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444. Benjamin H. WILSON218,303 was born about 1819 in Kentucky.218

I believe this to be Benjamin's marriage:
Benjamin H. Wilson married Isabell Ann McGinniss, 13 Feb 1840, St. Louis Co Missouri. [St. Louis, Mo Marriages, 1804-76 - database on Ancestry.com]
Married by A. Bullard, Paster of 1st Presbyterian Church

Manchester/Bonhomme Township, St. Louis Co MO, p.357, Household 1176
Mary Wilson, age 49, b. KY
Benjm, age 31, Carpenter, b. KY
Isabella, age 31, b. KY
Anna E. age 7, John 5, Arabella 4, Elvira 3 - all b. MO
[obviously Benjamin & family are living with Mary - perhaps in a separate house on the place since they weren't counted by the other enumerator who counted Mary for the second time in 1850]
Nancy age 28, b. MO as are all the rest of the children
Acurtes, age 27 [you told me this was Lycurgus, now we know where the "Acurtes" came from]
Leonidas age 25 [wonder where the boys were when the other enumerator was there ....or did this enumerator have Mary list ALL her children whether or not they were living at home?]
Agnes, age 22
Sarah, age 19
Jane age 16
and Mary age 13.

The above is likely full of errors - Benjamin's mother was counted twice in 1850 and apparently gave the names of ALL her children in the above.

1850 Census. 24th Dist, Lafayette Co, MO, Hh 135
Benjamin H. Wilson, age 31, carpenter, b. KY [his brother Lycurgus was also a carpenter]
Isabella, age 31, b. KY
Ann E. 9, John S. 7, Elvira H. 4, Arabella 2, all b. MO
John McGinnis, 23, laborer, b. MO
On the slave schedule for 1850, B. H. Wilson is listed with a 14-year-old female slave.

Apparently Isabella died and Ben remarried between 1850 and 1860.
1860 Census. Lexington, Lafayette Co MO, Hh 232
Ben Wilson, age 41, master carpenter, b. KY
Adelaide, age 32, b. MD
children b. MO: Eliza 19. John 17. Arabella 13. Campbell 10. Thos. 6. Russell, age 3.
[I cannot be sure if both the younger boys were Adelaides, only Russell, or neither.]

1870 Census. Lexington, Lafayette Co MO, Hh 596
Benjamin Wilson, age 52, carpenter, b. KY
Adelia, age 42, b. MD
children all born in Missouri: "Conrad" age 20, Printer. Thomas 15. Russell 12.
Arabell, age 22.

1880 Census. Lexington, Lafayette Co MO, Hh 226
Benj. Wilson, age 61, retail grocer, b. KY as were his parents
Adelaid, 53, wife, b. Maryland as were her parents.
Campbell B., age 29, son, editor
Russell, age 22, son, clerk in retail grocery
Anna Pix, Black, age 8, servant.

Benjamin H. WILSON and Isabella Ann MCGINNISS were married on 13 February 1840 in St. Louis County, Missouri. Isabella Ann MCGINNISS303 was born in 1819 in Kentucky. She died before 1860 at the age of 41.

Benjamin H. WILSON and Isabella Ann MCGINNISS had the following children:

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Ann Eliza WILSON303 was born in 1841 in Missouri.

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John S. WILSON303 was born in 1843 in Missouri.

In 1870, John was no longer in his father's household. However, there was a John Wilson, age 27, a carpenter [as was his father]. He was boarding in the household of a Wilson family, Hh 591. The head of household was, I think, Bumuel Wilson, age 65, a retired merchant, born in Ireland. There were several different surnames represented in the household.

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Elvira H. WILSON303 was born in 1846 in Missouri.

Elvira may have died as a child. She doesn't appear in the censuses after 1850.

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Arabella S. WILSON303 was born in 1848 in Missouri.

Arabella married Edwin Talmadge Hill, 28 Feb 1871, Lafayette Co. They were married by J. A. Quarles, Minister of the Gospel.

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v.

Campbell G. WILSON303 was born in August 1851 in Missouri.

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Thomas WILSON303 was born in 1854 in Missouri.

Benjamin H. WILSON and Adelaide [WILSON] were married before 1860. Adelaide [WILSON]303 was born in 1828 in Maryland. She died on 3 February 1898 at the age of 70 in Lafayette County, Missouri.

Lafayette County, Missouri Obituaries, 1891-1920
Ancestry.com
Has the death listing for Adelaide, but not the article.

Benjamin H. WILSON and Adelaide [WILSON] had the following children:

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Russell WILSON303 was born in December 1857 in Missouri.