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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
M. Hutson El Paso, Tx USA Mar 24, 2001
VERNON FAMILY - PARISH OF TERRYTOWN (TARRYTOWN) SCOTLAND:
ALEXANDER VERNON was born January 29, 1731/32 (in Scotland?), and died January 07, 1787 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married MARGARET CHESNEE. She was born September 1729 (in Scotland?), and died Abt. 1797 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

A letter preserved at one time in the family and dated May 29, 1755, signed by Rev. Sam Brown, witnessed by Will Hannah, John Walker, and William Denistoun, Elders, states as follows:

"That the bearer, Alexander Vernon, has lived in the Parish of Terrytown from his infancy in an innocent and inoffensive manner in all respects, has ever been free of any public scandal or church censure, and is so justly entitled to the privileges of any Christian society or congregation where Providence shall order his lot."

A second letter from the same minister dated May 17, 1760, states as follows:

"That the bearer, Alexander Vernon and Margaret Chesnee and his brother James Vernon, have lived in this Parish of Terrytown from their infancy in a sober and discrete manner and are justly entitled to the privileges of any Christian Society or congregation where Divine Providence is pleased to order their situtation in the world."

ALEXANDER VERNON AND MARGARTET CHESNEE are buried in Nazareth Church Cemetery, Spartanburg, S.C.

Children of ALEXANDER VERNON and MARGARET CHESNEE are:
i. JOHN2 VERNON, b. 1758.
ii. NANCY VERNON, b. 1761; m. MICHAEL MILLER.
iii. MARGARET VERNON, b. 1763.
iv. JAMES VERNON, b. April 04, 1765, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. February 21, 1835, Spartanburg, South Carolina; m. MARGARET JORDAN; b. October 13, 1782, Spartanburg, South Carolina; d. March 15, 1846, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
v. MARY VERNON, b. 1767.

Where is the Parish of Terrytown? According to family tradition, Alexander Vernon and his wife Margaret Chesnee were both born in Scotland.


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