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Charles Wilson

Charles Wilson[1]

Male 1830 - 1910  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name Charles Wilson 
    Born Dec 1830  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Gender Male 
    Birth 13 Aug 1831  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

     
    Birth 1833  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

     
    Census 1850  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6

     
    Census 1860  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

     
    Census 1870  Madison, Buchanan, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7

     
    Occupation 1870  [7
    Farmer
     
    Census 1880  West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6

     
    Moved Between 1880 and 1895  [8
    Moved to Nebraska
     
    Occupation 1880  [4
    Blacksmith
     
    Census 1885  Knox, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10

     
    Moved 1895  [8
    Moved to Sisseton, South Dakota
     
    Census 1900  Long Hollow, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6

     
    Census 1910  Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11

     
    _COLOR 9
     
    Died 18 Jul 1910  Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 12

    Charles Wilson Death Certificate.jpg
    Charles Wilson Death Certificate.jpg
    Notes 
    • The Sisseton Weekly Standard, July 8, 1910: Mr. Charles Wilson who has b
      een suffering for several years with paralysis and for the last year co
      fined to his room, has recently grown worse, being now practically hel
      pless.

      The Sisseton Weekly Standard, July 22, 1910: Mrs. Ross Walker, of Diamo
      d, came over Monday, to attend the funeral of her grandfather, the lat
      e Charles Wilson.

      According to Dave Johnson, Charles Wilson son of John Wilder Wilson was b
      orn 13 Aug. 1831 at Louisville, New York. He married Lucy Bridges Tayl
      or in 1857 she died 18 July 1910 at siseton, SD. [sic] Charles Wilson i
      s located in the 1850 Census, Louisville, St. Lawrence col, NY, 1860 Fe
      d Census same Place; 1889 Federal Census in West Union, Fayette Col, Io
      wa. and the 1885 Nebr. State sensus, Niobrara Pct., Knox Co., and the 1
      900 Federal Census in Sisseton, Roberts Co., SD; also in the same place i
      the 1910 Federal Census. [DAJ]


      Charles Wilson, 1831-1910 & Lucy Bridges Taylor, 1837 - ?


      If the death certificate filed upon Charles' death in 1910 is corr
      ect, he was born on 13 August 1831 in Louisville, St. Lawrence county, N
      ew York. His father was John Wilder Wilson yet his mother's name is lis
      ted as unknown. He may well be the oldest child, or even the only chil
      d, from John Wilder's first marriage. (The preceding profile explains t
      he reasons for my belief that John W. was twice married.) By 1850 Char
      les Wilson was already living away from home. The federal census of th
      at year lists him with the household of an innkeeper Charles Willard of L
      ouisville. Remember, it was not at all unusual for teenagers to be wor
      king and residing outside of the home at this time. Ten years later, C
      harles was still in Louisville (a day laborer according to the census), m
      arried to Lucy Bridges Taylor and the father of one son, Wellington Dav
      id Wilson. At this point we have been unable to learn if Charles Wilso
      fought in the Civil War. While he was certainly of an age to have do
      e so, we still have no definitive proof of any service to the Union ca
      use. And, it must be admitted, there is no family tradition attributin
      g a Civil War service to Charles Wilson. In fact, I cannot help but se
      e an irony in the fact that we have not to this date been able to verif
      y any of our direct line ancestors as participants in the American Civi
      l War despite the fact we can find numerous ancestors with service in t
      he Revolutionary War.
      As for Charles' wife, Lucy Bridges Taylor, we know that like her h
      usband she was born in St. Lawrence county, the Louisville area. Her p
      arents were Loring and Caroline Taylor, both of Chester, Vermont. Howev
      er, the date of her birth is considerably muddled by the fact that a di
      fferent year is offered by virtually every census from 1850-1900. The 1
      850 federal census and 1885 Nebraska state census give 1837 as her year o
      f birth. A reasonable guess might be the 1837 date as this appears twi
      ce and is the date offered by her parents (who should know the best) in t
      he 1850 census when she still resided at home.
      We do know that Charles and Lucy Wilson were residing in Fayette c
      ounty, Iowa by 1866 as their son, Orric Edward or "Eddie," was born th
      ere in that year. Another son, Samuel Warner, was born at West Union i
      the same county in 1873. For me personally, the most intriguing quest
      ion regarding the family from this time period is one that we likely ca
      ot answer: Why did they leave upstate New York for Iowa? After all, C
      harles' father and grandfather had been in the region for sixty years. H
      ad Charles "gone West" to take advantage of Abraham Lincoln's 1862 Home
      stead Act? Was it merely a lack of opportunity for a "day laborer" in u
      pstate New York or the lure of a more adventurous life in the West? It w
      ould seem we'll never know.
      At some point after her husband's death, Charles' mother-in-law, C
      aroline Taylor, joined them in West Union, Iowa where she later died in 1
      887. It would seem she probably made this trip west with her sons Oric a
      d Ozro Taylor who also appear in West Union at this time. The 1880 ce
      sus finds her living in the home ofher son Oric who was employed as th
      e deputy sheriff for West Union.
      One document from 1879-80 shows that Charles and Lucy were perhaps a l
      ittle more astute (or lucky?) than his grandfather John Willson, Jr. ha
      d been when it came to land deals. On 16 April 1879 Lucy acquired two t
      own lots in West Union for $350 and then managed to sell these for $150
      0 a little over a year later, 16 October 1880. The 1880 census lists C
      harles as a "blacksmith" with a wife and two children in his household. H
      is eldest son, Wellington David Wilson, was a 21 year old husband to Lu
      cinda Blanche Davis. The young couple was then living in or near the s
      ettlement of Eden, Iowa, north and west of West Union.
      Whatever the reasons, Charles moved his family to Knox county, Neb
      aska sometime after this 1880 census as he appears in the 1885 Nebrask
      a state census as a farmer. Like so many others of the era, the Wilson
      s had a domestic servant living in the home too. Sometime around 1895 C
      harles and family relocated to Sisseton, Roberts county, South Dakota. A
      gain the reasons for the move are unknown. Charles was still farming in 1
      900 and somewhat surprisingly both younger sons (Eddie, age 33 and Samu
      el, age 25) are still living at home. At some time between the 1900 an
      d 1910 censuses, Charles' wife passed away.
      By 1910 the combination of the loss of his wife and his son Eddie (
      1909) and the general effects of old age forced Charles into the house o
      f his son, Samuel, who was listed as the proprietor of a livery barn. C
      harles Wilson died 18 July 1910 in Sisseton, South Dakota. The newspap
      er obituary stated that he had "been in a feeble condition for some tim
      e."

      Sources
      1850 federal census, New York, St. Lawrence Co., Louisville (Charles l
      isted with family of Charles Willard; Lucy listed with her father Lorin
      g Taylor)
      1860 federal census, New York, St. Lawrence Co., Louisville
      1880 federal census, Iowa, Fayette Co., West Union City
      1885 Nebraska state census, Nebraska, Knox Co., Niobrara Precinct, E.D. 4
      67, p.2
      1900 federal census, South Dakota, Roberts Co., Sisseton
      1910 federal census, South Dakota, Roberts Co., Sisseton, E.D. 373, She
      et 2A

      Death certificate for Charles Wilson from South Dakota, Bureau of Vital S
      tatistics
      Obituary for Charles Wilson from Sisseton Covant, 21 July 1910 and Sis
      seton Standard, 22 July 1910

      Land record for Lucy B. Wilson in Fayette Co., Iowa, Deed Book 11, p.86


      Census Place: West Union, Fayette, Iowa
      Source: FHL Film 1254340 National Archives Film T9-0340 Pag
      e 231B
      Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
      Charles WILSON Self M M W 47 NY
      Occ: Blacksmith Fa: NY Mo: NY
      Lucy WILSON Wife F M W 35 NY
      Fa: VT Mo: VT
      Eddie WILSON Son M W 14 IA
      Occ: Attending School Fa: NY Mo: NY
      Samuel WILSON Son M S W 7 IA
      Occ: Attending School Fa: NY Mo: NY

      June 1 1885 Niobrara Precinct Knox Nebraska Page 2 Enum 467
      13 13 Wilson Chas. W M 52 x [married] Farmer New York NY NY
      ---Lucy B W M 48 wife x Keeps house New York NY NY
      ---Eddie W M 19 Son x [single] Iowa NY NY
      ---Samuel W M 12 Son x x [school] Iowa NY NY
      Barbara Anderson W F 20 x servant 3 Canada Can Can
      14 14 Wilson David W M 26 x [married] servant New York NY NY
      ---Lucinda W F 26 wife x keeps house x [can't read] Missouri O O
      ---Maud W F 5 Daughter x [single] x [school] Iowa NY Mis. [looks almost l
      ike Wis.]
      ---Jerry W M 1 Daughter [sic] x x x [can't read/write] Nebraska NY O [?
      ]
      Davis Lizzie W F 19 x servant 6 Iowa NY NY

      South Dakota Department of History
      Bureau of Census and Vital Statistics
      Certificate and Record of Death

      County of Roberts
      City of Sisseton
      Register No. 568

      Full Name of Deceased Charles Wilson
      Place of Death Sisseton S.D.
      How Long Residence Here 15 years
      Age 78 years 11 months 5 days
      Sex Male Color White
      Widower
      Occupation Farmer
      Birthplace N.Y.
      Name of Father Unknown
      Birthplace of Father Unknown
      Maiden Name of Mother Unknown
      Birthplace of Mother N.Y.

      Informant Dr. [?] PH Brown
      Address Sisseton SD

      Medical Certificate of Death

      Date of Death July 18 1910
      I Hereby Certify that I attended deceased from June 1, 1910 to July 18, 1
      910
      and that death occurred on the date stated above at 1 P.M. To the best o
      f my knowledge and belief the cause of death was as follows:

      Chief Cause Senility
      about 1 yr duration

      P.H. Brown M.D. Signed July 18, 1910 (Address) Sisseton S.D.
      How long at place of Death? 15 years
      Where was disease contracted, if not at place of death? Here [?]

      Place of Burial or Removal Sisseton S.D.
      Date of Burial July 18, 1910
      Undertaker Thos Cahill
      Address Sisseton SD

      From Genealogical Information Sheets of Layne Dangerfield:

      "Fayette Co., Iowa, Deed Bk 11, p. 86 (ltr. 27 Feb 1975 fr Fayette Reco
      der) "On April 16, 1879 Lucy B. Wilson acquired Lots 14 and 15 Block 1
      3 West Union for the sum of $350.00. On Oct. 16, 1880 this was sold to a C
      alvin Vesper for the sum of $1500 and the deed was signed by Lucy B. Wi
      lson and husband Charles Wilson."

      June 21-22, 1870 Madison, Buchanan, Iowa Page 15
      98 103 Wilson Charles 37 M W Farmer 400 365 New York x [male citizen 21
      +]
      --Lucy 33 F W Keeping House New York
      --Wellington [actually looks like Mellington] 10 M W New York x [school
      ]
      --Eddie 4 M W Iowa


      Roberts, Sisseton, South Dakota April 28, 1910
      7th Ave. N
      19 21Wilson, Jerry Head M W 25 M1 2 Nebraska New York New York English P
      oprietor Pool room OA yes yes
      ---Eva wife F W 22 M1 2 0 0 South Dakota United States United States En
      glish none yes yes
      20 22 Wilson S.W. Head M W 37 M2 0 Iowa New York New York English Propr
      ietor Livery barn Emp yes yes O M H
      ---Belle wife F W 33 M2 0 0 0 Minnesota Kansas Wisconsin English none y
      es yes
      ---Samuel son M W 5 S Minnesota Iowa South Dakota none no
      ---Charles father M W 78 W New York New York New York English none yes y
      es

      2nd [?] June 1860 Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York Post Office Massen
      a
      159 159 Charles Wilson 27 M V Day Laborer NY
      Lucy " 21 F do
      David W. " 1 M do

      June 1, 1880 West Union City, Fayette, Iowa Sup 2 Enum 210
      201 203 Wilson Charles W M 47 x [married] Blacksmith v New York N.Y. N.
      Y.
      ---Lucy W F 35 Wife x [married] New York Vt Vt
      ---Eddie W M 14 Son attending school Iowa N.Y. N.Y.
      ---Samuel W M 7 Son attending school Iowa N.Y. N.Y.

      June 9, 1900 Long Hollow Twp., Roberts, S. Dakota sup 2 Enum 287
      Willson, Charles Head W M Dec 1830 69 M 43 New York New York New York F
      armer o yes yes yes O T F 186
      ---Lucy Wife W F Sept 1834 65 M 43 3 3 New York Vermont Vermont o yes y
      es yes
      ---Eddie Son W M Jan 1867 33 S Iowa New York New York Farm laborer o ye
      s yes yes
      ---Samuel Son W M Jan 1875 25 S Iowa New York New York Farm laboer o ye
      s yes yes

      October 2d 1850 Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York
      [with family of Charles Willard, inn keeper]
      Charles Wilson 18 " [male] " [N.Y.]
    Person ID I1743  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 31 Dec 1969 

    Father John Wilder Wilson,   b. 22 Feb 1807, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1893  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother ,   b. New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy Bridges Taylor,   b. Sep 1834, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901, Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1857  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8

    Children 
     1. Wellington David Wilson,   b. 27 Nov 1859, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1923, Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Oric Edward Wilson,   b. 1866, West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 43 years)
     3. Samuel Warner Wilson,   b. 6 Jan 1873, West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1945  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec 1830 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - 13 Aug 1831 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - 1833 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1850 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1857 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1860 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1880 - West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1885 - Knox, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1900 - Long Hollow, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1910 - Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jul 1910 - Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S127] Death Certificate of Wellington David Wilson .

    2. [S16] 1900 Census .

    3. [S214] Family Group Sheets Compiled by David Alan Johnson .

    4. [S14] 1880 Census .

    5. [S8] 1850 Census .
      With family of Charles Willard, inn keeper


    6. [S393] Notes by David Johnson citing census records .

    7. [S12] 1870 Census .

    8. [S748] The Wilsons .

    9. [S366] More Wilsons .

    10. [S15] 1885 Nebraska State Census .

    11. [S23] 1910 Census .
      Living with son Samuel Warner Wilson, next door to grandson Jerry.


    12. [S692] South Dakota Death Index .