The Genealogy of the Donaker Family
b. circa January 1850
Last Edited=7 Apr 2005
Cyrus Wilson was born circa January 1850 in Belmont County, Ohio, USA.2 He was the son of Thomas Wilson and Sarah Livingston.1 Cyrus, age 5 months, was enumerated in the household of his parents on the 1850 Federal Census in Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio, USA.2 Follow the link to see the census image.
In March 1851, Cyrus moved with his parents to College Township, Linn County, Iowa, USA. Sarah would have been pregnant with Thomas (her 5th child) when they moved. They traveled "both by water and overland." According to Thomas' biography, Mr. Wilson purchased of the Government 160 acres of land. It was described as "a wild and unbroken tract of land when he took possession of it. Their neighbors were few and far between, and Mr. Wilson broke the first land on section 15, in this township. The site was then near what was designated as Pilot Grove, a high ridge of land, which constituted a mark or 'pilot' for the early traveler through the county, and in the early days was frequently occupied as a camping place by the Indians. Mr. Wilson was compelled to haul his lumber a great distance to build his first house."3
Cyrus is believed to have been one of Thomas and Sarah's children that did not live to adulthood. He was not enumerated in the household of his parents on the 1860 census in Linn County, Iowa. He would have been about 10 years old.3
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