George Wilson

George Hon Wilson (1847 - 1929)

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Squire George Hon Wilson
Born in Nicholas County, Kentuckymap
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Husband of — married in Paris, Bourbon Co.,
Descendants descendants
Died in Nicholas County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2016
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Genealogically Defined


He was always known in the East Union neighborhood as "Squire" George Wilson because people liked to go to him to help resolve local disputes. He was considered a peacemaker able to see both sides of a situation and offer solutions.

A brief newspaper article mentioned his appointment as Nicholas County, Kentucky Deputy Clerk in 1908 with the headline: Former Justice now Deputy County Clerk George H. Wilson Appointed by Nicholas Official as His Assistant. The article reported: "Former Justice of the Peace George H. Wilson, of near East Union, has been appointed Deputy Clerk by County Clerk John M. Campbell, of this county, and has qualified by taking the oath and entering upon his duties. Mr. Wilson formerly represented the Third Magisterial District in the Nicholas County Fiscal Court."[1]

In the 1910 census George H. Wilson (age 62) and his wife Debby C. (age 62) resided in Nicholas County, Kentucky. Debby had been married twice, had seven children and four were alive.The family next to George was the household of his brother Jesse and his wife Martha (who was Debby's sister). Actually an often retold family story says the two families shared one large two story log house that had been constructed by Uriah Wilson, Sr when he first settled on the property about 1790. Between 1910 and 1920 the log house burned down and the two families moved to different houses. [2]

His death was mentioned on two pages in the Carlisle Mercury (Carlisle, Kentucky) 28 Feb 1929.

Page 4, column 3,


Uncle George Wilson, one of the oldest residents of this vicinity, died at his home Saturday night after a long illness. To his aged wife and family we extend our sympathy.

Page 5, column 4,



Mr. George Hon Wilson, 81 years old, well known farmer and former Nicholas Co. Magistrate, died at his home near East Union Saturday night following an illness of several months. Mr. Wilson was a life-long resident of that section and had many friends. The body was brought to the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Charles Wilson, on North Street in Carlisle, from which place funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Henry W. Schwan. Burial followed in the Carlisle Cemetery. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, one son John Wilson, of the county, and one daughter, Mrs. Enoch Thompson, of East Union. The services at the grave were conducted by B.F. Reynolds Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member for many years.[3]


  1. Lexington Herald, (Lexington Kentucky), 22 November 1908. Special to the Herald) Carlisle, KY., Nov 21
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 September 2017), George H. Wilson, Magisterial District 3, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 143, sheet 7B, family 7, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 497; FHL microfilm 1,374,510.
  3. Carlisle Mercury (Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky) Friday, Feb 28, 1929.
Paternal DNA is confirmed on GEDmatch for 225.1 cM on 10 matching segments. Largest segment = 34.5 cM, Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.0 between Connie Daniels Graves and her second cousin Wilson-41262. They are descendants of George Wilson and Debbie Wilson.
Paternal DNA is confirmed on GEDMatch on Chr 18 between second cousins Connie Daniels Graves (42.9 cM,) and Wilson-41262(91.0 cM) with their third cousin Wilson-42994. Their MRCA's are Wm H C Wilson and Susanna Cox
  • Kentucky Death Certificate
  • Link to Family Group Sheet for George on The Huffstutter Family website: [1]

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