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Pvt Thomas Benton Wilson

Pvt Thomas Benton Wilson

Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Death 1 Jun 1913 (aged 72)
Texas, USA
Burial McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 86
Memorial ID 6629402 · View Source
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Thomas Benton Wilson was born in Tennessee and came to Collin County with his parents in 1849. He had only the meager education obtained in the rural schools but he had great natural ability, so with application he became proficient in mathematics and surveying. In 1861 he joined the Confederate Army but was later given a medical discharge. He and two of his brothers then engaged in farming, stock raising, and freighting. In 1869 he was a deputy sheriff under his brother George. In 1870 Governor E.J. Davis appointed him county surveyor of Collin County, to which position he was later elected five times, serving until 1882.
Always a good businessman, he was one of the organizers of a private bank which is now the Collin County National Bank. He served as a director from the time of its organization until his death. In 1908 he owned 5,000 acres of land and offered the state of Texas 460 acres as a site for an A&M College, but this state school was located in Lubbock.
On Dec. 4, 1883, he married Henrietta Estes. A son, Add G. Wilson is a former city commissioner of McKinney, a former president of the Central State Bank.


Funeral Service ...Conducted at His Home - Body Lowered to Rest in Pecan Grove Cemetery. The funeral service of T. B. Wilson was conducted at his late home just North of
McKinney Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the presence of a large number of people who came from far and near. His sister, Mrs. Bettie Emberson of Pilot Point, his brother, A. M. Wilson and all the members of his immediate family
were present together with many other relatives. His aged sister, Mrs. Martha Wallis, having become prostrated had to return to her home near Wallis Chapel, hence could not be at the funeral. The floral offerings were beautiful. A pretty design with the word "Papa" on it was noticeable, another "Gates Ajar" design with the words "At Rest," and a broken wheel and others were strikingly beautiful.

Rev. C. C. Young, pastor of the First Methodist church, read scriptural selections and delivered a brief talk. He was followed by a reminiscent address by Eld. John McKinney, a life-long friend. The funeral march to Pecan Grove was a very impressive one. It was one of the longest funeral corteges witnessed here in many years. Following is a list of the pall bearers: Active: S. H. Cole, Dr. S. H. Abbott, Judge T. C. Andrews, R. J. Straughan, J. S. Heard and J. H. Ferguson. Honorary: Judge T. C. Goodner, Dr. T. W. Wiley, Ben Estes, Dr. O. H. Kirkpatrick, J. P. A. Wallace, Hon. e. W. Kirkpatrick, F. C. Thompson, J. W.
Field, J. W. Ashley, Judge L. C. Clifton, Hon. J. L. Doggett, John Lovejoy, and J. L. Franklin..[The McKinney Examiner, McKinney, Texas, Sept. 11, 1913.]

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Thomas Benton Wilson 1840-1913 Confederate Veteran.

Gravesite Details Pvt. Wilson Served in the Confederate army (Texas) until June 3rd 1863 when he was given a medical discharge for wounds. He died June 1st 1913 at age 73




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  • Originally Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 23 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6629402
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Thomas Benton Wilson (24 Oct 1840–1 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6629402, citing Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sherry (contributor 47010546) .