally appeared before me P M Miller a Notary Public of Mecklenburg County, N. C. Katherine Westmoreland who being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing records are true copies of the records indicated.

PM Miller
Notary Public

My Commission expires [stamped:] My Commission Expires March 9, 1961
[PART 5; pages 11 - 12]

[Page 11]

Additional Proof

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG

The following information is taken from public records and family Bibles.

Proof for Generations one and two:

Elizabeth Camille Alexander, b. 7-27-1852, m. 1-2-1873, d. 10-17-1929, married William Thomas Cashion as shown by Marriage Register, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Book for July 1872- Jan- 1889 under C year 1873. Death Certificate for Elizabeth Camille Alexander Cashion, Cabarrus County, N.C. Book 15, p. 260 gives parents as Ezekiel Alexander and Mary Ann McGeachey Alexander.  William Thomas Cashion, husband of Elizabeth Camille Alexander, b. 1-18-1846, d. 8-28-1929, Death Certificate, Mecklenburg County, N.C. Book 36, p. 70.

Bible of Elizabeth Camille Alexander and William Thomas Cashion shows Julia Cashion as the 4th child of Elizabeth Camille Alexander and William Thomas Cashion b. 12-20-1881, married William Erasmus Potts on 6-9-1909 as shown by Book of Marriages, Mecklenburg County, N.C., for years 1907-1917, p. 171.

Family Bible of Ezekiel Alexander shows Mary Ann McGeachey b. 9-16-1826, d. 4-18-1912, married Ezekiel Alexander on 2-3-1848.

Proof for Generation three:

Eli Alexander, father of Ezekiel Alexander, son of Amos and Susanna Alexander, was born 12-6-1784, d. 7-26-1834, married Margaret C. Alcorn on 12-21-1808 as shown by Marriage Bonds, Mecklenburg County, N.C., Register of all marriages prior to 1850, p. 3.

Will of Eli Alexander recorded Will Book G., p. 181, dated July 20, 1834, Mecklenburg County, N.C.:

Eli Alexander - Mecklenburg County, 20 July 1834

Wife - Margaret, tract of land on which I live 150 A., also 20 A. in Mt. Tract, negro boy, Bill, bed and furniture, household and kitchen furniture, 5 cows, 2 horses, hogs, sheep, farming utensils, negro girl, Jane, books, etc.

5 youngest children to be schooled out of the profits of the land.

Dau. - Lydia M. Bell, $100

Son - Ezekiel, my undivided interest in my brother Josiah's estate - supposed to be 22 A. and also $175.

Son - Moses J., the common tract containing 72 A.; colt, my saddle, and bridle; cow, and calf; bed and furniture.

[Page 12]

page # 2- additional proof -

son - William S., 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Son - Amos M., 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Son - Eli B., my rifle gun and remaining 1/3 of all the property willed to his mother, at her death, him to receive what his mother can spare when he is of age.

Dau. - Mary S., negro girl, Silvey, bed and furniture.

Executors:  John Gibson
James Alexander
John Alcorn

s/ Eli Alexander

The foregoing records are taken from the Family Bible of Elizabeth Camille Alexander and William Thomas Cashion now in the possession of Mrs. S. Eugene Haley, Anderson, S.C. and the Family Bible of Ezekiel Alexander and his first wife, Catherine C. Houston, and his second wife, Mary Ann McGeachey, now in the possesion [sic] of Mrs. William Franklin (Mary Vance) Alexander, Huntersville, N.C., and marriage and death records in Mecklenburg County, N.C. and Cabarrus County, N.C. The Will of Eli Alexander is taken from the records of Mecklenburg County, N.C. All of the above are true copies of the records as set forth.

This 9th day of May 1952

[can't read name - could be W. G. Potts]

Personally appeared before me  Geneva F. Brewer
a Notary Public of Mecklenburg County, N.C. W.G. Potts
who being duly sworn deposes and says that the foregoing records are
true copies of the records indicated.

Geneva F. Brewer
Notary Public

My commission expires March 11 1954
[sss note -- page 13 appears by the typewriter font to go with page 3 & I moved that page there for the purposes of this web page.  If so, it appears certain pages are missing]


Submitted by Charlotte Young Slinkard. Transcription by Susan Shields Sasek.

I have enclosed my notes in brackets [ ].


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