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Descendants of Samuel Wilson

Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen
by H. H. Hardesty, 1894; Vol. II, page 586.

Provided by Shirley Fox Allen

     SAMUEL WILSON - A son of Joseph Wilson who served in the Mexican war, and Martha (Downing) both deceased, was born in Marshall county, March 1843. Nov. 14, 1867, he was married in Pennsylvania, to Ethel Fletcher, who was born in Marshall county. Her parents, both now deceased, were David A., and Elizabeth (Coe) Fletcher. Nine children have been the issue of this marriage, David A., Hugh P., Oliver, dec., Cora B., Thomas E., James G., William M., Charles C., and Harry. Comrade Wilson was by occupation a farmer when he enlisted at the age of nineteen years as a private, Aug. 16, 1862 from Marshall county, in Co. B, 12th W. Va. V. I., 8th A. C., and was promoted to musician. He was on special duty as Regtl. fifer and as teamster several weeks. He was sick and excused from duty a short time and was cared for in Co. Qtrs. Our comrade participated in the engagements of Winchester, Hunter's Raid, Lynchburg, New Market, Piedmont, Oppequan, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill, Snicker's Gap, Hatcher's Run, Fort Gregg, Appomattox C. H., and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge June 16, 1865. A brother, James, served in Co. B, 12th W. Va. V. I., and died in 1893. A nephew, Samuel H. Wilson served also in Co. B. His wife's father was a member of Co. B, 12th W. Va. V. I., and died in front of Richmond. Comrade Wilson is a member of Caldwell Post, 21, he receives a pension, is a member of J. O. U. A. M., he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, he is a blacksmith by occupation, and his address is Moundsville, W. Va.