James A Wilson and Elizabeth Whitten married 12/29/1825 possibly Anderson, SC. In the 1830 Census in SC they had 2 children. The 1850 Census of Fayette County, AL has Isabella Matilda; Sarah A;, James Harvey, Joel; Eli/Elijah, Adaline; Clarissa, and Frances "Frank" Wilson born in AL.
James Alfred Wilson parents were John Wilson Jr. and Isabella Merritt who were living in 1830 North Central Anderson County, S. C.
John Wilson Jr. Parents were Captain John Wilson and Mary Pettigrew. Captain John Wilson was a Captain in the Rev. War, He served under General Pickens most of the war. They came to Abbeville County, then Pendleton/Anderson County, SC.
John was a senator in the State Legislature.
Info from heritage Books of Fayette, Pickens County, AL. and research of Carol Middleton http://www.balcro.com/carol.html
Contributor: D. J. Thornton (49973722
1850 Beat 10 Division 16, Fayette, Alabama
James A Wilson 45, Elizabeth Wilson 44, Martha M Wilson 24, John Wilson 22, Eliza Wilson 21, William Wilson 18, Malinda Wilson 16, Sarah Wilson 14, Harvy Wilson 13, Joel Wilson 11, Eli Wilson 9, Isabela Wilson 8, Clerisa Wilson 6, Frances S Wilson 3.
1860 Middle Division, Fayette, Alabama
J A Wilson 55, Elizabeth Wilson 55, Joel Wilson 21, Eli Wilson 20, Clarrisa Wilson 17, Francis Wilson 13, George Wilson 19.
1870 Township 17 Range 13, Fayette, Alabama
Jas A Wilson 64, Elizabeth Wilson 64, Margaret Wilson 15, M A Wilson 13, J K Wilson 11.