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Samuel L Wilson


Posted By: Jeffrey R. Phillips (email)
Date: 2/17/2005 at 23:49:42

!BIOGRAPHY History of Hardin County, Iowa, Springfield, Ill: Union Publishing Company, 1883.
Hardin Township, pages 716-717:
Samuel L. Wilson resides on section 24. He was born in Clinton county, Penn., in 1833. His parents were James and Elizabeth Wilson. His father removed with his family to Stephenson county, Ill., in June, 1850. Samuel L. Wilson came to Hardin county in 1855. He worked the following season with James A. Cutler, who was one of the earliest settlers of Etna township.
His trade was that of a carpenter. In the spring of 1856 he bought his first 40 acres of land in Etna township. He was married December 17, 1856,
to Mary J. Stotser, a daughter of John Stotser, who came from Illinois in 1856 and settled in Etna township. Mr. Wilson's first permanent settlement
was on section 19, Etna township, on 80 acres of land, where he lived for fifteen years. He bought his present farm of George Hathaway. It was first
owned by Levi Livengood, in 1854. Mr. Wilson has 160 acres of land. He made all the improvements on his place, has good buildings and his farm
possesses other evidences of thrift and enterprise. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have four children -- Winthrop D. Isabel, Etta and Byron. His father, James Wilson, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1801, and removed to Illinois, as
before stated. He came here with his wife, Elizabeth Wilson, in 1863. Mr. Wilson's mother died in September, 1870. His father still lives, at the age of 81 years. He has seven children living -- Jane, now Mrs. Wm. Shaner; Samuel L., Thomas H., Geo. W. and Margaret (twins), born March 1, 1841; Robert P., and Sarah E., wife of Joseph Reynolds. They lost four children.


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