Facts and Events
William Henry was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Revolutionary War Pension Information
Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 2, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :
- Henry, William - born 1750 in Berkeley County, Virginia [see note below]; moved when small child to Botetourt County, Virginia, where entered service in 1776; granted Pension 1832 in Sevier County, Tennessee; died there 2/1835; married 2/15/1780 to Elizabeth, Botetourt County, Virginia (?) who was born 11/11/1765; widow granted Pension 1839 in Sevier County, Tennessee; died 5/11/1847; children's births: Polly 9/12/1781 (married Mr. Williams, she was living in 1842), John 12/24/1783, Hugh 5/5/1786, William Jr. 2/28/1789, & Robert 8/28/1791; soldier's brother John made affidavit 1839 in Sevier County, Tennessee. F-W364, R1256.
- [Note): Berkeley County, Virginia [later West Virginia] was established in 1772. Prior to that date, the area was in Frederick County. Most submissions to Ancestry list William Henry's birthplace in Augusta County, which bordered Frederick to the west for many years.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com/Ancestry Family Trees: Public Members Trees.
- William Henry married the Elizabeth Jones there [Botetourt County] and came to Sevier Co. TN. He fought in the Revolutionary War and we have a pension file on him. He was born in what became Berkeley Co. VA (was Frederick at his actual birth) and his family moved to Botetourt at an early age. There are no existing 1800-1820 censuses for Sevier Co.TN. You can find William on the 1830 Sevier Co. TN census.