Family: Archibald Wasson / Elizabeth Woods (F11214)  [1

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  • Father | Male
    Archibald Wasson

    Born  1714-1719  Glencastle, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Aug 1785  Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  c1739  [2]  Rowan County, NC  [2] Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Woods

    Born  1720   

    Child 1 | 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
    Spouse  Sarah Smith | F11213 

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    1. [S1089] Find A Grave [].
      Archibald Wasson is the first known son of John Wasson (Weisen)(b.ABT 1700 Londonderry, Ireland, d. 7?/1777 Rowan Co, NC). Archibald was born between 1714 and 1719 in Glencastle, Ireland, and died 8/4/1785 in Rowan Co, NC. He married twice. The 1st time was ABT 1739 in ROWAN Co, NC to Elizabeth Woods (b.?/?/1720 IRELAND) (North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Record #: 02 451, Bond #: 000130216). The 2nd time was to Anna King Lansden on 7/27/1769 in Rowan Co, NC. She was born 2/?/1729 in Philadelphia, PA to Richard King and his first wife, Mary Ann Bradford (b.?/?/1708 in Dublin, Dublin Region, Ireland, married on 5/15/1726 in Dublin, Dublin Region, Ireland). Richard King was born in 1705 in Dublin, Ireland. He died on 5/30/1782 in Rowan Co, NC, and was buried at Thyatira Church Cem, Rowan Co, NC. Richard King's second marriage was on 4/7/1735 on the Raritan River by Middlesex above New Brunswick, NJ to Margaret Barclay (b.1/9/1711 Freehold, Monmouth, NJ, d.7/7/1785 Rowan County, NC, buried at Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mill Bridge, Rowan Co, NC). Archibald and Elizabeth (Woods) Wasson were living in Chester Co, PA prior to 1742. On 2/9/1761, Earl Granville let Archibald Wasson, a planter of Rowan Co, NC, have 415 acres of vacant land on the south side of Grant's Creek for ten shillings. Grant's creek flows into the upper Yadkin River; it flows through the center of Salisbury, Concord, Kannopolis, Spencer, and China Grove. In 1769 Archibald and Elizabeth (Woods) Wasson acquired land in Rowan Co, NC.

      Note: * The 1773 map of Fourth Creek Presbyterian Church made by William Sharpe places Archibald and Joseph Wasson on the Northwestern side, 10 or 12 miles from the church - between the South Yadkin River and a small branch of Snow Creek.

      * It seems that the Wasson, Purviance, Ireland, Morrison, and Mitchell families moved along together in their search for new land. The Purviance families are said to have come from Lancaster Co., Pa. These same surnames are present in Preble Co, OH along with the Sprowl family that also married into the Purviance family there. James Reid, (ancestor of Annette (Strange) Carroll). who married (3rd), Lavina Wasson, Great-Granddaughter of Archibald and Elizabeth (Woods) Wasson, was married (2nd) to Sarah Sprowl. The surname, Fleming is also connected with this family.

      Children of Archibald Wasson and Elizabeth Woods: nine known

      1. JOHN Wasson was born ABT 1740 ROWAN Co, NC, died 10/11/1825 Preble, OH. He married Barbara Gordon ABT 1760

      2. Mary Jane Wasson was born 3/20/1742 ROWAN Co, NC. She married on 8/2/1764 in Rowan Co, NC to Colonel John Purviance, Jr (Jacques PURVIANCE, Jacques, Jon, Jon ) (b.6/6/1743 Ulster Province, Ireland, d.8/4/1823 in Wilson, TN). "Shortly after marriage, they settled on the south fork of the Yadkin River. Rowan (now Iredell) County, North Carolina. The country was new, but by industry and frugality, he procured a comfortable living for himself and family. He and his wife were both respectable members of the Presbyterian Church. He filled the office of Justice of the peace, for a number of years, with general approbation.At the commencement of the Revolutionary war, he volunteered in defence of his Country's Rights, and was appointed Lieutenant in the army. He behaved himself valiantly during the war, and was gradually promoted to the office of Colonel. He fought bravely for the liberty of his country, and rejoiced to see the Colony free. He returned with a thankful heart to the bosom of his family, and lived happily there until the fall of 1791. He moved with his family to Sumner County, Tennessee. The country there was almost a wilderness, and the savage barbarities of the Indians, much afflicted the small settlements, by stealing and taking away their horses, and murdering the citizens.

      In the spring of 1792, his second son, John Purviance, while in the field at work, was shot, scalped, and left weltering in his blood by the Indians; he was so near the house, that his wife could hear their savage yells, and she would have run to her husband in the midst of them, had she not have been prevented by the interposition of her friends. They had been married but a few months. Their only child (a daughter) was born after his death. Col. John Purviance becoming alarmed at these savage cruelties, left the place and moved to Caneridge, Bourbon Co, KY, where the inhabitants were less exposed to the barbarities of the Indians. He continued to reside there until the fall of 1800. He then returned to Tennessee, and settled in Wilson County. During all this time he continued an exemplary member of the Presbyterian Church."

      3. Archibald Wasson, Jr. was born ABT 1743 Rowan Co, NC. He married Ann Lansdill (b. BEF. 1748) on 1/27/1769 in Rowan Co, NC.

      4. JOSEPH Wasson, Sr. was born 12/25/1744 in England, and native of Wales, died 6/23/1822 Richmond, Wayne Co, IN, 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 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 Wasson was a Revolutionary War veteran. He served in the south under General Nathaniel Green who commanded the Southern forces and detailed 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 lived in Eaton, Preble Co, OH.

      For more info on Joseph Wasson see Google Books: "Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana" By Henry Clay Fox

      5. Sarah Jane Wasson was born 1/15/1746 ROWAN Co, NC, died ?/?/1800 in Bourbon County, KY. She marrried about 1764 in Iredall County, NC to Captain James Liberty Purviance (John Purviance, Jacques Purviance, Jacques , Jon , Jon, De Purviance) (b.1/14/1733 Lancaster Co, PA, d.4/26/1806 Bourbon Co, KY).

      6. James Wasson was born BET 1747 AND 1755 Rowan Co, NC, died ?/?/1813 Bourben Co, KY. He married on ABT 1772 Rowan Co, NC to Catherine ________ (b.?/?/1757 ROWAN Co, NC, d.7/10/1839). In 1790 census James is in Iredell Co, NC.
      7. Nancy Wasson b: ABT 1748 in Rowan Co,, NC
      8. Agnes Wasson b: ABT 1750
      9. Elizabeth Wasson b: ABT 1752 in Rowan Co, NC

      For info on the Wasson family go to Google Books and google "History of Wayne County Indiana" and a few books will be found.

      For a list of early settlers in Rowan County NC go to google books and google "Chasing the Frontier by Larry J Hoefling"

    2. [S1089] Find A Grave [].