Person:Samuel Wilkins (5)

Samuel Wilkins, of Mecklenburg County, NC
d.bef. 30 October 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • HSamuel Wilkins, of Mecklenburg County, NC1694 - bef 1766
  • WSarah Huntsman1699 -
m. 1 July 1719
  1. John Wilkinsest 1720-1725 -
  2. Thomas Wilkinsbef 1721 - bef 1750/51
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Wilkins, of Mecklenburg County, NC
Alt Name Samuel Wilkins, of Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1694 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 1 July 1719 First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvaniato Sarah Huntsman
Death? bef. 30 October 1766 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Samuel Wilkins 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 139.--18th June, 1746. Robert McKay et als. to Samuel Wilkins, £126.8.11; 1,264 acres on Naked Creek; conveys D. B. 1, p. 135. Acknowledged.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 135.--18th June, 1746. Samuel Wilkins to Robert McKay et als., £126.8.11; 1,264 acres in Orange County on west side Blue Ridge on Naked Creek where the Irish path crosses, part of 7,009 acres patented to McKay et als., 26th March, 1739, and by them sold to Samuel Wilkins by deeds, 29th June, 1744. Witnesses, James Porteus and John Hawkins Acknowledged by Samuel Wilkins, 20th June, 1746, and Sarah, his wife, relinquished dower.
  • Page 582.--28th February, 1749. Samuel Wilkins to Daniel Harrison. 190 acres near head of Cook's Creek. Delivered: Alexander Herron, March, 1762.
  • Page 589.--1st March, 1749. Samuel Wilkins and Sarah (dower released 23rd May, 1750) to Alexander Herrin, 365 acres on Cook's Creek. Corner Danuel Harris (son?). Sarah, wife of Samuel, released dower. Delivered: Benjamin Kinley, January, 1754. Teste: William Lusk.
  • Page 605.--1749. Samuel Wilkins to John Wilkins, 200 acres; part of 1,265 acres. Teste: John Flood.
  • Page 118.-- (undated, prob. bet. 1750-1751) - Samuel Wilkins of No. Ca., to Alexander Herring, 133 acres Cooks Creek of No. River Shanando. Delivered: Benj. Kinley, January, 1754. Teste: Robt. Rallstone, John Wilkins, Morgan Bryan.
  • Page 209.--20th May, 1752. Samuel Wilkins of Anson County, North Carolina, to Edward and Robert Shankland, 400 acres. Where said Wilkins lately dwelt, sold to Samuel by Robert McKay et als. Cooks Creek. Part of 1,865 acres sold to Wilkins by McKay. Teste: Peter Scholl, Will Brown, Andrew Erwin.
  • Page 182.--28th March, 1763. Samuel Wilkins, of Anson County, North Carolina, to William Snodden, £15, 70 acres, part of 1,264 acres patented to Robt. McCoy and Co., 26th March, 1739, and conveyed to Samuel by McCoy & Co., on west branch of Cook's Creek; coroner Alexander Heron's land; corner said Snodden's land. Delivered: Wm. Snodon, March, 1769.
  • Page 129.--30th October, 1766. John ( ) Wilkins. of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, to Alexander Herron, £80, 400 acres on Naked Creek, part of 1264 acres patented to McCoy, Hite & Co., and by them conveyed to Samuel Wilkins, deceased, father to said John, Daniel Harrison's line. Teste: John Poage, Hugh Johnston, Mathew McCullagh, Agness Poage. Delivered: Alex. Herron, June, 1767. (Note: record proves that Samuel Wilkins had died before 20 October 1766)

Acquisition of Land in Anson County, NC

  • Deed Abstract for 23 April 1748 – Joseph White and wife Margaret to Samuel Wilkins – all of Anson County – 300 acres in Parish of St. George, Anson County, on south side of Great Pee Dee, at mouth of Savannah Creek. Signed: Joseph White, attorney – 1752, William White, David White, & Stephen White. [Source: Anson County Deed Book B, Page 240].
  • Samuel Wilkins was granted 640 acres in Anson County, NC on 28 Sept. 1750. He was later granted 1000 acres on 27 March and on 28 March 1751, apparently two separate 1,000 acre grants, also in Anson. [Source: Colonial Records of NC, Vol. 4].
  • Patent 3686, pg. 403, Samuel Wilkins, 27 September 1751, 1,000 acres in Anson County on the S. side of the South fork of the Cataba River, joining Nathaniel Harris and the S. fork. [Patent Book 5, Colony Of North Carolina, 1735-1764 (Vol.1) Abstracts Of Land Patents, by Margaret M. Hofmann].

Will of Samuel Wilkins

Will of Samuel Wilkins of Mecklenburg County, being very sick & weak in body.. one note of hand that lyeth with William Terry of £53, s15 Virginia money, & likewise a bond of £180 Virginia money, & three years interest upon Col. John Clark & all book debts to be equally divided to my son John Wilkins & Jonathan Wilkins & John Anderson & likewise one year old colt unto Jacob Wilkins, brander SW & one black stallion colt, great coat, shoes stocking, and to my cousin Samuel Wilkins, one bay horse branded 78 & Likewise two mares & one horse the Roan mare branded RT the brown mare branded with a swivel stirrup & SW; at John Wilkins to be sold & equally divided between John Wilkins & Jonathan Wilkins & John Anderson... 2 Dec. 1763.
(signed) Samuel Wilkins (Seal)
John Thompson
Robert Humphries (RG)
Will Book G, pp. 24-25. C.R. 065.801.28
[Source: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Abstracts of Early Wills, 1763-1790, by Brent H. Holcomb, pg. 70].

Records in Virginia

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records (unless listed otherwise):

  • Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1745-1748. - Robert McClenachan complains that Samuel Wilkins keeps a disorderly house.
  • Vol. 1 - February 10, 1745/6. - (5) Samuel Wilkins--Ordinary License at his house. Thomas Story surety. (Note: an "ordinary" was similar to today's "bed and breakfast" hotels).
  • Vol. 1 - February 11, 1745. - (8) Daniel Holdman and Saml. Wilkins--same (Overseers Road) from Benj. Allen's mill to North River.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 19, 1746. - (53) Samuel Wilkins vs. Robert Scott--First Jury.
  • Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1746. - (68) Alexr. Herrin--overseer from Robt. Cravens to Saml. Wilkins's, and Thomas and Jeremiah Harrison from Craven's to the Indian Road--Cap. Scholl to lay off the precincts.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 18, 1746/7. - (169) Saml. Wilkins to keep an ordinary.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 20, 1747. - (255) Robert Cravens and Saml. Wilkins appointed overseers from the Co. Ho. to the Indian Road, near said Cravens', vice Alexr. Herrin, Thos. Harrison, Jeremiah Harrison.
  • Vol. 2 - Page 4.--3rd September, 1747: Processioners appointed, ... Thomas Stevenson and David Edmonston, from Alex. Blair's to Capt. Samuel Gay's; Edward Erwin's and Wm. McGill, from Alex. Blair's to Samuel Wilkin's, thence to Henry Smith's; Wm. Thompson and Samuel Givens, from Samuel Wilkins to Capt. Henry Downs's, Jr.; Robert Craven and Thomas Harrison, from Samuel Wilkins' to the lower end of the Great Plain to Fairfax's line, thence with the said line to the South Mountain; Daniel Haldman and John Riddle, from Fairfax's line to the Narrows and across to the North Mountain; Mathias Selzer and Abraham Shickler, from Fairfax's line to the extent of the County between the two mountains; Daniel Harrison and Morgan Bryan, from Samuel Wilkins' to the Great Plain to Lord Fairfax's line, thence with the said line to Henry Smith's; John Denton and Abraham Collet, from the Narrows to the extent of the County from mountain to mountain;... (Note: excerpt of record).
  • Vol. 1 - SEPTEMBER 17, 1747. - (298) Saml. Wilkins convicted of selling liquors without a license in a booth or stall at the Court House.
  • Vol. 1 - 1749. Papers relating to Augusta Levy. Robert McClenachan's account, 1748-9. Credit by John Bruce. Credit by James Dawkins, four levys. Credit by Jacob Miller, two levys. Credit by Sam Wilkins, two levys. Credit by John Wilkins, two levys.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1750. - (366) Sarah Wilkins, wife of Samuel Wilkins relinquished dower in deed Saml. W.--to Alexr. Herron.
  • Page (884) 878.--1st June, 1750. Saml. Wilkins, purposing to leave the Colony and go to settle in Carolina with his family, and great many people are indebted to him, so son, John Wilkins, power attorney to collect debts, 1st June, 1750. Teste: John Lewis, Robt. McClenachan, James Porteus.
  • Page 793.--10th August, 1750. John Neglee, yeoman (Nägle), of the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, and Jacob Neglee, tanner, of same, executors of Jacob Neglee, shopkeeper, of Philadelphia, to Ladwick Haunsdone, taylor, of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Mathias Elser, the Massanutting tract; corner to Propeckers. John Neglee was uncle of Jacob, deceased, and Jacob was cousin of Jacob, deceased. Proved by oath of Saml. and John Wilkins and affirmation of Jacob Strickler and recorded on motion of Daniel Stover. Teste: Saml. and John Wilkins, Jno. Reiley, Saml. Bähm, Jacob Burner, Jacob Strickler. Whereas, by deed 24th July, 1740, by Mathias Elias of Orange Co., to Jacob Neglee (deceased) of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, conveys part of tract called the Massanutting tract, 1200 acres, Jacob died leaving will dated 27th May, 1747, appointing his uncle, Jno. Neglee, and cousin, Jacob Neglee, executors. Will recorded in Register's office in Philadelphia. Delivered: Jacob Burner, 17th August, 1756.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 1753. - Daniel Harrison vs. Samuel Wilkins.--Attachment Daniel Harrison's account vs. Wilkins, dated 1746.
  • Page 311.--17th May. 1759. Samuel Scott's estate settlement, by Robert Scott and Robert Hooks, executors. Paid Thos. Stevenson, Christopher Zimmerman, Robt. McFarson, David Nelson, Henry Downs, Saml. Wilkins, Wm. Craig, Wm. Snodon, Margaret Fowler, William Jordan, Jno. Vought, Patrick Cain, Doctor Harrison, Hugh Thompson, Jonathan Gibson, Jas. Beard; 1 coffin for Samuel Scott; 1 coffin for George Scott; keeping 3 negroes one year, nine months, bv R. Scott. Vendue to, viz: David Crighton, Jno. Paul Fought, David Logan, Jas. Underwood, James Berkley, widow McDonald, Patrick Quin. Joseph Kinkade, John Love, Bernard Man, Jacob Pence, John Wilkins, Ann Scott.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1768 (A). - Alexander Herron vs. Patrick Quin.--Ejectment. Daniel Harrison, aged about sixty-six or seven, deposes: That he was present when Col. James Wood, then surveyor of the County of Orange (now Augusta), ran off the lands in dispute, and that the first line run by Thomas Lewis this day extends as far, etc., the corner of Samuel Wilkins, and that of Green & Co., under whom said Wilkins claims he has ever since been well acquainted with the lands, etc.; that the lines were not marked until the patent issued, and the reason Wood gave for it was that when he was about to survey the same, he himself was damned drunk and the rest concerned were in same condition, etc. (Signed) Daniel Harrison. 16th December, 1767. John Craven deposes, same time and place (aged forty-five, or thereabouts): He was present when Col. James Wood surveyed the land in dispute, now upwards of 22 years. William Gregg, aged thirty or thereabouts, deposes, same time and place: Samuel Wilkins is dead. Daniel Smith, gent., aged about thirty-seven years: About 12 years ago he was appointed a processioner with John Harrison. Daniel Harrison's additional deposition, 17th December, 1767: He and Alexander Herron bought 200 acres of Samuel Wilkins. Wilkins, after conveying to Herron, found he did not have 100 acres more for deponent and then cancelled the bargain, for which John Wilkins, son of Samuel, paid Harrison £5. Thomas Lewis deposes: That about 1745, talking with Col. James Wood about the difficulty of finding corners on protracted plots when the survey afterwards came to be made, said Wood told this deponent how lucky he had been in a matter of this kind in a plot that he had made for McCay, Hite and Green, on the waters of Cook's Creek, for that he had only run the lines along the courses of the creek and protracted all the other lines and supposed corners which, where an actual survey was made by him after the patent issued, he found trees agreeable to most of the supposed corners which he had mentioned in the protracted plat, or nearly corresponding thereto, which deponent afterwards found to be the case on a survey made by him to detennine a suit formerly depending between the said parties. This day Patrick Quin came, etc., and says that Capt. Daniel Harrison is very ailing; he is afraid that he will soon change his natural life, as he doth believe that he will die very soon. (Signed) Abraham Smith. 18th June, 1767. Elaborate survey and description of the lands by Thomas Lewis.
  • Page 129 - Alexander Herron, 750 acres, West Branch of Cook's Creek, 498 acres, being part of a larger tract of land containing 1,200 acres granted by patent to Robert McKay and others the 26th day of March 1739 and then transfered to Samuel Wilkins who at sundry times conveyed the said 498 acres to the aforesaid Herron. Adjoining Patrick Quin (on the East side of Cooks Creek) Johnston, William Snowdon, Trotter, Harrison. January 28, 1769. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 46-47].
  • Vol. 1 - DECEMBER, 1790. Rockingham County, 12th September, 1801. By order of Rockingham County Court, surveyed for Benjamin Harrison, 1,129 1/2 acres on both sides of Cook's Creek (including the spring of the main branch of said creek), including the ten following tracts, viz: 83 1/2 acres, part of 100 acres, part of 1,264 acres, patented, 26th March, 1739, to McKay, Hite, Duff and Green, and conveyed by deeds, 18th June, 1749, to Robert McKay, Jost. Hyte, Robert Green, and Robert Green, sole heir of the will of William Duff to Samuel Wilkins, and by him to Daniel Harrison, 27th February, 1749; ____ acres patented to ____ Harrison, 25th September, 1746; ____ acres patented to Daniel Harrison, 10th September, 1755. These three tracts willed by Daniel Harrison to said Benjamin Harrison by will, 8th June, 1767. 165 acres patented to John Edwards, 20th September, 1768, and by him willed to Benjamin Harrison, 31st October, 1775. 130 acres patented to Thomas Gordon, 19th August, 1758, and by him deeded to Benjamin, 20 January, 1793. 32 1/2 acres, new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, as assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket, part of said Picket's warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1763. 38 3/4 acres, a new survey, dated 21st February, 1801, for 16 acres as assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Russell, part of said Russell's warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 13th February, 1782, and for 23 3/4 acres as assignee of Jacob Bare, part of his warrant for 1,000 acres, dated 27th June, 1783. 16 1/2 acres, a new survey, as to 11 1/2 acres, assignee of John Harrison, part of his exchange warrant for 750 acres, dated 29th May, 1800. One acre, new survey, by warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783, assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Picket. 421 acres, new survey, dated 20th March, 1801, by these warrants, for 50 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of William Oliver, of William Russell, part of his warrant, 13th August, 1783; for 371 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant, 8th May, 1800. 41 acres surplus bond by warrants, viz: For 29 acres he is assignee of John Harrison, part of his warrant for 752 acres, dated 8th May, 1801. For 12 acres he is assignee of Alexander Herring, of George Lang, Jr., of George Pickett, part of his warrant for 3,000 acres, dated 13th August, 1783. Of the whole, plat and metes and bounds.


From "Scotch-Irish in America, pg. 76:
The settlement of Donegal (Lancaster County, PA) furnished the French and Indian War, as well as the other wars, down to that of the great rebellion, many prominent officers and men men who made their mark in public affairs, and left their impress, not only upon the State, but upon the Federal Union from its first establishment. The Allisons, Buchanans, Campbells, Mitchells, McFarlands, Galbraiths. Stewarts, Cunninghams, Sterretts, and Wilkins were the leading families for nearly a century. Scarcely a descendant of one of these remains in the old settlement of Donegal.
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