Person:William Gilkeson (2)

William Gilkeson
b.29 August 1750 Pennsylvania
  1. Hugh Gilkeson1748 - bef 1806
  2. William Gilkeson1750 - 1828
  3. Susan Gilkeson1751 - 1817
  4. Maj. John Gilkeson1752 - 1793
  5. Samuel Gilkeson1753 - 1790
  6. David Gilkeson1754 - 1777
  7. Isaac Gilkeson1763 - 1839
  8. Ebenezer Gilkeson1763 -
  9. Martha Gilkeson1768 -
  10. Jannetta Gilkeson1770 -
  11. Nancy Gilkeson1772 -
  • HWilliam Gilkeson1750 - 1828
  • WSarah Love1752 - 1826
m. bef. 1782
  1. Margaret Gilkesonbef 1782 -
  2. William J. Gilkeson1789 - 1866
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Gilkeson
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 29 August 1750 Pennsylvania
Marriage bef. 1782 to Sarah Love
Death[2][3] 3 July 1828 Middlebrook, Augusta County, Virginia

William Gilkeson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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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.
  1. Lacy Moffett Notes.
  2. 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. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave.

    William Gilkeson
    Born Aug. 29th, 1750
    Died July 3rd, 1828
    Aged 77 years & 10 months
    Here also rest in the same blessed hope
    the body of
    Sarah Gilkeson
    his wife
    Born Augt 29th, 1752
    Died June 27th 1826
    Aged 73 years & 10 months
    they both feared the Lord from their youth

  4.   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.
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