Mary Amanda Ireland

23 May 1831–17 December 1881 (Age 50)
Ohio, Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Amanda

When Mary Amanda Ireland was born on 23 May 1831, in Ohio, Bureau, Illinois, United States, her father, Jonathan Ireland, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Boring, was 30. She married James M. Wilson on 6 February 1855, in Ohio, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Whitefield Township, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 17 December 1881, in Henderson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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James M. Wilson
Mary Amanda Ireland
Marriage: 6 February 1855
Theophilus Wilson
Elizabeth Ruth Wilson
Theodore Leslie Wilson
Mary Luella Wilson

Spouse and Children

6 February 1855
Ohio, Bureau, Illinois, United States


    Theophilus Wilson


    Elizabeth Ruth Wilson


    Theodore Leslie Wilson



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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Irish: Eire, west, and land, meaning westland

Sources (2)

  • Mary A Willson in household of James Willson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Ireland in entry for Theadore Leslie Wilson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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