B-2-23 Joseph Gray Wilson son of Benjamin Wilson and Martha Luter was born on 16 Aug 1815 in Southampton County, Va.. He died on 21 May 1901 in Lafayette Twp., Ouachita County, Ark.. He married Penelope Rogers daughter of Jonathan Rogers and Sarah Roundtree was born on 02 Dec 1815 in

SC. She died in 1854 in Frenchport Community, Lafayette Twp., Ouachita County, Ark.. She was also known as Penny.

 

Joseph Gray Wilson and Penelope Rogers were married on 27 Nov 1834 in Autauga County, Al.. They had the following children:

 

B-3-95  Max Wilson. He apparently died young as not found on any census..

 

B-3-96  Martha Wilson. She died after 1889.

 

B-3-97  Jonathan Benjamin Wilson was born about 1835 in Autauga County, Al.. He died after 1889 in Winn Parish, La.. He was buried in Sanders Chapel, Calvin, La..

 

B-3-98  James Wilson was born about 1837 in Autauga County, Al.. He died before 1889. Believed to have been killed in the Civil War.

 

B-3-99  Flavus Joecephus Wilson was born on 22 Mar 1838 in Autauga County, Al.. He married Mary Ella Medlock on 27 Nov 1862 in Columbia County, Ark.. He died on 09 Sep 1899 in Columbia County, Ark.. He was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Near Village, Ark..

 

B-3-100  William Elisha Wilson was born about 1839 in Autauga County, Al.. He died before 1889.

 

B-3-101  Virginia Alabama Wilson was born on 03 Jul 1840 in Autauga County, Al.. She died on 20 Dec 1922 in Winn Parish, La.. She was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

B-3-102  Mary Ann Wilson was born on 21 Mar 1843 in Autauga County, Al.. She married Henry Warren Rogers on 08 Jan 1860 in Columbia County, Ark.. She died on 25 Nov 1888 in Columbia County, Ark..

 

B-3-103  Wells Hooper Wilson was born on 16 Feb 1844 in Autauga County, Al.. He married Catherine Rogers about 1865. He died on 05 Jan 1912 in Garland County, Ark..

 

B-3-104  Theodore E. Wilson was born on 13 Dec 1846 in La.. He married Ellen Deats on 31 Oct 1867 in Boone Twp., Columbia County, Ark.. He died on 03 Apr 1883 in Antioch Twp., Garland County, Ark..

 

B-3-105  Paton B. Wilson was born in Sep 1852 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He died after 1889. He married LauraLena (?) about 1896.

 

 

B-2-23 Joseph Gray Wilson also married Frances Elizabeth Rollison daughter of Rufus Rollison and Martha Mnu. She was born in Mar 1835 in Autauga County, Al.. She died in 1904 in Lafayette Twp., Ouachita County, Ark.. She was also known as Fannie. She is thought to have been buried in an unmarked grave in Mt. Horeb Cemetery..

 

Joseph Gray Wilson and Frances Elizabeth Rollison were married on 30 Jan 1859 in Columbia County, Ark.. They had the following children:

 

B-3-106  Ellen A. Wilson was born about 1859 in Boone Twp., Columbia County, Ark.. She married Moselle Beacom Riley on 21 Dec 1882 in Ouachita County, Ark.. She died after 1889 near Russellville, Pope County, Ark.. She was buried near Russellville, Pope County, Ark..

 

B-3-107  Julia Wilson was born on 08 Dec 1861 in Columbia County, Ark.. She died on 29 Jun 1919 in Ouachita County, Ark.. She was buried in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.

 

B-3-108  Polly Wilson was born on 04 Jan 1863 in Columbia County, Ark.. She married John Forbes after 1889. She died on 21 Dec 1898. She was buried in Union Cemetery, Ouachita County, Ark..

 

B-3-109  Edward Wilson was born about 1867 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He died in 1921 in

Camden, Ouachita County, Ardk.. He was buried in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.

 

B-3-110 Rufus Nathaniel Wilson was born on 15 Mar 1870 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He died on 17 Sep 1929 in Union County, Ark.. He was also known as Nat. He was buried in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.

 

B-3-111  Clarence Ephram Wilson was born on 12 Sep 1873 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He married Minnie Victoria Pedron on 25 Jan 1899 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He died on 10 Apr 1954 in Ouachita County, Ark.. He was also known as Clarie. He was buried in Bethesda Cemetery, Ouachita County, Ark..

 

B-3-112  Infant Wilson was born on 12 Sep 1873. He died on 12 Sep 1873.

Buried in unmarked grave in small family plot on William Yarbrough farm,

Old Smackover Road

 

 

Notes for Joseph Gray Wilson:

 

Biographical Family Histories of Southwest Arkansas, Vol 1, 1986, p. 361. Reference by Mary Ellen

Colquitt, 710 N. Washington, Magnolia, AR 71753 1-870-234-4481

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Family researchers working on this line believe that he was buried in an unmarked grave in Mt. Horeb Cemetery.

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Biography of Joseph Gray WILSON

Biographies & Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas

Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890

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1860 Census, Columbia Co., Arkansas

Boon Township

1082/1107 Farmer

Wilson, Joseph G. 45 M VA

Frances 25 F AL

James 23 M AL

Wells 14 M AL

Theodore 13 M AL

Martha 11 F LA

Peter 8 M AR

Ellen 11/12 F AR

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COLUMBIA CO., ARK., FEDERAL LAND RECORDS

This file was compiled from the Bureau of Land Management land records and includes Homestead and Cash Entry Patents before 1908 for what is now Columbia Co, AR.

L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date Remarks

WILSON JOSEPH G 23 16S 19W 80 1857/07/01

WILSON JOSEPH G 23 16S 19W 80 1860/04/02

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Info on Joseph's descendents provided by Mrs. Mary W. Daniel, 942 Ouachita 47, Camden AR 71701 who descends from sixth child of Dr. Joseph Wilson and his second wife Frances Rollinson Wilson.

Political Party: Democratic party.

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Ouachita County, Arkansas - from Goodspeed's History of Arkansas

Joseph G. Wilson, M. D., the leading physician of Lafayette Township, was born in South Hampton County, Virginia, August 16, 1815, a son of Benjamin and Martha (Luter) Wilson, natives of Virginia.

 

Benjamin Wilson was born in 1790, in same county as our subject, a son of James and Patience (Gray) Wilson. James Wilson was born in England, and emigrated to this country with his parents when he was still a boy. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and participated in the battles of Bunker Hill, Yorktown and Brandywine, being wounded in the calf of the leg in the first named battle.

 

Dr. Wilson thinks he served in Lee's army. He died in 1827 at an advanced age. Benjamin Wilson was a soldier in the War of 1812, in which he held a commission as captain of a company stationed at Crany Island, and served throughout the war. He was an old Virginia planter, owning 400 acres of

land, and a few slaves. He died in 1839, a member of the Methodist Protestant church. The mother of our subject died in 1846. They were the parents of twelve children, all of whom lived to maturity and six are still living. They are Sarah (widow of Daniel Robins, of Alabama), Rebecca (widow of Becam Bonner, of Texas), Joseph G. (the subject of this sketch), Wiley L. (a farmer of Louisiana), Benjamin B. (farmer of Columbia County), Adalina (widow of H. Smith, of Columbia County). Dr. Wilson was reared on a farm in Alabama, to which State his father had moved in 1818. In 1834 he married, the same year he entered a farm in Autauga County, Alabama, and commenced farming for himself. In

1846 he came to this State, locating in this county, and township, buying an improved farm of 320 acres on which he remained ten years. He then removed to Columbia County, where he remained until 1866, when he returned to this township and purchased his present farm, five and one half miles south of Camden, which at the time comprised 220 acres of land, with but few improvements, on which he still resides, having seventy acres under cultivation. Dr. Wilson has been twice married: First, in 1834, to Miss Penny Rodgers, a native of South Carolina, born in 1815, daughter of Jonathan Rodgers, and sister of Ephriam Rodgers, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. She was a

member of the Protestant Methodist Church, and died in 1854, leaving a family of eleven children, seven of whom are still living, viz: Jonathan (a farmer in Louisiana), James (deceased), William (deceased), Flavious J. (now farming in Columbia County), Virginia Alabama (now Mrs. Mitchell, of Louisiana) Mary Ann (deceased), Wells H. (framing in Garland County), Theodore (was killed in a

cyclone), Martha (is now Mrs. Ostery, of this township), Paton B. (is farming in Garland County), and Max is deceased. In 1859 Dr. Wilson was again married, this time to Frances Elizabeth Rollison, born in Alabama, in 1835, a daughter of Rufus Rollison, a resident of Alabama, and the fruits of this latter marriage were seven children, six still living, viz: Ellen A. (the widow of B. Riley, now living with her father), Julia(now Mrs. Fogh of this township), Polly (now Mrs. Fobes of this township), Edward, Nathaniel and Clarence (at home). The Doctor, although advanced in years, served six months in the Confederate army, enlisting in 1864 in Fagan's regiment and served until the close of the war. He also had six sons in the Confederate army, two of whom lost their lives for the cause. Jonathan Wilson was in twenty-two general engagements. Dr. Wilson commenced the study of medicine at his home about 1850 while engaged in farming in this county, studying for his own enjoyment, not intending to practice, but in 1860 he took out a license, and has ever since been engaged in the practice of

medicine. He has gained and excellent reputation all through the country, and at the present time has a larger practice, and travels over more territory than any other physician in the county. Both the Doctor and wife are church members, the former worshipping at the Protestant Methodist and the latter at the Baptist Church. In his political views the Doctor affiliates with the Democratic party.