Person:William Ewing (34)

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William Ewing, of Frederick County, VA
d.27 December 1781 Frederick Co, Virginia
  • HWilliam Ewing, of Frederick County, VA1711 - 1781
  • WElizabeth ThorpAbt 1715 - 1816
m. ABT 1739
  1. John Ewing1754 - 1832
  2. William Ewing1758 - 1825
  3. Robert Ewing1761 - 1825
  4. Elizabeth Ewing1763 - 1820
  5. Mary Ewing1765 - 1825
  6. Samuel Ewing1767 - Aft 1839
  7. Jane Ewing1770 -
  8. Thomas Ewing1773 -
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Name William Ewing, of Frederick County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? 1711 Carnshanagh, Ireland
Marriage ABT 1739 of Frederick, Co, Virginiato Elizabeth Thorp
Death? 27 December 1781 Frederick Co, Virginia
Burial? Ewing Cenetery, Stephens City, Frederick, Virginia
Other? Notes

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Land Acquisition in Frederick County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:


  • 1763, William Ewing 330 acres of land. Between January 29, 1762 and May 10, 1763. During the same time he had 400 acres on Dry Run, a "draught of Shannandoah River," surveyed. This land was adjacent to George Bowman, Christian Plan, Robert Wharf, and Nicholas Perry. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants and Surveys Frederick County 1747-1780].
  • P-275: William Ewing of Frederick County, 386 acres on Crooked run in said County. Surv. Roberrt rutherford. Adj. William Reemy, John Painter. 18 June 1774. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 225].

Records of William Ewing

  • N-61: John Mires, Elizabeth & Steven Mires of Frederick County, 330 acres on Crooked Run Branch, called Stephens's Run in said County by their mutual consent and desire to said John Mires for and during his natural life and after his decease to Elizabeth Mires during her natural life and after her decease to said Stephen Mires his heirs and Assigns forever. Surv. Robert Rutherford. Adj. Jacob Chrismans, John Nicewanger, William Ewen (Ewin), Zebulon Tharp. 24 July 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 171].
  • N-186: Nicholas Perry of Frederick County, 550 acres on North River of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Robert Rutherford. Adj. James Hog, Robert Warf, William Ewins, Isaac Hite, Thomas Perry, said Nicholas Perry. 6 Sept. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 178].
  • H-187: Magdalen Perry of Frederick County, 350 acres on Dry Run of North River of Shannandoah in said County. Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. William Ewing, Robert Warth, Edward Cartmill, William Duckworth, Adam Nichodemus. 7 Sept. 1766. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 178].
  • Q-5: Daniel Maccann of Frederick County, 395 acres on Shannondoah in said County. Surv. Thomas Rutherford. Adj. Adam Nichodemus, William Ewing (Ewens), Nicholas Perry, Isaac Hite, Christian Plank, Casper Meiers. 8 Jan. 1767. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 188].
  • P-139: John Weaver of Frederick County, 297 acres on Licking Branch in said County. Surv. Peter Stephens. Adj. Michael Gardner, George Jacob Troutwine, John Smith, Goose's line, Gasper Myars, Wiliam Ewing. 17 Aug. 1772. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 217].

Information on William Ewing

!BIRTH-DEATH: Research of George Ewing (GEOEWING@aol.com) in an e-mail to Dean Busby 6 Aug 2000. BIOGRAPHICAL: Found at Rootsweb.com in the WorldConnect Project in a gedcom entitled "Lindsey, McWaters" submitted by Susan Johnson (samuelg@pacific.net). - Burial: Ewing Cenetery, Stephens City, Frederick CO, VA

Note: The birth of this William Ewing, brothers Samuel and James were not recorded in the Burt Congregation Register. However, there is no doubt that William is a son to John Ewing and Jennet McElvaney. In an old Ewing cemetery near Stephens City, VA, there are headstones that have been uncovered belonging to early family members. This location is where William Ewing, son of John, settled. Most notable are the partial pieces of William and Samuel's headstone. The stone of Elizabeth Ewing Jamison, daughter of Samuel, also has been found there.

BIOGRAPHICAL: From George Ewing in an e-mail of 6 Aug 2000 - At the age of 18, in 1729, William Ewing came to Pennsylvania by way of Cecil County, MD. William moved to Frederick Co., VA in April 1737 (Chester Co, PA letter in possession of Gerald Ewing Barrington, IL.) and settled in the eastern area near Stephensburg which is now Stephens City.

MILITARY: From Journal of Clan Ewing, Nov. 1997, Vol 5, No. 4 - An article on William Ewing (1711-1781) taken from "The Ewings of Frederick Co., VA" by Evelyn Jones Ewing and James Earl Ewing Jr., pp. 14-26. This states - during the French and Indian War years, 1754 - 1766, William Ewing's older children were born. He and perhaps most of the males were members of the local militia which was their only protection. A list of Col. George Washington's Company taken from a poll in Frederick Co. 24 Jul 1758 shows a William Ewings. William Ewing is again on the Frederick poll taken 18 May 1761when Col. George Mercer is the commanding officer.

LAND: From Journal of Clan Ewing, Nov. 1997, Vol 5, No. 4 - An article on William Ewing (1711-1781) taken from "The Ewings of Frederick Co., VA" by Evelyn Jones Ewing and James Earl Ewing Jr., pp. 14-26. William Ewing finally received a grand from Lord Fairfax in 1756 during the anxious War years. William was one of the many setlers who had a most difficult experience in obtaining a patent for the land purchased and settled in 1737. He applied to Lord Fairfax after learning that Joist Hite could not get the title to the land. In a transcript of a famous Hite vs Fairfax suit, William received a grant for 625 acres, half of the land purchased for sixty pounds.

In 1763 William Ewing purchased another 330 acres of land. Between 29 Jan 1762 and 10 May 1763 William Ewing (Ewen) had 386 acres adjacent to William Reemy and John Painter on the "drain of Crooked Run" of Shannandoah River, surveyed. This land was adjacent to George Bowman, Christian Plank, Robert Wharf, and Nicholas Perry.

William and Elizabeth, his wife, sold this 400 acre tract 16 Dec 1778 to John Jones for 160 points current money of VA.

William probably married Elizabeth Thorp or Tharp after moving to Frederick Co. in 1737. A Tharp family had a large farm in Stephensburg, now Stephens City, adjacent to William's land. In the Absracts of Virginia's Northern Neck land surveys Zebulon Tharp had "438 acres surveyd 23 Apr 1751 on Steven's Run, a branch of Crooked Run" that was adjacent to land of William Ewing. April 20, 1753, Zebulon Tharp had 420 acres "on Crooked Run on Shannandoah River" surveyed. This was adjacent his own line, William Ewins, and George Wright.

WILL: William Ewing filed his will on the 29th day of February, 1773 in the county of Frederick. (Frederick Co Superior Will Book 3, pp. 193, 217.) He died in 1781 and since his will was not recorded, John Ewing born 10 Apr 1754, was the eldest child and left the task of dividing the property. The bond of 1,000 pounds that John posted in 1782 states that he was a resident of Greenbrier County in the state of VA (now W. VA.)


Sources

http://www.ewingfamilyassociation.org/EGD_Project/John_of_Carnashannagh/d2.htm#i14