Person:William Rankin (45)

William Rankin
m. 1754
  1. Rev. Adam Rankin1755 - 1827
  2. Jeremiah Rankin1756 - bef 1804
  3. Thomas Rankin1757 - 1808
  4. William Rankin1757 - 1798
  5. Mary 'Polly' Rankin1759 - 1843
m. 31 JAN 1783
  1. Rhoda Rankin1783 -
  2. Mary Rankin1785 -
  3. John Alexander Rankin1787 -
  4. Elizabeth Rankin1789 -
  5. Hannah Rankin1791 -
  6. William Rankin1794 - aft 1829
Facts and Events
Name William Rankin
Gender Male
Birth[2] 3 May 1757 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania[near Hagerstown, Maryland]
Residence[2] 1779 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 31 JAN 1783 to Mary Unknown
Death[2] 11 Jun 1798 Woodford County, Kentucky[per RW pension app]
Alt Death[3] 12 Apr 1836 [per IGI]

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

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  1.   Family Recorded, in Rankin, John Mason. 1854 0913 Transcript of Letter. (Originally written by John Mason Rankin. Privately held.), Secondary quality.

    ... Jeremiah the youngest was born 1733, was married to Rhoda Craig, 1754, by whome he had 4 sons -
    Adam (My father)
    William (Your grand Uncle) and
    Thomas (your grandfather) and
    Jeremiah (Your youngest grand Uncle) ...

    ... Your G-Uncle William lived and died a close neighbor to your grandfather in Woodford County leaving his widow and, I think, 4 children - 3 daughters and one son.
    Rhoda married a Mr. Thorn and lived near Georgetown.
    One married and moved to Mt. Sterling with whome I was not much acquainted and have forgot the name.
    Patsy the youngest and
    were still living with their mother on the old place when I left Kentucky 1829. ...

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Recorded, in Wardell, Patrick G. Virginia/West Virginia genealogical data from Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant records. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1988-1998), 4:page number needed, Secondary quality.

    William Rankin - born 5/3/1757;
    entered service abt. 1779 in Augusta County, Virginia where he resided, in 12th Virginia Regiment, [BLW1483] issued 8/2/1783;
    moved after Revolutionary War to Woodford County, Kentucky, where he died 6/11/1798;
    married 1/31/1783 Mary who was born 8/15/1764;
    widow pensioned 1843 Woodford County, Kentucky;
    children's births: Rhoda 12/14/1783, Mary 9/23/1785, John Alexander 7/22/1787, Elizabeth 8/20/1789, Hannah 12/17/1791 & William 2/8/1794.

    File contains summary of War of 1812 Pension record of James Rankin [relationship to William Rankin uncertain, apparently NOT a sibling], entered service 1811 in Augusta County, Virginia, where he resided, & resided age 70 in Pocahontas County Virginia in 1751;
    died there 3/3/1853, married 7/25/1821 to Nancy McNeal, Bath County, Virginia, who received Pension at age 74 in Pocahontas County, West Virginia in 1878. F-w8543, R2001.

  3. William Rankin, in International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005), Unreliable quality.

    "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2015-07-13), entry for William Rankin.
    William Rankin
    GENDER Male
    BIRTH 1758 Hagerstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    DEATH 12 April 1836
    MOTHER Rhoda Craig
    FATHER Jeremiah Rankin