Family: Joseph Wasson / Sarah Smith (F11213)  [1

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  • Father | Male
    Joseph Wasson

    Born  25 Dec 1744  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 Jun 1822  Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    New Paris, Preble County, OH at Springlawn Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Archibald Wasson | F11214 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Woods | F11214 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sarah Smith

    Born  15 Mar 1753  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Aug 1832  Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    New Paris, Preble County, OH at Springlawn Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 1 | Male
    + Archibald Wasson

    Born  4 Aug 1773   
    Died  16 Oct 1838   
    Spouse  Elizabeth Smith | F11209 

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    1. [S1089] Find A Grave [].
      JOSEPH Wasson, Sr. was born in England, but was a native of Wales. He was originally buried in the Beulah Presbyterian Church Cem, Wayne Co, IN but the land was sold and the burials were moved to just across the road (state boundary line) to Spring Lawn Cem, New Paris, Preble Co, OH. He was the third known son of Archibald Wasson, Sr.(b.BET 1714 AND 1719 Glencastle, Ireland, d.8/4/1785 Rowan Co, NC) and his first wife, Elizabeth Woods (b.?/?/1720 IRELAND). He married Sarah Smith "a scotch peasant" (b.3/15/1753 Scotland, d.8/25/1832 Richmond, Wayne Co, IN) in England. Soon after being married they moved to America. First settled in Pennsylvanis, breifly, then moved to North Carolina on Snow Creek, where they raised nine children. Joseph was a Revolutionary War veteran. He served in the south under General Nathaniel Green who commanded the Southern forces, and was detailed to a party to look after the tories who infested that part of the country. In a skirmish with them Joseph Wasson was shot --- from behind a tree, and disabled for life. He recieved five balls, one of which lodged in his loins, where it remained nearly forty years, when it was extracted by a skillful surgeon a few years before his death in Wayne Township. Being unable to stand he laid on his side and laoded and fired his muskit several times. The first land entries in Wayne Co, IN were made by Joseph Wasson and Peter Fleming in 1804. In 1804 Joseph Wasson and Peter Fleming discovered the White Water Valley. In 1806 Joseph and Sarah settled in Richmond, IN, by Judge Peter Fleming (1807), and James and Peter Ireland. They were all on the east fork of the Whitewater River (by the Ohio state line), and were all Kentucky Presbyterians. All the other settlers around Richmond were Quakers from Guilford County, NC. In the 1820 census Joseph and Sarah were living in New Paris, OH. In the 1830 census Sarah was living in Eaton, Preble Co, OH. A memorial at Beulah Church Cemetery had read, "To this little band of pioneers from Beulah Presbyterian Church, whose simple faith and steadfast courage made possible a home in the wilderness and the rugged sylvan beauty of the Whitewater Valley".

      Children of Joseph Wasson and Sarah Smith: nine known

      1. Archibald Wasson was born 8/4/1773 NC, died 10/16/1838 LaPorte Co, IN. He married Elizabeth Smith.

      Children of Archibald Wasson and Elizabeth Smith: eight known

      1. ________ Wasson
      2. Calvin Wasson was born 2/14/1798
      3. Jehiel Wasson was born 1/16/1800 NC
      4. Anselin Wasson was born 3/19/1802
      5. Abigail Wasson was born 6/8/1804
      6. Sally Wasson was born 9/25/1806
      7. John MaCamy Wasson was born 4/25/1810. He married Anna Moore (b.?/?/1813). He worked in Richmond, IN for several years in the waggon making business. He afterwords resided at Neil's Station, where he was postmaster from 1861 to 1864. He also resided for 2 years in the town of Washington, then removed in March of 1870 to Richmond.
      8. Eliza Wasson was born 6/24/1812, died 1/21/1882 . She married on 6/4/1834 to Jonathan Moore (b.7/6/1806 NC). He was the son of Josiah Moore and Elizabeth Wilson. Jonathan was reared a farmer, but in 1830 he came to Richmond, IN and started a shoemaking business, then in 1869 to 1876 he sold real estate.