Facts and Events
Ephraim Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Note: some researchers have the parents of Ephraim Wilson as a Samuel and Elizabeth Wilson. Additional research and sources needed to determine which is correct.
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Ephraim Wilson's land (Beverley Manor NE, 200 acres, 1756) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. [Note: John Hutchinson's land, the father-in-law of Ephraim Wilson was located just to the southeast of Ephraim Wilson's patent]
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 26.--23d May, 1765. Same [Patent from Robert Beverley) to Ephraim Wilson, £6, 200 acres in Beverley Manor on a branch of Christian's Creek; John Hutchinson's line; John Henderson's line; John Graham's corner. [Note: John Hutchinson was the father-in-law of Ephraim Wilson]
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 481.--10th April, 1766. Ephraim Wilson and Isabella to Sampson and George Mathews, £26, 200 acres in Beverley Manor; oaks in John Hutcheson's line, John Henderson's line, John Graham's corner, conveyed to Ephraim by Robert Beverley. [Note: the Indian troubles during this time period likely influenced Ephraim and Isabella to sell their land in Augusta County and move to a safer area].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 102.--14th November, 1761. Thomas Thompson's estate settlement by Mary Thompson, administratrix--Paid Margaret Thompson, Archd. Bryce, Robert Moody, Ephraim Wilson, Saml. McCune, John Cloyd.
- Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (D). - Archer vs. Wilson.--Ephraim Wilson deposes, 10th April, 1766, in Augusta: That he went to William Wilson's, on Jackson's River, with Mr. John Archer in 1756 or 1757 John Warrick was at the house at the time and employed there.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 22, 1768. - (48) Ephraim Wilson--witness from Pittsylvania.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1769 (B). - Sampson Mathews vs. John Archer.--Commission, 1768, to North Carolina, to take deposition of Ephraine Wilson.
- Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.