James Renwich Wilson

7 January 1843–13 February 1930 (Age 87)
Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Renwich

When James Renwich Wilson was born on 7 January 1843, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States, his father, Robert Wilson, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Jamison, was 32. He married Jennie Elizabeth Thompson on 18 October 1866, in Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Norwich, Union Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Olathe, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 13 February 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in New Concord Cemetery, New Concord, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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James Renwich Wilson
Jennie Elizabeth Thompson
Marriage: 18 October 1866
Clarence Milford Wilson
Joseph Forester Wilson
Bessie G Wilson
Mc_ Clurkin Findlay Wilson
John Walker Wilson
Robert S. Wilson
Eva Agnes Wilson

Spouse and Children


    Jennie Elizabeth Thompson


18 October 1866
Guernsey, Ohio, United States


    Clarence Milford Wilson


    Joseph Forester Wilson


    Bessie G Wilson


    Mc_ Clurkin Findlay Wilson



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Jamison




World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 17

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 23

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James R Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James R Wilson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James R Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"

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