William Wilson

Last updated 13 Jul 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jun 1827 and 1 Jun 1828 in , , , England

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1870-ps-ne-pawnee-t1-30: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Nebraska, Pawnee County, Township 1, Range 10, page 30 (form) or page 15B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Nebraska> Pawnee > Township 1" image 30; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 832 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552331]

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, dwelling 212

Comment: Source includes name (William Wilson).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-hanover-319-10: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Washington County, Hanover Township, enumeration district 319, page 10 (form/penned) or 450B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Kansas > Washington > Hanover > 319" image 10; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 399 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 94

Comment: Source includes name (Wm. [William] Wilson).

obituary-rebecca-derrick-1920: Obituary for Rebecca Jane (Wilson) Derrick (1920); “Mrs. John Derrick Called Home,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 9 May 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hanover > The Hanover Herald > 1920 > 9 > 10” page 1; citing “The Hanover Herald (Hanover, Kansas), 10 Sep 1920 (Friday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes name (Wm. Wilson)

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birth

census-us-1870-ps-ne-pawnee-t1-30: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Nebraska, Pawnee County, Township 1, Range 10, page 30 (form) or page 15B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Nebraska> Pawnee > Township 1" image 30; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 832 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552331]

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, dwelling 212

Comment: Source includes age (42) and location (England). Using the official census date of 1 June 1870 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1827 to 1 June 1828.

census-us-1880-ps-ks-hanover-319-10: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Washington County, Hanover Township, enumeration district 319, page 10 (form/penned) or 450B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Kansas > Washington > Hanover > 319" image 10; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 399 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 94

Comment: Source includes age (52) and location (England). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1827 to 1 June 1828.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Anna Skinner (1831 – ?)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1880-ps-ks-hanover-319-10: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Washington County, Hanover Township, enumeration district 319, page 10 (form/penned) or 450B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Kansas > Washington > Hanover > 319" image 10; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 399 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8,9, dwelling 94

Comment: Source identifies Ann as the wife of Wm. Wilson.

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Child: Henry R. Wilson (1853 – ?)

Child: Rebecca Jane Wilson (1858 – 1920)

Child: William J. Wilson (1860 – ?)

Child: Anna A. Wilson (1862 – ?)

Child: Mary A. Wilson (1864 – ?)

Child: Alfred Thomas Wilson (1866 – 1929)

Child: Garner A. Wilson (1867 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: Bef 1855 at , , Cambridgeshire, England

Residence: 1855 at Joliet, Will County, Illinois, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1870

Residence: 1 Jun 1870 at Township 1, Pawnee County, Nebraska, United States

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1880

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Hanover Township, Washington County, Kansas, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1870-ps-ne-pawnee-t1-30: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Nebraska, Pawnee County, Township 1, Range 10, page 30 (form) or page 15B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Nebraska> Pawnee > Township 1" image 30; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 832 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552331]

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, dwelling 212

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and location (Town 1 Range 10 in the County of Pawnee, State of Nebraska).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-hanover-319-10: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Washington County, Hanover Township, enumeration district 319, page 10 (form/penned) or 450B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Kansas > Washington > Hanover > 319" image 10; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 399 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 94

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and occupation (farmer).

census-us-1880-ps-ks-hanover-319-10: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Kansas, Washington County, Hanover Township, enumeration district 319, page 10 (form/penned) or 450B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Kansas > Washington > Hanover > 319" image 10; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 399 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 8, dwelling 94

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Hanover Tp [Township], in the County of Washington, State of Kansas).

obituary-rebecca-derrick-1920: Obituary for Rebecca Jane (Wilson) Derrick (1920); “Mrs. John Derrick Called Home,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 9 May 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hanover > The Hanover Herald > 1920 > 9 > 10” page 1; citing “The Hanover Herald (Hanover, Kansas), 10 Sep 1920 (Friday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes latest possible date ("settling near Joliet, Ill. in 1855) and location (Cambridgeshire, Eng.).

obituary-rebecca-derrick-1920: Obituary for Rebecca Jane (Wilson) Derrick (1920); “Mrs. John Derrick Called Home,” Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 9 May 2021), image “United States of America > Kansas > Hanover > The Hanover Herald > 1920 > 9 > 10” page 1; citing “The Hanover Herald (Hanover, Kansas), 10 Sep 1920 (Friday), page 1, column 5”

Comment: Source includes year (1855) and location (near Joliet, Ill.).

census-us-1870-ps-ne-pawnee-t1-30: 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule, Nebraska, Pawnee County, Township 1, Range 10, page 30 (form) or page 15B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1870 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Nebraska> Pawnee > Township 1" image 30; citing “Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 832 (of 1761), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 552331]

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, dwelling 212

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1870) and occupation (farmer).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

William may have been born 29 Jul 1827. [research-conversation-with-<private>-2011]

He may have been born in Cambridgeshire.

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. (Note that there were two other persons named Ann Skinner registered in Q1 1854, so this still needs some research.)

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 US Federal 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.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

research-conversation-with-<private>-2011: Email conversation with <private>, 11–16 Jun 2011; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #5

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