Would the Wilsons you are looking for happen to have had another brother named William, born ca 1802 in SC? This William could be my gg grandfather. William and his family are in Walker Co GA in 1850, in DeKalb Co AL in 1860 and just William, alone, may be in Jackson Co AL in 1870 living with daughter, Manerva/Minerva(?)
Just theory so far and really need help.
1850 WALKER CO GA CENSUS
HH # 454
William Wilson age 49, mechanic w/m born SC (ca 1801)
Sarah 35 wife w/f " SC (ca 1815)
Benj. W. E. 21 son w/m " SC (ca 1829)
Mary M. 14 dau w/f " SC (ca 1837)
Abbey L. 12 dau w/f " SC (ca 1838)
Martha A. 11 dau w/f " SC (ca 1839)
James 9 son w/m " SC (ca 1841)
Suzy C 7 dau w/f " GA (ca 1843)
Jerry M 5 son w/m " GA (ca 1845)
Minerva J 3 dau w/f " GA (ca 1847)
Sarah E. 1 dau w/f " GA (ca 1849)
COULD THIS BE THEM in 1860 DeKalb Co AL Div 2, Lebanon Post Office census? Apparently wife, Sarah, has died?
HH # 280
William Wilson SC laborer 50 (NOTE:Need to check age on census again)
Martha SC 21 Susan SC 18
Jerry SC 16
Minerva SC 13
Elizabeth (is this Sarah E?) 8 SC?
Abraham SC 5
I believe this 1860 DeKalb Co AL census contains errors regarding some of the ages shown and the birth states shown. The 1850 Walker Co GA census is more accurate, in my opinion.
Abraham was my great grandfather, born ca 1852 GA. He later turned up in Morgan Co AL on the 1870 census, age 18, living as a boarder? in the home of a Mary Woodall, born ca 1837 SC. Think this could have been his sister, Mary M Wilson....(see above 1850 census.) He married Sarah Jane Nesmith Oct 1870 in Lawrence Co AL. Abram disappeared in the Spring of 1874, just before his son and my grandfather, William Martin Wilson, was born. Abram was never heard from again. Around 1899, young William Martin left AL and moved to Navarro Co TX, married and had his family. He was a Circuit Riding Baptist preacher and farmer. Also lived in Hill Co TX and Freestone Co TX.
I believe that the elder William Wilson is found in 1870 Jackson Co AL census, age 68, widower and living in the home of his daughter, Manerva or Minerva Wenrick or Wenrich, but not proven. I'm wondering if this William came to GA from SC with other family members sometime before 1850. Perhaps he had family also living in Walker Co GA in 1850? Need to find someone who can provide a connection to the above Wilson family.
Hope to hear from you; all opinions and theories welcome.
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