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JOHN WILSON was born in Scotland and married SARAH (unknown) born about 1790 Ireland.  Sarah is found living with daughter, Sarah Jane, and son-in-law, William Bryan, in the 1855 census of Geneva Ontario Co. NY as a widow. There is a "wife of John Wilson" as noted in following death notice: Death 10/1/1869, age 62, wife of John Wilson; Geneva Gazette 1869.

There is also Sarah Wilson buried in Washington St. Cemetery Geneva NY (born Ireland 1780; died May 1 1863). However, since Sarah Wilson is not found in census records after 1855, I would assume she had died before 1860.

    CENSUS: Geneva NY 1855


Children of JOHN WILSON and SARAH (unknown):

1.  SARAH JANE born 11 May 1833 Scotland; died 8 May 1889 Geneva NY; married WILLIAM BRYAN born about 1825 North Ireland; died 7 Apr 1875.  Sarah is buried in Glenwood Cemetery Geneva NY.

    CENSUS: Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1855 (to Geneva NY ca 1849), 1860, 1865, 1870, death schedule 1875

CENSUS:  Geneva NY 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880
    DEATH CERT.: on file Geneva NY; died May 9, 1889; age 56 yrs; born Scotland; father John Wilson born Scotland; mother Sarah (unknown), born Ireland; cause of death, heart disease
    MISC.:  Made will dated 23 Feb 1889

+2. John born Mar 1826 Scotland; died 7 May 1908 Geneva NY; married Margaret (unknown); born ca 1830; died 26 March 1900 Geneva NY. Named as brother in will of Sarah Jane Bryan 1889.  Mary Wilson witnessed same will and is probably daughter of John. Assuming this John Wilson is one who is named as brother in will of Sarah Jane Wilson Bryan. Both are buried Glenwood Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Geneva 1860, 1875, 1880, 1892, 1900
    OBITUARY:  From Geneva Daily Times 8 May 1908
John Wilson, aged 82 years, died last night at 10:30 o'clock at his home, No. 100 North Main street.  He had lived in this city for sixty years and for fifty years had lived in the house where he died.  He leaves three children:  two sons, John R. Wilson of Chicago, and Robert J. Wilson of Syracuse; and one daughter, Mrs. Stuart F. Dey of this city. About fifteen years ago the deceased was connected with the State Experiment Station here as gardener. The funeral announcements will be made later.
     From Geneva Daily Times 9 May 1908
The funeral of John Wilson will take place Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock from his late residence, No. 100 North Main street. Rev. J. B. Hubbs, D. D., will officiate and burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.
    CENSUS: Geneva 1860, 1875, 1880, 1892
    OBITUARY:  From Geneva Gazette 30 March 1900
Mrs. John Wilson whose death is chronicled today was an English lady by birth.  She is survived by her aged husband and three children, two of the latter residents of this city, viz.  Mrs. Stewart F. Dey and Robert J. Wilson.  The latter with his recently wedded wife live at the old homestead. Mrs. Wilson, deceased, was a member of St. Peter's Church, whose rector officiated at her funeral yesterday.
    DEATH NOTICE: From Ontario County Journal 30 March 1900
Died at Geneva, March 26, Mrs. Margaret Wilson, wife of John Wilson, aged 70 years.

Children of John Wilson and Margaret (unknown):

1. Sarah born ca 1858 NY. 

    CENSUS: Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1860

2. John born ca 1860 NY. Residing 1908 Chicago IL

    CENSUS; Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1860, 1875, 1880, 1892

+3. Mary born Dec 1865 Geneva NY; died there ca 14 May 1928; married 18 April 1894 at Geneva NY Stewart Flower Dey born 24 Aug 1868; died ca 1943, son of Warren Dey and Jennie Flower. Stewart was a jeweler. Both are buried Glenwood Cemetery.

    CENSUS: Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1880, 1892, 1900, 1910, 1920

MISC.: From Geneva Advertiser 17 April 1894

The marriage of Stuart Flower Dey and Miss Mary Wilson, daughter of John Wilson of North Main street, will occur in St. Peter's Church tomorrow evening at five o'clock, Rev. Dr. Rankine officiating.  Edwin Siglar will be best man, and Miss Carrie Dey, sister of the groom, will be bridesmaid.  Mr. and Mrs. Dey have a home in waiting for them, having taken a lease of Chas. R. Mellen's new house on Castle street.  The young couple have a host of friends in Geneva who will wish for them a long and happy life.

    CENSUS:  Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1870, 1900, 1910, 1920

4. Robert born Mar 1870; married ca 1900 Rubie (unknown) born NY July 1874. Residing Syracuse NY 1908.

    CENSUS: Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1875, 1880, 1892, 1900, Syracuse Onondaga Co. NY 1910, 1920

    CENSUS; Geneva Ontario Co. NY 1900; Syracuse Onondaga Co. NY 1910, 1920


Children of Mary Wilson and Stuart Flower Dey:

1.  Son born 23 Feb 1895; died Feb 28 1895.

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Updated 20 January 2011