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James Wilson

Male 1806 - 1891  (84 years)


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  • Name James Wilson 
    Born 24 Nov 1806  Johnstone, Renfreshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 0C79DB3302C540069436E895267EB6498AE7 
    Died 2 Nov 1891  Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I612  Bradley - Post
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2012 

    Father William Wilson,   b. 1 Jun 1781, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Margaret Reid,   b. 4 Feb 1787, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1861  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1804  [1
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philena Bailey Davison,   b. 12 Sep 1814, Poullet, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1868, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1831 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Wilson,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Allen Wilson,   d. Abt 1880
     3. William Wilson,   b. Abt 1843,   d. Abt 1864  (Age ~ 21 years)
     4. Henry Davison Wilson,   b. 27 Dec 1853,   d. Jul 1936  (Age 82 years)
     5. Mary Campbell Wilson,   b. 17 Dec 1856, Hanover, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1939, Silver Creek, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1891 - Silver Creek, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the 1891 book Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Chautauqua County, New York [written and published while James was still alive]:

      JAMES WILSON was born November 24, 1806, in Scotland and is a son of William and Margaret (Reid) Wilson. His grandfather James Wilson was also a native of Scotland, of plebeian birth, where hepassed his life and died. His grandfather on the maternal side was like-wise a Scotchman and a merchant by occupation. He died in his native land. William Wilson, father of James Wilson, wasborn in Scotland, and died in 1832.

      The son, James Wilson, received what education he has in the schools of his native country and in 1827 he bid adieu to his Scottish home and sailed for America. He first took up his residencein the town of Hanover, New York, near Silver Creek, an uncle, John Reid, who died March 16, 1837, and himself settling upon the farm where he still lives. Here they built a cabin in the midstof dense woods and began to clear the tract of land upon which they had settled. The present condition of his farm is in a great measure due to his own efforts and untiring energy.

      James Wilson was thrice married ; first, to Philena Davison, by wliom he had twelve children. His second wife was Harriet Flint, upon whose death, he again married, Mrs. Matilda (Ton-ey)Johnson. His surviving children are Margaret, wife of S. L. Mead, a resident of near Forestville, Chautauqua county, New York; Henry, a farmer by occupation, living with his fatlier ; and MaryC, wife of Robert O. Bradley, a farmer living near Silver Creek.

      James Wilson has always followed the vocation of farming, and, as such, has been very successful, gathering about him considerable real and personal property. He is a thorough-going republicaniu his political allegiance and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was formerly a member of the I. O. O. F. in good standing, but has allowed his membership to lapse. Mr. Wilsonenjoys the respect and good will of his neighbors.

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Wilson Genealogy pamphlet.