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From: "Dixie" <>
Subject: [VAFREDER] Wilson's & Reason's
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 14:04:34 -0000
It's been a while since I've posted. If anyone out there can shed any light
on families of WILSON or REASON in the
Frederick Co., WV and Berkeley Co., WV area, please
share your information with me. I'd like to find out what Wilson's are
related to my Alexander and Caroline (Reason) WILSON and what aren't. Any
any info on the surname REASON is very appreciated.
Dixie A. Laire Red Oak, Iowa
Descendants of Alexander Wilson
Generation No. 1
1. ALEXANDER2 WILSON (POSS. ARMSTEAD1) was born August 04, 1822 in Berkeley
Co., W VA, and died January 27, 1911 in Henry Co.,IA; buried Bethany
Cem,Henry Co.,IA. He married CAROLINE REASON January 01, 1843 in Western
Frederick Co., VA, daughter of JAMES REASON and MARY MOORE. She was born
July 12, 1826 in Berkeley Co., W VA, and died September 12, 1911 in Kansas
City,MO; buried Bethany Cem. Henry Co.,IA.
Notes for ALEXANDER WILSON:
WILSON FUNERAL IS HELD SUNDAY
Services For Well Known Henry County Man
Services Took Place From Pickle
Chapel, SE of City
Deceased Was Aged and Pioneer Settler of Henry County.
The funeral of Alexander Wilson, who died at his home Friday, Jan. 27, 1911,
was held yesterday at the Pickle Chapel, SE of this city. He was born in
Berkeley County, West Virginia, August 4, 1822. On January 1, 1842, he and
Miss Caroline Reason were united in marriage. Ten children were born to this
union, five of whom are now living: Mrs. Jennie Martin, Linwood, KS; Jobe,
Red Oak, IA; and Jonah, Albert and William of Henry Co. James and Mary
passed away 7 and eight years ago. Margaret, Sarah and Charles died in
infancy before the family left Virginia. Mr. Wilson moved with his family to
Iowa September 1, 1864. They have resided here ever since. He leaves to
mourn his loss his aged widow, the five children mentioned, and many other
relatives and friends. He was a man of good moral character, highly esteemed
and respected by his friends and neighbors. He often expressed his readiness
for the call of death.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Frank E. Weston, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant. The chapel was filled with a sympathetic
congregation. The text was one of the deceased own choosing, I Chor. 13:13.
Music was furnished by the local choir. The burial was in Bethany Cemetery,
overlooking the beautiful scenery along the river across from the village of
Notes for CAROLINE REASON:
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. WILSON
Held Thursday Morning In Pickle Chapel Near Lowell
Deceased Came To Iowa in 1864 and
Was Well Known in the County
Is Survived By 5 Children
The funeral services of the late Mrs. Caroline R. Wilson, who lived south of
(Iowa), was held from the Pickle Chapel, near Lowell, Thursday morning,
Sept. 14, conducted by Rev. F. E. Weston, pastor of the First Baptist church
of this city. The body was laid to rest beside that of her husband in the
beautiful Bethany Cemetery.
On Tuesday morning, Sept 12, 1911, at 3:15 o'clock, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John Martin, Kansas City, MO., Mrs. Caroline Reason Wilson,
long a resident of Henry County, departed this life. Peacefully the spirit
took its flight. Her death was not due to sickness but to the wearing out of
the frail human body in which she dwelt.
Caroline Reason was born in Berkeley County, West Virginia, July 12, 1826.
She was joined in marriage to Alexander Wilson Jan. 1, 1843. Her faithful
husband and companion preceded her to the better land only a few months ago,
Jan. 27, 1911. Their union was blessed with 10 children. Five of these
passed away before their parents, James and Mary dying seven and eight years
ago respectively, Margaret, Sarah and Charles dying before the family left
Virginia. The other children are - Mrs. Jennie Martin, Linwood, Kan.; Jobe,
Red Oak, Iowa, and Jonah, Albert and William of this county. A brother, Rev.
John Reason, West Jefferson, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Faith, Linwood,
Kan., also remain. These with other sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of
In the fall of 1864 Mrs. Wilson came with her husband and family to Iowa.
She has made her home here ever since except the few months following the
death of her husband, which she spent in visiting among her children. She
was held in very high esteem by her many neighbors and friends who all loved
"Grandma" Wilson, and all tried to make her declining years ones of
happiness. To her children she many times expressed her willingness to
answer to the Master's call at any time and any place.
Children of ALEXANDER WILSON and CAROLINE REASON are:
i. JAMES M.3 WILSON, b. March 01, 1844, Frederick Co.,West Virginia; d.
ii. MARY E. WILSON, b. May 20, 1847, West Virginia
iii. MARGARET A. WILSON, b. December 30, 1849, Frederick Co.,West Virginia;
d. West Virginia.
iv. JOB SCOTT WILSON, b. February 25, 1852, Wheeling, West Virginia; d.
December 04, 1925, Madison Co.,Ia;buried Lowman Cem.,Cass Co.,IA; m. (1)
PHEOBE ANN FOGGY, December 17, 1874, Lee Co., IA; b. March 26, 1853; d. June
03, 1883, Mont. Co., IA;buried Lowman Cem, Cass Co., IA.; m. (2) MINNIE
ELIZABETH COPELAND, August 21, 1887, Montgomery County, Iowa; b. August 21,
1871, Wapello Co.,IA; d. January 21, 1945, Red Oak;buried Lowman Cem., Cass
v. SARAH WILSON, b. February 07, 1854, West Virginia; d. March 01, 1854,
vi. CHARLES "CHARLEY" H. WILSON, b. October 01, 1855, West Virginia; d.
December 08, 1855, West Virginia.
vii. JONAH BENTON WILSON, b. January 05, 1857, Greene Co., Ohio; d. June 12,
1948, Henry Co.,IA;buried Bethany Cem., Balt. Twnshp; m. MARY MARTHA GRAHAM,
July 25, 1880, Henry Co., Iowa; b. June 07, 1861; d. January 19, 1921.
viii. JOHN ALBERT "ALLIE" WILSON, b. June 10, 1860, West Virginia; d. July
19, 1927, Lowell, Henry County, Iowa; m. NORA EATON, October 25, 1887, Lee
County, Iowa; b. March 01, 1868, Lowell, Henry County, Iowa; d. February 02,
1943, Lowell, Henry County, Iowa.
ix. WILLIAM AMOS WILSON, b. May 17, 1862, Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio; d.
Abt. August 08, 1957, nrsng hm Urbana, OH;buried Bethany Cem., Balt. Twnshp;
m. SARAH/SADE/SADIE E. WILLIAMS, March 04, 1886, Henry Co., Iowa; b. March
28, 1869, Lee County, Iowa; d. Abt. August 19, 1921, Henry Co.,IA;buried
Bethany Cem., Balt. Twnshp.
x. VIRGINIA BELL WILSON, b. March 01, 1865, Urbana, Champlain Co., Ohio; d.
March 25, 1961, Lawrence, Kansas; m. JOHN FRANKLIN MARTIN, January 01, 1886,
Griswold, Cass Co., Iowa; b. August 28, 1864, Broadhead, Kentucky; d.
September 10, 1923, Lawrence, Kansas.
Descendants of James Reason
Generation No. 1
1. JAMES1 REASON was born in Scotland. He married MARY FRANCIS MOORE. She
was born in England.
Notes for JAMES REASON:
1830 REASON JAMES WEST Frederick County VA 129 No Township Listed Federal
Children of JAMES REASON and MARY MOORE are:
i. CAROLINE2 REASON, b. July 12, 1826, Berkeley Co., W VA; d. September 12,
1911, Kansas City,MO; buried Bethany Cem. Henry Co.,IA; m. ALEXANDER WILSON,
January 01, 1843, Western Frederick Co., VA; b. August 04, 1822, Berkeley
Co., W VA; d. January 27, 1911, Henry Co.,IA; buried Bethany Cem,Henry
ii. JOHN ROBERT (REV.) REASON, b. July 15, 1831, Richmond County, Virginia;
d. September 12, 1915, Franklin Co., Ohio; m. ANNA M. O'HARRA, March 17,
1859, Brown Twnshp, Franklin Co., Ohio; b. 1833, Columbus, Ohio; d. Abt.
More About JOHN ROBERT (REV.) REASON:
iii. MARY ELIZA REASON, b. June 24, 1836, Winchester, West Virginia; d.
December 17, 1927, Linwood, Leavenworth Co., Kansas; m. FRANK A. FAITH; b.
December 25, 1835; d. April 08, 1902.
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