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George Wilson
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1833
Monaghan
County Monaghan, Ireland
Death: Apr. 29, 1912
Stark County
Ohio, USA

Wilson, George 04/30/1912 2BN LOT 21 R1 G8 Age 79

The 6th United States Cavalry, the only regular mounted unit formed during the Civil War, was organized at Pittsburgh PA and recruited from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Recruits, many of them being fresh immigrants right off the boat from Ireland, enlisted for five-year terms originally, with the enlistment term changed to three years when the unit was re-flagged as the 6th. The organization of the regiment followed the army's "new" model of three battalions, each with two squadrons, and each squadron formed of two companies. With an experienced cadre of Regulars assigned from the army's original mounted regiments, there was no election of officers or sergeants. Otherwise the regiment was recruited much the same as any other volunteer unit.
On September 12, the regiment mustered 607 men and moved to Bladensburg MD where it was mounted and equipped. By October 12, eight companies (B, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K) had been organized and marched to the Camp of Instruction, east of Washington DC. Sufficient recruits arrived to organize Company A on October 15, Company M and the regimental band on November 1, and Company C on December 23. (Company L did not join the regiment until July 13, 1862, near Harrison's Landing VA, after the Seven Days' Battles.)

I'm still researching George. I'm not sure about any of this. If you can help, please contact me.

George Wilson was born in Ireland and came to America in 1849. He fought with the 6th US Cavalry, Company M, and was injured at the Battle of Malvern in 1862 when a horse fell on him. He was honorably discharged in 1863 with a total disability. He was believed to have been married twice after his discharge. He procured a license to marry Susan Stevens, in Baltimore, MD on 6 Jul 1865 at Christ Church Parish, Chase and St. Paul Street (Episcopal), Baltimore, MD, but no return was ever made. He fathered at least one son through this union. He married his second wife, Alice McCullough, in Burlingame, Osage, Kansas on 9 Feb 1878. He had nine children through this marriage all born and raised in Scranton, Osage, Kansas. The family later moved to OH where George became a mail carrier employed at Coshocton, OH delivering mail to Roscoe, OH. In his final years, he entered the Massillon State Hospital in OH.

His family included younger brothers James and William Wilson and a sister Ann Jane who married a Hughes. He had another sister who married an Allen (surname).

Documents I have from Margery Alice Wilson, George's brother James Wilson, and Lewis Myers (Find A Grave #68014537) show George Wilson was married twice: first to a Susan prior to his marriage to Margery Alice McCullough. Margery Alice thought George had two sons with his first wife, George and James (probably named after his brother James). She thought his first wife was named Susan Stevens and lived in PA. When Margery Alice went to apply for George's pension, she discovered Susan had already applied for it which led to a lot of legal documents. I believe Susan Stevens Wilson aka Susan Wilson may have married a second time to Amos Duhamel. I believe James Henry Duhamel and George Sherman Duhamel may be the two sons of George Wilson from his prior marriage.

??? Geo Wilson in the New York, Passenger and Immigration Lists, 1820-1850
Name:
Geo Wilson
Arrival Date:
15 Nov 1848
Age:
4
Gender:
M (Male)
Port of Arrival:
New York
Port of Departure:
Liverpool
Place of Origin:
Ireland
Ship:
Orphan
Family Identification:
1374403
Microfilm Serial Number:
M237
Microfilm Roll Number:
76

1850 United States Federal Census
about George Wilson
Name:
George Wilson
Age:
17
Birth Year:
abt 1833
Birthplace:
Ireland
Home in 1850:
Pine, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Gender:
Male
Family Number:
96
Household Members:
Name
Age
William Wilson 46
Mary Wilson 44
George Wilson 17
Maria Wilson 14
Jane A Wilson 9
James Wilson 6


1860 United States Federal Census
about George Wilson
Name:
George Wilson
Age in 1860:
22
Birth Year:
abt 1838
[Abt 1833]
Birthplace:
Ireland
Home in 1860:
Middlesex, Butler, Pennsylvania
Gender:
Male
Post Office:
Glade Mill
Value of real estate:
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Household Members:
Name
Age
George Wilson 22
Mary Wilson 50
Maria Wilson 21
Ann Jane Wilson 17
James Wilson 16


1861
6 Sep
Age: 28
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA6th US Cavalry, M Company. Enlisted at 22yrs at Pittsburgh, PA. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion. 5'5". Discharge 5 Mar 1863 at Fort McHenry, MD - Disability. Born: Monaghan, Ireland.

Military Station
1861
31 Oct
Age: 28
Camp; East of the Capitol PA

Military Station
1862
30 Apr
Age: 29
Camp Winfield at Scott, VA

Military Station
Jun
Yorktown, VA

Battle of Malvern Hill
1862
1 Jul
Age: 29
Henrico County, Virginiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malvern_Hill

Muster Roll
1862
31 Oct
Age: 29
Purcellsville, VAAbsent, Sick -15 Sep 1862-31 Oct 1862

Military Station
1862
31 Oct
Age: 29
Purcellsville, VA

Military Station
1862
3 Dec
Age: 29
West of Fords on Rappahannock River, VA

Muster Roll
1862
31 Dec
Age: 29
West of Fords on Rappahannock River, VAAbsent, Sick 26 Oct 1862-31 Dec 1862

Muster Roll
1863
28 Feb
Age: 29
Ft. McHenry Post Hospital Baltimore, MDAbsent, Sick 26 Oct 1862-28 Feb 1863

Muster Roll
1863
3 Mar
Age: 29
Discharged for disability as a private at Ft. McHenry MD

Military Discharge
1863
3 Mar
Age: 29
Ft. McHenry, MDHonorably discharged as a private. Disability listed as Total. Erysipelas, rhuematism, piles. Large veins in legs, horse fell on him in Battle of Malvern Hill. Deaf in right ear.

Marriage to Susan Stevens
1865
6 Jul
Age: 32
Baltimore, MDprocurement of license Marriage: Christ Church Parish Chase and St. Paul Street Episcopal Baltimore, MD

Move to Pittsburgh, PA
1867-1870
Age: 34

Susan leaves for Baltimore with baby
1869-1870
Age: 36

Residence
1871
Feb
Age: 37
Osage County, KSTo locate a claim

Residence
1878
bef
Age: 45
Kansas Coal Mine (near Burlingame)Employed as a coal weigher

Marriage to Margery Alice McCullough (twin)
1878
9 Feb
Age: 44
Burlingame, Osage, KSRev. Victor Horsefield (sp?)

1880 United States Federal Census
about George Wilson
Name:
George Wilson
Age:
36
Birth Year:
abt 1844
Birthplace:
Pennsylvania
Home in 1880:
Scranton, Osage, Kansas
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Relation to Head of House:
Self (Head)
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse's Name:
Alice Wilson
Father's Birthplace:
Ireland
Mother's Birthplace:
Ireland
Occupation:
Coalminer
Household Members:
Name
Age
George Wilson 36
Alice Wilson 27
George E. Wilson 5m

Residence
1885
1 Mar
Age: 51
Scranton, Osage, KansasHonorably Discharged Enlisted: PA M Company 6th Regiment Cavalry

Residence
1895
1 Mar
Age: 61
Scranton, Osage, KansasBirthplace: 1841 in Ireland Spouse: Marjorie A

Residence
1900
Age: 67
Scranton Township (Excl. Scranton City), Osage, Kansas

Residence
1900
Age: 67
Norton, Kansas

Occupation
aft 1900
Age: 67
Coshocton Co, OHMail carrier employed at Coschocton, OH in carrying mail to Roscoe. OH. Worked with Joseph Sawyer of Coshocton, OH who carried Special Delivery mail.

1900 United States Federal Census
about George Wilson
Name:
George Wilson
Age:
58
Birth Date:
Mar 1842
Birthplace:
Ireland
Home in 1900:
Scranton, Osage, Kansas
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Immigration Year:
1848
Relation to Head of House:
Head
Marital Status:
Married
Spouse's Name:
Allice Wilson
Marriage Year:
1878
Years Married:
22
Father's Birthplace:
Ireland
Mother's Birthplace:
Ireland
Occupation:
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Neighbors:
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Household Members:
Name
Age
George Wilson 58
Allice Wilson 43
Anna M Wilson 17
Allie M Wilson 15
Martha Wilson 12
James H Wilson 10
William Wilson 6

Residence
1907
Age: 74
Coshocton, Ohio, USA


1910 United States Federal Census
about George Wilson # 2
Name:
George Wilson # 2
[# 2]
Age in 1910:
76
Birth Year:
abt 1834
Birthplace:
Ireland
Home in 1910:
Perry, Stark, Ohio
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Relation to Head of House:
Inmate
Marital Status:
Married
Residence
1910
Age: 77
Massillon State Hospital, Stark, OHAge: 76; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Inmate


George Wilson in the Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007
Name:
George Wilson
Death Date:
29 Apr 1912
Death Place:
Perry, Stark, Ohio, USA

Perry, Stark, OH inmate at Massillon State Hospital for 3 years 7 months

George Wilson in the U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
Name:
George Wilson
State Filed:
Kansas and Ohio
Widow:
Alice Wilson
Roll number:
T288_525
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Margery Alice McCullough Wilson (1853 - 1946)
  Susan Stevens Wilson Duhamel (1842 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Mary Wilson Hobbs (1881 - 1952)*
  Mabel Alice Wilson McCall (1884 - 1973)*
  Martha Ellen Wilson Myers (1887 - 1983)*
  James Howard Wilson (1890 - 1970)*
  William K Wilson (1892 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
GEO WILSON
CO. M
6 U.S. CAV.
 
Burial:
South Lawn Cemetery
Coshocton
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Alice and George Wilson are in section 2BN Lot 21 Row 1 graves 7 & 8. There is a stone for George. No stone for Alice.
 
Created by: Kim Myers High
Record added: May 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69721005
George Wilson
Added by: drbuck
 
George Wilson
Added by: Karen Clark Maleitzke
 
George Wilson
Added by: Kim Myers High
 
 
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- Debe Clark
 Added: Mar. 21, 2015
Thank you for your service to America!
- drbuck
 Added: Sep. 27, 2011
 
 
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