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The Census of 9/6/1850 for Hancock County, West Virginia shows ABRAHAM WILSON, Age 55, farmer born in Pennslyvania; his wife being Sarah, Age 55 born in England and their six children.
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM WILSON AND SARAH WERE:
JAMES WILSON born 5/28/1828 Westmoreland Co. PA Sandy Blonde Hair, Grey Eyes
THEODORE (Dore) WILSON born 1831
JOHN WILSON born 1834
MARY ANN WILSON born 1835
FRANK (FRANCIS) WILSON born 1/16/1837 (Belle Vernon, PA)
ADLEY CALHOUN WILSON born 3/08/1839
At the time of the census, James Wilson was said to be the Age of 21, and was a brick hand. James was born on 5/20/1828 in West Moreland County, PA. He died on 7/10/1909 and was buried near Cameron, Missouri.
James' brother Adley Calhoun Wilson was buried in Medford, Oregon.
On 6/16/1858 (or 1859) James married Margaret Carson in Parris, Washington County, PA. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. John Calhoun. Margaret Carson was born 2/13/1838, New Manchester (Pughtown), Hancock County, West Virginia, the daughter of Wm. Carson and Martha Haney Carson. She was the granddaughter of Samuel Carson. Margaret was known named Ann. (Others?)
James Wilson and Margaret Carson had their first home in Hancock County, West Virginia. (Near or around New Cumberland).
JAMES WILSON AND MARGARET CARSON HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
Robert Porter Wilson born 5/2/1860 - Hancock County, West Virginia
then William Wallace Wilson 10/16/1861 - Same Co.
then James Carson Wilson 7/11/863 - Same Co.
then Frank Hutchenson Wilson 10/22/1866 - Same Co.
During this period from 8/12/1862-6/16/1865, James served as a Corporal in the Civil War--Co I, 12th Reg WVa Inf. Vol. He enlisted in Manchester, West Virginia.
After the war they continued to live in West Virginia, and in 1868 decided to move West. In their journey, they came down the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers on a flat boat named the NORA ANN. A little girl named after the flat boat was born during or after the trip. James' brother Dore had married James' wife's sister, Ann Carson. The two families came down the river together on this same flat boat.
One of the first residences of the James Wilson family was in Montgomery County, Iowa probably by Stennett, Iowa?) There home was a six-sided stone house, built to look like an English Castle. Twin daughters were born there; Eva Margaret and Etta Mae on 4/14/1870. Their brother Theodore Benton was also born near Red Oak, Iowa (county seat) on 5/9/1872.
The family then moved again to DeKalb County, Missoui to the Garden Praire Community. Then their son, Samuel Abram Wilson was born in DeKalb County, Missouri. Then my grandfather, Thomas Hartford Wilson was born near Grant, Iowa, by the Westrope Ranch on 11/10/1877 when the family returned to Iowa for a short time.
Once again, they returned to Missouri (around 1882/1883) where they operated their farm and James died on 7/10/1909 and was buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Margaret lived until 3/14/1925 and is also buried in Mt. Pleasant (near Cameron, Missouri).
MORE ON THEIR CHILDREN:
Robert Porter Wilson (never married?)
William Wallace Wilson married Cora C. Fickes
James Carson Wilson married Frances Reed Martz (2) Minerva Redman (3) Netta Warner
Frank Hutcheson Wilson married Elva Fickes
Nora Ann died at age 26 in 1894
Etta Mae married David Redman (twin)
Eva Margaret married John D. Maze (twin)
Theodore Benton Wilson married Gertrude Steele
Samuel Abram Wilson married Mary Ella O'Connor
Thomas Hartford Wilson married Rachel Jane Reed (lived Elliott/Griswold, Iowa)
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