Major George WILFONG[1]
Male 1743 - 1818


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  • Prefix  Major 
    Birth  11 Mar 1743  , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tombstone reads "died 3 Nov 1818 76 years" which means birth was 1742.
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Abt Apr 1759  , Lancaster, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  Abt 1761  [3
    • George Wilfong had first settled, after marrying the widow Mull, on the Abram Mull farm. Then after a time he settled on the South Fork river where Cany Hunsucker now lives.
    Military  1766  , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    listed as Lt. in the NC Militia 
    Miscellaneous  1769  [1
    Named guardian for the minor children of his brother, Jacob. 
    Military  1776  American Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    • George Wilfong is referred to as "adjutant of the Regiment" in the Revolutionary War pension application of Sarah Beekman, wife of William Beekman.

      "In Rowan county, there were two regiments and two sets of field officers. . .Of the second Regiment, (up the Catawba River) Christopher Beekman was Colonel, Charles McDowell, Lieutenant Colonel, and Hugh Brevard and George Wilfong, Majors.

      "Maj. George Wilfong associated with Maj. Hugh Brevard in regiment of Colonel Beekman. . ."
    Property  1779  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Signed petition to move land from Burke County to Lincoln County. 
    Property  28 Jan 1779  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Grant 1452 Drowning Creek 
    Property  21 May 1779  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Grant 1250 Drowning Creek 
    Property  Abt 1780  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Signed petition to move land from Burke County to Lincoln County. 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Property  19 Jun 1786  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed of sale for 134 acres from Henry Whitener to George Wilfong. 
    Property  7 Aug 1787  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15
    • Grant Number: 950
      Issued: Aug. 7, 1787
      Entry Number: 1295
      Entered: Jan. 7, 1779
      Book, Page: 65:369
      Location: On both sides of Mulls Creek
      Acres: 240
    Property  1789  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Land grant number 1250 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Census  1790  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • George Wilfong, Sr. is enumerated as head of household. The household includes two males 16+ (George and likely Peter, age 15 or 16) and three females (likely Mary 46, Katherine 16, and Sarah 12).
    Property  Sep 1790  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed of sale from Christopher Ryan to George Wilfong for 118 acres. Proved by John Willfong. 
    Property  19 Sep 1791  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Deed of sale from George Willfong to Jno Moyer for 150 acres. Acknowledged by George Willfong. 
    Property  1792  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Land grant number 1357 
    Address:
    n/a 
    Property  8 Jan 1793  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 17
    • Acres: 200
      Grant Number: 909
      Issued: Aug. 22, 1795
      Entry Number: 558
      Entered: Jan. 8, 1793
      Book, Page: 88:129
      Location: On head waters of Snow Creek
    Census  1800  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • George Wilfong was enumerated as head of household. (There are two George Wilfongs on this page; I'm assuming the first one is Major George, because the age of the oldest household members fit him and Mary Poffh). The household includes one male under 10, one male 26-44, one male 45+ (likely George), one female 10-15, one female 16-25, and one female 45+ (likely Mary Poffh).
    Property  14 Jul 1810  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Probate  13 Mar 1818  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 20
    • Court minutes indicate the will was proven by John Yoder. The executors were John Wilson and Andrew Hoyle. The index lists devisees as John Wilfong, Peter Wilfong, Mary Whitener, Elizabeth Cline, Catharine Hoyle, and Sally Gross.
    Will  18 Mar 1818  , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Died  3 Nov 1818  , Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Aft 3 Nov 1818  , Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 22
    Address:
    St. Paul's Church Cemetery 
    Military  22 Oct 1832  , Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • The pension statement of Joseph Dobson states that he convalesced at the home of George Wilfong after having been wounded in battle at King's Mountain.
    Notes 
    • The family came over in 1734 in the St. Andrew Galley and
      settled in the Goshenhoppen area of PA, now Montgomery County. Coming to
      NC were two brothers, George and Jacob Wilfong. George, or Major George
      Wilfong married Mary M. Poffh, and had only two sons: John and Peter.

      Jacob Wilfong died fairly young, married Elizabeth Jacobs, and his will was
      made in 1769. He lived on a beautiful spot known as "the Elbow" just west
      of Maiden, NC off the Startown Road. Jacob Wilfong left only one son,
      George Wilfong. His will asks his brother, Major George Wilfong, to have
      his son taught both German and English.
      Major Geroge Wilfong was the guardian of his nephew, George Wilfong.

      This George Wilfong, s/of Jacob, married twice, the first time to c1788
      Catherine Elizabeth Shuford, the daughter of John Shuford, and the 2) 3
      Nov. 1803 to Susannah Suratt.

      Sally Wilfong the d/of George Wilfong and Catherine Elizabeth Shuford,
      married 19 Dec. 1814 Peter Clodfelter with Jacob Stilwell as bondsman.
      [Lincoln Co.]

      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/CATAWBA-WEST/1998-01/0883864148
    Person ID  I1677  Kendrick-Hemphill
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2013 

    Mother  Elizabeth WIFE OF JOHANNES WILFONG 
    Family ID  F83  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary POFFH,   b. 1744, Newton, Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1816, Newton, Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1761  Newton, Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John WILFONG,   b. 8 Apr 1762, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1838, Newton, Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Mary Elizabeth WILFONG,   b. 31 Mar 1765, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1827, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth WILFONG,   b. 1768, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1827, , , North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Katherine WILFONG,   b. 23 Feb 1774, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1850, Dallas, Gaston, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Peter WILFONG,   b. 1775, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1841, Startown, Catawba, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah WILFONG,   b. 1778, Morganton, Burke, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1839, , Lincoln, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F80  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S235] Tom Allman and Elizabeth Helms Southern Roots, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tlallman&id=I15766 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S381] McAllister, Anne Williams, Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generations (Lenoir, N.C.: A.W. McAllister, 1992), p. 35 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S9] Colonel George M. Yoder, A Condensed History of the Early Settlers of Catawba County, http://www.catawbacountync.gov/library/gen/Yoder--Condensed%20History%20of%20Cat%20Co.htm (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S126] iArchives, "Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files," database and images, Footnote.com (www.footnote.com : NARA), 134 (Reliability: 3).
      George Wilfong is referred to as "adjutant of the Regiment" in the Revolutionary War pension application of Sarah Beekman, wife of William Beekman.
      Pension Number: W. 24644; http://www.footnote.com/image/11070103/

    5. [S10] Jethro Rumple, A history of Rowan County, North Carolina (J. J. Bruner, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1881), 154 (Reliability: 3).
      "In Rowan county, there were two regiments and two sets of field officers. . .Of the second Regiment, (up the Catawba River) Christopher Beekman was Colonel, Charles McDowell, Lieutenant Colonel, and Hugh Brevard and George Wilfong, Majors.
      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=10426&iid=dvm_LocHist000049-00082-0&sid=&gskw=George+Wilfong&cr=1

    6. [S47] State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1929, Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts, 538 (Reliability: 2).
      "Maj. George Wilfong associated with Maj. Hugh Brevard in regiment of Colonel Beekman. . ."

    7. [S255] Wilfong Family Genealogy Forum at GenForum, http://genforum.genealogy.com/wilfong/., http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?whitener::wilfong::203.html (Reliability: 3).
      "1776. George Wilfong was elected 2nd Major of the Second Regiment of Rowan troops. C.R. 10-532." [p. 24; George Wilfong]

      excerpted from: "Annals of Lincoln County North Carolina" by W.L. Sherrill, 1937
      posted by Joe Crim, 12 Apr 2003

    8. [S201] Elizabeth Hoyle Rucker, Peter Heyl and His Descendants (Zolliecoffer Jenks Thompson), 63 (Reliability: 3).
      Sources: Rumple's History of Rowan County, p 155; Wheeler's N.C. History, Vol. 1,p 81; N. C. Colonial Records, Vol. 10

    9. [S27] Sherrill, William Lander, Annals of Lincoln County, North Carolina: containing interesting and authentic facts of Lincoln County history through the years 1749 to 1937 (Observer Print. House), 24 (Reliability: 3).
      1776. George Wilfong was elected 2nd Major of the Second Regiment of Rowan troops. C. R 10-531

    10. [S11] Patricia Law Hatcher, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Vol. 1-4 (Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987), http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=graves&h=55495&ti=0&indiv=try (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S133] Internet, Battle of Kings Mountain Roster (Reliability: 3).
      Wilfong, George, Major

    12. [S74] Direct Line Software Deed Data Pool, http://www.directlinesoftware.com/Pool/ncburke.txt (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S381] McAllister, Anne Williams, Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generations (Lenoir, N.C.: A.W. McAllister, 1992).

    14. [S44] Burke County, NC USGenWeb Page, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncburke/., http://ftp.rootsweb.ancestry.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/burke/deeds/grants01f.txt (Reliability: 2).

    15. [S188] North Carolina State Archives MARS Catalog, http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet., http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object.xsl&pm_RC=REPOLGBFB&pm_OI=11021&pm_GT=Y&pm_IAC=Y&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=0 (Reliability: 2).

    16. [S176] Ancestry.com, 1790 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - Indexed from: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government), Year: 1790; Census Place: , Lincoln, North Carolina; Roll: M637_7; Page: 111; Image: 0069. (Reliability: 3).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.aspx?tid=3721570&pid=-1690592701

    17. [S188] North Carolina State Archives MARS Catalog, http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet., http://mars.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/logicrouter/servlet/LogicRouter?PAGE=object&OUTPUTXSL=object.xsl&pm_RC=REPOLGCFB&pm_OI=39298&pm_GT=Y&pm_IAC=Y&api_1=GET_OBJECT_XML&num_result=1 (Reliability: 2).

    18. [S183] Ancestry.com, 1800 United States Federal Census (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52), Year: 1800; Census Place: , Lincoln, North Carolina; Roll: 29; Page: 907; Image: 318. (Reliability: 2).
      Residence date: 1800
      Residence place: Lincoln, North Carolina
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=305420&ti=0&indiv=try

    19. [S381] McAllister, Anne Williams, Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generations (Lenoir, N.C.: A.W. McAllister, 1992), p. 40 (Reliability: 2).

    20. [S381] McAllister, Anne Williams, Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generations (Lenoir, N.C.: A.W. McAllister, 1992), 41 (Reliability: 3).

    21. [S381] McAllister, Anne Williams, Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generations (Lenoir, N.C.: A.W. McAllister, 1992), p. 41 (Reliability: 2).

    22. [S9] Colonel George M. Yoder, A Condensed History of the Early Settlers of Catawba County.

    23. [S47] State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1929, Calendar of the Tennessee and King's Mountain papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts, 279 (Reliability: 3).
      http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=26670&iid=dvm_LocHist011256-00143-1&sid=&gskw=George+Wilfong&cr=1




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