I know my grandfather George William WILSON was born 14 Aug 1892 from records my mother kept. His obituary said in Old Town. It also said he was survived by his step-mom, Mrs. Warfield WILSON, brothers Alvin and Dewey G., sister Mary, and two half-brothers & a half-sister all of Cumberland, MD.
I then found a GEDCOM that was submitted by Vernon D. WILSON of Springfield, MO. which had his father Warfield(b.Mar 1871) and his mother Sarah A.(unknown maiden, b.Oct 1874 in WV) married before 1892. However, Warfield was remarried in 1903 to Mary R.(unknown maiden, b.1880 in MD) This I can also confirm from a family note of her death in 1963. The GEDCOM also confirmed his brothers(b.Jan 1896 & Mar 1898 respectively), plus his sister that I knew personally (b. 8 Jun 1901). It also showed another brother, Cornelias(b.Jan 1900), and a sister, Emma L(b.Feb 1894). The part I don't get is it reports that Warfield and Mary had 4 children, but lists them all as female, which disagrees with my grandpa's obit of there being two step-brothers. It also says their still living. I'm betting the report is quite old since the rest of the family isn't know for it's longevity.
Unfortunately, there are few maiden names and no parents or deaths for the wives, but moving back through fathers I have: George S.(b.Nov 1842, Old Town) married in 1867 to Mary E.(b.Mar 1816, MD), 6 children
John(b.Nov 1842, d.1886, Allegany MD) married before 1835 to Mary(b.Mar 1816, PA), 10 children
Nathan(b.1791, Allegany MD) married 1 Feb 1812 to Atsy HAYS(b.Aug 1795, d.9 Jan 1879, Allegany MD) 3 children w/ one Female w/o a name Edward(b. bef 1774, Allegany MD) married Catherine WILLISON(b. bef 1774, MD), 8 children
Edward(b. bef 1767, d.28 Mar 1804 Of MD) married Sarah(b. abt 1774, MD), 3 children
Edward(b. abt 1741, d. abt 1761, Of MD) married Rebecca(b. abt 1745,Of MD, d.28 Sep 1774, Frederick MD), 3 children
I'm hoping that there are still some descendants living in or around Old Town, since it looks like most did for about 175 years. I know my grandfather lived in Akron, Ohio in 1919 when my dad was born. His obit said he had worked for Goodyear for 39 years and had retired in 1954. And since Akron was the rubber capital back then, I can't imagine he worked for Goodyear in Maryland. That would put him in Akron by 1915. And also from his obit I know 2 brothers and a sister also moved up near Akron at some point. I know Mary never had kids but I don't know about the brothers or the other siblings not mentioned in the obit. There is also several notes of burials at "Um Cem Mt Plsnt, Allegany, MD" and one of James F. WILSON (b.18 Apr 1818, d.9 Jan 1858) buried at "Wilson Cem No 4, Allegany MD". That one definitely intrigues me, since my dad was James Frederic. Does anyone know these cemeteries? I also have no date for my grandparents marriage, so I can't tell if he met my grandma, Lillian Pearl WEISENMILLER, in Maryland or Ohio. So if anyone knows this name, let me know. I would also like to find out who Vernon D. WILSON is since he was the one who submitted this info. I did a reverse lookup on his address and he is not the one listed at that address, nor is it a Wilson. Does anyone know how to tell when a submission was made? And how do thess "AFN" numbers work? Any info that anyone has ill be greatly appreciated. GLW
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