The Wysor Family History


1751, Sept. 23. Ship Neptune, James Wier, Captain, from; Rotterdam, last from Cowes.

154 passengers

Includes Adam Weiser


Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

Weiser, Adam  n.a.; Philadelphia, PA,   1751    7820    p260

Weiser, Adam  n.a.; Philadelphia, PA,   1751    9041    p466


1782    BENJAMIN SALLUST CECIL, 280 acres ... adjoining Samuel Cecil, Jacob Anderson, Adam Wysor, Joseph Cloyd and George Peck-Montgomery County Surveys


1795    ADAM WYSOR, 400 acres, including 100 acres assigned by Peter Dinges and 100 acres entry, 200 acres of Samuel Munsey survey made in 1782, on Neck Creek, a branch of Back Creek, granted 1797.


1797    CHRISTOPHER TRINKLE from Adam and Elizabeth Wysor, 180 acres on Neck Creek, part of a tract of 400 acres.


1798    HENRY WYSOR from George Leepole, 200 acres Back Creek corner Mathias Crumb.



The Wysor Family in the Census Records


Virginia Records of the State Enumerations: 1782 to 1785

Wiser, Henry                8-White            0-Black                                    Frederick Co.   1782   

Wiser, Henry                8-White            1-Dwelling                                Fairfax Co.       1785

Wiser, Michael             4-White            1-Dwelling        1-Other Bldg    Fairfax Co.       1785


1787 Montgomery Co., VA Personal Property Tax-List “C”

1-W, M 16-21 2-Blacks >16   3-Blacks <16   4-Horses, mares, colts & mules            5-Cattle

                                    1          2          3          4          5

Wyser, Jacob   Self      0          0          0          1          0

Wyser, Adam   Self      0          0          0          4          7

Wiser, Henry    Self      0          0          0          3          8

Wiser, George  Self      0          0          0          1          4


1810 Montgomery Co., VA Census

Wiser, Henry

Male                1-under 10       1, age 10-16    2, age 16-26    1, age 45+

Female             1, age 16-26    1, age 45+


1820 Montgomery Co., VA Census

Wysor, Henry, Sr.

Male                2, age 16-26    1, age 45+

Female             1, age 16-26    1, age 45+


Wysor, Henry, Jr.

Male                2, under 10       1, age 26-45

Female             2, under 10       1, age 26-45

1830 Montgomery Co., VA Census

Wysor, Henry, Sr.

Male                1, age 20-30    1, age 30-40    1, age 70-80

Female             1, age 30-40    1, age 60-70


Wysor, Henry, Jr.

Male                1, age 10-15    1, age 15-20    1, age 20-30    1, age 40-50

Female             1, under 5         1, age 10-15    1, age 15-20    1, age 40-50


1840 Pulaski Co., VA Census

Wysor, Henry, Sr.-86, Revolutionary War Pensioner

Male                1, age 30-40    1, age 40-50    1, age 80-90                4 Male Slaves

Female             1, age 30-40    1, age 50-60                                        1 Female Slave


Wysor, Henry, Jr.

Male                1, under 5         2, age 20-30    1, age 50-60                            9 Male Slaves

Female             1, under 5         1, age 10-15    1, age 30-40    1, age 50-60    7 Female Slaves


1850 Pulaski Co., VA Census          

p. 249, #382/395

Wysor, Benjamin F.      37        M         Lawyer             $1500-Real Estate

            Harriett J.         24        F

            Hugh L.              3        M

            William W.         1        M


p. 257, #491/506

Wysor, George W.       33        M         Farmer             $3000-Real Estate

            Margaret A.     24        F

            James   M.          5        M

            Henry                 2        M

            George W.       6/12     M

Fleeman, Joseph           24        M         Laborer


p. 259, #512/527

Wysor, James               49        M         Farmer             $20,000- Real Estate

Farmer, Jamemia          60        F


p. 264, #578/599

Wysor, Henry               63        M         Farmer             $15,000- Real Estate

            Cynthia             62        F         

            Cynthia M.       22        F                     

Fleeman, Harriett          15        F

            Joseph              13        M


1860 Pulaski Co., VA Census

p. 697  Newbern P.O.

Wyser, Benjamin F.      46        M         Lawyer             POB-VA (all)

            Hannah J.         36        F

            Hugh S.            13        M

            Wm. W.           11        M

            Michael J.           9        M

            Joseph C.           4        M

            James H.            4        M

            Nancy C.           1        F

Jordan, Eliz.                  64        F

Jordan, Eliz. S.              20        F                     


p. 716, #164/161

Wysor, George W.       42        M         Farmer             $11,450-Real Estate     $7900-Personal Property

            Margaret          34        F

            James M.         14        M

            Henry               12        M

            George W.       11        M

            Emmale              8        F

            John D.              6        M

            Margaret H.       3        F

            Ella W.               1        F


p. 752, #407/408

Wysor, James               59        M         Farmer             $24,620-Real Estate     $15,407-Personal Property

Farmer, Jemima            71        F          Housekeeper                                         2,000-Personal Property

Farmer, Eliz’th              31        F                     


1860 Tazewell Co., VA Census

p. 835, #1032/1006     Cedar Bluff P.O.

Wysor, James               36        M         Farmer             $1400-Real Estate        $675-Personal Property

            Mary                34        F

            George W.       14        M

            John W.           12        M

            Henry F.             8        M

            Eliza                   6        F

            Raphael              4        M

            Rose A. E.         2        F




The Weiser Journey to Montgomery County, VA

            Adam Weiser (Wysor) arrived in Philadelphia, PA from Rotterdam in 1751. By 1765, he was in Frederick County, VA and in the mid-1780s he moved to Montgomery (Pulaski) County, VA. He is another example of the immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia then moved into Virginia by way of the Shenendoah Valley, the old Great Indian Warpath.





There is a biographical sketch of the Wysor family in Early Adventurers on the Western Waters, Vol. II by Mary B. Kegley stating that Adam Wysor immigrated to Pennsylvania from Germany in 1751, lived in Frederick County in 1765 and arrived in the Neck Creek-Back Creek area about 1787.  

            Adam had a survey made in 1795 for 400 acres of land on Neck Creek and sold 180 acres to his son-in-law Christopher Trinkle when the grant was obtained in 1797.  This land was sold to another son-in-law, Jacob Peck, four years later and yet another son-in-law, Jacob Anderson, lived nearby suggesting they all migrated from Frederick County about the same time.

            In 1804, a few years after Adam Wysor died, Jacob Peck bought the rest of the 400 acres.

            George and Henry Wysor, Adam’s sons, bought land also in the Back Creek area; George 55 acres and Henry 420 acres plus 120 acres by survey.

            Ms. Kegley gives details from Adam Wysor’s will, then discusses what else is known about George and Henry Wysor.  George, a Revolutionary War Soldier, moved first to Pulaski County and about 1800 to Russell County and later to Tennessee and Kentucky where he died. 

            Henry Wysor enlisted in 1776 in the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Line of Frederick County and served in the Battle of Valley Forge and was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.

            John Carper (see the Carper section) was a neighbor of the Wysor’s and testified to Wysor’s enlistment.

            Henry Wysor eventually owned more than 900 acres.  Though the house is gone, the family cemetery remains.  Henry died in 1844 and his son James received the 420 acres where Henry lived.  Another son, Henry Wysor, Jr. lived in a house called “Wysorton” just north of Dublin, VA which was considered haunted until it finally burned in 1979.    




Excerpt from The Darsts of Virginia





            Adam Wysor or as he originally spelled his name, Adam Weiser, was born in Europe and came to America as a participant in the great German-speaking migration of the first half of the eighteenth century.1  Probably from the Palatinate or one of the other south German states, he made his way to Rotterdam and in the summer of 1751 boarded the ship Neptune, commanded by Capt. James Weir.  Sailing by way of the English Channel port of Cowes, he arrived in Philadelphia, and took the oath of allegiance on September 23, 1751. 2  Adam Weiser soon followed the other Germans who had settled the northern end of the Valley of Virginia, and moved to Frederick County after 1765. 3  Weiser and his wife Elizabeth, and their children lived in Frederick County until the middle 1780s when he removed to what then Montgomery (now Pulaski) County, Virginia, in the southwestern section of the great Valley, and settled about two miles north of the present town of Dublin. Their property was on the waters of Back Creek, a tributary of the Now River.4  The family name was anglicized  to Wysor by the old pioneer as early as 1797, when the court records call him "Adam Wysor," 5  He died in 1804, and was buried, with his wife, in the Wysor Cemetery near the present town of Dublin.  Their field stone grave markers read merely "Adam Wysor" and "Elizabeth Wysor.''6  Children of Adam Wysor:7

            Henry Wysor, Sr., born April 15, 1755, Pennsylvania; died January 12, 1844, Pulaski County: Va.  Married Barbara Ann Ripseed April 21, 1777, Frederick County, Va. 8

            George Wysor, Sr., born in Pennsylvania, 1765; died Laurel County, Ky., 1842.  Served in the Revolution from Frederick County, VA., and was present at the seige of Yorktown.  Moved with his father to Montgomery (now Pulaski) County, Va., after the Revolution, and lived on land adjoining his brother Henry, which he had bought from Joseph Cloyd in 1787. He moved to a farm on the north side of the Clinch River in Russell County, Va., about 1800, and subsequently to Clarburn County, Tenn., and Laurel County, Ky. He is the ancestor of the Russell County, Va., Wysors. Children: Adam, James, George, Jr., Mary (Polly), Elizabeth. 9

            Jacob Wysor, married Eve Helm, Montgomery County, 1794. 10

            Elizabeth Wysor, married in 1776 to Christopher Trinkle, a Revolutionary soldier.  Came to Montgomery (now Pulaski) County, Va., from Frederick County Va. , and settled near tier father about 1790.        She died about 1812 and was buried in the Wysor Cemetery. In 1813 Christopher Trinkle moved with most of their children to Indiana.

            Children: Elizabeth, Margaret, Stephen, Frederick, Jacob, Henry, Adam, John, Mary (Polly) , Katherina.

            Stephen Trinkle lived near Dublin, Va. , and married Sarah Ellen Trollinger, and was the ancestor of the Southwest-Virginia Trinkles, including Gov. C. Lee Trinkle of Virginia.11                           

            Christiana Wysor, born 1760. Married March 24, 1779, by Rev. George Mishler, at her Father’s home in Frederick County, to Jacob Anderson, a Revolutionary soldier. They moved to Pulaski County.12         Margaret (Peggy) Wysor, married December 5, 1787, Montgomery County ,Va. to James Cecil, son of Samuel W. and Rebecca (White) Cecil.13                      

            Catherine (Caty) Wysor, married George Peck February 20,1792, Montgomery County, Va. 14

            Mary Wysor, married Elias Shufflebarger September 21, 1791, Montgomery County, Va.  He was a son of Jacob Shufflebarger's who settled in Southwest Virginia by 1795         and owned property on Walker's Creek and the “Sinking Spring” farm.  Jacob Shufflebarger left two sons, John and Elias, the former inherited the Walker's Creek property, and the latter “Sinking Spring” near Dublin. 15



            HENRY WYSOR, SR., son of Adam Wysor, born April 15, 1755, 16 Pennsylvania.17  He was reared in Frederick County and married there 18 April 21, 1777 Barbara Ann Ripseed (born February 14, 1758; died May 10, 1837, Montgomery County, Va.)19

            Henry Wysor enlisted in Frederick County in February 1776, and served as sergeant in Capt. Berry’s Company of the famous "German Regiment” recruited in the Valley and commanded by the distinguished clergyman Col. John Peter Muhlenberg. He marched as a part of this unit to Jamestown, Va., thence to Halifax, N. C., then by water to Charlestown, S. C.  He participated in the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, and back to Frederick County, Va.

            Later he joined Col. Daniel Morgan's regiment of riflemen and served as a sergeant under Captains Long and Knox, during which time he was at the taking of General Burgoyne, at the Battle of Valley Forge (Chestnut Hill) and in several skirmishes, and was discharged in February 1778. In 1781 he enlisted again and served six or seven weeks in Captain Bell's Company of Virginia troops, during which time he was present at the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. 20  Morgan was “a neighbor and acquaintance” of Wysor's21 and while in this command he was among the six ''crack shots" of that unit selected to do special picket duty which required fine marksmanship.22 

            In one battle of the war, "he ran out between the lines under fire in order to give a drink of water to a wounded British soldier of the line against whom he was fighting, and refused the gold watch of the wounded soldier proffered in return.”23 

            Wysor's uniform of the Continental Army was still preserved by a descendant living near Dublin, Va., into the early part the twentieth century,24 when it was burned in a house fire. 25 

            Soon after Henry Wysor’s return home to Frederick County, he moved to Montgomery County in Southwest Virginia, along with his father and his family,26 and relatives of his wife, whose name had now been anglicized to Turnipseede. Among the latter were Wysor's mother-in-law, the widow Eve Turnipseede,27 and his brother-in-law, Peter Duskin, who was married to Sarah Turnipseede.28

Henry Wysor settled on a large and productive farm adjacent to his father, just north of the present town of Dublin in Pulaski County, which came to be known as "tile old Wysor place."29  The house on this property burned to the ground about 1900.30 

            Not long after his arrival in the Southwest, the Revolutionary veteran was commissioned an ensign in Capt. Daniel Howe's Company, Eighty-sixth Regiment of Virginia Militia on February 6, 1789. 31                 Eventually he was promoted to captain,32 and thenceforth was known as "Capt. Henry Wysor, Sr."33  In 1794 he was appointed one of the overseers of the roads in Montgomery County, with the mission of keeping them in repair "with the usual hands.34  Capt. Henry Wysor, Sr., died January 12, 1844 at "the old Wysor place."35  He and his wife were buried in the Wysor Cemetery.36 

            Children of Capt. Henry, Sr., and Barbara Ann (Ripseed) Wysor:37

            George Wysor, born August 14, 1779; died May 1803. 38

            Mary Wysor, born July 22, 1781;39 died October 17, 1856.40 Married in Montgomery County, Va., May 21, 1799,41 to Peter Di1ls (August 4, 1779-January 27, 1853). They lived at Clear Fork, Tazewell County, Va., and are buried in the old Dills Cemetery.42

            Elizabeth Wysor, born December 27, 1783.43 Married March 28, 1807, Ambrose Grayson, son of William and Rachel Grayson, Montgomery County, Va.44 Lived in Wythe County, Va. 45

            Henry Wysor, Jr., born August 7, 1786 46 Montgomery (now Pulaski County) Va.;47 died July 20, l859 48 at “Wysorton," Pulaski County, Va.49 Married Cynthia Charlton, daughter of John, Jr., and Nancy (Carter) Charlton, June 6, 1811, Montgomery County.50

            John Wysor, born February 11, 1788;51 died July 1793.52

            Catharine Wysor born October 9, 1790.Married (1) James Reyburn October 17, 1811;53 (2) Robert Blackwell.  Lived at Fredericktown, Madison County, Mo. , and then in St. Genevieve County, Mo.54

            Jacob Wysor born September 22, 1793;55 drowned in New River, October 1819. 56  Married January 5, 1919, Montgomery County, Va., to Margaret Miller, daughter of James Sr., and Margaret (Wygal) Miller.57 Ancestor of the Indiana Wysors. 58

            William Wysor, born June 16, 1797.59 Married Polly Miller.60 Lived at Cooke Settlement, Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo.  He died there in 1830 or 1831.61         I

            JAMES WYSOR, born Jun. 18, 1801; died April 1, 1868.62 Unmarried.  Nettie Wysor says of him, "This is the 'Uncle Jim' of whom so many unique stories were told.  His dogs, 'Jackie' and 'Buggiel were the understanding companions of his bachelorhood.  Uncle Jim would buy up corn when it was cheap, in order to sell it at that price to the poor, when it became dear."63  Lived in Pulaski County, and was a member of the committee appointed by the county court June 6, 1861, to issue bonds in order that Pulaski could arm its militia and equip volunteers for service to the Commonwealth.64                       




            HENRY WYSOR, JR., son of Capt. Henry Wysor, Sr., born August 7, 1786, Montgomery (now Pulaski) County, Va.  Married Cynthia Charlton, daughter of John, Jr., and Nancy (Carter) Charlton, June 6, 1811, in Montgomery county. 65       

            They lived at "Wysorton," a fine, prosperous estate adjoining his father's land about a mile north of Dublin, Va., in Pulaski County. The mansion on this farm was "a large, rambling, comfortable home of twenty-seven rooms"      and six massive stone chimneys.66 

            Henry Wysor, Jr., was  one of the tell men who laid off twenty-nine lots on thirty acres of the land of the Hance family in 1810 and thereby created the town of Newbern.  He was one of the first five trustees of the town along with Gordon Cloyd, James Hoge, Jr.; Richard Guthrie, and Henry Hance.67

            During the War of 1812, Wysor served as Lieutenant “of Lieut. Henry Wysor’s and Capt. Samuel Graham’s Company,” Fourth Regiment, Virginia Militia.  He was on active duty during 1813 and 1814.68  Later he was promoted to captain in the militia.69 

            Captain Wysor served as a Montgomery County justice and constable. When the new county of Pulaski was formed in 1839 from Wythe and Montgomery, Capt. Henry Wysor, Jr., was commissioned by the governor as one of the first “gentlemen justices" of the court, and in 1845 served as high sheriff.70 According to Nettie Wysor, "his grandsons who were privileged to know him spoke enthusiastically of his mentality and his magnetism.”71

            Captain Wysor's wife, the former Cynthia Charlton, was a member of New Dublin Presbyterian Church, and was described by a contemporary as being "universally esteemed for her piety & benevolence."72   

            Capt. Henry Wysor, Jr., died at "Wysorton" July 20, 1859.73  His wife Survived him, and lived for a time with her daughter  Ella (Wysor) Darst at "Ash Brook."74 She died at “Wysorton", January 14, 1866 as a result of injuries sustained when she was thrown from a carriage. Both are buried in the Wysor Cemetory.75        

            Children of Capt. Henry, Jr., and Cynthia (Charlton) Wysor:76

            Elvira Ann Wysor, born July 11, 1812, Montgomery (now Pulaski) County, Va. ; died January 22, 1869, "Ash Brook," Pulaski County. Married John Chandler Darst April 9, 1835 Montgomery County.  Lived at "Ash Brook," Pulaski County;. See Chapter III, "Pulaski County:        John Chandler Darst and His Children."77

            Benjamin Franklin Wysor, born November 24, 1813; died May 26, 1864, Newbern, Pulaski County, Va. Married Harrier Jane Jordan, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Trollinger) Jordan.78 Graduate in law from the University of Virginia.79   He "was a lawyer and a prominent man, many years commonwealth's attorney of Pulaski county, a member of the Constitutional convention of 1850-1851, and a member, of the Secession convention of 1861 . . . . he was shot of by Federal troops, at Newbern, Virginia, in 1864, just at the close of the battle of Cloyd's Mountain, in which he had taken part, and he died from his wounds on May 26, 1864.  He made a deep and lasting impression on the people of Southwest Virginia, where he is still [1906} remembered with honor and affection . . .''80  Governor Wise called him the ablest constitutional lawyer of the state."81

            Children: Hugh S. Legare, William Wirt, Michael Jordan, Cynthia E., James Henry, Joseph Cloyd, Nancy Carter (Wysor), Morehead Jordan, Belle, Betty. 82

            George Washington Wysor, born July 12, 1817, Pulaski (then Montgomery) County, Va.; died October 1, 1883. Married December 19, 1843 Margaret Ann Miller, daughter of James, Jr. and Hannah (Wygal) Miller, Pulaski County.83  Lived at "Walnut Grove," a farm of six hundred acres adjoining "Ash Brook" and "Wysorton."84

            He “…was a farmer of sterling integrity, who loved his home and his own kindred intensely, and in whom this love of his own people led to a deep and passionate feeling of patriotism toward the people of his state and his native land. To an elder son, who in the fall of 1863, advised him to invest his Confederate money in cotton, tobacco, coal, real estate, and anything else which had intrinsic and continuous value,' he said: 'That is good business but it is not patriotic, and he declined to take action which would reflect upon the credit of the state and the Confederacy.  After the surrender of both Lee and Johnston, although an old man, he volunteered to go to the Trans- Mississippi Region, to 'fight it out to the last ditch.

            He never held public office, and never sought it.  Trusted by his neighbors, he was made administrator of several estates, performing his duties admirably and to the profit of those in whose interest he had been entrusted with the administratorship. . . .''85         

George Washington Wysor was a member of Preston's Reserves, C. S. A.86  He and his wife are buried in New Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, Va.87

            Children: James Miller, Henry Charlton, John Chandler, Robert Edward, Emma Clay (Wysor) Walker, Margaret Ann, Ellie Webster, Elizabeth, Lucy Jackson, Mittie Lawrence, Nettie.88         

            Nancy B. Wysor, born 1819;89 died September 9, 1860.90 Married George W. Baskerville, February 19, 1839. Her husband died in 1849. She lived at Newbern.  Baskerville had come to Pulaski County from Cumberland County, Va., in 1826.  He was a justice of the Pulaski County Court in 1840.

            Children: Cynthia M., Mattie, Henry, John B., George Spencer.91       

            James Lawrence Wysor, born 1824; died 1826.92        

            Cynthia Mary Wysor, born November 20, 1827; died February 13, 1894.93  Married the Reverend Isaac Newton Naff (October 6, 1817-March 12, 1900) December 14, 1853.94  Lived in Pulaski County. Naff was minister variously of Draper's Valley, New Dublin, Bell Spring, and Dublin Presbyterian Churches in Pulaski County.95 Both are buried in New Dublin Cemetery.96

            Children: Fannie N. (Naff) Johnson, Harry Wysor, Mary Eunice, George J., Edith E., F. J.97               


Appendix J  Wysor

            1. See Chapter 1, “Shenandoah County: The Virginia Frontiersman,” for an account of the Darsts and the German-speaking emigration from Europe and settlement in Frederick County, Va.  This account also applies in general to the Wysors, who were among these emigrants.

            2. Strassburger and Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. I, p. 466.  For a discussion of descent from the German who arrived in 1751 versus the popular belief that the family is descended from John Conrad Weiser see Note 31, Chapter III, "Pulaski County: John Chandler Darst and his Children.”

            3. Nettie Wysor, “The Family of Wysor," states that Henry Wysor, Sr., was born “in or near Fredericksburg” in 1755.  This was a typist’s error . She later corrected some copies to read “Frederick Co.” Henry Wysor, Sr., in his Revolutionary pension application, states that he lived as a boy in Frederick County, Va., and enlisted in the Revolutionary Army from Frederick.  See Klingberg, Old Sherry, p. 210.  The Virginia birth date given by Nettie Wysor appears to be an error.  His younger brother, George Wysor, born 1765, states that his birthplace was Pennsylvania.  Evidently Adam Wysor and his family did not move to the Valley until after 1765.  (See George Wysor Revolutionary Pension application No. 511843, National Archives.)



From Virginia Revolutionary War Pension Records


VIRGINIA SERVICE OF GEORGE WISOR OR WISER                                              S   11843

            George Wiser, resident of Claiborne Co. Ten.,  Age 67

            In 1832 applied and states he resided in Frederick  Co. VA spring of 1780 and was drafted for 3 months. That he belonged to  Capt Stoneaker and Lt. Harskill, and ordered to guard prisoners in Winchester barracks  and to conduct them to Lancaster, Penna and to place them in barracks there.

            While still residing in Frederick Co VA was again drafted to 3 months under Capt. George Bell and Henry Gatlet, marched to Yorktown under Major South Horn and he was ordered to conduct prisoners to Winchester barracks, and his term expired and returned home.  

            States he was born in Pennsylvania 1765, now lives in Claiborne Co. Tenn.  Wm. Williams,  clergyman testifies as to character of soldier. 

App.  application for transfer to Laurel County Kentucky, 1842 from Claiborne Co, Tenn as he was moving to Laurel  Co  KY because he had a daughter and son-in-law in Laurel County Kentucky.



 ANDERSON, Jacob (Christiana).                    R. 184.

            3 Sept. 1832. Montgomery Co.,, Va. Jacob Anderson of said county., aged 74 on 5 July 1832, declares he volunteered under Capt, Charles Thurston for six months in Frederick Co., Va. and marched to Philadelphia and then to Trenton on the Delaware River. They then marched to Lord Sterling's building on Bareshear Ridge where he was in two battles or skirmishes, one at Piscataway swamp and the other at Quibbletown, N.J.  He was discharged in April 1777.

            He was drafted in 1777 for three months under Capt. Helms and attached to Gen. Potter's brigade in Pennsylvania at the west encampment on Chestnut Ridge near Philadelphia. He was discharged there.

            He enlisted under Capt. Gilkerson for one year in the fall of 1778 and guarded prisoners in Frederick County under Col. Smith. They later joined a troop of horse in Baltimore and marched to Philadelphia where he was discharged.

            He was drafted in 1781 for eighteen months and hired a substitute but was compelled to give his obligation to Col. Dark to fill the place in case it came to his turn to serve before he returned.

            3 Sept. 1832. Henry Weson., Senr., declares that when he was going as a soldier in the army he met Jacob Anderson between Philadelphia and Winchester returning from the army in the Spring of 1777.

            14 Aug. 1832. Montgomery Co., Va. John (X) Casper declares he knows Jacob Anderson served in 1776 under Capt. Charles Thurston for six months. They both served in 1777 for three months under Capt. Helm.  Anderson also enlisted under Capt. Gilkerson for one year in 1778 and guarded prisoners in Frederick County.

            The will of Jacob Anderson was proved 7 April 1842.

            5 Oct. 1843. Pulaski Co., Va. Christina (X) Anderson of said county, aged 83, declares she is widow of Jacob Anderson who died 21 Feb. 1842. They were married 24 March, 1779 at the house of Adam Wysor in Frederick County by The Rev. George Mishler.

            4 Oct. 1843. Pulaski Co., Va.  Henry (X) Wysor, Senr., aged 88, declares he was present at the marriage of Jacob Anderson and Christina Wysor at the house of her father Adam Wysor in Frederick County in 1779.

            25 Sept. 1845. Pulaski Co., Va.           Mrs. Mary (X) S. Barger of said county, aged 74, declares she was small but remembers the marriage of Jacob and Christiana Anderson in 1779. It was the year her nephew George Wysor was born. The people who came to the wedding, some in waggons, stayed until the next evening. "My father lived in the country five miles from Winchester, George and Henry Wysor, Margaret and Catharine Wysor, these were brothers and sisters of us. I was the eighth child. My sister Mrs. Anderson was the third child; my brother George was the next oldest; our father and mother's names were Adam and Eliza Wysor. I was married In the year 1790 and was then 19 years old; my sister had been married 11 years and had 6 children, the oldest of whom was born about 2 years after her marriage; my brother Capt. Henry Wysor died in the year 1844."

            Will of Christiana (X) Anderson of Pulaski Co., Va., was dated 10 April 1846 and proved 10 Sept. 1846. She mentions the children of her deceased son George Anderson, the children of her deceased daughter Nancy Shepherd., the children of her deceased daughter Susan Hues, and her children Elizabeth Woolwine, Peggy Gray, Eve Songer, Polly S. Barger, Jacob Anderson and William Anderson, but since she had been living with her son William she left him all her estate and named him executor

            10 Dec. 1857. Pulaski Co., Va. William Anderson declares his father Jacob Anderson died about 21 Feb. 1842 and his mother died about 26 July 1846. He applied for pension due his mother.

            12 Dec. 1857.  Pulaski Co., Va.   Mary (X) Shufflebarger, aged 85, declares she is the sister of Christiana Anderson.  Some years after their marriage, Jacob and Christiana moved to Montgomery Co., Va, with their family (one of whom, William, is still living in Pulaski County).