Elbert Sevier Wilson

Male3 May 1846–5 October 1934

Brief Life History of Elbert Sevier

When Elbert Sevier Wilson was born on 3 May 1846, in Yancey, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel L Wilson, was 40 and his mother, Emily Elizabeth Whittington, was 34. He married Mary Annettie Byrd on 17 March 1878, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cane River, Yancey, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Burnsville, Yancey, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 5 October 1934, in Higgins Township, McDowell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Whittington Cemetery, Burnsville, Yancey, North Carolina, United States.

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Elbert Sevier Wilson
Mary Annettie Byrd
Marriage: 17 March 1878
Cornelius Rexter Wilson

Sources (18)

  • Elbert S Wilson in household of Samuel S Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elbert Swier Wilson, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"
  • Elbert Sevice Wilson, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1878North Carolina, United States
  • Children (1)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 18

    Oldest grave seen in the memorials list

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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