Zacheus Wilson

18 November 1783–9 March 1842 (Age 58)
Old Fort, Potter Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Zacheus

When Zacheus Wilson was born on 18 November 1783, in Old Fort, Potter Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Aaron Wilson, was 36 and his mother, Mary Jacobs, was 32. He married Katherine Bedsworth about 1810, in Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1810. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 9 March 1842, in Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58.

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Zacheus Wilson
Katherine Bedsworth
Marriage: about 1810

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about 1810
Elizabeth, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 4

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 17

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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Sources (3)

  • Zachias Wilson, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Zechaes Wilson, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Zacheous Wilson, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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