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Matthew Wilson, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.1726
d.Bef. 25 June 1804 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Wilson (add)
m. bef. 1726
  1. William Wilsonest 1724-1729 - bef 1761
  2. Matthew Wilson, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA1726 - Bef 1804
  • HMatthew Wilson, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA1726 - Bef 1804
  • WEleanor Mitchell1740 - 1805
m. bef. 1759
  1. Elizabeth Wilson1759 - 1833
  2. Mary Wilson1760-1777 -
  3. Eleanor Wilson1760-1777 -
  4. John Wilson1760-1777 -
  5. Martha Wilson1760-1777 -
  6. Sarah Wilson1760-1777 -
  7. William Wilson1760-1777 -
  8. Matthew Wilson1769 -
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Name Matthew Wilson, Sr., of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1726
Marriage bef. 1759 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Eleanor Mitchell
Death? Bef. 25 June 1804 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia

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

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 311.--17th May, 1761. Mathew Wilson, eldest brother and heir-at-law of William Wilson, deceased, and Eleanor ( ) to Robert Graham. £67.10. 281 acres on a branch of the Cowpasture River called Newfoundland; line of land in possession of the Caroliles; cor. land in possession of Andrew Lewis.


Disposition of Land from Annals of Bath County, VA: (Note: same transaction as listed above)

  • Page 28. Carlile, John--281 (acres) on Bull Pasture below Carlile's 304---P, 1750, William Wilson-sold 1761, by Matthew Wilson (brother and heir) to Robert Graham for 67 1/2 p.

Records of Matthew Wilson in Augusta County, VA

  • Page 505.—27th February, 1749. Deed for the Glebe. Robert Campbell, Gent., to James Lockhart and John Madison, Church Wardens, and the other vestrymen, viz: James Patton, John Buchanan, Patrick Hays, John Christian, John Buchanan, Robert Alexander, Thomas Gordon, John Archer, John Mathews, John Smith, 200 acres in Beverley Manor. Corner James Clarke. 350 acres conveyed to Robert by Beverley, 24th July, 1740. Teste: Patrick Cook, John Risk, Matthew Wilson, Nathan Patterson, Samuel Walker.
  • Page 311.—17th May, 1761. Mathew Wilson, eldest brother and heir-at-law of William Wilson, deceased, and Eleanor ( ) to Robert Graham. £67.10. 281 acres on a branch of the Cowpasture River called Newfoundland ; line of land in possession of the Caroliles; cor. land in possession of Andrew Lewis.

From "A History of Highland County, Virginia" by Oren Frederic Morton:

The Graham homestead was purchased of one Matthew Wilson, who is named as the oldest brother and heir of William Wilson. In 1750, a William Wilson had patented this land, but he was not the same as the William of Jackson's River or the William of Doe Hill. An Isaiah, seemingly of the same vicinity and probably the parent or brother of Matthew and William, died in 1758, and his estate was appraised by Hugh and John Hicklin.