Wilson Family of Turkeyfoot / Milford / Black Townships
"The Sons and Dauters of Thomas and Jean Wilson was all Born in Somerset County Pennsylvania"
Thomas Wilson, b. 1759; married Jane King on 2/24/1789; d. 1847
Buried Wilson Family Cemetery Monon White Co IN. Served as one of 3 original Associate Judges for White Co IN. Presided over the First trial held in White Co IN. (A humorous case of malicious mischief) Grandson of Mary Wilson b.1715 d.June 1810. Son of James Wilson b.11/2/1731 d.2/5/1826 and 1st wife unk. 2nd wife Rebecah Jones b1752 d.4/22/1826. James and Rebecah donated the Buildings and Ground for the Sanner Church, Somerset Co PA. A Joint Presbyterian and German Reformed (Luthern) effort at it's inception. Will for James recorded in Knox Co OH Jackson Twsp.

Jane King, b. 9/4/1766; m. Thomas Wilson on 2/24/1789; d. 10/8/1834.
Was the First death recorded in Monon Twsp. Dau of Christopher King b.1733 d.1811 and Rachal Leech b.3/11/1740 d.11/7/1826. Jane was Sister to Perry Co Ohio State Representative Thomas King. Jane Buried Wilson Family Cemetery Monon White Co IN

Thomas Wilson and Jane King; jointly donated the ground, with their neighbor Robert Pherson and his spouse Elizabeth MaGruder, the land for the Unity Presbyterian Church in Perry Co OH. Pastor Thomas Moore.

The Children of Thomas Wilson and Jane King were:
Martha Ann Wilson b.1/22/1790 m.3/16/1820 James Spencer; brother of George Spencer, a prominate man of White Co. James and George arrived in White Co IN very early, on foot, from Perry Co OH. Their families were brought back the following spring. Martha and James are buried in the Wilson Family Cemetery Monon IN.
James King Wilson b.3/4/1792 m.4/27/1820 Nancy Clayton dau of Joseph and Mary; Had the First white child born in Monon Twsp. Served as Postmaster for Monon. Both buried Wilson Family Cemetery Monon IN.
David Wilson b.2/25/1794 d.2/12/1800 27hrs illness with the Bold Hives
Thomas Wilson b.11/27/1796 d.12/7/1841 m.4/12/1821 Mary Jones d.6/21/1846 dau of Jehu and Jane. Both buried Methodist Church, New Lexington, Perry Co OH.
Joseph Wilson b.4/23/1799 d.12/14/1862 first m.3/24/1825 Sara Yost dau of John and Elizabeth. m. 2nd Nancy Grant. Joseph and Sara are buried Perry Co OH.
John Wilson b.6/25/1801 m.12/28 or 31/1829 Meriah Moore dau of Pastor Thomas and Elenor. Served as First Sheriff for White Co IN. Buried White Co IN.
Rebecah Wilson b.3/16/1804 m.4/6/1828 David Berkey founder of the town of West Bedford, White Co IN
William Wilson b.8/26/1809 m.11/3/1835 Mary Yost dau of John and Elizabeth. Monon Presbyterian Church members. William was Prospecting White Co IN on horseback very early. Buried Wilson Family Cemetery Monon IN. Will for William recorded in White Co IN.
Census Information
1800 Census, Somerset County PA
Milford Township, Page 526

Wilson, Thomas
   Males: (3) 0-to-10 and (1) 26-to-45
   Females: (1) 10-to-16 and (1) 26-to-45

1810 Census, Somerset County PA
Milford Township, Page 439

Wilson, Thomas
   Males: (2) 0-to-10; (2) 10-to-16; (1) 16-to-26, and (1) 45-up
   Females: (1) 0-to-10; (2) 16-to-26; and (1) 26-to-45

Sources:
Family Records of Thomas Wilson and Jane King
Coshocton Co OH History, Bio of Joshua Clark
Will, Probate, Land, Church, Cemetery, Census, Histories of Bedford Co PA, Somerset Co PA, Knox Co OH, Perry Co OH, Coshocton Co OH, White Co IN
Family Genealogy of:
James Spencer of Somerset Co PA d. Perry Co OH
Christopher King d. Somerset Co PA
Rev. Thomas Moore d. Perry Co OH
St John Luthern (Sanner Church) Records Somerset Co PA
Research Credit: Terri McLain
Compiled by Steve Wilson
This History is meant as a basic overview. Based on the Sources named above. It is a work in progress. Presented here as a guide for continued research.

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Submitted by Steve Wilson