A Pilkington article in the Graham County Heritage Book by Clotta Millsaps
James Pilkington was the first Pilkington to come to Western North Carolina and settled in Swain County, N.C. His son Nathan Moses(1805-1900) was buried at Pilkey's Creek Cemetery.in Swain County near Fontana Dam. Nathan md. Ruth West(1805-1902) daughter of John and Elizabeth Upton West in 1829. Ruth came from Burke County, N.C. and is buried in the same Cemetery as her husband. Nine children were born to Nathan and Ruth:Elizabeth married John Upton, Patsy married Henry Brendle, Mary Ann "Polly" married William Wilson and William Cline, Jane married Samuel Ammons, Ruth married J.H. Hill and William C. Posy, James T. married Mary Collins, Nath, Jr. married Harriett Stephenson, John A. (1849-1929) married Elizabeth Rebecca Kirkland (1852-1919) and George Washington Seburn married Nancy Allen.
skipping paragraph and sentences...After John's wife Elizabeth died, he married Elsie Cochran Barker.
John and "Beky" had 11 children: Willie (died young), J. Seba married Sara Ann Welch, Rutha Jane married Ryle Anthony, Harriet married Jake Cable, Tennie married George Medlin, Andrew married Betty Walker, W.E. (died young), Grover Cleveland married Ida Crisp and Hester Herron, George Washington (Judd) married Susie C. Myers and Josie married Issac Abraham Welch. By the second marriage John had one son Troy Edward Pilkington (1921-1980)
The Swain County Heritage has a similar article:
From it: John A. Pilkington was born in October, 1849 and died 30 April 1929. Elizabeth Rebecca was born 24 March 1852 and died 24 April 1919. On 14 December 1919 John married Elsie Cochran Barker.
This article states that Rutha Jane married Zeb Calhoun.
Martha S. who married Ryle Anthony. Catie Ann "Tennie" married George Medlin. Also names Susie Catherine Myers.
John has child by Elsie Troy Edward Pilkington married Patsy Maude Wilson.
George Washington Wilson born 24 March 1889 and died 11 July 1931.
Susie Catherine Myers born 18 March 1890 died 13 February 1965. He buried at Pilkeys and she at Lauda Cemetery
Jud ans Susie had the following children:
Ella married Turner Holland, Lillie married Ed Brown, Pearl married Virgil Welch, Geneva married Hardy Coffey and Charlie who died as a baby.
Pearl Pilkington and Virgil Welch had the following children: Marilyn married James henry Sherrill, Kathy married Amonetta Sequoyah, Norma Jean marriedHarold maney. Virgil Eugene married Joyce Wright and Thelma Lee married Stanley Arvey. By Pear P. Welch