Bio: Wilson, G. W. (1881)



Surnames: Wilson


----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 313

G. W. WILSON was born in Virginia, and served in the war of 1812. In 1834, he went to Illinois with his family, to remove his children from the blighting influences of slavery. He was one of the first to realize the evils of slavery, and acted on his impressions. He was eighty-seven years of age at the time of his death; had lived six years in the city. He was well known as the father of B. F. Wilson, and was highly respected.



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