J.W. Wilson Bollinger Co
- J.W. Wilson was born in Wayne County, in
and is the son of Josiah and Sarah McBride
The parents came to this state in 1812,
locating at the head of Black River.
was in the War of 1812-15, but was fortunate to
escape without a wound.
He died in 1850 in Wayne
County, leaving three children: Madison, Mary and
The latter remained with his father until
he was grown to manhood, receiving a very fair
education at the country schools.
He married in
1852, and had seven children, two living
Nathaniel G and Martha A.
At his marriage he
received, with his wife, forty acres of land,
their present home.
He has since added to it at
different times about 140 acres.
He owns a half
interest in another ninety-two acres.
He is an
He has been a member of the Baptist
Church forty-one years.
Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, page 1151