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Benjamin Wilson and Jane Grant

Household Abstract

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Research Participants:

  • Linda Hoxit Raxter, compiler
  • Linda O. Anders

Previous Research by:

  • Bob Henderson
  • Terry Reed

Research Sources:

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All historic research is an ongoing process.  The following information reflects currently available sources and is subject to change as new information is located.

Information in [brackets] provides editorial comments by a research participant.  Information in italics  contains the same spelling and syntax as the original document.  Underlined information was difficult to read in the original document making it more susceptible to transcription errors. 

Originally posted January 4, 2004

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Household Summary:

Heads of House:

Benjamin Wilson

Jane Grant Wilson

Born: April 4, 1790
Born: June 1, 1807
Died: November 7, 1859
Henderson County, North Carolina*
Died: August 12, 1894
Transylvania County, North Carolina
Buried: Catheys Creek Baptist Cemetery
Catheys Creek Twp., Transylvania Co., NC
Buried: Catheys Creek Baptist Cemetery
Catheys Creek Twp., Transylvania Co., NC
Parents:
Parents
Married: June 22, 1822

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Other Household Members:

Mary Malinda Wilson

Born February 27, 1824 
Died before 1880
Buried  
Married August 9, 1855 to Thomas Lee Compton  (1828 - aft 1880) 
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Matthew Marion Wilson - Son

Born March 15, 1826
Died  
Buried  
Married Sarah A. Nicholson (B December 9, 1819)
Married Rowan Compton (1842 - bef 1880)
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Robert Dekalbe Wilson - Son

Born November 16, 1827
Died February 16, 1875, Alabama?
Buried  
Married Louisa Jane
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Sarah Jane Wilson - Daughter

Born October 27, 1829
Died May 14, 1873
Buried  
Married Charles R. Dunn (May 16, 1820 to November 10, 1890)
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William Alexander Wilson - Son

Born October 15, 1831
Died November 4, 1831
Buried  
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Rachel Rebecca Wilson  

Born November 3, 1832
Died  
Buried  
Married December 4, 1853 to S. P. C. Shelton
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Marilza Ann Wilson - Daughter

Born June 15, 1835
Died July 14, 1837
Buried  
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Joseph H. Wilson

Born November 15, 1837
Died December 11, 1864
Buried  
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Benjamin James Wilson

Born January 2, 1840
Died February 10, 1922
Buried Catheys Creek Baptist Cemetery, Catheys Creek Twp., Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married October 5, 1865 to Phoebe Serena Bracken  (March 14, 1840 to March 26, 1921) daughter of Andrew Bracken and D. Hamlin.
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John McDowell Wilson - Son

Born March 11, 1842
Died  
Buried  
Married January 24, 1870  to Hannah Mae Ballard
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Samuel S. Wilson - Son

Born July 10, 1844
Died October 13, 1927 in Liberty, South Carolina
Buried  
Married January 26, 1873 in Transylvania County, North Carolina to Margaret Jane Henderson  (December 21, 1855 to April 15, 1939 Easley SC) daughter of Nathaniel Howard Henderson and Amanda Garner
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Ruth Matilda Wilson - Daughter

Born December 18, 1847
Died September 5, 1864
Buried  
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Marcus Maxwell Wilson - Son

Born March 2, 1849  
Died April 21, 1929
Buried Catheys Creek Baptist Cemetery, Catheys Creek Twp., Transylvania County, North Carolina
Married November 26, 1885 to Mary Elizabeth Tinsley (August 4, 1863 to May 1, 1934) daughter of G. W. Tinsley
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Martha "Mattie" Rosella Wilson - Daughter  

Born November 3, 1851
Died Possibly in Houston, Texas
Buried  
Married March 8, 1880 to Sion B. Glazener. Son of Nathan Marion Glazener and Martha Reeves.  
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Unknown name - Male Slave

Born about 1793.  Male slave of this general description in 1830, 1840, and 1850 census.  Likely the same individual maintaining close relationship and significant contribution to the Wilson household as a whole.
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Unknown name - Female Slave

Born Between 1820 and 1830 - only listed in 1830 census

*Present day Transylvania County, North Carolina

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Secondary Sources:

Source Terry Reed, "Reed Rains Glazener Ainsworth," Ancestry.com.  Updated 12 NOV 2003
Notes Focus on the line of Martha Rosella Wilson and Sion Bly Glazener.

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Source Bob Henderson, "Benjamin Henderson Family," Ancestry.com.  Updated 20JUL2000.
Notes Focus on line of Samuel S. Wilson and Margaret Jane Henderson.  Early Wilson information somewhat speculative but include Robert Wilson as father of Benjamin Wilson and Matthew Wilson as father of Jane Grant Wilson.  Better information about the Henderson family.

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Census Records:

1830, Fifth Federal Population Census of the United States [full image available on Ancestry.com]
Page 208, Buncombe County, North Carolina  (Ancestry image 412)
Name Description
Benjamon Wilson
Free White Males:  2000010000000
Free White Females:  1101100000000
Slaves:  1 male 24 to 36; 1 female under 10

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1840, Sixth Federal Population Census of the United States [full image available on Ancestry.com]
page 145, Henderson County, North Carolina
Name Description
Benjamin Wilson
White Males:  2020010000000
White Females:  2010100000000
No Free Colored Persons
1 Male slave age 36 to 55
1 person employed in Agriculture

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1850, Seventh Federal Population Census of the United States  [from microfilm]  
Dwelling # 714, Henderson County, North Carolina and continued above Dwelling # 723 [The 1850 Henderson County census has the page breaks rather annoyingly scrambled.  Samuel, Ruth and Marcus are on a separate page distant from the rest of the household - LHR]
Name Description
Benj Wilson 60, male, farmer, $2200 real estate, born North Carolina
Jane Wilson 43, female, North Carolina
Mary M. Wilson 26, female, North Carolina
Rachel Wilson 14, female, North Carolina
Joseph H. Wilson 12, male, North Carolina
B. Wilson 10, male, North Carolina
J M D Wilson 8, male, North Carolina
Samuel Wilson 6, male, North Carolina
Ruth Wilson 4, female, North Carolina
Marcus M. Wilson 1, male, North Carolina
unnamed slave 57 year old black male
Dwelling # 712 - Robert Wilson age 24 and Jane age 17.  No children.

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1860, Eighth Federal Population Census of the United States [from microfilm]
Page 901, Dwelling # 1384, Catheys Creek Post Office, Henderson County, North Carolina
Name Description
Jane G. Wilson 53, F, Real estate $2700, personal estate $300, born in North Carolina
Jane 19, female, North Carolina
Saml. 15, male, farm laborer, North Carolina
Marcus 13, male, North Carolina
Martha 11, female, North Carolina
Ruth 8, female, North Carolina

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1870, Ninth Federal Population Census of the United States  [from microfilm]
Page 412, Dwelling # 93, Catheys Creek Post Office, Catheys Creek Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Name Description
Wilson, Jane G. 63, female, white, Keeping House, $1500 real estate, $150 personal estate, born in North Carolina, father of foreign birth
 " Saml S 25, male, white, at home, NC
 " Mark M. 21, male, white, at home, NC
 " Martha R. 18, female, white, at home, NC

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1870, Ninth Federal Population Census of the United States  [full image available on Ancestry.com]
Page 530b - 531a, Dwelling # 71, Houston Post Office, Winston County, Alabama
Name Description
Robert Wilson 45, male, white, Farmer, $200 real estate, $150 personal estate, bron in North Carolina
Louisa J. Wilson 35, female, white, South Carolina
Delora Wilson 17, female, white, North Carolina, deaf and dumb
Walston C. Hadder 12, male, white, Georgia

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1880, Tenth Federal Population Census of the United States  [from microfilm]
Dwelling # 54, Catheys Creek Township, Transylvania County, North Carolina.  SD 4 ED 188 Pg 7
Name Description
Wilson, Jane G. White, female, 72, widow, Keeping House, born in North Carolina, father born in England, mother born in Virginia
 - Marcus M. White, male, 30, son, single, at home, NC, NC, NC
Glaizner, Sian B. White, male, 19, son-in-law, at home, NC, NC, NC married census year
 - Martha R. White, female, 28, daughter, at home, married census year
Dwelling # 53 - Samuel S. Wilson, 35, and wife Marget J age 23 and three children
Dwelling # 55 - Benjamin J. Wilson, 40 & wife Phebe S. 39 and 2 children. Also Riley D. Bracken age 25  brother in law listed as laborer
Dwelling #56 - Matthew Wilson, 54 & wife Rowan, 38 and three children.  Also Francis Compton age 54 , sister-in-law listed as border.
Dwelling #57 - John M. Wilson 37 & wife Hannah M. 36 and one child

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Family Records:

Bible or other family document information:

Benjamin Wilson Ciphering Book
Name Event Date
Benjamin Wilson & Jane Grant Wilson Married 02JUN1822
Jane Grant Wilson Born 01JUN1807
Mary Malinda Wilson Born 27FEB1824
Matthew Marion Wilson Born 15MAR1826
Robert Dekalbe Wilson Born 16NOV1827
Sarah Jane Wilson Born 27OCT1829
William Alexander Wilson Born 15OCT1831
William Alexander Wilson Died 04NOV1831
Rachel Rebecca Wilson Born  03NOV1832
Marilza Ann Wilson Born 15JUN1835
Marilza Ann Wilson Died 14JUL1837
Joseph H. Wilson Born 15NOV1838
Joseph H. Wilson Died 11DEC1864
Benjamin J. Wilson Born 02JAN1840
John McDowel Wilson Born 11MAR1842
Samuel S. Wilson Born 10JUL1844
Ruth Matilda Wilson Born 18DEC1847
Ruth Matilda Wilson Died  05SEP1864
Mark Maxwell Wilson Born 02MAR1849
Martha Rosella Wilson Born 03NOV1851
Robert Wilson Died 23JUL1825
Jane Wilson Died 04JAN1812
M. M. Wilson, Robert Wilson, B. J. Wilson and John McD Wilson volunteered for 12 month service to confederacy under Capt. F.W. Johnson   06JUL1861
Photocopy in possession of Linda O. Anders, Mills River, North Carolina

Added 04 January 2004 by Linda O. Anders

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Cemeteries:

Catheys Creek Baptist Cemetery, Catheys Creek Twp., Transylvania County, NC    [from markers]
Name, comments Birth Death
Benjamin James Wilson 04 APR 1790 07 NOV 1859
Janie Grant Wilson 06 JAN 1807 12 AUG 1894
Pheobe S. Wilson 14 MAR 1840 26 MAR 1921
B. J. Wilson 02 JAN 1839 10 FEB 1922
Marcus M. Wilson 02 MAR 1847 21 APR 1929
Mary E. Tinsley Wilson 04 AUG 1863 01 MAY 1934

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Vital Records:

Death Certificates:

25 MAR 1821 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Bk 7 pg 56 Phebe Sarena Wilson, Catheys Creek Township
Bronco Pneumonia.  [Death date blank.  Date from last day physician saw her alive.]
born 14 MAR 1840 to Andrew Brackin and D_____ Hamlin.  Married to B. J. Wilson.  
Buried at Catheys Creek Cemetery 27 MAR 1921.  J. P. Wilson in charge.

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10 FEB 1922 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 8, pg 36 Benjamin James Wilson, Catheys Creek Township
Pneumonia, W. M. Lyday, physician
Born 02 JAN 1839 to Benjamin Wilson and __ Wilson.  Widower of Phoeba Serena Wilson.
Buried at Catheys Creek

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21 APR 1929 Transylvania County, North Carolina Death Certificates
Book 18, pg 19 Marcus M. Wilson, Brevard Township
Acute Heart Attack, W. M. Lyday, physician
Died at age 80 years, 1 month and 20 days.  Son of Benjamin Wilson and Janie Wilson.  Married to Mary E. Wilson.
[No burial information recorded]

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Marriage Records:

04 DEC 1853 Henderson County, North Carolina Marriage Docket 1851-1872, page 13
Groom S. P. C. Shelton
Bride Rachel R. Wilson
  by Martin Mason, M. G.

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09 AUG 1854 Henderson County, North Carolina Marriage Docket 1851-1872, page 23
Groom Thomas L. Compton
Bride Malinda Wilson
  by Martin Mason, M. G.

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05 OCT 1865 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index 
Groom Mr. J. B. Wilson
Bride Miss P. S. Brackens
  By Rev. Martin Mason

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24 JAN 1870 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index 
Groom McD Wilson
Bride Hannah M. Ballard
  By Jas. L. Siniard

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26 JAN 1873 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index 
Groom Samuel S. Wilson, 28, white, Cathies Creek
Bride Margaret J. Henderson, 18, white, Cathies Creek
  by D. H. Garren, JP at N. H. Henderson's.  License issued 04 JAN 1873.
Witnesses:  B. R. Dunn, Marcus M. Wilson, L. A. Johnson

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08 MAR 1880 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index 
Groom Siam B. Glazener, 19, white, Catheys Creek
Bride Mattie R. Wilson, 28, white, Catheys Creek
  by J. H. Duckworth, Baptist minister at J. H. Duckworth's.  License issued 08 MAR 1880
Witnesses:  John Kitchen, M. S. Dunn, E. E. Henderson

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26 NOV 1885 Transylvania County, North Carolina Marriage Index 
Groom Marcus M. Wilson, 36, white, Catheys Creek
Bride Mary E. Tinsley, 22, white, Brevard
  by B. C. Lankford, JP at G. W. Tinsley's.  License issued 21 NOV 1885
Witnesses: S. R. Way, J. B. Allison, Anna Lankford

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Property Records:

22 SEP 1814 Buncombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book G, Pages 247-248
from Grantor Bazel B. Edmonston, Buncombe County, North Carolina
to Grantee Benjamin Wilson, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Notes 300 acres for $150.  Both sides of the dividing ridge between Williams Branch and Devils Fork.  Entered 27 MAR 1800.
Witnesses Robert Wilson, Jane (X) Mcbryer

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13 AUG 1825 Buncombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 14, pages 323-325
from Grantor Zachariah Candler, Buncombe County, North Carolina
to Grantee Benjamin Wilson, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Notes Both sides of Catheys Creek and crosses Mill Creek.  Includes exception of 6 acres Candler previously conveyed to Baptist Church.  Reference that Benjamin Wilson currently lives on property.
Witnesses  Matthew Wilson, John M. Duckworth, John Hamblin.  

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04 OCT 1833 Buncombe County, North Carolina, Deed Book 19, pages 244-278
from Grantor John Nicholson, Senr, Habersham County, Georgia
to Grantee Benjamin Wilson, Buncombe County, North Carolina
Notes $600 for 568 acres on Grahams Creek.  Beginning on a stone set by Samuel King and John Nicholson.
Witnesses W. D. Smith, John Erwin

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24 DEC 1836 Buncombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 20, pages 485-486
from Grantor State of North Carolina Grant 3527
to Grantee Benjamin Wilson
Notes 100 acres on both sides of Clear Creek and waters of Little River.  Includes part of shoal near road from Island Ford to Blythe's Gap.
  Entered 29 APR 1836; Registered 24 JUN 1837

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21 DEC 1850 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 6, page 524
from Grantor North Carolina State Grant 294
to Grantee Benjamin Wilson
Notes 10 1/2 acres in Henderson County on the French broad River.  Corner of 200 acres granted to William Durham known as the Oliver Tract on the fork of the river.
  Registered 30 MAR 1886

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12 DEC 1876 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 3, page 280
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee J. M. D. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes 40 acres for $190.  Waters of Catheys Creek beginning at Deavers and Wilsons line.
Witnesses J. J. Perry, E. S. (X) Ballard

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25 MAY 1881 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 302
from Grantor H. M. Deaver, M. J. Glazener, T. L. Gash and wife Dovie, J. P. Deaver and wife Emma, Wm. E. Deaver and wife Susan, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee J. McD. Wilson, B. J. Wilson and Isaac Harkins - school committee for Districy 18, Transylvania County
Notes For 1 penny.  2 acres near Catheys Creek meeting house as long as used for school purposes.

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19 APR 1882 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 70
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Samuel S. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son.  2 lots inb brevard total 21/2 acres.  Begins center of Poor's Street.
Witnesses Sion B. Glazener

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30 SEP 1882 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 6, page 548
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee John McD. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son for 2 acre lot in town of Brevard.  Main Street.
Witnesses P. G. Hamblin, B. N. Compton

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25 OCT 1883 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, pages 68-69
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Benjamin J. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son.  Catheys Creek Township, West bank of Catheys Creek, corner of Shelton's lot.  100 acres.
Witnesses M. S. Dunn, W. B. Dunn

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25 OCT 1883 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 69
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Samuel S. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son.  89 acres bank of Catheys Creek.  Line crosses the mill creek and iron ore knob.  
Witnesses Sion B. Glazener

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25 OCT 1883 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7. page 71
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Mathew M. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son.  92 acres Catheys Creek Township
Witnesses S. B. Glazener, W.M. Bowling

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04 JAN 1884 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 72
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Mathew M. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $1 and love and affection for son.  2 lots in town of Brevard on Main Street.
Witnesses W. M. Bowling

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21 JAN 1887 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 8, pages 234-235
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee J. McD. Wilson, Marcus M. Wilson, Martha R. Glazener, and S. S. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $200 for 2 parcels in Catheys Creek township adjacent to Deaver heirs property.  240 acres.
Witnesses T. L. (x) Compton

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27 JAN 1885 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 73
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Marcus M. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes $2 and love and affection for son.  2 lots in Transylvania County on Main Street.
Witnesses Wm. B. Dunn, Joseph H. Dunn

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27 JAN 1885 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 74
from Grantor Jane G. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
to Grantee Marcus M. Wilson, Transylvania County, North Carolina
Notes 2 tracts totalling 55 acres for $2 and love and affection for son.  Both sides of Catheys Creek
Witnesses Wm. B. Dunn, Joseph H. Dunn

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18 MAR 1887 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 334
from Grantor Hugh Warren and wife Rachel Delorous,  Mary Wilson and Ruth Marilsy Alice Wilson, Heirs at law of Robert D. Wilson, Franklin County, Alabama
to Grantee John McD. Wilson
Notes Power of Attorney in settling estate of Benjamin Wilson or Jane G. Wilson
Signatures Hugh Wilson, Lory Wilson, M. E. WIlson, Ruth Marilsey Alice (x) WIlson

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30 JUL 1887 Transylvania County, North Carolina Deed Book 7, page 461
from Grantor Martha Malinda Jane McClure and husband W. B. McClure, Clark County, Alabama
to Grantee J. McD. Wilson
Notes Power of Attorney in estate of Robert D. Wilson, Dec'd and his father Benny Wilson.
Signatures Martha M. J. McClure, W. B. McClure

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Court Records:

1886 Will of Benjamin Wilson
Summary Copy of Will originally recorded in Henderson County January 1854.
Notes All property to wife, Jane Grant, with instructions to support and school his children.  Property to go to children at wife's death.
Transylvania County Clerk of Courts Office, Brevard, North Carolina

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Biographies:

Date unknown Civil War Memoirs of Benjamin Wilson
Summary Recounts experiences as part of Co. E, 25th North Carolina Regiment, CSA.
Photocopy from Jack Wilson in possession of Linda O. Anders, Mills River, North Carolina

Added 04 January 2004 by Linda O. Anders

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Research Recommendations:

01 JAN 2004 Linda Hoxit Raxter
There has been speculation as to whether or not Benjamin Wilson is related to William Wilson and Matthew Wilson who settled in present day Transylvania County, North Carolina before or soon after 1800.  Matthew Wilson did live in close proximity to Benjamin and witnessed a land transaction for Benjamin Wilson.  And the names Matthew and Samuel both appear among the children of Benjamin Wilson and William Wilson.  Matthew Wilson only had one son making name pattern matches difficult.  William Wilson and Benjamin Wilson have both been included in accounts of early Methodism in the area.  A biological connection is certainly possible if not probable.  More research in this direction should work towards ultimately proving or disproving the connection.

Jane Grant Wilson has frequently been listed as having the maiden name Grant.  However, the two located death certificates of the wilson children list her as having the maiden name Wilson.  In addition, the will of Benjamin Wilson refers to her as "Jane Grant."  Since she signs her name Jane G. Wilson, it seems unreasonable for Benjamin Wilson to refer to her with her maiden name in the will.  In addition, three of the children of William Wilson did marry cousins - a common practice of the day to consolidate family influence  Based on these factors, Jane is listed as having the maiden name Wilson in this household summary.  However, until her parents are documented, this remains a working theory..  

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