Person:Samuel Wilson (37)

Capt. Samuel Wilson, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia
b.8 November 1735 Poss. Tyrone, Ireland
  • HCapt. Samuel Wilson, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia1735 - 1774
  • WMary BabbABT 1732 -
m. 11 Oct 1753
  1. Ralph WilsonAbt 1754 -
  2. Eli Babb Wilson1755 - 1842
  3. Sampson WilsonAbt 1758 -
  4. Ruth Wilson1760 - 1848
Facts and Events
Name Capt. Samuel Wilson, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 November 1735 Poss. Tyrone, Ireland
Marriage 11 Oct 1753 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Babb
Death[1] October 10, 1774 Killed in Battle of Point Pleasant, Mason, West Virginia

Samuel Wilson 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 History of Highland County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton:

  • In 1757 one George Wilson, a land speculator, bought of James Trimble, another speculator, the Elliott survey at Doe Hill (which was located in the "Bull Pasture" area of early Augusta County), and the next year sold a part of it to Samuel Wilson (likely his brother). Very soon afterward, we find William Wilson in this neighborhood. These two men, progenitors of the Wilsons of Doe Hill, were brothers and were sons of John, the first delegate from Augusta to the House of Burgesses.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 37.--15th August, 1758. George Wilson and Elisebeth to Samuel Wilson. £40, 200 acres, part of tract deeded to George by James Trimble, on the Bullpasture River. Delivered: Wm. Elliott, October, 1759.

Will Abstract

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 289.--82d August, 1774. Samuel Wilson's will--Executors, wife Mary and Thomas Hugart; to eldest son. Ralpli, 5 shillings; to next eldest son, Elibable, plantation testator lives on; to youngest son, Sampson, £100, infant; to daughter, Ruth, infant; to wife, Mary. Teste: John Jordan, John McCoy, Joseph Gamwell. Proved, 16th November, 1774, by McCoy and Gamwell. Hugart refuses to execute. Mary qualifies with Thos. Hugart, Robert Armstrong.
  • Page 331.--21st March, 1775. Recorded. Capt. Samual Wilson's appraisement by John McCoy, Joseph Gamwell, Joseph Malcom.
  • Page 384.--19th November, 1783. Thomas Hughart's settlement recorded of his guardianship of Ruth Wilson. [Note: Ruth was the youngest daughter of Samuel Wilson]

Processioning List of 1767-68

"Processioning" was the process or periodically reviewing and agreeing upon property lines between settlers. Processioning Lists can be useful in determining the area of a settler and the neighboring settlers at a specific time period:
  • Page 451.--1767-68: Processioned by Samuel Hamilton, in Cowpasture, from his house down the river to James Baird's: For Samuel Hamilton, Andw. Sutlington, John Dickenson, William Sprowel, John Donaly, Hugh Caffey, Joseph Watson, Andw. Muldrough, Wm. Dougherty, John Clendenning, William Maze, James Beard. Processioned by John Botkin: For Samuel Wilson, Abraham Haptonstall, Robert Duffield, James Burnsides, Robert Carlyle, Richard Botkin, John Carlyle, Samuel Black, Edward Hynds, John Botkin, David Bell. (Note: Abraham Haptonstall married Samuel Wilson's wife, Mary Babb, after his death in 1774).

Records on Samuel Wilson in Augusta County, VA

  • Page 186. AUGUST 15, 1775. (84) John McCoy, overseer of road from head of Bull Pasture to Peoples's and from Samuel Wilson's (deceased) to Bell's place, Cow Pasture.
  • Vol. 2 - William Wilson's Declaration, September 25th, 1832: Was born November 7, 1745, in Augusta County; first he volunteered in Capt. Alexander McClenachan's Company, in which William McCutchen was Lieutenant and Joseph Long was Ensign; they assembled at Staunton and marched to Point Pleasant in August, 1774, having joined several companies commanded by Capt. John Morrison, Capt. Samuel Wilson, Capt. George Mathews, Capt. John Lewis, at the Great Levels, in Greenbrier; they had a severe engagement at Point Pleasant, in which Col. Charles Lewis, Capt. McClenachan, Capt. Morrison, and Capt. Willson were killed; the whole number of killed and wounded amounted to 160; thence they werent eighty miles to the Indian Towns, thence back to Point Pleasant; there they remained six or eight days awaiting provisions, when they set out on the return home, where they arrived and were disbanded after serving five months; the officers he recalls were Andrew Lewis, Commandant; Charles Lewis, who was killed, was his Colonel. He volunteered again in Capt. John Lyle's Company, in which Wm. McCutchen was Lieutenant and Joseph Long Ensign; assembled at Lexington in July, 1776, and marched to Holston River, under William Christian; then returned home and were disbanded in the middle of December; Joseph Bell served with him on the tour. On 11th January, 1781, he marched from Widow Teas's as Sergeant; marched to Richmond, thence to Fredericksburg, thence to Portsmouth, where they joined the main body of soldiers under Baron Steuben; was in two slight skirmishes with the British at this place; returned home and were disbanded about the 17th April; was under the command of Sampson Mathews; William Bowyer was his Colonel; Alexander Robinson was Major; the Company Officers were Capt. Thomas Rankin, Lieut. Col. Alexander Scott, Ensign William Buchanan. On his fourth tour, he served as volunteer private in the company of cavalry of which Zachariah Johnston was Captain, Charles Baskins, Lieutenant; Richard Madison, Ensign; they assembled at Widow Teas's about the first of June, 1781; marched to Richmond. The British were leaving Richmond and retiring to Williamsburg, and declarant's company joined the main army of Americans pursuing the British; the British remained but a short time at Williamsburg; after leaving that place they were attacked by the Americans after part of the British had passed over to Jamestown Island; many were killed on both sides; after this declarant's company returned home; his Colonel was William Christian; General Wayne and Colonel Campbell were regular officers he knew.

Caution, there are some researchers that have claimed that this Samuel Wilson married Sarah Burke, but that appears to be a different Samuel Wilson. Note post below:

From: "Fulcher" <> Subject: Re: [VAFLOYD] Samuel Wilson Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 13:00:12 -0500 References: <00db01c5393d$bdede540$3786480c@@vaio>

All we seem to have come up with so far is exactly what you presume...that most of the web sites have it wrong and the "Samuel Wilson" of Point Pleasant is not the one who married Sarah Burke and was the father of Mary Wilson Lucas. The dates are all wrong and he was clearly married to Mary Babb.

I once contacted a prominent Burke researcher and discussed this because he had the incorrect info on his own site. We both agreed that we needed to keep looking for the correct Samuel Wilson.

I'm with you--if anyone ever DOES come across info about the right one, I will be thrilled. That would surely open up another whole line of the family which is currently a dead end. I am even more interested in tracing down this man as the Wilson name also appears in my own family history and I'd love to know if Clay and I are "kissin cousins" from a long way back. Who knows??!!

Keep searching!

Ole MizzKat (now officially "Ole" as of April 1st! If cars are antique at 50, I guess I can be, too! Everybody have a pine float on me in celebration. Just head up to Ole Paul's house and he will fix you right up. Of course, if he starts to pour you something from a! That stuff will make you do crazy things, like want to kiss him or something!)

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From: "sanndy kelly" <> To: <> Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:42 PM Subject: [VAFLOYD] Samuel Wilson

This may have been discussed on the Floyd list before but thought I'd throw it out again, since I'm new. A Mary Wilson married my John Lucas in 1777. Her father was a Samuel Wilson. Many of my family's researchers think it was the Samuel Wilson who died at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. I don't. The man who died in 1774 left a will naming a wife Mary who was Mary Babb. My guy had a wife Sarah Burk or Burke. And there are a number of fact bits on a Samuel Wilson living in the same area as John Lucas way after 1774. Anybody have anything on this? Sandy in California

1775 - Abraham HAPTONSTALL married Mary Babb Wilson, widow of Capt. Samuel Wilson of Augusta County, VA. 1775-- page 16, Mary Willson, (married?), Hempenstall, (March), recording Willson's Inventory; (Source Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA by Chalkley)

From post:

Samuel Wilson son of ( Col John & Martha Wilson ) b. 1730 d.10/10/1774 m. Mary Babb 10/11/1753 they had four children as follows. Eli Babb, Ralph, Sampson and Ruth

2. Samuel WILSON was born 1729, and died 10 OCT 1774 in Battle Of Point Pleasant Wv.

3. Mary BABB was born 1733. She was the daughter of 6. Peter BABB and 7. Mary LEWIS.

Children of Mary BABB and Samuel WILSON are:    i. Eli Babb WILSON was born 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia. 

1. ii. Ralph WILSON.

   iii. Ruth WILSON. 
   iv. Sampson WILSON.
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