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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Family Time Line

Theophalis Wilson
1832–1895
Minerva Gibson
1842–1911
Marriage: 13 March 1856
Mary Frances Wilson
1857–
William Wilson
1874–1877
James E. Wilson
1858–1903
Eliza Bell Wilson
1862–
Rachel Wilson
1863–1944
Anderson Wilson
1866–1945
Isabel Wilson
1869–
Parrot Luella Wilson
1877–1903
Dora Wilson
1883–

Spouse and Children

    Male1832–1895Male

    Minerva Gibson

    Female1842–1911Female

MARRIAGE
13 March 1856
Owsley, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    Mary Frances Wilson

    Female1857–Female

    James E. Wilson

    Male1858–1903Male

    Eliza Bell Wilson

    Female1862–Female

    Female1863–1944Female

    Anderson Wilson

    Male1866–1945Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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