Descendants of
Matthew WILSON, Sr.

Matthew 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 U .S.

The approximate site of the graves of
Matthew and Charity (Smith) Wilson.

The 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 Andrew
Wilson, Senior and Grand- parents of Ezekiel Wilson and Progenitors
of all the Wilsons Buried Here. Erected by Great- Grandsons Kerr
Wilson and Andrew Wilson 1912

This 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

Descendants of Matthew WILSON Sr. Descendants of Matthew WILSON Sr.
Surname List Surname List - A list of all surnames on this site
Name Index Index of Names - A list of all names on this site
List of Sources Sources - A list of all sources (bibliography)

To contact us by mail:
Derick S. Hartshorn
1204 4th Street Drive, SE
Conover, NC 28613

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