Theophalis Wilson

Brief Life History of Theophalis

When Theophalis Wilson was born in 1832, in Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Wilson, was 43 and his mother, Rachel Roberts, was 37. 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 for about 10 years. He died about 1900, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69.

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

Sources (9)

  • Theophilus Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theopholis Wilson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Theo. Wilson in entry for Anderson Wilson and Millie A. Stephens, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

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

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

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

Name Meaning

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.

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

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