Lu Hickey [
HAYMOND--WILSON Families settling in West Virginia
son of Colonel
the Bull Town Salt Works. He also owned and operated mill
property. William P. married
borne June 24, 1800.
died April 24, 1869. Betsy died May 20, 1875 at Independence
West VA. Betsy willed the farm at Falls Mills, Braxton County
to Clinton Johnston.
descendants of John Haymond and William Wilson were
instrumental in the settling of West Virginia.
the immigrant was born in England and died in Rockville,
Montgomery Co, MD, in 1750. His will states he was brought to
America because of the demand for his skill as an expert house
joiner. He came from England some time prior to 1734 to
supervise the building of a fine house for a planter in MD.
8/22/1723. John and Margaret's son, William born 1740 and died
enlisted in Feb. 1759 in the VA regiment commanded by George
Washington that had been detailed to garrison the country
captured from the French in Queen Anne's War. Family
traditions says that he accompanied the army of Gen Ed.
Braddock on it march to capture Fort Duquesne, PA from the
was born 12/7/1765 and died near Bulltown 9/5/1838. He married
and Mary Bird<>and
lived at Braxton County. John built a mill there and
established a saltworks.
born 7/9/1771 died, 12/28/1837 in Braxton County was the
daughter of Col. Benjamin Wilson and Ann Ruddell.
The Wilson family was of Scot origin,
According to family tradition,
Wilson born 1685 in Scotland,
and grandson of
supported the Stuart
family in their effort to overthrow the Hanoverian monarch of
England in 1715. After the defeat of the Stuarts at the battle
of Preston in 1715. David fled to Ulster Ireland where he
died. His son
born 11/16/1722 in Ulster married
in 1746 in Frederick Co VA. William died 9/2/1801 near Hardy
Co. WV. Elizabeth born 1725 in Ireland died 9/2/1806. William
and Elizabeth are buried on the Whitman farm near Wardensville.
and Elizabeth's son,
11/30/1747 in Frederick Co. VA and died 12/2/1827 near
Clarksburg, Harrison Co. VA.
has been described as the premier Indian fighter west of the
Alleghenies. Chronicles of Border Warfare has a number of
references of Benjamin raising a company to track Indians who
had attacked frontier settlements. He was a close friend of
George Washington and Captain Isaac Ruddle. He also served as
a delegate to the Virginia Constitution Congress in Richmond
between his military excursions, Benjamin found the time to
father twelve children by
whom he married in 1770.
After her death, he married
1795. They had eighteen children.
family bible has been presented to the Clarksburg Public
Library. The pages are faded but the family records are still
legible and record the extensive progeny of this most
remarkable frontier pioneer statesman…
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