Descendants of David Wilson

Generation No. 1

1. DAVID1 WILSON was born August 23, 1754 in Buckingham Twp., Bucks Co. PA, and died April 25, 1826. He married MARGARET MITCHEL.

Children of DAVID WILSON and MARGARET MITCHEL are:

2. i. AMOS2 WILSON, b. September 16, 1794, Chester county, Pa.; d. January 15, 1881, Putnam Co IL.

3. ii. REBECCA WILSON.


Generation No. 2

2. AMOS2 WILSON (DAVID1) was born September 16, 1794 in Chester county, Pa., and died January 15, 1881 in Putnam Co IL. He married (1) HANNAH BROWN 1818 in Downingtown, Chester Co. PA, daughter of DAVID BROWN and UNKNOWN. He married (2) ANNA MORRIS March 05, 1828 in Bellmont Co. OH.

Notes for AMOS WILSON:

Amos Wilson
Taken From the Henry Republican November 4, 1880

The subject of this sketch was born Sept. 16, 1794, in Chester county, Pa., of Quaker parentage, consequently he inherited a birthright in the time honored society of friends, which he has maintained in good faith up to the present time. He married Hannah Brown in 1818, and to this time was born five children, Joshua B., David, Hannah, Margaret and Thomas; with his family he moved to Bellmont county, Ohio, in 1826, and in that year his wife died.

In 1827 he married Anna Morris in Bellmont county, Ohio, who still survives, and to this union 9 children have been born, Ruth Anna, Rebecca, Sarah, Elizabeth, Morris, Mary, Oliver, Amos and Laura; six of these children are still living. We believe that all of his first wife's children married in Ohio, before immigrating to this state.

He came to Putnam county, Ill., in 1851, and settled on the wild prairie, about two miles north of Magnolia, in what is now known as the Quaker neighborhood, and to that society he has been one of the main pillars ever since. He is the father of 14 children, 10 of whom are still living; 84 grandchildren, of whom 67 are still living and 37 great grandchildren, or a total of 135 descendants.

A reunion was held at the residence of Mrs. Rose Wilson in this township on the 24th of Sept. 1880, to celebrate his 86th birthday. About 70 of the family were present, consisting of all the living children, with their husbands and wives, and many of the grand and great grandchildren. A table was spread large enough for all, and well filled with all that an epicure could ask by the ladies of the reunion. At this table the aged couple were seated, and around them their middle aged children and many grand and great grandchildren, from infancy up. Many were in the reminiscences and retrospectives in the family conversation, yet the day passed off pleasantly, and all went away satisfied that it was well to be there. - Wenona Index.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLIC, HENRY, IL
January 20, 1881 - Magnolia

Amos Wilson died last Saturday. Was buried at Friends burial ground Tuesday at 11 o'clock. Deceased owned a very good farm 1 1/2 miles north of this place from whence he was carried to his last resting place. He was quite aged.

More About AMOS WILSON:
Buried: Clear Creek Cemetery, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

More About ANNA MORRIS:
Buried: Clear Creek Cemetery, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

Children of AMOS WILSON and HANNAH BROWN are:

i. JOSHUA B.3 WILSON, b. January 15, 1819; d. Bef. 1915.

4. ii. MARGARET WILSON, b. March 14, 1820, Chester Co. PA; d. February 15, 1908.

5. iii. DAVID WILSON, b. May 24, 1822, Chester Co. PA; d. November 16, 1911.

6. iv. THOMAS WILSON, b. June 24, 1824, Chester Co. PA; d. February 25, 1910.

7. v. HANNAH B. WILSON, b. April 20, 1826, Chester Co. PA; d. January 27, 1916, Wenona, IL?.

Children of AMOS WILSON and ANNA MORRIS are:

vi. RUTH ANN3 WILSON, b. December 27, 1828; d. April 02, 1849, Ohio.

8. vii. REBECCA WILSON, b. November 07, 1830, Belmont Co. Ohio; d. January 25, 1918, Nebraska?.

9. viii. SARAH P. WILSON, b. February 05, 1833; d. June 10, 1862, Bureau Co. IL.

10. ix. ELIZABETH WILSON, b. August 11, 1835, Belmont county, Ohio; d. June 27, 1915, Putnam Co IL.

11. x. MORRIS WILSON, b. December 17, 1837, Ohio; d. December 15, 1915, Putnam Co IL.

xi. LAURA WILSON, b. March 16, 1841; d. September 30, 1857.

12. xii. MARY WILSON, b. April 11, 1844; d. July 07, 1928, Putnam Co IL.

13. xiii. AMOS B. WILSON, b. January 02, 1847, Ohio; d. March 12, 1922, Illinois.

14. xiv. OLIVER WILSON, b. August 05, 1849; d. May 01, 1924, Peoria, IL?.

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3. REBECCA2 WILSON (DAVID1). She married JONAS PRESTON EYRE February 12, 1818 in New Garden Twp, Chester Co. PA.

Children of REBECCA WILSON and JONAS EYRE are:

i. JONAS3 EYRE, b. April 19, 1819.

ii. MARGARET WILSON EYRE, b. November 04, 1820.

iii. SUSANNA EYRE, b. December 16, 1822.

iv. ELIZABETH EYRE, b. December 21, 1824.

v. ANNE ELY EYRE, b. January 18, 1826.

vi. JOSHUA EYRE, b. April 16, 1828.

vii. DAVID WILSON EYRE, b. December 02, 1832.


Generation No. 3

4. MARGARET3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born March 14, 1820 in Chester Co. PA, and died February 15, 1908. She married HENRY MERRITT Bef. 1843 in Belmont Co. Ohio.

Children of MARGARET WILSON and HENRY MERRITT are:

i. WILSON4 MERRITT, b. June 29, 1843.

ii. JOHN MERRITT, b. January 10, 1845.

iii. ISABELLE MERRITT, b. June 02, 1847, Putnam Co IL; m. I. P. WIERMAN, April 04, 1872, Magnolia, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for ISABELLE MERRITT and I. WIERMAN:
April 18, 1872
In Magnolia, April 4, at the residence of Henry Merritt, I.P. Weirman and Miss Isabelle W. Merritt.

iv. HANNAH MERRITT, b. June 28, 1849.

v. MAHLON MERRITT, b. 1856.

vi. CHARLES MERRITT, b. January 14, 1858.

vii. MARGARET MERRITT, b. August 18, 1860.

viii. ISAAC MERRITT, b. January 12, 1863.

ix. GEORGE MERRITT, b. May 08, 1865.

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5. DAVID3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born May 24, 1822 in Chester Co. PA, and died November 16, 1911. He married ELIZA PENNINGTON GREENLEAF May 05, 1846 in Belmont Co. Ohio.

Children of DAVID WILSON and ELIZA GREENLEAF are:

i. MARY ANNA4 WILSON, b. December 31, 1846.

ii. HANNAH BROWN WILSON, b. September 08, 1848.

iii. SARAH EVANS WILSON, b. October 26, 1850.

iv. RUTH ELLA WILSON, b. April 03, 1853.

v. ALICE WILSON, b. May 26, 1855.

vi. JOHN NEWMAN WILSON, b. May 05, 1857.

vii. CLARA JEANETTE WILSON, b. February 01, 1861.

viii. AMOS WILSON, b. January 11, 1864.

ix. ELIZABETH WILSON, b. December 18, 1865, Wenona, Marshall Co. IL.

x. LAURA ELIZA WILSON, b. November 18, 1868.

xi. DAVID WILSON, b. December 12, 1859.

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6. THOMAS3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born June 24, 1824 in Chester Co. PA, and died February 25, 1910. He married (1) MARY ELIZA KEITH. He married (2) MARY BATTIN March 06, 1867.

More About THOMAS T. WILSON:
Occupation: 1850, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Granville twp, Putnam Co IL

Child of THOMAS WILSON and MARY KEITH is:

i. ADDIE4 WILSON, b. 1846, Putnam Co IL.

ii. MARY J. WILSON, b. Abt. 1845, Putnam Co IL.

iii. EUGENE A. WILSON, b. Abt. 1849, Putnam Co IL.

iv. SYLVESTER WILSON, b. Abt. 1852.

v. ARTEMESIA WILSON, b. Abt. 1854.

vi. NIRA WILSON, b. Abt. 1859.

Children of THOMAS WILSON and MARY BATTIN are:

ii. KATE W.4 WILSON, b. March 19, 1869.

iii. NELLIE WILSON.

iv. SADIE WILSON.

v. STELLA WILSON.

vi. GEORGE ROLLA WILSON.

vii. DAVID N. WILSON.

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7. HANNAH B.3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born April 20, 1826 in Chester Co. PA, and died January 27, 1916 in Wenona, IL?. She married ROBERT PERRY HOGE December 12, 1844 in Belmont Co. Ohio.

Children of HANNAH WILSON and ROBERT HOGE are:

i. MARY ANNA4 HOGE, b. April 24, 1847, Wheeling, VA.

ii. CHARLES FOSTER HOGE, b. September 04, 1853, Putnam Co IL.

iii. ELLEN SARAH HOGE, b. August 19, 1859, Putnam Co IL.

iv. HANNAH B. HOGE, b. April 03, 1863, Putnam Co IL.

v. JOHN FRANKLIN HOGE, b. July 12, 1865, Putnam Co IL.

vi. ELIZABETH W. HOGE, b. August 19, 1859, Putnam Co IL.

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8. REBECCA3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born November 07, 1830 in Belmont Co. Ohio, and died January 25, 1918 in Nebraska?. She married ISAAC P. HOWARD 1853 in Putnam Co IL.

Notes for ISAAC P. HOWARD:

Mr. Howard is a farmer living on section 12, Evans township. Post office, Wenona. He was born in Mount Pleasant

More About ISAAC P. HOWARD:
Occupation: 1860, Farmer
Residence: 1860, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Children of REBECCA WILSON and ISAAC HOWARD are:

i. MARY IDA4 HOWARD, b. Abt. 1858, Illinois.

ii. LUELLA J. HOWARD.

iii. HATTIE R. HOWARD.

iv. HENRY WILSON HOWARD.

v. JOHN M. HOWARD.

vi. DELBERT J. HOWARD.

vii. LAURA C. HOWARD, b. Abt. 1856, Illinois.

viii. SARAH B. HOWARD, b. June 1859, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

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9. SARAH P.3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born February 05, 1833, and died June 10, 1862 in Bureau Co. IL. She married (1) WILLIAM FELL. She married (2) ISRAEL BLACKLEDGE Abt. 1857.

Child of SARAH WILSON and WILLIAM FELL is:

i. SARAH E.4 FELL.

Child of SARAH WILSON and ISRAEL BLACKLEDGE is:

ii. ROBERT I.4 BLACKLEDGE, b. December 06, 1857.

More About ROBERT I. BLACKLEDGE:
Occupation: 1880, Farmer
Residence: 1880, Ohio Twp, Saline Co. Kansas

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10. ELIZABETH3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born August 11, 1835 in Belmont county, Ohio, and died June 27, 1915 in Putnam Co IL. She married ABEL MILLS November 08, 1866 in Putnam Co IL, son of JOSEPH MILLS and SARAH RALEY.

Notes for ELIZABETH WILSON:

July 8, 1915
Elizabeth W. Mills

Elizabeth W. Mills, wife of Abel Mills and a daughter of Amos and Anna Wilson, was born near St. Clarisville, Belmont County, Ohio, Aug. 11, 1835, and died at her home near McNabb, Ill., June 27, 1915, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 16 days.

As one of a large family she came to Illinois with her father and mother by steamboat landing at Hennepin in the year 1851. She had resided in Magnolia township in Putnam county for the long term of 64 years. She grew up with the activities of this section of the country where she loved to have her home. In early womanhood after assisting with the care of the family at home and industriously doing her share of the duties of a daughter of an early settler, she engaged in teaching school for limited periods.

In 1866, she was married to Abel Mills and at once assumed the duties not only as wife, but as mother to six children who had been left motherless. To Abel and Elizabeth Mills were born five sons. Four of these are living, who in addition to the three surviving children of the older group and the devoted husband, now constitute the broken circle. The surviving children are: Martha M. Wilson of Peoria; Oliver, Perry and William L. Mills of McNabb; Charles W. Mills of Cambridge, Mass; Clarence C. and Albert T. Mills of Decatur, and Leroy A. Mills of Stockton, Cal. Twenty-three grandchildren and six great grandchildren are left whom she loved and called her own.

Of the brothers and sisters who came with the family on its migration to this state, there are still surviving, Hannah Hoge of Wenona; Rebecca Howard of Chester, Neb.; Morris A. and Amos B. Wilson of Magnolia; Mary W. Smith of McNabb, and Oliver Wilson of Peoria.

The deceased was a birthright member of the Society of Friends, and a member of the Clear Creek monthly meeting of that religious body, in which she has been an elder for many years. A large number of relatives and friends gathered for the funeral services which was held at the home on the morning of the 29th of June. A. R. Taylor, president of Millikin university of Decatur, was present and made appropriate remarks. He was a pupil of the deceased at the old Center school house and among other things he paid a loving tribute to her sterling qualities as he knew her then as a teacher, and since that time in her home and in the community. The body was laid to rest beside that of her son Amos, in the Friends burial grounds near the old Clear Creek meeting house.

More About ABEL MILLS:
Occupation: 1870, Farmer
Residence: 1870, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1900, Farmer
Residence: 1900, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

Children of ELIZABETH WILSON and ABEL MILLS are:

i. CHARLES WILSON4 MILLS, b. October 14, 1867, Putnam Co IL; d. Aft. 1915.

15. ii. CLARENCE C. MILLS, b. February 05, 1869, Putnam Co IL; d. August 29, 1938, Putnam Co IL.

iii. ALBERT TAYLOR MILLS, b. December 07, 1870, Putnam Co IL; d. Aft. 1915.

iv. AMOS PRESTON MILLS, b. July 27, 1872, Putnam Co IL; d. April 06, 1890, Putnam Co IL.

Notes for AMOS PRESTON MILLS:

April 10, 1890
Quaker Lane, April 7 - A few weeks ago, Amos Mills was one of our most promising youths, but now he is no more. We stand by the river and mourn, yet we know it was the Master's voice that called him home.

Cottage Hill, April 7 - A word comes to us today that Amos, son of Abel Mills passed away yesterday, disease pneumonia in company with grippe.

OBITUARY
Amos Preston Mills, son of Abel and Elizabeth Mills was born July 27, 1872 and died April 6, 1890, aged 17 years, 8 months and 9 days. During the early winter he had an attack of La Grippe from which he seemed to recover with the exception of a cough. About two weeks before his death he had an attack of tonsillitis, which later developed into pneumonia and ended in a complication of diseases. All members of the family were present at the time of his death, except two, one brother being in Chicago and another in Dixon, Illinois. Deceased was a birthright member of the Society of Friends.

More About AMOS PRESTON MILLS:
Buried: Clear Creek Cemetery, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

v. LE ROY ADDISON MILLS, b. March 1878, Putnam Co IL; d. Aft. 1915.

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11. MORRIS3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born December 17, 1837 in Ohio, and died December 15, 1915 in Putnam Co IL. He married (1) MARY V. SMITH Aft. 1859. He married (2) LYDIA EMILY JOHN February 09, 1871 in Sterling, IL.

More About MORRIS A. WILSON:
Occupation: 1900, Farmer
Residence: 1900, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Child of MORRIS WILSON and MARY SMITH is:

i. EDWARD4 WILSON, b. Abt. 1860.

Children of MORRIS WILSON and LYDIA JOHN are:

ii. GERTRUDE4 WILSON, b. May 23, 1872.

iii. THEODORE WILSON, b. February 25, 1874.

iv. GEORGE S. WILSON, b. November 19, 1875.

More About GEORGE S. WILSON:
Occupation: 1900, School Teacher
Residence: 1900, Living with parents

iv. CLARA C. WILSON, b. April 02, 1877; d. November 16, 1880.

More About CLARA C. WILSON:
Buried: Clear Creek Cemetery, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

vi. CODELIA WILSON, b. March 10, 1879.

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12. MARY3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born April 11, 1844, and died July 07, 1928 in Putnam Co IL. She married HENRY KNIGHT SMITH April 12, 1866 in Clear Creek, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for MARY WILSON:
1900 census shows 8 children born, 7 children living

More About HENRY KNIGHT SMITH:
Occupation: 1870-1880, Farmer
Residence: 1870-1880, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1900, Farmer
Residence: 1900, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

Children of MARY WILSON and HENRY SMITH are:

i. FANNIE GREENLEAF4 SMITH, b. August 18, 1867.

ii. FRANK EMERSON SMITH, b. August 18, 1867; d. February 08, 1946, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

iii. LAURA W. SMITH, b. December 17, 1870.

iv. LUCRETIA MOTT SMITH, b. August 29, 1874.

v. THEODORE J. SMITH, b. October 1879, Putnam Co IL.

vi. MILDRED FAYE SMITH, b. September 01, 1885.

vii. HELEN CATHERINE SMITH, b. May 30, 1893.

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13. AMOS B.3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born January 02, 1847 in Ohio, and died March 12, 1922 in Illinois. He married ANNA S. GRIFFITH September 06, 1876 in Magnolia township, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of GRIFFITH and MARY V..

Marriage Notes for AMOS WILSON and ANNA GRIFFITH:

September 7, 1876
In Magnolia township, September 6, at the residence of Mrs. Mary V. Griffith, by Frank Whiting, Esq., of Granville, Amos B. Wilson and Miss Anna S. Griffith, both of Putnam county.

Children of AMOS WILSON and ANNA GRIFFITH are:

i. LUELLA4 WILSON, b. October 29, 1877.

ii. EDNA LUCILLE WILSON, b. June 16, 1883.

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14. OLIVER3 WILSON (AMOS2, DAVID1) was born August 05, 1849, and died May 01, 1924 in Peoria, IL?. He married (1) ELLA HOWARD Aft. 1869. He married (2) MARTHA MILLS September 04, 1878 in Magnolia township, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of ABEL MILLS and ELIZABETH BOSLEY.

More About OLIVER WILSON:
Occupation: 1900, Landlord
Residence: 1900, Magnolia Township, Putnam Co. IL

Marriage Notes for OLIVER WILSON and MARTHA MILLS:

September 12, 1878
Magnolia
At half past 6:00 PM on September 4, we had the pleasure of uniting in the holy bonds of matrimony, at the bride's fathers, Mr. Oliver Wilson with Miss Martha Mills, all of this township. It is always a great pleasure to us to be at a marriage among the Friends. On the 4th of last April, we united in marriage another daughter with Oliver Smith. On the 4th of July, his brother Henry died and now on the fourth of the present month, the marriage of the above mentioned.

September 12, 1878
In Magnolia township, Putnam county, by A. B. Gurnes, Esq., Oliver Wilson and Miss Martha Mills, both of M.

Child of OLIVER WILSON and MARTHA MILLS is:

i. LOIS ARTHELIA4 WILSON, b. October 25, 1885.


Generation No. 4

15. CLARENCE C.4 MILLS (ELIZABETH3 WILSON, AMOS2, DAVID1) was born February 05, 1869 in Putnam Co IL, and died August 29, 1938 in Putnam Co IL. He married SARA WILSON.

Child of CLARENCE MILLS and SARA WILSON is:

i. ANNA MARY5 MILLS, b. Bef. 1910.


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