William Wilson

Individual

Born: Abt 1828 in England

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Anna Skinner (c. 1830 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Henry R. Wilson (c. 1854 – ?)

Child: Rebecca Wilson (c. 1859 – ?)

Child: William J. Wilson (c. 1860 – ?)

Child: Anna A. Wilson (c. 1863 – ?)

Child: Mary A. Wilson (c. 1865 – ?)

Child: Alfred Thomas "A.T." Wilson (1866 – 1929)

Child: Garner Wilson (c. 1868 – ?)

Change Date

This data was last changed on 20 Nov 2008, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1870 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name]
1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
Marriage License and Certificate (Alfred T. Wilson, Anna Hockett)
[applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

William may have been born 29 Jul 1827 in Cambridgeshire, England.

William and Anna's marriage date/place may be 2 Feb 1853 in England, or possibly a year later in the Jan-Feb-Mar quarter of 1854, in the North Witchford district of Cambridgeshire.

They may have emigrated from England with their infant son Henry in November 1854. A record from the ship "Emerald Isle" shows a Wm. Willson (26), Anna Wilson (22) and Henry Wilson (infant) on board. The ship sailed from Liverpool, England. It arrived in New York on 15 Nov 1854.

There is an entry in the 1860 Census for a William (34) and Ann (29) Wilson in Township 13 Range 4 East in Moultrie County, Illinois, in July 1860. However, there is no mention of Henry (abt 8) or Rebecca (an infant), nor of William J. (may not have been born by July). William's occupation is listed as farming.