5. Andrew WILSON
was born about 1761 in Rowan [Catawba] Co., North
Carolina. He signed a will on 13 Jun 1842 in Lincoln (Catawba) Co.,
North Carolina. (3)
and died three years later, on 23 Mar 1845 in Catawba County,
probably in the W. Startown area. The estate was probated in Apr
1845 in Catawba County. He was buried among family members
in Robinson-Wilson Cem., Newton, NC. Gravestone: "Departed this
life 23 March 1845, 84 years" Andrew served in the Revolutionary
War, and fought at the Battle of King's Mountain. His tax listing
in 1819 (Capt. Daniel Hoke's District) was: land of 3060 acres, value
The Will of Andrew Wilson - 13 June 1842; Of Lincoln
Co., NC; Sound mind and memory; Body to have a decent burial;
all funeral and just debts to be paid out of his estate. Son, Ezekiel
Wilson, to have one bed and its furniture. Daughter, Melissent Wilson
("single woman"), to have negro man, Lewis. If she dies
without children, he is to be sold and monies arisen from sale to
be equally divided between daughters, Ruth Angel, Martha Debtor,
and Rosanna L. Robinson, Melissent Wilson to also have one sorrel
filly or colt (1 year old), two beds and their furniture, one bedstead,
one chest (which she claims), one chest of drawers, her side saddle,
one brass clock, one pot, dutch oven, six plates, six knives
and forks, a set of teacups and saucers, and $100 to be paid
out of the money arising from the estate. This is in lieu of advances
given to other daughters at the time of their marriages and after.
His negro man, Hector, the horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, corner cupboard,
household and kitchen furniture, wagon, gears, farming utensils,
all personal property of all descriptions not disposed of
in this will all to be sold on a reasonable credit by the Executor.
After debts, funeral expenses are paid the following: Daughter, Melissent
Wilson, to have $100. If their is enough overplus, Ruth Angel and
Rosanah L. Robinson to have $100, in lieu of a note which Andrew
Wilson had on his son, David Wilson, which he gave to daughter,
Martha Debtor. If not much money is left, Melissent Wilson to have
$100, and any overplus to be divided between Ruth Angel and Rosanah
L. Robinson. Any debts owning the estate should be collected and
the same situation regarding Ruth and Rosanah will apply.
'Executor: Trusty friend, Joshua Wilson. Witnesses: Nathaniel Wilson
and William P. Reinhardt.
Codicil: 31 Jan. 1845 - Negro man, Hector, has been sold
to John Angel for $450. John Angel paid with notes as follows:
A note of $100 due twelve months from date; a note of $100 due two
years from date; a note of $100 due three years from date; a note
of $150 due four years from date. The $100 due three years from
date goes to Melissent Wilson, but this is not the $100 mentioned
in the will of 13 June 1842, it is in addition to that bequest.
Witnesses: J.H. Crawford and Mary E. Wilson. [Lincoln
Co. Wills, Book 1:27 ]
He was married to Rosanah STEELE (daughter of
Joseph STEELE and
Martha ALEXANDER) on 2 Jan 1787, probably in Lincoln Co., North
Rosanah STEELE was born about 1768 and died on 20
Apr 1842 in Catawba County, North Carolina. She was buried in Robinson-Wilson
Cem., Newton, NC. Gravestone "Rosanah Wilson - Wife of A
W - Died 20 Apr 1842, age 74 yrs."
Rosanah/Rosannah's STEELE ancestry
is covered in detail from her grandfather, Ninian STEELE (ca.1690,
N. Ireland - 1745, New London Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania,
at the bottom of the page.
Andrew WILSON and Rosanah STEELE had the following children:
Martha Elizabeth WILSON.
Elias WILSON was born about 1799 in Lincoln (Catawba)
Co., North Carolina. He died on 31 Dec 1814 in Lincoln (Cataw
ba) Co., North Carolina and was buried in Robinson-Wilson Cem.,
W. Startown, NC
Rosanna Lillis WILSON.
Andrew WILSON was born about Mar 1805 in Lincoln (Catawba)
Co., North Carolina and died there on 8 Sep 1806. He was buried
in Robinson-Wilson Cemetery.
Melissent WILSON was born on 17 Jul 1812 in Lincoln
(Catawba) Co., North Carolina and died there on 8 Mar 1884. She
was buried in Robinson-Wilson Cemetery.