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William Bourne, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1743
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1836
Grayson County
Virginia, USA

William was a son of Stephen and Hannah Bourne of Louisa County, Virginia. He was a candidate for the Virginia State Legislature in 1792 but was not elected due to his known intentions of wanting to secure a new county. When the Legislature met, he appeared as a lobby member and succeeded in his goal of forming Grayson County. The first County Court was held in his barn on the Knob Fork of Elk Creek on May 21, 1793. Bourne was appointed Clerk of the Court, a position that he held for 17 years. He, in partnership with his son William, Jr., owned the Point Hope Furnace and Forge at Peach Bottom Creek, Grayson County's first industry.

(sources: B.F. Nuckolls, 1914; Kate McCarter, 2000) 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Bourne (1710 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Rosamond Jones Bourne (1750 - 1821)
 
 Children:
  Patience Bourne Thomas (1770 - 1854)*
  Charity Bourne Blair (1776 - 1860)*
  Stephen Bourn (1779 - 1849)*
  Mary Bourne Dickenson (1782 - 1860)*
  Elizabeth Bourne Hale (1785 - 1866)*
  Frances Bourne Hale (1788 - 1878)*
  William Bourne (1794 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
William Bourne Family Cemetery
Spring Valley
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BC
Record added: Sep 01, 2010
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William Bourne, Sr
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