Person:Agnes Wilson (19)

Agnes Sarah Wilson
b.08 Aug 1728
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Name Agnes Sarah Wilson
Gender Female
Birth? 08 Aug 1728
Marriage 17 JUN 1749 Augusta County, Virginiato James Houston, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA

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


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Rationale of Agnes Wilson as brother of Col. George Wilson, and daughter of John Wilson

Agnes Wilson, wife of James Houston has been identified as the sister of George Wilson of Augusta County.

There are several records in Augusta County that help to prove this relationship:

From Chalkley's:

  • Vol. 2 - Jane Davis vs. Rogers et als.--O. S. 56; N. S. 19. Jane is daughter of Archibald Clendennin who was killed by Indians in Greenbrier in 1763 with all his children except oratrix. Before his death he purchased the settlement right of George Lee. Archibald's widow Ann married John Rogers Jane is widow of ____ Davis. They were married before 25th March, 1775. John Rogers had sons Archibald and James Rodgers. Davis died in 1800. Bill filed July, 1803. John Rogers says he married widow of Archibald Clendennin in 1767. In 1772 he moved to Greenbrier. Davis and Jane married in 1774. Jas. Huston deposes he was brother-in-law to George Wilson, who claimed the tract before Clendennin. Donelly was also brother-in-law to Geo. Wilson. George Lee deposes, 1803, in Hardy County that in 1762 he held a settlement right to the land sold to George Wilson. Andrew Donnelly, Sr., deposes in Kenawha 1805. James Burnsides, Sr., deposes in Monroe County 1804. Clendennin was killed in 15th July, 1763. John Ewing of Gallia County, Ohio, deposes. Jane was married after Archibald's mother. She was born January or February, 1758. On 15th July, 1763, Jane and deponent (John Ewing) were taken prisoner by Indians and carried away. They were kept in the same nation, but not together, except on their journey to Pittsburg, where they were liberated 14th May, 1765. John Ewing was 76 years old when he was taken prisoner.

James Houston and George Wilson both acquired adjoining lots in Staunton on consecutive days from James Finley, son of Robert Finley:

  • Page 208.--18th August, 1765. James Finley, heir-at-law and administrator of estate of Robert Finley, and Agness ( ) to James Huston, £28, 37 acres woodland in Beverley Manor on the Chesnut Ridge, part of 155 acres of woodland surveyed to Robert, 22d February, 1753, joining Felix Gilbert and William Preston; also 1/4 of an acre lot in Staunton, No. 13, opposite the lots of George Wilson and Samuel Moor. Delivered: Thos. Smith, 25th September, 1772.
  • Page 345.--17th April, 1767. Same (James Findley, brother and heir of Robert Findley, deceased, and Agnes) to George Willson, of Hampshire County, £90, 1/4 acre, one-half of lot 3, the other half being sold to Thomas Stuart: also 16 acres, part of 155 above.

Both are mentioned together in the following records:

  • Page 341.--20th April, 1767. James Findley, brother and heir of Robert Findley, deceased, and Agnes to Sampson and George Mathews, £30, lots 3, 4 and 13 in Staunton, part of the County lots, and 155 acres in Beverley Manor. This indenture conveys one-half of lot 4, the other half having been sold to Felix Gilbert; also one-half lot 13, the other half being sold to James Houston; also 16 acres, part of 155 above, corner George Wilson. Teste: John Redpath.
  • Page 319.--18th May, 1759. George Wilson's bond (James Huston, David Stewart) as administrator of John Cain.
  • Page 30.--23d January, 1766. James Shaw to George Wilson and Wm. Crow, certain horses and cattle, £16. Teste: Archibald Mathews, James Huston. Delivered: David Bell, February, 1770.
  • Page 256.--18th August, 1780. Commission of Augusta County to Hugh McDowell merchant of Staunton. Andrew Greer's share of lots in Staunton purchased by him and James Hughes, James Huston and George Wilson, which Greer gave up, being unable to pay for it; lot in possesion of John David Greiner.