Person:William Christian (22)

Capt. William Christian
d.23 January 1833 Ross County, Ohio
m. ABT 1742
  1. Robert Christianabt 1743/44 -
  2. Rebecca Christianabt 1746 -
  3. Mary Christian1748 -
  4. Sarah "Sally" Christian1748 -
  5. Capt. William Christian1749 - 1833
  6. Gilbert Christian1762 -
  7. Robert Christian1764 - aft 1832
  8. John Christian1766 -
  9. Margaret Christianabt 1770 -
  • HCapt. William Christian1749 - 1833
  • WSarah Brooksabt 1762 - bef 1792
m. 13 September 1790
m. 17 November 1792
  1. Susanna Christian1795 -
  2. Allen Christian1799 -
  3. Margaret Christian1800 -
  4. John Christian1803 -
  5. Mary Christian1805 -
  6. Gordon Christian1808 -
  7. Thomas Christian1812 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. William Christian
Gender Male
Christening[1] May 1749 Tinkling Spring Church, Augusta County, Virginia
Birth[1][2] 23 May 1749 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 13 September 1790 Montgomery County, Virginiato Sarah Brooks
Marriage Bond 7 November 1792 Montgomery County, Virginiato Mary 'Pollie' Alley
Marriage 17 November 1792 Montgomery County, Virginiato Mary 'Pollie' Alley
Burial[1][2] 1833 Christian Cemetery, Bourneville, Ross County Ohio, USA
Death[1] 23 January 1833 Ross County, Ohio

William Christian was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. X, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Christian, William - entered service 1776 in Augusta County, Virginia; Pensioned at age 71 in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1821 where he resided over 25 years; moved to Ross County, Ohio, 1831 & died there 1/14/33; married Fall of 1792 (Marriage Bond dated 11/7/92) Mary, daughter of Thomas Ally/Alley at her father's home, Montgomery County, Virginia; widow Pensioned age 75 in Ross County, Ohio, 1848 & resided there at age 88 when granted Pension increase & bounty land warrant 1857; children's births: Susanna 4/5/1795, Allen 6/29/99, Margaret 4/25/1800, John 9/25/03, Mary 5/15/05, Gordan 11/10/08 & Thomas 1812. R-540.

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 155.--13th September, 1790. John Brooks' will--To wife, Martha. £20 a year to be paid by Samuel Brooks; to daughter, Elizabeth; to son, John (when he demands it); to son, Giles; to son, William; to son, Jonathan; to daughter, Sarah; to son-in-law, William Christian; to Samuel, executor, all lands except 9 poles square where there are three walnut trees grow out of one Root towards Ruddle where I desire to be buried and any friend that chooses. Teste: Daniel Rea, William Davis, Andrew Hunter, Jno. Davis. Proved, April Court, 1795, by William Davis and Hunter, executor qualifies. (Note: William Christian's first wife Sarah Brooks must have died shortly after the writing of her father's will, since he had re-married to Mary Alley by November 1792).
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Capt William A. Christian, in Find A Grave.

    Capt William A. Christian
    Birth: May 23, 1749
    Virginia, USA
    Death: Jan. 23, 1833
    Ross County
    Ohio, USA

    Veteran of the Revolutionary War.

    Note: A 1998 cemetery reading shows his original grave and marker in Christian Cemetery. A cenotaph exists in Twin Township Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial # 46257842).

  3.   Pension Application of William Christian: W4917 Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris