Biography of John Wilson
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Wilson, John, Brasher, of Helena, was born in Brasher, May 30, 1847, a son of John and Lavina (Vosburg) Wilson, both of Canada, The father was a farmer and came to this county in 1835, making for himself a fine home in the wilderness, He was a Whig and Republican, and several of his wife's ancestors were soldiers in the Revolution. The father died at the age of eighty-two in 1888, and the mother aged seventy five years. Of their five children our subject was the fourth. He was a soldier in the civil war in Company -, Sixth N. Y. Heavy Artillery, serving from December, 1863, to August, 1865, and paeticpating in the battle of the Wilderness, front of Petersburg, etc. He is now a pensioner and a member of the G. A. R. He is a Republican in politics, and has held offices in his town. October 3, 1869, Mr. Wilson married Nancy Payden (who died June 10, 1876), a daughter of Joseph and Mary J. Payden, of Ireland, who came to this country while young. May 24, 1877, he married second Mrs. Agnes O'Brien Bowns, born October 12, 1852, widow of Thomas Bowns, Mr. Wilson's children are as follows: Agnes, aged -; Frank, aged twenty four; Mary Lovina, aged twenty two; Chloe, Elizabeth, aged twenty ; Frederick, aged nineteen; Eva, aged twenty one; Joseph John, aged eighteen; Mabel, aged fifteen; Bertha, aged thirteen; Alice, aged ten; George, aged four; Ida, who died February 2, 1893, aged two years; and Eddie, aged seventeen.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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