Ewing Family


The Early Ewing Families of Augusta County, Virginia
William W. Sproul

In the early Western Virginia settlement period of the mid-1700s, most of the area from the Blue Ridge to the Mississippi was Augusta County, Virginia. There were at least three early James Ewing settlers in Augusta County plus a Joshua Ewing settler, all with large families using similar names and living in close proximity within this area:

     James Ewing of Monroe County (c1722 – <1800)
          lower Greenbrier River area — Indian and Turkey Creeks
     James Ewing of Pocahontas County (1720 – 1801)
          upper Greenbrier River — Ewing/Knapp Creek
     Joshua Ewing of Pocahontas County (1734 – 1810)
          upper Greenbrier River — Locust Bottom
     Captain James Ewing (c1721 – 1796)
          Staunton and Middlebrook areas

I have developed a discussion of these four Ewing families whose overlapping records of the 1700s and early 1800s in the Augusta County area cause so much confusion. Only overviews of the Pocahontas James and Joshua Ewing families are included since these families are well-known and have been well-documented previously. The Monroe-county James Ewing family and the Staunton-area Capt. James Ewing family genealogies both are newly developed.

This material also appears on Bill Sproul's website (www.SproulFamily.net), accompanied by extensive information about his Sproul family. The version on his website may be more up to date than the version posted here.

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The Early Ewing Families of Augusta County, Virginia [Part I]
J. Clan Ewing, Vol. 15, No. 2 (May 2009), pp. 27-29

James Ewing Family of Indian and Turkey Creeks in Monroe County, West Virginia
Descendents of James Ewing of Monroe County

Oliver Ewing
Susanna Sproul
James Ewing
Fanny Ewing
Sidney McNutt
Samuel Ewing
Joseph Ewing
John Ewing
William Ewing
Jean Patterson

James Ewing of North Mountain Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia, near Staunton/Middlebrook

Records Related to North Mountain James
North Mountain James Ewing Family

Descendents of James Ewing of Monroe County - Summary
Land of Settler James Ewing of Monroe County
Additional Records of James Ewing of Monroe County
Summary of References
The Early Ewing Families of Augusta County, Virginia [Parts II to IV]
Ewing Family J., Vol. 16, No. 2 (May 2010), pp. 16-37

Part II – James Ewing Family of Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Part III – Joshua Ewing of Locust Creek at Greenbrier River
Part IV – Capt. James Ewing Family of Staunton, Virginia

Glebe Burying Grounds Records
Corrections for Family Dates
James Ewing Will
James Ewing's Executors Statement
James Ewing of North Mountain Meeting House Cemetery
Reference Notes – Capt. James Ewing
Will of Martha Ewing, signed November 23, 1849, proven 27 August 1855

Summary of References
The Early Ewing Families of Augusta County, Virginia [Appendices]
A: Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia (PDF)
     [A list of all Ewing Citations.]
B: Reference Items Partially Pertaining to Monroe James Ewing Family (PDF)
     [Complied by the author.]
C: Handwritten Family Tree of Monroe Ewings in Lewis Co., Mo. (PDF)
     [Courtesy of Wallace K. Ewing.]
D: Descendants of Joseph Perry Charlton (PDF)
     [Compiled by Mary Bess-Boswell, 2003.]
Bill Sproul did not know he was a Ewing descendent until a few years ago when, while researching the Sproul family, he found that his great-great-great-great-grandfather was a James Ewing who settled Monroe County, West Virginia. James' daughter Susanna married the Scots-Irish settler William Sproul, originally from County Donegal, Ireland. Susanna and William built the family's homestead in the Shenandoah Valley in Augusta County, Virginia. Now, Bill is retired from a career in aerospace systems development and living in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, near the land and records of several early Ewing settlers.