Berkeley County, West Virginia Biography of Rev. Edwin Lindsley WILSON


         Rev. Edwin Lindsley WILSON was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, in 1845, a son of Rev. Lewis Fueilleteau and Mary E. (Chamberlin) Wilson, who settled in Berkeley County in 1832. His father was a preacher and was pastor over churches at Gerrardstown, Tuscarora and Falling Waters for 40 years. He was married three times first to Miss E. Forman of New Jersey; second to Miss Harriet Tabb of Berkeley County; and third to Edwin L.s mother, Mary E. Chamberlin of Winchester, Virginia. Two of Edwin Wilsons brothers, Lew. F. Wilson and V.W. Wilson, were soldiers in the Confederate army during the Civil war. Lew. F. was a first lieutenant in the 12th Virginia Cavalry and was killed at Culpepper Courthouse in the fall of 1863, and V.W. served in the 2nd Virginia Infantry.

         In Prince Edward County, Virginia, on June 18, 1873, Edwin Lindsley Wilson married Nannie E. Dupuy, who was born in that county and state in 1845 and was the daughter of John and Ann E. (Daniel) Dupuy, who lived in Cumberland County, Virginia.

         Edwin and Nannie Wilson had the following children: Edwin G. Wilson, July 1, 1874-?; Lewis Fenilleteau Wilson, March 16, 1876-?; Philip Lindsley Wilson, May 20, 1878-?; and Anna Mary Wilson, December 1, 1880-?.

         The Wilsons lived in Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, West Virginia, where Rev. Wilson was in the work of the ministry.

    Submitted by Marilyn Gouge and extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Berkeley County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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