Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday - James Lee Wilson

James Lee
Dec. 16, 1864
Apr. 17, 1940
Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 29 October 2010.
According to his death certificate, James Lee Wilson lived in Smithland, but died in a hospital in McCracken County. His parents were listed as H.H. Wilson and Pernicia Chandler, both born in Kentucky. Livingston County Marriage Bond Book 6, page 62 shows that J.L. Wilson obtained a bond to marry M.B. Presnell 2 February 1887. At that time, Wilson was age 22, born and lived Livingston County, and this was his first marriage. M.B. Presnell was age 18, born and lived Livingston County and this was her first marriage. As she was under age, written consent was given by W.B. Presnell. On the consent note, her name is given as Martha J. Presnell.
Published 6 August 2013, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkgenealogy.blogspot.com/

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