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J A Willson

WILLSON, COLLINS

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/11/2006 at 16:07:53

J A Willson, retired farmer, Boone, was born in Fayette county, Indiana, on April 2, 1817, he lost his parents when quite young, and in 1845 removed to Madison county, the same State, and lived there until he came to his county in 1856, he acquired a good common school education, and his time was divided between farming and teaching, previous to settling in this county he made a prospecting tour through a part of the State and finally decided to locate lands in Boone county, he entered about 400 acres, a part of his lands is now included in the corporation of the city of Boone, he has held various township offices, he married Miss Bridget A Collins, of Indiana, in 1841, they have a family of four children: Amanda M, Ellen C, Maria J and Lydia A

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