Caleb WILSON m. Sarah BURNES Jan. 3, 1825 in Belmont, Ohio
Caleb WILSON m. Sarah BURNES Jan. 3, 1825 in Belmont, Ohio.
In the 1850 census the family is found in York, Athens, Ohio
Caleb 48 M VA
Sarah 43 F OH
Joseph 21 M OH
John 15 M OH
Mary 10 F OH
Thomas 7 M OH
Sarah 5 M OH
Melinda 3 F OH
At least one son, James, is not included in this list as he had married in 1847.
The family is still living in York twp. in 1860, but I cannot find them in 1870. James moved his family to Missouri between 1865 and 1870, but I find no record of his parents or siblings going with him. I also have found no record of anyone in this family serving in the military during the Civil War.
I have found Caleb in the 1840 census in Perry twp., Muskingum, OH but have been unable to find him in any older censuses.
According to the 1850 and 1860 censuses, Caleb was b. about 1802 in Virginia. I'd like to know how long before his 1825 marriage he moved to OH. Were there any large groups who moved from VA to OH in the early 1800's that he might have been a part of? It actually could have been a much shorter move than it sounds like, since at that time West Virginia was still part of VA.
I'd like to follow this line backwards, but I'm not really sure how to proceed from here.