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Sylvester Wilson
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1840
Nauvoo
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 2, 1895
Jackson
Teton County
Wyoming, USA

Sylvester was born in Nauvoo, Illinois. His father & mother Elijah & Martha Wilson joined the Mormon church in 1835. They had to leave Nauvoo because of religious persecution. They lived for five years in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. They crossed the plains in 1852 & settled in Grantsville, Utah. His father died in 1860. Sylvester's mother & family then moved to Wellsville, Utah. There, Sylvester married Mary Wood on 26 May 1861. He was 21 & she was 16. They lived in Wellsville about 5 years. They then moved to Oxford, Idaho, then Swan Lake, Idaho. They left there in 1874 & leased a place in Elsinore, Utah where relatives lived. In all of these places children were born. They then end up near Castle Dale, Utah about 5 miles away . The settlement was called Wilsonville. Sylvester was a fiddler & furnished music for the first dances held in Castle Valley. His wife, Mary Wood, was a practical nurse & provided her services throughout the valley. Sylvester was 38 years old. Here he had more children. He was postmaster at the Wilsonville Post Office 1879 to 1882. This ended because of the coming of the railroad. He served as the presiding Elder there & performed wedding ceremonies for several of his children. He sold his land there due to no more land available, & several severe droughts. He with his family & other related families then located in Jackson, Wyoming when he was 50 years of age. He was to live just six more years, dying in 1895 in Jackson. (The above taken from The Early History of The Sylvester Wilson Family And The History of Wilsonville, Utah by Byron J. Wilson, a great-grandson). 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Wilson (1801 - 1860)
  Martha Kelley Wilson (1811 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Wood Wilson (1844 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Alice Wilson Cheney (1862 - 1923)*
  Ervin Wilson (1865 - 1897)*
  Elias Wilson (1877 - 1950)*
  Joseph Wilson (1881 - 1881)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ervin Riley Wilson (1823 - 1907)**
  Alfred Gideon Wilson (1825 - 1887)**
  Mary Elizabeth Wilson Coon (1827 - 1856)**
  Melvina Wilson McMurray (1837 - 1863)*
  Sylvester Wilson (1840 - 1895)
  Elijah Nicholas Wilson (1842 - 1915)*
  Mary Jane Wilson Craghead (1846 - 1908)*
  Martha Jane Wilson Kay (1846 - 1873)*
  Harriet Wilson Craghead (1850 - 1881)*
  Elias Wilson (1852 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Was a Minute Man in Every Sense the Word Implies
 
Burial:
South Park Cemetery
Jackson
Teton County
Wyoming, USA
 
Maintained by: Dean & Karen Wilson
Originally Created by: mommycita
Record added: Aug 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74840108
Sylvester Wilson
Added by: Dean & Karen Wilson
 
Sylvester Wilson
Added by: Dean & Karen Wilson
 
Sylvester Wilson
Added by: Dean & Karen Wilson
 
 
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- Dalene Worthington
 Added: Oct. 8, 2013

- Connie Matteson
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012
Great Grandson
- Dean & Karen Wilson
 Added: Dec. 5, 2011
 
 
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