SAMUEL A. WILSON, a prominent farmer of Knox township, Jefferson county, was born in that township May 23, 1842. He is the son of George Wilson a native of Pennsylvania who came to Ohio about 1833 and settled in Knox township where he engaged in farming an occupation to which he still gives some attention, though now of advanced age. In 1835 he was married to Sarah Lee, who was born in Nova Scotia, daughter of David Lee, a native of Ireland. To this union nine children have been born, four of whom are living. Four sons, including the subject of this mention, served in the armies of the Union, and three gave up their lives in defense of the integrity of the nation. Samuel A. Wilson had been engaged upon the farm and one year for the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railroad company when in 1864 he enlisted in the army and served until the close of the rebellion. He was a member of the Thirteenth United States infantry, and after the close of the civil war, served some time in Kansas, and in 1866 was ordered with his regiment to Montana, where he completed his term of enlistment. Returning home in 1867 he engaged in farming, at which he is still occupied also conducting a nursery in connection with his other employments. The latter he established in 1884 known as the Highland Nurseries, New Somerset, Ohio. Mr. Wilson is a member of the Grand Army, and is with his wife affiliated with the Christian church. He is one of the influential men of the township of which he has served as clerk one term and as justice of the peace nearly two terms. In 1869 he was married to Emily Marshall, by whom he has six children: Frank K., Lizzie M., Elwood M., Maggie R., Ella G. and Ulna R.
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