This page is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who began researching her family, the Motleys, many years ago. My efforts to find my father's ancesters is a work in progress. My father was John Herbert Wilson - his parents were:
Rev. Thomas Poston Wilson and Eunice Alzora Wheaton.
Thomas Poston Wilson, born in Nebo, NC on 7 June 1861, was married to Eunice Alzora Wheaton on 23 September 1897 in Hot Springs, South Dakota.
Thomas Poston was a pastor at Union Grove Church in Harmony, N.C. Thomas died 29 August 1953 at 92 years of age and is buried in the Union Grove Church Cemetery, Harmony, NC.
His wife, Eunice was born in Dubuque, Iowa 21 Sept 1879. Eunice died 20 December 1960 and is buried next to him. Their children were as follows:
1. Dwight Leander Wilson, b. 20 Jul 1898, Hot Springs, SD
2. Ella Mae Wilson b. 7 Aug 1899, Lincoln, NEB
3. John Herbert Wilson, b. 19 Mar 1909, Waterloo, IA
John Herbert Wilson married Alice Agnes Motley 31 Oct 1931. He was murdered on 12 April 1939, in Sacramento, California. Of this union there were only two children: Bette Marie and William Thomas Wilson. William Thomas died 1985 in the United States Paratroopers.
Eunice Wheaton's parents were Charles Lester Wheaton and Rose Anna Crow - married in 1877. Charles Wheaton was born 5 May 1856 in Mercer W. Mid. County, PA and Rose was born 17 March 1847 Harrison Township, Kosciusko, Indiana. Still researching them.
Thomas P. Wilson's parents were John Watson Wilson and Elizabeth Jones, married 21 November 1845 in Burke County, N.C.
John Watson Wilson's father was Samuel Poston Wilson, b. 24 August 1793 in Iredell County, NC at Beatty's Ford; a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian; married to Sarah Watson who was from Rutherford County, NC; census records of 1820, 1850, and 1860 show Samuel P. Wilson in Rutherford County; he became a member of the Brittain Presbyterian Church, Rt. 2, in Rutherfordton, NC which was founded in 1768. Samuel Poston died August, 1871 and is buried at Nebo, McDowell County, NC (Source: "We've a Story to Tell" by Evelyn Faulk Wilson)
If you have a connection to this family, please e-mail me. I have the Motley Family traced back for many generations, but am researching the Wilson and Crow families now. Any new information will be posted to this home page.