Person:John Alderson (7)

Rev. John Alderson, III
m. 1726
  1. Mary Alderson1736 -
  2. Rev. John Alderson, III1737/38 - 1821
  3. Curtis Alderson1740 - bef 1804
  4. James Alderson1742 - 1775
  5. Thomas Alderson1744 - 1837
  6. Benjamin AldersonABT 1745 - AFT 1820
  7. Simon Alderson1747 - 1798
  8. Samuel Alderson1749 -
m. 3 OCT 1759
  1. Alice Alderson1760 -
  2. George Alderson1762 - BEF 1818
  3. Mary Alderson1765 -
  4. John Alderson1768 - 1781
  5. Hon. Joseph Alderson, Sheriff1771 - 1845
  6. Unknown Alderson1773 - 1773
  7. Thomas Alderson1775 -
  8. Margaret Alderson1778 -
  9. Jane Alderson1780 - 1877
  10. John Alderson, IV1783 - 1853
Facts and Events
Name Rev. John Alderson, III
Gender Male
Birth? 5 MAR 1737/38 Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Marriage 3 OCT 1759 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Elizabeth Carroll
Death? 3 MAR 1821 Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia

John Alderson, Jr. 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 491.--20th November, 1771. Joseph Carroll, only surviving son and heir of William Carroll, deceased, late of Frederick County, and Mary ( ) to John Alderson, Jr., £25, on Stroud's branch between Smith's Creek and the Peaked Mountain, corner another survey of William Carroll's; being 158 acres patented to William 16th August, 1756; also at same place, a tract called Carroll's Meadow; corner survey belonging to Zebulon Harrison, crossing Daniel James' Branch, containing 265 acres patented to Wm. Carroll, 10th September, 1752. Delivered: John Alderson, 27th November, 1774.

Records of John Alderson, Jr. in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 500.--19th March, 1777. Ann Needham's will, wife of the late John Needham--To son, John Car; to daughter, Caterian Warren; to daughter, Sniah Needham; to Sarbrough Sheltman, legacy; to granddaughter, Ann Sheltman; "between my two daughters and son, John Scarbrough, and Catherian"; George Henton to make division. Teste: John Alderson, Jr., Timothy Warren, Jno. Lincoln. Proved, 20th May, 1777, by Warren and Lincoln. George Henton qualified executor.
  • Vol. 2 - John Levecy and ____, his wife, only daughter and issue of James Campbell, vs. John Morris--O. S. 24; N. S. 8--Bill filed 7th October, 1800). In February, 1773, James Campbell, father of oratrix, went into the County now of Kenhawa County and made an improvement on the Kenhawa, sowing a large quantity of apple seed. The same year John Morris cleared a tract opposite James on a creek called Napper's Creek, which he sold to a person of the same name. The Indian War of 1774 prevented James from making any further improvements, and in 1775 John claimed James' improvement. James died intestate previous to 1779 and John got a patent from the Commissioners and has sold a part to William Droddy, who has sold to John Reynoids. Peter Shoemaker deposes, 18th January, 1804, in Adams County, Ohio. In February, 1773, he started from Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County for the Kenawha in company with James Campbell, James Pauley, and Walter Kelly, and went as far as Gauley River, where Walter Kelly turned back. The others went on to what is now the mouth of Campbell's Creek, where Campbell made a tomahawk improvement. John and William Morris were brothers. The Indians shot deponent at Powell's Valley. Deposition of John Jones, a settler, as to Walter Kelley, Knapper (Napper), Thomas Alsberry, William Feamster. Thomas Alsberry says he forted (fought?) with John Morris all during the Indian War. They were greatly harassed by the Indians. About Conrad Yoacum. George Lee (See?) deposes in Kenawha, that he came to the country in 1774. John Morris was then with him as a soldier under Mathew Arbuckle. Curtis Alderson testifies in Botetourt, 20th May, 1802. In 1713 (s/b prob. 1773) John Alderson, Joseph Carroll, William Morris, John Herd and deponent set out from Shenandoah County for New River below the falls, in search of vacant land, and went down as far as James Burnsides's on Greenbrier, when they were joined by Archd. Taylor, Philip Cooper and Walter Kelly, and all together arrived at New River 6th April, and made improvements and set out to return home, and at Gauley they met James Campbell, Peter Shoemaker and James Polly; William Morris and deponent went back with them. James Campbell died in fall of 1777. (Note: the John Alderson mentioned in this record is assumed to be this John Alderson, Jr., as his father would have likely been much too old to have gone off into sparsely populated areas of Virginia looking for land. This John Alderson (Jr.) had acquired land in 1771 as presented in the record above).

Information on John Alderson, Jr.

Husband: John Alderson, III
Born: 5 MAR 1737/38 at: Hunterdon Co., NJ
Married: 3 OCT 1759 at: Augusta Co., VA
Died: 3 MAR 1821 at: Alderson, Greenbrier Co., WV
Father:John Alderson, II
Mother:Mary Jane Curtis
Wife: Mary Elizabeth Carroll
Born: 1740 at: Maryland
Died: 13 APR 1805 at: Alderson, Greenbrier Co., WV
Father:William Carroll
Mother:Jane George
Name: Alice Alderson
Born: 22 AUG 1760 at: Augusta Co., VA
Name: George Alderson
Born: 30 AUG 1762 at: Augusta Co., VA
Married: 14 JUN 1781 at: Greenbrier Co., WV
Died: BEF 1818 at: Kanawha Co., (W)VA
Spouses: Sarah Osborne
Name: Mary Alderson
Born: 10 MAY 1765 at: Augusta Co., VA
Name: John Alderson
Born: 15 APR 1768 at: Augusta Co., VA
Married: at:
Died: 1781 at:
Name: Joseph Alderson
Born: 17 JUN 1771 at: Augusta Co., VA
Married: FEB 1789 at: Botetourt Co., VA
Died: 24 JUL 1845 at: Greenbrier Co., WV
Spouses: Mary Newman
Name: Stillborn (Infant) Alderson
Born: 18 JUN 1773 at: Augusta Co., VA
Married: at:
Died: 18 JUN 1773 at: Augusta Co., VA
Name: Thomas Alderson
Born: 30 DEC 1775 at: Augusta Co., VA
Name: Margaret Alderson
Born: 18 JUN 1778 at: Greenbrier Co., WV
Married: at:
Died: 1877 at: Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV
Name: Jane Alderson
Born: 26 NOV 1780 at: Carrolton, Carroll Co., MD
Married: 27 SEP 1790 at: Greenbrier County, WV 1
Died: 1877 at: Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., (W)VA
Spouses: William McClung, II
Name: John Alderson, IV
Born: 4 SEP 1783 at: Nicholas Co., WV
Married: 13 JAN 1805 at: Nicholas Co., WV 2
Died: 25 JUN 1853 at: Nicholas Co., WV
Spouses: Nancy Jane Walker Nancy Robinson Eleanor Milhollen
1) McClung Family Association Journals
2) Monroe County Marriages 1799-1869