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Family Sheet
Name: John W. Wilson [1] Note Born: 1810 at Lived In Ritchie County, WV [2] Married: Died: Aft 1880 [4] Father: William Wilson Mother: Sarah Wilson
Name: Christine Ann Barker [5] Born: Abt 1815 at VA [6] Died: Bef 1880 [7]
Name: William W. Wilson Born: Abt 1832 at Athens Co., OH Died: Wife: Ruth Gregg
Name: Caroline Wilson Born: Abt 1835 Died:
Name: Isaac Wilson Born: Abt 1837 at VA Died:
Name: Thomas Wilson Born: Abt 1841 at VA Died:
Name: George W. Wilson Born: Abt 1842 at Ritchie Co., WV Died: 15 Dec 1861 at West Fork, Little Kanawha River Wife: Lovina Ferrell
Name: Christiana A. Wilson Born: 1846 at Ritchie, VA Died: 1943 at Calhoun Co., WV Husband: John Marshall Richards
Name: Michael Wilson Born: Abt 1848 at OH. Co., VA Now Ritchie Co., WV Died: Feb 1940 Wife: Mary C Webb
Name: Sarah Ann Wilson Born: 1850 at Ohio Co., VA Died: Husband: James Hezekiah Collins
Name: Amanda Wilson Born: Aug 1850 at Ritchie Co., VA WV Died:
Name: Charles Wilson Born: Abt 1856 at Calhoun Co., WV Died: Wife: Malissa Richards
Name: Edward Wilson Born: Abt 1862 at Calhoun Co., WV Died: Wife: Lydia Richards
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1). 1735328.ged BeamandWilson.FTW Who is this, could this be a brother of John W. Wilson?? Note the Spouse name, what a goof up here, huh? Michael Wilson Birth 1811 , OH Death 1838 Spouse William Cox Parents Arthur Wilson, Betty Lewis Is this my 2nd Great Grandfather s second marriage??? calhoun co. WILSON, John W. W 60 West Virginia Willia m BUSH, Mary E. 33 West Virgini a John 8 Sep 1880 Married by R. J. Norman WILSON, JOHN W. HARRIS, ELIZABETH 28 Jul 1864 Ritchie WV 1880 Calhoun County Census Census Place Center, Calhoun, West Virginia Source FHL Film 1255401 National Archives Film T9 1401 Page 267A RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace Charles WILSONSelfMMW24VA OccFarmerFa VAMo VA Malissa WILSONWifeFMW17WV Occ Keeping HouseFa VAMo VA John W. WILSONFatherMWW70VA Occ FarmerFaVAMo VA Isaiah ROLLINSNephewMSW4WV Fa VAMo VA Given Name Surname Given Name Spouse Surname Spouse Married Marriage Date County State CHARLES WILSON MALISSA RICHARDS MD 1 Aug 1878 Calhoun WV BAXTER POLING MALISSA WILSON MD 19 Dec 1878 Calhoun WV ADAM HAMRICK MALISSA BELL WILSON MD 12 Apr 1883 Calhoun WV GRANT RICHARDS MALISSA J. WILSON MD 1 Apr 1897 Calhoun WV WILLIAM R. CHURCH MALISSA J. WILSON MD 1 Sep 1898 Calhoun WV Natl. Archives Microfilm Pub. Microcopy No. 432 Roll 973 Virginia Ritchie, Roanoke and Rockbridge Counties The Western Dist. 572 572 Enumerated Sept. 13th, 1850 by James Harris WILSEN, MICHAL 35 22 RITCHIE VA WILSEN, JOH N WEBB, MARY E. 4 NOV 1872 History of Ritchie County The following is taken from the book History of Ritchie County written by Minnie Kendall Lo wther, and published in 1910. Transcribed by Janet Waite. Chapter VII South Fork Settlers Continued Wilson Ancestry. The Wislons have a remarkably interesting ancestral line. One, which, in p art, belongs to National History. They are of Scotch Irish descent. Their antecessor, Willia m Wilson, was born in Ireland, on November 16, 1722. He was the son of Davis Wilson, and th e grandson of David Davis Wilson, of Scotland. He married Miss Elizabeth Blackburn, who was a lso a native of Old Erin , she having been born on February 2, 1725 and near the year 1755 , they came to America, and settled in Shenandoah county, Virginia. Here, Mr. Wilson died o n June 12, 1801, and his wife on September 2, 1806. They were the parents of eleven children, four of whom were born before they crossed the sea 1. Benjamin born November 30, 1747. 2. Archibald born June 13, 1749. 3. David born September 8, 1751. 4. William born February 8, 1854. should say 1754 5. John born April 12, 1756. 6. Moses born May 1, 1758 and died in 1760. 7. Moses, 2nd born April 8, 1761. 8. James born July 25, 1763. 9. Solomon born July 2, 1766. 10. Elizabeth twin born July 2, 1766. 11. Margaret born April 7, 1768. John Wilson, the fifth son, and the first one born in America, was a native of Shenandoah cou nty, Virginia. He married Miss Mary Wathin, a French maiden, and from him the Ritchie count y branch of the family is descended. He being the father of Archibald, John, and Mrs. Dorca s Augustus Modisette, of this county Blackburn, of Walker Mrs. Temperance Moses Thompso n, Harrison county and Mrs. Mary G. W. Shinn, Doddridge county. He John Wilson lived and died at Beverly in Randolph county, where he served as clerk of th e County court for more than thirty years. He was engaged in a desperate Indian fight at Whee ling when he was a lad of eighteen years, and was severely wounded. His final resting place is at Beverly. 1850 CENSUS RITCHIE CO. W VA. RITCHIE WAS FORMED IN 1843 FROM PORTIONS OF WOOD, HARRISON AND LEWIS COUNTIES. September 12th, 1850 WILSON, John W. farmer born in Virginia Age 37 Years Christiana 35 William 17 Caroline 15 Isaac 13 Thomas 9 George W. 8 Sarah A. 4 Michael 2 Amanda 1 month WILSON, JOHN W. HARRIS, ELIZABETH 28 Jul 1864 Ritchie WV

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