James M. Wilson

30 January 1822–25 May 1888 (Age 66)
Butler, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James M.

When James M. Wilson was born on 30 January 1822, in Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Wilson, was 42 and his mother, Rebecca Cook, was 34. He married Martha Huett on 20 June 1848, in Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Warren, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 25 May 1888, in Preston Township, Plymouth, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Warren, Illinois, United States.

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James M. Wilson
Martha Huett
Marriage: 20 June 1848
John Andrew Wilson
James Thomas Wilson
George W. Wilson
Lewis M. Wilson
Mary Etta Wilson
Rebecca Eveline Wilson

Spouse and Children

20 June 1848
Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States


    John Andrew Wilson



    George W. Wilson



    Lewis M. Wilson


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 10

"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."

Age 24

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

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)

  • James Willson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James M Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"

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