Wilson Family
Navarro County, Texas


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William T. Wilson


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007

 


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph Karen Rost


Thomas J. Wilson


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007


Samuel Wilson

 
Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007

 


Samuel & Siddy Wilson
Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph Karen Rost


Paul Albert Wilson


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007


Lott Wilson


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007


Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph Karen Rost


John Wesley Wilson

 
Grange Hall Cemetery
Photograph by Dana Stubbs - Jul 2007


Samuel Wilson came to Navarro Co. Texas from Bourbon County Kentucky where he was a distiller for the previous 14 years. Him and his wife Siddy brought 6 of their 11 children with them. Of the 5 who did not make the journey, little is known.

Samuel was 65 years of age when he and his 5 sons joined the Confederate army. Their names are Thomas Jefferson (Doc), William Trenton (Billy), Lott, John Wesley, and Paul Albert. Lott Wilson obtained the rank of Corporal. All were stationed at the mouth of the Brazos with Moss's Company, Co. E, 13th Texas Infantry Regiment. The Navarro Countains.

The unit formed in late 1861 by Henry S Crossland of Corsicana, TX.
This unit operated independently until April 16, 1862 at which time it joined another squad of about the same number commanded by C.T. Faine of Milford. This union created a company of men which elects a Corsicana lawyer, Joshua L. Halbert, as captain and commander of the company.
Crossland becomes the 1st lieutenant and Faine is elected 2nd lieutenant. The company is officially accepted into Col. Joseph Speight's infantry regiment on April 16, 1862 and serves the rest of the war as Co. E with this organization, officially named the 15th Texas Infantry Regiment.

All survived the war except Thomas J. W. Wilson who was killed near Ft.
Belnap.

Notes:

  • Research for this family was done by Jody Coleman.
  • Thomas J. W. Wilson is buried in Young Co. Texas.


Thomas Wilson was one of 5 sons of Samuel Wilson who fought from Navarro County Texas during the 1860's. All survived the war except Thomas J. W.
who was killed near Ft. Belnap, while riding to warn the settlers that Apache Indians were raiding and was shot thru the heart with an arrow.

Note: Research for this family was done by Jody Coleman.
Note: Burial of Thomas Wilson in Proffitt Cemetery in Young Co. Texas.
Note: All other family buried Grange Hall Cemetery.

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