Malissa (Unknown) Farrar
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Malissa Ann Young (Unknown) Farrar (abt. 1847)

Malissa [uncertain] Ann Young [uncertain] Farrar [uncertain] formerly [surname unknown] aka Lock Wilson Oliver
Born about in Christianville, Mecklenberg, Virginia, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Sister of
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1870s - unknown)]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Malissa Ann Oliver married Thomas Wilson on Dec 21, 1867 at the Concord Baptist Church, of Mecklenberg, Virginia.[1]

1880 Census, Malissa was divorced with 3 kids; Susan 6, Henry 7 and Jane 9.[2]

1910 Census Possible that Jane (sister of Susan and daughter of Malissa) was a lodger for the Saxton Family in Baltimore


  1. marriage of Thomas Wilson, age 35, widowed, to Malissa Ann Oliver, age 20, single, in Mecklenberg, Virginia, Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989, copy of marriage license, see attached image
  2. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2022), Malissa Wilson, Chase City, Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .

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The 1870 census shows a Melissa Wilson of the correct age living in Christiansville with a Thomas Wilson and a daughter Eliza J. Wilson. If that J. stands for Jane, it could be the older daughter from the 1880 census.

There's also a birth record for a Susan Wilson in 1874 with parents Thomas and Melissa:

And there's a marriage record for Charles Henry Wilson (born about 1872) listing his parents as Thomas Wilson and Malissa Farrar. This would reinforce that perhaps the kids were known by their middle names and so listed in the 1880 census.

posted by Matthew Wilson

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