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John Wesley Wilson, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1842
Fayette County
Georgia, USA
Death: unknown
Texas, USA

According to articles written about his brother-in-law William Preston(Wild Bill) Longley, John W Wilson rode with Wild Bill from 1869 through 1870, and possibley 1874. According to the article, "Then Longley and his brother-in-law, John Wilson, for reasons unknown, went on a rampage through southern Texas starting in 1869. Togeather they robbed settlers and in one instance killed another freed slave named Paul Brice in Bastrop County, Texas, after they stole his horses. They also reportedly killed a freed slave woman in Evergreen. In March 1870, a reward for their capture was offered by the Union military authority, with a price of $1,000. Longley later claimed that Wilson was killed by outlaws in 1870 in Brazos County, Texas, while other evidence lists as killed in 1874, in Falls County, Texas". 
Family links: 
  Stephen E Wilson (1820 - 1872)
  Frances E Westmoreland Wilson (1825 - 1902)
  Frances Caroline Longley Wilson (1844 - ____)*
  John Wesley Wilson (1867 - 1934)*
  Samuel Ovid Wilson (1840 - 1907)*
  John Wesley Wilson (1842 - ____)
  Elizabeth Wilson West (1846 - 1911)*
  Charles Stephen Wilson (1849 - 1910)*
  Frances E. Wilson West (1853 - 1926)*
  Calvin Raymond Wilson (1855 - 1939)*
  Beulah Emma Wilson Riggs (1864 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Leslie Pieratt
Record added: Jan 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104201811


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