Douglas Wilson, farmer; P. O. Waynesburgh; is a son of Douglas Wilson, who was born near Frederick, Md., in 1778; his parents immigrate to Washington Co., Pa., when he was only three years of age; they remained in that locality for the remainder of their lives. Douglas, Sr., was married in that county to Osie Hinds, and emigrated to Stark Co., in 1811, settling, March 20, of that year, in the southern portion of Osnaburg Tp., where they continued until their deaths. They were for many years members of the Methodist Church, and exemplary members of society; his death was in 1846 and his wife's death was in 1854; thirteen children were in this family-James, died in 1828 upon the old farm; Benjamin living in Osnaburg Tp.; Nancy, deceased; Robert, living in Mapleton; Isaac died in Wood Co., O.; Douglas; Osie Elson, wife of John Elson, of Sandy Tp.; Phebe Yohe, living in Osnaburg Tp.; Sarah Kinney, deceased; John, living in Indiana; and two infants deceased. Douglas, Jr., was born in Osnaburg Tp. in 1812, and was a resident and assistant upon the homestead farm until 28 years of age, when he went to Columbiana and commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Silvers, with whom he was under instruction for three years. He then returned to his home and commenced the practice of his profession, and also giving some attention to farming. After his father's death he, with his brother Peter, operated the old homestead until 1865, when he disposed of his interest there, and removed to Sandy Tp., buying the old Brownson farm, where he has since resided. He has 160 acres of land , which he supervises, having given up the practice of medicine, in which for many years he was actively and successfully engaged. Mr. Wilson was married April 13, 1845, to Miss Jeanette Brownson, daughter of Wm. Brownson, a native of New York State, and resident of Sandy Tp., from 1840 up to his death. They have seven children living-Josephine Adams; Dency Baum; Lycurgus, a resident of Louisville; Chas. W., Wm. D., Phebe S., and U. S. Grant; a daughter Ann, died at the age of 20 years. Mrs. and Mrs. Wilson are old and esteemed members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Wilson is always to be found upon the progressive side in matters of public advancement, endeavoring to promote the best interests of the community.
From, Perrin, William Henry.
History of Stark County, Ohio. Baskin and Batley, Chicago, 1881, pg. 835.