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Wilson, P. D.

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Wilson, P. D.
March 15, 2007 09:14PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.

P. D. WILSON, M. D., Gatewood, was born in Harrison County, Va., June
29, 1815, and is a son of Colonel Benjamin Wilson. He has been married
three times and is the father of eleven children. He lived in Posey
County, Ind., many years, and came to Daviess County in April, 1879,
locating in Gatewood, where he has a store and is also Postmaster. His
father, Colonel Benjamin Wilson, was born Nov. 30, 1747, east of the
mountains in Virginia, and on reaching manhood, in 1768, removed west of
the mountains. In 1773 he removed west of the Laurel Mountains and
settled in what is now Harrison County, W. Va., which was his home till
his death, Dec. 2, 1826. Colonel Wilson represented a large territory
during our colonial existence. He commanded the military escort of
Governor Dunmore in his campaign and treaty with the Indian chief,
Cornstalk, held where Chillicothe, Ohio, now stands. He commanded the
State militia on the northwestern border of Virginia during the
Revolution, under General Washington. After the war he was Clerk of the
Circuit Court, representing the large district west of the mountains
twenty-eight years. Although he was a soldier seven years, he nor his
heirs ever received a pension or a foot of public land for his services.
He was twice married, and was the father of twenty-nine children,
twenty-eight of whom were reared to maturity, and twenty-seven married.
There are now two sons and four daughters living, their ages ranging
from sixty to eighty years. They are residents of Virginia, Kentucky,
Ohio and Minnesota. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are
scattered from the Allegheny to the Rocky mountains.

Wilson Dunmore Washington
Harrison-VA Posey-IN Harrison-WV OH MN

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