Alfred Wilson

Photo added by Myra Wysinger

Alfred Wilson

  • Birth 1818
  • Death Jul 1863 Merced County, California, USA
  • Burial Le Grand, Merced County, California, USA
  • Plot 5 miles northeast of Le Grand
  • Memorial ID 75494157

Alfred and Susan Wilson

Alfred Wilson was mentioned in an exhibit "Ghost Towns of Merced County." at the Merced Museum (2011). A subsequent named booklet by Herb Wood, Merced County Historical Society Merced, California (2007 - ISBN 0-9729318-2-1), of the exhibit features a photograph of Alfred's hilltop grave near the ghost town of Gwin, California. On page 28 it says: "The history of Gwin extends back through the Indian period as there are several bedrock grinding stones at the site. Also a single fenced gravestone atop a nearby hill marks the last resting place of Afred Wilson. Some might think this is a misspelling of Alfred, but it appears to be deliberate. Wilson was born in 1818 and died in 1863. Rumors indicate that Wilson was a black man from England. At one time faint depressions suggested that there might have been two more unmarked graves nearby."

For this photo the photographer had to use a jeep to reach the hilltop where the grave is located.

The 1857 Merced County Assessment Roll:

Alfred Wilson: 160 acres land, being the Southwest Qr. of Sec. 17, Township 7 south, range 16 east, situated on Miles Creek, valued at $200; improvements, $400; 4 work horses, $240; 3 colts, $35; 600 bushels barley, $450; 1 wagon (the handwriting is still the same, the spelling is reformed), $50; money on hand, $100; 2 guns, $10; house hold & K. Furniture, $20; an unspecified item, $160; total, $1635.

Their daughter Penecia Wilson married Mr. Edmond Edward Wysinger.


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  • Maintained by: Myra Wysinger
  • Originally Created by: Lester Letson
  • Added: 25 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75494157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Wilson (1818–Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75494157, citing Gwin Ghost Town Cemetery, Le Grand, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Myra Wysinger (contributor 47591359) .