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Wilson family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS761f

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents pertaining to the Wilson family from 1825-1899. Documents include a marriage license, land lot certificates, military discharge certificates, receipts, geneological papers, a letter, and a will.


  • 1825-1880


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

David Wilson (1802-1880) was born to father Wiliam Wilson. He married Nancy Wheeler in 1823. David Wilson served in the military, and in 1825 he was appointed Second Lieutenant of the 355th district company militia. He later served in the Confederate army. David and Nancy had three sons, James Jordan Wilson (1827-1863), Francis M. Wilson (1833-1876), and John David Wilson (1838-1916). In 1867, John David Wilson married Emma Sentell (1850-1901). The couple had eight children, Alonzo Wilson (1873-1875), John David Wilson Jr. (1875-1943), William Marion Wilson (1875-1896), Robert Lewis Wilson (1878-1879), Elizabeth Harriet Wilson (1880-1881), Nona WIlson (1886-?), James Wilson (1888-?), and Ethel Wilson (1899-?). The family lived in Fulton County, Georgia.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Wilson family documents
Kelley Warrington
April 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305