Maj. Alexander Stuart
Facts and Events
Alexander Stuart was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 2 - Vol. 2 - Tate's heirs vs. Tate's executors--O. S. 144; N. S. 50--Bill, 28th July, 1803. Complainants are, viz: Thomas, John, Isaac, Mary Tate, Andrew Steel and Elizabeth, his wife, and Sarah Tate. In 17__ a contract was made between John Tate, father of Thomas, of one part and Thomas and his brother, James Tate (deceased), of other part, by which Thomas and James were to assist in building a mill. John, Isaac, Mary, Elizabeth and Sarah are children and legal representatives of James. John died testate, devising part of mill to his son John, part to orator Thomas, and remainder to orators John and Isaac. James Tate died 178_ testate. John Tate, Jr., lately died testate. Suit against executor of John Tate, Sr., and of John Tate, Jr., for accounting. Thomas Tate removed to Holston. Answer 1804 by Jane Tate, widow and executrix of John Tate, Jr., and by Samuel Finley, who married Polly Tate, daughter of said John. Jane married John about 1774. Samuel married Polly about 1796-1797. John Tate, Sr., died March, 1801. Deposition 23d July, 1804, of Hugh Fulton in Flemingsburg, Ky. Hugh did not marry the widow of James Tate. Charles Tate deposes in Washington County, 9th March, 1805: Is son of Thomas Tate and grandson of John. Nancy Tate deposes ditto, is daughter-in-law of John Tate. James Tate was killed at Battle of Guilford, 1781. Hugh Fulton, Sr., deposes in Augusta, aged 77 years. The contract about mill was made prior to 1774. Alexander Hall deposes ditto, was brother of James Tate's wife. William Tate deposes 27th June, 1804, in Washington County, brother of Thomas and James. William moved from Augusta in 1782-83. Alexander Stuart deposes 28th January, 1804, in Augusta, aged 70. James Tate died 1780. His wife, Sarah, married Hugh Fulton in 1785, and they moved to Kentucky about 1781. Peter Alexander deposes 25th October, 1805, in Woodford County, Kentucky.
Information on Alexander Stuart
Extensive family information listed in "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia", pb. 367-368
III. Alexander Stuart, son of Archibald and Janet Stuart, m--Mary Patterson (his will made Sept. 23, 1814--proved Jan. 28, 1817); he lived to be nearly 90 years old--Maj. Stuart of the Revo.
Children by 1st marriage--(Waddell's "Annals", p. 367):
- Archibald, the judge, whose wife was Eleanor Briscoe of Md.;
- Robert--called Robert of Rockbridge, to dist. from another Robt., a relative. He m--Eliz. McClung, and they were the parents of Maj. Alexander B. Stuart, who d--1827;
- Frances Stuart, wife of John Lyle;
- Jane, who m--Alexander Walker; Mary, wife of Alexander Hall; Eliz.; Eleanor.
Major Stuart m--2ndly--Mrs. Mary Paxton and the Stuart children by this marriage were:
- James Stuart;
- Priscilla Stuart, who m--Benj. Hall;
- Alexander Stuart, Jr. (was Judge of the Supreme Court of the U. S., and gr. father of J. E. B. Stuart of Confederate Army;
- Benj. Stuart.
- ↑ Ancestry. com, Our Families.
- ↑ World Family Tree, Cd.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Genealogy of the Descendants of John Walker of Wigdon, Scotland, by Emma Siggins White, published by Tuttle Antiquarian Boooks, Inc, p. 36.