|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1826|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1910|
John B. Wilson was born 23 Mar. 1826 in London, Ontario, Canada. In 1847 he went to Franklin College in Athens, Harrison Co., OH. He married Sarah Jane Patton in Harrison Co. OH. Sarah was born 20 Mar 1822 in Harrison Co. OH He then attended the Associated Presbyterian Theological Institute at Cannonsburgh, PA. graduating form there in 1854. Census records state that his daughter Margaret was born abt 1853 in PA. He then went back to London, Canada where he was ordained in 1855.
John had a country congregation near London for 12 years and then in 1867 he came to Michigan and was a missionary in Huron County for four years. He then accepted a call to Almont, Lapeer Co. and stayed there for 8 years.In 1880 he took charge of the United Presbyterian congregations at Otter Lake, Lapeer Co. and Fair Grove, Tuscola Co. He would alternate Sundays at each church. Sarah died 17 May 1885 while he was serving in Otter Lake. Somehow, he met and married Jane T. Morrison of Commerce Twp 13 months after Sarah died. It's quite a distance between Otter Lake and Commerce Twp.
A Rev. J. B. Wilson is found conducting a funeral service in Aug of 1894 in Dafter, MI which is where he and Jane lived before Rudyard. (Diana Abbott)
Obituary: "Rev. J. B. Wilson, whose sickness has been previously mentioned, died at his home in Commerce, Sunday at 2 p.m. Apr. 10 aged 84 years. He leaves a devoted wife, also a son and daughter by a former marriage besides other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at U.P church. Rev. Garrett, assisted by three U.P. and M.E. ministers officiated. Interment was made at Walled Lake. Rev. Wilson had been in the ministry over 40 years." (Will DA please contact BGL) (bio by: Barbara Jean Lewis)
Jane T. Morrison Wilson (1843 - 1925)*
Walled Lake Cemetery
Maintained by: Barbara Jean Lewis
Originally Created by: Laura
Record added: Apr 29, 2005
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