Rev William Wilson was born about 1779, in North Carolina, United States as the son of James Wilson. He married Amy Halliburton about 1804, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in November 1845, in Gates, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Gates, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.