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Wilson: Index to Deeds, Military records and Wills

Wilson, Deeds, Rockbridge County, 1750-1850
Wilson, Abraham&wf Hamilton, William Deed A-66 3 Nov 1778
Wilson, Andrew Horn, Henry Deed D-85 2 Apr 1799
Wilson, Andrew & wf Horn, Henry RelDower D-486 5 Jan 1802
Wilson, D. S. & wf Kinnear, John M. Deed S-250 30 Jun 1834
Wilson, D.J. Baker, George A. DeedTrust U-177 17 Jan 1838
Wilson, D.R. Such, John S. Deed V-2 4 Mar 1839
Wilson, D.S. & wf Gibson, John Deed T-213 26 Oct 1836
Wilson, D.S. & wf Kinnear, Givins Deed T-303 5 Sep 1836
Wilson, D.S. & wf Thompson, Horatio Deed T-452 7 Mar 1837
Wilson, D.S. & wf McClain, John Deed U-27 3 Jul 1837
Wilson, D.S. & wf Davidson, William Deed U-269 15 May 1838
Wilson, David Martin, William Deed F-269 1 Feb 1808
Wilson, David & wf Lynn, Adam Deed D-343 7 Apr 1801
Wilson, David & wf Wilson, Moses Deed L-382 2 Nov 1818
Wilson, David & wf Garwin, Thos. III Pwr Atty S-516 6 Jul 1835
Wilson, David&wf byAtt. Miller, Samuel Deed U-35 15 Jul 1837
Wilson, Eleanor Beard, David Deed T-294 1 Aug 1836
Wilson, Elizabeth Gold, Robert H. tru Deed Y-416 23 Sep 1845
Wilson, Hetty S. Dossey, James Deed W-258 27 Aug 1842
Wilson, Hetty S. Sloan, Alexr T. Deed W-258 27 Aug 1842
Wilson, Hugh & wf Wilson, Saml Deed B-241 7 Jun 1791
Wilson, J M. Alexander, J. D. Agmt Z-118 6 Jul 1846
Wilson, J. M. Caruthers, E. G. Agmt Z-118 6 Jul 1846
Wilson, J. M. & wife Leyburn, Alfred Deed Y-337 24 Apr 1845
Wilson, J. M.,Gurdn McCown, Alexr J. Agmt Y-102 5 Aug 1844
Wilson, James Poague, John G. Deed L-281 31 Aug 1818
Wilson, James Poague, Thomas Deed L-281 31 Aug 1818
Wilson, James Poague, William Deed L-281 31 Aug 1818
Wilson, James Strother, William Deed S-32 1 Apr 1833
Wilson, James Beard, David Deed A-303 3 Apr 1781
Wilson, James & wife Wilson, John Deed A-155 3 Aug 1779
Wilson, James & wife Beard, David RelDower A-356 3 Sep 1782
Wilson, James & wife Wilson, Moses Deed A-4__ 4 May 1784
Wilson, James & wife Brown, Saml Deed D-123 3 Sep 1799
Wilson, James & wife Brown, Saml RelDower D-124 3 Sep 1799
Wilson, James & wife Cunningham, William Deed E-472 Jan 1806
Wilson, James & wife Armintrout, John Deed T-272 17 Jun 1836
Wilson, James & wife Borden, William Deed T-414 2 Jan 1837
Wilson, James & wife Ochiltree, David A. Deed V-501 3 Aug 1841
Wilson, James & wife McD.Reid, Saml Deed X-136 15 Jun 1843
Wilson, James H. & Armintrout, John Deed Z-73 4 May 1846
Wilson, John Steele, Thomas Deed A-161 3 Aug 1779
Wilson, John Dalton, William Deed B-47 7 Apr 1789
Wilson, John Wilson, William Deed B-169 5 Oct 1790
Wilson, John Wilson, William Deed B-171 5 Oct 1790
Wilson, John Hall, James Deed B-173 5 Oct 1790
Wilson, John Wilson, David Deed B-433 5 Feb 1792
Wilson, John Wilson, Andrew Deed B-433 5 Feb 1792
Wilson, John Willson, William Deed D-235 1 Apr 1800
Wilson, John & wife Stoner, Henry Deed B-138 1 Jun 1790
Wilson, John & wife Beard, David Deed Y-455 18 Nov 1845
Wilson, John L. Templeton, William Deed N-481 16 Oct 1823
Wilson, John M. & wife Lusk, William Deed W-275 17 Sep 1842
Wilson, Joseph Wilson(Buffalo) William Deed N-521 14 Jan 1824
Wilson, Mary Nesbit, Jane Deed Z-60 13 Apr 1846
Wilson, Matthew Blair, J. trus DeedTrust R-396 6 Aug 1832
Wilson, Matthew & wife Jenkins, William Deed L-489 24 Jun 1819
Wilson, Matthew & wife Ruff, John Deed O-298 16 Mar 1825
Wilson, Nathaniel Moore, William Deed B-518 3 Sep 1793
Wilson, Nathaniel Moore, Samuel Deed B-519 3 Sep 1793
Wilson, Nathaniel Robinson, Isaac Deed D-249 3 Jun 1800
Wilson, Nathaniel Robinson, Isaac Deed D-250 3 Jun 1800
Wilson, Nathaniel Lyle, Archibald tru DeedTrust E-446 Oct 1805
Wilson, Nathaniel & wf Butler, Hannah Deed D-406 1 Sep 1801
Wilson, Nathaniel & wf Mackey, William Deed E-282 Jun 1804
Wilson, Rebecca Nevins, John trus DeedTrust P-9 6 Jun 1826
Wilson, Rebecca Cloyd, Joseph Mar.Cont Y-16 22 Apr 1844
Wilson, Robert Hamilton, Saml &wf Deed T-382 23 Nov 1836
Wilson, Robert McClintic, Shanklin & wf Deed T-384 23 Nov 1836
Wilson, Robert Wilson, John Deed V-225 11 Apr 1840
Wilson, Robert Moore Thos S. & wf Deed V-229 30 Apr 1840
Wilson, Robert & wife Lance, Peter Deed C-375 4 Apr 1797
Wilson, Robert & wife Agnor, Jacob Deed S-69 6 Jun 1833
Wilson, Robert & wife Agner, George Deed T-381 23 Nov 1836
Wilson, Robert & wife Palmer, George Deed V-445 16 Apr 1841
Wilson, Robert & wife Gaylor, Nathaniel Deed W-274 16 Sep 1842
Wilson, Robert J. & wf Conevey, Lawrence Deed Y-76 14 Jun 1844
Wilson, Saml & trust Lavell, Abraham Rel Deed M-491 4 Jun 1821
Wilson, Saml & wife Parry, John Deed M-30 18 Oct 1819
Wilson, Saml & wife Wilson, Rebecca Deed P-355 1 Sep 1827
Wilson, Saml & wife Beard, David Deed T-294 1 Aug 1836
Wilson, Samuel Alexander, Peter Deed A-613 6 Feb 1780
Wilson, Samuel Hostetter, Ulrick Deed D-320 3 Feb 1801
Wilson, Samuel Hostetter, Ulrick Deed D-322 3 Feb 1801
Wilson, Samuel Matheny, James Rel Deed R-343 30 Apr 1832
Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Hugh I. Deed Z-353 10 Aug 1847
Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Thos M.C. Deed Z-353 10 Aug 1847
Wilson, Samuel Wilson, James J. Deed Z-354 10 Aug 1847
Wilson, Samuel & wife Willson, Eleanor Deed P-355 1 Sep 1827
Wilson, Samuel & wife Willson, Saml Deed P-355 1 Sep 1827
Wilson, Samuel & wife Willson, Eleanor Jr Deed P-355 1 Sep 1827
Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Hugh Deed D-125 3 Sep 1799
Wilson, Thomas Wilson, John Deed D-151 1 Oct 1799
Wilson, Thomas Pullen, Joseph Deed D-153 1 Oct 1799
Wilson, Thomas Vansandt, Elijah Deed C-118 6 Jan 1795
Wilson, Thomas & wife Harper, James Deed B-515 2 Sep 1798
Wilson, Thomas & wife Wilhelm, Michael Deed B-517 2 Sep 1798
Wilson, Thomas & wife Robison, William Deed R-219 5 Aug 1831
Wilson, Thos G. & wife Bordon, William Deed Y-11 15 Apr 1844
Wilson, Thos G. & wife Armintrout, John Deed Z-73 4 May 1846
Wilson, W. B. & wife Wilhelm, Jacob Deed W-408 8 Feb 1843
Wilson, William Reid, Saml McD. DeedTrust O-461 3 Dec 1825
Wilson, William Moore, David E. DeedTrust O-478 14 Dec 1825
Wilson, William White, Zachariah tr DeedTrust O-478 14 Dec 1825
Wilson, William Moore, David E. DeedTrust O-479 14 Dec 1825
Wilson, William White, Zachariah tr DeedTrust O-479 14 Dec 1825
Wilson, William Wilson, Richerson DeedTrust O-480 15 Dec 1825
Wilson, William Archibald, Saml Deed B-450 2 Apr 1793
Wilson, William & wife Baggs, Alexander Deed A-377 4 Mar 1783
Wilson, William & wife Beggs, Alexander RelDower A-481 5 Oct 1784
Wilson, William & wife Cunningham, James Deed M-139 1 Apr 1820
Wilson, William & wife Roach, John Deed M-164 11 Apr 1820
Wilson, William & wife Blair, Joseph Deed N-122 4 Mar 1822
Wilson, William & wife Mayberry, Thos Deed U-309 16 Aug 1838
Wilson, William & wife Weaver, William Deed U-309 16 Aug 1838
Wilson, William H & wf Adair, John Deed L-319 17 Sep 1818
Wilson, William H. Jarvis, Joseph trus Deed T-444 3 Mar 1837
Wilson, William H. Jarvis, Elizabeth MarCont T-444 3 Mar 1837
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, Elizabeth A Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, William Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, John Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, James Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, Cornelia Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Goul, Samuel Deed V-216 1 Apr 1840
Wilson, William M.&wf Davis, Richard Deed Y-23 25 Apr 1844
Wilson, William, trus Caruthers, Isaac Deed M-501 4 Jun 1820
Wilson, William, trus Leckey, James Deed N-102 26 Jan 1822
Wilson, William, trus Moore, William Rel Deed N-229 4 Jul 1822
Wilson, William, trus Hoffman, David Rel Deed O-84 3 May 1824
Wilson, William, trus Hoffman, Daniel Rel Deed O-84 3 May 1824
Wilson, "William, trus McKenney, James Rel Deed O-281 1 Mar 1825
Wilson, William, trus Withrow, Andrew Deed S-154 7 Nov 1833
Wilson, William, trus Withrow, John Deed S-154 7 Nov 1833
Wilson, William's Exrs Kerr, John Deed R-60 9 Oct 1830
Wilson, William's Exrs Barclay, Alexr T. Deed V-451 20 Apr 1841

Wilson-Tax Records
Tax Roll and Tithetables Rockbridge County, Wilson, 1783:
These property tax records have been extracted from the original records in the Clerk of Circuit Court Office in Lexington, VA. They have been extracted in the order found and are arranged by first letter of last name. they are not strictly alphabetical. Spelling was written as found, leaving the reader todiscern for themselves. In 1783, the tax assessor noted the number of free white males in ahousehold over age 21 years, their names and the names of slaves in a household; number of slaves in the household over age 16, number of slavesunder age 16; number of horses; number of cattle. The assessors noted holdersof tavern licenses, covering horses (stud) and the rates charged. Often oldermen were exempt from the tithable tax, as were women. This listing covers the Southwest District of the County, the NortheastDistrict is missing for the year 1783.Categories: free white males, slaves above 16, slaves age 12-16, horses and cows.
James Wilson 0-0-0-6-17
lJohn Wilson 1-2-1-7-15 SLAVES: Dick, Aron, Vinar
Thomas Wilson 1-3-1-7-26 SLAVES: Charles, Terry, Tory, HegerHugh Weir
Hugh Wilson 1-0-0-4-10
Saml. Wilson 1-0-1-5-18
John H. Wilson Mtr 1-0-0-4-6
Matthew Wilson 1-0-0-1-0
William Wilson 1-0-0-5-10
John Wilson 3-0-0-8-15
TITH: Thos.& Jas. Wilson
William Wilson 1-0-0-3-9
John Wilson 1-0-0-2-0
Nathl Wilson 1-0-0-5-9
Saml Wilson, Jr 1-0-0-3-6
Saml Wilson Jr. 1-1-0-6-15
David Wilson 3-0-0-10-17
John Wilson 1-0-0-4-12
Geo. Wilson 1-0-1-2-2
John Wilson 1-0-0-9-23
James Wilson 1-1-0-12-20 SLAVES: CateMoses
Wilson 1-0-0-3-6
John Wilson 1-0-0-3-11.
The End of 1783 NE District Missing
Tithables of 1778
Alexander Wilson, David Wilson, Ephriam Wilson, George Wilson, Hugh Wilson, James Wilson, John Wilson, John Wilson, Nathaniel Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Samuel Wilson, Seth Wilson, Thomas Wilson, William Wilson
Taxpayers of 1782
Wilson-
Abraham, Alexander, Daniel, Hugh, James, John, John, John, John, John, Nathaniel, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel, Thomas, William (of Timber Ridge) William
Taxpayers of 1841
Wilson: Thomas (7), Hugh (9), Deborah and William (11), James, James Jr., Thomas and John (16), Hugh Jr, James J, Joseph and Thomas (29), Hugh and William (39), James, James of Walker's Creek and Robert (42), Edward (49), David and James P. (64), William M. (67), James (76), John (80), William (96)

Wilson's in the Military, Rockbridge County, Civil War, World War I, World War II
Wilson, Alfred Private CO. C 14TH VA. CAVALRY
Civil 419Wilson, Calvin Private 1st Rockbridge Artillery
Civil 411Wilson, Estill
Collierstown World War I 453Wilson, Frank Private CO. C 14TH
VA. CAVALRY Civil 419Wilson, G.E.
Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav. Civil 417Wilson,
George W. Headquarters Co. 135th Field Army Kerr's Creek World War I
453Wilson, H. L. Private CO. I 4TH VA. INFANTRY
Civil 422Wilson, H. Robert Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav.
Civil 417Wilson, J. Alpheus Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H
14th VA Cav. Civil 417Wilson, J. C. Private ROCKBRIDGE
RANGERS Civil 422Wilson, J. Edgar
Recruit CO. I 4TH VA. INFANTRY Civil 423Wilson, J.
Howard Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav. Civil
417Wilson, J. Howard Private CO. C 14TH VA. CAVALRY
Civil 419Wilson, James
Revolution 404Wilson, James A. Colored
Buena Vista World War I 455Wilson, James H.
Raphine World War I 453Wilson, Jas. Rockbridge 2nd
Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav. Civil 417Wilson, Jas.
Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS Civil 422
Wilson, Jas. Private CO. C 14TH VA. CAVALRY
Civil 419Wilson, Jas. Brown Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS
Civil 422Wilson, Jno. Private 1st Rockbridge Artillery
Civil 411Wilson, Jno. A. Sergeant 2nd
Rockbridge Artillery Civil 411Wilson, Jno. A.
2nd Rockbridge Artillery Civil 413Wilson,
John Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS Civil
422Wilson, John B. Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS
Civil 422Wilson, John Edgar Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA
Cav. Civil
417Wilson, John T. Private CO. I 4TH VA.
INFANTRY Civil 422Wilson, Jos. M. 2nd
Rockbridge Artillery Civil 413Wilson, Jos.
S. Private Rockbridge 1st Dragoons Co. C 1st VA Cav Civil 415
Wilson, M. D. Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav.
Civil 417Wilson, M. Lorenzo Volunteer Lexington
World War I 453Wilson, R. L. Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS
Civil 422Wilson, Robert K. Private Rockbridge
1st Dragoons Co. C 1st VA Cav Civil 415Wilson, S. A. Private 1st
Rockbridge Artillery Civil 406Wilson ,S. W.
Sergeant 2nd Rockbridge Artillery Civil 411Wilson,
S. W. 2nd Rockbridge Artillery Civil
413Wilson, Sam A. Private Rockbridge 1st Dragoons Co. C 1st VA Cav
Civil 415Wilson, Sam L. Private Rockbridge 1st Dragoons Co. C 1st VA
Cav Civil 415Wilson, Sam. A. Private 1st Rockbridge Artillery
Civil 411Wilson, Sam. N. Rockbridge 2nd
Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav. Civil 417Wilson, Samuel B.
317th Inf. Raphine World War I 453Wilson,
Thos. Private CO. C 14TH VA. CAVALRY Civil
419Wilson, Thos. M. Rockbridge 2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav.
Civil 417Wilson, Walter S. Raphine
World War I 453Wilson, William O.
Kerr's Creek World War I
453Wilson, Wm. M. Private 1st Rockbridge
Artillery Civil
411Wilson, Wm. N. Rockbridge
2nd Dragoons Co. H 14th VA Cav. Civil 417Wilson, Wm. N.
Private CO. I 4TH VA. INFANTRY Civil 422Wilson,
Wm. S. Private ROCKBRIDGE RANGERS Civil
422

First Rockbridge Artillery:
Calvin Wilson
John Wilson-enlisted July 22, 1861, prisoner after Gettysburg, took the oath
Samuel A. Wilson- enlisted March 3, 1862, wounded at Gettysburg, '62, captured, died in prison
William M. Wilson, enlisted Aug. 12, 1861, Corporal

Second Rockbridge Artillery
S W Wilson, John A. Wilson

Militia Officers prior to 1816
David Wilson (Maj. v Samuel Houston 1805, res. 1813); David Wilson (ensign first Battalion, res 1795) ; Hugh Wilson (Capt of new company, 1797) ; Hugh Wilson of Thomas-Lt. v William McNabb 1795) ; John Wilson (Maj in First Battalion v William Brownlee, 1796)
John Wilson (ensign v Thomas Wilson, 1812) ; Joseph Wilson (ensigh 1813, res 1815) ; Samuel Wilson (Lt 1786, res 1795) ; Samuel Wilson (Lt v Alexander Hanna, 1811) ; William Wilson (capt in Second Battalion 1794, res 1803) ; William Wilson (capt v James Allen 1811) ; William Wilson (ensign 1815)
Revolutionary War Records
James Wilson- right arm nearly stiff from wound received from the Mohawks in 1768--volunteerd in 1777--had 10 pounds pension a year under colonial rule, but lost it when independence came--petitions Assembly, 1811.

Sources:
For Tithetables and Tax Roll: A History of Rockbridge County,

For the Military Records: same

Wilson wills:

Will of Robert McFarland-
James Wilson and Thomas Welch (his father-in-law) named as testees, Feb. 6, 1798
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, WILL BOOK 2, PAGE 65[Transcribed and Submitted by Gary Morris, garymorris93 @iname.com, October, 1998]WILL OF ROBERT MC FARLAND
Made 16 Feb 1792 and Probated 6 Feb 1798In the name of God Amen. I Robert Mcfarland of the County ofRockbridge and state Virginia being in a low State of health but ofsound mind and memory thanks be to God, for the same Do make thismy last will and testament in the manner and form as followeth. (Viz) I recommend my soul to God who give it and my body tothe earth to be buried in a descent Christian manner at theDiscretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and as touching myworldly estate where of it has pleased God to bless me with.
I bequeath in the following manner after all my lawful debtsare paid, I leave unto my wife Easter McFarland one Negro wenchnamed Silory and her increase all to be disposed of at her death asshe may think fit as also one feather bed and furniture. Item I leave unto my first wife's children Jean, Robert,Martha, James and Benjamin each the sum of five shillings sterling. Item I leave unto my daughter Lettis and Easter the sum offive Shillings Sterling. Item I leave unto my son William Mc farlin part of the land Inow live on (Viz) Beginning at John Mathews line and Running up theseveral Courses of the Creek to the mouth of a hollow opposite tothe end of my house and up the several courses of the same toThomas Welch's land also all the meadow land upon the north side ofthe Creek to him his heirs or assigns forever also one Negro boynamed Jonas to him his heirs (?) assigns. Item I leave to my son Thomas Mcfarlin the remainder of myland to him his heirs and assigns forever also one negro Boy namedGeorge to him his heirs or assigns. Also one sorrel mare. Item. I leave unto my daughter Rachel one negro girl namedDinah and her increase, to her heirs or assigns. Also one sorrelhors and saddle, feather bed and furniture, two Mich cows, sixsheep, one Chest, two pewter dishes and six plates, one set ofknives and forks. Item I leave unto my daughter Rebecca one negro girl namedPhebe and her increase, to her heirs or assigns And the remainder of my moveable Estate to be disposed of asmy son Thomas may see fit, and I do hereby Constitute and appointmy two sons William and Thomas Mc farlin Executors of this my lastwill and testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixteenth Day of February one thousand seven hundredand ninety two forward interlined before signed. Signed sealed andpronounced and declared to be the last will and testament of RobertMc farlin in the presents ofDavid EdmundsonJames Wilson Robert Mac farland Thomas WelchAt a Court held for Rockbridge County the sixth day of February1798.

The foregoing writing purporting the last will and Testament of Robert Mc farland Decd was produced in Court by ThomasMc farland one of the executors therein named & proved by the oathof David Edmundson James Wilson & Thomas Welch subscribingwitnesses and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of said Executors who made oath according toLaw Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in oneform he having with James Wilson & Thomas Welch his secure enteredinto & acknowledged bond in the sum of two thousand Dollarsconditioned according to Law.
Teste A. Reed CRCAppraisal of Robert McFarlandRockbridge County Will Book 2,
page 89Verified by Jonathan Poage, James Poague, and Andew (Cumins?)4 Sep 1798.

The will of William Wilson of Rockbridge County, Va, Dec. 13, 1801
Will of William Wilson Submitted by © Judy Wright, 1997.<JTILLISON@MSN.COM In name of God Amen, I William Wilson of County of Rockbridge.... my belovedwife Grizel Wilson .....son John Wilson ....Rest equally divided amongst my grandchildren viz. William, Hannah, John,James, Janey (or Jincy), Samuel, Alexander and Nancey Wilson ....thirteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred one. Wm. (his mark)WillsonWitnesses:John FinleyJames FinleyMary Finley Proved Court July 6, 1802. Grizel Wilson widow and John Cummins executors with William Ramsay and Henry Mackey their securities....

Will of Samuel Wilson of Rockbridge County, Va., Dec. 3, 1805
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 2, pp. 428-429.Abstract of Will of Samuel Wilson, Senr.Samuel Wilson, Senr, of County of Rockbridge, State of Virginia. "In a sick and low condition, tho of sound mind and memory." First, "I request to be buried in a decent and Christianlike manner and all funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate." Second- all just debts be paid as speedily as money can beraised. Residue of "my estate both real and personal I give andbequeath to my well beloved Brother James Wilson of Berkly Countyand State of Virginia" subject to the following legacy. The said James Wilson and Philip P. Wilson, his son whom Ihereby appoint and ordain my executors shall pay to "Rodah Taylor mysister's daughter" within twelve months after my decease, $1,000.00. "My estate consists of the following property: to wit: oneplantation in Rockbridge County on which I now live containing aboutthree hundred acres. Three negroes namely Molly, Lucky, and Ambrose,one debt on John Wilson of Bath County bonded of the amount of onehundred and sixty pounds, debts due me by the assignment of DavidBullock which Philip P. Wilson has authority to collect and settleamount of about or above $500.00 and such other small bonds and bookaccounts." "I appoint my brother James Wilson and his son Philip P.Wilson my executors.

"He made his will 10 Nov 1805. It was signed by Samuel Wilson(seal), the signature was very shaky on the document. James McDowell, John Moore, and William Moore were thewitnesses. The document was produced in court 3 Dec 1805 by Philip P.Wilson one of the executors and proved by oaths of witnesses.Ordered to be recorded. Certificate granted executor Philip P.Wilson with David Wilson his security. Bond of $3,000.00. Signed A. Reid, CRC. 3 Aug 1807, on the motion of James Wilson one of theexecutors named, certificate was granted him for obtaining probatethereof with Philip P. Wilson, the other executor with John Hays his security. Bond of $3,000.00.

Abstract of Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of Samuel Wilson, deceased, Feb. 2, 1808:
Rockbridge County VA Will Book 3, pp. 50-51.Abstract of Inventory and Appraisement of the Estate of SamuelWilson Deceased The inventory included:
one negro woman and two childrenvalued at $165.00, several horses, cows, iron tools, articles of oldiron, wheels, barrels, old castings, cooper ware, beds and furniture, corn, oats, rye, looking glass, chests, earthern glassand potters ware, chairs, ploughs, chains and collar, calves,shovel, tongs, sifter, pot racks, matick (sic) and hoes, pewter,copper tea kettle, shoemaker tools, grain in ground, hog, andstockbuckle. Signed by Phil Wilson. It was appraised by Samuel Willson, John Moore, and WilliamMoore 11 Dec 1805 with an additional inventory by the executor. A bond due from John Wilson of $565.32 1/3, a note due fromHugh Alexander dec'd of $23.00. Bonds due from persons in AlbemarleCounty in hands of John Coalter, Esquire, amount not accuratelyknown, supposed to be $600.00 from which deduct $101.00 appropriatedin testator's lifetime. Signed Phil Wilson, Executor. Samuel Wilson, John Moore, and William Moore were swornbefore a Justice of the peace and a true and faithful appraisementof the personal estate of Samuel Wilson dec'd. 11 Dec 1805.Rockbridge County, Virginia Will Book 3, pp. 99-101Abstract of Samuel Willson's WillSamuel Willson of Rockbridge County and State of Virginia Last Willand Testament. Made 11 Feb 1806, proven 1 Feb 1808. "To my wife Mary Willson I leave the house we now live in &the kitchen together with my bookcase & clock & four of my slaves towit Luck, Joe, Lilla & Lewis to be at her disposal so long as shelives & at her death to be disposed of as hereafter directed." Healso left his wife the balance of the household and kitchenfurniture, one hundred pounds in cash, the choice of horses, threecows, as many sheep as she needed to furnish clothing for herself. The negroes were to be
entirely at her disposal and to be left towhomever she pleased. "My son Robert" was to furnish Mary withsufficient provisions for herself and the negroes and stock for aslong as she lived. "Joe is to work on the farm with Robert as he hasdone heretofore." "To my son Robert Willson, I leave all my lands" with all"my farming utensils and my negro man Joe after the death of mywife" also my bookcase and clock." "To my daughter Betsey Lindsey, I leave my negro boy Danielto be delivered to her at any time she shall demand him." "To my daughter Sally Johnston, I give my negro girl Lillaafter the death of my wife." "To my son Hugh Willson & my daughter Betsey Lindsey, I givemy negro woman Luck & my negro boy Lewis after the death of mywife." Should they not choose to take the negroes they were to besold and the price divided equally between them. "All my livestock except what is before mentioned shall besold and the money arising therefrom together with all outstandingdebts & cash which I shall died possessed of, after paying all justdebts & funeral charges to be equally divided between my fourchildren, Hugh, Betsey, Sally, & Robert." "I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Robert Willson &my friend William Willson whole & sole executors of this my lastwill and testament." The document was made 11 Feb 1806. Signed by Samuel Willson (seal) Witnesses: William Willson Hugh Willson Saly (sic) WillsonProduced in Court 1 Feb 1808 by Wm. Willson a witness and ordered tolie for further proof. On 2 Feb 1808, it was further proved by HughWillson a witness and ordered to be recorded.
On the motion of Robert Willson and William Willson theexecutors who made oath according to law certificate was grantedthem for obtaining probate. With Hugh Willson & John Ruff theirsecurities they entered into and acknowledged a bond of $15,000.00.Signed A. Reid CC.

The Will of William Wilson of Rockbridge County, Va., Dec. 6, 1807:
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 3, pp. 107-111.Will of William Willson ---Four sons Joseph, William, Thomas, and James should work plantation Ilive on with plantation I purchased of Vinzant and John Moore and from profitsarising from their working those plantations with the crops raised this yearand those in the ground with stock of every kind and farming utensils andhousehold furniture with stills...... ----If son Joseph remains with other sons until all debts are paid andshall pay daughter Peggy $800.00, the bequeath to him and his hrs sd tract Ipurchased of Elijah Vinzant. If he does nor remain with the other sons thensaidtract to be sold and balance of debts paid out of the money and $800.00 tomy daughter Peggy and balance to be paid to my son Joseph. -----Son William (if remains with other sons.....) tract of land purchasedof John Moore continaing about 90-100 acres. If he does not stay to be sold andmoney used to pay debts. ---- After debts paid, 1/4 part of my personal estate for support of mywife. She to have benefit of my negro boy named Bolt during her life underdiscretion of my executors to make her support more certain. She shall befurnished with comfortable and suitable food and clothing from the landhereafter give to my son James with sufficient room in the house we now live inso long as she lives. ----Remaining 3/4 of my personal property to sons Samuel, Joseph, William,Thomas and James to be equally divided. ---- Part of tract formerly William Moore's to my son Samuel his heirs andassigns forever.... [describes....old saw mill....James Dryden.....cross MooresCreek below Dryden....mill dam....crosses Buffalo Creek]. ----To son William, remainder of sd. tract formerly William Moores. {ifremains with brothers} ----To son Thomas part of tract I now live on which lies North East oflines formerly divided between my Father's land and mine until they come of toBuffaloe Creek.... north of the creek up to the fork, north of north Branch asfas as sd. tract reaches but in case son Thomas shall not remain with andassist his proportion until debts are paid....... he also to pay daughter Peggy$100.00. ----To son James remainder of tract I live on including house.... if sonJames not stay with sons...... He to pay daughter Peggy $100.00 in two years. ---To daughter Peggy in addition to the $1,000.00 to be paid by sonsJoseph, Thomas and James, my negroe boy named Bolt after death of her mother, ahorse, saddle and bridle worth $125.00. a "burroe" worth $15.00, good featherbed and bedstead and furniture, 2 "milch" cows... She to have priveledges ofliving in the house and suitable food until she marries. ----To son James following furniture [describes] ----Appoint William Willson Esquire, William Caruthers, James Blair, andAndrew Alexander Trustees for purpose of selling lands should that becomenecessary. -----Sons Samuel and oseph Exors and guardians to my sons Thomas andJames until of age.
Made will 6 Dec 1807 Signed William Wilson In present of: James Wilson James Blair John WilsonRockbridge Cout 4 Apr 1808- Produced in court and proiven by witneses- orderedto be recorded. Witnesses are securities, bond of $10,000.00 Test Aw. Reid CRC

The Will of Thomas Wilson of Rockbridge Co., Va., Oct. 6, 1808:
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 3, pp. 118-121. (Abstract)26 March 1805 Thomas
Willson's Will made. ----
Give devise and bequeth "unto my son William Willson and my son ThomasWillson, Junr. all my estate both real and personal (viz)" Plantation "I nowlive on near House Mountain in Rockbridge County" adjoining Asa Banning andJames Moore.... also all stock, utensils, furniture and moveable effects on thesame lands... and monies now due or which become due to be equally dividedbetween them. No actual division of the Estate shall take place until my sonThomas is twenty one years of age. should either of them marry before thattime if they should get any stock with their wife, they must either sell it ormust disolve in the common stock and only get an equal divide of the whole....... after son Thomas reaches age of twenty one, son William and him maydecide to divide the Estate. They may sell the whole and divide the moneyequally or choose to hol land and pay the other one half the value, or [have anequal division made by uninterested parties.] ----To son Hugh Wilson and my sons-in-law William Caruthers, NathanielWillson, William Harper,and James Collers and Anderson Walker 5 shillingssterling if demanded to declar them from any farther claim in the Estate. ...if either my son William or my son Thomas should die before an actual divisionis made of the Estate without lawful issue, the surviving of my two aforesaidsons shall have the whole of the stock and personal Estate and whole of my land(being appraised as aforesaid) to the children of my son Hugh and my DaughtersJane, Nancy, Betsy and Polly to be equally divided among them. ----Recommend sons William and Thomas give my daughter Nancy a colt to beraised for and given to her oldest daughter Jenny. ----Two sons Hugh and William as Executors to make and execute a legal andsufficient title for a certain quantity of land to Adam Onroo and likewise to John English...... ----Son William as Exor to make legal title to son Hugh for a tract I gavehim.... Son Hugh to make legal title to my sons William and Thomas for tractlaid off agreeable to bond given. ----Ordain my two sons Hugh and William my Executors. Signed: Thomas Willsonin presence of:Stephn R. PriceSamuel MooreJames WillsonUlrick Hostater (signed in German)N.B. [N.B. means Nota Bena] Sons William and Thomas to divide my books with mychildren reserving to themselves such as they choose especially the FamilyBible, Philomons Letters, and Confession of Faith, equally divide the rest. Signed: Thomas Willsonin presence of:Stephn R. PriceSamuel MooreJames WillsonUlrick Hostater (signed in German) Rockbridge County Court 6 oct 1808 Produced by Hugh Willson and William Willson Exors. Proved by oaths ofStephen R. Price, James Wilson, and Ulerick Hostater subscribing witnesses-ordered to be recorded.
Certificate granted to obtain probate. Securities: Robert Wilson, JamesMackey, John Mackey, James
Wilson, Smith Scott, and Robert Montgomery. Bond of$5,000.

The will of James Wilson of Rockbridge Co., Va., Mar. 4, 1804:
Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 3, pp. 220-221.(Abstract)Will of James Wilson of Rockbridge. -----To my well beloved wife Rebecca, one third of all lands and use ofone half of dwelling house during her natural life, also seventy pounds and useof same for date hereof, likewise my negro girl Dine a slave, the bay horse sheusually rides, two milch cows and all household furniture except one goodfeather bed and furniture and two Bureaus, all aforesaid except land house andissue of Dine my negroe Girl to her and her heirs forever to dispose of as shemay think proper. But if she chooses to remove from the land on which I nowlive instead of the one third thereof and her part of the dwelling house I willthat she receive from each of her sons Matthew and Andrew twenty dollarsannually the remaining time of her natural life. -----to my daughter Serah Wilson seventy pounds, the large Gray horse sheusually rides a good feather bed and furniture her saddle bridle all her ownclothes and a "Beawroe" -----to my sons Samuel and David Willson each one dollar and also onehundred acres of land each
which I claim in Tennessee. -----To my daughters Elizabeth Campbell and Rebecca Henderson each onedollar and seventy five acres in state of Tennessee. ----Legatees for land in Tennessee shall not put in their claim for theirshares until a legal title is procured for said land on my behalf. -----My sons William, John, Moses and Thomas Willson three dollars each. -----To my grandsons James Campbell, James Willson Moses son, JamesWillson John son, James Willson Williams son, and James Henderson, four dollarseach and to the children of James Willson my son deceased, five dollars each. -----Tract of land on which I live (reserving their mother's one thirdduring her residence thereon) to my sons Matthew and Andrew Wilson- equalshares. Likewise the issue of the Negro Dine if any until death of my wofe-equal partnership- my waggon and farming utensils of every description afterjust debts and legacies are paid (funeral expenses) to sons Matthew and Andrewin equal partnersip. Matthew and Andrew shall not sell the land on which I livewhile their mother remains on same without her consent. If she moves off, theyare to enjoy the whole of it. They shall maintain the issue of siad dine mynegro girl while she lives on land with her present mistress. Matthew andAndrew to support their sister Serah Willson and Horses while she remainsunmarried and continues to live with them. -----Appoint my beloved wife Rebecca Wilson and my sons John and MosesWilson the sole executors. they are not required to give security.Made 4 March 1804 Signed James Wilsonin presence ofSaml. BrownJohn CampbellJames PattonProduced in court by John Wilson and Moses Wilson, proved by oaths of SamuelBrown and James Patton- ordered to be recorded- probate granted. Teste A. Reid CRC

The Will of William A. Wilson II
dated March 1, 1881
(original document in the possession of Catherine Gauldin)

In the name of God, amen, I WILLIAM A. WILSON, of the county of Rockbridge and state of Virginia, being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do make this my last will and testament. First after my death, I direct that all my just debts shall be paid, the residue of my estate, real and personal, I give and bequeath and dispose of as follows to wit: Second, after my wife's death, if she shuld survive me, I direct that the farm on which I now reside, and all the personal property that is on it, I give and bequeath to my three sons, namely, this is John T. Wilson, David O. Wilson and Harry Wilson., allowing John T. Wilson $100 per year for services rendered after they become of age, which amount, I allow them over and above Harry's third in the farm. Third, after my death, I direct that my half interest in our Pocohontas farm on the water of Elk, including a piece of land bought from John Varner, shall be sold, by my executor, and the proceeds to be paid to William M. Wilson, Sallie Whitmore and Elizabeth Adams. I direct that my two daughters and William shall be equal, so as to include the amounts already paid them. I have paid Sallie Whitmore $1000. I gave to William M. Wilson $900. I have given to Elizabeth Adams a lot near to the bridge and the old Schoolhouse, hich is worth $400. I now appoint John Whitmore and my son John T. Wilson, as my executors in this my last will and testament, given under my hand, this 1st day of March, 1881.
William A. Wilson








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