Joseph Wasson[1]

Male 1744 - 1822  (77 years)


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  • Name Joseph Wasson 
    Born 25 Dec 1744  Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Preble County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War 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 
    Notes 
    • 1820 -- Census, Preble County OH Page 103
      Joseph Wasson
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 3M 2F
    Person ID I35604  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2014 

    Father Archibald Wasson,   b. 1714-1719, Glencastle, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1785, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Woods,   b. 1720 
    Married c1739  Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F11214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Smith,   b. 15 Mar 1753, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1832, Wayne County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [3
    Children 
    +1. Archibald Wasson,   b. 4 Aug 1773,   d. 16 Oct 1838  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F11213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1211] History of Wayne County, Indiana, from its first settlement to the present, Andrew White Young, (1872, Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati, OH).
      Biographical Sketch -

      Joseph Wasson was born in England. Soon after his marriage he embarked with his wife for America. They resided for a brief period in Pennsylvania and removed to the Carolinas where they resided until they had reared a family seven sons and two daughters; a period embracing that the American Revolution in which he was a soldier. Gen. Greene who had command of the southern forces detailed a party to look after the Tories who infested that part of country. In a skirmish with them Wasson was shot one from behind a tree and disabled for life. The lodged in his loins where it remained nearly forty years when it was extracted by a skillful surgeon a few before his death in this township. After his children nearly all arrived at mature age he left North Carolina and in 1806 settled on East Fork near the Ohio state line, where now Fleming Wasson resides. His children were : (1) Archibald who married in NC, Elizabeth Smith and after about two years sojourn in Kentucky settled in 1809 near the residence of his father. His children were: Calvin who married Mary, daughter of Wm. Bond, and died in January 1871 at Plainfield Ind. Jehiel, who married first Lydia Bond, sister of Calvin's wife, second Mrs Mason and resides at Milton. Anselm, who married Ruth, daughter of Israel Clark and died at Mansfield Ind February 9, 1871. Abigail and Sarah who both died in infancy. John Macamy and Eliza who married Jonathan Moore and resides in Richmond. (2) Joseph, second son of Joseph Wasson Sen. settled in Eaton Ohio and died there. (3) David married Elizabeth, a daughter of Judge Peter Fleming, and died about 1825. His son, Fleming Wasson, resides in this township. (4) Nathaniel McCoy married Jane Strong and died in 1863. (5) John married Mary Smith in NC and died in Wayne township about the time of David's death. (6) Ezra married Jane Campbell and died in 1847 in Whitley county Ind. His son John H Wasson lives in Richmond and is agent of the Ohio Salt Company. (7) Lemuel unmarried resides in Richmond. (8) Mary married Josiah Campbell and died at Logansport about fifteen years ago. (9) Elizabeth married Jonathan Lambert and died at Union City about 1865.

    2. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].

    3. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].
      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.