John Wilson Timson

28 October 1792–6 April 1879 (Age 86)
At Sea

The Life of John Wilson

When John Wilson Timson was born on 28 October 1792, in At Sea, his father, Benjamin Timson, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth, was 35. He married Elizabeth Robertson on 13 September 1815, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 6 April 1879, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wilson Timson
Elizabeth Robertson
Marriage: 13 September 1815
James Timson
Janette Timson
Mary Timson
William Timson
John Wilson Timson
Amelia Timson

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Robertson


13 September 1815
New York City, New York, United States


    James Timson


    Janette Timson


    Mary Timson


    William Timson


    John Wilson Timson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Timson


    Sarah Elizabeth




    Mary Ann Timson


    Benjamin Timson



World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 5

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 27

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: variant of Tims .

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

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Story Highlight

John Wilson Timson Sr. NY Times Obit

The New-York Times Wednesday, April 9, 1879 Pages 2 Four Cents DEATH OF AN OLD MASON John Wilson Timson Sr., who died Sunday afternoon last, in the eighty-seventh year of his age, was one of the …

Sources (3)

  • John W Timpson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John W Timpson, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • John Wilson Timson in entry for John Wilson Timson, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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