Family:John Wilson and Mary Marcus (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? bef. 1722 Prob. Scotland/Ireland
Children
BirthDeath
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abt. 1724/25
 
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08 Aug 1728
 
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abt. 1732 Poss. Virginia
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8 November 1735 Poss. Tyrone, Ireland
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12 Jul 1828

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Advisory on Family of John Wilson

Some researchers do not believe that John Wilson was the father of William, George and Samuel Wilson, brothers from Augusta (later Highland) County, Virginia. More research is needed to prove the parentage of the these three Wilson brothers.

Also, James Wilson #185 (1739-1824) is not proven to be a son, although said to be by some researchers.

Wilson DNA Project Website

http://www.m222.net/wilsondna.htm

The following sons of John Wilson are included in the Wilson DNA Project website. William Wilson (#2512), George Wilson (#2513) and Samuel Wilson (#2514), all show a DNA match:

  • 2512 - William Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.
  • 2513 - George Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.
  • 2514 - Samuel Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.


Records of John Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 16.--15th March, 1755. John Wilson, Gent., to James McClery, James Mitchell, James McCutcheon, Robert Wilson, William Thompson, Alexander McPheeters, Saml. McCutchon, trustees chosen by the Presbyterian Congregation of the North Mountain Meeting House. £12, 10, 6; 306-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor being the tract of land whereon the house now stands commonly known by the name of North Mountain Meeting House; Cap. James Lockhart's line; for the use of the members of said congregation adhering and continuing to adhere to the Synod of Philadelphia as it stands now constituted provided that if any member or members of the said Congregation who have paid any of the purchase money of said land shall or do change or turn to any other denomination or Religion, then their part of said money be repaid them and they to have no further demands on the same. Provided that surviving trustees may elect trustees to fill vacancies, and sell the land except 20 acres to be kept for the church and graveyard.

Tombstone Inscriptions from Glebe Buring Grounds, Augusta County, VA

Location: Situated between Routes 876 and 713 - Up on a hill to the right off of Route 876.

  • Col. John Wilson died in 1773, in the 72d year of his age, having served his country 27 years a representative in The Honorable House of Burgesse
  • Martha Wilson, Wife of Col John Wilson, died July 10th, 1755, in the 60th year of her age.

(NOTE: it appears that Col. John Wilson had a second wife)

(Source: http://www.sproulfamily.net/references/glebe_burying_grounds.pdf)