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Gilbraith & Nancy (Knox) Wilson

Wilson_Nancy01 Gilbraith Wilson was born in County Down, Ireland on June 11, 1801.  At the age of seventeen, he emigrated to America with his mother Jane, two sisters and a brother, landing in New York City, New York, about 1818.  

About 1825, he moved to the Beechwoods area, and lived there for several years, finally coming to Warsaw Township about 1835, where he met and married Elvira Riggs.   She died one year later. Wilson_Nancy02 








On July 13, 1842, he married Miss Nancy Knox, a daughter of John Knox, one of the pioneer school teachers of Jefferson County.  Gilbraith and Nancy had seven children. Their sons were George W., Samuel M., Robert H., John G., R. Cromwell, and a son that died young.  Their daughter married J. Morris.  One  of Gilbraith Wilson's sisters, Jane, was the wife of Matthew Keys, of Jefferson County, PA.

Mr. Wilson died at his home on December 4, 1885, and was buried in the Temple Cemetery near Hazen, in Warsaw Township.  His second wife, Nancy, died June 7, 1906, of heart disease and gangrene of her left leg, and was buried beside him.


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