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John Thomas Wilson[1, 2]

Male 1858 - 1930


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  • Alt. Birth  Nov 1857 
    • 1900 Census: age 42, born Nov 1857
    Born  2 Nov 1858  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Abt 1860 
    • 1910 Census: age 50
    Census: Federal  17 Jul 1860  , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1) Uriah Wilson, white male age 25, farmer, $100 real estate, $150 personal estate, born in GA, cannot read or write
      2) Sarah A. Wilson, white female age 22, born in GA
      3) John Wilson, white male age 2, born in GA
      4) Elijah Wilson, white male age 2/12, born in GA
    Census: Federal  5 Sep 1870  , West Side Flint River, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) Elija Rich, white male age 30, farmer, $1,075 real estate, $850 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Harriet Rich, white female age 21, at home, born in GA
      3) Usamer Rich, white male age 3, born in GA
      4) Susan Rich, white female age 28, at home, born in GA
      5) Sarah Willson, white female age 32, farm labor, born in GA
      6) Thomas Willson, white male age 12, farm labor, born in GA, cannot read or write
      7) Elija Willson, white male age 10, born in GA, cannot read or write
      8) Mary Willson, white female age 8, born in GA
    Census: Federal  4 Jun 1880  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1) Thomas Wilson, head, white male age 21, farm laborer, born in GA, parents born in GA, cannot write
      2) Virginnia Wilson, wife, white female age 18, keeping house, born in GA, parents born in GA, cannot read or write
      3) Sarah F. Wilson, daughter, white female age 1 (born Sep 1879), born in GA
      4) Sarah Wilson, mother, widowed white female age 42, born in GA, parents born in GA
    Census: Federal  14 Jun 1900  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) Thomas Wilson, head, white male age 42, married 20 years, born Nov 1857 in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns farm #117
      2) Virginia Wilson, wife, white female age 36, mother of 8, 8 living, born May 1862 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Bessie Wilson, daughter, single white female age 16, born Feb 1884 in GA, attended school 8 months
      4) Jeff Wilson, son, white male age 15, born Jan 1885 in GA, attended school 5 months
      5) Hattie M. Wilson, daughter, white female age 13, born Feb 1887 in GA, attended school 5 months
      6) Johny Wilson, son, white male age 10, born Aug 1889 in GA, attended school 9 months
      7) Jessee Wilson, son, white male age 8, born Mar 1892 in GA, attended school 9 months
      8) Dolie WIlson, daughter, white female age 5, born Aug 1894 in GA
      9) Charlie Wilson, son, white male age 4, born May 1896 in GA
    Census: Federal  18 Apr 1910  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) John T. Wilson, head, white male age 50, married 32 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owned farm #21 with mortgage
      2) Virginia Wilson, wife, white female age 48, mother of 8, 8 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) John W. Wilson, son, single white male age 21, born in GA, general farmer
      4) Jesse T. Wilson, son, single white male age 18, born in GA, general farmer
      5) Carrie D. Wilson, daughter, single white female age 16, born in GA
      6) Charlie M. Wilson, son, single white male age 14, born in GA, farm laborer
      7) Sarrah A. Wilson, boarder, single white female age 72, born in GA, parents born in GA
    Census: Federal  22 Jan 1920  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) Charlie Wilson, head, white male age 23, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #148
      2) Laura Wilson, wife, white female age 18, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Chiclome? Wilson, son, white male age 1 6/12, born in GA
      4) J. Thomas Wilson, head, white male age 62, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #149
      5) Jennie Wilson, wife, white female age 58, born in GA, parents born in GA
      6) Jesse Wilson, son, single white male age 28, born in GA, general farmer, owns farm $150
      7) Dolie Williams, daughter, married white female age 25, born in GA
      8) Nellie Howell, grand daughter, single white female age 8, born in GA, attended school
    Census: Federal  10 Apr 1930  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Thomas J. Wilson, head, white male age 71, married at 20, born in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns farm #118
      2) Virginia R. Wilson, wife, white female age 68, married at 18, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Jessie T. Wilson, son, single white male age 38, born in GA, born in GA, farmer, owns farm #119
      4) Dolie Wilson, daughter, married white female age 36, married at 16, born in GA
      5) Nellie G. Wilson, grand daughter, single white female age 18, born in GA
    Died  28 Aug 1930  , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Buried  29 Aug 1930  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11
    Obituary  4 Sep 1930  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mr. J. T. Wilson Passes Away, Thursday
      John Thomas Wilson died at his home in the Pine Hill Community on August 28, at 11:00 a. m., at the age of 72*. Mr. Wilson was one of the pioneer citizens of Decatur County, and his death will be felt by all who knew him. He was ever first in the eyes of the people around him and carried the respect of his fellowmen. To know the life history of Mr. Wilson is to become absorbed in the works and deeds of a man who is cherished by his admirers and held by them as their sole criterion of righteousness.

      Mr. Wilson was born just prior to the Civil War in which his father was killed leaving his mother, two young sisters and himself. His early struggle was partly abated by the goodness of Mr. E. A. J. Rich also of the Pine Hill Community who took care of the family and looked after their welfare as he did his own family, Mrs. Wilson being his sister. At a very young age Mr. Wilson joined the Baptist church and took an interest in all church affairs. He and Mr. Rich, who died several years ago, loved and respected by all who knew him, were chiefly responsible for the progress and the growth of the Baptist Church in Pine Hill section, and when Mr. Rich passed away Mr. Wilson became the virtual head, and was a leader as long as he was able to attend. Mr. Wilson also joined the Brinson Masonic Lodge as a young man, and later affiliated with the Bainbridge Masonic Lodge. He was active in other affairs until he became too old to attend them and was endorsed by all who knew him to be an outstanding figure and one who would always do right and attempt to do no one a harmful deed.

      Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. T. Wilson, and four sons, and four daughters, besides a sister and a brother. Daughters: Mrs. Fannie Hatcher, Mrs. Bessie Smith, Mrs. Hattie Mae Josey, and Mrs. Dolor Howell. Sons: E. J., J. W., J. T., Jr., and C. M. Wilson; Sisters: Mrs. Nancy Moody, Donalsonville, Ga., and a brother Mr. E. Wilson.

      Funeral services were held at Bethel church where the deceased had been a deacon for thirty years, at 11:00 a. m., August 29th. The Revs. H. H. Shell and Rev. Mack Robinson officiating. Pall bearers were selected from members of Bainbridge masonic lodge, and interment was made in Bethel cemetery with the Bainbridge Masonic Lodge in charge of services at the grave. J. J. Edge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

      [*Note: He was only 71 at his death if the grave marker birth date is considered correct.]
    Name  Thomas 
    Occupation  farmer 
    Person ID  I1272  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2011 

    Father  Uriah Wilson,   b. Abt 1831, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1864, , Richmond, Richmond (city), Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah Ann Rich,   b. 3 May 1838, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1913, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Mar 1857  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F40  Group Sheet

    Family  Virginia Newberry,   b. 27 May 1862, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1943, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Dec 1878  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 13
    Children 
     1. Sarah Frances Wilson,   b. 6 Sep 1879, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1962, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Susan Elizabeth Wilson,   b. 13 Feb 1882, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elijah Jefferson Wilson,   b. 1 Jan 1884, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1950, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hattie Mae Wilson,   b. 4 Feb 1886, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1966, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Williams Wilson,   b. 29 Aug 1888, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1962, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jesse Thomas Wilson,   b. 26 Mar 1891, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1966, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Carrie Madora Wilson,   b. 10 Aug 1894, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1976, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Charles Martin Wilson, Sr.,   b. 7 May 1896, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1950, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Dec 2005 
    Family ID  F462  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Nov 1858 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 17 Jul 1860 - , District 15, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 5 Sep 1870 - , West Side Flint River, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Dec 1878 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 4 Jun 1880 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 14 Jun 1900 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 18 Apr 1910 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 22 Jan 1920 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Apr 1930 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Aug 1930 - , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Aug 1930 - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - 4 Sep 1930 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 355.

    2. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    3. [S28] Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, near Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, joint grave marker for J. T. and Jennie Wilson, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 19 Nov 2005.

    4. [S1294] 1860 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M653, roll 119, District 15, p. 219, dwelling 837, family 837, Uriah Wilson household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    5. [S1481] 1870 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 146, West Side Flint River, p. 184, dwelling 568, family 568, Elija Rich household, accessed 5 Jul 2008, 5 Jul 2008.

    6. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 18, p. 250B-251A, dwelling 109, family 115, Thomas Wilson household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 37, p. 17A, dwelling 330, family 339, Thomas Wilson household, accessed 7 Jul 2008, 7 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1260] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 248, Pine Hill Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 57, sheet 34A, dwelling 38, family 39, John T. Wilson household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.

    9. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), Charlie Wilson household, Pine Hill Militia District 1188, district 42, dwelling 333, family 347, page 17A; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 248.

    10. [S1716] 1930 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 350, Pine Hill Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 7B, dwelling 126, family 128, Thomas J. household, accessed 10 Jan 2011, 10 Jan 2011.

    11. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mr. J. T. Wilson, box 175, vol. 16, no. 23, Thursday, 4 Sep 1930, page 1.

    12. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Mr. J. T. Wilson, box 175, vol. 16, no. 23, Thursday, 4 Sep 1930, p. 1.

    13. [S793] Decatur County, Georgia, Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of J. T. Wilson & Jennie Newberry, B:309.