12th West Virginia Infantry
Descendants of James Wilson
Wilson Family Photo
James Wilson was
born 20 May 1828, Westmoreland County, PA, the son of Abraham and Sarah
Jane (Chalmers) Wilson. Married Margaret Carson, 16 Jun 1858 in
Parris, Washington Co., PA; ceremony conducted by Reverend John Calhoun.
Margaret, born 13 Feb 1838 in New Manchester (Pughtown), Hancock County,
WV, was the daughter of William and Martha (Haney) Carson. She was the
granddaughter of Samuel Carson. James & Margaret's first home was in
Hancock Co., WV, near New Cumberland. From 12 Aug 1862 to 16 Jun 1865,
James served as a Corporal in the Civil War with Co I, 12th Reg WVa Inf.
Vol. He enlisted in Manchester, West Virginia. Margaret died 14 Mar 1925;
James 10 Jul 1909; both buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Cameron, Missouri.
The children of James and Margaret (Carson) Wilson:
Robert Porter Wilson, born 2 May 1860, Hancock Co., WV. Never
William Wallace Wilson, born 16 Oct 1861, Hancock Co., WV. Married
Cora C. Fickes
James Carson Wilson, born 11 Jul 1863, Hancock Co., WV. Married
Frances Reed Martz (2) Minerva Redman (3) Netta Warner
Frank Hutchenson Wilson, born 22 Oct 1866, Hancock Co., WV. Married
Nora Ann Wilson died at age 26 in 1894. Never Married. Etta Mae
Wilson (twin), born 14 Apr 1870 near Stennett, Iowa (Montgomery Co.).
Married David Redman.
Eva Margaret (twin), born 14 Apr 1870 near Stennet, Iowa
(Montgomery Co.). Married John D. Maze.
Theodore Benton Wilson, born 9 May 1872, Red Oak, Iowa. Married
Samuel Abram Wilson, born DeKalb Co., Missouri (Garden Prairie
Community). Married Mary Ella O'Connor.
Thomas Hartford Wilson, born 10 Nov 1877, Westrope Ranch, Grant,
Iowa. Married Rachel Jane Reed. Lived Elliott/Griswold, Iowa.
(Moved to Missouri in 1868; traveled on Allegheny & Ohio Rivers.)
From: THE GRAND RIVER TRAILBOOK, Clinton and Dekalb Counties
1833-1979, page 238. Published by De Kalb County Historical Society,
Maysville, Missouri, 1979:
James Wilson - "During this period from August 12, 1862 to
June 16, 1865, James served as a corporal in the Civil War with Co I, 12th
Reg. W. VA. Inf. Vol. He had enlisted in Manchester, West Virginia."
ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1907.
DECLARATION FOR PENSION.
THE PENSION CERTIFICATE SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED WITH THE APPLICATION.
STATE OF Missouri }
COUNTY OF Clinton }
On this 25th day of February, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and Seven
personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county
and State aforesaid, James Wilson, who, being duly sworn according to law,
declares that he is 78 years of age, and a resident of county of DeKalb,
State of Missouri; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at
New Manchester West Virginia under the name of James Wilson on the 12th
day of August, 1862, as a Private in Co. I. 12th. Regt, West Virginia
Infty Vol in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was
HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Richmond Virginia, on the 16th day of June, 1865.
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the
United States otherwise than as stated above. That his personal
description at enlistment was as follows: Height, 5 feet 10 inches;
complexion Sandy; color of eyes, Grey; color of hair, Sandy; that his
occupation was Brick Maker; that he was born May 20th, 1828, at West
Moreland Co. Penn.
That his several places of residence since leaving the service have
been as follows: from Virginia to Washington Co Penn in 1867 from there to
Montgomery Co Iowa in 1868 from Iowa to DeKalb Co Mo in 1883 lived here
That he is a pensioner. That he has heretofore applied for pension that
his Certificate No is 591350
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the
pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of
February 6, 1907.
That his post-office address is Cameron, county of Clinton State of
(Claimant’s signature in full.)
Attest: (1) W. R. Youngman, Cameron,MO (2) O. B. Lingle (or Tingle),
Validity Accepted by S. A. Cuddy, Chief, Law Division Ephraim Cooper,