Col. John Wilson, of the House of Burgesses
- H. Col. John Wilson, of the House of Burgesses1702 - 1773
- W. Mary Marcusbef 1704 - 1742
m. bef. 1722
- William Wilson, of the Jackson River and Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA1722 - 1810
- Sarah 'Sally' Wilsonabt 1724/25 -
- Agnes Sarah Wilson1728 -
- Lt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA1729 - 1777
- John Wilson, of Jackson River, Augusta County, VAabt 1732 - 1756
- Capt. Samuel Wilson, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia1735 - 1774
- Elizabeth WilsonAbt 1736 -
- James Wilson1739 - 1824
- Martha Wilson1741 - 1828
- H. Col. John Wilson, of the House of Burgesses1702 - 1773
- W. Martha Crouchman1695 - 1755
m. aft. 1742
Facts and Events
||Col. John Wilson, of the House of Burgesses
||John Wilson, of Doe Hill, Augusta (now Highland) County, Virginia
||John Wilson, Gent.
||County Armagh, Ireland
||Prob. Scotland/Irelandto Mary Marcus
||to Martha Crouchman
||Doe Hill, Augusta (now Highland) County, Virginia
||Glebe Burying Ground, Swoope, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Col. John Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
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.
Importation to Virginia
- Included in list of persons proving their "Importation" from Great Britain at thie own expense
- July 24-25, 1740:
- John Wilson; for himself and Martha, Matthew, William, John, Sarah, Elizabeth.
- [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 456].
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
John Wilson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 3 Tract: 1) 348 acres patented in 1739; 2) 260 acres patented in 1739; 3) 306½ acres patented in 1749) 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.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 213-17 [212 blank]. 5-6 June 1739. William Beverley Gent., of Essex County, to John Wilsone of Orange County. Lease and release; for £10.8.10 current money. 348 acres... corner to John Riske... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: James Porteus, Thos. Wood, John Latham.
- 29 June 1739. Proved by James Porteus, Thos Wood and John Latham.
- 3 Nov. 1739. Commission to Robert Brooks, Jas. Garnett and Benja. Winslow, Gent., of Essex County, to take relinquishment of dower of Elizabeth, wife of William Beverley.
- 18 May 1741. Elizabeth Beverley relinquished her dower rights before Jas. Garnett and Benja. Wilshow.
- 28 May 1741. Privy examination returned.
- [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 16].
- Pages 266-70. 5-6 June 1739. Wm Beverley, Gent., of Essex County to John Wilsone of Orange County. Lease and release; for £7.1.7 current money. 260 acres, part of Beverley Manner... corner to Patrick Cook... (signed) W. Beverley. Wit: James Porteus, Thos Wood, John Latham. 28 June 1739. Proved by Jemes Porteus, Thos. Wood and John Latham. [Relinquishment of dower as above, Beverley to McLure].
- [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3, Dorman, pg. 18].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 656.--28th February, 1749. Same (From William Beverley to John Wilson, Gent., 306 acres. at North Mountain Meeting House in Beverley Manor. James Lockhart's line; corner William Buntine and Nathaniel Davise. Teste: Charles Campbell.
- John Wilson acquired 600 acres on Elk Creek on the Calfpasture in Augusta County, prior to 1767. [Source: "A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia", by Oren Frederic Morton, pg. 87].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 141.--15th February, 1748-9. John Wilson, Gent, to Mathew Wilson. Delivered: Capt. Wilson, February, 1752. Beverley Manor. Corner widow Cooks, widow of Patrick Cook, part of Beverley Manor. Teste: Pat. Martin, Robt. Wilson, Francis Beaty. (Note: this appears to be the 260-acre tract acquired in 1739).
- 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.
- Page 339.--22d May, 1767. John Willson, Gent., to William Reah, £246, 600 acres on Elk Creek of Calfpasture. Delivered: Wm. Buchanan, August, 1769.
- Page 60. - 16th March 1773. Mathew Wilson's bond (with Alexander Sinclair) as administrator of John Wilson.
- Page 236. - Mathew Wilson, administrator to the legatees of Col. John Wilson, deceased, estate Dr. - A statement of the whole; 1773, paid 18th April, to Patrick Crawford, legatee; 1773, paid, 14th December, to James Ewing, legatee; 1774, paid 20th April, to Wm. McKennan, legatee.
Tombstone Inscriptions of John and Martha Wilson
INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES AT THE GLEBE GRAVEYARD ON THE FARM OF THOMAS THOMPSON IN AUGUSTA COUNTY:
COL. JOHN WILSON died in 1773, in the 72nd year of his age, having served his country 27 years a representative in the Honorable House of Burgesses.
MARTHA WILSON, wife of Col John Wilson, d. 10 July 1755, in the 60th year of her age. (NOTE: this was Col. John Wilson's second wife, Martha)
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - List of Musters, 1742: Capt. John Willson's Lists: John Wilson, Captain; Sam Calehison, Nathan Lusk, John Shields, John Greer, John Patterson, George Davison. John Hunter, Wm. Hunter, James Hunter, John Rusk, James Clark, Wm. Vance, Rob Croket, John Trumble, Wm. King, Sa. Walace, John Spear, Thomas Peery, Alex. McConnel, Rob. Young, James Young, Jacob Lockard, Patt. Cook, James Lockard, William McCutcheon, James McCutcheon, Rob. McCutcheon, Alex. Crocket, Wm. Camble, Nathl. Davis, James Philip, John Barclay, James Lusk, James Trumble, Benj. Walker, Wm. Leadgerwood, Morris Offral, Rob Davies, John Brown, Wm. McClantok, Wm. Johnson, John Young, Hugh Young, Thos. Kirkpatrick, David Camble, John McCutcheon.
- Page 207.--5th April, 1749. William Beverley to John Cowan, 202 acres in Beverley Manor. Thomas Shield's corner in Co. Co., James Patton's line, Francis Beaty's line, Robert Christian's line. Teste: John Wilson.
- Page 648.-(28 February 1749) -Same (From William Beverley) to John Trimble, Patrick Martin and William McFeeters, planters, 140 acres in Beverley Manor. Adam Thompson's line; corner Samuel Templeton; Samuel Downey's line. Teste: Samuel Downey, John and Robert Wilson.
- Page 782.--24th May, 1750. Dennis Dyer, tailor, and Abigail, to William Nutt, miller, in Beverley Manor, said Nutt's mill on Mill Creek; corner Andrew Nutt, Abigail, wife of Dennis, 181 acres in Beverley Manor. Teste: Wm. Hamilton, Jno. Willson, Francis Beatey.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1773 (C). - James Gamble vs. James Ewing, Sr. --Petition. Writ, 28th May, 1772. Defendant is son-in-law to Colonel Wilson.
- Page 126.--14th April, 1791. Martha Downey, wife to Samuel Downey, deceased, Samuel Downey and Rachel to John Shuye of Washington County, Maryland, tract willed by Samuel to his son. Samuel, 2d January, 1773, in Beverley Manor; corner land laid off for William Blair and John Wilson; corner William Downey. Teste: Patrick Buchanan, Robert Donaldson, Godlib Harfman, Augustine Argenbright.
Information on John Wilson
From Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, By Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Published by Lewis historical publishing company, 1915, pg. 361:
- Wilson, John, of Augusta county, was one of the early Scotch-Irish settlers in the valley of Virginia. He was born in 1702; settled on Middle river, and was colonel of the militia and burgess for Augusta from 1748 till his death in 1773. He left many descendants.
980. John Burgess Wilson, born 1702 in County Armagh, Ireland; died 1774 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia. He was the son of 1960. Robert Wilson and 1961. Jane Lee Crouchman. He married 981. Mary Marcus in Augusta County, Virginia.
981. Mary Marcus, died August 04, 1742 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia.
Children of John Wilson and Mary Marcus are:
- 490 i. William Wilson, born April 22, 1722 in County Armagh, Ireland; died 1810 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; married Mary A. Devericks.
- ii. Matthew Wilson, born Abt. 1726 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; died Unknown. (??)
(NOTE: This Matthew Wilson according to the "History of Highland County, VA" is apparently not a son of this John Wilson. He was the brother of a William Wilson that died bef. 17th May, 1761 in Augusta County)
- (added) George Wilson, born Abt. 1728
- iii. Samuel Wilson, born Abt. 1730 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; died October 10, 1774 in Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia.
- iv. John Wilson, born Abt. 1732 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; died Unknown.
- v. Sarah Wilson, born Abt. 1734 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; died Unknown.
- vi. Elizabeth Wilson, born Abt. 1736 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia; died Unknown.
John Wilson in the House of Burgesses:
- Session of Oct. 27, 1748. - Augusta: John Wilson, John Madison.
- Session of April 10. 1749 - Augusta: John Wilson, John Madison.
- Assembly of l752-1755 - Augusta: John Madison, John Wilson.
- Session of November 1, 1753 - Augusta: John Madison, John Wilson.
- Session of February 14, 1754 - Augusta: John Wilson, John Madison.
- Session of August 22, 1754 - Augusta: John Madison, James Patton (in place of John Wilson, who had accepted a surveyor's place).
- Session of October 17, 1754 - Augusta: John Wilson, James Patton.
- Session of May 1, 1755 - Augusta: John Wilson, James Patton.
- Session of August 5th, 1755 - Augusta: John Wilson.
- Session of March 25, 1756 - Augusta: John Wilson, Gabriel Jones.
- Session of April 30, 1757 - Augusta: John Wilson, Gabriel Jones.
- Session of March 30, 1758 - Augusta: John Wilson, Gabriel Jones.
- Sessions of September 14, and November 9, 1758 - Augusta: John Wilson, Israel Christian.
- Session of Februarv 22, 1759 - Augusta: John Wilson, Israel Christian.
- Sessions of 1760 and 1761 - Augusta: John Wilson, Israel Christian.
- Session of November 3, 1761 - Augusta: Tsrael Christian, John Wilson.
- Session of January 14, 1762 - Augusta: Israel Christian, John Wilson.
- Session of March 30, 1762 - Augusta: Israel Christian, John Wilson.
- Session of November 2, 1762 - Augusta: John Wilson, Israel Christian.
- Session of May 19, 1763 - Augusta: John Wilson, Israel Christian.
- Session of January 12, 1764 - Augusta: Israel Christian, John Wilson.
- Session of October 30, 1764 - Augusta: Israel Christian, John Wilson.
- Session of May 1, 1765 - Augusta: Israel Christian, John Wilson.
- Assembly of October 1765 - Augusta: John Wilson, William Preston.
- Session of November 6, 1766 - Augusta: John Wilson, William Preston.
- Session of March 12, 1767 - Augusta: John Wilson, William Preston.
- Session of March 31, 1768 - Augusta: John Wilson, William Preston.
- Assembly of May, 1769 - Augusta: John Wilson, Gabriel Jones.
- Session of November 7, 1769 - Augusta: Gabriel Jones, John Wilson.
- Session of May 21, 1770 - Gabriel Jones, John Wilson.
- Session Of July 11, 1771 - Augusta: Gabriel Jones, John Wilson.
- Session of February 10, 1772 - Augusta: John Wilson, Samuel McDowell.
- Session of March 4, 1773 - Augusta Samuel McDowell, Charles Lewis (in place of Wilson, deceased).
NOTE: This page is still being researched.
- Morton, Oren Frederic. A history of Highland County, Virginia. (Monterey, Va.: Morton, c1911), pg. 70.
In 1757, one George Wilson, a land speculator, bought of James Trimble, another speculator, the Elliott survey at Doe Hill, 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. Colonel John Wilson held his post until his death in 1773. Captain Samuel, his son, fell in battle the next year at Point Pleasant, the fatal bullet passing through his powder horn. The Graham homestead was purchased by Matthew Wilson, who is named as the oldest brother and heir of William.