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William Cargile

Also Known As: "Liam"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: of, Wilkes County, North Carolina
Death: May 10, 1844 (81)
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Cargile and Catherine Cargile
Husband of unknown Cargile
Father of Lewis Cargile; Jason Cargile; Mary "Polly" Wood; Margaret "Peggy" Elizabeth Stailey; Elizabeth Wright and 3 others
Brother of Martha A Cargile; Thomas Cargile or Cargill; James Cargile, Sr.; Mary Cargile; Margaret Peggy Cargil and 2 others

Occupation: farmer
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About William Cargile

William Cargile

  • Birth: 1763
  • Death: BET 1844 AND 1845 in Wilkes County, NC
  • Son of John (Cargill) Cargile and Catherine Reno
  • Husband of unknown

Note: cannot have been husband of Margaret Cargile , they are of different generations


  1. Lewis CARGILE b: ABT 1779 in Wilkesborough, Wilkes County, NC.
  2. Jason CARGILE
  3. Rebecca CARGILE
  4. Elizabeth CARGILE
  7. Pleasant CARGILE
  8. Joel CARGILE

No evidence for Lydia Watts as child


Denied pension for Revolutionary War service. Was a volunteer horseman or ranger under Captain Joshua Lawson.

  • A son-in-law of William Cargile filed for the pension due the heirs of William in 1856 from Fentress Co., TN. In his deposition, it states that œfrom his best information said Carguile resided in Wilks County North Carolina in the year 1780 and that he entered the service of the United States in the Revolutionary War sometime in the month of April of May 1780 for the term of three of six months he is not certain which but refers to the muster rolls as a volunteer on? a horse. Company Commanded by Captain Pierson whose Command of company was attached to a Regiment Commanded by Major McCajah? Lewis and that he remained in the Service of the United States under a Captain Joshua Lawson as a volunteer horseman or Ranger until the close of the war and that he died in Wilks county North Carolina about the 10th of May 1844 or 1845. He is not certain which, and left the following named children to wit Lewis Carguile, Jason Carguile, Joel Carguile, 2nd Jason Carguile, Rebecca Carguile, Polly & Peggy, & Elisabeth as appears from his will which is of record in Wilks Co., N.C. dated the 23rd day of July 1842 that in his last will & Testament he appointed Adam Staly and William Wood Executors who reside in Clinton county Ky
  • slaves listed in will: Two negro men, JACH and ELLICH, bequeathed to his sons Lewis and Jason Cargile. A negro girl, EMILY, bequeathed to his son Joel Cargile. A negro girl and boy, JUNE and JULIUS, bequeathed to his daughter Peggy and her heirs. Peggy (Margaret) married Adam Staley (Stailey). Two negro boys, WILLIAM and ALBERT, bequeathed to his daughter Elizabeth and her heirs. Elizabeth married William Wood. A yellow boy named EDMUND "which I give and bequeath to my worthy friend, Adam Staley, till the said EDMUND is 21 years old and go his security for his good behavior--he is 12 years old...." EDMUND was born ca 1830. Interestingly, Adam and Peggy Cargile Staley had a son named Edmund Staley born in 1834 in Clinton Co., KY.
  • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=inthesky&id=I0461
    • Note: Eliza B. Woodall, The Stevenson Story, The College Press, Collegedale, TN (1982), p 406, Quote from a family history book written by Elder John A. Cargile and published in 1872.
  • http://www.afrigeneas.com/slavedata/Cargile-NC-1842.html
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via sister Martha Beavers (born Cargil) by SmartCopy: Jan 16 2015, 19:26:15 UTC
  • Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy: Nov 3 2016, 18:32:02 UTC
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William Cargile's Timeline

Wilkes County, North Carolina
Age 16
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Age 18
North Carolina, United States
Age 22
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Age 26
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States
Age 27
Age 38
North Carolina, United States
May 10, 1844
Age 81
Wilkes County, North Carolina, United States