Joseph Wilson

about 1761–11 April 1841 (Age 80)
Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Wilson was born about 1761, in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United States as the son of Andrew F. Willson and Ann. He married Ruth Polly Carpenter in January 1781, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 11 April 1841, in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Joseph Wilson
Ruth Polly Carpenter
Marriage: January 1781
John B Willson
John Wilson
Joseph Wilson Jr
Sarah Willson
Sarah Willson
Andrew F. Willson
Cline Willson
James H. Willson
Mary Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Usual Ogden Willson

Spouse and Children

January 1781
New Jersey, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew F. Willson






World Events (8)


Age 14

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 22

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Sr. Wilson - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Joseph Wilson
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Sr. Wilson - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1755; Ontario, Canada

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