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J.W. Wilson Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

J.W. Wilson Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • J.W. Wilson was born in Wayne County, in 1824, and is the son of Josiah and Sarah McBride Wilson.

    The parents came to this state in 1812, locating at the head of Black River.

    The father 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 John W.

    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 Oddfellow.

    He has been a member of the Baptist Church forty-one years.

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, page 1151
Contributed by Kay McGregor

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