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Wilson from AL to Union Parish, LA

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Wilson from AL to Union Parish, LA

Posted: 23 Oct 2004 8:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Mar 2005 2:30PM GMT
Surnames: Wilson, Bridges, Skains
Seeking information on the below Wilson families.

1. John/Jonas1 Wilson was born Abt. 1800 in GA, and died 28 Oct 1847 in AL. He married Nancy Love Abt. 1825 in ?. She was born Abt. 1810 in NC, and died Unknown in AL.

Notes for John/Jonas Wilson:
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: AL COUNTY: CONECUH REEL NO: 659 PAGE NO: 381B
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LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
====================================================================================1 735 735 WILSON JOHN 50 M FARMER GA
2 735 735 WILSON NANCY 40 F NC X
3 735 735 WILSON SARAH A 16 F AL
4 735 735 WILSON MARY A 16 F AL
5 735 735 WILSON MARTHA J 8 F AL
6 735 735 WILSON EMELINE 2 F AL
7 735 735 WILSON CAROLINE 2 F AL
8 735 735 WILSON ANDREW 6 M AL
9 735 735 WILSON WM. 16 M FARMER AL
10 735 735 WILSON JAMES 16 M FARMER AL
11 735 735 WILSON JOHN 13 M AL
12 735 735 WILSON HENRY T 12 M AL

Note: The above information was found on the internet. Several of the ages are same. Were they inscribed incorrectly? Or do some of these Wilson(s) have parent who have passed away or they are not there when the census was taken? Also, family tradition has John's death date in 1847. Researched by Ron Bridges on 16 Mar 2003.

More About John/Jonas Wilson:
Census Federal: 1850, Conecuh Co., AL

More About John/Jonas Wilson and Nancy Love:
Marriage: Abt. 1825, ?

Children of John/Jonas Wilson and Nancy Love are:
2 i. James2 Wilson, born 24 Sep 1826 in GA; died 14 Mar 1892 in Union Parish, LA. He married Martha R. Davis Bef. 1845 in GA; born 18 Mar 1828 in GA; died 28 Oct 1901 in Union Parish, LA.

Notes for James Wilson:
1860 Federal Census of Coosa Co., AL
1411 James Wilson 34 m 3000 2300 GA
Martha 32 f GA
J. M. 14 m GA
C. J. 12 m GA
Missouri 10 f AL
F. 8 m AL
Jas P. 6 m AL
John 4 m AL
Epps 2 f AL

Looking in 1870 Al, Coosa, Concord Twnshp, p. 19 of 19 found this

Wilson, James 46 M W farmer Ga.
M. R. 42 F W keeping house Al

H. F. 18 M
J.P 16 M
John 14 M
M. V. 12 F (matches w. Mary Virginia's age)
J. E. 9 F
M. W. 6 M (M. W. Wilson was present at the marriage of Martha Ada.)
L.A. 2 F
M.A. 8/12 (matches w/ Martha Ada's age)



William Henry Wilson (b. 16 Jun 1827 in Monroe Co., GA & d. 18 Jul 1914 in LA: most likely in Ringgold, LA) is residing near James Wilson (b. 24 Sep 1826 in GA & d. 14 Mar 1892 in Union Parish. LA) in the Concord Township of Coosa Co., AL, during the 1870 Federal Census. Are they related?

More About James Wilson:
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

Notes for Martha R. Davis:
This Davis family was living in Conecuh Co., AL in 1850. Did John and Martha come here because of relatives and then met one another and married in Conechuh Co., AL? Researched by Ron Bridges on 16 Mar 2003.

Conecuh, AL 1850 Federal Census -- INDEX file 1 of 4

348B 4 DAVIDSON WM. 3 AL pg00343.txt
383B 25 DAVIS ALEXANDER T 8 AL pg0380b.txt
362 28 DAVIS DANIEL 22 GA pg0355b.txt
383B 20 DAVIS JACOB 57 VA pg0380b.txt
362 31 DAVIS JAMES 3 AL pg0355b.txt
383B 23 DAVIS JAMES 16 AL pg0380b.txt
362 32 DAVIS JOHN 1 AL pg0355b.txt
383B 22 DAVIS LOUISA 20 AL pg0380b.txt
362 29 DAVIS MARTHA 25 GA pg0355b.txt
383B 21 DAVIS SARAH 45 GA pg0380b.txt
383B 24 DAVIS WILSON A 12 AL pg0380b.txt
362 30 DAVIS WM. 4 AL pg0355b.txt

20 764* 764* DAVIS JACOB 57 M CARPENTER VA
21 764* 764* DAVIS SARAH 45 F GA X
22 764* 764* DAVIS LOUISA 20 F AL X
23 764* 764* DAVIS JAMES 16 M FARMER AL
24 764* 764* DAVIS WILSON A 12 M AL
25 764* 764* DAVIS ALEXANDER T 8 M AL

1860 Census of Coosa Co., AL lists her birthplace as GA.

More About Martha R. Davis:
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

More About James Wilson and Martha Davis:
Marriage: Bef. 1845, GA

3 ii. Henry Wilson, born 14 Apr 1827 in GA; died 30 Nov 1916 in Union Parish, LA. He married Martha Elizabeth (?) Abt. 1858 in ?; born 16 Jun 1835 in MS; died 12 Jun 1900 in Union Parish, LA.

Notes for Henry Wilson:
Census Year: 1870 State or Territory: LA County: Union Post Office: Downsville Stamped no: 105B
Reel no: M593-534 Division: Ward 5 Page no: 14
Enumerated on: June 25, 1870 by: George Ressitter Reference: Last Name: First Name
Transcribed by Shawn Martin and Proofread by Karen Rice for USGenWeb. Copyright: 2004

LINE Dwell Famil | LastName FirstName Age S C | Occupation | Real Pers | BirthPlace
10 97 97 Wilson Henry 42 M W Farmer 1800 250 Georgia
11 97 97 Wilson Martha E. 34 F W House Keeper Mississippi
12 97 97 Wilson Sarah T. 10 F W Louisiana
13 97 97 Wilson Henrietta C. 6 F W Louisiana

1900 Federal Census of Union Parish, Ward 5, Enumeration District No. 124, Sheet No. 16. Enumerated on 23 June 1900.
House Hold # 283
Wilson, Henry Head W M Apr 1827 (73) Married 42 years GA-GA-GA Farmer, Can read and write. (Note: other family records has his mother being born in NC)
Wilson, Martha Wife W F Jun 1835 (64) Marred 42 years 2 children born 2 children still living, MS-SC-MS Can read & write. (Note: A cemetery listing of Mt. Nebo has her dying 12 Jun 1900. In this census she is still listed alive 23 of Jun.
Cox, Henrietta Daughter W F Aug 1863 (36) Married 10 years 6 children born & 6 children still living 4 years not marrried, LA-GA-MS Can read & write. (Note: She is listed on Sheet No. 17 and none of her children are listed with her.) Researched by Ron Bridges on 23 Nov 2002.

More About Henry Wilson:
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

More About Martha Elizabeth (?):
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

More About Henry Wilson and Martha (?):
Marriage: Abt. 1858, ?

4 iii. Nancy Wilson, born 14 Feb 1830 in GA; died 6 May 1846 in ?.
5 iv. Jane Wilson, born 1 Dec 1831 in GA; died Unknown in ?.
6 v. Elizabeth Wilson, born 6 Nov 1832 in ?; died Unknown in LA. She married (1) James Crawford Lindsay 15 Aug 1855 in ?; born 13 Aug 1832 in ?; died Unknown in ?. She married (2) Lindsay Lack Unknown in LA; born Unknown in ?; died Unknown in ?.

More About Elizabeth Wilson:
Residence: 1850, In 1850 Lindsay were in Talbot Co., Ga

Notes for James Crawford Lindsay:
Thanks for information. I think Elizabeth married James Crawford Lindsay in LA. I was on 1850 Talbot Co. Geo. census, all came to LA. James Lindsay bought land in Jackson Parish Jan, 1851.

It appears (no proof) that James Crawford II died at end of Civil War. He and brother, Matthew, joined the war together May 11, 1862 Monroe, LA serving in same company. A gr-grand-dau. of Matthew said he and a bro. were prisoners near New Orleans at end of war. The bro. came home saying Matthew was unable to travel. Whey they got there to get him he had already died. Appears James Crawford did too and buried with the rest of family. There are 3 iron rusted monuments, two larger probably the parents and one smaller probably his. This is at Sibley Cemetery, Lincoln Parish. Other members of family buried in same area.

In 1866 Elizabeth sold land in Ouachita Parish, couldn't find her in Ouachita or Jackson Parish 1870 census. In 1880 census showed her wife of Lindsy Lack, son Moses 8. Sarah, dau. of Lindsy Lack and James Crawford (Joseph Crawford) were in household. Sarah and Joseph C about same age.

Lindsy and Elizabeth apparently died before 1891 as Moses E. Lack sold his inheritance to Joseph C. VELMA MILLER. 14 Jul 2002

This inf. comes from the Lindsay family Bible. James C. Lindsay born 13 Aug. 1832 married 15 Aug. 1855 to Elizabeth Wilson. They had one son, he was my great grandfather Joseph Crawford Lindsay born July 10, 1862 and died June 30, 1934. He married my great grandmother Ludy Ann Woods 12-16-1886. They had a lot of children. My grandmother Cora Adliene Lindsay Railey was one of their daughters. I talked to my Aunt Velma last night and she said she thought maybe Elizabeth Wilson Lack maybe be buried at the Douglas Cem. in Lincoln Parish. She may not have a tomb stone. This is what I have for the other children of Elizabeth Wilson Lindsay Lack. Sarah Lack 19 in 1880 and Moses E. Lack age 8 in 1880. This sounds like a big jump in ages between Sarah and Moses. My great grandfather James C. Lindsay is also listed in the household with them. I have him listed as Joseph C. Lindsay, guess he changed his name James to Joseph. In 1880 Lincoln Parish. Wilson, William T. 1832, Amanda 1837, Sarah E. 1867, LeRoy 1873, James M. 1875, Jneen V. (hope you can make out this one) 1878, Cornelia 1879. I don't show in my records of 1900 Lincoln Parish any Wilsons. We more than likely did not look up the Wilsons. There is a Jessie Lack listed in the 1900 Lincoln Parish, but not Elizabeth and her husband and children. If you decided to look at the Douglas Cem. list, go to Rootsweb and look under Lincoln Parish for Douglas Cem. By the way the Bible records shows our Thomas Lindsay, Sr. of Abbeville, Co., S. C. where I submitted the Bible records. This maybe where Elizabeth Wilson and James C. Lindsay married. I need to look myself and see what I can find. Thank you again for your help and yes I would like anything you can pass along. I am in Lincoln Parish and have heard of Mt. Nebo. Union Parish is a neighbor to us. My aunt said one of the Wlson women went to school with my mother. My mother went to school at Downsville where she graduated in 1938. My mother passed away in 1991. Well, I am learning about our Wilson line and really want to know more about them. I never know which ones I can tie into with a family connection. Like I said in my other e-mail I am related to the Wilsons on my fathers side where they married into our family. I have two different cousins that married Wilson men. They were my daddys first cousins. They are all gone now. Have to go and look at my other e-mail. Take care and write again. Hope this has helped. Linda. 15 Jul 2002


More About James Crawford Lindsay:
Residence: In 1850's Lindsay(s) were in Talbot Co., GA

More About James Lindsay and Elizabeth Wilson:
Marriage: 15 Aug 1855, ?

More About Lindsay Lack and Elizabeth Wilson:
Marriage: Unknown, LA

7 vi. Sarah A. Wilson, born 14 Jun 1834 in AL; died Unknown in ?.
8 vii. Mary Ann Wilson, born 14 Jun 1834 in Meriwether Co., GA; died 28 Mar 1904 in LA. She married William J. Smith 1853 in Shelby Co., AL; born 21 Jan 1830 in ?; died 11 Dec 1907 in LA.

Notes for Mary Ann Wilson:
I am looking for the parents of my G.G.grandmother whose maiden name was Mary Ann Wilson. She was born in Merrywether County, Georgia on 6/14/1834. She married William J. Smith and they eventually moved to Union Parish, Louisiana in 1856

More About Mary Ann Wilson:
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, LA

Notes for William J. Smith:
Is this them?

CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE: Louisiana PARISH: Union POST OFFICE: Downsville REEL NO: M653-426 PAGE NO: 44
REFERENCE: Enumerated on 2nd July 1860 by A. C. Wade, Ass't Marshal; SHEET NO: 549
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LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. REAL VAL. PERS VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB
=================================================================
2 274 274 Smith W.J. 29 M Farmer 480 1,345 Ga
3 274 274 Smith M.A. 25 F Housekeeper Ga
4 274 274 Smith E.J. 5 F Ga
5 274 274 Smith G.A. 4 F Ga
6 274 274 Smith C.C. 3 F Ga
7 274 274 Smith M.C. 2 M Ga


Smith(s) buried in New Hope Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, LA
SMITH Ethel Polly
SMITH Lela Margarette 10 OCT 1890 16 SEP 1918
SMITH Josie M 16 JAN 1869 28 DEC 1956
SMITH C L 03 JUL 1868 15 OCT 1931
SMITH Leonard Decal 05 NOV 1900 08 MAY 1922
SMITH W J 21 JAN 1830 11 DEC 1907
SMITH Mary A 14 JUN 1834 28 MAR 1904
SMITH William D 28 MAR 1865 12 SEP 1890

More About William J. Smith:
Burial: New Hope Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, LA

More About William Smith and Mary Wilson:
Fact 1: It appears that this marriage date and place may not be accurate. Based upon the 1850, if accurate.
Marriage: 1853, Shelby Co., AL

9 viii. William Wilson, born 11 Mar 1836 in ?; died 9 Oct 1889 in LA. He married Sarah Ann (?) Unknown in ?; born 1846 in ?; died 1917 in LA.

More About William Wilson:
Burial: Douglas Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, LA

More About Sarah Ann (?):
Burial: Douglas Cemetery, Lincoln Parish, LA

More About William Wilson and Sarah (?):
Marriage: Unknown, ?

10 ix. Joseph Wilson, born 25 Dec 1837 in ?; died 28 Apr 1846 in AL.
11 x. Andrew M. Wilson, born 20 May 1839 in ?; died Unknown in ?.

Notes for Andrew M. Wilson:
1900 Census of Conecuh County, Alabama
52 WILSON, Andrew Hd W M Apr 1840 60 34
Sarah Ann W Nov 1844 55 0 0


12 xi. Martha Wilson, born 24 Mar 1845 in ?; died 29 Jul 1909 in LA. She married David Wiggins Green Unknown in ?; born 5 Oct 1840 in ?; died 1 Nov 1904 in LA.

More About Martha Wilson:
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

Notes for David Wiggins Green:
"Mr. and Mrs. Green came to the Mt. Nebo Community in 1875. They came from Hico, Louisiana, but apparently had settled there for only a short while. Originally, they came from Alabama. Mr. Green, then living in South Carolina, was engaged to marry Martha Wilson when he went to the Civil War. When he returned, he had three of his fingers shot off. He offered to release her from the engagement, but she did not agree. It was he who gave the land for the Church and Cemetery. Later, their son, William David, better know as Billy, made this official. The deed is recorded in the Union Parish Court house in Farmerville." (1) (1) From a booklet on the history of Mt. Nebo Church which is titled:
Mt. Nebo --- 1881-1981.

More About David Wiggins Green:
Burial: Mt. Nebo Methodist Ch. Cemetery, north of Downsville, Union Parish, LA

More About David Green and Martha Wilson:
Marriage: Unknown, ?

13 xii. Emaline Wilson, born 1847 in ?; died Unknown in ?.
14 xiii. Caroline Wilson, born 1848 in AL; died Unknown in ?.

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