JOHN G. WILSON, farmer, P. 0. Forest, Hardin County, was born November 28, 1829, in Medina County, Ohio. His
parents, Robert and Betsey E. Wilson, settled in Delaware Township, this county, in April, 1835, after having spent
the winter in Hardin County, Ohio. and here they went into the woods and began clearing up and developing a farm.
Robert Wilson died in February, 1850, and his widow in February, 1867. John G. Wilson, the subject of this sketch,
was reared on his father's farm, and received his education in the schools of the home district. He married Miss
Mary Ann Higgins, October 16, 1854, and then settled in Delaware Township, this county. They have acquired, by
their own industry and good management, a fine farm of 400 acres of land, with excellent buildings and other improvements.
Their children are Mrs. Amanda E. Spencer, Mrs. Harriet K. Porter, Mrs. Mary Ann McElrie. Alva M., Mrs. Maggie
Cooper, Mrs. Martha Jane Smith, William H. and Effie B. Mr. Wilson is a Republican in politics; has served two
terms as township trustee. He is a leading and representative citizen of Delaware Township, this county.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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