FOURTH GENERATION on Glen's Father's side
Valentine was born 29 March 1830 in Nelson, Niagara County, New York. He died on 23 September 1913 in Kuckville, Carlton Twp., Orleans County, New York and buried in the Carlton Cemetery. He attended local Wilson public schools and finished his education at the Wilson Collegiate Institute. At age 24, the 1855 NY Census for Carlton, shows him living with his granduncle, Mathias Brown, grandmother Catherine Farhnam, and brother Almeron and his family. In March 1862, Valentine was listed as an heir-in-law in his grandfather's probate when Reuben Wilson died at Wilson. He and his brother Almeron were mentioned as being children of Reubens deceased son Alexander.
According to the "Record of the Town of Carlton, Officers, Soldiers and Seaman", prepared by the Carlton Town Clerk in 186(?), Valentine Alexander Wilson,enlisted on 11 August 1862 as a private in Company A of the 151st Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry from Carlton. He enlisted for 3 years at Medina (some documents say Lockport), and was discharged, 26 June 1865, from "near Washington". On 1 January 1864 he was promoted to corporal, then sergeant on 1 May 1865. From December 1863 thru June 1864 he was "on duty Company Cook", then thru March 1864 was "on duty Company Commisary". His discharge papers indicates he was 32 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches tall, dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair. Also, that he was a Sergeant in Capt. Benjamine F. Miller's Company A, 151st Regiment of the Volunteer New York Infantry under the command of Col. William Emerson. The "Chronicles of the 151st Regiment", by Helena Howell, shows he took part in the battles of Locust Grove and Manassas Gap, Wilderness 8 days battle, Spotsylvania, Hanovertown, Cold Harbor, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, and McLain's Ford. His uncle, Luron D. Wilson, was commanding officer of Company F of the same regiment.
In all New York Census from 1860 through 1875, Valentine is shown with wife Susan and
children living in Carlton near the Lakeshore...In 1857 Valentine and his brother Almeron puchased portions of Lots 1 and 11 from their grandmother Catherine Farnum (Farnham); Valentines portion was sold to Almeron in 1869. In 1869 they purchased 80 acres
of land from George and Julius Kuck (Lots 6 and 8 of Section 9, Twp. 16, Range
2). The same year his wife Susan purchased other portions of Lot 8 from Minerva
C. Dunham. In 1874 they began living on and farming this land. It was to become
known as the Wilson Farm and the families of Valentine, Fred E. and Glen F. Wilson
lived on it until sold in the 1930's. In the 1880 Census his 92 year old grandmother, Catherine Farnum, is shown living with him. Up until this time she had lived with his brother Almeron. In December 1894, Valentine and Almeron were named in a halfsister's
will, Ruth Catherine (Kate) Lutts (Lockport Surrogate Court Records, Dec 1892,
LDS-FHC MF# 0900556, V.2, pg 188).
Susan was born 27 September 1838 in Parma, Monroe County, New York. She died on 22 December 1922 in Kuckville, Carlton Twp., Orleans County, New York. She was buried in Carlton Cemetery. Orleans Co., NY.(21) Susan's younger sister, Lydia, married Valentine's older brother Almeron.
Children of Valentine and Susan Wilson were:(22) and died about 1954 (assume Wolcott). He first appears on the 1870 State Census living with family in Carlton (Kuckville) at age 4. 1900 Census for Orleans County, he and his wife, Irena HARD (b.1874, Murray, Orleans County), are shown living on Erie Street in Albion. In 1905, they are shown, with two daughters, living in Carlton (Kuckville), he as a farmer. In 1920, Census he is shown as a Produce Dealer, (52) and living at 21 New Hartford St., Wolcott, Wayne County, New York, with wife Irena S. (44), and daughters Margery E. (18) and Pauline A. (17).
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