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My WILSON Family History and Genealogy

Updated August 31, 2009

Clark Jay Wilson
4686 San Cristobal
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
United States

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Greetings, my name is Clark Jay Wilson. I am actively researching the histories of all my related families with particular interest in the Oregon Trail pioneer family of my great great grandfather, DANIEL PEGG WILSON. This family migrated in the year 1852 from Morgan County, Illinois to Washington and Oregon. Most of this family settled in the Willapa Bay area of Washington and Portland, Oregon.
My other related Oregon pioneer families of interest to me include: the ROBERT MILL (or MILLS) family from Scotland and Ohio; the JOB BULLARD family from Vermont; The pioneer families of RICHMOND, RHOADES, MARION, VAN CLEAVE, LOUDERBACK, LAMLEY, GOODPASTURE, COX, and CLARK. Additional related families of interest to me are: The CLARK, ANDERSON, KATHMAN and PANHORST families of Adams County, Illinois; The BECKWITH family of Nova Scotia; The MORTON family of Pennsylvania and Oregon.

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  • Alfred Edward Beckwith with wife, Florence Viola (41 KB)
    ALFRED EDWARD BECKWITH was the son of John Albert Beckwith and Rebecca Barnaby. He was born 7 August 1855 in Upper Dyke Village, Nova Scotia Canada, and died 16 August 1893 in Ocean Beach, Washington. He married FLORENCE VIOLA MORTON 4 October 1887 in Portland, Oregon, daughter of WILLIAM MORTON and MARY HELWIG. She was born 7 June 1869 in Aledo, Illinois, and died 5 February 1945 in Portland, Oregon. Children of ALFRED BECKWITH and FLORENCE MORTON are: i. ALFRED EDWARD JR BECKWITH, b. 18 September 1888, Portland, Oregon; d. 12 December 1951, Shelton, Washington; m. (1) HARRIET ANN FLEMMING, 1912; m. (2) GRACE IVAN BOWMAN, 6 March 1926. ii. ESTELLA FLORENCE BECKWITH, b. 6 December 1891, Portland, Oregon; d. 28 December 1951, Portland, Oregon; m. GEORGE MARION WILSON, 8 December 1908, Portland, Oregon4; b. 30 October 1881, Portland, Oregon; d. 11 March 1963, Portland, Oregon.
  • Daniel Pegg Wilson (1 KB)
    DANIEL PEGG WILSON was born May 1804 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania and died 14 November 1890 in Pacific County, Washington. He married ROSANNA HOUGH MOUL 31 May 1827 in Belmont County, Ohio. Daniel Pegg Wilson migrated with his family from Illinois to Oregon in 1852.Children of DANIEL WILSON and ROSANNA MOUL are: i. MARY JANE WILSON, b. 20 August 1828, Ohio; d. 4 February 1884, Pacific County, Washington; m. JOHN S. M. VAN CLEAVE, 21 January 1855, Pacific County, Washington; b. April 1823, Indiana; d. 3 February 1889, Pacific County, Washington. ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON MOUL WILSON, b. 17 September 1830, Ohio; d. 17 April 1911, Pacific County, Washington; m. (1) ANN ELIZA CLARK, 22 December 1850, Cass County Illinois; b. 18 July 1829, Virginia18; d. 13 August 1868, Pacific County, Washington; m. (2) ELIZABETH GOODPASTURE, 22 January 1873, Eugene, Oregon; b. 9 November 1836, Morgan County, Illinois; d. 30 August 1925, South Bend, Pacific County, Washington. iii. WILLIAM CHARLES WILSON, b. 21 February 1833, Licking County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1900; m. (1) LOBIAH RICHMOND, 3 March 1852, Morgon County, Illinois; b. Abt. 1836, Tennesse; d. Abt. 1857, most likely Washington, Territory; m. (2) MARY JANE MILLS, 27 November 1858, Portland, Oregon; b. 29 June 1840, Wood County, Ohio; d. 6 February 1910, Melrose, Oregon. iv. JOHN EMORY WILSON, b. 20 November 1836, Illinois; d. 25 November 1843, Morgan County, Illinois. v. MARTHA ELIZABETH WILSON, b. 3 March 1839, Near Springfield, Illinois; d. 9 May 1872, Pacific County, Washington; m. JOB BULLARD, 11 October 1857, Pacific County, Washington; b. 24 March 1828, Stockbridge, Vermont; d. 3 July 1911, Menlo, Washington. vi. SARAH FRANCES WILSON, b. 7 November 1841, Illinois; d. 22 December 1913, Tacoma, Washington; m. JOB LAMLEY, 5 June 1856, Pacific County, Washington; b. March 1830, Worchester, England; d. 25 June 1911, Tacoma, Washington. vii. NANCY LOUIZA WILson, , b. 2 January 1844, Illinois; d. 1 April 1890, P
  • Thomas Jefferson Clark (26 KB)
    THOMAS J. CLARK was born in Huntsville township, Schuyler county, September 16, 1853. His father, Harrison, was born in Logan county, Kentucky, February 15, 1811, and he was the son of Abner Clark. Thomas was educated in Schuyler county, and two years at Lincoln University. He was married in 1874, to Virginia, daughter of John S. Anderson. She was born in Huntsville township. Mr. and Mrs. Clark had seven children: Helen, Arthur R., Chester L., John H., Paul, Mary A. and Stanley.
  • William Mills and wife Ann Eliza Wilson (602 KB)
    WILLIAM MILLS, The son of ROBERT MILL, was born 8 May 1843 in Wood County, Ohio, and died 16 June 1915 in Vancouver, Washington. He married ANN ELIZA CLARK WILSON 17 November 1865 in Vancouver, Washington, she was the daughter of DANIEL PEGG WILSON and ROSANNA HOUGH MOUL.
  • Virginia Anderson Clark (1 KB)
    Virginia Anderson, daughter of John S. and Melvina Young Anderson, was born in Huntsville, Illinois on March 14, 1853. When she was a little girl she was present at the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate held in 1858 at Quincy, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Thomas J. Clark on September 17, 1874. She passed away May 13, 1953, two months after 100th birthday, at her home at 203 West Green Stree in Jacksonville, Illinois. She was buried in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas J. Clark.
    Job Lamley married Sarah Frances Wilson in 1856. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Pegg Wilson. Job and Sarah together had nine children. Job was the first sherrif of Pacific County, WA
    Otto Kathman was the son of Clemens August Kathmann and Mary Ann Metzger who were from Oldenburg, Germany. Otto was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. Otto Kathman had only one child in his lifetime and that was a daughter, born out of wedlock, the mother being Emma Panhorst Stickman. Their daughter was born on 13 July 1889 and baptized as "Laura Bertha Isabel", Isabel's last name, Stickman was given to her from her mother's late husband who was Henry Stickman who died in 1885. Otto Kathman suffered from tuberculosis, as did others in his family. Otto’s relationship with Emma Stuckman is a mystery except for the child that they together conceived and baptized. No further mention of this relationship can be found in the family histories of Kathman, Stuckman or Clark. Otto Kathman later married Elizabeth M. "Lillie" Bernsen (Bernzen) in St. Louis, Missouri. Lillie was born on 15 March 1864 in Quincy, Illinois. They had no children. In addition they were both Roman Catholic. Otto Kathman died 9 Sep 1908 in Quincy, Illinois of tuberculosis. Otto and his wife Lillie are both buried in St. Boniface Cemetery (Catholic) in Quincy, Illinois.
  • MARY JANE MILLS, the wife of WILLIAM C. WILSON (1120 KB)
    WILLIAM C. WILSON married MARY JANE MILLS in 1858. Mary Jane Mills was the daughter of ROBERT MILL and MARGARET MCGREGOR who were from Scotland. Mary Jane was born in Wood County, Ohio in 1840 and died in Melrose, OR in 1910.
  • Heinrich August Pannhorst (33 KB)
    HEINRICH AUGUST PANNHORST was the son of JOHANN HENRICH PANHORST and HANNE LOUISE KRUGER. Heinrich, or as he was also called Henry Panhorst, was born on 17 January 1826 in Bielefeld, Westfalen Germany and died on 5 April 1905 in Quincy, Illinois. He married HANNE WILHELMINE HENRIETTE KOCH 31 May 1851 in Evangelisch, Heepen, Westfalen, Germany, daughter of CHRISTIAN KOCH and HANNE PULS. Heinrich Panhorst was a nurseryman with his business located at Chesnut east of 20th and lived on the corner of Spring and 22th Street in Quincy, Illinois. Henry and his wife, Willimina are buried in the Green Mount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. The one and only child of Henry and Willimina Panhorst was MILIE MATHILDE JULIANE PANNHORST or JULIE PANHORST who was born on 3 October 1846 in Hepen, Westfallen Germany and died on 28 January 1888. Their only daughter, Julie, had a child out of wedlock by a man named John Mueller. The child's name was Emma Wilhemine, born on 21 Oct 1864. Henry and Willemina Panhorst then raised their grandchild, Emma, while their daughter, Julie, married a man named William Walbring on 11 Mar 1869 to whom she bore ten children. Julie and William Walbring lived on a farm near Mendon, Illinois. The ten Walbring children were very close to their half sister Emma and Emma's children: Violet, Isabel and Blanche.
  • VAN MARION BULLARD family about 1908 (675 KB)
    Van Marion Bullard was the son of JOB BULLARD and MARTHA WILSON. Van Marion Bullard's wife ROSANNA was the daughter of WILLIAM C. WILSON and MARY JANE MILLS. From left to right: Standing-TREVOR,FLOSSIE, IVAN, AUBRY. Seated adults-ROSANNA WILSON BULLARD, VAN MARION BULLARD. Seated children-KENNETH, JEAN, LORENA. V.M. Bullard was born in 1862 and lived his entire life in Pacific County, Washington. His house still exists on the location of his farm in Menlo, Washington.
  • Hanne Wilhelmine Henriette Koch (38 KB)
    HANNE WILHELMINE HENRIETTE KOCH, called Willimina or "Minnie" Panhorst by her friends and family. She was born on 7 November 1823 in Altenhagen, Heepen, Westfalen Germany,the daughter of CHRISTIAN KOCH and HANNE PULS. She was married to HEINRICH AUGUST PANNHORST on 31 May 1851 in Evangelisch, Heepen, Westfalen, Germany and died 21 January 1892 in Quincy, Illinois.
  • George W. Wilson and wife Elizabeth Goodpasture (797 KB)
    George's W. Wilson was the oldest son of Daniel Pegg Wilson born in Ohio in 1830. George Wilson migrated with his Father's family from Illinois to Oregon in 1852. George Wilson's first wife Ann Eliza passed away in 1865 and he was remarried in 1873 to Elizabeth Goodpasture. George W. Wilson was in the business of oyster harvesting in Willapa Bay, cattle ranching on his land, a prominent Pacific County citizen, twice elected as County Commissioner and was the patriarch of Wilsonville, WA.
    John Mill married Emma Forsythe in 1876 in Damascus, Oregon. In 1880 JOHN MILL moved his family along with his father, ROBERT MILL to near Spangle, Washington. Here they secured farmland, and spent the remainder of their lives. Descendants of John Mill's family still live and farm the land in this area.
  • Robert Mill (236 KB)
    Robert Mill was born 1803 in Scotland. He and his wife Margaret McGregor migrated in 1836 to Ohio. In 1852 Robert Mill and his son John migrated by way of wagon train to Oregon. Robert Mill initially settled on a claim near what is now the town of Damascus, Clackamas County Oregon. His daughter, Mary Jane and son William followed in 1857. In 1880 Robert Mill moved with his son John and his family to near Spangle, Washington. There they secured farmland, and Robert Mill here spent the remainder of his life. Descendants of Robert and John Mill still live and farm the land in this area.
  • William Harrison Morton and his wife Mary Amelia (41 KB)
    William Harrison Morton was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania on 18 December 1842. He was the son of William Morton and Rebecca Hazen. William Morton was a soldier in the Civil War. He married on 23 May 1866 to Mary Helwig, a native of Pennsylvania. Seven children were born to this union. In 1885 William Morton moved to Oregon, lived in Portland for four years after which he moved to Beaverton, Oregon where he was in the florist business and built there one of the first large green-houses. William Morton later moved to Hillsboro, Oregon. In Hillsboro he built up an extensive seed business, and operated the only hothouse of any note in Washington County, located at the corner of Second and Lincoln streets. He was elected justice of the peace by his republican constituents and "stood at the head of mercantile and general affairs of Beaverton". William Morton was identified with such organizations as the United Artisans, the Lyons, and with the Department of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic ( G. A. R.) for which he held the office of officer of the day and Past Commander of the General Ransom Post Number 69 of Hillsboro. William was also Past Commander of Babcock Post at Beaverton, Oregon. He was also Secretary of the Washington County Veterans Association. William was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portland, Oregon.

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