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John Silas Wilson
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1846
Monroe County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1912
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA

As a child John Silas moved from Tennessee to Dade County, Missouri with his parents. The oldest of fifteen children, his boyhood days were spent attending school and working his father's farm. In 1864 he enlisted in Company I, Fifteenth Missouri Cavalry and served until the close of the Civil War. In 1868 he moved to Butler County, Kansas where he farmed for eighteen years. In May of 1886 he moved his family to Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri where he opened Wilson Brothers Mercantile with his brother Solomon Hayes Jr. Samuel E. Loy bought out Solomon is 1888, and the firm has since been known at Wilson and Loy. Mr. Wilson served as Lawrence County Sheriff for a term from 1892-1894. He married Sarah Elizabeth Hall August 31, 1865. They have five children: Martha A., George S., Sarah E., William Walter, and James Grover. Mr and Mrs Wilson worship in the Baptist Church and he is a member of A.O.U.W. 
Family links: 
  Solomon Hayes Wilson (1824 - 1896)
  Mary Ann Bell Wilson (1830 - 1906)
  Sarah Elizabeth Hall Wilson (1846 - 1914)*
  Martha Ann Wilson Loy (1868 - 1922)*
  James Grover Wilson (1885 - 1947)*
  John Silas Wilson (1846 - 1912)
  Ellender Jane Wilson Landers (1847 - 1908)*
  Eliza Ann Wilson Carlock (1850 - 1933)*
  George W Wilson (1852 - 1930)*
  William Oragon Wilson (1855 - 1923)*
  Charles Frank Wilson (1857 - 1924)*
  Elizabeth Wilson (1859 - 1859)*
  James Gillespie Wilson (1860 - 1926)*
  Solomon Hayes Wilson (1863 - 1915)*
  Nathaniel Wilson (1864 - 1864)*
  Mary L Wilson Roark (1865 - 1940)*
  Victoria Virginia Wilson Gyles (1868 - 1954)*
  Robert Bell Wilson (1871 - 1871)*
  Albert Lorenzo Wilson (1872 - 1948)*
  Veda Palestine Wilson Morris (1875 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: ssw Sarah Elizabeth Wilson
Maple Park Cemetery
Lawrence County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 13 lot 19
Maintained by: P Jones
Originally Created by: Connie Stockton Schmidt
Record added: Mar 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50466310
John Silas Wilson
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John Silas Wilson
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