Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Alexander Greer

Male 1762 - 1840  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Alexander Greer 
    Born Jan 1762  Antrim ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1840  Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I104386  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 

    Family Sarah Massey,   b. 1758, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1821, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Aft 26 Sep 1796  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F41001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 178.
      Alexander Greer, Will & Codicil, June 4, 1836; January 20, 1840
      I, Alexander Greer of Durham Parish in CC, being weak of body, but of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding;
      To Lucinda Stoddert, daughter of John T. Stoddert Esqr. of Wicomico House, the following tracts of land; "Frankham", "Williams Addition", "Debar Me Not", "Partnership", "Filbert's Chance" and "Filbert's Chance" otherwise called "Longevity".
      To Mary Stoddert and Elizabeth Stoddert, daughters of John T. Stoddert Esqr., each, 1 of my best beds.
      Executor:
      To Colonel John Greer, living in the state of Ohio near Danville, Knox County, the sum of 10,000 dollars.
      To Alexander Greer of the state of Ohio, son of the aforesaid Colonel John Greer, the sum of 1,000 dollars.
      To my niece Martha Greer of the state of Ohio, the sum of 1,500 dollars.
      To nieces Ann Jane Greer and Mary Greer and my nephews Robert Greer, James Greer and Richard Greer, 1,500 dollars each.
      To Eliza T. Daley, 500 dollars.
      To Margaret M. Greer, the sum of 500 dollars.
      To John Johnson Sayrs any money he may owe me on note, and such of my wearing apparel as he may elect.
      To Alexandria Sayrs, daughter of the aforesaid John J. Sayrs, the sum of 100 dollars.
      To Llewellin Key, son of Judge Key, 200 dollars, to be paid to his father for his benefit.
      To godson Walter H. J. Mitchell, 200 dollars to purchase whatever he think proper as a memento of respect.
      Item: I give manumission to my four slaves; Strephen, Manuel, Little Harry Cooper, and Tom, and 100 dollars each.
      To Lucinda Stoddert, daughter of John T. Stoddert Esqr., all my negro property except the above four negroes. Also the rest and residue of my estate, and whereas my two slaves Cajah and Harry Cooper have always behaved with particular affection and fidelity, I desire that they may be treated with the same leniency and indulgence and pay Harry Cooper 50 dollars per annum in quarterly payments.
      Item: and whereas I have recently sold and disposed of my farm "Stump Neck" to A.B. Waller, for the sum of 25,000 dollars, paid in 5 annual installments, I hereby authorize my executors to give him a good deed when the purchase money has been received.
      Executors: friends John T. Stoddert, Walter H. J. Mitchell and William B. Stone
      Signed: June 4, 1836 Alexander Greer
      Wit: John T. Mitchell, John Goodrick, Richard C. Powers
      Codicil:.
      And whereas I have set free four negroes, doubts have arisen whether or not this clause is not against and opposed to the law of the land. And in case it is, said negroes in trust to my executors for them to enjoy all the privileges and advantages of freeman.
      Signed: January 9, 1837 A. Greer
      Wit: Richard C. Powers, John Goodrick, John T. Speake
      {at the bottom of the will is written:}
      It is my will and desire and I hereby direct that my executor shall as soon after my decease as may be convenient cause to be erected over my remains a plain marble slab similar to the one now in the graveyard, and cause to be engraved thereon the following inscription:
      Here rests the ashes of Alexander Greer, born in
      the county of Antrim Ireland in January 1762
      Died the xx day of xxxx in the year xxx
      Given under my hand this 10 day of December 1836 A. Greer
      Test Benjamin T. Fendall

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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 369.
      John Lyons, decd - Inventory. Mar 9, 1796. Total amount: 85.18.7.
      Signed - John Haw, Ben Douglass.
      Creditors: Ben Douglass for Saml T. Dyson & C, Wm Kirkpatrick.
      CC, Mar 21, 1796. Then came Alexander Greer, acting executor of John Lyons, late of CC, decd, & made oath. Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 297.
      Richard Truman Evans - Inventory. Late of CC, decd.
      Total amount: 8.11.3.
      Signed May 11, 1795 - W. Brawner Jr, Allen Marten.
      [Kin?] : Levy Evans, Precius Evens.
      [Creditors?) Alexr Greer, Henry Brawner.
      CC, May 18, 1795. Then came Hezekiah Evans, administrator, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills,
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      Charles County, Maryland, Inventories,1791-1797; Page 314.
      Henry Diggs (Digges) - Inventory. Late of CC,
      decd. Appraised by Gerard B. Causin and Ignatius Matthews on Apr 27, 1795.
      Negro men: Davy (55 years old) , Nace (47), Solomon (45, a carpenter), Jack (40) , Harry (42) , Charles (39, a carpenter), Less (32, a carpenter), Ned (29, a carpenter), Tom (22, a blacksmith), Aaron (25), Jacob (21), Bob (21). Negro boys: Peter (17), John (17), Harry (14), Michael (14), Stephen (13), Davy (12), Charles (11), Gusty (7), Clem (9), Nace ( 8) , Watt ( 7) , Paul ( 6) , Bill ( 5) , Luke ( 4) , Bernard
      (4) . Negro women: Peg (57) , Henny (50) , Lett (46) , Monica (44), Judith (38), Henny (26), Nell (27) , Bett (28) , Charity (27) , Terry (24) , Clare (21) , Nan (19) , Jenny (19) , Kate (19), Bett (17), Peg (15). Negro girls: Sall (13), Sook (6), Esther (6), Jen (6), Pall (5), Mill), (5), Clare (2), Cecily (3) , Minty (3) , Alice (3) , Harriet (2) , Lydia (1) , Nell (1) . Total amount: 3105.6.8.
      Signed - G.B. Causin, J. Matthews.
      Creditors: Alex. Greer, John Lyons.
      Kindred: Henry Digges, Robert Digges.
      CC, Jun 29, 1795. Then came Francis Diggs & (Blank] Diggs, administrators, & made oath.
      Certified by John Muschett, Registrar of Wills.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book DJ-16, 1833-1850; {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 343.
      John M. Thompson, Will July 19, 1841; September 30, 1844
      I, John M. Thompson of CC formerly of St. Mary's County;
      To wife Lucinda Stoddert Thompson, all the bonds, notes, monies, debts and evidences of debt now in the hands of William B. Stone and Walter Mitchell Esqr., executors of Alexander Greer, deceased and which constitute that part of the residuum of the said Alexander Greer's estate bequeathed to the sald Lucinda, not yet fully administered and which said bonds by a written agreement made and entered into by Lucinda Stoddert and John M. Thompson sometime in the month of December in the year 1840, prior to their intermarriage were to be invested in real estate. And it is meant and intended by this clause to carry fully into effect all the stipulation and provisions of the aforesaid agreement.
      Should my wife be delivered of a child within 9 months of my death, I give and devise to her 1/3 part of my real estate during her life and 13/ of my personal estate and all the residue to my child.
      But if my wife {not} be delivered of a child within 9 months of my death, I give and devise to her 1/3 part of my real estate during her life and of my personal estate and all the residue of my estate to brother James Richard Thompson of St. Mary's County.
      Executor: brother James Richard Thompson of St. Mary's County
      Signed: July 19, 1841 John M. Thompson
      Wit: John A. Matthews, Walter Mitchell, Frederick Stone

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      Charles County Land Records 1792-1796; Liber N#4; Page 256. Bill of sale. I, Basil Proctor of CC, for 17 13 shillings and 8 pence, have sold to John Lyons of CC, 1 sorrel mare and colt, 1 bay horse colt, 1 cow and 2 bull yearling. Signed Apr 25, 1794 - Basil (X his mark) Proctor. Wit - John Haw, Benjamin Lancaster*. Recorded May 1, 1794.
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1808-1810; Liber IB-8 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 313.
      At the request of Alexander Greer the following Deed was recorded August 15, 1809
      Indenture made July 17, 1809; David Easton and Sarah Easton his wife of Washington, District of Columbia in consideration of the quantity of 5000 pounds weight of crop tobacco paid by Alexander Greer has a sign that all the right of dower which the said Sarah Easton has to certain tracts of land in Charles County known by the names of "Frankham", "William's Addition", "Jordan's Addition" and "Debar Me Not" and estimated to contain 337 acres. Signed David Easton, Sarah Easton in the presence of Henry T. Compton, John Little. Prince George's Sct; acknowledged before John M. Gantt Chief Judge of the 1st judicial district and at the same time Sarah Easton wife of David Easton relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 381. At the request of Alexander Greer the following Deed was recorded August 8, 1816
      Indenture made April 6, 1816; William Dent Harrison and Mary Harrison and his wife in consideration of $3000 paid by Alexander Greer have sold a tract called "William and James" lying in upper Cedar point now in the occupancy of Henry Haislip. Signed W. D. Harrison, Mary Harrison in the presence of and acknowledged before Theophilus Hargraves, Thomas H. Reeder
      April 6, 1816; Mary Harrison wife of William Dent Harrison relinquished her right of dower
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 382. At the request of Alexander Greer the following Deed was recorded August 8, 1816
      Indenture made May 6, 1816; William Dorsett of Prince George's County, Maryland in consideration of $1000 current money of the United States paid by Edmund Key of Prince George's County, Maryland has sold several tracts called "Frankum", and "William's Addition", "Debar Me Not", "Jordan's Addition", "Lynn" and "Little Lynn" and lying in CC near Nanjemoy and binding on the Potomac River being the same lands I bought from the heirs of Capt. John Jordan formerly of Charles County deceased and the same as they where he formerly resided and died possessed of. Signed William Dorsett in the presence of and acknowledged before John Carter, Aquila Beall JP's of Prince George's County and certified by John Read Magruder, clerk of Prince George's County
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      Charles County, Maryland Land Records 1814-1817; Liber IB-11 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 384. At the request of Alexander Greer the following Deed was recorded August 8, 1816
      Indenture made May 25, 1816; Edmund Key of Prince George's County, Maryland in consideration of the sum of $1000 current money of the United States paid by Alexander Greer of CC has sold three tracts adjoining each other lying near Nanjemoy in Charles County called "Frankum", and "William's Addition" and "Debar Me Not" formerly part of the real estate of Capt. John Jordan late of Charles County deceased. Signed Edmund Key in the presence of and acknowledged before Alexis Sansbury, Robert Baden JPs of Prince George's County on June 25, 1816, and at the same time Margaret Johns Key wife of Edmund Key relinquished her right of dower. Certified by John Read Magruder, clerk of Prince George's County