Person:James Williamson (46)

James Williamson
d.16 November 1838
  1. James Williamson1752 - 1838
m. 7 October 1788
Facts and Events
Name James Williamson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 May 1752 Augusta County, Virginia
Alt Marriage 30 September 1788 Botetourt County, Virginiato Nancy McCorkle
Marriage 7 October 1788 Botetourt County, Virginiato Nancy McCorkle
Death[1] 16 November 1838

James Williamson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 6, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

  • Williamson, James, born 5/27/1752 in Augusta County, Virginia; entered service 1778 in Rockbridge County, Virginia where he resided, in Virginia company; served in Battles of Longbridge, Richmond, Petersburg & Siege of Yorktown; moved after Revolutionary Way service to mother's home in Rockbridge County, Virginia; moved to Washington County, Virginia, thence to Montgomery County, Kentucky, thence Warren County, Kentucky, thence Allen County, Kentucky where Pensioned in 1833; John Bartlett filed affidavit there in 1834 "he served in REvolutionary War with soldier, and knew him for many years"; soldier died 11/61/38 (s/b 11/16/38?); married 10/7/1788 Nancy McCorkle, Botetourt County, Virginia by Reverend Edward Crawford, per certificate 1843 by that County Clerk of Court Ferdinand Woltz, witness Justice of the Peace Oliver Callahan; widow applied for pension age 69 in Allen county, Kentucky, 1839, and pension application rejected, not a widow at time of passage of 1838 Pension Act; John Sarver & wife Mary filed affidavit there "then knew soldier and wife in Botetourt County, Virginia, before & after 1787 & affiants moved to Allen County, Kentucky soon after soldier & wife were their neighbors there; widow died 4/15/43; daughter Mary M. Hinton gave power of attorney there in 1852 to agent to apply for pension, & pension application rejected; daughter Mary gave power of attorney to attorney in 1856 there to agent to apply for pension, & pension application rejected, proof of soldier's service not available at pension office, since Revolutionary War rolls then at bookbinders; query letter in file 1932 from Mrs. Cora E. Nye, Wellesley, Massachusetts says a Virginia Revolutionary soldier James Williamson, Sr., married (1) Elizabeth Hall and (2) 1791, Elizabeth Jackson of Milam, & he had son James who married Deborah, querier 5th generation from soldier James Sr; Pension Office responded it had no Pension file on this James Sr. F-R11604, R2597. (Note: the 1932 Query letter does not appear to be for this James Williamson).
  1. 1.0 1.1 Wardell, Patrick G. Virginia/West Virginia genealogical data from Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant records. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1988-1998), Vol. 6, pg. 158.