Matthew WILSON, Sr.
WILSON was born in Ireland in 1717 and came to America
with his wife, Charity Smith Wilson about 1745. They
settled in present-day Catawba County, with a Granville
grant of land in 1755 and were progenitors of the many
Wilson families that populate the county and settled the
approximate site of the graves of
Matthew and Charity (Smith) Wilson.
inscription on the stone reads:
In Memory of Matthew
Wilson and Charity Smith who were married
in Ireland 1740 and Came to America 1745 - Parents of
Wilson, Senior and Grand- parents of Ezekiel Wilson and
of all the Wilsons Buried Here. Erected by Great-
Wilson and Andrew Wilson 1912
picture, taken in the noonday sun
back in July, 1998 shows the shading
by many large trees with roots beginning
to displace, crack and otherwise damage,
these historic gravestones.
Table of Contents
of Matthew WILSON Sr.
Surname List - A list of
all surnames on this site
Index of Names - A list of
all names on this site
Sources - A list of all
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