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Lt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA
  • HLt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA1729 - 1777
  • WElizabeth 'Betsy' McCrearyABT 1733 - Bet 1768-1772
m. 1750
  1. John Wilson, of Fayette County, PennsylvaniaABT 1750 - Aft 1802
  2. Elizabeth WilsonAbt 1751 -
  3. George Wilson1752 - bef 1797
  • HLt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA1729 - 1777
  • WSabina 'Tibby' StuartAFT 1752 -
m. Est. 1772-1774
  1. Samuel Stuart WilsonEst 1773-1776 -
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Name Lt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA
Alt Name Lt. Col. George Wilson, of Doe Hill and the Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1729 County Tyrone, Ireland
Marriage 1750 Bath, Virginia, United Statesto Elizabeth 'Betsy' McCreary
Marriage Est. 1772-1774 to Sabina 'Tibby' Stuart
Death? 1777 Quibbletown, New Jersey

George Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from A History of Highland County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton:

  • In 1757 one George Wilson, a land speculator, bought of James Trimble, another speculator, the Elliott survey at Doe Hill (in the Bull Pasture of Augusta County), and the next year sold a part of it to Samuel Wilson. Very soon afterward, we find William Wilson in this neighborhood. These two men, progenitors of the Wilsons of Doe Hill, were brothers and were sons of John, the first delegate from Augusta to the House of Burgesses.


Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 284.--10th October, 1766. John ( ) Mitchell and Sarah ( ), of Orange County, N. C., to George Wilson, of Hamshire County, £80, 234 acres by patent 10th August, 1759, on Stewart's Creek; corner James McCoy. Teste: William and Susanna Preston, Samuel McNabb, Nicholas Smith, Francis Smith, Anne Smith, Francis Smith, Thomas Smith.
  • Page 345.--17th April, 1767. Same (James Findley, brother and heir of Robert Findley, deceased, and Agnes) to George Willson, of Hampshire County, £90, 1/4 acre, one-half of lot 3, the other half being sold to Thomas Stuart: also 16 acres, part of 155 above.


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 37.--15th August, 1758. George Wilson and Elisebeth to Samuel Wilson. £40, 200 acres, part of tract deeded to George by James Trimble, on the Bullpasture River. Delivered: Wm. Elliott, October, 1759.
  • Page 184.--16th August, 1759. Geo. Wilson and Elizabeth to James Shaw, £10, 100 acres on Cowpasture River. Delivered: Jno. Bodkin, October, 1765.
  • Page 301.--17th March, 1767. George Wilson, Gent., and Elizabeth, of Hampshire County, to David Bell, £15, 74 acres patented to said George 16th September, 1765, on head branch of Cowpasture. Delivered: 26th October, 1778.
  • Page 289.--18th March, 1768. George Wilson and Elizabeth, of Hampshire, to Charles Donnelly, £90, 234 acres by patent 10th August, 1759, on Stewart's Creek above. Delivered to Charles Donnelly, March, 1778.
  • Page 333.--24th May, 1773. Colonel George Wilson, of Hampshire. to Valentine Cloninger, lot 3 in Staunton.
  • Page 335.--Privy examination of Elizabeth, wife of Col. George Wilson, to above deed. Certified by Joseph Neavill and Abraham Hite. (listed immediately after above record)


Some of George Wilson's land was passed to his son-in-law, Samuel Kincaid, after his death in 1777, as shown in the following Chalkley's record:

Page 122.--16th April, 1788. County Commissioners to Alex. McClenachan, lot 45, formerly sold to James Hughes; lot 46, formerly sold to George Wilson. deceased, and since sold by Samuel Kinkade, who intermarried with Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of said George Wilson, to whom lot was devised by George.


This land was transfered by George Wilson's son John, who was the executor of his estate, to (probably) his brother George, Jr.:

  • Page 147.--21st May, 1791. John Wilson, executor of George Wilson, deceased, of Fayette County, Penna., to George Davis, of Trenton. New Jersey, part of lot 9 in Staunton, except an alley next to No. 8, reserved by George's will to use of the town.
  • Page 92.--21st May, 1792. John Wilson, of Fayette County, Penna., appoints James Lyle, his attorney, to receive from the County deeds to lots 49 and 59 in Staunton sold to John's father, George Wilson.

Biography of Lt. Col. George Wilson

An excellent biography of Lt. Col. George Wilson, by Charles M. Wilson, detailing his life and providing excellent sources and narrative is located at the following site: http://fineartbymary.com/genealogy/colgeorge2.html#111


Records of George Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 8.—38th February, 1754. Thos. and Andrew Lewis, 200 acres of land joining Harcklas Wilson on the cow pasture and two 200 surveys near John Shaw's land, two 200 acres joining Lewis' line near head of Bull Pasture, and two 200 surveys near foot of mountain, north sid« of Bull pasture not far from Bodkin's land, and 200 acres joining George Wilson, and a survey of the Reed Hole and towards Hicklin's land, and 200 acres at a small meadow between the Warm Springs and Jackson's land, and 200 acres about 5 miles from the Warm Springs near the path from said Spring to Harden's land on the mountain, and one survey on Cedar Run near a survey made on said Run, and 200 acres in the Calf Pasture joining the west and north lines of Samuel Gay, and 200 acres on a ridge near Dunlap's old place where Meek made some improvements. Robert McClenachan.
  • March 14, 1754. James Trimble, Assistant Surveyor, enters 200 acres of account land on the head of the South Branch of Potomac; 200 or more above the Indian Plains on South Branch; 200 at a place called the Indian Camp, opposite to a gap in the mountain, upon the head of the South Branch waters; all these entries are above the Crab Apple Bottom; 400 acres on head of South Fork of Potomac, joining the upper survey of Col. Woods':, grant upon Clover Creek Road. James Patton. Two hundred acres on a branch of Buffalo Creek above Samuel Gibson's three or four miles; 150 acres between South Mountain and the South River above the Narrow Passage; 100 acres joining his own land upon a branch of Buffalo Creek; 100 acres between his own and Michael Finney's. James Patton. Thomas and Andrew Lewis enter 200 joining Horcklas Wilson on Cowpasture ; 400 near John Shaw; 400 near head of Bullpasture; 400 North Side Bullpasture, near Bodkin; 200 joining George Wilson; at ye Reed Hole, near Hicklin; 200 at a small meadow between ye Warm Spring and Jackson's land; 200 about five miles from Warm Springs, near the path from said Springs to Holden's land on the mountain; on Seeder Run; 200 in Calf- pasture joining Samuel Gay; 200 near Dunlops old place, where Meek made some improvements. February 28, 1754. Robert McClenachan.
  • Page 341.--20th April, 1767. James Findley, brother and heir of Robert Findley, deceased, and Agnes to Sampson and George Mathews, £30, lots 3, 4 and 13 in Staunton, part of the County lots, and 155 acres in Beverley Manor. This indenture conveys one-half of lot 4, the other half having been sold to Felix Gilbert; also one-half lot 13, the other half being sold to James Houston; also 16 acres, part of 155 above, corner George Wilson. Teste: John Redpath.
  • Page 197.--21st March, 1772. Robert McClenachan and Sarah to Alexander Sinclair (St. Clair), part of lot No. 9 in Staunton, adjoining George Wilson's lot, 1/4 acre. Delivered: Alexander St. Clair, 14th May, 1781.
  • Page 100.--16th September, 1779. James Clemons and Florah ( ) to Jared Erwin, of Rockingham County, on Cowpasture, patented to George Wilson, 15th December, 1758.
  • Page 256.--18th August, 1780. Commission of Augusta County to Hugh McDowell merchant of Staunton. Andrew Greer's share of lots in Staunton purchased by him and James Hughes, James Huston and George Wilson, which Greer gave up, being unable to pay for it; lot in possesion of John David Greiner.
  • Page 122.--16th April, 1788. County Commissioners to Alex. McClenachan, lot 45, formerly sold to James Hughes; lot 46, formerly sold to George Wilson. deceased, and since sold by Samuel Kinkade, who intermarried with Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of said George Wilson, to whom lot was devised by George.
  • Page 163.--28th April, 1788. William Crawford, Moses Eastey, surviving partners of themselves and John Beach, deceased, who were joint tenants, to Robert McCulloch, now of the town of Staunton, part of lot 13 in Staunton, opposite George Wilson's lot, now Philip North's.
  • Vol. 2 - Jane Davis vs. Rogers et als.--O. S. 56; N. S. 19. Jane is daughter of Archibald Clendennin who was killed by Indians in Greenbrier in 1763 with all his children except oratrix. Before his death he purchased the settlement right of George Lee. Archibald's widow Ann married John Rogers Jane is widow of ____ Davis. They were married before 25th March, 1775. John Rogers had sons Archibald and James Rodgers. Davis died in 1800. Bill filed July, 1803. John Rogers says he married widow of Archibald Clendennin in 1767. In 1772 he moved to Greenbrier. Davis and Jane married in 1774. Jas. Huston deposes he was brother-in-law to George Wilson, who claimed the tract before Clendennin. Donelly was also brother-in-law to Geo. Wilson. George Lee deposes, 1803, in Hardy County that in 1762 he held a settlement right to the land sold to George Wilson. Andrew Donnelly, Sr., deposes in Kenawha 1805. James Burnsides, Sr., deposes in Monroe County 1804. Clendennin was killed in 15th July, 1763. John Ewing of Gallia County, Ohio, deposes. Jane was married after Archibald's mother. She was born January or February, 1758. On 15th July, 1763, Jane and deponent (John Ewing) were taken prisoner by Indians and carried away. They were kept in the same nation, but not together, except on their journey to Pittsburg, where they were liberated 14th May, 1765. John Ewing was 76 years old when he was taken prisoner.

Information on Col. George Wilson

5) 1831, 8 Mar: Lawrence Minor of Greene Co., PA, deposed in Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania that he was a grandson of Col. George Wilson, that Col. George Wilson died leaving 8 children: William George, John, Sarah, Jane, Phoebe, Agnes, Elizabeth and Mary Ann. Of these children there were 4 living, William George, Jane Minor (mother of the deponent, residing in Greene Co., PA), Sarah Darlington who married Joseph Darlington and resides in West Union, OH, Phoebe Turney of TN who married Dr. Turney of TN now deceased. Elizabeth who is dead married Mr. Kinkead and had several children, the names of whom the deponent did not know except William and George, both living. Elizabeth Kinkead, now dead, had children living in IN, IL and OH. (NOTE: Source says elsewhere that on 28 Mar 1832, Joseph Darlington and Sarah his wife, late Sarah William Wilson Dailey and John Dailey, being grandchildren of George Wilson, dec'd, appoint William G. Hawkins their Attorney, Hampshire Co., VA. Another Joseph Darlington/Sarah?)[alice-boyd.FTW]


From Genforum.com post:

Col.George Wilson, b. ca. 1729, m. Elizabeth McCreary 1750 Staunton VA. George died 2/1777, Quibbletown NJ. Could these be the same? This George Wilson did have a son George, who would have been born before 1753, but our records show he "died early in life." I have a George Wilson bc 1730 that m. Elizabeth Crawford McCreary. His son George Wilson b. 1752 m. Anne Richey d/o James Richey and Margaret Caldwell, sister to Martha Caldwell that m. Patrick Calhoun the parents of John C. Calhoun Vice President, Senator, Ambassador to Belgium and Secretary of State. However, son George had a son John, that had a James b. May 16, 1818. They came to SC from Augusta Co., VA.