m. WFT Est 1725-1728
Facts and Events
The Second Generation: The Family of
Mary Rankin and Andrew Wilson
Mary Rankin was named in the will of Robert Rankin, Sr. as her daughter. As indicated above, she was deceased by the writing of her father’s will on 13 May 1795. The Index of North Carolina Ancestors indicates that Mary was born circa 1766 in Guilford County (probably Rowan since Guilford was not formed until 1770), that she married there circa 1784 to Andrew Wilson, and died in Guilford County circa 1794. This same source indicates that Andrew was born in 1752 in Pennsylvania and died in Guilford County in 1834—Mary was his second of three wives.
History of Buffalo Presbyterian Church and Her People indicates that Andrew located on South Buffalo and built the first grist mill there, later known as the John C. Dick Mill. He married first Agnes , daughter of John Chambers, and their children were Daniel, Robert and James Wilson.
The three children of Andew and Mary Rankin Wilson:
1. William Rankin Wilson — The Index of North Carolina Ancestors indicates that William was born in Guilford County circa 1787, married there circa 1809 to Isabella Lydia Rankin , and died in Tennessee circa 1866. At this time, Isabella’s parentage is uncertain
2. Andrew Wilson
3. Maxwell Wilson