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John Travis "John T." Wilson, Sr
Birth: Sep. 19, 1866
Blacksher
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 25, 1916
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA

Son of Henry Travis Wilson and Mary Ellen Vickery of Alabama.

Husband of Annie Missouri Flowers. Married December 7, 1887 in High Pine, Clay County, Alabama.

Father of sixteen children, of which thirteen children lived to adulthood. Church of Christ religion.

John & Annie established a turpentine still and the Wilson Naval Store Company with his brother Robert. John T. traveled and established business accounts, and the public relations aspect of the business, and Robert ran the financial aspect, and they built a very lucrative business.
John T. Wilson owned the first Cadillac in Baldwin County, Alabama, a 1912 Cadillac Touring Car.

Annie bought a 1919 Buick in Mobile, Alabama and had it ferried over to the Fairhope landing. Her son, B. B. "Bosso", would later be seen "driving through town in his new car", per the Baldwin County Probate Office.

In 1926 before she moved to Silverhill, Annie purchased a new "Whippet" car.

John & Annie instilled a strong sense of education in their children. The Wilson family provided room and board for the schoolteacher for the Blacksher School and actually built the school building on their property.

John & Annie saw to the religious needs of the family. He built a church building for the Church of Christ just northwest of the Blacksher home on the Wilson property.

They also provided room and board for the visiting preachers as they passed through the area.
Annie later in 1930, donated the building to the Robertsdale Church of Christ, and the men of the congregation dismantled the building and moved it to Robertsdale, Baldwin County, Alabama.
(source: Carolyn Hastings Dickinson-Aug./Sept.2007 and edited by Debbie Owen)

HE DIED OF RUPTURED APPENDICITIS AT THE AGE OF FIFTY. HE LEFT A WIFE AND THIRTEEN CHILDREN.

Name: John T Wilson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866-1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Page Number: 3
Household ID: 25
Line Number: 38
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M593
GS Film number: 000545514
Digital Folder Number: 004257535
Image Number: 00607
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Henry Wilson M 45 Florida
Mary E Wilson F 35 Florida
Charles Y Wilson M 13 Florida
Japeth R Wilson M 12 Alabama
Wm J Wilson M 9 Alabama
Henry Wilson M 4 Alabama
John T Wilson M 3 Alabama
Obediah Wilson M 1 Alabama

Name: John T Wilson
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Precincts 5-6 Halmons, Sibleys Mill Halmons, Baldwin, Alabama, United States
District: 4
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Number of Living Children:
Years Married: 12
Birth Date: Sep 1866
Birthplace: Alabama
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1888
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Florida
Mother of how many children:
Sheet Number and Letter: 10B
Household ID: 199
Line Number: 73
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T623
GS Film Number: 1240001
Digital Folder Number: 004119965
Image Number: 00527
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head John T Wilson M 34 Alabama
Wife Annie Wilson F 27 Alabama
Son Dalon Wilson M 10 Florida
Son Arnold Wilson M 9 Florida
Daughter Cora L Wilson F 7 Florida
Daughter Minnie Wilson F 6 Florida
Son Boso Wilson M 3 Alabama
Daughter Hattie M Wilson F 1
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9ZL-HRK : accessed 12 Jan 2014), John T Wilson, Precincts 5-6 Halmons, Sibleys Mill Halmons, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; citing sheet , family 199, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240001.

Name: John T Wilson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 43
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1867
Birthplace: Alabama
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John T Wilson Head M 43 Alabama
Annie M Wilson Wife F 38 Alabama
Dalard E Wilson Son M 20 Florida
Arnold T Wilson Son M 18 Florida
Connie Lee Wilson Daughter F 16 Florida
Minnie G Wilson Daughter F 14 Florida
Bosso Mc Wilson Daughter F 12 Alabama
Hattie M Wilson Daughter F 10 Alabama
Gussie Wilson Son M 7 Alabama
Miss J T Wilson Daughter F 5 Alabama
John T Wilson Jr. Son M 4 Alabama
Commer B B Wilson Son M 2 Alabama
Ella R Wilson Daughter F 1 Alabama
Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK3V-N57 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), John T Wilson, Blacksher, Baldwin, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1, sheet 11A, family 146, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374014.

Name: John T. Wilson
Titles and Terms:
Name Prefix:
Event Date: 25 May 1916
Event Place: Mobile, Mobile, Alabama
Gender: Male
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Age (Original): 50y 3m 24d
Birth Year (Estimated): 1866
Birth Date (Original):
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name Prefix:
Father's Name: Henry Wilson
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Name Prefix:
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Mary E. Wilson
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name Prefix:
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Naval Stores
Address:
Residence Place:
Cemetery:
Burial Place: Blacksher, Alabama
Burial Date:
Funeral Home:
Informant's Name:
Informant's Name (Original):
GS Film number: 1894132
Reference ID: cn 50
Citing this Record
"Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDXW-Y6L : accessed 12 Jan 2014), John T. Wilson, 25 May 1916; citing reference cn 50, Department of Health, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1894132. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Annie Missouri Flowers Wilson (1872 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Arnold Travis Wilson (1891 - 1948)*
  Cora Lee Wilson Mancill (1893 - 1971)*
  Bosso McKinley Wilson (1897 - 1971)*
  Hattie Mae Wilson Butler (1899 - 1923)*
  Braxton Comer Wilson (1907 - 1972)*
  Ella Ruth Wilson Lavender (1909 - 1992)*
  Ila Katherine Wilson Swan (1910 - 2003)*
  Infant Wilson (1912 - 1912)*
  Infant Twin Son 2 Wilson (1913 - 1913)*
  Infant Twin Son 1 Wilson (1913 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Silverhill Cemetery
Silverhill
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 09, 2007
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