Capt. Henry Wilson, Jr., of Flat Creek
Facts and Events
||Capt. Henry Wilson, Jr., of Flat Creek
||1 Mar 1754
||Augusta County, Virginia
||Harrodsburg, KentuckyWilson Station
||Kentucky, Virginia, United Statescaptured by Indians
||appointed Captain ; served at Battle of Blue Licks
||12 September 1782
||Bryan's Station, Fayette County, Kentuckyto Frances Faulkner
||Bourbon, Kentucky, United Statesgives deposition
||Flat Creek, Bourbon, Kentucky, United States
||Montgomery, Kentucky, United States
||bef 4 Dec 1848
||Montgomery, Kentucky, United States[probate]
Henry Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ardery, Julia Hoge Spencer. Kentucky records: early wills and marriages, copied from court house records by regents, historians and the state historian; old bible records and tombstone inscriptions; records from Barren, Bath, Bourbon, Clark, Daviess, Fayette, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Montgomery, Nelson, Nicholas, Ohio, Scott, and Shelby counties. (Lexington, Kentucky: Keystone Printery, Inc., c1932), 2:112, Secondary quality.
SUITS IN CHANCERY--BOURBON COUNTY
(Records filed in book found in basement of Bourbon County Court House by Julia S. Ardery).
Depositions taken in Chancery Suit
To settle disputes between Thomas Respess, John Haggin and John Breckenridge, complainants, vs. Thomas McClanahan, defendant, filed Oct., 1799.
- Deposition of James Brown, of full age, deposeth: he has been acquainted with Cooper's Run since Dec., 1784, and branch on which he lives has been known as West fork.
- Henry Wilson, Jr., deposeth: he has been acquainted with said run since fall of '80, having traveled down said run with Capt. Charles Gatliff and co. to Martin's and Ruddle's Stations after they were taken by Col. Byrd and the savages.
- Thomas Herndon deposeth: he was acquainted with said fork since 1783.
- James Garrard deposeth in same, also Patrick Jordan and Thomas Whitledge.
- George Finley deposeth: he saw Mary Cooper, widow of James Cooper, who was killed by the Indians in Ky., in the State of Penn., with her child, David Cooper, in 1776, and continued there in Penn. until 1785 when they moved to Ky.
- Zachariah Benson and Lewis Marshall, Joseph Case, John Morris depose in same.
- Augustine Eastin states in 1783 James Forbush was pilot for himself and others to survey lands, that he understood said Forbush had settled in this country 1776, and believes he was with the first settlers at Bryant's Station.
- David Cooper, 28 yrs. of age next July, states in the summer of '82 he was hunting on Cooper's Run in company with Joshua Mounce and came to a spring where he believes Mr. Elkin (Samuel) now lives, and he told deponant that was the head of the N. fork of that run that was named for his father, James Cooper.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wardell, Patrick G. Virginia/West Virginia genealogical data from Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant records. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1988-1998), Vol 6, Secondary quality.
Wilson, Henry - born Augusta County, Virginia, where entered service 1778 in Virginia unit;
moved 1779 with father to Wilson Station near Harrodsburg in Kentucky Territory, where entered service against indians;
appointed captain 1781 & served at Battle of Blue Licks;
moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, then 1820 to Montgomery County, Kentucky, where Pensioned in 1832 at age 72;
query leter in file 1925 from Katherine Wilson (Mrs. H.C.) Smith, Miles City, Montana;
query letter in file 1934 from descendant Mary Lee Harris (Mrs. Marshall) Rust, Pilot Grove, Missouri, who was vice chairman of DAR, gives following ancestral information:
-- (1) Tolliver Craig (b. 1710, died 1796) married c1732 to Mary/Polly Hawkins (b. 1716, died 6/6/1804),
-- (2) their daughter Rejoice (bc 1739) married c1763 John Faulkner (bc 1737),
-- (3) their dau. Frances (b. 1764, died 1828) married 1782 at Bryant Station, Kentucky to Soldier Henry Wilson (b. 1754, son of George of St. Andrews, Scotland, & died 1848 Flat Creek, Bourbon County, Kentucky), &
-- (4) their daughter Frances (b. 1802, died 1882) married 1816 to Richard C. Harris (b. 1791, died 1831),
-- also soldier & wife Frances had 12 children, &
-- soldier's brother of John & Israel.
[cos1776 Note: Possible error. This does not match the father currently attached. More research needed.]
- Family Notes, Secondary quality.
Henry WILSON was born on 1 Mar 1754 in Augusta County, Virginia. He died before 4 Dec 1848. Henry had a will probated on 4 Dec 1848. Henry married Frances FAULCONER on 12 Sep 1782