The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
In 1774, Captain Benjamin Wilson was made a colonel in Lord Dunmore's army when it invaded the Indian county. Wilson commanded a half-dozen forts within a few miles the present-day site of Elkins, WV, including "Wilson's Fort." He was active in concluding peace with western Indians at the Pickaway Plains in Ohio after of the Battle of Point Pleasant.
See also: Wilson's Fort