<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <html> <head> <title>John B. Wilson, Mary E. Crockett & Susannah B. Adams</title> <STYLE> <!-- A { text-decoration: none } --> </STYLE> </head> <STYLE> <!-- A { text-decoration: none } --> </STYLE> <body bgcolor="#fff8e6" text="black" link="black" vlink="#003300" alink="#200200"> <!--LOGO IMAGE GIF--> <br> <table width="600" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td align="center"><img src="images/jbwilsonlogo.gif"> </td> </tr> <!-- END LOGO IMAGE GIF--> <!-- THE DESCRIPTION AND CREDITS--> <table width="700" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/marycrockettblack.jpg" hspace=2 border="1" bordercolor="black"> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/johnbwilson02.jpg" hspace=2 border="1" bordercolor="black"> <td valign="bottom"><img src="images/susanbwilson.jpg" hspace=2 border="1" bordercolor="black"> </td> </tr> <tr > <td colspan="3"> <br> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000"><b>John Benjamin Wilson</b> was born 23 March 1823 in Stark County, Ohio. His parents were Douglass Wilson Sr. (1778-1846) and Jeanette Ossie Hinds (1772-1854). Douglass was born in Frederick County, Maryland and Jeanette was born in Union County, New Jersey. They moved to Stark County, Ohio, in April of 1806. There they purchased land and were farmers. John was the twelfth of twelve children. </p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">On 23 November 1847 John B. married his first wife, <b>Mary E. Crockett</b>. She was born in Virginia 24 February 1831. There is some reason to believe she has a connection to Davy Crockett of the Alamo but as yet the exact relationship has not been determined. </p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">John and Mary had eight children: Osse Sarah (1848-1849), Benjamin (1849-1909), James Robert (1852-1915), Edgar Farmer (1854-1905), William K. (1856-1923). Horace E. (1858-1912), Laura (1861-1861), Lewis (1863-1865) and Mary (1869-1869). Mary died in 1869, very likely as the result of the birth of their last child. She is buried in the <a href="mtpleasant.html">Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kosciusko County, Indiana.</a> </p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">In 1865 John and Mary moved to Kosciusko County, Indiana, and bought land in Clay Township. Here they build a two story log cabin known as the <a href="claytwp.html">Wilson Homestead. </a> The home existed well into the 1900s. Today a wonderful landmark exists on the John B. Wilson property. Located on the south west corner at the junction of County Farm Road and County Road 700 South, is a little red school house. It is in excellent condition and is used for various functions.</P> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">For a time after Mary s death John lived with the Samuel Snoke family. We have no record of where his children were living but very possibly with him and the Snoke family as well. By 1895 John had sold a section of his land to Samuel Snoke</p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">On 22 December 1870 John married <b>Susannah Barbara Wilson</b> (1840-1920). The Adams family lived near by. Her parents were Isaac K. Adams (1807-1885) and Fanny Kemper (1807-1863) both from Pennsylvania. Isaac was a tinner and a farmer. </p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">John and Susannah had four children, Isaac (1871-1943), Monroe (1873-1954), Harvey Davidson (1877-1948) and Fanny Rose (1882-1964). They continued living on their land in Kosciusko County, until their deaths in 1903 and 1920 respectively. They are also buried in the <a href="mtpleasant.html">Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Kosciusko County, Indiana.</a> Susannah has no tombstone. There was a funeral home marker for her but it has disappeared but may be buried in the grass. </p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">John and his wives have many descendants today living in all parts of the country. We have only recently begun to have contact with some of these. For years the Wilson family held well organized family reunions. During this period the family kept records of births, marriages and deaths.</p> <p align="justify"><font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000">The photo of Mary Crockett was provided by Peggy McCuen Young and Miriam Grasz Field. The photos of John and Susannah were provided by Phyllis Keller, all descendants of John B. 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