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- Source:Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies; Scotch-Irish and German:Henry Egle - January 1, 1886
Thomas Wilson,3 (Hugh,2 Thomas,1) b. in 1724. According to the tradition among his descendants, he was about twelve years old when his father, Hugh, emigrated from Ireland. He married, in 1760, Elizabeth Hays, daughter of John Hays and Jane, (Love) his wife, who emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, and after a short stay in Chester county, removed to the "Irish Settlement" Thomas Wilson was, during the Revolution, largely engaged in supplying the Continental army with flour. He was paid in Continental currency, and suffered heavily by its depreciation. In consequence, he sold his land in Allen township, and removed to Buffalo Valley, now Union county, in 1792. He purchased the farm on which the Union county fair buildings are located, about one mile west of Lewisburg on the turnpike, where he died, February 25, 1799, according to the inscription on his tombstone, in the Lewisburg cemetery, aged seventy-four years. His widow removed, in 1803, with her sons, William and Thomas, to Beaver county, Pa., where she died in December, 1812.
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