Person:William Triplett (10)

William Triplett, Jr.
b.15 NOV 1763 Loudon Co., VA
d.1 JAN 1850 Russell Co., KY
m. BEF 1758
  1. William Triplett, Jr.1763 - 1850
m. 17 FEB 1785
  1. John Triplett1788 - Bef 1880
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Triplett, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 15 NOV 1763 Loudon Co., VA
Marriage 17 FEB 1785 Wilkes Co., NCto Nancy Ferguson
Death[1] 1 JAN 1850 Russell Co., KY

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1545, Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998]

William Triplett, Jr., born 15 November, 1763 in Loudoun County, Va. He came with his parents from Orange County, N.C. to Wilkes County, in 1778. At age 22, he married Nancy Ferguson 17 February, 1785. The name of her parents is not known, but she is thought to be a sister of John, Thomas and Richard Ferguson, who came from Va., to Wilkes County about the same time as the Tripletts. He bought land on the South side of Beaver Creek and Gap Creek. Nancy was born 1766 in Va., according to the 1850 census of Wilkes County. Daniel Boone was a good friend of the Tripletts and Fergusons, and built cabins and left his family there when he went to explore Kentucky. 7 children were born to William and Nancy, and it may have been the tales of the rich lands of Ky., that decided William to go there. They moved to Adair County, Ky., in 1804, there he paid $1,000 in gold for 200 acres of land on Greasy Creek. 2 children were born to them in Adair County. They had brought slaves with them. In 1832, William applied for a pension as a Revolutionary War veteran, in which he said that he had volunteered for service in the year 1782, but as his mother was a widow, and needed him at home, he gave Jeremiah Ferguson $40.00 to go in his place. Jeremiah later became his brother-in-law. Later that year he volunteered again and served 3 months under Captain John Kees. His Pension was denied, as 6 months, at least was required of service, to receive a pension. In his pension application, he gave the dates and place of his birth. Russell County, Ky. was taken from Adair County, Ky. in 1826, and William's land then lay in the new County. He died there 1 January, 1850 and Nancy 3 January, 1858.

Descendants of the Triplett Families; Virginia, North & South Carolina; 1982; Crown Printing, Fullerton, CA.; by Mrs. Hortense E. Abbot

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Flanagan - published in CD issued by Brøderbund Software, Inc. World Family Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1. (Release date: August 22, 1996)
    Tree #1545.

    Date of Import: Nov 11, 1998