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Generation One


1. James1 Wilson was born in 1776 at Trenton, Jones County, NC. He married Ellender (Eleanor Nelly) Shelfer, daughter of John Shelfer and Phoebe Huggins, circa 1797 Jones County, NC. He died in 1821 at Bedford, TN.
Ellender (Eleanor Nelly) Shelfer was born in 1780 at Jones county, NC or VA. She died in 1843 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL.
Children of James1 Wilson and Ellender (Eleanor Nelly) Shelfer were as follows:

Generation Two


2. Nancy2 Wilson (James1) was born on 27 Dec 1798 at Jones County, NC. She married Minor Winn, son of Miner Winn and Rachel Cook. She died in 1885.
She was Morman. Census 1850 Iowa, Pottawattamie, Dist. 21. says born in TN.
Minor Winn was born circa 1798 at Greenwood, Abbeville, SC. He died in 1874 at Richmond, Cache, UT. See Vol 13 FTM #3614. Military service Indian War Veteran. Census 1850 Iowa, Pottawattamie, Dist. 21. says born in NC. In 1847 To Utah.
Children of Nancy2 Wilson and Minor Winn were as follows:


3. Elijah2 Wilson Sr. (James1) was born on 14 Feb 1801 at Trenton, Jones County, NC. He married Edna Sargent Pender circa 1822 at Bedford County, TN. He married Martha Kelley on 12 Dec 1830 Edwards, IL. He died on 15 Jan 1860 at Grantsville, UT, at age 58. He was buried in 1860 at Grantsville, UT.
He was with the Prophet Joseph Smith when he was murdered and assisted in the burial of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Expelled from Nauvoo in 1844. Census 1850 Iowa, Pottawattamie, Dist 21, laborer. On 7 Jun 1852 Left Kanesville, IA, with Thomas Howell party settling in Grantsville, UT.
Edna Sargent Pender was born in 1803 at SC. She died in 1829.
Children of Elijah2 Wilson Sr. and Edna Sargent Pender were as follows:

Martha Kelley was born on 6 Sep 1811 at Westerville, Fremont Co., KY. She died on 31 Oct 1897 at Smithfield, Cache Co., UT, at age 86. Census 1860 Utah, Cache Co., Brigham, widow with 8 children. Census 1870 Utah, Cache Co., Smithfield. Census 1880 Idaho, Oxford, Oneida living with son Elias.
Children of Elijah2 Wilson Sr. and Martha Kelley were as follows:


4. Leven2 Wilson (James1) was born in 1802 at Rutherford, TN. He married (--?--) Mary.
Census 1850 IL, Edwards Co. farmer.
(--?--) Mary was born in 1802 at NC.
Children of Leven2 Wilson and (--?--) Mary are as follows:


6. Zachariah Davis2 Wilson (James1) was born on 12 Jun 1811 at Farmington, Bedford County, TN. He married Lucinda Grant Beazley, daughter of Bozwell Beazley and Jane Spencer, on 26 Apr 1836 Lawrence Co., IL. He died on 23 Aug 1894 at Spanish Fork, UT, at age 83. He was buried in 1894 at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Est. 1853, Block 2, Lot 1, Pos 9.
Labored in IL, preached 66 public sermons, organized 2 branches of church. He was Baptism (LDS) in Apr 1835; Mormon Church. In 1840 Served a mission to IL, temporary member of high council in Far West. Census 1840 IL, Lawrence Co. In 1842 on tax list for Nauvoo, IL. Census 1850 IN, Jefferson Co., Smyrna, farmer. Census 1860 IN, Jefferson Co., Hanover Township, fisherman. Census 1870 WI, Grant Co., Plattville, clergyman, Bozwell Beasley next door. Census 1880 WI, Grant Co., Paris, farmer and minister.
Lucinda Grant Beazley was born on 10 Apr 1818 at Edwards Co., Illinois or Virginia. She died on 23 Dec 1894 at Spanish Fork, UT, at age 76. She was buried in 1894 at Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Utah.
Children of Zachariah Davis2 Wilson and Lucinda Grant Beazley were as follows:


7. Ella Melissa2 Wilson (James1) was born on 23 Jan 1813 at Farmington, Bedford County, TN. She married Andrew Horton Hamilton on 14 Sep 1830 Edwards, Ill. She died on 10 May 1877 at Richfield, Sevier, Utah, at age 64.
Andrew Horton Hamilton was born in 1809 at Ohio. He died in 1894. Census 1850 Iowa, Pottawattamie, Dist 21, joiner.
Children of Ella Melissa2 Wilson and Andrew Horton Hamilton were as follows:


8. Thomas Green2 Wilson (James1) was born on 14 Feb 1815 at Rock Creek, Bedford County, TN. He married Sarah Margaret Copley in 1836. He married Helen Copley on 10 Dec 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL. He died on 3 Dec 1903 at Payson, UT, at age 88. He was buried in 1903 at Payson, UT Cemetery.
He was Morman. Census 1850 Utah Territory, farmer. Census 1860 Utah, Utah, Provo.
There were no children of Thomas Green2 Wilson and Sarah Margaret Copley.

Helen Copley was born circa 1823 at VA.
Children of Thomas Green2 Wilson and Helen Copley are as follows:


9. Sarah2 Wilson (James1) was born circa 1821 at Shelbyville, Bedford (now Marshall), TN. She married Dennison Lott Harris on 7 Mar 1847 Pottawattamie Co., Council Bluffs, IO. She married Alexander Cheney on 31 Mar 1848 Pottawattamie Co., Council Bluffs, IO. She died on 23 Feb 1874 at Monroe, Sevier, UT. She was buried at Monroe, Sevier, UT.
She was Morman. In 1852 Departed Nauvoo in Captain Cutler's Wagon Train on the Mormon Trail to Salt Lake.
Dennison Lott Harris was born on 17 Jan 1825 at Windham, Luzerne, PA. He died on 6 Jun 1885 at Monroe, Sevier, UT, at age 60. He was buried at Monroe, Sevier, UT. Also married to Anna Maria Messerlie and Margaret Allen.
Children of Sarah2 Wilson and Dennison Lott Harris are as follows:

Alexander Cheney was born on 24 Nov 1805 at Chesterfield, Chester, NH. He died in 1847.
Children of Sarah2 Wilson and Alexander Cheney are:

Generation Three


12. Dennis Wilson3 Winn (Nancy2 Wilson, James1) was born on 11 Dec 1826 at Mobile, Montgomery County or Madison Co., Alabama. He married Margaret Bateman on 2 Jan 1849 Salt Lake City, UT. He died on 23 Jan 1907 at Vernal, Uintah, UT, at age 80.
High priest, Indian War Veteran, see Photo. Census 1870 Utah, Cache Co., huckster. Built first house in Preston, ID. He was Baptism (LDS) in 1839; Adams Co., IL. Military service in 1846 Mormon Battalion, Private, Co. A.
Margaret Bateman was born circa 1836 at England.
Children of Dennis Wilson3 Winn and Margaret Bateman are as follows:


27. Sylvester3 Wilson (Elijah2, James1) was born on 30 Jan 1839 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois; possibly 1840. He married Mary Wood on 26 May 1861 at Wellsville, Cache Valley, UT. He died on 2 Aug 1895 at Jackson Hole, Unita, now Teton County, WY, at age 56. He was buried on 4 Aug 1895 at South Park Cemetery, Jackson Hole, WY.
He was Bishop in the Mormon Church. Census 1880 UT, Emery County, Castledale, farmer.
Mary Wood was born on 2 Nov 1844 at Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, England. She died on 18 Jun 1913 at Rexburg, Madison, ID, at age 68. She was buried after 18 Jun 1913 at South Park Cemetery, Jackson Hole, WY.
Children of Sylvester3 Wilson and Mary Wood were as follows:


29. Elijah (Uncle Nick) Nicholas3 Wilson Jr. (Elijah2, James1) was born on 8 Apr 1842 at Caldwell, Adams County, IL. He married Matilda Rebecca Patton in 1865. He married Sina Christensen after 1888. He married Charlotte (Lottie) Rachael Nethercott on 15 Jun 1900 Salt Lake City, UT. He died on 26 Dec 1915 at Wilson, near Jackson Hole, WY, at age 73. He was buried on 29 Dec 1915 at South Park Cemetery, Jackson Hole, WY.
Occupation: Pony Express rider, operated first store, hotel and PO in Jackson Hole. In 1850 Emigrated to Grantsville, UT with parents. In 1854 Lived with Shosone for 2 years. In 1865 Moved with wife to Oxford Idaho, then to Bloomington, operated mercantile store, blacksmith shop, sawmill and owned a ranch. Census 1870 Utah, Rich Co., Bloomington, also Elias, age 20 living with him. Census 1880 Idaho, Bear Lake, Rancher. In 1888 Moved to Jackson Hole, 6 of 10 children died of diphtheria. He was Mormon and the first presiding elder in the branch. He lived circa 1900; original cabin built about 1900, but in about 1984 it was disassembled and moved to the Bar-T-Five property in Jackson Hole, WY. Census 1900 WY, Jackson Hole, farmer, p 226, widow. In 1910 Wrote "Uncle Nick among the Shoshones".
Matilda Rebecca Patton was born on 27 Feb 1848 at Big Pigeon, Iowa; tombstone says 1849. She died on 11 Nov 1899 at Wilson, Teton, WY, at age 51. She was buried on 13 Nov 1899 at South Park Cemetery, Jackson Hole, WY.
Children of Elijah (Uncle Nick) Nicholas3 Wilson Jr. and Matilda Rebecca Patton were as follows:

Sina Christensen divorced because of Polygamy.
Children of Elijah (Uncle Nick) Nicholas3 Wilson Jr. and Sina Christensen are:

Charlotte (Lottie) Rachael Nethercott was born on 4 Oct 1870 at Sacramento, CA. She died on 3 May 1950 at Evanston, Unita County, WY, at age 79. In 1926 inmate of the Hospital for Insane at Evanston, WY from administration papers of her husband.
Children of Elijah (Uncle Nick) Nicholas3 Wilson Jr. and Charlotte (Lottie) Rachael Nethercott all born at Wilson, Teton, WY, were as follows:


32. Martha Jane3 Wilson (Elijah2, James1) was born on 17 Oct 1846 at Mesquite, Pottawattamie, Iowa; twin of Mary Jane. She married Joseph Chatterly Kay on 20 Nov 1863 Logan, Cache, Utah. She died on 14 Jul 1873 at Oxford, Franklin, Idaho, at age 26; Family Group sheet says died in Smithfield, Cache County, UT.
Joseph Chatterly Kay was born on 1 Jul 1844 at Pilkington Radcliff, Lancashire, England. He died on 18 Jun 1891 at Taylor, Navajo, Arizona, at age 46.
Children of Martha Jane3 Wilson and Joseph Chatterly Kay are as follows:


34. Harriet3 Wilson (Elijah2, James1) was born on 19 Sep 1850 at Pottawattamie, IO. She married Thomas Laudaway Craighead on 1 Nov 1865 Oxford, Idaho. She died on 14 Dec 1881 at Smithfield, Cache County, UT, at age 31.
Thomas Laudaway Craighead was born on 3 May 1842 at Franklin Co., VA. He married Mary Jane Wilson, daughter of Elijah Wilson Sr. and Martha Kelley, on 20 Jan 1884 Logan, Utah. He Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men, Ancestry
Settled at Brigham City, Utah, Aug. 1856, moved south in 1857, and returned to Paradise, Utah, 1860; moved to Oxford, Idaho, 1866, and returned to Smithfield 1867. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1868. Indian war veteran.
Children of Harriet3 Wilson and Thomas Laudaway Craighead are as follows:


41. Thomas Green3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 9 Nov 1839 at Olney, Richland County, IL. He married Mary R. Neff on 16 Oct 1864. He died in 1927.
Occupation: Day Laborer. Census 1870 IL, LaSalle Co., Earl, farmer. Census 1880 IN, Shelby Co., Washington, Farm laborer. Census 1900 IN, Shelby Co., Shelbyville, son George W living with him, widowed. Census 1910 IN, Shelby Co., Shelbyville, living with brother James.
Mary R. Neff was born in 1843. She died before 1900.
Children of Thomas Green3 Wilson and Mary R. Neff all born at Indiana are as follows:


44. James Bozwell3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 22 Nov 1845 at Iowa. He married Mary E. Griffey on 1 Feb 1866. He died in May 1936 at age 90.
Census 1900 IN, Shelby Co., Shelbyville, day laborer. Census 1880 IN, Shelby Co., Addison, farmer. Census 1910 IN, Shelby Co., Shelbyville, vault maker, son William and brother Thomas living with him and grandson Wilbert Harris age 7.
Mary E. Griffey was born in Oct 1849 at Indiana. She died after 1910.
Children of James Bozwell3 Wilson and Mary E. Griffey are as follows:


45. Lucinda Jane "Jennie"3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 14 Jan 1847 at Ohio. She married Frederick C. Foltz on 6 Mar 1871 Grant Co., WI. She died after 1917.
Census 1900 Wi, Grant Co., Smelser, widow, dressmaker.
Frederick C. Foltz was born circa 1836 at NY. He died after 1886. Census 1880 Wi, Grant Co., Platteville, miller. Foltz became Folts.
Children of Lucinda Jane "Jennie"3 Wilson and Frederick C. Foltz are as follows:


47. Clarissa Ellen "Clara"3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 2 Nov 1850 at Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. She married John Harper on 15 Apr 1874 Grant Co., WI. She died after 1917.
Census 1910 WI, Grant Co., Smelser, widow.
John Harper was born in Jul 1838 at WI. He died before 1910. Census 1880 WI, Grant Co., Platteville, miller, living next door to Frederick Ware. Census 1900 WI, Grant Co., Smelser, Carpenter.
Children of Clarissa Ellen "Clara"3 Wilson and John Harper all born at WI are as follows:


48. Louisa Catherine "Lou"3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 22 Jan 1854 at Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. She married Frederick Ware Jr., son of Frederick Ware and Elizabeth (Betsy) Kay, on 6 May 1874 Grant County, WI. She died after 1930 at Grandview, Yakima Co., WA.
Census 1920 WA, Yakima, South Grandview, living with son in law Kizer Parsons. Census 1930 WA, Yakima, living with son Byron in South Grandview. Census 1900 WI, Grant Co., Hazel Green.
Frederick Ware Jr was born on 17 Nov 1851 at Big Patch, Grant Co., Wisconsin. He died on 25 Feb 1914 at Zillah, Yakima Co., WA, at age 62. He was buried at Zillah Cemetery, WA. Census 1900 WI, Grant County, Hazel Green Town, farmer. Census 1880 WI, Grant Co, Platteville, miller.
Children of Louisa Catherine "Lou"3 Wilson and Frederick Ware Jr. were as follows:


49. Sarah Frances "Fannie"3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 11 Sep 1855 at Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana. She married Simon K. Ware, son of Frederick Ware and Elizabeth (Betsy) Kay, on 23 Mar 1879 Grant, WI. She died on 23 Mar 1942 at Naches, Yakima County, WA, at age 86. She was buried on 25 Mar 1942 at Zillah Cemetery, WA.
She lived in Jan 1941 at Moved to Naches.
Simon K. Ware was born on 19 Jul 1853 at Plattville/Big Patch, Grant Co., Wisconsin. He died on 15 Oct 1930 at St. Elizabeth Hosp, Yakima, WA, at age 77. He was buried on 18 Oct 1930 at Zillah Cemetery, WA. Census 1880 Wi, Smelser, Grant Co. miner, living next door to Frederick. Census 1920 WA, Yakima, laborer for RR. Census 1930 WA, Yakima, Zillah, laborer, no radio, owned home worth $2,500, still working as laborer, not a veteran, Second Avenue. Census 1900 Iowa, Dubuque, Julian, pump handler. Worked for 20 years for A. Y. McDonald & Morrison Mfg. Co. (pumps), Dubuque, Iowa earning from $1 - $8 a day. Occupation: Death certificate says retired rancher. Census 1910 SD, Kingsbury County, Lake Preston, laborer, with 3 children Lillian, Inez, & Charles, no Walter. He lived in 1917 at Zillah, WA.
Children of Sarah Frances "Fannie"3 Wilson and Simon K. Ware were as follows:


50. George Washington3 Wilson (Zachariah2, James1) was born on 10 Jan 1858 at Shelbyville, IN. He married Eliza Jane Tarrell on 18 Mar 1880 Smelser, Grant Co, WI. He died on 30 Dec 1894 at Spanish Fork, UT, at age 36. He was buried in 1894 at Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
Eliza Jane Tarrell was born on 19 Sep 1862 at Big Patch, Grant County, WI. She married Reuben G. Weeks on 25 Jun 1942. She died on 31 Dec 1943 at Pleasant Grove, Utah, at age 81. She was buried at Spanish Fork, UT. Not listed in Utah Cemetery Index.
Children of George Washington3 Wilson and Eliza Jane Tarrell were as follows:

Generation Four


75. Dennis Alma4 Winn (Dennis3, Nancy2 Wilson, James1) was born on 22 Dec 1849 at Salt Lake City, UT. He married (--?--) Emma.
Census 1870 Utah, Cache Co., farmer, next door to father.
(--?--) Emma was born circa 1853.
Children of Dennis Alma4 Winn and (--?--) Emma are:


142. Herbert4 Harper (Clarissa3 Wilson, Zachariah2, James1) was born in May 1876 at WI. He married (--?--) Ethel.
Census 1910 WI, Winnebago, Vinland, farmer.
(--?--) Ethel was born circa 1876 at WI.
Children of Herbert4 Harper and (--?--) Ethel all born at WI are as follows:


148. Lola Winifred4 Ware (Louisa3 Wilson, Zachariah2, James1) was born on 3 Apr 1889 at Big Patch, Grant Co., Wisconsin. She married Kizer Corder Parsons on 22 May 1907 Woodward, OK. She died on 9 Jul 1969 at Grandview, Yakima Co., WA, at age 80.
Census 1930 WA, South Grandview, Yakima, living next door to Byron.
Kizer Corder Parsons was born on 6 Aug 1885 at Benbow, MO. He died on 28 May 1971 at Grandview, Yakima Co., WA, at age 85.
Children of Lola Winifred4 Ware and Kizer Corder Parsons were as follows:


149. Gordon (Clarence O.) Spencer4 Ware Sr. (Sarah3 Wilson, Zachariah2, James1) was born on 12 Nov 1879 at Big Patch or Smelser, Grant Co., Wisconsin. He married Maude Louise McAlarney circa 1905. He married Inez Dessie Garrison, daughter of Marcellus (Mars) D. Garrison and Amelia (Myrt) M. Gregg, circa 1917. He died on 4 Apr 1943 at 3:00 a.m. Crescent City, Del Norte, CA, at age 63; cardiac failure due to carcinoma of liver. He was buried on 6 Apr 1943 at Crescent City, Del Norte, CA.
Occupation: Traveling Salesman and later worked for Townsend National Recovery Plan of Illinois. Census 1900 Iowa, Dubuque, living with parents. He was educated in 1906; Cedarville College, Ohio. Census 1910 IN, Dearborn Co, Aurora, Presbyterian minister, listed as Clarence G. with Maude and Miriam. Military service on 12 Sep 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, Clarence Gordon Ware. He lived in 1938 at 1311 S.E. Harrison St., Portland, OR, lived with Rose Geiger for many years. He lived in 1940 at Moved to California lived in Gasquet, Rural, Del Norte.
Maude Louise McAlarney was born circa 1880 at KA.
Children of Gordon (Clarence O.) Spencer4 Ware Sr. and Maude Louise McAlarney are:

Inez Dessie Garrison was born on 25 Sep 1889 at Quiet Dell, Harrison County, WV. She died on 2 Jul 1968 at Huntington Station, NY, at age 78. She was buried in Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg. She lived at 1920's Lived in Chicago, Kansas City & West Palm Beach. Census 1930 Clarksburg, stenographer law office, lived with father and Donald (on separate page of census).
Children of Gordon (Clarence O.) Spencer4 Ware Sr. and Inez Dessie Garrison were as follows:


151. Inez Estella4 Ware (Sarah3 Wilson, Zachariah2, James1) was born on 9 Aug 1887 at Big Patch, Grant Co., Wisconsin, poss. 1886. She married Frances Luke Nichols on 16 Jun 1912 Zillah, Yakima, WA. She died on 2 Jan 1978 at Tillamook, Tillamook Co., OR, at age 90. She was buried at Hood River, OR.
Census 1910 SD, Kingsbury Co., Lake Preston, living with parents, teacher in a public school. Census 1920 Living in Yakima, Toppenish, WA. Census 1930 WA, Klickitat, White Salmon, owns house, no radio, auto mechanic.
Frances Luke Nichols was born on 22 Apr 1890 at Faribault, Rice Co., Minnesota. He died on 8 Jan 1955 at Hood River, OR, at age 64. He was buried at Hood River, OR. On 28 May 1982.
Children of Inez Estella4 Ware and Frances Luke Nichols were as follows:


153. Walter Hawley "Curly"4 Ware (Sarah3 Wilson, Zachariah2, James1) was born on 18 Oct 1908 at Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He married (--?--) Mary after 1930. He died on 24 Jun 1972 at Pasco, Franklin Co., WA, at age 63.
Military service WWI. Census 1930 WA, Yakima, Zillah, living with Simon and Sarah. Census 1920 WA, Yakima, Zillah living with Simon and Sarah. He lived in 1942 at May have lived in Naches, Yakima Co., WA because informant on mother's death certificate.
Children of Walter Hawley "Curly"4 Ware and (--?--) Mary are as follows:


155. Nellie Grant4 Wilson (George3, Zachariah2, James1) was born on 19 Nov 1881 at Big Patch, Grant County, WI. She married Ruben G. Weeks. She married James Samuel Warner, son of James R. Warner and Dorcas Lou Paterson, in Nov 1898. She died on 22 Oct 1962 at age 80.
She was Morman.
Ruben G. Weeks was born in 1877.
There were no children of Nellie Grant4 Wilson and Ruben G. Weeks.

James Samuel Warner was born on 30 Dec 1875 at Spanish Fork, UT. He died on 21 Jan 1934 at Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, at age 58.
Children of Nellie Grant4 Wilson and James Samuel Warner were as follows:


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