Posted By:Elizabeth Earley
Subject:John WILLSON of Berkeley Co. Va
Post Date:June 30, 2003 at 07:50:50
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My husband's 5th great grandfather was John WILLSON of Berkeley Co. Virginia. John WILLSON died in the spring of 1783 in Berkeley Co. Va, now West Virginia. Many of his 14 children (by three different wives?) moved to Kentucky, and then into Ohio as it opened up. John's son, Jacob WILSON (who dropped the Double L) who married Mary FRITZ, daughter of Michael FRITZ, is the line that our family comes from.
Does anyone have knowledge of John WILLSON? I recently was told that perhaps he was John WILLSON, one of the original Virginia QUAKERS, and found a website with info. about a John WILLSON, a Va Quaker from Berkeley Co. Va.