Facts and Events
William Gilkeson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 288.--1st May, 1780. David Keer to William Gilkison, of Frederick County, part of tract that Andrew Cowan formerly lived on in Bveerley Manor, Dr. Jackson's line.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records: (records are likely for this William Gilkerson, although there was at least one other William Gilkeson of similar age in the Augusta County area during this time period).
- Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1785--MARCH, 1786. - John Wallace vs. Wm. Gilkison.--Defendant was of good character here and below in Pennsylvania.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1786. - (77) David Jones to come of age 22 July, 1790, to be bound to William Gilkison, to learn trade of blacksmith.
- Page 129.--21st April, 1789. Recorded. Robert Willson's appraisement by William Gilkeson, Robert Donaldson, Henry Swink.
- ↑ Lacy Moffett Notes.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 .
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Name: William Gilkeson
SAR Membership: 40067
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1750
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 3 Jul 1828
Death Place: Augusta, Virginia
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave.
Born Aug. 29th, 1750
Died July 3rd, 1828
Aged 77 years & 10 months
Here also rest in the same blessed hope
the body of
Born Augt 29th, 1752
Died June 27th 1826
Aged 73 years & 10 months
they both feared the Lord from their youth
- William Gilkeson, b. in Penn. Aug. 29, 1750, came with his parents to Frederick Co., 1765, thence to Augusta. The Staunton records give his deed dated May 1, 1780. "David Kerr to William Gilkeson of Frederick County, part of tract that Andrew Cowan formerly lived on in Beverley Manor." This farm, "Hillside," is still the Gilkeson home, now owned by the family of the late M. F. Gilkeson, his grandson. A record 1785 says he "was of good character here and below in Pennsylvania." Foote, 2nd p. 356, states that Rev. Conrad Speece preached at his house April 5, 1813. He m. Sarah Love (Aug. 29, 1752—June 27, 1826), widow of James Guthrie. He d. July 3, 1828. Their graves are marked at Bethel.