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Ephraim Wilson (1793 - aft. 1859)

Ephraim Wilson
Born in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married about 1821 in Sumter County, South Carolina, United States of Americamap [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 1831 in Georgia, United States of Americamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Texas, United States of Americamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2013
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Biography

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Ephraim Wilson was born in North Carolina about 1793.[1] As his parents were living in Dobbs County, North Carolina in 1790 it is likely Ephraim was born in that area.[2][3][4]

1820 finds Ephraim still living in his father Obediah Wilson's household in Sumter County, South Carolina which shows the following household members-

males)-10:3 ; 10-16:1 ; 16-18:2 ; 16-26:5 ; 26-45:1 ; 45+:1
females)26-45:1 ; 45+:1[5]

He was married, probably later that same year, 1820, to Charlotte Christmas probably in Sumter County, South Carolina.[6][7][8]

On 23 Apr 1827 he was a fortunate drawer in the Georgia Land Lottery of that year of lot #252 in Section 1 of District 5.[9][10][11][12][13]

On 16 August 1827 Ephraim was in Perry, Georgia attending a meeting of citizens of Houston County in support of Republican Matthew Tolbot for Governor.[14][15] In November of the same year we find that Eprhaim Wilson of Houston County, Georgia applied for letters of administration on the estate of Moses Christmas, late of said county, deceased,[16][17]

On 24 Dec 1827 he purchased Lot #13 in the 5th District of Houston County, Georgia from Daniel Knight of Morgan County, Georgia.[18][19] He sold this same 202.5 acres on 09 Feb 1829 to Neil Walker.[20][21]

On 28 Jan 1828 in Houston County, Georgia Inferior Court, Ephriam Wilson was granted, letters of administration for the estate of his father-in-law Moses Christmas, deceased. And on 06 May 1828 Ephraim's mother-in-law Sarah Christmas filed a claim in Inferior Court stating Ephraim, one of the legatees of Moses Christmas, deceased, was in possession of a bed and furniture, pot, chains, a saddle and bridle and a rifle belonging to the estate of Moses Christmas and that as he refused to return those items the court stated the value to be considered received by Ephraim and that this amount was to be withheld from him upon distribution of the estate.[6][22]

On 15 Apr 1830 Ephraim witnessed a deed for Burrel Wilson in Houston County, GA.[23][24] The 1830 census of Houston County, Georgia shows Ephraim Wilson listed with the following household members, indicating wife Charlotte has died by this time:

males)-5:1 ; 5-10:1 ; 30-40: 1
females) 5-10:1[25]

An inventory of Moses Christmas' estate was done on 25 Apr 1828 in Houston County, Georgia and a division of his slaves, according to Moses' will was completed on 21 Nov 1831 by the drawing of lots by the heirs, distributed as follows:

  • Sarah Christmas, as guardian for her son Moses, drew Susan
  • Ephraim Wilson drew Epsey
  • Daniel Clark drew William
  • Caswell Hearnes drew Jada[26]

About 1831 Ephraim married his 2d wife, Elizabeth Thompson[citation needed]. He appears on the 1831 Tax Digest list for Houston County, GA in Capt. Smith's district, as do Burrell Wilson (whom Ephraim witnessed a deed for in Houston Co, GA the prior year), Nathan Wilson and Irwin/Irvin Wilson.

Ephraim and Elizabeth had the following known children:

  1. Martha C. Wilson was born about 1834 in Mississippi.[1]
  2. Evander Wilson was born about 1836 in Mississippi.[1]
  3. Matthew Wilson was born about 1839 in Mississippi.[1]
  4. Elizabeth Wilson was born about 1840 in Mississippi.[1]
  5. Newton Wilson was born about 1842 in Mississippi.[1][27]
  6. Mary J. Wilson was born about 1843 in Mississippi.[1]
1831 Tax List for Captain Smith’s District-
Wilson, Irwin: 202 ½ acres pine, Lot #36, District 10, Houston County, Georgia, 1 poll, $.35.
Wilson, Burrell: 202 ½ acres pine, Lot #243, District 6, Houston County, Georgia, and 202 ½ acres pine, Lot #30, District 10, Houston County, Georgia, 1 poll, $.46.
Barker, William Sr: 100 acres pine, Lot #245, District 6, Houston County, Georgia and 222 acres oak and hickory, 1st quality, Lot #48, District 14, Lee County, Georgia, 1 poll, $.92.
Barker, William Jr.: 100 acres pine, part of lot #245, District 6, Houston County, Georgia, 1 poll, $.29.
Next page Captain Smith’s District Defaulters-
Wilson, Ephraim: 1 poll, $.47.
Wilson, Nathan: 1 poll, $.47.[28]

It appears that Ephraim may have moved from Houston County, Georgia to Mississippi in 1831 or 1832. By 1833 he can be found in Copiah County, Mississippi's tax list[29] and in 1838 he appears on the poll tax list for Lauderdale County, Missisippi[30] where we continue to find him through the 1850 census. His daughter Harriet married Joseph Sullivan on 02 Sep 1841 in Lauderdale County.[31] In 1840 the Lauderdale County, Mississippi Census shows him with the following household members:

males) -5:2 ; 5-10:1 ; 10-15:2 ; 30-40:1
females) -5:1 ; 5-10:1 15-10:1 ; 20-30:1[32]

By 1858 Ephraim along with some of his children, have GTT (Gone To Texas) as they are found in records in and around Anderson County, Texas by 1859, where on 12 Mar 1859 Ephraim married his third wife Louisa McClure.[33] At this time we have no further information on Ephraim or Louisa after their marriage. His son Orlander R. Wilson died 23 Feb 1863 in Houston, Harris County, Texas of typhoid fever during his military service and is buried there. Ephraim's daughter Charlotte (Wilson) Gilmore died 27 May 1918 in Anderson County, Texas & she and her husband Bryant Gilmore are buried in Muse Cemetery there. And Ephraim's daughter Elizabeth married Francis L. Fondren on 24 Jun 1858 in Cherokee County, Texas and is found on the 1860 census of Rusk, Texas.


Possible relatives

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LD-344 : 9 November 2014), Ephraim Wilson, Lauderdale county, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States; citing family 444, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2M-CCF : accessed 3 April 2017), Obadiah Wilson, Dobbs, North Carolina, United States; citing p. 465, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 568,147.
  3. 1790--Dobbs County Census by Sara Whitford on East Carolina Roots. p496.
  4. 1790 US Federal Census transcription at USGenWeb Archives.
  5. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG6-FY9 : accessed 3 April 2017), Obed Wilson, Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 106, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 121; FHL microfilm 162,024.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Wills & Inferior Court Minutes of Houston County, Georgia. Volume 1. William R. Henry. 1987. Central Georgia Genealogical Society Inc., POB 2024, Warner Robins, GA, 31099. p23.
  7. Henry, William R., Wills & Inferior Court Minutes of Houston County, Georgia (Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc. Warner Robins, Georgia. 1987.), p23.
    p23-24 "Sarah Christmas, administratix for Moses Christmas, deceased, stated Ephraim Wilson, one of the legatees was possessed of estate property valued at $37 which he refused to give up. The court ruled that this amount be withheld from his legacy if he did not give up the property before next term of court."
  8. Henry, William R., Miscellaneous Estate Records of Houston County, Georgia Volume I (Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc.)-
    p41- "Joel Walker, Henry Wimberly, and Osborn Wiggins were sworn as appraisers by Guy E. Foote, JP, and returned their inventory [estate of Moses Christmas] and division of 4 negroes (Susan a girl, Epsey a girl, William a boy, and Juda a girl for a total value of $705.00) of the estate. Sarah Christmas, as guardian of Moses Christmas, drew Susan and gave her note to Caswell Hearnes for value difference. Ephraim Wilson drew Epsey and gave his note to Caswell Hearnes for value difference. Daniel Clark drew William and gave his note to Caswell Hearnes for value difference. Caswell Hearnes drew Juda."
  9. Georgia Land Lottery Certificate, 02 Mar 1835.
  10. First Hundred and Ten Years of Houston County, Georgia (1822-1932). Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc. 1983. Bookcrafters Inc., Chelsea, MI 48118. p315.
    Land Lottery Register -- No. 19
    41st Day's Drawking -- April 23
    Ephriam Wilson, Capt. Moore's District, #252, District 5, Section 1.
  11. Georgia Newspaper Clippings Houston County Extracts Volume 1, 1821-1846. Evans, Tad. 2005. Self published, Savannah, Georgia. Repository - Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, Texas. p. 24.
  12. Macon Telegraph newspaper, Macon, Georgia. 07 May 1827.
  13. Houston, Martha Lou, Reprint of Official Register of Land Lottery of Georgia 1827 (Walton-Forbes Co., Columbus, Georgia.), p126.
  14. Georgia Newspaper Clippings Houston County Extracts Volume 1, 1821-1846. Evans, Tad. 2005. Self published, Savannah, Georgia. Repository - Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, Texas. p. 27.
  15. Macon Telegraph newspaper, Macon, Georgia. 04 Sep 1827.
  16. Georgia Newspaper Clippings Houston County Extracts Volume 1, 1821-1846. Evans, Tad. 2005. Self published, Savannah, Georgia. Repository - Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston, Texas. p. 29.
  17. Southern Recorder newspaper. Milledgeville, Georgia, 26 Nov 1827.
  18. Houston County, Georgia Deed Book C p 336.
  19. Campbell, Davine V. and William R. Henry. '1822-1829 'Land Records of Houston County, Georgia. Central Georgia Genealogical Society Inc., Warner Robins, Georgia. 1912. p250.
  20. Houston County, Georgia Deed Book F p301.
  21. Campbell, Davine R and William R. Henry. Land Records of Houston County, Georgia 1834-1836. Deed Book F. 1993. Central Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc., Warner Robins, Georgia. p109.
  22. Inferior Court Minutes 1820-1840 (Ordinary Purposes), Houston County, Georgia. p44, 53-54.
  23. Houston County, Georgia Deed Book E p272.
  24. Campbell, Davine V. and William R. Henry. Land Records of Houston County, Georgia 1831-1834. Central Georgia Genealogical Society Inc., Warner Robins, Georgia. 1993. p85.
  25. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHPL-K23 : 18 August 2015), Ephraim Wilson, Houston, Georgia, United States; citing 290, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 18; FHL microfilm 7,038.
  26. Houston County, Georgia Appraisements and Sales Book A 1824-1834. p86. 169, 170.
  27. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXFG-JN5 : 18 March 2020), Newton Wilson in entry for Bryant Gillman, 1860.
  28. Tax Digest 1831 & 1835 Houston County, Georgia. (pages unnumbered).
  29. Copiah County, MS Tax List - 1833.
  30. Lauderdale County, MS Poll Tax lists - 1838, 1839
  31. "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2ZR-GQS : 10 February 2018), Joseph Sullivent and Harriett Wilson, 02 Sep 1841; citing Lauderdale,Mississippi; FHL microfilm 899,112.
  32. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRL-F4D : 24 August 2015), Ephrem Wilson, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States; citing p. 46, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 216; FHL microfilm 14,841.
  33. Anderson County, TX marriage record
  • Turner, William Herbert. Some Christmas Families. 4th Edition. Julian, North Carolina. 1999. pp43-4.


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Wilson-29050 and Wilson-15726 do not represent the same person because: They have different parents and lived in different places and the single source cited for Ephriam Wilson has no dates for either him, his siblings or either of his parents and is unsourced itself.
posted by Lisa Franklin RN, BSN

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