Dr. Mortimer Delville JOHNSTON married Margaret "Maggie"
Annabelle Alexander on July 21, 1842, at DAVIDSON COLLEGE.
Her father was Daniel Alexander, who ran a boarding house
near the campus.
They had children, some who did not live very long and may
be buried at Davidson. One son, Dan Alexander JOHNSTON,
whose wife is not known by me, had a daughter, Irene. By
one source, she is said to have married James E. Steere, Sr. Mrs. James E. STEERE furnished information on Daniel
Alexander's family, which she said was taken from Daniel's
Bible. I do not know who owned the Bible from which the
information was taken.
I recently found that a daughter of Irene Steere, Mary
(Steere) Boyle, who is married to Mr. Albert Boyle, says
that her mother and grandmother's family papers said that
Irene was descended from Abraham.
I show that one child of Irene and James E. Steere, Sr.,
was James E. Steere, Jr. This lady is apparently a dau.,
I do not know if these are TWO different Irene STEERES, or
if they are both Irene (Johnston) Steere. There is a problem based on the article in the ENQUIRER-JOURNAL of
1959. A Mrs. James E. Steere furnished information for
Daniel Alexander's family in at least one of the articles.
I could care less whether my Irene Johnston married James
E. Steere, or Mr. John Brown. I am only looking for this
lady, Mary (Steere) Boyle, in hopes that she can give me
the line from Abraham to Irene Steere, her mother. Even
her parents and grandparents will do. And, this Irene's
maiden name. In an effort to resolve this apparent pbm.
with my family file.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO FIND THIS LADY? A cousin of mine
today lived for some time in Charlotte, NC, and was fortunate to meet his lady, whom she said was very nice and
pleasant, who told her the same thing; i.e., Irene descended from Abraham and not Daniel. My cousin was
Martha "Marti" HITT, who may have already been married to
a GORMAN at the time.
Thanks for any help.
Mac Alexander of Cypress, TX.
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