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From: "Irene Underwood" <>
Subject: RE: [VAFLOYD] Samuel Wilson
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:56:26 -0500
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There's also this from the Peterman Book by Marguerite Tise:
The Burke Family

James Burke was a pioneer settler in Southwest Virginia for whom
Burkes Garden in Tazewell County was named and also, it is said, Burks Fork
in Floyd County.

James Burke, born in Ireland, came to America and settled in Goshen,
Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Society of Friends.
ON July 11, 1730, at the Goshen Monthly Meeting of Quakers in Chester
County, James Burke and Mary Bane were married. Mary Bane, also a member of
the Society of Friends, was a daughter of Mordecai Bane and his first wife
Naomi Medley. Mordecai Bane and Naomi Medley were married at St. Paul's
Church in Chester County, PA, on Dec. 20, 1705. Naomi Medley Bane died,
date unknown, and Mordecai Bane married Mary Teague on June 8, 1731, at
Christ Church Philadelphia. Mordecai Bane died in 1747 and left a will in
which he named his six sons and six daughters: Mordecai, Nathan, James,
Joseph, Samuel, Isaac, and Sarah, Hannah, Rachel, Barbara, Jane, and Mary.

James and Mary Bane Burke left Pennsylvania and settled in North
Carolina near the Yadkin River. They moved again about 1740 to Virginia on
Goose Creek (Roanoke River) where the present town of Salem is located.
James Burke is mentioned for the first time in Virginia records in 1742 as a
member of George Robinson's Company of Militia. Mary Bane Burke died in
1750 and James Burke married Lucretia Rees Griffith, widow of Methusalem
Griffith. Lyky Rees and Methusalem Griffith were married in Christ Church,
Philadelphia, and very likely the Burkes, Banes and Griffiths knew each
other in Pennsylvania.

James Burke accompanied James Patton and Dr. Thomas Walker when they
made several surveys west of the Alleghany Mountains on the waters of New
River and Holston River. He owned a large tract of land in present Tazewell
County where he was attacked by Indians and barely escaped with his life.
This tract later became known as Burkes Garden.

James and Lucretia Burke moved to North Carolina in Surrey County
where he died in 1783 and where his will was recorded. His children by his
firs wife, Mary Bane Burke were: Mary Burke, m. __________ Murphy; Sarah
Burke, m. Samuel Wilson, B. 1733; James Burke, Jr.; Joseph Burke, m.
Margaret Grant; _______ Burke, m. William Brookshire; Naomi Burke
(1746-1805) m. March 13, 1764, Samuel Pepper (1735-1805). Naomi, four years
old when her mother died, was raised by her sister, Sarah Burke Wilson.

In his book, Virginia Frontier, F. B. Kegley states that James
Burke's daughter, Rebecca married Samuel Wilson of South Fork. This
apparently is a mistake as James Burke in his will names his daughter Sarah
Wilson. Sarah and Samuel Wilson lived in Bedford County. They had two
(known) children: Mary (Polly) Wilson who married Capt. John Lucas; and
Theodocia Wilson who married Captain Benjamin Johnston.

Excerpted from "The
Family," by
Marguerite Tise (1988)

-----Original Message-----
From: Fulcher [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [VAFLOYD] Samuel Wilson

All we seem to have come up with so far is exactly what you presume...that
of the web sites have it wrong and the "Samuel Wilson" of Point Pleasant is
the one who married Sarah Burke and was the father of Mary Wilson Lucas.
dates are all wrong and he was clearly married to Mary Babb.

I once contacted a prominent Burke researcher and discussed this because he
the incorrect info on his own site. We both agreed that we needed to keep
looking for the correct Samuel Wilson.

I'm with you--if anyone ever DOES come across info about the right one, I
be thrilled. That would surely open up another whole line of the family
is currently a dead end. I am even more interested in tracing down this man
the Wilson name also appears in my own family history and I'd love to know
Clay and I are "kissin cousins" from a long way back. Who knows??!!

Keep searching!

Ole MizzKat
(now officially "Ole" as of April 1st! If cars are antique at 50, I guess I
be, too! Everybody have a pine float on me in celebration. Just head up to
Paul's house and he will fix you right up. Of course, if he starts to pour
something from a! That stuff will make you do crazy things, like
to kiss him or something!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "sanndy kelly" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:42 PM
Subject: [VAFLOYD] Samuel Wilson

This may have been discussed on the Floyd list before but thought I'd throw
out again, since I'm new. A Mary Wilson married my John Lucas in 1777. Her
father was a Samuel Wilson. Many of my family's researchers think it was
Samuel Wilson who died at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774. I don't.
man who died in 1774 left a will naming a wife Mary who was Mary Babb. My
had a wife Sarah Burk or Burke. And there are a number of fact bits on a
Wilson living in the same area as John Lucas way after 1774. Anybody have
anything on this? Sandy in California

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