Person:Samuel Wilson (48)

Samuel Wilson, of Staunton, Augusta County, VA
b.Bef. 1725
d.Bef. 19 Aug 1760 Augusta County, Virginia
  • F.  Wilson (add)
m. Bef. 1725
  1. Samuel Wilson, of Staunton, Augusta County, VABef 1725 - Bef 1760
  2. Thomas WilsonBef 1732 - Bef 1797
  • HSamuel Wilson, of Staunton, Augusta County, VABef 1725 - Bef 1760
  • WMartha HarrisBef 1735 -
m. Abt. 1753
  1. Elizabeth Wilson1754 -
  2. Martha WilsonEst 1755-1758 -
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Wilson, of Staunton, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Bef. 1725
Marriage Abt. 1753 Prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Martha Harris
Death? Bef. 19 Aug 1760 Augusta County, Virginia

Samuel Wilson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Samuel Wilson's land (Beverley Manor SW, 461 acres acquired from George & Robert Breckenridge in 1746) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: it is probable that Samuel Wilson acquired the western-portion (461 acres) of George and Robert Breckenridge's 761-acre tract because when it was sold in 1755, the record below indicates that it was adjoining the land of David Doak, which bordered the Breckinridge tract on the western end, as shown in the Hildebrand map above).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 12.--8th February, 1745-6. George and Robert Brackenridge to Sameel Wilson, £50, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres deeded to vendors by Beverley 26th day November, 1742; to George, 300 acres and Robert, the remainder. Deed recorded in Orange. Corner to George's land. Witnesses, John Smith, John Branham, Jr.; John McMaster. Acknowledged by grantors, 10th Feburary 1745.
  • Page 489.--19th August, 1752. John Brown, Gent, and Margaret, to Samuel Wilson, lot 4. Lot 4 in Town of Staunton and lot No. 1 of wood land; William Lewis' land. Livery by key of house on 1/2 acre, lot 4. Teste: John Buchanan, James McCorkall.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 165.--3d June, 1755. Saml. Wilson, plantationer, to Robt. Wilson, farmer, £55, 461 acres in Beverley Manor, part of 761 acres granted by Beverley to Geo. and Rob. Breckinridge, 26th November, 1742, and said 461 acres were sold by Geo. and Ro. to Saml., 8th February, 1745; corner David Doak.

Will of Samuel Wilson

  • Page 391.--28th May, 1760. Samuel Wilson's will, of Staunton--Wife, Martha, to educate the children; oldest daughter, Elizabeth Wilson; daughter, Martha. Executors, John and Thos. Wilson, and wife Martha, or any two. Teste: James Hughes, Robt. Reed. Wm. Preston. Proved, 19th August, 1760, by the witnesses. Thomas and Martha qualify, with Jno. and Robt. Wilson. Teste: H. Churchill.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1760. - (380) James Hughes, appraiser of Saml. Wilson.
  • Page 9.--17th February, 1761. Phillip Persinger's appraisement, by Wm. Preston, Ro. Reed, James Hughes--Current money. (Note: listed just before record below, ties James Hughes who appraised the estate of Samuel Wilson).
  • Page 10.--18th February, 1761. Samuel Willson's appraisement, by same as above--Many items and (2d October, 1760, 60 gallons whiskey).
  • Page 360.--26th November, 1770. Alex. McClenachan's bond (with John McClenachan) as guardian to Elizabeth and Martha Wilson, orphans of Saml. Wilson.

Processioning List of 1756

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 179.--1756: Processioned in Capt. Israel Christian's Company by John Henderson and Wm. Baskins, viz: For Rev. John Craig, for Daniel Denniston, for James Wallace, for David Bell, for Robert Poage, for John Anderson, for Andrew Russell, for John Hutcheson, for Patrick McCollum, for James Coyle, for Geo. Anderson, for Robert Patterson, for Mathew Armstrong, for William Lewis, for James Lesley, for Archibald Hamilton, for John Poage, for Mr. Shodder, for Wm. Bell, for Wm. Wallace, for Robert McClenachan, for Alex. Wright, for Samuel Wilson, for John Cunningham, for Alex. McNite, for John Black, for Nathan Gililand, for John Bigham, for John Coulter, for John Buchanan, for Elijah McClenachan, for Robert Breckinridge, for Wm. Baskins, for Widow Crawford, for Joans Henderson, for Andrew Scott, for John Henderson.

Records of Samuel Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 432.--19th November, 1747. £27 current money Virginia. George Brackenridge to Thomas Beard, 309-1/2 acres in Beverley Manor; corner to James Lynn and John Tate; corner to David Steel. Teste: James Fulton, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Steel. Acknowledged by George, 18th November, 1747, and Ann releases dower.
  • Page 757.--22d May, 1750. James Lynn to Andrew Lynn, 269 acres in Beverley Manor, Saml. Doak's line. Burner Hill; corner Jno. Teat and Saml. Wilson. Teste: Andrew Cowan, Elijah McClenachan, John Ramsey.
  • Page 158.--Joseph Bell's appraisement, 23d November, 1758. Appraised by James Huges. Saml. Wilson, and Wm. Long.
  • Page 355.--7th March, 1760. Samuel Wilson's will--Two cuzens, Thomas and Saml. Wilson, plantation in Borden's grant. Brother Robert Wilson, executor. Teste: Wm. Wilson, Ann Wilson, Thos. Wilson. Proved, 19th March, 1760, by witnesses. Executor qualified, with Thomas and William Wilson. (Note: this Samuel Wilson, of Staunton is apparently a cousin of another Samuel Wilson, who lived in the Borden Tract, whose will was proved a few months before this Samuel Wilson. Based upon this other Samuel Wilson's will, a probable brother of this Samuel Wilson would be the Thomas Wilson listed in his will, who is most likely the Thomas Wilson listed as one of Samuel Wilson's executors).
  • Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1800 (A to C). - Cowdon vs. Gamble--Mrs. Martha Cowdon vs. Robert Gamble. John Griffin and Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Wilson (daughter of Samuel Wilson and Martha). Involves lot 4, in Staunton. Martha pleads infancy. Martha Wilson, daughter of Samuel, married Patrick McDivit.