James Wilson

1745–
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Wilson was born in 1745, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, his father, Isaac Augustus Wilson, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth B Perrey, was 22.

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Isaac Augustus Wilson
1722–1815
Elizabeth B Perrey
1723–1754
Robert Wilson
1743–
James Wilson
1745–
Rachel Wilson
1746–
Miriam Wilson
1748–
Isaac Wilson
1750–1779
Augustus Wilson
1759–1850

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1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 31

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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