Lewis Wilson

7 February 1828–4 September 1836 (Age 8)
Short Creek, Brooke, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Wilson was born on 7 February 1828, in Short Creek, Brooke, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Wilson, was 44 and his mother, Rebecca McColloch, was 28. He died on 4 September 1836, in his hometown, at the age of 8.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Wilson
1783–1833
Rebecca McColloch
1799–1889
John H Wilson
1822–1856
Rachel Wilson
1825–1879
Abraham Wilson
1826–1896
Lewis Wilson
1828–1836
Andrew Jackson Wilson
1830–1910
Sarah I Wilson
1831–1842
Joseph Boggs Wilson
1833–1926

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World Events (4)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 4

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, 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.

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  • My Boggs, Prisbrey, Prince & Maudsley Ancestors and their Descendants
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lewis Wilson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Lewis Wilson

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