Biography of Robert Wilson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wilson, Robert. - The Wilson Family are of Scotch Irish descent, and for generations back had one member named Robert. Robert Wilson, son of Robert, was born in 1783 in the north of Ireland, where he married Martha Morrow. They came to America in 1834 and settled in Kendall, on Norway street, on the farm now owned by their son Thomas, a bachelor, where both died, Mr. Wilson's death occurring in March, 1844. Their children were: Mary, Nancy, Robert, jr., Martha, Thomas. Margaret, and Eliza (Mrs. W. H. Porter), all born in Ireland, and Charlotte, born in Kendall. Robert Wilson, jr., was born October 18, 1825, was reared a farmer, and settled on his present place in April, 1868. January 4, 1860, he married Betsey A., daughter of Lebbeus Crippen, of Carlton, and their children are: Charlotte, who married Harry S. Burnett December 12, 1891; Elizabeth S., who married George Hoffman November 12, 1885; Carrie H., who married E. A. Smith February 10, 1892, and died June 18, 1893; Mary A., who married William W. Jenkins June 20, 1891; and Robert L., and Augusta, at home. Lebbeus Crippen, Carlton. was born in Penfield, N. Y., September 11, 1810, and settled in Carlton in 1841. where he died May 24, 1845. April 19, 1837, he married Sally Au Tisdale, who was born August 27, 1815. Their children were: Betsey A. (Mrs. Robert Wilson) and Caroline H. The latter was born August 15, 1841, and died August 15, 1882. Mrs. Crippen married, second, December 2, 1849, Stephen Groak, of Carlton, by whom she had one son, Charles E. Mrs. Groak died October 1, 1886.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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