Re: JACOB "WYMAND" (WIRMEN? WIMOND?) of early (1780s) Botetourt Co., VA
Thanks so much for the response, as the apparent use (by a county clerk) of a "phonetic" spelling (i.e., "Wimond"), rather than the "correct" one, ultimately induced an enormous research "issue" for all descendants, currentlyseeking genealogical info on this particular line of ours.
Having said that, however, and given that our Elizabeth "Wimond" also had sons named John, Jacob and Abraham, I'd really appreciate any further genealogical data you could possibly provide (family, marriage, land data, etc.) on your John "Wireman" - regarding both his forefathers, and possibly those of his children.
By the way, what time frame was associated with your John Wireman's migration to TN? I ask as it is almost certain he would have traveled down/utilized the Virginia Valley (aka the Great Wagon Road), when migrating from PA to TN, as that was the primary thoroughfare for doing so, from say the early 1700s-on. So, in the least, it's very likely that he would have traveled quite near (if not resided - for a short period of time in) the general vicinity of where our "Wimond's" once resided(in then-Botetourt Co., VA~ possibly present-day Craig Co., VA). And in view of the common, male given names between the families (especially, the somewhat- uncommon "Abraham"), and our "phonetically-similar" surnames - who knows? There just might be some kind of connection here.
Lastly, have you been able to determine (either through census or tax records, etc.), whether your John Wireman ever resided (for any length of time) in southwestern VA - and namely in Botetourt Co., VA (which included several additional present-day counties, during the late 1700s)? Any data that might suggest he had, even for a year or two? Just wondering.
Well again, thanks for the initial response to my posting, and I do look forward to your follow-up.
P.S. As an very interesting side note, our Hypes line (who married into our Wimond line also had a male named "Asbury" Hypes - and within a generation or two of the Elizabeth Wimond I'm inquiring about. And I just find that to be "a little more than coincidental". I mean come on, I think it would be somewhat safe to say the given name of "Asbury/Asberry", etc. was "no" a common name for a male - whether then or now, and was thus likely (as such instances usually were), the result of a male being bestowed the surname (of a close, or allied family, as a given name. And so "Asberry" just might have been an allied family for both of our ones. In fact, that would seem quite plausible. So wow. Again, maybe we're onto something here, as our "Wimond's" apparently didn't stay long in VA at all either, and likely either died prematurely, or migrated west, as your's apparently did.