WILSON FAMILY HISTORY
Gene & I may be distant cousins as both of our Wilson lines come from Bourbon County, Kentucky
For Gene's Wilson ancestors go to: http://www.carrollscorner.net/Wilson-Gene'sAncestors.htm
1750 - estimated birth year for Samuel
1785 - is in Fayette County Kentucky in 1785 when he signs a petition for Bourbon County to be formed from Fayette County
1788 - He is then listed on a 1788 tax list for Fayette County, Kentucky along with a James Wilson & Alexander, John, Joseph & Samuel Henderson.
1790 - He is in Bourbon County, Kentucky in the 1790 census along with Benj., David, Edward, James, Jeremiah, Peter, & William Wilson
1794 - Samuel is still in Bourbon County in 1794 as he is listed as the executor to the estate of Wm. McClure.
1800 - 1800 tax list (considered "2nd" census) for Bourbon County has a Samuel Wilson Sr. & Samuel Wilson Jr.
1800 - Samuel Wilson has claim for survey 335 in JeffCoMo. along with Jeduthan Kendal. 800 arpents
1801 - Samuel appears in Jefferson County, Missouri in 1801 - ".......settled on Little Rock creek, another branch of the Maramec, the early actual settlers were all Americans, thus we find Samuel Wilson and his son John (1801); John Henderson (1802); John Gillmore (1803); George Smirl, senior, (1801); James Smirl (1802); and George, junior, in the St. Louis District of what is now Jefferson County, Missouri" (from "History of Missouri", pg. 76, by Louis Houck).
1805 - Is listed in the 1805 Missouri Territorial Census
1810 - 28 March - denied concession 335 on Grand Glaize Creek. Issued to Jeduthan Kendall
1810 - 10 June - denied settlement right on survey 893 Grand Glaize Creek. Issued to Jeduthan Kendall (Note: The town of Barnhart now occupies the northeast corner of this survey).
1812 - Samuel Wilson served in the War of 1812 under Capt. John Hughes (Washington Co., Mo.) 4th Mounted Riflemen under command of Col. Henry Dodge. Mustered into service on the 9th of Sept. 1812 & out on the 25th Oct. but never saw any action.
1830 - Died prior to 1830 - not listed in 1830 census for JeffCoMo & since he was baptized by proxy it means Samuel died before 1841.
Children of Samuel Wilson:
There is a Wilson Hollow Road in southeast Jefferson County, Missouri:
HERRINGTON - these are not my ancestors but this information is helpful in researching the Wilsons.
Joseph Bartholomew Herrington - born 10 Apr. 1740 Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Son of Sarah Leeks & Abraham Herrington. Married Elizabeth ? He settled at Pevely, Jefferson County, Missouri in the year 1800. Died 28 Sept. 1821& buried in Herrington Cemetery, Jefferson Co., Mo. Children of Elizabeth & Joseph:
Sources: Beth Wilson , Ancestry.com, Houck's History of Missouri, Baptisms for Samuel W. Henderson, Rand Henderson, Jefferson County Missouri GenWeb, Fayette County Kentucky GenWeb, Bourbon County Kentucky GenWeb, Biography of Capt. John Hughes;