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Name John Wilson
Gender Male
Birth? 11 May 1747 Augusta County, Virginia
Death? 23 April 1837 Lincoln County, Tennessee

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

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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 6, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :


Wilson, John - born 5/11/1747 in Augusta County, Virginia; moved 1772 from settlement on Holston River (area later East Tennessee) where entered service 1776 in Virginia regiment to fight Cherokee Indians; entered service 1777 in North Carolina regiment; while visiting father in Augusta County, Virginia, entered service 1780 in Virginia regiment; entered service there 1781 as substitute for brother & served at Siege of Yorktown; resided in East Tennessee after Revolutionary War, then abt. 1807 to Lincoln County, Tennessee, where received Pension in 1832; died there 4/23/1837; administrator of estate of Mathhew Wilson (no kinship given) gave power of attorney there 1837 to agent to apply for pension; Robert & James Wilson (both no kinship given) made affidavit there then that soldier had left no widow or any children living; query letter in file 1917 from great grand-daughter Miss Margaret K. Wilson, Dodd City, Texas; query letter in file 1917 from great grand-daughter Mrs. John C. Organ, Dodd City, Texas states soldier married Margaret daughter of John Wear Jr. both served at siege of Yorktown, & their surname also spelled Ware & Weir. F-3573, R2607.
- Note: the John Wilson that married Margaret Wear was a different (and younger) John Wilson.