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Putnam County, Indiana USGenWeb Project
J H Battle; J Edwin Conant.
Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois: historical and biographical.
Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., 1884, p 573.
Alexander WILSON, Township Supervisor was born in 1831 in Washington County, Indiana but was reared a farmer in Putnam County. In 1851, he married Miss Emily C, daughter of Nicholas and Susannah Gatan Conett and born in Montgomery County Ohio 1835. 10 children followed this union: Julia A; Sarah J; Susan C; Abel A; Fenton E; Phebe; Eliza; Orlena; Lucy and one deceased. Abel Wilson, father of our subject was born in Ky and was a son of Alexander and Sarah Lucas Wilson -- the former a soldier of the War of 1812. Abel Wilson married in Washington Co IN Julia Holsapple, daughter of George and Phebe Hubbard Holsapple and to their union were born six children: George W; William; John; Lucy; Sarah J and Alexander. Our subject came to this county in the Spring of 1872, and bought 216 acres of land which he has since increased to 416 acres. He has served as supervisor of his township since 1879, has never sued a man nor been sued, is a member of the Masonic Fraternity and Christian Church and is a conservative Democrat.
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