James Samuel (or Eli) Wilson, a son of William and Mary Hiner, was born March 8, 1758 and Pendleton County, Virginia.
He married Amelia Leach in 1783 in Augusta County VA.
Next, James married Elizabeth Hempenstall in 1788. Elizabeth, a daughter of Abraham Hempenstall.
James Wilson was a private in Captain Robert McCoy’s Company of Pendleton County, Virginia Militia.
Children of James Wilson and Elizabeth Hempenstall were:
(9). Eleanor m William Armstrong
Source Don Norman
BIBLIOGRAPHY: “Lewis County WV, Her People and Places”, 2000, p. 218
William’s son James and Capt Samuel’s son Eli Babb were 1st cousins, best friends, and they married two girls who were first cousins: Elizabeth Hempenstall (daughter of Abraham Hempenstall) and Hannah Hempenstall (daughter of Abraham’s brother Isaac Hempenstall).
James Wilson died July 3, 1810 in Pendleton County Viriginia and is buried in Doe Hill Cemetery.