James Harvey WILSON was born on 10 Jul 1826 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. Several sources indicated that he was born in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana. One source indicates that he was born in 1829.
He resided at the farm of his father in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana in 1850. On 20 Aug 1850 he was a laborer in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana. He is enumerated with the Trulock Family, a Rail Road Contractor from Kentucky. He lived in the Vienna Township.
He resided at the home of his employer in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana on 24 Sep 1850. He seems to be living with the Parker Trulock family. A Peter Wilson, 55, lived next door with the Hubanks (Hughbanks) family. Peter was a cooper from Pennsylvania.
He resided at his farm in Jennings Township in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana from 1856 to 1860. On 10 July 1856 James Harvey Wilson purchased the west half of the northwest quarter of Section 4 of Township 3-N of Range 7-E in Scott County which contained 80 acres for $400 from Benjamin H. Perry of Henry County, Kentucky. Henry County was created from Shelby County in 1799, and Shelby County was created from Jefferson County in 1792.
On 8 August 1856 James H. and Permelia Wilson sold to William S. Wilson (James' brother) the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 4 of Township 3-N Range 7-E containing 40 acres in Jefferson County for $300. Thus, James sold the north 40 acres of the 80 acres of land that he just bought in July to his brother William in August. The south 40 acres of ths land, James sold to John McLane on 8 August 1856. The land seems to be at the intersection of Slab Road and Cutshall Road.
He was elected as trustee for the Methodist Church in 1860 in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana. He resided at his farm in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana in 1870. His real estate was valued at $2500, and personal estate at $700 in 1870.
In 1880 he was a farmer in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana. He resided at his farm in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana in 1880. He was Methodist from 1887 to 1910 in Decatur Co., Kansas. He resided at his home in Jennings, Decatur Co., Kansas from 1887 to 1910. He lived southeast of town in Allison Township. He resided at his home in Lyon Township, Decatur Co., Kansas in 1900. John Hoff and family lived in the same house in 1900.
He resided at the farm of John A. Bauman and his wife Harriet O. Wilson Bauman in Blaine Precinct, Nuckolls Co., Nebraska in 1910. He died on 23 Apr 1914 in Nelson, Nuckolls Co., Nebraska. He died at the house of his daughter. The informant on the death certificate was Lizzie Switzer, his daughter Elizabeth Ann Wilson, born in 1853.
He was buried on 26 Apr 1914 in Jennings, Decatur Co., Kansas. He was one of the original charter members of the Jennings Cemetery according to a monument there. The burial service was provided by Rev. Wolf and Clark and the Masonic Fraternity had charge of the service.
There is a child buried at the Estil Cemetery, Vienna Township, Scott County, Indiana, named Fanny M. Wilson, daughter of J. H. and P. Wilson. It is unknown if she is the daughter of James and Parmelia, since the ages of known children do not correspond. It is most likely she is the child of James H. Wilson and Permilia Stevens.
James lived in Indiana, and later moved to Kansas. In 1888 they lived in a sod house in Decatur County, Kansas. He was a pioneer of Decatur County. He was a Mason for 50 years.
In the 1860 census of Scott County, there is a M. H. Wilson, age 54, merchant, born in Pennsylvania (about 1805/06), Thomas R. Wilson, age 49, merchant, born in Pennsylvania (about 1810/11), and Phillip Golden, age 24, gunsmith, born in Indiana (about 1835/36).
A James H. Wilson was a member of the 104th Indiana Infantry, organized 10 July 1863 and mustered out 18 July 1863 to repel and pursue Morgan's Raiders. It is unknown if this is the same or a different James H. Wilson, since several lived in the Scott County and the surrournding counties area.
James Harvey WILSON and Parmelia SALYER were married on 21 Nov 1850 in Scott Co., Indiana. The marriage license was issued 18 November 1850, and recorded on 28 December 1850. She wrote her name "Salier" on the marriage license.
There are some passenger lists that list the Salier family as arriving from Germany.
Parmelia SALYER (daughter of William H. SALYER and __________?) was born on 5 May 1831 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio. The 1880 census indicates that her parents were born in New Jersey and Ohio.
She resided at the home of Nathaniel B. Buxton in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana in 1850. The Buxton farm was worth $1600. Nathaniel B. Buxton was born in Ohio. His wife was Sarah J., probably the sister of Permelia. Her surname is spelled Salver on the census.
There is a land purchase by Moses Buxton of Hamilton County, Ohio on 1 August 1838.
She resided at the home of her husband in Austin, Scott Co., Indiana in 1860. The census indicates she was 29 years old (born 1830/31).
She resided at her husband's farm in Jennings Township, Scott Co., Indiana in 1880. She died on 26 Mar 1900 in Jennings, Decatur Co., Kansas. One source indicates she died in 1899.
She was buried on 27 Mar 1900 in Jennings, Decatur Co., Kansas. Pastor J. T. Bates of the Methodist Episcopal Church conducted the service.
In one source Parmelia was reported as an orphan. At the time orphan usually meant that the father, only, was dead. She may have been the daughter of Joseph. Her first name is spelled Permelia in some sources.
She was a woman of deep piety who dearly loved her church. She was converted on 10 March 1858 in the M. E. Church, and remained a Christian afterwards. In later years she smoked a pipe, she was always very delicate. She died of pneumonia.
There is a Salyersville in the eastern central part of Kentucky and one in California. It is possible that her ancestor's name may have been Salyard or Salyards. Her name is spelled Salier on her marriage license to Robert Wilson.
There is a Salier Family in Illinois in the early to middle 1800's. However, they seem
to be recent immigrants from France, since the names are Claude, Dominique, Bapt., and
John, and they married individuals who had French given names and surnames. James Harvey
WILSON and Parmelia SALYER had the following children:
+2 i. Martha Jane WILSON (born on 29 Sep 1851).
+3 ii. Elizabeth Ann WILSON (born on 2 Oct 1853).
+4 iii. William Elbridge WILSON (born on 27 Mar 1856).
+5 iv. James Milo WILSON (born on 2 Sep 1858).
+6 v. Parmelia Olive WILSON (born on 15 Jan 1861).
+7 vi. Thomas Milton WILSON (born on 4 Apr 1863).
+8 vii. Aaron Curtis WILSON (born on 13 Dec 1865).
+9 viii. Mary Fiducia WILSON (born on 29 Jan 1868).
+10 ix. Harriet Orlena (Hattie) WILSON (born on 28 Oct 1870).
Submitted by: <"mailto:BarbWilsonRealty@cox.net">Barbara Wilson