Jonathan Alexander Wilson

24 December 1838–26 January 1914 (Age 75)
Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jonathan Alexander

When Jonathan Alexander Wilson was born on 24 December 1838, in Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jesse Ewell Wilson, was 20 and his mother, Eliza Jane Gentry, was 16. He married Minerva Elizabeth Barrett on 12 June 1857, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blairsville, Union, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Glades, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 26 January 1914, in Hall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75.

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Jonathan Alexander Wilson
Minerva Elizabeth Barrett
Marriage: 12 June 1857
John Madison Wilson
Joseph Franklin Wilson
Emory Speer Wilson
William Arthur Wilson
Mary L. Wilson
Clarinda Jane Wilson
Martha Angeline Wilson
James Monroe Wilson

Spouse and Children

12 June 1857
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 23

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

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)

  • Jona A Wilson in household of Jesse Wilson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jonathan Wilson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jonathan Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"

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