Samuel I Wilson

1849–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel I

When Samuel I Wilson was born in 1849, in Indiana, United States, his father, Patrick Wilson, was 23 and his mother, Fanny McCutcheon, was 22.

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Patrick Wilson
1826–1874
Fanny McCutcheon
1827–1849
Samuel I Wilson
1849–

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World Events (3)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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