NOTE: Stephen Wilson lived in Windsor Township and owned 20 or so acres near Roxbury.


1850 US Census
Roxbury (Wash Co., Ohio)


Stephen Wilson
Molly S Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Ann Wilson
Martha Wilson
Henry Wilson
Amy Wilson
Patty Stiles
b. 1784 VA




1860 US Census
Windsor (Morgan Co., Ohio)


Stephen Wilson
Mary Ann Wilson
Anna Wilson
Henry Wilson - Listed as Farmhand
Isabel Wilson
Josephus Wilson
Alfaretta Wilson
Columbus Wilson



1870 US Census
Windsor (Morgan Co., Ohio)


Stephen Wilson
Mary Ann Wilson
Isabel Wilson
Josephus Wilson
Alfaretta Wilson
Harriet Wilson
John Wilson
Nettie A Wilson






Stephen Wilson

b. 1807 (Sussex Co., NJ) - d. Nov. 22, 1891 (Morgan Co., OH)

Oakland Church Cemetery (Morgan Co., Ohio)



McConnelsville Herald Nov. 27, 1891
Stephen Wilson, aged 83 years, died at his residence near Roxbury, Sunday evening November 22d, Mr. Wilson was one of the early pioneers of Windsor Township. His death resulted from a paralytic stroke, Friday, November 20th. He united with the M.P. Church at Oakland two years ago under the ministry of Rev. F. B. Cheadle. The funeral was held Tuesday at Mosier's Cemetery.



The following is a notarized statement (made in 1942) found by a cousin in the Kate Love Simpson Library in McConnelsville OH:

Jan. 3, 1942, I, John E. Wilson, of Malta township, Morgan County, Ohio, was born on the 11th of May, 1865, on a farm south of Roxbury, Ohio. My parents were Stephen Wilson and his secoond wife, Mary Ann Quigley. They are buried at Oakland cemetery. Their children were Isabelle Tompkins, Josephine McCoy, Alpharitta Fleming, Harriett Moody, John E. Wilson and Henrietta Rowland.


Stephen Wilson's first wife was Amy Sells. Their children were Mary Riley, Daniel Wilson, Martha Sheets, Henry Wilson, Anne Beswick and Amy McCoy.


Mary Ann Quigley was the daughter of James Quigley and his wife, Susannah Wilson of Waterford, Washington county, Ohio. After his death, his wife removed to Brokaw, Morgan county. She is buried at Stockport, Ohio. Their children were Henry, John, James, Lucretia Cargille, Nancy Gilpin, Alvira Johnson and Mary Ann Wilson.


Stephen Wilson was the son of William and Rebecca Wilson. William lived west of Watertown, Washington County, Ohio, at a place where the road from Watertown to Oakland church crosses Flat Run. He and his neighbor, John Sanders, were veterans of the War of 1812. After the death of his wife, William married Mrs. Lavinia Thompson and removed to Windsor township, Morgan County. No issue of the marriage. William and Rebecca Wilson are buried in a cemetery on a hill on the left hand side of the road leading from Watertown to Brokaw. Robert, Elijah, Orson and Stephen Wilson were sons of William and Rebecca Wilson.



The History of Morgan Co., OH (1886) page 407:
Jonathan Wilson and David Sells were soldiers in the War of 1812, and early settlers of Morgan County.
NOTE: David Sells is the father of Amy (Stephen Wilson's 1st wife) I belive Jonathan must be connected to Stephen Wilson.






Children of Stephen Wilson and Amy Sells


  • Molly S. (Wilson) Riley
    b. 183? - d. 1921
  • Daniel Wilson
    b. 183? - d. 1922
  • Anne (Wilson) Beswick
    b. 1838 - d. 1886
  • Martha (Wilson) Sheets
    b. 1840 - d. ?
  • Henry Wilson
    Civil War
    b. 1843 - d. 1890
    Athens Lunatic Asylum Cemetery (Athens Co., OH)
    Married Mary ? (b. abt. 1847) / Children: Martha S Wilson (b. 1868), Charlie Wilson (b. 1871), Mollie Wilson (b. 1874), Kate Wilson (b. 1876)
    Story found on / Source: Douglas McCabe a researcher for Civil War Veteran Grave sites in Ohio.: ATHENS  LUNATIC  ASYLUM  CEMETERY / Admitted as Henry Wilson, patient #1612, in 1885 from Morgan County.  Admission records indicate he was 42, cause of disease “unknown – suggested by one witness that domestic infelicity may have had its influences,” coming on “about two weeks ago symptoms of insanity were manifested.”  He was admitted April 27, 1885. / Graves Registration (ACRec) shows him in the 62nd OVI, Company F, as a Private from October 18, 1864 through September 14, 1865.  He was born in 1843 in Morgan Co., OH and died July 19, 1890.  The Ohio Roster does not have him in Company F, but he was drafted into the service at 21 in Company G on October 18, 1864 and mustered out on September 14, 1865 at Camp Dennison by order of the War Department.  This information is confirmed by The National Park Service’s Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, but indicates he was in Companies G and E.

    The National Archives Rolls show he was drafted October 3, 1864 at Newark, mustered in November 8, 1864 at Columbus, born in Licking County OH, 21, farmer, blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’ 8”, transferred to Company E August 23, 1863, sick at Fortress Monroe July 29, 1865 – August 1865 and mustered out May 3 and 16, 1865 at Camp Dennison U.S.A. General Hospital.

  • Amy (Wilson) McCoy
    b. 1845 - d. ?


Childern of Stephen Wilson and Mary Anne Quigley


  • Isabell (Wilson) Tompkins
    b. 1854 (OH) - d. 1915
    Married Winfield Tompkins
  • Josephine (Wilson) McCoy
    b. Jan. 28, 1854 (OH) - d. April 4, 1941 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Married James McCoy (b. ? - d. 1904) in 1875 / Children: Perley B. McCoy (b. ?), Thomas H. McCoy (b. ?) / When the 1900 Census was taken, Mary A. Wilson, 74, was living with James and Josephine in Windsor Township, Morgan Co., OH.
  • Alphreta (Wilson) Fleming
    b.1857 (OH) - d. 1929 (OH)
  • Columbus Wilson
    b. 1859 - d. before 1870
  • William Wilson
    b. ? - Died Young
  • Harriet (Wilson) Moody
    b. abt 1863 (OH)
  • John E. Wilson
    b. May 11, 1865 (OH) - 1946 (Morgan Co., OH)
    Married Viola Sherman (b. ? - d. 1949) / Children: Everett Wilson (b. ?), Arthur Wilson (b. ?), Oscar Wilson (b. ?). / The following is a notarized statement (made in 1942) found by a cousin in the Kate Love Simpson Library in McConnelsville OH: see above - John E. Wilson was the author of this letter.
  • Henrietta "Nettie" (Wilson) Rowland
    b. abt 1867 (OH)






Amy Sells Wilson

daughter of David Sells



Mary Ann Quigley Wilson






William Wilson




Rebecca Wilson