Theophalis Wilson

1832–20 October 1895 (Age 63)
Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Theophalis

When Theophalis Wilson was born in 1832, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Sturgeon Wilson, was 38 and his mother, Rachel Roberts, was 33. He married Minerva Gibson on 13 March 1856, in Owsley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1895, at the age of 63.

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Theophalis Wilson
Minerva Gibson
Marriage: 13 March 1856
Mary Frances Wilson
William Wilson
James E. Wilson
Eliza Bell Wilson
Rachel Wilson
Anderson Wilson
Isabel Wilson
Parrot Luella Wilson
Dora Wilson

Spouse and Children


    Minerva Gibson


13 March 1856
Owsley, Kentucky, United States


    Mary Frances Wilson


    James E. Wilson


    Eliza Bell Wilson



    Anderson Wilson


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 0

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 18

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Theophalus Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Theophilus Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Theophilus Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"

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