Person:Richard Wilson (5)

Richard Wilson
b.Aug 1801 England
Facts and Events
Name Richard Wilson
Gender Male
Birth[1] Aug 1801 EnglandObituary
Marriage Seneca, New York, United Statesto Julia Ann Stuck
Census[13] 1860 Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
Census[14] 1880 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
Death[1] 13 Jan 1882 Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States
Burial[1] 15 Jan 1882 Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United StatesBrookside Cemetary, Lot P-50

Richard Wilson was born in England in August 1801 [S1] at an unknown location. He was in the British Navy [S1] as an enlisted member. He came to the United States between August 1829 [S2] and June 1830 [S3]. By June 1830, he was living in Fayette, Seneca County, New York and had married Julia A. Stuck [S3]. During the summer of 1837 we believe he, his wife, and two sons (along with her parents, two of her brothers and a sister) came to Michigan via the Erie Canal to Buffalo, NY, Lake Erie steamer to Detroit, MI, and ox cart on to Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County [S4]. He and his family probably made their home with his parents-in-law for a while before going out on his own.

By 1845, he is living in Raisin Township, Lenawee County, Michigan [S5] with his wife, two sons, and two daughters, and is still residing there in 1850 [S6]. In 1851 and 1852, he purchased two 5 acre parcels in Tecumseh Township, Michigan [S7, S8 & S9] right across Russell Road from Raisin township. By 1880, he and his wife are living in a separate dwelling next to their oldest son, Michael Wilson, in Franklin Township, Michigan [S10] on the West side of North Adrian Highway where Russell Road tees into it.

He died January 13, 1882 in Franklin Township [S1] and his passing is mentioned in the "Michigan Pioneer Society Annual Report" [S11]. He is buried in Brookside Cemetary, Lot P-50, Tecumseh, MI with no tombstone [S12].

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Wilson Obituary. (The Tecumseh Herald, 26 January 1882, Page 5).
  2.   G A C S. Richard Wilson, Letter From English Genealogist.
  3.   Wilson Family Bible.
  4.   The Stucks Come To Michigan. ("Portrait And Biographical Album of Hillsdale County, Michigan", Chapman Brothers 1888).
  5.   1845 Michigan State Census, Raisin Township, Lenawee County. (1845 Michigan State Census).
  6.   1850 U.S. Census, Raisin Township, Lenawee County, MI.
  7.   Richard Willson, Deed of Sale 1.
  8.   Richard Willson, Deed of Sale 2.
  9.   1860 U.S. Census, Tecumseh Township, Lenawee County, MI.
  10.   1880 U.S. Census, Franklin Township, Lenawee County, MI.
  11.   Michigan Pioneer Collection. (Michigan Pioneer And Historical Collection, Vol. 5, Lansing Mich.: W.S. George & Co., State Printers & Binders, 1884).
  12.   Brookside Cemetery Sexton Records.
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    "United States Census, 1860," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 July 2015), Richard Wilson, The Township Of Tecumseh, Lenawee, Michigan, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, ( : n.d.); citing p. 164, household ID 1258, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,551.

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    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 July 2015), Richard Wilson, Franklin, Lenawee, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district 156, sheet 211C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0591; FHL microfilm 1,254,591.