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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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William WOOSLEY Sr.

MILITARY RECORDS: Revolutionary War Veteran, from Wiliford-Williford Family History. He settled in North Carolina after the war. He enlisted 10 Feb 1777. He applied for a pension in 1819 in Rowan County, North Carolina. In 1824, he said that he was 67 years old and that he only had two living children, but he had a son Thomas who didn't die until about 1864 or 1865 in Clark County, Kentucky. Maybe he thought Thomas was dead he probably hadn't heard from him since he left. In 1825 he was supported by a son who had a family of five. William stated that both families were very poor. William was living with his son William Woosley age 39 years in 1825. His other child was Elizabeth White age 33 years in 1825. William was a tailor. He fought at the battles of Brandywine and York. Pension #S42080 from Virginia.

Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. IX, 1838-1847, death of William Woosley.


William WOOSLEY Jr.

His father William Sr. was living with him and his family in 1825.


Nathan WOOSLEY

MILITARY RECORDS: War of 1812 ---- 1 Regiment of Hall's Tennessee Volunteers,
WOOSLEY, Nathan ---- went in as a Sergeant and was discharged as a Private.
BRIEF HISTORY: This regiment was also designated as the First Regiment of East Tennessee Drafted Militia. The unit was part of General George Doherty's brigade, along with Colonel Samuel Bunch's Second Regiment. Doherty's brigade participated in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend (27 March 1814) where they were part of the right line of attack on the Creek fortifications. There were casualties in many of the companies, especially in those of Captains Everett, King, Loughmiller, and Winsell. The Nashville Clarion of 10 May 1814 has a complete listing of the dead and wounded from this climactic battle of the Creek War. The principal rendezvous point for this regiment was Knoxville. From there they traveled to Ross' Landing (present-day Chattanooga), to Fort Armstrong, Fort Deposit, Fort Strother, Fort Williams, to Horseshoe Bend, and back by the reverse route. Captain Hampton's company was ordered to man Fort Armstrong in mid-March 1814. Arms were scarce in this unit and rifles often had to be impressed from the civilian population along the line of march.

LAND RECORDS: Illinois Public Land Purchases
WOOSLEY, Nathan ---- 6 Nov 1817, Section SW29, Twp 1N, Range 3W, Meridan 4, 160 acres

CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 Jackson County, Missouri page #72
WOOZLEY, Nathan 1 male 60 to 70, 1 female 60 to 70

HISTORY: Nathan WOOSLEY, the father of Joshua, was born in Halifax County, Virginia in the year 1770. He and his oldest son - John WOOSLEY - served through the whole of the war of 1812. They both served under General William CARROLL, of Tennessee, and were honorably discharged in 1815, when the father returned to his home and family. He was an honorable and useful member of society, and was warmly attached to his country and its institutions. He died in Missouri, in the year 1855. His wife's maiden name was Sarah KEESEE. She was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia in the year 1771, and died in the state of Missouri in the year 1843.


Sarah KEESEE

She is mentioned in her father's Will.

She is in the 60 to 70 age bracket in 1840, which would put her year of birth between 1770 and 1780.


John WOOSLEY

He fought in the War of 1812 with his father in Tennessee.


Aaron Walden WOOSLEY Sr.

HISTORY: Revolutionary War Veteran, from Wiliford-Williford Family History. He was said to have been injured by a sword cutting his shoulder which left him crippled. Supposely he was protecting General Washington from attack. He settled in Tennessee after the War of 1812. He enlisted in Amelia County, Virginia in 1776 and served two terms and was released 5 July 1783. He was in Lincoln County, Tennessee by 1818, where he filed for a pension.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Bedford County, Tennessee
1 male 80 to 90, 1 female 70 to 80

MILITARY RECORDS: Abstract of pension record #S39134, Virginia, 22 July 1820 in Lincoln County, Tennessee appeared Aaron aged 67 years on 11th day of Feb (1753), enlisted in Jan of 1776. He was in Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. I am disabled with a sword wound to my right shoulder from the war. My wife is 56 years and is feeble and in poor health my daughter Susanna aged 15 years is unable to support herself.


Aaron Walden WOOSLEY Sr.

HISTORY: Revolutionary War Veteran, from Wiliford-Williford Family History. He was said to have been injured by a sword cutting his shoulder which left him crippled. Supposely he was protecting General Washington from attack. He settled in Tennessee after the War of 1812. He enlisted in Amelia County, Virginia in 1776 and served two terms and was released 5 July 1783. He was in Lincoln County, Tennessee by 1818, where he filed for a pension.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Bedford County, Tennessee
1 male 80 to 90, 1 female 70 to 80

MILITARY RECORDS: Abstract of pension record #S39134, Virginia, 22 July 1820 in Lincoln County, Tennessee appeared Aaron aged 67 years on 11th day of Feb (1753), enlisted in Jan of 1776. He was in Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. I am disabled with a sword wound to my right shoulder from the war. My wife is 56 years and is feeble and in poor health my daughter Susanna aged 15 years is unable to support herself.


Martha Decrepit BRAY

She was 56 years old in 1820 and in feeble health according to her husbands pension record.


Susannah WOOSLEY

She was 15 years old in 1820 when her father was applying for a pension from his services during the Revolutionary War.


Alexander James JONES

HISTORY: Author: John Carroll Power 1876, Reproduced by Windmill Publications, Inc., 6628 Uebelhack Rd, Mt. Vernon, IN 47620, 1991, Page 414
JONES, Alexander, brother to Robert, William and Thomas. (5th brother James died in White County, Illinois.) He was born in 1786, in Orange County, North Carolina. His parents moved, when he was a child, to Madison County, Kentucky and from there to Pulaski County, in the same state. Susan WOOSLEY was born in 1788 in Halifax County, Virginia and taken when young to Pulaski County, Kentucky. Alexander JONES and Susan WOOSLEY were married in Pulaski County about 1808. They had one child in that county, and moved to Bedford County, Tennessee where one child was born, and then moved to that part of Barren which has since become Hart County, Kentucky where three more children were born. In 1821 they moved to Wayne County, Illinois where they had two more children, and then moved to Sangamon County, arriving 9 October 1827, in what is now Ball Township, where one more child was born. They had eight children in all: Thomas W., James B., Robert W., Joshua W. (my great-grandfather); Moses A., Burrell T., Amanda F., and Susan D. JONES. Mrs. Susan JONES died 20 January 1844 and Alexander JONES died 20 October 1844 and both are buried in Ball Township (Sugar Creek/Jones Megredy Cemetery).
JONES, Joshua W. born 9 September 1817 in Hart County, Kentucky married in Sangamon County to Polly Ann WILLS. They had seven living children, viz: Adolph W., Laura J., Willis A., Wiley E., Americus V., James A. (My grandfather: known as Alexander James Jones II), and Horatio S. JONES. Mrs. Polly A. JONES died 8 April 1867 and Joshua W. JONES married second on 3 September 1869 to Mary E. DRYER and they had two children: Luella and Junettie JONES. Joshua W. JONES resides in Ball Township, adjoining the farm where his father settled in 1827. It is three miles east of Chatham. He studied medicine and graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago and practiced for eight years, but now confines his business to farming. Other info: there were three JONES homes very close together built in similar fashions. (Information from Marcia Jones Currie.)


Susannah WOOSLEY

She was supposely the only daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Walters Woosley. I am beginning to thank she may be the daughter of Thomas Woosley Jr. and his wife Diannah Tribble instead. Mainly because she names her sons: Burrell, James, Thomas, Moses. Thomas Sr. had sons with all those names and Burrell is an unusal name.

Her tombstone says she died at the age of 56 years.


Moses WOOSLEY Sr.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Halifax County, Virginia
2 males under 5 (James W. & Wilson H.)
1 male 10 to 15 (could be James Thomas)
1 male 30 to 40 (Samuel S.)
1 male 70 to 80 (Moses)
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2 females 5 to 10 (Elvira A. & ??)
1 female 20 to 30 (Nancy Francis Woosley)
1 female 30 to 40 ( ?? )

MILITARY RECORDS: Moses served in the Revolutionary War pension #S6442, I have a copy of his pension records. He joined the service on are about December of 1776, in Amelia County, Virginia. Shortly after he was put in Colonel Mason's company, and the whole company was enoculated with the small pox. After everyone became well, they marched through Alexandria, Georgetown, to Baltimore, and from there to Philadelphia, and from there to the White Plains of New York. At White Plains they joined up with General Washington. He fought at the battles of Germantown, Stoney Point, Camden, and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He spent the winter at Valley Forge, with General Washington. He was discharged on 1 January 1780, at Philadelphia. He states that he was born in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1758, and that he still has the record to prove it.

After the Revolutionary War Moses moved to Halifax County, Virginia and bought 50 acres of land from Thomas Woosley in 1788. (This Thomas Woosley is thought to be the father of Moses.) Moses became a plantation owner w

<564 acres of land with about 20 slaves.

MARRIAGE RECORDS: Amelia County, Virginia
Moses WOOSLEY and Elizabeth BUTLER ---- Bondsmen for the marriage was Moses Woosley and William Butler.

COURT RECORDS: Halifax County, Virginia--- Deed Book 48 page 10, 28 June 1842---- A mixed
Will and Deed. Moses leaves and wills all property to David Tribble his son-in-law for the sum total of $1.00. David is to manage the estate and care to the needs of said Moses, and on his death pay any of his outstanding debts. In 1840, Moses was living with his son Holman Woosley.


William BUTLER Jr.

A Will for a William Butler in 1812, Amelia County, Virginia mentions his daughter Elizabeth Woosley.


Elijah Seaton PERKINS

CENSUS RECORDS: 24 Sep 1850 Dist#17, Cedar County, Missouri page #160, family #479/479
PURKINS, Seaton age 36, male, mechanic, $300, VA


Holman H. WOOSLEY

In 1840 Holman was living on Staunton River at Bookers Ferry in Halifax County, Virginia. His father Moses was living with him.