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William Wilson

  • Birth 1753 Ireland
  • Death 31 Aug 1839 Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Petrolia, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Old Section (Lower End)
  • Memorial ID 91550933

WILLIAM WILSON, SR., a native of Ireland, came with his wife and family to Pennsylvania after the Revolutionary war, and settled in Lancaster county. In the year 1800 he journeyed across the mountains to Butler county, and pur chased a tract of 400 acres of wild land from a man named HALL, in what is now Fairview township, the consideration being $150. He cleared a small space, erected a log cabin twelve feet square, where the town of Petrolia now stands, and there this pioneer family took up their abode, being among the first settlers of this part of the county. Their nearest and most numerous neighbors were the wild animals that roamed through the forest and surrounded the cabin at night. Greensburg was the nearest trading point, the trip to that town requiring two weeks to make. Some years later Mr. WILSON erected a log dwelling half a mile west of his first location, where both he and wife spent the remainder of their lives. He died August 31, 1839, aged eighty-six. Mrs. WILSON died April 5, 1838, aged eighty-three years. They were the parents of eight children, all of whom are dead, as follows: Robert; William; Jane, who married Robert McDERMOTT; Nancy, who married Edward McDERMOTT; James; Armstrong; John, and Thomas.

Source: The History of Butler county - Page 990

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Gravesite Details Revolutionary War
  • Maintained by: Bobbie Wilson Tkacik
  • Originally Created by: Zachary Pyle
  • Added: 7 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91550933
  • Bobbie Wilson Tkacik
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Wilson (1753–31 Aug 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91550933, citing Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Bobbie Wilson Tkacik (contributor 47531351) .