Person:William Wilson (210)

William Wilson, of the Jackson River and Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA
b.April 22, 1722 Armagh, Northern Ireland
m. bef. 1722
  1. William Wilson, of the Jackson River and Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA1722 - 1810
  2. Sarah 'Sally' Wilsonabt 1724/25 -
  3. Agnes Sarah Wilson1728 -
  4. Lt. Col. George Wilson, of Hampshire and Augusta County, VA1729 - 1777
  5. John Wilson, of Jackson River, Augusta County, VAabt 1732 - 1756
  6. Capt. Samuel Wilson, of the Bullpasture, Augusta County, Virginia1735 - 1774
  7. Elizabeth WilsonAbt 1736 -
  8. James Wilson1739 - 1824
  9. Martha Wilson1741 - 1828
  • HWilliam Wilson, of the Jackson River and Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA1722 - 1810
  • WMary HinerBef 1724 - Abt 1813
m. est. 1742
  1. Priscilla Wilsonest 1742-1744 -
  2. Ann Wilson1744 -
  3. Catherine Wilson1746 -
  4. Mary Wilson1748 -
  5. Ralph Wilson1750 -
  6. Elizabeth Jane Wilson1752 - 1808
  7. Martha Wilson1755 -
  8. James Eli 'Elibab' Wilson1758 - 1810
  9. Jane Wilson1765 - 1808
Facts and Events
Name William Wilson, of the Jackson River and Bullpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? April 22, 1722 Armagh, Northern Ireland
Marriage est. 1742 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Mary Hiner
Death? 1810 Doe Hill, Bath (now Highland) County, Virginia

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Augusta County, VA:

  • William Wilson acquiried 281 acres of land in the "Bull Pasture" area of Augusta County, before 1754, as listed below in the "Processioning List" shown below.
  • Page 283.--19th May, 1761. James Hughs and Euphie (Euphemia), of Staunton, to William Willson, of Staunton, £15, part of two lots: A, in Staunton, part of lot __; B, 2-1/2 acres, part of a lot of 30 acres woodland betwixt Col. Preston's and Joseph Gamble's woodland lot about 1/2 mile northwest of Staunton, part of lot No. 10. Delivered: Edward Long, August Court, 1765.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 195.--17th March, 1768. William Wilson and Mary ( ) of Albemarle County to Abraham Haptonstall (Hoplenstall), £46, 112 acres on a branch of New Found Creek. Delivered: James Thomas, April, 1773. (Note: it appears that based upon these records that William Wilson and his family had re-located to Albemarle County, Virginia prior to 1768, most likely due to the Indian uprisings in the Augusta County area during the 1750's and 1760's).
  • Page 1.--25th August, 1770. William Wilson and Mary ( ), of Albemarle and John Hunter, Sr., and Frances, of Augusta, to Francis Hart, grove of Staunton, £40. In Staunton, part of lot No, 14, 5 poles north and south and 4 poles east and west, only excluding a house on northwest corner wherein Edward Long lived, of 18 by 22 feet in length and breadth. Lot faces James Hustons front on south and James Huse on west, containing 20 square perches, only reserving said house; also 2-1/2 acres wood land on south end of lot of 30 acres between (betwixt) Col. William Preston's land and Joseph Gamble's wood land, about 1/2 mile northwest of Staunton bounded according to courses of Staunton, lot No. 10. Delivered: Francis Harterove, 9th September, 1773.
  • Page 149.--23d August, 1771. William Wilson and Mary, of Albemarle County, to John Ridpath, £14, part of lot 14 in Staunton, joining the house where Edward Long forerly lived, facing Mrs. Huse's new house; also the land whereon the house stands wherein Edward Long lived. Teste: John Rodgers, James Brown, Mathew Morehead, James Culbertson.

Processioning List of 1755

"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 407.--1765: Thomas Feemster and Wm. Black procession as follows: For Joseph Hays, for Jno. McCreary, for Wm. Black, for James Knox for James Shaw, for Geo. Lewis, for James Clemens, for Hugh Hicklin, for Chas. Lewis, for Thos. Feemster, for Jno. Kinkead, for Robt. Hall, for Benj. Estill, for Wm. Jeeson, for James Botkin. Samuel Willson and Hugh Hicklin procession as follows, on Bull Pasture: For Wm. Willson, for Ro. Scott, for Jno. Carlile, for Saml. Givens, for Bowd Estill, for Thos. Hicklin, for Ro. Duffield, for Hugh Martin, for Ro. Grames, deceased; for Saml. Willson, for Robt. Carlile, for Hance Harper, for Lofftus Polan, for Ro. and Jno. Carlile, for Jno. Hicklin, for Richd. Botkin, for Wallace Estill, for Hugh Hicklin.

Records of William Wilson in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's: (Note: there were several William Wilson's in Early Augusta County, only those records that are likely of this William Wilson are listed below)

  • Page 476.--20th August, 1752. Thomas Williams and Jane to John Mathews, Jr., 129 acres. Poplor Spring of North Branch of James between Mill Creek and the river; Michael Dougherty's line. Teste: Mathew Campbell, Wm. Wilson, Robt. Renick.
  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754 - Inhabitants of Calf Pasture petition for a mill on the place of Andrew Loughridge, who has lately settled there. Thomas Gilham, Samuel Hodge, Andrew Kinkead, Robert Gum, John Kinkead, Robert Gay, Andrew Hamilton, Samuel Vincher, James Cambel, John Cambel, William Wils (prob. William Wilson), William Hodge, Robert McKittrick.
  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754, Pt. 2. - Petitioners for a road from William Wilson's mill, on Jackson's River, to Captain Ashton's mill, in the Bull Pasture, being direct road to market and also convenient for the head of Green Bryer settlers. John Miller, William Wilson, Stephen Wilson, Samuel Gay, Robert Gay, Robert Carlile, John Carlile, Hugh Hicklin, John Hicklin, Lostus Pullin, Thomas Hicklin. May, 1753. (Note: not sure of the identity of Stephen Wilson mentioned in this records, more research necessary).
  • 14th March, 1754. Report of improvements of tract of land on Bull Pasture, 281 acres, belonging to William Wilson, £108, 0, 0.
  • Vol. 1 - Page 11.--14th March, 1754. Valuation of improvements on 280 acres on Bull Pasture of William Wilson's by James McCleary, John Clark.
  • Page 294.--17th October. 1763. William Adair's will--Daughter, Sarah Keys; to Roger Keys; to John Keys; to Saml. Keys; to Benj. Keys; to Sarah Keys; to Margaret Keys; to Wm. Wilson, Ann Poage, Nancy Wilson, the note of James Park, the money due by David Dredan; to Alex. McMolan; to Wm. McMolan; to William Wolson; to Ann Poage and Easter McMolan, Easter McMolan Poage, Ann Poage Baxter; to John Rays, whom I appoint executor. "Wolison on ye Sacrament." Executors, Roger Keys. Teste: John Paul, Sarah Keys, Margt. Keys. Proved, 15th November, 1763, by the witnesses. Executor qualified, with John Paul. (Note: the Wilson and Poage families were apparently very close, William Wilson's brother James married an Elizabeth Poage).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1767 (D). - Archer vs. Wilson.--Ephraim Wilson deposes, 10th April, 1766, in Augusta: That he went to William Wilson's, on Jackson's River, with Mr. John Archer in 1756 or 1757 John Warrick was at the house at the time and employed there.
  • Page 308.--24th January, 1770. Ralph ( ) Lafferty (Laverty) and Jean and Robert Bratton (mark) and Ann to Adam Bratton, £150, 244-1/2 acres on Jackson's River; corner William Wilson's land; corner William Givens. Delivered: James Bratton, 7th April, 1772.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1776. - (135) William Black and others to view a road from William Wilson's leading to the road that goes down to the Bull Pasture.
  • Page 140.--16th February, 1789. John Poage's will--To daughter, Mary Poage; to eldest son, Robert; to son, George, 325 acres on Naps Creek joining lines with Moses Moore; to son, James, tract at Brown's Lick; to sons, John and Thomas, executors; to wife, Mary; to other children, William, Elizabeth, and Ann. Teste: John Gardner, Daniel McNare, Agnis Poage, Wm. Wilson. Proved, 22d April, 1789, by Daniel McNare and Agnis Poage. Executors qualify.
  • Vol. 2 - April 1790 - Samuel Henderson and James and George Crawford vs. William Wilson and Thomas Poage--Debt. Writ, 4th July, 1789.
  • Vol. 1 - JULY 20, 1790. - (289) John Dailey continued road surveyor from Jacob Cain's to William Wilson's, thence to the Bull Pasture Road over the mountain to the Sitting Hill--tithables from Coonrad Isack's to Jacob Cain's.

Wilson DNA Project Website

William Wilson is included in the Wilson DNA Project website. He is #2512, and is a DNA match with both George and Samuel Wilson, listed below:

  • 2512 - William Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.
  • 2513 - George Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.
  • 2514 - Samuel Wilson, one of three different but contemporaneous Wilsons who lived or owned land in the 1750s and 1760s in what is now Doe Hill, Highland County, Virginia. At that time the area was still part of Augusta County.

Information on William Wilson

490. William Wilson, born April 22, 1722 in County Armagh, Ireland; died 1810 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia. He was the son of 980. John Burgess Wilson and 981. Mary Marcus. He married 491. Mary A. Devericks.

491. Mary A. Devericks, born Abt. 1735 in Rockingham County, Virginia; died Abt. 1813 in Doe Hill, Highland, Virginia.

Children of William Wilson and Mary Devericks are:

  • i. Priscilla Wilson, died Unknown.
  • ii. Samuel Wilson Wilson, died October 10, 1774 in Fort Randolph, Mason, West Virginia (Battle Of Point Pleasant). (NOTE: questionable, is this a duplicate of Samuel Wilson, brother of William Wilson, Sr., who also died at Point Pleasant or did 2 Samuel Wilson's die in battle?)
  • iii. Ann Wilson, born November 20, 1744; died Unknown.
  • iv. Catherine Wilson, born September 24, 1746; died Unknown.
  • v. Mary Wilson, born September 24, 1748; died Unknown.
  • vi. Ralph Wilson, born November 22, 1750; died Unknown.
  • 245 vii. Elizabeth Jane Wilson, born September 26, 1752 in Augusta County, Virginia; died January 17, 1808 in Pendleton County, West Virginia; married Sr. William Buell Blagg Abt. 1772 in Virginia.
  • viii. Martha Wilson, born April 06, 1755; died Unknown.
  • ix. James Wilson, born March 08, 1758 in Rockingham County, Virginia; died December 06, 1810 in Doe Hill, Pendleton, (West) Virginia.