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Zaccheus Wilson, Jr.

Male Abt 1733 (Twin) - 1824

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  • Name Zaccheus Wilson 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1733 (Twin)  Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1824  Sumner Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11542  MyTree
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2012 

    Father Zaccheus Wilson, Sr.,   b. Abt 1702, Chester Co. (Cumberland Co.), PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1795, Oglethorpe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Mother Frances MNU (Wilson),   b. Abt 1707, prob PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married Abt 1724 
    Family ID F5870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Zaccheus Wilson (Jr.) , born 1733 in Newville,Cumberland Co., PA finally settled in Sumner Co.,TN; died 1824 in Gallatin, Sumner Co., TN [DAR marker on his grave by Eleanor Wilson Chapter Wash.D.C.]. He was the son of 96. Zaccheus l Wilson and 97. Martha. He married 49. Elizabeth Conger- Ross Abt. 1767 in Mecklenburg, NC.

      Notes for Zaccheus Wilson: (This would be Zaccheus Jr.)
      Signer of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. (The signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was a big deal because it happened one year before the Declaration of Independence. In Mecklenburg Co. there is a long held to legend
      that when the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence occurred, it turned the Revolution around. Thomas Jefferson, supposedly, prepared his from the Mecklenburg Declaration. Mecklenburg Co. became known as the "Hornet's Nest" because the British couldn't get past them to the South. It culminated with the Battle of King's Mountain on the borders of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Patrick Ferguson, the leader of the British forces, is buried there in a Scot Cairn (tomb of rocks).

      More About Zaccheus Wilson (Jr.):
      Military service 1: 1778, Captain..
      Military service 2: 1780, Fought at king's mtn 1780.
      Occupation: 1778, Land Serveyer.
      Property: July 27, 1774, 28 Acers of land.In Mecklenburg Co. N. Carolina.(Deed book 7, pg. 508..
      Religion: Presbyterian.

      More About Zaccheus Wilson (Jr.):
      Burial: Gallatin Cemetery, Gallatin Tennessee sect a row 6
      Comment 2: Twin of David Wilson
      Comment 3: 1788, Member of NC Convention
      Education: Studied Mathematics and became a prominent Surveyor
      Elected: 1777, Tax Collector
      Emigration: From scotch-Irish presbyterian stock, early settlers of Cumberland Co., PA
      Immigration: 1796, Moved to Sumner Co., TN to follow his brother David who had moved there in 1787
      Military service: October 1780, Revolutionary War:Battle of Kings Mountain, SC [Captain of his company]
      Occupation: Surveyor
      Property: Steele Creek Region. NC
      Religion: Abt. 1767, Presbyterian: Steele Creek Church, lay preacher and Elder.
      More About Elizabeth Conger- Ross:
      Immigration: Moved to Sumner Co., TN, after the death of his wife, to follow his brother David who had moved there in 1787
      More About Zaccheus Wilson and Elizabeth Ross:
      Marriage: Abt. 1767, Mecklenburg, NC
      Children of Zaccheus Wilson and Elizabeth Ross
      i. Mary Wilson, born 1767 in North Carolina; died May 07, 1851 in Sumner County, Tennessee; married James Wilson September 17, 1787 in Sumner Co., TN; born Abt. 1770; died August 05, 1818 in Sumner Co., Tennessee.
      More About Mary Wilson:
      Comment 2: Married 1st cousin [d of Zaccheus m. s of Samuel]
      More About James Wilson:
      Comment 2: Married [Mary d of Zaccheus m James s of David] Ist Cousins
      Property: 1818, Bedford Co.,TN
      More About James Wilson and Mary Wilson:
      Marriage: September 17, 1787, Sumner Co., TN
      ii. Issac Newton Wilson, born 1768 in NC; died 1807 in NC; married Ann McCord.
      iii. Jonathan Wilson, born October 08, 1773 in Buckingham Twp.,Bucks Co., PA[ or Cumberland Co., PA]; died October 12, 1857 in Sumner Co., TN; married (1) Narcissa Wilson Bet. 1795 - 1798 in Mechlenburg, NC; married (2) Elizabeth (Betsey) Wallace November 17, 1831 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
      iv. Stephen Wilson, born June 26, 1778 in North Carolina; died August 24, 1849; married Mary Polly McElwreath December 03, 1811; born March 14, 1791; died September 05, 1848.
      Notes for Stephen Wilson:
      One of his descendents moved to Woodville, Tyler Co., TX Parents of 14 children.
      Stephen Wilson B 26 Sep 1788 marr 5 Dec 1811 death 24 Aug 1849: SAR PAtriot Index, Source"
      More About Mary Polly McElwreath:
      Comment 2: another spelling McElrath
      More About Stephen Wilson and Mary McElwreath:
      Marriage: December 03, 1811