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Richard H. WILSON 10496, Christian Co.

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Richard H. WILSON 10496, Christian Co.

Posted: 1136469985000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Wilson, Smith, Fields, Wheeler, Barnes
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County of Christian, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical, Edited by William Henry Perrin, F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville, 1884. Christian Co, Hopkinsville Cit and Precinct.

RICHARD H. WILSON was born May 8, 1834, in Lunenburgh Countky, Va.; he is the son of J. B. and Martha Wilson, of whom mention is made elsewhere. (See sketch of Dr. E. A. Wilson, of Garrettsburg Precinct). Richard H. was reared in his native State, and there engaged in the pursuit of agriculture until coming to this county in 1869, and there, on the 3d of February, 1863, he married Miss Margaret A., daughter of Orlando and Lavinia Smith. In the spring of 1861 Mr. Wilson entered the Confederate Army, as a member of the Ninth Virginia Cavalry, in which he served for about two years; he was then detailed as a recruiting officer and drill-master in his native State, in which capacity, with the commission of Lieutenant, he served until about the close of the war in 1865. As above stated, Mr. Wilson came to Christian County, Ky., in 1869, and here engaged in farming, and in the erection of buildings which are not only an ornament, but add value to the surrounding community. Besides his magnificent city residence, on the corner of South and Campbell Streets, he has fine improved two farms in the county. Mrs. Wilson is descended from two of the first families of Virginia. Her paternal grandfather was Dr. Anthony Smith and her maternal grandfather was Dr. Thomas A. Fields [sic], both noted physicians of Virginia, and both ardently devoted to the Presbyterian Church, in which they sustained for many years the relation of Elders. Mrs. W. is the oldest of four children born to Orlando Smith and Lavinia Fields, the other members being, Susan G., wife of William B. Wheeler, of Tennessee; Wilber, who became a civil engineer, and died while in military service, at the age of nineteen years, and Kate, wife of Mr. Ephraim Barnes, of Edwards County, Ill. Mrs. Wilson was born March 27, 1842, and is the mother of five children, viz: Wilber F., born April 22, 1866; Harry, born Mach 6, 1870; Maggie S., born May 17, 1873; Edward, born September 26, 1879 and Guy Wilson, born May 1, 1881. both Mr. and Mrs. W. are members of the Presbyterian Church, of Hopkinsville; he is also a member of the Knights of Honor.

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