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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William Harrison Wilson
Luann Goodwin
Marriage: 3 August 1824
Margaret Paralee Wilson
William Lafayette Wilson Sr
Robert Wilson
Pate Wilson
Temperance Louanza Wilson
John Quincy Adams Wilson
David Goodwin Wilson
Louanza Jane Wilson
Mary Latham Wilson

Spouse and Children

3 August 1824
Bibb, Alabama, United States


    Margaret Paralee Wilson


    William Lafayette Wilson Sr


    Temperance Louanza Wilson




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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.

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.

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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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