James Hugh Wilson
b. 11 June 1826, Fleming County, Kentucky, to Samuel and Ann (Boyle) Wilson
d. 21 July 1912, McDonough County, Illinois
m. 4 October 1849, Putnam County, Indiana
Rebecca Ann James
Children with Rebecca Ann James:
- Mary Jane
- Joseph A.
This family immigrated to Putnam County, Indiana in the fall of 1827.
James and a cousin, P.M. Harris, left in May of 1849 for a “little tour west.” They crossed the Wabash River near Terre Haute, then to Paris, Decatur, and Sugar Grove. They crossed the Illinois River at Havana, thence to Table Grove, Macomb, and Blandinsville. The Mississippi River was crossed at Ft. Madison, Iowa, then to Ottumba, Iowa. The trip was made by buggy. The two adventurers returned home to Putnam County, Indiana, on the first of June in 1849 according to pages 982 and 931 of History of McDonough County, IL.
In October of 1850, James, Rebecca, and their son, William, moved to Table Grove, Illinois, an area James was familiar with since the trip with his cousin. James died in McDonough County, Illinois, and is buried beside his wife, Rebecca, at the Upper Mound Cemetery, New Philadelphia, Illinois.