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Nancy Smith Harrison (#47265283)
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I am the great granddaughter of Wiley C Smith and Rebecca Ann smith, who are buried at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Central, SC.

Further, I have been researching my family lineage for over 18 years now - it is a passion of mine!

The following are a few of the surnames in my research regarding my lineage from the Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson County areas of South Carolina: Smith, Wilson, Durham, Hendricks/Hendrix, Ariail, Grant, Griffith, and Shelton to name a few.

I am happy to help anyone I can that needs help in their research projects.
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Virginia Wilson Bailey
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Nancy, I would love to see the photo that you have.

I can start with James Jefferson Wilson & Nancy Threkeld. When a young man James left Abbyville, South Carolina for Elbert County, Georgia. In fact this is where he married and started his family. From there they moved to Hog Mountain, Gwinnett County, Georgia. He also, served in the CSA War and received an injury which later put him in a wheelchair. James and Nancy are both buried in Shelby County, Texas.

Elijah Henry Wilson is the son of James and Nancy Wilson, and my father's grandfather. Elijah Henry married Martha Ann Wilson the daughter of William Alfred Wilson and Senah King. As far as we know they were not related to each other. ?? Elijah and Martha "Mattie" married in Gwinnett County, Georgia and, raised their family there. Elijah Henry served in a Tennessee Regiment during the Civil War. I found an article that stated that they moved to Texas two different times. About 1889 they moved the second time to Texas and stayed. Elijah and Martha owned a store and he ran the Post Office in Choice, Texas which is about 7 miles south of Center, Texas. Elijah was a member of the Mulberry Lodge in Georgia and was still active in Center, Texas and helped start the lodge in Shelbyville, Texas.

Elijah and Martha moved from Georgia probably due to the aftermath of the Civil War and they had some relatives who had already moved to Texas earlier.

Elijah lost two brothers from illness during the Civil War, John and Thomas Wilson. Both served from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

On the trip from Georgia, Elijah's brothers, Charles Jefferson and Samuel Taylor came on the same wagontrain. Later on, James Jefferson and Nancy csme by train to be with their three sons.

My grandfather is James Taylor Wilson who was around 12 years of age when he moved to Shelby County, Texas. He and my grandmother, Ida Cornelia O'Banion had 5 children before she died from typhoid fever in 1915. He was the son of Elijah and Martha. He ran a store in Newville, Texas. He also had a mule barn in Center, Texas.

Many of Elijah and Martha's children followed the railroad work to Silsbee, Hardin County, Texas. Later Elijah and Martha moved there too. They are buried in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee, Texas.

My grandfather moved to Louisiana around 1923 to a farm just above, Ringgold, Louisiana. He married 2nd Edna Hughes Stack from Shelby County, Texas. She had two sons and they had 8 more children.

I do not know many more details about the move from Georgia, but most of them did well for themselves. Most of them had trades other than farmers.

I have done a lot of research on our Wilson line!

We still have relatives in Georgia and some moved on to Florida.
Added by Virginia Wilson Bailey on Jun 29, 2014 11:01 PM
 

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