Notes for William Gholson, Sr.: WILLIAM GOLDSTON, Sr., son of Anthony and his wife were likely born in Virginia. His first marriage was to Susanna Collins (daughter of Joseph Collins (who was a Captain the in Spotsylvania Militia in 1750). Susanna lived until 1775 or later. By 1786 she was deceased. On Dec. 5, 1786, William Goldston (remarried) (spelled Golson in this transaction) and his wife, Joan, sold 80 acres of land in Spotsylvania County.
It would appear that this was the time when spelling of Gholson became Goldston. When William II was granted large tracts of land in March, 1780 (see below), he moved to Chatham County from Spotsylvania County, Virginia. I wonder if these land grants were connected to his service in the Civil War? The land grants in Spotsylvania County, VA, due to service in the Revolutionary War?
More About William Gholson, Sr. and Joan Perry: Marriage: December 05, 1786
Children of William Gholson, Sr. and Susanna Collins are: