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Daniel Alderman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Deerfield, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America
Death: Died in Duplin County, North Carolina, United States
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Son of Daniel Alderman, Sr and Abigail Alderman
Husband of Sarah Alderman and Sarah (Newton) Alderman (1757-?)
Father of Jemimia (Alderman) Bland (1773-1800); David Alderman; Rachel Buxton; Sarah Newton; Isaac Alderman and 3 others
Brother of John Alderman, Sr.; Rachel Bland; Mary Bowen; David C. Alderman; Hannah Bland and 2 others

Occupation: revolutionary soldier
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About Daniel Alderman

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA with the rank of Corporal. DAR Ancestor # A001055


History of Daniel Alderman ( Jr.) · Daniel Alderman ( Jr.) , the subject of this sketch and second son of Daniel Alderman and Abigail Harris, was born at Deerfield, Cohansey Precinct, N. J. When he was seven years of age, his parents moved to Duplin County, N. C. He married Sarah, a daughter of Isaac and Jemima (Chambers) Newton. They made their home on the southeast side of Doctor's Creek in what was then New Hanover County.

Daniel Alderman enlisted on April 15, 1781 from Duplin County, N. C., and became a Corporal in Captain Coleman's Co., 10th N. C. Regiment, commanded by Major Griffith McKee, Continental Army, during the Revolutionary War. ( See North Carolina Colonial Records, Vol. XVII, page 189; also Pierce's Register.) We have no record of his activities nor the battles in which he took part, but he was faithful to the end and returned to his family with the commendations of those in authority.

Daniel was a man of fine physical appearance and keen sensibilities and he transmitted many of these finer qualities to his descendants. He did not connect himself with any church but was by faith and preference a Presbyterian. He lived to be seventy-six years of age and after his death his son, Elisha, occupied the old home place which, even in recent years, was known as the "Old Becky Alderman Place," for Rebecca continued to live there and to operate the farm for fifty-six years after Elisha's death.

The record of Daniel Alderman's family as shown above was found in the Pension Office in Washington, D.C. The name of Sarah Alderman Daniel's widow is inscribed on the pension roll of North Carolina at $44.00 a year, to commence on.the fourth day of March 1831. The names of Daniel's children are recorded in Book A., Vol. 2, page 169, in his own handwriting.

Daniel's will may be found in the Duplin County records at Kenansville, North Carolina, and we reproduce it here as a matter of interest to his descendants:

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel Alderman, of the county of Duplin, North Carolina, being well of body and of sound mind and in my proper senses with my reason in exercise—but calling to mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die—do make and publish this my last will and testament.

"That is to say, first of all—I constitute and ordain my sons, David Alderman and Elisha Alderman, executors of this my last will and testament. And touching my worldly estate, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and forms: "First :—I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah Alderman, one feather bed and stead and furniture.

"Again : —I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Crumpton, twelve dollars.

"Again :—I give and bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth, twelve dollars.

"Again :—I give and bequeath to the rest of my children that are married and settled, the following sums and no more, except my blessings : Viz; To David Alderman, Sarah Newton, Isaac Alderman, the heirs of Jemima Bland, decs'd., the heirs of Rachel Buxton, decs'd., not exceeding twenty five cents each.

"Again :—I give and bequeath to my son Elisha Alderman all the residue of my estate such as horses, cattle, hogs, sheep.

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Daniel Alderman's Timeline

1748
March 11, 1748
Deerfield, Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America
1773
October 4, 1773
Age 25
Duplin County, North Carolina, United States
1775
September 9, 1775
Age 27
1777
October 19, 1777
Age 29
Duplin County, North Carolina, United States
1782
January 7, 1782
Age 33
Duplin, NC
1784
May 23, 1784
Age 36
1786
August 31, 1786
Age 38
North Carolina, United States
1788
September 29, 1788
Age 40
1791
November 27, 1791
Age 43