Thomas Wilson, The Man Who Loved Nellie

Family Tree Info with a good story.

Nellie Sheridan Wilson On the square

Thomas  C. Wilson, sometimes T.C. Wilson, was the man who loved Nellie Sheridan enough to wait fifteen years before marrying her so that she could keep her position as postmistress.  Although clearly deeply in love, the couple didn’t always share the same points of view, religion,  or culture, but theirs was truly a relationship based on mutual admiration and respect.

Thomas was the grandson of  Judge James W. Wilson (1781-1852) and  Martha Ann Ashby(1786-1880).  It was his grandfather, James, who had come to Perry County and settled in Clayton Twp., Perry County, Ohio.  Graham’s 1883 History of Perry and Fairfield County stated the following information on  Thomas’s grandmother,  Martha Wilson:

Martha Wilson, wife of Judge James Wilson, one of the earliest settlers, was born in Alleghany county, Maryland, Feb. 1786, and died March, 1880, in the ninety-fifth year of her age, and was the last of the pioneer women in Clayton…

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By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

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