Ezra Denison Willson

Brief Life History of Ezra Denison

When Ezra Denison Willson was born on 25 February 1830, in Fairfax, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Amos Willson, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth P. Wright, was 24. He married Anna Elisabetha Haas on 19 September 1853, in Brady Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Brady Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Pavilion, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 11 September 1904, in Yankee Springs Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bowerman Cemetery, Middleville, Thornapple Township, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezra Denison Willson
Anna Elisabetha Haas
Marriage: 19 September 1853
Amos John Willson
Anna Harriet Wilson
Marcia Elizabeth Wilson
Ezra A Willson
George N Wilson
Rena Willson
Lotan T Willson
Sabia Gladice Wilson

Sources (27)

  • Ed Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ezra Wilson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Ezra T. Willson, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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.


Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (eastern): variant of Wilson .

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

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