Third Generation

6. John WILSON was born at Bush, a farm near Hightae, Dumfriesshire, Scotland 1 Feb 1821. John died 22 Sep 1894 in Riverton, Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Mary COOPER in Sangamon Co, IL, 30 Jan 1851. Mary was born in St. Clair Co, IL 28 Jul 1822, the daughter of Meredith COOPER and Polly WITCHER. Mary died 9 Nov 1902 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL.

Click here to view a John WILSON letter written to a friend in Scotland in Feb 1884 and his autobiography written 189_.

John WILSON and Mary COOPER had the following children:

 
40.. i. Annie WILSON was born in Sangamon Co, IL 27 May 1852. Annie died 5 Nov 1887 in Nebraska. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. She married Edwin H. AGEE in 1876. Edwin was born in Kentucky 1850, the son of Joseph AGEE and Marietta E. Edwin died 23 Dec 1926 in Glendora, Los Angeles Co, CA. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Decatur Road, Springfield, IL. Annie and Edwin had six children.
 
41. ii. James Meredith WILSON was born in Sangamon Co, IL 16 Mar 1854. James died 3 Jun 1928 in Washington, D.C. His body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. James' occupation: Insurance.
 
42. iii. Thomas Witcher WILSON was born in Sangamon Co, IL 7 Jan 1856. Thomas died 23 Jul 1926 in Wichita Falls, Wichita Co, TX. His body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. (photo) He married Mary Americus Whittle BILLINGTON in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL, September 1880. Mary was born in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL 13 Aug 1858, the daughter of William BILLINGTON and Ann WHITTLE. She was given the middle name "Americus" because she was the first child in the family born in America. Mary died 27 May 1936 in Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co, IL. (photo) Thomas and Mary had four children.
 

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