Person:John Wrightsman (2)

John Wrightsman
b.abt. 1740
d.bef. September 1810 Botetourt County, Virginia
  • HJohn Wrightsmanabt 1740 - bef 1810
  • WUnknownest 1745 - bef 1784
m. abt. 1763/64
  1. Christina Wrightsmanabt 1764 -
  2. Peter Wrightsmanabt 1775 -
  3. Rebecca Wrightsmanbef 1776 -
m. 10 August 1784
  1. John Wrightsmanabt 1785 -
  2. Solomon Wrightsmanabt 1786 - 1860
  3. Samuel Wrightsmanbef 1792 -
  4. Daniel Wrightsmanbef 1795 -
  5. Mary 'Polly' A. Wrightsman1796 - 1866
Facts and Events
Name John Wrightsman
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1740
Marriage abt. 1763/64 to Unknown
Marriage 10 August 1784 Botetourt County, Virginiato Christina Coulter
Death? bef. September 1810 Botetourt County, Virginia

John Wrightsman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Will Abstract

Wrightman, John. Will probate Sept. 1810.
Names children: John, Samuel, Michael, Daniel, Solomon, Mary, Christinia Lohre.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 65].
Will Excerpt: "First of all I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved children, John, Samuel, Michael, Daniel, Solomon, and Mary Wrightsman, and Christina Lohre all my estate."

Records in Virginia

  • 1787 - John Wrightsman, Sr. was brought into court in 1787 for alledgedly beating his son Peter. The court said it "appears that he beats him unlawfully."
  1. .

    John Wrightsman's first wife's name is not known. Two documented children from the marriage are: Christina, born about 1764, and Peter, born about 1775. There are two other possible children, Phebe and Caty. A marriage record exists in Botetourt County for "Phebea Rightsman" and David Kesler, dated 21 Nov 1793. She would have been born no later than 1772 (based on her marriage record). Son Solomon, currently listed under the 2nd marriage, may actually be a child from the first marriage.