William Friend Wilson

14 May 1787–30 March 1857 (Age 69)
Randolph, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Friend

When William Friend Wilson was born on 14 May 1787, in Randolph, Virginia, United States, his father, William Wilson, was 33 and his mother, Mary Sarah Friend, was 28. He married Jane Booth in 1809. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Barbour, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 30 March 1857, in Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Friend Wilson
Jane Booth
Marriage: 1809
Isaiah Wilson
Asher Wilson
Edwin Wilson
Anna Marian Wilson
Lewis Wilson
Albert Wilson
Alpheus P Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Sarah Jane Wilson
Granger Wilson
Rezin B Wilson
Eugenius Wilson

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World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 1

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 21

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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)

  • Wm F Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William F Wilson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Wm F Wilson, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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