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William WELLMON

Male 1763 - 1857


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  • Name  William WELLMON 
    Born  12 Mar 1763  Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service  Revolutionaary War 
    Occupation  Farmer 
    Died  5 Sep 1857  Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born In Maryland in 1763, moved with his mother to Virginia when a young boy; From there he migrated south with his parents at the end of the revolution. He stopped in that portion of Rutherford County that is now Cleveland and hired himself to a farmer. His parents moved on to Alabama. He served three months as a private in Capt. Elias Langhorn's company in Col Lock's Regiment. He was a guard at Salsbury. He died in 1857 at his home in Cleveland County. He resided about one mile west of Fallston and owned some 1600 acres of land between Fallston and Beam's Mill.

      From the notes of P. Cleveland Gardner:
      The name Wellmon has been spelled several different ways, to-wit: Wilburn, Welburn, Wellons and Wellman. However the family settling in Lincoln and Cleveland Counties of this state have always spelled their name "Wellmon". The given name William has always been a fovorite name in the Wellmon family, and in every generation of the Wellmon family we find the name William.
      WILLIAM WELLMON THE FIRST: Written records now in the possession of Catharine (Cary) Wellmon Williams, who resides on the Shelby-Morganton Road at Beams Mill, and who is the only living child of William Wellmon, the first, show that William Wellmon the first was born March 12th, 1763, and died September 5th, 1857. Family records says that he was born in the State of Maryland, and that his Mother's name was Katty Wellmon. While he was a young boy his mother married George Riley in Maryland and moved to Virginia, where they resided until young William Wellmon was probably 16 years old. The entire family then continued their march Southward, young Wellmon stopping and hiring to a farmer in Lincoln County, now Cleveland County, and his mother and step father going on to the State of Alabama. It is said that young Wellmon and his mother corresponded with each other for many years, or until the death of his mother.
      WORKED AS HIRED HAND: It is said that William Wellmon the first on coming to North Carolina hired to a farmer who resided about one-half mile South of the present site of Waco (formally known as Ramsey's crossing). The name of the farmer is unknown. However, the exact location is pointed out at this date as being the farm later owned by Laws Botts, and later occupied by Morgan Poole.
      FIRST MARRIAGE: How long this young Wellmon worked as a hired hand prior to his marriage is not known, nor is the date of his marriage known. It is very possible that immediately after his marriage with miss Moss that he either rented or purchased a farm upon which he settled and remained the remainder of his long life. This farm lies on the West side of the Shelby-Morganton Road, About one-half miles Southwest of the present site of Fallston, formally Rutherford County, now Cleveland County. It is said that he was a shrewd trader, also that he was a man of fine judgement, and was a hard worker. And by the use of these he accumulated considerable property and became one of the leading citizens of his time. He owned some 1600 acres of fine farm land, which includes the present site of the town of Fallston, and extending and lying between Fallston and Beams Mill and Double Shoals. He also owned a number of Negro slaves some who were Jack Wellmon. He and two wives and a number of his children and relatives, were buried in the family grave yard on the Wellmon old homestead and in sight of the home.
    Person ID  I1050  myfamilytree
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2009 

    Father  WELLMON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Katty,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3728  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Nancy (Peggy) MOSS,   b. 1773, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1788 
    Children 
    >1. William N. WELLMON, Jr.,   b. 1791,   d. 26 Feb 1846, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary (Polly) WELLMON,   b. 17 Aug 1789,   d. 16 Aug 1883
    >3. Wilkins WELLMON,   b. 31 Aug 1793,   d. 19 Jan 1852, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Nancy WELLMON,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth (Betsy) WELLMON,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2009 
    Family ID  F134  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Preshey WILLIAMS,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    >1. Catharine WELLMON
     2. John WELLMON
    >3. Olavine WELLMON
     4. Silas WELLMON
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 
    Family ID  F3501  Group Sheet

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