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John Wilder Wilson

John Wilder Wilson[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1807 - 1893  (85 years)

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  • Name John Wilder Wilson 
    Born 22 Feb 1807  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6

    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7

     
    Census 1840  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9

     
    Residence 1807–1841  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Reared on Croil Island and lived there until he moved to Massena
     
    Address:
    Croil Island
     
    Census 1850  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12

     
    Residence 1841–1859  Massena, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10

     
    Residence 1859–1863  Barry, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13

     
    Census 1870  Riverton, Mason, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14

     
    Occupation 1870  [14
    Farmer
     
    Occupation 12 Jan 1877  Riverton, Mason, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    U.S. Postmaster
     
    Census 1880  Riverton, Mason, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

     
    Name John Wilder Willson  [16
    Residence 1863–1881  Riverton, Mason, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Took a homestead, cleared land, and erected a log house
     
    Residence 1881–1893  Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    At first lived on the River Road, then into the city
     
    _COLOR 9
     
    Died 15 Jan 1893  [16

    Buried Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Address:
    Grace Lawn Cemetery
     

    Notes 
    • John Wilder Wilson was believed to have married twice. Unkown first wi
      fe deceased by 1840-41. Second wife named Mary. John W. Wilson is lis
      ted in 1850 census for Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., NY., aged 43, and M
      ary age 32. [DAJ]


      John Wilder Wilson, 1807- & Mary Taylor, 1818-


      For many years there was very little that could be definitively sa
      id about this particular generation in the Wilson ancestral line. Amo
      g the handful of available documentary items with information on John W
      ilder was a 1947 D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) applicat
      ion. Mildred Wilson Muirhead filed for membership in the D.A.R. based u
      pon her descent from John Willson, Jr. (father of John W. Willson). As p
      art of the documentation she submitted the names and dates of birth for a
      ll of John Willson's children were listed. According to her source (a f
      amily Bible) John Wilder Wilson was born 22 February 1807 in Louisville
      , St. Lawrence county, New York.
      Census records offered a few additional scraps of information. A J
      ohn Wilson appeared as the head of a Louisville household in the 1830 c
      ensus for a home that included a male aged 60-70 and a female 50-60 as w
      ell as other members which likely include his wife and children. His o
      lder brothers also appeared in this census heading households of their o
      wn at Massena Island (Hiram Willson) and in Louisville (Peter Willson). J
      ohn Wilder's household had obviously changed with the passage of time b
      ut can be found again in Louisville in the 1840 census. It would appea
      , however, that John Wilder's wife had died as there is no female of t
      he appropriate age in the home at this time. I further believe this to b
      e the case when one considers as well that a wife, Mary Taylor, is iden
      tified in the 1850 census but she is only 32. Not nearly old enough to h
      ave been the mother of John Wilder's son, Charles, born in 1831 when th
      is woman would have been a mere thirteen! Possible of course, but not l
      ikely.
      The 1850 federal census finally offered more tangible details on t
      his family. Still residing in Louisville at age 43, John W. and his wi
      fe Mary had five children ranging in ages from nine years to four month
      s: Norman, John, James, Alice and Albert respectively. All but the you
      gest attended school within the year though eight year old John was cl
      assified as an "Idiot" by the census. Also in the household was his 78 y
      ear old mother from Massachusetts, Mercy, as well as 18 year old Dana W
      ilson and 14 year old Emma Prouty whose relationship to the family are n
      ot precisely known. For many years this was the extent of our informati
      on on John Wilder and family.
      Then in 1997-98 came assistance from an entirely unforeseen sour
      ce - an internet contact and a cache of 57 letters written to Moses Tay
      lor (brother of John Wilder's wife) between 1842-67.
      Computers and internet access with accompanying email have provided an e
      ormous boost to genealogical research if for no other reason than as a m
      eans of linking genealogists to others researching common ancestral lin
      es across the country. Precisely this kind of internet linkage brought a
      exchange of information with Arlene McAvoy in 1997 that unraveled the W
      ilson line back to the 17th century and uncovered this cache of letters
      . Arlene stumbled upon these letters in a Taylor file at the L.D.S. ce
      ter in Potsdam, New York. Two letters written by John W. Wilson to Mo
      ses Taylor (his brother-in-law in Michigan) are reprinted in full.

      Massena, NY
      Sept. the 20th, 1857

      Respected Brother and Sister, After a long silence I now (take) my pen i
      hand to write a few lines to let you know that we are all well as usu
      al at present. It is a long time since we have heard anything from you. I e
      quire of your folks often about you but I hear nothing. I was up to y
      our Father's last Sunday. They were all well there. They told me tha
      t Elias had been down (and) preached for them. He did not call on us so I c
      an't tell you much about them. Elen and wife made us a visit a month ag
      o and David and wife and little girl made us a good visit about three w
      eeks ago. They were all well then and doing very well. Emaline was th
      e last I heard from her. We are on a farm on shares or rather (at any) r
      ate we milk twelve cows on the place. The farm is hard and stoney. We d
      o not raise much grain. We have a good deal of hay to cut to keep what s
      tock we have and the meadows are rough, a good deal run out. We have o
      f undivided stock 2 cows, 2 two years olds, 6 yearlings and 4 calves 30 s
      heep. I have a good mare 6 years old, 1 colt two years old and one suc
      king colt of my own and four hogs that are company stock and we have ou
      two old cows that we took off from the island , but I shall have to s
      ell some stock this fall to pay debts as we do not raise grain enough f
      or our own use. We make considerable butter, but not enough to pay all e
      xpenses. But I am in hopes that in a year or two more that we shall ge
      t along better as our boys get up a little larger. They are very good b
      oys to work and they help a good deal now. Our children (are) healthy a
      d smart but poor John, he has fits and is very bad a good share of the t
      ime and is very troublesome to take care of. He fails a good deal for a y
      ear past. It's not likely he will live long.
      I must now tell you about our little fellow. He is about 7 mont
      hs old now, smart and pretty healthy generally. We call him Frederick E
      len. We have to be continued at home. We have so much to do, cows to m
      ilk and butter to attend to and the sick boy and baby and all. We can'
      t be gone overnight. We have not kept any hired help this summer. We a
      ll have to work pretty hard, but our children are growing and as long a
      s we are all well I am none concerned but what we shall get along. And n
      ow I want you should write and tell me how you are getting along and ho
      w fast you are getting rich and what the chances are in your country fo
      taking farms and what a man can do there with but little to do with f
      or if the chances are pretty good I might be tempted to go there someda
      y and try my luck in your country. I have not much news to write. It
      's quite still times at present here. As to politics in this town we a
      e most all republicans. As to religion I am just about as I used to be w
      hen you was here. I have not heard anything from our folks in Burlingt
      on this summer. If you see any of them tell them that we are all well a
      d tell them to write to me and you just write a little about them for f
      ear they won't write right away. I suppose they are like me, they don'
      t get about writing very often. And give my compliments to Hosea and f
      amily and Harriet if she is there . I always remember the good visit w
      e had when you and sister Taylor was there on the island with us. We d
      o not hear from Samuel and Charlotte very often. If you do please men
      tion it. Now please to write soon. Direct Massena village and I shall g
      et it. So now bid you a good evening. I am, sir, yours respectfully

      John W. Willson Mary Willson


      Riverton, Mich
      May 8, 1867

      Brother Moses and Sister Dyantha,
      I now sit down to write a few lines to you to let you know that w
      e had not forgotten you. We are well as usual for us. We are growing o
      ld pretty fast and we feel the effects of old age pretty sensibly. Mar
      y's health has been very poor for a year past and mine has not been muc
      h better. We have been just able to keep about and do a little but we c
      an't do much.
      We expected to hear from you by Elias when he came back from the e
      ast but we did not and we were some disappointed not to. Now there app
      ears to be some thing wrong with regard to matters between you and Elia
      s for I can hardly credit some of his statements. Now has he any reas
      on to make such statements or is it all an imaginary exaggeration? We h
      ave heard from him now we just want an explanation from you. For my pa
      t it don't trouble me much but it troubles Mary a good deal for she ca
      ot believe that Moses has got to be such a man nor I can't nor don't. I l
      et him say what he is a mind to and let it pass at that. I think that h
      e is partially deranged by times for he has had trouble enough to make a h
      alf a dozen men crazy if all is true that he tells. Now I want this to b
      e confidential betwixt your family and mine. I don't want him to know t
      hat I correspond with you at tall. I don't want to offend him and let h
      im forget his trouble if he can so we hear what he has to say without a
      y contradiction and let him tell his storys as he has a mind to.
      We have commenced farming a little, plowing and sowing wheat but t
      he weather is cold and dry yet. My letter did not get sent to the post o
      ffice and has laid over so I will try again. It is now the 5th of May a
      d we have a fine rain yesterday and last night but the weather is quit
      e cool yet but clear and pleasant.
      Elias was here to see us yesterday. He comes when he is in the n
      eighborhood and has time. He works around at little jobs of carpenter w
      ork when can get chances. He talks of buying a piece of land some wher
      e in our neighborhood but whether he will or not I don't know. He is s
      o unsteady that we can't tell what he will do. Moses and his wife have g
      ot a young daughter born on March the 11th. They are all well. Marger
      y and her man are getting along very well and Marrion lives with them. M
      y boys are all at home now and will put in our crops and then they will g
      o to work out until harvest. Alice is married and lives in about half a m
      ile of us. So now I believe I have got about done for this time. We s
      end you our respects, not forgetting Gustus and wife and Lula . So I r
      emain yours as ever.

      J. W. Wilson



      While these two letters are the only ones written by John Wilder W
      ilson, references to his family are contained in the vast majority of t
      he others. These numerous references and aside comments about the fami
      ly offer tentative answers to questions such as that mentioned earlier c
      oncerning Dana Wilson's relationship to family. Her relationship to the f
      amily was something of a puzzle for quite some time. With the common s
      urname it seemed probable that Dana was a blood relative - perhaps a ni
      ece or even a daughter from John Wilder's first marriage. While it is s
      till possible that Dana was a daughter, from the letters it now seems m
      ore likely she was his niece - the daughter of John's brother Hiram Wil
      lson who died circa 1843. Regardless, it is not surprising to find you
      g women living in the home who were not immediate family or even relat
      ion. This "domestic" status served as a type of rite of passage for yo
      ung adolescents in the 18th and 19th centuries. Though more usually ex
      perienced by young women, even young men used this social structure as a t
      ansitional phase before establishing their own household. John Wilder
      's eldest son Charles exemplifies this.
      At this time nothing else is known regarding John W. Wilson. Part o
      f the reason for this is simply due to the fact that the records for Lo
      uisville are simply not very good. As late as the 1880 census Louisvil
      le still warranted a post office. Not today. Though nestled along the s
      hores of the mighty St. Lawrence River as one of the early towns of tha
      t region, Louisville today is little more than an unincorporated villag
      e of several buildings. Without the development of an industry to keep j
      obs within the community or a tradition as a major trading port along t
      he river, Louisville has been in a steady population decline for over a c
      entury. After inquiring in regards to records dating back to the first t
      hird of the 19th century for Louisville, I was informed that no such re
      cords exist, having either been lost or destroyed over the years as the c
      ommunity dwindled. As of this writing, the date and place of John W. W
      ilson's death is unknown. However, there may yet be hope. There are e
      ight John Wilsons listed in St. Lawrence County for the 1860 census. P
      erhaps one of these will offer more information. Another avenue of appr
      oach currently bearing greater fruit is research in Burlington, Calhoun c
      ounty, Michigan. Like many other New Englanders and their children, Jo
      hn Wilder's brother Luther relocated there by 1850 as did others of his s
      iblings.
      Luther's story is more complete than most of the other children of J
      ohn Willson as his many years in Calhoun county, Michigan and status as a
      early settler of the region led to the inclusion of his biographical s
      ketch in the History of Calhoun County Michigan published in 1877. The f
      ollowing excerpt is offered.

      "Luther Wilson, now living on section 19, on a part of the ol
      d Randall
      farm is one of the old residents of the county although he h
      as resided in
      Tekonsha but for a few years. He came from St. Lawrence cou
      ty, New
      York in October 1834, while yet a single man. He located ei
      ghty acres on
      the SW quarter of section 23 in Burlington township, and in t
      he fall of 1835
      built a log house. He was married in April 1838 to Margaret W
      arner, who
      lived in the same township.... He raised a family of four ch
      ildren, one son
      and three daughters. The son, John W. Wilson is now living i
      Iowa, one
      daughter Mercy is dead and another Josephine is the wife of J
      .C. Blacke of
      Tekonsha. Mr. Wilson is now in his seventy-third year. Whe
      he came
      west he came as far as Cleveland by boat and from thence to h
      is new home
      walked nearly the entire distance. After crossing the line i
      to Michigan he
      followed an Indian trail."

      Additionally, a little information about Luther's wife is gleaned from t
      his same text as it mentions that "Mark Woodruff came from Hosmer, Cort
      land county, New York in 1837 and was accompanied by his family and his w
      ife's sister, who is now the wife of Luther Wilson."
      Luther and John Wilder's sister, Harriet, arrived in Michigan dur
      ing this same general time period. She had wed William Pierce on 17 Ma
      y 1818 in New York. Interestingly enough, Harriet bestowed upon many o
      f her children the familiar names of her own brothers and sisters: John
      , Lima, Luther, Lutheria, Fannie, Harriet. She even went so far as to c
      ontinue the fashion for Romanesque names such as those given to her bro
      ther Cassius and Demarius when she named one child, Octavius.

      Sources
      1850 federal census, New York, St. Lawrence Co., Louisville, p.231
      (This is the only census which definitively lists John W. Wilson)
      1850 federal census, Michigan, Calhoun Co., Burlington
      John W. Wilson is listed as a son of John Willson in the latter's D.A.R
      . file


      Article by DAJ:

      "John Wilder Wilson (1807-?)

      There is very little that can be definitively said about this part
      icular generation in our Wilson ancestral line. In 1947, Mildred Wills
      on Murihead filed fro membershipin the D.A.R. (Daughters of the America
      Revolution) based upon her ancestry with John Willson, Jr. As part o
      f the documentation she provided, the names and dates of birth for all o
      f John Willson's children were listed. According to her documentation, J
      ohn Wilder Willson was born on 22 February 1807 in Louisville, St. Lawr
      ence County, New York. Unfortunately for us, none of the federal censu
      ses prior to that of 1850 list any specific names besides that of the h
      ead of household.
      I believe that John Wilder appears as the head of household in1830 i
      Louisville for ah ome that includes a male aged 60-70 and a female 50
      -60 as well as other members which likely include his wife and children
      . Regardless, John Wilder's older brothers also appear at this point i
      the census heading households of their own at Massena Island (Hiram W
      illson) and in Louisville (Peter WIllson). John Wilder's household had o
      bviously changed with the passage of time but can be found again in Lou
      isville in the 1840 census. It would appear, however, that John Wilder
      's wife had died as there is no female of the appropriate age in the ho
      me at this time. I fruther believe this to be the case when one consid
      ers as well that a wife, Mary, is identified in the 1850 census but she i
      s only 32. Not nearly old enough to have been the mother of John Wilde
      's son, Charles, born in 1831 when this woman would have been a mere t
      hirteen! Possible, of course, but not likely.
      It is the 1850 federal census which finally offers more tangible d
      etails on this family. Still residing in Louisville at age 43, John W. a
      d his wife Mary had five children ranging in ages from nine years to f
      our months. Narsnan (spelling?), John, James, Alice and Albert respect
      ively. All but the youngest attended school wihtin the year though int
      erestingly enough, eight year old John was classified as an "Idiot" by t
      he census. Also in John Wilder's household was his 78 year old mother f
      om Massachusetts, Mercy, as well as an 18 year old Dana Wilson and 14 y
      ear old Emma Prouty. Their relationship to the family is unknown. Joh
      W. Wilson is listed as a farmer born in New York state.
      At this time nothing else is known regarding John W. Wilson. Part o
      f the reason fort his is simply due to the fact that the records for Lo
      uisville are simply not very good. As late as the 1880 census Louisvil
      le still warranted a post office. Not today. Though nestled along the s
      hores of the mighty St. Lawrence River as one of the early town of that r
      egion, Louisville today is little more than an unincorporated village o
      f several buildings. Without the development of an industry to keep jo
      bs within the community or a tradition as a major trading port along th
      e river, Louisville has been in a steady population decline for over a c
      entury. After inquiring in regards to records dating back to the first t
      hird of the 19th century for Louisville, I was informed that no such re
      cords exist, having either been lost or destroyed over the years as the c
      ommunity dwindled. As of this writing, the date and place of John W. W
      ilson's death is unknown. However, there may be hope yet. There are e
      ight John Wilsons listed in St. Lawrence county for the 1860 census. P
      erhaps one of these will offer more information. Another avenue of appr
      oach to the problem might be research in Burlington, Calhoun County, Mi
      chigan. John Wilder's brother Luther relocated there by 1850 and perha
      ps others of his siblings ultimately did too."

      June 18, 1870 Riverton, Mason, Michigan, Page 8
      65 65 Wilson, John W 63 M W Farmer 2000 625 New York x [male citizen 21
      +]
      --Mary E 52 F W Keeping House New York
      --James 25 M W Work on Farm New York x [male citizen 21+]
      --Albert 21 M W Work on Farm New York x [male citizen 21+]
      --Frederick 13 M W Work on Farm New York x [school]

      October 1st, 1850 Louisville, St. Lawrence, New York
      1 1 Samuel Wilson 28 M Farmer N.Y.
      61 61 Charlott " 28 F "
      Orson L. " 3 M "
      Helen L. " 2 F "
      William Prouty 17 M " x [attended school]
      2 2 John W Wilson 43 " " "
      62 62 Mary " 32 F "
      Narsnan " 9 M " x [attended school]
      John " 8 " " x [attended school] Idiot
      James " 6 " " x [attended school]
      Alice " 4 F " x [attended school]
      Albert " 4/12 M "
      Mercy [Mary?] " 78 F Mafs
      Dana " 18 M N.Y.
      Emma Prouty 14 F Michigan

      June 12 and 14 1880 Riverton Mason Michigan Page 13 Sup 2 Enum 169
      119 126 [faint and difficult to read] Wilson John W W M 73 x [married] F
      armer New York Mass Mass
      Mary T [?] W F 62 Wife x Keeping House New York Mass Mass
      Albert A W M 30 Son x [single] Farm Laborer New York NY NY
      Frederick E W M 23 Son x Farm Laborer New York NY NY
    Person ID I1748  Megan's Big Tree
    Last Modified 31 Dec 1969 

    Father Jr. John Willson,   b. 16 Apr 1764, Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1847, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Mary Wheeler,   b. Dec 1772, Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     
    Married 1789 

    Family ID F782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ,   b. New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840 
    Children 
     1. Charles Wilson,   b. Dec 1830, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1910, Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     2. Dana Wilson,   b. Abt 1832, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Eunice Taylor,   b. 1 Jan 1818, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1882  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1839  Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 17

    Children 
     1. Norman Luther Wilson,   b. Abt 1841, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     2. John Taylor Wilson,   b. 23 Mar 1842, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1915, Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. James Moses Wilson,   b. Abt 1842, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1919, Ludington, Mason, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Alice M. Wilson,   b. 20 Sep 1847, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1919  (Age 72 years)
     5. Albert A. Wilson,   b. 18 Jan 1850, Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1941, Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Frederick Elon Wilson,   b. 3 Mar 1857, Massena, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1918, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Feb 1807 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1830 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1839 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1840 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Reared on Croil Island and lived there until he moved to Massena ,Address:
    Croil Island - 1807–1841 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - - 1850 - Louisville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1841–1859 - Massena, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1859–1863 - Barry, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - At first lived on the River Road, then into the city - 1881–1893 - Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Grace Lawn Cemetery - - Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Family Group Sheets Compiled by David Alan Johnson .

    2. [S116] DAR Application of Mildred Willson Muirhead .

    3. [S132] Descendants of Ebernezer Taylor .

    4. [S2260] Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 .

    5. [S748] The Wilsons .

    6. [S14] 1880 Census .

    7. [S366] More Wilsons .
      Included male aged 60-70 and female 50-60 as well as others, likely his w
      ife and children.


    8. [S366] More Wilsons .

    9. [S7] 1840 Census .
      Listed near the Taylors.


    10. [S3652] A Standard History of Elkhart County, Indiana , online; 7 February 2020; 644-647
      .

    11. [S748] The Wilsons .
      At this time, caring for his mother in his home.


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

    13. [S3652] A Standard History of Elkhart County, Indiana , online; 7 February 2020; 644-647
      .
      "Bara County"


    14. [S12] 1870 Census .

    15. [S3106] U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971 , accessed; 17 October 2018; John W. Willson
      .

    16. [S797] Find-a-Grave Website .

    17. [S7] 1840 Census .
      Supported by the fact that in 1840, John Wilson is listed next to Elam T
      aylor (Sr. and Jr.) with wife and 1 child. Where are his other childre
      from his first marriage?