1775 Hannah Smith abt. (1775-1849) m. Dr. Samuel D. Alexander (1771-1855)

Hannah Smith abt. (1775-1849) m. Dr. Samuel D. Alexander (1771-1855)

Parents: 

Children:

  • Abraham Smith Alexander 1798–
  • Joseph Guyton Alexander 1799–1879
  • Mary Alvira Alexander 1806–1836
  • John Madison Alexander 1813–1855
  • Sarah Selina Alexander 1818–

Siblings:

FACTS and NOTES:

1806 May 31 – Will Book A, p 202-204 – Last Will and Testament of Abraham Smith
… first, I give & bequeath to my son John Smith 200 acres of land joining Clanton land being part of the tract where he now liveth, and what money he oweth, and also a negro wench, named Rachel;
… to my daughter Hannah Alexander I will & bequeath that negro wench she “received of me named Winney,
… to my grandchild Polly Alexander I will and bequeath a negro girl named Sarah.
… to my grandchild Abraham Alexander I give and bequeath my young mare or filly that is about 3 years old black colored.
… to my son Henry Smith I will give and bequeath the old survey whereon he now liveth in York District at the Ford containing aboue 100 acres also the land adjoining to him formerly granted to Bridges, including the place granted to his grandfather whereon Joseph Luck lived. Also the negro fellow named Harry which he is now in possession of.
… to my son Joseph Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of that tract of land upon Thickety Creek formerly called Stockotits land adjoining below his brother John, and my negro fellow named Tom.
… to my son Daniel Smith I give and bequeath a part of the land whereon or adjoining to that, I now live on beginning upon Young’s old line E side of the Creek, running down the branch where Murpheys School House stood, crossing the Creek near the mouth of said branch and there a straight course to the Upper Kelleys old field with all below adjoining Morgans land. Also my negro fellow named Ned.
… to my daughter Sally Smith I give and bequeath my negro wench named Jude also and her child called Nancy with my negro girl called Fall, and also a good bed and furniture. With his youn a sorrel mare and saddle with household furniture proportionable to what her married sister has already received.
… to my well beloved wife Molley Smith I give and bequeath all the remainder of my land whereon I now live to be enjoyed by her as her natural rite during her life or widowhood, also my negro wench Hannah and sons and Kate to divide as she pleaseth, and also my three negro fellows named London, Pompey and Mark for the purpose of working the plantation whilst she liveth in widowhood, for the purpose of raising and educating my two youngest children and then to be disposed amongst my children as she pleaseth.
… to my son Moses Smith I give and bequeath the remainder of my land where I now live at his mother’s death or marriage,
… and also my negro boys named Kattey Smith I give and bequeath my five little negroes, Dave, Arnold, Sam, Faun, and Cloi to be given to her if they all should live by my executors, when she is married or of full age.
… my son Moses Smith to have his two negroes if they should live when he is of full age.
… next my will is that my executors sell the remainder of my land to the best advantage they can and collect the debts due to my and all my well beloved wife to divide it amongst all my children as she thinks best, and also the merchantable produce ready made to be eauqlly divided amongst my unnamed children.
… my waggon & house I will that they kept on my executors for upon the farm for the benefit of my widow and two youngest children.
… the remainder of my estate consisting of goods and chattles my will is that my executors after paying my lawful debts divided in the most equitable manner they can.
… I hereby appoint my well beloved wife Molley Smith and my son Joseph Smith executors of this my last will and testament. Signed, sealed published and declared to be my last will and testament this 31 of May 1806.
Signed: Abraham Smith
Wits: Nicholas Corry, Henry Good, Spencer Morgan
Recorded in Will Book A, pages 202-204. May 31, 1806.
Probated June 14, 1808. Union County, South Carolina

1816 March 1 – Samuel D. Alexander, James Garrison, Joel Alexander, and Reginald Alexander post a $250 bond in Lincoln Co, NC for an Administration Bond on Samuel Davis decd’s estate in that county. The condition of the bond is for Samuel D. Alexander and James Garrison to appeal a decision in Mecklenburg Co, NC to the Superior Court located in Lincoln Co, NC.
Samuel D. Alexander and James Garrison are challenging the will of Samuel Davis (Note: Unfortunately, the will itself is not part of the package – was hoping it would be there – so it is not known from this document why they were challenging the will).
Probate Place: Lincoln, North Carolina
Notes: Estate Records, Darr, Andrew (Derr)-Denny, George, 1824-1964; 1772-1964; 1735-1914
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1817 May 27 – An Administration Bond is filed naming Samuel Alexander and James Garrison administrators of Samuel Davis decd’s estate.
Samuel Alexander, James Garrison, Jacob Alexander & Robert Park are bound to a $4000 bond on the estate.
Wills and Estate Papers, 1663-1978, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Wills and Estate Papers (Mecklenburg County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina
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1817 May 29 – Inventory of Samuel Davis decd’s estate made by James Moore and delivered to the administrators – his grandson Samuel Davis Alexander and James Garrison
(Note: The inventory includes 8 slaves, sermon books, psalm books, hymn books, family bible, sonnets, household furnishings and goods, livestock, farm equipment, etc – follow the link for exact contents)
Wills and Estate Papers, 1663-1978, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Wills and Estate Papers (Mecklenburg County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina
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1820 March 27 – John Plaxco guardian of Drury Goyen a minor … with Isaac Davidson, Samuel D. Alexander & George B Alexander sureties p. 116 Probate Minutes & Journals. York Co, SC
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1823 May 3 – John T McJunkin and wife & others v. Samuel D. Alexander & James Garrison. York Co, SC
Bill for Discovery and Relief, etc.
In Equity … Humbly complainind … George Alexander, Rev. Robert B Walker, and Editha Walker his wife, formerly Editha Alexander, John …, Thomas McJunkin and Margaret his wife, formerly Margaret Alexander, and Hugh Bankhead and Judith his wife formerly Judith Alexander, that Samuel Davis late of the State of North Carolina departed this life … 1815 … Samuel in his life time had no lawful issue except one child a daughter named Hester who intermarried with the Revd. Joseph Alexander who had the following issue, to wit, Samuel D. Alexander, George Alexander, Ann Alexander who intermarried with James Garrison, and your orator and oratrix as before stated and set forth.
… And they further state that the said Joseph and Hester his wife departed this life long prior to the death of the said Samiel Davis leaving your orator and oratrix with the said Samuel D Garrison and Ann his wife the only heirs and legatees. And your orator and oratrix … that the said Samuel Davis the grandfather of your orators and oratrixs at the time of his death was seized and possessed of an estate worth 3500 dollars …. that they have been informed and believe that the said Samuel prior to his death made out and executed a last will and testament which for some reason to your orators and oratrixs unknown was revoked or set aside, and that the said Samuel D. Alexander and James Garrison both resident in the District and State afsd went into the State of North Carolina and took out letters of administration on the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said Samuel Davis and by virtue thereof went into the possession of the same.
… that the said Samuel D. and James combining and confederating together … that nothing has ever come into there hands to distribute amongst your orators and oratrixs in their representative capacity as aforesaid … that the said Samuel D. and James did actually administer on the estate of the said samuel … did take into possession and dispose of the same as administrators as aforesaid, and for which they have never in any manner accounted …
(Note: the petition continues for a couple pages basically asking the court to order Samuel D. Alexander and James Garrison to produce an accounting of the estate of Samuel Davis decd).
South Carolina, York District. Equity papers, 1818-1872. Bills, packet nos. 16-25 (Packet No. 18)
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1825 Jan 29 – James Garrison and Samuel D. Alexander file an Accounting and Settlement in Mecklenburg on Samuel Davis decd’s estate
The accounting shows payments made on debts due, and then shows a total amount of $3414.60 left to distribute to the heirs.
Wills and Estate Papers, 1663-1978, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Wills and Estate Papers (Mecklenburg County), 1663-1978; Author: North Carolina. Division of Archives and History (Raleigh, North Carolina); Probate Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina
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1825 Feb 1 – filed in the case of John T McJunkin and wife & others v. Samuel D. Alexander & James Garrison. York Co, SC (Re: Samuel Davis decd’s estate in Mecklenburg Co, NC – grandfather of Rev. Joseph Alexander’s children)
Separate Answer of James Garrison
Attached is an accounting:
Amount of Money paid to the heirs at law:
Robert B Walker – May 11, 1824 – 19.25, and Jan 13, 1824 – 50.00
Bandy & wife Oct 17, 1818 – 200.00 in full
J T McJunkin Feb 8, 1824 – 100.00
G B Alexander Sept 28, 1821 in full 45 of which paid .. Garrison
There are six legatees.
(Note – follow the link for payments and names of those paid on notes, etc in the accounting)
South Carolina, York District. Equity papers, 1818-1872. Bills, packet nos. 16-25 (Packet No. 18)
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1827 Sept 20 – Samuel Hoey to John Jeffries Esqr, bk S, p 499, Union Co, SC
… I Samuel J Hoey of the State and Dist aforesaid … in consideration of 630 dollars … paid by John Jeffries Esqr … release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr three undivided 1/8ths of a certain tract or parcell of land … in the State and Dist aforesaid on both sides of Gilkey’s Cr …. containing 336 acres … being the land on which Abraham Smith died, left to his wife for life and after her death to his son Moses … the above mentioned 3/8ths are the three individual interests purchased from Ms Sarah Davis, Dr. Samuel D. Alexander and wife, and Dr. William Richards and wife by Amos Davis and conveyed by said Amos Davis to me which since three undivided eigths of said land … I do grant … sell and release unto the said John Jeffries Esqr …
Signed: S Hoey
Wit: William Jeffries, Lyman Walker, Joseph Ashworth.
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1831 Nov 14 – Sarah Davis applicant v John Smith, Daniel Smith & Sarah DavisWilliam Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Samuel Alexander in right of his wife, Joh Humphreys in right of his wife Polly and the heirs of Henry Smith being 9 of them, Defendants.
To Daniel Smith, John Smith, John Humphreys in right of his wife Polly, Dr William Richards in right of his wife Catherine, Dr Samuel Alexander in right of his wife Hannah, Henry Smith decd heirs viz: Benj Morgan in right of his wife Rachel, Abraham J. Smith, John Smith, and Abraham Smith guardian of Henry, Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Eleanor & Sintha heirs at law of Henry Smith aforesd decd, legal heirs and representatives of Henry Smith & legal representatives of their father who is one of the heirs at law of Mary Smith who decd intestate, Greeting.
You are hereby required to appear at the court of ordinary to be holden at York Court … on the 4th day of Nov 1831 to shew cause if any you can why the real estate of Mary Smith widow of Abraham Smith decd situate in said district on Looes Creek a branch of Bullock’s Creek bounding on the N by lands of John Leech, E by John Thompson, S by John Thompson & Gordon Moore & containing by estimation 230 acres originally granted to Abraham Smith should not be divided or sold allotting to the said Sarah Davis 1/7th part thereof & the remainder in like equal parts to each of the aforesaid heirs at law being six of them the heirs at law of Henry Smith taking among them being 9 in number the part their father would have been entitled if living …
Signed: Benj Chambers, Ordinary, York Dist
Real estate books, 1825-1867 pg. 48. York Co, SC
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1833 Jan 23 – Settlements – Sarah Davis one of the heirs at law of Mary Smith decd applicant v. the other heirs at law of said decd estate Defendants. Summons in Partition
… received of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist being appointed guardian for six of the minor heirs at law of Henry Smith decd, one of the heirs at law of said decd, viz Henry, Nathaniel, Sarah, James, Eleanor, and Santha, each 11 dollars and 24 cents …
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents at full of the distrib share I am entitled to one of the heirs at law of Henry Smith decd in the above state case Feb 12, 1833
Signed: Abraham J. Smith
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents at full of the distrib share I am entitled to one of the heirs at law of Henry Smith decd in the above state case Feb 12, 1833
Signed: John Smith Jr.
Recd of Benj Chamber ordinary of the Dist of York one dollar for carrying chain surveying land and 2 dollars 87 cents land tax … in all 3 dollars 87 cents Feb 12 1833
Signed: Abraham J Smith
Benj Chambers ordy of the Dist of York 101 dollars and 20 cents in full of the dist share that John Humphreys in right of his wife Mary is entitled to of the State of Mississippi, Lowndes County, they having authoried me by power of attorney to receive the same answer from the sale of the real estate of Mary Smith decd as within state March 4, 1833
Signed: Amos Davis, Attorney
Recd of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist 11 dollars 24 and 1/2 cents in full of the Distribution share which I am entitled to as attorney of Benj Morgan of the State of Tennessee, Rutherford County, May 6th, 1833.
Signed: Abraham J. Smith
South Carolina, York Dist, Oct 29th, 1833.
Recd of B Chambers ordinary in the District aforesaid 101 dollars 20 cents, us full of their distributive share of the real estate of Mary Smith late decd of the State of Alabama sold to make partition among the heirs at law as a power of attorney will more fully shew authorizing me to collect and receipt for the share which Samuel D Alexander is entitle to in right of his wife Hannah one of the heirs of said deceased.
Signed: J. McLuny, Atto.
South Carolina, York Dist} Recd 11th Dec 1833 of B Chambers ordinary of the Dist of York 101 dollars 20 cents in full of the distributive share of John Smith to a tract of land sold by order as the estate of Mary Smith decd of the State of Alabama to make partition among the heirs at law of said Mary Smith decd, The amt recd by me as the share of John Smith due of the heirs and by John Smith by order directed to be paid to T N Dawkins and by T N Dawkins as for order divided to be paid to me.
Signed: J. M. Cooper
Recd March 26, 1834 of Benj Chambers ordinary of York Dist one hundred and one dollars and 20 ct it being Daniel Smith’s distributive share of a tract of land sold by the ordinary of York Dist as the property of Mary Smith for partition among the distibutees of said Mary Smith a suit is now pending in the Court of Equity between us the undersigned and it is understood that this receipt is not co-effect the decision of said suit but to releave the ordinary from any liability to either of us.
Signed: Thomas N Dawkins, Aaron Wilkins
Real estate books, 1825-1867 pg. 123. York Co, SC
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