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Rev. Robert Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Rev. Robert Wilson (1772-1822) He was born in 1772, the son of James Wilson and brother of Rev. William Wilson of Augusta Stone Church. After laboring for a short time in Virginia, he came as a missionary to Kentucky in 1798, where he married and settled in Washington, remaining there until his death, October 31st, 1822, in the fiftieth year of his age. He was a man of great amiability and equanimity. Through his labors the churches at Maysville and Augusta were organized, and those of Smyrna and Flemingsburgh owed to him their preservation, when they were languishing without a pastor. His wife was Eliza Harris, aunt of Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston. He was the father of the Rev. Robert W. Wilson, who was long after this date, pastor of the church at Bloomingburgh and the father-in-law of Rev. and Judge Lorin Andrews who was missionary to the Sandwich Islands.
Marriage performed in Augusta County, Virginia:
1800, April 3d--By Rev. Robert Wilson: Wm. Jameson and Mary McNight.