Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Francis T. and Elizabeth Wilson

Francis T.
Feb. 19, 1803
Sept. 14, 1872

Jan. 31, 1807
Nov. 22, 1900

Buried at Piney Fork Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. Tombstones photographed 25 Jan 2017.

Francis T. Wilson and Betsy L. Thompson married in Knox County, Tennessee 19 October 1830.[1]

According to an article dated 9 February 1899 in the Crittenden Press,[2] Elizabeth Wilson was born near Knoxville, Tennessee twelve days after the birth of Robert E. Lee. She lived in Knoxville until she was 28 years of age and married Francis T. Wilson on 19 October 1830. As a result of this marriage, nine children were born, six of whom were living in 1899: Joseph F., John F., Robt. L., Margaret M. Deboe (relict of the late James M. Deboe), and Mary E. Wilson, all of Crittenden County, and Sarah Jane Miller of Smithland, Kentucky.  "Aunt" Betsy came to Crittenden County in December 1839 and settled on a farm five miles southeast of Marion. She was living with her son, Joseph Wilson, in 1899. She professed religion at Evans camp ground in Anderson County, Tennessee in 1828 and joined the C.P. [Cumberland Presbyterian] Church at Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee in 1837. She joined Piney Fork Church by letter in 1840.

[1] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, Knox County [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com, accessed 4 February 2017.
[2] Brenda Joyce Jerome. Crittenden County, Kentucky Newspaper Abstracts 1896-1900, (Evansville, IN: Evansville Bindery, 1994) p. 100.

Published 4 April 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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