William Harrison Wilson

23 November 1785–30 November 1869 (Age 84)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Harrison

William Harrison Wilson was born on 23 November 1785, in Georgia, United States. He married Luann Goodwin on 3 August 1824, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Nichols, Bibb, Alabama, United States in 1830 and Bibb, Alabama, United States for about 16 years. He died on 30 November 1869, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Chilton, Chilton, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Wilson
1785–1869
Luann Goodwin
1804–1872
Marriage: 3 August 1824
Margaret Paralee Wilson
1826–1880
William Lafayette Wilson Sr
1828–1882
Robert Wilson
1841–1902
Pate Wilson
1845–1850
Temperance Louanza Wilson
1831–1910
John Quincy Adams Wilson
1833–1908
David Goodwin Wilson
1836–1906
Louanza Jane Wilson
1838–1918
Mary Latham Wilson
1843–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1824
Bibb, Alabama, United States
children

(9)

    Margaret Paralee Wilson

    Female1826–1880Female

    William Lafayette Wilson Sr

    Male1828–1882Male

    Temperance Louanza Wilson

    Female1831–1910Female

    Male1833–1908Male

    Male1836–1906Male

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 10

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1808

Age 23

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Wilson, "Alabama State Census, 1866"
  • W H Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Wilson, "United States Census, 1830"

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