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I want this to be as complete and correct as possible. My father's family was mostly in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania and the panhandle of West Virginia. My mother's family was in western Virginia and southern West Virginia! Thanks for checking out my family.

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  • ID: I0022
  • Name: John Atkinson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1746 1 2
  • Death: 24 JUL 1822 in Ohio County, VA 1 2
  • Burial: Riley Hill Road Cemetery, Wheeling, WV (family cemetery) 1
  • Residence: 1774 Came from Antrim, Ireland, to Ohio County, VA 2
  • Reference Number: 22
  • Note:
    Both of the following pieces of info were sent to me by Jim Atkisson (

    1786, Jul 10 Land Patent: John Atkinson - 324 acres on the Ohio River. Ohio County, VA, Grant Book No. 4, p. 115

    Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting know ye that by Virtue of a Certificate in right of Settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the Titles to unpatented Lands in the District of Monongalia Yohogania & Ohio and in Consideration of the Ancient composition of one Pound fifteen Shillings Sterling paid by John Atkinson unto the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said John Atkinson a certain tract or parcel of land containing Three hundred and Twenty four acres, by Survey bearing date the Twentieth day of February one Thousand seven hundred and Eighty four lying and being in the County of Ohio, on the Ohio River including his settlement made thereon in the Year Seventeen Hundred & Seventy four and Bounded as followeth, To Wit, Beginning at a large Walnut on the River bank corner to William Cuoghan and with his lines South Sixty one degrees East one hundred and fifty four poles to a Black Oak at the top of a Bank. Thence North Seventy Six degrees East Ninty eight poles to a broken top white oak and beech, thence, Eighty eight poles to a Walnut in Daniel Harris's line and with said line North twenty two degrees East one hundred and forty poles to an ash corner to John Wilson and with his line North seventy four degrees West Two hundred and Eighty Six poles to a Walnut on the River bank thence down the River according to the several meanders thereof binding Thereon one hundred and seventy seven poles to the Beginning with its Appurtenances: To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of Land with its Appurtenances: to the said, John Atkinson and his heirs for ever Witness whereof, the said, Patrick Henry Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hath here unto Set his hand and caused the Lesser Seal of the said Commonwealth to be Affixed at Richmond, on the Tenth Day of July in the Year of our Lord. One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Six and of the Commonwealth the Eleventh. (signed) P. Henry

    John Atkinson's will
    Ohio County, Virginia
    May 2, 1821
    Book 2 Page 210
    In the name of God Amen. I John Atkinson of Ohio County and state of Virginia being weakly in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks to Almighty God do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that give it and my body to the dust to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors herein after to be mentioned and as touching such estate herewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the manner and form following, Viz I give and allow unto my Eldest son James and my son George, their heirs and assigns forever all the land that I possess on the north east side of the run that empties into the river at the upper end of the field on the river bottom beginning at the mouth of said run and following the course thereof until it strikes the point of the small ridge above the falls in said run where it forks thence following said ridge until it strikes the field thence to continue until it strikes the lands of Joseph Wilson Senr. so as to take two acres of said field the division of the cleared land is to begin at the lower end of the fields near to the house formerly occupied by my son James running so as to include the spring on the side formerly occupied by my son James which division is to continue until it strikes the line with Daniel Harris so as to make an equal divide of said clear land the south west side I allow to my said son George the other side to my son James being that part whereon he formerly lived the wood land part of said parcel of land they are to divide as they shall deem proper themselves, likewise I allow my said son James to pay until my grand son John Atkinson son of John Atkinson decd the sum of fifty dollars out of his share to be paid one year after my decease likewise I allow my son George to pay the sum of fifty dollars out of his share one year after my decease to be appropriated to the purchase of one quarter section of land for my grand sons James and Robert as shall hereafter be mentioned.

    Also I give and allow to my son David all the residue of my land including the house wherein I now live to him his heirs and assigns forever, also I allow my said son David to purchase one quarter section of land for my grandsons James and Robert, sons of Robert Atkinson decd. Said land to be purchased one year after Robert is of age the fifty dollars which my son George is to pay is to be applied in the payment of said land as already mentioned. Also I give and allow to my grandson Robert my young gray horse colt likewise one feather bed and bedsted which I allow him in full with that already given him. Also I give and allow to my grand daughter Sarah who lives with my young bay mare also a saddle and bridle also one small bake oven and two pots and one iron tea kettle and one pot rack likewise the residue of my beds and bedding exclusive of what is allowed to Robert . Also I allow all my stock of cattle horses and hogs exclusive of what has already been disposed of together with all my small grain in the stack and in the ground with my implements of farming and all other property not already mentioned to be sold and the amount thereof to be divided equally between my daughters Sarah Hannah and Rebeckah which I allow them in full. And I hereby constitute and appoint my sons James and David together my John Snodgrass executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disanuling all formerly wills by me made or done in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and second day of May. John Atkinson Signed, sealed declared and published by the above named John Atkinson to be his last will and testament in the presence of these witnesses who have subscribed their name in the presence of the testator James Downing John McHendry Filed in Ohio County, West Virginia Book 2, Page 210

    Marriage 1 Eleanor Mitchell b: 1750
      1. Has Children James Atkinson b: 26 OCT 1771 in Ireland
      2. Has Children John Atkinson b: 1772
      3. Has No Children George Atkinson
      4. Has No Children Hannah Atkinson
      5. Has Children Sarah Atkinson
      6. Has Children Robert Atkinson b: 1775
      7. Has Children Ann Atkinson b: 1777
      8. Has Children David Atkinson b: ABT 1783 in PA
      9. Has Children Rebecca Atkinson b: ABT 1789 in PA

      1. Title: Cemetery Records, Ohio Brooke and Marshall Counties Records, West Virginia, Washington County Pennsylvania
        Author: Wayne, Mrs Audra, copier and compiler
        Publication: Contributed by the Wheeling Chapter, DAR, June 1974
        Note: Retyped by C. Eikamp Oct 1996, changes made re Eikamp's visit in the early 1980's. Also a copy of the DAR Transcript in my possession
      2. Title: Our Atkinson Family History
        Author: Atkinson, C. S.
        Publication: 1952
        Note: Part of a letter to C. W. Atkinson, which lists the authors name as C. A. Atkinson, believe this was actually Charles Sumner Atkinson.

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