David Lee Wilson

David Wilson

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David L. Wilson
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 22 Feb 2014 | David's 51596 contributions | 2345 thank-yous received
Wilson-16488 created 5 Dec 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 29 Nov 2017
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Categories: United States Navy | USS Fulton (AS-11), United States Navy | Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16), United States Navy | WikiTree Arborists | Mentors | War of 1812 Founding Project Member | Pages and Profiles Using a Retired Template | Military and War Project Member.

#FFFFFF Yes, I do know that my account confirmation date does not correspond with my Volunteer Badge or Honor Code Badge. This happened due to a merge I did into this profile of a relative who did not wish to be listed and is supposedly irreversible.

David Wilson is a Founding Member of the War of 1812 Project.
David Wilson is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1975-1981 attaining 2nd Class Petty Officer (PM2)
David Wilson is a Project Member of the Military and War Project.

Due to a number of relatives that do not wish our ancestor's profiles to have graffiti of some "Flash-in-the-pan" such as foul mouth Kevin Bacon at the foot of the profiles and Military and War/ Roll of Honor RECOGNITION BOXES have become minuscule postage stamps, some of the profiles managed must be of "red privacy".

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After years of traveling through about 40 U.S. states and nearly 30 different countries, it is apparent how small the world is and how all of us are related if you go back far enough. Hopefully, adding and providing research for my branch of the shared family tree and welcoming cousins/ relatives will help. Much of the material posted is from first-hand knowledge, a professional family book, and various other references. Any suggestions on citations are appreciated as is any feedback from cousins. As we cruise through life, Learn, Live, Laugh and Love!

Military Service

Six years in the Navy achieving the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer. Worked as a Patternmaker, with a need-to-know clearance and directed approximately 100 shipmates in Carpentry, Rubber & Plastics, Foundry, Machine Shop, and various specialties to repair submarines.

Formal Education

Studied Systems Engineering for five years and passed on completing the degree due to a job offer as a Comptroller. Received MOUS certification from CompUSA. Received a BSBM with Honors. Participated and conducted multiple forums of management and computer optimization.

Synopsis of Occupations

House Construction; Patternmaking; Comptroller; Database Management; Fabrication Shift Manager; Tool Maker; Commercial Construction Superintendent; Commercial Building Materials Representative; Administrative Analyst; Consultant in Building Materials, Marketing Strategies and Computer Optimization.


Growing food, playing cards, throwing horse-shoes, genealogy, traveling.

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  1. Wymore, A. W., Systems Engineering Methodology for Interdisciplinary Teams, Wiley, New York, N. Y., 1976
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** Living WikiTree Newly-Found Cousins ***
Cousin Relationship
Jim Berry 5th Cousin
Paula J. 16th Cousin 1 x Removed
Bob Fields 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Annette Bailey 4th Cousin
Kitty Smith 12th Cousin 3 x Removed
Chris Whitten 11th Cousin
David Lundy 7th Cousin
Cynthia Barnes 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Eric Clark 10th Cousin
Vic Watt 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Denise Knapp 16th Cousin 2 x Removed
Becky Syphers 11th Cousin
Nae X 11th Cousin
Fred Remus 17th Cousin
David Hughey 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Richard Belcher 4th Cousin 1 x Removed
D.J. Clark 6th Cousin
Mary Richardson 7th Cousin 1 x Removed
Tami Osmer 16th Cousin
Roger Travis Jr. 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
John Schmeeckle 8th Cousin
Theodore Palmer 14th Cousin 1 x Removed
Keith Baker 8th Cousin 2 x Removed
Renee Malloy 14th Cousin 1 x Removed
Judy Wardlow 16th Cousin 1 x Removed
Eli Mckinney 8th Cousin
Katherine Alvis 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Terry Wright 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gail Cox 11th Cousin 1 x Removed
Lindsay Coleman 8th Cousin 1 x Removed
Grady Lucas 10th Cousin
Al Adams 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
William Arbuthnot 9th Cousin 3 x Removed
Robert Keniston 18th Cousin
Mindy Pitts 10th Cousin
Philip Smith 19th Cousin
Ann M. Johnson 14th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gary Bunker 7th Cousin 3 x Removed
Robin Kabrich 15th Cousin 1 x Removed
Vincent Piazza 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Sally Stovall 10th Cousin
April Dauenhauer 15th Cousin 1 x Removed
Laurence Houlgate 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Mary Dunnam 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
Beth Blankenship 10th Cousin
Cynthia Billups 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
Alison Andrus 12th Cousin
Bob Jewett 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Carole Partridge 15th Cousin 2 x Removed
John McKinney 8th Cousin 1 x Removed
Allan Thomas 10th Cousin
Scott Ledbetter 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Eddie Pike 14th Cousin 2 x Removed
Gerald Smith 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
William T. Pool Jr 6th Cousin 2 x Removed
Henry D. Chadwick 10th Cousin 2 x Removed
Doug Lockwood 12th Cousin 1 x Removed
Donna Stone 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
William Lindsay 11th Cousin
Chet Snow 9th Cousin 1 x Removed
Laura Scott 11th Cousin 2 x Removed
Robert Patterson 8th Cousin
Greg Hays 10th Cousin
Johnny Blackmon 9th Cousin
Robert Stiles 6th Cousin 2 x Removed
Keith McDonald 5th Cousin 2 x Removed
Carole Anne Brown 7th Cousin
Summer Orman 13th Cousin 1 x Removed
Susan Wilson 6th Cousin 1 x Removed
Tammy Brown 3rd Cousin 1 x Removed
David Tarter 3rd Cousin 2 x Removed
Last update 2/23/2017

Cousins Exact 1 x Removed 2 x Removed 3 x Removed 4 x Removed 5 x Removed
Several Many Some Few Less Even Less Very Few

I keep orphaning profiles and my watchlist keeps growing?

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David is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Who moved my cheese? Constantly learning!
Brick wall on William Spencer Burton
Uncle Henry the Explorer could have left a few more notes.
Need verification for parents of Bailey Leonard
Known for keeping great records...
Can you help with the German sources of Heinrich Wilhelm Rover?
So many contradictions of what did that old document actually mean?
An ugly Battle Between Brothers.
Who Won?
My grandmother had me editing as Education or Punishment back to Robert Willson in the 60s.
During the early 19th century many shortened names.
What happened and how can we avoid these?

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with David by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with David:

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On 29 Nov 2017 at 07:08 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi David

I’m the new Project Coordinator for the England Project. I am contacting you, as there have been some recent changes to the project which we are keen to bring to your attention. Please look at the England Project page for more information on the changes and the ways members are able to actively contribute moving forward. Once you have considered how you would like to participate, please contact either myself or Susie to let us know. We can then list your involvement, help you join the Google group forum for England, and give you any other help you may need to get going. If we don’t hear back from you we’ll assume you do not wish to be a part of the England Project for the time being. We really hope you will join the team! Gillian

On 29 Nov 2017 at 02:59 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi David,

Thanks for asking about Daniel's Hoag family. According to paid research done in the 1990s for his sister, the Hogg family originated in Scotland, emigrated to Canada pre-1860 and then to New York pre-1892. The name changed from Hogg to Hoag sometime during the New York period. I've recently sent for LivingDNA kits which include YDNA as he is a direct male descendant of the line. If it does turn out to be Hoag, I'll be in touch.


On 25 Nov 2017 at 03:55 GMT Joyce (Moore) Hodges wrote:

Thanks for asking about Christopher Willson (1690-1740), unfortunately I have been unable to shed any light on his parents. I have connected him to my on-line tree.

On 13 Nov 2017 at 17:28 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Re: Chastains - I've cleaned up the earliest ancestor Chastain-157, unfortunately that was vandalized again in September. I've been able to protect the profile but part of the mess is still there. I can help on the generations between him and Pierre Louis Chastain, the one who emigrated and was the father of Chastain-170.

I would love to clean up this line (it needs it, lots of horrible looking profiles) but won't be much help with sourcing pre-19th century Americans, I'm afraid.

On 13 Nov 2017 at 14:57 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hi cousin!

Just noticed you posted a message on Chastain-170 a couple of years ago and was curious, do you have something on the family? I am trying to clear up at least the French part of this line (records are unfortunately not online yet, but the Cercle Généalogique du Bas-Berry has been indexing the records and turned up a bit of info on the family). There is a also a lot of what looks like garbage in the collaterals. Reliable info and sources would be most welcome.

Thanks !

On 6 Nov 2017 at 16:36 GMT Gail Sasser wrote:

David , I have tried to post this so someone can see the information on a page you helped with. My cousins have done DNA testing Surname Thornton. Under more genealogy tools it shows connection to Mark Thornton from this family . The Thornton DNA test which was taken by two Thornton descendants of Nathaniel T. and second wife.. I am connected through first wife Nathaniel T. married Sarah Lee " my line ". This Thornton is not connected to Mark nor Dozer Thornton line. DNA test for Thornton surnames. How can I show the info. about DNA testing in this line and correct info..

On 28 Oct 2017 at 12:35 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hope you are well, just dropped by to say how much we appreciate your contributions to the community's shared tree. You are doing a wonderful job of support others, through your work, you obviously love what you do. Thank you

Best Wishes Janet

Wikitree Appreciation Team

On 24 Oct 2017 at 00:39 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:


A slightly late note to say: thank you for being a valuable member of Team Roses during the 2017 Source-A-Thon with 481 contributions (not to mention the valuable information you passed on to us).

Our team spirit was out of this world and you helped make that happen. I'm so glad you chose to join us! I was proud to be a part of such an amazing group.

Emma <3

On 18 Oct 2017 at 20:16 GMT S. Ford wrote:

Re: Hudsons/Hutsons on tax list. Yes, I agree - that's Agnes on line 3, spelled with two "s"'s (the first one in the old style, formed like an "f"). The names above that are so badly smudged that it's hard to be sure - but the first might be Agnes, too, and the second - maybe? - James??

On 7 Oct 2017 at 13:00 GMT Paula J wrote:

How have you been? Good garden this year?

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