William Wilson

Male8 June 1729–1819

Brief Life History of William

When William Wilson was born on 8 June 1729, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Wilson, was 28 and his mother, Dorothy Barker, was 26. He married Sarah Rust on 26 July 1749, in Coventry, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1819, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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William Wilson
Sarah Rust
Marriage: 26 July 1749
Jacob Wilson
Dorothy Willson
William Willson
John Wilson
Sarah Willson
Abigail Wilson
Zebulon Rust Wilson
Lucy Wilson
Rachel Wilson

Sources (32)

  • William Willson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William Wilson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • William Wilson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1749Coventry, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)


    Age 47

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 56


    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 71

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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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