Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wilson

28 February 1822–21 January 1903 (Age 80)
Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Ruggles

When Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wilson was born on 28 February 1822, in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, his father, Judge James Wilson Jr., was 35 and his mother, Ann A. Adams, was 30. He married Janet E. Woodrow on 7 June 1849, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 21 January 1903, in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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Rev. Joseph Ruggles Wilson
Janet E. Woodrow
Marriage: 7 June 1849
Marion Morton Wilson
Annie Josephine Wilson
President Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Joseph Ruggles Wilson Jr.

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  • Marriage
    7 June 1849Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding "privileges and immunities" to arrive at his decision.
    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.
    Age 22
    The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Joseph R Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph R. Wilson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Joseph R. Wilson in entry for Woodrow Wilson, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1959"

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