Abigail Payne Wilson

Death 30 Oct 1887 (aged 69–70)
Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 75
Memorial ID 192111659 · View Source
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According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, November 9, 1887, page 5:
Fort Hill Precinct – Lake County.
“Editor Plaindealer: - We are called upon to mourn the loss of another of the early settlers of this precinct in the person of Mrs. Abigail Wilson, widow of the late Wm. Wilson, Sr., who died at her late residence in the town of Avon, on Sunday October 30, 1887, aged seventy years. Mrs. Wilson was a native of Ireland and had lived in this precinct about forty years. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, Matthew Wilson of Chicago, and William Wilson, Jr., who owns and occupies the family homestead, also four daughters, viz.: Mrs. Leander Wakefield, of Gurney (sic Gurnee), Mrs. Henry Hart, and Misses Abigail Wilson and Ann Wilson, of Avon, besides several grand children. Her funeral was aumerously attented by her friends and neighbors on Tuesday of last week. Religious services were conducted at Fort Hill Chapel by Elder Rodney Gilbert, and her remains were buried in Fort Hill cemetery.”

Children born to Abigail and William Wilson all born in Ireland:
Mary Wilson born about 1838; Jane (Wilson) Hart (1839-1914), wife of Henry Hart (1829-1911); Eliza (Wilson) Wakefield (1841-1914), wife of Leander Wakefield; Abigail "Abby" Wilson (1943-1913), never married; William Wilson born about 1844; Ann Wilson; and William Wilson (1852-1941), married Mary (1855-1936)

According to the "Stanford Genealogy - Comprising the Descendants of Abner Stanford the Revolutionary Soldier by Arthur Willis Stanford. 1906. page 60:
"Lemuel Hastings Stanford8 (Charles,7 Lyman,6 Abner,5 Caleb,4 David,3 Thomas,2 Thomas1) m. at Avon, Ill., Nov. 8, 1859. Mary Wilson, b. in Ireland, Jan. 23, 1839, dau. of William Wilson and Abigail Paine, both b. in Ireland. He is a farmer; he succeeded to the homestead at Antioch, in Lake Co., Ill., where his father settled in 1845; he now lives on a farm in New Lenox, Ill. She d. at Avon, Apl 26, 1882. The children were all b. at Avon. 303 1. Wilson George, b. Sep 27, 1860. 304 2. Charlotte Eliza, b. Sep 17, 1862, and d. at Libertyville, Ill., Apl 21, 1887, unmarried. 305 3. Mary Louisa, b. May 8, 1865. 306 4. Jennie Hart, b. Sep 19, 1867, is unmarried and is a clerk with The Williams Co. (ladies suits), New York; her residence is 455 West 23d St., New York City. 307 5. Isabelle Maud, b. Apl 5, 1871."

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  • Created by: Vernon B Paddock
  • Added: 9 Aug 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 192111659
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abigail Payne Wilson (1817–30 Oct 1887), Find a Grave Memorial no. 192111659, citing Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Vernon B Paddock (contributor 46984111) .