Biography of Judge G. G. Wilson (1836- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 634.
Judge G. G. WILSON, farmer and stock raiser, of Lincoln County, and a native of the same, was born in 1836 and is the eldest of seven children born to Roth and Diana (GIBSON) WILSON, who were born in South Carolina and Tennessee in 1808 and 1814, respectively. Roth WILSON moved to St. Louis with his father, David WILSON, in 1818, and came to Lincoln County in 1820. Here he died in 1887. He was a farmer and blacksmith and was one of the pioneer settlers of the county. Judge WILSON, whose name heads this biography, attended the early subscription schools of Missouri, and has spent his entire life on a farm. He now owns 320 acres of land, which he has earned by his own industry and economy, and besides being an experienced farmer, is an excellent surveyor. In 1859 he was elected county surveyor, and was again elected in 1865. In 1878 he was elected judge of the county court, and was re-elected in 1880, and in 1882 was chosen presiding judge, to which position he was re-elected in 1886. He is a Democrat in his political views, and cast his first presidential vote for BUCHANAN in 1856. His marriage to Jane FINLEY took place in 1871, and their union has resulted in the birth of three children: Anna, Martha, and Robert. Mrs. WILSON is a daughter of Gilmore FINLEY, formerly of Kentucky, but an early settler of Lincoln County.
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