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Subject: A Wilson Family
Date: Monday, May 25, 2009
I found this article in a book on Pa. Families. Any one related and knows anything on the Hugh Wilson (b. 1848) first mention
A Wilson Family.
JAMES WILSON came from Bellyrashune, Londonderry, Ireland, about 1736, and settled near Marsh Creek, in York (now Adams) County, Pennsylvania He married Jean (-------) and their children, six in number, were:
1) Elizabeth; b. Nov 10, 1743.
2) Hugh; b. Feb. 25, 1748.
3) James; b. Oct. 30, 1747. He died in 1779 from disease contracted in the Revolutionary War; Married Hettie Jack who later married John Thompson.
4) John; b. Dec. 24,1749,
5) Capt. David; b. June 11, 1752; d. July 22, 1846; m. Jane Wilson Rowan, b. Oct.5, 1757.
6) Martha; b. 1754.
The Hon. James Wilson, son of the second James, served as a member of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Congress. He married Mary Reed, daughter of Gen. William Reed of Revolutionary fame, and a sister of Hon. John Reed, first law professor of Dickinson College.
Henry R. Wilson was a son of Capt. David Wilson. He was professor of Latin and Greek in Dickinson College from 1809 to 1813. Also once president of St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland. His son Henry R. Wilson JR supposed to be living in New York City, and his sister Nancy living in Elizabeth, NJ.
Jane Wilson, daughter of the second James, d. February 28, 1865 in Jacksonville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. She married John Hill, on October 3, 1822, who died December 5, 1849. They had children (surname Hill)
1) Wilson James
Nancy Miller Wilson daughter of the third James, born January 22, 1800; died May 28, 1882; married Hon Isaac Robinson on October 24, 1827.
Who can give me addition information of the first James Wilson and additional data on his children? Was he the same James Wilson who took up 600 acres of land at Marsh Creek Adams County, Pa., April 16, 1765? A James Wilson again took up 538 acres of land on February 23, 1767 is this the same person? Would like to hear from the descendant of Jane Hill and also the descendant of Henry R. Wilson, son of
Captain David, Where can I obtain Revolutionary records of James Wilson? What office did General William Reed (d. June 15, 1813) hold in the Third Battalion of York County during the Revolutionary War?
Agnes B. Robinson