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James WASSON

Male Abt 1746 - 1810  (Age ~ 64)
Person ID: I580 | Tree: Robert Mueller Family  |  Last Modified: 5 Sep 2013


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  • Name James WASSON 
    Born Abt 1746 Peters TWP, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Dec 1810 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Parents

    Family ID: F229 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father John WASSON (ID:I578),   b. 25 Dec 1698, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1756, Peters TWP, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57) 
    Mother Ann (Nancy) MEANS (ID:I579),   b. Abt 1717, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1772, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56) 
    Married 26 May 1744 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Family

    Family ID: F231 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart   
    Wife Mary ORR (ID:I583),   d. 14 Jun 1822 
    Married 1790 Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     

    1. Virginia Jane "Jannie" WASSON (ID:I769),   b. Dec 1793, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Morgan County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

     

    2. John WASSON (ID:I778),   b. 25 Nov 1795,   d. Yes, date unknown

     

    3. James WASSON (ID:I779),   b. 12 Jun 1798,   d. 1868  (Age 69)

     

    4. Thomas WASSON (ID:I780),   b. 14 Nov 1800,   d. 1842  (Age 41)

     

    5. William WASSON (ID:I781),   b. 10 Jul 1803,   d. 1833  (Age 29)

     

    6. Samuel Wilson WASSON (ID:I782),   b. Apr 1806,   d. 1854  (Age ~ 47)

     

    7. Mary Ann WASSON (ID:I783),   b. Feb 1809,   d. Yes, date unknown

     

    8. Robert Harvey WASSON (ID:I784),   b. 11 Mar 1811,   d. Yes, date unknown

    Other Personal Events

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    Notes 
    • Thomas Wasson took over the John Wasson plantation buying the interest of James and Elizabeth, lived and died on his father's farm.

      James Wasson married Mary Orr and went down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh in flat boats, trying to avoid the Indians on the river banks. They were among the first settlers in the Fort at Lexington, Kentucky about 1780.


      Info Contributed by: Mrs. Ernest Dunlap, Bryan Station Chapter, Wasson Bible, listed in Kentucky Court of Records.
      James Wasson went to Kentucky from Greencastle County, PA. Children of James and Mary Orr Wasson were:-
      Jenny
      John, b. Nov. 25, 1795
      James, b. June 12, 1795, d. 1868
      Thomas, b. Nov. 14, 1800, d. 1842
      William, b. July 10, 1803, d. 1833
      Samuel Wilson, b. Apr. 1806, d. 1854
      Mary Ann, b. Feb. 1809
      Robert Harvey, M.D., b. Mar. 11, 1811
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1746 - Peters TWP, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1790 - Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Virginia Jane "Jannie" WASSON - Dec 1793 - Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Dec 1810 - Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S90] Journal of Dorothy Sloan Anthony.
      James Wasson and his wife went down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh in flat boats trying to avoid Indians on the river banks. They were among the first settlers in the Fort at Lexington, Kentucky, about 1780.
    2. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.