|Posted By:||Cindy Wilson|
|Subject:||Second Fork of Birch Creek near a modern day church|
|Post Date:||April 10, 2010 at 23:33:25|
|Forum:||Halifax County, VA Genealogy Forum|
Does anyone have information about the Wilson family living on the second fork of Birch Creek on the Halifax side in the earlier 1800's? I have been told there is a current church located in this area on a current main east-west highway, does anyone know the name of this church or road? Additionally, what is the name of the closest town to this area? Was there plantation nearby to this spot, trading post, school or indian hunting grounds, cementary? I would love to know anything I can about the area, is it mountaineous or what? Any geographic discription both current or historical?
My ggggrandmother lived on the second fork of birch creek, her name was Jane Wilson (unknown maiden name, her deceased husband's name David Wilson) she was living and raising 5-6 children on this farm. She lived near the Ferguson family, and developed a close friendship with the family. Mr. Ferguson was listed as the executor on her 1835 will. Her children were born between the years of 1795-1811. Her husband David is believed to have died in 1812. The Wilson family had ties in Surry Co. NC. Jane was possibly white but her children alternated being called mullato and white over the years on census. In 1844 Halifax County, 3 of her sons were brought to court for illegal marriages to white women, Jonathan Fountain Wilson, Enoch Wilson, James Randall Wilson. Most of her kids left the Halifax county after 1844 court, but James Randall Wilson stayed on living on the second fork of Birch Creek; his share of the property formly owned by his mother Jane Wilson. Later on at least one of her kids, Enoch, applied for the Dawes Cherokee rolls.
Any info about the area, church, road near that area would be of great help. And any records listing their names or info, even if just family lore about the early Wilson family of the second fork of Birch Creek in Halifax county would be greatly appreciated.