In doing research this week, I came across a Joseph Donaldson in Maryland- actual location unknown. I found a Chancery Record on Ancestry.com posted by kpkingston1 from 1769/05/31.” Samuel Peale, Isaac Elton Jr, James Hill, William Stevenson and William James vs Joseph Donaldson, Robert Alexander, John Moore, Cassandra Moore, John Posey and Elizabeth Posey. AA, BA, CV, KE. Estate of Robert Adair- lots in BC, Cole Addition, Marys Delight, Arabia Petra in BA. Also Majors Choice in AA and CV, Comegys Farm in KE.”
I am pretty sure this is a squabble over money or land, as were most squabbles in the 1700’s regarding estate record’s. Cassandra Moore and Elizabeth Posey were siblings to the deceased according to what information I can find on them. I don’t know the relation of Joseph Donaldson and Robert Alexander to the deceased. What I find interesting is that relatives of the Posey and Adair families ended up in Laurens and Abbeville County in South Carolina between 1770-1790.
I have a Charles Posey and a Robert V Posey listed on Thomas Donaldson’s estate record in 1811. There are also Adairs in the Duncan’s Creek area of Laurens County with Thomas Donaldson in the 1770’s. This leads me to believe that Joseph Donaldson was a relative to my Thomas Donaldson. I need to do more research on this new Maryland connection that I have discovered.