Posted By:Karol Gale
Subject:Re: James Willson family Ohio and Indiana
Post Date:January 19, 2011 at 18:58:51
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Your information is interesting, and I am thinking that the family you have could very well be cousins to mine!! Pure speculation, of course. The James Willson (Father of Ananias) came from PA and arrived Harrison County, OH around 1820 with his parents and siblings. The five brothers were: William B., James (181 PA- 1885 Meigs County, OH), John B. (1818 PA- 1891 Meigs County, OH), Robert (1820 - OH 0 1859, Meigs County, OH) & David (1825 OH - Before 1880 en route to MO)

Ananias was in IN when he married Jane (Janetta) Wooten in 1850....I don't know if they met prior to arriving in IN. The Wootens were also in OH. Ananias died in the Civil War in 1862. Later, Jane re-married and eventually migrated to Oregon.

I haven't been very active with my research lately, but, need to get back to it.

Let me know if anyof this info. helps.