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J. B. Wilson


Posted By: Clay County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 1/15/2011 at 07:59:46

Wilson, J. B., farmer, was born in Orleans county, Vermont, in 1843, where he lived for twenty years and then went to Boston, where for the next three years he engaged in the grocery and produce trade. He then went to Dodge county, Minnesota, and farmed for the five following years. In 1872 he came to Clay county and homesteaded an eighty on which he now lives. In addition to his farming he has taught nine terms of school since coming west; four in Clay and five in Minnesota.

Mr. Wilson is an excellent farmer and citizen and on account of his efficiency and general practical knowledge, has been chosen to fill various township offices. In 1888 he was elected a member of the county board of supervisors, by his district, a position he is well adapted to fill satisfactorily to his constituents and the entire county. By industry and careful management he has been successful financially, and he has a large farm with a good dwelling and outbuildings. He was married in 1868 to Miss B. Keller, of Union Springs, Dodge county, Minnesota.

Source: A History of Clay County, by W. C. Gilbreath, 1889.


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