Biography of Royal P. Wilson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Wilson, Royal P., was born in Williamson, N. Y., June 19, 1853. He is the only grandchild of Ralph and Rebecca Sheffield Wilson, natives of Middlesex, Conn., who came to Williamson about 1810 and settled near Pultneyville and there lived and died. Mr. Wilson was a farmer by occupation and died in 1886 and his wife in 1873. Our subject learned the miller's trade and followed it for ten years at Pultneyville, and previous to this was a sailor on the lakes. He engaged in farming near Pultneyville, which he sold in 1889 and purchased the farm he now owns of 125 acres, on which he follows general farming and fruit growing. Mr. Wilson is a Democrat. June 20, 1878, he married Nettie, daughter of Jacob De May of Holland, who came to Williamson in 1871. Her father died in Holland in 1868 and her mother in Williamson in 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have seven children: Royal F., who died at the age of five, Leland A., Claude R., Roy A., Ella M., Stanley who died in infancy, and Ruth.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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