Wilson, William Henry

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DOB: August 1852
POB: Selma, Dallas Co. or Shelby Co., AL
DOD: 16 January, 1937
POD: Vilonia, Faulkner Co., AR
Bur: Cypress Valley Cemetery, Faulkner Co., AR

Father: Wilson, Joseph Jones Abernathy
Mother: High, Mary Elizabeth

Spouse and Children

  1. Penn, Sarah Frances m. 6 February, 1876 in Faulkner Co., AR
    1. Wilson, William Arthur
    2. Wilson, Nettie D.
    3. Wilson, Mary Enola
    4. Wilson, Stella Viola
    5. Wilson, Wallace G.
    6. Wilson, Ida Francis
    7. Wilson, Velma Mae
    8. Wilson, Oma A.
    9. Wilson, Flora E.


See Also


from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104645179/william-henry-wilson

1900, El Paso & Royal Townships, White, Arkansas
Head Wm H Wilson M 48, Aug 1852, Alabama, married 25 years
Wife Sarah F Wilson F 43, Nov 1857, Mississippi, 11 children, 9 living
Son Wm A Wilson M 21, Jan 1879, Arkansas
Daughter Nettie D Wilson F 19, Aug 1881, Arkansas
Daughter Nola E Wilson F 17,28 Dec 1883, AR, d:1929, M: Garland F. Vann, 09-NOV-1902
Daughter Stella V Wilson F 15, Oct 1885, Arkansas
Son Wallac Wilson M 11, Sep 1889, Arkansas
Daughter Ida F Wilson F 10, Oct 1890, Arkansas
Daughter Velma Mae Wilson F 8, 16 Aug 1892, AR – d: 28 Jul 1977, M: Elphus Lee Dallas, 26 Oct 1912
Daughter Oma A Wilson F 5, Jul 1895, Arkansas
Daughter Flora E Wilson F 4, Dec 1896, Arkansas

From http://www.zianet.com/jmcdgwin/GENEALOGY/SURNAMES/Wilson/WilsonJosJonesAbernathy.htm#idawilsondunn

Jo Goodwin NOTES: "'General Land Office at Little Rock, AR ...pursuant to the Act of ---, approved 20th May 1862, To make Homestead to actual settlers on the public domain' ...William H. Wilson has been established and duly commissioned conformity to have for the East half of the NE Quarter Section 23, in Township 8 South, Range 12 W in the Dist of Lands surrounding to sale at Little Rock Ar, Containing 80 acres - signed J. Ulysses S. Grant, President of the US etc. Homestead Cert #361, Application 1499."

This shows he homesteaded land in Pulaski Co, AR--was it for military service of his father from the Civil War? Called "Uncle Willie" by most people, he was a very friendly man. He made wood furniture, mostly lawn furniture, and prank items from wood. He was known for making a wooden birthday cake, taking it to a person who was having a birthday and watching with delight as they tried to cut into it. He also made a wooden walking cane with colorful marbles in the handle and a pipe--like a bubble pipe--with a windmill on it. He'd tell someone to blow it to make the windmill turn and it would blow powder in their face, and he would laugh and laugh. He was living with Elphus and Velma Dallas, his daughter in 1920 but they moved to Black Oak/Caraway region of Arkansas, and Velma says he died there, but Henry Stocks, his friend, says he died in Little Rock while living with his son William Arthur. I rather doubt that he was living with Arthur, as family stories of that relationship were of a less than desirable situation. Reager Lee Wilson says he thinks the family came from Sumter/Shelby Co., AL, around Wilsonville, but I have not proven this. He also says they visited Georgia many times, but he can't remember what the family name was they visited. Info from Patty Taylor proves our direct line was in Dallas Co, AL, but also Joseph lived with his sister in Shelby Co, AL, for a time as did his daughter Texana, so there was some truth in what Reager remembered.]

From: "M. Jo Goodwin" <goodwinmjo@centurytel.net>
Date: Fri May 05, 2006 11:59:54 AM US/Mountain
To: <SLIiam@aol.com>, "'John Gwin'" <jmcdgwin@zianet.com>
Subject: William Henry Wilson


Well, to be honest, not I but another woman whom I asked to search some local records for me, found the information on William Henry Wilson’s death! She is going to send me a copy of the article, but gave me enough info from it to make sure it was the one I was seeking. He died in 1937 and according to that article was buried at Cypress Valley Cem. in Faulkner Co, AR (where many of the Wilson family are buried!) Evidently he has no stone as I’ve walked that cemetery over and over looking for both Wilson and Dunn family members and would have noticed that one for sure. I haven’t been there in about 4 yrs, but am going again this fall when it gets cooler, you can bet!! I will send you copies of this info when she sends it to me. She was wanting to be sure it was what I wanted before she sent it--can’t tell you how thrilled I was to get her msg.

More info as I receive it ?
God Bless,

Location at Census

  • 1860 - Age 7
  • 1870 -
  • 1880 -
  • 1890 -
  • 1900 - Age 48, see note above
  • 1910 -
  • 1920 - Age 68
  • 1930 -