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Re: Willson Family History
Posted by: Michael Champ (ID *****8419) Date: September 05, 2005 at 17:56:28
In Reply to: Re: Willson Family History by Kenn Cunningham of 879

Jacob Willson was born 14 Jan 1754 in Plainfield, CT, the son of John (b 1709 in County Antrim) and Mary (b 1716 in Northern Ireland). He fought in the Revolution 1776-78 and was at Valley Forge.

On 7 April, 1784 in Windsor, VT he married Ruth Knight. He moved his family to Sardinia, Erie County, NY in 1811. He was accompanied there by Benjamin and John Wilson, the sons of his deceased brother John. Benjamin later married Jacob's daughter Lydia.

Jacob's brother Joshua moved to Rushford in Allegheny County.

Jacob and Ruth had 6 children: Zadock, Hannah, Olive, Lydia, Lewis, and Ester.

I am not sure how all of this relates to Boston Corners, except to show that there were many Wilsons in the area at the time.
There is a great deal of additional information in the book: Willson, Wilson, and Allied Lines by Clotilde Wilson Blower published in 1972 in Dunedin, FL. However, I do not know where the book may be found.

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