Susan YORK Martha YORK Lettie YORK Thomas YORK Margaret YORK William YORK Josiah Cowan YORK Mary YORK Elizabeth YORK Delilah YORK Allen YORK Alsey NOLASTNAME Margaret CRABTREE Mini tree diagram
Capt William YORK

Capt William YORK

William YORK1,6,2,4,7,5,3,8

about 17556 - 14th Jul 18371,6,2,7

Life History

about 1755

Born in Virginia.1,2

(most likely)


Born in Orange County, North Carolina.6

(less likely)

between 1779 and 1810

Resident U S Federal Census; several York households listed in order in Randolph County, North Carolina.3,4,5

about 1780

Birth of daughter Susan YORK in North Carolina.9

31st Jul 1781

Birth of daughter Martha YORK in South Carolina.6,10,9

between 1790 and 1799

Birth of daughter Margaret YORK.9

between 1790 and 1799

Birth of daughter Lettie YORK.9

about 1790

Birth of son Thomas YORK in The Southwest, USA.9


Birth of son William YORK in Guilford County, North Carolina.11

15th Oct 1799

Birth of son Josiah Cowan YORK in Unknown.12,9,6,13

about 1800

Birth of daughter Mary YORK in Washington County, Tennessee.9

10th May 1802

Birth of daughter Elizabeth YORK in Washington County, Tennessee.9,6,14


Birth of daughter Delilah YORK in Tennessee.6,9

about 1806

Birth of son Allen YORK in Washington County, Tennessee.9


Death of son William YORK in Carrol County, Georgia.11


Death of Margaret CRABTREE in Carroll County, Georgia.6

14th Jul 1837

Died in Carroll County, Georgia.1,6,2,7

after 14th Jul 1837

Buried in Yorkville Methodist Church Cemetery, Paulding County, Georgia.1

Other facts


Married Margaret CRABTREE


Married Alsey NOLASTNAME


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    Our starting point is Captain William York and I DO have the recordsto prove this - one of the highlights of my research years!
    Captain William York
    Josiah Cowan York
    Abraham Huddleston York
    Frances Gertrude 'Fannie' York Stark
    Ltcmdr George Arnold Stark USNR ret
    --  Source name withheld by request, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17September 2013

    The source above also contributed the following:
    Captain William YORK b. abt 1755 prob. Colony of Virginia d. 14 Jul1837 Carroll Co., GA
    married abt 1778
    Ailsey (surname unknown)

    We have NO idea who were the parents of William and our DNA absolutelyproves that he was NOT a member of the Jeremiah YORK family, nor theson of Joseph. We are not even sure if his true name was YORK or washe perhaps the son of a widow who married into the family? Thereforehis line ends with him - period.

    I have proven that he was the captain of the 'troop of horse' ofmounted volunteers from Randolph Co., NC - perhaps because he wasliterate - a pre-requisite to 'command' - you had to be able to readand write orders, apply for pay, etc. I did find this data in theLibrary of Congress records and can send it to you if you want it.
    --  Source name withheld by request, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 17October 2013

    "Information needs to be proven.  Our family has not been able toprove who OUR William's father and mother are or if he was marriedmore than once. We have Ailsey's name on his Rev. War Pensionapplication as well as several of his children's name. We know that hemoved from NC into Tennessee then to Carrollton, GA."
    --  Annette Spinks, Ancestry Comments on a York genealogy, 12 Jul2013,

    There is confusion in the York genealogies.  It may be that theCaptain William York whose information shows up here is not the fatherof Elizabeth and Delilah York who married Philpot brothers.  The birthof that Captain William York is thought to be 1755 by some sources(see note below).

    Tax Records report WIlliam York in Randolph OCunty, North Carolina in1779.

    North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index,1790-1890
    1779 NC Early Census Index
    William York
    Randolph County NC

    1790 United States Federal Census, Randolph, North Carolina
    William York
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
    Free White Persons - Females: 3
    Number of Household Members: 5

    There are several other York households listed with William's.

    1790 Federal Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
    Henry York
    Males - Under 16: 1
    Males - 16 and over: 1
    Females: 3

    1790 Federal Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
    Samuel York
    Males - Under 16: 1
    Females: 5

    1790 Federal Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
    Silvana York
    Males - Under 16: 2
    Males - 16 and over: 1
    Females: 2
    Slaves: 1

    1790 Federal Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
    Semore [?] York
    Males - Under 16: 1
    Males - 16 and over: 2
    Females: 4

    1810 Federal Census, Randolph County, North Carolina
    William York
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 4
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
    Number of Household Members: 6

    In the 1810 census also there are several other York householdsreported on the same page.

    At some point, William moved his family to Georgia.  He was died inCarroll County and was buried in Paulding County.

    William York
    Birth 1755
    Death Jul. 14, 1837
    Burial Yorkville Methodist Church Cemetery, Paulding County,Georgia
    Created by BeamGen Dec 17, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #82097612,

    "I have added a military marker in memory of Josiah's father, CaptainWilliam York, Rev. War soldier. Josiah fought with the TennesseeMounted Gunmen under Jackson in the 2nd Seminole Indian War. I justwish I could find anything about William that can be verified!"
    --  Source name withheld by request, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 15December 2014

    The grave footstone reads:
    William York
    Capt Troop of Horse
    Randolph County NC line
    Revolutionary War1755  Jul 14 1837

    Captain William W York
    Birth 1758 in Orange, North Carolina [other sources report 1755 inVirginia as the place of birth]
    Death 1840 in Carroll, Georgia
    Joseph York 1734 - 1809, First Wife
    Margaret Crabtree
    Birth 20 Jul 1776 in Orange, North Carolina
    Death 1835 in Carroll, Georgia
    Martha York
    Birth 31 Jul 1781 in South Carolina
    Death 18 May 1844 in Washington, Tennessee
    William York
    Birth 1795 in Guilford, North Carolina
    Death 1830 in Carrol County, Georgia
    Josiah COWAN York b 1797
    Elizabeth York
    Birth 10 May 1802 in Washington, Tennessee
    Death 17 Jul 1884 in Haralson, Georgia
    Delila York
    Birth 1804 in Tennessee
    Death 1884 in Calhoun, Mississippi
    --  Shipp,

    Another family researcher has reported some additional names ofchildren.

    Children of Captain William YORK R.S. and Ailsey ? were:

    1.   William b. aft 1779 North Carolina d. 1844 Harlan Co., KYmarried: Elizabeth ? 8 known children

    2.   Susan b. abt 1780 North Carolina married: Stephen Wallacechildren unknown

    3.   Martha b. 31 Jul 1781 North Carolina d. 29 Oct 1843 WashingtonCo., TN married: Richard CARR 7 known children

    4.   Thomas b. 1790 Territory of the U.S. south of the River Ohiousually referred to as the 'Southwest' d. bef 1850 married: ElizabethMcPHERSON 10 known children

    5.   Josiah Cowan b. 15 Oct 1799 Washington Co., Tennessee d. 1879Polk Co., Georgia married: Sarah BLAKE 11 children

    6.   Mary 'Polly' b. 1800 Washington Co., Tennessee d. ? married: 27Feb 1817 Moses LOONEY - children unknown

    7.  Elizabeth b. 10 May 1802 Washington Co., Tennessee d. 19 Jul 1884nr. Buchanan, Haralson Co., Georgia married: 19 Oct 1821 Roane Co.,Tennessee Captain William Allen PHILPOT 11 children

    8.   Delilah b. 1804 Washington Co., Tennessee d. abt 1884 Pontotoc,Mississippi married: 30 Apr 1821 Roane Co., Tennessee James PHILPOT 8children

    9.   Allen b. abt 1806 Washington Co., Tennessee d. bef 1860 married:30 Jun 1833 Paulding Co., Georgia Elizabeth SMALLWOOD Children unknown

    While not sure when these two daughters [were born] they must be olderthan Elizabeth since the 6 or 7 youngest of the children moved toGeorgia with William and Ailsey.  However, they were probably bornbetween Thomas 1790 and Josiah 1799.

    10. 'Lettie' married ? HORSE

    11.  Margaret married ? LACY

    Both of these daughters were still living when the U.S. gov't finallyapproved the Rev. War pension for Captain William York


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