Biography of James M. Wilson (1822- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 632.
James M. WILSON is a son of John and Mary (MILLER) WILSON who were born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., but were reared in Lincoln County, Va. There they were married and lived until 1818, when they came to Lincoln County, Mo., and settled on the farm where their son, James M., now lives. The father was a wagon-maker by trade, and took an active part in the war of 1812. He was always a Democrat in politics and died in his eighty-fifth year. The mother lived to be seventy-two years of age. Only two of their four children are living, the younger being James M., who was born March 19, 1822, within half a mile of where he now lives. Margaret HILL, who was born in Mecklenburg County, Va., January 14, 1823, became his wife in 1841 and the mother of his twelve children, seven of whom are living. His wife died in 1876 and since that time Mr. WILSON has remained a widower. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and in 1875 was appointed tobacco inspector for the city of St. Louis. He has been quite extensively engaged in the manufacture of tobacco, but has given most of his attention to farming. He owns 335 acres of land and has assisted his children to a start in life. He upholds the principles of the Democratic Party.
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