Descendants of Robert Wilson


Robert Wilson

ROBERT WILSON was born ca 1756-57 in Augusta County, Virginia of a family of Scot-Irish, and died in Braxton County, West Virginia. He married ca 1789 in West Virginia to Susan ----. Robert came from a family with many daughters and he had many daughters and one son. As a youth, his family moved to Botetourt County, Virginia. He lived at one time in Monroe County, Virginia, but he settled in Braxton County near the Cross Land Roads.

Family tradition says he enlisted in the Revolutionary War in 1776 and served under Lt. Grimes in Virginia. He did enlist in November 1780 and served in Capt. James Robertson's Company under Major Campbell in Virginia. They were in a skirmish at Island Ford on the Yadkin River. Robert's total service was listed as 5 months, 3 to 5 days. He was allowed a pension, claim No. 6433 on his application of Jan 21, 1833, but his name was dropped because of time served . (To receive a pension, one had to have served 6 months.)

References: "The Descendents of Isaac Rose and their Connection to Patrick Murphy Descendents", Compiled by Elizabeth (Wiggins) Sanders, "Descendents of Patrick Murphy" by Don Norman, "Early Kanawha County Marriages, 1794-1826, Part II, p 10, "National Archives Pension Records", "Biography of McHenry County Citizens, 1903" p 897.

Children of Robert Wilson and Susan ----
1. Sally Wilson, b 1794, WV
2. Fanny Wilson, b 1798, WV
3. LOUISA WILSON, b 26 Dec 1789 Greenbriar Co, WV d 14 May 1854 Braxton Co, WV
4. Melinda Wilson, b 26 May 1798, WV

Louisa Wilson

LOUISA WILSON was born on 26 December 1789 in either Greenbriar County or Augusta County, West Virginia, and died on 14 May 1854 in Braxton County, West Virginia of dropsy. She married on 13 Oct 1813 in Strange Creek, Braxton County to John Jarrett Murphy, son of Patrick Murphy and Elizabeth Spenser. John enlisted for the War of 1812 (pension No. 6433), but saw no actual service. John and Louisa settled on a farm on Elk River in Braxton County, two miles from his father's home. He always carried a rifle as the county was still wild enough to have many bear, panther, wolf and deer. An accident led to his death on his farm. He wrote his will on 27 April 1853 and died two days later.

John and Louisa have an elaborate bronze tombstone in the Murphy cemetery near Glendon, West Virginia. It reads: John J. Murphy Died Apr. 29, 1853 aged 63 yrs. 3 mos. 24 days, Felicity Murphy Died Aug. 16, 1839 aged 21 yrs. 8 mos. 25 days, Nancy J. Murphy Died Mar. 23, 1846 aged 10 yrs. 2 nos. 6 days, Louisa Wilson wife of J.J. Murphy Died May 14, 1854 aged 64 yrs 4 mos 18 days, Fanny Murphy Died Sept. 15, 1829 Aged 11 mons. 1 day, Elizabeth Murphy Died Fed. 16, 1871 Aged 65 yrs. 6 mos. 25 days, Susan Murphy Died Dec. 13, 1873 Aged 40 years. 6 mos. 13 days, No pain, no grief, no anxious fear can reach these peaceful sleepers here.

References: "The Descendents of Isaac Rose and their Connection to Patrick Murphy Descendents", Compiled by Elizabeth (Wiggins) Sanders, "Journal of The Braxton Historical Society", Vol 2 No. 2 June 25, 1974, p. 33, "Will Book 1, 1836-1854, Braxton County", "Descendents of Patrick Murphy" by Don Norman.

Children of Louisa Wilson and John J. Murphy
1. Owen J. Murphy, b 22 Dec 1814 Braxton Co, WV d 19 Nov 1892 Greenwood Twp, IL m Emma Chenowith
2. Andrew Wilson Murphy, b 03 Apr 1816 Strange Creek, Braxton Co, WV d 24 Jul 1908 Chatfield, MN m (1) Caroline Squires, m (2) Mary Squires, 10 Oct 1839 Lewis, VA
3. Felicity Murphy, b 22 Nov 1817 d 16 Aug 1839 m William A. Bailes
4. George W. Murphy, b 28 Aug 1819 m Cornelia ----
5. Robert W. Murphy, b 24 Aug 1821
6. Jane H. Murphy, b 08 Sep 1821 Nicholas Co, WV d 05 Sep 1890 m Charles W. Duffield
7. Nancy J. Murphy, b 17 Jan 1826 d 23 Mar 1846 m Samuel Cutlip
8. Fannie Murphy, b 14 Oct 1828 d 15 Sep 1829
9. Melvina Murphy, b 06 Nov 1830 m Marshall Johnson
10. Susan Ann Murphy, b 30 May 1833 Braxton Co, WV d 13 Dec 1873 Lawrence, Douglas Co, KS m Alexander Rose
11. Elizabeth Ann Murphy, b 01 Aug 1835 Braxton Co, WV d 26 Feb 1871 m (1) George Washington Rose (2) James M. Pogue

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