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From “Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Samuel R. Wilson, who resided at North Spring in Wyoming County, West Virginia:

Son of Thomas M. and Barbara (McCaulley) Wilson, was born Oct. 15, 1842, in Pike county, Ky. His father was born March 6, 1820, in Botetourt county, Va., and died June 20, 1840. His mother was born in Pike county, Ky., and is now the wife of Simon Justice. S.M. Wilson, subject of this sketch, was married Oct. 5, 1865, to Nancy, daughter of Jesse and Margaret (Godfrey) Davis, both natives of Giles county, Va., and both now deceased. Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 26, 1846, in Mercer county, W.Va., and they were married in Wyoming county. The offspring of this union has been: Josephine M., born Dec. 18, 1866; Thomas A., born Nov. 21, 1867; Jesse E., born Sept. 2, 1868; and Francis A., born Sept. 8, 1871. Mr. Wilson enlisted in the Confederate States army on July 2, 1862, discharged Oct. 5, 1864. Since the war, and at the present, he has been engaged in the timber business and that of farming. Post office address: North Spring, West Va.

Source: Dr. R.A. Brock, Virginia and Virginians, 1606-1888 (Richmond, VA: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, 1888), p. 847.

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