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
1830–1904
Anna Elisabetha Haas
1827–1911
Marriage: 19 September 1853
Amos John Willson
1854–1908
Anna Harriet Wilson
1856–1920
Marcia Elizabeth Wilson
1858–1908
Ezra A Willson
1860–1902
George N Wilson
1862–1873
Rena Willson
1864–1867
Lotan T Willson
1866–1883
Sabia Gladice Wilson
1870–1952

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.

1849

Oldest grave seen in the memorials list.

1863

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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