Jane Wilson

Female28 August 1809–7 February 1894

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Wilson was born on 28 August 1809, in North Sewickley, Franklin Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Wilson, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Patterson, was 20. She married Michael Gulliver Main Sr. about 1824, in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Daugherty Township, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 7 February 1894, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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Michael Gulliver Main Sr.
Jane Wilson
Marriage: about 1824
Nicholas Main
Elizabeth Main
Wilson Main
Harriet Main
Nancy Mary Main
Martha Main
Susannah Main
Robert Main
Sarah Jane Main
William Main
Michael Gulliver Main Jr

Sources (6)

  • Jane Main in household of Michl Main, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane Wilson - Published information: Family genealogies: birth: 28 August 1809; North Sewickley, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane Wilson - Published information: death: 7 February 1894; Pennsylvania, United States

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1824Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 3

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 23

    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.

    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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