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Samuel Wilson Musgrove, Sr.

Birthplace: Loudoun, VA, USA
Death: Died in Parke, Indiana, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Cuthbert Musgrove and Unknown Musgrove
Husband of ELIZABETH Musgrove
Father of Samuel Wilson Musgrove, Jr.

Managed by: Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton
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About Samuel Wilson Musgrove, Sr.

|United States of America| Samual Wilson Musgrove Sr. farmer son of Cuthbert Musgrove husband of Elizabeth Sup Critty

(b. June 17, 1760) (d. April 3, 1847) Loundon County, Virginia Sugar Creek, Parke County Indiana, USA

Samual Wilson Musgrove Sr was a farmer born in Virginia later moved to Hawkins, Tennessee, and still later move to and farmed in Parke County, Indiana.

Samual Wilson Sr. served in the revolutionary war and enlisted May 1776 and served as a private with Captain Thomas West's Company and Colonel Rawling's Regiment. He was capture at the surrender of Fort Washington and was releast six to eight weeks later. In the fall of 1777 he enlisted and served with Captain Joshua Wilson in a campaign against the Indians.

Samual married on May 20, 1790 to Elizabeth Sup Critty (Crilly) (Jan. 11, 1771 - 1853) in Hawkins, Tennessee. She was born in Washington County, Virginia on January 11, 1771, just prior to the war. She died on March 16, 1853 in Parke County, Indiana. Her father was Collin Critty (Crilly) (1740 - unknown). His wife's name was Elizabeth and he was born in Ireland. Her sister was Margaret Critty (Crilly) (1769 - 1840) .

Samual Wilson Sr. and Elizabeth had 13 children: Elijah Musgrove (unknown - 1831) William Musgrove (date's unknown) Margaret Musgrove (1792 - 1854) Polly Mary Musgrove (Dec. 1794 - Aug. 1832) h. Elijah Nickerson (date's unknown) h. Richardson Hunt Gatewood (June 6, 1781 - unknown) John Musgrove (Oct. 16, 1796 - 1853)

  • Samuel Wilson Musgrove Jr. (July 16, 1800 - 1874)

Jason Musgrove (1805 - 1895) Tenn. w. Melissa Lusk (1808 – 1860) s. Jeremiah Musgrove (1830 – Mar. 22, 1908) d. Mary Easter Musgroves Cagle (1831 -1909) s. Franklin M Musgrove (1833 – 1918) d. Pheby Musgrove (1836 – unknown) s. David Musgrove (1839 – unknown) s. William Alexander Musgrove (1842 – 1880) Ala. w. Mary Elizabeth Jack (Mar. 4, 1846 - Dec.24, 1897) s. James Anderson Musgrove (Sept. 16, 1871 - Jan. 3, 1940) w. Virginia Tomlin Aug. 10, 1878 - Dec. 23, 1969) s. Eldridge Fairchild Musgrove (Aug. 12, 1918 - Oct. 20, 1990) AR d. Martha Musgrove (1842 – unknown) s. Soloman Musgrove (1845 – 1907) d. Elizabeth Musgrove (1849 – 1909) d. Frances Musgrove (1850 – unknown) d. Nancy America MUSGROVE (1852 – 1930) Benjamin Thompson Musgrove (Jan. 13, 1806 - Dec. 28, 1826) Elizabeth Musgrove (May 20, 1804 - 1864) h. James White (date's unknown) James Mills Musgrove (Nov. 1808 - 1848) w. Rebecca Bray (unknown - July 12, 1831) s. Benjamin Musgrove (1829 – 1917) Feldin Lewis Musgrove (Oct. 13, 1811 - 1831) Peggy Musgrove (Nov. 15, 1813 - unknown)

Time Line of Samual Wilson Musgrove Sr. In 1763, the French and Indian War, which known as the Seven Year's War in Europe, ends with the Treaty of Paris. Under the treaty, France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English, and the English returns Cuba to Spain. In May of 1763, the Ottawa Indians led by Chief Pontiac begin a war against the British west of Niagara, destroying several British forts. In August 1763, Pontiac's forces are defeated by the British near Pittsburgh. Hostilities between the British and Chief Pontiac and the Ottawa continue for several years. In 1764, the Sugar Act is passed by the Englands Parliament to pay for war debt of the French and Indian War and to help pay for the expenses of running the colonies and newly acquired territories. This act increases the duties on imported sugar and other items such as coffee, wines, textiles, and dye's. It doubles the duties on foreign goods re-shipped from England to the colonies and also forbids the import of foreign rum and French wines. In March of 1765, the Stamp Act is passed by the Englands Parliament imposing the first direct tax on the American colonies, to offset the high costs of the British military organization in America. Thus for the first time in the 150 year old history of the British colonies in America, the Americans will pay tax not to their own local legislatures in America, but directly to England. Under the Stamp Act, all printed materials are taxed, including; newspapers, pamphlets, bills, legal documents, licenses, almanacs, dice and playing cards. The American colonists quickly unite in opposition, led by the colonial society - lawyers, publishers, land owners, ship builders and merchants - who are most affected by the Act, which is scheduled to go into effect on November 1, 1765. In March of 1765, colonists are required to house British troops and give them food and supplies. This is called the Quartering Act. In 1766 , on the same day that the Stamp Act is repealed, Englands Parliament passes the Declaratory Act stating that the British government has total power over legislate any laws governing the American colonies in all cases whatsoever. March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre occurs. A mob harasses British soldiers who fire their muskets pointblank into the crowd, killing three instantly, wounding two others and injuring six. After the incident, the new Royal Governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson, at the insistence of Sam Adams, withdraws British troops out of Boston to nearby harbor islands. The captain of the British soldiers, Thomas Preston, is then arrested along with eight of his men and charged with murder. In October, the trial begins for the British soldiers after the Boston Massacre. Colonial lawyers John Adams and Josiah Quincy successfully defend Captain Preston and six of his men, who are acquitted. Two other soldiers are found guilty of manslaughter, branded, then released

Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 1776, THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That, to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed. That, whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the right of Representation in the legislature; a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing, with manly firmness, his invasions on the rights of the People. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of Peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his protection, and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens, taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions, We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free People. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred, to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in GENERAL CONGRESS assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, DO, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly PUBLISH and DECLARE, That these United Colonies are, and of Right, ought to be free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Bri tain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that, as FREE and INDEPENDENT STATES, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT STATES may of right do. AND for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


December 11, 1776, Washington takes his troops across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The next day, over concerns of a possible British attack, the Continental Congress abandons Philadelphia for Baltimore. December 25-26, 1776, on Christmas day, George Washington takes 2,400 of his men and cross the Delaware River once again. Gen. Washington make a surprise raid on 1,500 British-Hessians (German mercenaries) at Trenton, New Jersey. The Hessians surrender after an hour with nearly 1,000 taken prisoner by Gen. Washington who suffers only six wounded (including future president Lt. James Monroe). Washington re-occupies Trenton. The victory provides a much needed boost to the morale of all American Patriots. On December 17, 1777, at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, the Continental Army led by Gen. George Washington sets up winter quarters. [The fight for America's independence will become the accual first WORLD WAR. After British vessels fire on French ships, the two nations declare war. Spain will enter in 1779 as an ally of France. The following year, Britain will declare war on the Dutch who have been engaging in profitable trade with the French and Americans. In addition to the war in America, the British will have to fight in the Mediterranean, in Africa, India, the West Indies, and on the Atlantic Ocean, Meditaranian Sea, and the Carribean Sea.] October 17, 1781, as Yorktown is about to be taken, the British send out a flag of truce. Gen. George Washington and Gen. Charles Cornwallis then work out terms of surrender. February 27, 1782, in England, the House of Commons votes against further war in America.

General Charles Cornwallis General George Washington

July 8, 1783, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts abolishes slavery in that state. October 7, 1783, in Virginia, the House of Burgesses grants freedom to slaves who served in the Continental Army. January 14, 1784, the Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress. The Revolutionary War officially ends. July 2, 1788, a formal announcement is made by the president of Congress that the Constitution of the United States is now in effect, having been ratified by the required nine states. December 23, 1788, the state Maryland proposes giving a 10 square-mile area along the Potomac River for the establishment of a federal town to be the new seat of the U.S. government, (this would be later known as, The District of Columbia). George Washington becomes the United States first President from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797. April 17, 1790 - Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84. December 7, 1796, John Adams is elected the second President of the U.S. Thomas Jefferson is elected Vice President, having received the second largest number of electoral votes. December 14, 1799, George Washington dies at Mount Vernon. In 1801, Jefferson is elected president and Aaron Burr becomes vice president. In 1802 , Ohio outlaws slavery. January 18, 1803 marks the Louisiana Purchase. President Jefferson asks Congress for funds for an expedition to explore the Mississippi River and beyond in search of a route to the Pacific. Meriwether Lewis, begins planning the expedition, which begins in late in 1803. In November of 1808, James Madison is elected as President. In 1812, the War of 1812 begins with Britain. In 1819, Alabama admitted as slave state, bringing the number of slave states. In 1820, is theMissouri Compromise, admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state. Maine immediately gives right to vote and education to all male citizens. The compromise also prohibited slavery in the remainder of the Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30'N lat. (southern boundary of Missouri). The 36°30' proviso held until 1854, when the Kansas - Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise. In 1821, the State of New York gives free Blacks the right to vote. July 4, 1826, President Thomas Jefferson dies shortly after 12 noon, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. He is eighty-three years old. Several hours later President John Adams, aged 90, dies in Massachusetts. In 1827, slavery becomes illegal in New York. In 1846, war begins with Mexico. On April 3, 1847, Samual Wilson Musgrove dies at Sugar Creek, Parke County, Indiana. He was 87 years old.

Samual Wilson Musgrove was the x24 great grandson of Gamel de Musgrave (1030 - unknown); the grandson of John Thomas Musgrove (1683 - 1746); son of Cuthbert Musgrove (1728 - unknown); husband to Elizabeth Sup Critty (1771 - 1853); father to * Samuel Wilson Musgrove Jr. (1800 - 1874); grandfather to James Mills Musgrove (1831 - 1903); great grandfather of Phillip Samual Musgrove (1851 - unknown); x3 great grandfather of Marvin Otto Musgrove (1930 - 2007). FB

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Samuel Wilson Musgrove, Sr.'s Timeline

June 17, 1760
Loudoun, VA, USA
Age 39
Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States
April 3, 1847
Age 86
Parke, Indiana, USA