m. Abt. 1715
- James Wilson1715 - 1809
- Moses WilsonBef 1717 - ABT 1720
- H. James Wilson1715 - 1809
- W. Elizabeth Hepler (add)
- Jane Wilson1759 - 1842
Facts and Events
James Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Will of James Wilson
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 3, pp. 220-221.(Abstract)
- Will of James Wilson of Rockbridge.
- To my well beloved wife Rebecca, one third of all lands and use of one half of dwelling house during her natural life, also seventy pounds and use of same for date hereof, likewise my negro girl Dine a slave, the bay horse she usually rides, two milch cows and all household furniture except one good feather bed and furniture and two Bureaus, all aforesaid except land house and issue of Dine my negroe Girl to her and her heirs forever to dispose of as she may think proper. But if she chooses to remove from the land on which I now live instead of the one third thereof and her part of the dwelling house I will that she receive from each of her sons Matthew and Andrew twenty dollars annually the remaining time of her natural life.
- to my daughter Serah Wilson seventy pounds, the large Gray horse she usually rides a good feather bed and furniture her saddle bridle all her own clothes and a "Beawroe"
- to my sons Samuel and David Willson each one dollar and also one hundred acres of land each which I claim in Tennessee.
- To my daughters Elizabeth Campbell and Rebecca Henderson each one dollar and seventy five acres in state of Tennessee.
- Legatees for land in Tennessee shall not put in their claim for their shares until a legal title is procured for said land on my behalf.
- My sons William, John, Moses and Thomas Willson three dollars each.
- To my grandsons James Campbell, James Willson Moses son, James Willson John son, James Willson Williams son, and James Henderson, four dollars each and to the children of James Willson my son deceased, five dollars each.
- Tract of land on which I live (reserving their mother's one third during her residence thereon) to my sons Matthew and Andrew Wilson- equal shares. Likewise the issue of the Negro Dine if any until death of my wofe- equal partnership- my waggon and farming utensils of every description after just debts and legacies are paid (funeral expenses) to sons Matthew and Andrew in equal partnersip. Matthew and Andrew shall not sell the land on which I live while their mother remains on same without her consent. If she moves off, they are to enjoy the whole of it. They shall maintain the issue of siad dine my negro girl while she lives on land with her present mistress. Matthew and Andrew to support their sister Serah Willson and Horses while she remains.
- Appoint my beloved wife Rebecca Wilson and my sons John and Moses Wilson the sole executors. they are not required to give security.
- Made 4 March 1804
- (Signed) James Wilson
- in presence of
- Saml. Brown
- John Campbell
- James Patton
- unmarried and continues to live with them.
- Produced in court by John Wilson and Moses Wilson, proved by oaths of Samuel Brown and James Patton- ordered to be recorded- probate granted.
- Teste A. Reid CRC