79. Daniel C. WILSON
(87)(19) was born about 1842
in Lincoln (Catawba) Co., North Carolina. He appeared on the census in 1850
in Catawba Co. (Newton Twp.), North Carolina.(88)
Listed in household of father, David. Age given as "9", making
birth abt. 1841. He appeared on the census in 1860. Not found in Catawba, Burke,
McDowell or Buncombe census under the name "Daniel." He served in
the military between 1861 and 1865 in Civil war.
(89)(90) He enlisted 27 Apr
1861 at the age of 19, from Catawba County. He served as a private in Co. A,
12th Regmt., NC Troops. He transferred to Co. E, 32nd Regmt. on 14 Sep 1861 and
served in the Peninsula campaign. He was wounded at Spotsylvania, Virginia, 10
May 1864, captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war. He was
released 19 June 1865, after taking the oath of allegiance. In his pension application
made 8 June 1903 in Buncombe Co., NC, appearing before Marcus Erwin, D.C. Wilson
states his age as 62 and residence as Manda, NC. He states his service was in
Co. E, 32nd Regmt. of NC Troops, enlisting on 16 Aug 1861. His wounds, which
would qualify him for pension, were received at Spotsylvania Court House, Va.,
on or about 10 May 1864. The nature of the wounds were: "Knocked down with
a 'clubbed musket' at said battle and was then taken prisoner and remained in
prison at Washington City [Old Capitol Prison] & at Fort Delaware [Delaware]
till close of war. He never recovered from effect of the wound and imprisonment,
and was unable to perform manual labor." The pension was sworn and subscribed
by D.C. Wilson [his mark-x] . The application was sworn to by Dillon M. Luther,
a resident of Asheville, NC, who signed with his signature. The attending physician,
Aug. B. Miller(?), M.D. [who signed with a rubber stamp] attested: "The
applicant, D.C. Wilson, was struck on the top of his head with a gun during the
war and has been suffering from a depression in the skull at this point Since
he has severe head aches - Has asthma-very bad at times-general health very poor,
disability. 4/5" He appeared on the census in 1870 in Catawba Co. (Hickory
Tavern Twp.), North Carolina.(91)
(92) Listed as "David Wilson", age
26, farm laborer, wife Sarah E. [Miller], age 26, son, Thomas A., age 2, Polly
[Mary A. Settlemyre, his mother], age 60; (Catawba Co., Hickory Tavern Twp.,
residence 166, family 164). He appeared on the census in 1880 in Buncombe Co.
(Upper Hominy #3), North Carolina.(93)
(94) Listed as Daniel Wilson, age 45
with wife, Mary A., age 35, and son, Thomas, age 12 (residence #319). He died
on 3 Jan 1911 in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina.
(95)(96) "On January 3rd
at 6:0'clock, Daniel C. Wilson passed away. He was in feeble health for the past
two years being a sufferer from asthma and something like heart dropsy [congestive
heart failure] caused his death. Mr. Wilson was 68 years old. When in early years
the call to arms came, he promptly enlisted in Company E, 32nd N.C. regiment
and for four years was a brave, faithful soldier. His interests in Confederate
matters never abated and he was always to be found at the annual reunions."
[Newton Enterprise, Jan 20, 1911] In addition:
He was married to Sarah Ellen MILLER on
10 May 1866 in Catawba County, North Carolina.
(99) Sarah Ellen MILLER
(19) was born about 1845. She died before 1879. The 1860 Catawba
County census reflects Sarah E. Miller, age 15, as living with Henry M. Hallman
and his wife Ann. The circumstances that resulted in Sarah living with the Hallman's
have not been determined. Daniel C. WILSON and Sarah Ellen MILLER had the following
He was married
to Mary Ann BROOKS (daughter of George BROOKS and
Elizabeth TAYLOR) on 3 Aug 1879 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
(100) Marriage is listed as "David"
C. Wilson, age 36 (he was probably about 41) and Mary Ann Brooks (res. of Buncombe),
age 35. Mary Ann BROOKS
(19)(19) was born about 1841
in Buncombe County, North Carolina.(101)
1850 Hominy Creek Twp., Buncombe Co. census lists Mary Brooks in household
of George and Elizabeth as age 3. She died on 3 Aug 1928 in Draper (now Eden),
Rockingham, North Carolina.(102) Death
not recorded in Catawba county records. Obituary of Daniel indicates that she
survived him. She filed for a Widow's Pension 19 May 1924, at the age of 83.
The pension was approved 7 July 1924. An application, dated 1 Aug 1927 was disallowed.
Mary Ann BROOKS died after Jan 1911. She was "of Hominy Creek, Buncombe
Co., NC" and appeared in the Buncombe Co. census of 1860 (Hominy Creek)
in the household of David and Lucinda Brooks, age 12 (residence 501, family 487).
Daniel C. WILSON and Mary Ann BROOKS had the following children: