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I am trying to find the parents of Daniel Wilson.

I am trying to find the parents of Daniel Wilson.

Posted: 1554347739000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
My 5th gggf Daniel Wilson was born in NC or VA about 1800. He married Margaret Gearhart in Montgomery County, VA on 06 Apr 1821. The 1830 census lists him in Lee County, then the family moved across the mountain to Harlan County, KY. The last census on which he appears is 1850 for Harlan County. His daughter Louisa is my 4th gggm. I would appreciate any information linked to DNA or hard written records. Thank You, Christopher Grant Hamlin.

Re: I am trying to find the parents of Daniel Wilson.

Posted: 1562257231000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson

Virginia didn't start to record births until 1852 so that option is out.

Do you have an actual copy of their marriage record? Both sets of parents might be on it. If you don't have a copy, the Montgomery County records are in the Virginia Archives,

You also might be able to find this record in FamilySearch, catalog.

If the parents aren't listed, I'd look for their newspaper marriage announcement. The Virginia Library has old newspapers.

i'd look for any applicable military records of his. If you do a Google search you can find a list of our military conflicts/wars. Those records are in Fold3 which most larger, public libraries provide access to if you have a local library card.

You can also order those records from the U. S. Archives,

Do you have a copy of his newspaper death notice? If not, I'd contact the historical and genealogical societies and public library in Harlan County, KY for a copy/scan. His parents might be in it.

Another option is to look for a family tree which contains that info and validate that the info is correct.

William Wilson, b. 1776 British Colony of Virginia; married Nancy Banks, 19 Feb 1798 in Garrard Co. KY. Nancy died in 1850 in Marion Co. MO. William died 1847 in Marion Co. MO.
Source: Nutter and Hartwell family tree, Ancestry

Nancy Banks
Married: 19 Feb 1798, Garrard, KY
Wm. Wilson
Source: KY Compiled Marriages 1802-1850

1850 Warren, Marion, MO
Robert J. Jones, b. KY, 46
Lucinda, b. KY, 40
Thomas N., b. KY, 20
John H., b. KY, 18
Brien L., b. KY, 15
Sarah E., b. MO, 9
Mary J., b. MO, 5
Edmund, b. MO, 3
Nancy Wilson, b. MD, 84

I'd look for William's probate records in Marion Co. MO to see if Daniel is listed in those documents. Successful Searching!
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