Posted By:Ted Pack
Subject:Re: Walter Wilson - Monroe/Greenbrier Co., WV
Post Date:September 16, 2005 at 15:21:36
Message URL:
Forum:Monroe County, WV Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:

This looks like Walter on the LDS 1880. Eliza Jane had another first name for you to worry about. J. Letcher is probably John and they called him that to distinguish him from his dad. Luther is three years in the future. Clifford is yet to come or hiding out. Victoria may have died young, may not.


(Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace)

John A. WILSON Self Male W 48 WEST VA. Farmer W. VA. W. VA.
Ann E. J. WILSON Wife M Female W 30 WEST VA. Keeping House W. VA. W. VA.
J. Letcher WILSON Son S Male W 14 WEST VA. Farmer W. VA. W. VA.
Mary E. WILSON Dau S Female W 13 WEST VA. At Home W. VA. W. VA.
Victoria C. WILSON Dau S Female W 10 WEST VA. At Home W. VA. W. VA.
Walter W. WILSON Son S Male W 7M WEST VA. W. VA. W. VA.
Source Information:
Census Place Springfield, Monroe, West Virginia

I couldn't find them in 1870.

In 1860 (page 185) there is a John Wilson in Petersboro, age 27, "Taner" (Tanner?),
Emily Wilson, age 25.

No kids. This might be him, might not.

In 1850, p. 444. HH 201, fm 204

Saml Wilson, 35, teacher, Va
Sarah C. do 24
Martha J., 2
James K., 2/12ths

Fm 205 (same HH)
Joseph Wilson, 35, laborer
Sarah do 45, laborer (which would indicate she isn't Joseph's wife)
John do., 18, laborer