I'm just starting on my WILSON line and would like to hear from anyone with any connections.
Daniel WILSON born in North Carolina Mar. 9, 1792 died Feb. 24, 1879. no info. on his parents.
Daniel married Rebecca ? born in North Carolina Nov. 25, 1800 died April 27, 1874
This family appears on the 1850 Georgia Census. Marion, Buena Vista 2:
WILSON, Daniel aged 60, Male
WILSON, Rebecca aged 50, Female
WILSON, Daniel aged 13, Male
WILSON, Jane aged 11, Female
WILSON, Mary aged 9, Female
1860 Dale County, Alabama, same family as above:
WILSON, Danielaged 68 birthplace NC Male
WILSON, Rebecca aged 59 birthplace NC Female
WILSON, Daniel I. aged 23 birthplace GA Male
WILSON, Mary E. aged 19 birthplace GA Female
BROWN, Elizabeth aged 19 birthplace GA Female
I don't know who this Elizabeth Brown is or how she is connected with the family.
1870 Dale County, Alabama
WILSON, Daniel aged 78 male white Farmer birthplace NC
WILSON, Rebecca aged 67 female whitebirthplace NC
WILSON, (hard to read but looks like Cele) 26 female white birthplace GA
Living just a couple of houses down is Daniel WILSON'S son John W. WILSON & family(this is my G.G.G. G.F.)
WILSON, JOHN W. aged 43 male white farmer
WILSON, Mary aged 37 female white
WILSON, Daniel aged 18 male white farm laborer
WILSON, Susan aged 16 female white
WILSON, J.W. aged 11 male white
WILSON, John aged 9 male white
WILSON, Josephaged 6 male white
WILSON, Daniel aged 3 male white
1880 Dale County, Alabama, Barnes Cross Roads and Rocky Head
WILSON, Marywhite female 47 (listed as head of household, Mary's husband John W. WILSON had died)
WILSON, James W. white male 21 son
WILSON, John H. white male 19 son
WILSON, Joseph white male 16 son
WILSON, Oscar Lee white male 9 son
WILSON, Lula white female 26 daughter in law
WILSON, Nancy Ellen white female 4 granddaughter
As you can see the names of Daniel, John, and Joseph were common in this WILSON line.
Some of this family are buried at:
Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery
Dale County, Alabama
Here is the WILSON listings for this family in this cemetery:
WILSON, Daniel P., b. Oct. 5, 1872, d. Oct. 18,? s/o D&P
WILSON, Daniel b. July 24, 1851, d. Dec. 18, 1872
WILLSON, Daniel, b. in NC, Mar. 9, 1792, d. Feb. 24, 1879
WILLSON, David M. b. Nov 15, 1866, d. Aug. 22, 1870, s/o JW & M
WILLSON, infant born-died July 30, 1886, s/o JH & AM
WILLSON, John W. b. in NC, Feb. 25, 1827, d. Mar 6, 1872
WILLSON, Phebe E., b. Oct. 11, 1853, d. Aug. 12, 1883, w/o D
WILLSON, Rebecca, b. in NC, Nov. 25, 1800, d. April 27, 1874
WILSON, Amanda Martela, b. Mar. 6, 1862, d. Sept. 12, 1908, w/o J.H.
WILSON, John H., b. 1861, d.1939
WILSON, Rebecca Jane, b. 1861, d. 1935
Notice how the family changed the spelling from WILLSON to WILSON. On all census records they are shown as WILSON.
My G. GM is the Nancy Ellen WILSON listed on the 1880 Census above. I believe her father to be Daniel I. WILSONbut haven't proven this yet. Apparently Nancy's father had died by the 1880 census as she and her mother, Lula WILSON were living with Lula's mother in law Mary WILSON. Family story goes that Nancy Ellen's mother's maiden name was NORWEATHER and that she was an immigrant from Ireland, this hasn't been proven.
The family was always told that Nancy Ellen WILSON was born in Montgomery, Alabama-this would explain why Daniel I. WILSON isn't buried at the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dale County if he died near Montgomery he would have been buried there. After the fathers death Lula and Nancy Ellen moved back to Dale County and lived with Lula's mother in law, Mary.
Nancy Ellen WILSONwas born: Dec. 22, 1875 in Montgomery, Alabama to Lula WILSON and who I believe would be Daniel I. WILSON.
Mary WILSON moved to the Mt. Pleasant Community in Shelby County, Texas in 1881. This is in East Texas. Most of her family moved with her but a few stayed in Alabama.
Mary WILSON and her family are buried at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. This used to be a Methodist church but is now a Church of Christ. This WILSON line is predominantly Methodist. Here is the Mt. Pleasant cemtery listing:
Alonzo Wilson11-14-192104-28-1999Sgt., U.S. Army - Husb of Doris Marie Williams
Amanda E. Wilson04-16-184906-21-1890Wife of James W. Wilson
Bennie Wilson 11-17-1921 02-08-2004 Wife of Travis Wilson
David E. Wilson11-08-188308-1911-
Elcie Wilson1914-Hus. of Irene Wilson
Irene Wilson1916-Wife of Elcie Wilson
James W. Wilson01-18-185902-17-1937Hus. of Amanda E. Wilson
John Travis Wilson 05-22-1919 02-22-2004 Hus. of Bennie Wilson
Lee Wilson07-15-187104-30-1963Hus. of Lela Wilson
Lela Warr Wilson09-28-18210-10-1943Wife of Lee Wilson
Mary Wilson02-01-183301-18-1912Wife of John W. Wilson
I've discovered that a WARR family was living next to the WILSON'S in Alabama and there are several WARR'S buried in this cemetery so I feel that the WILSON'S and WARR'S moved to East Texas from Alabama together in 1881.
I'm looking forward to hearing from anyone with information on these families.