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James Wilson born September 14, 1742 and died August 21, 1798. He came to America in 1766 bringing with him letters of Introduction, Wilson published "Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament," it was a pamphlet denying the authority of the British Parliment over the Colonies. In 1775 he was a Colonel in the 4th Battalion of Associators and atttained the rank Brigadier General of State Militia. James was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He served twice in the Continental Congress helping to draft the United States Constitution.Wilson in June 1776 served on the Committee on Spies, along with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Rutledge, and Robert Livingston. They together defined treason. (1) James Wilson was one of the original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States. Hiding from creditors James Wilson sought refuge in a rundown inn in Edenton, North Carolina, in 1798. James caught malaria in July and several weeks later suffered a stroke. He died destitute on 21 August 1798.
James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Supreme Court Justice, has no living descendants. Of his children, Mary Wilson and her husband Paschall Hollingsworth only had one child, a daughter, Emily Hollingsworth, who never married and had no children.
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On 1 Apr 2015 at 16:29 GMT Sheri Havens wrote:
On 31 Mar 2015 at 17:27 GMT Vincent Piazza wrote:
"Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XBJ3-RBZ : accessed 31 March 2015), James Wilson, 14 Jun 1743; citing LARGO,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,040,180.
the birthdate is slightly different but the parents match, it probably wouldn't be a younger brother because this James survived
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