The Rose Arbor by Eleanor Polen
The following was generously
contributed by Beverly Williams Wallace, thanks Bev!
b.Sept.12,1790 Caroline Co., Va. to James Wilson Sr. and Agnes
Pickett. Samuel married Elizabeth "Betty" Clark March
6,1808 Pendleton Co., Ky. He died abt.1850 Clark's Creek, Grant
Co., Ky. Children:
(1)Samuel Wilson Jr. born abt.1808.
(2)William "Bill" Wilson born 1813 Ky. d.1893 Wayne
Co., Iowa. married
(a)Elizabeth "Betsy" Jump (b)Mary Ann Nealy.
Military: Served in Co."G" 42nd Mo. Infantry during
Buried: Fordice-Edmond-Georgetown Cemetery, Wayne Co., Iowa.
Occupation: Farmer and owned a hotel and tavern. Moved to Iowa
approx 1848-1849. Listed in the Federal Census for Wayne Co.,
(3)Hiram Wilson b.1816 Ky. died Jan.1864 Grant Co., Ky. married
Mary Emily "Courtney" Webster April 17,1835 Falmouth,
Pendleton Co., Ky.
Notes: Hiram and wife Mary Emily "Courtney" Webster
were found on the 1860 Census Grant Co.,Ky. living next door to
their daughter Emily "Courtney" Wilson and her husband
John Hensley Marksberry.
Cause of death: Hiram was shot by his son-in-law Kinman. When he
was operated on, they found he had cancer. He died shortly after
This family did not move to Iowa when the others did. Children:
(a)Martha Jane Wilson born 1840 married Louis Jewett, Oct.1857,
Grant Co., Ky. Note: Martha Jane listed in her fathers will
(b)Mary Ann Wilson born Jan.2,1845 Owen Co., Ky. died Feb.4,1910
Grant Co., Ky. married James John Kinman, Jan. 4, 1866 Grant
(c)Emily "Courtney" Wilson b.Nov.16,1843 died
Feb.4,1910 Bryan Co., Ok. married (1)John Hensley Marksberry
(2)John Andrew Conn.
(d)Nancy Elizabeth Wilson born March 1843 Owen Co., Ky. married
John Samuel Kinman Owen Co.,Ky.
(e)Julia Ann Wilson born 1848 Owen Co., Ky. died bef. 1880
married Enoch Roland.
(f)Serrilda (Rilda) Wilson born 1852 Owen Co., Ky. married Hiram
Lyons, Owen Co., Ky. abt.1845.
(g)Elizabeth Wilson born 1854.
Lucy Ann Wilson born 1856 Owen Co., Ky. married (1)Hiram Jump
(2) Milton Jump.
(h)Hiram Wilson born 1858.
(i) Nelson Wilson born 1837 Owen Co., Ky. married Louisa
unknown, 1862, Ky.
(4)Isaac Samuel "Ike Wilson born March 22,1825 Grant Co.,
Ky. died Nov.5,1887 Wilson, Ellsworth Co., Kansas. married
(1)Nancy E. Burns Jan.27,1847 Williamstown, Grant Co., Ky. Nancy
Burns was daughter of David Burns and Margaret Franks Webster.
(a)Sarah Margaret Wilson born Nov.18,1847 Grant Co., Ky. died
April 6,1936 Putman County, Mo. married William Franklin
Gadberry March 29,1866.
(b)Isaac Samuel Wilson Jr. born December 9,1848 Jefferson
County, Kentucky died November 29, 1935, Allerton, Wayne Co.,
Iowa married Laura Marilla Gleason Oct.14,1868.
(c)Edward Edmund Wilson b.1851 Iowa d. Bedford, Iowa. married
Elizabeth H. "Lizzie"Cole. Occupation: Owned Auction
House, Gravity, Iowa.
(d)Isabelle "Bell" Wilson born Aug. 18,1853 Wayne Co.,
Iowa died May 31,1907 Salina, Kansas married
(1)William Linsey (2)Henry H. Martin.
(e)James Henry Wilson born 1855 died 1918 Sylvan Grove, Kansas
married (1) Carolyn Humes (2) Belle Atkinson.
(f)George Washington Wilson b. Apr.25,1858 Wayne Co., Iowa died
1932 Denison, Texas married Mary Marksberry, daughter of John
Hensley Marksberry and Emily "Courtney" Wilson.
Ike Wilson and Nancy E. Burns divorced March 1865 in Corydon,
Wayne Co., Iowa. Ike married Margaret Jane Eli, Mason
(g)Nancy Wilson born Feb.28 1861 Iowa died Aug.25,1924 Wilson,
Frank Beadle July 22,1877.
Military: Isaac "Ike" Wilson served in the Civil War
with 18th Regiment, Co."B", Missouri Infantry
Volunteers. He and Nancy E. Burns were divorced 1865. Nancy E.
Burns married John W. Rankin. Isaac than married Margaret Jane
Eli 1865. Margaret raised Isaac's children from his prev.
marriage. Children of Margaret Eli and Ike were:
(a)William Thomas Wilson born March 5,1866 Wayne Co., Iowa died
(b)Alfred Harvey Wilson born August 1867 Iowa married Eva Davis.
(c)Charles Asbury Wilson born Sep.27,1869 Iowa married C.A.
(d)Lewis Millaard Wilson born March 27,1869 Wayne Co., Iowa
married Margaret Isabelle Robertshaw.
(e)John Milton Wilson born Apr.20,1878 Wilson, Kansas died
Feb.10,1880 Wilson, Kansas.
(5)Elizabeth Jane Wilson born Nov.7,1827 Ky. died Apr.1,1841
Powersville, Putnam Co.,Mo. married Henry A. Burns Apr.22,1841
Grant Co., Ky. Henry A. Burns occupation: Farmer. Military:
Served in Civil War 18th Mo. Volunteer Infantry Co"B".
(6)Emaline "Emily" Wilson born 1834 Ky. died Sept.
21,1909 Wayne Co., Iowa. married (a)James J. Smith. (b)Preston
Riddle. James Smith served in Civil War with 1st Mo. Artillery
Co."E" from Putnam Co., Mo.
(7) I. Nicholas "Nick" Wilson born 1839 Grant Co., Ky.
Sources: Information received from Bunny From, Terry Beadle,
Laura Carroll, Jack Cannon, Tonya Cox, Pidge Tomlinson, Sandy
Wilson, Judith Richardson, Sandra Gadberry, Elaine Price,
Juanita Morton, and Sue Carpenter, all descendants of this
Wilson line. I also have contributed to the above. Census, death
certificates, marriage licenses, photos, etc.
My grandmother was Hattie May Wilson, daughter of George
Please visit the Wilson Photo Album